Hutchinson Theatre Co holds auditions and seeks stage crew


Cheaper by the Dozen, July 15-17, 22-24, 2021.

Auditions for a cast of 16 ranging in playable ages of 6 yrs old to mid 50s.

Saturday, May 8th 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Monday, May 10th 6:00-9:00 p.m.

*Call backs IF NEEDED will be scheduled for Tuesday, May 11th 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Begins: May 17th
Production Dates: July 15-17 & 22-24

Not ready to be on stage but want to be involved behind the scenes? We also need light, sound, and stage help. Stop by during audition times if you’re interested in getting involved or e-mail Director Mary Haugen at

Contacts: (320) 455-2956

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Character Descriptions:

MR. GILBRETH (DAD) – The patriarch of the family. A successful man who is proud of his wife and family as well as his business accomplishments, and who runs his family
like a business. Playable age: Mid 40’s to mid 50’s.

MRS. GILBRETH (MOTHER) – The matriarch of the family. Gracious and attractive, a loving mother. She is also a psychologist. Playable age: Mid 40’s to mid 50’s.

ANNE – The oldest Gilbreth child. Attractive, sweet natured, yet stubborn. Playable age: 17

FRANK – A Gilbreth child. A Co-Narrator. Playable age: 16

ERNESTINE – A Gilbreth child. Also a Co-Narrator. Playable age: 15

MARTHA – A Gilbreth child. Playable age: 14

BILL, LILLIAN, FRED, DAN, JACKIE, – The younger Gilbreth children. Plenty of stage time, but more limited speaking parts. Playable ages variable from age 6-13.

MRS. FITZGERALD – The housekeeper. A kind woman that is devoted to the family.

DR. BURTON – The family doctor.

JOE SCALES – A cheerleader. Very cocky and interested in dating Anne. Playable age: 17

MISS BRILL – A teacher who has no love for the children. Playable age 20+

LARRY – A nice looking, clean cut boy interested in Anne. Playable age: 17

Adapted by Adapted by Christopher Sergel. From the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

About the play: Suppose you’re an attractive high-school girl and you’re not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family. He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there’s a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition that he’s keeping secret. The children don’t understand them. Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and she are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up.

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