Auditions

AUDITIONS: DEC. 11 (6:30 to 9:30 pm) DEC. 12 (6:30-7:30 pm) Call Backs Dec. 12 (7:30 – 9:30 pm) Prepare a 60 second comedy monologue

Social Hall — 212 N. Main St. St. George, Utah.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

  • Stephen Spettigue – Uncle of Amy, guardian of Kitty, story’s villain
  • Colonel Sir Francis Chesney – Father of Jack Chesney
  • Jack Chesney – Oxford undergraduate, in love with Kitty
  • Charles Wykeham – Oxford undergraduate, in love with Amy
  • Lord Fancourt Babberley – Undergrad pulled unwillingly into Jack & Charley’s scheme disguising himself as Charley’s Aunt
  • Brassett – Jack Chesney’s valet
  • Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez – Charley’s aunt from Brazil
  • Amy Spettigue – Stephen Spettigue’s young niece
  • Kitty Verdun – Stephen Spettigue’s young ward
  • Ela Delahay – orphaned young woman accompanying Donna Lucia (loved by Lord Fancourt)

Synopsis: Oxford, 1890. Two students, Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney, want to propose marriage to two lovely young women. Stephen Spettigue–an uncle to one of them, a guardian to the other–won’t let them anywhere near the boys; but he’s going out of town. Still, the proper young ladies won’t visit the young men without a chaperon. Charley’s aunt from Brazil–where the nuts come from–is expected to arrive. When she doesn’t, the boys have to do some quick thinking. Enter their rascally friend and fellow student Babbs Babberley, trying on an old ladies costume for the varsity play. They pretty much blackmail him into posing as Charley’s aunt. This ruse sets in motion a series of events that includes Babbs getting courted by both Spettigue and Jack’s father, Sir Chesney. And then Charley’s real aunt shows up.

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1. SGMT auditions are truly “open auditions.” Other organizations both professional and non-professional are looking for equity-actors, performers with long resumes, and even engage in recruiting in-house stock companies or pre-casting. SGMT is one of the few theaters in southern Utah that conducts true open auditions to any and all parties who are interested. We also have strict policies regarding production team auditors and auditioners to avoid any conflict of interest.

2. SGMT performers are all equal. All performers at SGMT donate their time and talent and yet we continually get exceptionally dedicated individuals because of the fun, professional and family environment we try to create and maintain.

3. SGMT demands high standards. We understand that great theater is not easy. Just because we are a “community theater” doesn’t mean that we can’t set high standards for ourselves and we know that our performers will have the best experience when excellence is demanded in rehearsal and on-stage. Many of our SGMT alumni over the past 20 years have gone on to amazing professional careers in theater and they often attribute their passion and exceptional craft to what they learned at SGMT.

4. SGMT strives to develop and nurture talent. Everyone who loves performing had to start somewhere and we want to provide opportunities for performers at all levels of skill and experience. In our intimate “theater-in-the-round” there truly are no “small roles.” Every cast member is important! What are you waiting for? SGMT needs YOU!