AUDITIONS: A Midsummer Night's Dream

presented by: Red Octopus Theatre Company

Starts:Saturday, May 05, 2018  2:00 PMEnds:Saturday, May 05, 2018  5:00 PM



Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

Red Octopus Theatre Company, along with Darcy Hogan (director) and Milo Graamans (musical director) will hold OPEN AUDITIONS for William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00pm at the Newport Performing Arts center. All roles are open.

As a group of lovers escape into a forest of mischief and magic, the creatures of the night arise. What follows is a thrilling evening of enchantment, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween. Director Darcy Hogan (responsible for 2015’s wildly re-imagined version of The Taming of the Shrew), has infused Shakespeare's timeless words with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure you won't soon forget.

The director is looking for 24-30 actors, vocalists, and dancers to help bring this spectacular re-imagining to life. Some roles require only acting, singing, or dancing, while others require all three or a combination thereof. You do not have to be well-versed in the works of Shakespeare to have a place in this production... but a love of 80's music will serve you well, as the production features original lyrics and arrangements inspired by the music of the 1980s.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and sing 10 seconds of their favorite 80’s song. Complete audition information, character lists, audition sides, and downloadable audition form are available at (once there, click the “AUDITIONS” link).

Call-backs are by invitation only and will be held the following day - Saturday, May 6th. Rehearsals begin in June. Production runs October 12-28, 2018 in the Alice Silverman Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, Sundays at 2pm. Note: one additional performance on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00pm.

For complete information, and to download audition materials, please visit and click the “AUDITIONS” link.

If you would like to audition but are unavailable on Saturday, May 5th – please email to request an alternate audition date. (Alternate audition dates may be available, but are not guaranteed.)

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