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The Suffield Players New Faces Theatre Program returns for its Eighth Year!

Announcing New Faces 2019!  Designed to teach, inspire and develop the talents of all participants, this summer educational program showcases new actors, directors and playwrights.

New Faces 2019 will perform on August 17 at 2 and 7 pm at Mapleton Hall in Suffield, CT.

Now in its eighth year, the program is a fresh approach to theatre, as many of the participants involved are new to acting OR new to The Suffield Players, and the works being performed are new as well!

Eight talented directors will lead the learning, and 19 thespians from throughout Western Massachusetts and Connecticut will participate.

The Directors:  David Crowell, Karen Garbalosa, Tom Hebert, Lisa Parker, Mark Proulx, Josh Prouser, Kelly Seip and Bruce Torrey.

The Playwrights whose new works will be performed are: Gwen Adams, Jeff Dunne, Mackenzie Jahnke, Lisa Parker, Mark Proulx, Andy Rassler and  Joe Starzyk.

The New Faces 2019 ensemble: Jillian Bower, Mackenzie Camara, Johnny Gordon,  Reva Kleppel, Jack Levine, Claire Neild, Joanne O’Donoghue, Sherrie Schallack, Katie Simon, Krista Stoops, Doug Stoyer, Thomas Topper, Cheryl Zdebski  and Stephanie Zdebski.

The Players also welcome back several graduates from past New Faces programs, who join this summer’s company to support the newcomers: Steven Close, Regina Erpenbeck, Lexi Fox and Clay Hampton. Suffield Players regular Allen Nott will be sharing his talents and experience with the ensemble as well.

Come to The Suffield Players to enjoy some fine new theatre this summer!

New Faces 2019 Performances: August 17 at 2 and 7 pm in Mapleton Hall 1305 Mapleton Avenue   Suffield CT 06078

 General admission only; no reservations required. There is a $10 donation suggested at the door.

http://www.operahouseplayers.org/matilda-auditions

Directed by Becca Coolong
Music Direction by Devon Bakum
Choreography by Krista Brueno

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT 100 HIGH STREET, ENFIELD, CT.
Contact the director at BECCACOOLONG@GMAIL.COM with any questions. 

Children’s Auditions (Age 7-13)
Sunday June 16th at 3:00pm.

Please be prompt.  Audition requirements are listed below. 
Please note, this is an adult production and while there are children in the show, there will be late rehearsals, especially as we near opening.  We will attempt to get the children out as early as possible, however, it is important to understand the evening expectations.  

Adult Auditions (Age 14+)
Sunday, June 16 at 6pm and Monday, June 17 at 6:00 pm. 
Please be prepared to stick around after your initial audition is finished. A dance call will be held following the cold readings.

Callbacks (All Ages) Thursday, June 20

Rehearsal Schedule
– Rehearsals will begin in August. Exact date is not determined yet.
– Regular rehearsal schedule will be Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. 
– Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal, but please anticipate being needed for every rehearsal when organizing your personal schedule.  Even after the schedule is set, we ask you to do your best to leave those days clear in case of schedule changes.
Performance Schedule
November 8,9,10*,15,16,17*,22,23,24*  @8pm
*Sunday Matinees @2pm

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show – nothing from the show please.
  • Children – please prepare either a short monologue or a long joke to perform
  • An accompanist will be provided by the theatre. Please bring your own sheet music.
  • Singing to tracks or a cappella will not be allowed.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for dancing.FROM OUR DIRECTOR:
  • All roles are available for casting.
  • Bring a headshot / resume if you have one.
  • Be prepared to do cold readings from the script and to stay for a short dance call.
  • Please note, the readings are not specific to the characters you may be considered for but are general examples of language from the show.
  • Please be prepared to outline possible rehearsal conflicts. The standard rehearsal schedule will be Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays but there may be a need to select other days so we will be looking for all conflicts from August through November.  Schedules are subject to change and we ask for transparency and flexibility.
  • Please note that any conflicts given to production staff after rehearsals have begun may or may not be excused. These will be determined at the discretion of the director. Please make sure you have checked all school schedules, field trips, dance recitals, school concerts, vacations, work conferences, other production schedules that involve you, etc. While you are a volunteer in this, please understand that this is a serious commitment and your attendance impacts many many people.  We have to work around the schedules of dozens of people and each unexpected conflict makes a difference.

CHARACTER LIST: 

  • Matilda Wormwood – An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
    Gender: Female, Age: 6 to 10, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Miss Agatha Trunchbull –The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
    Gender: Any, Age: 35 to ? Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2
  • Miss Honey – Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
    Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 45, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: F3
  • Mr. Wormwood – Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
    Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 50, Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: D3
  • Mrs. Wormwood – Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
    Gender: Female, Age: 30 to 50, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Michael Wormwood – Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
    Gender: Male, Age: 10 to 15
  • Bruce – Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
    Gender: Male, Age: 7 to 14, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: C4
  • Lavender – Matilda’s classmate and friend.
    Gender: Female, Age: 7 to 10
  • Mrs. Phelps – A nice librarian. 
    Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 50
  • The Escapologist – A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. 
    Gender: Male, Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: C3
  • The Acrobat – A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. 
    Gender: Female, Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: D4
  • Rudolpho – Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. 
    Gender: Male, Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: D#3
  • Doctor – Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. 
    Gender: Male, Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: C3
  • Children’s Entertainer –A party entertainer at the start of the show.
    Gender: Male, Vocal range top: Eb4, Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Ensemble – Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.

WAGNER IOVANNA STUDIO PRODUCTIONS IS OFFERING THE FIRST EVER SUMMER CONSERVATORY PROGRAM ON THE SHORELINE. WE ARE BRING BROADWAY TRAINING TO YOU!!!!

What is the summer intensive?

The intensive is ten weeks of rehearsals and workshops culminating in a full scale production of “We the People”. Participants will be working with top industry professionals to both strengthen and broaden their understanding of their craft.

Our goal is to offer a program like no other on the shoreline by bringing in Working Actors, Agents/Casting Directors and Managers from NYC, LA and Nashville to teach industry workshops. Not only will students develop their singing, acting and dancing skills, they will also learn how to present themselves at auditions and interviews along with the ins and outs  of the business

 

Who is the program for?.

Grades 6 through 12. We are accepting 32 applicants. 

When does the intensive begin?

Rehearsals will begin on June 12th. There will be no rehearsals during the July 4th week.

When will rehearsals be?

The rehearsal schedule will be handed out at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be Monday through Wednesday, 5pm to 8pm, with some possible added Thursday rehearsals. The schedule will be handed out at the 1st rehearsal on June 12th. 

July & August rehearsals will be located at the Legacy Dance Studio in North Haven, CT.

June rehearsals will either be in Madison or North Haven – TBA

When will performances be?

Saturday, August 26th there will be both a matinee and evening performance. 

Sunday, August 27th there will be a matinee.

​CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION TODAY 203-468-6899

LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE, DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT THE AUDITION PACKAGE. YOU MUST BRING IT WITH YOU TO YOUR AUDITION.

EMAIL: WISTUDIOPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM

WEBSITE: WWW.WISPRODUCTIONS.COM

REQUIRED: Please write all conflicts down on the registration form so we may schedule accordingly.​ We will also help set car pools.

When are auditions? 

Friday, June 2nd – 6:30 to 8:30pm

Saturday, June 3rd – 1 to 4pm

Callbacks are: Sunday, June 4th – 1 to 4pm

Where are auditions?

Legacy School of Dance

53B Quinnipiac Ave. 

North Haven, CT

What to prepare for auditions?

-32 bars of a musical theatre song (performed acapella)

-You will be given a short reading

-wear comfortable clothes for dance placement. Bring dance shoes or socks.

Questions? 

 

Contact Wagner Iovanna Studio Productions!

We’re bringing you back to the sock hoppin’ doo whoop 50’s and 60’s with all your favorite songs. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre will be holding auditions for its upcoming musical THE CARDIGANS. Seeking male singers/actor ages 18-35. Auditions will be held by appointment starting November 10, 2015. To schedule an audition time please call the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre at 860-829-1248. Please prepare 2 songs, in the style of the 50’s and 60’s, that should vocal range. Call or visit our website www.ctcabaret.com for more details. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is located at 31 Webster Square Rd. Berlin CT.

 

PEACEMAKER.CALL FOR DIRECTORS

The PeaceMaker Project centers on the professional production of a “new” work for musical theater: PeaceMaker: The Dreams of Humanity’s Child. This musical, this opera, this performance piece, is designed to be entertaining and engaging while delivering a very powerful message: that we need to care for the EarthMother and all our relations, that each of us can be a peace maker. Therefore, the goal of the Peacemaker Project is to deliver that message to as wide and diverse and audience as possible.\ To accomplish this goal, we will recruit professional collaborators of like mind, body and spirit: musicians, actors, singers, dancers, directors, managers, designers, technicians. We will provide resources for collaborators to facilitate their success: musical scores, demo orchestrations, production notes, individual and group coaching, technical support. We will establish a “doable” schedule for busy professionals, a schedule that requires a minimum of people being in the same place, at the same time, doing the same thing. We will do this by rightly expecting that professionals, given proper resources and support, will come to a rehearsal situation fully prepared.

Thus, we believe that such a group can and will be able to bring the individual pieces together in a very short time…in fact, in four days for phase one of our project.

We will articulate a business plan appropriate to a “non-profit” model and, at the same time, designed to generate sufficient revenues to provide appropriate and “fair-market value” compensation for professional participants. In other words, we think pros should be paid for their work and we intend to our best to see that this happens. Simply put…we hope to generate enough revenues from the sale of tickets and other fund-raising activities to cover production expenses and still leave enough resources to compensate professional participants in a “fair-market value” way as well as support the larger goals of the Peaceful Educator Foundation. How exactly this will be determined has not been determined, yet…however, the spirit of our intention is fairness and the details will be clearly articulated and understood among and between participants before commitments are required.

More Info: www.thepeacefuleducator.com/peacemaker-themusical

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The Show Runs for Eight Performances

…. but Closing Night is going to be

REALLY Special !!! 

 

For ONE NIGHT ONLY 

Meet the author, T. Gregory Argall,

as he joins our Cast and Director 

 for a Conversation/ Q and A Session 

Saturday, February 22, After the Performance 

Mr. Argall will  answer questions about 

the ideas behind the script, history of the play, 

 and his inspiration for writing “Eddie Jester”

Order Your Tickets NOW !!

Performances: February 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16*, 21, 22 

 at 8 pm (*2 pm Matinee) in Mapleton Hall

Doors Open at 7:30 pm for evening performances, 1:30 for Sunday Matinee.

PLEASE NOTE: “Eddie Jester” contains adult themes. 

  

Tickets: $17 ($12 Opening Night)  

Discounts Available for Students, Seniors, Groups, and Season Subscribers 

Reservations: 800-289-6148 or 860-668-0837

…or order online at www.suffieldplayers.org

 

The Suffield Players  1305 Mapleton Avenue  Suffield, Connecticut 06078

thesuffieldplayers@gmail.com

Les MisThe Exit 7 Players proudly announces our fall production of Les Miserables running September 27 through October 13.

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Miserables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

Performance dates are September 27, 28, October 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2013, at 8pm and September 29, October 6 & 13, 2013, at 2pm

Director: Jeffrey Flood
Music Director: Dan Monte
Producers: Sue Crowther and Rebecca Johnson

Tickets on sale NOW!

*Sponsored in part by Chicopee Savings Bank

Frank Loesser’s Musical
The Most Happy Fella
September 20 – December 1, 2013

At the Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere.” Don’t miss it!

Show Times
Wednesday/Thursday 2 & 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3 & 8pm, Sunday 2 & 6:30pm
(Sun evening ends 10/20, Thurs matinee starts 10/24)

Thanksgiving Week Special Times:
Monday 11/25: 2 & 7:30pm
No shows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Friday 11/29: 2 & 8pm
Saturday 11/30: 3 & 8pm
Sunday 12/01: 2 & 6:30pm

Ticket Range: $28-$75

(860) 873-8668
http://www.goodspeed.org/productions/2013/the-most-happy-fella

 

 

lake compounce

The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT is hiring actors 18 and older to perform for their 2013 Scare Season.  Your application can be downloaded at www.facebook.com/thehauntedgraveyard

Auditions will be held on Aug 23, 24, 30, 31 and Sept. 1 and you must attend one of those dates.  Auditions are just a way for us to talk with you, and put you in the best role within the production.  We may ask you to read from a script or let out your best Banshee scream.   Actors may be vampires, ghouls, banshees etc  and we are also looking for someone who can walk comfortably on stilts.

We are looking to fill 200+ paid positions.

In addition to one audition, you will need to attend one callback (weekend dates in September times TBD) and our dress rehearsal (Oct 2 with Oct 3 as the raindate)  There are 12 performances on Fri, Sat, & Sun from Oct 4 -27.

Applications are due by Aug 21st and can be dropped off or mailed to Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010.  For questions, please call Rose our Talent Director at (203)800-1496.

Rah! Rah! Rah! Youthful energy abounds in this signature Goodspeed musical filled with Roaring 20s nostalgia, plenty of laughter and rousing dance numbers. Anticipation builds on the Tait College campus as game day approaches but the football hero must first pass a big exam in order to play. When he unexpectedly falls for his tutor, romance blooms and hijinks ensue. With songs like “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “The Varsity Drag,” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” it’s fun for everyone! April 12-June 22

Tickets: $$26-75

Schedule: Wednesday 2pm & 7:30 pm, Thursday *2pm & 7:30 pm Friday 8pm, Saturday 3pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm & *6:30pm

*select days only

Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-8668
info@goodspeed.org
www.goodspeed.org

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