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Membership

 

One great way to stay involved at Theatre Atchison is to become a member!  A membership includes flexible tickets to all four of our mainstage productions for one discounted price.  You may use your membership to bring a friend or additional family member.  Up to one half of your total membership tickets may be redeemed at each show, so if you miss one show, bring a friend to the next!  Additional perks for becoming a Season Member are program listing; first-choice seating at mainstage shows, and free refreshments at all performances!

 

We have a great line-up for the 2017-2018 Season and you will not want to miss one show!  Purchase your membership today!

Purchase Membership!

Memberships can also be purchased from our office: Call (913) 367-1647.

 


 

Auditions

 

Throughout the year, Theatre Atchison holds open auditions for productions. If you would like to receive information about upcoming auditions, subscribe to our Theatre Atchison Weekly Newsletter on the bottom of the Home page. Like and friend us on Facebook to receive audition notices as well.

 

Mainstage Auditions for our 2017-2018 Season:

Note: All Audition Times and Locations are 7-9 PM at Theatre Atchison. You do not have to be the exact age of the characters, just able to play that age. No prior acting experience necessary.

 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Disney's Movie Musical Classic, adapted for the stage. With all the songs and characters you know and love, this magical show is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

 

Auditions: July 16 & 17
Performances: September 15-17 & 22-24

 

Director – Rumi Dodson
Musical Director – Sean Connors
Choreographer – Katie Whorton

 

Age Range: Children to Adult and Senior Citizen
Roles:
There will be parts available for 1 major female and 2 major male roles. There will also be numerous (25-40) roles available for CRITICAL secondary and ensemble cast (15-plus years and older). Nearly all will have 2-3 roles to play as well as solo singing/speaking lines! We will also be casting 3-4 youth (8-plus years).
Auditioners should prepare to sing 32 bars from a Broadway-type show NOT from the show. They should also bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided. CD or phone with instrumental accompaniment (a la karaoke) is also acceptable. Please, no a cappella. There will also be cold readings directly from the script.

 

Character List:
BEAST/PRINCE, a prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion
BELLE, a vibrant, intelligent, and independent young beauty 
MAURICE, Belle’s loving, eccentric inventor father
GASTON, the vain, egotistical, narcissistic, ultra-masculine young man, determined to marry Belle
LEFOU, Gaston’s bumbling sidekick
LUMIERE, a suave, French, debonair, enchanted candelabra; maître d’ of the castle
COGSWORTH, a tightly-wound, enchanted stuffy mantle clock; head of the Beast’s castle
MRS. POTTS, a warm-hearted, maternal, enchanted teapot; head of the castle’s kitchen
BABETTE, a saucy, flirtatious feather-duster who seeks Lumiere's affections; the maid of the castle.
MADAME de la GRANDE BOUCHE, a former opera diva turned into a wardrobe.
MONSUIER D’ARQUE, the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, the Maison des Lunes.
CHIP, a young teacup; Mrs. Potts' son.
+ENSEMBLE, Silly Girls, Enchanted Objects, Townspeople, Tavern Patrons, Mob



 

It's a Wonderful Life
Dramatized by Doug Rand

 

Frank Capra's Christmas TV classic is brought to life in this delightful adaptation. Join George Bailey and his guardian angel as he discovers just how wonderful life is, in time for Christmas.

 

Auditions: October 10 & 11
Performances: December 1-3 & 8-10

 

Director: TBD

 

Roles: 20-70 roles, with doubling and extras possible
Age Range: Children to Adult and Senior Citizen

 

Character List:
GEORGE BAILEY
MRS. BAILEY, George’s Mother
POP BAILEY, George’s Father, co-founder of the Bailey Building & Loan
UNCLE BILLY, George’s Uncle, co-founder of the Bailey Building & Loan
COUSIN TILLY, George’s cousin, works at the Building & Loan
COUSIN EUSTACE, George’s cousin, works at the Building & Loan
MARY BAILEY, née Hatch; George’s sweetheart, and later wife
PETE, George & Mary’s child
JANIE, George & Mary’s child
ZUZU, George & Mary’s child
TOMMY, George & Mary’s child
CLARENCE, George’s guardian angel
JO, senior angel
FRANKIE, senior angel
ANNIE, maid for Ma and Pop Bailey
HARRY BAILEY, George’s brother
VIOLET BICK, friend of George & Mary, attractive young woman
MR. POTTER, the most powerful businessman in Bedford Falls
BERT, a cop
ERNIE, a cab driver
MR. CARTER, bank examiner
MR. GOWER, owner of a drugstore
MR. MARTINI & his Family
CUSTOMERS of Building & Loan
TOWNSPEOPLE of Bedford Falls
CHILDREN as of 1919, including: YOUNG GEORGE, YOUNG HARRY, YOUNG SAM, YOUNG MARY, YOUNG VIOLET



 

Anne of Green Gables
Adapted by Joseph Robinette

 

L.M.Montgomery's classic story about the red-headed orphan looking for a home. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel.

 

Auditions: February 27 & 28; Performances: April 13-15 & 20-22

 

Director: TBD

 

Roles: 6-12 Men and boys & 12-19 Women and girls, +extras
Age Range: Children to Adult and Senior Citizen

 

Character List:
ANNE SHIRLEY, a red-headed, bright-eyed orphan
MATTHEW CUTHBERT, elderly gentleman, looking to adopt a boy
MARILLA CUTHBERT, Matthew’s sister, older woman, looking to adopt a boy
RACHEL LYNDE
MR. PHILLIPS
PRISSY ANDREWS
DIANA BARRY, a young girl, becomes friends with Anne
MRS. BARRY, Diana’s mother
MINNIE MAY BARRY, Diana’s sister
JOSIE PYE
RUBY GILLIS
MOODY MacPHERSON
CHARLIE SLOANE
JANE ANDREWS
GILBERT BLYTHE, a rude boy in Anne’s Class
MISS SUSAN STACY
AUNT JOSEPHINE BARRY, Diana’s aunt
MRS. ALLAN
+ minor roles



 

Oklahoma!

By Rodgers & Hammerstein

 

A classic of the American musical, one of Roger's and Hammerstein's most beloved shows: Oklahoma! You "Cain't Say No" to this show!

 

Auditions: April 10 & 11; Performances: June 1-3 & 8-10

 

Director: TBD

 

Roles: Leads: 7 men & 5 women, +Large Ensemble
Age Range: Teenage to Adult and Senior Citizen

 

Main Character List:
CURLY McCLAIN, a cowboy in love with Laurey
LAUREY WILLIAMS, Aunt Eller’s niece, an independent young woman
JUD FRY, a hired hand on Aunt Eller’s farm, a mysterious and dangerous loner
AUNT ELLER, Laurey’s aunt; a respected community leader
ADO ANNIE CARNES, a flirtatious, gullible young woman
WILL PARKER, a simple young cowboy in love with Ado Annie
ANDREW CARNES, Ado Annie’s father
ALI HAKIM, (non-singing role) a Persian traveling peddlerman, enamored of Ado Annie
GERTIE CUMMINGS, local farm girl, fond of Curly
DREAM CURLY, depiction of Curly in Laurey’s dream
DREAM LAUREY, depiction of Laurey in Laurey’s dream
DREAM JUD, depiction of Jud in Laurey’s dream
+Ensemble

 

 


 

Get Involved Behind the Scenes

 

Theatre Atchison equally values our roles as both community and theatre. If you are not called to be on stage (yet!), we invite you and your family to join us in a variety of activities that make up community theatre. Let us know your talents. Don’t worry - we’ll find a place for you to contribute! Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

 

  • Ushers
  • Actors
  • Assisting backstage during youth shows
  • Assisting backstage with main stage shows
  • Props coordinators
  • Set builders and painters
  • Set up and clean up for events
  • Landscaping maintenance
  • Distribution of posters and table toppers

 

Email us at theatre@theatreatchison.org for more info!