2015-16 Audition Schedule at Hickory Community Theatre

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Hickory Community TheatreAuditions are open to everyone! Ethnic diversity is strongly encouraged,  and is part of the theatre’s vision.

HOW AUDITIONS WORK:

Auditionees will be reading from the script. Scripts may be checked out for 48 hours with a $10 refundable deposit. Come upstairs to the HCT office to pick one up. It is highly recommended that auditionees read the script before auditioning.

For musicals, prepare a song you feel confident in singing. Try to select a song that is the same style as the show for which you are auditioning. (Melodic songs like show tunes, church music, folk songs, etc. are better than jazzy pop songs.) Bring sheet music if possible; no recorded accompaniment.

There may be dancing or improvisation as part of the audition.

Please dress in clothes you can move in.

Please, no flip-flops.

Please look carefully at the rehearsal schedule and performance dates. Being in a show at Hickory Community Theatre requires a great time commitment. If you will only take a larger or smaller role because of your own time concerns, or if you are auditioning for just the experience, WELCOME!–but please let the director know your intentions.

For RugBug audition information, please go to the bottom of this email.

ALL ACTORS MUST BE AT ALL PERFORMANCES

Email pam@hickorytheatre.org for further information.

RugBug Theatre

The Magic Unicorn of Many Colors

A play for our youngest audiences performed in the Council Chambers Theatre.

Auditions:

1:00 pm Monday and Tuesday,  July 6 & 7

Possible callbacks 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 8

Needed:

8 boys and girls from first grade reading level through age 17

Rehearsals:

1:00-5:00 pm Monday through Friday, July 13-17

and 1:00-5:00 pm Monday through Wednesday, July 20-22

Performances:

6 performances

2:30 Thursday and Saturdays, July 23, 25, 30 & August 1

11:30 am Fridays, July 24 & 31

 

 

RugBug Theatre

Princess Trouble

A play for our youngest audiences performed in the Council Chambers Theatre

Auditions:

1:00 pm Monday and Tuesday,  July 20 & 21

Possible callbacks 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 22

Needed:

6 boys and girls from first grade reading level through age 17

Rehearsals:

1:00-5:00 pm Monday through Friday, July 27-31

and 1:00-5:00 pm Monday through Wednesday, August 3-5

Performances:

6 performances

2:30 Thursday and Saturdays, August 6, 8, 13 & 15

11:30 am Fridays, August 7 & 14

 

On the Mainstage 

Legally Blonde

Book by Heather Hach

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.

See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000332

Auditions:

7:00 pm Monday & Tuesday, July 13 & 14

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, July 15

Needed:

21+ men and women

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

6:00-9:00 pm Sundays, beginning July 20

Performances:

10 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

September 4-20, 2015

 

 

The Game’s Afoot

By Ken Ludwig

An inspired comedy thriller whodunit…a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery.

See more at: http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/767/games-afoot-the

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, Aug 31 & Sept 1

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, Sept 2

Needed:

3 men and 5 women

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Sundays TBD, beginning September 8

Performances:

9 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

October 16-November 1, 2015

 

In the Firemen’s Kitchen 

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

By Madeleine George

Four Watsons become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute dedicated to the people-and machines-upon which we all depend.

See more at: http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/44418/curious-case-of-the-watson-intelligence-the

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, Sept 28 & 29

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, Sept 30

Needed:

2 men and 1 woman

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Sundays TBD, beginning October 5

Performances:

8 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays

November 6-21, 2015

 

 

On the Mainstage 

The Music Man

Book by  Meredith Willson

Music and Lyrics by  Meredith Willson

Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. 

See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000053#sthash.hSduGh5e.dpuf

Auditions:

7:00 pm Monday & Tuesday, Oct 12 & 13

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 14

Needed:

25+ men and women, boys and girls

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

6:00-9:00 pm Sundays, beginning July 20

Performances:

10 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

December 4-20, 2015

 

On the Mainstage 

Superior Donuts

By Tracy Letts

A soulful play, full of humor and humanity…drawn with deep affection.

See more at: http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=4178

Auditions:

7:00 pm Monday & Tuesday, Nov 23 & 24

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, November 25

Needed:

7 men and 2 women

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Sundays TBD, beginning November 30

Performances:

10 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

January 15-31, 2016

 

 

In the Firemen’s Kitchen 

Outside Mullingar

By John Patrick Shanley

A softhearted comedy that is a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love.

See more at: http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=4982

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, December 14 & 15

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, Dec 16

Needed:

2 men and 2 women

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

6:00-9:00 pm Sundays, beginning January 4

Performances:

8 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays

February 5-20, 2016

 

 

On the Mainstage 

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Music by  Thomas “Fats” Waller

Conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.

Lyrics by Various Artists

A sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. 

See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000002#sthash.4XUAygZk.dpuf

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, December 14 & 15

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, Dec 16

Needed:

2 men and 3 women, all African-American

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Sundays TBD, beginning January 4

Performances:

10 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

February 26-May 13, 2016

 

 

RugBug Theatre

TBD

A play for our youngest audiences performed in the Council Chambers Theatre

Auditions:

5:30 pm Monday and Tuesday,  January 11 & 12

Possible callbacks 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 13

Needed:

8 boys and girls from first grade reading level through age 17

Rehearsals:

5:30-7:00  pm Mondays through Thursdays,

Weekends TBD

Performances:

8 performances

2:30 pm and 4:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays

February 13-21

 

In the Firemen’s Kitchen 

Incorruptible

By Michael Hollinger

A lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor.

See more at: http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2969

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, February 15 & 16

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, February 17

Needed:

5 men and 3 women

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Sundays TBD, beginning February 22

Performances:

11 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays

April 1-23, 2016

 

 

RugBug Theatre

TBD

A play for our youngest audiences performed in the Council Chambers Theatre

Auditions:

5:30 pm Monday and Tuesday,  March 7 & 8

Possible callbacks 1:00 pm Wednesday, Wednesday, March 9

Needed:

8 boys and girls from first grade reading level through age 17

Rehearsals:

5:30-7:00  pm Mondays through Thursdays,

Weekends TBD

Performances:

8 performances

2:30 pm and 4:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays

April 9-17

 

 

On the Mainstage 

Young Frankenstein

Book by  Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by  Mel Brooks

It’s alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. 

See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000362#sthash.vW73Vr3C.dpuf

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, March 7 & 8

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, March 9

Needed:

20+ men & women

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

6:00-9:00 pm Sundays, beginning March 14

Performances:

10 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

May 6-22, 2016

 

 

Encore Players

In the Firemen’s Kitchen 

Blithe Spirit

By Nöel Coward

Performed by actors 55 years and better

The classic comedy of ghosts, mediums and mayhem.

See more at:  http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/2823/blithe-spirit 

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, April 25 & 26

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, April 27

Needed:

2 men and 5 women

Rehearsals:

TBD by cast consensus

Performances:

8 performances

2:30 Thursday and Sundays, 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays

June 16-26, 2016

 

 

RugBugs Information

RugBug Theatre @ HCT is an opportunity for young people to perform for our youngest audiences. RugBug actors’ ages range from 6-17 years old. Actors rehearse, learn lines and blocking, wear costumes and perform on our RugBug stage. There is no cost to the actor. All actors must be at all performances. Auditions are open to everyone! Ethnic diversity is strongly encouraged, and is part of the theatre’s vision. No experience is necessary. The best way to prepare for auditions is to practice reading out loud from any book, speaking loudly and clearly. For auditions, actors will be reading from the script, and doing lots of improvisation (so wear clothes you can roll around in).

Actors need only attend one audition date. All actors must be AT LEAST at first grade reading level. Email pam@hickorytheatre.org for further information.

Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company will hold auditions for Shakespeare Unplugged’s Hamlet

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

DCP ConnieJuly 12th, 2pm – 5pm

Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour Street
in Davidson, NC

Ages 8-20 are invited to audition.

Auditionees should plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session. Those interested should bring a recent picture and resume or list of theatre experience. Auditions will consist of theatre exercises and cold readings from the script. A Shakespeare monologue is encouraged but not mandatory. Callbacks will be held July 13th 6pm-8pm at Armour Street Theatre.

Shakespeare Unplugged is an educational workshop that features a healthy dose of instruction in the art of reading and performing Shakespeare, followed by weekly rehearsals of the selected play. The workshop will culminate with public performances at Davidson Community Players’ Armour Street Theatre in September.

This year Shakespeare Unplugged will produce an adaptation of Hamlet, which is regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies. The play dramatizes the tortuous route Hamlet takes to exact revenge for his father’s murder and his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle. Soon the young prince finds himself wavering between action and inaction, sanity and madness as he explores his own mortality and morality. The play promises to challenge students and captivate audiences.

The workshop kicks off July 27th with daily work sessions during which the cast will be introduced to the play and will develop important skills geared toward interpreting the text. In order for the actors to be successful in this educational and creative endeavor, he/she must be available for the vast majority of the classes/rehearsals scheduled below, and must be available for ALL production week rehearsals. If unable to audition on this date, video submissions of a Shakespeare monologue are welcome and can be emailed to director Wrenn Goodrum at actartisticdir1@gmail.com.  As this is an educational-based workshop, there is a tuition cost of $245. Financial aid is available, please call the office at 704-892-7953 for information.

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. In 1996 The Connie Company was founded and is the youth community theatre company of Davidson Community Players. Components include education classes, camps, and intensives, as well as, full productions geared toward young people. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic and affordable opportunities for both children and adults.

Lee Street theatre’s St. Thomas Players will hold auditions for “Calendar Girls”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Calendar Girls, by Tim Firth

Directed by Claudia Galup

Lee Street theatre presents a Center for Faith and the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production

Sponsored by YATAWARA

 

 

AUDITIONS

July 20 & 21 at 7:00pm at Lee Street theatre

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The show runs September 17-26 at Lee Street theatre. The play calls for 9 women, ages 45 and older; 1 woman in her 20s-30s; and 4 men, ages 20s-70s.

Performances will be at the Lee Street Theatre and Performing Arts Center at the Tomand Martha Smith Event Center, 329 N Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

For more information, visit www.leestreet.org/auditions or call 704-310-5507.

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre announces auditions for “The Fox on The Fairway”

Thursday, June 18th, 2015


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Show: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY by Ken Ludwig
Description: 3 men, 3 women
Audition Dates: Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20
Time: 6:30 PM
Performances Dates: September 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; October 2-4

Director: Judy Dybwad

Description: Bingham, president of the Quail Valley Country Club is in a difficult position; the golfer he thought would play for his club has switched sides, recruited by his counterpart and opponent, and the huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that a new hired hand is actually quite a good golfer. He just has a few problems. The result is a laugh out loud comedy hit.

HART (The Haywood Arts Regional Theater) is a semi-professional, community theater which offers paid positions to professional and semi-professional actors in leading or specialty roles and volunteer opportunities in all roles to community theater actors.

Professionals and Semi-Professionals
Actors who define themselves as professional or semi-professional are expected to have prior professional experience on stage and/or training in theater from a college theater program. Actors in this category may be students pursuing a degree in theater at the University level, actors who have theater degrees and actors who have appeared on stage in the region in leading roles or character roles over a number of years. An actor in this category is expected to present a professional audition – a prepared monologue (not necessarily from the show being cast) sheet music for an accompanist if it is a musical audition, and a professional 8×10 photo with attached resume. Actors not prepared in this way may audition as community theater actors.

Community Theater Actors
Actors who define themselves as community theater actors are offering to donate their time on stage as volunteers. They may be cast in any role including leading parts. Actors in this category may, or may not have experience and/or training. Experienced actors may simply be electing to donate their time and talent. Inexperienced actors are joining the company and learning the craft in process. When auditioning community theater actors will be asked to cold read from the script. They are not expected to have photos or resumes but should try to bring sheet music or recorded accompaniment if auditioning for a musical.

Gas Stipends
Anyone in the cast traveling from outside of Haywood County may apply for a gas stipend of up to $100 to help defray some of the expense of commuting to the theater.

Actor Compensation
HART is unable to compensate professional and semi-professional actors at a level which truly recognizes the value of their talent, training, or time in the way a fully professional company may. The level of compensation generally ranges from $10 – $30 per performance, depending on the size of the role, and the actors experience. This is negotiated with the director who has to cast within a budget. This limited compensation is offered primarily to help define the role as “professional” on a resume, and to acknowledge the value of the actor’s training and experience.

Equity Actors
HART on occasion employs actors who are members of Actors Equity Association under a Special Appearance contract. Due to the expense these actors are usually brought in one week before tech and are expected to be able to step into a role with very limited rehearsal time. Contract terms are negotiated individually but Equity performers are expected to be available as needed during their contract.

The Murder Mystery Company seeks Full/Part-Time Actors

Monday, June 15th, 2015
murder-mystery-logo-finalHiring Full/Part-Time Actors for work year round! Lots of Perks!

We currently have openings in our Charlotte Troupe for new MALE and FEMALE Talent!
Ages 18+ non-union work. 

YOU MUST BE LOCAL TO THE CHARLOTTE AREA TO QUALIFY

This is a fantastic opportunity that will provide the following:

Each of our actors has the opportunity to act in up to 300 shows per year, with no show minimum required. This means that they may participate in as few or as many shows as they desire, an excellent arrangement for actors with separate non-industry employment or those interested in taking on additional projects. The Murder Mystery Company also pays a base $75/per performance and pays via direct deposit. We also reimburse gas and pay for travel expenses. If you choose to travel to a non-local performance we will handle flights and lodging.

The Murder Mystery Company has been active in the national theater community for over ten years and is third in record ticket sales in the US. Our shows run year round with a multitude of fun themes changing periodically to give our repeat customers something new to look forward to.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, June 30th.

These are scheduled auditions. 

Please either respond to this post or submit your head shot and theatrical resume with the subject heading “Charlotte Auditions” to murdermysterylisa@gmail.com to be considered.

Twin City Stage announces auditions for “Is He Dead?”

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

twin city stageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for the first show of its 81st Season, Is He Dead?, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is necessary.

In this madcap farce, a young Parisian painter realizes that only dead painters achieve fame and fortune.  With the help of his friends, he fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own twin sister.  Now, all he has to do is find a way out of the dress, return to life, and marry the girl of his dreams.

Is He Dead? is a farce written by Mark Twain in 1898 and adapted by David Ives for its inaugural Broadway performance in 2007.  While the comedy’s main character, Jean François Millet, is a historical French painter, the situation is entirely fictionalized.  The Wall Street Journal called Is He Dead? “shriekingly funny.”

Joshua Waterstone will direct Is He Dead?.  There are roles available for 7-12 men (ages 20-80) and 4-6 women (ages 20-80).  Actors should be prepared for cold readings, although short (1-2 minute) prepared monologues will also be welcome.  If those auditioning play an instrument or sing, they should bring the instrument and come prepared to play a short song.

Is He Dead? performance dates will be September 18-20 & 24-27, 2015.  All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre.  For more information, please call Twin City Stage at (336) 748-0857 x209 or visit the website at www.twincitystage.org.

Upcoming Auditions at Triad Stage

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

triad stageGENERAL AUDITIONS

Triad Stage will be holding general auditions for local talent for our 2015-2016 season.

Auditions will be held on MONDAY JUNE 22, 2015, 12pm-7pm at Triad Stage in Sloan Rehearsal Hall (232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401)

AND

on TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2015, 12pm-7pm at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center in the Mountcastle room (209 Spruce St N, Winston-Salem, NC 27101)

We are looking for actors of all ethnicities ages 15 and up.

Both Equity and Non-Equity actors are welcome to audition.  Headshots and resumes are welcomed but not required.

Please prepare two contrasting monologues (serious/comic) of 1-2 minutes each. You are also welcome to sing 16-24 bars of a song acapella.

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition time, please call 336-274-0067 x215 or email bryan@triadstage.org.

 

CHILDREN AUDITIONS

Triad Stage will be holding auditions for local children for our 2015-2016 season.

Auditions will be held on SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2015 from 11am-3pm at Triad Stage in the Sloan Rehearsal Hall (232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401)

AND

on SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2015 from 11am-3pm at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center in the Conference Room (209 Spruce St N, Winston-Salem, NC 27101)

We are looking to fill roles in the following productions:

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2 boys, 2 girls – ages 5-11, Caucasian)
  • Beautiful Star (2 girls, ages 10-13, Caucasian and 1 boy, age 10-13, African-American)
  • A Christmas Carol (4 boys, 3 girls – ages 7-14, all ethnicities)
  • Fences (1 girl, age 7, African American)

We ask that you prepare a short monologue of your choosing OR the monologue below along with your favorite Christmas carol acapella.

“I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”

Davidson Community Players Holds Open Auditions for Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell

Monday, June 8th, 2015

davidson community playersDon’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell

by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate

Directed by Vito Abate

 
 

Auditions

Sunday June 28 at 7pm at Armour Street Theatre

Monday June 29 at 7pm at Armour Street Theatre

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 late august. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition. The production will run October 1 – 18 in Armour Street Theatre.

Show Summary

Set in 1939, this is the (almost) true story of how three sleep-deprived men–a legendary Hollywood producer, a new director, a famed scriptwriter, and a loyal secretary– had just seven days to re-write script for the American classic, Gone With The Wind. To make matters worse, the screenwriter has never read the book, the director was busy with Dorothy and a host of munchkins and the producer is losing money. As the public eagerly anticipates the release of the movie, these Hollywood insiders lock themselves in their office, ordering cases of bananas and peanuts for “brain food” until they have a new script for one of the greatest movies of all time!

Roles

  • David O. Selznick – a crass, high-energy movie producer
  • Victor Fleming – a movie director, known as a “man’s man”
  • Ben Hecht – a brilliant screenwriter with a fondness for the grape
  • Miss Peabody – Selznick’s highly efficient secretary

**Age ranges 30s to early 50s. Comfort with physical comedy a plus**

Actors at all levels of experience and are encouraged to attend. It is the policy of Davidson Community Players to cast regardless of color, race or disability. Perusal copies of the script are available in the DCP office. For additional information regarding auditions, please contact Sylvia Schnople, Artistic Director at 704 892-7953 or email Sylvia@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Flat Rock Playhouse announces Youth Auditions for “Chasing Rainbows: The Road To Oz”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Auditions will take place at Studio 52 (Blue Room) on August 13 and 14. 1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock.

Callbacks will be held August 15. Time: TBD

Performances November 27 – December 19.

Boys and Girls: Please read breakdowns for the Youth Ensemble.

Please print sides and music to prepare for audition. (YOUTH SIDES/GIRLS, or YOUTH SIDES/BOYS)

Girls should learn either BABY SONG or SHIRLEY SONG. Tunes attached for listening purposes.

Boys should prepare their own song with music accompaniment.

A dance combination will be taught at the audition.

In attendance will be:

Tina Marie Casamento Libby – Creator and Producer

Jeff Whiting – Director/Choreographer

David Libby – Composer

Nicole Kastrinos – Executive Producer

Lisa K. Bryant – Artistic Director, Flat Rock Playhouse

Use the summer to prepare so that you can put your best foot forward. Consider taking a Studio 52 Summer Music Theatre camp to get yourselves ready to make a splash for the Chasing Rainbows team!

Keep checking the website for further details as we get closer to August!

FEMALE YOUTH ENSEMBLE: (11 – 18)
The ensemble plays numerous roles throughout the early life of Judy Garland, including fellow school friends and Judy’s sister, Virginia, this energetic bunch must dance well and have very strong singing voices.

MALE YOUTH ENSEMBLE: (11 – 18)
The ensemble plays numerous roles throughout the early life of Judy Garland, from students/peers of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland to rising Hollywood actors, this energetic bunch must dance well and have very strong singing voices.

SHIRLEY TEMPLE:  (5 – 10)  A tiny girl with a big voice and big personality, and a very strong tap dancer to play Shirley Temple.

BABY FRANCES:  (5 – 10)  A sweet girl with a big voice and extraordinary charisma to play young Judy Garland when she was known as Baby Frances Gumm.

 

Sides Girls

Sides Boys

BABY SONG sheet music

SHIRLEY SONG sheet music

Auditions for “Young Frankenstein” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Gilbert Theater

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Gilbert TheaterCombined auditions for the first two shows of the Gilbert Theater 2015-2016 season will take place Wednesday, July 1 from 6-9pm (Non-musical auditions cannot be seen for YF on this day. There will be no pianist.) and Thursday, July 2 from 6-9pm (Musical auditions – anyone auditioning for YF must have an audition slot for this day and can be seen for Wonderful Life at the same time.)

You must contact adassist@gilberttheater.com for an appointment. Please allow 48 hours response time.

You must bring a picture and resume. Sides will be provided for It’s a Wonderful Life, however, you must bring 32 bars of music for YF auditions.

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN the Musical by Mel Brookes

Runs: September 18th – October 4th, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (with two performances on Saturday)

Character Descriptions

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 20s/30s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C.

The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.

Igor – Male, age 20s/30s.  Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Inga – Female, age 20s. Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus.

Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20s/30s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.

Frau Blücher (whinney..!) – Female, age 30s/40s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.

Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40s/50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Will double as the Blnd Hermit – Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.

Swing/Ensemble cast, 3 male and 3 female, with plenty of featured roles, lot of juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. We are looking for people with strong dance/movement training. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including:

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.

Ziggy – Male, age 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.

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It’s a Wonderful Life – adapted for the stage by James Rodgers

Runs: November 27th – December 20th with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Two shows on Saturday and one week off December 7th – there will be two student matinees TBD)

Roles for the following: 8 Men, 6 Women, 2 boys, & 2 girls


George Bailey – The Everyman of Bedford Falls
Clarence Odbody – Angel Second Class
Mr. Gower – proprietor of the corner drug store
Young George/Pete Bailey – age 12
Harry Bailey – George’s younger brother
Mother Bailey – a very kind and understanding woman
Aunt Tilly – Uncle Billy’s wife
Violet Peterson – proprietor of a beauty salon
Bert – a patrolman
Ernie – a mail carrier
Uncle Billy – George’s uncle and business partner
Mary Hatch (later Bailey) – George’s loving wife – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST
Henry F. Potter – owns practically the entire town
Mr. Potter’s Goon – ever-present with Mr. Potter
Mr. Potter’s Secretary – ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
Mrs. Hatch – Mary’s mother
Sam Wainwright – a financially successful young man
Miss Andrews – a townsperson
Mrs. Thompson – a townsperson
Mr. Martini – proprietor of a bar
Mrs. Martini – his wife
Miss Carter – a bank examiner
Tommy Bailey/Newspaper Boy – age 10
Zuzu Bailey – age 7
Mr. Welch – the schoolteacher’s husband
Janie Bailey – age 9

 

Theatre’s Statement

“The producers are proponents of non-traditional casting. Minorities are encouraged to audition and to send pictures/resumes.”

As a live, interactive, embodied art form, theater has the potential to catalyze difficult conversations, to ask important questions about cultural representation, and to provide a site for interrogating power dynamics and centering marginalized voices. With this knowledge in mind, the Gilbert continues to actively explore ways to engage with our diverse community in regards to the representation of culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and disability on and off stage.

We create more opportunities for actors and other artists who have been historically underrepresented on and off the stage.

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Regarding Working at the Gilbert

The Gilbert Theater is a semi-professional, community minded which offers paid positions to professional and semi-professional actors in leading or specialty roles and volunteer opportunities.

Actor Compensation

The theater is unable to compensate actors at a level which recognizes the value of their talent, training, or time in the way a fully professional company might. Compensation ranges from a basic Equity contract to Guest Artist to a simple gas stipend. Housing for out of town guests is available. Equity actors are often brought in one to two weeks before tech and are expected to be able to step into a role with very limited rehearsal time. Contract terms are negotiated individually.
Anyone interested in working backstage or on the crew should inquire on the volunteer page.

***The Gilbert Theater has a noted history of cross-gender and non-traditional casting practices. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Gilbert Theater hires Equity members on a show by show basis. If you are Equity and wish to audition please call in advance to inquire at (910) 678-7186.

If you cannot make auditions for a particular production, please feel free to contact us, or send us your resume and headshot to admin@gilberttheater.com or via snail mail.