We are bringing FOX back and we need cast members!
The Tom Zbyszewski Children's Theater is excited to once again produce Fantastic Mr. Fox! We are holding auditions for approximately 6 parts.
WHEN: Monday, December 13th OR Tuesday, December 14th @ 4:00
WHERE: The Merc Playhouse
WHO: All children ages 8 and up who would like to participate!
No experience necessary.
WHAT TO KNOW:
**You must fill out an audition form and sign up for an audition day. Download the form below, fill it out, and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Sign up for either day and return your form by Wednesday, Dec 8th.
**Parents will drop actors off to audition on their designated day at 4:00 PM.
**Everyone coming into auditions must wear a mask! You will wear this mask throughout the audition.
**This is a closed audition. Family members will be asked to wait outside or come back for pick up when the audition is over. When we know how many actors to expect each day, we can tell you approximately how long auditions will last.
**You will be given pages to read at the audition. No previous experience or prepared readings necessary. Just come ready to get creative and have fun!
**Actors who were cast in the show in 2020 are not re-auditioning. They will attend auditions for the director to see how the ensemble fits together, but they have parts. There are about 6 remaining parts open to fill. This is a very unusual circumstance and we regret that there are not an abundance of parts for new actors to our program. We hope to provide summer programming to include and encourage new participants, especially those who have been waiting so patiently to turn 8 years old! That said, we encourage EVERYONE who is interested to come out and audition and give it a try.
**Performance dates are March 18th - 27th (Thurs - Sun).
Questions? Call 509-997-7529 or email!
The Merc invites all students ages 8 and up to audition for the enchanting Roald Dahl tale concerning the extraordinary adventures of three nasty farmers, two curious creatures, a family of foxes, and our hero—a most fantastic fellow!
No previous experience necessary. All readings and materials to be handed out at auditions. Bring a parent with a calendar to auditions - casting will not be complete until all rehearsal conflicts have been turned in. Rehearsals will begin after holiday break, the week of January 6th. Performances run March 20th - 29th.
Call 509.997.7529 or email for more information.
The Merc announces casting for
by Tom Dulack
Directed by Carolanne Steinebach
October 6th @ 4 pm
October 9th @ 7 pm
Rehearsals: November – January 9th , days to be decided
Performances: January 10th -12th & 16th - 19th, 2020
Seeking: 3 males to play in their 50’s, 1 female to play in her 30’s
No prepared material. Auditioners will read from scripts which will be provided.
For more information call 509.997.7529 or email email@example.com.
The worlds of the Mafia and the theatre clash hilariously when a professorial playwright seeks funding for his new play from the family of a former student. The "family" turn out to be minor Mafia godfathers who are willing to underwrite the play provided they never have to read it. The fact that the lusty, unwed daughter of the house falls in love with the playwright only furthers his involvement with the Mob. "BREAKING LEGS is a crowd pleaser that should provide an additional layer of enjoyment for people in and of the theatre. It is what comedies on Broadway used to be like not that many years ago. Welcome back." —BackStage.
More about the show: Boeing Boeing, a hilarious French comedy by Mark Camoletti and adapted to the English stage by Beverly Cross, is a fast-faced romp.
The play features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent layovers. He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.
Join our theater family, make new friends, and be a part of creating live theater in our community!
The Merc Playhouse invites actors, or those interested in acting, to audition for this summer’s production of A Diner on the Way, directed by Mark Easton. No previous experience is necessary.
Roles Include: one female who can play 18 -22 years old, one male who can play 25-35 years old, one female who can play 40-50 years old, one male who can play 40-50 years old. Four males and/or four females who can play 50-80 years old.
A Diner on the Way is a suspenseful, humorous and witty play told through the lens of the Hubbards: a big city family traveling through a very small town, stopping for a quick bite at a local diner. What they discover about themselves and their new acquaintances is much more than they ever expected! Each role is rich in character and makes up an ensemble cast that is onstage for the duration of the performance.
Bring your calendar to audition and be prepared to list schedule conflicts. Rehearsals begin April 22nd. The show opens on July 12th and runs through July 21st. Scenes to read will be handed out at auditions. For more information, call 509.997.7529 or email us.
Calling all young thespians ages 8 and up! The Tom Zbyszewski Children’s Theater at The Merc Playhouse announces auditions for the beloved children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web.
Director Jane Orme will be auditioning parts for all of the enchanting characters recalled from the story: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte.
No experience and no prepared readings necessary.
Must be 8-years-old on or before December 16th in order to audition.
Pages of script will be handed out at auditions.
Bring your calendar to auditions and be prepared to list rehearsal conflicts!
Rehearsals begin in early January, and performances run March 15th – 24th.
For more information call 509.997.7529 or email us!
All students ages 8 and up are invited to audition for our spring production of Rikki Tikki Tavi, directed by Jane Orme & Missi Smith. Come to either day of auditions dressed in comfortable clothes, wearing shoes that are easy to move around in, and ready to read pages from the script. No previous acting experience is necessary to audition.
Things to bring:
Rehearsals begin March 1st. Performances begin April 27th and run two weekends.
There is a $45 costume fee to participate. Includes a production t-shirt. Partial scholarships available.
Email Missi with any additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big News: We're adding a special, holiday show to wrap up our 2017 Season!
Announcing auditions for children’s roles in
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Directed by Jane Orme
Tuesday, September 19th
Wednesday, September 20th
4:00 at The Merc
Children ages 8 and up are invited to audition.
No experience or prepared readings necessary. Pages will be handed out at auditions.
16 children's roles available.
For more information, email Jane Orme or call 509-997-7529.
Rehearsals are scheduled to begin mid-October.
Performances run Dec. 8th—17th.
All cast members must be available for rehearsals over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Adults interested in roles should email Jane Orme or call 509-997-7529 to schedule audition.
There's a lot going on at The Merc in the coming days - so mark your calendars and don't miss these events:
Today & Saturday at 7:00, Sunday at 2:00 - The final three performances of The Last Salmon. Tickets are selling quickly - get yours now. Hopping with tuneful live music and charming characters, this show entertains folks of all ages. Bring the kids, or bring a date and enjoy an evening of fun this weekend.
Sunday at 6:00 & Monday at 4:00 - Auditions for our Children's Theater production of The Wind and The Willows. Click for more information and to download your audition form. Turn in forms before auditions on Sunday so Rod can plan accordingly.
And if that's not enough - next week rehearsals begin for our next Reader's Theater Production:
March 18th & 19th 7:00 PM - Snapshots, written by Cynthia Mercati & directed by Jane Orme
Featuring: Erika Halm, Dani Golden, Heidi Andersen, Robin Nelson-Wicks, Anne Andersen, & Lynn Swan.
A contemporary comedy, Snapshots draws its humor from three best friends, played in their younger years by Erika, Dani, and Heide and in their more mature years by Robin, Anne, and Lynn. Through a montage of monologues and scenes, these three women obsess and confess as they go from their teens in the 60’s into present day.
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