Audition Information

Auditions for our Spring show, “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Sunday February 27th at 7PM – 2019 Grand Ave, West Des Moines.

Monday February 28th at 7PM – 2019 Grand Ave, West Des Moines.

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was publishing online from 2010-2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.

Cast Requirements:

  • 4 people, Everyone is welcome
  • Sugar/F – lead role, age 37 and up
  • Three letter writers – Any gender/age – all of these roles play multiple characters.

Show dates: April 29th – May 15th, Fridays and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

No need to prepare a monologue, actors will read selections from the script. Please arrive 15 mins early to fill out audition sheet, bring your calendar with any conflicts through the end of April.

Email Tom Perrine at tom@tallgrasstheatre.org if you’d like to check out a script.


Auditions for our Summer Concert Series, “Into The Woods”Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Open Audition Call: April 17th at 6:00PM – at Tallgrass Theatre Company 2019 Grand Ave, Suite 100

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Actors will be asked to sing 16-32 bars of music from another show to showcase their vocal range. Please bring a copy of the sheet music with you to share with the accompanist. Callbacks will be on Monday, April 18th at 6PM – those unable to make the 17th audition can email kelly@tallgrasstheatre.org to set up a time to meet the director at the start of callbacks. 

Cast requirements – 18 roles available, ages 16 and up. An open audition means everyone is welcome.See https://www.mtishows.com/into-the-woods for more character breakdown. *Note that Cinderella, Cinderella’s Prince and The Baker’s wife characters will have a stage kiss and an intimacy director will be present. 

Performance Dates: Thursday June 16th, Friday June 17th, and Saturday June 18th – Curtain 7:30pm, gates open at 6:00pm


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