Community Auditions

Upcoming Opportunities

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  • Middle School Play Auditions: The Phantom Tollbooth

    AUDITION NOTICE: The Phantom Tollbooth 
    Middle School Play Audition Dates: Thursday, Feb. 21 & Friday, Feb. 22 
    When: 3:30 – 5:30pm (both days)
    Where: Theater
    What to prepare: Just show up (No need to prepare a monologue)
    Roles available: 19+

    Middle School Play Auditions will be held next week (after the Heart & Soul Talent Show), Thursday and Friday afterschool from 3:30-5:30pm in the Theater.

    If you would like to read the play before the auditions, I have 10 scripts available to check out (First come, first serve). They are located on the small table in front of mine and Mrs. Koeppel’s office (the hallway beside the theater).
    Please, sign your name and the script number on the clipboard next to the scripts. Just return it when you are finished.

    If you have any questions about the auditions, rehearsals or performances, please email me or come find me.
    I hope to see you at auditions!! Lots of fun roles to be played.

    First Meeting/Read-Through: Wednesday, March 6 from 2:30 – 5:00pm
    REHEARSALS will begin after Spring Break, starting Monday, March 18.
    Rehearsals will be held Monday-Friday after school until 5:30pm. (May rehearsal times may be extended to 6:00pm prior to opening the show to accommodate tech and dress rehearsals).
    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday, May 9 at 7pm; Friday, May 10 at 7pm; and Saturday May 11 at 2pm.

    Milo is bored, bored, bored! While wallowing in world-weariness, Milo finds a mysterious box in his room with a note: “For Milo, who has plenty of time.” Inside the box is a miniature tollbooth and a map for “those who have never traveled in lands beyond”. Curious, Milo gets into his toy car and pays the toll. Milo is soon lost in the Doldrums, a colorless place where thinking and laughing are not allowed. He is rescued and joined on his journey by Tock, a "watch-dog" wearing an alarm clock.
    Tock guides Milo to Dictionopolis, one of two capital cities in the Land of Wisdom. Formerly a place of harmony where Princesses Rhyme and Reason settled all disputes, Dictionopolis is now in upheaval thanks to a terrible argument between The Land of Wisdom’s two rulers, King Azaz and the Mathemagician. Unable to agree with the Princesses’ decision that words and numbers are of equal importance, Azaz and the Mathemagician have banished the Princesses to the Castle-in-the-Air in the Land of Ignorance, literally leaving the Land of Wisdom with neither rhyme nor reason.
    King Azaz confuses Milo into agreeing to rescue the Princesses. With the pompous Humbug as a guide, Milo and Tock set off for the other capital city of Digitopolis to seek the Mathemagician’s approval for their quest. In Digitopolis, they meet the friendly Dodecahedron, visit the Numbers Mine, and discuss infinity with the Mathemagician. Milo uses the principles of infinity to trick the Mathemagician into allowing them to rescue the Princesses.
    After overcoming demons, obstacles, and their own fears along the way, Milo, Tock, and Humbug reach the Castle-in-the-Air and rescue the Princesses, with a little help from the Armies of the Land of Wisdom. The Princesses are welcomed home, King Azaz and the Mathemagician are reconciled, and everyone celebrates the return of Rhyme and Reason. Milo says goodbye and drives off, thinking he has been away several weeks. Suddenly he is back in his own room and discovers he has been gone only an hour.
  • Play Audition: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

    Auditions will be in the Wiener Theater. 

    AUDITION NOTICE: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 
    WHERE: Hutchison School, Wiener Theatre
    WHEN: Wednesday, November 14 @ 2:45 pm and Thursdays, November 15 @ 3:45 pm
    CALLBACKS: November 16 Callbacks at 3:45 pm

    The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is a fast-paced comedy by John Bishop. The play is based on several 1940s mystery movies. The plot revolves around the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher".  They assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who figures diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous "slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again.  After a series of dizzy conversations, multiple trips through secret doorways leading to a labyrinth of hidden passageways, a power outage in the mansion, multiple crimes, and criminals are revealed. Eventually after much murderous mayhem the Stage Door Slasher is revealed and captured. 


  • The Phantom Tollbooth Cast List
  • The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Cast List
  • Middle School Cast List
    Thank you so much to everyone who came out to audition for A Thousand Cranes and Hana’s Suitcase last week.  Mr. Rapp, Ms. Caskey, and I were amazed at the level of talent!  Your auditions were thoughtful and creative, and we cannot wait to start working on the show with each of you!  We have an exciting adventure ahead of us together-mounting two shows to play in repertory.  (Repertory means they will share the same stage and design team.)  Hutchison has never performed shows in repertory with our middle schoolers!  Fun!  Remember, both casts will play a part in each show but the majority of rehearsals will be within the show you have been cast.  This is going to be a meaningful, powerful, creative experience.  We are holding our first cast meeting and read-throughs on Wednesday, February 28 from 2:30-5:00pm. We are so glad you are going on this artistic journey with us. 

    –Mr. Rapp and Ms. Ford


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