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Auditions and Other Opportunities

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Auditions/Tryouts

Call for Directors

General Employment/Contract opportunities

 

Auditions/Tryouts

 All of our cast members are volunteers. Auditions are open everyone. Participation is free - We only ask for your dedication.

Auditions for summer melodramas will be held May 21 and 22. You need only attend one audition night. Please bring your calendars to match rehearsal and show dates with your schedule!. Most roles are for adult and young-adult parts, although all ages are welcome to try out. Our shorter rehearsal schedule and light-hearted plays are just right for both the experienced and inexperienced.

Auditions for our October musical dinner theatre production of "Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" This dynamic production is being cast early to allow for the creation of the necessary wardrobe and to give our future cast plenty of time to get into the roles. Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. on June 25 and June 26. We are looking for men and women ages 16 and older to fill 7+ roles. Please bring a prepared song and a copy of the music for the accompanist.

"Nevermore..." is authored by Jonathan Christenson and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

 

 

Call for Directors

 

We are seeking directors (and possibly playwrights) for our future seasons.

 

Prospective Directors, please also submit 1 to 3 titles of shows that you would like to direct that you think would work well for our format and stage. If the show is original, please include a synopsis. You may also indicate that you are willing to work with show selections by the Board. Depending on the timeframe, the Board may select shows prior to selecting directors, or vice versa.

 

Although every rule was meant to be broken, we would like to fit in our season, as follows:

 

June through September: Our summer melodrama program, with four separately directed shows each beginning three-four weeks after the previous one.

Late October - Early November: Our "wild card" slot - We've done plays that are mysteries, ghost stories, full musicals, comedy, whatever. It will play for three-four weekends on Friday and Saturday evenings. Most recently, we have been very successful with a combination of interactive dinner-theatre and mystery theatre.

Late November - Early December:  Traditionally a holiday oriented, family oriented production, sometimes musical and sometimes not, opening the Friday of either Thanksgiving weekend or the prior weekend and playing Friday, Saturday, Sunday for three-four weekends.

February: A romantic comedy playing for three-four weekends on Friday and Saturday evenings, and  Sunday afternoons. We have occasionally strayed from this and done a full musical.

March: Recently, we have chosen to have a single show in the March timeframe, rather than attempting both a February and an April show. The genre is flexible.

April: A farce or similarly raucous comedy playing three weekends on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons

 

 

Employment/Contract opportunities

 

The Mantorville Theatre Company is currently receiving applications for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The following positions are available:
 
....... Directors and Playwrights

....... Piano player(s)
....... Set builder(s)
....... Costumer(s)
....... Box Office manager

and, depending on the shows,

....... Musical music director

....... Dinner Theatre House manager

....... Dinner Theatre Kitchen manager

 

Artistic positions include contractual stipends. The box office position includes a hourly wage.

 

If you are interested in becoming an artistic contractor or an employee for the Mantorville Theatre Company, please contact us at:
 
....... mantorvilletheatre@yahoo.com

or fill out and submit the form at the base of this page.

 
or write to us at:
 
....... Mantorville Theatre Company
....... PO Box 194
....... Mantorville, MN 55955

(we pick up our mail about once a week, so it really is "snail mail")