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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.

KELSEY THEATRE AUDITION HOTLINE - (609) 570-3582

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http://kronos.mccc.edu/mailman/listinfo/kelsey-auditions

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THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG

The Pierrot Productions organization is happy to announce auditions for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG on Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, starting at 12:00 Noon, and Tuesday, March 10, starting at 7:00 PM.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a musical based on the real-life relationship of composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager. In the show, Vernon Gersch, winner of three Emmy Awards and one Academy Award for his music compositions, agrees to partner with young lyricist, Sonia Walsk. Even though Sonia already has a boyfriend, she and Vernon soon fall in love.

 

The show will be directed by Pete LaBriola of Pennington, with musical direction by Pam Sharples of East Windsor and Lou Woodruff of Washington Crossing.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES:

This light, comically romantic musical will be presented at Mercer County College's Kelsey Theatre on Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30, Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, May 31, and Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 PM.

 

AUDITION DATES/TIMES:

          Saturday, March 7, starting at 12:00 Noon

          Sunday, March 8, starting at 12:00 Noon

          Tuesday, March 10, starting at 7:00 PM at Mercer County College - Room to be Posted

 

Cast & character ages:

     Sonia Walsk - a neurotic lyricist (based on Carol Bayer Sager) - late 30s-40s

     Vernon Gersh - a neurotic composer (based on Marvin Hamlisch) - late 30s-40s

     Sonia's Alter Egos/Ensemble (3) - adult ages open

     Vernon's Alter Egos/Ensemble (3) - adult ages open

 

PREPARE:

Applicants are asked to come prepared with an upbeat song from any compatible musical theater work, and a 1 - 3 minute contemporary comic monologue. Remember, this is a goofy comedy about some very stereotypical characters, so choose accordingly.

Light choreography will be assigned as needed, probably at a callback session.

 

QUESTIONS & APPOINTMENTS:

For any questions or to make audition appointments, please email to pierrotatkelsey@gmail.com 

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P R E S E N T E D   B Y : M  &  M    S  T  A  G  E    P  R  O  D  U  C  T  I  O  N  S      

DIRECTOR: Mike DiIorio

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Pam Sharples

CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Murey Ghaffoor  

All roles are open and readings will be from the script. Bring an updated picture and resumé.

 

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

 

AUDITION DATES:

Friday, May 1(7-10) & Saturday, May 2(1:00-5:00)

Mercer County Community College,

CM BLDG (BEHIND KELSEY THEATRE) 1200 OLD TRENTON RD, W. WINDSOR, N.J. 08550

 

SHOW DATES:

Friday, 7/10 & 17 @ 8PM Saturday, 7/11 & 7/18 @ 8 Sunday, 7/12 & 19 @ 2

KELSEY THEATRE

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

All that are auditioning will sing a song from the show and will be taught some choreography so please wear comfortable clothes for movement.  Not everyone will be given a reading.      

SYNOPSIS: Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown.  From Times Square to the cafés of Havana, Cuba, and even the sewers of New York City, everyone ends up right where they belong.   

CHARACTER LIST WITH AUDITION SONG

Sky Masterson: Male.(Baritone B to Eb). 26 – 45. (LEAD)  AUDITION SONG: “Never Been In Love”  Charismatic,charming & aloof. Commands respect and attention, especially the ladies. 

Sarah Brown: Female. (Soprano to High A). 18 – 35. (LEAD) SONG: “I’ll Know” 

Too buttoned-up for her own good. Has genuine passion for her calling until one man, Sky, re-directs that passion. 

Nathan Detroit: Male. (Baritone to High F). 30 – 50. (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Sue Me”

Crap game organizer. Lovable rogue always looking for the big break he never seems to get. His heart is torn between gambling and the woman he loves.

Adelaide: Female. (Mezzo to A). 30s to 40s. (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Adelaide’s Lament” 

Strong comic actress with dancing ability. Spends the whole show with symptoms of a cold. Adores Nathan, but is driven crazy by his antics with the gambling ring and having been engaged to him for 15 years.

Nicely Nicely Johnson: Male. (Tenor to high B flat).  25 to 50. (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Rocking the Boat”

Best pal of Nathan Detroit. Boundless enthusiasm and appetite. Comic, cheerful and likeable.

Benny Southstreet: Male. Baritone. 25 – 55 (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Guys and Dolls”

Nicely’s pal. Upbeat, nervy. More of a novice as a gangster and further down the pecking order. Characterful.

Arvide Abernathy: Male. Baritone 60 – 90 (SUPPORTING) SONG: “More I Cannot Wish You”

Sarah’s grandfather and significant member of the mission. Wise, warm and caring.

Harry the Horse: Male. Side kick and mouthpiece to Big Jule. Is more on the ball and can be a cool customer who is able to stand his ground when necessary. Sings with ensemble but not alone.

Big Jule: Male. 35+. (SPEAKING) Intimidating gangster. A man of few words but much clout. May be cast as a large man, but can be played a diminutive actor as an ironic and comic gesture.

Lt. Brannigan: Male. Non-singing. 35+. Member of the local police force, wise to the gangsters’ exploits and trying to keep them in order. Commands respect from Nathan and the guys.

Rusty Charlie: Male. Baritone  Any age. Sings the trio ‘Fugue for Tinhorns’ with Nicely & Benny. “Guys & Dolls”

General Matilda B. Cartwright: Female mezzo 40 – 65. Regional representative of the Salavation Army. Powerful, matronly, no-nonsense with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor.

Male & female dancers: All ages  SONG: (DOLLS) “Bushel and a Peck” (GUYS) “Luck Be A Lady”

(STRONG DANCERS) Featured female dancers will be required as “Hot Box Girls” and the Havana Sequence and featured male dancers for the Havana Sequence and the Crapshooters Dance in addition to the ensemble.

Large Ensemble: Adults & Children. “Follow The Fold”

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