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The Friends of the Opera House are pleased to announce auditions for the following productions:

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

School of Rock

Beauty and the Beast

See the casting details for each show below.

The auditions will be held in person at the Hale Turner Little Theater (831 Alder Street, Elgin. Two blocks South of the Opera House behind Corner Market) on
Monday, May 23rd, Starting and 5 pm and ending at 8:30 pm.

We will accept remote auditions starting now and ending on May 23rd at 9 pm.

Please fill out the online audition form to schedule an audition time.
 audition form (click here)!

Auditioners should sing about 16 measures (30 to 45 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song that shows off their style and range.

The auditioner will also need to present to us one of the following (pick one) for Roughly 30 seconds:

  • Tell us about your favorite vacation

  • Tell us about your favorite teacher

  • Tell us your favorite joke

  • Tell us who your favorite superhero or cartoon character is and why

Please note that we are looking to see your personality and stage presence.  When telling your story please let your personality shine through.

We will have a Bluetooth player and a digital piano. An accompanist will not be provided.

Please fill out this audition form (click here)!

 

If you are submitting an audition video, please fill out the audition form and then upload your audition to Youtube as "unlisted" and email the link to Shelby: shelbykealiher@outlook.com
Please be sure to include the name of the auditioner in your email. 

Here is a quick tutorial showing you how to upload your audition to Youtube: https://youtu.be/qlJw2qCiSOY

Please contact   Shelby Kealiher  with questions at: 
shelbykealiher@outlook.com
or by text at: 541-786-5949

Callbacks will be scheduled by invitation as needed. We will post cast lists on ElginOperaHouse.com.

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Directed by Terry Hale, Abigail Hale and Misty Hines

This performance will go up the last weekend of July and will be the capstone event of our Summer Youth Theater Camp.
Rehearsals will begin in May and run through the end of July.

ONLY actors desiring leading roles and lead ensemble should audition for this production.

** ALL campers will be automatically cast in the ensemble and do NOT need to audition if they are not seeking a leading role. **
 

Ages 6 to 19
 

We are auditioning for the following roles:

Charlie Brown
Schroeder
Sally Brown

Linus Van Pelt

Lead Ensemble/Dancers

 

School of Rock!

Directed by Terry Hale, Caitlin Marshall

Music Direction by Tucker Murphey
Stage Manager: Shelby Kealiher
School of Rock opens September 8th and runs through October 1st. with performance on Friday evening and two performances each Saturday of the run. We may schedule a performance during the week for schools.

Rehearsals will begin in May and run through the Summer. We will have several long rehearsal days, mostly in August for the scenes featuring the school children.


We are auditioning for the following roles:

*some roles have already been cast, mostly to accommodate the need for additional instrumental training.


KIDS

We will be casting 14 students.  7 girls and 7 boys.  Students should look like they are 10 to 12 years old. Older kids will be considered if they look younger. 

Please note: There is not a children's ensemble and the number of kids we cast will be limited.  We will not be able to cast everyone who auditions. We hope you will audition for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Beauty and the Beast as well.

TEACHERS
Mrs. Sheinkopf
Mr. Noble
Mr. Green
Gabe Brown
Mr. Sanders
Ms. Gordon
Ms. Bingham
Mr. Woodward
Mr. Janes
Ms. Macapugay
Mr. Wagner

PARENTS
Mr. Mooneyham
Mrs. Hathaway
Mr. Williams
Mr. Spencer
Mr. Sandford
Mr. Ward
Mr. Hamilton
Mrs. Turner
Mrs. Travis

OTHERS
Jeff Sanderson – Manager of Battle of the Bands
Stanley
Security Guard 1
Security Guard 2

 

 

Beauty and the Beast

Directed by Terry Hale, Caitlin Marshall
Beauty and the Beast opens November 18th and closes December 10th with performance on Friday evening and two performances each Saturday of the run. We may schedule a performance during the week for schools. Rehearsals begin September.


We are auditioning for the following roles:

Belle

A young woman with an independent spirit and a love of reading who exudes natural beauty

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: E3
 

Beast

The cursed Prince and master of the castle

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2
 

Maurice

Belle’s slightly addled genius inventor father

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: Db4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 

Gaston

A rude, narcissistic hunter who assumes the world belongs to him

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2
 

Lefou

Gaston’s fawning friend, not too bright.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Les Filles De La Ville (3)
A group of Gaston’s fanatical female followers who energetically pursue him in the hopes of winning

Gender: Female
 

Lumiere

A charming French valet who fancies himself a ladies man; becomes a candelabra

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F#2
 

Cogsworth

An officious, excitable, English major-domo; becomes a mantle clock

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2
 

Mrs. Potts

A sweet, kind-hearted head of the kitchen staff and mother to Chip; becomes a teapot

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F#3
 

Chip

Mrs. Potts’s hopeful young son; becomes a teacup

Gender: Male

Age: 7 to 10

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3
 

Madame De La Grande Bouche

A grand, larger-than-life opera singer; becomes a wardrobe

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C#4
 

Babette

A flirtatious maid; becomes a feather duster.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4
 

Monsieur D'arque

Proprietor of the local insane asylum

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3
 

Villagers

Includes Shepherd, Marie, Tavern Master, Laundry Lady, Baker, Milkmaid, Flower Seller, Sausage Curl Lady, Candle Maker, Hat Seller, Bookseller, Cronies

Castle Staff

Becomes various objects, including a Gargoyle, Flatware, and Napkins
 

Narrator

Begins the tale of the young Prince who became a beast
 

Young Prince

A spoiled, orphaned young man

Gender: Male
 

Old Beggar Woman

An enchantress in disguise

Gender: Female
 

Wolves