STG is staffed completely by volunteers, and auditions are open to anyone with a love or an interest in performing and live theatre. And remember, if being in the spotlight isn't your thing, there are lots of other ways to get involved!

Unless otherwise indicated, auditions are held in the Southside Theatre Guild auditorium at 20 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn GA 30213.

SOUTHSIDE THEATRE GUILD is holding OPEN/NON-EQUITY (non-paying) auditions for:

Book by N. Richard Nash, based on his play, “The Rainmaker”
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones


Brief Synopsis:
Lizzie, a spinster woman, lives on her family’s ranch, in a hot and drought-stricken American Southwest town. The plot centers on her search for love and her choice between two suitors: Starbuck, a charismatic con man posing as a rainmaker who can bring rainfall to the drought-stricken, and Sheriff File, the town's most eligible bachelor.

Auditions will be held at: STG - 20 West Campbellton Street - Fairburn, GA 30213

Audition Dates:
Sunday, May 4, 2014. Sign-in begins at 6:30 pm.
Monday, May 5, 2014. Sign-in begins at 6:30 pm.

Callback Date:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Sign-in begins at 6:30 pm.

Auditions will consist of:
Cold Readings (from the script)
Choreography (wear comfortable clothing/shoes.)
Music (bring a prepared piece. Bring backing tracks, if possible.)
*Anyone auditioning for Lizzie should be familiar with the songs “Old Maid”, “Simple Little Things”, and “Raunchy”
NOTE: If you are auditioning for Chorus and/or Dance only, you will not need to stay for cold readings.

Lizzie Curry (Female mezzo lead; Early 20's to Late 30's) is a strong, smart, but very plain looking spinster. She yearns desperately for romance.

Bill Starbuck (Male baritone-to g lead; Early 30's - Early 40's) is a big man, lithe, agile -- a loud braggart, a gentle dreamer. Starbuck is the driving force of the story - a strong actor who sings and is able to carry the intimate romantic scenes as well as the big musical numbers.
Jimmy Curry (Male tenor tap dancer supporting; Late teens - Late 20's) is Lizzie's younger brother. He is big and broad-shouldered, but has the mind of a child. He is filled with longing.
Noah Curry (Male baritone supporting; Late 20's – Early 40's) is Lizzie's older brother. Like his father, without H.C.'s imagination. He would appear to be self-righteous and rigidly opinionated were it not for his basic decency and his warm yearning to be kind.
H.C. Curry (Male baritone supporting; Late 40's to early 60's) is Lizzie's father. He is in his late fifties, powerfully set, capable, and dependable - but a dreamer too.
File (Male baritone supporting; 35 – 40) is the sheriff, He is a lean man, reticent, intelligent, in his late thirties. He smiles wryly at the world and at himself. He is also the town's most eligible bachelor.
Snookie Updegraff (Female mezzo supporting; Late teens - Early 20's) Strong comedienne
Toby (Male featured tap dancer; Late 20's - Early 40's) is the middle-aged stationmaster.
Geshy Toops (Male cameo; 20’s – 30’s)
Mrs. Jensen (Female cameo; 30’s – 40’s) is described as plump and middle aged, good natured
Gil Demby (Male cameo; Teens – 20’s)
George Demby (Male cameo; Teens – 20’s)
Freddie Demby (Male cameo; Teens – 20’s)
Belinda (Female cameo; 9 – 12) a spectacled girl
Olive Barrow (Female cameo; 20’s – 30’s) a pretty girl
Bo Dollivan (Male cameo; late teens – early 20’s)
Wally Skacks (Male cameo; late teens – early 20’s)
Phil Mackey (Male cameo; late teens – early 20’s)
Mr. Curtis (Male cameo; an adult) – is the town minister
Maurine Toops (Female cameo; late teens – early 20’s)
Ellie Jones (Female cameo; late teens – early 20’s)
Tommy (Male cameo; 8 – 12)
Towns people (various Teens – 80+)
Town children (various 8 – 12)


Performance Schedule:
Thursday – Sunday: July 24, 25, 26, 27
Friday – Sunday: August 1, 2, 3
Friday – Sunday: August 8, 9, 10
Thu-Fri-Sat performances at 8:00 pm;
Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
ADULT/First weekend:
Advanced Online: $14.00; At the Door: $15.00
ADULT/All Other Weekends:
Advanced Online: $16.00; At the Door: $17.50
(ALL shows): $8.00