Guys on Ice

Audition date: Dec. 06 - Dec. 07, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Remark: In the middle of Wisconsin winter, on a deep frozen lake, there stands a little wooden shanty, bursting at the seams with more comedy and music than fish in a sneak peek at the secret world of the ice fisherman.

The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for Guys on Ice on Monday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 7 at 7 and 8:30 p.m.


In the middle of freezing Wisconsin winter, on a deep frozen lake, there stands a little wooden shanty, bursting at the seams with more comedy and music than fish. Long-time fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd, spend their time on the ice sharing their hopes, jokes, dreams, and tall tales with a couple two three beers on hand. Songs like “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” “Fish is de Miracle Food,” and “The One That Got Away” give a musical sneak peek into the secret world of the ice fisherman.


Men 30s – 60s

  • Lloyd – a married ice fisherman
  • Marvin – a bachelor ice fisherman
    • Both men may seem a little slow on the uptake, but there is a native intelligence and wry good humor about them. They are in no hurry to get anywhere, believe that beer drinking can never start too early in the day, and are locals through and through.
  • Ernie – a moocher. The kind of guy show always says the wrong thing, maybe on purpose, maybe not. A pain-in-the-neck.

All men share the love for ice fishing through singing!


Both actors and crew members will be required to be fully vaccinated to volunteer on productions. Actors will be asked to show proof of vaccination at auditions. Masks will be required to be worn when attending auditions and may only be removed only while actively auditioning. Rehearsal protocols will be discussed at auditions.


Director Doug Instenes will hold auditions at the Racine Theatre Guild at 7 and 8:30 p.m. each night. Those interested in auditioning MUST sign-up for time slot by calling (262) 633-4218 or emailing Bring sheet music and sing a prepared song for the audition. An accompanist will be provided and tape recordings or unaccompanied singing are not permitted. Then, they will be shown choreography and perform a dance audition.

Auditions will also consist of a cold reading from the script. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office with a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when the script is returned.

Individuals of all ethnicities and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. The show will go into rehearsal in December and will be performed weekends February 11 – 27, 2022.

For further information, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 or email


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