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the curious savage

SPONSORED BY: COLD STONE CREAMERY

PLAY – Mrs. Savage, an elderly woman, whose husband has left her $10 million dollars intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object. To prevent Mrs. Savage from doing away with their family’s wealth and ruining their legacy, her stepchildren have her committed to a sanatorium called The Cloisters, and it is among the gentle residents there that she finds her true family. The Curious Savage is a warm comedy that compares the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the greed and hostility of so-called “normal people.”

Approximate Duration: 2 Hours

 

 Tickets will be available soon.

 

Production Team

Director – McKenzie Johnstun

The Curious Savage – October Audition Information

Audition Dates: August 18 & 19
Director: McKenzie Johnstun

A few things to note:

  • Monologues must be memorized and kept to 60 seconds or less. Time limit will be enforced.
  • Be prepared to completely fill out the rehearsal calendar at your audition with any and all conflicts that may arise during rehearsal. The production team is sacrificing time to be at rehearsals and it is pointless to rehearse with no one there. Be clear on your conflicts. Any conflicts reported after casting may result in a change of role or require withdrawal from the show. (A tentative rehearsal schedule is attached below. Please know that this is subject to change based on need & availability of cast members.)
  • Performances are October 15-23. There will not be double-casting therefore actors must be available for all performances.

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AUDITION NOTICES

The show runs October 15-23. 

Auditions are open to performers 16 years of age and older. All roles are open. Come prepared with a memorized monologue, no longer than 60 seconds.

Bring any conflicts from August 23rd through October 23rd along with a color 4×6 headshot.  
Callbacks will be by invitation on August 21.

Auditions take place at the theatre located at 40 East Main in Vernal. Enter the building through the main doors on the north side. Please email the theatre at vernaltheatre@gmail.com to schedule an audition time.


We hope you have an enjoyable experience auditioning and if you do not get cast, please come see the show and audition for future productions. We are also looking for people to help on the production team. If this is something you are interested in, please let us know either by emailing the theatre or filling out the Google form below (scroll past the audition info).

Email any questions to vernaltheatre@gmail.com.

For character descriptions – visit https://stageagent.com/characters/20841/the-curious-savage/  

 

 

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TENTATIVE Rehearsal Schedule coming soon & will be attached below. Please know that we are very aware of your time and our own. We will cancel rehearsals if we don’t need them and make sure that your time at the theatre is well-spent. Specific people & groups will only need to come specific days and times. Those will be determined specifically after auditions.

 

AUDITION TIPS FOR OUR 2021-2022 SEASON
 ​We had an incredible Season 5 at Vernal Theatre: LIVE and cannot wait for Season 6. Below are a few tips and tricks that will help you prepare for auditions. Enjoy and we’ll see you at auditions!

1. Know the expectations and follow them. Read the notices that are posted – every audition is different and may require different things to be prepared. Come ready and knowing what the director expects you to give.

2. Confidence. It sounds simple but it takes practice. Walk in the door with your held head high. Be wary of shuffling feet. You don’t get sympathy points if you’re nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive. And don’t forget to smile – that’s the lasting impression you want to leave.

3. Personality. Let it shine through!

4. Connection. Make one with the character you’re portraying and the production team. Be memorized on your audition material. Don’t ask who they (the production team) are. Introductions waste time, time you could use for showing off your acting chops. They are there to do their job, just like you’re there to do your job. You are equals. You’re selling, and they’re buying. Treat them with respect and courtesy, and they’ll do the same.

5. Stick to the time limit. If you prepared a monologue or a song, you (usually) get 60 seconds starting from your first line. And 60 seconds is plenty. So as to be respectful of everyone’s time, cut down your monologue or song. Rehearse with a stopwatch to measure how long it is. Then when you get to the audition, you won’t be rushed. And if they cut you off, don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean you’re bad, it means they need to give everyone else time to show too.

 

 

Want to be involved but don’t want to audition?

Maybe you did theatre in high school or are looking for a creative outlet, maybe your family is auditioning and you want to spend this time with them but don’t feel up to singing and dancing. Maybe you want a shorter time commitment or to learn something new – a Production Team is the spot for you! We are always looking for individuals to participate on our Production Teams. You can be part of a crew or be a leader, there is a spot for you. Just fill out the form linked below or email vernaltheatre@gmail.com to learn about opportunities for upcoming productions. We’d love to have you!

Production team form: https://forms.gle/zerXivD8Vzbd5nE78