Company Auditions Coming Up!

The Menomonie Theater Guild invites you to audition for “Company” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. “Company” was originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince with orchestrations by Jonathon Tunick.

This landmark concept musical revolves around the institution of marriage and relationships, exploring the dynamics, challenges and benefits from many perspectives. MTG’s production will be staged by co-directors Melissa Smith-Tourville and Marianne Fieber-Dhara with musical direction by Mark Pruett.

WHEN:
Monday, December 11th and Tuesday,
December 12th from 6-8:30pm. Choose one date to attend.
Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, December 14th from 6-7 pm.

WHERE:
Menomonie Theater Guild, 502 W 2nd St, Menomonie, WI 54751

ROLES: There are fourteen roles in this ensemble show.

Robert (30-35) Baritone
Harry (35-45) Baritone
Susan (30-40) Soprano
Sarah (30-40) Mezzo-Soprano/Alto
Peter (30-40) Baritone
Jenny (30-40) Soprano
David (30-40) Baritone
Amy (25-35) Mezzo-Soprano/Alto
Paul (30-40) Tenor
Joanne (40-65) Alto
Larry (45-65) Baritone
April (25-35) Mezzo-Soprano
Marta (20-30) Mezzo-Soprano
Kathy (25-35) Soprano

Auditions will include readings from the script.
Your prepared 16-32 bars of an upbeat tempo song from a musical. An accompanist will be provided.
Be prepared for a movement audition.

Questions? Email either director, melsmithtourville@gmail.com or marianne.fieber@yahoo.com.

Performance Dates:
Friday, Feb. 23 | 7:30 p.m. .
Saturday, Feb. 24| 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m Saturday,
Sunday, Feb. 25 | 2 p.m. .

Friday, March 2 | 7:30 p.m.
March 3 | 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 | 2 p.m

COMPANY
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

All performances are held at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts located in downtown Menomonie.

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Get Your Tickets For “A Charlie Brown Christmas!”

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CHARLIE BROWN CAST LIST ANNOUNCED & NOTE FROM DIRECTOR

In my opinion, casting a show is the hardest part of directing. It’s this strange mix of excitement, nervousness, and heartbreak-because you know there aren’t enough roles for everyone (82 kids auditioned!) despite how good the actor. I can’t tell you how awful it feels to have to turn kids away, but luckily, there are still ways to be involved! Backstage, set building, costumes-all those little details that help make a show complete. I hope those of you not on this cast list will consider lending a hand in these departments (just shoot me an email at mtgcharliebrown@gmail.com).

With that being said, I’d like to thank ALL of the kids and parents who took the time and energy to audition. I am so proud of each and every one of you, because it takes a lot of guts to get up in front of people and give it all you’ve got! I hope to see you at another audition in the future!

-Katie Shay

CAST LIST

Charlie Brown: Owain Collins
Snoopy: Jude Ogden
Lucy: Lily Fraher
Linus: Aidan Litscher
Pig Pen: Brendan Booth
Frieda: Sophia Atkinson
Schroeder: Graeme Strong
Violet: Molly Davis
Sally: Ellie Beck
Patty: Aleah Kahl
Shermy: Silas Rekow
Woodstock: Logan Rue
Snoopy’s Beagle Scout 1: Noah Olinger
Snoopy’s Beagle Scout 2: Weston Schram
Snoopy’s Beagle Scout 3: Ryan Shackleton
Snoopy’s Beagle Scout 4: Owen Kelsey
Snoopy’s Beagle Scout 5: Daphne Ogden
3: Sara Palmer
4: Natalie Atwell
5: Emmett Ogden
Peppermint Patty: Matilda Huff
Marcie: Anika Schoenberger
Rerun Van Pelt: Miles Ogden
Little Red Haired Girl: Mia Lambrigtsen
Eudora: Kaitlin Fellenz

 

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2017-2018 Mainstage Season: Auditions and Show Times.

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Please note all auditions and rehearsals will take place at our studio (502 W. 2nd ST. in Menomonie) and all performances will be at The Mabel Tainter (205 E. Main St. in Menomonie)

The Foreigner:

Auditions:

Tuesday, August 22nd or Wednesday, August 23rd from 7pm-9pm.

Call Backs (if needed): Thursday, August 24 7-9pm

Show Times:

Friday, October 13, 2017 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Friday, October 20, 2017 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:00 PM

Synopsis:

“The foreigner is a laugh out loud, fast paced, cleverly written comedy with a surprise ending. It’s set in the deep south (Georgia) in an off the beaten path small town resort where an Englishman (the foreigner) finds himself stuck in some awkward situations with a variety of colorful southern characters, all of which help him (the foreigner) discover that he is capable of more than he ever imagined. ”

A Charlie Brown Chistmas:

Auditions:

Monday, October 9th or Tuesday, October 10th, 6-8pm.

Callbacks (if needed): Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 6-8pm.

Show Times:

Friday, December 1, 2017 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:00 PM

Saturday December 2, 2017 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:00 PM

Friday, December 8, 2017 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 PM

Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 PM

Synopsis:

“The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.”

Company:

Auditions:

Monday, December 11th at 6pm or Tuesday, December 12th at 6pm.

Call backs (if needed): Thursday, December 14th at 6pm.

Show Times:

Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:00 PM

Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:00 PM

Friday, March 2, 2018 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 3, 2018 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 4, 2018 2:00 PM

Synopsis:

“Sondheim’s game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood.”

The Glass Menagerie:

Auditions:

Monday, March 5, 2017 or Tuesday, March 6th, 2017 from 6pm-8pm.

Callbacks: None are anticipated at this time.

Show Times:

Friday, April 27, 2018 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:00 PM

Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 5, 2018 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:00 PM

Synopsis:

“Tom Wingfield has a story to tell; a story of sacrifice for his sickly sister Laura.  A story of frustration with his controlling mother Amanda.  A biographical story of Tennessee William’s own family filtered through Tom’s memory, if you trust how he remembers it.  An instant classic that launched a career, The Glass Menagerie is woven around these flawed, relatable characters and their struggle the leave the past behind while it holds them to their impoverish life in St. Louis.”

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