Released: January 21, 2011
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the professional wing of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces auditions for the three main stage productions of its 2011 season.
Auditions will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, January 29 in Howell Theatre, Temple Building, 12th & R Streets. Audition times are available from 10:00 a.m. to noon with callbacks scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Auditions will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, February 3 at the AEA Auditions Center. Callbacks will be held in Chicago on Friday, February 4.
Auditions will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, February 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Recital Hall, Carlsen Center, at Johnson County Community College.
Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting comic pieces, incorporating physical comedy, not exceeding three minutes combined. Additionally, those auditioning may sing sixteen bars of a song. The Nebraska Repertory Theatre will provide a piano accompanist. For a Lincoln or Kansas City time, please contact Production Stage Manager, Brad Buffum by emailing email@example.com.
Roles are available for both members and non-members of Actors' Equity Association. For additional information including a description of the roles available, please access unl.edu/rep and click on the "Auditions and Casting" link.
Productions for the 2011 Season:
Church Basement Ladies
by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke
Inspired by the best seller Growing up Lutheran, this new musical comedy follows four women who run the basement kitchen of a small-town Minnesota Lutheran Church in the 60s. Four scenes peer in on the ladies and Pastor Gunderson through preparations for a lutefisk and lefse supper in a snow storm, a friend's funeral, where they provide the "dead spread," an Easter morning fundraiser luau, and a wedding, where the bride seems to have gone missing. Opens July 7, 2011.
Becky's New Car
by Steven Dietz
According to Steven Dietz his new comedy is "about a regular middle-class woman who works in an auto dealership and her husband is a roofer. She meets this slightly eccentric, somewhat bumbling millionaire and through a bunch of misunderstandings, he offers her a chance to live a kind of parallel existence." Part of the charm of this play is the relationship the characters have with the audience. At one point, Joe asks of an audience member, "Do you want a beer?" Then he goes and gets him one. Opens July 13, 2011.
The 39 Steps
adapted by Patrick Barlow from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
This is an absurdly enjoyable, gleefully theatrical riff on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film. Our hero, Richard Hannay, goes to the theatre for "something mindless and trivial," only to be entangled in the murder of a beautiful woman and a Nazi plot to bring the British Isles into Hitler's hands. This launches him on a wild chase around the country to fight all the bad guys and charm all the beauties. The 39 Steps is performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands! Opens July 20, 2011.
All three productions are in rotating repertory through August 7, 2011. All performances are in Howell and Studio Theatres, Temple Building, 12th & R Streets, Lincoln, NE.
Season passes and individual tickets will become available through the Lied Center Ticket Office at 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231 or at unltheatretickets.com beginning April 1, 2011.