The Cedar Falls Community Theatre holds open auditions 4-5 times per year. The audition process is usually pretty loose and informal. Actors auditioning do not need to bring a prepared monologue. The actors will read from the script used in the show. At auditions, actors will fill out an audition form with basic information that includes education, acting background, show experience and any arts, acting, dance or musical training. Audition dates are set by the director and the theatre for each show about four months before performance is to begin. Actual auditions are usually held about eight weeks before opening night of that particular show. Check the blog on the home page on a regular basis for information about shows coming up, including information about auditions.


Twentieth Century Audition Information

  • Twentieth Century - a screwball comedy based on a play by Ben Hecht & Charles Bruce Milholland, adapted by Ken Ludwig
  • AUDITION DATES: Mon & Tues, Aug 14 & 15, 2017 @ 7pm, Oster Regent Theatre, Cedar Falls, IA.
  • Gary Baumgartner, Director
  • Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche starred on Broadway in this adaptation of the classic 1934 movie with all the essential ingredients of the screwball – a dizzy dame, a charming but befuddled hero, dazzling dialogue and a dash of slapstick. Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway director Oscar Jaffe boards the Twentieth Century Limited and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland, now a temperamental Hollywood star on the train between NY and Chicago. He pulls out all the stops in persuading her to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. Pull out your “laughter” stops for this revival of an hilarious romp on rails. "A thrilling funhouse ride!" - The New Yorker "Hilarious." - N.Y. Post
  • Each person will need to:
  • VERY IMPORTANT BRING CALENDARS to NOTE CONFLICTS AUG 17 - OCT 15. Wear comfortable clothing. If you are unable to make these times, contact the director at 319-504-1048 • Each person must have a memorized comic monologue, no longer than 3 minutes.
  • OSCAR JAFFE: Pompous, self assured director of Broadway shows. 3 flops in a row. LILY GARLAND: A movie star of magnitude. Oscar’s protege. Oscar’s former lover. IDA WEBB: Assistant to Oscar Jaffe. The “brains” of the group. OWEN O’MALLEY: Assistant to Oscar Jaffe. The muscle of the group with an Irish temper. A drinker. (dialect will be used). GEORGE SMITH: Lily’s manager and current lover. A temper and very jealous. MATTHEW CLARK: A bit insane but well intentioned. CONDUCTOR: Tries to keep everything running smoothly amidst all the chaos. DR. GROVER LOCKWOOD: Afraid of being caught but having an affair anyway. ANITA HIGHLAND: Young and pretty. Having an affair with Dr. Lockwood. PORTER, DETECTIVE, MAX JACOBS & BEARD May be played by one or more people. This individual must portray 4 completely different characters. (Probable that 4 dialects will be used. EXTRAS: There may be extras to be people in the bar, passengers, extra porters, etc.
  • October 6TH @ 7:30pm
  • October 7TH @ 7:30pm
  • October 8TH @ 2:00pm
  • October 12TH @ 7:30pm
  • October 14TH @ 7:30pm
  • October 15TH @ 2:00pm