STAGES auditions for current and upcoming productions
All auditions at STAGES are non-paying roles and are open to students through grade 12.
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” transports audiences to the world of Mary Lennox, a young orphan sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle, his invalid son, Colin and his household staff after the death of her parents. Mary is miserable until the day she discovers a hidden door to a mysterious secret garden. With the assistance of Dickon, the gardener’s apprentice, Mary brings the garden back to life and discovers Dickon’s amazing ability to communicate with animals. As the garden grows it seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it.
The Secret Garden (non-musical version) - Directed by William Crawford
Auditions for anyone ages 9-21
Thursday, January 26th OR Friday, January 27 6:30 - 8:30
Only need to attend one of these dates. Please be prepared to stay through the end of the audition time period
Location for auditions, callbacks, most rehearsals:
My Binding, 5500 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, OR (MAP)
Location for performances: Hart Theatre (MAP)
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Fully memorized 2 minute monologue showcasing your acting ability and character development.
Everyone please bring headshot or photo and resume AND be prepared to list all your scheduling conflicts.
You will also be reading a short scene from the play
WE WILL ALSO BE TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR STAGE CREW ON THESE NIGHTS.
Parent Meeting: Thursday, February 9th 6:30 PM
Rehearsals begin: Monday, February 13th . Rehearsals will be Monday - Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm. You will not be called every day (unless in a principal role), only when you are needed to work. Attendance at ALL tech week rehearsals (April 16-19) as well as all performances is mandatory.
Production Dates*: THERE WILL BE ONE OR TWO SCHOOL SHOWS TBA
Friday, April 21, 28, and May 5 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 29, and May 6 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 30, and May 7 at 2:00 PM
THE SECRET GARDEN
Setting: Shortly after the turn of the 20th Century.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Mary Lennox: Evolves from a spoiled, unloved and unloving creature to a girl who is full of spirit and surrounded by friends.
Colin Craven: Colin is extremely gloomy however, he too will have undergone a transformation: he will have become a vigorous optimist, and will have won his father's love.,
Dickon Sowerby: Two years older than Colin and Mary, gentle and kind to the living things around him
Martha Sowerby: Mary's friend and maidservant, Martha is distinguished by her charming frankness and levelheaded approach to all aspects of life.
Ben Weatherstaff: a gruff elderly gardener. Although he is rather rough, Ben's essential kindness is fundamental to his character.
Archibald Craven: suffers from a crooked spine and general ill health. He has been in a crushing depression ever since the death of his wife, ten years before the novel begins.
Mrs. Medlock: The head of the servants at Misselthwaite Manor
Colonel McGrew: Brithish Army officer in India
Barney: Colonel McGrew’s assistant
Mr. Pitcher: Reserved Man servant
Nurse: A woman of good common sense
Officer’s Wife: Well dressed…bit stuffy
Orphans: Boys and Girls
What to expect
Rehearsals for plays are Mondays through Thursday with performances on weekends, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Many STAGES productions are performed at local schools and other venues. You may be required to miss several days of school in order to partake in these performances.
What to bring
Resume and head-shots are encouraged, but not required.
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