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Posted on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 5:58 a.m.

A2CT announces auditions for 'Grey Gardens'

By Staff

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces auditions for its production of the musical "Grey Gardens," directed by Edmond Reynolds. Auditions take place Sunday, Dec. 11, and Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m. each day. Callbacks, if needed, are Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. All auditions take place at A2CT’s Rehearsal Studio, 322 W. Ann St.

"Grey Gardens" is the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.

"Grey Gardens" has roles for 3-4 women ages 20-80, 4 men ages 25-80, and two girls ages 8-12. Auditions consist of dance-movement, singing and cold readings from the script. Those auditioning should prepare a Broadway-style song of no more than 32 bars and should bring sheet music; songs from the show are OK and encouraged. Auditioners should be prepared to dance—no tennis shoes for the dance portion. Those auditioning need attend only one of the regular auditions but should be available for callbacks. No pre-registration is required. Cast meeting and first read-through is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 15. Production dates are March 8-11.

For further information, character descriptions, and PDF files of audition music, visit the audition page of the A2CT website at or call the A2CT office at 971-2228.