january, 2017

17jan6:00 pm8:30 pmAs You Like It Auditions


Event Details

Auditions: Tuesday, January 17. 6-8:30pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 18th. 6-8pm.
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 6-8pm, February-April
Tech Week: Sunday, April 30th-Wednesday, May 3 (Sunday times TBD, Weeknight times 6pm-10pm)
Shows: Thursday, May 4th; Friday May 5th; and Saturday, May 6th at 7pm. Sunday, May 7th at 3pm.

ALL /THOSE AUDITIONING SHOULD COME WITH AN AUDITION SHEET ALREADY FILLED OUT—MOST IMPORTANTLY WITH ANY CONFLICTS. Once the schedule is made, we will expect you to be at all rehearsals for which you said you were available so please make sure to consider everything—including, but not limited to: Spring Break, school shows, concerts, science night, and prom. Audition sheets available HERE.

Auditions will consist predominantly of sides from the play. Please make sure to have read or seen a version of As You Like It in the recent past. Give some thought as to which character you would like to audition for. We will be looking for clear character choices. The 1978 BBC version with Helen Mirren is available for rent on Amazon and I believe the 2006 Kenneth Branagh version is available to rent on xfinity or for those with HBO Go. Here is a list of the sides we will be using in the auditions.

– Celia/Rosalind – Act III, Scene ii, lines 183-222
– Rosalind as Ganymede/Orlando – Act IV, Scene i, lines 72-131—CUT LINES 103-111
– Touchstone/Audrey – Act III, Scene iii, lines 1-46
– Oliver/Orlando – Act I, Scene i, lines 29-77
– Celia/ Duke Frederick – Act I, Scene iii, lines 69-93
– Silvius/Phoebe – Act III, Scene v, lines 86-115
– Jacques/Touchstone – Act III, Scene iii, lines 63-98
– Duke Senior – Act II, Scene i, lines 1-17

Shakespeare’s play are all available online for free and these scene and line marks should match up regardless of which version you are looking at.

For our younger actors and/or those hoping to play chorus roles, you will be asked to perform one of the following mini monologues (below) from the play. Keep in mind that these monologues, while short are not delivered by chorus roles in the play. While you do not need to be memorized, you should have a strong idea of character and an understanding of what you are saying.

Contact Liz at LFredette@MacGuffinTF.com if you would like to audition, but are unable to make the audition date or with any questions.

Think not I love him, though I ask for him.
’Tis but a peevish boy—yet he talks well—
But what care I for words? Yet words do well
When he that speaks them pleases those that hear.
It is a pretty youth—not very pretty—
But sure he’s proud—and yet his pride becomes him.
He’ll make a proper man. The best thing in him
Is his complexion; and faster then his tongue
Did make offense, his eye did heal it up.
He is not very tall—yet for his years he’s tall.
His leg is but so-so—and yet ’tis well.

Act III, Scene v, lines 116-127



You amaze me, ladies. I would have told you of good wrestling, which you have lost sight of.
I will tell you the beginning, and if it please your Ladyships, you may see the end, for the best is yet to do, and here, where you are, they are coming to perform it.
There comes an old man and his three sons—Three proper young men of excellent growth and presence. The eldest of the three wrestled Charles, the Duke’s wrestler, which Charles, in a moment threw him and broke three of his ribs, that there is little hope of life in him. So he served the second, and so the third. Yonder they lie, the poor old man their father making such pitiful dole over them that all the beholders take his part with weeping.

Act I, Scene ii, lines 106-126—cutting out Rosalind’s and Celia’s lines


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