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Auditions Announced for CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES at Kincaid Regional Theatre

KRT new_logoInspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson,
including the best seller GROWING UP LUTHERAN
Written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke
Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6:30pm to 8:00pm​

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 16 – 24 bars of a song in the style of the show
  • 1 minute Monologue showcasing your storytelling skills
  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • You will be asked to turn in a full list of conflicts for rehearsal dates (exact rehearsal dates will be provided at auditions). Please have that prepared.
  • No performance conflicts will be accepted.

Please CLICK HERE to register.

REHEASALS
Rehearsal will begin at the end of February with the first rehearsal taking place February 21st 2023 from 6:00-8:30 PM. As mentioned, A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at Auditions, and may vary depending on actor and production team availability.

PERFORMANCES

  • Friday, April 14th, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 16, 2:30PM
  • Friday, April 21, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 22, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 23, 2:30 PM

CHARACTER AND VOCAL DESCRIPTIONS

  • MRS SNUSTAD (VIVIAN),   is 60 to 70 years old and a widow.  She is the most conservative of the ladies, and she is the matriarch of the kitchen.  She is the one that makes sure the food tastes good before leaving the kitchen and she is the one that washes the dishes.  Her duties are well defined (by her).  She sits at the center work table on a stool almost as a throne where she commands the work of the day.  Her word is not to be tested and her decisions are final. She is a mix of Shirley McClain as “Weeser”, Bea Arthur as “Maude” “Doris” in Everybody Loves Raymond and the Mom in Golden Girls.     Vocally hers is the highest voice of the ladies. Low – A flat below middle C, no lower than a B flat below middle C.  High –  E, a major 10th above middle C.
  • MRS ELROY ENGELSON (KARIN)  is 40 to 45 years old and is second in line to take over the kitchen.  Her cooking is fabulous.  She is neat and tidy in appearance and quite pretty in a very conservative way, almost looking like Jackie Kennedy with everything perfectly in it’s place.  She  senses the world is about to change because she listens to her daughter, Signe who without her influence on Karin’s life,  might be as rigid as Mrs Snustad.     The middle voice. Low – A flat below middle C, and High – D, a major 9th above middle C. Should have a comfortable belt.
  • MRS GILMER GILMERSON (MAVIS)  is in her late 50’s and is a farmer’s wife and a grandmother.  She is not afraid of work and can fix anything mechanical as well as do the books.  She is the most physical comedienne of the three ladies because of her “jump in and work” attitude.  She appears rather disheveled even when dressed up for a wedding.  She is somewhat butch, but not gay.  Everyone loves her.   The lowest of the voices – Low – A flat below middle C. High –  D, a major 9th above middle C.
  • SIGNE (Beverly) ENGELSON  is the daughter of Karin, and has just started college at the University of Minnesota.  She comes home to visit often, and loves working with her mother in the kitchen.  She is 18 or 19 years old and ready to make her mark in the world.  She represents change.  Not only the change the church was going through in 1965, but the change the country was beginning to go  through at that time.  She would never really become a hippie, but she will like the styles once they are introduced at Sears in Minneapolis. She is pretty like her mother, and very sweet, but not afraid to challenge Mrs Snustad and speak her mind in a respectful way.   Low – A below middle C.  High – G flat above middle C.
  • PASTOR E. L. GUNDERSON  is the same age as Karin, but he has just married a young wife.  The ladies all seem to have crushes on him in a respectful “pastorly” way.  He is goaded by the fact that he comes from a family of Pastors, and his brother, not he, inherited his father’s church down the road.  He is a bit competitive, and finds that he can truly relax when in the kitchen.  He has a very friendly and intimate relationship with God, almost like “Tevye” and he knows that the church runs best when the kitchen is happy.   Low – B flat, a major 9th below middle C.  High – G flat above middle C>​

Is it paid?
Gas stipends are available.

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Auditions Announced for MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoActors of all races and/or ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all parts.

Feb. 20 & 21 from 7-10pm

PLEASE NOTE: Auditions on both dates will be held at:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
141 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402
(parking in rear)

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Performance Dates: Weekends May 5 through 21, 2023
Dayton Playhouse
Directed by Brian Sharp

  • Please have 16 bars of music prepared that shows your vocal range.
  • There will be a movement audition portion of the audition process – dress accordingly.

Cast Requirements:

  • Esther Smith: Lead, Female, 18-25
    At “17” she’s a year younger than Rose; attractive, effervescent, and spunky; looks up to Rose and clings to her in times of trouble. She falls in love with the boy next door, John Truitt; belter/alto
  • John Truitt: Lead, Male, 20-25
    Athletic, attractive, sincere and friendly; lives next door to Esther and romance blossoms; beautiful baritone voice
  • Mr. Alonso Smith: Male, 40-55
    Father to the Smith family; a successful business man, he rules the family with a gruff exterior but a heart of gold underneath; must be funny; baritone
  • Mrs. Smith: Female, 38-50
    Mother to the Smith family; a firm but gentle manner; she’s the glue that holds the family together; gracious and practical
  • Rose Smith: Female, 18-25
    At “18” she is the oldest of the girls and the beauty of the family; she has a loyal, loving nature–and also a bit of a temper; belter/mezzo
    on Smith: Male, 20-30
    At “19” he is the oldest; good looking and athletic; a dynamic song and dance man; bari-tenor
  • Agnes Smith: Female, 12-15
    A tomboy; independent and forthright
  • Tootie Smith: 6-10
    The youngest in the family, a bright-eyed imaginative youngster with a slightly macabre sense of humor
  • Grandpa: Male, 60-75
    A spry old gent whom the children adore him and never tire of hearing his “tales;” funny; baritone
  • Katie: Female, 50-70
    The Irish house keeper with a brogue; good-humored and hard-working; alto.
  • Lucille Ballard:
    Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 18-25
  • Warren Sheffield:
    Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 20-30
  • Eve Finley:
    Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 18-25
    Strong, frank, women’s lib type; must dance.
  • Clinton A. Badger:
    Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 18-30
  • Peewee Drummond:
    Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 18-30
  • Sidney Purvis:
    Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 18-30
  • Dancing comedic role – varies

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Auditions Announced for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Royal Theatre Company

RTC_logoAudition Dates: Monday, February 6 OR Tuesday, February 7, 2023 between 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please note: All performers must be available for callbacks on February 8 and 9.

We ask you to come prepared to sing one Musical Theatre song (45 seconds in length) and perform a monologue of your choosing (up to 45 seconds). Please arrive 15 minutes early and come to the registration desk.

Performance dates: June 9-11

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Auditions Announced for THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER at Xenia Area Community Thearte

XACT_logoXACT Theatre Presents Auditions for THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER by Laura Eason.
Directed by Julie Hauwiller

Auditions Fri. Feb. 24th at 7:00 and Sun. Feb. 26th at 2:00 at Xenia Area Community Theatre.
Performances May 5 – 7, and 12 – 14.

Character Breakdowns
Note: Actors to look the ages listed; not necessarily their true age.

  • Tom Sawyer: (16-25) Playful nephew under his Aunt Polly’s care. Has a crush on Becky Thatcher. Pals with Huck, spending more time with him than his aunt prefers. Plays only himself. Known as ACTOR #6.
  • Becky Thatcher: (16-25) Sweetheart to Tom. Plays only herself. Known as ACTOR #2.
  • Huckleberry Finn: (16-25) Carefree boy; a wanderer, who is best pals with Tom. Known as ACTOR #7; also plays Townsperson 2.
  • Joe Harper: (20s) Neighboring boy, good friend of Tom’s. Known as ACTOR #1, also plays Townsperson 1, Defense Lawyer and Accomplice.
  • Sid Sawyer: (20s) Half-brother to Tom. Lives with him and Aunt Polly. Jealous, at times, of what Tom gets away with. Known as ACTOR #3; also plays Doc Robinson and Prosecution Lawyer.
  • Aunt Polly: (40s – 60s) Tom and Sid Sawyer’s aunt. Strict parental figure over the troublesome Tom. Known as ACTOR #8, she also plays Widow Douglas.
  • Injun Joe: (30s—50s) Dangerous, tough character. Not afraid to maim or kill. Murders Doc, and sets it up so it looks like Muff Potter did the deed. Known as ACTOR #5, also plays Master Dobins and the Minister.
  • Muff Potter: (40s—50s) A fisherman who loves the children of the town. Close to Tom and Huck. Made to look the murderer of Doc Robinson, but is acquitted by Tom in the trial. Known as ACTOR #4; also plays Widow’s Brother.

Questions: Email jmhauwiller@gmail.com. If interested, a digital copy of the script is available.

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Auditions Announced for ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoMason Community Players is holding auditions for ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT.

Auditions will be held Sunday, February 5th from 2:00 to 5:00pm and Tuesday, February 7th from 7:00 to 9:30pm at the Mason Community Playhouse, 5529 Mason Road in Mason.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

To see a list of characters and a synopsis, visit https://www.masonplayers.org website. The page also contains a link to an audition form, if you would like to fill one out and bring it to auditions.

Performances are September 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 at 8pm and September 10 at 2pm at the Playhouse.

Questions may be e-mailed to Director Ray Lebowski, biglebowski1128@gmail.com.

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