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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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*****AUDITION NOTICE*****

 

The Fantasticks

A PinnWorth Production

Directed by LouJ Stalsworth

Choreography by Koren Zander

Music direction by Michael Bond

Set design by Jim Petro

Costume design by Kate Pinner

AUDITION DATES:

     July 6 and July 7

     NEW ADDED DATE -- July 13th

Auditions are set in 2 Sessions

     7:00 to 8:30pm --- 8:30 to 10:00 pm

 

Callbacks

July 14 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Flexible summer rehearsals ~ No weekends.

PREPARE: 

16 to 32 bars of music that best suits your voice.

2-3 minute monologue ~ not from the show ~ that reflects the character for which you are auditioning.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact

 thefantasticks_kelseytheatre@yahoo.com

Facebook: PinnWorth's "The Fantasticks"

Let us know which day and which session works best for you.

SHOW DATES:

Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 at Kelsey Theatre, MCCC

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Around the World in 80 Days  

By Mark Brown

Play - Adventure - Comedy.

 

Audition Dates 

Saturday, July 18th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Sunday, July 19th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

 

Location :

Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus

Company: 

Maurer Productions OnStage Inc. 

Director: John M. Maurer 

Stage Manager: Diana Maurer 

Producers: John M. Maurer & Diana Gilman Maurer

 

To Sign Up:

Go to http://www.mponstage.com/CastMe/ to get all the audition info and sign up for an audition slot. 

If you have questions please call 609-882-2292.

 

Synopsis:

The Award-winning production team of MPOnStage brings you a Comedy/Adventure for the whole family. Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashed slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race!

Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. 

Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 40 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the greatest adventures of all time. 

 

 

CHARACTERS (4 M – 1 F) (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN) ages listed are just a guideline.

Each actor plays multiple roles with accents. Fast paced and action packed.

 

Actor 1: Male – 20’s – 50’s 

Gauthier Ralph – Member of the Reform Club

British Consul – British Consul in Suez France 

Director of Police – Bombay Police

Priest – High priest of an Indian Temple 

Sir Francis – Passenger on train

Judge Obadiah – British court in Calcutta 

Chinese Broker – Giver of information

Ship Clerk – from the steam ship Carnatic 

Bunsby – Captain of the tankadere 

Proctor – Colonel Proctor, an American of little thought and much action 

Engineer – American train engineer 

Mudge – a mysterious hermit with a sledge. 

Clerk – New York harbor steamship clerk

Speedy – Captain of the Steamship Henrietta

Ship Engineer – Engineer of the Henrietta 

Train Clerk – London Train 

 

Actor 2: Male – 20’s – 50’s 

 

Andrew Stuart – Member of the Reform Club

Detective Fix – British detective on Fogg’s trail. Not as smart as he thinks he is.

Priest – High priest of an Indian Temple 

Indian Conductor – Train for Calcutta

Elephant Owner- Training his elephant for war

Young Parsi – Elephant guide to Allahabad

Oysterpuff – British officer in Calcutta 

U.S. Conductor – on train going through the west. 

Reverend Wilson's Servant - (a woman)

 

 

Actor 3: Male – 20’s – 30’s

 

Passepartout - Ex French circus performer and recently hired manservant of Phileas Fogg

John Sullivan - Member of the Reform Club

 

 

Actor 4: Female - Mid 20's – 30’s

 

James Forster - Fogg’s first servant

Newspaperboy – Corner Paperboy

Priest – High priest of an Indian Temple

Aouda – woman rescued from death and traveling with Fogg

 

 

Actor 5: Male 30’s – 40’s 

 

Phileas Fogg – A man of singular habits who lives by a rigid schedule. "Mr. Fogg rises at exactly eight in the morning, tea and toast at twenty-three minutes past eight, shaving water at thirty­ seven minutes past nine, attends the Reform Club at eleven­ thirty and retires precisely at midnight."

 

 

Go to http://www.mponstage.com/CastMe/ to get all the audition info and sign up for an audition slot. 

 

If you have questions please call 609 882-2292.

Performance Dates :

October 9, 10, 16, 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm 

October 11, 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm 

Possible Daytime Performance 10/12 or 10/16 @ 10:00 am

 

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Violet – The Musical

by Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori

The Pennington Players

August 19 & 22, 2015

 

 

About the Audition

 

Preliminary auditions will be held on Wednesday evening, August 19 (7:00PM – 10:00PM) and Saturday, August 22 (11:00AM – 4:00PM); callbacks, as required, are tentatively scheduled for August 26 and/or 29. Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre; for maps and directions, please visit www.kelseyatmccc.org. In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are very strongly recommended.  To make an appointment, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4dafa72ca4ff2-violet (recommended) or call 609-737-PLAY.

 

Auditioners are asked to prepare one complete song from musical theatre, and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.  No dancing will be required at the initial audition. 

 

All roles are open. A summary of available roles is provided below.

 

Violet will be produced by the Pennington Players (producer Jennifer Gregg), with direction by Frank Ferrara, musical direction by Shannon Ferrara and Michael Gilch, choreography by Nicole Farina-Machin, and stage management by Vianna Fagel.  Rehearsals are expected to begin in early September, and run 3-4 times per week until the show’s opening at the beginning of November.

 

About the Roles

 

A total of 11 actors (5 female, 6 male) are sought.  In general, adult actors (age 16+) of any age will be considered; however, younger female actors will be considered for the role of Young Vi (please see below).  The cast does not include a traditional ensemble; the small group of non-principal actors will play a very large number of key roles, as described in the outline below. 

 

Violet (female, mezzo soprano with very strong high belt): The protagonist, she carries a scar from a childhood injury; the degree of her deformity is uncertain to us but it is certainly drastic to Violet.  She is 25 years old but a life of worry has left her looking older and wearier.  Cynical but not yet bitter, reserved but not yet withdrawn, Violet is an observer and a chronicler; she hasn’t yet given up the hope that she might get to participate in the world at some point… but it’s flickering.  Need an outstanding singer and actor with wide vocal range and considerable physical and vocal stamina; Violet does not leave the stage for the run time of the show.  Southern accent (North Carolina) required.

 

Grady “Flick” Fliggins (male, tenor): An African-American U.S. Army Sergeant in his late 20s.  He is black man traveling through the American South in the early 1960s, with all that implies about his life and experiences.  Flick is stable, direct, easy-going, and perceptive.  He has a “seize the day” philosophy that he only sometimes actually puts into practice.  Dynamic singer needed. 

 

Monty Harrill (male, baritone): A white Army paratrooper in his early 20s, Monty is brash, arrogant, impulsive, immature, and loud – but he is an essentially good and decent person, which makes the overall package charming rather than repellent.  Need a charismatic and energetic performer with a strong high baritone sound.

 

Young Vi (female, belter): Violet as she was at age 13, forever frozen in time at the moment of her injury.  She is inquisitive and aggressive, and utterly unintimidated by anything or anyone.

 

Father (male, baritone): Violet’s father, a widower in his late 30s.  He is a plain man who achieved and then lost his plain dreams, leaving him constantly a little sad and a little anxious.  He is uneducated but not ignorant, and strongly convinced of the value of education.

 

The Old Lady / Hotel Singer / Others (female, mezzo soprano): As the Old Lady, a woman in her sixties, who serves as a sort of guardian angel and Greek chorus for Violet as she travels.  Sharp-witted and quintessentially Southern.  Also plays a much younger dissolute hotel singer of questionable virtue; need a very versatile performer with a wide vocal range who can hold harmony.

 

Mabel / Music Hall Singer / Others (female, mezzo soprano): Any age – needs a powerful voice for a lengthy Gospel solo, as well as a second jazz solo. 

 

Preacher / Bus Driver / Radio Singer / Others (male, bass-baritone): As the Preacher, he is slick and cynical but not without true faith, a man in his late 30s or beyond.  Also plays multiple other roles.

 

Radio Soloist / Leroy Evans / Waiter / Earl / Others (male, tenor): As the radio soloist, a Country singer with a gentle sound; any age.  Also plays multiple other roles.

 

Virgil / Radio Singer / Bus Driver / Others (male, baritone): As Virgil, plays the Preacher’s neurotic and overwhelmed stage manager; in his mid-to-late 20s or early 30s.  Also plays multiple other roles.

 

Landlady / Gospel Soloist / Others (female, soprano): As the Landlady, an African-American woman in her 30s or 40s, jaded and sharp.  Also plays multiple other roles.

PERFORMANCE DATES & LOCATION:

November 6-8 and 13-15

Friday and Saturday night performances at 8:00PM

Sunday afternoon performances at 2:00PM

At the Kelsey Theatre, on campus at Mercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ),

 

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