Fort Salem Theater announces auditions for I Love You Because on Friday, September 9 between 6-9PM. All roles listed are open to actors of all ethnicities and gender identities.

To schedule your audition appointment, click here.

Performers are asked to prepare approximately 1 minute of any Broadway or pop uptempo song that best showcases your voice. An accompanist will be provided, and performers are asked to bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Singing from the show is welcome, but not required. Cold readings from the script and a dance call will be offered at callbacks. Those unable to attend in-person auditions should submit a video to no later than Wednesday, September 7. 

This is approximately a 6-week commitment only. Rehearsals will typically be Sundays from 6PM-10PM, Monday-Thursday from 7PM-10PM and occasional Saturday mornings, pending the availability of the cast and the needs of the show. However, the actual schedule will be determined by the cast and directors availability. A full calendar will be provided by the first rehearsal. Each actor will receive a minimum of two complimentary tickets. In celebration of Fort Salem Theater’s 50th Anniversary Season, actors who participate in 2022 productions will also received a free 12-month invitation to opening weekends for all MainStage productions. At this time, housing, travel & performance stipends are not available. 

About the show:

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE is a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, set in New York City. A young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not despite their faults, but because of them.

Directed & Choreographed by: Noah Casner
Music Directed by: TBD
Stage Managed by: TBD
Audition dates: Friday, September 9 between 6pm-9pm
Production dates: November 4-13, 2022
First rehearsal: On or around October 3, 2022


AUSTIN BENNET (male presenting 25ish; tenor to A): greeting card writer.
JEFF BENNET (male presenting 28ish; baritone to G [optional A]): pedi-cab driver.
MARCY FITZWILLIAMS (female presenting 24ish; soprano, strong mix to F, belt to D): photographer. This role has been cast.
DIANA BINGLEY (Female presenting 27ish; alto to D): actuary.

About the director: Noah Casner returns to Fort Salem Theater, but this time as a director! Having recently appeared on the Fort Salem stage in Grease (Doody), Next to Normal (Gabe) and There’s No Business Like Snow Business. Noah holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and the Experimental Theatre Wing. Additional stage credits include Spring Awakening (Moritz) at Weathervane Theatre, where he also performed in White Christmas, Sister Act, and Bright Star, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfeé) at Spa City Theatre, and Parade (Frankie/Young Soldier) at the Strasberg Institute. He has participated in the development of numerous premieres, new works, and short films, and also serves as a director and arts educator at Saratoga Children’s Theatre.

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