STC started as Lamplighter's Theatre Company and opened its first season in the fall of 2004 as a ministry of Springhouse Worship and Arts Center. We are not your standard “church” drama. We have been blessed with a number of people who have genuine credentials in the theatre and we take our theatre seriously. We strive to do high quality productions that will appeal to the secularist as well as the believer.
This does not mean that we don’t have a kingdom agenda; we do. However, we don’t believe that Christ must be forced down anyone’s throat. (Actually, it is the heart, not the throat, that counts.) We do believe that the Gospel is a more than legitimate contender in the rumble of ideas and real life.
Springhouse will do plays that delight. We will do plays that provoke. We will do plays that inspire. We will not do plays that degrade or mislead.
Auditions are open to all from both inside and outside the church. People from throughout the community are welcome to come and learn and help us learn.
In addition to our regular season on the main stage we have a blackbox theatre where we produce somewhat more edgy and/or less commercially viable works. We also conduct Drama Camps in the summer for grades 1-12 and provide various educational opportunities for adults throughout the year.
Springhouse Theatre Company is delighted to announce auditions for Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, coming Fall 2021! This award-winning musical will be directed by Charlotte Myhre Shealy.
Saturday, June 5th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, June 6th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Potential Callback Dates:
Monday, June 7th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday, June 8th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Springhouse Church, 14119 Old Nashville Highway, Smyrna, TN 37167
Rehearsal Information: Rehearsals will begin in July.
Production Dates: September 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26.
Audition Appointments: Each day of auditions will be broken up into three time slots: a) 3:00pm-4:00pm, b) 4:00pm – 5:00pm, and c) 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Please e-mail Hunter Thaw at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your top two, preferred time slots for the dates listed above.
Appointments are required.
Auditions will consist of vocal and dance auditions. Potential callbacks to follow (see dates above) will consist of cold readings.
Ladies: Please prepare to sing, “Goodnight My Someone”
Men: Please prepare to sing “Marion Librarian” and familiarize yourself with “Goodnight Ladies”
Kids (under 15 yrs old): Please prepare to sing “Gary, Indiana”
(Accompaniment will be provided)
Please wear a mask to auditions and comfortable attire to dance in. Arrive 20 – 15 minutes early to fill out your audition form. *Special Note*
We are looking for 4 professional dancers (2 women, 2 men) to highlight in our show. Please specify if that is your reason for auditioning in your email.
About the Show: Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN is set in the close-knit community of River City, Iowa in 1912. When a con man (Harold Hill) comes to town, the local librarian / music teacher (Marian Paroo) is suspicious of his claims to be a marching-band leader. Through quick thinking and cunning distraction, “Professor” Harold Hill manages to charm the busy-body community, selling them all manner of band
equipment and frippery. Though his deceit finally catches up with him, he is surprised to find grace and love in the arms of Marian Paroo.
There are roles available for a wide variety of ages for men, women, and children.
All applicants are welcome. Springhouse Theatre is an equal-opportunity theatre, and consideration for casting will be given fairly and equitably, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, religion, family status, or disability.
THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.