Davidson Community Players holds auditions for “Ordinary People”

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

davidson community playersDavidson Community Players announces open auditions for its winter production of Judith Guest’s Ordinary People, dramatized by Nancy Gilsenan. Auditions will be held Thursday, January 8th from 7-9pm and Sunday, January 11th from 2-4pm. The auditions will be held both days at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center at 9216 Westmoreland Road in Cornelius. Auditionees only need to come one night, but should plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session.  Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Please bring a resume or a list of your contact information and your theatre experience, a recent photo and a list of all of your conflicts. Rehearsals will begin in January. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition. The production will run February 26-March 15 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Ordinary People speaks to the essence of a young man, his friends and family, their relationships and survival. Conrad, with his successful, well-intentioned father, and his beautiful, organized, and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all “ordinary people” and each is fighting a hard battle to understand and survive the tragedy of the death of a family member.

Roles:

  • Conrad Jarrett: Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Cal Jarrett: Conrad’s father (ages 40+).
  • Beth Jarrett: Conrad’s Mother (ages 40+).
  • Joe Lazenby: Conrad’s best friend. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Stillman: Boy on Conrad’s swim team. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Jeannine Pratt: Conrad’s girlfriend. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Karen Aldrich: Conrad’s friend from the hospital. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 16-19).
  • Doctor Berger: Conrad’s psychiatrist. Male or Female ages 40+.
  • Salan: Conrad’s swim coach ages 30+.

Perusal copies of the script are available in the DCP office. For additional information regarding auditions, please contact Debra Baron, Artistic Director at 704 892-7953 or email debra@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. Now celebrating its 50th season, DCP is a previous winner of the North Carolina Theatre Conference “Community Theatre of the Year” award. We are grateful for the support of 2015 Season Sponsors: The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, Randy Marion Cadillac and the Arts & Science Council.

Upcoming Auditions at Thalian Association

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

thalianAuditions for “Clybourne Park”

The Thalian Association, North Carolina’s Official Community Theatre, will hold auditions for the Wilmington Premiere of Clybourne Park on Monday, January 12 and Tuesday, January 13 at 7 pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. You do not need to prepare anything for this audition. The production directed by Joy Gregory, runs February 19-March 1 at the Red Barn Studio Theater and March 19-22 at Thalian Hall.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Actor 1: Russ/Dan (Caucasian, late 40s -50s); Actor 2: Bev/Kathy (Caucasian woman, 40s -50s); Actor 3: Francine/Lena (African American woman, late 30s); Actor 4: Jim/Tom (Caucasian, late 20s early 30s); Actor 5: Albert/Kevin (African American, 30s); Actor 6: Karl/ Steve (Caucasian, 30s); Actor 7: Betsy/Lindsey (Caucasian, late 20s).

SYNOPSIS:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ satiric comedy deals with race and class in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The play begins in 1959 as a black family moves into a white neighborhood in Chicago, and in Act Two takes us to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two generations tiptoe through social politics, pitting race against real estate.

 

Auditions for “School House Rock Live, Jr.”

Thalian Association will hold auditions for their Children’s Theatre production, School House Rock Live, Jr. on Saturday, January 10 at 10 am at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington.  Please prepare a traditional Broadway song to sing a cappella and be prepared to dance (no sandals or flip flops).  This production, directed and choreographed by Judy Greenhut and Music Direction by Michelle Reiff, runs February 20-March 1, 2015 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Tom, Shulie, Joe, George, Dori, Dina, and the Ensemble

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning animated educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon which aired on ABC-TV from the 1970’s -1980’s, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher who is anxious about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Three is a Magic Number,” and “Conjunction Junction.”

Established in 1788, the Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theater and arts education. The Thalian Community Theater produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall. The Thalian Association Children’s Theater (TACT) is a youth production company that offers training and performance opportunities for children age 7 through high school seniors. In 2007, North Carolina legislature named the Thalian Association North Carolina’s Official Community Theater. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

 

Auditions “The Secret Garden” at Applause! Cary Youth Theatre

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Auditions for THE SECRET GARDEN are January 12-13, 5-8:30 p.m. at Cary Arts Center.

Registration is required and opens January 5. Email rachel.baranski@townofcary.org to schedule your appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted. No experience needed – auditions and interviews are open to age 6-12. For complete details, check out Applause!’s web page.

Two perusal scripts will be on reserve in the Cary Arts Center conference room beginning January 5. Scripts may not be removed from the CAC and photocopying is prohibited.  If others are waiting, please limit perusals to 30 minutes or less.  Call (919) 469-4069 prior to coming to the CAC to double check that the conference room is accessible. 

“The Snow Queen” Auditions at Matthews Playhouse

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Matthews playhouseMatthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts announces Auditions for 

“The Snow Queen” (A Musical)

Directed and Choreographed by Ron Chisholm

Performances February 20 – March 1

Performances include 5 days of school shows (weekday mornings)

 

Auditions:

Monday January 5 7:00 pm OR Tuesday January 6 7:00 pm

You may sign up for a specific time via our website closer to the auditions. 

Please come prepared to read from the script and/or learn a simple song. 

Time permitting; we will do some simple choreography. 

We are looking for adults as well as young people ages 8 and up.  

Generally, rehearsals will be:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday evenings. 

You must be available for all performances. 

 
Location:
Matthews Playhouse 
Matthews Community Center
100 E McDowell Street
Matthews, NC 28105
 
Inquiries:
(704) 846-8343
 
Please visit our website for more information www.matthewsplayhouse.com

Auditions for “Mary Poppins” at Twin City Stage

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

twin city stageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is necessary.

There’s only one word for it—“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” Jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Jolly Holiday”, “Step in Time”, and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee”.

Maureen Daly, Twin City Stage’s executive director, will direct Mary Poppins.  Margaret Gallagher will serve as music director and Benji Starcher will choreograph.  There are roles available for 6 men and 8 women (ages 18-60) and 1 boy and 1 girl (ages 8-12).  Actors are asked to prepare a song and bring along sheet music in the correct key.  A cappella and CD sing-alongs are also allowed.

Mary Poppins performance dates will be March 27-29, April 2-5 & 9-12, 2015.  All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre.  For more information, please call Twin City Stage at (336) 748-0857 x201 or visit the website at www.twincitystage.org.

Auditions for “The Velveteen Rabbit” at Raleigh Little Theatre

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for The Velveteen Rabbit adapted by James Still, from the story by Margery Williams. The production will be directed by Kathleen Rudolph and will be presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Auditions will take place January 12 & 13. Auditioners only need to come one of these nights.

 

 

 

Important dates

Auditions: January 12 & 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM, lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Registration: 6:30-7:00 PM
Callbacks: January 15 at 7:00 PM, lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
First Rehearsal: January 20 at 7:00 PM
No More Conflicts: February 27
Performance Dates: March 6-22, 2015

Archival photos: Either after the school-day performances or between 2 wekeend shows, to be determined. Actors are required to stay.

School-day performances: Wednesday, March 11. Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. 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: On weekends, shows at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The theatre will provide a meal between the shows.

Strike: March 22 following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

 

About the show

This much-loved tale, written in 1922, is the story of a stuffed rabbit’s quest to become Real through the love of his owner. Steve, now grown up, looks back on his childhood, remembering his favorite toy and how special it was to him.

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

 

About the roles

  • Older Steve: adult male
  • Younger Steve: 9-13 year old male, should look 8-10 years old
  • Ben, older brother: teenage male
  • Velveteen Rabbit: age 13 and up, either male or female
  • Rocking Horse: adult, either male or female
  • Train/Wild Rabbit: 9-18 year old, either male or female – gymnastics or dance a plus
  • Boat/Wild Rabbit: 9-18 year old, either male or female – gymnastics or dance a plus
  • Magic Fairy: teenage female

 

About the production team

  • Director: Kathleen Rudolph
  • Scenic/Lighting Designer: Thomas Mauney
  • Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
  • Sound Designer: John Maruca
  • Stage Manager: David Watts
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Gerrie Kouri

 

About the auditions

Please prepare a memorized one minute comedic monologue to present at auditions. If you need help finding a monologue check the links below:

Auditions will also involve movement, improvisation and ensemble-building exercises. Please wear comfortable clothes that give freedom of movement. Headshots and resumes are welcome, but neither is required. Please print out a Conflict Calendar (link below) and list any conflicts you have from January through March.

Cold readings from the script will be done during the call back process.

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:

 

Paper Lantern Theatre Company holds auditions for “A Bright New Boise”

Monday, November 24th, 2014
paper lanternPaper Lantern Theatre Company is holding auditions
Monday, December 8  (by appointment only – 6:00-8:00 PM)
for A BRIGHT NEW BOISE by Samuel Hunter

 

Rehearsals begin early February- Nights/Weekends
Show Runs March 12 – 22; Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston Salem, NC

 

Equity and Non-Equity Actors are invited; Roles will be paid

 

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Alex – Male.  Must read 17 years old.  Prone to anxiety attacks. Not good with people.  Excels at reconciling register sales/receipts for Hobby Lobby. Writes his own music. Has a tendency to lie.

 

Leroy -  Male.  Early to Mid 20s. Alex’s Brother and fiercely protective of him.  Works at Hobby Lobby.  Getting his masters in Fine Arts, he is an artist that creates Obscene T-Shirts, which he also wears to work.

 

Please email info@paperlanterntheatre.org to set an appointment, get audition details and request sides.

Auditions for “Stick Fly” at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce auditions for STICK FLY by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Martin Damien Wilkins. This production will rehearse weeknights and weekends beginning on January 21, 2014 and will run February 18-March 7, 2014. Auditions will be held for both EQUITY and NON-EQUITY actors. Please see the appropriate listing below for details.

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

For all members of Actors’ Equity Association, Actor’s Theatre is an SPT tier 3 Equity theatre. These auditions will be held on Saturday, November 29th 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, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Sides will be provided. (see links below) Appointments are suggested, but not necessary. To schedule an appointment, or get more information, contact Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org or by leaving contact information via voicemail at 704-342-2251 ext71. Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume. No housing available.

NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS

For all non-equity actors, these auditions will be held on Saturday, November 29th at 1:00pm-5:00pm. Auditions are by appointment only. You will be asked to read from sides provided. (see links below) Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume. To book an audition time, contact Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org


ABOUT THE PLAY

In this tumultuous look at a privileged African-American family, sibling rivalries flare when the LeVay brothers bring their girlfriends home to Martha’s Vineyard to meet the parents. As secrets spill, this uniquely American play explores issues of race and class while we learn that when it comes to family…you’re stuck.

No perusal copies available, but the script is available for purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Fly-Lydia-R-Diamond/dp/0573700923

ROLES AVAILABLE

Director Martin Damien Wilkins will be casting 3 men and 3 women. All roles available:

Kent (Spoon) – Male, 31, African-American, Youngest son of the LeVay family.  He has grown up with an artistic disposition in a family of doctors and lawyers.  Though financially privileged, he has struggled to find his place in life and with his family.  He loves Taylor, and though she may not see it, his gentleness is a valuable ingredient in their relationship.

Taylor - Female, 27, African-American, Daughter from an earlier marriage of renowned public intellectual, James Bradley Scott.  She was raised by a single mother college professor.  Though she carries his name, and so has had entrée to some social privileges, her father was not a part of her life.  She also has gone without financially.
Cheryl – Female, 18-22, African-American, The daughter of the family maid.  Pretty, bright, always well-intentioned. Cheryl has always had a crush on Flip.

Flip - Male, 36, African-American, Oldest son of LeVay family.  The “golden boy” who, with some compromises, has fallen in line with his father’s expectations.  He is an incorrigible ladies man.

Joe LeVay (Dad) – Male, 58-62, African-American, LeVay patriarch.  He is a well-intentioned man, who rules his family with a firm, loving hand.  He, like Flip, has always had a way with women.

Kimber - Female, 32, Caucasian, Kimber is an intelligent woman with a quick wit and sincere warmth.  Unlike Taylor, her social status matches that of the LeVays, with of course, the undeniable privilege of whiteness.  Of this she is aware, and on some level appalled.

AUDITION PREPARATIONS

Please be familiar with the following sides that you may be asked to read:

Click to download as a PDF

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is located at 640 East Stonewall St, Charlotte NC 28202

Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers holds open auditions for “The Crucible”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

LRU_Logo_black-redThe Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama, The Crucible. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, November 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday, November 24 from 6 – 10 p.m. in Belk Centrum. Auditions are open to members of the LRU campus as well as the greater Hickory community.

The play calls for a cast of 10 men and 11 women. All roles are available. Audition format will be “cold readings” from the script; actors will read and perform scenes and monologues from the play.

The Playmakers’ production of The Crucible, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Josh Yoder, will be performed February 26 – March 1, 2015, in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings beginning in early January.

The Crucible is a chilling dramatization of the 1692 Salem witch trials in which 20 people were executed after being accused of practicing witchcraft. Miller wrote the play in response to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist “witch hunts” of the 1950s. Miller himself was questioned by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of “contempt of Congress” for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. The play debuted at the Martin Beck Theater in January 1953 and won the Tony Award for Best Play that same year.

For more information, please contact Josh Yoder at Joshua.Yoder@lr.edu or call (828) 328-7161.

 

Green Room Community Theatre holds auditions for “Good ‘Ol Girls”

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Green-Room-Community-TheatreAuditions for The Green Room Community Theatre’s Black Box musical, Good Ol’ Girls will be held Sunday, November 23 & Monday, November 24, 2014, at 7:00 pm each night. You only need to attend one night of auditions.

All those auditioning must be available for all performances of Good Ol’ Girls which are scheduled for January 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, February 1, 6, 7, & 8, 2015, as well as a producer’s night (date to be determined).   This show is directed by Jeanne Laws and musically directed by John Coffey.

The cast of Good Ol’ Girls calls for five women from age 16 and up.  As always, all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please prepare a song (about 2 pages worth).  Note – the show has a definite Southern and country flair.  Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.  A cappella auditions are discouraged.  If you can play the guitar, please be prepared to demonstrate your talent. Auditions will also consist of a cold reading from the script.

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.