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Auditions: Family Dinner 2018

Family Dinner is holding auditions!

Please fill out the form below to request an audition time for Family Dinner 2018 – directed by Rita Boersma

Family Dinner, created by M Ritchie and now in its 7th year at HUGE, is improvised realism. An unscripted dramatic comedy in two acts about a family gathering for a holiday meal. Act One is the arrival and Act Two takes place at the dinner table sharing REAL FOOD.

Family Dinner will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm in November and December at HUGE Improv Theater
You must be able to make at least 6 of the shows.

AUDITION times will be scheduled:
Saturday 9/22, 10am-1pm & 4pm-7:30pm
Monday 9/24, 5-7pm

You must be able to attend at least 4 of the 5 rehearsal times:
Sunday 9/30, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/6, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/13, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/20, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/27, 1-3pm

If you do not see the form below – CLICK HERE

A note from the new AD

Hi! Geez, it’s hard to be new. I have shared with some people how disorienting it is to feel like you are so deeply familiar with a place and then get on the other side of it and somehow feel like a stranger. Anyway, week three here as AD at HUGE and…well, woof. There’s a lot!

At the HUGE Happy Hour a few weeks ago, I spoke to the totally-fair-for-an-AD-question that lots of people ask — “So, what is your artistic vision for HUGE?” — and, kid, I wish I had a knock-your-socks-off inspiring answer for you. But the honest answer is: I don’t know yet. I am excited to be here. I am excited to see where HUGE will go and I am excited to help build out that map. But I am also really excited with how far HUGE has already come and everything it is already doing. So right now, I’m learning. I want to figure out what makes this place tick. My goal is not to come in and flip every table and change everything just for the sake of putting my signature all over it. I don’t think that makes a good leader. I want to take everything in, do my research, keep doing the hard work and believe that, no matter what, we can always do more and do better. And we will.

I am excited to find ways to bring in new people to HUGE. I want to keep stretching people’s ideas around what improv is capable of, for performers and audiences. I want to keep getting new and diverse performers on our stage so that more communities feel represented and seen. I’m looking forward to being a directorial and coaching resource to groups and shows that are performing. I want to keep making this an even more inclusive and safe space for everyone. I want to keep putting awesome work up.

Some things I am looking at now: Well, the calendar mostly. Making sure every boat is set to sail there. I also want to revamp the Show Proposal process to maybe only be open twice a year so that we are always getting current proposals with people who are excited and willing to do the work behind them. More on that soon! I am getting Directors together for Throwback Night and getting those logistics in place so that we can get auditions announced soon…ish. I am asking Butch and Jill and John and Breanna and Molly, and honestly anyone who stands near me, just so many questions. All of them. I’ll ask you questions, too. Watch out.

Thanks for your support so far. You are all great.


Creature Feature and Ka-BAAM!! 2018 casts

We are thrilled to announce the casts of both Creature Feature and Ka-BAAM!!

Creature Feature – Fridays at 8pm in September and October:

Anna Tobin
Erin Kennedy
Julie Censullo
Deon Haider
Vanessa Tu
Salam Yosief
Kari Mellerup
Brian Hodge-Rice
Derek Landseidel
Cody Madison
Bret Meyer
Will Schroeder
Nico Moore

Ka-BAAM!! – Saturdays at 8pm in September and October:

Susannah Eckberg
Wells Farnham
Aaron Cook
Janay Henry
Craig Corsi
Ryan Klima
Eden Yosief
Daniel Mauleon
Bryce Kalal
Vann Daley
Kelsey McGregor
Erica Berglund
Mahmoud Hakima
Julietta Benson
Ian Welch
Please join us in congratulating everyone cast and thanks to everyone that came out to auditions!

Super Showdown – Summer 2018

Kalal Productions is proud to present the list of participants for Super Showdown 2018!
    • Aaron Cook
    • Alexis Camille
    • Amee Nefzger Banks
    • Bret Meyer
    • Carl Olson
    • Casey Haeg
    • Christian Unser
    • Cicely Robin Laing
    • Cody Madison
    • Craig Corsi
    • Danielle Heinert
    • Elizabeth Council
    • Erik Ostrom
    • Erin Kennedy
    • Hannah Fiedler
    • Heather Meyer
    • John Gebretatose
    • Joseph McGowan
    • Katie Novak
    • Liv Augusta
    • Lizzie Gardner
    • Lucas Hines
    • Madhu Bangalore
    • Marty Wessels
    • Matthew McCloud
    • Pamela Mazzone
    • Phil Petersen
    • Rita Boersma
    • Sabrina Diehl
    • Susannah Eckberg
    • Vann Daley
    • Will Schroeder
Super Showdown returns to HUGE Theater on Saturday nights at 10:30 pm in July and August. Follow Kalal Productions on Facebook for match card updates and more!

Creature Feature/Ka-Baam!! Audition Schedule

If you cannot make your scheduled time, please email to let us know right away – please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your audition to check in and warm up with your group.

Saturday June 9th – Morning Schedule

10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Blake Thielmann Amee Nefzger Banks Bret Meyer Erica Berglund
Heather Baldwin Kristen Ragnacci Edd Jones Christopher Harrington
Michael Deneen Kelsey McGregor Richard Ralston Mike Koscielny
Derek Landseidel Pamela Mazzone
Max Power-Tree Cullen Donohue Kristin Carlson Monique Dargis
Ian Welch Jordan Weinand Bradley Machov Andy Mattfield
Michael Aultman Brian Hodge-Rice Emily Townswick Cassandra Havenor


Saturday June 9th – Afternoon Schedule

12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
Chris Ragnacci Jennifer Adriene Burks Ryan Sanderson Aaron Cook
Jesse David Burrows Erik Hoversten Christian Unser Andy Christian
Allison Winkler Mandi Bedbury Katie Novak Mary Ruebel
Wells Farnham Rachel Nielsen Ben Wagner Jon Reek
Susannah Eckberg Ally Rae Michelle D’Angelo Danielle Heinert
Amanda Schille Julietta Benson Erin Kennedy Max Beyer
Will Schroeder Eden Yosief Robbie Darling Liz Oswood
2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Jonathan Pulse Julie Censullo Travis Galloway Spencer Retelle
Victoria Provost/Nierengarten Douglas Cox Anna Tobin Sean McInerney
Krissy Sorensen Craig Gemmill Craig Corsi Janay D. Henry
Adam Dahlen Tonya Wershow Timothy J Eberle Bryce Kalal
Cicely Robin Laing Nora Johnson Mara Emmons Nikhil Enugula
Luke Zenker Brad Krieger Joseph McGowan Seniz Lennes
Linda Saetre

Monday June 11th – Evening Schedule

4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Brian Lesterberg Mackenzi brophy John Bickford Ryan Klima
Phillip Schramm Mawrgyn Roper Tyler Martindale Kari Mellerup
Courtney Miller Jack Kelly Eric Brown Daniel Mauleon
Brid Henry Roy Taylor Casey Holmstrom Vanessa Tu
Nicole Fende Mahmoud Hakima Tommy Caravello Ella McNeil
Siri Hellerman Deon Haider David Bashein Jackson Mellius


6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Max Besner Phil Petersen Daniel schwartz
Kati Sloan Kristin Turnblom Jackson Collins
Ricardo Romero Elia Benitez Nathan Kelly
Ed Timek Julia Alvarez Laura Hild
Cody Madison Jacob Walter Kayleen Barlow
Emilie Hanson Carolynn Oaks Abe vanderBent
Sally Foster

AUDITION NOTICE: Creature Feature & Ka-Baam!!

We are holding JOINT audition times for two shows coming to HUGE this Fall: Creature Feature and Ka-Baam!

YES – you may absolutely audition for both of the shows listed!

We will collect responses and send audition schedules as quickly as possible – rehearsal and performance schedules are listed below

KaBaam!! the improvised comic book:  
director: MJ Marsh
assistant director: Emily Lindholm

Creature Feature
director: Meghan Wolff
assistant director: TBA

The Details

AUDITION TIMES will be scheduled:
Saturday 6/9 – 10am-6pm
Monday 6/11 – 4pm-7:30pm
Callbacks will be held Friday 6/15 and Saturday 6/17 from 5pm-7pm if needed to see more of your skills.

Creature Feature – Sept/Oct on Fridays at 8pm
KaBaam!! – Sept/Oct on Saturdays at 8pm

Please check to make sure you are able to make the scheduled rehearsal times for the show(s) you would like to audition for – rehearsals will run 8-10 weeks, cast are expected to miss no more than 2 rehearsals.

Creature Feature – Thursdays 7-9pm

Ka-Baam!! – Sundays 6-9pm


If you have any questions about auditions or casting – please email


Small College Town Cast

Thank you all so much for auditioning for Small College Town – a Denzel Belin production
This audition process really showcased the powerhouse that the Twin Cities is for improv. It was a delight to see so much passion for improv and I am excited for the future of it all because of all of you.

The cast for Small College Town is:
Andy Christian
Ava Bird
Brid Henry
Cicely Robin Laing
Erica Solomon
Justin Betancourt
Laura Berger
Peter Centner
Ryan Blix
Sabrina Diehl
Shelby Schroeder
Vann Daley

For those cast, please look for emails later this week regarding the first rehearsal and more information regarding the show.

For those not cast, I truly and honestly hope to see you all at future auditions.

  • Denzel Belin

ALERT : April 14th Auditions CANCELLED

from Denzel:

the SCT Team decided to cancel today’s auditions based on the Weather Advisory that is still in effect. This decision was reached considering many factors including the safety consideration of driving and making sure we have nice full groups for the auditions. An audition should not be something you feel hesitant about because of weather.
So, what does this mean for the April 14th people?
We are having a different day for auditions: April 28th. Right now, I am scheduling everyone who was auditioning today (4/14) to the 28th at the same time you were planned on for today. I have also reached out to the Phoenix Theater (26th and Hennepin) if we can use on of their rehearsal spaces for the auditions as HUGE is booked during that time. I will email once the location is confirmed. If there is anyone who cannot traverse down a set of stairs, which the Phoenix has to access its rehearsal spaces, who is scheduled for the new date, do reach out and we can figure out a way to see you. This should to be a discouraging factor to audition.
I know that this may not work for people and I am ready and able to move things in the puzzle that is scheduling to make this happen.
Now, if you were planning on auditioning today, cannot do the 28th, but can to earlier on the 21st let me know, and if there are enough people in this boat I’ll see if I can make another slot. This is not a guarantee, but something we are willing to consider.
Audition schedules now look like this:
April 28th
12:30 – 1:00 1:00 – 1:30 1:30 – 2:00 2:00 – 2:30 2:30 – 3:00
Joseph McGowan Michael Renner John Bickford Kelsey Dilts McGregor
Nikhil Enugula Madhu Bangalore Ryan Blix Brooke Fanning Ryan Klima
Anna Marie Schmidt Mara Klocksien Emily Townswick Lars Midthun
Janay D. Henry Phil Schramm Marty Wessels Laura Hild Amelia Helm
Ryan Sanderson Andy Christian Jack Rybarczyk Rebecca Patterson
Kim Lambert Travis Galloway Pamela Mazzone Michael Aultman Shelby Schroeder
Vicky Nierengarten Ben Wagner Kya Fischer Adam M Mellerup
Edd Jones Lilly Rotter Laura Berger Valerie Hurst
Linda Saetre Christian Unser
April 21st
12:30 – 1:00 1:00 – 1:30 1:30 – 2:00 2:00 – 2:30 2:30 – 3:00
Gabby Vanden Avond Will Schroeder Alicia Eler Cherelle-Renee Childs Ava Bird
Erik Hoversten Ariel Starzinski Julietta Benson Danielle Heinert Matt Tatone
Issabelle Allen Brad Krieger Mike Koscielny Max Beyer Jack Kelly
Jeffrey Ross Brid Henry Ally Rae Max Besner Jenny Wahl
Jesse David Burrows Amanda Schille Amee Nefzger Banks Peter Centner Kyle Dekker
Justin Betancourt Chris Ragnacci Michael Deneen Tommy Feichtinger Sabrina Diehl
Kristen Marks Cicely Robin Laing Dan Schwartz Tommy Caravello Vanessa Tu
Ernest Olhead Cody Madison Eric Geistfeld Amy Zajack Vann Daley
Sarah Busch Mike McCarron Erica Solomon Hope Slusar Joey Hamburger