Auditions & Employment
Auditions, Internship & Scholarship Opportunities
Porthouse Theatre 2013 Auditions and Interviews
The Ohio Theatre Alliance, North Central Auditions and Interviews:
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Place: at Muskingum College, Concord Ohio
Cleveland Area Auditions (NEW LOCATION):
Dates & Times: Monday, February 25, 2013 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: Playhouse Square in Green Hall. Green Hall is accessible through the State Theatre stage door, 1650 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114.
Kent Area Auditions:
Dates & Times: Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27 from 6pm – 10pm.
Place: Kent State University main campus, Music & Speech Center. The Music & Speech Center, 1325 Theatre Drive, is located on the corner of Horning Rd. & Main St., Kent Ohio 44242
Callbacks will be on Saturday, March 2, 2013, time TBD. Those being considered for all three shows will be asked to attend an additional callback on Sunday, March 3, time TBA. On Saturday, March 2, there will be a dance call, singing and reading for individual parts. Callbacks will be held at Kent State University in the Music and Speech Center.
A representative of the theatre will be attending the SouthEastern Theatre Conference March 6 – 10, 2013.
Equity Principal Auditions on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at the Actors' Equity Association Audition Center, Studio B, 165 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.
The Porthouse Theatre 2013 Season Auditions Begin in February
Kent, OH—Porthouse Theatre will begin auditions for the 2013 season in late February at Kent State University and in Cleveland. Productions include South Pacific, Working, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Auditions will be held in two locations. On Monday, Feb. 25th at Playhouse Square from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Green Hall. Green Hall is accessible through the State Theatre stage door, 1650 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114. Auditions at Kent State University in the Music & Speech Center in D205 Acting Studio will be on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Music & Speech Center is located at 1325 Theatre Drive, is located on the corner of Horning Rd. & Main St., Kent, OH 44242.
Auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled after January 14, 2013 by calling 330-672-3884 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the location (Cleveland or Kent), a first and second choice of time slot, and a contact phone number. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message.
Please note, the parts of Nellie Forbush and Emile in South Pacific have been cast.
Those auditioning for the 2013 season should prepare two selections of 16 bars, one ballad and one up-tempo song. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key for the accompanist provided. Acappella singing will not be permitted.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND RESUMES AND HEADSHOTS WHEN REQUESTING AN AUDITION TIME. Headshots and resumes will only be accepted at the audition.
Call backs will be on Saturday, March 2, 2013, time TBD. Those being considered for all three shows will be asked to attend an additional callback on Sunday, March 3, time TBA. On Saturday, March 2, there will be a dance call, singing and reading for individual parts. Callbacks will be held at Kent State University in the Music and Speech Center. Actors must be able to attend callbacks to be considered for a part.
For more information, please visit www.porthousetheatre.com.
The first production, South Pacific, directed by Artistic Director Terri Kent, is a Broadway musical set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of the war and by their own prejudices. The beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. This musical is based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific and runs June 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 at 8 p.m. and June 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.
The second production is Working, this new 2010 version of WORKING is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. Directed by Jim Weaver this show runs July 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m. and July 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.
The third production, Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Eric Van Baars. Fiddler on the Roof is rich in historical and ethnic detail, and has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Book by Joseph Stein ,Music by Jerry Bock , Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick , Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. The show will run July 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 at 8 p.m., August 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, at 8 p.m. and July 28 and Aug. 4 10, 11 at 2 p.m.
For more information please visit www.porthousetheatre.com.
Porthouse Theatre was founded in 1971 and is the premier summer theater in the area. Set on the beautiful grounds of the Blossom Music Center, Porthouse offers audiences the finest in professional summer theater. The comfortable 500-seat, outdoor, covered pavilion theater is located next to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Cuyahoga Falls. Porthouse Theatre is a cultural service of Kent State University. Porthouse Theatre is a member of the Akron Area Arts Alliance. Porthouse Theatre's programs and activities are made possible in part by funding from the Ohio Arts Council.
Internship and Scholarship Opportunities
Become a member of the Porthouse Theatre Family this season! What are the benefits of spending a summer at Porthouse Theatre:
·Most internships are paid
·Housing may be available if you are from out of town
·You could be eligible to receive undergraduate or graduate credits hours form Kent State University
·Complimentary tickets to all Porthouse productions
·Work with theatre professionals from around the country and the local area
·Work in the beautiful setting of the Blossom Music Center and the Cuyahoga National Park
2013 Internships Available:
Assistant Company Manager
Box Office Management
Box Office Staff
Assistant Master Electrician
Assistant Scenic Artist
Assistant Props Master
Sound and Light Board Operators
To apply, send a cover letter describing the internships in which you are interested, include a resume with references. Please apply by March 1, 2013.
Karl Erdmann, Production Manager
Music & Speech Center, B141
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
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