Be Part of an ACT Production

We want you! The Argenta Community Theater exists to provide dramatic storytelling that illuminates our collective human journey. We are a community theater that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds.

All auditions will take place at:

Argenta Community Theater
405 Main St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

AUDITIONS

Auditions for White Christmas and The Producers will be held at Argenta Community Theater on Sep. 10th, 2022 from 1-4pm and Sep. 11th, 2022 from 2-5pm.

Rehearsals for White Christmas will begin in November 2022. Show dates for White Christmas will be Dec. 7th-17th, 2022.

Rehearsals for The Producers will begin mid-January 2023. Show dates for The Producers will be Feb. 22nd- Mar. 4th, 2023.

To schedule an audition time, please email casting@argentacommunitytheater.org.

Please note in your email the show you are requesting an audition for or if you are requesting an audition for both shows.

Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis.

Character Breakdown

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Available Roles:

BOB WALLACE (age 30-50) A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love. A very good singer with a crooning style who moves well; Tenor.

PHIL DAVIS (age 25-45) The fun-loving, go-getting song-and-dance partner of the team Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm and sex appeal. A strong dancer, good singer; a real “song & dance” comic performer; Baritone-Tenor.

BETTY HAYNES (age 25-40) The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance team, the Haynes Sisters. Destined to be a star in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take the spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell; Mezzo Soprano.

GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY (age 50-60) A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post-World War II America. Once a powerful leader, he now struggles to run a struggling inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principle and dignity. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love. A mostly non-singing role (He sings a portion of one song). This is a non-dancing role.

MARTHA WATSON (age 40-60) Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper and receptionist at the inn. Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Big hearted but rather unsentimental, she runs the General’s life in spite of his protestations. She is an irrepressible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. A winning, appealing character-comedienne; sings & dances; big belt voice. Alto.

SUSAN WAVERLY (9-13 years old, must play and appear as a 9-year-old) The General’s granddaughter visiting from her home in California, Susan is a lovable and outgoing kid. She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. She has been bitten hard by the showbiz bug and demonstrates everything that is winning but not self-conscious in the ultimate child performer. She must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well.

RALPH SHELDRAKE (variable age) Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking New York professional; Tenor.

RITA AND RHODA (variable ages) Bob and Phil’s two-star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy and fun, although perhaps not the smartest. Should sing passably well and must move well.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE (ages 14+) – members that sing in the Train Scene, Inn scenes, finale, Clubgoers, patrons of the Regency Room, mostly non-dancing roles, but a part of many of the larger scenes. There may be some minimal dancing/movement required. May also play various supporting roles (see below).

DANCE ENSEMBLE (ages 14+) – singers & dancers to appear in major song & dance numbers, as well as play various supporting roles (see below). May also appear in several other large scenes including the Train Scene, Inn/rehearsal scenes, etc.

THE PRODUCERS

Available Roles:

MAX BIALYSTOCK: (age 40+). A failed Broadway producer. Good singer with excellent physical and verbal comedy skills. Ruthless, unprincipled and quick witted with verbal banter. He will stop at absolutely nothing to succeed. A likable rogue who despite his egotistical persona and indefensible antics has the audience secretly rooting for him; Tenor.

LEO BLOOM: (age mid 30s). A meek-mannered accountant. Good singer with excellent physical and verbal comedy skills. Movement/dance ability advantageous (including tap). Leo is neurotic, unassertive and utterly lovable. He discovers his inner confidence, follows his dream of becoming a Producer, and ‘gets the girl’ by running off to Rio with the leading lady; Tenor.

FRANZ LIEBKIND: (age late 20s+) A wild-eyed German immigrant and Nazi fanatic. Excellent comedy skills with ability to sing. A strong physical presence, he is hot-tempered, intensely obsessive Nazi supporter (with a soft spot for his pet pigeons). More than slightly nuts, he eventually loses the plot and attempts to shoot our main characters in a comic fit of rage; Baritone.

ROGER DE BRIS: (age 30+) A cross-dressing renowned (in his own eyes) Broadway director. Excellent comedy skills and good singing and dance ability. Tap skills advantageous. Beneath a (somewhat) convincing straight-acting persona lies a full-blown Judy Garland waiting to burst out. When opportunity gives him the leading role in ‘Springtime For Hitler’ he becomes a ‘gay as a daisy’, all singing all-dancing showbiz Hitler; Baritone.

CARMEN GHIA: (age 25+) Roger’s possessive live-in lover. Excellent comedy skills and a good singer. Thin, ‘strange looking’ and intense queen. He overreacts to every eventuality and is mortally wounded by any of Roger’s thoughtless remarks. Comically sibilant beyond all measure; Tenor.

ULLA: (age 20s) The knock-out Swedish secretary. Excellent comedienne with great song and dance skills. Gorgeous, young, blond and leggy. Enthusiastic, innocent and adorable but with a very loose grasp of the English language she is generally utterly inept in her work; Mezzo.

ENSEMBLE (ages 18+) – singers & dancers to appear in major song & dance numbers, as well as play various supporting roles.