Historic Sidney Theatre announces auditions for summer season


SIDNEY — The Historic Sidney Theatre will hold auditions for their summer season beginning Thursday, April 21.

Auditions will be held for the annual Sidney’s Got Talent competition, the musical “Matilda,” and a third musical with roles more adult-focused. Auditions will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22.

The official Sidney’s Got Talent competition takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, during the Sidney Music and Arts Festival.

Performances for “Matilda” will take place in August. Actors must commit to being present for the entire weekend of performances as well as the week and weekend prior to the performances. Rehearsals will generally be held two evenings a week between Monday and Thursday, and Saturday mornings. The Historic Sidney Theatre works to build a rehearsal schedule around actor schedules.

Performances for the third musical will take place Thursday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 14. Actors must commit to being present for this entire weekend of performances as well as the week and weekend prior to the performances.

Rehearsals will generally be held two evenings a week between Monday and Thursday, and Sunday evenings. The Historic Sidney Theatre works to build a rehearsal schedule around actor schedules.

Sidney’s Got Talent audition requirements:

• Auditions open are those age 6 and older.

• Those auditioning should prepare an act of talent such as singing, dancing, juggling, acrobatics, comedy or live art. Prepared acts should not exceed five minutes.

“Matilda” audition requirements:

• For chorus/ensemble roles, prepare a funny joke to tell the judges and prepare to sing 16 bars of a song of choice that is not from “Matilda”.

• For lead roles, prepare and memorize one short two-minute monologue from any musical, play or movie. Prepare 16 bars of a song of choice that is not from “Matilda”.

An accompanist will not be present at auditions; those auditioning may sing a capella or prepare an accompaniment track. Additionally, there is not a dance portion for the audition.

Adult Musical audition requirements:

• For any role, prepare and memorize one short two-minute monologue from any play, musical or movie, as well as 16 bars of a song.

An accompanist will not be present at auditions; those auditioning may sing a capella or prepare an accompaniment track. Additionally, there is not a dance portion for the audition.