TOM SAWYER Audition Timeframe Scheduler

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NOTE: Why does it say $0.00? We are using our online box office to schedule auditions to make the process efficient and accurate. You will not be charged or asked for a credit card. 

Questions? Please email auditions@uctheatre.org

Please choose 1 timeframe per actor that is auditioning. Please "Checkout" with your name, phone and email at the minimum so we can contact you if needed. Once you have completed the information you will receive an automatic email, confirming your timeframe. Timeframes are limited to approximately 10 actors.

If you are unable to sign up for a timeframe, come to the audition and sign up on the Standby List. We will schedule you as we can.

DATE: Saturday March 12th, 2016 (callbacks by invitation will be held Monday or Tuesday night of the following week)

REQUIREMENT: Memorize on the of the AUDITION SIDES provided. AUDITION FORM Headshot and Resume requested. 

REHEARSALS: Typically Monday - Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm and Saturday Mornings.

PERFORMANCES: April 29th -  May 28th( possible one week extension) Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays 1pm & 4:30pm

CAST of CHARACTERS

Characters

CHILDREN ACTOR ROLES (Ages 8 -18)
Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
Becky Thatcher
Joe Harper
Sid
Mary
Ben Rogers
Amy Lawrence
Children (Boys and Girls)

ADULT ACTOR ROLES (Ages 21 - 60s)
Aunt Polly
Injun Joe
Muff Potter
Mr. Walters
Minister
Mrs. Harper
Dr. Robinson
Judge Thatcher
Widow Douglas
Sheriff



Tom Sawyer - The novel’s protagonist. Tom is a mischievous boy with an active imagination who spends most of the novel getting himself, and often his friends, into and out of trouble. Despite his mischief, Tom has a good heart and a strong moral conscience. As the novel progresses, he begins to take more seriously the responsibilities of his role as a leader among his schoolfellows.

Aunt Polly - Tom’s aunt and guardian. Aunt Polly is a simple, kindhearted woman who struggles to balance her love for her nephew with her duty to discipline him. She generally fails in her attempts to keep Tom under control because, although she worries about Tom’s safety, she seems to fear constraining him too much. Above all, Aunt Polly wants to be appreciated and loved.

Huckleberry Finn - The son of the town drunk. Huck is a juvenile outcast who is shunned by respectable society and adored by the local boys, who envy his freedom. Like Tom, Huck is highly superstitious, and both boys are always ready for an adventure. Huck gradually replaces Tom’s friend Joe Harper as Tom’s sidekick in his escapades.
Read an in-depth analysis of Huckleberry Finn.

Becky Thatcher - Judge Thatcher’s pretty, yellow-haired daughter. From almost the minute she moves to town, Becky is the “Adored Unknown” who stirs Tom’s lively romantic sensibility. Naïve at first, Becky soon matches Tom as a romantic strategist, and the two go to great lengths to make each other jealous.

Joe Harper - Tom’s “bosom friend” and frequent playmate. Joe is a typical best friend, a convention Twain parodies when he refers to Joe and Tom as “two souls with but a single thought.” Though Joe mostly mirrors Tom, he diverges from Tom’s example when he is the first of the boys to succumb to homesickness on Jackson’s Island. As the novel progresses, Huck begins to assume Joe’s place as Tom’s companion.

Sid - Tom’s half-brother. Sid is a goody-goody who enjoys getting Tom into trouble. He is mean-spirited but presents a superficial show of model behavior. He is thus the opposite of Tom, who is warmhearted but behaves badly.

Mary - Tom’s sweet, almost saintly cousin. Mary holds a soft spot for Tom. Like Sid, she is well behaved, but unlike him, she acts out of genuine affection rather than malice.

Injun Joe - A violent, villainous man who commits murder, becomes a robber, and plans to mutilate the Widow Douglas. Injun Joe’s predominant motivation is revenge. Half Native American and half Caucasian, he has suffered social exclusion, probably because of his race.
Read an in-depth analysis of Injun Joe.

Muff Potter - A hapless drunk and friend of Injun Joe. Potter is kind and grateful toward Tom and Huck, who bring him presents after he is wrongly jailed for Dr. Robinson’s murder. Potter’s naïve trust eventually pushes Tom’s conscience to the breaking point, compelling Tom to tell the truth at Potter’s trial about who actually committed the murder.

Dr. Robinson - A respected local physician. Dr. Robinson shows his more sordid side on the night of his murder: he hires Injun Joe and Muff Potter to dig up Hoss Williams’s grave because he wants to use the corpse for medical experiments.
The Widow Douglas - A kindhearted, pious resident of St. Petersburg whom the children recognize as a friend. Tom knows that the Widow Douglas will give him and Becky ice cream and let them sleep over. She is kind to Huck even before she learns that he saved her life.

Judge Thatcher - Becky’s father, the county judge. A local celebrity, Judge Thatcher inspires the respect of all the townspeople. He takes responsibility for issues affecting the community as a whole, such as closing the cave for safety reasons and taking charge of the boys’ treasure money.

Amy Lawrence - Tom’s former love. Tom abandons Amy when Becky Thatcher comes to town.

Ben Rogers - One of Tom’s friends, whom Tom persuades to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence.

Mr. Walters - The somewhat ridiculous Sunday school superintendent. Because he aspires to please Judge Thatcher, Mr. Walters rewards Tom with a Bible, even though he knows that Tom hasn’t earned it.