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PlayContestExit 7 Players will audition for The Exit 7 New Short Play Contest on Monday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. at the Exit 7 Theater (37 Chestnut Street, Ludlow MA).

More than 40 roles are available in these 8 comedies and 8 dramas. Roles range from a 12-year-old girl to a man in his 70’s. Actors will read selected sides from the scripts, which were chosen from a submission pool of 685 plays from all over the United States and from several other countries.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to perform in original plays, many of which will be Massachusetts premieres, and several world premieres, written by new, emerging, and established voices in contemporary playwriting.

For audition information and an opportunity to read the scripts, please go to http://www.exit7players.org/auditions/newshortplaycontes/

The Suffield Players Announce their Annual Holiday Benefit Challenge Production: Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play

Based on the original 1947 Lux Radio Presentation  Directed by Chris Rohmann

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December 5 and 6 at 8 pm; December 7 at 2 pm.

Mapleton Hall

1305 Mapleton Avenue

Suffield CT 06078

 

In 1947, the movie Miracle on 34th Street was released and became an instant classic. That same year, Lux Radio Theatre aired an adaptation of the beloved Christmastime story over the NBC radio network. This year, the Suffield Players recreate that live broadcast, complete with period costumes and live sound effects. All two dozen characters, from 7-year-old Susan to ??-year-old Kris Kringle, will be played by a versatile, multi-voiced ensemble, and the sound effects will be created live-on-stage at an old-fashioned foley table.

 

This production features the talents of a real life mother/daughter team: Becky and Leila Schoenfeld, playing Doris and her daughter Susan. Konrad Rogowski will portray Kris Kringle, supported by Zach Gray as Fred. The Foley Sound Effects Gal is played by multi-talented Kelly Seip. Barbara Gallow, Kate Hebert, Ken Hebert, Rayah Martin, Dana Ring, and Robert Britton complete the Holiday show ensemble.

 

Miracle on 34th Street will be presented as a staged reading, performed with scripts in hand, a minimum of rehearsals, and a maximum of creativity! It is also a benefit production for the group, with all donations going toward the maintenance and upkeep of the Players’ historic theatre home, Mapleton Hall. The performance will be accompanied by a Holiday Teacup Raffle, in which audience members bid on lovely baskets chock full of donated goods and gift certificates at intermission, as well as before and after the show.

 

General seating only; no reservations are required. Tickets will be available at the door, with a $10 donation suggested.

 

For more information, call 860-668-0837, or 800-289-6148, or visit our website at www.suffieldplayers.org

 

The Exit 7 Players of Ludlow, MA are announcing auditions for A CHORUS LINE on Sunday, January 4 and Monday, January 5, 2015.

Show Dates: April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, & 9 @ 8pm and April 26 and May 3 @ 2pm

Directed by Janine Flood
Musically Directed by Daniel Monte
Choreographed by Amy Bouchard
Produced by Christina Climo and Chris McKenzie Willenbrock

A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.

Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama.

While obviously being a show for dancers, we would like to encourage actor/singers who feel they have the ability to learn and perform choreography and convincingly portray a Broadway dancer. What is important to us is that you are comfortable up on stage and that you can perform with the talent, confidence, energy, and stamina required for the show.

Auditions:
Sunday January 4: 6pm
Monday January 5: 7pm

Please arrive with a headshot or recent photo and please be dressed to dance, preferably not in baggy clothing. This show features jazz, ballet, and tap dancing, so please bring any of the necessary dance shoes you may already have, otherwise, please wear shoes comfortable to dance in. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

Please prepare 32 bars in the style of the show. You are neither encouraged nor discouraged from singing a song from the show. We’d like to hear whatever showcases you best. If you are singing a song from a different show, please have sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please, NO backing tracks or a cappella auditions.

Immediately following your song, you will be asked to read a monologue from the show (See links below) Men will read the role of Adam and women will read the role of Eve. You do NOT need to memorize this in advance, in fact we discourage you from doing so. All we ask is that you take time in advance to familiarize yourself with what you are reading and make a strong character choice. These monologues were specifically chosen because they can be played any way you want.

Adam’s monologue – http://www.monologuearchive.com/t/twain_006.html

Eve’s monologue – http://www.monologuearchive.com/t/twain_005.html

Following vocal auditions, there will be a dance call.

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday January 7 at 7pm. Doors will open at 6:30. Please allow yourself enough time to warm up. Callbacks will begin with a second dance audition.

Women who are called back will be asked to sing “At The Ballet”. Men will be asked to sing “I Can Do That”.

If you are auditioning for the role of Cassie, please become acquainted with “The Music And The Mirror”.

If you would like to audition for Val, please become acquainted with “Dance Ten, Looks Three”.

All actors called back should also be acquainted with the song “What I Did For Love”.

For updates and a full character breakdown please visit our website at http://www.exit7players.org/auditions/achoruslineauditio/

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