Auditions for upcoming productions by three regional companies - Hale Centre Theatre, Tuacahn and the Grand Teton Mainstage Theatre at Jackson Hole, Wyo. - are scheduled in Salt Lake City.
- ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Joseph Kesselring's classic comedy, on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. until noon by appointment only at the Hale Centre Theatre, 2801 S. Main, South Salt Lake. The show, directed by David Nieman, has parts for 11 men, ages 25-60, one woman, 20 to 35, and two women, 60 and older. All roles are open, and all parts will be double-cast.Come prepared with a one-minute comic monologue. Scripts are available at the theater. All cast members will be paid. Those wishing to audition must call the theater at 484-9257 to schedule an audition appointment. Play dates are April 3-May 11.
- JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, being produced by the Grand Teton Mainstage, on Friday, Feb. 20, from 6 until 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. until noon at Westminster College's Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, 1840 S. 1300 East.
Come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of your own choice. An accompanist will be provided. Auditoners will also be taught a dance combination (please wear appropriate dance clothing).
All actors will receive a salary of $125 per week. Housing also will be provided. Performers are expected to be in Jackson, Wyo., by May 26. The production will run June 12-Aug. 29. (After the show opens, actors will be free to accept additional daytime work in the Jackson area.)
For additional information, call 1-801-483-0709 or contact producer Jim Bennett via e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- UTAH! on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Collegiate Room of the University of Utah's student union building. All of those planning to audition must call 1-800-746-9882 between 1 and 3 p.m. to schedule a spec-i-fic appointment.
Rehearsals will be May 5-June 11. Play dates are June 12-Sept. 5. All rehearsals will be held at the Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts in Ivins, located about 10 miles west of St. George.
The new creative team for 1998 includes director Kathy Biesinger, playwright Tim Slover of BYU, who is writing an entirely new script (incorporating the show's previous music) and choreographer Roy Fitzel.
The 1998 version of the show has 10 acting roles (either Equity or non-union), 16 dancers and 28 ensemble/chorus roles, including 14 Native American performers. All cast members will be paid. Housing will be provided for non-area residents.