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Auditions for U.S. Premiere of Big Smoke

Auditions for U.S. Premiere of Big Smoke

Announcing Auditions for the U.S. premiere of Big Smoke, written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Sullivan Mackintosh.

Big Smoke is the funny and sweet story of best friends and total opposites Bethany and Jimmy and their life in the city. Smart and practical Jimmy and wild and creative Bethany are excited to have a break from their day-in and day-out routine when school closes for a plumbing repair and the kids are invited to go to work with Jimmy’s dad at Briscoe and Plodger, “the biggest maker of special occasion cakes in the whole city.” But their day at the cake company quickly becomes a wild chase to find and return the secret recipe for the brand new “Big Smoke” cake… which may or may not have been stolen from under Bethany’s less-than-attentive nose.



Young actors in 3rd-7th grade will be considered for the following roles:

Bethany – wild and creative
Jimmy – smart and practical

Adult actors 18 through seniors will be cast to play multiple characters, including:

Bethany’s mother
Jimmy’s father
Jimmy’s mother
Nigel, a shop owner
Mrs. Hillary, a reclusive neighbor
Connie Piper, a crossing guard
Mr. Tandy, a newspaper vendor
Briscoe and Plodger’s Receptionist
Miriam Fletch, a double agent and cake recipe thief
A Hotdog Vendor
A Taxi Driver
A Police Officer


Auditions for youth performers will be Sunday, December 9 from 6-8pm
Auditions for adult performers will be Monday, December 10 from 6-8pm

Callbacks will be Tuesday, December 11 from 6-8pm

Performances are March 8, 9, 10, and 15, 16, &17.

All auditions will take place in the Theatre at Columbia Center for the Arts.
If you have questions or cannot make a listed audition date, please contact Sullivan at

  • December 9, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • December 10, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm


Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States


Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • December 9, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • December 10, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm