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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

Sign up to receive audition notification via Email -
http://kronos.mccc.edu/mailman/listinfo/kelsey-auditions

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LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig

 

Company: Maurer Productions OnStage Inc.

Director: John M. Maurer

Stage Manager: Diana Maurer

Producers: John M. Maurer & Diana Gilman Maurer

Audition Dates:

Saturday, November15th (12:00pm to 5:00pm)

Sunday, November 16th (12:00pm to 5:00pm)

 

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:

It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, is to perform his greatest role, Otello. Henry Saunders, the opera’s executive director, has high hopes that Merelli’s performance will put Cleveland on the operatic map. However, when Merelli arrives late it becomes painfully clear that Tito is in shaky shape to perform. He is suffering from a terrible stomachache and is at odds with his wife over his preoccupation with women. Henry’s assistant Max try’s to help out by secretly giving Merelli some tranquilizers, not knowing that Merelli has already taken a double dose.

 

Dazed after ingesting a triple dose of tranquilizers, which he has unwittingly mixed with a large amount of Chianti, Merelli passes out. Max, finding Tito unconscious, gripping his wife’s “Dear John” letter, mistakes if for a suicide note and believes Tito has killed himself.

From here on, the play unfolds into a riotous and unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and renewed love! A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave you teary-eyed with laughter.

 

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

Max: Male - Mid-30s

Max is the assistant to Mr. Saunders, head of the Cleveland Opera Company. He is in charge of babysitting Tito Merelli, a great opera singer who is engaged to perform for the opera this evening. Max must make sure Tito gets to the concert. A bit of a nerd, an opera lover, and a trained opera singer, Max wishes he had more courage and more confidence. He is in love with Maggie. Max must be able to sing (or fake it well) as a talented operatic tenor.

Maggie: Female - Late 20's

Pretty and quirky, Maggie is the daughter of Saunders and a music lover. Besotted with Tito and dreams of a great romantic fling before she settles down, she is, for now, refusing to marry Max.

Saunders: Male - Mid 50's

Authoritarian, excitable. Head of the Cleveland Opera Company. Worried that things will go wrong – and doesn't handle it too well when everything does. He is an uptight man with a short fuse, and mostly takes out on Max.

Tito Merelli: Male - Mid 40's

World class Italian opera singer (think Pavorotti) with an appetite for wine, women, and women. Oh and yes, song. Tito speaks with a thick Italian accent and must believably sing as a world class operatic tenor.

Maria (Tito's Wife): Female - 39-ish

Maria is a beautiful, but moody and hot-blooded Italian woman who is married to Tito. Sophia Loren type. Maria is extremely jealous of Tito's philandering and she is ready to call it quits. Maria speaks in a thick Italian accent.

Julia: Female - Mid 50

Society matron. President of the Opera Guild. Desperate to hobnob with Tito.

Diana: Female - Mid 30's

Very sexy soprano who wants to use Tito to further her career aspirations. She's willing to do anything (Yes Anything) for the favor. (Does not need to sing)

Bellhop: Male - Late 20's

Italian-speaking, opera-singing, hardworking, all-knowing bellhop who is desperate to get a picture with Tito. Must be able to sing (or fake it well) as a wannabe opera star.

 

Performance Dates:

Friday, February 20th & 27th, 2015 at 8pm

Saturday, February 21st & 28th, 2015 at 8pm

Sunday, February 22nd & March 1st, 2015 at 2pm

 

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

By Tennessee Williams

Produced by Theater To Go  & Pierrot Productions

Directed by Ruth Markoe

 

By Appointment 

? Sunday November 16, 2014 (7-10 pm) 

? Monday, November 17 2013, (7-10 pm)

  

PREPARE: 

*        1-3 minute contemporary dramatic monologue from any stage work

Be prepared for readings as assigned by the director 

*        Familiarity with the play is advised

  

REHEARSALS  will begin after Thanksgiving   2-3 weekday evenings and one weekend day ( adjusting for holidays)

THE STORY: 1955 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Tennessee Williams’ heart-wrenching drama examines the web of deceit holding a wealthy Southern family together while threatening to tear them apart. Over the course of one sultry Mississippi night, the characters’ gentility disappears as accusations of greed, sexual desire, and dishonesty -- long repressed -- come to the fore. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play (Williams’ self-proclaimed favorite) forces the audience and characters alike to determine what is truth, what is a lie, and which lies have become the truth.

 

CAST BREAKDOWN 

*        MARGARET known as “Maggie the cat,” wife of Brick, about 28+ 

*        BRICK husband of Maggie, once an outstanding athlete, youngest son of Big Daddy and Big Mama; about 28+

*        MAE  sometimes called ‘sister woman’ wife of Gooper, about 30-40

*        GOOPER Brick’s older brother, sometimes called “Brother man,” a lawyer, about 38-41

*        BIG MAMA loud, brash, anxious, about 60-65

*        BIG DADDY conflicted, blunt, desires to regain his control after a long sickness, 65

*        REVEREND TOOKER the family’s Parish Pastor, 45+

*        DOC BAUGH the family doctor, 45+

*        LACEY & SOOKIE a male and female servant, (African American or Latino)

*        2 CHILDREN children of Gooper and Mae, age range 9-12

  

APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

 *        Contact Pierrot Productions          pierrotatkelsey@gmail.com<mailto:pierrotatkelsey@gmail.com>

 

PERFORMANCES: 

*        Feb 6 & 7        8:00 PM 

*        Feb 8                2:00 PM 

*        Feb 14 & 15    8:00 PM

*        Feb 16             2:00 PM

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Cats'

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S.Eliot
Text by Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe after T.S Eliot

Produced by Playful Theatre Productions

Producers Suzanne Smith and Hilary Leboff

Direction and Choreography by Dani Tucci-Juraga

Musical Direction by Laurie Gougher

Stage Management by Ruth Kresge and Nancy Scharf.

AUDITION DATES/LOCATION:

December 4, 2014 7:30pm 

December 7, 2014 2:00pm

 

December 6, 2014 1:00pm (Pit Singers Only, no dancing required)


Callbacks, as required, are tentatively scheduled for December 7, 6:00pm

 
APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:
Call 267-987-4113 or e-mail ptpauditions@gmail.com.
Audition appointments are very strongly recommended

AUDITION PREPARATION
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Be warmed and ready to dance.

Wear tight fit dance clothes and jazz shoes or sneakers.

Tap shoes a plus. 

 

Auditioners are asked to prepare one complete song in the style of the show and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.

 

Bring picture and resume if possible.

 
ABOUT REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals begin lightly in December and then pick up in January.  Dance rehearsals will be on Saturdays 1-5pm and Sunday 6-9:30pm at Downstage Center Dance Studio in Morrisville, Pa.  Vocal rehearsals will be one-two nights per week, at MCCC Communications Building and/or Downstage Center. 
 

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

 

We are seeking a total of approximately 20 actors, though cast size and planned doubling will be flexible based on audition results.  In general, adult actors (age 16+) of any age will be considered for all of the principal roles. 


Grizabella: (female)  the former Glamour cat; now an outcast; sings "Memory"; big voice. Belt High Eb Moves. Limited dance.

Old Deuteronomy:  (male) the beloved, old patriarch of the Jellicle cats; big, commanding voice. High G#. Limited dance.

Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger:  (male) actor doubles as Bustopher in Act I and Gus the theatre cat who becomes Growltiger in the Opera. Operatic voice with High Bb. Limited dance.

Jellylorum/Griddlebone:  (female) operatic storyteller with High ‘C’; comedic skills helpful; decent dancer.

Mr. Mistoffelees:  (male) spectacular dancer; magical; usually small; light singer.

Rum Tum Tugger:  (male) funky, sexy, fun tomcat; Elvis-meets-Mick Jagger; charismatic dancer and singer.

Munkustrap:  (male) tribe leader, manly, protector; main narrator. Strong dancer/singer to High G.

Gumbie/Jennyanydots:  (female) Tapper with personality; strong soprano. High C a plus.

Bombalurina:  (female) sexy, leader; sings "Macavity"; strong singer/dancer.

Demeter:  (female) sexy, quirky, skittish; also sings "Macavity"; strong singer /dancer.

Skimbleshanks:  (male) fussy, precise, charming; the Railway cat. Strong singer/ dancer.

Mungojerrie:  (male) mischievous acrobat; young adult cat; good singer and dancer. Usually "Ghengis" in Siamese section.

Rumpleteazer:  (female) Mungojerrie’s partner in crime; similar size to Mungo, acrobatic; good singer and dancer.

Plato/Macavity:  (male) beautiful, athletic dancer with ballet; light singer; fight choreography.

Alanzo/Rumpus Cat: (male) athletic dancer with ballet; light to decent singer; also fight choreography.

Silabub:  (female, sometimes called Jamima) sweet, pretty kitten; clear, young solo voice; sings "Memory" with Griz; strong dancer.

Victoria:  (female) usually the White Cat; solo ballerina kitten; light singer.

Cassandra:  (female) usually the Siamese Cat; sinewy, elegant, mysterious dancer; light singer.

Tumblebrutus:  (male) athletic, acrobatic, featured dancer young adult cat; light singer.

Pouncival: (male) young kitten; usually covers Mistoffelees; strong dance, decent singer.

Coricopat:  (male) young male twin kitten

Tantomile:  (female) young female twin kitten

Carbucketty:  (male) cameo.  Tenor. 

Pit Singers: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone.  No Dancing Required.

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES/LOCATION:

Friday, Mar. 13 & 27
Saturdays, Mar. 14, 21 & 28 at 8pm, Mar. 21 at 2pm

Sundays, Mar. 15, 22 & 29 at 2pm   

 

The show will be performed at Kelsey Theatre, on campus at Mercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ)

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