Auditions for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang

Auditions for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang

Directed by Lisa Spielman

Auditions June 6th and 7th at 7:30pm. Callbacks by invitation only June 10th at 7:30pm.

Performances September 7th through 29th – Fridays through Sundays, additional weekday performances possible.

Please note: All roles are open to actors of any ethnicity – actors of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Ages are listed as a guideline and refer to how you read on stage.

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Hemlock Theatre Company Non Equity Auditions

Hemlock Theatre Co.'s
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell

Director & Choreographer: Brendan Stackhouse
Musical Director: Andrew Monteleone 

~Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
~Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions

WHEN:
Saturday, May 19th
*12:00 - 4:00pm
Appointments only: Please email hemlocktheatre@gmail.com for a time slot.

Dance Call for everyone - 4:30 - 5:15pm

Callbacks: 5:15 - 8:00pm 

*Video submissions will be accepted but must be submitted IN FULL by May 16th. Please email HemlockTheatre@Gmail.com to receive the video callback packet for the character you are most interested in. This callback packet is what you will submit via video for your audition.

WHERE:
Wagner College Spiro Sports Center
Aerobics Studio
One Campus Road
SI, NY 10301

PREPARE: 16 bars of a “Disney” song (film, tv or theatre); pianist will be provided. 
BRING: Headshot & resume; Comfy clothing that allows movement; character heels/jazz shoes/sneakers.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. We strongly encourage performers of all abilities and ethnicities to audition! 

SEEKING:
10 (5 M, 5 F) Dynamic, engaging, actors and actresses for an ensemble cast of 10 to tell this story. The actors will be doubling as the Latin Choir, so we are seeking EXCEPTIONAL vocalists with experience in choral singing a plus.

M1: CLAUDE FROLLO/ ENSEMBLE: (Male, Late 30's - Late 50's. BARITONE) Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. 

M2: PHOEBUS/ JEHAN FROLLO/ ENSEMBLE: (Male, Mid 20’s – Early 30’s. BARITENOR) Jehan: Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. Phoebus: Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon; yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

M3: QUASIMODO: (Male Mid-20’s – Early 30’s. TENOR) The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.

M4: FATHER DUPIN/ KING LOUIS XI/ ENSEMBLE: (Male, Late 30’s – Late 50’s BASS) Father Dupin: A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. King Louis: King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.

M5: CLOPIN/ FREDERIC/ ENSEMBLE: (Male Mid 20’s – Late 40’s. TENOR) The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

F1: ESMERALDA/ FLORIKA/ ENSEMBLE: (Female, Early 20'S - Mid 30'S. MEZZO SOPRANO) Plays Quasimodo’s mother in the opening sequence. A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.

F2: MADAM/ENSEMBLE: (Female, Late 30’s – Mid 50’s. ALTO) Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies. 

F3: GYPSY CONGREGANT/ ENSEMBLE: (Female, Early 20’s – Early 30’s. SOPRANO) Gypsy storyteller. DANCER TRACK.

F4: GYPSY CONGREGANT/ ENSEMBLE: (Female, Late 20’s – Early 40’s. SOPRANO) Gypsy storyteller. SINGER TRACK.

F5: GYPSY CONGREGANT/ ENSEMBLE (Female, Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s) Gypsy storyteller. 

SHOW INFO:
Rehearsals begin in June.
Performance dates: August 10th, 11th and 12th
at Wagner College’s Stage One Theatre, SI, NY

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

If you have questions, please email hemlocktheatre@gmail.com

No pay.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Open Call: The Players Theatre Short Play Festival

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Email contact: admin@shortplaynyc.com

  • Tech Director: Erin Nihill
  • Festival Coordinator: Jennifer Leary
  • Producing Artistic Director: Brenda Bell
  • Associate Producer: Lauren Gundrum

Open Call : The Players Theatre Short Play Festival 

Location: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012. Room number will be provided when you arrive.

Open Call Dates: Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30PM-9:00PM and Sunday, May 13th, 2 -4PM

Performance Dates: June 7th-June 24th

More details: 15 short plays/musicals will perform over three weekends; 5 productions each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Audition Requirements: Please prepare two contrasting monologues or one monologue and 16 bars acapella (no accompanist will be provided). Not to exceed 2 minutes.

Casting: Wildly diversified casting; all types and ages, especially MATURE ACTORS.  Bring (do not email) 4 headshots & resumes. 

For information on the festival & auditions: http://www.shortplaynyc.com .  Non-equity.  No pay.

AVENUE Q - Piedmont Players Theatre Non Equity Auditions

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Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) to hold AUDITIONS for the Tony Award Winning Musical AVENUE Q

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Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx Robert Lopez    Book by Jeff Whitty

Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

PRODUCING PARTNERS:  Carrol Fisher Construction Services, Fisher Realty & Salisbury Business Center

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR AVENUE Q: Casting Singers/Actors (Character descriptions are below)

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29 & Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 31)

WHERE: Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC

Male and female actors at least 18 years of age of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.  Performers should prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show.  Must bring sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.  The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.  Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.  This production contains adult content; viewer discretion is advised.  For more info on the show, please visit www.avenueq.com

Performances run from July 26 – Aug 4, 2018.

For more information call 704-633-5471 or email md@piedmontplayers.com.

AVAILABLE ROLES

Although the cast includes puppets where noted, no previous puppetry experience is required.

Brian

A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve

A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.

Gary Coleman

Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.

PUPPETS

Princeton

A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist.

Kate Monster

A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton.

Nicky

A slacker who lives with Rod.

Rod

An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual.

Trekkie Monster

A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer.

Lucy

A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge.

The Bad Idea Bears

Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types.

Mrs. T

Crabby and ancient. Kate's boss.
 

RENT - Purdy Auditorium Non Equity Auditions

Looking for: high school talent (rising freshmen through graduating seniors)

Production Dates: 7/13/2018-7/15/2018

Rehearsal times will be during summer school hours and take place in San Pedro High School’s Purdy Auditorium

Participation fee: $500 (scholarships and payment plans available)

Audition with: a song in the style of Rent, no musical theater, videos to be submitted to endofgaffeyproductions@gmail.com

Callbacks: TBA (in Purdy Auditorium)

Also looking for: stage crew, vocal coach/pianist, musicians, lighting and sound designers set designer, costume designer, props master

Any questions or to volunteer for a crew position please email endofgaffeyproductions@gmail.com

WEST SIDE STORY - Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts Non Equity Auditions

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Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street
Susan B Katz Theatre
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331

Inspired by William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, the story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City in the 1950s and explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The infamous score includes Maria, Tonight and I Feel Pretty.


CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Geoffrey Short
Asst. Director: James Skiba
Musical Director: Anthony Campisi
Choreographer: Daniel Nohrden

PERFORMANCES
July 20-August 12
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm

AUDITIONS
Sunday, May 6 from 12-6pm
Monday, May 7 from 6:30-10pm
Tuesday, May 8 from 6:30-10pm (includes callbacks)
Location: The Susan Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines 33331


Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song that suits your vocal abilities
Bring sheet music (an accompanist will be available)
Bring resume and headshot
Bring a list of scheduling conflicts
Be prepared to read from the script if asked


REHEARSALS
Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30-10pm beginning May 29
Sunday afternoons from 12-6pm beginning June 3

ROLES
The show requires a large cast consisting of teenagers, young adults and adults. In addition to numerous speaking roles, the Ensemble will participate in several large production numbers and is an integral part of the production.


The Jets
Riff, the leader
Tony, his best friend
Diesel, Riff's lieutenant
Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Big Deal, Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece, Snowboy, Tiger, Anybodys

The Jet Girls
Velma (Riff's girlfriend)
Graziella (Diesel's girlfriend)
Minnie, Clarice, Pauline

The Sharks
Bernardo, the leader
Chino, his best friend
Pepe, second-in-command
Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose


The Shark Girls
Maria, Bernardo's sister
Anita, Bernardo's girlfriend
Rosalia, Consuelo, Teresita, Francisca, Estella, Marguerita

The Adults
Doc, Schrank, Krupke, Glad Hand

Non-paid. Non-equity.

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PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS 2018-19 SEASON (Includes "Fences") - Palm Beach Dramaworks Auditions

AUDITION DATE
Tue, May 22, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2



CONTRACT
SPT SPT10; $747/week

SEEKING
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season.

Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to attend.

PREPARATION
Please prepare two 1-minute contrasting monologues. For those interested in The Spitfire Grill, be prepared to sing one song of choice (bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided), and a monologues. Total audition time for all not to exceed two minutes. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
William Hayes, Producing Artistic Director (expected in attendance)

OTHER
performance schedule: wed-sun wed 2pm and 7;30pm thurs 7:30pm friday 8pm sat 2p and 8p sun 2pm and 7:30p
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
INDECENT
By Paula Vogel
Directed by J. Barry Lewis
1st reh: September 25th, 2018
Runs October 19th-November 11th, 2018
opens oct 19th

Lemml, male, 30s-40s, plays the stage manager of the play within the play, “God of Vengeance”, and the narrator who takes us through its long and complex journey of productions.
Chana, female, 20s-early 30s, ingénue, plays Rifkele. Young, fresh she lives upstairs from her father’s brothel in 19th century Poland and falls in love with Halina, a slightly older prostitute from the brothel.
Avram, male, 20s-early 30s, ingénue, plays the young Simon Asch, who is the playwright of the controversial “God of Vengeance”.
Halina, female, late 30s-40s, the middle, plays Manke, the slightly older prostitute who lives downstairs and falls for Rifkele, the boss’s daughter.
Mendel, male, late 30s-40s, the middle, plays harry Weinberger, the producer who brings “The God of Vengeance” to Broadway.
Vera, female,50s-60s the elder, plays Sarah, Yekel’s wife and Rifkele’s mother as well as multiple other roles.
Otto, male ,50s-60s, the elder, plays yekel, the owner of the brothel and Rifkele’s father.
Note: With the exception of Lemml, all company members play at least one primary role and multiple small roles. The entire ensemble must be energetic, transformational, move well, have strong singing voices and be comfortable speaking with Yiddish and German accents.
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HOUSE ON FIRE
By Lyle Kessler
World Premiere
Directed by William Hayes
1st rehearsal November 6th 2018
Runs December 7-December 30, 2018
opens dec 7

Colman, late 20s-30s, male, working class inner city Philadelphian. The prodigal son newly arrived home after 10 years. Wary of his abusive, manipulative and hard charging father. Left home and hit the road to escape the early death of his mother and his abusive father. Bold, brazen extrovert—he is making his own way in the world included committing some petty and not so petty crimes and has done some light jail time.
Dale, late 20s-late 30sm male, Colman’s twin brother. Stayed home and became the family caretaker. Much more quiet and introspective than his brother and has become practically a recluse in the intervening years. Has taken to compulsively writing stores in the hours that he is not stuck working the counter of the family newsstand and has become very isolated.
Old man, 50s-60s, male, tough, working class, with an overpowering personality. He pretends to be dead on the couch in order to lure his Colman home after all of these years. He’s a womanizer, verbally abusive and is obsessed with baseball as a game and a metaphor. Competitve, manipulative and determined to have his way at all times. Doesn’t back down and refuses to surrender, whatever the stakes at hand. He drove his wife into an early grave and his favorite son out of the house.
Noah, 30s-40s, male, a sociopathic grifter and thief Colman attached himself to in a vulnerable moment. They’ve done “jobs” ie committed various together over the years. Noah has turned out to be more dangerous and violent than Colman even knew. He shows up at Colman’s family house in Philadelphia with

Lane, late 20s-30s, intense, attractive in a quirky way and believes in magic. May or may not be pregnant by Colman. Although enmeshed in the criminal life of Noah and Colman, she has a big heart and a bigger imagination, and is a brilliant safecracker.
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THE SPITFIRE GRILL
Music and book by James Valcq , Lyrics and book by Fred Alley
Directed by Paul Stancato
1st rehearsal jan 8, 2019
Runs feb 1-feb 24th, 2019
Percy Talbott, 20s, female, pretty if a bit rough edged, her face declares the strength of her youth and a sadness beyond her years. Her accent has a southern Appalachian cadence. Strong folk/country belt to D, some head voice required.
Hannah ferguson, female, 60s plus, a tough skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. MEzzo/alto chest range.
Shelby Thorpe, 30s, female, a plain, soft faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. Shimmering folk soprano with a strong high belt to D.
Caleb Thorpe, 40s, male, out-of-work foreman of the stone quarry. frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice with an edge (top G)
Sheriff joe sutter, 20s-30s,, male A young, small town policeman with an appealing intensity and a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a G (touches an A).
Effy Krayneck, 50s, female, Postmistress and busybody. A sour-tongued and suspicious woman. Solid singer in mezzo/alto chest range. Carries close harmony.
The Visitor, male, 40s, a mysterious figure who never speaks. An actor with powerful eyes and a strong sense of his body.
all characters speak in standard mid-western speech, without countrified intonations
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FENCES
By August Wilson
Directed by William Hayes
1st rehearsal march 5, 2019
Runs march 19th-april 21st, 2019
opens march 19th

Troy maxson, African American, 50s, former negro league baseball player. Been knocked around by life and wrestles with many demons but always tries to do the right thing. Has a good but grim sense of humor. Solid, everyman whose trying to provide for his family and keep himself together as well. Has some blind spots though, and doesn’t always make the healthiest choices for himself or his family.
Jim Bono, African American, 50s male, Troy’s loyal friend, fun, likes to party and hang out. Although he admires Troy greatly and is a kind of acolyte to him, he does warn Troy about the consequences of betraying Rose with another woman.
Rose, African American, 40s-50s Troy’s wife, highly intelligent, loyal, tolerates Troy’s occasional drinking, but when he betrays her with alberta she struggles. Cooks, cleans, offers strong foundation for her son, stepson, brother in law and her husband’s love child. she knew her options were limited as a black woman and ultimately appreciates Troy’s loyalty, flawed as it is.
Cory, African American, 20s, male, Troy and Rose’s son,working in the a& p and recruited by a college football team. Troy is set against it, and won’t let him go.
Lyons, African American, 30s male,Troy’s oldest son by a previous marriage. A bit of a ne’er do well and an operator and is a bit slick. He fancies himself a musician and tends to drop by home only when he needs to borrow money.

Gabriel, Troy’s brother, African American, male, 50s, has a metal plate in his head from wwii. Thinks he’s the archangel Gabriel. He roams the streets and sells discarded fruits and vegetables to the occasional passerby.
Raynell, African American, 7 years old, Troy’s daughter with his mistress Alberta. Rose ultimately takes her in and raises her as her own child.
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THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
By John Guare
Directed by J. Barry Lewis
1st rehearsal 4/23/19
Runs may 17-june 2nd, 2019
opens may 17

The play is a black comedy set in Queens, NYC in the mid to late 1960s during the Pope’s historical visit, which is at the height of the Vietnam War.
Artie Shaughnessy, male, 40s zookeeper and compulsive wannabe songwriter, trying to get his songs to his Hollywood friend Billy so Billy can use them in his films. He has stuck by his wife through her various breakdowns, and is determined to seize happiness with a new woman and a new career writing music for the movies. Some light piano playing ability helpful.

Ronnie, male, to play 18, artie and bananas’ wacked out son. AWOL from the army, he has a homemade bomb and is planning on blowing up the pope.

Bunny flingus, female, late 30-40s, artie’s sexy, voluptuous and dishy mistress. A legendary cook, artie has fallen for the promise of her various specialties. Which she won’t cook til he has truly left his wife. She’s all aglow over the pope’s visit to nyc.
Bananas, female, late 30s-40s, lives in her nightgown, has had various mental breakdowns in recent years and is heavily medicated off and on. Prone to fits of hysteria and complete psychotic breaks, but then can make total sense. She is quite shrewd and there seems to be a method to her madness.
Billy, male 40s, Artie’s childhood friend and now a bit flashy. He’s made it big in Hollywood as film director. He arrives back in nyc to identify Corinna’s body.

Corinna, 20s, an attractive Hollywood starlet, she had an accident on the set of Billy’s last film and is now completely deaf. She ends up at Artie’s apt in NYC and dies when Ronnie’s bomb accidently goes off.

3 nuns, females, can be 20s-50s, they arrive in nyc for the pope’s historic visit. They end up on the roof of Artie’s building and one or two die when Ronnie’s bomb goes off.

Man, 20s-40s, wears medical whites. comes to take Bananas to the mental hospital again. 1 scene.

Military Policeman, 20s-40s, comes to arrest Ronnie for going awol, 1 scene.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

Auditions for "Hairspray" at Papillion La Vista Community Theatre

PLVCT’s production of HAIRSPRAY will be performed July 13-15 and 19-21, 2018 at the SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion. Auditions will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (7706 S. 96th St., La Vista) on Saturday, May 5th at 1:30 pm and Sunday, May 6th at 6:30 pm.  Those auditioning need only attend one session. Saturday attendees will enter on the south side of the building, lower level. Sunday attendees may use the main entrance on the east side of the building. Staff will be available to guide people to the proper doors.

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Those auditioning should come prepared with 32 bars of music (about one minute) to sing.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please, no a cappella or recorded music.  For this show, we will also allow singing from the score of HAIRSPRAY and the music will be available.* Cool and comfortable clothes and shoes are suggested for the dance audition.**  Some auditioning may be asked for cold readings from the script or to sing from the score of HAIRSPRAY. College students who would like to be considered, but who will not be able to attend the live auditions, may arrange to submit video by contacting Jim McKain. High School students can typically use this event to fulfill required community service Civics hours.

Music rehearsals will begin on May 22nd and 23rd.  Staging/choreography rehearsals will begin Tuesday, May 29th.  Our regular rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons and Monday-Thursday evenings at Papillion-La Vista High School (also Friday 7/6).  There will not be rehearsal on July 3rd or 4th. The production moves into SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion on July 8th and opens July 12thwith a preview/TAG night.  We ask everyone auditioning to please bring a list of any possible rehearsal conflicts to the auditions.  Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal, but knowing conflicts aids in building an efficient rehearsal schedule. Given the ensemble nature of this show, rehearsal conflicts will be considered in detail in the casting process.

Director: Jim McKain

Music Director: Peter Klemp

Choreographer: Michelle Garrity

Questions: jimckain@cox.net

UNDER 18: PLEASE HAVE A PARENT/GUARDIAN PRINT AND SIGN THE FORM BELOW ACKNOWLEDGING THE REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE DATES AND BRING TO AUDITIONS.

Regarding our audition dance videos, we decided the easiest way to post is a private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/157145578303493/?source=create_flow

If anyone has problems with Facebook, please email Jim at jimckain@cox.net for other arrangements.

Ragtime Auditions Are This Upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday at the Grinton I. Will Library in Yonkers NY, May 1st and May 2nd

ALL ROLES OPEN WITH ROLES FOR ADULTS OF ALL AGES, TEENS AND KIDS OF EVERY ETHNICITY AND PHYSICAL TYPE!

Auditions will be held Tuesday May 1st and Wednesday May 2nd from 6:30 – 8:45 PM at The Grinton Will Library 1500 Central Park Ave Yonkers NY. Audition appointments can be made by e-mailing littleradicaltheatrics@gmail.com with your  headshot and resume (if you have them) and your preferred date and time.  We will see walk-ins as time permits but as appointment slots are filling up faster than previous productions and are extremely limited , it is HIGHLY recommended that you make an audition appointment! Though we will never turn away anyone who wishes to audition, those without appointments may have to wait until the end of the night. We also have a limit on how many appointments we can take due to wanting to leave time for walk-ins!

Callbacks will be held the early afternoon of May 5th at ArtsWestchester 31 Mamaroneck Ave Yonkers NY.

Performances  are scheduled for the weekend of July 20th (4 performances) at the Joan R. Pincus Theater in the Grinton Will Library

Rehearsals will begin in mid May and be held an average of three weeknights per week with sporadic  weekend afternoons at the library, ArtsWestchester and possibly one other Southern Westchester location TBD. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal. Exact schedule will depend on the role and the actors’ availabilty/conflicts. We will be able to work around most reasonable conflicts.

Ragtime is Directed by Michael Mirra, Musical Direction by Chris Piro, and Choreographed by Erin Pryo.

In an effort to truly live up to its name, Little Radical Theatrics will be bringing a wildly theatrical, moving, and innovative retelling of one of musical theater’s most celebrated contemporary classics to Westchester, RAGTIME. Set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, a trifecta of inspiring tales are woven together — of an upper-class wife who unexpectedly becomes a single mother, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring, young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future, as the original melting pot is on the verge of boiling over.

SEEKING  A CAST SIZE OF 25-30 PERFORMERS!

Coalhouse  Walker:  A talented and famed African-American pianist- Coalhouse is sentimental, passionate and romantic. He is a natural, charismatic, leader. He undergoes a significant hardship that turns him from idealistic and hopeful to bitter and cold. Extremely strong actor and singer. Baritone. Age range  20s to early 40s.

Mother: The “All American Housewife”, she takes great pleasure in the comforts of her life and enjoys caring for her famil. Kind and accepting. Caucasian. Extremely strong actor and singer. Mezzo Soprano with classical sound. Age range  20s – 40s

Tateh: A Latvian immigrant who has come to American to seek a life for him and his daughter following the death of his wife. He wears his heart on his sleeve and believes in the American Dream. Extremely strong actor and singer . An everyman with charm. Ability to do a Yiddish or Russian accent a plus. Tenor. Age Range late 20s to  40s.

Sarah: An African-American  wash woman who falls in love with Coalhouse Walker after much resistance, she has a fiery heart and an innocent, kind soul. . Extremely strong singer and actor. Soprano. Age range early 18 to 30s.

Father: Mother’s rich and successful husband. Is somewhat stuffy and old-fashioned. Feels  left behind by the changing times and the changes in his family but still tries to do the right thing. Caucasian. Strong singer. Baritone. Age range early 30s to mid 40s.

Younger Brother: A wild, young and dreamy man who is looking for his meaning in life. He feels deeply and passionately and becomes emotionally involved quickly. He is the younger brother of mother. Caucasian. Strong actor and singer. Tenor. Age range late  teens to early 30s.

Little Boy: Mother and Father’s son. He is young, curious and kind. Represents childhood innocence and is welcoming to anyone. Strong actor. Alto/Tenor. Age range 10  to early teens.

Little Girl: Tateh’s daughter- she is vulnerable and confused in her new home of America, making her shy. Strong actor with a good voice. Alto. Age range 10 to early teens.

Grandfather: Gruff and extremely conservative, Mother’s father is irritated by everything. A retired professor that now lives at home. Caucasian. Strong actor with great comedic timing. May double with other roles. Age range  50s to 75+

Emma Goldman:  A Russian Jewish immigrant who becomes a social activist for immigrants to America- she has an unapologetically demanding presence. She is an extremely dominating, passionate and often aggressive leader. Extremely strong actor and a strong singer. Alto. Will double in the ensemble. Ability to do a Yiddish or Russian accent a plus. Age range late 20s to 40s.

Booker T. Washington: Incredibly intelligent African-American social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman, as a central leader of Black Americans he has no patience for them leading less than exemplary lives. Baritone. Will double in the ensemble. Age range 30s to  60.

Evelyn Nesbit: The beautiful and enchanting vaudeville performer. She is bubbly, confident and flirty. Strong actor with a good voice who dances or moves very well. Caucasian. Mezzo. Age range late teens to  30s.  Will also double in the ensemble.

Harry Houdini: The famous magician, a symbol of the “American Dream”- someone who travelled to the land of opportunity and was successful. Strong singer and actor with a big presence. Tenor. Age range mid 20s-early 40s. Will double in the ensemble.

Henry Ford: Famous car manufacture, chipper and a great salesman. Good singer and actor with a fun presence. Caucasian. Baritone. Age 30s – early 60s. May double with other roles and will double in the ensemble.

Sarah’s Friend: A citizen of Harlem who is Sarah’s best friend. EXTREMELY STRONG singer with a gospel sound who is also a strong actor. Sings “Til We Reach That Day”. Will be a part of the Harlem ensemble. Age ranges late teens to 50s.

J. P. Morgan: One of the richest men in the country. Entitled and superior. Role for a strong actor and singer. May double with other roles and will double in the ensemble. Age Range 30s-75+

Willie Conklin: The fireman who destroys Coalhouse’s car. An unapologetic racist. Role for a strong actor. May double as other roles and will double in the ensemble. Late teens to 40s.

Coalhouse’s Men: Three young  men who follow Coalhouse. Passionate and devoted to their leader. Featured with solo singing and speaking lines. Will also be a part of the Harlem Ensemble and may double with other roles. Strong singers, movers and actors. Teens to mid 40s.

Kathaleen: A young maid in Father’s house. Will double with other roles and will be a part of the ensemble. Featured speaking role. Any age.

Coalhouse Walker III:   Coalhouse and Sarah’s young son.  Must read ages 6-8.

Ensemble: An ensemble of varying ethnicities, ages and physical types. Amongst the ensemble will be   Harlem Citizens, Immigrants to America, Citizens of New Rochelle. Other roles will be pulled from this ensemble such as Brigid, Newskids, Admiral Perry, Firemen and other roles. All will have featured singing or speaking roles and be in the many ensemble sequences in this show, and will have plenty of stage time, especially as we are not casting the traditional large ensemble that is usually in Ragtime.  Seeking strong actors, singers and movers. All ages, types and ethnicities! Ages 9-75+

"Leader of the Pack" Auditions in CT

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The Little Theatre of Manchester is seeking a multi-ethnic cast who can sing and dance and represent the classic “girl groups” of the 1960s era for its August 2018 production of “LEADER OF THE PACK: THE ELLIE GREENWICH MUSICAL.”

  • Audition Dates: Auditions will take place on Wednesday May 2 beginning with sign-up at 6:30 and auditions starting at 7:00.
  • Auditions can also be made by appointment by contacting dharris@cheneyhall.org
  • Audition Location: Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT
  • Production Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays August 4th – 19th

Seeking actors who are strong singers, dancers and movers for most roles. Actors should prepare two Broadway-style songs, 32 bars total for each. Accompanist will be provided; no a cappella auditions, please. Be prepared to dance (jazz shoes or sneakers suggested).

Detailed Character/Song Breakdown:

Females: 

  • Ellie Greenwich (Principal), Caucasian, Age 20-30
  • Darlene Love (Principal), Black, Age 20-40
  • 3-4 Various Characters/Chorus/Dancers, Ages 21-35

Males: 

  • Jeff Barry (Principal), Caucasian, Age 20-30
  • Gus Sharkey (Principal), Age 30-50
  • 2-4 Various Characters/Chorus/Dancers, Ages 21-35

More info at http://www.cheneyhall.org/auditions-for-leader-of-the-pack-the-ellie-greenwich-musical/