Neil Simon Festival holds open auditions for 2014 season

SOUTHERN UTAH – Open auditions for the 2014 season of the Neil Simon Festival will be held Saturday at two locations in Southern Utah: Southern Utah University’s Music Building, Room 209, from 9 a.m. to noon; and Dixie State University’s Eccles Black Box Theatre from 2-4 p.m.

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 will be asked to: 

  • perform a monologue from a Neil Simon script
  • perform either a second contrasting monologue or sixteen bars of a song from a Broadway musical
  • bring their own accompaniment if planning to sing as no accompanist will be provided; actors may bring their own music CD, a guitar to accompany themselves, or sing a cappella
  • provide a current headshot and resumé

The auditions are open to members and nonmembers of Actors Equity, however Equity actors are asked to 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 from June 16 until Aug. 23. 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 resumé to richardbugg@simonfest.org.

About the Neil Simon Festival

From its mission statement: The Neil Simon Festival provides accessible, entertaining theatrical experiences that excite the imagination and nourish a lifelong passion for the theatre.  We work to preserve and honor the works of playwright Neil Simon and his contemporaries as well as foster the development of new American plays that follow the Simon tradition of character-driven plots and comic introspection into the American experience.

To see scheduled plays for the 2014 season through August, click here. For ticket purchase options, online, phone or in person, click here.

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