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CATCO will hold General auditions for:

Life Sucks. by Aaron Posner
Holmes & Watson by Jeffrey Hatcher


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, October 28 | 4–8 pm
  • Monday, October 29 | 4–8 pm


Callbacks:TBD
Location: Studio 3 Theatre, Vern Riffe Center (77 S. High Street)

To schedule an audition, please email your name, contact information, and audition date preference to: kupchurch@catco.org
Audition slots will be given on a first come ferst serve basis.

These are Equity Principal Auditions. The producer will run all aspects of the audition. All Actors (union and non-union) are encouraged to audition. Please bring two copies of your headshot/resume with you to the audition.

Preparation: Actors should prepare a 1 minute monologue and be prepared to cold read from excerpts from the scripts.

Life Sucks. Production Info

Synopsis: In this brash reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions—and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, these seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that LIFE SUCKS! Or does it?

Character Descriptions (3 men, 4 women):

Vanya – 45. A ruminator. A kvetch, A smart, sweet, passionate, insightful, wound tight, failure.
Sonia – 25. Kind, Caring and quirky. Serious self-esteem issues. Not comfortable in her body.
Ella – 36. Searching, frustrated, hopeful and sad. Very attractive and rampantly desirable.
Babs – 64. Vibrant, artistic, outspoken and even enlightened. A great soul and scrappy wit.
The Professor – 62. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, small-ish soul. Selfish. Well-meaning.
Dr. Aster – 52. Broken, beautiful, dissatisfied, savvy and sad. He cares deeply and oddly.
Pickles – 40ish. An odd, sweet, loyal duck. Very literal. A relentlessly positive utopian lesbian.

Rehearsals:February 22 – March 19

Performances: March 20 – April 7 (W @ 11am, TH-Sat @ 8 pm, Sun @ 2 pm)

Holmes & Watson Production Info

Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, a number of frauds, fakes, and charlatans have come forward since to lay claim to his identity, and it falls to Dr. Watson to disprove them. Then a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be Holmes, have been committed to a remote asylum off the coast of Scotland. Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes.

Character Descriptions:
Watson – Terribly earnest; a bit too sure of himself and yet not certain enough. There is a dither just around the corner but now three years after Holmes’ supposed death he has come into his own.
Dr. Evans – No nonsense keeper of the asylum who must solve the secret of Holmes identity. He has an air of knowing everything.
Orderly/Moriarty/Inspector – The orderly is always present and always helpful without appearing to know anything about the proceedings. None the less, little misses his subtle gaze. He plays two doubled smaller sinister cameos.
Matron/The Woman – The Matron is durable and made for work. She is neither good natured nor ill humored. She doubles with the slightly neurotic role of the Woman
Holmes 1/The Client – A classic Sherlock Holmes, urbane and sophisticated.
Holmes 2 – Another classic Holmes but there is something Christ like about him. He seems to be quite mad and he frequently appears in a straitjacket.
Holmes 3/Signor Fonseca – An emaciated version of the other two. His head is shaved clean. He purports to be deaf as well as unable to communicate. His eyes are frequently glazed over and he appears not to be aware of his surroundings.

Rehearsals: May 3 – 28

Performances: May 29 – June 16 ( W @ 11am, TH-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @2pm.)

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CATCO is Kids will hold General Auditions for Non-Equity youth and adult actors for the musical:

Sunshine

Directors: Joe Bishara and Chris Leyva
Music Director: Quinton Jones Jones

When:
Sunday, November 18
1–4 pm
Please arrive at the audition start time – auditions are being conducted in a large group format.

Where: The Columbus Performing Arts Center
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

***All adult roles are non-union, paid.

Preparation:Actors auditioning for Sunshine are asked to prepare one 32 bar cut of an upbeat song. Actors may be asked to sing and read from the script. Please bring two copies of a recent photo/headshot and resume. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to provide us with any potential rehearsal conflicts. A more detailed rehearsal schedule and performance calendar will be available at auditions.

Adult Roles:

  • Mr. Sunshine – A comically grumpy Landlord
  • Miss Moore – A gentle, exuberant and slightly daffy music teacher
  • Bradford Banks/Max Marvel/Auctioneer/Opera Singer – Character Roles all played by one performer

 

Youth Roles:

  • Lucy
  • Jack
  • Naomi
  • Alex
  • Samantha
  • Dot
  • Gemma
  • Alice
  • Susan
  • Beth
  • Katie
  • Joey



Rehearsal Schedule:
12/10/18-12/12/18 | 6-9PM
12/17/18-12/20/18 | 6-9PM
12/27/18-12/28/18 | 6-9PM
12/29/18 | 1-4PM
1/3/19-1/4/19 | 6-9PM
1/6/19 | 1-4PM
1/7/19 | 6-9:30PM
1/8/19 | 6-9:30PM
1/9/19 | 6-9:30PM
1/10/19 | 6-9:30PM


Performance Schedule:
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 9:45 AM – school matinee
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 1:00 & 2:30 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 1:00 & 2:30 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:45 AM – school matinee
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:45 AM – school matinee
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00 & 2:30 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00 & 2:30 PM

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CATCO is Kids will hold General Auditions for Non-Equity actors for:

Babe, The Sheep-Pig

Director: Andrew Protopapas
Rehearsals begin 2/3/19
Opening 3/1/18
Closing 3/10/18

When:
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018
1–4 pm each day
If you are auditioning for the 6-8 year-old roles, please arrive at the 1PM audition start time.
Actors 9-years-old and up should arrive no later than 1:30pm.
Auditions are being conducted in a large group format.
You are NOT required to attend both audition dates.


Where: The Columbus Performing Arts Center
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

All adult actors (ages 18 and up) will receive hourly compensation.
**Actor tracks may include multiple roles.**

Preparation: Actors age 9 and up auditioning for Babe, The Sheep-Pig will have no more than 90 seconds to present one monologue with considerable range. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Please bring a recent photo and resumé. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to provide us with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

Cast of Characters (ages 8 and up):

Farmer Hogget (adult role)
Mrs. Hogget (adult role)
Babe
Fly
TV Commentator
Vicar
Cockerel
New Owners
Rustlers
Worrier-Dogs
Nightmare Animals
Shepherd
Weight Guessers
Sheep-Dog
Turkey
Ma
Officials
Stallholders
Cat
***We are also looking for children ages 6-8 to be groups of puppies, ducks, and sheep.

 

Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.
Babe will have 6 performances during the school/work day.

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule (Attendance at all rehearsals may not be required):
2/3/19 – 3-6 pm
2/4/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/5/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/6/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/7/19 – 6-8:30 pm

2/10/19 - 3-6 pm
2/11/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/12/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/13/19 – 6-8:30 pm

2/17/19 - 3-6 pm
2/18/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/19/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/20/19 – 6-8:30 pm
2/21/19 – 6-8:30 pm

2/24/19 – 3-6 pm (TECH)
2/25/19 – 6-9 pm (TECH)
2/26/19 – 6-9 pm (TECH)
2/27/19 – 6-9 pm (TECH)
2/28/19 – 6-9 pm (TECH)

Performance Schedule:
Friday, March 1, 2019 – school matinees - 9:45 am & 11 am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 7 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1 pm & 2:30 pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 1 pm & 2:30 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019 – school matinees - 9:45 am & 11 am
Friday, March 8, 2019 – school matinee - 9:45 am & 11 am
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1 pm & 2:30 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 1 pm & 2:30 pm