AUDITIONS

FUN/HOME (Winter Break MT Theater Intensive)

Join us for our second annual winter Musical Theatre Intensive.
Inspired by New York’s City Center Encores format, this book in hand staged presentation challenges artists to create an exciting and entertaining piece of theater in one week!
(Last year’s inaugural production, Little Women, was very rewarding for artists and audiences alike.)
This year’s selection is the 2015 Pulitzer prize nominee musical, Fun Home.
Here is a quick synopsis:
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Roles available are as follows:

Medium Alison : Female, 16-20
a freshman at Oberlin College, discovering her sexuality; an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager; her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E.

Christian: Male, 10-15
Alison’s older brother; oldest of the three children; strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality; seeking a singer (pre-pubescent) with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

John: Male, 6-9
Alison’s younger brother; like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination; looks up to his siblings; seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

Bruce: Male, 40-49 PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
high-school English teacher, funeral home director, spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home; complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression; can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; range B to G.

Roy/Pete/Mark/Bobby/Jeremy: Male, 20-30
Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination; singer with a strong clean 70s pop sound – to a B.

Older Alison: Female, 30-49
narrator; now a self-aware adult, she is able to reflect insightfully on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; range = low E to light belt C sharp.

Helen: Female, 30-39
Alison’s mother; frustrated, exhausted by her tumultuous marriage; has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to the irreverent activities of her husband; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; range = A flat to strong mixed E.

Joan: Female, 18-20
student at Oberlin; exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor; unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian; must be comfortable with harmony singing, alto lines.

Small Alison: Female, 8-10
Alison Bechdel as a child; precocious and opinionated; on the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress; confident and intelligent; strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song, natural sound, B to B.

Those interested in auditioning should register online (here). They will receive a packet containing
song selections and scene selections. Please note this is for intermediate to advanced MT students only.

Rehearsal dates are as follows: Thursday, December 27th 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Friday, December 28th 1:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29th 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
(Off for holiday December 30th-January 1st) Wednesday, January 2nd 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 3rd, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday, January 4th 2:00 p.m -6:00 p.m.
Performances: Friday, January 4th 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5th 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Cost for intensive is $375.00 (30 contact hours including private coachings in early December.)

Notes:

  • Audio tracks will be provided for callbacks.

    
ON MY OWN: The Early Adventures of David Copperfield

A rogue’s gallery of outrageous clowns and cunning charlatans come to life in On My Own, Ian Mairs’ lively adaptation of David Copperfield. The early chapters of the Dickens classic take center stage, as young David struggles to make his way in the world after his mother dies. Though David finds cruelty at the hands of stepfathers, schoolmasters, and swindlers, it’s the surprising kindness and compassion he encounters that stay with him as he searches for a place to call home. This playfully-paced, colorful adaptation is the perfect way to introduce a new generation to the beloved story of David Copperfield.

This is the class production for our Intermediate Acting Workshop.
Rehearsals are as follows during winter session (January 7th-February 15th): Mondays 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m (except 1/19) Show week the company will also have a Tuesday rehearsal (6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. )
Show dates: February 15th, 16th at 7:30 p.m. February 22nd (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) February 23rd 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $425 (40 contact hours)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. British dialect is encouraged but not necessary.
Students can read the script for free online at this link: https://www.playscripts.com/play/3043#searchterm=on%20my%20

There will be free audition clinic on Monday, November 21st from 4:30-5:45 p.m. to go over audition material, British dialect, and movement audition.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

DAVID COPPERFIELD

MRS. CLARA COPPERFIELD, David’s mother

CLARA PEGGOTTY, faithful servant

MISS BETSEY TROTWOOD, eccentric aunt

HAM PEGGOTTY, Peggotty’s nephew

  1. CHILLIP, doctor attending to Mrs. Copperfield
  2. EDWARD MURDSTONE
  3. QUINION, friend and associate of Mr. Murdstone

DANIEL PEGGOTTY, brother to Clara Peggotty

LITTLE EM’LY, his niece

MRS. GUMMIDGE

MRS. JANE MURSTONE, sister of Edward Murdstone

  1. BARKIS, a carrier
  2. CHARLES MELL, underfed, underpaid master at Salem School

MRS. MELL, his mother

TOMMY TRADDLES, a good natured schoolmate

JAMES STEERFORTH, a schoolmate, handsome, self assured

  1. CREAKLE, ferocious schoolmaster

MAN WITH THE WOODEN LEG, assistant to Mr. Creakle

  1. OMER, the undertaker
  2. JORAM, partner and son-in-law to Mr. Omer

MINNIE OMER, daughter of Omer

MEALY POTATOES, co-worker of David’s at Murdstone and Grinby

  1. WILKINS MICAWBER-a jaunty, grandiloquent, recklessly good natured man, improvident man

MRS. EMMA MICAWBER, his wife

MASTER WILKINS MICAWBER, their eldest son

MISS EMMA MICAWBER, their daughter

RICHARD BABLEY, a harmless lunatic

JANET, maid to Miss Trotwood

Hit the register button at the bottom of the page to register for auditions and audition clinic.


    
FREAKY FRIDAY (Musical version)

When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation.

Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday, December 4th 4:30 p.m. -6:300 p.m. . Callbacks will take place on Thursday, December 6th from 5:45 p.m. -7:15 p.m.
There will be a free audition clinic on Tuesday, November 27th to go over music, cold readings and dance combination from 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
Auditioners will receive an audition packet the first week of November with scenes and sheet music for the audition cuts the musical director has selected for the show.
Rehearsal schedule is as follows: Winter session (January 8th-February 26th) Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Principals select Thursdays(1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21) 5:30 p.m. -7:15 p.m. Spring session (March 5th-April 25th, Tuesdays 4:30-6:30/Thursdays (principals) 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays 10:00-1:30 in April 4/6,4/13,4/20)
Show week (4/23-26) company is called every weekday 4:30-7:00 p.m. Performances are April 26th, 27th and 28th at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Cost: $625.00 (this covers January through April)

Character breakdown:
Ellie Blake
Our hero – smart, funny; baggy, rumpled clothes; messy hair that hasn’t seen a comb today, or yesterday
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Katherine Blake
Ellie’s mother – 40s, decisive, lovely, punctualGender: Female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Fletcher
Ellie’s little brother – 10, naïve, eccentric, obsessed with magic
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mike
Katherine’s fiancé – confident, handsome, kind
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Karl
Ellie’s best friend – confident, funny
Gender: Male

Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Monica
Ellie’s best friend – cautious, afraid of just about everything
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Adam
The Listmaster – a paragon of adorable cool
Gender: Male

Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Savannah
The villain – brilliant, aggressive, a winner
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Kitty
The accomplice – daft but vicious, accompanies Savannah everywhere
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Torrey
Katherine’s sous chef – a high-strung perfectionist
Gender: Female

Vocal range bottom: Eb5

Danielle
Down the Aisle journalist – polished, grimly cheerful
Gender: Female

Dr. Ehrin
School principal – test-obsessed, overworked

Mr. Blumen
Biology teacher – a cynical lifer
Gender: Male

Mrs. Luckenbill
English teacher – empathetic
Gender: Female

Senor O’Brien
Spanish teacher – pugnacious
Gender: Male

Ms. Meyers
Gym teacher – extremely intense
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Officer Kowalski
Police officer who never received sensitivity training

Mrs. Time
Antique shop proprietor – apathetic, doesn’t much like teenagers
Gender: Female

Minister
Ensemble
Acts as Cater Waiters, Students, Wedding Guests
Gender: Both
Louis
Down the Aisle photographer – seen it all, loves his job
Gender: Male

Hit the registration button at the bottom of the page to signup.