Acting at FMCT
Did you know that all of our Actors are volunteers? Each production is fully-cast from people just like you who want to explore their creativity through acting. We have doctors, dentists, at home moms, secretaries, bankers, high school and college students and many more. Some have done it before, others have not. Join us today and become part of the magic of theatre here at FMCT.
Below are the audition dates for each production in our season. Most auditions will require you to bring g specific materials with you. For example a musical may require you to sing 16-32 bars of music, a drama may want you to perform a monologue or two. You will find that information below, along with the audition dates. Please note that there may not be specific information about each audition until two weeks before each show…but check back to see more information.
AUDITIONS FOR 2013-2014 Productions
-Auditions are held at 7:00 pm the nights listed below unless otherwise noted. All Auditioners should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time to sign-up for a time and to fill out the needed paperwork.
-For non-musical, auditions will be cold readings. No preparation necessary, unless otherwise stated below.
-For musicals, please prepare 16-32 bars of music
(about 1 minute worth of vocals)
The Dining Room
By A. R. Gurney
Performances: October 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19 at 7:30 pm
October 13 & 20 at 2:00 pm
Auditions: August 18 & 19
Directed by: Jean Wilhelmi
Synopsis: The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes (some funny, some touching, some rueful) which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
The Wizard of OZ
By Frank Baum RSC Version
Performances: December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, & 20 at 7:30 pm
December 8, 15, & 21 at 2:00 pm
Auditions: September 29 & 30
Directed by: Scott M Brunsven, Music Direction by Marie Fike
Synopsis: This Christmas FMCT will take you away from the snows of Fargo to the Emerald Green of Oz. This classic tale takes us on the journey of a girl, Young Dorothy who lives on a farm in Kansas where a large tornado picks her house, and her dog up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She’s helped by the Good Fairy of the North, but she’s also in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy. While searching her way home she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who needs a heart, and a cowardly lion who needs courage. Make FMCT part of your Christmas traditions as you bring your entire family to this classic theatrical production.
The New Year’s Revue-Gems of Broadway
Performances: January 3 & 4 at 7:30
January 4 & 5 at 2:00 pm
Auditions: November 10 & 11
Directed by: Darren Sitz
Synopsis: The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre will ring in the New Year with its annual New Year’s Revue. Join us for a celebration of music from some of the best musicals ever written.
By Larry Shue
Performances: February 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30
February 9 & 16 at 2:00
Auditions: December 8 & 9
Directed by: Lori Koeing
Synopsis: Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, ‘you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you’. So Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless ‘nerd’, a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence, and less tact. Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence, a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising ‘twist’ ending of the play.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Performances: April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30
April 6, 12, 13 at 2:00
Auditions: January 26 & 27
Synopsis: In this retelling of the Biblical story, Joseph is a handsome young man who is his father’s favorite child, able to interpret dreams, and the bearer of an amazing coat. These facts lead Joseph’s eleven brothers to become insatiably jealous. Thus, they sell Joseph into slavery to some passing Ishmaelites. After refusing the advances of his owner’s wife, Joseph is sent to jail. Once in jail, he quickly becomes popular due to his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharaoh soon hears of Joseph’s ability and appoints him to the post of Number Two man in Egypt. Years later, Joseph’s now starving brothers arrive in Egypt and ask Joseph, whom they don’t recognize, for assistance.
by Ray Roderick and James Hindman
Performances: May 1, 2, & 3 at 7:30
May 3 & 4 at 2:00
Auditions: January 26 & 27
Directed by: Lynette Burgan
Synopsis: Back together after 20 years! That girl group from the sixties everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort.
With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, THE BIKINIS, or ‘The Jersey Girls,’ relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable friends got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing just their bikinis! The boardwalk was smitten with the 4 teens, Jodi and Annie, two sisters from Paramus New Jersey; Karla, their slightly manipulative first cousin from Philly; and best friend Barbara, from Staten Island.
Silver Follies – A Decade of Musicals
Performances: May 15, 16, & 17 at 7:30
May 18 at 2:00
Auditions: March 16, 17
Number of Performers: Open Audition – All who audition are cast
Synopsis: For the past 10 years the Silver Follies have delighted audiences with their interpretations of mega musicals. In the spring of 2014 the follies will take a look back at their first 10 years of musical theatre. This revue style musical tribute will feature songs from Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Once Upon a Mattress, Lil Abner, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Red, Hot, and Cole, Side by Side By Sondheim, Bugsy Malone Sr, and Carol Burnett Skits and Songs. You won’t want to miss this look down memory lane performed by the Silver Follies.