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The Fine Arts Association Theatre Auditions Information

For Adult Productions Auditions: Auditions notices for adult productions are sent out prior to each audition. If you would like to be added to our audition mailing list, contact Ann Hedger, Programming Coordinator, at 440-951-7500, ext. 103

For Youth Theatre Productions: Audition notices for youth theatre productions are NOT mailed out but WILL appear in the newspapers listed to the right. Audition information flyers may also be picked up at The Fine Arts Association.

Audition Information for:

Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Ann Hedger
Choreographed by Jennifer Leinweber Ritz

Monday, September 28, 2015

Children 7-15: beginning at 6:30 pm
Adults & Teens 16 & up: beginning at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Children 7-15: beginning at 6:00 pm
Adults & Teens 16 & up: beginning at 7:30 pm

Callbacks by invitation only – Sunday, October 4, 2015 1:00 pm

Begin week of October 5. - Rehearsals will GENERALLY be Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm, Mondays thru Thursdays 6:30-9:30/10:00 pm. Tech week rehearsals are mandatory (November 22-25). Rehearsals during Tech Week will run longer.

Performance Dates:
November 27 thru December 20, 2015
Friday Performances 7:30 pm, Saturday/Sunday Matinees 2:00 pm

  • Saturdays, November 28 & December 5 are DOUBLE performances – 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Two Daytime School Performances: Thursdays, December 3 and 10 – 11:00 am
  • No rehearsal or performance on Thanksgiving.

Requirements:  Appointment needed - Call 440-951-7500 x103

- Come prepared with a 16-32 bars of a standard Music Theatre song.   No pop or rock songs, please.
- Bring sheet music in the appropriate key
- An accompanist will play for all auditioners. Singing acapella is discouraged.
- You may be asked to read from script.
- Bring a detailed list of your conflicts beginning October 5. This includes any school activities/events, sports activities/events and classes you may be taking that would cause you to miss a scheduled rehearsal. All cast members must be available for tech week (November 22-25) and for all performances.
- Please bring a headshot (school picture or snap shot will do).
- Resumes will be accepted (not required)

Casting Information:

  • All roles are available. Many roles will be doubled.
  • Need cast of 35-40
  • All ages needed for singing and dancing ensemble. Includes featured ensemble roles for adults and children.
  • Children must be 8 years old at time of audition.
  • No AEA contracts available for this production.

Roles with solos and featured roles include:

Ebenezer Scrooge
Bob Cratchit
Tiny Tim
Jacob Marley
Tom Jenkins
Christmas Present
Mr. & Mrs. Fezziwig
Young Scrooge
Young Ebenezer
Christmas Past
Cratchit Family
Hugo Hearty
Jocelyn Jollygoode
Dick Wilkins
Shop Owners

Street Urchins
Street Sellers
Town people
Phantom dancers
Fezziwig party dancers
Toys in the toy shop dancers


10 Minute Plays-20th Annual One Act Festival: The Originals

It’s our 20TH ANNIVERSARY! The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase original, never been published 10-minute plays. Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 20th Annual One Act Festival — The Originals in April 2016 at The Fine Arts Association.

Submissions of original ten-minute plays will be accepted beginning August 1, 2015. Submission deadline is Thursday, October 1, 2015.   NEW THIS YEAR: Up to TWO 10-minute submissions will be accepted per playwright. The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions.   Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 8-18, 2016. The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There will be no monetary stipend for plays used in the Festival. There are no submission fees for this Festival.

Festival Submission Guidelines:

-         Submissions must be original, unpublished, and unproduced 10-minute plays at time of submission.  Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, previous to submission will not be accepted.  Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.

-         Limit of TWO plays may submitted by each playwright.  

-         Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages. Play should run in the 10 minute range. Longer submissions will not be considered.

-         Scripts may be comedy and drama. Not open to musicals. No more than 6 characters.

-         Simple set and costumes needs and minimal technical requirements.   Only basic furniture and minimal props available for the production.

-         Plays must be typed with pages numbered and include a cover page with the following contact and bio information: 

               Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief biography.

-         International submissions are welcome. All scripts must be in English.

-         All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.

E-mail Guidelines:

-         Submissions may be e-mailed to with a separate page with full contact and bio information (see above). E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Thursday, October 1, 2015 to be considered.

-         Preferred document format: Microsoft Word or .PDF files ONLY. No other formats will be accepted.

Mailing Guidelines:

-         Mail submission to:  Ann Hedger, Ten Minute Plays, The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.

          Mailed submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2015 to be considered for the Festival.

-         Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a cover page with full contact information (see above).

-         Scripts will not be returned. Scripts not selected will be shredded then recycled.

Selection & Notification Information:

-         Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion. All decisions are final.

-         All submitting playwrights will receive an email notification upon receipt of their scripts. Notification of final decisions will be made by e-mail between January 8 and 18, 2016.

Time Frame:

Submission deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Notification:  Between January 8-18, 2015
Festival Dates: April 8-23, 2016

Questions — call 440-951-7500 x103.

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