Enlightened Theatrics 2018 General Auditions!
January 8th| 5-9pm | Lakewood Center for the Arts – 368 S State St., Lake Oswego, 97034
*an accompanist will be provided from 6pm to 8pm ONLY.
January 9th | 5-9pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
*an accompanist will be provided from 6pm to 8pm ONLY
Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, please email Auditions@EnlightenedTheatrics.org with an updated headshot, resume, which date you would like to attend, and whether or not you will be singing in your audition.
Please prepare up to 3 minutes of contrasting material (two monologues, two songs, or one song and one monologue). If you plan to sing, please ask for an audition time between 6pm and 8pm.
Invited Callback dates for individual productions are listed below.
***In order to better accommodate artists who work 9-5 jobs, Enlightened Theatrics is adjusting our rehearsal times and will no longer be rehearsing 8 hours a day. Instead, we will be adding an extra week and work no earlier than 4pm and no later than 10pm, always keeping our artist’s personal conflicts in mind. We hope this change will encourage a greater breadth of opportunity for our local community of theatre artists!***
Enlightened Theatrics provides compensation for all cast and crew. Compensation varies and is available in the form of hourly pay or stipends, dependent on role and experience.
All roles are available. Enlightened Theatrics encourages individuals of all backgrounds to audition, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace, including but not limited to: racial equity, accessibility for individuals with disabilities, use of gender inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity.
Enlightened Theatrics’ 2018 Season
by Larry Shue
Invited Callback: January 13th | 1:00pm to 4:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
Rehearsals: February 5th through March 1st
Tech Rehearsals: March 2nd through March 6th
Preview Performances: March 7th and 8th
Performances: March 9th through March 25th
“The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Before departing, Froggy tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.
- Charlie Baker – a meek proofreader for a science fiction magazine; he has a merrily adulterous wife whom he loves. He is witty and funny, but extremely shy. (Pretends to speak a made up language for much of the show; improvisational skills a plus!)
- “Froggy” LeSueur – a cheerful British Army officer who teaches the use of explosives
- Betty Meeks – an elderly widow who owns the resort lodge and mothers her guests. Fun and sarcastic nature, but is very nurturing to all who come in contact with her; a hard worker, and her weak body carries all of the work she has done throughout the years.
- David Marshall Lee – engaged to Catherine and, “it would appear, a good young man to have on our side”; seems like a charmer when the ladies are around but begins to show his true colors when it is just Charlie around.
- Catherine Simms – a pretty heiress going through an emotional time. She is kind and caring towards Ellard and quickly shows Charlie the same attention.
- Ellard Simms – Catherine’s dim-witted brother, heir to half the family money if Catherine decides he is “smart enough to handle it”. He is a kind, gentle hearted man but no one really gives him the time of day until Charlie comes into the picture.
- Owen Musser – a superstitious, dangerous racist man that lives in town.
Shout! The MOD Musical
created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein
Invited Callback: February 17th | 1:00pm to 6:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
Rehearsals: April 16th through May 10th
Tech Rehearsals: May 11th through May 15th
Preview Performances: May 16th and 17th
Performances: May 18th through June 10th
A coming-of-age jukebox musical featuring music of the 1960s, “Shout! chronicles the dawning liberation of women, from the rise of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black as independent women with major careers, to their American counterparts, redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. With a shimmy and shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period – from ’60s advertisements to letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks that every problem can be solved with a “fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick.”
Characters (ensemble show; five strong singers):
- Blue Girl: A blue-blooded fashion model. Sophisticated, poised, and cool. She is vain and not particularly friendly.
Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: F3-F5
- Yellow Girl: A loud, uninhibited American girl driven by her emotions. She is a ray of sunshine with a surprising vulnerability. Possesses a big, rock diva belt.
Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range: F3-E5
- Orange Girl: The “mother” of the group. Domestic and maternal, she is wise, soulful, and mature. Slowly asserting her new-found independence.
Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range: F3-B5
- Green Girl: A good-time girl. Blousy, middle-class, and zany. She is a bit frayed at the edges, and hopelessly single. A comedian of sorts.
Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range: F3-F5
- Red Girl: The “baby” of the group, she is an exciting blend of youthful contradictions. Quirky, enthusiastic, and naïve. A hopeless romantic who is insecure about her looks.
Age: 18 to 25. Vocal range: F3-G5
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
Invited Callback: April 21st | 12:00pm to 5:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
Rehearsals: September 10th through October 4th
Tech Rehearsals: October 5th through October 9th
Preview Performances: October 10th and 11th
Performances: October 12th through November 4th
“Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!”
- Sweeney Todd: A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.
Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: F2-Gb4
- Lovett: An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture.
Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range bottom: G3-E5
- Anthony Hope: A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: Bb2-F4
- Johanna: A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Age: 18 to 21. Vocal range: Bb3-A5
- Tobias Ragg: A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Age: 12 to 18. Vocal range: Bb2-Ab4
- Judge Turpin: A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Age: 50 to 65. Vocal range: E2-Gb4
- The Beadle: A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: D3-D5
- Beggar Woman: A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range: Ab3-F5
- Adolfo Pirelli: A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range: B2-C5
- Ensemble: Jonas Fogg, Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics
A Tuna Christmas
by Jason Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
Invited Callback: April 21st | 5:00pm to 8:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
Rehearsals: November 19th through December 6th
Tech Rehearsals: December 7th through December 11th
Preview Performances: December 12th and 13th
Performances: December 14th through December 30th
“It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas! Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Two actors voice more than ten colorful Tuna denizens each, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.”
Characters (all portrayed by only two actors):
- Arles Struvie – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK.
- Didi Snavely – Owner of Didi’s Used Weapons (“If we can’t kill it, it’s immortal”)
- Petey Fisk – Employee of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
- Jody Bumiller – Youngest child of Bertha Bumiller
- Stanley Bumiller – Aspiring taxidermist, fresh from reform school; twin to Charlene
- Charlene Bumiller – Daughter of Bertha Bumiller and sister to Stanley and Jody; infatuated with Joe Bob Lipsey.  As seen with Bertha Bumiller (Sears) at the Kennedy Center]
- Vera Carp – Town snob and acting leader of the Smut-Snatchers of the New Order (“until the Rev. Spikes gets out of prison”)
- Dixie Deberry – Controller of the Tuna Electric Company
- Helen Bedd – A waitress at the Tasty-Creme  As seen with Inita Goodwin (Sears) at the Kennedy Center]
- Farley Burkhalter – A “little person” and a patron of the Tasty-Creme
- Garland Poteet- A soda distributor and one of Inita’s many boyfriends
- Thurston Wheelis – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK
- Elmer Watkins – The victim of a tragic flameshooter incident, Elmer was left with no eyebrows.
- Bertha Bumiller – Housewife and mother to Jody, Stanley, and Charlene; member of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order (“Censorship is as American as apple pie, so shut up!”)
- Leonard Childers – Entrepreneur and radio personality on OKKK
- R. Snavely – UFOlogist and husband to Didi
- Pearl Burras – Aunt to Bertha, former riveter in Houston during World War II (the Japanese “never sank one of [her] ships!”)
- Sheriff Givens – Called “Rubber Sheets” due to his having wet the bed at church camp
- Ike Thompson- a slow-witted highway worker
- Inita Goodwin – A waitress at the Tasty-Creme
- Phoebe Burkhalter- Presumably Farley’s significant other, Phoebe is voiced by Sears but onstage is a wig behind a window manipulated by a stagehand
- Joe Bob Lipsey – the “not-the-marrying-kind” director of the Tuna Little Theater’s “troubled production” of A Christmas Carol
Please check back regularly for updates, or submit resumes, head shots and portfolios to Company Manager, Emily Dale at Auditions@EnlightenedTheatrics.org.