SBP Annouce Auditions for REEFER MADNESS The Musical

SBPREEFER MADNESS The Musical

Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney
Music by Dan Studney
Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

Directed by Adam Drake
Produced by Jen McGuire Ryan, Cathy A. Bennett & Bunny Arszman
Vocal Direction by Gregory Shaffer
Music Direction by Alan Masters
Choreography by Jillian Schwab

Showbiz Players proudly announces auditions for its fall production of REEFER MADNESS THE MUSICAL! The show will be performed from September 19-28, 2014 at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky.

Auditions will be held at Newport on the Levee, 3rd & Saratoga Street (Entrance to the audition space is outside near the entrance to the Purple People Bridge and next door to the new restaurant, Dick’s.Last Resort.)

Sunday May 18, 2014 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday May 19, 2014 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
CALLBACKS will be held Tuesday May 20, 2014 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm (approximately)

Auditions are available by appointment. To schedule, please email Jen Ryan at jennimac27@gmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the first available time slot.

Audition Requirements

  • 16-32 bars of a Broadway style song that showcases your vocal range (songs from REEFER MADNESS should not be used)
  • Sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked as an accompanist will be provided (No CDs, tapes, or Acapella, please)
  • Shoes & clothing appropriate for a dance/movement audition
  • Resume & current headshot

About The Show
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won’t be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like ‘Down at the Ol’ Five and Dime’ and the Vegas-style ‘Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,’ featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences.\

Casting:
PRINCIPALS
4 men
3 women

FEATURED
1 woman

ENSEMBLE
8-10 men & women

CHARACTERS
Jimmy Harper – A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer

Lecturer – a severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (Doubles as Goat-Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR)

Mary Lane – Jimmy’s sweetheart, a naive, virginal teenage girl.

Jack Stone – The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30′s gangster movie-type. (Doubles as Jesus, George Washington)

Mae – An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.

Ralph Wiley – a denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. (Doubles as Sally’s Baby, Switch-Puller, Uncle Sam)

Sally – a sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. (Doubles as Lady Liberty)

Placard Girl – throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we’ve just seen. (Doubles as Five-and-Dime Kid, Police Officer)

Ensemble – Mixed gender group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale.

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MCP Announces Auditions for THE KING AND I

MCP_logoAnnounces Auditions for
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
THE KING AND I

Directed by Susan Berger
Produced by Gaylene May Schumacher

Auditions:
Saturday, May 10 from 1:30-6:00; Monday, May 12 from 6:00-9:00PM
St. Susanna School
500 Reading Road in Mason
Please park behind the building and enter as directed by the signage.

Bring a prepared song – 16 bars from a musical similar to The King and I but not from the show. Accompanist will be provided – please bring sheet music. Auditioners may also bring a cd accompaniment without vocals, or they can sing a capella.

Expect cold readings from the script

Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance

Show to be held:
July 17, 18, 25, & 26 @ 8:00PM
July 19 & 27 @ 3:00PM
Mason Middle School Auditorium

Main Character Vocal Ranges

  •  Anna (mezzo soprano) – B (below middle C) to D
  •  Louis (counter-tenor/child alto) – G (below middle C) to B (above middle C)
  •  Tuptim – (Soprano) Middle C to high A#
  •  King (Baritone) – C (below middle C) to E (above middle C)
  •  Lun Tha (Baritone/2nd Tenor) – C (below middle C) to G (above middle C)
  •  Prince Chulalongkorn (counter-tenor/child alto) – G (below middle C) to A (above middle C)
  •  Lady Thiang (Soprano) – middle C# to high G

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QCP Announces Auditions for Disney’s TARZAN

MISC_AuditionsQueen City Productions announces auditions for their summer production of Disney’s TARZAN.

Auditions will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 8th from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Friday, May 9th from 6:30-9:30pm

Invited callbacks will be Saturday, May 10th from 1-5pm
Auditions will be held at Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Ky 41017

  • Auditionees should be at least 6 years old.
  • Those auditioning should come prepared a piece of a song that best represents your vocal ability as well as your personality. Your song should be from a Broadway musical or something from the Disney repetoire. All those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and to do some dance/movement exercises so please dress appropriately.
  • Audition appointments can be made by calling 513-922-4420 or by emailing us at queencityproductions@yahoo.com. Audition slots will be every half-hour. Walk-ins will gladly seen, and placed into the next available slot.

Disney’s TARZAN is the stage musical adaptation of the hit film. It features all of the hit songs as well as many great new musical numbers. There are lots of roles for all ages. There are two lead/feature roles for young performers as well as ensemble roles for youth performers.

Peformances will be:
Friday, July 25
Saturday, July 26
Sunday, July 27

All rehearsals and performances will be at Thomas More College. For more information please call 513-922-4420 or email queencityproductions@yahoo.com.

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RPI Auditions for BRIGADOON

RP_logoRivertown Players Inc. will hold auditions for Lerner and Loewe’s BRIGADOON

Saturday, April 26th at 10:00am
Sunday, April 27th at 2:00pm

Auditions will be held at Hamline Chapel UMC, High and Vine Streets, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Be prepared to sing a short song that showcases your talent, read from the script, and dance.

We need a large chorus and dancers! Anyone ages 10 to 100+ is welcome!

Questions? Contact us at webmaster@rivertownplayers.com

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CSC Presents THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN to Complete the Canon

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents
“The Two Noble Kinsmen”
as the Final Play to Complete the Canon!

On May 2, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will open “The Two Noble Kinsmen” and become one of the first five theatres in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by Shakespeare.

 

Matt Lytle as Palamon, Sara Clark as Emilia & Zach Schute as Arcite.

Matt Lytle as Palamon, Sara Clark as Emilia & Zach Schute as Arcite.

CINCINNATI, April 15, 2014— This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to “Complete the Canon” is William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”, which CSC will open on May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank.

Captured and imprisoned during war, two friends become impassioned rivals as they fall in love with the beautiful princess Emilia (Sara Clark). Deceit and fighting arise in this romance, as Palamon (Matt Lytle) and Arcite (Zach Shute) both vie for the princess’ love. Originally derived from Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”, this rarely produced work will give Cincinnati audiences a rare opportunity to experience a hidden Shakespeare gem! This production is so rarely done, in fact, that CSC is pleased to welcome “Shakespeare Tourists” from as far away as Washington, California and Vancouver, Canada! Kjersten Hayes of Bellingham, Washington says “I have a life goal of seeing every Shakespeare play in either play or movie form. “The Two Noble Kinsmen” is the only one I have left to see. Every 6 months or so for the last several years I’ve googled the title to see if it will be playing. This year when I saw it was playing in Cincinnati, I decided to just take the plunge and make a trip of it. It will be the last Shakespeare play in the canon that I haven’t seen and my first time to Cincinnati!” David and Amy Secord are traveling from Vancouver, Canada with friends from Seattle, Washington to Cincinnati for the first time in order to see “The Two Noble Kinsmen”. They said “we have been searching for this title across the United States for the past 2 years. We even set up a news alert to tell us if it is being done!” Rob Camm of Santa Rosa, California is “a Shakespeare enthusiast. One of my life goals is to see all of Shakespeare plays performed live. ‘Kinsmen’ is one of the 4 plays I have never seen performed live… I noticed (Cincinnati Shakespeare) was doing Kinsmen… and decided to make the trip.”

CSC’s Producing Artistic Director Mr. Phillips says: “it is quite a feat to be able to say that CSC is ‘Completing the Canon’, meaning that from the company’s inception in 1993 through today, we will have produced all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The entire body of Shakespeare’s work has been available to Cincinnati audiences over the last 20 years, which includes audience favorites like ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to obscure titles like ‘The Life and Death of King John’ and ‘Timon of Athens’.”

The following wish CSC congratulations on Completing the Canon with “The Two Noble Kinsmen”:

Otto M. Budig, 20TH Anniversary Season Sponsor: “Completing the Canon” is an expression rarely used in the arts world but during the past 20 years, our Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has produced all 38 plays in Shakespeare’s Canon. What an extraordinary achievement and all due to a Greater Cincinnati audience that knows in our arts community we are providing the best of the best. Congratulations.”

Patrick Flick, Executive Director of The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA): “STA is so very excited to welcome member company, Cincinnati Shakespeare to the small but determined band of Shakespeare theatres who have successfully completed the canon of Shakespeare’s works. Given the financial pressures on Shakespeare theatres to only produce the Bard’s more well-known plays (especially comedies), it is indeed not only a reflection of Cincinnati Shakespeare’s commitment to the words, wisdom and works of Shakespeare, but also a testament to an all-around well run organization. Cheers to Cincy Shakes! Play on!”

Patrick Spottiswoode, Director Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe: “Shakespeare is more than the play that is taught in high school. He is more than Julius Caesar, Hamlet or Macbeth. Not many theatre companies in the world can boast of having staged the complete Shakespeare canon for their audiences. How fortunate is Cincinnati to have a company in its community, committed to putting on The Two Noble Kinsmen as well as Twelfth Night, King John as well as King Lear, Measure for Measure as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Troilus and Cressida as well as Romeo and Juliet. Warmest congratulations to CSC for making Cincinnati a Shakespeare city.”

Mary McCullough- Hudson, CEO of ArtsWave: “My quote is from “Two Noble Kinsmen” Act I sc. 4 — “To thee no star be dark!” Congratulations to one of the brightest stars in the Queen City Art’s firmament on completion of the Canon (& in the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth).”

Councilwomen Yvette Simpson: “Congratulations to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company as it approaches a milestone that few other theaters in the country have reached. It takes deliberate work and dedication over many years to “Complete the Canon,” particularly because of the many – well-known and obscure – works of William Shakespeare. This is a true testament to the Arts in Cincinnati, and we are so very proud of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company as we, together, continually raise the bar for arts in our community.”

Roxanne Qualls: “This is quite an achievement for the Company! The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is one of the jewels in the Queen City’s crown of great and wonderful arts organizations. It brings a special freshness and energy to all its productions while making the “classics” available and accessible to the audience. Congratulations on completing the Canon-what an achievement!”

Don Tecklenburg, CSC Board President: “It is an amazing accomplishment for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to be only the 5th U.S. Company to complete the 38-play canon, and doing so in their 20th year. It means the company has done all of the more obscure and infrequently performed Shakespearean plays. But it has also sent audiences away from plays like “Richard II” last season saying, ‘How come this play isn’t done more often.’”

Performances of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” are scheduled from May 2-25, 2014 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Preview performances are on Wednesday April 30 and Thursday May 1 at 7:30pm and tickets are $20. The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center. Single ticket prices range from $22-$31 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$35 on Fridays and Saturdays. If available, $14 student rush tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before a show with a valid student ID. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Ticketing fees may apply. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as Enjoy the Arts and AAA members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.

About the 20th Anniversary Season:
The 20th Anniversary is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company receives operating support from The Ohio Arts Council, the Shubert Foundation and is supported, in part, by the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The season design sponsor is Mark & Sue Ann Painter. Production dates and information on the 20th Anniversary are available online at www.cincyshakes.com. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces a dozen mainstage productions each season. The repertoire is made up of the works of William Shakespeare, literary adaptations and contemporary classics. CSC performs on a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare is a member of the Theater Communications Group and the Shakespeare Theater Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs reached nearly 30,000 young people and underserved community members last season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of mainstage productions at its home on Race Street. This season, CSC is proud to become one of only five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. CSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to be Cincinnati’s stage for the classics!

Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday April 30th at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday May 1st at 7:30 pm
  • Friday May 2nd at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday May 3rd at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday May 8th at 7:30 pm
  • Friday May 9th at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday May 10th at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday May 11th at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday May 15th at 7:30 pm
  • Friday May 16th at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday May 17th at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday May 18th at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday May 22nd at 7:30 pm
  • Friday May 23rd at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday May 24th at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday May 25th at 2:00 pm

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