JOB & AUDITIONS

 

FRONT OF HOUSE & SUPPORT PERSONNEL POSITIONS

Timber Lake Playhouse has completed hiring for all house and support positions.

AUDITIONS

Auditions for DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will be held May 5 from 10 – 4 and on Sunday, May 6 from 2 – 5 at the theatre.

If you are interested in auditioning for Disney’s High School Musical, email Timber Lake Playhouse at info@timberlakeplayhouse.org with the subject line: “HSM Auditions” or call the TLP Box Office at (815) 244-2035 on Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 until 3:00 for an audition appointment. Please include the full name of the person auditioning, parent or guardian names if under 18, and the date and time frame that they are available to audition.  You will receive a reply with an appointment time.

Performers are asked to prepare a song to sing with an accompanist (no more than 32 bars).  Songs from the show or in the style of the show are encouraged.  Bring sheet music for the accompanist as no one will be allowed to sing without accompaniment.  You may be asked to read from a script of the show and you will need to attend a dance call as a part of your audition.  Dance calls are scheduled at noon and at 3:00 on Saturday and at 4:00 on Sunday.

Disney’s High School Musical will be performed July 9 at 7:30 and July 10, 12, 13, & 14 at 2:00.

Character Breakdown

(Ages below refer to the age of the character, not necessarily the actor)

Troy Bolton
The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Chad Danforth
Troy’s best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school’s basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Zeke Baylor
A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sharpay Evans
The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan’s older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ryan Evans
Sharpay’s fraternal twin and a self-delusional ‘star in the making.’ He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay’s attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Gabriella Montez
The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid ‘labels’ at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy’s romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Taylor Mckessie
The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack Scott
The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the “Velvet Fog of East High.”
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Kelsi Nielsen
The drama club’s rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ms. Darbus
The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 55

Coach Bolton
The stern basketball coach and Troy’s dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45

Ensemble
Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

STAGE MANAGER NEEDED:  We are looking for a Stage Manager who can work from now until May 20.  Send information to admin@timberlakeplayhouse.org if you are interested.

Timber Lake Playhouse has filled all other staff positions for the 2018 Season.  Watch our website and social media for the announcement.

 

INTERNSHIPS

HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Timber Lake Playhouse has submitted a grant to the Illinois Arts Council for the Summer Youth Employment Program.  We have successfully received this grant the past two years and expect the same result this year.  Watch this site for more information.