ADULT AUDITIONS

If you are auditioning for a Desert Stages show and have any questions, please contact us at auditions@desertstages.org. Our staff is always happy to help.

General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:

  • Completed Audition Form
  • Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume

Bad Seed

It’s going to be a spooky fall at DST! Auditions for The Bad Seed are coming up!

Directed by Diane Senffner

The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.

AUDITIONS:
Sunday August 26th at 7pm
Sign in begins at 6pm

What to Prepare:
Bring Headshot and resume
Cold Reads from the script

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/glO6kzaSRzAr4HgO2

Break legs!

Casting:
Rhoda Penmark – Female should LOOK around age 10 – Must have superior acting and memorization skills. Rhoda is the title role, the “Bad Seed” who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Colonel Kenneth Penmark – Male 30s – 40s – Rhoda’s father, military officer. Adores his wife and child. Is oblivious to trouble brewing at home.

Emery Wages – Male 40s – 60s – Monica’s brother who lives with her. Friendly and conversational.

Miss Fern – Female – 50s –60s – Spinster school administrator at Rhoda’s school.

Reginald Tasker – Male 50s – 60s – Crime writer with air of mystery – expert at history of crime. Friend of Monica and Christine

Mrs. Daigle – 40s – Woman whose son was murdered by Rhoda. She is grief stricken, confused and very drunk.

Mr. Daigle/Messenger – 40s – Husband of Mrs. Daigle – accompanies her to Christine’s apartment. Role may be doubled with the Messenger

Richard Bravo – 50s – 60s – Christine’s father, a former homicide detective who became an author. He has been hiding his daughter’s secret past.

The roles of Christine, Monica, and Leroy have been cast.

Young Frankenstein auditions
Ages 16 and older
Sunday, August 12th at 6:30 pm
Callbacks – same evening as auditions
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a style appropriate song (accompanist will be at the audition) and a 1 minute comedic monologue

Please bring clothes and shoes for dance audition.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Kv9q9QwRh1W7etjs1

Schedule your Audition Time Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ea4ab29a75-young