So you say you can act? Come and show us on May 17th!

Students age 9-19 interested in summer production of “Shrek the Musical” in morning

Adults for 2014-2015 Next Stage Repertory Company productions in afternoon 

Auditions for youth and adult actors needed for upcoming local theater productions by the two in-house companies of Craterian Performances are set for Saturday, May 17, at the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center, 23 S. Central Avenue, Medford.

 Young people ages 9-19 at time of audition who wish to participate in the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon (TMTO) summer production of “Shrek the Musical” are welcome, beginning with registration at 9:30 am and vocal auditions from 10 am to approximately 12:30 pm. Callbacks are May 22 and rehearsals begin June 16 for 5 performances on August 1-2, 7-8 and 9. Cast size is limited to 60. Program participation fee is $300 + $100 refundable family volunteer deposit; scholarship applications are available. Registration and other forms are available at (click on TMTO button) and must be brought to auditions with participation fee.

 The mission of the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon is to provide professional training and performance opportunities for cast members, and to produce high quality, affordable, family-friendly entertainment. TMTO shows are professionally-staged, large-scale and high-energy productions that are fun for the whole family. Typical rehearsal and performance schedule lasts seven weeks.

 Adults interested in consideration for roles in the Craterian’s Next Stage Repertory Company (NSRC) productions of the 2014-2015 season are invited to audition at the theater on the afternoon of Saturday, May 17, by appointment. Actors should contact Doug Warner, NSRC Artistic Director, at in advance to schedule an audition. Bring a headshot and resume and be prepared to do a one-minute dramatic monologue and a one-minute comedic monologue. No singing will be required at this audition.

 The mission of Next Stage Repertory Company is to explore, expand, and exalt the human spirit, and to engage, entertain, and inspire audiences, through the professional staging of classic and new plays of artistic merit. Next Stage Rep is a collaboration of respected local theater minds: Stephen McCandless, executive director of Craterian Performances, and Next Stage Rep Artistic Director Doug Warner.

 TMTOButton NextStageButton-1Craterian Performances is the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Medford. Originally a vaudeville theater opened in 1924, the building underwent a $5 million renovation in the mid-1990s to become a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose community facility. Generous support from individuals, businesses and foundations helps Craterian Performances provide high-quality cultural entertainment and educational opportunities for all ages. Learn more at

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