Auditions

Audition for “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

OPEN AUDITIONS:
Tues & Wed, September 11 & 12
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Rehearsals Commence: 9/23
Show Dates: Oct 26-28 & Nov 1-4 (additional student matinee on Thurs 10/1)

AUDITIONING:

  • 14+ roles: 5 M, 4W, 5M/W and Dancers and Townsfolk. All ages!
  • The parts of Tom Sawyer and his friends will be played by Adults — male or female. There will also be parts for younger actors as members of Tom’s gang—so all ages are invited to audition.
  • Also looking for Line Dancers, Square Dancers and those who would be able to lead and choreograph these dances.

Any questions, contact director Joni DePerno-Zahas at [email protected]

CHARACTERS:
Mark Twain— The narrator who occasionally steps into the play. His passages are primarily adapted cuttings from the novel.

Tom Sawyer – (approx. 465 lines) Tom is all boys in one – he is good/bad, responsible/foolish. He often has grand daydreams that take him far beyond the boundaries of real life.

Huck Finn – Tom’s friend, described by Twain as “the juvenile pariah of the village … son of the town drunkard.” Good-natured, self-sufficient, and totally uneducated.

Joe Harper – Tom’s friend who enjoys adventures almost as much as Tom.

Aunt Polly – Tom & Sid’s long suffering and devoted guardian. A simple soul who tries hard to raise the boys properly, though Tom alternately angers, confuses, and charms her.

Alfred Temple – a new boy in town who the boys tease because they think he is a crybaby,

Sid Sawyer – Tom’s half-brother; a tattletale who is also teased by the boys.

Becky Thatcher – a new girl in town; pretty and sweet. Tom adores her at first sight.

Susan Harper – Joe’s younger sister; tags along trying to join in the boy’s games.

Preacher Dobbins – the town’s minister and schoolmaster; a God-fearing man.

Mrs. Harper – Joe & Susan’s mother.

Muff Potter – Disreputable town character. Although he is a vagrant and a drunkard, he is not a fearsome man, and the children like him.

Injun Joe – an evil and cruel man. The people in town avoid him.

Doctor Robinson – well educated younger man of medicine.

Tom’s Gang – various misbehaved boys (also played by girls) that Tom hails over.

Townsfolk – various aged male and females who populate the streets, church, courtroom, and square dance.

Players of Utica holds open auditions for all of our Subscription Season performances and for season extras. The general public is welcome to audition for any production that has been posted to this page. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We thank you for your interest in and support of Players of Utica!

 

Players of Utica holds open auditions for all of our Subscription Season performances and for season extras. The general public is welcome to audition for any production that has been posted to this page. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We thank you for your interest in and support of Players of Utica!