Auditions for our next show, "Cheaper by the Dozen," will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7pm at the Mueller Civic Center
in Hot Springs.
Performances will be July 19-21 and July 26-28, 2018.
MR. GILBRETH - The patriarch of the family. A successful man who is proud of his wife and family as well as his business accomplishments who runs his family like a business. (Mid 40's to mid 50's)
MRS. GILBRETH - The matriarch of the family. Gracious and attractive, a loving mother. She is also a psychologist. (Mid 40's to mid 50's)
ANNE - The oldest Gilbreth child. Attractive, sweet natured, yet stubborn. (Playable age 17)
ERNESTINE - A Gilbreth child. The Co-Narrator (Playable Age 15)
FRANK - A Gilbreth child. Also the Co-Narrator (Playable age 16)
MARTHA - A Gilbreth child. Speaks some German. (Playable age 14)
BILL, LILLIAN, FRED, DAN, JACKIE -The younger Gilbreth children (Playable ages variable from 6-13)
MRS. FITZGERALD - The housekeeper. A kind woman that is devoted to the family. (Age 45+)
DR. BURTON - The family doctor (Age 40+)
JOE SCALES - A cheerleader. Very cocky and interested in dating Anne. (Playable age 17)
MISS BRILL - A teacher who has no love for the children. (Age 25+)
LARRY - A nice looking, clean cut boy interested in Anne. (Playable age 17)
Suppose you're an attractive high-school girl and you're not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family. He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition that he's keeping secret. The children don't understand them. Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and she are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up.
Our casts have spanned from actors with decades of experience to complete newcomers. Even if you don't have experience, our directors will help you nurture your newfound interest and teach you the fundamentals of the stage!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS:
We'll have you fill out an information form and sign a release. Headshots are not required. If needed, we will take your picture or record video of your audition. (If you are under 18, your parent/guardian MUST sign the forms for you.)
The director will typically ask you to read a portion of the script, sometimes alone, sometimes with other auditioning actors, and may have you do some basic acting and/or ice-breaking exercises.
Rehearsals are typically held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Additional rehearsals may be added if needed at the director's discretion. During the week of performance, Wednesdays are also scheduled as rehearsals. We ask that you please make any potential scheduling conflicts known when you audition. There is a place on the audition form to provide this information.