Update: 2/5/18

The Aurora Fox Arts Center announces  

Auditions for PASSING STRANGE

The Aurora Fox is still considering candidates for Passing Strange. If interested in submitting or scheduling an audition time, please email production manager, Jen Orf at jorf@auroragov.org

PASSING STRANGE

By Stew and Heidi Rodewald 

Directed by Nick Sugar 

PASSING STRANGE 

The Aurora Fox is pleased to announce auditions for the final mainstage production of its 33rd season, the rock musical Passing Strange.   

SEEKING:  

And ensemble of 4 Men and 3 Women to portray all roles in Passing Strange.  Ability to play an instrument is a plus, but not required. 

 ABOUT THE SHOW:   

Tony Award-winning Passing Strange is a fast-paced but moving rock musical that follows the story of a nameless Youth who is on a quest to find “the real.”  From a middle class Baptist upbringing, the young protagonist rejects the comforts of home and travels on a picturesque journey to find “the real.”  Complicated by his need to rebel against his mother and society, he finds himself “passing” through place to place and from lover to lover, living the bohemian life, only to find out that “the real” that he’d been searching for would come at great cost. With soulful lyrics and soaring, heart-pounding music, this show is a unique experience that breaks theatrical boundaries, crosses musical genres, and ultimately brings the audience home with a new understanding of personal and creative authenticity. 

 Setting: Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin- Late 1970’s through early 1990s. 

 Rehearsals run March 12-April 12, 2018- and are currently scheduled daytimes Monday through Saturday, with a varied schedule. 

Technical rehearsals will be Saturday and Sunday April 7 and 8, 2018. 

Performances will be Thursday-Sunday April 13-May 13, 2018 

 ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: 

A director, choreographer, actor and theater instructor, Nick currently serves as the resident director for Town Hall Arts Center in Denver, as well as continuing work with several metro area and regional theaters. This past season he directed Bonnie and Clyde, Hairspray and In the Heights, and the currently running production of Peter and the Starcatcher at Town Hall Arts Center. Nick has received several honors including The Henry Award, The Best of Westword, The Denver Post Ovation Award and Marlowe Award for his work in direction, choreography and performance 

 ABOUT THE AUDITION: 

Auditions for all roles will be held at the Aurora Fox Mainstage: 

  • Tuesday, February 13 from 4-8pm or by alternate appointment 
  • Callbacks will be by invitation only. 

Please sign up at www.aurorafox.org/afac/auditions or by calling the Aurora Fox Box Office at 303-739-1970. 

 Members of Actors Equity Association are encouraged to audition for all roles; at least 5 contracts are available.  EMC points may be awarded.  Actors of all backgrounds, physical abilities, ages and body types are encouraged to audition.   

 PREPARATION: 

  • Please prepare one monologue for the character/characters for which you would like to be considered. Monologues can be found at www.aurorafoxartscenter.org/afac/auditions.   
  • Please prepare 1 rock song appropriate to the style of the show.  Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. 
  • Bring a current headshot and resume.
     

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

Narrator- Male, 30-50s, African-American.) The narrator of our story. Strong actor, singer and musician. Charismatic with impeccable comic timing. Guitar; keyboard skills a plus. Actor may be asked to accompany himself at callback auditions. High Baritone. 

Youth- (Male, 20s-30s, African-American.) A budding musician struggling with the idea of fitting in but also non-conforming. A dynamic singer and strong actor. Keyboard skills a plus. High Baritone with strong falsetto. 

Mother(Female, 30s-50s, African-American.) Strong, vulnerable, warm, maternal, but at odds with her own challenges as a mother attempting to raise a precocious teenage son. Must be a strong singer with impeccable comedic timing. Mezzo-Soprano with high belt. 

Hugo,Christophe, Terry– (Male, 20s-40s, African-American/Afro-Latino/Afro-Caribbean.) Strong singer and character actor to play the track of TERRY, CHRISTOPHE, and HUGO. All three are a bit naïve but come with a strong sense of humor. Must be physically fit. Tenor with strong falsetto. 

Sherry, Renata, Desi– (Female, 20s-30s, African-American/Afro-Latino/Afro-Caribbean.) Strong singer and character actor to play the track of SHERRY, RENATA, and DESI. All three are sexy, vibrant, and vulnerable. Mezzo-Soprano with high belt. 

Mr. Franklin, Joop, Mr. Venus– (Male, 30s-50s, African-American/Afro-Latino/Afro-Caribbean.) Strong singer and character actor to play the track of MR. FRANKLIN, JOOP and MR. VENUS. All three are energetic and mysterious with an edge. Must be physically fit. Baritone with strong falsetto. 

Edwina, Marianna, Sudabey(Female, 20s-30s, African-American/Afro-Latino/Afro-Caribbean.) Strong singer and character actor to play the track of EDWINA, MARIANNA and SUDABEY. All three are a mixture of sexy, irresistible and dangerous. Low Mezzo-Soprano with strong mix upper range 

OTHER: 

Auditions and rehearsals will be at the Aurora Fox: 9900 E Colfax Ave, Aurora CO 80010.  Please check in at the box office at least 10 minutes ahead of your audition time.   

Performances will be 

  • At 7:30 on April 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 28, and May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12, 2018 
  • At 2PM on April 15, 22, 29, and May 6 and 13, 2018 
  • Possible performance April 21 or April 23 at 7:30 

If you have questions or would like more information email jorf@auroragov.org or call 303-739-1969.

Location: Aurora Fox

Update 1/31/2018

The Aurora Fox and Little Foxes Summer Children’s Theatre present

Auditions for  

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 

Adapted by Tim Kelly
Directed by Lisa Mumpton

 April 14 and 15, 2018


The Aurora Fox is pleased to announce auditions for the 2018 Little Foxes Summer Children’s Theatre Production: the stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!   

Follow Alice as she journeys through Wonderland on a golden afternoon, and meets crazy characters including a rabbit with a pocket watch, a caterpillar with a penchant for poetry, a duchess with a pot full of pepper, and the Queen of Hearts. 

SEEKING: Actors of all types, ages 6-18 for all roles.   

ABOUT THE AUDITION: Auditions will be held at the Aurora Fox (9900 E Colfax Ave) 

  • 10AM-4pm on Saturday, April 14, and 
  • 5:30 to 8pm on Sunday April 15.   

CLICK HERE to sign up for a 5 minute audition appointment or call 303-739-1970 

For the day of the audition: 

  • Please arrive and check in at the Aurora Fox’s main lobby at least 10 minutes in advance of your appointment.   
  • Bring a current picture and resume.   
  • Bring your family/child’s calendar- conflicts should be listed on the audition paperwork.   
  • Bring a smile! 

All actors should prepare a one minute memorized monologue from a published play.  Please note: parents will not be permitted in the auditorium during auditions, but may wait in the lobby.    

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:  The Little Foxes Summer Children’s Theatre has been producing plays performed by children for children for over 20 years.   Student actors from Aurora and the greater metro area get the chance to work with professional directors and designers to perform a play each summer on the Aurora Fox Main Stage. 

SCHEDULES for SUMMER 2018 

  • Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm from May 29-June 18.  There will also be a required technical rehearsal on Saturday June 16 from 9am-3pm. 
  • Performances will begin at 10AM Tuesday-Saturday  from June 19-July 7.  There will be no performances July 1-4, and there will be an afternoon performance on July 5.  
  • All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at the Aurora Fox Arts Center at 9900 E Colfax Ave. in Aurora. 

There is a $100 fee per actor if cast in the play.