Sister Act - The Musical
(late July/early August)
Brainerd Community Theatre
Auditions for Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center - Brainerd Community Theatre's production of Sister Act - The Musical are set to be held on May 17-18, 2022, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.in the Chalberg Theatre - CLC Brainerd Campus.
Auditioners should come prepared with a song to sing. Songs can be performed acapella or with a karaoke track. Auditioners will be asked to read from a script that will be provided. There is no dance audition.
Cast will consist of 9-15 women from ages 16+, and 7-10 men ages 16+.
PARKING: Park in the North lot off College Drive and enter thru Door No. 4
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Questions? Contact Amy Borash at 218-232-5154
Clarence Darrow rehearsal images...
The BCT production of Anne Frank has been cancelled
Elf - The Musical, Cast Rehearsal...
Photography by John Erickson, Art Matters Studio and Gallery
Cast images from Wait Until Dark...
photography by John Erickson, Art Matters Studio and Gallery
Maren (Goff) Martin as Susan
Kevin Yeager as Roat
Nick Kory as Mike
Brainerd Community Theatre's productions of 'Amadeus', 'Elf - The Musical' and 'Wait Until Dark' are recipients of grant funding provided by: Five Wings Arts Council
Brainerd Community Theatre Company
The BCT company hails from towns throughout the area. “We have members from Brainerd and Baxter, of course, but we also have several from Little Falls, Crosby, Pillager, Staples, Crosslake, Jenkins, Pine River, Nisswa, Fort Ripley, Breezy Point, Merrifield, Buffalo, and Minneapolis,” said Patrick Spradlin, BCT Director.
BCT’s season opens on October 21 with the suspense thriller ‘Wait Until Dark.’ The cast for the production includes Lily Cameron, Dave Endicott, Macy Judd, Nick Kory, Maren Martin, Brian Rhett, and Kevin Yeager. Spradlin will direct.
‘Elf: The Musical’ will premiere on December 9, directed by Travis Chaput. The cast includes Phyl Bell, Jesse Brutscher, Ryan Deblock, Jake Denning, Lindsey Derry, Mya Frank, Peyton Freeman, Jaydon Friedel, Lydia Jendro, Cy Johnson, Jana Johnson, Macy Judd, Rachael Kline, Maren Martin, Rachel Martin, Katie Nelsen, Regina Nelsen, Marc Oliphant, Maureen Paulus, Melissa Peterson, Abby Pratt, Emily Pratt, Mackenzie Pratt, Brian Rhett, Martha Rustad, Elli Salo, Rhonda Schmidt, Anika Seitzer, Attly Speer, Krystin Wiseley, and Lauren Yeager.
‘Amadeus,’ a drama based on the last 10 years of Mozart’s life, will open on February 10 under the direction of Spradlin with a cast of Isaak Anderson, Phyl Bell, Deb Binda, Gary Binda, Alan Bock, Brianna Engels, Sharon Hartley, Larissa Hynes, Bri Keran, Kevin Klawitter, Nick Kory, Lisa LeBlanc, Maren Martin, Matt Munoz, Shelly Munoz, C.J. Nichols, Marc Oliphant, Mike Paulus, Nicole Rothleutner, Erik Sanbeck, Patti Scott, and Kevin Yeager.
The history-based drama ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ will conclude the season when it opens on April 21. Directed by Beth Selinger, the cast is comprised of Isaak Anderson, Alan Bock, Jesse Brutscher, Dave Endicott, Mya Frank, Jaydon Friedel, Macy Judd, Jenny Kiffmeyer, Nick Kory, Marc Oliphant, Mike Paulus, Rhonda Schmidt, Rebecca Timmins, and Kevin Yeager. The creative team for the company consists of Heidi Eckwall (lighting design), Tim Leagjeld and George Marsolek (scenic design), Dawn Krautbauer, Heather Pearson, and Ruthie Gmeinder (costume design), Curtis Jendro (sound and video design), Gina Singer (specialty props), Amy Borash (choreographer), and Koreann Martin (vocal direction). Lorri Jager is company manager.
Photograph and BCT photography by John Erickson, Art Matters Studio and Gallery
About the 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 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 protected] or at 218-855-8255. For work back stage, contact George Marsolek at [email protected] or at 218-855-8204. To be added to our audition announcement email list, or to ask about opportunities to usher or help promote our work, contact our box office at [email protected] or at 218-855-8199.
Brainerd Community Theatre past productions...
'The Odd Couple' by Neil Simon
'Talking With' by Jane Martin
'Scotland Road' by Jeffrey Hatcher
Past productions continued...
The Marveolous Wonderettes
Sh-Boom! LIfe Could Be A Dream
A Long Trip - BCT's first live streamed play
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
All My Sons
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The Sunshine Boys
A Few Good Men
Bill W. and Dr. Bob
The Elephant Man
Church Basement Ladies
The Woman in Black
Mr. Burns-A Post Electric Play
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Young Frankenstein-The Mel Brooks Musical
Neil Simon's "Rumors"
Flowers for Algernon
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Hansel and Gretel
Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Monty Python’s Spamalot
The Servant of Two Masters
The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel & Gretel
The Rimers of Eldritch
I Hate Hamlet
Jack the Ripper, Monster of Whitechapel
The Glass Menagerie
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Diary of Anne Frank
Brighton Beach Memoirs