Welcome

Welcome to our 2022-2023 Season!

Pontiac Theatre IV is an independent community theatre group presenting live theatre to Pontiac and Oakland County since 1969. Theatre IV presents four or five shows per season including a musical, a straight show, a children’s show and a musical review. The 2022-23 Season shows include the children’s show Shrek Jr., the hilarious farce Lend Me A Tenor, the magical Rogers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella, and the sentimental drama Crimes of the Heart.  Watch the site and Facebook for more information!

 

Recent Posts

Auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor

By on November 30, 2022

The ’22-23 season will continue with Pontiac Theater IV presenting the hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy!
Lend Me A Tenor is a hilarious farce that takes place in the finest hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio in 1936.
The Cleveland Opera Company is thrilled and stressed beyond belief for the season’s grand opening featuring world-famous Italian tenor, Tito Mirelli. Of course, crushes, fans, marital discord, and an accidental double dose of tranquilizers later; hilarity ensues with the mix of physical comedy, mistaken identity, and slamming doors that make farces such great fun.
Directed & Produced by AmandaJane Schade-Rhodes
Assistant Directed, Produced & Stage Managed by Tim Wheeling
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 171 W Pike St, Pontiac, MI 48341
Auditions will be: Sunday 12/18 at 4:00 pm, Monday 12/19 at 7:00 pm, and Tuesday 12/20 at 7:00 pm
Rehearsals will begin the first week of January. Rehearsals will generally be two evenings a week (7:00-9:00) until moving into dress and tech. Exact rehearsal dates will be finalized based on cast availability.

This is not a musical, but features some music. Tito Mirelli and Max both must sing well, karaoke-style along with a recording of “Dio, che nell’alma infondere” from Verdi’s Don Carlos.

Also, those familiar with this show may remember that previous versions of this play featured blackface for disguise/mistaken identity purposes. That element of the script has already been changed by the publisher. We absolutely would not have considered doing blackface.

Available Roles for Auditions:

Tito Mirelli – 30s and up. Famous Italian opera singer. Italian accent. Larger than life presence. Must be able to sing well enough to pass for an opera singer.

Henry Saunders –  50s and up. The stressed out general manager of the Cleveland Opera Company. Father to Maggie and boss to Max.

Max – Late 20s-mid 30s. Saunder’s long suffering assistant. Boyfriend to Maggie. Must be able to sing well enough to pass for an aspiring opera singer.

Bellhop – Any age. Overly energetic super-fan of Tito Mirelli and opera in general. He also sings, but with far more enthusiasm than skill required.

Maggie Saunders – 20s to 30s, Idealistic and fun daughter of Henry, girlfriend of Max, and adoring fan of Tito Mirelli.

Julia –  40s and up. Chairperson of the Cleveland Opera Company. A “grande dame” with the gown to prove it.

Maria – 30s and up. Wife of Tito Mirelli. Glamorous and Italian. Matches him in personality.

Diana –  20s to 30s. Ambitious, alluring, diva soprano (no singing required).

Pontiac Theatre IV Announces Our Next Production Shrek, Jr.

By on October 16, 2022

Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce our first production for 2022-23, Shrek, Jr. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright

Pontiac Theatre IV Announces our 2022-23 Season

By on July 11, 2022

The Board of Directors of Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce our 2022-23 Season. We will lead off with our Children’s production Shrek, the Musical, Jr. Directed by Laura Johns the show will be produced at All Saints Episcopal Church

Theatre IV Announces Open Auditions for Our First 2022 Show – Shrek, Jr.

By on July 11, 2022

Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce our upcoming auditions for Shrek, Jr. This adaptation based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the books by William Steig;  Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, and Music by Jeanine Tesori. The

Pontiac Theatre IV presents: Clue-On Stage

By on January 1, 2022

Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to present the third show of our 2021-22 season.  Clue-On Stage is based on the Hasbro board game and the 1985 movie by Jonathan Lynn.  The stage adaptation was written by Sandy Rustin with additional materials