Upcoming Audition Dates for the 21st Theatrical Season

February 5, 2015 – “Esther!”
March 12, 2015 – “Zorro”
April 30, 2015 – “Sleeping Beauty”
June 18, 2015 – “Paul: The Road To Damascus”
July 30, 2015 – “Pride and Prejudice”

Auditioning at LifeHouse Theater

Auditions will be held on a first come-first served basis. All are welcome and roles are open for men and women. Men are especially encouraged to audition. Those auditioning should be at least 10 years of age and bring a theatrical resume and a recent photo to leave with the audition panel. Those without a photo may have a Polaroid picture taken at the auditions for a $2 fee.

Auditioners should also bring their own sheet music in the preferred key, and be prepared to sing a short selection of about 16 measures. A pianist will be provided but will not be able to transpose any sheet music. Auditions with CDs will not be accepted. Those without sheet music will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” with the accompanist.

*For dramas, please prepare a dramatic monologue no more than one minute in length.

Auditions for “Esther”

Open auditions for LifeHouse Theater’s “Esther,” written by award-winning playwright and LifeHouse founder Wayne Scott, will be Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at LifeHouse Theater, 1135 N. Church Street, Redlands.

The biblical book of Esther explodes with rollicking hilarity as the evil Haman schemes to outwit bumbling King Xerxes for control of the Persian Empire. With the help of her wise cousin Mordecai, Esther cleverly thwarts Haman’s plot through her inspiring faith and surprising true events.

Character List 

Storyteller – The narrator of our tale (Age 18+)

Mordecai – Wise cousin and guardian of Esther (Age 40+)

Esther – A young woman of strength and virtue (Age 18-25)

Xerxes – Bumbling King of Persia (Age 35+)

Haman – Evil self-absorbed and greedy schemer (Age 25-35)

Young Esther – Esther as a child (Age 10-12)

Teresh – Evil guard plotting to kill the king (Age 18-40)

Vashti – Queen of Persia (Age 35+)

Zeresh – Wife of Haman (Age 18-35)

Crier – Vashti’s Attendant

Jet Set (4 men and 4 women)

Pageant Women (1-8)

Teresh’s Guards (2)

Tango Men (4)

Haman’s Henchmen (8-12)

Various Persians

Various Hebrews