Now Casting for the 2018-2019 Season

General auditions are complete, but we are still accepting submissions for the following shows:

The Second City’s “Twist Your Dickens”
Hooded, Or Being Black For Dummies
Life Sucks
Caroline, Or Change

Please email your headshot, resume and shows you would like to be considered for to:

Jen Orf, Production Manager
jorf@auroragov.org

The Aurora Fox stands firmly behind the principles of non-traditional casting.  In all cases where a character’s age, ethnicity, gender identity or physical abilities are not germane to the story or author’s intent, actors of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities and physical abilities will be considered.

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

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 from 2-8PM.
  • Alternate times and callbacks for Songs for a New World, and Life Sucks by invitation only.
  • Additional auditions for Twist your Dickens, Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies, and Caroline or Change will be in July.

Please sign up below or call the Aurora Fox Box Office at 303-739-1970.

Members of Actors Equity Association are encouraged to audition for all roles.  Actors of all ethnicities and physical abilities are encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION:

Total audition time: 3 minutes:

  • You may perform a 1 minute contemporary monologue, or 2 contrasting monologues.
  • For consideration for Songs for a New World or Caroline, or Change, please prepare a song in a style appropriate to the shows. An accompanist will be provided.  No acapella or karaoke tracks.
  • Bring current picture and resume.
  • Please arrive a few minutes before your audition slot to fill out paperwork.

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

Location: Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO  80010

If you are unable to audition during the general call on May 21, but would like to be considered, please submit your headshot and resume and which shows you would like to be considered for to Brandi Patrick at bnpatric@auroragov.org.

About The Shows

 SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Rehearsals begin August 20
By Jason Robert Brown Performances Thursday-Sunday
Directed by Helen R. Murray September 14-October 14, 2018

It’s all about one moment. It’s about passing the point of no return and having to make a choice, take a stand or accept your decision. These are the uplifting stories and songs for a new world. The first musical from Tony Award winning composer, Jason Robert Brown (“The Last Five Years,” “Parade,” “Bridges of Madison County”), this moving collection of powerful songs takes us from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship, to a ledge fifty-seven stories above Fifth Avenue, through a fascinating array of characters that, when faced with a life changing moment, can only choose to step boldly into the future.

SECOND CITY’S, TWIST YOUR DICKENS Rehearsals begin October 29
By Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort Performances Thursday-Sunday
Directed by Matthew R. Wilson November 23-December 23, 2018

A madcap send-up of the holiday classic, “Twist Your Dickens” finds Scrooge, Tiny Tim and those know-it-all ghosts hopelessly mixed up in zany holiday sketches. This adult comedy is never the same show twice and was deemed by the Chicago Sun-Times as a “fresh and bountiful feast of funny.” Second City alums and veteran Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort dreamt up this irreverently funny new take on “A Christmas Carol.”

HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES Rehearsals begin December 26
By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Performances Thursday-Sunday
Directed By Betty Hart January 18-February 10, 2019

“Hooded…” is a timely and irreverent examination of two very different 14-year-old black boys growing up in America. Meeting in a holding cell, Marquis, a book smart prep-school kid from suburban Maryland meets Tru, a street savvy Baltimorean. Tru thinks Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies” to help him navigate a world of cheerleaders, Black Lives Matter, 2Pac, Nietzsche, Apollo and Dionysus—each vying for Marquis’ future.

LIFE SUCKS Rehearsals begin January 28
By Aaron Posner Performances Thursday-Sunday
Directed by Helen R. Murray February 22-March 17, 2109

This brash and revelatory reworking of “Uncle Vanya” finds a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws and lifelong enemies gathering to grapple with life’s thorniest questions… and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Called “sassy yet heartfelt” by The Washington Post and “altogether wise, profoundly humane and hilarious” by the Chicago Sun Times, this is not any Chekov you know. Never has unhappiness been so much fun.

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Rehearsals begin March 11
By Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori Thursday-Sunday
Directed by Kenny Moten April 5-May 5, 2018

Set in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement, the Tony-nominated “Caroline, Or Change” follows a black maid working for a middle-class Jewish family in Louisiana. When a small amount of money goes missing, buried tensions threaten to rip two families—and the struggling Caroline—apart. Loosely based on Kushner’s provocative and personal story, Caroline features a virtuosic score that blends blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies into a magical, show-stopping musical masterpiece.