One of the great benefits that community theatre provides is the opportunity for people of all backgrounds to take their spot in the limelight. It doesn’t matter if you have previously graced the stage with your acting prowess, dabbled in acting way back in high school, or if local live theatre is on your “bucket list” – MTG has a role for you and auditions are a great place to start! All are always welcome, so bring your friends, neighbors, and any local natives that will fit in your car. Throughout the year, MTG puts on productions from comedies to musicals and dramas, and the available roles are just as diverse.
Our current audition opportunities are listed below and we invite you to join us for one – or all – of our shows! You will find being part of our community theatre family will provide you with the acting experience that feeds your aspirations and provides an experience of working with a tight-knit group that pulls together to “break a leg” on stage!
Mama Wont Fly
SUNDAY DECEMBER 18, FROM 3-5PM
MONDAY DECEMBER 19TH FROM 630-830PM
An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family. This ferociously funny, family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!.
The director will consider all ages for the roles to be filled but will also be looking for the appropriate demographic balance in casting to retain integrity and believability.
More information will be posted once we get closer to the time of Auditions. For immediate assistance please email: Auditions@morristheatreguild.org
A Note About Rehearsals
Directors are sensitive of the personal commitments of their actors and production crew and will coordinate their rehearsal schedules to allow for the most beneficial process. Usually, rehearsals will be held on select evenings during the week and on the weekends, commonly during the day.
Please keep these things in mind when considering auditioning
Be prepared: Thoroughly research the audition requirements provided and prepare with material to fulfill those requirements. Different shows mean different directors, so study the audition notice to understand the specific requirements for the show for which you intend to audition.
Know your schedule: Please come to the audition with a clear knowledge of your availability. If significant conflicts exist, be prepared to list them for the information of those casting the show.
Know the show: If the materials are available, research the show for which you are auditioning. If it’s a musical, listen to the soundtrack. If it’s a scripted play, research it online so you better understand the characters for which you are auditioning.
Be polite and courteous and listen: Everyone is given a chance to audition, from beginners to veterans. Listen carefully at the audition. Details about the timing of casting decisions, first rehearsals, etc. are often given verbally at the audition. Always listen carefully for these details and take lots of notes!
Don’t get discouraged: You may, once casting decisions have been made, be unhappy with the role you receive, or you may not get cast at all. Don’t be discouraged! There will always be another show and auditioning is great practice for roles to come! If you don’t get cast in a role this time, remember there are many jobs backstage on the crews. You can still take part in the show by helping build set, help with props, or find costumes.
For more information email; Auditions@morristheatreguild.