Auditions

Auditions for Parkland Theatre-produced plays are generally held twice a year and are always open to all members of the community and to Parkland and U of I students. We encourage diversity.

FALL AUDITIONS CLOSED

 

The Servant of Two Masters

  • Directed by Michael O'Brien
  • By Carlo Goldoni
  • Translated and Adapted by: Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi
  • Performance dates run Sept. 27–Oct. 7, 2018
  • Second Stage Theatre

“A modern mash-up between traditional Italian commedia del’arte and modern day sit-coms, this new version of Goldoni’s classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers and twenty-seven plates of fast food.  Imagine a Bob Hope comedy written by Monty Python and performed with likes of Chaplin or Keaton.”

Cast List:

  • SILVIO LOMBARDI:  Matthew Harper
  • CLAIRE D. LUNIE:  Gabrielle Smith
  • DINO TRUFFEL:  Jake Smith
  • DINAH MERLE:  Zoë Dunn
  • BETTY RASPONI:  Emaline Johnson
  • FLETCHER WATUSI:  Parker Evans
  • EDDIE BRIGGS:  Neil Ryan
  • MR. PHINEAUS LUNIE:  Dave Heckman
  • COACH VINCENT LOMBARDI:  Jarrod Finn
  • FRICANDEAU-WOPS:  Melissa Goldman, Maya Hammond, Thom Billam, Lindsay Wisniewski

 



The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

  • Directed by Mathew Green
  • By John Bishop
  • Performance dates run Nov. 8–18, 2018
  • Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

"When their latest Broadway musical closes after the murder of three chorus girls, the writers and stars escape to Westchester to work on their next hit. Unfortunately, the murderer has followed them upstate! A comedy about murders, secret identities, and the Golden Age of Broadway, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is a modern classic in the vein of Clue and Murder by Death."

Cast List:

  • HELSA WENZEL:  Karen Hughes
  • ELSA VON GROSSENKNUETEN:  Chelsea Collier
  • MICHAEL KELLY:  Wesley Bennett
  • PATRICK O’REILLY:  Jace Jamison
  • KEN DE LA MAIZE:  Monty Joyce
  • NIKKI CRANDALL:  Mallory Sellers
  • EDDIE McCUEN:  Quinton Ohlsson
  • MARJORIE BAVERSTOCK:  Jenny Gleason
  • ROGER HOPEWELL:  Ed Pierce
  • BERNICE ROTH:  Mindy Smith
  • DIETER WENZEL:  Parker Evans