Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” at Green Room Community Theatre

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Green-Room-Community-TheatreThe Green Room Community Theatre will hold auditions for its Christmas musical, Miracle on 34th Street, on Sunday, September 28 & Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm each night.  Miracle on 34th Street is based on the movie by the same name and written by Meredith Willson, of The Music Man fame. This joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family                                                                                  entertainment and the perfect holiday treat!

You only need to attend one night of the scheduled auditions.  You must be available for all performances which are scheduled for November 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; December 5, 6, 7, 2014 as well as a producer’s night (date to be determined) and two days of school shows, November 25 and December 5.

Roles in Miracle on 34th Street are available for ages 7 and up.  As always, all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please prepare a song (about 2 pages worth) in the traditional musical theatre style. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.  A cappella auditions are discouraged.

You may be asked to do a cold reading from the script, and there will be a dance portion of the audition.  Wear comfortable clothing, and if you have dance or character shoes, please bring them.  Please do not wear flip flops or open-toed shoes.  Being able to dance is not a requirement, but may help determine casting.

All auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658.  Please enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).

If you have any questions, please call The Green Room Community Theatre at (828) 464-6583 or visit our website: www.thegreenroomtheatre.org.

The Green Room Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Auditions for “Art” at Three Bone Theatre

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Three Bone Theatre announces auditions for “Art”,     by Christopher Hampton and Yasmina Reza

Directed by Tommy Trull

Winner! 1998 Tony Award for Best Play

Winner! 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy

 

 

 

 

Audition Details

Auditions will be held Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 2-5pm.

All auditions will be scheduled in one-hour blocks. Please plan to stay the full hour.

Auditions will be held at UpStage in NoDa, 3306-C N. Davidson Street.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please bring an updated headshot and resume to the audition. 

 

In order to respect everyone’s time, all auditioners must schedule an appointment:

1.      Please visit http://doodle.com/z5v7pvwaxvgbscc9

2.      Enter your first and last name in the scheduler

3.      Indicate all audition time slots that you are able to attend

4.      Leave your e-mail address in the comments section so that we can confirm a time.  Please include any other comments you would like us to know prior to the audition.

5.      We will send out appointment confirmations at least two days before the auditions.

 

Available Roles

Mark: Aeronautical engineer who prides himself in fending off “modern culture.” He withholds no judgments and spares no feelings, yet still expects the eager endorsement of his friends (Male, 40s)

Serge: Divorced dermatologist who is steeped in modernity, but cannot fully appreciate his cultured lifestyle unless it is validated by those around him (Male, 40s)

Yvan: The youngest of the trio, both chronologically and psychologically. A lifetime of yo-yoing between decisions and kowtowing to his friends and family is beginning to take an emotional toll on him. (Male, 30s-Early 40s)

 

Production Details

Rehearsals will begin in early October.  The rehearsal schedule will consist of evenings and heavy weekends.  Performances will be held at UpStage in NoDa on November 14-16 and 21-23.

 

About the Director

Tommy Trull is a playwright, poet, and director whose work has been produced all over the country. Recent productions include THE 27 CLUB (Kraine Theatre, NYC; published by Indie Theatre Now), ANYTHING, ANYTHING YOU WANT (n.u.f.a.n. ensemble, Chicago), and HONEYBOY (3rd Stage Theatre, NC; winner of SETC New Play Award; published in “Southern Theatre” magazine.)  He is the playwright in residence for Fly By Night Theatre, and teaches at Greensboro College and RCCC.  He received his MFA in Playwriting from Spalding University.

 

About the Show

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Yvan isn’t sure which side to choose and no one is listening to him, while he becomes hilariously overwhelmed by his friends’ disagreement. Lines are drawn as these old friends square off over the canvas. This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.

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Auditions at NC Stage Company

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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NC Stage Company will hold Equity Auditions for the following productions. We will also see non-union performers.

Don’t Dress for Dinner: September 23rd from 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Annapurna: September 24th from 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Amadeus, Presented in Partnership with Asheville Community Theatre: September 25th from 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

 
For more information about these auditions please click here or visit the “Work with Us Page” at www.ncstage.org.

Email casting@ncstage.org for an appointment and/or inquiries or call (828) 239-0263 Monday – Friday from 12-5.

Email is Preferred.

Performers should be familiar with the play and will be provided information on the sections to prepare. Copies of sides will be provided at the time of audition.  Please bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume to the appointment.

Auditions for “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce auditions for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso. This production will be directed by ATC Artistic Director Chip Decker, along with Music Director Mike Wilkins and Choreographer Tod Kubo. The production will rehearse weekday evenings and weekend afternoons beginning October 27, 2014. Run dates are November 26-December 28, 2014. (There will be NO performances December 21-25, but the cast will be participating in Charlotte’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, so that availability is vital) Auditions will be held for both EQUITY and NON-EQUITY performers. Please see the appropriate listing below for details.

 

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

For all members of Actors’ Equity Association, these auditions will be held on Saturday, September 20 at 9:00am- 12:00pm (lunch break 12:00pm-1:00pm) and also 1:00pm- 5:00pm. They will be located at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Appointments are suggested, but not necessary. To schedule an appointment, or get more information, please contact Production Intern Tyler Hilton at production@atcharlotte.org. No housing available. Please see audition requirements listed below.

 

NON- EQUITY AUDITIONS

For all non-equity actors, these auditions will be held on Saturday, September 20 at 1:00pm- 5:00pm. They will be located at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Auditions are by appointment only. All roles compensated. To book an audition time, please contact Production Intern Tyler Hilton at production@atcharlotte.org  Please see audition requirements listed below.

 

AUDITION REQUIRMENTS  

  • Bring: Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume.
  • Monologue: Prepare a brief Comedic Monologue (approximately 1 minute) …and be prepared for the possibility for a little improv!  
  • Music: Prepare a short musical selection. (approximately 16-32) Bars of upbeat song.  Musical, Pop, Rock, Country.  No Christmas songs need apply. Also, NO ACAPELLA.
  • Please be aware that this show does contain explicit/blasphemous language and adult subject matters.
  • The dance portion of the audition will take place at a later callback. No date is currently set.

 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

If you are unable to attend the audition call, but still wish to be considered, we do accept video audition submissions. Please follow the instructions above for Monologue and Music. Load audition clip onto a hosting site and send the link, along with a headshot and resume, to Production Intern Tyler Hilton at production@atcharlotte.org  Please title the email “Video Submission” and you will receive a reply acknowledging your audition submission. All videos must be received by Friday, September 19.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

It’s Christmastime in the Armadillo Acres mobile home community, and everyone is filled with visions of kegnog and beer. In this fun-loving and raucous sequel to THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, you’ll meet new residents of north Florida’s premiere mobile home community, including Darlene (the neighborhood Scrooge), her boyfriend Jackie, and Rufus (a redneck with a heart of gold). Longtime Armidillo Acres residents Betty, Lin, and Pickles are back with voices as big as their hair, but when a freak accident strikes Darlene, everyone’s Christmas cheer will be put to the test. Saddle up and jingle your bells over to the Hipp this summer for an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza and catch up with Starke, Florida’s rowdiest residents for a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’, good-ole festive Hipp summer musical good time!

ROLES AVAILABLE

Director Chip Decker will be casting 7 actors (4 female, 2 male). ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

DARLENE SEWARD (female, late 20s to late 30s). Darlene is a year-round ”Scrooge.” She hates everybody and everything all the time and isn’t afraid to show it. But underneath her hard exterior is a wounded girl who once believed in true love and Christmas magic. That ended when a terrible accident happened one icy Christmas Eve in another place, another time. But Darlene won’t even have to leave the trailer park to get jolted out of her anger and start believing in things again, because Armadillo Acres’ heavy-handed use of Christmas lights brings extra special excess voltage.

 

RUFUS JETER (male, late 20s to late 30s). Rufus is best described as a redneck with a heart of gold. Well-liked around the trailer park, he spends most of his downtime fashioning “art” out of found objects. He’ll finish off a six-pack as fast as the next guy, but the next guy won’t see the artistic potential in the empties that Rufus can. It will take him by surprise when this unique ability extends to his grumpy neighbor Darlene – a woman he usually refers to in words that would land most people on Santa’s “other” list.

 

JACKSON “JACKIE” BOUDREUAX (male, 40 to 50-something). Jackie is a self-made man and an all-American success story. He took a simple idea and turned it into a thriving local breastaurant chain. Unapologetically capitalistic, Jackie doesn’t discriminate – money is money no matter whose pockets it’s comin’ out of. But Jackie plays to win and he has a possessive side. This comes out when he returns from a business trip to find his girlfriend acting like a completely different person altogether.

 

BETTY (female, 38-50-something). Betty has lived at Armadillo Acres for at least 20 years. Part hard-ass, part mother hen, she’s the leasing manager at the trailer park and she makes it her business to know everything about everybody who passes through. Betty is rumored to have buried her husband at Armadillo acres after whacking him a little too hard on the head with a frying pan, so she feels connected to the trailer park in a deep and special way. Of all “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and drywitted.

 

LINOLEUM (female, 30s to early-40s). Mostly known as just “Lin,” she was formerly a death row wife until the State of Florida flipped the switch on her husband Earl and made her a death row widow. Lin is rumored to have spent time on several tour buses with famed  (and not-so-famed) rockers of the 1980s. That said, her love for her late husband was passionate and steadfast, so she is having some difficulty moving on. Generally speaking, Lin is the fieriest of all “The Girls.”

 

DONNA a.k.a. “PICKLES” (female, early 20s). Donna got the nickname “Pickles” when she became afflicted with a hysterical pregnancy that turned out to be a real pregnancy that resulted in her giving birth to a baby with an entirely different complexion from her husband’s. She is now single. New to motherhood, Pickles is often tired, but she still finds energy to embrace the joy of the holiday season. Pickles is a devout believer in Santa Claus and of all “The Girls,” she is the most airy and wide-eyed.

 

(BETTY, LIN & PICKLES are also known as “The Girls.” Unlike the rest of the cast, they occasionally break the fourth wall to bond with the audience and help tell the story.)

Matthews Playhouse holds auditions for “Our Town” and “Seussical the Musical”

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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“Our Town,” a Classic American Play by Thornton Wilder

Director: Kevin Campbell

Auditions: Friday, September 5th at 7:00pm OR Saturday, September 6th at 2:00pm

Callbacks will be Sunday, September 7th at 7:00pm

• Auditions are for men, women, teens and children ages 10 and up
• There are many large roles for adult men and women as well as small speaking roles
• Rehearsal commitment will be based on the size of the role
• No experience necessary – we need all ages, sizes and types.
• Production runs for 2 weekends in October w/possible Friday morning performance
• You do not need to prepare anything for the audition

Rehearsals will typically be Monday-Thursday evenings and some Saturday afternoons. Audition forms and rehearsal schedules will be available on our website prior to the auditions.

 

“Seussical the Musical”

Director and Choreographer: Lisa Blanton

Musical Director: Marc Setzer

Auditions: Sunday, September14 at 2:00pm OR Tuesday, September 16th at 6:00pm

Callbacks will be Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00pm

• Auditions are for men, women, teens and children ages 8 and up
• There are many large roles for adult men and women as well as young people
• Rehearsal commitment will be based on the size of the role
• All roles sing, dance and act
• Please prepare 16-32 bars of music, no a capella PLEASE BRING SHEET MUSIC
• Come prepared to dance
• Production runs for 2 weekends in November and includes weekday morning performance
• Performances run November 7th – 16th

Rehearsals will typically be Monday-Thursday evenings and some Saturday/Sunday afternoons. Audition forms and rehearsal schedules will be available on our website prior to the auditions.

www.matthewsplayhouse.com | (704) 846-8343

NC Black Repertory auditions for “Black Nativity”

Monday, August 25th, 2014

ncbrc_header_infoThe North Carolina Black Repertory Company will conduct auditions for their performance of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” on Monday, October 20.

The play will be performed December 5-7 and December 12-14.

All artists must perform a monologue no longer than 2 minutes and a song. Singers must perform 2 songs – one up-tempo song with movement, and one ballad (any style). Dancers perform a choreographed piece no longer than 2 minutes and a song. All auditions will last no longer than 5 minutes. You must bring your own accompaniment (CD, pianist, etc.). Bring a headshot (5 x 7 or 8 x 10) and your resume.

Call 336-723-2266 to schedule your appointment. More info at www.ncblackrep.org.

Auditions for Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Venus in Fur”

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Raleigh Little TheatreRaleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Venus in Fur by David Ives. Auditions will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 2 & 3 with call backs on Sunday September 7. The production will be directed by Rod Rich.

Important dates

Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2 and 3, at 7:30 in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. You only need to attend one of these nights. Registration from 7:00pm.

Callbacks: Sunday September 7 at 1:00 pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

Rehearsals: Beginning September 22 on weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons. I have two major conflicts during the rehearsal period: 9/26-10/5, and 10/17-12/5, so we’ll have to rehearse around that.

Tech rehearsals: January 10 and 11.

Performances: January 16-18, 22-25, 29-31, and February 1 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

Questions about auditions? Contact Rod Rich at rod@monkeybravo.com

 

About the show

Playwright/director Thomas has just finished a day of auditions for his adaptation of the 19th century erotic novel about masochism, Venus in Furs. He’s unimpressed and bitter about what he sees as the ineptitude and unprofessionalism of the women who auditioned for the lead, Vanda von Dunayev, when one more actress shows up: the appropriately named Vanda Jordan. She’s late, she has no appointment (although she insists she did), she has a sketchy resumé and a huge bag of props – in short, she’s everything Thomas loathes.

But in spite of his attempts to get rid of her, she wheedles an audition out of him, and turns out to be surprisingly perfect in the role of the elegant, cruel Vanda. Too perfect it seems, for as they work through the script, Thomas finds himself in a struggle with this enigmatic woman to decide who will be ultimately be dominant and who submissive.

The show will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Venus in Fur show page.

 

About the roles

Thomas Novachek (Male, 30′s-40′s) is a talented and established playwright who’s directing his first play. While not an actor per se, since there’s no one else there, he’ll read the part of the masochist, Kushemski, opposite Vanda. And while he denies it vigorously, is there some truth to Vanda’s observation that there’s a lot of Kushemski in Thomas?

Vanda Jordan (Female, 20′s-40′s) is a hopeful actress with little experience. She’s apparently crude and unprofessional, but can be very persuasive and seductive when necessary, and ultimately turns out not to be who she says she is. As Vanda von Dunayev, she’s elegant, intelligent, and refined – the complete opposite of her personality as the actress. She can flip between these two roles instantly. Both sides of her personality ooze a natural sexuality that can be called on at will. Some comfort and familiarity with European dialects will be an advantage.

 

About the production team

Rod Rich of Actors Comedy Lab will direct.

 

About the auditions

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides will be available online starting the week before auditions.

Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.

 

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

  • RLT audition form (PDF and DOC) — please fill out
  • Conflict calendar — please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.

Raleigh Little Theatre Auditions for “Cinderella”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

 

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Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Cinderella on Monday and Tuesday, September 8 & 9 with call backs on Sunday September 14. The production will be directed by Rod and Nancy Rich.

 

Important dates

Auditions (singing and dancing):
Monday and Tuesday, September 8 and 9, on the Sutton Main Stage. You only need to attend one of these nights.
6:00 pm for kids (ages 7-12). Registration from 5:30 pm
7:30 pm for adults and teens. Registration from 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Sunday September 14 at 1:00 pm on the Sutton Main Stage

Rehearsals: Beginning October 20 on weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons (November 27 and 28 off). We realize the holidays are busy for most people, and we’ll try to make allowances when we can!

Tech rehearsals: November 29 and 30. Attendance required.

Performances: December 5-7, 11-14, and 18-21.

Questions about auditions? Contact Rod Rich at rod@monkeybravo.com

 

About the show

We are excited to present RLT’s Cinderella in its 31st anniversary production. Cinderella is based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy with addtional music and lyrics by Haskell Fitz-Simons and Suanne Strickland, and additional dialogue by a generation of actors and artists!

You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Cinderella show page.

 

About the roles

The characters in Cinderella are in line with the traditional fairy tale, but with some additional characters added, just for fun. Alumni from previous years are encouraged to audition. But new faces are also welcome – we always love to introduce people to how much fun this show can be! All roles are open, so come on out.

CINDERELLA (Female Actress/Singer 16-25) is a smart and interesting young woman who loves to read, loves to dance, adores art and music, and longs to see the world. Note: this part has traditionally been performed in a fairly classical soprano, but this year we’d prefer a more contemporary pop-music or broadway voice.

PRINCE CHARMING (Male Actor/Singer 18-30) is a smart and handsome young man who is lonely, and while he longs to find that “certain someone” to cherish and to share his royal life with him, he’s not terribly happy about having to find her under a deadline.

KING DARLING III (Male Actor/Singer 30-60) He may “rule his land with gentle hand”, but he’s determined that his recalcitrant son WILL marry by his 21st birthday, according to the law. Looking for actor who can perform a Latin-style musical number with comic aplomb.

STEP MAMA (Female Actress/Singer 30-50) just adores her two lovely daughters, but Cinderella? Not so much. She considers herself to be beautiful, refined, and cultured. Not so much. We are looking for an actress with comedy chops, and a lot of attitude!

THE STEP SISTERS, HENRIETTA AND GERTRUDE (Male singers, 20-??) These two scene-stealers have delighted audiences for 30 years, and we don’t expect this year to be any different! Requires two men capable of creating characters with a broad comic style, including some physical comedy. There are minor differences between the two young ladies: HENRIETTA is the oldest and “wisest”, whereas GERTRUDE is the “prettier” and more intensely clueless of the two.

FAIRY GODMOTHER (Female Actress/Singer 30+) is a clever and energetic time-traveling fairy with a sparkly magic wand, mystical incantations, and a few unexpected tricks up her sleeve. She is sympathetic to Cinderella’s situation, and helps with magic and a little bit of motherly advice, in spite of the occasional setback.

HELPERS (male or female singers, teen-35 – prefer a pair who can move well) The Fairy Godmother’s two assistants who help out by screening potential aid recipients, run various tasks around the kingdom for her, and can disguise themselves as mortals when necessary. They also have several funny bits, and a good song-and-dance routine.

PAGES (Teen roles): Two pages assist King Darling and participate in the Latin-style musical number.

MICE/HORSES/TOWN KIDS: (Children roles) Can you sing like a little mouse? Can you sing like a confused horse? Can you sing like a regular kid? Can you trot around the stage like a horse – neighing and shaking your long silky mane?

ENSEMBLE: (Female and male Singers/Dancers). The ensemble will appear in an opening number as townsfolk in the town square, singing and swaying to a rousing Christmas folk tune and having fun. In the ballroom scene, they will appear as proper Lords and Ladies in beautiful outfits, performing traditional ballroom dances that are fun and easy to learn: Polonaise, Waltz, Minuet, and the ever-popular Sneeze Polka. (Hankies provided.)

 

About the production team

Rod and Nancy Rich of Actors Comedy Lab will be co-directors on this production. Julie Florin will be Music Director.

 

About the auditions

Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothing which allows for freedom of movement and shoes suitable for dancing.

Auditions: Please prepare 16 bars of an audition song that showcases your voice, and bring the sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. The dance audition will be in the form of a simple and fun warm-up before singing auditions begin. You can learn to do a Polonaise step!

Callbacks are for speaking roles only. The ensemble will be cast based on singing and dancing audition, and will not be required at callbacks. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script. You may also be asked to vocalize or sing a portion of the music from the show.

Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.

 

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

  • RLT audition form (PDF and DOC) — please fill out
  • Conflict calendar — please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.

Auditions for Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers To Go!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Storytellers To Go! a teen performance class which culminates in the formation of a trouping ensemble bringing performances to the six regional libraries, The Halle Cultural Art Center and the Museum of History. Students sharpen acting skills as they rehearse. The ensemble performs Saturdays, January 17 through to March 7. For ages 14-18. Entrance is by audition only.

 

 

This year, Storytellers To Go! will perform “Oh, Deer! A retelling of Daniel Boone and the Deer” by Judy M. Dove.

Tuition for this Performance Class: $225.00
Director: Judy Dove

Note: Please do not fill out registration or make payment until accepted into class following auditions.

 

Important dates

Auditions: September 20, 2:30-4:30pm (Please arrive at 2:30pm), RLT Studio
Class/Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm, September 27-January 10 (no class on Nov. 29, Dec. 20, Dec. 27).
Preview: January 10, 4:30pm
Performances: Saturdays between 1-3:00pm, Jan. 17-March 7.

 

About the story

This year’s show, “Oh, Deer!”, by Judy M. Dove, is a play within a play, a lively retelling of the North Carolina folk tale “Daniel Boone and the Deer”. A group of students have been assigned a Social Studies class project. They decide to write a play based on the old Daniel Boone tale and to perform it for their class presentation. The ensuing escapades bring closer together a group of friends who learn about teamwork while they learn about production.

 

About auditions

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 2:30-4:30 in the RLT Studio. Those auditioning are not requiredto bring a prepared monologue. Candidates are asked to come dressed in comfortable clothing allowing for freedom of movement and closed toe “sneaker” type shoes.

Auditions will consist of movement exercises, improvisations, cold readings from the script, and ensemble building exercises. The Director is looking for vocal projection, enunciation and expression; the ability to create a variety of characters; and a desire to grow as an actor.

 

About the roles

Each cast member will play a character (in all caps) who plays a character (in italics) within their play.

KAT, the DIRECTOR/one of the SISTERS; a leader-type, sensible, creative, fun, focused.

BRYAN, the SCRIPT-WRITER/FATHER of the mysterious DEER GIRL; intellectual, calm, poetic. Insists on speaking with an unidentifiable accent from somewhere in Europe, which doesn’t fit the play, so he ends up having to do his part as a mime.

BELINDA, the ANIMAL-WRANGLER/one of the SISTERS; promotes peace, love, and animal rescue.

MANDY, in charge of POSTERS AND PUBLICITY/front end of CHEVY the HORSE; fun, sense of humor, good sport; constantly on her cell phone.

MIKE/ DANIEL BOONE; doesn’t want to be in the play, but ends up having fun.

ANGIE, the STAGE MANAGER/back end of CHEVY the HORSE; tries to keep everyone from fighting.

ALYSSA, PROPS/SET/SOUND/LIGHTS/COSTUMES, and plays THE RACOON, Daniel Boone’s trusty sidekick (a puppet); arts-‘n’-craftsy, creative, can make anything with tape and glue.

ARIANNA, the ACTRESS/the DEER-WHO-TURNS-INTO-A-GIRL; charming, glows with passion for acting.

MR.DOVE, SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

 

Audition forms

Interested in joining the class? Please fill out Storytellers To Go! Audition Form and bring it to auditions. Please check with parents about possible conflicts.

 

Class payment and registration

Cost of class: $225.00

Once accepted into the class, please supply a registration form along with your payment.

Auditions for “Mirandy and Brotherwind” at Raleigh Little Theatre

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Raleigh Little Theatre

 

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Mirandy and Brother Wind adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt and John L. Cornelius based on the book by Patricia McKissack. The production will be directed by Linda O’Day Young and will be presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Auditions will take place September 2 and 3. Actors only need to come one of these nights.

 

 

 

Important dates

Auditions: September 2 and 3, 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre (you only need to audition one of these nights)
Audition registration: 6:30-7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre lobby
Call Backs: September 6, 2:00pm
Costume measurements: September 10 at 6:30pm
First Meeting: September 10 following measurements
First Rehearsal: September 14
Rehearsals: September 14-October 29
No conflicts after October 19

Pre-opening performance of songs:
October 19th at 4:00pm at Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
Cameron Library, a Saturday, date to be determined.

Preview: October 30
Opening: October 31

Performances: October 31-November 16 (see conflict calendar for specific dates and times)

Archival photos: Date to be determined. Actors are required to stay.

School-day performances: Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00am and 12:30pm. Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be able to leave theatre by 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check these school performance dates to verify that they do not conflict with school commitments.

Saturday and Sunday Two-show days: November 1, 2, 8, 9,15, 16 Shows at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Actors are expected to stay at theatre between shows. The theatre will feed you.

Strike: November 16 following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

 

About the show

It’s Spring, 1906 in Ridgetop, South Carolina. Mirandy is very excited about the Annual Junior Cakewalk dance. The winner gets a triple-decker cake. Suddenly Brother Wind swoops in and makes a mess of things. That’s when Ma Dear tells Mirandy about the Legend of Brother Wind. “Whoever can catch Brother Wind can make him do their bidding.” Mirandy decides that she will catch Brother Wind and make him be her dance partner in the cakewalk. Then she will just have to win since “He can really kick up his heels and shake his tail feathers-the perfect dancer.”

Soon she learns what Grandmama Beasley said, “can’t nobody can put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special, he be free. Through her journey to capture Brother Wind, Mirandy learns about freedom, friendship and kindness. This story blended with lively singing and toe tapping music is a joyful celebration of the rich African American cultural heritage.

Read the review from Adventure Theatre’s 2011 premiere production of Mirandy and Brother Wind.

Mirandy and Brother Wind will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Mirandy show page.

 

About casting

The Director would very much like to cast young people as Mirandy, Ezel, Orlinda and Monroe if they are able to do sing the songs. She suggests ages below. Mirandy and Brother Wind has an African American cast.

 

About the roles

MIRANDY: (Female Character is 10-12) a precocious, feisty girl. Vocal range: B3-C5, a good child’s range. Actor Female age 12 and up

EZEL: (Male Character is 10-12) the clumsiest boy in town. Male Tenor Voice Range D3-F4 Actor should probably be at least a middle schooler.

GRANDMAMA BEASLEY: (Female Character 50-60) Mirandy’s Grandmother. Alto Voice Range A3-C5

MA DEAR/ MIS POINSETTIA: (Female Character 25-40) Mirandy’s mother/Conjure Woman. Vocal Range: A3-E5

BROTHER WIND/MR. JESSUP: (Male Character 25-40) The Wind is young and playful at heart. Mr. Jessup is a townsperson. Male Tenor Voice Range up to Bb4.

ORLINDA: (Female character 10-12) Mirandy’s rival. Female Girl’s voice D4-Bb4. Actor age 12 and up.

MONROE: (Male Character 10-12) Orlinda’s dance partner.

ENSEMBLE: A trio of voices who sing the Birds song and ensemble songs. Soprano 1 Soprano 2 and Alto is great. Actors should be experienced to sing three part harmony.

 

About the production team

  • Director: Linda O’Day Young
  • Musical Director: Tim Smith
  • Choreography: L.D. Burris
  • Stage Manager: Karyn Aberts
  • Set Design: Joncie Sarratt
  • Lighting Design: TBD
  • Sound Design: TBD
  • Costume Design: Jenny Mitchell

 

About the auditions

Those auditioning are asked to come in comfortable clothing which allows for freedom of movement participate in movement exercises. Please wear closed toe (sneaker like) shoes.

All candidates should come prepared to either deliver a one minute monologue (please no longer) or participate in the bedroom description exercise (see below). All actors will have a vocal warm up and sing a simple group song. Actors should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song unaccompanied.

Call backs will consist of cold readings from the script.

Bedroom description: It is important for the Director to determine if you can be heard (volume), be understood (enunciation) and whether you can be expressive in the way you speak your lines (pursuing an objective). To this end, actors, who do not have a monologue will participate in the BEDROOM DESCRIPTION EXERCISE.

To prepare, write a 6-8 sentence description of your bedroom. Your goal or objective is to simply describe your bedroom. Bring the description to the audition. DO NOT MEMORIZE! (Form available to download, if needed; see below)

Perusal copies of the script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.

 

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions plus some helpful documents: