Auditions for several stage productions have been scheduled on the following dates:

- Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Weber State University's Monson Theatre (Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts) for a student production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth." There will be cold readings from the script. A one-minute Shakespearean monologue is also acceptable.Callbacks will be Jan. 4, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Performance dates are March 7-11. Kyle Lewis is directing.

- Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 3 and 7 p.m. p.m. in WSU's Browning Center for the musical comedy, "42nd Street," being directed by James Christian.

Dance auditions will be held at 3 p.m. Not everyone in the cast must be skilled at tap-dancing, but everyone at this audition must learn and demonstrate a movement combination. The dance portion of the auditions will begin with the movement combination, move on to tap and include a combination being taught in the fall quarter Dance for Musical Theatre class. Other steps will also be taught during the tryout.

All auditioners should also sign up for the vocal auditions, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. the same day. A signup sheet will be posted in the Browning Center on the first day of winter quarter (Monday, Jan. 2). Be prepared with a vocal piece of no more than 90 seconds, appropriate to the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Callbacks will be Jan. 4.

Performance dates are Feb. 9-18.

- Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5 and 6, for the Pioneer Theatre Company production of "To Kill a Mockingbird," being directed by Martin Platt.

Equity auditions are Jan. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. and Jan. 6 from 3 to 4 p.m., with open auditions scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Jan. 5 and 1-3 p.m. Jan. 6.

Children's auditions will be held on Jan. 6 from 4 until 5 p.m. All auditioners must sign up for a time slot on the call board outside of Room 201 of Pioneer Memorial Theatre. There are roles available for adults of all ages. African-American actors are encouraged to audition.

Roles are also available for two boys and one girl, ages 9-12. (Children who have previously auditioned need not try out again.)

Rehearsals begin Feb. 20 and the production will be presented on PMT's Lees Main Stage from March 15 through April 1.

- Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Trophy Room, directly across the hall from the Grand Theatre on Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus, 1575 S. State, for "Nunsense." This musical comedy, being directed and choreographed by Alan LaFleur, requires five actresses - all with strong acting, singing and dancing abilities. All five roles are open. None have been precast.

Be prepared to sing a selection of your own choice, read from the script and review dance steps with the choreographer. An accompanist will be provided. Also, please bring a recent photograph. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 7 until 9 p.m.

Playdates are Feb. 24-March 11. Ken Plain will be musical director.

- Saturday, Jan. 7, from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the Hale Center Theater, 2801 S. Main, for "Oliver!"

Directors John and Tamara Adams request that auditioners be prepared to sing 32 bars of a Broadway song (an accompanist will be provided). There will also be cold readings from the script and dance auditions supervised by choreographer Marilyn May Montgomery.

Cockney accents are required for most roles, although there are a few characters with "proper" British accents as well. There are roles for adult men and women, ages 18-60, and boys, 10-18 years of age. There are no roles for little girls. All roles are open and will be double-cast.

All auditioners must contact the theater at 484-9257 for an audition appointment. The show is scheduled to run April 6-June 5. All performers will be paid.

- Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the StageStop Theatre in Collinston (between Tremonton and Logan) for its Feb.17-April 1 production of "West Side Story." There will be cold readings from the script. Auditioners should also be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadway musical and execute a dance combination, which will be taught that evening. The production is being directed by Soni Barrus, with Lori Salturn as choreographer and Anne Barrus as musical director.

For further information, contact the StageStop Theatre at 1-800-248-2530.