Kelsey Theatre
spacer
Current Schedule    dot    About Kelsey    dot    Open Auditions    dot    Tomato Patch
spacer
Map & Directions    dot    Production History    dot    Online Tickets
spacer

     OPEN AUDITIONS
spacer

The Kelsey Theatre has 10 different Theatre Companies that use our stage and their needs vary.  Please read ALL audition notices through to see what is required and how to sign up for the audition. 

All auditions for Kelsey Theatre productions will be held on the Mercer County Community College unless stated otherwise in the announcement.  Auditions are usually held in the College's Communications Building please check the Kelsey Theatre sign boards for specific room locations.

If you would like to receive audition notifications via email please fill out the form below. 

TO SEE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED AUDITIONS SCROLL DOWN PAST THE SIGN UP FORM.

SIGN UP FOR KELSEY THEATRE AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS and USHER VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

line

line

YARDLEY PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY

is proud to announce auditions for

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

 

SHOW DATES

NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11

AUDITION DATES:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 from 12-5 P.M.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 from 1-5 P.M.

Callbacks will be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 if needed.

 

PLACE OF AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND PERFORMANCES:

Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, N.J.

We will rehearse on TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. Rehearsals begin SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 at 12 noon.  Not everyone will be required to attend all rehearsals, but everyone who is called for a rehearsal is expected to be there.  No one can miss rehearsals during the last two weeks prior to opening night.  Beginning October 21, we will rehearse Saturdays through Thursdays. Be sure to list all conflicts on your audition form as I do try to work the rehearsal schedule around them whenever possible.  However, conflicts should be kept to a minimum to produce a great performance.

 

ALL AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please contact MARGE SWIDER AT 215-968-1904 to set up an audition appointment.  

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare a song from the show or in the style of the show and be ready to participate in a group dance audition, as well as readings from the script. Please download the audition form found on our website:  yardleyplayers.com and bring it to auditions with you along with a recent picture and resume.

 

LIST OF CHARACTERS:

  

BELLE-Ages 20-25  Lead female, strong singer and actress, vibrant, fun-loving, optimistic.

     Vocal range F5-E3 Song: Is This Home KEY OF G

 

BEAST/PRINCE -Ages 30-40 Lead male, strong singer and actor, hot tempered, but warm hearted. 

    Vocal range F4-A2 Song: If I Can’t Love Her KEY OF C

 

GASTON-Ages 30-40 Male, strong voice and acting, egotistical villain.

     Vocal range E4-A2 Song:  Me KEY OF E

  

MAURICE-Ages 55-65 Male, Belle’s loving father, inventor of sorts

     Vocal range Db4-Bb2   Song:  No Matter What KEY OF Eb

 

COGSWORTH-Ages 30-55 Male, strong singer and actor, hard-working, upright, strict clock

     Top vocal E4 Song:  Something There KEY OF D

 

MRS. POTTS-Ages 35-55 Female, strong singer and actress, warm hearted, Caring teapot

      Vocal range G5-F#3 Song: Beauty and the Beast  KEY OF D

 

LUMIERE-Ages 30-45  strong singer and comedic actor, suave debonair candelabra

     Vocal range F#4-F#2 Song:  Be Our Guest KEY OF Bb into KEY OF B/D

 

CHIP-Ages  8-11 Male, enchanted teacup, innocent, playful

     Vocal range F5-A3 Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D

 

BABETTE-Ages 20-35, Female, saucy enchanted feather-duster, playful Seductive French maid

     Vocal range F5-C4 Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D

 

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE-Ages 35-45, Female, former opera diva, wardrobe, caring

     Vocal range D5-C#4 Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D

 

LEFOU-Ages 25-35 Male, Gaston’s bumbling sidekick, energetic

       Vocal range F#4-B2 Song:  Gaston KEY OF C

 

MONSIEUR D’ARQUE-Ages 30-55 Male, scheming proprietor of insane asylum, Sinister villain

     Vocal range A4-D3 Song:  Maison des Lunes KEY OF Bb

 

ENSEMBLE:  SILLY GIRLS, WOLVES, ENCHANTED OBJECTS, TOWNSPEOPLE

     Various roles have some lines or solo singing lines-baker, hatseller, Bookseller, egg man, etc.

 

  All ensemble roles are male and female teens and adults

                            4-8 children will be cast as townspeople and Be Our Guest

                           Objects      Ages 7-12                       

                            Song:  Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D

 

## BE OUR GUEST begins in KEY OF Bb goes into B and then into D depending on which section of the song you choose to sing.

line

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL

P R E S E N T E D   B Y :   M&M STAGE PRODUCTIONS

DIRECTOR: Carolyn Anzuini                  CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Ghaffoor

 

AUDITION DATES:

Wed, Aug 22, Thurs, Aug 23 (7-9)

Sat, Aug 25 (10-3)

Mercer County Community College, 1200 OLD TRENTON RD,  W. WINDSOR, N.J. 08550

  

 

SHOW DATES: Friday, 11/16 & 11/30 (8:00), Sat, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/1 (2:00 & 8:00), Sun, 11/18, 25 & 12/2 (2:00)

 

The audition will consist of singing (audition songs listed below), a reading (if needed) and dance. 

Readings are from the script.

Please bring the audition form, an updated picture and resumé with you.

Please bring jazz and tap shoes. (If you do not have tap shoes, bring well-fitting shoes with hard soles)

Everyone will be taught some dance movements so please wear comfortable clothes. There will be a tap audition for children and Miss Shields.     

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: 

www.mandmstage.com/auditions

QUESTIONS:

email auditions@mandmstage.com

S H O W   S Y N O P S I S

Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many

 

 

C H A R A C T E R S ,  S T A G E   A G E S  &  A U D I T I O N   S O N G S  :

JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: (Male, late 40s to early 50s) (LEAD) Charismatic storyteller with a dynamic speaking voice who can draw the audience in. He (like his younger self) has a twinkle in his eye. Has presence and spark. A good-natured curmudgeon. Sings one line at the end of the show.  Does not need to dance. SONG: “A Major Award” or “Up on Santa’s Lap”

THE OLD MAN: (Male, late 30s-40’s) (LEAD) Has a good heart, but it is buried under a rough exterior. He usually expects the worst,

but is secretly a dreamer. A devoted husband/father, who loves his family but does not feel the need to show it.  Must be comfortable working with kids. High baritone or tenor to high H. A song and dance man. SONG: “A Major Award”                       

MOTHER: (Female 30s-40s) (LEAD) More in charge than she would ever let anyone know. Warm but tough. Strong willed, straight forward, no nonsense, midwestern. Mezzo-soprano low G to high Db.     SONG: “What A Mother Does”

RALPHIE: (Male 9-12) (LEAD) A regular cute kid. The boy next door. Bright, but not precocious. Above all, a dreamer. Must be an excellent singer and carry a show. Tap dance a big plus. High belter, low F to high D     SONG:  “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”

RANDY: (Male 8-10) (LEAD) Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward; admires Ralphie, but won’t admit it. Cuddly and whiny but

not a brat. Must be comfortable on stage and be able to tap. High belter, low F to high C.   SONG:  “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”

MISS SHIELDS: (Mid 20’s-40’s) (SUPPORTING) Ralphie’s elementary teacher. Character woman who’s great with comedy. Flexible voice who is comfortable singing both legit and contemporary Broadway. Great mover and strong tapper. Alto belter. SONG: “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”

SCUT FARKUS: (10-13)(FEATURED) Classic bully, who should be taller than the other kids. There’s nothing that you like about him. The type you avoid in school. Gruff character voice. Must be able to tap.                                         SONG:  “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”

GROVER DILL: (8-10)(FEATURED) Farcus’ toady, smaller. SONG:  “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”

SCHWARTZ & FLICK: (9-12) (FEATURED) Classmates of Ralphie         SONG:  “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”

SANTA: (Male, 30-60)(FEATURED) Ill-tempered, inebriated, unhappy with his job. Tenor    SONG: “Up on Santa’s Lap”

CHILD TAP SPECIALIST: (Male, 8-12) Performs a featured tap solo. Strong tap dancer.

ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR ADULTS:  Elves, Delivery men, Villain, Bank robbers, Prisoner, Mrs. Schwartz, Flick’s Mom, Nancy’s Mother, Policeman, Fireman, Doctor Nurse, Waiter, Townspeople.   Must be able to sing and comfortable with some dancing. Strong dancers are also needed.    MEN: “A Major Award” or “Up on Santa’s Lap”      LADIES: “What A Mother Does” or “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”

ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR CHILDREN :  : (8-12) Esther Jane, Mary Beth, Nancy, Goggles Kid, Can-Can Girls, Can-Can Girlfriend, Waiter’s Daughter and ensemble. ALL kids need to be able to sing and dance (tapping experience preferred).     SONG:  “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”

line

line

line
MCCC

Go to Top of Page



spacer
spacer

spacer Mercer County Community College spacer
Kelsey Theatre Facebook Kelsey Theatre Twitter Kelsey Theatre Instagram
spacer
spacer