Thursday, November 30, 2023

Auditions for Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre's 'Night at the Wax Musuem' Jan. 3

| December 28, 2022 12:00 AM

The Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theater invites students in grades 2nd through 6th to audition for the cast of “NIGHT at the WAX MUSEUM. – based loosely on the 2009 Ben Stiller movie.

The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history! School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don’t know much about history — they have to retake the class in summer school. First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project. Though the students’ eyes glaze over with boredom, there’s a twinkle in the wax figures’ eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra’s bracelet brings them to life! King Henry VIII, Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, Butch Cassidy, Calamity Jane, pirates and more. All have returned and are looking for something. Come see how the students survive their first hand history lesson.

This production calls for a large cast of around 40. It is free to audition and only $50 to be a part of the show if cast. Please prepare a 30 second monologue or short selection from another play, poem or book. Several will be provided at the audition if you can’t find one. Performers are also expected to learn and sing something at the audition. Wear comfortable shoes that you can move in, as we will be moving around the stage. Please do NOT SING your audition, they will teach you a song when you’re there.

Not interested in stage work but would like to be involved? The theater needs help with the technical parts – building sets, props, costumes, lights and sound. Parental and student assistance is welcome. To sign-up and for more information, call 837-4886 or email or check our website at

Auditions will be held at the Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre After School Center (833 Grand Dr.) on Tuesday, Jan. 3 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for 2nd and 3rd grades, and 5:30-7:30 p.m. for 4th through 6th grades. Performances will be Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm. and Feb. 5 at 2:00 p.m.