"The Tempest" — Children's Theatre & School's Youth Stage production of the William Shakespeare classic, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m., by appointment only.

Roles are open for performers ages 8-18. Please prepare a 30-second monologue, Shakespeare preferred. This is part of the summer classes that run June 3-July 19, held in the afternoon. Tuition is $400, which includes advanced instruction.

In addition, participants can take in a Utah Shakespearean Festival tour and performance on July 25-26. Students will see a performance, go on a backstage tour and finish it off with a performance of their show on the Adams Festival Stage. Cost is $125.

Call 532-6000 or go to www.childrenstheatreandschool.org for an appointment, or with questions.

"The Ark" — The Grand Theatre's production of the Michael McLean musical, Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., by appointment at the theater, 1575 S. State.

Roles are available for four men and four women ages 18-50. Actors should be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theater selection — an accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume.

Performances are scheduled Oct. 15-25 and will be directed by Christy Summerhays, with music direction by Kevin Mathie. Call 957-3322 for an audition time.

"Big the Musical" and "Into the Woods" at Hale Centre Theatre, Saturday. Youth auditions begin at 9 a.m. and adults at 11 a.m., by appointment only, at the theater, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive.

Auditioners may audition for either or both shows. All roles are open and will be double-cast.

"Big" needs boys and girls ages 13-18 as well as adults.

"Into the Woods," males and females ages 15 and up.

All auditioners need to come prepared with 16 bars of an entertaining song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please, no taped music or minus tracks. Dance auditions will be held at callbacks. Also, a current headshot and resume are requested.

All cast members are paid.

Character descriptions and audition packets are available at www.halecentretheatre.org.

"Big" runs July 29-Sept. 20 and will be directed by John Sweeney.

"Into the Woods" runs Oct. 1-Nov. 29, directed by Jennifer Parker Hohl. Musical direction for both shows by Kelly DeHaan. Call 984-9000 for an appointment.

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