Merrill Arts Center is thrilled to announce auditions for the first two shows of the 2021-2022 season.

The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales and Madeline’s Christmas.

Rehearsals DO NOT over lap! Sign-up to audition for both shows!

The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales is part of our NEW by-Kids-for-Kids fall programming. Cast members will get the chance learn new, exciting skills and maybe get a little dirty in our Maker’s Studios taught by working theatre artists. Cast members will work together to create the scenery, props and costumes for the show! Come be a part of this hilarious, wild and goofy play that’s fun for the whole family!

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Meet & Greet (Full Cast) August 29th @ 5:00pm

Rehearsals start August 30, 2021. M-F 6:00-9:00pm (Cast called as needed)

Maker’s Studios (Full Cast) 9/11, 9/12, 9/18 & 9/25 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Performances: October 1-3, 2021 & October 8-10, 2021

Audition Information

Stinky Cheese Man… Group auditions. Grades K-12. Please sign up for a 90 minute session either 8/21 or 8/22. No prep needed! We’ll play silly games, practice our barnyard animal noises and share goofy fairy tales. Lots of roles available! This show will be double cast if enough people audition.

Callbacks, if needed, will be held 8/23 from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.

Madeline’s Christmas: “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines,” begins the story of Madeline. This holiday season will be unlike any other for Madeline and her friends. While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, the girls come down with the flu, and as they take to their bed, many wonder if they will be able to go home for Christmas. With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Madeline and the other girls get a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams. This is a musical play adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’ delightful book. A holiday treat for the whole family!

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Meet & Greet: October 10th, 2021 @ 5:00pm (Full Cast)

Rehearsals: start October 11th, 2021 M-F 6:00-9:00pm (Cast called as needed)

Performances: December 4 & 5 @ 2:00 pm, 9 @ 9:30am, & 11 & 12 @ 2:00pm

Audition Information

Madeline’s Christmas 

Also casting: 2 Adult Actors for the roles of  Mrs. Murphy & Monsieur Brun/Harsha

Adult Actors: Please prepare 60-seconds of a musical selection to showcase range and acting ability. Sheet music required for the accompanist.

Sign up for a 5 minute audition either 9/24 or 9/25.

Callbacks will be held 9/26 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.