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Open Auditions

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.

Sign up to receive audition notification via Email -
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 MEASURE FOR MEASURE

by William Shakespeare

 

PRODUCTION STAFF:

Company: Shakespeare '70

Director/Producer: John F. Erath, Ph.D.

Assistant Director: Janet Quartarone

Production Manager: Curt Foxworth

Stage Manager: Lili Timmes

Set Design and Tech Direction: Dale Simon

 

ABOUT THE PLAY:

In Measure for Measure, Shakespeare explores the dearly-held Renaissance concept
of Order. Vienna is in disarray, both in governmental and personal matters, especially in regard to morality and sexual behavior. The Duke, unwilling to lead a reform effort,brings on Angelo, "a man of stricture and firm abstinence" to do the job. Conflict results. Serious matters must be resolved to be sure, but, since the play is a comedy, Shakespeare provides hilarious comic characters and a "happy" ending, with certain complications.

 

AUDITION DATES:

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 3:00-6:00 PM

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 3:00-6:00 PM

 

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS:

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis. To sign up for an audition appointment, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/xgVkjfTT5Miq7Amp2   

Auditions will be held on Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor Campus. In the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre. 

Questions or comments can be emailed to shakespeare70theatre@gmail.com .

 

ABOUT THE AUDITIONS:
Sides will be available at the Facebook event page. Additional readings from the play may be provided at the time of your audition if needed.

 

ABOUT REHEARSALS:

The read through will be in late April, and rehearsals will begin directly following.  We will rehearse two to three nights a week and Sunday afternoons.  Please let us know about ALL potential conflicts between April 20 and June 22, 2017.  

 

ROLES:

The cast of approximately 18-19 actors will be comprised of existing company members and new faces.  All roles are open.

All age ranges are flexible, and Shakespeare '70 is interested in seeing all actors regardless of age or gender for future casting within the company.

 

Vincentio - The Duke of Vienna

Angelo - A strict judge who rules in Vincentio's absence

Escalus - A wise senior judge
Claudio - Brother to Isabella, imprisoned

Isabella - Sister to Claudio and a novice nun
Marianna - Jilted former betrothed of Angelo

Juliet - Beloved of Claudio and pregnant with his child
Mistress Overdone - A madam
Pompey - Her pimp

Friar Peter - A young religious
Lucio - A "fantastic," and the principal comic character
Provost - A benevolent Policeman
Barnadine - A besotted prisoner
Elbow - A foolish constable
Froth - A gullible young man
Abhorson - A burly executioner

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

June 23, 24, 25, 30, July 1 and 2, 2017. 

Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoon performances are at 2:00pm.

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Forté Dramatic Productions <https://www.facebook.com/ForteDrama/> and Pierrot Productions anounces auditions for

THE BOY FROM OZ

presented this May at the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College

 

Director: John Zimmerman

Vocal Director: Aimee Jeanne

Choreographer: Koren Zander

 

AUDITION DATES:

February 10 Vocals: 7-8:30 pm, Dance to follow*

February 11 Vocals: Noon-3pm, Dance to follow*

(Callbacks February 12 if necessary)

 

Appointments strongly recommended, walk ins will be seen as time permits.

 

To secure your slot:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4faeaa23a2ff2-theboy

or email auditions@fortedrama.org

 

*If you are auditioning for a dancing role you will be asked to stay/return for a dance audition following all vocal auditions. Time is subject to change based on the time needed for vocal auditions.

 

THE PLAY

This sensational musical tells the exuberant, heart-warming true story of singer/songwriter Peter Allen, whose young life is marred by an abusive father, but whose will to perform proves stronger. Through sheer talent and some luck, Allen ends up in the glamorous orbit of Judy Garland and her soon-to-be-famous daughter, Liza. Forte Dramatic Productions in association with Pierrot Productions brings us a musical tale filled with hits like “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Love Don’t Need a Reason,” “Everything Old is New Again” and “I Go to Rio.”

 

AUDITION PREPARATION

Please note: All those auditioning must be 18 years of age or older.

Prepare a short song highlighting your vocal and acting abilities.

Those auditioning for Peter, Liza, or dance ensemble should be prepared to dance in proper attire Dance shoes: Women in character heels. Men, Jazz/Character shoes. Bring tap shoes.

We are not looking for celebrity impersonators.

 

While we would love for Peter, Judy, and Liza to “look” the part, it is much more important that the performer convey the spirit of the role than it is to do an impression.

 

 

AVAILABLE ROLES

Peter Allen (ages 20’s-early 40’s): A “star turn” that will showcase the amazing talents of one lucky actor. Must be able to sing, dance (tap), act, and charm the hell out of the audience. Ability to play the piano is a plus, but not a requirement. This performer must be comfortable playing romantic scenes with both men and women.

 

Young Peter Allen (ages 8-12): Must be able to play around age 10. A junior tap dancer. Strong singing and dancing required PLEASE NOTE: Auditions will be selected from the resumes of those submitted by the time of auditions and will be by invitation for Sunday, February 12th in the early afternoon. You will be asked to dance and sing a selected song from the show.

 

Judy Garland (ages 30’s-50’s): A legend at the end of her career and lifetime. A fantastic singer who can handle some lighter choreography and a few challenging acting moments.

 

Marion Woolnough (ages 40’s and up): Salt of the earth and mother to Peter Allen. Please prepare a power ballad (high belt) in a similar style to “Don’t Cry Out Loud.”

 

Liza Minnelli (ages 20’s-30’s): A critical role that cannot be overshadowed by Peter or Judy, Liza is a powerhouse in her own right and a singing and dancing dynamo. This is Liza at the height of her theatrical ability and as such should command the stage when performing and appear vulnerable and endearing when in scenes. Please prepare a short song to showcase your vocal and acting ability and come prepared to dance.

 

Greg Connell (ages 20’s-40’s): Baritone pop. Peter Allen’s lover, professional and put together, attractive/male model. Singing and dancing required.

 

Dee Anthony (ages 40’s and up): Peter Allen’s US agent. (singing role, light choreography)

 

Dick Woolnough (ages 40’s and up): Peter Allen’s alcoholic father.

 

Chris Bell (ages 20’s): Young song writer and member of the Allen Brothers. Double as ensemble. Strong singing and dancing required.

 

Back-up Singers… (ages 20’s-40’s) A group of talented vocalists who act as part of the “act” singing back-ups and doing light “chairography.” Must sing harmonies well.

 

Dance Ensemble (ages 20’s-30’s) The various performers who appear on-stage with Peter throughout his life and take on a variety of roles. Must tap!

 

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Questions can be directed to Stephanie A. Zimmerman 215 840 2973

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DISNEY'S LITTLE MERMAID

 

DIRECTOR:  MARGE SWIDER

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:  PAT MASTERSON

CHOREORGRAPHER:  LAURA MUREY GHAFFOOR

 

DATES OF AUDITIONS: 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 and SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5                                       

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 and SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

                                          

TIME: 

1pm TO 4pm

 

To avoid having people wait for a long time to audition APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED

PLEASE CALL MARGE SWIDER AT 215-968-1904

 

PLEASE BRING A RECENT PICTURE, RESUME, AND

DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION FORM FROM OUR WEBSITE:   WWW.YARDLEYPLAYERS.COM

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: 

PREPARE A SONG FROM THE LIST BELOW ACCORDING TO THE ROLE OR ROLES YOU  ARE INTERESTED IN, WEAR DANCE  OR TAP SHOES, AND WE WILL GIVE YOU COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.

 

REHEARSALS BEGIN:

SUNDAY, MARCH  12 FROM 2pm-5pm.

REHEARSALS ARE PLANNED FOR TUESDAY and THURSDAY NIGHTS FOR LEADS AND SMALL GROUPS.

WEDNESDAYS FOR LARGE GROUP ENSEMBLE NUMBERS FROM  7pm-9pm OR 9:30pm.

REHEARSALS ARE PLANNED FOR ALL CAST MEMBERS ON SUNDAYS, FROM 2pm-5pm.

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

 

ARIEL-Lead Female, soprano, strong singer and actress who must use gestures to communicate when Ariel loses her voice. Age: 16-30    Vocal range Bb3-Eb5  AUDITION SONG:  PART OF YOUR WORLD

 

PRINCE ERIC-Lead Male, baritone, strong charming actor.  Age 20-35 Vocal range B3-D5 AUDITION SONG:  ONE STEP CLOSER

 

SEBASTIAN-Male or Female, red Jamaican crab and servant of King Triton. Age 30+ AUDITION SONG:  UNDER THE SEA

FLOUNDER- Male or Female Soprano,   Ariel's best friend, scares easily, prone to panic, but comes to help Ariel when she is in trouble.  Age 10-12  AUDITION SONG: SHE'S IN LOVE OR UNDER THE SEA

 

SCUTTLE-Male or Female, Seagull who thinks he is an expert at naming human objects, but his id's are pure nonsense.  Requires good comedic timing. Age 25-40.  Tap dancing is a plus.  AUDITION SONG: HUMAN STUFF

 

URSULA-Lead Female,  Alto, Sea witch who desires to gain power from King Triton.  Cunning and Devious. Age 35+ AUDITION SONG:  POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS

 

KING TRITON- Male role, Ariel's father who owns the powerful trident with unlimited powers.  Age 35-60 AUDITION SONG:  IF ONLY OR UNDER THE SEA

 

ARIEL'S SISTERS-Females, Strong singers and dancers who can move on Heelies.  Ages 16-30 AQUATA-argumentative ARISTA-jealous of Ariel, vain, selfish, but helpful to her sisters when they are in need.  ATTINA-bookworm, clever, gives advice to Ariel ADELLA-boy crazy ALANA-glamorous ADRINA-humorous, likes jokes and sarcasm AUDITION SONG:  SHE'S IN LOVE OR UNDER THE SEA

 

ARIEL'S sisters also double as the castle princesses with exaggerated comedic personalities.

 

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM-Male or Females, green moray eels who do Ursula's bidding and spying, devious, sneaky.  Move well in an acrobatic style.  Ages 18-40 AUDITION SONG: POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS

 

GRIMSBY-Male, Prince Eric's manservant and confidant, rigid, strong actor.  Age 20-60 AUDITION SONG:  FATHOM'S BELOW

 

CHEF LOUIS-Male, performs as the castle chef, wild, frantic, good comedic timing.  Age 30-50 AUDITION SONG:  LES POISSONS

 

CARLOTTA-Female, housekeeper in the castle, ensemble singing, fond of Ariel. Age30+ AUDITION SONG: UNDER THE SEA

 

PILOT-Male, head sailor, strong singer  Bb3-C5.  Age 25+ AUDITION SONG:  FATHOM'S BELOW

  

ENSEMBLE ROLES-SEA CHORUS AS WELL AS SEVERAL SELECTED ROLES MIXTURE OF CHILDREN  AGES 9+, TEENS AGES 13-17, ADULTS AGES 18 AND OLDER 1.  TENTACLES-MALES OR FEMALES, 6-8 performers trapped in Ursula's lair 2.  CHEFS-MALES OR FEMALES-GOOD CHORAL SINGERS 3.  SAILORS-MALES OR FEMALES-GOOD SINGERS 4.  SEAGULLS-MALES OR FEMALES, 3-5 DANCERS AND SINGERS,  Tap dancing a plus.

5.  SEA CREATURES, MERFOLK, LAGOON ANIMALS-Singers, dancers or good stage movement 6.  MAIDS-CHORAL SINGING

 

AUDITION SONG:  UNDER THE SEA OR ANY SONG FROM THE SHOW THAT IS IN  YOUR RANGE.

 

ALL CAST MEMBERS ARE IMPORTANT TO PULLING TOGETHER A PROFESSIONAL, AND ENTERTAINING SHOW.  PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO MISS MORE THAN 2  OR MORE REHEARSALS.  NO ONE CAN MISS A PERFORMANCE OR BE ABSENT DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF REHEARSALS.

 

DATES OF SHOWS: 

FRIDAYS,  MAY 26 and JUNE 2 at 8pm.

SATURDAYS, MAY 27 and JUNE 3 at 2pm. and 8pm.

SUNDAYS, MAY 28 and JUNE 4 at 2pm.

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‘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:        auditions@mandmstage.com

PREPARATION:

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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