Audition

Audition

Interested in acting in one of our main productions this semester? Fantastic! You can learn about upcoming shows and sign up for auditions below.

Looking to get involved in an area other than acting? Spectacular! Let us know on this form or our contact page.

We’d be happy to have you on board either way!


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Auditions February 14 & 15.
Performances April 20-22.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in Mel Sturdyvant’s recording studio in Chicago’s South Side in 1927; and Ma Rainey, the Mother of The Blues herself, is late to her own recording session. This play deals with with issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. Ma and her musicians must struggle with their economic exploitation as black musicians in a white dominated recording industry, and must find a way to navigate a space that wants black music but does not want the black musicians that come with it.

Into the Woods

Auditions February 15 & 16.
Performances April 28 & 29.

Cap & Bells is delighted to partner with the Clark to present the musical Into the Woods, directed by Madeline Seidman, class of ’17. This ensemble piece intermingles the legendary storybook characters of Jack (the one with the Beanstalk), Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, & co. together for the first time in the woods, all searching for their own “happy ever after.” They come to find that wishes are chancy things—that what one covets may cause trouble for another. The brilliant writing team, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, give us a play that explores community reaction to disaster and the task of teaching humanity.

Three Sisters

Auditions February 14 & 15.
Performances May 4-6.

Audition for this intense company-based exploration of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Infusing movement techniques from such influences as Pina Bausch, Tadashi Suzuki and others into the psychological matrix of this dramatic masterpiece, we will take on its portrayals of the aspiration for beauty in a world of ordinary desolation, the nature of purpose, and the limits of self-determination.