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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.

http://www.operahouseplayers.org/bright-star-auditions

Open auditions May 12 & 13 from 6:00-9:30pm at our new theater space, 100 High St, Enfield, CT 06082
(Callbacks, if necessary, will be scheduled after auditions have completed)

Performance & Rehearsal Dates:
Performances: September 6-22, 2019
Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm
Sunday performances at 2pm
Rehearsals will begin end of July (around the 22nd).

Audition Requirements:

  • Be prepared to sing the following:
    16 – 32 bars of a strong musical theater song in the proper key
    (no pop songs please). A ballad is best. Country and folk music are strongly encouraged.
  • An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
    No singing a cappella or to a track.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing
    and bring a headshot, if you have one.

Questions? Please contact director John Pike, johnpike1@gmail.com

ROLES TO BE CAST:

8 female, 8 male
Age ranges listed are approximate.
All but Alice sing as ensemble members in addition to their named role.

Female Roles

  • Alice Murphy (30 / strong, rich alto with some upper register)
    Plays Alice at age 38–an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional–but with an air of melancholy. The same actress plays Young Alice at age 16–rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous–looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Strong singer comfortable in folk / bluegrass.
  • Margo Crawford (early 20s / 2 nd soprano)
    A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.
  • Mama Murphy (40s-50s / Alto) 
    Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.
  • Lucy Grant (early 20s / Alto) A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.
  • Florence – (20s / variable voice range) 
    an employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo.
  • Edna – (variable age/alto) an employee at Margo’s bookstore.
  • Government Clerk – (variable age and voice range)
    A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh
  • Well-Dressed Woman – (mid 30s – mid 40s)
    A woman living in Raleigh.

Male Roles

  • Billy Cane (Early 20s / High Baritone)
    A soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.
  • Jimmy Ray Dobbs (30s / Tenor)
    Plays Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks–Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40.
  • Mayor Josiah Dobbs (50’s / Baritone)
    A political and financial powerbroker– distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.
  • Daddy Murphy (50 – 60s / Baritone)
    Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.
  • Daddy Cane – (late 40s – 50s / Baritone)
    Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely.
  • Daryl Ames – (30s / Tenor)
    An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable.
  • Stanford (variable age and voice range)
    Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs
  • Dr. Norquist (variable age and voice range) 
    The local family doctor in Zebulon
  • Max – (20s / variable voice range)
    a customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau.

Not paid work

 

AspenDream Productions

AUDITIONS FOR ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS COMEDY WEDDING AND MURDER MYSTERY COMPANY…

PAID POSITIONS

Sunday, May 20 starting at 4:30pm (by appointment)
Monday, May 21 starting at 6:30pm (by appointment)

Executive Producer/Director:

Janice Luise https://www.janicedirects.com/

Show Manager:  Barbara Harvey

Musical Coordinator:  Steve Ossais

Choreographer: Patrick Hearn

Connecticut’s award winning interactive comedy wedding and murder mystery dinner shows are selecting new cast members!

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a large ensemble cast for on-going productions. There are 3 principal roles with 10 supporting roles. Auditioners seeking principal or supporting roles must be at least 18 years old and have good transportation. Auditions will consist of acting out improv scenarios and reading a script.

ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS™ has the standard for an original all-inclusive event where audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the notorious “Uncle Franco”, head of the mob family. Each of the five shows begins with a sidesplitting ceremony and continuous excitement throughout the night with singing, dancing and music. AspenDream Production™ comedies and murder mysteries have appeared in 72 cities throughout New England, performed for over 20,000 guests, and raised a million dollars for charities.

GUIDELINES: AspenDream Productions™ is seeking actors with strong dramatic and comedic skills.

‘ADP’ is casting for its traveling dinner theatre shows for the summer and fall season throughout CT. The first rehearsal begins June 3rd and the first show is July 7, 2018 and July 28, 2018. These productions are regularly sold out. ADP IMMERSIVE SHOWS are a series of fast-paced musical murder mystery farces and a comedy Italian Wedding. Shows are scripted but there is some improv. Artists comfortable with audience interaction preferred. Singing not necessary but a plus.

COMPENSATION: Non-union, professional compensated

ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS™ is seeking a diverse company of actors and is committed to equal opportunity and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. Non-traditional casting is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, gender or ability is not germane.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS can be found at this link: http://www.aspendreamproductions.com/Auditions.html

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, May 20 at 4:30PM and Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm Auditions are in Thomaston.

To request an audition appointment time, please email ADPDinnertheater@gmail.com

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS can be found at this link: http://www.aspendreamproductions.com/Auditions.html

‘ADP’ is casting for its traveling dinner theatre shows for the summer and fall season throughout CT. The first rehearsal begins June 3rd and the first show is July 7, 2018. Future shows continue until the fall. These productions are regularly sold out. These are a series of fast-paced musical murder mystery farces and a comedy Italian Wedding. Shows are scripted but there is some improv. Artists comfortable with audience interaction preferred. Singing not necessary but a plus.

PREPARATION: Actors will be asked to read from a script and do fun improv games.

REHEARSALS: will be held on Sunday evenings (4-7pm). There are generally 3 intensive rehearsal sessions prior to a show. Rehearsal location is Harwinton or Thomaston. Shows can be anywhere in CT. Current cast members are from all over CT.

Can’t make these dates? Email your information to the above address. For more information, please call 860-309-1341 between 10AM and 3PM. Review our website: www.AspenDreamProductions.com

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

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/

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s HUA Music Division and VOX Musical Theatre will be presenting Les Misérables as their tenth anniversary production this fall. We are currently looking for a Costume Designer to join the team.

We are looking for someone who is available for production meetings either in person or via skype this summer and can be available at various times from August 22-September 13.

The show runs 9/11-9/13.

There is a stipend of $1000 attached to the position and a budget of $1500 to costume 30 cast members.

If you are interested please contact kchambrelli@wpi.edu with a resume and examples of your recent work.

 

 

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.

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