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Scripts for non-musicals are available for perusal for a 3 day period with a refundable $10 deposit.

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Audition Information

Auditions are open to everyone, from beginning actor to veteran performer, and are held about two months prior to each show’s opening.

SBCT auditions are in multiple locations, so check the notice carefully. They are either in the South Bend Civic Theatre building at 403 N. Main (Mainstage, Studio Theatre or Lobby); or in The Firehouse, 701 Portage Ave.; or occasionally in the church next door.

Rehearsals are generally held four or five nights a week for six to eight weeks, heavier closer to opening.

Productions are usually in either the 209 seat Wilson Mainstage Auditorium, or in our 80 seat Barbara K. Warner Studio Theatre, and run 2 to 3 weeks.

Unless the script specifies otherwise, all roles are cast without regard to race and/or ethnic origin.

Auditions for "Willy Wonka Jr" and "Lost in Yonkers" in November!

SBCT Announces Auditions for the First Shows of 2015: “Willy Wonka Jr.” and “Lost in Yonkers!”

• SBCT will hold auditions for their Kids4Kids production “Willy Wonka Jr.”—a musical re-telling of Roald Dahl’s beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on November 3rd and 4th at the Scottish Rite building located at 427 N Main St South Bend (across the parking lot from SBCT). Students from 3rd to 12th grade are encouraged to audition.

To be considered, please sign up for one of the hour and a half audition slots beginning at 5 PM and ending at 9 PM on either date. You’ll learn a song and dance from the show and work on a short scene.

To sign up for a slot and find out more about the show, please call the SBCT Box Office at 574-234-1112 or for more information go to or contact Education Director Carys Kresny at 574-968-7496.

“Willy Wonka Jr.” performs in the Wilson Theatre February 6-15, 2015.

• SBCT will hold auditions for adult roles in Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning play “Lost in Yonkers” November 5th and 6th from 6 PM to 9PM at the First united Methodist Church’s Solomon’s Temple classroom (across the street from the theatre on Madison
St) – please enter through the North Door and up the stairs). The casting for the two teenage boys’ roles will be part of the Willy Wonka Jr. auditions November 3rd and 4th. Actors are needed for the following roles (ages givenauditions November 3rd and 4th. Actors are needed for the following roles (ages given are acting ranges):

o Grandma: 60’s to 70’s

o Eddie: late 30’s to 40’s

o Aunt Bella: 30’s

o Uncle Louie: 30-40

o Aunt Gert: 30’s

o Jay: 15-16

o Arty: 13-14

“Lost in Yonkers” performs in the Warner Theatre January 9-25, 2015. For more information, including checking out scripts with a $10 refundable deposit, call the SBCT Box Office at 574-234-1112.

South Bend Civic Theatre productions feature volunteer actors drawn from the Michiana region. Directors attempt to schedule rehearsals around individual conflicts as best they can. SBCT welcomes and encourages actors of all experience levels, from novices eager to get the acting bug to seasoned veterans, to their auditions. SBCT is also committed to reflecting the diversity of the community and encourages and welcomes actors of all backgrounds to audition.

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