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Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

If you would like to join us please see the opportunities below for more information and who to contact.

 

Arkansas Repertory Theatre – Local Auditions – “Chicago”

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces auditions for its upcoming production of the musical “Chicago,” book, music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, directed and choreographed by Ron Hutchins, and music director Michael Rice.  Auditions will be held Saturday, December 8 at Arkansas Rep’s Education Annex located at 518 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201. Seeking a diverse company of union and non-union performers for the following roles:

Roxie Hart: (Female. Vocal Part: Mezzo. Age Range 25-30) As pretty as she is self centered, Roxie Harts unrelenting search for fame forms the spine of Chicago. Her character embodies the corruption that fame can bestow upon a person. Very strong Fosse Dancer. 


Velma Kelly (African American Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range 25-40) Tough, sexy and sarcastic, Velma Kelly is a vaudeville performer who resides in Cook County Jail after she murdered her cheating husband and sister. Used to being the “main attraction”, Velma in the style of Fosse, fiercely competes with up and coming rival Roxie for the attention of the press and to preserve her celebrity status. 


Billy Flynn (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 35-50) A Lawyer who is handsome, suave, educated and very manipulative, Billy Flynn makes celebrities out of his clients in order to gain sympathy from the media and sway public opinion.

Amos Hart (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 30-50) An auto mechanic, Amos is a good natured man who is a victim of his own innocence. He is Roxies husband and the only character in the show who’s motives are pure of heart and never selfish.

Matron Mama Morton (Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range: 30-50) Warden of Cook County Jail. Tough and sassy “reciprocity “ is her middle name.


Mary Sunshine (Male or Female. Vocal Part: Soprano. Age Range: 25-55) A sappy tabloid columnist who believes no matter what horrible atrocities a person commits there is good in them. If cast as a male it will be done in drag. 


Ensemble ( Male and Female. Vocal Part: varies. Age Range: 18-45) Strong Fosse Dancers who sing well and are physically fit. The 6 Merry Murderesses ; Liz, Annie, June, Hunyak, Mona, Go to Hell Kitty, reporters, policemen, lawyers, and other citizens of Chicago.

To register for an audition appointment, please email Peter Mensky, Casting Director at pmensky@therep.org, put ‘Chicago Local Appointment’ as the subject line of the email, and include the role(s) for which you wish to audition.  

Performers interested in the roles of Billy Flynn, Amos Hart, Matron Mama Morton and Mary Sunshine must bring a headshot and resume, sheet music in the appropriate key, and will be scheduled to audition between the hours of 10:00AM and 12:00PM.  Performers for these roles will be required to perform 32 bars of music either from or in the style of the show and may be asked to read sides which will be provided at the audition.

Performers interested in the roles of Roxy, Velma, and Ensemble must bring a headshot and resume, sheet music in the appropriate key, proper dance attire (including jazz shoes for men and heels for women), and attend a dance call at 12:00PM.  Performers for these roles should be warmed up and dressed to dance at noon. They may be asked to sing 32 bars in the style of the show, read sides which will be provided at the audition, and possibly learn another dance combination following the 12:00PM dance call.  

Arkansas Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee, applicant for employment, third party or community member because of race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity.


Combined Season EPA - Arkansas Repertory Theatre and Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Arkansas Repertory Theatre will hold a combined Season EPA with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre on Monday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 5 at Arkansas Rep’s Education Annex located at 518 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201.  

Appointments can be scheduled between 10:00AM and 6:00PM (lunch from 1-2) by emailing casting@arkshakes.com or phoning Rebekah Scallet and/or Sidney Kelly at 501-852-0702 (M-F 10:00AM-5:00PM).  

Actors should prepare either 2 very brief monologues OR a very brief monologue and a very brief song.  Any actor who wishes to be considered for a Shakespeare play should perform at least 1 Shakespeare monologue.  Sheet music must be provided in the appropriate key.

Please note that only actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association may schedule an appointment.  Appointments for December 5 will not be available until all appointment times for December 3 are full. Non-union actors may show up on the day of the audition and may audition if time permits.  

Seeking actors for Principal Roles for the following productions:

“Chicago”

First Rehearsal – January 29, 2019

First Preview – February 19

Opening – February 22

Closing – March 24 (5 weeks)

 

“Native Gardens”

First Rehearsal – March 26, 2019

First Preview – April 16

Opening – April 19

Closing – May 5 (3 weeks)

 

“Million Dollar Quartet”

First Rehearsal – August 13, 2019

First Preview – September 3

Opening – September 6

Closing – October 6 (5 week run)

 

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

First Rehearsal – November 12, 2019

First Preview – December 3

Opening – December 6

Closing – December 22 (3 week run)


General Casting Information

Audition listings are posted as they become available for specific productions. For an audition appointment in response to an audition posting, please contact Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate, at pmensky@therep.org


Local Auditions in Little Rock:

Arkansas Rep regularly holds auditions in Little Rock throughout the year. Auditions are announced here on our website as well as in local newspapers, and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in auditioning for an upcoming production, please check the auditions page regularly, and “Like” Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s page on Facebook for casting updates. Once auditions are announced, you may email to schedule an audition appointment.  


New York Auditions: 


EPAs 
Season EPAs are scheduled once a year and take place in Chicago or New York City. These EPAs are announced on www.actorsequity.org and in Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com.

Chorus Calls 
Chorus calls are scheduled for each chorus musical. These calls are posted on www.actorequity.org and in Backstage Magazine, www.backstage.com.

Auditioning for a Specific Production
Arkansas Rep announces our New York City auditions on www.actorsequity.org , Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com and www.actorsaccess.com. Generally, we hold auditions on a show by show basis, and these auditions are by appointment only. To obtain an audition appointment for a particular production, you may submit your picture and resume either electronically through www.actorsaccess.com or by sending your picture and resume directly to the casting department through regular mail.


Scripts
Arkansas Rep is not currently accepting scripts for future productions.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is pleased to offer internships for the 2019 Season. Our internships are ideal for college graduates who are actively pursuing a career in professional theatre. All interns receive weekly compensation plus housing, along with the invaluable experience of working in a professional theatre setting.

Those interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, provide three professional references, and (when applicable) samples of work in electronic form. Please apply by emailing all information to lkwallek@therep.org. Please place desired position in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Any individuals being considered for a position will be contacted by management. No phone calls, please.


SOUND INTERN

Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a Sound intern for our 2019 season.  Responsibilities include assisting the resident Sound Designer/Engineer with the sound requirements for all shows.  Duties will include maintenance of sound related equipment and storage spaces. This position is expected to actively participate in all changeovers for shows.  Other responsibilities, such as running crew duties, are assigned by the production manager on a per show basis. Positive attitude is essential. College experience or equivalent is required.  Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019.  This is an intern position paid minimum wage, plus housing, benefits are available.  Please email resume and reference list to:  Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager. lkwallek@therep.org.  No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.


PRODUCTION ASSISTANT INTERN
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking two bright, hardworking upcoming stage managers to serve as Production Assistants for our 2019 Season.  Our PA’s will assist our AEA Stage Managers in the preparation, rehearsing and running of all shows.  Other responsibilities will be assigned by the Production Manager.   Positive attitude and a good sense of humor are essential.  Experience in stage management at college or small theatre level is also necessary.  The opportunity to enroll in AEA apprentice program is available.  Ideal starting date is Jan. 16, 2019.  This is a minimum wage job, plus housing, benefits are available.  To apply please email cover letter, resume and reference list Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager. lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

COSTUME INTERN 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Costume Intern for its 2019 season.  Responsibilities include costume construction and alteration, craft work and wardrobe crew responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing self-starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Positive attitude is essential. College or equivalent experience is required. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. This is a minimum wage job, housing is provided. Benefits are available. This position works weekends and evenings. Please email resume and reference list to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org  No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer. www.therep.org.

*All Interns are assigned other duties that include, but aren’t limited to, running crew positions and assisting in all strikes. Some duties will require the ability to lift up to 50lbs.*

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Box Office Associate 

Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a Box Office Associate to act as the principle point of welcome to The Rep. The qualified person will demonstrate the ability to offer the highest levels of customer service to patrons in person, by telephone, and by email. This employee will maximize sales for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre through exemplary customer service and extensive knowledge of current productions. To apply please email cover letter, resume, and references to: Zachary Rhodes, Director of Audience Services, zrhodes@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.


COSTUME DIRECTOR
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking a full-time Costume Director to supervise all aspects of an active costume department. The ideal successful candidate must be a well-organized and communicative professional with strong budgeting and organizational skills, experience managing the build of multiple shows, and ability to work with designers to successfully achieve their vision. This is a full time, year round position that directly supports a five show season, an educational program and annual gala fundraiser. Duties include the daily supervision and hiring of staff and over-hire personnel, maintenance of budget, coordination of costume rentals, collaboration with designers and choreographers, creation of all costume paperwork and overseeing the maintenance of costumes during performance runs. While this is primarily a management position, the Costume Shop Manager will also have costume build and maintenance responsibilities and must have draping, patterning, craftwork and construction skills. Design opportunities possible but not required. Experience working with dance costumes is preferred but not required. Ideal start date is Nov. 28, 2018. Competitive benefits package. Please email cover letter, resume, three references and examples of construction work to Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager, jmarchesi@therep.orgNo phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.
 

CUTTER/DRAPER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Cutter/Draper.  Applicants must have a minimum three years practical experience as a Cutter/Draper in professional theatre, with a minimum five years of professional costume construction experience.  Responsibilities include patterning, supervising the construction of costumes, fittings and overseeing alterations and reworking of all built, rented or pulled costumes.   Candidates must show proficiency in draping, flat patterning and “sculptural” use of fabric.  Expertise in creating period, modern and unusual costumes desired. Other requirements include excellent understanding of fabric types, characteristics, uses and limitations as well as working knowledge of costume history.  The ideal candidate must excel at meeting deadlines, be dependable, flexible, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Strong organizational skills a must. Positive attitude is essential. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. To apply please send cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager, jmarchesi@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.  
 

WARDROBE SUPERVISOR/STITCHER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher to insure smoothly-run performances and preserve the integrity of the original costume design for each production.  Responsibilities include coordinating and conducting costume changes, training all dressers, maintaining and repairing costumes, and organizing strike.  This position requires knowledge AEA theatrical practices. When not in production, the Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher assists in the costume shop as needed and must have stitching and basic costume and craft construction skills.  The ideal candidate must excel at meeting deadlines, be dependable, flexible, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Strong organizational and computer skills are a must.  Basic wig maintenance is required. Positive attitude is essential. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. This position works evenings and weekends. Ideal starting date is Jan. 2, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. To apply please email cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to: Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager, jmarchesi@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.


 

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