Upcoming Audition Information


Circa ’21 is requesting online submissions for two local females to fill the remaining roles in its forthcoming production of The Church Basement Ladies in YOU SMELL BARN.

This is the 7th in the incredibly popular series of musical comedies. In-person production dates, including 2 weeks’ rehearsal, are March 4 – May 15, 2021.


Directing this hilarious musical will be Curt Wollan, who conceived and directed each of the previous chapters of the CBL series, as well as many other productions

On the Circa ’21 stage. Ron May, local favorite, who has musically directed many productions for Circa ’21, will be serving in that same capacity for You Smell Barn.


Wollan and May are Seeking actors for the following two roles:


ACTOR 1: Adult Beverly – daughter of Karin; age 40 and mother of 4; an 8 year old tomboy, then a sassy teenager; Hazel Svensrud- a church basement lady;  Evelyn Bjornsted - enormously pregnant, wife to Butch. Must be an excellent actor/singer who moves well, and is no taller than 5’ 3”.

ACTOR 4: Karin: Beverly’s mother from age 30 to 50, plus several cameo characters throughout, including a cow and an old-fashioned Telephone Operator. In high school Karin was the Student Council President, Head Cheerleader, First Chair flute player, and Homecoming Queen runner up.  At church she was the Luther League President and always played Mary in the Sunday School Christmas pageant through the 8th grade. Not a mean bone in her body.

Must be an excellent actor/singer who moves well.


Those interested in being considered should send a link to a video with a comic monologue and an up-tempo song to dpjh@circa21.com.

Submission must be received no later than Monday, January 18, 2021.
All roles in this professional production are paid. Local actors, please.

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