The Haunting of Hill House – Auditions
Announcing auditions for Los Altos Stage Company’s youth production of The Haunting of Hill House. Performers must be between the ages of 12 to 18 years to qualify. Auditions will take place March 20th and 21st from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Los Altos Community Center (room tbd). Callbacks will take place March 22nd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Rehearsal begin March 26th and will run Sunday thru Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tech week will run April 23rd to 26th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Performances will be April 27th thru 29th, outside, at the Los Altos History Museum grounds.
Please come to auditions prepared with a resume, 1-2 minute monologue and ready to do some cold readings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition appointment time. Cost to participate is $275.00.
Show description: Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. Its isolation is broken by the arrival of Dr. Montague, an investigator of supernatural phenomena who has been granted a short lease by the present owner. His mission is to delve into the morbid history of the house and to come to grips with the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable for many years. He is joined by three others, all unacquainted, but all having their particular reasons for accepting Dr. Montague’s invitation to share his Hill House sojourn. Their visit begins with jovial informality, but their sensibilities are soon jolted by strange and eerie occurrences. As they struggle to disguise their mounting fears they are joined by Dr. Montague’s wife and a friend, who have come to Hill House for purposes of their own. They too are absorbed by the supernatural, but their approach is via direct communication with the departed spirits—a type of psychic research which is regarded fearfully by Dr. Montague and which, as subsequent events bear out, brings on a crisis in which the evil forces of Hill House are goaded to a new and, for one of those present, fatal fury.
The Los Altos Community Center is located at 97 Hillview Ave Los Altos CA 94022.