Auditions: Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Auditions for Bard in the Burbs‘ upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by Sean Ogren & Suzanne Ogren, are set for Tuesday, July 11th and Wednesday, July 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at:

Stacey De & Company
1946 University Ln
Lisle, IL 60532

Auditions will consist of scenes from the play. To sign up for an audition slot and receive audition sides, please send a request entitled “Hamlet Audition” to Sean Ogren at seanogren@gmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

Please note that this show is non-equity and there is no pay.

Performances for Hamlet will take place from Friday September 1st thru Sunday September 17th

  • Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays at 7:00 p.m.

Some roles have been pre-cast. The following roles are available for casting:

Claudius
male | 45-60
the newly-crowned King and Hamlet’s uncle
Gertrude
female | 45-60
the queen, Hamlet’s mother, newly-married to Claudius
Polonius
male | 45-60
the king’s second
Ophelia
female | 20-35
Polonius’s daughter, in love with Hamlet
Rosencrantz
male | 20-35
a friend of Hamlet’s from school, in league with Claudius
Guildenstern
female | 20-35
another school-friend of Hamlet’s, also in league with Claudius
First Player / Sailor / Priest
male
First Player is the leader of the theater troupe which performs for the court
Bernardo / Osric / understudy for Horatio
male or female | 20-40
Bernardo is a soldier to the king; Osric is a member of the court, thinks he is more important than he is; Horatio is Hamlet’s trusted and loyal friend, his eyes and ears in the court, and his calm in the storm (the understudy will have one definite performance).
Francisco
male or female | 20-60
soldier and guard to the royal family
Marcellus
male or female | 20-60
soldier and guard to the royal family
Courtier / understudy for Ophelia
female | 20-35
(the understudy will have one definite performance).

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