Lewis Family Playhouse - Mainstreet Theatre Company

Current Auditions

Book by Elizabeth Diggs
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Producer: City of Rancho Cucamonga/ MainStreet Theatre Company/ Murry Hepner
Director: Casey Stangl
Musical Director: Janice Rodgers Wainwright
Circus Consultant/Director: Rob Mermin

EQUITY EPA's will be held on
Monday, January 25, 2016
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Equity Monitor will arrive at 2:00 pm

*Please prepare 16 bars of a song that shows your range! Time permitting, you may be asked for a second choice, or to read a short piece from the play.

Auditions by appointment only will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center.

** If you wish to be considered for an appointment, we prefer that you access our audition information on Actors Access/Breakdown Express and submit through that system.

If you can't access Actors Access you may mail your picture/resume to:

Murry Hepner
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center
Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739


Email your resume and LOW-RES picture to MainStreetTheatreCompany@cityofrc.us.

All Actors in this production will be signed to an Equity Contract. If you are non-union, you are welcome to attend our Open Call, but we do not anticipate giving our appointment slots to non-union performers unless they have exceptional circus skills.

***Call backs will be held on Saturday, Thursday, February 4th in Rancho Cucamonga in the afternoon

1st Rehearsal: March 29, 2016
1st Performance: April 18, 2016
Final Performance: May 8, 2016

About the Play

MainStreet is thrilled to be producing this BRAND NEW VERSION of the family musical about the unusual friendship between a strong-willed girl and a tightrope walker who’s lost his nerve. Based on the Caldecott Award Winning Picture Book by Emily Arnold McCully, Mirette is a story that celebrates both the joys and the struggles of being a performing artist. The musical is the last collaboration of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, best known as the creators of The Fantasticks. Playwright Elizabeth Diggs has revised her original two-act book for the musical into a 60 minute version suitable for Young Audiences.

Set in 1890s Paris, Mirette tells of the most unusual friendship between a strong-willed ten year-old girl and a jaded tightrope walker. Young Mirette is delighted when she discovers her mother's grumpy new boarder is none other than the Great Bellini, whose glorious tightrope-walking days were cut short when he lost his nerve. Demonstrating an innate talent for balancing, she convinces the reluctant Bellini - against her mother's wishes - to teach her his craft. But when Bellini, determined not to disappoint the girl, stages a comeback performance only to find himself paralyzed with fear, it is Mirette who must climb the wire and help him regain his courage.

Our 9-show week includes morning weekday performances as well as weekend matinees for the public. We are looking for a diverse group of actor/singers – some of whom need circus skills!

AEA Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Character Descriptions

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About The MainStreet Theatre Company

The MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident professional Theatre For Young Audiences Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse. This critically acclaimed Equity company produces high quality theatrical productions especially for children and families and designed exclusively for the Lewis Family Playhouse stage. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces children to the wonder of live theatre - and helps to nurture a life-long love of the performing arts!

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