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KELSEY THEATRE AUDITIONS and VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:

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. 

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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.

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USHERS FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR USHER SLOTS:

A CHRISTMAS STORY, TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS...,

NUTCRACKER and SNOW DAY use this link  ACS, TWS, NUT & SD SignUpGenius

Note: you do NOT have to create an account to sign up to usher. 

Just scroll down the list to the date you want, if it is available click the sign up button,

type in your name and email and if there is more than one of you

write the other peoples names in the notes.

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

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 The Pennington Players

are proud to announce auditions for

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Peter and the Starcatcher

A play with music by Rick Elice

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Production Company

·     Director - Jonathan Martin

·     Musical Accompaniment – Mike Gilch

·     Producer - Frank Ferrara

·     Stage Manager - Vicki Kaiser

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About the Show

The Pennington Players present the tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher – a show which upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. 

 

Performance Dates and Times

Friday, March 8 & 15, 2019 at 8pm

Saturday, March 9 & 16 at 8pm

Sunday, March 10 & 17 at 2pm

 

Performances will be held at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus. 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

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Audition Dates and Times

·     Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 (12pm-5pm)

·   Monday, Dec 10, 2018 (7pm-10pm)

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Callbacks will be Thursday, Dec 13 (7pm-10pm) if needed

 

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) West Windsor Campus.

?Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

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Appointments and Questions

In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are very strongly recommended.

To make an appointment, visit https://tinyurl.com/StarcatcherPennington.

You can look over the audition information, choose a monologue and sign up for an available slot.

 

?If you cannot access the website or if you have any problems signing up, you can e-mail us at starcatcherpennington@gmail.com to schedule an audition time.

 

If all audition slots are full and you wish to audition for the show, please e-mail and we will try to set up another time for you to audition.

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Prepare

·     Performers are asked to prepare a contemporary monologue of approximately 1 minute

·     No singing is required at the initial audition.

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Seeking

Looking for 12 versatile actors.  All roles are open. Please note that actors of all ethnic backgrounds will be considered for all roles.

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Character Information

Molly Aster (Female, Age 13-25) - A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland ship as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right. A true hero in every sense of the word.

Boy/Peter (Male, Age 13-25) - A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn't miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.

Prentiss (Male, Age 13-25) - An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he'll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

 

The rest of the roles in this production are open to actors of any gender. Ages are flexible except where specifically noted.

Several roles listed below will be doubled with other roles in the show.

 

Black Stache (Age 30-50) - A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

Grempkin - The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. 

Mrs. Bumbrake (Age 40-60) - Molly's nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. Still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two.

Bill Slank - The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff.

Smee - Black Stache's first mate. Single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.

Alf (Age 50-65) - A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

Lord Leonard Aster - Molly's father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain's fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

Ted - An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language. Referred to as “Tubby,” due to food obsession rather than physical size

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Rehearsal Information: 

You should expect two rehearsals in the evening during the week and one weekend day rehearsal per week. Later in rehearsal process, more days may be added. These rehearsals will be broken up by scenes. Call sheets will be made available to the cast on a weekly basis to tell you which rehearsals you will need to attend.

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 M&M Stage Productions

are proud to announce auditions for

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Love Letters

A play with music by A.R. Gurney

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Production Company

·     M&M Stage Productions

·     Director - Mike DiIorio

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About the Show

This two-person show focuses on Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, who were both born to wealth and position. They are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools”. With Andy at war, Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. This thirty-year love letter reveals how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

 

Performance Dates and Times

Friday, February 08, 2019 at 8pm

Saturday, February 09 at 8pm

Sunday, February 10 at 2pm

 

Performances will be held at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus. 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

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Audition Dates and Times

·     Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 (11am-4pm)

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) West Windsor Campus.

Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

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Appointments and Questions

To schedule audition and to download your monologue please visit our webpage:

 https://www.mandmstage.com/auditions.html

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Prepare

  • The monologue below for the character you are auditioning for: 
  • A separate reading will also be given at the audition.
  • Please bring an updated picture and resumé.

Character Information and Monologues

ANDREW MAKEPEACE III – (late 40s – mid 60s) WASP. Raised to believe that family always comes first. A bit stuffy, uptight, kind, safe conservative, somewhat naïve, but disciplined and loves letter writing.


ANDREW - O.K. Here goes. The reason I’ve been writing Angie Atkinson is because I just don’t think I can stop writing letters, particularly to girls. As I told you before, in some ways I feel most alive when I’m holed up in some corner, writing things down. I pick up a pen, and almost immediately everything seems to take shape around me. I love to write. I love writing my parents because then I become the ideal son. I love writing essays for English because then I am for a short while a true scholar. I love writing letters to the newspaper, notes to my friends, Christmas cards, anything where I have to put down words. I love writing you. You most of all. I always have. I feel like a true lover when I’m writing you. This letter, which I’m writing with my own hand, my own pen, in my own penmanship, comes from me and no one else, and is a present of myself to you. It’s not typewritten, though I’ve learned how to type. There’s no copy of it, though I suppose I could use a carbon. And it’s not a telephone call, which is dead as soon as it is over. No, this is just me, me the way I write, the way my writing is, the way I want to be to you, giving myself to you across a distance, not keeping or retaining any part of it for myself, giving this piece of myself to you totally, and you can tear me up and throw me out, or keep me, and read me today, tomorrow, anytime you want until you die.


MELISSA GARDNER – (late 40s – mid 60s) a wry free spirit, funny, a rebel, unfulfilled artist, liberal, needy, feels deeply, somewhat self-destructive. Spends her life looking for stability.


MELISSA - I don’t believe in going steady. It’s against my religion. I hated that stuff with all those pairs of pimply people in the Watson’s basement, leaning on each other, swaying to that dumb music with all the lights off. If that’s going steady, I say screw it. My mother says you should meet as many boys as you can before you have to settle down and marry one of them. That way you’ll make less of a mistake. It didn’t work for her but maybe it will work for me. I don’t know, Andy. I like seeing you, but I don’t want to go home much anymore. My mother gets drunk a lot, if you must know, and comes into my room all the time, and talks endlessly about I don’t know what because she slurs her words. The only really good time I had was when I came over to your house Christmas Eve. That was fun. Singing around the piano, hanging up the stockings, playing Chinese checkers with your brother, helping your mother with the gravy. I liked all that. You may not have as much money as we have, but you’ve got a better family. So spring vacation I’m going to visit my grandmother in Palm Beach. Ho hum. At least I’ll get a tan. P.S. Enclosed is a picture I drew of your dog Porgy who I remember from Christmas Eve. The nose is wrong, but don’t you think the eyes are good?

Rehearsal Information: 

Rehearsals will be scheduled based on the availability of the two people cast.

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Audition Notice for

Sunset Boulevard

music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

book and lyrics by DON BLACK and CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON

based upon the Oscar-winning 1950 film by BILLY WILDER

presented by special arrangement with THE MUSICAL COMPANY (www.themusicalcompany.com)

 

COMPANY NAME/INFO:

  • Playful Theatre Productions
  • Produced by SUZANNE SMITH and HILARY LEBOFF
  • Directed by FRANK FERRARA
  • Musical Direction by SHANNON FERRARA
  • Stage Management by RUTH KRESGE and NANCY SCHARF

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Playful Theatre Productions is very pleased to announce open auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. Based on the Oscar-winning 1950 film by legendary writer/director Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard is a musical noir that tracks a year in the life of Norma Desmond, a forgotten silent film superstar, and Joe Gillis, the younger writer who wanders into her path. The original Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard was recognized with 8 Tony Awards and 12 nominations, including the 1995 Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Glenn Close as Norma Desmond), Best Featured Actors in a Musical (George Hearn as Max), Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Musical. The Playful production will mark Sunset’s area debut.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Friday, April 5 and April 12, 2019 (8pm)

Saturday, April 6 and April 13, 2019 (8pm)

Sunday, April 7 and April 14, 2019 (2pm)

 

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (7-10pm)
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 (1-4pm)
  • Callbacks: Sunday, December 16, 2018 (1-5pm)

Auditions will be held in the Communications Building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre, located on the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) West Windsor Campus. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition. MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550; for additional information and directions, please visit www.kelseyatmccc.org.

 

APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are very strongly recommended. 

To schedule an appointment, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D49AAA929A0FF2-sunset (preferred)

or call (267) 987-4113. If you are interested in auditioning but are not available for any of the audition dates, please contact us at your earliest convenience and we will make every effort to accommodate an early audition. 

 

PREPARE:

  • Actors are asked to prepare one complete song from musical theatre, and to bring sheet music in the desired key. A rehearsal accompanist will be provided. Given the musical demands of the show, a capella auditions or auditions using pre-recorded accompaniment cannot be considered. 
  • All actors should be prepared to learn and perform a brief dance combination at the initial audition.
  • Actors are asked to bring a full list of recurring or one-time rehearsal conflicts. We are happy to construct the rehearsal schedule around reasonable conflicts.

 

SEEKING:

The cast will consist of 20 actors (age 16 and up, please). Please see below for a breakdown of roles; all roles are open! Please note: actors of any race/ethnic background will be considered for all roles. 

 

CHARACTER INFORMATION:

NORMA DESMOND (female, reads 40-50, mezzo soprano with strong low belt): A silent film superstar at 18, now retired, forgotten, and almost entirely alone. She has come partially unmoored from reality, but the remains of an incredibly sharp and driven mind are still clearly in evidence. Commanding and charismatic; the room stops when she enters it. Needs a strong though not necessarily trained singing voice; very light dancing requirement.

JOSEPH (JOE) GILLIS (male, reads early 30s, high baritone): A mostly unsuccessful but talented writer who is now too old to be a prospect but too young to be a failure. Joe is a basically decent but lazy person who has made so many compromises that it’s hard for him to see a way back. Serves as a sort of everyman, observer, and extremely laid back narrator. Need a strong singer with 1950’s cool.

MAX (male, reads 40-50, bass-baritone who can stretch to a high G): Norma’s manservant, implacable and ominous. Serves as the guardian to both Norma and her secrets. Max is the strongest pure singer of the cast, with a classical, almost operatic sound that contrasts with the rest of the cast. Need an actor comfortable doing a gentle German accent.

ELIZABETH (BETTY) SCHAEFER (female, reads early 30s, mezzo soprano to high A): An aspiring writer and producer, and the absolute epitome of a 1950s noir heroine. Quick minded, knows everyone and everything; she is almost unsettlingly persistent, and at her best the more the odds get stacked against her. 

CECIL B. DEMILLE (male, reads 60+, light baritone): The most famous and powerful director in Hollywood, he’s a bit of a distracted genius. An unlikely father figure to Norma. Makes a brief but critical appearance – rehearsal commitment will be somewhat lighter for this role.

THE REST OF HOLLYWOOD (15 additional actors, need all ages and types): The Sunset Boulevard ensemble plays dozens of roles, including but not limited to a likable doofus of an assistant director, a loathsome producer, an unctuous tailor, an exhausted writer, a young ingénue, a vain movie star, two finance company thugs, and an absolute parade of actors, dancers, conmen (and women), security guards, and the like. Ensemble roles will all have significant featured components, including solo singing and/or speaking lines. 

 

REHEARSALS:

A brief initial meeting and/or a publicity photo shoot will be held in early January 2019; rehearsals will begin in earnest in the third week of January, and continue approximately three times per week (two weekday evenings and one weekend afternoon, specific days to be determined based on cast availability) until tech week. 

 

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Pierrot Productions are proud to announce auditions for

Rogers & Hammerstein’s

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Production Team:

Director/ Choreographer:  Kat Ross Kline

Music Director:  Peter deMets

Stage Manager:  Beverly Kuo-Hamilton

About the show:

Based on the memoir of Maria von TrappThe Story of the Trapp Family Singers, this musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music".

Performance Dates:

Friday, March 22 & 29, 2019 at 8pm

Saturday, March 23 & 30 at 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, March 24 & 31 at 2pm

Performances will be held at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus.  1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Audition Dates:

- Saturday, December 15, 2018 (9am-12pm children/ 1pm-4pm adults)

- Sunday, December 16, 2018 (1pm-5pm children/ 6pm-9pm adults)

Callbacks by invitation

- Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19 (6:30-9:30pm)

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) West Windsor Campus.

Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

 

Please prepare for auditions:

     Children:  Download and prepare audition song: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1t4PZVhCSofTENtbUNlQVZFX3JXdU9PMDJxVjNwRjlGQlYw/view?usp=sharing

     Liesl:  Download and prepare audition song: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1t4PZVhCSofUnlqaGNTT1NjcVEtQ192Nk5lRExFWmZUOVJJ/view?usp=sharing

     Rolf:  Download and prepare audition song:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1t4PZVhCSofMzY0eDlmNmx2UDdYT0lIZjVzajJBdlhLMWtZ/view?usp=sharing

     Adults:  Prepare 16-32 bars of music in style of the show (no prerecorded music); accompanist will be provided.

     Please bring headshot/resume if available. 

 

To schedule your audition, please sign up at Sign Up Genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA23A57-sound

Questions/ Concerns, please email soundofmusicatkelsey@yahoo.com

Seeking characters:

Maria Rainer (soprano, dance, plays 20-30)

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, plays 35-45)

Max Detweiller (baritone, plays 40’s-50)

Elsa Schrader (mezzo, moves well, plays 35-40)

Mother Abbess (powerful soprano, wide vocal range, plays 45-70, strong actress)

Sister Berthe (alto)

Sister Margaretta (mezzo)

Sister Sophia (soprano)
Rolf Gruber (tenor, ideally a strong dancer or very good mover, plays 17)
The Children:       Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, strong dancer, plays 16)

                                      Friedrich von Trapp (plays 14)

                                      Louisa von Trapp (plays 13)

                                      Kurt von Trapp (plays 10)

                                      Brigitta von Trapp (plays 9)

                                      Marta von Trapp (plays 7)

                                      Gretl von Trapp (plays 5)

Nuns/various other singing and non-singing roles, characters:  (minimum rehearsals until closer to the show; great opportunity for those looking to get into community theatre)

 

Rehearsal Information:

Rehearsals are scheduled for two rehearsals in the evening during the week and one rehearsal on the weekend.  Call sheets will be available to the cast to let you know what rehearsals need to be attended. 

 

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