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Audition 2018: Winner Takes All


LAST WEEK!!!! Sept 24-28, 2018


$50.00 cash each session (if you do 2 in one day, you get $100 cash)

Male/Female 13 and over

Taking submission for

Morning Sessions approx. 745am-1230

Afternoon Session approx. 1:30p-6:30p

  • Sept. 24  Monday 
  • Sept 25 Tuesday (Afternoon Only)
  • Sept 26 Wednesday
  • Sept 27 Thursday
  • Sept 28 Friday



Name (everyone who is coming if not alone)



Day(s) you are available


Audition 2018: Family Game Show

Now Casting Teens, Parents & Grandparents for a NEW Family Game Show!
“Battle of the Ages” is a comedic gameshow brought to you by BYU TV that pits two families made up of multiple generations (teens, parents, and grandparents) against each other to battle it out in fun games and challenges!
The families can with up to $10,000 dollars and a possible free vacation!!!
We are currently looking for teams of 3 – teen, parent, & grandparent (older aunts, uncles, cousins etc. work too!)
***Must be in the Utah area, and be willing to travel to Provo for one day shoot***
To Apply, please send an email to: 
Please include the following information:
Phone number
A line or two about themselves
Include recent headshots or photos
If they have other family members willing to participate with them, tell us who they are.

Free Screening of Jane and Emma

There will be a screening held on Friday, September 14 in the Varsity Theater at 10am of the upcoming LDS film, Jane and Emma. The screening is sponsored by the Maxwell Institute and there will be a discussion afterwards with the director Chantelle Squires (a Theater and Media Arts alumni) and Sterling Van Wagenen. The film is being distributed by Deseret Book/Excel Entertainment and will open on October 12 in theaters.

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To view the trailer, click on the link below:




Audition 2018: Hale Center Theatre – A Christmas Carol

Auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held, by appointment only, September 29th & October 1st. 
These auditions will be held at Hale Studio located at 537 N. 1200 W. in Orem. 
All roles, with the exception of Ebenezer Scrooge, are available.
Children (Ages 8-15 and Tiny Tims) may schedule appointments for September 29th from 10:00am-11:00am or October 1st from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Adults (Ages 16+) may schedule appointments for September 29th from 11:00am-1:00pm or October 1st from 7:00pm-9:00pm. 
Each “auditioner” will read one cold read monologue at the audition in a British accent.
Monologues will be provided at the auditions and can also be found online.
Adults (Ages 16+) should also prepare to sing 16 bars of a classic musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided. Headshots and resumes are encouraged.
All auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance through our Box Office (801-226-8600). We will begin taking audition appointments September 15th.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out the appropriate paperwork before your audition time.
Callbacks, by invitation only, are scheduled for Monday, October 8th (for non-caroler roles) and Friday, October 12th (for Carolers).
A Christmas Carol will be directed by Jerry Elison, with music direction by Sonja Sperling and choreography by Jayne Luke.
Anyone who is unable to attend the initial audition may submit an audition form and video. Please send your video along with a headshot, resume, and your audition form no later than September 29th to be considered for callbacks. You may download the audition form HERE.
Note: This production is not to be confused with the production of A Christmas Carol – Youth Edition. Information for the youth production is available HERE.
Character Descriptions:
**Unfortunately, because of the time period, we are unable to consider anyone with braces.**
Bob Cratchit: (Male), Ages 30s-40s
Ghost of Marley / Undertaker: (Male), Ages 40s-60s
Ghost of Christmas Past / Street Urchin: (Male / Female), Ages 10-12
Ghost of Christmas Present / Old Joe / Schoolmaster: (Male), Ages 30s-50s 
Ghost of Christmas Future / Gravedigger: (Male), Ages 18+
Fred / Party Guest: (Male), Ages 20s-30s 
Fred’s Wife / Charwoman / Party Guest: (Female), Ages 20s-30s
Mrs. Cratchit: (Female), Ages 30s-40s 
Martha Cratchit / Party Guest: (Female), Ages 15-18 
Peter Cratchit / Boy Scrooge / Party Guest: (Male), Ages 12-15 
Belinda Cratchit / Party Guest: (Female), Ages 10-13
Carol Cratchit / Little Fan / Want: (Female), Ages 8-10
Tiny Tim Cratchit / Ignorance: (Male), Ages 6+, Under 46″ Tall
Fezziwig / Solicitor / Preacher: (Male), Ages 50s-60s
Mrs. Fezziwig / Laundress: (Female), Ages 50s-60s 
Belle: (Female), Ages 17-20
Young Scrooge: (Male), Ages 17-20 
Dick Wilkins (Male), Ages 15-18
Topper / Solicitor: (Male), Ages 20-30 
Topper’s Girl / Party Guest: (Female), Ages 20-30 
Carolers (Double Quartet): (Male & Female), Ages 18+
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Theatre Presentation 2018: The Princess and the Goblin

Classic Story Theatre will be presenting a Readers Theater Presentation of The Princess and the Goblin. It will be at the Orem Library Monday, November 5 at 7pm. This is a musical adaption of George MacDonald’s classic tale with music by Robert Peterson. Book is written by BYU alumnus Gayanne Ramsden King with lyrics by Robert Peterson, Gayanne Ramsden King, and George G. King. This is a story for the whole family so don’t miss out on this event!