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Tent Theatre calls for auditions

Annual summer productions seek talent
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tent Theatre

Missouri State University’s Tent Theatre will hold open call auditions for its 2013 summer productions at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 in Craig Hall. Productions lined up for the upcoming season include “110 in the Shade,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Damn Yankees.”

Those auditioning for “110 in the Shade” and “Damn Yankees” should prepare 45 seconds of a traditional musical theatre song and a 60-second monologue. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning for “Steel Magnolias” are asked to prepare a light, comedic monologue not to exceed one minute. Audition times can be arranged by calling (417) 836-4644 or selected online. The website also includes the audition application and character breakdowns.

Company members will be awarded full or part-time contracts and may need to qualify for enrollment at Missouri State. Callbacks will be posted after completion of the open dance call and held Feb. 17.

A number of technical positions are also available for the following: carpenters, electricians, wardrobe, marketing and running crew. Those applying for a technical position should call (417) 836-5439 or go online to fill out an application. The deadline to submit technical applications is Feb. 15. Work runs May 20 through July 26.

The Tent Theatre rehearsal period begins May 27 with the final performance on July 21. All company members will receive a weekly stipend based on their individual experience, time commitment and ability. Housing may also be provided for some members based on need.
For more information, contact Mark Templeton, managing director, at (417) 836-4644.Tent Theatre operates as a professional theatre company under the U/RTA Agreement with Actors’ Equity. All members are eligible to earn Equity Membership Candidacy Program points.


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