Want to be on stage at an Ignite! production? Here’s information on our upcoming auditions. Ignite auditions usually consist of “cold readings” from the script. While it is always good to be familiar with the script/show prior to auditions but is not a requirement for casting. Please come dressed in appropriate attire for movement and be willing to work with others. Auditions start at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Late October – A Christmas Pudding, by David Birney
Paul Baldwin and Scott Finlayson direct this holiday favorite. A Christmas Pudding is a full evening entertainment to warm hearts, stir memories and provoke laughter during the holiday season. It is a Christmas celebration in song, story, and poetry with tales by Mark Twain, G. B. Shaw, Shakespeare, Longfellow Emily Dickinson, St. Luke and many others collected with a host of traditional carols and holiday songs. Casting is VERY flexible. Audition information TBA, but will include readings as well as music. If you play an instrument or would like to sing a solo, please be prepared with your favorite holiday tune.
December 3 & 4 – Life Support, by George Tricker
Director Kathy Bowers will be looking for 1m and 1f for this production, which runs February 8-24, 2019. Auditions are early to allow for flexibility over the holidays. Synopsis: Alan Warner, whose wife is hospitalized for exploratory surgery, is joined in the lounge by Carol Stewart Brennan, who has just brought her husband to the emergency room as a precaution. They could not be more polarized: Carol is educated and wealthy; Alan dropped out of school and barely gets by as a house painter. The painful discovery that their spouses are both critically ill overrides their differences, and they develop a codependency that evolves from offering and receiving moral support into a physical and emotional relationship that seems to be heading toward a “life after death” existence. The situation is exacerbated when Alan realizes that his wife is even closer to death than originally anticipated; while Carol’s husband, having miraculously emerged from a coma, will survive after all. Carol and Alan are forced to deal with what has happened between them and their future.