Auditions - Cheaper by the Dozen

Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces auditions for its first show of the 57th season.

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Director Carla Crandall is looking for a talented cast of all ages for The Belfry Theatre's 2021-2022 season opener, "Cheaper by the Dozen," based on the book by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey and dramatized by Christopher Sergel.

Audition Dates: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, and Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 (callbacks possible on Tuesday, Aug. 24)

Audition Venue: The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville, IN 46060

Show Dates: October 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2021

Rehearsals will consist of 3 – 4 nights a week, including some possible weekend rehearsals. Starting in October, cast members will be expected to stay for the entire rehearsal.

Please bring a list of all known conflicts between Aug. 29 - Oct. 31, including Saturdays and Sundays, to auditions.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and theater and improvisation games. Actors only need to attend one night of auditions.

Show Synopsis:

Based on a true story, "Cheaper by the Dozen" tells the story of the Gilbreth family. Their inventor father, who is well-known for bringing better efficiency to factories, keeps his family of 12 children running just as efficiently. This play is told from the point of view of two of his children reflecting on the last few months before his death. He was preparing the family for his imminent departure, but most of his children were unaware of the fact. It is an extremely funny, heart-warming, and family-friendly tale.

Character Descriptions

(All ages noted are character/stage ages, all ethnicities welcome and encouraged, all ages welcome but please be aware we will have some late rehearsals):

MR. GILBRETH (40s to 50s) - The patriarch of the family. A successful man who is proud of his wife and family as well as his business accomplishments and runs his family like a business.

MRS. GILBRETH (40s to 50s) - The matriarch of the family. Gracious and attractive, a loving mother. She is also a psychologist.

ANNE (17) - The oldest Gilbreth child. Attractive, sweet natured, yet stubborn.

ERNESTINE (15) - A Gilbreth child, co-narrator.

FRANK (16) - A Gilbreth child, also co-narrator.

MARTHA (14) - A Gilbreth child. Speaks some German.

BILL, LILLIAN, FRED, DAN, JACKIE (variable from 6 – 13) - The younger Gilbreth children.

MRS. FITZGERALD (45+) - The housekeeper. A kind woman who is devoted to the family.

DR. BURTON (40+) - The family doctor.

JOE SCALES (17) - A cheerleader. Very cocky and interested in dating Anne.

MISS BRILL (25+) - A teacher who has no love for the children.

LARRY (17) - A nice looking, clean cut boy interested in Anne