Brainerd Community Theatre
The Brainerd Community Theatre, part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, serves as a cultural hub for the Brainerd Lakes area, and enjoys nearly a 50 year tradition of providing year-round theatre entertainment. Students and community members alike are welcome to be a part of the productions, both onstage and backstage. Productions are staged year-round, with a robust summer theatre program serving the resort population of the area.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s just for CLC students, right? Not at all! As a community theatre we involve the entire community. Auditions are open to everyone. And we’d love to have you backstage, if being onstage is not your thing. Our shows are always a mix of community members, students, former students, and people of all ages.
You have to have a lot of acting experience to get a role, right? Not at all! We love having first-time actors in our productions, along with seasoned performers. You have to start somewhere, so why not start with one of our productions?
It takes a lot of time, doesn’t it? The short answer is: maybe. That depends on how much time you have to give. Rehearsals for our productions typically last anywhere from 4 to 5 weeks, with another two weekends of performances. We try to work with your schedule as much as we possibly can so that you can participate. The crews who run our shows are generally committed to three weeks of time. We respect your time. We understand you’re making a sacrifice of time to be with us. We think you’ll find it’s well worth it.
How do those actors memorize all those lines? The one question most actors are asked. The answer, of course, is one sentence at a time.
I don’t want to act. What else have you got? We are always glad to hear this question! For every actor on stage there are at least three people working behind the scenes to build scenery, paint it, hang it, find props, help with costuming, focus the lighting, run the controls, manage the stage, usher the audience….it takes an army! We’d love to have you enlist! You may rise to the rank of general!
Who do I contact if I want to join up, or just have more questions than these? For information about upcoming plays, auditions, and work on stage, contact Patrick Spradlin at email@example.com or at 855-8255. For work back stage, contact George Marsolek at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 855-8204. To be added to our audition announcement email list, or to ask about opportunities to usher or help promote our work, contact Jean Beckmann at email@example.com or at 855-8253.
Audition Call for Boeing, Boeing
Auditions will be held on Monday, Jan. 7th and Tuesday, Jan. 8th at 6:30pm in CLC's Chalberg Theatre.
Those interested will be doing cold readings from the script. Please bring your personal calendar to note on audition forms any conflict dates/times during rehearsal schedule.
- Casting "Boeing, Boeing"
All actors must possess the ability to play both physical and verbal comedy. Synopsis: It’s the 1960s, and swinging American bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous air hostesses (stewardesses) all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard manages to juggle his dance card with careful planning and the reluctance of his acid-tongued french housekeeper Berthe. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert from Wisconsin comes to stay, and a new and speedier Boeing jet is introduced to the airlines which throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York.
Bernard: Male, middle age
successful American architect, living in Paris; handsome, well-educated, charming; engaged to three air hostesses whom he manages to keep in the dark about one another by managing their visits on a strict timetable; takes boyish pleasure in the success of his devious doings, until his careful planning starts to fall apart, deflating his confidence.
Berthe: Female - middle to later years
French; Bernard’s long-time live-in maid and cook; although devoted to Bernard, she is wearying of keeping up with Bernard’s revolving-door lifestyle, and by play’s end she has been pushed as far as she will go; dry and fantastically sarcastic; never afraid to say what’s on her mind; French accent.
Robert: Male, middle age
Bernard’s schoolmate from back in the States; hasn’t seen Bernard in close to 20 years; shy, small-town, Midwestern, and sweet—somewhat of a nerd by today’s standards; views Bernard’s whirlwind juggling act of three fiancés with awe and admiration--until he gets wrapped up in it himself and his anxiety spins out of control.
Gloria: Female, 20's - 40's
Bernard’s American fiancé; air hostess for TWA; epitome of a go-getter American woman; has a vigorous appetite for food and love; completely adorable and supremely confident, but she might punch you if you dared call her “cute”;
Gretchen: Female, 20's - 40's
Bernard’s German fiancé; air hostess for Lufthansa; has an intense Teutonic passion that can spin on a dime—one moment she might be soft and cuddly, and the next barking out orders and breaking furniture; inspires equal amounts of lust and fear in those around her; German accent.
Gabriella: Female, 20's - 40's
Bernard’s Italian fiancé; air hostess for Alitalia; sultry and full of fire, she is much smarter and more self-reliant than she first appears; Italian accent.
- Read-through will be on Jan. 11th at 6:00. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 14th and will be Mon - Fri. at 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
- Production dates:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 | 7:30PM
Fri Mar 1, 2019 | 7:30PM
Sat Mar 2, 2019 | 2:00PM
Tue Mar 5, 2019 | 7:30PM
Wed Mar 6, 2019 | 7:30PM
Thu Mar 7, 2019 | 7:30PM
- Any questions, please contact the director, Beth Selinger at firstname.lastname@example.org