Auditions - DGS Drama Club
Freshman Play 2021 Auditions
Freshman Play: The Masked Freshman.
Audition Date: Wednesday, August 18
Auditions for Fall/Winter/Children's Play 2021
Fall Play: Laughing Stock
Winter Play: Rose and the Rime
Children's Play: School House Rock Live, Jr.
Audition Date: Wednesday, September 1
Callbacks: Thursday, September 2
See AUDITION PACKET for monologues and details.
In order to audition for these shows, you must submit a digital audition during the two week audition window referenced above. Only current freshman-juniors can audition. The audition includes:
Children’s Play: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. by Joseph Robinette
Synopsis: The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size in this energetic musical, which follows Tom, a young school teacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Perfect for young performers of all ages and experience levels, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. is a surefire hit amongst actors and audiences alike.
Fall Play: Laughing Stock by Charles Morey
Synopsis: It is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.
Winter Play: Rose and the Rime by Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews and Jake Minton
Synopsis: Young Rose lives a peaceful, carefree life in her tiny wintry town of Radio Falls. Sledding through snow dunes, drinking hot chocolate and listening to stories told by her Uncle Roger, it all seems pretty grand. True, it's always winter, but it's been like that all her life—how could she know the difference? But one day when Rose asks her Uncle Roger the truth of what happened to her parents, she learns there's more to the history of Radio Falls than she could have ever realized. The town has been trapped within perpetual winter ever since the evil Rime Witch came and stole the magic coin that sustained peace and happiness for the little town. To save Radio Falls from its frigid misery, Rose sets out to find the Rime Witch and return the coin to where it belongs. Rose bobsleds through ice caves, braves haunted forests, and plunges through fierce blizzards before finally confronting the witch and taking back the coin. Radio Falls returns once again to its summer splendor, but how long can the good times last? Soon, the coin's power invites the town to wonder what else it's missing. One of The House Theatre of Chicago's most beloved original myths, Rose and the Rime reminds us once more that anything powerful enough to fulfill all your dreams is also powerful enough to destroy them.