Upcoming Auditions

 

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for

 

“Tuck Everlasting,” directed by Jeannine Hawkins.

 

What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

 

The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.

 

 

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

In person auditions will be held at The Empress Theatre, located at 9104 W 2700 S, Magna UT. Individuals should enter through the main front entrance and check in with the stage manager in the lobby.

Video auditions must be submitted to jmhsquared@msn.com, with an audition form (see empresstheatre.com/audition for the video audition form) and conflict sheet attached to the email.

Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday September 27 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Thursday September 29 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Individuals with an audition form in hand by 9:00 PM will be seen. The doors will lock promptly at 9:00 PM each evening of auditions.

  • Video auditions will be accepted until Thursday September 29 at 9:00 PM.

  • Callbacks, by invitation only, will take place the morning of October 1, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

What to Prepare:

  • 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. A speaker with Bluetooth and aux-cord hookups will be available (if your device uses a dongle, please bring one). We will not have a piano or CD player, and no acapella singing will be permitted.

  • A list of all conflicts between October 10th, 2022 and December 17th, 2022. The conflict list should be an accurate representation of your availability and is expected to be as complete as possible. You should include anticipated late arrives, early departures, and full absences according to the anticipated rehearsal schedule. This information is used to create the rehearsal schedule and when considering adding additional performances. If no conflict is listed, it is assumed you will be available. Conflicts will not be allowed after November 12, 2022 without prior approval from the production director.

 

 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Callback Date: October 1, 2022

First Rehearsal Date: October 10, 2022

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will take place October 10, 2022 – November 30, 2022.

  • Monday – Thursday evenings (occasional Friday rehearsals may be called, as needed), blocked in the hours of 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

  • Saturday mornings, blocked in the hours of 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

  • Rehearsals may extend beyond these parameters, particularly during tech rehearsal (November 21, 2022 – November 30, 2022).

Preview: Dec 1, 2022
Opening: Dec 2, 2022
Closing: Dec 17, 2022
Days/times of planned performances: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7PM
Saturday Matinee(s) – Dec 3 (possible), 10, and 17 (possible), 2PM

 

 

DISCLOSURES

  • Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.

  • Who is in the Audition Room: Production Director, Choreographer, and Music Director. Other approved individuals may be in the Audition Room as needed.

  • Who is at Callbacks: Production Team and Theatre Artistic Management

  • A full copy of the script is available if needed.

  • Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.
    Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.

  • Understudies may be cast for this production, at the discretion of the production team.

  • This production will have a designated day off of Sunday, meaning no mandatory rehearsals will be scheduled on Sundays. Sundays may be utilized for optional activities, such as set building or review time.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

  • Winnie Foster – 11 years old

  • Mother– Winnie's mother

  • Nana – Winnie's grandmother

  • Jesse Tuck – The youngest of the Tuck family

  • Miles Tuck– Jesse's older brother

  • Mae Tuck – Jesse's mother

  • Angus Tuck – Jesse's father

  • Man In The Yellow Suit – A nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth

  • Constable Joe – Head of the police force in Treegap

  • Hugo – Constable Joe's sidekick and son

  • Ensemble– Assorted roles, ages

 

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