By Bridget Carpenter

Directed by Joan Brooks

On the best day of his life, Walter Griffin built a flying machine that reached the clouds. Ever since, he's tried to recapture that moment of feeling completely free. His son Mikey dreams of a different path to freedom: getting rich. His wife Helen dreams of a husband who will keep his feet on the ground.

UP is a quirky, bittersweet tale about an American family trying to escape the boundaries of the everyday by harnessing the power of the imagination.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison

Performances: May 4-19, 2012

Performance Times: •Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm
•Saturday, May 5, 7:30 pm
•Thursday, May 10, 7:30 pm
•Friday, May 11, 7:30 pm
•Saturday, May 12, 7:30 pm
•Sunday, May 13, 3:00 pm
•Thursday, May 17, 7:30 pm
•Friday, May 18, 7:30 pm
•Saturday, May 19, 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices: $15

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MTG (Madison Theatre Guild) is looking for actors for its May 4 - May 19, 2012 production of Up, by Bridget Carpenter. Joan Brooks will direct. Performances will take place in the Drury Theatre at The Bartell (113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison).

Up is based upon the true story of "Lawnchair Larry," who flew a lawnchair using 41 helium balloons. This is NOT the Pixar animated film!

Auditions: Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27 at 7:00 pm in the Evjue Theatre at the Bartell (113 E Mifflin Street). There may be callbacks on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm.

What to prepare: Auditioners will read from the script -- no need to prepare a monologue. Please download and complete an Audition Form from our website: www.madisontheatreguild.org.

Schedule: In general, rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 10 pm. Rehearsals will run from roughly March 25 through May 3, 2012. Performances are May 4 through May 19, with shows Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and a Sunday matinee on May 13.

Bring your calendar to the auditions so you can note any conflicts on the rehearsal schedule at that time.

Character Breakdown:
Walter Griffin, 44
Helen Griffin, 38
Mikey Griffin, 15
Maria, 16
Aunt Chris, 35 - 55
Voice of Philippe Petit, Student, UPS Man, Firefighter (may be played by one actor)