Auditions for “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” at Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Print

Print

 

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

By: Todd Kreidler based on the screenplay by William Rose

Director: Khanisha Foster

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015

Auditions: 3 pm – 8 pm

Callbacks: 8 pm – 10 pm

WHERE: Cape Fear Regional Theatre – 1209 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC

REHEARSES: October 6th – October 29th, Tuesdays-Sundays

RUNS: October 31st – November 15th, Wednesdays-Sundays

 

ABOUT THE SHOW: An adaptation of the beloved film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter, fresh from a Hawaiian romance, brings her African-American fiancé home to meet them. Personal beliefs clash with the mores of the late 60’s in this warm and witty exploration of family and culture and knowing which of them has the greater hold on our hearts.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: Ages 17+. Please prepare the side listed for the character you are auditioning for. If there is more than one side for that character, please prepare both. Audition sides may be found at www.cfrt.org.

TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT:

Email Michael Houck at mhouck@cfrt.org, with your phone number, the role(s) you will be auditioning for, and availability on the audition day, to reserve your spot. Please additionally attach digital copies of your headshot and resume if you have them and a filled out audition form (link on our website’s auditions page) if you are able to get that to us in advance.

Please see below link to our full audition notice for more audition specifics and requirements, character breakdowns and FAQ’s!

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER AUDITION NOTICE

See below links to PDFs of preferred audition materials listed by character:
*Note: take a look at the AUDITION NOTICE link above for character breakdowns to help you determine which role you want to come in for.

Dr. John Prentice

Joanna Drayton

Christina Drayton

Matt Drayton

Matilda Binks

Hilary St. George

Monsignor Ryan

John Prentice, Sr

Mary Prentice

Job Openings at Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Marketing Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full time marketing director. Primary focus is the design and implementation of a marketing plan for a theater season consisting of 6 season shows and 4 special events. Responsibilities include web-based marketing and sales promotions; development of new community partnerships; design and production of playbills and all marketing materials; and media relations. CFRT is looking for marketing experience within theatre, the arts, or similar non-profit agencies. Strong computer skills a requirement, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience a plus.  Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: Managing Director, CFRTPO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or jobs@cfrt.org.

 

Company Manager

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks an experienced company manager. Company manager is responsible for the travel arrangements, accommodations and day-to-day needs of the acting, design and technical company members. Job responsibilities include securing hotel rooms, booking airline tickets, upkeep of housing, overseeing use of company vehicles, and handling any special needs and requests. The company manager is both the direct point of contact for any questions from the actors and the liaison between the management team and the actors. Company manager also coordinates auditions for each production. The preferred candidate should be familiar with the process of mounting a professional stage production and be extremely organized while also being flexible. Company Manager must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Company Manager must have the ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a fast-paced, creative environment. Hours are semi-flexible – approximately 30 hours per week. Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: Managing Director, CFRT, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or jobs@cfrt.org.

 

Development Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks an energetic and experienced development director who will plan and implement all fundraising efforts for the organization in conjunction with the board of directors, staff and volunteers. Duties include raising CFRT’s annual contributed income, overseeing and coordinating fundraising events, individual donor campaigns, grant seeking, government funding, research and cultivation of prospective funders, development of board fundraising efforts, and broadening the base of support for the organization. Reporting to the managing director, this position is part of the management team, working in tandem with the managing director, the artistic director, the marketing director, and the office manager. Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: Managing Director, CFRT, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or jobs@cfrt.org.

Children’s Auditions for “Mary Poppins” at Greensboro College

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Greensboro_College_2_354102Audition Date for Children’s Roles:

Saturday, August 22nd – 1pm – Huggins Performance Center, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401; the length of the audition process depends on the number of auditionees and possible callbacks

Performance Dates for “Mary Poppins” – November 5-8, 2015

We are looking to cast the roles of Jane and Michael Banks.

Jane Banks – 11 years old (must be able to look/act that age), Vocal Range: A3–F#5
The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

Michael Banks – 9 years old (must be able to look/act that age), Vocal Range: A3–E5
The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.

What You Will Be Expected to Do At the Audition:
– Sing a song from any musical – approximately 32 bars of music (between 1 – 1 ½ minute long)
– You will be taught some dance steps to learn.
– You may be asked to read from the script.

 

What You Need to Bring to the Audition:
– 8”x 10” photo of yourself
– Resume of any theatre work (drama/dance/voice classes, productions you’ve been in including roles you played, name of theatre, name of director) – staple resume to back of your photo
– Sheet music for the song you will sing (bring entire song)
– Wear something you can move in for dance portion of audition

For More Information:

– Email us at: marypoppins@greensboro.edu only
– No phone calls please as no one is available over the summer to answer questions.

Arts and Science Council seeks Program Director – Cultural & Community Investment

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

ASC - new logoTitle: Program Director

Reports To: VP, Cultural & Community Investment

Department: Cultural & Community Investment

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

The Program Director (PD) is a key member of Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cultural and Community Investment (CCI) department. Reporting to the ASC Vice President for Cultural & Community Investment (VP), the PD has primary responsibility for implementation of CCI’s new “Culture Blocks” program, a partnership with Mecklenburg County to deliver arts and culture programming in geographic areas with historically low levels of participation with other ASC funded programs.

The PD’s core responsibility will be community organizing work among a broad and diverse range of constituents – identifying allies and advocates, establishing trusting relationships with the citizenry of the defined geographic areas, employing listening and dialogue to build understanding of the cultural life of citizens and connecting appropriate partners (cultural organizations, individual artists, county service locations, etc.) to invest in activity that will be of relevance and interest to the intended audience.

The PD will represent ASC as a lead community level staff person and must have the capacity to guide and lead CCI’s “Culture Blocks” and other programs in the context of best business practices and their impact on the community’s growing demands for relevance, access and excellence.

The PD will have additional responsibilities around the implementation of other CCI event-driven initiatives, including but not limited to the Community Supported Art program.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

• Support the design and manage implementation of ASC’s new “Culture Blocks” program:
– In partnership with VP and utilizing partner organization data, identify geographic areas of focus with historically low levels of participation with ASC funded programs.
– In partnership with VP, communicate and plan with stakeholders, including staff members from cultural organizations, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation in the identified geographic areas.
– In partnership with cultural organizations, manage logistics associated with the delivery of an initial menu of programmatic offerings in each geographic area.
– In partnership with county service locations, design and execute a series of informal and formal listening and dialogue opportunities with citizens in each geographic area to drive understanding that embraces and celebrates the cultural life and desires of these citizens.
– In partnership with cultural organizations, local artists and by leveraging other necessary resources, design and manage implementation of cultural programming investments that reflect understandings from listening and dialogue sessions specific to each geographic area.
– Produce content for ASC’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Instagram) that is meaningful and relevant in order to engage ASC’s fans/followers and tell the story of the project.

• In partnership with other CCI staff, support the implementation of the Community Supported Art program.

• Develop and maintain good relations with staff and board of area cultural organizations, area parks and recreation personnel, ASC grantees, community and civic leaders, volunteers, media and the general public.

• Assist with the submission of accurate and timely reports and updates to government entities and funders.

• Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative program data for programs managed by the PD.

• Monitor the effectiveness of program delivery through:
– Regular on site visits to programs and activities.
– Consistent program evaluations.
– Quarterly statistical reports and other engagement data.

• Perform other duties as apparent or assigned by the Vice President of Cultural & Community Investment.

Qualifications

Should include minimum educational and experience qualifications, required skills, specialized knowledge, computer proficiencies, and required certifications.

• This position requires a Bachelor’s degree.

• Competitive candidates will meld 3-5 years practical experience in community organizing with a nuanced understanding of arts and culture program delivery.

• Competitive candidates will be bilingual (English/Spanish preferred).

• Demonstrated success building relationships (including strong problem solving, listening, coaching and counseling skills) with a diverse range of constituents relative to the demands of a centralized initiative.

• Demonstrated success managing simultaneous programs with competing priorities, including ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

• Demonstrated success setting goals and implementing plans relative to a time-sensitive initiative.

• Independent and cooperative decision making and proactive strategic thinking, with demonstrated ability to apply overall mission of the organization to make informed decisions

• Commitment to service excellence and added value for organization stakeholders

• Ability to communicate effectively and interact with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and community representatives

• Computer skills – must be adept in use of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Prior database experience is an added value. Environment Describe the work environment and physical requirements of the position.

• Work is performed both in a fast-paced office environment and other community settings with frequent interruptions from phone calls and conversation.

• Occasionally will be asked to lift, carry, set-up and clean-up materials

• Attendance and participation at events and activities throughout the cultural community will be expected from time-to-time outside of normal office hours and on weekends.

How to Apply

Please email application – cover letter and resume – using subject header:

Program Director, CCI to: ryan.deal@artsandscience.org by August 21, 2015. No phone calls please.

East Carolina University seeks Box Office/House Manager

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

ECU_Full_Color_Logo

 

The East Carolina University, School of Theatre and Dance, seeks an Administrative Support Specialist.  This position has three major components:

 

  1. Box Office Manager – responsible for programming, monitoring all ticket sales, preparing daily deposits, and recruiting/training/scheduling of work-study student staff.
  2. House Manager – attends all main stage performances and is responsible for the safety and comfort of patrons, and the recruiting/training/scheduling of ushers, ticket takers, and concessionaires.
  3. Administrative Support Specialist – assisting with financial reports, credit card reconciliations, and travel reimbursements.

Requires above average customer service and people skills; must be comfortable in a leadership position, is well organized, and maintains attention to detail.  Prefer a four-year degree or a combination of two years college education and two years relevant experience. Box Office experience is highly desirable, especially with Paciolan.  Evening and weekend work will be required.  Salary range: $25,381 – $37,142.

Candidates must complete a candidate profile online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com (position number 935203).  Job closes on August 10, 2015.

PlayMakers Repertory Company seeks Business Manager

Friday, July 24th, 2015

PRCPlayMakers Repertory Company (LORT D), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the Department of Dramatic Art seek a Business Manager to support unit management in human resources, finance, and general administration. The Business Manager for the “Unit” will serve a dual role reporting to higher management in both PlayMakers (PRC) and the Department of Dramatic Art.

 

Responsibilities include:

•Processing of temporary seasonal, student, and staff hires (generating and submitting HR and payroll documents, coordinating I-9 processing and background checks, seeing hires through to completion, etc.) and maintenance of confidential files.

 

•Assist in communicating basic payroll and administrative policies and procedures. Conveys factual information via email, type written memos, and reports with the use of ConnectCarolina and Infoporte.

 

•Management and maintenance of communication through the departmental listserv

 

•Assist PRC’s General Manager and the Department Manager with permanent searches and hires that include faculty and staff.

 

•Serve as Parking Coordinator

 

•Complete and approve financial transactions through ConnectCarolina including Independent Contractors and setting up vendors.

 

•Serve as a TIM (Time Information Management) Administrator ensuring bi-weekly and monthly employee payroll data is correct for primary Administrator sign-off. Maintain TIM records.

 

•Maintain calendars and schedules. This will include organizing meetings and appointments, assisting with search itineraries, setting reservations, and some organization of staff centered department meetings and events.

 

•Set-up and monitor Event Registry site for Kenan Theatre Company (KTC) events and monitor box office income and credit card payments through event registry.

 

•Schedule and coordinate house crews for KTC performances.

 

•Other general support as required

 

Apply on line at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/80067.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an EOE/AA employer.

Application deadline: 8/7/15

Matthews Playhouse seeks Production/Design Staff for 2015-16 Season

Friday, July 24th, 2015

matthewsSeeking Costume Designers and Carpenters. Interviews and staffing ongoing.

Apprentices Wanted:
• Assistant Designers
• Master Electricians
• Props Assistants
• Assistant Stage Managers

 

Running Crew Wanted:
• Light Board Operators
• Sound Operators
• Follow Spot Operators
• Backstage Crew
• No resume necessary!

Apprentices and Running Crew positions are unpaid positions. Interested applicants should send a resume and letterof intent to: Evan Kinsley, ekinsley@matthewsplayhouse.com, Production Manager, Matthews Playhouse of the
Performing Arts.

 

Our 2015-­2016 Mainstage Season:
James and the Giant Peach              October 9-­‐18
Scrooge                                                 December 4-­‐20
Pippin                                                   February 5-­‐14
Junie B. Jones                                     February 26-­‐March 6
Annie                                                     June 10-­‐26

2016 School of Theatre Productions:
Pirates of Penzance                            April 15, 16
The Tempest                                        April 16, 17
The Little Mermaid, Jr.                     April 22, 23
Alice In Wonderland                         April 23, 24

 

Matthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre committed to enriching the lives of children, adults, and families by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts and education.

We commit to this mission by ensuring the excellence of our cultural programs for the participation and enjoyment of the people in our community.

NC Stage Company announces Season Auditions

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

ncstagelogo (1)Call Type

Equity Principal

Contract
SPT
Cat. 4; $342/week AEA

Personnel
Charlie Flynn-McIver, Artistic Director
Angie Flynn-McIver , Producing Director

• A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Other Dates
AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.

Other
www.ncstage.org

Seeking
Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 2015-16 Season.

See breakdown for details.

Breakdown

4000 MILES
by Amy Herzog
Rehearses 9/15/15, previews 10/7/15, opens 10/10/15, closes 10/25/15
Seeking:

Leo Joseph ¬Connell
early 20s, lanky, fit. Irreverent and outdoorsy. New Age (a
modern hippie, replete with knowledge of Rumi and seasonal equinoxes), 
friendly but lacks accountability or real maturity.

Vera Joseph
80s-90s. Leo’s grandmother. Frail but not without fortitude. A young and wily spirit in an
increasingly aging body, frustrated by her signs of aging (hard of hearing and sometimes forgetful). Deeply lonely, honest and direct.

Bec
early 20s. Leo’s girlfriend, who has decided to break up with him. 
Socially aware in a very college student kind of way, defensive, both of this 
quality and in general. More grounded and ambitious than Leo.

Amanda
late teens/early 20s. Chinese American. A very fashion forward college student. Although only a few years apart from Leo, almost a product of a different, younger generation. Same actor plays Leo’s sister, Lily (offstage)

________

SOMEONE ELSE
by Charlotte Cohn and Jason Odell Williams
Rehearses 10/13/15, previews 11/4/15, opens 11/7/15, closes 11/29/15 (Runs through Thanksgiving weekend)
Seeking:

Dave¬
30s-40s. Professional but with a sense of humor. A little bit of a goofball. Terrified of the increasing demands grownup life makes on him. Confused, awkward and sometimes tactless as a result. Deeply loves his wife but second guessing their decision to have a baby.

All female characters are played by same actress.
To play Mid 30s mid 40s:

Susan
Dave’s wife of ten years. Believes love is a process filled with problems, but you just have to get through it. Loves Dave but can get frustrated with his man-child ways.

Emily
Dave’s co-worker, having the time of her life being non-committed to a single relationship. Doesn’t believe in clichés about love and family. British accent.

Fantasy Woman
Part of Dave’s imagination, his exotic female escort. Flippant, powerful, sexy, does not suffer fools gladly. Speaks in broken English with a Ukrainian accent.

Raffi-“Female Escort”
brash, gum popping, more suspicious, and rough around the edges than Dave’s ideal. Long Island accent.

__________

ALL IS CALM, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
by Peter Rothstein
Rehearses 12/9/15, previews 12/9/15, opens 12/12/15, closes 12/27/15 (Runs through Christmas week)

Seeking 3 actors for ensemble piece. Actors play various roles, soldiers, politicians, in World War I. Must be very good story tellers and proficient with dialects. German, French, various dialects of the UK, English, Irish, Scottish, cockney, etc., Good musical sense of timing a must.

Actor 1: To play 20s

Actor 2: To play 30s

Actor 3: To play 40s

__________

JEEVES INTERVENES
by Margaret Raether
Rehearses 1/5/16, previews 1/27/16, opens 1/30/15, closes 2/21/16
Seeking:

Bertie Wilberforce Wooster
30s-40s. An affluent bachelor with a tendency to get himself into tricky situations. Simply has not grown up and has little understanding of the world around him. Even though he’s self centered he’s very likeable and harmless.

Jeeves
40s Bertie’s unflappable valet. Level headed. Always thinking 5 steps ahead. Long suffering but discreet and flawlessly mannered.

Eustace Bassington-Bassington
30s 40s. Bertie’s old school chum. Unlucky romantically, socially, and financially. Not the brightest bulb. Anxious and lacks tact especially when under pressure.

Agatha Spencer Gregson
50s-60s. Bertie’s aunt. A terrifying representative of the type of very opinionated English matriarch who can run an enormous household, meddle in her nephew’s life, and shoot partridges, probably all at the same time. Impatient with what she sees as Bertie’s spinelessness and unwillingness to settle down.

Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode
20s-30s. Agatha’s top pick for Bertie’s future wife. A strong woman within the social structure of the time. An intellect and self proclaimed “Molder” of men. Recognizes the potential of Bertie as husband material.

Sir Rupert Watlington
60s-70s. Eustace’s uncle and provider of his allowance. Gruff, former military in the grand British tradition.

___________

BAD DATES
by Theresa Rebeck
Rehearses 4/19/16, previews 5/11/16, opens 5/14/16, closes 6/5/16
Seeking:

Haley
mid 30s¬40s, a restaurant manager. Has decided to start dating again, to generally low degrees of success. Funny in a sarcastic but not unkind way. Self-deprecating, self-scrutinizing. Blunt and open, morally ambiguous, unlucky when it comes to men. Independent, divorced, has a thirteen-­year-old daughter she’s raised mostly on her own. Loves shoes.

Appointments
AEA members email casting@ncstage.org or call 828-239-0263 between noon and 5pm Monday through Friday (email preferred)

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Union Information:
AEA
Company:
North Carolina Stage Company
Contact:
North Carolina Stage Co. 15-16 Season – NC EPAs

casting@ncstage.org

Phone: 828-239-0263

Response Method(s):

phone
email
audition

Audition Information

When:Equity Principal Auditions BY APPOINTMENT (2 days)
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM
lunch 12 to 1
Where:Colourfield Studios
54 Ravenscroft St.
Asheville, NC
For directions go to http://www.colourfield.com/about/directions.html
What to Prepare:Actors will be given sides from the show to prepare for auditions upon confirmation of appointment.Sides will also be provided at the auditions.Bring picture and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Be sure to mention you saw this job on Playbill.com®

Need help? See our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for “The Addams Family”

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

thalianThe Thalian Association Community Theatre, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina, will hold auditions for the new macabre musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Auditions will be held Monday, August 10 at 7pm and Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm 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). The production, directed by Mike Thompson and choreographed by Laura Primavera with music direction by Amanda Hunter, runs Sept. 24-27 & Oct. 1-4 at Thalian Hall.

Available roles:

Gomez Addams, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Lucas Beineke, Alice Beineke, Mal Beineke, Morticia Addams, Wednesday Addams, Grandma Addams, The Addams Ancestors (visit thalian.org for more information)

Synopsis:

That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, a summer season at the Red Barn Studio and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

NC Stage Company seeks Audience Development Manager

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

ncstagelogo (1)North Carolina Stage Company is a 127-seat, professional Equity theatre located in downtown Asheville, NC. We are seeking a motivated individual as our Audience Development Manager. This is a full-time position and does require some weekend and nighttime work.

The applicant must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalency; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The applicant must be highly organized and skilled in the areas of written and verbal communication. Success in this position requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once, attention to detail, critical-thinking, flexibility, and a high degree of initiative. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel is required. Basic skills in WordPress, and various social media are preferred. The applicant must exhibit professionalism in all interactions with patrons and co-workers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop marketing materials for Mainstage and Catalyst productions
  • Work with advertising representatives to secure advertising for the theatre across various mediums including print, online, social media, and television
  • Coordinate design materials with a graphic designer
  • Arrange print mailings and poster distribution
  • Manage the marketing budget for paid advertising and graphic design
  • Reach out to community organizations to find cross promotional opportunities
  • Cultivate group sales through research and outreach
  • Maintain and update the NC Stage Website, Social Media pages and Ticketing software
  • Create and send weekly e-newsletter
  • Communicate directly with subscribers, donors and stakeholders
  • Oversee front of house operations ensuring customer experience standards
  • Develop and implement strategies to help the theatre reach new audiences

If you meet the qualifications stated above and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume to jobs@ncstage.org in a .doc or .pdf format. No phone calls will be accepted. Resumes will only be accepted via email at this time.