• Auditions

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Audition CoverSprings Ensemble Theatre is currently casting for the opening production of their 2019 Season: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton, directed by Max Ferguson.

    Rehearsals begin in January. 
    Production dates/times are February 14 – March 3. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 4:00.
    Callbacks will be October 17 beginning at 6:30.

    From the Samuel French blurb: Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.

    When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.

    Auditions will take place at Springs Ensemble Theatre, located at: 
    1903 E. Cache La Poudre
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    Sunday, October 14 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

    Auditions will be cold readings from the script. 

    No appointments are necessary — readings will occur on a first come, first served basis. If you need to make special arrangements, please email springsensembletheatre@gmail.com. 

    Casting the following roles:
    Ransome Foster: 30-35 — From New York. Well-read and well spoken. He is stubborn and often arrogant but always well meaning.

    Bert Barricune: 40-50 — Bert is a true gunslinger. He is worn and battered looking but clearly handsome. He speaks only when he must.

    Jim “The Reverend” Mosten: 20-30 — Jim is a young black swamper. He is kind, enthusiastic, well-mannered, full of energy, and easy to fall in love with.

    Liberty Valance: 30-40 — Liberty is a Southern Gentleman, but his polite manner doesn’t disguise the scars on his face. He is terrifyingly unpredictable.

    Marshal Johnson: 50-60 — The Marshal talks the talk. When it comes down to it, he’s a coward.

    Jake Dowitt: 25-40 Jake is an enthusiastic reporter for a small local paper.

    The Gang, Mourners, the Deputy, Students/Townspeople.

    *The role of Hallie Jackson has already been cast.
    **Please note that all positions at SET are voluntary.