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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.

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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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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

 

PRODUCED BY YARDLEY PLAYERS

DIRECTOR:  KRISTY DAVIS

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:  MATT SOUTH

CHOREORGRAPHER:  LAURA MUREY GHAFFOOR

 

DATES OF AUDITIONS: 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29  (12pm - 5pm)

SUNDAY, APRIL 30  (10am - 1pm)

PLACE OF AUDITIONS: 

KELSEY THEATRE, MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1200 OLD TRENTON ROAD, WEST WINDSOR, NJ 08550

Check sign board outside theatre or just inside CM Building (LOCATED BEHIND THE THEATRE) for actual location

 

 

DATES OF SHOWS: 

FRIDAYS,  JULY 28 and AUGUST 4 at 8pm.

SATURDAYS,  JULY 29 and AUGUST 5 at 8pm

SUNDAYS, JULY 30 and AUGUST 6 at 2pm

PLACE OF SHOWS: 

KELSEY THEATRE, MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

 

To avoid having people wait for a long time to audition- APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED.  PLEASE email Kristy at directorkristydavis@gmail.com with your preferred date and time slot (one hour intervals).

 

PLEASE BRING A RECENT PICTURE, RESUME, AND DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION FORM FROM OUR WEBSITE:   WWW.YARDLEYPLAYERS.COM

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: 

-PREPARE A SONG FROM THE SHOW

-WEAR DANCE SHOES

-NOTE: WE MAY GIVE YOU COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT

 

REHEARSALS BEGIN:

SUNDAY, MAY 7TH  FROM 12-3pm

REHEARSALS ARE PLANNED FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM  7pm-9pm/9:30pm AND SUNDAYS, FROM 12pm-3pm

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

 

ANNIE OAKLEY-Lead Female, young backwoodswoman who transforms from dirty illiterate to the star of Buffalo Bill’s show by virtue of her expert marksmanship and sunny disposition. Fantastic Singer (Belter) and good comedic timing.  Low G-High F **Must prepare a ballad and an up-tempo song from show for auditions**

 

FRANK BUTLER- Leading man. Best marksman in the world - until Annie comes along. Masculine and romantic. Lyric Baritone. Low A-High F.

 

BUFFALO BILL CODY- Major Domo of the traveling show. Retired old west military man. Huge presence, showman. Baritone. Low B - High F.

 

DOLLY TATE- Frank’s original partner in the show. Wild with jealousy over Annie’s success. Belter.

 

CHARLIE DAVENPORT- Stage manager of the travelling show. Seen it all roadie. Capable, direct, exasperated with the craziness of the tour. Baritone.

 

WINNIE TATE- Dolly’s pretty younger sister and chorus girl in the show. Falls in love with and marries Tommy Keeler - a scandal. Dancer. Light belter.

 

TOMMY KEELER- Half Irish/Half Indian. Marries Winnie, much to Dolly’s dismay. Dancer. Light Baritone/Tenor.

 

CHIEF SITTING BULL- Wise old Native American leader. Dryly hilarious. Non-singing role.

 

MAC- The Prop man for the Wild West Show

 

JESSIE- Annie's 14-year-old sister who is part of the family hunting business.

 

NELLIE- Annie's 12 year-old sister, also part of the family hunting business.

 

LITTLE JAKE- Annie's 8-to-10-year-old brother, her "bird dog" who flushes out game for her to shoot.

 

PAWNEE BILL- Buffalo Bill’s primary competition. A somewhat oilier, less respectable version of Buffalo Bill.

 

FOSTER WILSON- crusty old hotel manager. Grump who’s got an eye for a buck. Non-singing role.

 

MRS. SYLVIA POTTER-PORTER- an elegant society lady. Non-singing role.

 

ENSEMBLE ROLES

Children ages 7 and up, teens and adults are needed to play: Cowboys, Indians, Roustabouts, Squaws, Cowgirls, Royals of Europe, New York Socialites. Special talents for members of the ensemble include rope twirlers, guitar pickers, gymnasts and tumblers, mandolin or fiddle players, tap dancers, Indian hoop dancers, and whistlers. All voice types needed.

 

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 3.

NO ONE CAN MISS A PERFORMANCE OR BE ABSENT DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF REHEARSALS.

 

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MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL

PinnWorth Productions could not be more thrilled to bring the Kelsey Theatre premiere of MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL to Mercer County, a show written by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro.

 

Thank you for auditioning. If you have any questions, please email us anytime at LouJ@pinnworth.com

This is a non-union, non-paid production.

 

Show Synopsis

>From the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of 1950s Memphis, comes this hot new musical filled with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, it tells the story of a young, white DJ named Huey Calhoun who falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer, Felicia Farrell. Experience the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. This winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock and roll.

 

 

Audition Dates

* Monday, May 15, 2017 from 7pm-10pm

* Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7pm-10pm

* Invited Callbacks: Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1pm-4pm

 

Production Company & Creative Team

* Presented by PinnWorth Productions

* Produced by LouJ Stalsworth

* Directed by LouJ Stalsworth & Kyrus Keenan Westcott

* Stage Managed by Dennis Tolentino

* Music Directed by Francois Suhr

* Choreographed by Robert Harris

* Sound & Lighting Design by Robert Terrano

* Set Design by Bryan Schendlinger

 

Performance Dates & Location

* All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College

* Performance Dates:

o Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8pm

o Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 8pm

o Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2pm

o Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8pm

o Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8pm

o Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2pm

 

 

Rehearsal Information

* The rehearsal schedule will be created after the show is cast. However, you can take note that we will be rehearsing 2-3 nights per week beginning the first week of June

* While you may not be called to every rehearsal, please note that this will be an extensive rehearsal process that will require a strong commitment of time and energy.

* While rehearsals will be scheduled around cast conflicts, we will not be casting anyone with a significant amount of conflicts.

 

Since we will be rehearsing through the summer, PinnWorth will work with planned vacations and getaways. Just make sure it's added into your conflict list.

 

How To Sign-up

* If you are interested in auditioning, please visit www.pinnworth.com<http://www.pinnworth.com/> and sign up for an audition appointment.

* Audition appointments are required. Walk-ins are welcome, but they will be seen after the scheduled appointments. Please sign-up for an appointment.

 

What You Need for the Audition

* Please bring your headshot and resume with you to the audition.

* Please prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist is provided.

* Come prepared to participate in a dance and movement audition. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you can move and groove in.

 

What We're Casting

All roles are open. There are no pre-cast roles. Individuals of ALL ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for roles.

 

CHARACTERS:

HUEY CALHOUN - Caucasian, 20s-30s. Frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouth hero, who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local white radio station. Ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for Huey in a segregated 1950s Memphis. Tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/R&B style.

 

FELICIA - African American, 20s-30s. Beautiful, wide-eyed. Fiercely gifted singer. Follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed. High R&B belt.

 

DELRAY - African American man, 30s-40s. Felicia's older brother. Owns the club on Beale Street where she sings. Realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond. Baritenor with great pop/rock/R&B voice.

 

GLADYS - Caucasian, 40s-60s. Huey's stern, traditional blue-collar, Southern mother. Has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves, but about whom she constantly worries. Strong singer with alto-belt mix; excellent actor with comic skills.

 

GATOR - African American man, 20s-30s. Bartender at Delray's. Hasn't spoken since age 5 when he saw his father killed. As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice again. Requires and excellent actor and singer (great R&B baritenor); comic timing a plus.

 

BOBBY - African America, 30s-40s. Janitor at Mr. Simmon's radio station. Full of personality and heart. Great gospel voice. Role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number "Big Love". Comic skills a plus.

 

MR. SIMMONS - Caucasian, 40s-60s. Conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start. The strong, Southern, commanding businessman becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command. Great actor who is comfortable singing.

 

One of the most beautiful aspects of MEMPHIS is the choreography. The choreography blends styles of "black and white music" of the 1950s to integrate the races. This show requires diverse style of dancing. We will be casting a troupe of both white and black dancers. The choreography for this show will be high energy and very intense.

 

MALE ENSEMBLE - ALL ETHNICITIES. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters.Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing. Roles include Black DJ, Be Black Trio, Wailin' Joe, Reverend Hobson, Buck Wiley, Martin Holton, Perry Como, Frank Dryer.

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE - ALL ETHNICITIES. Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing. Roles include Someday Backup Dancers, Double Dutch Girls, Clara, Mother.

 

How To Sign-up

* If you are interested in auditioning, please visit www.pinnworth.com<http://www.pinnworth.com/> and sign up for an audition appointment

* Audition appointments are required. Walk-ins are welcome, but they will be seen after the scheduled appointments. Please sign-up for an appointment.

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