Auditions | posted May 30, 2014
THE BOY FROM OZ
book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright
music and lyrics by Peter Allen
directed by ELLEN MILLIGAN and CODY RUSSELL
musical direction by ELLEN MILLIGAN
choreographed by CODY RUSSELL
AUDITIONS: Saturday, July 12 at 2pm
Performance Dates: SEPT 5-21
MUSICAL | The story of musical phenomenon, Peter Allen, and his difficult rise from a troubled family life in Australia to his untimely demise as a superstar. Full of heart, comedy and the music he created to last forever in our lives.
Please prepare 16 bars each of an uptempo, musical theatre-styled song as well as a slower, ballad-styled song of any genre (due to the nature of the show, non-musical ballads will be allowed). Please note, however, that you may not be asked to sing both.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing you are able to dance in. The dance portion of the audition will consist of learning a short combination from the show. Sides will be provided for a cold reading from the script.
Note: The role of Peter Allen has been pre-cast and will be played by Blake Michael Osner
Young Peter Allen (ages 8-12): Must be able to play around age 10. A junior tap dancer. Strong singing and dancing required
Judy Garland (ages 30’s-50’s): Charismatic diva in her mid-40’s and superstar around the world. Character acting and strong vocal impression required.
Marion Woolnough (ages 40’s and up): Salt of the earth and mother to Peter Allen. Singing required.
Liza Minnelli (ages 20’s-30’s): Spunky daughter of Judy Garland and searching (initially) to make her mark in show business out of her mother’s shadow. Early wife of Peter Allen. Vocal impression a plus a character transforms from unknown Liza to superstar Liza. Strong singing and dancing required.
Greg Connell (ages 20’s-40’s): Sexy cowboy and eventual lover of Peter Allen. Singing and dancing required.
Trio… Karen, Shena, Linelle (ages 20’s-40’s): Simply fabulous! Double as ensemble at times. Strong singing and dancing required.
Dee Anthony (ages 40’s and up): Peter Allen’s US agent.
Dick Woolnough (ages 40’s and up): Peter Allen’s alcoholic father.
Chris Bell (ages 20’s): Young song writer and member of the Allen Brothers. Double as ensemble. Strong singing and dancing required.
Trick (ages 20’s-30’s): Peter Allen’s flat mate. Double as ensemble. Strong singing and dancing required.
Ensemble (ages 16 and up): An array of strong singers and dancers that fill a selection of roles in a hotel, a disco, HK Night Club, Radio City Music Hall and other locales as well as solo vocal parts and cameos. Seeking 3 to 4 men and 3 to 4 women.
Community | posted April 23, 2014
The ABET benefit last Saturday evening in support of the original musical La Caroline was a huge hit! The playwright Jennifer Chase, director Sam Fisher. and cast were thrilled with the results – both the full house and financial outcome, which far exceeded their expectations. Many thanks to all those who came out and supported this event and their generosity. We also would like to thank all of the entertainers, and especially the surprise guests Erik DeCicco and Aaron Marshall who brought down the house with the perfect ending to the evening. Rock stars they are! It is part of ABET’s mission and our pleasure and honor to support artists and original works such as La Caroline.
News | posted February 23, 2014
ABET is offering a table reading of one of next season’s shows as a way for the director and interested actors to hear the script prior to auditions.
Date: SATURDAY, MARCH 15 at 2:00pm
Play: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
Director JASON WOODS will be leading a table reading of the smash hit from the UK, based on The Servant of Two Masters
NOTE: This is a table read of the play only. Auditions for the October production will be held at a later time. Actors interested in participating in the reading should message Jason via facebook to find out more and be assigned a role. Please include your name, contact information and any roles that interest you.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
The show is Commedia dell’arte. Character types are in parenthesis
CHARLIE ‘CHARLIE THE DUCK’ CLENCH: 50s, Brighton based but originally London (Pantalone)
PAULINE CLENCH: his daughter, Brighton (Clarice)
HARRY DANGLE: 60s, crooked attorney, Rottingdean / tries to be posh Brighton (Lombardi). Partner in Dangle, Berry and Bush attorneys.
ALAN: the son of Dangle (Silvio)
DOLLY: 30s, an employee of Clench, Brighton (Smeraldina)
LLOYD BOATENG: 50s, a friend to Clench, Ex London/Jamaican (Brighella)
FRANCIS: Essex Boy (Truffaldino)
RACHEL CRABBE: mid-20s, London (Beatrice Rasponi; 1st Master)
STANLEY STUBBERS: mid-20s, Home counties, privately educated (Florindo Aretusi; 2nd Master)