A Midsummer Night’s Dream For Kids

News | posted April 15, 2015


Congratulations to Aine Healy-Richardson and the kids in ABET’s Children’s Drama Workshop for their wonderful production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM FOR KIDS by Lois Burdett, and published by Firefly Publishers.

Ingrid McCawley volunteered her time and voice with the singers and Scott Nasta provides guitar accompaniment. Set design and painting was a beautiful and intuitive collaboration between two well known local artists, Anne Roberts and Renee Faure. Props and costumes by Aine, Nickie Marshall and Trish Szegi. Lighting design by Bryan Frank.

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Photographer: Hal Padgett

AUDITION NOTICE: The Savannah Disputation

Auditions | posted January 21, 2015



directed by LEE HAMBY 

AUDITION DATE:  Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm


THE PLAY:  Comedy. A heaven-sent comedy drenched in southern charm, infused with a pinch of hellfire and a dollop of damnation. Two daffy Catholic sisters find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist in their own home. Crackling with wit and brimming with emotion. 


All roles are open for casting; audition candidates will be reading excerpts from the script.  Resume and headshot are helpful but not required. Please contact director Lee Hamby at LHamby1000@gmail.com for sides.


MARY: Female in her late 40s to 50s, southern Catholic, opinionated and irascible.

MARGARET: Female in her 50s, Mary’s sister, southern Catholic, soft spoken, sees the best in everyone.

FATHER MURPHY: Male in his 40s to 50s, Catholic priest, someone who has lived a life of the mind.

MELISSA: Female in her late 20s to mid-30s, an enthusiastic and earnest door-to-door Christian evangelical.


Auditions | posted November 4, 2014



directed by DAVE ALAN THOMAS 

AUDITION DATE:  Monday, December 8 at 6:30pm


THE PLAY:  Musical. The captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate, and a mother’s haunting secret. 


Please arrive early to fill out paper work. If you have a headshot and a resume, they are appreciated, but not required. A callback, if absolutely necessary, could be held on December 9th.

All actors auditioning will sing first: Prepare 16-32 bars of an uptempo selection (preferably in the style of the show) that showcases your voice. Also prepare one contrasting selection. A Capella and CD/MP3 recording auditions will not be allowed. Performers should bring correctly marked sheet music for the pianist double sided, hole-punched and in a binder. Performers may also provide their own accompaniment (i.e. guitar). Performers who play instruments (especially violin, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet) are strongly encouraged to bring their instrument as well.

After the song, actors may present a prepared 1-2 minute monologue of your choice in a Liverpool (Scouse) accent or a close derivation. If a monologue is not available, actors may read a short side from the script.

Following the reading, some actors may be asked to learn a dance/movement piece. Please wear comfortable clothing that moves well.


MRS. JOHNSTONE: Female, 32-40 (Range: Mezzo)
Has a naturally maternal character, embracing new life and being a caring person. Often makes rash decisions on impulse rather than thinking carefully over the consequences of her actions. She has a strong, generous character knowing almost instinctively what’s right and wrong, although her circumstances make it hard for her to be a straightforwardly ‘good’ person. She is uneducated and is superstitious.

NARRATOR: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Rock Tenor, G3-G4)
“Did y’ hear the story of the Johnstone twins?” Takes the audience through the important sections of the story. Truthful, yet ominous at times. Also appears as Milkman 1, Gynaecologist, Bus Conductor, Milkman 2, Teacher, Rifle Range Man.

MRS. LYONS: Female, 30’s (Range: Mezzo Soprano, B3-D5)
Mrs. Johnstone’s employer. Kind with good intentions, but puts herself first—no matter the cost. She adopts Edward out of desperation towards her own insecurities. She is a compulsive liar who gets in over her head.

MR. LYONS: Male, 30-40 (Range: Ensemble/Non Singing)
Proper Gentleman from the upper class. He is tricked into thinking his wife has had a child while he was on an extended business trip. Constantly busy, and leaves the homely responsibilities up to his wife.

MICKEY: Male, Plays 7*-20’s (Range: Bari Tenor, D3-E4)
Blood Brother raised in the poor part of town by Mrs. Johnston. A trouble maker pressured by the rules of society.

EDWARD: Male, Plays 7*-20’s (Range: Tenor, D3-A4
Blood Brother raised in the upper class by Mrs. Lyons. Grows up with a privileged life due to his foster parents—From his opportunities with education to women.

SAMMY: Male, Plays 7*-20’s (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Mickey’s Brother. A bully and bad influence on Mickey. Constantly a trouble maker.

LINDA: Female, Plays 7*-20’s (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible
A lovely girl from the neighborhood. Finds the attention of both Mickey and Edward.

Catalogue Man, Finance Man, Children*, Policemen, Neighbors, Wedding Guests, Doleites, Councillors, Nurses, Judge

*Please note that the young roles will be played by adult actors acting as children.


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