Actor Audition

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Cherry Creek Theatre announces auditions for:

The Headliners

By Jeffrey Neuman

Produced by Susie Snodgrass

Directed by Nick Sugar

Musical Direction by David Nehls


At the turn of the 20th century, two premier celebrities beard convention with an act of defiance. As stars Eva Tanguay and Julian Eltinge straddle their on- and off-stage personas, their latest engagement satirizes gender, respectability, and marriage. Is it a publicity stunt or something more personal? Acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Neuman infuses vaudeville song and show into a surprisingly timely story that explores the explosive crossroads of gender, fame, sexuality, and power.


Audition Information:

Video Submission Deadline:  Monday, October 3,

Please send updated headshot jpeg and resume pdf

Go to: for more info and for link to submit.

*In Person Callbacks:  Thursday, October 20

6:30 – 9:30pm

Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia Street  80246

*If notified of a callback, sides will be sent via email


Audition requirement:  one minute monologue and 36 bars of of an early 20th century vaudeville style-verse and chorus

Eva:  wild belt ie (Bette Midler),

Julian:  lyric Bari-tenor with a softer quality

Stage Manager:  no singing required


Roles available:

*Eva Tanguay – 20’s – 40’s, “The Queen of Vaudeville” also known as “The I

Don’t Care Girl.” A force of nature, whose personality is just

as untamed as her uncontrolled, uncontrollable head of hair.


*Julian Eltinge – 20’s – late 30’s, “Eltinge, The American Star.” An artiste. A

consummate craftsman onstage who lives a life of learned

cautiousness off.


*Stage Manager – Male, 40’s-70’s, two different stage managers at two different vaudeville theaters, though played by the same actor


Rehearsals:  April 3 – May 5, 2023, some afternoons, evenings and weekends (hours vary)

Performances:  May 5 – 21, 2023

Thursdays/Fridays/ Saturdays @ 7:30pm

Sundays @ 2pm

DAF night Monday, May 15


AEA and non-union contracts will be offered.  Actors will be paid:  AEA SA standard contract fees; non-union range $850 – $1000


*All actors must be vaccinated.


All people are encouraged to audition.  Cherry Creek Theatre does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, or gender.

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