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AUDITION NOTICE: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Auditions | posted August 19, 2014

 

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

written by Ken Ludwig
directed by Bradley M. Akers

AUDITION DATE:  Sunday, September 28 at 2:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES:  December 5-21

THE PLAY:  Based on the holiday classic, takes you on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! “A momentum and ebullience worthy of the Pixar era animate this world-premiere play… Such a playful spirit romps through ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, you might think the show itself was a product of Santa’s workshop.” – The Washington Post 

AUDITION INFO:  The audition will consist of cold readings from the script and a physical comedy movement section.

AVAILABLE ROLES

3 Men, 2 Women
Ages are suggested by the script and director. The director will cast actors who can believably play the ages suggested.

UNCLE BRIERLY (50s – 60s) A bit of a portly man with a hearty laugh and a charming smile. Brierly is the kind of man who is everyone’s uncle and is just the kind of man you want to be around at Christmas time. The actor playing Brierly will also play Sir Guy of Gisbourne.

EMILY (10 – 15) A little girl with a zest for living! Her passion, energy and playful nature shine brightly, making her the perfect addition to a Christmas family. Casting Note: We will consider teenagers and young adults.

AMOS (10 – 15) A mouse who is calm, cool and collected…on the surface! Underneath, he is the embodiment of a nervous mouse. The actor playing Amos will also play Amos of Kansas. Casting Note: We will consider teenagers and young adults.

CALLIOPE (20s – 30s) An elf with the true embodiment of Christmas magic. She is loving, sweet and nurturing. The actor playing Calliope will play Britannia Sneed.

MULCH (20s – 40s) The side-kick to Sir Guy of Gisbourne. He is clueless and dorky, which leads to a madcap adventure! The actor playing Mulch will aslo play Wendell Sneed and Santa Claus.

DOUBLED CHARACTERS

SIR GUY OF GISBOURNE: An ex-elf who is too wicked for the North Pole to handle. “The fallen Angel”.

BRITANNIA SNEED: A whacky friend of Uncle Brierly’s. Married to Wendell Sneed, the ideal candidate will be able to experiment with different dialects.

WENDELL SNEED: A whacky friend of Uncle Brierly’s. The ideal candidate will be able to experiment with different dialects.

AMOS OF KANSAS: The Western twin of Amos. He is philosophical and very relaxed.

AUDITION NOTICE: One Man Two Guvnors

Auditions | posted August 5, 2014

 

ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

by Richard Bean

directed by JC Wells

AUDITIONS:

Sat, Aug 23 from 1-4 pm and Sun, Aug 24 from 3-6 pm

Casting is age flexible, cold reading from the script

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)

AUDITION NOTICE: The Boy From Oz

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


THE PLAY

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.


AUDITION PREPARATION

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.


AVAILABLE ROLES

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.

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