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Auditions Announced for CHURCH AND STATE at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoCHURCH & STATE by Jason O’Dell

Audition Dates:

  • July 17th 2pm – 4:30pm or
  • July 19th 7pm – 8:30pm

Audition Requirements: Cold Readings from the script

Synopsis:
A North Carolina U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting

Production Dates: October 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2022
Rehearsals Begin: End of August

  • SENATOR CHARLES “CHARLIE” WHITMORE (R-NC): Male. 40s–50s.
    Born and raised in North Carolina, he is a former state senator, now incumbent Junior U.S. Senator up for reelection. Though not gunning for it himself, the party is grooming Charlie for a presidential run in a few years. Charlie is a man filled with doubt. But he has plenty of charisma and sex appeal. He’s a rare honest politician and gifted public speaker. A real family man who loves his wife, sons, and constituents.
  • SARA WHITMORE: Female. 40s to 50’s.
    Charlie’s wife. A big, brassy, former real estate agent, now stay-at-home mom to their boys Matthew (9, athletic and fearless) and Luke (6, artistic and sensitive). She is sweet, charming, and instantly likable. Even when she’s bossing you around, she does it with an irresistible smile. More “street smart” than “book smart,” but can still hold her own with the big boys. Also born and raised in North Carolina. Loves her family, Jesus, and the Bible. She’s a tough Southern woman with a soft underbelly.
  • ALEX KLEIN: Female. 20’s and up.
    Charlie’s campaign manager. A fast-talking, no-nonsense liberal Jew from New York whose star is on the rise as a go-to campaign manager. Hired by the Whitmore campaign so she wouldn’t defeat him working for the other side. She is great at her job, but knows her career is on the line if this election goes badly. Her self-doubt bubbles to the surface at times, but she’s clearly a professional at the top of her game.

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Runs June 17-25

MLT_The Legend of Georgia McBride logoTHE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
Middletown Lyric Theatre
June 17-25
[Middletown]

Directed by Charley Shafor

He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business and himself.

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

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MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Runs April 22-30

MLT_Motherhood Out Loud logoMOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD
Middletown Lyric Theatre
April 22-30
[Middletown]

Directed by Charley Shafor

Cast: Peggy Allen, Angela Brinker, Betty Coulter, Jason Easter, Heather Evans, Pam Fugett, Abbie Miller, Karen Oehler & Gail Rudolph

When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical event. Utterly unpredictable, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.

  • Fri-Sat, April 22-23 at 8pm
  • Fri, April 29 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 30 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for LITTLE SHOP OR HORRORS at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, May 2 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 3 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 4 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (this evening may be used for call-backs as well)

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare 2 songs (up to 32 measures) that show your range, strength and character.  You may be ask to do cold readings from the script. Accompanist will be provided.

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Roles Available:

  • Mr. Mushnik: The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Vocal range top: F4 – Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Audrey: Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: G#3
  • Audry II – The Plant: Male or Female – The actor/actress needs a powerful voice/belt. A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best. The plant will have a more human persona and needs a lot of sex appeal and charisma. Vocal range top: G4 – Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette: Female or Male –  Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart,  the only ones who have a grip on reality. Must be able to harmonize. Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: Ab3
  • Seymour Krelborn: An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. Vocal range top: G4 – Vocal range bottom: A2
  • Orin Scrivello: An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Vocal range top: G4 – Vocal range bottom: G2
  • CHORUS: Several people will be cast as townspeople, skid row bums, back-up singers, etc.

Performance dates: Aug. 19-27

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Auditions Announced for THE LEGEND OF GREORGIA MCBRIDGE at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoTHE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
By Matthew Lopez

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, April 3rd – 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Monday, April 4th – 7pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 5th  – 7pm – 8:30pm

Roles Available:

  • Casey/Georgia McBride: Male, late 20’s to early 30’s Southern, charismatic and good-looking small town high school football star turned Elvis impersonator; a loyal, loving husband who dreams big, if not practically; lived a charmed life until now, and though he’s never dumb, he hash’t yet had to grow up and take responsibility for his life/family. Georgia: a drag queen with Elvis, country, and rock ‘n’ roll roots, but ultimately a wholly original creation and a force of nature; sexy, flirtatious, and fierce.
  • Jo: Female, late 20’s to early 30’s Southern; Casey’s wife; a hard-headed woman married to a soft-hearted man; a realist who’s prone to being fatalistic; grounds her husband while he enables her to breathe and dream; tough without being bitchy; works hard in a service job and it’s taken a toll run down; insecure about her appearance; she is perhaps not the striking, sexy girl she once was, but those qualities are just below the surface.
  • Eddie: Male, needs to look and act over mid 30’s Eddie: the easily flustered, hot-headed owner of a struggling dive bar; a bit rough around the edges; still longing for the dimly remembered glory days of high school; later in the play, he becomes an amateur showman who loves the spotlight; cousin to Tracey Mills.
  • Miss Tracey Mills: Needs to look and act over mid 30’s Spirited, sassy, energetic and filled with the desire to perform and create. She wants to create and be a great drag performer.
  • Rexy: Male, late 20’s to mid 30’s Bitchy in a mean way, but very funny; feisty and sharp-tongued with a dark past; a fairly trashy gal who fancies herself the most sophisticated in the room; thrives on conflict and is a bit of a hot mess, but she has great respect for the history and art of drag.
  • Jason: Male, late 20’s to mid 30’s  the sweet best friend of Jo and Casey. Helvetica: a mellow, confident, unflappable drag queen.(this role can be combined with Rexy)

Audition Requirements: Cold reading from the script

Production dates: June 17-25

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