Auditions


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Enlightened Theatrics 2019 Season

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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: February 11th through March 14th

Tech Rehearsals: March 15th through March 21st

Preview Performances: March 20th and 21st

Performances: March 22nd through April 14th

“The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.”

Characters:

Princeton/Rod: Sweet, sincere, fresh out of college struggling to find his purpose. He also plays Rod, a conservative investment banker struggling with a secret. Requires strong singer with great comedic timing. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 30. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Bb2 - G4. Puppet Characters.

Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut: A kindergarten teachers assistant who dreams of having her own Monster school. She is smart, conservative and seems to have it all together but she is trying to find someone to love. She also plays Lucy the Slut--a vamp who sings at the Around the Clock Café. Strong singing skills a must along with great comedic timing. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: F#3 - F5. Puppet Characters.

Brian: Lovable, laid back and wants to find a job as much to please his fiancé Christmas Eve as himself. He is also a wanna-be comedian. Extremely likeable and easy going. Strong singing skills a must along with great comedic timing.
Age: 25 to 35. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: B2 - F#4.

Christmas Eve: Smart, sassy and has her master's degree in psychology but unfortunately, she has no clients. Strong singer with phenomenal comic timing required. She is strong and brisk but also nurturing. She has a thick accent.
Age: 25 to 35. Female. Ethnicity: Asian. Vocal Range: B3 - F#5.

Nicky/Bad News Bear Boy/Ensemble: Lives with Rob and is a bit of a slacker. He fights with Rob and suspects he might have a secret. Also plays Bad News Bear Boy, a cuddly bear who gives Princeton bad advice. Strong singer with great comic timing. Puppet skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 35. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: B2 - B4. Puppet Characters.

Mrs. T/Bad News Bear Girl/Ensmble: Mrs. T is Kate Monster's boss, an aging spinster without much humor. Also plays Bad News Bear Girl, a cute little bear, who gives Kate Monster very bad advice. Strong singer with great comic timing required. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 35. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Bb3 - G4. Puppet Characters.

Gary Coleman: Yes, "that" Gary Coleman, who is now living on Avenue Q because his folks spent all of his money. Gary is funny, sardonic and needs to be a strong singer with great comic timing. Could be played by a male or female.
Age: 21 to 35. Male or Female. Ethnicity: African American. Vocal range: D3 - Bb5.

Trekkie Monster: Thinks the Internet was invented for Porn. Gruff and crude. Reminiscent of the Cookie Monster. Great comic timing required and the ability to sell a song. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 35. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: Bb2 - Eb4. Puppet Characters.


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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: March 25th through April 18th

Tech Rehearsals: April 19th through April 25th

Preview Performances: April 24th and 25th

Performances: April 26th through May 19th

“Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.”

Characters:

Olive Madison: Professional, divorced, quick-witted, big-hearted, and also relentlessly sloppy and careless when it comes to the routine concerns of her personal life. She is very much at home in running shorts and a t-shirt, but still looks smashing in a cocktail dress. She is a woman seriously in need of order in her life. The female counterpart to the original play's Oscar Madison.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Florence Unger: A homemaker/housewife and very recently separated from her husband, was a bookkeeper before she married, extremely "pulled together" (obsessively so), pathologically organized and neat, even sanitizes the telephone cord. Her personality is the complete antithesis of Olive's personality. A woman who badly needs to cut loose, give it up, take a risk. The female counterpart to the original play's Felix Unger.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Mickey: A New York City policewoman, an organizer and problem solver.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Vera: A bit literal-minded and a bit slow to get a point that everyone else gets instantly, always seems "a few beats behind the conductor."
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Renee: A sassy and snarky friend, who has plenty to complain about.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Manolo Costazuela: Brothers, well-mannered and extremely polite, good-natured, good laughers, with engaging personalities. Both speak with faultless Castilian Spanish accents. Manolo may be a year or two older than Jesus.
Age: 35 to 50. Male. Ethnicities: Spanish.

Jesus Costazuela: Brothers, well-mannered and extremely polite, good-natured, good laughers, with engaging personalities. Both speak with faultless Castilian Spanish accents. Jesus may be a little less skilled with English than is his brother.
Age: 35 to 50. Male. Ethnicities: Spanish.


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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: September 3rd through October 3rd

Tech Rehearsals: October 4th through October 10th

Preview Performances: October 9th and 10th

Performances: October 11th through November 3rd

“In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.'”

Characters:

Narrator: Guides us through the show in a dry, British-humor-inspired manner. A unique speaking voice is required, must have a strong presence.
Age: 30 to 64. Male or Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Mostly Non-Singing.

Brad Majors: A handsome and wholesome young man, must be able to play stilted innocence and fragility.
Age: 20 to 30. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Tenor, High G.

Janet Weiss: A youthful, pretty and wholesome young woman. She is coy and shy at first then becomes sexy and outlandish.
Age: 20 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Mezzo with belt, occasional High F.

Riff Raff: An eccentric butler of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Must be able to sufficiently “screlt” “The Time Warp.”
Age: 20 to 50. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Strong rock tenor, High B.

Magenta: A very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, possibly has Eastern-European accent, an exotic beauty, she exudes sex, also appears as “Trixie - The Usherette” and sings “Science Fiction Double Feature.”
Age: 20 to 40. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Husky rock mezzo/alto, Low B to High E Flat.

Rocky: The result of one of the Frank’s experiments, he is muscular and epitomizes the image of “the perfect man.”
Age: 20 to 30. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Rock baritone/tenor, High A.

Columbia: One of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter’s groupies, strong character actor, cute and bubbly with a rough, rocker side. Tapping is a plus.
Age: 20 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: Mezzo/high tenor, strong belt.

Eddie/Dr. Everett Scott: Eddie is a freeze-dried delivery guy who rocks. Dr. Scott is a scientist, high school tutor of Brad and Janet, in a wheelchair. Strong character actor with amazing comedic timing, any physical type, German accent.
Age: 20 to 45. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: Rock tenor, High F Sharp.

Transylvanians/Phantoms: They appear for rocking back-ups and dance sequences. Singers/actors of various body types and all vocal ranges, but must be able to dance. These characters are involved in audience interaction.
Age: 18 to 64. Male and Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: All.


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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: October 28th through November 21st

Tech Rehearsals: November 16th through November 21st

Preview Performance: November 27th

Performances: November 29th through December 22nd

“'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!”

Characters:

A note about ages: the ages provided are the ages of the characters themselves and may not necessarily reflect the ages of those cast. For example, teenagers and young adults (approximately 16 to 25) will be considered for Emily and Amos.:

Emily: A little girl with a zest for living! She is passionate, playful, and full of energy.
Age: 10 to 15. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Amos/Amos of Kansas: Emily’s best friend; a mouse who does his best to compose his nervous nature with a brave demeanor, but often falls short. Doubled with Amos of Kansas.
Amos of Kansas is the Western twin of Amos. He is confident and very relaxed, a counterpart to his brother.
Age: 10 to 15. Male. Ethnicities: All. Doubled Role.

Uncle Brierly/Sir Guy of Gisbourne: An old-fashioned man with a hearty laugh and a charming smile. Brierly has the best of intentions but can be a bit rigid.
Sir Guy of Gisbourne is a selfish ex-elf who is too wicked for the North Pole to handle. “The fallen Angel”.
Age: 50 to 60. Male. Ethnicities: All. Doubled Role.

Calliope/Britannia Sneed: An elf who is determined to save Christmas! She is kind, but firm, and a bit of a know it all (but in an endearing way).
Britannia is a wacky friend of Uncle Brierly’s. Married to Wendell Sneed. Experimentation with different dialects encouraged.
Age: 20 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Doubled Role.

Mulch/Wendell Sneed/Santa Claus:The side-kick to Sir Guy of Gisbourne. He is clueless and dorky.
Wendell Sneed is wacky friend of Uncle Brierly’s. Experimentation with different dialects encouraged.
Santa Claus, the embodiment of the Christmas spirit. Age: 20 to 40. Male. Ethnicities: All. Tripled Role.


Enlightened Theatrics is always on the lookout for passionate creative and technical team members. Fill out and submit the form below to be considered for future openings.

Job Opportunities

Box Office Associate

Summary: Under the supervision of the Box Office Manager, the Box Office Associate will assist in a variety of tasks associated with operations and activities. In addition to performing day-to-day box office operations, the position assists the Box Office Manager to provide quality customer service and experiences for patrons, program participants and artists that visit Enlightened Theatrics over the course of the season.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains high standards of customer service and professionalism when dealing with all patrons and staff.
  • Has knowledge of Enlightened Theatrics’ ticketing policies and maintains an enthusiastic and positive rapport with patrons by providing assistance and information with respect and friendliness.
  • Communicates with Enlightened Theatrics’ technical, marketing and box office team to coordinate front-of-house activities with production related needs.
  • Is knowledgeable about all Enlightened Theatrics performances, education programs, activities and leased events in order to competently discuss with patrons.
  • Assists in event coordination for show preparation.
  • Assists with editing and production of print materials related to season subscriptions, performances and community engagement.
  • Maintains end of day balance and close outs for ticket sales.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Friendly, versatile and outgoing personality.
  • College level courses in performing arts and general knowledge of live theater is preferred.
  • Twelve (12) months paid volunteer or intern-related experience in a performing arts setting is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and create a rapport with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government and other external sources in an articulate and persuasive manner telephonically and in-person.
  • Applicants must be willing to work weekends and evening hours.

Box Office Hours: Year-round, Wednesday- Friday 12:00am-6:00pm. During productions additionally Wednesday- Saturday 6:00pm- 10:30pm, and Sundays 1:00-6:00pm.

Salary: $11.25- $13.00 per hour

Technical Director

Summary: Reporting to the Managing Director, the Technical Director is responsible for leading a team of stage technicians providing technical, stage, and backstage support for productions, events and other activities taking place in the theatre. A key member of the Enlightened Theatrics team, the Technical Director plans, organizes and directs the technical aspects of events and activities, including stage set-up, lighting, sound and related production functions for professional productions and community presentations.

Responsibilities:

The Technical Director position is responsible for all technical aspects of the theatre, including managing equipment, supervising/training crew that operate lighting, sound, rigging and set construction, use and maintenance of stage facilities, overall organization of the technical process, as well as theatre operations such as researching and purchasing materials, scheduling and supervising build crews, organizing strike and clean-up after productions, maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies, and ensuring the overall safety of users of the theatre. Must be experienced with theatrical construction techniques and be able to work independently, without direct supervision; have superior building and organizational skills; knowledge of all areas of technical theatre very helpful; experience with short changeovers.

 Major Responsibilities: 

  • Create the production calendar and drive the project plans, including setting the design due dates, rehearsal dates, scenery build and load-in schedules, electrics hang and focus, technical and dress rehearsal and performances.
  •  Works with and advises directors, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual shows and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
  • Supervise and create the crew schedules for load in, technical week and preview performances, assisting in all technical aspects of mounting and load out of each production.
  • Research plays selected for production in terms of technical needs. 
  • Communicate budgets and calendar to directors, designers, and production staff. 
  • Secure required facilities for rehearsals as necessary. 
  • Oversee the construction and installation of all physical sets.
  • Ensure that all technical and production elements are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Budget and report the financial accounting of the show’s expenses.
  • Acts as Safety Manager regarding users of equipment, stage facilities, dressing rooms, and backstage security protocols.
  • A team player who works closely and maintains good relationships with Managing Director, Artistic Director, Production Teams, Designers, Actors, Volunteers and Patrons.

Responsibilities to the facility:

  • Orients facility renters and visiting productions to technical characteristics and other areas of facilities operations; and safety practices while renting the theatre.
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and assignment of technical staff for individual rental shows that are managed by Salem’s Historic Grand (SHG).
  • Work with Event Manager to develop costs relating to outside rental events inside the theater.
  • Other duties as assigned by Managing Director. 

Employment Status: Full-time

Annual Salary: $37,000 – 50,000

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in related field and three to five years professional experience in technical methods, and procedures of theatre.
  • Broad technical knowledge of theater equipment and its use- experience in rigging techniques a plus.
  • Multidisciplinary with experience in all technical fields.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Team player attitude with attention to detail
  • Be willing to work a mixture of business hours, nights and weekends as dictated by the production schedule.
  • Skilled in the use of computers and experience with MS Office application, knowledge of CAD (Vector works or AutoCAD)