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Auditions Announced for BASKERVILLE at Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctGet your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Leading Ladies, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be. Full of humor, horror, and plenty of stage magic, five actors play nearly 40 roles in this kooky and spooky caper that will have you howling with laughter.

Audition Dates (please attend 1 and arrive at the posted start time):

  • August 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM
  • August 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Please be prepared to:

  • Read provided selections from the script
    *You should be able to do a standard British dialect (RP) and several others for those playing multiple parts.
  • Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)

Performances: October 21-30, 2022

Performers Needed
Performers 18 up are welcome to audition. Experienced or first time performers who enjoy physical acting are invited to audition. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or body type.

Roles Available
(All ages listed are playing ages and are just a suggestion and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting.)

  • SHERLOCK HOLMES
    (Male 30s – 40s). Highly intelligent, confident, charismatic, quick-witted, obsessive. Thinks very highly of his close friend Watson. A sophisticated mind who savors adventure and an intriguing mystery, and has a manic gleam of mischief in his eyes. A mind that works overtime.
  • DOCTOR WATSON
    (Male Early to mid 40s). Smart, grounded, full of heart and wonder, lives to have adventures and assist his close friend Holmes. We see the play through his eyes. The heart and soul of the play.
  • ACTOR ONE
    (Male 30s – 40s) Must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles (over 10), including STAPLETON (seemingly geeky butterfly lover who conceals a psychopath within), BARRYMORE (mournful caretaker of Baskerville Hall), MILKER (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), LUCY (loving wife of WILSON), and DR. MORTIMER (elegant, friendly, passionate).
  • ACTOR TWO
    (Male 20s – 30s). Must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including SIR HUGO BASKERVILLE (a brutal, cruel Cavalier), WILSON (exuberant, hearty head of messenger office), SIR HENRY BASKERVILLE (young Texan relation to Baskervilles, open-hearted, earnest, ready for adventure and to fall in love), and INSPECTOR LESTRADE (cocky police inspector).
  • ACTRESS ONE
    (Female 30s). Must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including MISS STAPLETON (STAPLETON’s initially secretive, scared “sister” who passionately falls in love with SIR HENRY), CARTWRIGHT (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), MRS. BARRYMORE (severe, humorless Swedish caretaker of Baskerville Hall), MRS. HUDSON (older, maternal housekeeper for HOLMES).

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SOMETHING ROTTEN! Runs June 17-26

BCT_Something Rotten logoSOMETHING ROTTEN!
Beavercreek Community Theatre
June 17-26
[Beavercreek]

Directed by Matt Owens

Cast: Michael Wadham as Nick Bottom, Adee McFarland as Bea, Aaron Brewer as Nigel Bottom, Lily Robillard as Portia, John Gutierrez Del Arroyo as Shakespeare, Lindsey Cardoza as Nostradamus, Jason Lakes as Brother Jeremiah, Cora Ceipek as Minstrel, Lynn Vanderpool as Lady Clapham & Don Campbell as Shylock
Ensemble: Aaron Callahan, Cora Ceipek, Madison Hayes, Megan Johnson, Robert McAdory, Megan McConnell, Megan Meriam, Gretchen Obergefell, Jeff Perkins, Kevin Rife, CJ Suchyta, Amber Todd, Lynn Vanderpool, Malcolm Walker, Lydia Watson & Misty White

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

  • Fri-Sat, June 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 19 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 26 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctBCT is proud to present the cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!

The cast includes:

  • Michael Wadham as Nick Bottom
  • Adee McFarland as Bea
  • Aaron Brewer as Nigel Bottom
  • Lily Robillard as Portia
  • John Gutierrez Del Arroyo as Shakespeare
  • Lindsey Cardoza as Nostradamus
  • Jason Lakes as Brother Jeremiah
  • Cora Ceipek as Minstrel
  • Lynn Vanderpool as Lady Clapham
  • Don Campbell as Shylock
    Ensemble: Aaron Callahan, Cora Ceipek, Madison Hayes, Megan Johnson, Robert McAdory, Megan McConnell, Megan Meriam, Gretchen Obergefell, Jeff Perkins, Kevin Rife, CJ Suchyta, Amber Todd, Lynn Vanderpool, Malcolm Walker, Lydia Watson & Misty White

Directed by Matt Owens.

Performances run June 17-26.

For more information visit www.bctheatre.org/event/something-rotten/

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Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctMon & Tue, April 18-19 from 7-10pm

3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432

Directed by Matt Owens

Please prepare a 32-bar song in similar style to the show. Also be prepared to read from the script and learn a short dance. And accompanist will be provided.

Production dates: June 17-26

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Minstrel- Male, mid 20s to 40s. Seeking charismatic actor with a thousand faces. The Minstrel will not only sing the opening number, but also play almost ALL of the side characters throughout the show including SHYLOCK ( an old Jewish moneylender), LORD CLAPHAM ) a flamboyant theatre producer) and a handful of other small parts. (Baritone)
  • Nick Bottom- Male, mid 20s to 30s. A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope. Nigel’s older brother. Incredibly jealous of the success of William Shakespeare and will do anything to beat him. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings, tap dance skill a plus. (Baritone)
  • Nigel Bottom- Male, mid 20’s to 30’s. Nick’s younger brother. A sweetly naïve young writer and poet, perhaps a little awkward. He falls in love with Portia and ultimately finds confidence in himself through art and love. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well. (HIgh baritone/tenor).
  • William Shakespeare- Male, mid 20s to 30s. A renaissance rock star. Think Mick Jagger or James Brown. Seeking a comedic actor with a killer pop/rock voice, tap dance skills a plus. (rock tenor)
  • Thomas Nostradamus- Male, 40s to 60s. A soothsayer who almost sees the future correctly. A bit loony. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a comedic actor who sings and moves very well. (Baritone)
  • Bea- Female, mid 20s to 30s. Nick’s wife and “Right Hand Man”. She loves and supports him despite his questionable decision making and lack of success. Bea resorts to dressing up like a male to make ends meet and to prove to Nick she can be an actor. Seeking a comedic actress who sings very well. (Belter)
  • Portia- 20s to 30s female. An adorably quirky Puritan girl whom Nigel meets on the street. They fall madly in love with each other over their mutual love for Shakespeare and poetry. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well. (Youthful Soprano with a strong mix)
  • Brother Jeremiah- Male, 40′ to 50s. Portia’s father. A Puritan with deeply repressed homoerotic tendencies. He despises playwrights, poets and all things ungodly. Seeking a great comedic who sings.
  • Ensemble- Various ages/ethnicities. Seeking traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers and dancers.

SYNOPSIS:
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

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THERE SHOULD BE ROSES Runs April 22-May 1

BCT_There Should BE Roses logoTHERE SHOULD BE ROSES
Beavercreek Community Theatre
April 22-May 1
[Beavercreek]

Lester and Albert are lifelong best friends sharing their twilight years in an upscale San Francisco retirement community they sometimes refer to as Stalag Sun City. On the eve of Lester’s sixtieth wedding anniversary he and a reluctant Albert plot to escape from the home to deliver roses to the grave of Lester’s beloved wife, Elizabeth. Along the way they are mugged, arrested, and they meet Mary, an elderly woman who lives in cold luxury with a family too busy to appreciate or even notice her.

Together the three of them lead some frantic retirement home employees on a pursuit through San Francisco to a cemetery in Oakland, where an officious hospital administrator, two young nurses and Lester’s middle-aged children learn important lessons through the wisdom of the aged.

  • Fri-Sat, April 22-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 24 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 1 at 3pm

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