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Dear Ruth

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Auditions for Dear Ruth will be held, by appointment only, October 23rd.

These auditions will be held at Hale Studios located at 537 N. 1200 W. in Orem.

Appointments may be made by calling the box office at 801-226-8600.

Please prepare one of the sides from the script for your audition. (If you would prefer, you are welcome to prepare a one minute monologue in the style of the show instead of a script side.)

Audition sides will be available HERE on or before October 16th. We will only have time to hear one side per person. A reader will be provided. We will have limited copies of sides available at the audition. Headshots and resumes are encouraged.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out the appropriate paperwork before your audition time.

Dear Ruth will be directed by Barta Heiner.

Callbacks, by invitation only, will be Saturday, October 28th.


Anyone who is unable to attend the initial audition may submit a video. Please send your video along with a headshot, resume, and your audition form to meagan@haletheater.org no later than October 22nd to be considered for callbacks. You may download your audition form HERE.


Character Descriptions
(We may not have audition sides for every role listed below. If there is no side for the part in which you are most interested, please choose an alternate side.)

Ruth Wilkins (Female; ages 20-25): Independent, kind, and loving. A hardworking bank teller, set on living life on her own terms.

 

Lt. Bill Seawright (Male; ages 20-25): A twenty-four-year-old, Air Corps lieutenant.  Full of love, determination, and optimism. A fully dedicated romantic and mostly dedicated solider.

 

Albert Kummer (Male; ages 25-35): Hardworking, plain, good-hearted. Ruth's coworker and fiance, Albert believes that doing the right thing and living according to plan is the way to get by in the world. He's a good man but doesn't believe in any kind of romantic nonsense.

 

Mrs. Edith Wilkins (Female; ages 35-45):  Warm and maternal. Loves her family and fully believes that their business is her business.

 

Judge Harry Wilkins (Male; ages 45-55): Intelligent, kind, and accepting. An even-keeled lawman who wants the best for his family.

 

Miriam Wilkins (Female; ages 16-20): Passionate, political, intelligent. A fiercely liberal "modern" sixteen-year-old with a strong sense of self who believes in helping the underdog.

 

Sgt. Chuck Vincent (Male; ages 20-30):  Loyal and hardworking. A fellow solider, Sgt. Vincent is friends with Bill and in love with Bill's sister, and the two men are on leave together hoping to spend time with their girls.

 

Martha Seawright (Female; ages 20-25): Sweet, innocent, and fun. The sister of Bill, Martha is new to New York and to love, but is adventurous on both fronts.

 

Dora (Female; ages 30-50): Smart, kind, and cheerful. Dora is the Wilkin's live-in help, and she has been with the family for a long time. As a result, she knows their business and their woes, and cares deeply for them.

 

Harold Klobbermeyer (Male; ages 20-30): Another young soldier who also arrives intent on courting Ruth.