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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.

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

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Maurer Productions OnStage, Inc. 

Jake’s Women by Neil Simon

Play - Comedy.

 

Non-Union; Non-Paid

 

Audition Dates

Saturday, July 9th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday, July 10th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Performance Dates/Location:

September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm October 2, 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus

 

Company:

Maurer Productions OnStage Inc.

Director: Diana Gilman Maurer

Producers: John M. Maurer & Diana Gilman Maurer Lighting : Kitty Getlik Sound Design: Judi Parrish Set Design: Jeff Cantor Costume Design: Anthony Remer

 

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 America's premier comic playwright who makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The comedic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident; his daughter who is recalled as a child and as a young woman; his boisterous and bossy sister; an opinionated analyst; his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man; and a prospective third wife.

 

CHARACTERS (1 M – 7 F) (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN) ages listed are just a guideline.

 

Jake: Male - early 50’s - Successful writer. Not so successful with women.

 

Karen: Female – mid-to-late 40’s - Jake’s sister

 

Maggie: Female – late 30’s - Jake’s second wife

 

Julie: Female – early 20’s - Jake’s first wife

 

Sheila: Female early 30’s - Jake’s date

 

Young Molly: Female – 12 - Jake’s young daughter

 

Adult Molly: Female – 21 - Jake’s not-as- young daughter

 

Edith: Female – between 30 & 60 - Jake’s therapist

 

 

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.

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 Pierrot Productions presents...

Billy Elliot

(through special arrangement with Music Theatre International)

 

Production Staff

Director: Kat Ross Kline

Music Director: Peter de Mets

Stage Manager: Jaci D'Ulisse

 

Audition Dates

Children Auditions

Wednesday, July 13th, 7-10pm

Saturday, July 16th, 11am-4pm

Sunday, July 17th, 12-5pm

Children Call Backs

Monday, July 25th, 7-1opm*

Wednesday, July 27th, 7-10pm

 

CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 8 YEARS OLD BY THEIR AUDITION DAY, NO EXCEPTIONS (please also note height restrictions under each children's character breakdown)

 

Adult Auditions

Monday, August 8th, 7-10pm

Wednesday, August 19th, 7-10pm

Sunday, August 14th, 1-4pm, 6-10pm

 

Adult Call Backs

TBA

 

Auditions will take place in the Communications Building on the Mercer County Community College campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550 *Monday, July 25th call backs will take place at Downstage Center Dance Studio, Lincoln Point Shopping Center, 830West Trenton Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067

 

Audition Details and Requirements

 

-          32 bars in the style of the show with sheet music in the appropriate key - an accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella singing or CDs/iPods will be permitted.

 

-          Cold readings from the script are possible

 

-          Be prepared to dance and bring appropriate footwear

 

-          Provide a current resume and a headshot if available

 

-          List of all known conflicts between September 6th and January 15th  (rehearsals are built around actors' schedules and consideration is taken for the holidays)

 

-          Please sign up for an audition using Sign Up Genius at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C4EACA723A0FF2-billy<http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACA723A0FF2-billy>  . In the event that you do not schedule an audition appointment, you will be seen as availability permits

 

-          Email billyelliotatkelsey@gmail.com<mailto:billyelliotatkelsey@gmail.com> with any questions

 

Light rehearsals to begin mid to late September

 

 

Show Dates

Fridays: December 30th, January 6th & 13th at 8pm

Saturdays: December 31st at 2pm, January 7th & 14th at 8pm

Sundays: January 1st, 8th & 15th at 2pm

 

About the Show

Based on the international smash-hit film of the same name, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience with heart, humor and passion.  Winner of ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and featuring a dynamic score by music legend Elton John, the spectacular display of song and dance only serves to enhance the truly powerful story of self discovery and hope.

 

Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community - and changes his life forever.

Character Breakdown:

BILLY ELLIOT: A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love. Strong dance abilities a must, with an emphasis on tap.

Stage Age: 10-13 years old

Height Limit: 5'4

Vocal Range: E3-C5

 

MRS. WILKINSON: The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance.

Stage Age: 30- 50 years old

Vocal Range: Gb3-Bb5

 

JACKIE ELLIOT: Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.

Stage Age: 35-45 years old

Vocal Range: A2-Eb4

 

TONY: Billy's brother, a lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.

Stage Age: 18 -25 years old

Vocal Range: D3-F4

 

GRANDMA: Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.

Stage Age: 60-75 years old

Vocal Range: F#3-F#4

 

MICHAEL: Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing.

Stage Age: 10-13 years old

Height Limit: 5'4

Vocal Range: A#3-B4

 

DEBBIE WILKINSON: The ballet teacher's daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.

Stage Age: 9 to 12

Height Limit: 5'2

 

BALLET GIRLS (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer, etc): An ensemble of energetic, confident girls of all body types and ethnicities to play the featured dancers in Mrs. Wilkinson's class. Strong dance abilities a must.

Stage Age: 8-14 years old

Height Limit: 5'2

 

JENNY ELLIOT: Billy's mother. Although she died two years previously, she appears to Billy in dreams multiple times during the show.

Stage Age: 30-40 years old

 

MR. BRAITHWAITE: The piano accompanist and overall "right hand man" to Mrs. Wilkinson at the dance school.

 

GEORGE: A miner who is also the town's boxing coach and the emcee at the annual Christmas party.

 

ADULT BILLY: Very strong, classically trained ballet dancer.

Stage Age: 20-25 years old

 

MULTIPLE ENSEMBLE ROLES include Miners, Police Officers, Royal Ballet School Members, etc. Ensemble members will be used heavily throughout the show and should be strong singers and/or dancers.

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IN THE HEIGHTS

 

The Pennington Players could not be more thrilled to bring the area premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS to Central Jersey, a show written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (the writer and composer of HAMILTON) and Quiara Alegria Hudes.

 

Nominated for 13 Tony Awards and winning 4, including Best Choreography, Best Score, Best Orchestrations, and the Best Musical of 2008, IN THE HEIGHTS also won the Grammy for the Cast album and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

 

Thank you for auditioning. If you have any questions, please email us anytime at ITHPennington@gmail.com.

 

This is a non-union, non-paid production.

 

Show Synopsis

 

This groundbreaking musical is about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. IN THE HEIGHTS is an audience phenomenon and acclaimed critical success with a gripping story, honest characters and incredible music and dance. IN THE HEIGHTS is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of New York’s most vibrant communities; with its universal themes of family, community, change and self-discovery, IN THE HEIGHTS can be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds.

 

Audition Dates

  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9am-3pm
  • Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 2pm-6pm
  • Invited Callbacks: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

 

Production Company & Creative Team

  • Presented by The Pennington Players
  • Produced by Vicki Kaiser & Judi Parrish
  • Directed by Kyrus Keenan Westcott
  • Stage Managed by Vicki Kaiser
  • Music Directed by Mike Gilch
  • Choreographed by Rachel Tovar
  • Lighting Design by Starrika McCloud
  • Set Design by Bryan Schendlinger

 

Performance Dates & Location

  • All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • Performance Dates:
    • Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8pm
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8pm
    • Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2pm
    • Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm
    • Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8pm
    • Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2pm

 

Rehearsal Information

  • The rehearsal schedule will be created after the show is cast. However, you can take note that we will be rehearsing 3-4 nights per week beginning the week of August 22nd. (Weekend rehearsals may take place in the morning/afternoon.)
  • While you may not be called to every rehearsal, please note that this will be an extensive rehearsal process that will require a strong commitment of time and energy.
  • While rehearsals will be scheduled around cast conflicts, we will not be casting anyone with a significant amount of conflicts between August 22nd and October 23rd.

 

How To Sign-up

  • If you are interested in auditioning, please visit http://www.penningtonplayers.org, click on IN THE HEIGHTS, and then click on “Audition”.
  • Audition appointments are required. Walk-ins are welcome, but they will be seen after the scheduled appointments. Please sign-up for an appointment.

 

What You Need for the Audition

  • Please bring your headshot and resume with you to the audition.
  • Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. Please bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist is provided.
  • If you have rap skills and wish to be considered for a character who raps (Usnavi, Benny, Sonny, Graffiti Pete), please prepare a short bit of rapping to be done when your singing audition is complete. (No sheet music required for rap section of audition. Yes, you may rap from the show, or from ‘HAMILTON’.)
  • After everyone in your group sings, there will be a short dance audition. If you are only auditioning to be a Pit Singer, you are not required to dance.

 

What We’re Casting

All roles are open. There are no pre-cast roles. We are casting ALL ETHNICITIES. Once again, we are casting ALL ETHNICITIES.

 

  • Female Characters
    • Nina Rosario - ?Daughter of Kevin & Camila Rosario, freshman at Stanford University. Very bright, sweet, feels that she has let everyone down because she's dropping out of college. High belter (to F5); no required dancing.
    • Vanessa - Usnavi's love interest. Works at the neighborhood hair salon, wants to get out of the barrio, worldly and urban. Must be a strong dancer, high belter (to E5).
    • Camila Rosario - Nina's mom. Co-owner of Rosario's Car & Limosine, determined to keep the family together, stands up to Kevin, she is the glue of the family, straight talker. Spanish speaking a plus. Strong singer-belter (G3-B4). No required dancing.
    • Abuela Claudia - Raised Usnavi and Sonny. Grand-matriarch of the entire community. Spanish speaking a plus. Belter (F#3 to C5). No required dancing.
    • Daniela - Salon owner. Brash. Spanish speaking a plus. Singer-belter. (G3 to C5).
    • Carla - Hairdresser that works at neighborhood salon. Sidekick to Daniela. Ditzy. Spanish speaking a plus.
  • Male Characters
    • Usnavi - Owner of De la Vega's Bodega (corner store). Has a thing for Vanessa, driver of the story. Rapper/singer, high baritone/tenor (to G4). No required dancing.
    • Benny - Works at Rosario's Car & Limousine. Strong actor, dreaming through Nina. Rapper/singer, baritone (to E4). No required dancing.
    • Kevin Rosario - Nina's dad. Co-owner of Rosario's Car & Limousine, strong actor, dreaming through Nina. Singer, baritone (to E4). No required dancing. Spanish speaking a plus.
    • Sonny - Usnavi's younger cousin. Works at bodega, aggressive, charming. Rapper/singer, tenor (to Bb4).
    • Piragua Guy - Neighborhood ice man. Tenor with extensive singing (must have sustainable A4). Cameo role. Age not defined. Spanish speaking a plus. Dancing not necessarily required.
    • Graffiti Pete - Local graffiti artist. Ghetto talk, must have "swag". STRONG HIP HOP DANCER, rapper/singer. Spanish speaking a plus.
  • Ensemble
    • We are looking for a group of 10-12 balanced M/F dancers and singers between the age of 18-45. MUST BE DANCERS/SINGERS. Will dance in multiple styles - hip hop, latin, ect. Very active ensemble in several LARGE numbers.
  • Pit Singers
    • Looking for 4-8 balanced M/F singers to support the dancers performing on stage. Will sit with the orchestra and sing the show's ensemble sections. ?STRONG SINGERS REQUIRED.

 

How To Sign-up

  • If you are interested in auditioning, please visit http://www.penningtonplayers.org, click on IN THE HEIGHTS, and then click on “Audition”.
  • Audition appointments are required. Walk-ins are welcome, but they will be seen after the scheduled appointments. Please sign-up for an appointment.

 

 

 

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