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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PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by Steve Martin (yes THAT Steve Martin!)
Company: Pennington Players
Producer: Judi Parrish
Director: Peter Bisgaier
Stage Manager: Vicki Kaiser
Set Design: Bryan Schendlinger
Lighting: Kitty Getlik
Costumes: Michelle Rittmann
Props: Dottie Farina
Scenic Artist: Emily Russionello
Sound Design: Judi Parrish
The Pennington Players are pleased to announce open auditions for their April/May 2015 production of Steve Martin's Picasso At The Lapin Agile.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
In the witty and hilarious style Steve Martin is known for, Picasso At The Lapin Agile imagines what might have happened if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso met in a Parisienne bar in 1904. Both are on the verge of their greatest achievements as they discuss the nature of talent and genius. A host of quirky characters add to the whimsical hilarity that ensues as they all anticipate the future and the possibilities it might bring.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2015 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Callbacks (as needed: by invitation only) Thursday, February 5, 7 PM to 9 PM
* All Audition forms, monologues and information are available online and sign up ONLINE for an audition time using the "Sign-Up" link on the Pennington Players' website: www.penningtonplayers.org<http://www.penningtonplayers.org>
* Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis.
* Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre; for maps and directions, please visit www.kelseytheatre.net<http://www.kelseytheatre.net>
* Questions, email: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
ABOUT THE AUDITIONS:
All those auditioning are asked to prepare the monologue(s) provided for the character(s) for which you are auditioning. Memorization is preferred but not required. Other readings from the play may be provided at the time of your audition or call back, if needed. The audition monologues and forms are available on the Pennington Players' website: www.penningtonplayers.org .
First read thru will be scheduled during early to mid-February, at which time scripts will be handed out and all actors will be measured for costumes. Rehearsals will begin in earnest in late February and will be primarily scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and one weekend afternoon to be determined. It is very important that all those auditioning be as thorough and honest about all known and potential conflicts between February 1 and May 3, 2015, as the rehearsal schedule will be determined based on those conflicts.
We will cast 9 actors (7M, 2W).
Ages are those of the "Character."
All roles are open.
Pablo Picasso: (Male, mid-20s) Suave, confident, tortured, passionate. A little arrogant.
Albert Einstein: (Male, mid-20s) Ambitious, confident, engaged, and authoritative. A little arrogant.
Freddy: (Male, 30s-50s) Owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. Good-natured and welcoming. Always quick with a witty and sarcastic comment.
Germaine: (Female, 20s-30s) Freddy's girlfriend and waitress at the Lapin Agile who has had a fling with Picasso. Quick-witted and warm, she tells it like it is.
Gaston: (Male, 50s-70s) A regular at the bar. Boisterous and cantankerous. Has a prostate problem.
Suzanne: (Female, early 20s) Sexy and street-smart. She is smitten by Picasso. The same actress will also play the Countess & Female Admirer: (Female, 20s-40s) The Countess is the woman Einstein is planning to meet. She is brainy and aloof. The Female Admirer visits the bar to find Picasso. She is youthfully exuberant.
Charles Dabernow Shmendiman: (Male - age non-specific) Eccentric inventor. Convinced of his/her own genius, but lacking the ideas to back it up.
Sagot: (Male, 40s-50s) An art dealer. Authoritative and commanding. Loves art, but loves to make money off of art more.
Visitor: (Male, 20s-30s) Charming and handsome, with a voice to woo the ladies. Elvis Presley impersonation a plus.
April 24, 25, 26, and May 1, 2, 3, 2015
Friday and Saturday night performances at 8:00 pm
Sunday afternoon performances at 2:00 pm
There will be a "Talk Back" Session after the May 1st performance.
YARDLEY PLAYERS AUDITION NOTICE FOR
THE MUSIC MAN
DIRECTOR: MARGE SWIDER
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: PAT MASTERSON
CHOREOGRAPHER: LAURA MUREY GHAFFOOR
PLACE OF AUDITIONS:
MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1200 OLD TRENTON ROAD, WEST WINDSOR, N. J. 08550
DATES OF AUDITIONS:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
FROM 1pm TO 5pm
Due to the fact that we may have a lot of snowfall this winter, we have alternate dates for auditions if we get snowed out on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. The alternate dates are Feb. 14 and 15.
REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITIONS:
DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM FROM WEBSITE: YARDLEYPLAYERS.COM.
BRING A RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND A RESUME.
WEAR DANCE OR COMFORTABLE SHOES FOR DANCE AUDITION.
PREPARE A SONG FROM THE SHOW ACCORDING TO THE LIST BELOW.
To avoid having people wait for a long time to audition APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED.
APPOINTMENTS & QUESTIONS:
PLEASE CALL MARGE SWIDER AT 215-968-1904
REHEARSALS ARE ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS FROM 7-10
AND SUNDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 2-6 AT MCCC.
**DURING THE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO OPENING, ALL CAST MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE AT REHEARSALS ON SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY AND AT ALL PERFORMANCES.
Harold Hill (Baritone, 25-45) Lead with singing and dancing and great acting skills. A con artist and salesman with a strong, persuasive, likable personality.
Marcellus Washburn (Tenor, 25-45) Singing and dancing and strong acting skills. Harold's chummy friend who knows of Harold's con games.
Winthrop Paroo (Alto, 8-12) Marian's shy brother who has a lisp but later develops into an outspoken personality with solo singing and dancing and acting.
Quartet (Tenor I, Tenor II, Baritone, Bass, 25-60) Strong singing harmony parts, and lines, part of the town council.
Charlie Cowell (35-60) Anvil Salesman who tries to trip up and expose Harold's con.
Ensemble singing on train "Rock Island", good acting skills.
Mayor Shinn (40-60) Blustery politician with good comedic timing, no singing or dancing.
Tommy Djilas (15-19) Zaneeta's boyfriend, town's bad boy with lines and ensemble singing.
Salesmen (25-60) Perform rhythmic opening song "Rock Island" and ensemble songs.
Conductor (25+) Opening lines on train. Ensemble singing.
Constable (30+) Quiet, wise man who sees through Harold Hill. Lines, Ensemble role.
Marian Paroo (Strong soprano, 25-35) Lead with singing and dancing and strong acting skills. A stiff uptight librarian who changes as she falls for Harold Hill.
Mrs. Paroo (Mezzo, 45-65) Irish accent, Marian's mother who stands up for what she believes. Lines and song "If You Don't Mind My Saying So" along with ensemble songs. Good acting skills.
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn (Alto, 40-55) Mayor's peacock wife with great comedic timing.
Pick-a Little Ladies (30-60) Strong singers, Eulalie's gossipy friends.
Gracie Shinn (12-14) Mayor Shinn's daughter with a few lines and a few solo singing lines.
Zaneeta Shinn (14-18) Strong dancer, a little daffy, Mayor's daughter who likes Tommy Djilas. Good acting skills.
Amaryllis (Alto, 8-11) **The role of Amaryllis has been cast.
LARGE ENSEMBLE OF ADULTS, TEENS, AND CHILDREN AGES 8 AND ABOVE FOR SINGING, DANCING, AND SOME WHO MAY PLAY INSTRUMENTS IN HAROLD HILL'S BAND.
SONGS TO PREPARE:
Harold Hill-"Trouble" or "Marian"
Winthrop-"Gary Indiana" or "Wells Fargo Wagon"
Marian Paroo-"Goodnight My Someone" or "My White Knight"
Quartet may try "Lida Rose" or any song from the show.
Pick-a Little ladies may try "Pick-a Little" or any song from the show.
All others can choose any song from this show.
Suggested: "Wells Fargo Wagon" or "76 Trombones"
PLACE OF SHOWS:
KELSEY THEATRE, MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DATES OF SHOWS:
FRIDAY, MAY 8 & MAY 15 AT 8pm
SATURDAY, MAY 9 & MAY 16 AT 2pm AND 8pm
SUNDAY, MAY 10 & MAY 17 AT 2pm