We are aware that COVID-19 is affecting the scheduling of events and other gatherings throughout our community. As we all work together to respond to this crisis, we understand that many events on this site may not yet be updated with the most current closure information. We encourage you to check with event organizers and venues regarding the status of any event you are looking to attend. Thank you.

AUDITIONS: War of the Worlds – Radio Broadcast

Posted by Hudson Players ; Posted on 
AUDITIONS: War of the Worlds – Radio Broadcast



The Hudson Players are a true community theater. Thus all our shows feature volunteer actors and stage personnel. All roles in our productions are always open to auditioners, with no restrictions. For non-musicals scripts are usually available for perusal at the Hudson Library at least two weeks prior. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. For musicals, auditioners are asked to have a song prepared and to bring along appropriate sheet musical for the accompanist. Musical auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and in many cases shown a brief movement exercise. Those interested in working backstage, on sets, lights, etc, are encouraged to come to auditions as well and fill out a form letting the producer know their areas of interest. All auditions are held at the Barlow Community Center on Oviatt St in Hudson, typically at 7pm on Sunday and Monday evenings.

Our audition form is available online allowing for completion prior to arrival at auditions.

War of the Worlds – Radio Broadcast
Auditions: Sept 16 & 17, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Performances: Oct 19 & 20

All actors (except for Sound Effects Artist and family) must be able to speak with different voices for each character. Rehearsals will be minimal; only once per week for 4 weeks except for Tech week. Characters are as follows:

Orson Welles/Professor Pierson: Male (20’s to 30’s) – Leader & director of the radio play and also plays a professor of astronomy.

Announcer/Commander Voght/Stranger: Male (any age) – Typical radio announcer. Also plays a military communications operator, military lieutenant, and a stranger highly effected by the invasion and is interviewed by Pierson at the end of the play.

Announcer One & Two/Operator One: Male or Female (any age) – Introduces other characters and acts as a sort of narrator. Also plays a military communications operator.

Announcer Three/Mr. Wilmuth/VP Harry McDonald/Gunner/Operator 2: Male (40’s to 60’s) – Radio announcer, farmer, executive, military gunner and military commmunications operator.

Reporter Carl Phillips/Observer/Operator Four: Male (20’s to 40’s) – Radio reporter who interviews Professor Pierson and also plays a military observer & communications operator.

Policeman/Captain Lansing/Secretary of the Interior/General Smith/Officer/Operators Three & Five: Male (50’s to 70’s) – Policeman, military captain, politician, military general, artillery office, and military communications operator.

Sound Effects Artist (Male or Female, any age): able to create sound effects throughout the play. Non-speaking role.

Family of 3-4: Need a small group to play a Mom, Dad and their children (1-2 teens or preteens) as a family around a radio listening to the original 1938 broadcast of the show and being drawn in thinking that aliens are invading the earth. Think a family like the ‘The Waltons’. Non-speaking roles but need to be very expressive.

All Hudson Players auditions are open auditions with all roles available. No experience is necessary. For non-musicals please be prepared to read from the script. For musicals please bring sheet music for the accompanist and prepare at least a 16 bar audition song. Musical auditions will also normally include a movement exercise and reading from the script. Please email info@hudsonplayers.com with any questions.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *







Featured Artist

Call for Artists

Arts Organizations Receive Grants from GAR Foundation

Need help with your SL365 profile? Don't know how to add an event? Check out these how-to videos.



Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Quito, Ecuador | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Tampa Bay FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA