110 IN THE SHADE Auditions

Reboot Theatre Company

About the project and the company

Reboot Theatre Company, known for its intriguing deep dives and fresh interpretations of musicals, brings to life 110 in the Shade, a beautiful exploration of love, hope, and acceptance.

Constrained by the conventions of a small western town besieged by drought, Lizzie Curry longs for an honest and true connection. Lizzie’s family thinks the recently widowed sheriff is the perfect candidate. However, a charismatic stranger arrives claiming the ability to make it rain; catching the attention of Lizzie and the entire Curry family. Suspicious, Lizzie tries to pick apart this stranger’s story but along the way, realizes a deeper truth about what it means to love.

Since the source material was written in the 1950’s, Director Scot Charles Anderson intends to challenge the simplified gender roles presented in the show. Casting will be key for that exploration and, in true Reboot fashion, the company will not be constrained by gender norms with any of the characters. In addition, we will be leaning more into the country-style of the music rather than what is typically heard on the recordings. We are also exploring the concept of the actors integrating Foley sound effects into the show.

Location of Audition

Please submit your audition here: https://forms.gle/vKrUcamm6qsQv1XX9

Other details

**If you already submitted a General Audition, you do not need to resubmit!!**

110 IN THE SHADE (Revised)
Book by N. Richard Nash
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Based on the play, “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash

A co-production with Reboot Theatre Company and Seattle Public Theater

Director/Choreographer: Scot Charles Anderson (he/him)
Music Director: Mark Rabe (he/him)
Associate Director: Adrian Prendergast (they/them)

Rehearsals begin January 29, 2023 (6-10pm Sundays, 7-10pm Mon-Thurs)
Tech: March 3-14, 2023
Performances: March 16 – April 9, 2023
Show runs for 16 Performances


All participants must have Covid-19 vaccinations and will require proof in order to participate in this production. Callbacks and rehearsals are masked at this time. When singing for the callback, auditioners will be allowed to remove their mask, and then replace it immediately after. During the production performers will not wear masks.

Audition requirements

Please submit your audition here: https://forms.gle/vKrUcamm6qsQv1XX9 Your audition should include: - Verse and chorus of a country song, or other type of song that you sing in a country style. Please sing with accompaniment, whether piano, guitar, or pre-recorded. - A short (under 1 min) monologue or story Are you a musician? Let us know! We are interested in having actors play instruments on stage in addition to the band. It is not required to play an instrument to be considered.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Lizzie Curry
The heart of the family. Strong, intelligent and independent. Yearns for romance, acceptance, love.
The sheriff. Reticent, intelligent, a little bitter, with mischievous humor.
The salesman. Charismatic braggart and gentle dreamer.
HC Curry
The father. Caring, capable, not all prosaic efficiency.
Noah Curry
The older brother. Decent but lacks imagination, matter of fact.
Jimmy Curry
The younger brother. Perhaps not too bright, filled with inchoate longing.
Snookie Updegraf
A young woman from a well to do family.
Two Ensemble Members
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Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$225 $225

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

In-person callbacks will be by invitation only Sunday, October 23, 2022. If you cannot make this date, that's okay! Just let us know and we'll work something out.

Submission instructions

Please upload your video audition to an unlisted YouTube link, and include the link in this form by Sunday October 9, 2022. If you have any difficulty with the form or video upload please email production (at) reboottheatre (dot) org

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