FMCT 2019-20 SEASON AUDITION INFORMATION

FMCT promises a fun, upbeat, and welcoming atmosphere throughout our audition and call-back process.  We encourage everyone of all ages, race, and level of experience to audition.  Our productions are chosen to both offer unique and challenging educational experiences for our actors as well as quality productions for our community.

 

When preparing for any of the auditions below, be sure to educate yourself about the show and about the characters for which you are auditioning.  In doing this, you can either search on-line for individual productions to find previous cast lists, music videos, and script excerpts  or you can come to The Stage at Island Park, home of FMCT, and check out a script. Those under the age of 18 must receive permission from a parent or guardian, and college students from the local universities must receive permission from their advisor or department chair before auditioning.  If you are new to the audition process, you can contact us for guidance.  For any questions about the productions or the audition process, please contact FMCT at (701) 235-1901.

 

Not sure about acting but still want to get involved?  There are countless offstage or technical opportunities available. For more information, please contact FMCT at 701-235-1901 or at info@fmct.org.

AUDITIONS

FMCT announces auditions for TWO upcoming productions: A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas!

 

A Christmas Carol will feature a multi-generational cast of actors, singers, and dancers comprised of youth, teen, and adult performers.  A Charlie Brown Christmas will showcase only youth performers currently in grades 3-8.

 

Youth performers are encouraged to audition for either or both productions. The youth audition on Sunday, October 6 from 1-4pm will allow participants to specify their interest for their preferred production option(s); however, the rehearsal schedules of these shows will not allow actors to be cast in both.

 

Auditionees are asked to sign up for one, 5-minute audition slot as appropriate to their age and production interest. Please sign up for the earliest slot available if possible.

 

Audition/Callback Dates:

Sunday, October 6

   1-4pm = Youth audition (Charlie Brown & A Christmas Carol)

   5-8pm = General audition (A Christmas Carol)

Monday, October 7

   7-9pm = General audition (A Christmas Carol)

Tuesday, October 8

   6:00-7:30pm = Charlie Brown callbacks

   7:30-8:00pm = A Christmas Carol “Tiny Tim” callback

   8:00-10:00pm = A Christmas Carol callback

 

Charlie Brown/A Christmas Carol Youth Audition Material: Actors should prepare one of the youth character monologues from the .pdf file listed below. Monologues are being used for both production auditions.  Auditionees are also asked to prepare one verse and chorus of a Christmas carol/song of their choosing to be sung a cappella (no longer than one minute).

A Christmas Carol Audition Material: For the General Audition on Sunday or Monday, adults (ages 14+) interested in auditioning for A Christmas Carol should prepare a monologue--either from the .pdf Adult Monologues file shown below or a monologue of their choosing.  At the callback, on Tuesday, actors will present cold reads from the script (provided at the audition).

 

Those interested in a Singing Caroler/Narrator role should prepare one verse and chorus of a Christmas carol/song of their choosing to be sung a cappella (no longer than one minute) in addition to their monologue.

 

A Note About Auditions: Actors of all gender identities and expressions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and physical abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.  Please contact FMCT if audition accommodations are needed.

Any questions, please contact FMCT Artistic Director, Adam Pankow, at adam@fmct.org.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

About the Show

Charles Dickens’ classic tale reawakens the true spirit of Christmas in this uplifting holiday play with music!

Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy man, rich in money, but poor in spirit. He’s locked his solitary heart into a cashbox and forgotten where he’s put the key. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on a spectacular adventure through his past, present, and future, helping him rediscover the joys of life, love, and friendship.

 

Performances: December 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30 PM, December 8 & 15 at 2:00 PM

Anticipated Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will occur between Oct. 10 and Dec. 5, Sunday through Thursday evenings (typically in the 7:00 - 10:00 PM range).

Director: Judy Lewis

Cast Requirements: A .pdf file with a character breakdown is listed at the bottom of this page.

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

About the Show

The story and music of the classic holiday television special featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang comes to life in this delightful stage adaptation!  When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances: December 19, 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM, December 22 at 2:00 PM

Anticipated Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will occur between Oct. 28 and Dec. 18, Monday through Thursday evenings (6:00 - 8:00 PM).

Director: Shanara Lassig

Cast Requirements: A .pdf file with a character breakdown is listed below.

Location: Fargo Moorhead Community theatre, located at The Stage at Island Park.

 

Related files:

 A Charlie Brown Christmas - Character Descriptions.pdf (44KB pdf)

 A Christmas Carol - Character Descriptions.pdf (139KB pdf)

Youth Monologues - Charlie Brown A Christmas Carol.pdf (131KB pdf)

General Audition Monologues - A Christmas Carol.pdf (148KB pdf)

CAST LIST - Sweeney Todd

A PDF of this document is available

HERE

Sweeney Todd- Clayton Perala

 

Mrs. Lovett- Shelby Cochran

 

Anthony Hope- Dillon Spurlin

 

Johanna- Samantha Davis

 

Tobias Ragg- Tyler Folkedahl

 

Judge Turpin- Lee Klocke

 

The Beadle- Dave Wilhelmi

 

Beggar Woman- Rachel Rebischke

 

Pirelli- Annabelle Peck

 

Jonas Fogg- Michael Spiese

 

Ensemble- Anthony Birklid, Jason Daniels, Gaige Jevne, Daniel Kasper, Derek Nelson, Joshua Scilex, Michael Spiese, David Tysver, Susan Andersen, Cathy Evenson, Katie Folkestad, Annabelle Peck, Jeanie Smith Murphy, Mitzi Trooien, Kathryn Tyler, Chelsea Yokom

NPPA’s Activities are made possible in part through the generous support of the following agencies: The North Dakota Council on the Arts through appropriations from the North Dakota State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts and the cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo through the Arts Partnership. NPPA is a member of The Arts Partnership, the American Association of Community Theatre, Red River Attractions, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, the Downtown Community Partnership and North Dakota Arts Alliance. NPPA is also listed with Dun & Bradstreet.

 

The activities of NPPA are supported in part with proceeds from charitable gaming. In accordance with the North Dakota Game of Chance Administrative Rules, all financial information and tax returns are made available for inspection at The Stage by appointment. This information is updated quarterly. NPPA gaming sites include: the Ramada, Space Aliens, and the Windbreak Saloon, located in Fargo, North Dakota; Parrot’s Cay and The Loft in Grand Forks; and Happy Trails in Argusville.

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