Performers of any experience level are welcome to audition for our productions.  Below are all of our upcoming Auditions. We look forward to seeing you on a PCA stage soon!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our current policy is that cast and crew over the age of 18 shall be asked to test for Covid-19 if they exhibit symptoms in order to keep all our volunteers safe. Thank you.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Performing in the PCA Studio Theater April 20 to 30, 2023

Directed by Sylvia Ximi

Ensemble auditions will be held in Classroom 3
In the PCA Studio Theater

February 6 & 7
6:00pm in the Studio South Room

Auditions for lead role of Christopher Boone

By appointment:
before January 31, 2023


LEAD ROLE:

CHRISTOPHER BOONE

Seeking actor age 15 to 24 to play Christopher Boone (the role will also be considered to be played by a female), an Autistic teenager telling the story of the mysteries he unfolds about his own life while investigating the murder of a neighbor's dog. This is the lead role of the play, with a heavy line load and constant presence on stage. Depending on the ensemble cast we get, there is also the option to have choreography as part of certain scenes.

I would love to cast an actor who is actually on the Autism Spectrum to tell this story in collaboration with a director who also understands what it is like to live with Autism. Together, I would like to always be in communication on how to find the middle ground between challenging our limits in order to create this art, and keeping ourselves safe by respecting our own boundaries.

Please fill out an audition form linked below, and I will then follow up with you on when you'd like to have your individual audition. If cast as Christopher, I would like the actor to be available to interact with others auditioning for ensemble roles at auditions in February.

Thank you!

-Sylvia Ximi, Director
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SIDES - Christopher Boone

When auditioning for Christopher, you will be asked to read the parts highlighted in blue on the pages linked below.

Side 1 - page 25

Side 2 - page 32

Side 3 - page 71

AUDITIONS FOR CHRISTOPHER BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
When you fill out your audition form below, the director will reach out to you to arrange your audition appointment. If you wish to audition for any other character, you can just worry about coming to group auditions on February 6 & 7.

ENSEMBLE ROLES

The script will be localized, so there is no need to worry about British accents. Auditions will include cold reading from the script with other performers, as well as an exercise with our Fight Choreographer, Cole Brackney, on movement and safety.

Siobhan - Christopher's teacher, who also acts as a narrator of sorts as she reads the events of the play out from a school assignment Christopher wrote documenting the events. She is kind to Christopher, and cares about supporting him and understanding his way of seeing the world.

Ed - Christopher's father. He advocates for Christopher in his education, but has a temper that creates conflict in their relationship.

Judy - Christopher's mother. She loves and cares for her son, but becomes overwhelmed sometimes with not knowing how to connect with him.

There are also various ensemble roles that are on stage the entire time, jumping in to assist in either playing various characters Christopher interacts with in real life or representing his inner world. For example, one performer may act as Christopher's neighbors, then passersby in the train station, then a representation on his curiosity or paranoia or excitement, all within the course of the show.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Fifteen-year-old math whiz Christopher Boone lives with his father in a working-class town. After being falsely accused of killing a neighbor’s dog, Christopher, a brilliant teenage boy with Autism, sets out to solve the crime. The secrets he unearths prompt him to leave his trusted teacher and the familiar streets of his hometown for a life-changing train trip to London. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling and heartwarming adventure story featuring an unforgettable young hero.

PERFORMANCES

7:30pm   |   Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings   |   April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

2:00pm   |   Sundays   |   April 23, 30

9 to 5: The Musical

Performing in the PCA Cabaret May 11 to 28, 2023

Directed by Klay Brackney Wandelear

In the PCA Rehearsal Studio

February 22 & 23
by appointment
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Prepare 16 to 32 bars of music and bring backup tracks. Please choose a song from another musical for your audition.

Dress for movement. Auditions will include cold reads from the script.


ROLES

Violet Newstead - The studious boss' assistant.

Doralee Rhodes - Glamorous country girl working as a secretary.

Judy Bernly - The young new hire.

Franklin Hart Jr. - A sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot, and the boss.

Roz Keith - Hart's adoring assistant.

There are also a number of dance ensemble roles as well.

CALLBACKS

Tuesday, March 3

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the 1980 hit movie, three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they cannot do, even in a man's world. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Winner of the 2009 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for best original score and choreography.

PERFORMANCES

7:30pm   |   Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings   |   May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

2:00pm   |   Sundays   |   May 14, 21, 28