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Auditions Announced for INTO THE WOODS at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThe Dayton Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for it’s first musical of the 63rd
season, the Sondheim classic, INTO THE WOODS, directed by Tina McPhearson.

Auditions Dates are November 8th and 9th at 7pm at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301
Siebenthaler Ave.

All who audition should prepare the following:

  • One song showing your vocal range
  • Dress comfortable for some easy movement
  • Show proof of Covid-19 vaccination
  • List of all conflicts between Nov. 15-Dec. 30
  • Wear mask when not auditioning
  • Practice social distancing

Performance Dates are Jan. 14-30, 2022. Please note that rehearsals will take place over
several holidays.

Director Tina McPhearson will be looking to fill the following roles:
Into The Woods Character Descriptions
Please note: some of the character parts may be doubled.

  • Narrator: age 25-70. Intelligent and pleasant storyteller, who leads the audience through
    the entire show.
  • Mysterious Man: Male, age 50-75. Vocal Range: G2-EFlat 4. A mischievous vagrant with
    a secret.
  • Cinderella: Female, age 20 to 30. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: G3. A young,
    earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
  • Jack: Male, age 20 to 30. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: B2. The feckless giant
    killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
  • Jack’s Mother: Female, age 50 to 65. Vocal range top: Gb5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3.
    Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-
    willed.
  • The Baker: Male, age 35 to 55. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: Ab2. A harried
    and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife
    to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others
    fight his battles.
  • The Baker’s Wife: Female, age: 35 to 45. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: F3.
    Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple yet satisfying
    life and is very low maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
  • Cinderella’s Stepmother: Female, age 40 to 65. Vocal range top: F#5. Vocal range
    bottom: A3. The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
  • Florinda And Lucinda: Female, 25 to 35. Vocal range top: Ab5. Vocal range bottom: C4.
    Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of
    abusing Cinderella.
  • Little Red Riding Hood: Female, age 15 to 20. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom:
    Bb3. A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
  • The Witch: Female, age 40 to 55. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: F3. Sarcastic,
    ugly then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
  • Cinderella’s Mother: Female, age 40 to 55. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: E4.
    Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
  • Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince: Male, age 25-45. Vocal range top: Gb4. Vocal range bottom:
    Bb2. Wolf: Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading
    and captivating his prey. Prince: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently
    searching for the next new, exciting thing.
  • Rapunzel: Female, age 20 to 30. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: B3. A loopy-but
    lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience
    the world.
  • Rapunzel’s Prince: Male, age 25-45. Vocal range top: E4. Vocal range bottom: C#3. Just
    as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting
    endeavor.
  • The Steward: Male, age 30 to 50. Vocal range: Ensemble singer. A manservant who is
    used to doing whatever he has to solve a problem. His only care is to please his master or
    the strongest personality in the room. Conniving, callous and cowardly.
  • Cinderella’s Father: Male, age 50+. Vocal range: Ensemble singer. Out of touch with his
    family but harmless and well-meaning. No solo singing
  • GIANT (Voice over Only)
  • GRANNY: Female, 40-75. (Only in one small scene and can double as Cinderella’s Mother)
  • SNOW WHITE: Female, 20-30, Princess who diverts the attention of Rapunzel’s Prince
    (only on at end of show)
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY: Female, 20-30 Princess who divert the attention of Rapunzel’s Prince
    (only on at end of show)

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Auditions Announced for CHRISTMAS RADIO CLASSICS at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactAuditions for the XACT Christmas Special – Two Staged Readings of Radio Classics.

Tuesday and Wednesday Oct 19 and 20th at 7pm at XACT, 45 E Second Street, Xenia.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script(s). These will be staged readings re creating the original radio productions, so lines need not be memorized. This is a great opportunity to get your “feet wet” on the stage.

GRACIE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY (1947) … Burns and Allen
1 woman, 6 men.
George, Gracie, narrator , Bill Goodwin, Judson, Meredith Willson , Doctor Miller, and Son Bobby.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL …. Orson Welles Production for THE CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE (1939)
5 women and 11+ men.
Announcer, Orson Welles, Narrator, Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Fred- Scrooge nephew, Man- do gooder, Jacob Marley, Ghost of Christmas Past, Fezziwig, Belle- young and old, Robert- Belle’s husband, Ghost of Christmas Present, Mrs. Cratchit, Martha- daughter, Tiny Tim, Boy and girl at Cratchit house, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, Charwoman, Joe, Boy in street.

Production dates: Dec. 3-12

Questions? Contact director Debra Zweber at xeniaarea@gmail.com

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Auditions Announced for HOME BREW THEATRE V at The Drama Workshop

TDW_Home Brew 5 logoThe Drama Workshop is holding open auditions for HOME BREW THEATRE V, our showcase of short plays by local authors. Performance dates: January 14-16, 2022.

This year there are nine plays and one musical.

In Person Auditions:

Sunday October 24, 2021

  • Play auditions: 4-6pm
  • Musical Auditions: 6-6:45pm

Monday October 25, 2021

  • Play auditions 6-8pm
  • Musical Auditions 6-6:45pm

Locations:

Plays: The TDW Annex
Musical: TDWs Glenmore Playhouse

Home Brew is TDW’s showcase of short plays by local authors, accompanied by a reception featuring beer from a local brewery. This year Home Brew will have either 3 or 4 performances over the weekend of January 14-16, 2022, (possibly including a Saturday matinee).

Everyone associated with the production is required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, including all people auditioning. Please bring your vaccination record with you to auditions, or email an image of it to tdw.homebrew@gmail.com.

There are a variety of roles for actors of all genders and ages, teenager and above. It’s possible for an actor to be cast in more than one play (up to three), depending on rehearsal schedule availability.

Note: For the first time ever, there is a short musical as part of Home Brew!! Musical auditions are separate. See below.

You may audition in person or via video submission.

IN PERSON PLAY AUDITIONS:

Readings from selected Home Brew scripts.
Location: THE TDW ANNEX (location details below)

Dates & Times:

  • Sunday 10/24. 4-6pm
  • Monday 10/25. 6-8pm

There are 10 directors for the 10 short plays. Auditions will be in front of a panel of the directors, and will be recorded on video for directors who can’t be present. Auditions will consist of readings from selected Home Brew scripts. Please use the SignUp Genius to pick a slot so we don’t overcrowd the space. (15 slots per hour)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094FA8A622A6FC1-home

Once signed up you will receive a link to the full scripts, and to the selected audition sides. You will also receive an audition form to fill out.

IN PERSON MUSICAL AUDITIONS

Musical Auditions at The Glenmore Playhouse

Dates & Times:

  • Sunday 10/24. 6-6:45pm
  • Monday 10/25. 6-6:45pm

Pick a slot in the SignupGenius (link above) for the musical auditions as well. If planning to audition for plays and the musical, please secure a timeslot for each. The musical has three teen female roles: Sop1, Sop2, and Alto. Please be prepared to do a cold reading from the script and bring 32 bars of sheet music for a song that shows your range and voice quality. An accompanist will be provided.

VIDEO AUDITIONS. If you can’t attend in-person auditions, you are encouraged to submit a video audition instead. Video auditions should consist of 2 short monologues, which you can select from the material at this location:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TpnYnU3pgVl80cMZgo4MRKwGANYvKDe-?usp=sharing

Be sure to start your video with a “slate” which includes your name and “Home Brew Five audition.” The two monologues can be on two separate videos.

If you are submitting an audition via video for the short musical “Puddle Jumpers”, please submit the above monologues videos as well a separate musical audition. For the musical audition, slate your video with your name, vocal range, (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto, etc). Perform 32 bars of a vocal selection with accompaniment.

Please submit your video(s) by emailing the file or a link to the video to tdw.homebrew@gmail.com with the subject “Home Brew Video Audition”. (Video submissions are not required if you plan to attend in-person auditions.) Video submission deadline is 10/25/21.

PLAYS and ROLES:

(If the gender/age for a role is specified by the playwright, that is included. Otherwise left out. All casting decisions are the directors’. Some roles may be pre-cast.)

A BEER by Peter J Stavros.
Directed by Becky Collins.

3 Roles:  HANK: Bartender; TIMBO: Bar patron, easy going; PATRON: Unassuming, polite to a point.

FIRST KISS by Betsy Bossart.
Directed by Stephanie Klein.

3 Roles: ALEX: Male Teenager; KAYLA: Female teenager; SIGN-CARRIER: Any age/gender. Carries signs across stage.

GATE EXPECTATIONS by Chris Bishop.
Directed by Jeff Nieman.

3 Roles. J.J.: Man, Mid-50s. GATEKEEPER: Male or Female Any Age. GABRIEL: Male or Female any age.

HEART CONDITION by Eric Thomas.
Directed by Judy Berrens.

4 roles. DANA. LEE. CHRIS. ROBIN. No gender or age is specified for any character.

MADAME MISTY by Megan Ann Jacobs.
Directed by Trisha Cooper.

4 Roles. MADAME MISTY: A quick-thinking woman with a secret. JUSIN: A Skeptic, Rachel’s boyfriend. RACHEL: someone desperate to save her relationship, Justin’s girlfriend. MADAME MIST: A psychic.

MANHUNT by Teri Foltz.
Directed by Betsy Bossart.

2 roles. TOM: Male. 20s-30s. ROBERT: Tom’s brother. Male 20s-30s.

THE MILE HIGH CLUB by Arny Stoller.
Directed by Amy Eyers.

3 roles. ANNETTE: Woman. Appropriate age to have a teenage son. BOB: Man. Married to Annette. Appropriate age to have a teenage son. ROBBIE: Teenager. (Offstage telephone voice.)

THE SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT by Christine Charlson.
Directed by Greg Hatfield.

5 roles. TAMMY: Woman, 20s. JADE: Woman,30s-50s. PAM: Woman, 30s. ROB Man 30s-50s. DONNY: Man, 20s.

ZOMBIES ARE TAKING OUR JOBS by Micheal Hickerson.
Directed by Rose Vanden Eynden.

Six Roles, two of which have been precast. Remaining: GREG: Man, 50s. ANDREA: Woman, 40s. RICK: Man, 30s. JOHN: Zombie man, 40s. 

PUDDLE JUMPERS a musical by Fred Tacon.
Directed by Lynne Aronson.

Short Musical featuring three teen girls ages 13-15 years old. Three roles. HOLLY, brainy, into science and math. Socially awkward-Sop. 2; BECCA, Fashionista, popular and having a very bad morning-Sop. 1.; ZITH, gamer, into D&D, Pokemon and video games. Friendly and hyperactive-Alto.

GENERAL NOTES If cast, each actor will be required to become a member of The Drama Workshop ($20 individual membership), and to sign a code of conduct agreement. 

TDW ANNEX LOCATION: The front door is at 3619 Harrison Ave. However please enter the back door. It’s best to park in the old Cappel’s lot at 3640 Gamble Ave. Please enter the rear of the TDW Annex building (entrance is at the rear right side of the parking lot).

THE GLENMORE PLAYHOUSE LOCATION
3716 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot, OH 45211

Please email questions to tdw.homebrew@gmail.com

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Auditions Announced for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctNov. 8 & 9 from 7-10pm

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432

Directed by Chris Harmon

Please be prepared to read from the script. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Freddy — Male (25-35). Freddy is the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile-He is gullible, but has occasional bouts of genius; an ordinary guy.
  • Gaston — Male (an older man). A bit of a dirty old Frenchman with prostate problems (“I have to pee!”)-Gaston was a philanderer in his day, interested in drinking and sex.
  • Germaine — Female (25-30). Freddy’s girlfriend-A wise girl who knows her way around; somewhat bored with life.
  • Albert Einstein — Male (25). [Age may be open to someone who reads older; he is 25, but according to the script looks much older].- Albert is an idealistic nerd and passionate about his work. He is enthusiastic, but not boastful or arrogant.
  • Suzanne — Female (18-25). A young ingénue type. Suzanne is somewhat naïve, although she doesn’t think so; may double as a female admirer.
  • Sagot — Male (age open, likely over 30). An art dealer, the character of Sagot is open to interpretation — but must bring energy to the role.
  • Picasso — Male (23)-He’s arrogant, pompous, and egotistical — but with a smattering of insecurities showing through. A lady’s man, with very little regard for the women he uses (then casts aside).
  • Charles Dabernow Schmendiman — Male (25-30). Charles is a crazy inventor — think “wild and crazy guy.” Schmendiman thinks all kinds of nutty stuff-Must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play way over the top.
  • The Countess — Female (25-30). She’s Einstein’s lady interest. The Countess is rich, but also a nerd and quirky; may double as a female admirer.
  • A female admirer — Female (25-30)-She’s a huge fan of Schmendiman; may double as the Countess or Suzanne.
  • A Visitor — Male (25). A young Elvis; must be able to impersonate Elvis physically, especially the hip move-This role does not sing.

SYNOPSIS:
This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness.

Production dates: Jan. 28-Feb. 6

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Auditions Announced for SYLVIA at Village Players

VP_logoVillage Players is excited to announce auditions for SYLVIA directed by Steven Ducker!

Auditions will take place Friday October 22nd at 7pm and Saturday October 23rd at noon at Village Players in Fort Thomas.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Masks are required during the audition process. Resumes required, headshots preferred.

Video auditions of a short comedic/dramatic monologue that shows strong, bold, interesting choices will also be accepted. Send video auditions to villageplayersoffortthomas@gmail.com. Please email director Steven Ducker with further questions at stevd1012@yahoo.com. See you then!

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or which has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Sylvia (Female, 20s) – A stray dog found by Greg; she is lively and expressive, attractive; though she does not move on hands and knees for most of the play she will at times and, the role requires a degree of physicality and an ability to be uninhibited; actress should be convincing as a cute, bouncy female “labradoodle” . Strong comedic timing is essential.

Greg (Male, 40s, 50s) – Displays a wide range of quiet male emotion; he loves his suddenly –adopted dog Sylvia but seems to be going through an early midlife crisis in his work and his marriage.

Kate (Female, 40s, 50s) – Greg’s wife is a strong woman whose teaching career is on an upswing; she has little use for Greg’s issues and even less for his newfound best friend, Sylvia.

Tom, Phyllis, Leslie (Any Age – Actor plays all three roles) – Tom is a regular macho guy who educates Greg about dog ownership. Phyllis is a hotshot Manhattanite, Kate’s friend from college, and is prone to drama and drinking. Leslie is a psychotherapist whose gender is open to question.

Performance dates are April 29-May 7.

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