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2010-11 Equity Principal Audition Announcement

Pioneer Theatre Company Announces

General Season Auditions for 2010 – 2011 Season

Local Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) for Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 Season will be held on Friday, June 25th, 2010. 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.

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. The first show of the 2010-2011 Season, Hamlet, is already cast; auditioners will not be auditioning for roles in that production.

Elizabeth Williamson will oversee EPAs. If you have recently been in a show at PTC, or are sure that PTC is familiar with your work, you do not need to audition. Show-specific auditions will still be held; notice of those auditions is forthcoming.

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 Friday, June 18th, 2010 in Room 325 of the 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 Friday, June 25th, 2010, 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.





Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Adapted by Charles Morey

First Rehearsal: September 27, 2010

Opens: October 22, 2010

Closes: November 6, 2010

Directed by Charles Morey. All roles are currently available.


Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank.
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

First Rehearsal: November 8, 2010

Opens: December 3, 2010

Closes: December 24, 2010 (extra week with weekday matinees added)

Directed by Paul Barnes; Choreography by Dirk Lumbard; Musical Director Michael Horsley. All roles are currently available.


Black Comedy

By Peter Shaffer

First Rehearsal: December 27, 2010

Opens: January 14, 2011

Closes: January 29, 2011

Directed by Jeff Steitzer. All roles are currently available.



World Premiere by Bess Wohl

First Rehearsal: January 24, 2011

Opens: February 18, 2011

Closes: March 5, 2011

SARA:  Age: Twenty eight. A tutor. Professional, polite. Very smart. Vulnerable. Sweetly awkward in that “smart girl” way. Underneath it all: rage.

PAMMIE: About Fifty. Jordy’s mother. Completely endearing and adorable. Lights up a room. Talks a mile a minute. The perfect party guest. Unbearably lonely and desperate.

JORDY: Seventeen. A senior in high school. Handsome. An athlete. A good, but not great student. Appealing, vulnerable and manipulative.

Directed by Charles Morey. All roles are currently available.

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Adapted by Wendy Kesselman.

First Rehearsal: March 14, 2011

Opens: March 18, 2011

Closes: April 2, 2011

Co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre; directed by Janet Allen.  All roles are currently available.


Sunset Boulevard

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Based on the film by Billy Wilder.

First Rehearsal: April 4, 2011

Opens: April 29, 2011

Closes: May 14, 2011 (Possible extension)

Director and Choreographer TBA; Musical Director: Michael Rice. All roles are currently available.



Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Musical arrangements by Steve Skinner. Original concept/additional lyrics by Billy Aronson. Musical supervision and additional arrangements by Tim Weil. Dramaturg Lynn Thomson.

First Rehearsal: May 16, 2011

Opens: June 10, 2011

Closes: June 25, 2011 (Possible extension)

Directed and choreographed by Karen Azenberg. Musical Director TBA. All roles are currently available.


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