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Young Actor Sought for Role of Angel Gabriel in THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL… at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoMLT is looking for a young male age 13-17 to play the Angel Gabriel, yhe narrator and guide for the play. Needs strong stage presence. He’s confidant, but somewhat frazzled. He’s kind but stern. Acting experience a plus but not necessary.

Make appointment for an audition by contacting:
Charley Shafor at cshafor@middletownlyric.org

The Show: THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL, MARY & JOSEPH, KING HEROD THE NUT & THE SLAUGHTER of 12 HIT CAROLS IN A PEAR TREE by William Gibson

Dealing with the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the author combines traditional Christmas music, and often antic characterizations. Following the Biblical recounting, the story is enhanced by a tree, a sheep and a donkey, who talk! Add a beguiling Mary who has decided that men and marriage were not for her; and a suddenly cautious Joseph who now contends that he is too old for his intended and a flustered boy-angel who directs the action from a promptbook and manages to get only the most strangled, bleating sounds from his trumpet. But, the true significance of the occasion is never lost, and the underlying mood and spirit of reverence is, if anything; enhanced and made new by the distinctive approach of this joyful and unique retelling.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Runs Aug. 6-21

MLT_The Importance of Being Earnest logoTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Aug. 6-21
[Middletown]

Meet John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Earnest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise.

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 6-7 at 8pm
  • Fri, Aug. 13 at 8pm
  • Sat, Aug. 14 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Fri, Aug. 23 at 8pm
  • Sat, Aug. 24 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL MARY AND JOESPH, HAROD THE NUT AND THE SLAUGHTER OF 12 HIT CAROLS ON A PEAR TREE at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoTHE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL MARY AND JOESPH, HAROD THE NUT AND THE SLAUGHTER OF 12 HIT CAROLS ON A PEAR TREE by William Gibson
 
About the Show:
Dealing with the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the author combines traditional Christmas music, and often antic characterizations. Following the Biblical recounting, the story is enhanced by a tree, a sheep and a donkey, who talk! Add a beguiling Mary who has decided that men and marriage were not for her; and a suddenly cautious Joseph who now contends that he is too old for his intended and a flustered boy-angel who directs the action from a promptbook and manages to get only the most strangled, bleating sounds from his trumpet. But, the true significance of the occasion is never lost, and the underlying mood and spirit of reverence is, if anything; enhanced and made new by the distinctive approach of this joyful and unique retelling.
 
Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, August 8, 2021 – 2pm – 5pm
  • Monday, August 9. 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday. August 10. 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm 

Cold readings from the script
You will be asked to sing a Christmas Carol (no sheet music is required, singing may be A cappella. Everyone sings in this show,  but you don’t need to be a great singer. Able to sing harmony is a plus.

The on-line audition form is available here.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will begin at the end of October.
You must be available December 3rd & 4th

Performance Dates:
December 10, 11 & 12 (4 performances)
 
Roles Available:

  • Male Angel, Age13 – 18: confident, a character unto himself, witty and in command
  • Mary: able to play in your early 20’s: her own woman not like you think Mary might be
  • Joseph: a carpenter – able to play in your 40’s: unsure, aged, a bit wishy-washy
  • The Tree (Female): 18 – 40’s: Narcissistic, funny, exhausting. The role is somewhat physical
  • King Herod, Man in Grey and Courier: able to play in your 50’s: A character actor for sure, a little insane
  • 3 female roles – age 13 & above:  To play Women of Nazareth, Women of Herod’s court, & Chorus
  • 3 male roles – age 13 & above: To play Mary’s brothers, the three kings, soldiers & Chorus
  • 4 children roles – ages 8 to 12: To play children of Nazareth, farm animals, and Chorus

THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL MARY AND JOESPH, HAROD THE NUT AND THE SLAUGHTER OF 12 HIT CAROLS ON A PEAR TREE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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ALL-AMERICAN CABARET Runs July 2-17

MLT_All American Cabaret logoALL-AMERICAN CABARET
Middletown Lyric Theatre
July 2-17
[Middletown]

There has never been a time when America and all its glory needed to be celebrated Come and sing a- long, tap your toes and wave your flag to this patriotic cabaret. This musical celebration will be filled with songs that kept our troops inspired through war time and audience entertained when attending the movies to Broadway.

  • Fri, July 2 at 8pm
  • Sat, July 3 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Fri, July 9 at 8pm
  • Sat, July 10 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Fri, July 16 at 8pm
  • Sat, July 17 at 3pm

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OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Runs June 4-19

MLT_Outside Mullingar logoOUTSIDE MULLINGAR
Middletown Lyric Theatre
June 4-19
[Middletown]

Cast: Robert Brumberg as Anthony Reilly, Elizabeth Hickerson as Rosemary Muldoon, Alan Kootsher as Tony Reilly & Gail Rudolph as Aoife Muldoon

Two misfit straddling 40 Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm. Rosemary lives right next door determined to have him. Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.

  • Fri-Sat, June 4-5 at 8pm
  • Fri, June 11 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 12 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Fri, June 18 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 19 at 3pm

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