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Announcing auditions for our Summer 2018 production, Shrek the Musical!
Auditions will be held Monday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00-10:00pm at Pine City High School in the 7th grade commons. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:00-10:00pm. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, May 29.
Tech week is July 15-18, with performances being held July 19-22.
All auditions will be held as an open call, first come, first serve. Headshots and resumes preferred, but not required. Individuals should come ready to state their conflicts. We will not accept any conflicts during tech rehearsals or performances. Auditions are open to all individuals 4th grade and up. More specific audition information will be posted soon. There will be a singing portion and dancing portion to your audition. We will post links with the appropriate content for those parts of your auditions soon. Please check back for those links.
We are committed to diversity and encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages (4th grade & up), as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.
Please note that we are completing gender and color-conscious casting, which means your gender, race, or ethnicity does not disqualify you from playing a role traditionally played by a gender, race, or ethnicity that is not your own. For example, a female could play the role of Donkey or a male could play the role of Dragon. Please note that the age ranges listed beside each character are not set in stone, so if you do not fit that age range but believe you would be a perfect fit for that character, still try.
Tickets are now available for our production of Arsenic & Old Lace. Click the link below or visit one of our local ticket locations (Three Twenty Brewing Co., Cabin Coffees, or Pine City Community Ed Office). All tickets purchased ahead of time will be at a discounted rate! Tickets purchased at the door will be priced as following: Adults – $15, Seniors – $12, Children – $8.
Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned! Cast list is posted below:
Arsenic & Old Lace Cast List
Abby Brewster – MaryEllen Sauser
Martha Brewster – Paula Schluck
Mortimer Brewster – Calvin Cheney
Teddy “Roosevelt” Brewster – Scott Tolzmann
Jonathan Brewster – Jared Dyrdahl
Elaine Harper – Rachel Bigelow
Dr. Einstein – Keith Bredeson
Reverend Harper/ Lt. Rooney/ Gibbs/ Dead Body #2 – Mike Gainor
Officer Klein – Jay Odegard
Officer Brophy – Michael Filler
Officer O’Hara – Miranda Burger
Witherspoon – Elisa Mill
Auditions are quickly coming up for our next Heritage Players production, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesserling, directed by Laura Michels. Auditions will be held on February 25 & 27 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Pine City High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 1400 Main St. S., Pine City, MN.
Performance dates are as follows: April 12, 13, & 14, 7:00pm. April 15, 2:00pm. All performances will be held at the PCHS Fine Arts Auditorium.
Cast will consist of people aged 18+ who are no longer in high school. Please come prepared with a 1-minute comedic monologue. The director will have you perform your monologue and then cold-read specific parts from the script. You may be asked to perform in front of and with others that are auditioning. If you have any questions regarding the audition process, please contact Laura Michels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access an audition form, CLICK HERE
Heritage Players is seeking a director for our Summer 2018 musical, Shrek the Musical! Applicants must submit an artistic resume to email@example.com and complete the online application by November 15, 2017. There is a small stipend with this position. Interviews will be held in December. More information will be provided to applicants after application and resume have been submitted. Any questions can be directed to us via email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Auditions for our next Songs of the Stage event – Dreaming of a White Christmas, directed by Laura Michels – are scheduled for Sunday, October 29 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Pine Center for the Arts in Pine City, MN. This event is different from past Songs of the Stage events in that the set list has been pre-selected and all cast members will be coached by the director prior to performance.
Audition process: All persons auditioning must come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from the movie White Christmas. We may also test your vocal range to determine which songs we may want for you to sing at the performance. We will have an accompanist available to play. All cast members must be available the following dates for rehearsals/performance:
- Sun., Nov. 5 – 6:30-8:30pm
- Sun., Nov. 12 – 6:30-8:30pm
- Mon., Nov. 20 – 6:30-8:30pm
- Fri., Dec. 1 – 6:30-TBD (dress rehearsal)
- Sat., Dec. 2 – 5:00pm Call Time – 7:30pm Performance
Individuals interested in auditioning must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule their audition slot. Below is a link to the audition form for this event. Feel free to print and fill out prior to coming to auditions. We look forward to hearing from you!
We are proud to present our 2017/2018 season!
Coming December 2, 2017 – Dreaming of a White Christmas, a musical holiday celebration! This will be another installment in our Songs of the Stage series. Join us to sing songs from your favorite holiday movies. Audition information and performance location TBA, so check back for updates!
Coming Spring of 2018 – Arsenic and Old Lace. Mortimer Brewster always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. Join us for this hilarious show! Audition and performance information coming soon!
Coming Summer of 2018 – Shrek the Musical! Based on the popular movie, Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Audition and performance information coming soon!
The owners and staff at Almaelou Music Corporation in New York City will bring you some sassy attitudes, loveable characters, and laugh out loud moments that will bring you back for more! There are only four performances…. so don’t delay in getting tickets for Thursday or Friday…. then you’ll still have time for a second look!
Scott Tolzman ~ Albert Peterson (Owner of Almaelou Music Corp)
Scott is excited to be taking the stage with Heritage Players as Albert Peterson! He is very glad to be part of the thriving theatre community in East Central MN, having previously been seen as Paul in “Company” with Play Inc. and Lloyd in “Noises Off” with Heritage Players. He would like to thank his parents for their love & support, his friends for dealing with work & rehearsal taking him hostage, and his glasses. He’d be lost without them.
Laura Michels ~ Mrs. Mae Peterson (Owner of Almaelou Music Corp)
Laura attended college at BYU-Idaho where she majored in Technical Theatre, specializing in scenic art. She has worked backstage and painted for a variety of shows. More recently she has been directing the plays at North Branch High School, as well as being involved both as a director and actor for PCHP. She also has performed vocally with the Minnesota Mormon Chorale and was the President of the choir for 5 years. Laura wishes to thank her husband for his encouragement and support during this and all other productions she has been involved in.
Allie Gosen ~ Rosie Alvarez (Albert’s Secretary)
This has been Allie’s first show with the Heritage Players and she has enjoyed it immensely. Allie’s former shows have been with Pine City High School and have included the characters of Rachel Lynde (Anne of Green Gables) and Ariel Moore (Footloose). Working on Bye Bye Birdie has been an amazing experience and Allie’s greatest challenge yet. She looks forward to future shows with Heritage Players.
Paul Willard ~ Conrad Birdie (The Talent)
Paul is a recent graduate of North Branch Area High School. This is first stage production with the Heritage Players, along with his first show outside of high school. Favorite roles include the Dentist in “Little Shop of Horrors” and Oliver Warbucks in “Annie”. Paul would like to thank this cast, they dealt with him; the director, she didn’t kill him; and his family, they supported him. Last but not least, Paul would like to thank the United States Armed Forces, and remind them that he respects them very much, regardless of the “funny” things he does when acting like them.
The MacAfee family is ready to share a little comedic flair to the Bye Bye Birdie production…. opening this Thursday, July 13th with a 7:00 PM performance. Here is a little background info about the fabulously funny MacAfee’s and their Kids!
Jon Bigelow ~ Mr. MacAfee
This actor once had a name but he left it behind for a box of red wine and some Canadian jerky. Coming from the manhole on the north side of the street across from that foot odor repellant factory, (you know the place), he stayed the night with a lisping lizard and inherited a rare fortune of beetle shell husks. That started his segue into theatre and he has since performed in 1 1/2 shows, completely revolutionizing the art of nose puppets. He would like to acknowledge his pet teddy bear for all of the snuggles lately. He hopes you enjoy the show.
Miranda Burger ~ Mrs. MacAfee
Although this is Miranda’s first Heritage Players show, she is no stranger to the stage. Last summer she was in “Drinking Habits” at the Voyager Village Community Theatre near her home. Before that, she was enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. From which she graduated in 2015 with a major in Film. She’s been an avid theatre lover and participant since grade school and was thrilled to have the opportunity to join this cast.
Emily Elliot ~ Kim MacAfee
Emily is from Pine City and is about to enter her junior year at PCHS. This is her second on stage role with the Heritage Players. She also played trumpet in the pit for their winter show, “Nunsense: The Mega-Musical.” Some of Emily’s past roles include: Zaneeta Shinn in “The Music Man” with the PCHP; and Rusty in “Footloose” at PCHS. Emily would like to thank the cast and crew of this show for their love and support, Rachel for this amazing opportunity and teaching her how to breathe, and her wonderful family for their never-ending love and encouragement. Now Emily knows how lovely it is to be a woman, and she hopes you enjoy the show!
Owen Neel ~ Randolph MacAfee
Owen plays the role of Randolph MacAfee and is excited to be part of a show in his home town. Owen has been on stage with many local troupes, including his favorite roles of Jack in “Jack in the Beanstalk,” Clyde Herdman in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” and Robin Starveling in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” When Owen isn’t on stage, he’s playing board games and role-play games with his friends, drawing, or working on his stop-motion animation projects.