Morris Park Players welcomes all interested persons to participate in our productions! Whether onstage or behind the scenes, we would love to have you involved!
SEEKING DIRECTOR AND MUSIC DIRECTOR
Morris Park Players is seeking an experienced director and music director for their upcoming spring 2023 production of Ragtime the Musical. Ragtime will be produced by Morris Park Players with rights secured from Music Theatre International (MTI).
These are PAID positions. Director stipend range starts at $1500 and is based on experience. Music director stipend range starts at $1000 and is based on experience.
We are committed to selecting shows and putting together casts that are reflective of our community in Northeast Minneapolis. We have an amazing network and have a lot of support from our community, however, we understand that Ragtime is a bold choice for a community theater. If we can’t cast it properly, we will work with the director and music director we hire to put up an alternative show. Please be prepared to discuss ideas for attracting a diverse group for auditions, and an alternate plan to activate if we are unable to cast Ragtime.
Director Interviews – Sunday October 9
Music Director Interviews – Late October
Auditions/Callbacks – November (before Thanksgiving)
Rehearsals – Beginning Early January
Performances – March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Rehearsals and performances will take place a Edison High School in Northeast.
Once a director is hired for the show, the director will work with the producers to hire the rest of the crew, including the music director. The director and the producer will work together to finalize the rehearsal calendar. Stipends will be made available to cast and orchestra based on ticket sales. Additional info coming soon.
Morris Park Players is a true community theater. We have produced more than 110 musicals since 1952, and we are proud to be producing excellent and affordable musical theater in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. We work hard to make it feel like home when you are working with us. 100% of our cast and crew work to contribute to the productions they are a part of.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please make note of your availability and familiarity with the show. We will be holding interviews on Sunday October 9 by appointment only. BIPOC encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.
We are proud to be presenting FALSETTOS in February of 2022. FALSETTOS is a musical with a book by James Lapine and William Finn, and music and lyrics by Finn. This comedic musical takes a poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family.
Rehearsals begin on January 3 Monday through Friday 6:30-9:15, with 8 performances opening on February 11 and running for two weekends. Interviews for this position will take place in August. We are tentatively planning to host auditions in September. The musical director and pianist for this production is Blake Brauer.
We are committed to engaging in our community in Northeast Minneapolis, which includes investing time and resources into our partnership with Thomas Edison High School. Therefore, this production will have internships available for high school students for select crew positions, including student Interns for Casting Director and Assistant Director. Applicants for any crew positions with interns should be prepared to help these interns build the critical skills necessary for their respective positions.
We are seeking experienced directors who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply. Please consider the opportunity to direct FALSETTOS, and contact us at the address below.
If you are interested in joining our production team staff for our upcoming season, please email us at email@example.com.
- Sew costumes
- Build sets
- Help with mailings
- Help with inventories
- Get ads for programs
- Help choose shows
- Data entry
- Sell tickets
- Make lobby displays
- Help advertise shows
- Keep historical records/scrapbooks/archives.
- Other – you tell us!