Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

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Auditions

Cardinal Stage is holding auditions for Non-Equity actors 18 and older for their upcoming production of “A Year With Frog & Toad”, book and lyrics by Willie Reale, music by Robert Reale, based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Kate Galvin, director; Brandon Magid, musical director; Lauren Haughton Gillis, choreographer. 

Cardinal Stage is committed to an inclusive approach to casting. Actors of all types and abilities are encouraged to submit for the role with which they identify. Cardinal Stage takes pride in hiring local (Bloomington/Indianapolis-area) artists. Travel and housing will be provided for non-local artists. As this is an in-person production all performers must be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsal. Covid safety protocols will be in place and proof of vaccination will be required. 

 

Production dates:

1st Rehearsal – November 30, 2021

Performances – December 21, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (dark on Dec. 24th and 25th, and Jan. 1st) 

Rehearsals will take place evenings and weekends, but performers must have daytime availability during the run for matinee performances. 

For this production, Cardinal will be casting actors for each role, as well as understudies. All positions are paid ($100-$250/wk). All understudies must be local and will have a guaranteed performance during the run. 

 

Seeking actors for the following roles:

Frog – male identifying, Bari-Tenor. Frog is fun-loving and adventurous. He rolls with the punches and never gets flustered. Seeking a charismatic leading actor with a strong voice. 

Toad – male identifying, Bari-Tenor. Toad is very set in his ways and more risk-averse than Frog, but he is willing to take chances to make his friend happy. Seeking a charismatic leading actor with a strong voice. 

Ensemble Member #1 – male identifying, Tenor. Plays multiple roles, including a Bird, Father Frog and a Snail, who has a major feature. Seeking a comedic actor who moves well and has a strong voice. Tap skills are a plus. 

Ensemble Member #2 – female identifying, Mezzo/Soprano. Plays multiple roles, including a Bird and Young Frog. Seeking a comedic actor who moves well and has a strong voice. Tap skills are a plus. 

Ensemble Member #3 – female identifying, Mezzo/Soprano. Plays multiple roles, including a Bird and Mother Frog. Seeking a comedic actor who moves well and has a strong voice. Tap skills are a plus. 

 

Initial auditions will be held via video submission for all actors. Callbacks will be held in person for local performers on September 25th and via video for non-local performers. 

To submit for consideration, please send a short video which includes a comedic uptempo and a jazz standard of your choice (32-bars of each, no more than 3 minutes total). Backing track or piano accompaniment preferred to a cappella singing. Please post your video as unlisted on YouTube or Vimeo and send a link, do not email the video file directly. 

Email the link to your video, along with a short letter of interest, as well as your headshot and resume to [email protected] The submission deadline is September 15th @ 10am.

 

General Audition Information

Cardinal Stage is committed to an inclusive approach to casting. Actors of all types and abilities are encouraged to submit for the role with which they identify. Cardinal Stage takes pride in hiring local (Bloomington/Indianapolis-area) artists, but there are occasionally opportunities for non-local guest artists. 

At this time, audition opportunities are limited due to the pandemic. Actors interested in receiving audition notices should sign up to our email list. Whenever we have a new audition opportunity, it will be posted here.