Auditions

A Wall Apart Auditions

The Grand Theatre announces auditions for the original rock musical, A Wall Apart.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Dance auditions will be from 10:00AM-11:30AM, and vocal auditions will be from 11:45AM-2:45PM. Please sign up for both slots online. For the vocal audition please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of a rock musical, an accompanist will be provided.

Headshots and resumes are required. Prior to your audition, please download, complete, and print the audition form to bring with you to your audition: Audition Form

Auditions will be held in the Grand Theatre Facilities & Arts Annex at 1610 South 250 East, Salt Lake City 84115. Parking is available at no charge in the South-East parking lot off of 1700 South. Please enter on the North side of the building.

If you cannot make auditions, a video audition can be sent to: grandtheatre@slcc.edu.

A Wall Apart will be directed by Keith Andrews.

Callbacks will be on Monday, April 1 from 6:00PM-10:00PM.

The show will run Wednesday – Saturday, August 15 – September 7, 2019, with Saturday matinees.

Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, July 17 and will be held (apart from tech week) Monday – Saturday from 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

The Grand Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting and actively seeks talented actors of color on an ongoing basis. We welcome all qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, color, national origin or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

About the show:

Music for the show was written by Graham Russel of AIR SUPPLY. With scars from one war, three brothers in East Berlin face another as the Berlin Wall divides their city - East from West. One an officer, another an artist and the third caught in the middle, these brothers experience the building of the wall, each from a personal perspective. As the brothers strive to find their way together, three generations of family ties, brotherhood, love, marriage and parenthood are tested. What is the price of liberty, and will the wall divide or unite this family?

Character Breakdown:

KURT OSTERMANN: 20's - German Young Man, middle brother of the family.

MICKEY OSTERMANN: Early 20's, Rock and Roll Band member, youngest brother of the family.

ESTHER WILSON: 20's, American father and German mother living in Berlin. Girlfriend, then wife of Kurt Ostermann.

SUZANNE ALDER: 20's, works in "the Bunker" a rock and roll bar, girlfriend of Mickey Ostermann

BURGERMEISTER: A local official - like a mayor - who officiates at the wedding.

ENSEMBLE: Town's people, Guards, Officials, Various citizens.

If you want to get an idea of the show, these are the sides that will be used for invited callbacks. Sides are not needed for the initial audition:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1j1xqh4xrljn8kx/AADD0LVEh1183LrCq809xTwOa?dl=0


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the rehearsal process?
Typically, rehearsals last about six weeks prior to opening. Due to the complexity of everyone's schedules, rehearsals are reserved for evenings Monday through Fridays and Saturdays, during the day. Generally rehearsals are scheduled from 6:00-10:00PM weeknights, and 9:00AM-4:00PM on Saturdays.

Do I get paid?
Yes, we do offer stipends to all adult actors employed during a production. Children, under legal working age, do not receive monetary compensation, but usually receive discounted tickets for family members.

Do you hire Equity?
No, not generally. We are not an Equity Theatre, although, occasionally there is an Equity contract offered under special circumstances. However, Equity actors are always encouraged to audition, as you never know what will be offered.