FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Richard Bugg
Email: [email protected]
AUDITIONS FOR THE NEIL SIMON FESTIVAL 2014 SEASON ANNOUNCED
Open auditions for the 2014 season of the Neil Simon Festival will take place on Saturday, March 1st at two locations in southwest Utah. From 9:00am – Noon auditions will be held on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City at the Music Building, Room 209. From 2:00pm – 4:00pm auditions will take place on the Dixie State University campus in St. George at the Eccles Black Box Theatre.
The Neil Simon Festival is looking for actors to perform roles in the following shows: “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” and “The Star-Spangled Girl” by Neil Simon; “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, and Andrew Lippa; and “Greater Tuna” by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, Ed Howard. The roles of Max Prince in “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” and Schroeder in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” have already been cast.
No appointment is necessary. Actors should come to one of the audition locations prepared to perform a monologue from a Neil Simon script, and either a second contrasting monologue or sixteen bars of a song from a Broadway musical. There will not be an accompanist at the audition, so actors planning to sing should bring a music CD, a guitar to accompany themselves, or be prepared to sing a cappella. Actors should also bring their current head shot and resume. The auditions are open to members and non-members of Actors Equity, however Equity actors should notify the Neil Simon Festival in advance of their intention to audition.
Actors cast in the 2014 season are expected to be in residence at the Neil Simon Festival in Cedar City, Utah from June 16th until August 23rd. Most positions will be paid with housing provided if necessary, however some roles offered will be apprenticeships with only housing provided.
Stage managers and designers may also apply for the 2014 season by emailing their resume to [email protected].
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The Neil Simon Festival is a 501(c)3 theatre organization in its 12th season, based in Cedar City, Utah. The Neil Simon Festival preserves and honors the works of playwright Neil Simon and his contemporaries, as well as fostering the development of new American plays that follow the Simon tradition of character-driven plots and comic introspection into the American experience.