Auditions

Bring your talent and creativity to our award winning theatre company!

Our auditions are posted on this page when available.

We also forward this information to the Portland Area Theatre Alliance and other local media. We hold auditions for adults and children, depending on the production.

Upcoming Audition Dates:
Rock Of Ages: March 9 & 10.
 
Audition signups begins approximately 4-6 weeks prior to auditions. Signups for audition notices are posted on our website. You can sign up on our website to receive audition notices as soon as they are announced.

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AUDITIONS

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions for actors (ages 8 thru 19) for Rock of Ages Youth Edition.  Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2024. Parents and guardians may sign their child up for auditions online

AUDITION INFORMATION

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 by appointment. 

Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Rock of Ages performances will be May 11 and 18, 2024 The production will be directed by Gavin Knox, musical direction by Melody Knox  

Sign up AT THIS LINK to schedule an appointment. Each audition slot will be 5 minutes. Call 503-635-3901 if you need assistance with the sign up.

NOTICE: We’re committed to the health and safety of ALL members of our employees, artists, production staff, cast, young performers, and audience members. To ensure the safety of everyone in the Rock of Ages Youth production, all cast members will follow all current OHA guidelines in order to participate. 

OUR GOAL IS TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE – THANK YOU FOR COMPLYING!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Please review the schedule and mandatory rehearsals before you secure an audition appointment online. Be sure to list all conflicts between March 15 and MAY 20 2024. Conflicts not listed at the time of the audition may not be honored. This will help the directors schedule rehearsals.
  2. Please send your resume and headshot to bio@lakewood-center.org and include your last name and Rock of Ages in the subject line. Bringa hardcopy of BOTH to audition (school photos are fine as long as it is current and looks like the actor). 

WEEKLY REHEARSAL AND PEFORMANCE SCHEDULE (schedule subject to change)

Not all actors will be needed for ALL rehearsals till April 27 Be sure to include all conflicts so directors can establish rehearsal schedule. All actors will need to attend rehearsals starting April 27 .

Rehearsals from March 15 to April 26

First rehearsal Friday March 15

Mondays 5:00 to 8:00

Tuesdays 5:00 to 8:00

Fridays 5:00 to 8:00

Sundays 4:00 to 8:00

Spring Break March 22 to 31

Rehearsals not Mandatory

Schedule is as above if you can make it. If you are on vacation, have fun! See you April 1.

Tech: All actors must be available for the following scheudle

Saturday April 27 – 2:15 to 6:00

Sunday April 28 – 5:00 to 8:30

Monday April 29 – 5:00 to 8:30

Tuesday April 30 – 5:00 to 8:30

Wednesday May 1 – 5:00 to 8:30

Saturday May 4 – 2:15 to 6:00

Sunday May 5 – 5:00 to 8:30

Monday May 6 – 5:00 to 8:30

Tuesday May 7 – 5:00 to 8:30

Wednesday May 8 – 5:00 to 8:30

Saturday, May 11 Dress rehearsal 9:30am-12:00pm

Thursday May 16 possible pickup rehearsal 4:30-6:00pm

Saturday, May 18 possible pickup rehearsal 9:30am-12:00pm

PERFORMANCES

May 11 @ 2pm & 4pm

May 18 @ 2pm & 4pm

Possible added performance May 19 or 20

Audition information:

SINGING/ACTING 

SONG: Please learn and be ready to sing the audition cuts from the audition page with a song of your choice. You may choose which song to present at the time of your audition (include which song you will sing in your introduction) however you MAY be asked to sing the other song as well. Both the vocal guidance track and the instrumental (karaoke) track will be provided. The karaoke track will be used at auditions. Please, no a cappella singing or singing of songs not on the audition page.

Don’t Stop Believin’ (Just Music)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (W/ Lyrics)
More Than Words/Heaven (Just Music)
More Than Words/Heaven (W/ Lyrics)
Shadows Of The Night/Harden My Heart (Just Music)
Shadows Of The Night/Harden My Heart (W/ Lyrics)

You do not need to sing the entire song as noted below.

MONOLOGUE: You can select to read one of the character monologues also listed on the audition page. It does not need to be memorized but you should be as familiar with it as possible.

Franz
Hilda
Lonnie
Regina
Stacee
Drew/Sherri
Dennis

AUDITION DAY

  • Look your best. Bring a Headshot and Resume. School photos are fine as long as the photo is current.
  • Arrive early for your audition and check-in
  • When it’s your turn introduce yourself and the song you want to sing.  We may ask for another song or ask you questions to get to know you better. Smile and say thank you! 

Performance Schedule: Saturday, May 11 and May 18 at 2pm and 4pm atLakewood Theatre Company.

About the musical Rock of Ages

This Broadway musical has been condensed to a 60-minute version, the book has been adjusted for appropriate content, and the rock anthems adapted for teen voices, making it a fun, easy and cool introduction to acting and singing. This squeaky-clean adaptation of the rockin’ Broadway musical is everything teachers, parents and kids love: a boy-meets-girl classic story set to an exciting and fun 80s rock soundtrack. What could be better?

The Story:

 Set on L.A.’s famous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a city boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, who have both travelled to L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This classic love story is set against the troubles at the Dupree Room, a “legendary temple of rock ‘n’ roll excellence” under threat by developers of being torn down and replaced with a strip mall. The threats of closure bring legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx to town, and an opportunity for Drew to chase his dream to rock out with the best.

Trouble brews as Drew abandons Sherrie for his dream of stardom, rock ‘n’ roll bad boy Stacee lures Sherrie away, and the Dupree Room is surrendered to developers. Can Drew and Sherrie rescue their love? And can the Dupree Room be saved before it’s too late?


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About Lakewood Theatre Company

71 Years of Live Theatre: Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1952, Lakewood Theatre Company is a theatre dedicated to the study and presentation of drama in all its forms; the training and development of actors; and the creation, maintenance, and operation of a theatre in which to present plays and other forms of entertainment. Lakewood Theatre Company is the oldest continually operated, not-for-profit theatre company in the Portland Metropolitan area. It annually provides more than 350 theatre artists the opportunity to learn and display their craft and attracts more than 35,000 people to its shows.

– 71st Anniversary Season –

Productions in the 2023-24 season are underwritten, in part, by

The Regional Arts & Culture Council

The Oregon Arts Commission

The National Endowment for the Arts

The Kinsman Foundation

The James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation

The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation

Marilyn & Ron Nutting

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The Jackson Foundation

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