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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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INTO THE WOODS

COMPANY & STAFF
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER: Kyrus Keenan Westcott
PRODUCERS: Wayne Irons & Alan Naidoff
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Mike Gilch
SET DESIGN: Bryan Schendlinger
COSTUME DESIGN: Rusty Miller
LIGHTING DESIGN: Vicki Kaiser & Kitty Getlik
SOUND DESIGN: Wayne Irons
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Sally Page
PROPERTIES: Dottie Farina
Produced by The Pennington Players

 

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION
Join The Pennington Players in revisiting this beloved musical in an inventive new production that is set to run inside The Kelsey Theatre.

The forests are not always what they seem in Stephen Sondheim's spellbinding, romantic, and brilliant INTO THE WOODS. Weaving everyone's favorite fairy tales together, this delightful, dark, and witty musicals asks: What happens AFTER happily ever after?

Fresh from their critically acclaimed and Kelsey Award nominated productions of BIG RIVER and MASTER CLASS, the historic and boundary pushing PENNINGTON PLAYERS team up once again with The Kelsey Theatre to conjure this enchanting tale with whimsy, theatrical invention, a small, versatile cast, and an intimate orchestra. 

With dazzling lyrics, sumptuous melodies, and a deliciously wicked plot, this astonishingly clever INTO THE WOODS will leave your whole family entertained

 

For more information on ‘INTO THE WOODS’ and The Pennington Players, visit http://itwpenningtonplayers.weebly.com/.

 

AUDITION DATES
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7pm-10pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 12pm-5pm
CALLBACKS: Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7pm-10pm

AUDITION DAY INFORMATION
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. (Walk-ins will be accepted, but appointments will have priority.)

To schedule an appointment, please visit http://itwpenningtonplayers.weebly.com/ and fill out the INTO THE WOODS AUDITION SIGN-UP FORM. Slots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Those who sign up to audition will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours of submitting, notifying them of their specific timeslot.

PREPARE

Please prepare and be ready to sing 16-32 bars of contemporary musical theatre.

An accompanist will be provided and sheet music must be in the correct key. Acapella auditions will not be accepted.

Please bring an updated resume and a headshot/recent photo of yourself to the audition. These will be kept and not given back.

CAST

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.

Must be 16 or older to audition.

For a complete list of all of the show’s characters, their descriptions, and their voice parts, please visit: http://www.ITWPenningtonPlayers.weebly.com/character-profiles.html

 

QUESTIONS

Questions may be directed to auditions@penningtonplayers.org

REHEARSAL INFORMATION
Rehearsals will take place on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College. Rehearsals will be held 2-3 days each week beginning in mid-November 2014 and leading up to tech week in January 2015. The specific days we rehearse will be dependent upon the schedule of the people who are cast. THOUGH IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT WE WILL NOT BE CASTING PERFORMERS WITH A LOT OF SCHEDULING CONFLICTS.

Tech Week is mandatory for all performers. Tech Week will run from Monday, January 19th through Thursday, January 22nd, beginning at 6pm every night.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES & LOCATION
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8pm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2pm
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8pm
Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2pm

All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College.

 

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'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS...

-Presented by The Kelsey Players

-Directed by Diane Wargo

-Musical Direction by Pat Masterson

-Choreographer -To be announced

-Stage Management by Virginia McGowen

-Lights and Sound by Bernard McGowen

 

AUDITIONS DATES/TIMES:

Sunday, October 19 from 4:00 - 6:00

Monday, October 20 from 6:00 - 8:30

Appointments will last approx.. 45 minutes

 

CASTING:

Ages 7 and up.

Roles include Clement Moore’s daughters, adult and children townspeople, narrators and dancers.

**Note: Clement Moore, Eliza Moore, Mr. Kringle and Diana Mouse are all precast.

 

FOR APPOINTMENTS and QUESTIONS:

Please email us at KelseyTwas@gmail.com

**be sure to include name (and age if a minor) of person auditioning and what date you prefer for your appointment

 

PREPARE THE FOLLOWING:

~ Short monologue or Christmas poem (no longer than 1 minute)

~ Short song with sheet music (we prefer Christmas carols!)

~ Be Prepared to Dance

~ Bring Resume and Photo if you have them

~ Please bring a list of ALL conflicts between October 21 and December 8

~ Bring your Christmas cheer!

 

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:

Fri. Dec. 5, 2014 at 7pm 

Sat. Dec. 6 at 11am, 2pm & 4pm

Sun Dec. 7 at 2pm & 4pm

Bring the whole family for this special holiday treat! 

 

NOTE:

This show has possible weekday performances for schools on Friday Dec. 5 and Monday Dec. 8 (9:45am & 11:30am)

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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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