Department of Theatre

Auditions for How I Learned to Drive and She Loves Me 

Sunday, November 12

12 p.m. on the Vivia Locke Theatre

General auditions for both shows are from 12-3 p.m. For How I Learned to Drive, please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than two minutes total. For She Loves Me, prepare 16 bars of a song and a monologue. An accompanist is provided, but remember to bring your sheet music in the correct key.

Call-backs:

  • How I Learned to Drive from 4-6 p.m.; cold reading from the play

  • She Loves Me from 6:30-7:30 p.m. are dance call-backs; 7:30-8:30 p.m. are vocal call-backs and 8:30 p.m. will start the reading call-backs.  

How I Learned to Drive

by Paula Vogel | Directed by Raphael Parry

Rehearsals:

January and February; performance dates February 22-25

Character Breakdown: How I Learned to Drive

  • Li'l Bit - female; character spans in age from 11 to 18 years old
  • Peck - male; character spans in age from mid-30's to mid 40's
  • Male Greek Chorus - plays a variety of roles: Grandfather, Waiter, High School Boys and Young Man. Needs to have flexibility and ability to differentiate characters. Potentially will sing.
  • Female Greek Chorus - plays a variety of roles: Mother, Aunt Mary and High School Girls. Needs to have flexibility and ability to differentiate characters. Potentially will sing.
  • Teenage Greek Chorus - Female; plays a variey of roles: Grandmother and High School Girls. Needs to have flexibility and ability to differentiate characters. Potentially will sing.
Note: How I Learned to Drive is a play that explores themes of sexuality, pedophilia and incest. If actors have questions or issues with these themes, they should read the play before auditioning. 
Drive poster print 
 

She Loves Me

by Joes Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick | Directed by Peter Westerhoff

Rehearsals:

February, March and April; performance dates April 26-29

Character Breakdown: She Loves Me

  • Arpad Laszlo - (baritone) Delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. his exuberance is infectios and commitment to his job remarkable. He is ambitious and adorable.
  • Ladislav Sipos - (baritone) Not the brightest employee at Maraczeck's Parfumerie/ Aconfidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father.
  • Steven Kodaly - (tenor) A well respected and liked employee at Maraczeck's Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer.
  • Mr. MaraczekL - (baritone) Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie. With a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.
  • Georg Nowack - (tenor/baritone) An established employee of Maraczeck's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent and soft spoken. He is like the son Mr. Maraczek never had.
  • Amalia Balash - (soprano) The eager new employee at Maraczeck's Parfumerie. Depsite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimidated and nervous. Attractive, bright and a lover of literature.
  • Ilona Ritter - (mezzo/soprano) Employed at Maraczeck's Parfumerie. She is sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love.
  • Waiter - (tenor) An eccentric and over-zealous waiter insestent on creating a romantic atmosphere.
  • Busboy - (non-singing part) Clumsy at his job, he makes the waiter's like a nightmare.
  • Mr. Keller - (non-singing part) A highly secretive private investigator.
  • Shopper, Cafe Visitors and Carolers: all voice parts needed
Note: All students auditioning for the musical, She Loves Me, must attend the dance call-backs. 

 

 She Loves Me poster
 

 

 

Production Participation Eligibility

Updated August 11, 2014
  • Students wishing to become involved in OSU Theatre productions must be enrolled at OSU and regularly attending classes.
  • Students must also maintain a minimum cumulative retention/graduation GPA of 2.0, which is the minimum GPA required by the University to maintain good academic standing. Declared theatre majors must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all Theatre courses. University GPAs will be reviewed from current SIS postings for the previous semester.
  • Students who typically fall below a 2.0 cumulative GPA are placed on academic notice or academic probation by the University. Students on academic notice or probation will not be allowed to participate in any theatre production sanctioned by the Department of Theatre.
  • Theater majors who fall below a 2.5 GPA in their Theatre courses or who are on academic notice or probation will receive an email from the Department Head to their okstate.edu email address stating that they have been suspended from the production season until their GPA reaches the minimum required to participate. During the semesters of suspension, the student will not be allowed to participate in any theatre production sanctioned by the Department of Theatre.
  • Theatre majors employed by the Department of Theatre who are placed on academic notice or academic probation by the university, or whose GPA in Theatre courses falls below 2.5, will be ineligible to participate in the Theatre production season according to the policy above. Student employees will be released from employment and will be reemployed only at the discretion of the Theatre faculty.
  • Elements of this Policy may be suspended only upon successful written appeal to the entire Theatre faculty by a student.