Curtains Auditions

The Grand Theatre announces auditions for Curtains. The auditions will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10am to 4pm.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show, 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.

Curtains will be directed by Dave Hanson.

Callbacks will be on Monday, July 15th from 6pm to 10pm. Callbacks will include sides, vocal callbacks, and a movement portion, so please wear clothes you can move in.

The show will run Wednesday – Saturday, October 3 – 26, 2019.

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 and will be held (apart from tech week) Monday – Friday 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.

Character Breakdown

  • Lieutenant Frank Cioffi : The central character, a Local Boston detective who is also very interested in musical theatre. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer.
  • Niki Harris : Niki is playing a supporting role and is Jessica Cranshaw's understudy in the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She is eager to make her Broadway debut. She meets and falls in love with Detective Frank Cioffi, who is investigating a murder at the theatre.
  • Georgia Hendricks : Part of the song writing team. Ends up taking on the leading lady role of the show-within-the-show.
  • Carmen Bernstein : The show's brassy producer, unhappily married to Sidney and Bambi's estranged mother.
  • Aaron Fox : The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his ex-wife from whom he's separated but still loves.
  • Bobby Pepper : The choreographer and male star of the show within the show. He is Aaron's charming rival and the current boyfriend of Georgia.
  • Christopher Belling : English director. Camp and funny.
  • Bambi Bernét : Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer; she has a contentious relationship with her mother, who insists on calling her by her real name, Elaine.
  • Daryl Grady : A theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, the Boston Globe. He enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out-of-town tryouts.
  • Johnny Harmon : The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is gruff but lovable. He keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process.
  • Oscar Shapiro : The general manager and sole investor. An agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money.
  • Sidney Bernstein : The co-producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving.
  • Jessica Cranshaw : Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer, dancer and actress who stars in the show within a show and is murdered on its opening night.
  • Sasha Iljinsky : The European conductor of the show within the show; played by the orchestra's actual conductor.
  • Randy Dexter : One of the male ensemble actors of the show within the show.
  • Harv Fremont : One of the male ensemble actors of the show within the show, Randy's sidekick.
  • Detective O'Farrell : Cioffi's associate from the Boston Police Department, assists in the investigation.
  • Ensemble

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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.