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Audition Information

2014-2015 SEASON AUDITION DATES

AUDITIONS for
THE SPITFIRE GRILL
Music & Book by James Valcq, Lyrics & Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by Gretchen Teague

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 @ 3:00 PM & Sunday, May 4, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Where: SCT Center Stage, Pershing St. & Robberson Ave.
Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a classic musical theatre song. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
Production Dates: July 11-13, 18-20, 24-26, 2014
Rehearsals: begin May 25, 2014

About the show: Percy Talbot has just been released from a five year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is seeking a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The town welcomes her with suspicion and distrust.She finds a job at the Spitfire Grill, but quickly finds that the town itself is in despair. But it's going to take more than good will, she finds, to overcome the unchanging ways of Gilead, a town still haunted by tragedies of the past.The music is inspired by rural folk music traditions indigenous to Wisconsin and Southern Appalachia (in other words, it has a folk/country feel).

ROLES (4 women, 3 men):
Percy Talbot (Mezzo with Belt to D, mid 20s) A feisty parolee desperate to start over. Her past has given her wisdom and sadness beyond her years.
Hannah Ferguson (Character Mezzo/Alto, 55+) The tough-skinned owner of the Spitfire Grill, a widow with a short, no-nonsense manner.
Shelby Thorpe (Soprano With Belt to D, 30s) Caleb’s meek but shy and soulful wife. She begins to show confidence under Percy's influence.
Effy Krayneck (Mezzo/Alto) nosy and opinionated postmistress - must carry close harmonies
Caleb Thorpe (Folk/rock baritone to G, early 40s) Hannah’s bitter and frustrated nephew and former foreman of the stone quarry. Frustrated as he loses control over most aspects of his life, he exerts control over his wife.
Joe Sutter (Folk Tenor to G/A, 20s - 30s) The local sheriff and Percy's parole officer - he has an appealing intensity and a restless nature.
The Visitor (Non-singing, 40s) A mysterious figure who never speaks. An actor with powerful eyes and a very strong sense of his body.


Complete audition information and detailed breakdowns to be posted closer to each individual audition.


MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
Director: David Rice
Auditions: July 20 & 21, 2014 – 6:00 PM – SCT Center Stage, Pershing St. & Robberson Ave.
Roles: 3 men, 1 woman
Rehearsals: begin around August 10, 2014
Performances: September 12-14, 19-21, 25-27, 2014

THE NORMAL HEART
Director: Robert Bradley
Auditions: August 24 & 25, 2014 – 6:00 PM – SCT Rehearsal Studio, 214 W. Commercial St.
Roles: 8 men, 1 woman
Rehearsals: begin around September 14, 2014
Performances: October 17-19, 24-26, 30-November 1, 2014

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Director: Richard Dines
Auditions: October 4 & 5, 2014 – 3:00 PM – SCT Rehearsal Studio, 214 W. Commercial St.
Roles: 4 men, 1 woman
Rehearsals: begin around October 19, 2014
Performances: November 21-23, 28-30, December 5-7, 12-14, 2014

SHINING CITY
Director: David Rice
Auditions: October 19 & 20, 2014 – 6:00 PM – SCT Center Stage, Pershing St. & Robberson Ave.
Roles: 3 men, 1 woman
Rehearsals: begin around November 23, 2014 (working around holidays)
Performances: January 9-11, 16-18, 22-24, 2015

THE TEMPEST
Director: Robert Bradley
Auditions: January 18 & 19, 2015 – 6:00 PM – SCT Center Stage, Pershing St. & Robberson Ave.
Roles: Complete Breakdown TBA
Rehearsals: begin around February 8, 2015
Performances: March 20-22, 27-29, April 2-4, 2015

SPRING AWAKENING
Director: Richard Dines
Music Director: Alex Huff
Choreographer: Josh Inmon
Auditions: Feb. 22 & 23, 2015 – 6:00 PM – SCT Center Stage, Pershing St. & Robberson Ave.
Roles: 7 men, 6 women
Rehearsals: begin around March 8, 2015
Performances: April 24-26, May 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2015

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About Springfield Contemporary Theatre

Springfield Contemporary Theatre, a Missouri non-profit corporation, presents a wide variety of year round productions. Formerly housed at the Vandivort Center Theatre, past productions include such landmark area premieres as Hair and The Rocky Horror Show to Nine: The Musical and The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

SCT is dedicated to the production of works that can be re-energized through a contemporary view and through an intimate staging while using outstanding directors, local actors and guest professionals throughout the season.

Springfield Contemporary Theatre is a founding member of the Springfield Theatre Alliance as well as a member of Springfield Regional Arts Council and the Downtown Springfield Association.

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Current Season

Performed at
SCT's CENTER STAGE
431 S. Jefferson Ave #136
on the corner of
Pershing & Robberson


THE THREEPENNY OPERA
a co-production with
Springfield Regional Opera
April 25-May 10, 2014

NIJINSKY'S LAST DANCE
a co-production with
pywakkit
May 16-18, 2014

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER
June 6-22, 2014

THE SPITFIRE GRILL
July 11-26, 2014

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL
August 8-23, 2014

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
September 12-27, 2014

THE NORMAL HEART
Oct. 17-Nov. 1, 2014

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Nov. 21-Dec. 14, 2014

SHINING CITY
January 9-24, 2015

PAINTING CHURCHES
a co-production with
Resident Artist Ensemble
February 12-28, 2015

THE TEMPEST
March 20-April 4, 2015

SPRING AWAKENING
April 24-May 17, 2015

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