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2023 Auditions

Auditions for the 2023 season will consist of readings from the script(s) and will be held at the Hausmann Nature Center in the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. 

Please carefully read through the following information. Contact Dustin J. Martin, Artistic Director, at dmartin@summerstageofdelafield.org if you have any questions. 

Audition Dates
Auditions will be held by appointment only on Monday, April 24, 7 – 9:30 pm and Tuesday, April 25, 7 – 9:30 pm. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, April; 26, 7 – 9 pm.

Season Audition Process

  1. Sign up for SEPARATE, consecutive time slots for each show you wish to be considered for. For example, you might sign up for 7:40 pm for BOEING, BOEING  and 8:00 pm for THE MIRACLE WORKER.
  2. Be prepared to share all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule(s).
  3. Callbacks and casting for the three shows will be held simultaneously.
  4. If feeling sick, please reschedule your audition time.

Sign up here: 2023 Season Audition Sign Up

IMPORTANT: If you sign up and later find out that you will not be able to attend, please remove your sign up so your slot can be filled by someone else.

Materials to Bring

Please bring the following for EACH show you are auditioning for:

  1. A copy of your resume and headshot, if you have one.
  2. A completed audition form

Directions
Take I-94 to the Hwy C exit in Delafield (exit 285). Go south on Hwy C about one mile and the park entrance will be on your left. On your entry to the park, stop at the ranger station. Let the ranger know you are there for SummerStage auditions and you’ll be permitted entry. Follow the signs to the Hausmann Nature Center, which will be on your left. Park there and then follow the short path to the Nature Center. 

Physical address: W329 N846, County Rd C, Delafield, WI 53018

Rehearsals and Performances

Most rehearsals and all performances will be held within Lapham Peak, either at our stage or an alternate location. Rehearsals will typically be between four and five times a week prior to the production. You must be available for all technical rehearsals and performances. Excessive conflicts may result in not being cast in the production.

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by Neil Simon
directed by Nicholas Callan Haubner

Rehearsals: May 1 – June 7, 2023
Performances: June 8 – 10, 14 – 17, 21 – 24 at 7:30 pm (11 performances)

SYNOPSIS: Set in Brooklyn during The Great Depression, this coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene, a Jewish American teenager who searches for his identity as he tries to deal with his older brother Stanley, his parents, his Aunt Blanche, and her two daughters, who come to live with the family. His father struggles to support everyone. His aunt wants to date the neighbor. His cousins add to the family’s tension in good and not-so-good ways. All the while, the family worries about other relatives in Poland and how they’ll put them up if they escape and come to Brooklyn.

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • Eugene Jerome, male, age 15-20
  • Kate Jerome, female, age 40-60
  • Jack Jerome, male, age 40-60
  • Stanley Jerome, male, age 18-20,
  • Laurie Morton, female, age 13-16
  • Nora Morton, female, age 16-20
  • Blanche Morton, female, age 40-60

THE MIRACLE WORKER
by William Gibson
directed by Kelly Goeller

Rehearsals: June 5  – July 12, 2023
Performances: July 13 – 15, 19 – 22, 26 – 29 at 7:30 pm (11 performances)

SYNOPSIS: In Alabama, an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf, and mute. Pitied and badly spoiled by her parents, Helen is taught no discipline and grows into a wild, angry, tantrum-throwing child. Desperate, the Kellers hire Annie Sullivan to teach their daughter. After several fierce battles with Helen, Annie teaches Helen discipline and language through persistence, a double breakthrough that changes Helen’s life and has a direct effect on the lives of everyone in the family. Based on the inspiring true story.

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • Annie Sullivan, female, age 20-30
  • Helen Keller, female, age 10-16
  • Arthur Keller, male, age 40-50
  • Kate Keller, female, age 30-35
  • James Keller, male, age 18-25
  • Aunt Ev, female, age 40-60
  • Anagnos / Doctor, male, age 40-55
  • Viney, Black female or male, age 30-45
  • Martha, Black female, age 10-15
  • Percy, Black male, age 9-12
  • Blind children, any gender, age 9-15

BOEING BOEING
by Marc Camoletti
translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
directed by Ralph Frattura

Rehearsals: June 26 – August 16, 2023
Performances: August 17 – 19, 23 – 26, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 at 7:30 pm (11 performances)

SYNOPSIS: This 1960s farce centers on self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.”  He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” without them knowing about each other by abiding by a strict schedule. Bernard’s life gets bumpy, though, when his friend Robert comes to stay, and complications such as weather and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupt his careful planning. Soon, all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously and catastrophe looms.

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • Bernard, male, age 30-40
  • Gloria, female, age 25-35
  • Gabriella, female, age 25-35
  • Gretchen, female, age 25-35
  • Berthe, female, age 40-60
  • Robert, male, age 30-40