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 .
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Save the Date: SPAMALOT Auditions
Saturday, July 13 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 14 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday, July 15 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The 2013 Kelsey Theatre Dance Squad
Auditions to Be Held on June 9 From 12PM-2PM!
West Windsor, NJ (May 17, 2013) – K2KEntertainment and The Kelsey Theatre are proud to announce auditions for The 2013 Kelsey Theatre Dance Squad, headed by popular Mercer County choreographer, Rachel Tovar.
The 2013 Kelsey Theatre Dance Squad will once again be the featured dance troupe of The 2013 Kelsey Theatre Awards, this year taking place on August 10 at 7:00pm inside The Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor, New Jersey. The Kelsey Theatre Awards, which honors community theater professionals for distinguished achievement for productions inside The Kelsey Theatre, has been a community theater event since 2009. The Kelsey Theatre Awards are presented by K2KEntertainment and The Kelsey Theatre.
Last year, the Dance Squad featured some of the most talented dancers in all of New Jersey, bringing down the house with showstopping dance performances from “Dance at the Gym” and “America” from West Side Story, “He Had It Coming” from Chicago, “And I Am Telling You” from Dreamgirls, “Too Darn Hot” from Kiss Me, Kate, and “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray.
This year, in true Kelsey Theatre Awards fashion, we are upping the ante!
Rachel Tovar and the show’s producers are looking for talented male and female dancers to carry The 2013 Kelsey Theatre Awards live ceremony and become members of The 2013 Kelsey Theatre Dance Squad.
AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE
SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH FROM 12PM TO 2PM
MCCC Dance Studio in PE225. (This is on the second floor of the Physical Education Building, directly across the street from The Kelsey Theatre.)
You must be at least 13 years of age on the day of auditions to join the 2013 Dance Squad.
Please arrive for your audition already stretched and warmed up, as there will be no warm up session during the audition. (The audition room will be open to dancers at 11:30am for stretching on your own.) The auditions will feature intense dancing and moving, so please dress appropriately.
Please bring a headshot or a recent photo of you to the audition. (Also, please bring a resume if you have one.)
To sign up for the audition, please fill out the audition form on the official Kelsey Theatre Awards website (http://www.KelseyAwards.weebly.com).
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE AS SLOTS FILL UP VERY FAST. If you do not sign up in advance, we cannot guarantee that you will be seen the day of auditions.
Rehearsals will begin in late-June. There will be approx. 1-3 rehearsals per week. The days of the rehearsals will depend on the Dance Squad’s availability. (PLEASE NOTE: Those with excessive amount of summer conflicts will not be considered.)
There will be a MANDATORY rehearsal on August 10 from 11am-5pm. The show will take place on August 10 at 7:00pm.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact us any time at KelseyAwards@gmail.com. And be sure to visit our official website at http://www.KelseyAwards.weebly.com for the Dance Squad Audition Sign-Up Form.
Pennington Players Announce Unique Production Based on
2003 Deaf West Staging of Huck Finn Musical Adaptation
Jennifer Gregg (Producer)
Frank Ferrara (Director)
Shannon Ferrara (Musical Director)
Alison McMullen (Assistant Director)
Rachel Tovar (Choreographer)
Lynn Baskin (Associate Director and Principal ASL Coordinator).
The Pennington Players are excited to announce upcoming auditions for the musical Big River, Roger Miller and William Hauptman’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This production will be based on the 2003 Broadway staging by the Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Deaf West Theatre, and will blend American Sign Language (ASL) with traditional choreography and staging, affording a unique opportunity for deaf and hearing actors to work in collaboration and providing accessibility to a wide range of audiences.
Roles are open for both deaf and hearing actors; the specific available roles and audition requirements are presented below. In total, we are seeking approximately 20 actors (as described below). Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Preliminary auditions for hearing actors will be held on Tuesday, June 25 (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) and Saturday, June 29 (1:30 PM – 4:00 PM).
Preliminary auditions for deaf actors will be held on Thursday, June 27 (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) and Saturday, June 29 (11:00 AM – 1:30 PM).
Callbacks for all roles will be held on Sunday, June 30 (time TBD).
APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:
Audition appointments are very strongly recommended for all actors; to make an audition appointment, e-mail us at: email@example.com. If you are interested in auditioning but unable to attend one of the scheduled audition date, please contact us with your availability and we will attempt to make alternate arrangements.
ROLES FOR HEARING ACTORS
Hearing actors are asked to prepare one complete song. Songs in the style of the show (traditional Broadway mixed with American folk/country; think of Roger Miller, because he wrote it) are helpful but not required. Songs from the show are fine. Please come prepared to dance. All hearing actors will be required to perform some amount of sign interpretation during the show; accordingly, auditioners will also be taught a small amount of sign as a part of the choreography audition.
Mark Twain (male, age around 30 years, tenor): As the narrator, Mark Twain will provide the speaking and singing voice for the principal role of Huck Finn, as well as for multiple other roles throughout the show. Need an excellent actor with a good sense of humor, a strong singing voice (and plenty of endurance), who can transition quickly and effectively among a number of very different characters. No dancing required for this role, but the ability to play guitar would be a plus.
Jim (male, age 30+, baritone): An escaped slave who becomes Huck’s best friend, Jim has spent his life restraining and hiding powerful emotions. Need an actor with good vocal range who is comfortable learning a large amount of ASL choreography as well. No dancing required for this role.
The Duke (male, age 35+, baritone): A traveling actor and grifter, he is petty, mean, and not particularly bright – but possesses a native cleverness and extraordinary gift for showmanship that keeps him mostly afloat. This actor will also provide the singing and speaking voice for Pap, Huck’s dangerously unhinged and alcoholic father.
Tom Sawyer (male, age 15-20, tenor): Huck’s boyhood friend, he is impulsive and believes himself to be a great rebel, though in reality he is a good deal more conventional than Huck. Need an energetic actor who moves well.
Mary Jane Wilkes (female, age 18-24, mezzo-soprano with strong medium belt): A young and innocent heiress, wide-eyed and good-hearted; in Huck’s eyes she represents everything that is good and worth protecting.
The Widow Douglas (female, age 40+, mezzo-soprano): Huck’s adopted caretaker, she is regular and decent in all her ways; she is kind enough but may possibly be going a bit mad as she ages.
Alice’s Daughter (female, age 20+, belter): A maid, mostly quiet and devoted to her mother. Sings two gospel-style solos.
Ensemble (male & female, ages 15+): In addition to the roles described above, we are seeking approximately four additional actors to play a number of smaller roles throughout the show, including members of Tom Sawyer’s gang, townsfolk, the singing/speaking voice for the King (see below), Sheriff Bell, Judge Thatcher, and others.
ROLES FOR DEAF ACTORS
Deaf actors are asked to prepare a short (2-3 minute) story (traditional folk stories, fairy tales, and fables are a good place to start), and to be prepared to present this in sign language. In addition, a brief choreography combination will be taught at the preliminary audition.
Huck Finn (male, reads 15-20 years of age): The hero of our story, Huck is earnest, eager, emotional, and stubborn. He is uneducated but not ignorant or disinterested; in fact, learning about the world around him is his greatest passion. Need an extremely expressive actor capable of covering a very wide range of emotion.
The King (male, 35+): A traveling con artist and grafter, he is a thoroughly disgusting specimen – unkempt, undignified, and none too bright. He is fairly adaptable, though, and can have moments of brilliance from time to time.
Pap (male, 50+): Huck’s father, Pap is a certified madman: ignorant, paranoid, and prone to fits of violence exacerbated by a nearly constant state of drunkenness.
Miss Watson (female, age 40+): Along with the Widow Douglas, Miss Watson helps care for Huck Finn in his adopted hometown of St. Petersburg. She is tall, reedy, and severe; she misplaced her sense of humor decades ago and has little interest in locating it now.
Ensemble (male & female, ages 15+): In addition to the roles described above, we are seeking approximately four additional actors to play a number of smaller roles throughout the show, including members of Tom Sawyer’s gang, townsfolk, an ASL stand-in for Mary Jane Wilkes (see above), Alice, and others.
Dates of Show:
October 4-6 and 11-13
Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 PM
Sunday performances at 2:00 PM
“A F L E A I N H E R E A R”
By: Georges Feydeau
Adaptation: David Ives
PRESENTED BY: YARDLEY PLAYERS
DIRECTED BY: MIKE DIIORIO
AUDITIONS: Sat., June 29 & Sun., June 30 (1:00-5:00)
No roles are pre-cast and no monologue is required.
Readings will be from the script, provided at the audition.
Please bring an updated picture and resumé.
Audition sheets are available at www.yardleyplayers.com
CALL 215-968-1904 FOR AN AUDITION TIME AND DATE
REHEARSALS BEGIN JULY 23
Set in 1920’s Paris, this riotous, broad comedy is complete with marital mix-ups, secret rendezvous, physical humor, sight gags and split second timing. Suspicious spouses, a perfumed love letter, a jealous husband with a pistol, mistaken identities, a well-meaning nephew with a speech impediment, a dim-witted, drunken bellboy, the naughty and notorious Frisky Puss Hotel, slamming doors and a revolving bed, and you have the perfect setting for hijinks, slapstick and confusion. Classic Feydeau.
C H A R A C T E R L I S T
VICTOR CHANDEBISE (30-50) Upper class with little sense of humor. Stiff. Has business savvy. Suspected by wife of having an affair. Actor also plays POCHE, a dim-witted, uneducated drunken bellboy at Frisky Puss Hotel.
RAYMONDE CHANDEBISE (25-45) Victor’s wife. Elegant, charming, and insecure. Flirtatious to Tournel. Doubts her husband’s fidelity, and decides to take matters into her own hands, with her friend’s help.
CAMILLE CHANDEBISE (20-30) Victor’s nephew. Has a cleft pallet preventing him from pronouncing consonants. Good-hearted. Sexually active. Having affair with Antoinette, the maid. A regular at the Frisky Puss Hotel.
DR. FINACHE (45-55) Medical officer of Victor’s company and confidant. Rogue. Lecherous. Frisky Puss regular.
ROMAIN TOURNEL (35-45) A trusted friend of Victor. Bachelor. Gigolo. No morals. Is infatuated with Raymonde.
LUCIENNE HOMINIDES DE HISTANGUA (25-45) Raymonde’s dearest friend. Conniving. Witty. Married to the fiery and jealous Carlos De Histuagua. (Spanish a plus, but not necessary.)
CARLOS HOMINIDES DE HISTANGUA (40-55) Husband of Lucienne and potential client of Victor. A fiery, jealous, macho Spaniard. Carries a pistol, just in case it’s needed. Thick Spanish accent. (Spanish a plus, but not necessary.)
ANTOINETTE (22-30) Chandibise’s maid. Married to Etienne but is having an affair with Camille. Sly, pert, flirtatious.
ETIENNE (30-40) Chandebise’s valet. Arrogant. Self-important. Married to Antoinette.
FERRALLION (45-60) Proprietor of the Frisky Puss. Former military, he runs his hotel with precision and discipline. Tall. Not very tolerant towards people. (John Cleese type)
OLYMPIA (40-50) Wife of Feraillon and co-owner of Frisky Puss. Former courtesan. Flirty with customers. (Old habits die hard.)
EUGENIE (20-35) Hotel chambermaid. Independent. Not happy with job or her boss (Ferraillon).
BAPTISTE (60-70) Feraillon’s uncle. He serves hotel “decoy” to ensure privacy of the hotel patrons.
RUGBY (any age) An English guest at French hotel. Stood up on numerous occasions. Doesn’t understand French. Easily angered.
Fri, 9/20 & 27, Sat, 9/21 & 28 (8:00), Sun, 9/22 & 29 (2:00), 2013