Through local, regional and national auditions Crane River Theater has cast professional artists from across the country, representing twenty-two states, to live and work for months at a time here in Central Nebraska. Based on the success of the last six summers, board members will once again recruit actors, designers and directors at audition festivals in four major cities as well host our own local auditions in Kearney for the 2016 season. Audition sites will include the American College Theater Festival in Minneapolis, Minn., on January 18-20, Asolo Conservatory Auditions in Sarasota, Fla., on January 23-25, local auditions in Kearney on February 1-4, United Professional Theater Auditions in Memphis, Tenn., on February 5-9, and Midwest Theater Auditions in St. Louis, Mo., on February 18-21. Over 5,000 regional professionals will be exposed to the idea of Central Nebraska as an area arts center. If you wish to sign up for an audition time, please call 308.627.5796.

Crane River Theater intends to cast 12 acting company members, 4 designers/technicians, two educational directors and two stage managers for the 2016 season which includes The Music Man in Concert, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Wizard of Oz and Oklahoma. All company members will carry multiple responsibilities. Some will be actors in multiple shows and others will be an actor in one show and then participate in one of the following for their second responsibility: Scene and Costume Construction, House Management, Publicity, teaching Arts Education classes for youth. Casting is expected to be complete by March 1, but people are encouraged to contact us should they have questions before that time.

Crane River Theater is looking for actors for our Spring Concert Series which begins rehearsals on March 1 and concludes on March 15, as well as actors and designers for our upcoming Summer Season. Summer company members are expected to arrive on May 22 for a Company Welcoming. Rehearsals for all productions are scheduled to begin the following day on May 23. The season concludes with all company members participating in our annual Celebrate Broadway production on August 14. The final day of employment will be August 15.

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