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Racine Theatre Guild Box Office Theatre Office
2519 Northwestern Ave. (262) 633-4218 (262) 633-1250

 

AUDITION SCHEDULE 2014-2015
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Scheinkin
Auditions:
Sat., May 10, 2014 1:00pm
Sun., May 11, 2014 7:00pm
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book, this musical spotlights six nerdy, adolescent overachievers as they face off in the spelling champion-
ship of a lifetime. They compete against each other as well as members of the audience. Adjudicating the proceedings are a nostalgic former
spelling bee winner, a mildly insane principal, and The Official Comfort Counselor, an ex-con completing his community service.

Cast: 4 women
3 ages 18-40, 1 age 25-60
5 men
3 ages 18-40, 2 age 25-60 8

Performances: July 18 – 27, 2014
Director: Kara Ernst

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DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL
By Mitch Albom
Auditions:
Mon., June 9, 2014 7:00pm
Tues., June 10, 2014 7:00pm
In an out-of-this-world tale full of magical surprises, two bumbling Alabama brothers, who’ve never even managed to shoot a duck, fear
they’ve taken down an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they’re hounded by a tabloid journalist and his reluctant
photographer who don’t believe any of it–until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered along the way.

Cast: 2 females, ages 17 to 40
7 males, ages 17 & older 13

Performances: September 12 – 28, 2014
Director: Douglas Instenes

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THE WEREWOLF’S CURSE OR HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

By Billy St. John

Auditions:
Mon., Sept. 8, 2014 7:00pm
Tues., Sept. 9, 2014 7:00pm
Since being bitten by a werewolf cub, Harry Pate sprouts hair and craves rare roast beef whenever there’s a full moon.
Seeking a cure, he and his vegan fiancée go to Dr. Frank Einstein’s castle to consult with Madam Clara Voyant.
This spoof also features a juice-drinking vampire (his mother is a fruit bat), a puny strongman, Siamese twins joined at the
fingertip, other members of a third-rate carnival troupe, and seven villagers played by one quick-changing actor.

Cast: Adults, ages 18 & older

8 Performances: October 31 – November 9, 2014
Director: Jack Phillips

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by Richard Rogers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Auditions:
Sun., Sept. 13, 2014
Mon., Sept. 14, 2014
A high-spirited postulant, Maria, is sent to fill in as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. She first wins over the
children and then the father. After Maria and Captain Von Trapp wed, on the eve of World War II, the family flees Austria to escape
the Nazis. Every song is a winner in this final Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration, one of the most popular musicals of all time.

By appointment only.Please contact Box Office after August 12 to schedule an appointment.

Cast: Various ages, 10 & older, males & females

13 Performances: December 5 – 21, 2014
Plus school performances on 6 weekdays

Director: Douglas Instenes
Music Director: Gregory Berg

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ONE SLIGHT HITCH
By Lewis Black
Auditions:
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014 7:00pm
Tues., Nov. 18, 2014 7:00pm
From a popular standup comedian/actor comes a modern, hilarious treatment of the Father of the Bride story. It’s Courtney’s wedding day
and her parents, Doc and Delia, are giving her the perfect wedding
they never had. Delia has taken care of every detail, except she didn’t plan on the arrival of Courtney’s vagabond ex-boyfriend.
The doorbell rings and all hell breaks loose. So much for perfect.

Cast: 4 females, ages 17 to 60-ish, 3 males, ages 25 to 60-ish

13 Performances: January 16 – February 1, 2015
Director: Nathan Stamper

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THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
Auditions:
Mon., Jan. 12, 2015 7:00pm
Tues., Jan. 13, 2015 7:00pm
Five Southern women became friends on their college swim team and continue to get together at a beach cottage every summer to enjoy each
other’s company and meddle in each other’s affairs. The play spans 33 years and focuses on four gatherings of the five unforgettable woman:
spunky team captain Sheree, career dynamo Dinah, pampered Lexie, self-deprecating Vernadette and sweet Jeri.

Cast: 5 females, 40 & older

13 Performances: February 27 – March 15, 2015
Director: Douglas Instenes

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THE GIVER
By Eric Coble
Book by Lois Lowry
Auditions:
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015 7:00pm
Tues., Feb. 3, 2015 7:00pm
Jonas lives in a regulated, safe society that has eliminated war, pain and everything else that might cause dissension, like emotions, color and
choice. Everyone is assigned a role at age 12. Jonas is selected to succeed the Giver, the person who retains memories of the community before
“Sameness.” As Jonas gains knowledge, he sees the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Will he take control of his own destiny?

Cast: Various ages, 10 & up, males & females

8 Performances: April 10 – 19, 2015
Plus 4 weekday school performances
Director: Norman McPhee

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MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John DuPrez & Eric Idle
Auditions: TBA
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry
Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin

Lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this
highly irreverent parody follows the tale of King Arthur and his Knights
of the Round Table as they search for the Holy Grail.

Cast: Various ages, 16 & older , males & females

13 Performances: May 15 – 31, 2015
Director: Douglas Instenes
Music Director: Gregory Berg
Choreographer: Kara Ernst