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Auditions Announced for BLACK COFFEE at Tri-County Players

TCP_logoTri-County Players Announce Auditions for Fall Production

For their 2022-23 season opening, Tri-County Players will present Agatha Christie’s first murder mystery BLACK COFFEE.

Playdates are September 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9.

Auditions: Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12 6:30 – 8:00 PM Evendale Cultural Arts Center– Bell Tower Pavilion 3720 Glendale-Milford Road at the Kingsport Drive intersection Evendale, Ohio

  • Cold readings from the script.
  • Acting resume and headshot would be appreciated but not mandatory.
  • Bring list of dates that conflict with rehearsal schedule. Full cast is expected for each rehearsal starting September 18 as full play will be rehearsed.

Rehearsals: Beginning Monday, August 1, 6:30PM, continuing Sunday/Monday/Wednesday cycle. No rehearsals Labor Day weekend– September 1-6. A cast read-thru will be held in late July, time and date TBA. Tech week: Move-in – Saturday September 24 Tech and dress rehearsals – Sunday thru Thursday, September 25 – 29 Performance: September 30, October 1 (8PM), and October 2 (3PM) October 7 and 8 (8PM), and October 9 (3PM)

Characters:

  • Tredwell – stage age 45+ (Butler*)
  • Lucia Amory – 25-28 Miss Caroline Amory – 60+ R
  • Richard Amory – 30 Barbara Amory – 21-23
  • Edward Raynor – 30 Dr. Carelli – 35 (Italian)
  • Sir Claud Amory – 60+ (patriarch of family*)
  • Hercule Poirot – 50 (Belgian)
  • Capt. Arthur Hastings – 35-40
  • Dr. Graham – 45+ * Inspector Japp – 45+
  • Johnson – 25-30
    *The roles of Tredwell, Dr, Graham, and Sir Claude have very limited stage time, and rehearsals will be less in number.

Accents: British Received Pronunciation will be used for English-speaking roles. Dr. Carelli should bring an Italian accent to the role. Poirot’s role requires French as some lines are in that language.

Questions: Contact Director John Vanderplough by email – johnvanderplough@hotmail.com— or by phone – 513-305-1311 (includes voicemail)

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Auditions Announced for THE GODS OF COMEDY at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players is proud to announce upcoming auditions for THE GODS OF COMEDY by Ken Ludwig.

Directed by Jennifer Keith Day and Assistant Director Megan Horton. Produced by Debbi Berlon and Assistant Producer Douglas Berlon. Stage Managed by Janet Wisner.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, July 9th at 12:00 PM and Sunday, July 10th at 6:00 PM. at Mariemont Players 4101 Walton Creek Rd Cincinnati, OH 45227

Interested individuals can sign up for an audition slot here.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshot and résumé are appreciated.

Performance dates will be November 3-20 2022. Rehearsals will begin in September 2022.

Synopsis: Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, “Save me, gods of ancient Greece!”…and the gods actually appear! The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption.

Link to sign up genius – click here.

Auditions begin at the time noted. We are simply using Sign-Up Genius to know how many auditioners to expect. Please add your name if you plan to be there.

The audition will consist of reading sides from the script. You may be asked to stay and read with others.

If you have any questions, you can contact Debbi Berlon at dberlon@gmail.com

Character Descriptions

  • ARISTIDE* (Male, any age)
    A local Greek salesman of colorfully embellished trinkets on the island of Naxos where he lives with his family. He knows everyone and everything that happens on his island, and serves as an omniscient introductory narrator to the story.
    *this actor will also portray the role of Ares
  • DAPHNE RAIN** (Female, 20s-30s)
    A young and esteemed American Classics professor from a liberal arts university. She is a passionate Hellenic scholar, currently working to mount a production of Euripides’ Medea as part of her Tenure Folio. Hiding behind her bookishness, hesitation, and self-imposed isolation, Daphne has a fiercely independent spirit and is on the verge of the adventure of her lifetime.
    **this role may include implied (not actual) nudity, please contact the director for more information if needed.
  • DEAN TRICKETT (Female, 40+)
    The Dean of the Classics Department at the university where Daphne teaches is a lusty “force of nature.” Hailing from England, her hearty gusto and “full throated laugh” simply can’t be tamed. She is staunchly passionate about her work and will do whatever it takes to see that the study of Classics is preserved and appreciated by the next generation.
  • RALPH SARGENT (Male, 20s-30s)
    Hellenistic studies rising-star who has just been hired as the new head of the Classics Department with Daphne and the Dean. He is work-obsessed, bursting with energy, and on the hunt for a ‘lost’ Euripides play, a find which could make his career and change the course of theater history.
  • ALEKSI (Male, any age)
    Loveable university custodian with a deep appreciation for ancient culture and art. He is a jovial Russian émigré with Homeric dreams of learning Greek himself and one day being a Classics professor.
  • DIONYSUS – This role has been cast
    Celebrated Greek god of wine, fertility, revelry, and misrule incarnated here as a God of Comedy on a mission from his father Zeus. Lover of all things boisterous, anarchic and ecstatic, Dionysus is particularly thrilled to discover all the indulgences a twenty-first century college campus has to offer him.
  • THALIA (Female, any age)
    Ancient Greek muse of comedy and idyllic poetry, now Dionysus’s partner in comedic crime from Mt. Olympus. Thalia is a positivist who doesn’t get caught up in the details. Although she is not exactly “the sharpest sword in the armory” she makes up for it with self-confidence. She has a happy-go-lucky spirit and an “Achilles heel” of crushing hard and fast on attractive male mortals.
  • ARES* (Male, any age) The Greek God of War who is loud, intimidating, quick to be aggressive, and physically no match for opposing mortals. Brutish and demanding, he does not play around when it comes to satiating himself with whatever his momentary desire might be.
    *this actor will also portray the role of Aristide
  • BROOKLYN DE WOLFE (Female, 20s-30s)
    Former Grade-A student scholar turned world-class movie star; she is a big deal at her alma mater. Charming and alluring with a smile that “makes you believe in God,” she knows how to smooth-talk herself into the next big movie without missing a beat.

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Auditions Announced for DEARLY DEPARTED at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players is proud to announce upcoming auditions for DEARLY DEPARTED by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, directed by Aaron Whitehead and produced by Doug Berlon and Dee Anne Bryll.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, July 30th at 2:00 PM and Sunday, July 31st at 7:00 PM.

Interested individuals can sign up for an audition slot here.

Performance dates will be January 12-29, 2023. Rehearsals will begin in November 2022.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No roles have been pre-cast. Headshot and résumé are appreciated.

Those interested in auditioning for the role of Suzanne will be required to prepare 16-32 measures of a gospel song or hymn of their choice. Vocal auditions will be a cappella; no accompanist will be provided.

Synopsis: In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion.

Character Breakdown:

  • Raynelle (50s+) – Wife of Bud (the dead fellow) and matriarch of the family. A strong woman, but not one to tolerate any nonsense. She tells it like it is and doesn’t sugarcoat it; when the preacher asks her to describe her dead husband, she says: “Mean and surly.”
  • Ray-Bud (30s-40s) – Bud and Raynelle’s older son. Husband of Lucille. Ray-Bud has a more complex, love/hate relationship with his father (and other family members). Easily frustrated, but loves his wife and family greatly. Doubles as
  • Lucille (30s-40s) – Ray-Bud’s wife. Has been through a lot, but puts a brave face on and keeps moving forward. Dreams of raising a child after a series of miscarriages.
  • Junior (30s) – Bud and Raynelle’s younger son and Ray-Bud’s brother. Not as successful nor as stable as his older brother. His big business idea – a machine that cleans parking lots – didn’t work out so well. Loves his wife and children but is nearing the end of his rope.
  • Suzanne (30s) – Junior’s wife. Unlike Lucille, Suzanne doesn’t try to put a brave face on anything. When she is upset, everyone around her is well aware. Frustrated with her position in life. Must be a good singer. See note above about additional audition requirements.
  • Marguerite (50s+) – Bud’s sister and Raynelle’s sister-in-law. A busybody. Very much aware of who is and is not on the right side of Jesus and is not shy about letting them know.
  • Royce (20s) – Marguerite’s son. Far more laid-back and chill than his mother. Chronically between jobs.
  • Delightful (Teens-20s) – Bud and Raynelle’s only daughter, much younger than Ray-Bud and Junior. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Has little to say. Often found sitting and munching on potato chips, dilly bars, etc. Doubles as Nadine.
  • Preacher (40s+) – The Preacher has a lot of experience in a small-town church and knows what to say in almost any situation – except the very unusual situations that he faces during the show. Thinks his congregation is prone to “bellyaching.” Doubles as Clyde and
  • Juanita (30s-40s) – A former beauty pageant winner (Ms. Yam Queen) who married well and ended up wealthy. Everything seems to go right for her. Doubles as Veda, an older lady who communicates with her husband ENTIRELY THROUGH YELLING (he’s a bit deaf).

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Auditions Announced for WONDERFUL TOWN at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoCMT announces auditions for our 2022-2023 MAINSTAGE Season Opener,
WONDERFUL TOWN

AUDITION DATES

  • July 31, 2022 – Auditions from 7pm – 10pm
  • August 1, 2022 – Auditions from 7pm – 10pm
  • August 3, 2022 – Callbacks for those asked, time to be determined.

AUDITION LOCATION

Clifton United Methodist Church
3416 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

LINK TO SIGN UP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48aba62aa3f4c43-auditions

THE STORY
With a score by Leonard Bernstein, Wonderful Town tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from a rural town in Ohio to experience the bright lights, the big city, and the crazy characters of Greenwich Village, New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage. One sister can’t find a man no matter what she does, the other can’t keep them away. Together, these two sisters take on the world.

WHAT TO PREPARE

  • Audtionees should prepare a portion of a Broadway or jazz song (standards preferred) – no longer than 1 minute- showing acting, comedic chops, and/or vocal range. Should also be prepared to tell a short joke (this show is a comedy after all). Be prepared to move in a short dance combo and read from the script.

CASTING

  • 10-11 Women, 12-13 Men

Principals:

  • Eileen – Ruth’s sister, a recent arrival from Ohio (LYRIC SOPRANO)
  • Ruth – Eileen’s sister, a recent arrival from Ohio (ALTO)
  • Robert (Bob) Baker – editor at the Manhatter (BARITONE)
  • Wreck – former college football player (BARITONE)
  • Chick Clark – newspaperman (BARITONE) (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Frank Lippencott – manager of the local drug store (BARITONE) (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Officer Lonigan (John) – neighborhood cop (TENOR)

Supporting:

  • Tour Guide – shows tourists around Greenwich Village; can be male or female (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Appopolous – modern painter; Ruth’s and Eileen’s landlord (non-singing role)
  • Helen – Wreck’s girlfriend
  • Mrs. Wade – Helen’s mother (non-singing role)
  • First Associate Editor – fellow employee at the Manhatter (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Second Associate Editor – fellow employee at the Manhatter (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Violet – “working gal” of the village (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Speedy Valenti – proprietor of the Village Vortex, lost in his own world of jazz (non-singing)

Ensemble:

  • Tourist, Greenwich villagers, New York crowd, Brazilian cadets, cops, “Hepcats” (9 numbers and bit parts)

WONDERFUL TOWN runs in the Jarson Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in November. Tech week starts on October 29, 2022 with set load out of the warehouse! The production runs November 4, 5, 6, and November 9, 10, 11, and 12th!

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Directed by Mike Fielder
  • Produced by Mary Pat Carletti, Peter Merten, Rob Workley
  • Music Directed by Charlie Wilhelm
  • Vocal Directed by Linda Abbott

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Auditions Announced for SPAMALOT at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoDayton Playhouse announces auditions for
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Book and Lyrics by: Eric Idle
Music: John Du Prez

Director: Jenni Cypher
Music Director: Lorri Johnson-Topping
Choreographer: Emily Hughes

Audition Dates: July 25 and 26, 2022 from 7-9:30pm with callbacks on July 27, 2022.

Performance Dates: Weekends September 16-October 2, 2022

Audition location: Dayton Playhouse 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave Dayton 45414

Synopsis:
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

This show contains mature content and as such, you must be at least 16 to audition.
Traditionally, many of the ensemble roles are doubled with the principal actors. We are looking to cast a diverse ensemble of men and women, both dancing and non-dancing. We do reserve the right to double some roles as necessary.

Please prepare 32 bars from a musical in the style of Spamalot but not from the show. An accompanist will be provided and you may use recorded accompaniment as well.

Come prepared to dance and bring your tap shoes if you have them. There will be a general dance audition and a tap combo. Most of all, bring your sense of humor and a willingness to be silly and play. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Cast of characters:

  • King Arthur: The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humor. Good singer. Baritone (Low G2-High F4)
  • Lady of the Lake: A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Large range, (Low E3 to High B6). Belting a must.
  • Sir Robin: A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called Sir Robin the Brave though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for singing and dancing. Tenor/Baritone (Low D3 to High G4)
  • Sir Lancelot: A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault, but through a twist of fate, does discover his “softer side”. Tenor (Low C3- High E4)
    Patsy: King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for
  • King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.
  • Sir Galahad: A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class mud gatherer who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Bari-tenor (Low Bb3 – High Bb5)
  • Sir Bedevere: A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. Baritone (Low D3 – High G4)
  • Prince Herbert: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for this love atop a tower. Tenor (Low A2-High A 5)
  • The Historian: Could be male or female. A tweedy academic (the narrator)
  • As mentioned above, looking for male and female ensemble members, both dancing and nondancing for a variety of additional characters.

For additional information, please contact director Jenni Cypher at jestersqueen@gmail.com.

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