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Theater Show In Need Of Women Audition - Open Call - Wheaton, IL

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Audition Details

Casting ID #
1433328
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Wheaton, IL - 60187
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
n/a
Release Date
7-1-2014
Audition Date
n/a
Submission Deadline
9-1-2014
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Chicago, IL | Milwaukee, WI

Audition Description

In his rambling manor house in 1906 England, widower Archibald Craven yearns for his beautiful wife. He blames his son, Colin, for her death and has isolated and neglected the boy. Young Mary Lennox comes to live with them after her parents’ death and finds a hidden, walled garden. She releases the magic within, changing their lives forever.

Audition slots can be requested starting Sept. 1, 2014. Please email the ff:

Name
Phone number and email address
Age (if under 18)
Parents’ names and phone (if under 18)
Which role(s) are you most interested in?
Are willing to accept any role?
How did you hear about the auditions?
Walk-ins will also be seen (as time allows) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Auditioners should prepare 16–32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of “The Secret Garden” but not from the show itself. Please provide sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided.

Auditioners may not sing a cappella, nor with recorded music.

If you are auditioning only for a non-singing role, you will read from the script at your initial audition and you will not be required to sing.

A short dance call will be part of the preliminary audition. Please dress for freedom of movement.

This audition/job is archived, applications are no longer accepted
  • Role #1 - Archibald Craven

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    Hunchbacked man overcome with grief over the loss of his beloved wife. Father to Colin. He takes in Mary, who reminds him of his late wife. He longs for reasons to move on and live again.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 50
  • Role #2 - Lily Craven

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    Dies in childbirth having Colin. As a spirit she watches over Archie and Colin, wanting only love and happiness for them.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 35
  • Role #3 - Colin Craven

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    Though Colin is basically healthy, his father’s overprotective nature has kept him bed-ridden and weak. Spoiled and demanding, Colin craves parental love and friends his age.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 13
  • Role #4 - Dr. Neville Craven

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    Archie’s brother. Was in love with Lily. Oversees the manor’s management and Colin’s care.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 50
  • Role #5 - Capt. Albert Lennox

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    Mary’s father. Dies of cholera early on and follows Mary as a spirit.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 50
  • Role #6 - Rose Lennox

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    Mary’s mother. Dies of cholera early on and follows Mary as a spirit.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 28 - 40
  • Role #7 - Mary Lennox

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    The heart of the story. After her parents die of cholera, she goes to live in a strange , new home with her Uncle Archie. Curious and astute, yet subject to childish tantrums. Needs to feel loved and at home.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 13
  • Role #8 - Martha Sowerby

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    Chambermaid at Misselthwaite Manor who takes a liking to Mary. Dickon’s sister. Yorkshire accent/dialect.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 30
  • Role #9 - Dickon Sowerby

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    A sprightly young fellow who loves nature and can charm animals. Martha’s brother. Fascinated by Misselthwaite’s gardens and mazes. Yorkshire accent/dialect.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 14 - 20
  • Role #10 - Ben Weatherstaff

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    Head gardener at Misselthwaite Manor. Yorkshire accent/dialect.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 60
  • Role #11 - Mrs. Medlock

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    Head housekeeper for Misselthwaite. Busy, no-nonsense woman.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 60
  • Role #12 - Fakir

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    Indian chanter. (Open on gender and ethnicity).
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
  • Role #13 - Ayah

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    Mary’s Indian nanny.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
  • Role #14 - Lt. Ian Shaw

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    Officer in Capt. Lennox’s unit. Dies of cholera and aids the spirit of Capt. Lennox by watching over his family
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 35
  • Role #15 - Lt. Peter Wright

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    Officer in Capt. Lennox’s unit and discovers Mary alive. Dies of cholera and aids the spirit of Capt. Lennox by watching over his family.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 35
  • Role #16 - Major Holmes

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    Officer in Captain Lennox’s unit and discovers Mary alive. Dies of cholera and aids the spirit of Capt. Lennox by watching over his family.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 45
  • Role #17 - Claire Holmes

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    Major Holmes wife. Dies of cholera.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 40
  • Role #18 - Alice

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    Rose’s friend. Dies of cholera.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 40
  • Role #19 - Major Shelley

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    Officer in Captain Lennox’s. Takes care of Mary before she moves in with Archie.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 50
  • Role #20 - Mrs. Shelley

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    Wife to Major Shelley. Takes care of Mary before she moves in with Archie.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
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    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 50
  • Role #21 - Mrs. Winthrop

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    Head Mistress of an all-girls boarding school. Neville asks that she come to see Mary.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 60
  • Role #22 - men ensemble

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    Seeking for an individual who are seriously interested in acting.
    Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
  • Role #23 - women ensemble

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    Seeking for an individual who are seriously interested in acting.
    Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60

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