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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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ALL AUDITIONS SCHEDULED FOR January 23rd and January 24th have been rescheduled due to the blizzard. Please contact the production company for your new date/time.

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"City of Angels" (The Musical)

Auditions open to Actors/Singers/Dancers 18 years and older

 

Auditions dates:

Auditions with a side of wind, Ice and Snow.

NEW AUDITION DATES!

This weekend are auditions for City of Angels but... it looks like Saturday and Sunday will be a washout/snowout. So they will be rescheduling all who were scheduled to audition.

NOTE - NEW DATES

Wednesday Jan 27th from 7pm till 9:30pm

Sunday Jan 31st from 12:30pm till 7pm

 

This production is non-union, non-pay.

 

Show dates:  

May 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2016 at 8pm

May 8 & 15, 2016 at 2pm

 

You can sign up online for an audition slot at

http://www.mponstage.com/CastMe/

or e-mail us at Audition@mponstage.com

or Call (609) 882-2292

 

City of Angels

Book by Larry Gelbart       Music by Cy Coleman       Lyrics by David Zippel

CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40′s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler. While Fidler professes to be a fan of Stine’s work: “I’ve read a synopsis of every book you’ve ever written,” he assures the author, his gargantuan ego forces Stine to make endless compromises in the script he’s writing. The script is an adaptation of one of Stine’s novels which features his Raymond Chandleresque hero, a private investigator named Stone. Every movie scene that Stine writes is acted out onstage in the black and white film nior world. With music scored remenisint of a 1940's private eye film. It is a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femmes fatale.

 

Location: Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College. 

The show will require 18-24 actors, many will play dual roles.  

There will be some light choreography. 

 

Directed by John M. Maurer

Musically Directed by Peter de Mets

Choreographed by Jane Coult

Stage Management by Beverly Kuo-Hamilton

Costumers by Anthony Remer.

 

ALL ROLE AVAILABLE

Character stage ages are 25 – 50.

Minimum physical age to audition is 18 years old. 

This production is non-union non-pay

 

STINE – Male – (G# - G)

              Author, Writer of Fiction and the creator of Stone Detective Novels

 

STONE – Male – (G# - F)

              Private eye, in the mold of Sam Spade.  Stine’s creation

 

GABBY – BOBBI – Female – (Alto Eb – F) 

              Gabby - Stine’s wife, a New York Editor for a publishing company

        Bobbi - Stone’s ex-wife, a night club singer in Stine’s Story

 

DONNA – OOLIE – Female – (G – F)  

              Donna - Buddy’s secretary 

        Oolie – Stone’s secretary in Stine’s story

 

BUDDY FIDLER – IRWIN S. IRWIN – Male – (C-Eb) 

              Buddy Fidler - Movie director/Producer of Stine’s picture

        Irwin S. Irwin  - Movie mogul in Stine’s story

             

CARLA HAYWOOD – ALAURA KINGSLEY – Female – (G - E) 

              Carla Haywood - Buddy’s wife

        Alaura Kingsley - Luther’s wife in Stine’s story

             

PANCHO VARGAS – LT. MUNOZ – Male – (D – F#)

              PANCHO VARGAS – Actor who wants to play Munoz in the movie

        LT. MUNOZ – police detective, ex-partner of Stone.

 

AVRIL RAINES – MALLORY KINGSLEY- Female – ( G# - B)

              AVRIL RAINES  - Actress who wants to play Mallory in the movie

        MALLORY KINGSLEY – Alaura’s stepdaughter

 

JIMMY POWERS – Male – (D – G)

              A crooner looking to play Stone in the movie.

             

ANGEL CITY FOUR – VOCAL QUARTET – 2 M & 2 F 

              Soprano (A – A)          

              Alto (A – D)    

              Tenor (D# - B)             

              Bass ( G – G#)

             

OFFICER PASCO – GENE –  ORDERLY - Male – (D - C#)

              Gene – Assistant director of Movie

        Officer Pasco – Policeman (movie)

        Orderly - LA County Hospital (movie)

 

DEL DACOSTA – MAHONEY – ORDERLY – Male – (D – C#)

              Del Dacosta - Songwriter

        Mahoney – Reporter (movie)

        Orderly - LA County Hospital (movie)

             

JACK – HARLAN YAMATO – Male – (D – C#)

              Jack - Cinematographer

        Harlan Yamato – County Coroner (movie)

             

WERNER KRIEGLER – LUTHER KINGSLEY – Male

              Werner Kriegler - Actor 

        Luther Kingsley – Alaura’s elderly husband (movie)

             

GERALD PIERCE – PETER KINGSLEY - Male

              Gerald Pierce - actor  

        Peter Kingsley - Alaura’s stepson (movie)

             

STAND-IN – MARGARET - Female

              STAND-IN  - Studio employee

        MARGARET -  Maid at the Kingsley’s (movie)

             

GILBERT – DR. MANDRIL - Male

              GILBERT - Barber

        DR. MANDRIL – Religious leader (movie)

 

STUDIO COP – BIG SIX - Male

              STUDIO COP -  Studio employee

BIG SIX – Large thug (movie)

             

STUDIO COP – SONNY - Male

              STUDIO COP -  Studio employee

        SONNY– Smaller thug (movie)

             

SHOESHINE – COMMISHIONER GAINES - Male

              SHOESHINE - Studio employee

        COMMISHIONER GAINES – Police commissioner (movie)

             

HAIRDRESSER – ANNA & MARGIE - Female

              HAIRDRESSER  - Studio employee

        ANNA  – masseuse 

        MARGIE – brothel keeper (movie)

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MISS SAIGON

Presented by PinnWorth Productions


Audition Dates/Times:

NEW AUDITION DATES!

January 31 & February 13 10am - 6pm

 

http://rterrano.wix.com/pinnworthproductions#!miss-saigon-auditions/rd59c

Audition Information:

  • Bring a Headshot & Resume
  • Download, Print, and Fill out the Audition Form and bring it with you to your audition appointment.
  • Prepare 16 - 32 bars of music in the style of the show, DO NOT SING A SONG FROM THE SHOW. This is a pop-opera, so choose a song that best display your pop belt voice and range. Please have Sheet Music in the correct key. There will be an accompanist provided.
  • Be prepared to DANCE. Wear or bring appropriate dance attire. ALL auditionees will be required to learn a dance combination. Women: character heels- a plus! Men: Jazz Shoes/Dance Sneakers.
  • If you have any ACROBATIC skills, be prepared to show them.
  • Due to the adult nature of this production, you must be 18 years or older to audition for any of the lead or ensemble roles. There will be a separate audition for Tam and children ensemble at a later date.
  • ALL auditionees must sign up prior to the auditions. Walk-ins are welcome, on a first come, first-seen basis as time permits. A wait list is also available. Do understand that we anticipate a pretty big attendance for this audition, so we recommend signing up.
  • Non-Equity / NO PAY
  • Rehearsals: There will be a few rehearsals commencing in April/May. We anticipate to start regular rehearsal schedule starting in June, typically Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7pm until 10pm. Some weekends (very rare) may be scheduled.
  • WE ARE LOOKING FOR ALL ETHNICITIES and multiple Age Range. Although the show is of Asian theme, the Asian roles are only about 1/3 of the whole cast.

Show Dates:
September 9-25, 2016

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ANYTHING GOES (BEAUMONT)

PRESENTED BY:  M&M STAGE PRODUCTONS

DIRECTOR: Mike DiIorio  

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Pam Sharples  

CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Murey Ghaffoor

 

The S. S. American is sailing from New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.

AUDITION DATES:

Wed, March 23 & 30 ~ 7pm-10pm

Fri, April 8 ~ 7pm-10pm

Sat. April 9 ~ 12pm-5pm

 

ALL ROLES OPEN

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

The audition will consist of singing, reading and dance.

Bring the audition form and an updated picture and resumé with you

Song must be from the show.

The readings will be from the script.

         NOT ALL WHO AUDITION WILL BE GIVEN A READING. 

For the dance audition 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 for movement.

There will be a tap audition for those who wish to tap in the show.

Extended tap, waltz and Broadway style are featured in the show.   

APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

To schedule an audition time, download audition forms and for additional cast and show info, please visit: auditions@mandmstage.com

 

 

PRINCIPAL ROLES

Reno Sweeney: (Lead, Mezzo/Belt) Evangelist turned nightclub singer; brassy; quick comic timing; must dance well. Tap a plus. (mid-twenties-30s)

Billy Crocker: (Lead, Baritone) Charming, energetic, go-getter. Hopeless romantic, great, comic timing, must dance well. Tap a plus. (mid 20s+)

Hope Harcourt: (Mezzo/Lyric) Young NY debutante new to society. Engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh to appease her mother, but has fallen in love with Billy Must dance well. (20s+)

Moonface Martin: (Baritone) Comic lead. Public Enemy #13 who stows away on ship to hide from FBI. Vaudville type with great comic timing. Must move well. Tap a plus. (30+)

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh: (Baritone) Awkard with noble upbringing. Has a scandalous secret and is somewhat naive. A goofball. Should move well. (20s-30s)

Evangeline Harcourt: Hope’s overbearing and crazy mother. Afraid family fortune will dry up. Wants to marry Hope off to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Comedic. Only sings with the chorus. (late 40’s+)

Erma: (Soprano) Unrefined, quirky gangster’s girlfriend who stowed away with Moonface. Comedic and flirtatious (especially with the sailors). Must dance well. (20s -30s)

Elijah Whitney: (A to C) A major player on Wall Street and Billy’s boss. He can’t see a thing without his glasses and drinks a little too much. Comedic. (late 40’s+) 

The Captain: (Baritone) Not the sharpest tool. Comedic. Sings “Public Enemy Number 1”. (40+)

The Purser: (Tenor) Captain’s right hand man. Keeps ship running smoothly. Must move well. (30s+)

Luke & John: Two Christian converts from China traveling with the Reverend Dobson. They revert to their old vices when the Reverend is removed from the ship. Must dance well. Comedic. (Any age)

ENSEMBLE

Angels: (4 to 6 angels) Reno’s back-up chorus girls. Beautiful, sexy and flirtatious.

Must dance extremely well. Tap a plus. (Any)

Sailors: Ensemble men who must dance well. Some may be used for the quartet. Some need to tap. (Any)

Passengers (Ensemble): (any age) Men, women and children traveling on ship. Should all sing and move well. Those that tap are a plus. There are featured ensemble roles that can be non-singing)    

SHOW DATES:

Friday, 7/29 & 8/5 @ 8pm

Saturday, 7/30 & 8/6 @ 8pm

Sunday, 7/30 & 8/7 @ 2pm

 

 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare 

MCCC’s very own Theatre Company is holding open auditions for their April production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at the Kelsey Theatre, on the campus at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ. All roles are open and we pride ourselves on casting for talent and not seniority.  


Performance dates are April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10.  Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoon performances are at 2:00pm. 

ABOUT THE PLAY & OUR PRODUCTION: 

Four hopelessly young lovers run off to the enchanted woods after a fight with one of their parents. The young lovers get caught in the crossfire between the King and Queen of the Faeries. This funny, sexy, goofy comedy is full of action: mistaken identity, love potions, mayhem, mystical creatures, ass-headed weavers and nature gone mad.  In this production we meld the world of dance and Shakespeare by setting the action in India during the 1920s. This reinvention of this timeless love story blends jazz, Sanskrit Theater and poetry making for one wonderful, magical midsummer night’s dream.

PRODUCTION STAFF: 
Company: MCCC’s Academic Theatre Company
Producers: M. Kitty Getlik & Jody Gazenbeek-Person 
Director: Lou J Stalsworth 
Stage Managers: Nicole Schulnick 
Set & Costume Design: Kate Pinner

Lighting & Sound Design: Robert Terrano 

AUDITION DATES: 

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:00-10:30 PM 

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:00-9:30 PM (Auditions and Callbacks)

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS: 

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis. To sign up for an audition appointment, add your name to the sign-up sheet using a PC or labtop, unfortunately tablets and mobile devices don't work easily with this GoogleDoc (link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oxRcNUZFG8yZvwz14Qg-ivSACA_qWFOtecJloIC49I4/edit?usp=sharing). Auditions will be held in the Communications (CM) building in room CM122, adjacent to Kelsey Theatre. For maps and directions, please visit www.kelseytheatre.net<http://www.kelseytheatre.net/

Questions or comments can be emailed to gazenbej@mccc.edu

ABOUT THE AUDITIONS: 

We request that everyone prepares a monologue lasting up to two minutes in length from one of Shakespeare’s comedies.  On the day of your audition, you will also do a dance audition, so please wear clothing you can move in. The choreographer will teach you a short dance combination.  Not every roles dances in the play, but we want to see how people move. 

ABOUT REHEARSALS: 

Rehearsals start February 1, 2016.  We rehearse three nights a week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm to roughly 11pm.  More rehearsal days are scheduled in the two weeks before opening. Please let us know about ALL potential conflicts between February 1 to April 1, 2016 at the auditions.  You will be given a form to fill out concerning you conflicts at the audition; please be sure to bring your calendar. 

ROLES: 

**No roles are precast.** 

The Athenians

Theseus – Duke of Athens

Hippolyta – Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus

Philostrate – Master of the Revels

Egeus – father of Hermia, wants her to marry Demetrius

Hermia – daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander

Helena – in love with Demetrius

Lysander – in love with Hermia at first but later loves Helena and then goes back to love Hermia

Demetrius – in love with Hermia at first and then loves Helena at the end

Spirits 1 & 2 (speak only to Puck and Oberon)

 

The Fairies

Oberon – Titania's husband and King of the Fairies

Titania – Oberon's wife and Queen of the Fairies

Robin Goodfellow/Puck – servant to Oberon

Peaseblossom  – fairy servant to Titania

Cobweb  – fairy servant to Titania

Moth  – fairy servant to Titania

Mustardseed  – fairy servant to Titania

 

The Mechanicals (an acting troupe)

Peter Quince – carpenter, leads the troupe and plays Prologue

Nick Bottom – weaver, plays Pyramus

Francis Flute – bellows-mender, plays Thisbe

Robin Starveling – tailor, plays Moonshine

Tom Snout – tinker, plays Wall

Snug – joiner, plays Lion

Other Roles

Dancing Ensemble - Various courtiers and fairies 

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