Ashland University Theatre Invites Students and Local Men to Aug. 28 Auditions

Ashland University Theatre Invites Students and Local Men to Aug. 28 Auditions

8/16/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Theatre invites the AU campus and the area community to its 2018-2019 season, which will journey back to the Victorian era. Filled with drama, mystery, romance and comedy, the three-show season (including Little Women, the musical; Anton Chekhov's drama Three Sisters; and Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes' Mystery by Ken Ludwig) will revisit the classics through the eyes of today’s ground-breaking playwrights and composers.

All university students and local men (faculty, staff and community members) are invited to the upcoming auditions on Tuesday, Aug. 28, for the first two productions. In particular, there is a large need for several men between the ages of 20 and 70 for the male roles.

Auditions for the musical Little Women, which is based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, will begin at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. Auditionees are asked to prepare and perform 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Call backs are scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Roles are available for six women and four men. Rehearsals will begin the following week with performances slated for Nov. 2-10. 

Auditions for Three Sisters will begin at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Auditonees will be asked to prepare and perform a one to two minute monologue from a realistic play. Call backs are scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The show’s roles include five women and nine men. There are a few rehearsals in November, but the rest will be held after the new year with performances scheduled for Feb. 15-23.  

Auditions for Baskerville will be announced at a later date. Performances are slated for April 3-7.

For more information, contact Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, Artistic Director, at tdurbin@ashland.edu or 419.289.5821. Tickets for the shows will be available through the Ashland University Box Office beginning Monday, Sept. 10, by phone at 419-289-5125, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 6 p.m., or online anytime at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply).

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###