Press Room


Monday, April 18, 2011                               
Press Contact: Heather Nowlin


Pioneer Theatre Company Announces

General Season Auditions for 2011–2012 Season

Local Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) for Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 Season will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Equity Principal Auditions are for actors ages 18 and up. Audition time slots are from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If these slots are 75% filled in advance, additional time will be made available.

Actors who have recently appeared in a PTC show, or actors who are sure that PTC is familiar with their work, do not need to attend the general audition. There will be local show-specific auditions for each production; those audition dates and times will be announced at later dates.

Only AEA (Equity) members may reserve an audition time slot. Non-Equity actors are also welcome and will be seen as time permits, but may not reserve an audition time slot in advance. Equity members may email Elizabeth Williamson at elizabeth.williamson@ptc.utah.edu, or may come into the theatre to sign up for an audition time.

The sign-up sheet will be posted by noon on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Room 325 of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. This sign-up sheet is for Equity actors only. Non-Equity actors may come to the theatre as early as 10:00 a.m. on the day of the audition, at which point a non-Equity waiting list will be started. Actors on the waiting list will be seen as time permits throughout the day.

Auditioners should prepare either two contrasting monologues or one monologue and an audition song. An accompanist will be provided; auditioners should bring sheet music as needed. Auditions will be held in Room 245 of the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located at 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City.



Next to Normal
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt
First Rehearsal: August 22, 2011
Opens: September 16, 2011
Closes: October 1, 2011
Director and Choreographer TBD
All roles currently available


The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
First Rehearsal: September 26, 2011
Opens: October 21, 2011
Closes: November 5, 2011
Directed by Charles Morey
All roles currently available


Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Book by Thomas Meehan
First Rehearsal: November 7, 2011
Opens: December 2, 2011
Closes: December 23, 2011 (extra week with weekday matinees added)
Directed by Paul Barnes, Choreography by Patti D’Beck, Musical Director TBD
All roles currently available


Find and Sign
World Premiere by Wendy MacLeod
First Rehearsal: December 19, 2011
Opens: January 13, 2012
Closes: January 28, 2012
Directed by Charles Morey
All roles currently available

Character breakdown for Find and Sign:

IAGO: 30s, sexy, metrosexual, an A and R guy for Freeman Records

JULIA: 30s, smart, quirky, a public high-school teacher in the Bronx

ANDRE: 40s, Jamaican, powerful, Iago’s boss

MONA: 30s, beautiful, Julia’s friend, works at Vogue, British-y accent

CAL: early 30s, African-American, Iago’s co-worker, married

MAC: 17, African-American, Julia’s student, a hip-hop musician


Based on the Jane Austen novel
First Rehearsal: January 23, 2012
Opens: February 17, 2012
Closes: March 3, 2012
Director TBD
All roles currently available


Laughing Stock
By Charles Morey
First Rehearsal: February 27, 2012
Opens: March 23, 2012
Closes: April 7, 2012
Directed by Charles Morey
All roles currently available


Man of La Mancha
Book by Dale Wasserman, Lyrics by Joe Darion, Music by Mitch Leigh
First Rehearsal: April 9, 2012
Opens: May 4, 2012
Closes: May 19, 2012 (Possible extension)
Director, Choreographer and Musical Director TBD
All roles currently available


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