Auditions

Stage West auditions for the 2022-23 season.

NOTE:  the REVISED audition information for our remaining production, Cruel Intentions: the '90s Musical, is below.  Please read the general notes also. 

General notes for all auditions:  
Open to both Equity and Non-Union. Ethnicities listed in order of playwright’s preference. EMC points may be received for Non-Union performers. Non-Union performers are paid for rehearsal and performances. Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities encouraged to submit. In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide (from language developed by Kevin Kantor and Emily Tarquin from the Actors Theatre of Louisville).
LOCAL DFW ACTORS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT

Please provide one of the following upon arrival at auditions with the attendant:

- Proof of full vaccination. “Fully vaccinated”, as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final does of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved COVID vaccine.
[OR]
- Proof of a negative PCR test result taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival
[OR]
- Proof of 2 negative antigen test results (e.g., the first taken the night before and the second taken no less than 2 hours) prior to arrival. Results of non-proctored at-home antigen tests will not be accepted.
Stage West will require COVID-19 vaccinations from all artists in the production group. This is a condition of employment. Team members will be required to submit a photo or scan of their vaccination card, including proof of booster.

Masks are required for auditions, except when actively auditioning.

Cruel Intentions, the '90s Musical

Created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble
Based on the film by Roger Kumble
Arrangements by Zach Spound
A co-production with Stage West and Uptown Players

Director:  Garret Storms          Musical Director:  Cody Dry          Choreographer:  Kelsey Milbourn

In an epic game of cat and mouse, two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet, and vow to destroy anyone who gets in their way. Seduced by passion and revenge, this devious duo spins a web of dangerous liaisons, and they soon find themselves entangled in the cruelest game of all: love. Based on the cult classic film and featuring your favorite 90’s hits, this new jukebox musical is utterly intoxicating.

Roles: Open to both Equity and Non-union. Ethnicities listed in order of playwright’s preference, where applicable. EMC points may be received for Non-union performers. Non-union performers are paid for rehearsal and performances. Actors of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to submit.
Intimacy is required for this show to further the story (ie kissing and simulated sex).  An intimacy choreographer will be provided and used to create a safe working environment and set choreography.
No intimacy will be required or accepted in the audition itself.

SEBASTIAN VALMONT - (to play 17-18) Manhattan’s richest and most dangerous playboy and Kathryn’s manipulative stepbrother; Manchester Prep’s seductive badboy; relishes the hunt and the conquest. Baritone/Tenor.
KATHRYN MERTEUIL - (to play 17-18) Manchester Prep’s All-Star student and Student Body President covering up a ruthless drive; confident, manipulative, and devious; Sebastian’s stepsister. Mezzo-Soprano, must belt up to a high D#.
ANNETTE HARGROVE - (to play 17-18) a smart Kansas transplant thrust into New York City’s rich Manchester Prep world; she is passionate about her abstinence before marriage; bold, mature; both guarded and trusting. Mezzo-Soprano.
CECILE CALDWELL - (to play teen) a naive incoming freshman to Manchester Prep; a bit oblivious, sheltered, and impressionable; odd, open, and clumsy; takes cello lessons from Ronald. Mezzo-Soprano, must belt up to a high D.
BLAINE TUTTLE - (to play 17-18) an out and proud Manchester Prep student who enjoys the fine art of blackmail; has walls up to guard his heart and reputation; Sebastian’s friend; Tenor.
GREG MCCONNELL - (to play 17-18) Manchester Prep’s All-American football stud who tackles the tight ends on (and off…shhhh) the field; Tenor, must belt up to a high B.
RONALD CLIFFORD - (to play 17-18; Black) Cecile’s well-mannered cello tutor; earnest, genuine and a bit awkward; determined and hopeful; Baritone/Tenor.
MRS. BUNNY CALDWELL - (mid 40s-late 50s) Cecile’s mother, a full-time and part-time elitist who wants the best for her daughter as long as it aligns with exactly what she wants; rich and racist; Alto; (also plays Dr. Greenbaum).

Audition Dates/Times: Auditions will be via Video Submissions only. Please see Video Submissions below for details on how to submit your video.
Callbacks will be held Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 6:00 PM AT STAGE WEST.
LOCAL DFW ACTORS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.

Audition Requirements:  
Please prepare cuts of 2 contrasting songs in the style of the show - late 90’s alternative or pop/rock songs. The songs do not need to be from a musical. Please keep cuts at or under a minute each. Links to accompaniment if needed are available on https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14UAv-eAqrlypZzSe_uw7xiJ-uQg38CGR... .
The script is available at the Stage West offices (821 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth 76104) and the Uptown Players offices (Uptown Players Offices, 1327 Motor Circle, Dallas, TX 75207).
Advance perusal of the script is requested.
Please bring headshot and resume to callbacks on October 23 at Stage West. 

Video Submission:  Deadline for video submission is October 2, 2022.
Please submit videos and materials using Airtable at the following link: https://bit.ly/CruelIntensions

Rehearsals:  Begin at Stage West Monday, April 10, 2023. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times at Stage West are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.
Pick up rehearsals for performances at Uptown Players will be May 26-28, 2023.
May 29 will be off.
Dress rehearsals at Uptown Players will be May 30 and 31, 2023.
Rehearsal times at Uptown Players are weekdays from 6:30PM-10:30PM and weekends from 12:00PM-6:00PM.
*PLEASE NOTE: Rehearsal schedule is subject to change with regards to off-day and times.

Performances:  
At Stage West:
Thursday, May 4, 2023 through Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
[Note: performances at Stage West will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00].
At Uptown Players:
Thursday, June 1, 2023 through Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Uptown Players, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
[Note: performances at Uptown Players will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM]
Stage West and Uptown Players will require COVID-19 vaccinations from all artists in the production group. This is a condition of employment. Team members will be required to submit a photo or scan of their vaccination card, including proof of booster.