Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga
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2018 SEASON AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on Saturday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 9th between 10:00 and 5:00 by appointment only. Time slots are first come, first served. Please email your headshot and resume to etc.audition@gmail.com to sign up for a slot. If you plan to audition for the musicals, please prepare a 16 bar song and bring a backing track. A monologue is required, and you will be asked to cold read for the plays you are interested in. When you email for an audition slot, please indicate which shows you would like to be considered for. We can’t wait to see you all there!!

                                                             NEXT TO NORMAL – January, 2018
                                                               Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
                                                                           Music by Tom Kitt
 
A family dealing with internal conflict learns the meaning of truth, consequence and grief.
 
Roles for 4 men and 2 women (all actors need to be experienced vocalists).
 
Cast Includes: a mother (mid 30s plus), a father (mid 30s plus), a son (looks 18), a daughter (looks 16), a boyfriend (looks 18), and a doctor (mid 30s plus)
 
                                                        DANCING AT LUGHNASA – March, 2018
                                                                       Written by Brian Friel
 
A story about two defining moments in the life of an Irish family during the summer of 1939. What does it take to break the bonds of family?
 
Roles for 3 men and 5 women (Irish dialects will be expected).
 
Cast Includes: 5 sisters (between the ages of late 20s to late 40s), a brother (mid 50s plus), a father (20s to 30s), and a son (20s to 30s)
 
                                        CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME – May, 2018
                                                                   Written by Simon Stephens
                                                     Based on the novel written by Mark Haddon
 
Family, as defined through an autistic child’s search for understanding, complicated by his unique way of processing truth and conflict.
 
Roles for 5 men and 5 women.
 
Cast Includes: a child (looks 15), a father (late 30s plus), a mother (late 30s plus), a female teacher (20s to 30s), and an ensemble of actors who will play multiple roles and voices of various ages
 
                                                                        HONK – July, 2018
                                                         Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
                                                                   Music by George Stiles
 
This is a musical for the entire family about acceptance, tolerance, inner beauty and love. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fable, The Ugly Duckling.
 
Several roles for adults and children of all ages.
 
                                    AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT – September, 2018
                                                             Written by Terrence McNally
 
Kick off the Halloween season with this creepy family of eccentrics who have barricaded themselves in a cellar, protecting themselves from the creatures outside their walls.
 
Roles for 4 men and 2 women.
 
Cast Includes: a mother (30s plus, needs to be able to sing), a teenage daughter (looks younger than 18), a son (17 to 21), a grandfather (50s plus), a father (30s plus), and an important friend (late teens to early 20s)
 
                                           THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME – November, 2018
                                                                  Written by Paula Vogel
 
One Christmas, one family, one incident that will affect the rest of their lives.
 
Cast Includes: a mother (30s to 50s), a father (30s to 50s), a minister (20s to 30s, needs to be able to dance), two daughters (20s to 30s), a son (20s to 30s), and puppeteers