SPRING PLAY

All interested New Trier students are encouraged to audition for the Spring Play:  Rumors , by Neil Simon

General Auditions
Monday, March 19, 3:30-6:00pm, Room W215, Winnetka Campus
Tuesday, March 20, 3:30-6:00pm, Room W215, Winnetka Campus

Callbacks
Wednesday, March 21, 3:30pm, Room W215, Winnetka Campus

Play Description
At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. 

Cast
Ken Gorman (M): A well-spoken intelligent quick thinking attorney
Chris Gorman (F):  Ken's wife who is well-meaning, intelligent, and a bit high strung
Lenny Ganz (M): An accountant, extremely sarcastic but very likable
Claire Ganz (F):  The town gossip, loves to spread news and overhear information
Ernie Cusak (M): A psychiatrist, very smug and a bit pretentious
Cookie Cusak (F): Host of her own cooking show, very over dramatic and excitable
Glenn Cooper (M): Ambitious man running for state senate, very driven and serious
Cassie Cooper (F): Very manipulative and able to get others to do what she wants
Officer Welch (M/F): Veteran police officer, seen it all
Officer Pudney (M/F): A rookie cop, and Welch's partner 

WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Please refer to the  2017 2018 Crew Rehearsal and Performance Schedule  for rehearsal dates and times.

HOW DO I AUDITION?

  • Sign up for an audition time and complete the audition form. - COMING SOON
  • Memorize a monologue from  Rumors Audition Monologues or prepare a one-minute piece that you already know. See the "What about the monologue" section for additional information.
  • Come to the audition about 20 minutes before your appointment. We will check you in and you will present your monologue. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE AUDITIONS?
Wear clothes that you can move in and make you look and feel good. Make sure your hair is out of your face. Avoid jeans, sneakers, flip-flops, or Uggs. Do not wear costumes.

WHAT ABOUT THE MONOLOGUE?
Pick one of these monologues or one of your own choosing (1 minute long) for your audition. All selections should be memorized. YOU MAY PERFORM ANY OF THE MONOLOGUES, REGARDLESS OF GENDER. CHANGE PRONOUNS AS NEEDED. After you perform your monologue, you may be asked to start it again with a different intention or focus. It's not because your first interpretation was wrong. Instead, the directors are interested in learning more about your range as a performer and how you respond to direction. Think of it as a mini callback.

CALLBACKS
A Callback audition will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30pm. The callback list will be posted on the NT Audition Hotline 1-847-446-7000 ext. 5053 after auditions the evening of Tuesday, March 20.

WHEN DO THE CAST LISTS GO UP?
The cast lists will go on the Audition Hotline (1-847-446-7000 ext. 5053) by 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 21. Rehearsals begin on Thursday, March 22 in W215 at the Winnetka Campus.

CREW APPRENTICESHIP
All performers are required to fulfill the Crew Apprenticeship Program within one year after being cast in their first NT production. Please see the NTHS Guidebook or Performing Arts website for more information.

WHAT IF I'M NOT CAST IN BUT I STILL WANT TO BE INVOLVED?
If you audition and don't get cast, No Questions Asked, New Trier's short form improv group welcomes new members. They meet on Wednesdays in W23 at Winnetka.  Stage Crew is a great way to get involved with the productions. All crews are open to anyone interested, and they are a LOT of fun - no prior experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining Spring Play crew, please contact Mr. Ferguson FergusoD@nths.net  or sign up HERE . Also, the coaches from NT's Speech Team are ready to welcome new members. Contact Mr. Vinson VinsonA@nths.net . Looking ahead, audition dates for Lagniappe-Potpourri will be posted soon.

INFORMATION ABOUT DIRECTING PROJECTS
Please contact the director, Mr. Dunn if you have any questions or concerns at dunnr@nths.net