The Kelsey Theatre invites you to . . .
OPEN AUDITIONS -
Anyone can audition, you do not have to be a student at MCCC.
NOTE: Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College Campus unless otherwise stated. Check the Kelsey Theatre for room location signs.
All performances will be held at Kelsey Theatre, located on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550 unless otherwise stated.
The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
Saturday, March 4th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 5th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, March 6th Callbacks, if needed
June 9, 10, 16, 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm
June 11, 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Company: Maurer Productions OnStage Inc.
Director: Judi Parrish
Stage Manager: Vicki Kaiser
Producers: John M. Maurer & Diana Gilman Maurer
Audition Appointment Options
Sign up online for an audition slot at http://www.mponstage.com/CastMe/
E-mail us at Audition@mponstage.com
Call (609) 882-2292
NOTE: Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen on a time-available basis.
About the Show
The Award-winning production team of MPOnStage brings you the Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie. A theatrical piece of distinct power, with some of Williams’ most potent lyricism, The Glass Menagerie is a memory play as told to us by Tom Wingfield, a merchant marine looking back on the Depression years he spent with his overbearing Southern genteel mother, Amanda, and his physically disabled, cripplingly shy sister, Laura. While Amanda strives to give her children a life beyond the decrepit St. Louis tenement they inhabit, she is herself trapped by the memory of her life past-- a life of cotillions and suitors and wealth, now long gone. Tom, working at a shoe factory and paying the family’s rent, finds his own escape in drinking and going to the movies, while Laura pours her energy into caring for her delicate glass figurines. Tom, pressured by his mother to help find Laura a suitable husband, invites an acquaintance from the factory to the apartment, a powerful possibility that pushes Amanda deeper into her obsessions and makes Laura even more vulnerable to shattering, exposed like the glass menagerie she treasures. Williams’ intensely personal and brilliantly tender masterpiece exposes the complexity of our memories, and the ways in which we can never truly escape them.
CHARACTERS (2 F– 2 M) (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN) ages listed are “stage” ages.
TOM WINGFIELD (M): Mid 20s - early 30s. The play's narrator, he recounts memories of his family to the audience. Languishing in a dead end job in the shoe warehouse, Tom is a restless dreamer, torn between his responsibility to his family and chasing his desires. Explosive, mercurial, lonely, he is deeply devoted to his sister and constantly at odds with his mother.
AMANDA WINGFIELD (F): Early 50s - mid 60s. An aging Southern belle clinging to her memories of a more genteel time and place. Deserted by her husband, she is left alone to care for her two children. She is a fierce survivor scraping by to make ends meet. Amanda is both sensitive and harsh. She is charming and displays a sense of humor yet, she can succumb to bouts of manipulation and cruelty.
LAURA WINGFIELD (F): Late 20s-early 30s. Sensitive and painfully shy. A childhood illness has left her physically impaired. She seeks refuge from reality i an imaginary world of glass animals and old records. She is a gentle and kind soul with a tender regard for her mother and brother.
JIM O'CONNOR (M): Late 20s - early 30s. The “Gentleman Caller,” a co-worker of Tom's from the warehouse and a former classmate of Laura's. He is your average, everyday, nice guy. He has an easygoing demeanor. His popularity and promise peaked in high school but, he continues to approach the world with a positive outlook.
What you need for Auditions
You can use our online audition sign-up site to schedule your audition. Go to www.mponstage.com/CastMe/. You must be registered on the site, Registration is free. choose The Glass Menagerie and sign up for an available slot. If you can’t access the website or if you have any problems signing up, you can still call (609) 882-2292 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. If all audition slots are full and you wish to audition for the show, please call and we will try to set up another time for you to audition.
All actors are required to audition with a monologue. (Available on our Website www.mponstage.com/CastMe/ ). You must use the monologue provided for the specific character in the downloadable packet and on the website. It is recommended that the monologue be memorized. In addition, you may be asked to read additional monologues or to read scenes with other actors.
You can download an audition packet with all the information from our Website www.mponstage.com/CastMe/
‘4 2 N D S T R E E T’ A U D I T I O N S
Mercer County Community College, 1200 OLD TRENTON RD, W. WINDSOR, N.J. 08550
P R E S E N T E D B Y : M&M STAGE PRODUCTIONS
DIRECTOR: Mike DiIorio MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Pam Sharples CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Murey Ghaffoor
AUDITION DATES: Friday, April 21 (7pm-9pm), Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23, (10am-4pm)
SHOW DATES: Friday, 7/14 & 21 @ 8pm Saturday, 7/15 & 7/22 @ 8pm, Sunday, 7/16 & 23 @ 2pm
To schedule an audition time and show info, please visit: email@example.com
The audition will consist of singing (audition songs listed below), a reading (if needed) and dance.
Readings will be from the script.
Bring the audition form, updated picture and resumé with you.
Please bring both jazz and tap shoes. (If you do not have tap shoes, bring well-fitting shoes with hard soles) Everyone will be taught some dance movements so please wear comfortable clothes.
There will be a tap audition as well. Extended tap is featured in the show.
Peggy Sawyer arrives in NYC from Allentown, PA with her tap shoes and big dreams. Her talent catches the eye of legendary director, Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of his new show, “Pretty Lady”. Unfortunately, the female lead of the show, Dorothy Brock, dislikes her. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s preview, the show is in danger of closing unless they can find someone to step in to save it, someone like Peggy Sawyer.
C H A R A C T E R D E S C R I P T I O N S :
PEGGY SAWYER (LEAD)-Young & naïve; talented & hopeful. Gets her big break when called to fill for the injured lead. Triple Threat. Plays 19-23 years old. Must be strong tapper. Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano. Intense dance. AUDITION SONG: “QUARTER TO NINE”, “42ND STREET”
DOROTHY BROCK (LEAD)-Established Broadway star. Temperamental and vain. Must be strong soloist. Known for being a poor dancer. Breaks her ankle and loses leading role. Character softens by show’s end. Plays 35-45. Alto. Light-Med dance. SONG: “QUARTER TO NINE”, “I KNOW NOW”
JULIAN MARSH (LEAD)-Broadway show director. Strong, charismatic. Tense due to directing big show during the Depression. Realizes that the show isn’t the only important thing. Must be strong soloist. Plays 35-55. Tenor. Light dance (tap a plus). SONG: “LULLABY OF BROADWAY”
BILLY LAWLOR (LEAD)-The young Broadway star. A bit of a ladies man; helps Peggy overcome her nervousness. Triple threat. Plays 22-27. Tenor. Strong tapper; Intense SONG: “DAMES”
MAGGIE JONES (SUPPORTING)-Co-writer of “Pretty Lady”; comedic supporting role; must be strong soloist. Plays 30-45. Mezzo belter. Some dance w/ tap SONG: “SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO”
BERT BARRY (SUPPORTING)-Co-writer of “Pretty Lady”; comedic supporting role. Plays 30-45. Tenor. Some dance (tap a plus) SONG: “SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO”
ANN REILLY (SUPPORTING)-Big flirt; experienced chorus girl who takes Peggy under her wing. Strong singer. Plays 24-35; Mezzo-belter. Strong tapper. Intense dance SONG: “WE’RE IN THE MONEY”
PHYLLIS, LORRAINE, GLADYS (FEATURED)-Chorus girls who befriend Peggy. Plays 25-35; Mezzo-belter; Strong tappers; Intense dance SONG: “WE’RE IN THE MONEY”
PAT DENNING (FEATURED)-Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy, and her true love. Plays 35-50;Baritone; No dancing SONG: “LULLABY OF BROADWAY”
ABNER DILLON (FEATURED)-Texan, Dorothy’s wealthy beau, providing financial backing for show as long as Dorothy stars; mostly speaking role; Plays 40-60; Baritone; no dance SONG: “LULLABY OF BROADWAY”
ANDY LEE (FEATURED)-Either sex; Dance captain; Tough drill sergeant. Any age. Strong tapper. Intense dancing. SONG: “LULLABY OF BROADWAY”
MAC-Stage manager; bossy and gruff; Any age; Speaking role only SONG: “LULLABY OF BROADWAY”
OSCAR-Rehearsal pianist who is onstage quite a bit. (Does not need to play piano but is a plus); No lines; No dance
CHORUS GIRLS & GUYS-Dancers/Singers in show. Age-OVER 15. Strong tappers; Intense dancers; Some doubling of roles for Guys (Need at least 4 strong singers for 4 part harmony) SONG: “LULLABY OF BROADWAY”
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