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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.

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Violet – The Musical

by Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori

The Pennington Players

August 19 & 22, 2015

 

 

About the Audition

 

Preliminary auditions will be held on Wednesday evening, August 19 (7:00PM – 10:00PM) and Saturday, August 22 (11:00AM – 4:00PM); callbacks, as required, are tentatively scheduled for August 26 and/or 29. Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre; for maps and directions, please visit www.kelseyatmccc.org. In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are very strongly recommended.  To make an appointment, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4dafa72ca4ff2-violet (recommended) or call 609-737-PLAY.

 

Auditioners are asked to prepare one complete song from musical theatre, and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.  No dancing will be required at the initial audition. 

 

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

 

Violet will be produced by the Pennington Players (producer Jennifer Gregg), with direction by Frank Ferrara, musical direction by Shannon Ferrara and Michael Gilch, choreography by Nicole Farina-Machin, and stage management by Vianna Fagel.  Rehearsals are expected to begin in early September, and run 3-4 times per week until the show’s opening at the beginning of November.

 

About the Roles

 

A total of 11 actors (5 female, 6 male) are sought.  In general, adult actors (age 16+) of any age will be considered; however, younger female actors will be considered for the role of Young Vi (please see below).  The cast does not include a traditional ensemble; the small group of non-principal actors will play a very large number of key roles, as described in the outline below. 

 

Violet (female, mezzo soprano with very strong high belt): The protagonist, she carries a scar from a childhood injury; the degree of her deformity is uncertain to us but it is certainly drastic to Violet.  She is 25 years old but a life of worry has left her looking older and wearier.  Cynical but not yet bitter, reserved but not yet withdrawn, Violet is an observer and a chronicler; she hasn’t yet given up the hope that she might get to participate in the world at some point… but it’s flickering.  Need an outstanding singer and actor with wide vocal range and considerable physical and vocal stamina; Violet does not leave the stage for the run time of the show.  Southern accent (North Carolina) required.

 

Grady “Flick” Fliggins (male, tenor): An African-American U.S. Army Sergeant in his late 20s.  He is black man traveling through the American South in the early 1960s, with all that implies about his life and experiences.  Flick is stable, direct, easy-going, and perceptive.  He has a “seize the day” philosophy that he only sometimes actually puts into practice.  Dynamic singer needed. 

 

Monty Harrill (male, baritone): A white Army paratrooper in his early 20s, Monty is brash, arrogant, impulsive, immature, and loud – but he is an essentially good and decent person, which makes the overall package charming rather than repellent.  Need a charismatic and energetic performer with a strong high baritone sound.

 

Young Vi (female, belter): Violet as she was at age 13, forever frozen in time at the moment of her injury.  She is inquisitive and aggressive, and utterly unintimidated by anything or anyone.

 

Father (male, baritone): Violet’s father, a widower in his late 30s.  He is a plain man who achieved and then lost his plain dreams, leaving him constantly a little sad and a little anxious.  He is uneducated but not ignorant, and strongly convinced of the value of education.

 

The Old Lady / Hotel Singer / Others (female, mezzo soprano): As the Old Lady, a woman in her sixties, who serves as a sort of guardian angel and Greek chorus for Violet as she travels.  Sharp-witted and quintessentially Southern.  Also plays a much younger dissolute hotel singer of questionable virtue; need a very versatile performer with a wide vocal range who can hold harmony.

 

Mabel / Music Hall Singer / Others (female, mezzo soprano): Any age – needs a powerful voice for a lengthy Gospel solo, as well as a second jazz solo. 

 

Preacher / Bus Driver / Radio Singer / Others (male, bass-baritone): As the Preacher, he is slick and cynical but not without true faith, a man in his late 30s or beyond.  Also plays multiple other roles.

 

Radio Soloist / Leroy Evans / Waiter / Earl / Others (male, tenor): As the radio soloist, a Country singer with a gentle sound; any age.  Also plays multiple other roles.

 

Virgil / Radio Singer / Bus Driver / Others (male, baritone): As Virgil, plays the Preacher’s neurotic and overwhelmed stage manager; in his mid-to-late 20s or early 30s.  Also plays multiple other roles.

 

Landlady / Gospel Soloist / Others (female, soprano): As the Landlady, an African-American woman in her 30s or 40s, jaded and sharp.  Also plays multiple other roles.

PERFORMANCE DATES & LOCATION:

November 6-8 and 13-15

Friday and Saturday night performances at 8:00PM

Sunday afternoon performances at 2:00PM

At the Kelsey Theatre, on campus at Mercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ),

 

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YARDLEY PLAYERS AUDITION NOTICE FOR

NEIL SIMON’S “RUMORS”

 

DIRECTOR:  LIZ WURTZ

 

PLACE OF AUDITIONS: 

KELSEY THEATRE, MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1200 OLD TRENTON ROAD, WEST WINDSOR, N. J. 08550

CM BUILDING LOCATED BEHIND THE THEATRE

DATES OF AUDITIONS: 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

AND SUNDAY,  AUGUST 23                                                             

                                          FROM 1 P.M. TO 4 P.M.

  

REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITIONS: 

1 minute PREPARED comedic monologue and cold readings

from the script.  Those auditioning for the role of Lenny

will read Lenny’s monologue from the script.

 

To avoid having people wait for a long time to audition-

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. 

PLEASE CALL LIZ WURTZ AT 215-945-4114.

 

REHEARSALS ARE PLANNED FOR MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENINGS STARTING AT 7 P.M.

AND SUNDAY AFTERNOONS STARTING AT 1 P.M.

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

KEN GORMAN – (mid 30’s-60) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes 
charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his 
temporary deafness. 
 
CHRIS GORMAN – (mid-30’S-60) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. 
Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which 
drives her to drink a bit more. 
 
LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s-60) – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent 
destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant 
of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in. 
 
CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’S-60) – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and 
others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip. 
 
ERNIE CUSACK – (30-60+) – a psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very 
much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner. 
 
COOKIE CUSACK (30-60) – has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. 
Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times. 

 

GLENN COOPER – (30-60+) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his 
own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair 
(which he may or may not be). 
 
CASSIE COOPER – (30-50) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her 
husbands’ relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to 
calm herself down. 
 
OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-60+) – A city police officer having a rough night. Does not 
tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up. 
 
OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (30-60+) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

DATES OF SHOWS: 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 8 P.M.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24  AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 8 P.M.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25  AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 2 P.M.

PLACE OF SHOWS: 

KELSEY THEATRE, MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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I T ’ S   A   W O N D E R F U L   L I F E (THE PLAY)

Adapted by Doug Rand based on the screenplay

PRESENTED BY: M&M STAGE PRODUCTIONS     

DIRECTED BY: DAN SPALLUTO

AUDITION DATES

Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30 (12:00-4:00)

 MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CM BLDG

(BEHIND THE THEATRE)

1200 OLD TRENTON ROAD, WEST WINDSOR, N.J. 08550

 

All roles are open.  Readings will be from script.

Bring an updated picture and resumé.

To schedule audition time visit: auditions@mandmstage.com

SYNOPSIS: George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, dreams of escape and adventure, but those dreams have been squashed by family obligations and civic duty. A guardian angel has been sent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair, and to remind him - by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born - that he has had after all, a wonderful life.

 

CHARACTER LIST

 ALL AGES ARE NEEDED FOR THIS PRODUCTION


GEORGE BAILEY (30-35) the protagonist

YOUNG GEORGE (10-12)

MARY (HATCH) BAILEY (25-30) George’s wife

YOUNG MARY (8-12)

PETE BAILEY (12-14) their oldest child

JANIE BAILEY (10-12) their oldest daughter

ZUZU BAILEY (8-10) their youngest daughter

TOMMY BAILEY (7-8) their youngest child

CLARENCE (50-60) a low-ranking angel

JO (any) a senior angel

FRANKIE (any) a more senior angel

MR POTTER (50-70) most powerful man in Bedford Falls

UNCLE BILLY (60-70) George’s uncle

MRS BAILEY (60-70), George’s mother

POP BAILEY (60-70), George’s father

HARRY BAILEY (30-35) George’s brother

YOUNG HARRY (10-12)

RUTH BAILEY (25-30) Harry’s wife

VIOLET (late 20’s) an attractive young woman

YOUNG VIOLET (8-12)

ERNIE (40-50) a cabbie

BERT (40-50) a cop

MR. GOWER (50-60) owner of drugstore

SAM (30-35) George’s friend

YOUNG SAM (8-12)

ANNIE (40’s) the Bailey’s maid

COUSIN TILLY (30’s) George’s cousin

COUSIN EUSTACE (30’s) George’s cousin

MR MARTINI (50-60) owner of a tavern

NICK (50’s) bartender

EDNA (Adult)

JANE (30’s) Sam’s wife

MARTY HATCH (30’s) Mary’s brother

MRS. HATCH (50-60) Mary’s mom

CARTER (50-60) bank examiner

MR. WELCH (50’s) teacher’s husband  

DR. CAMPBELL (40-50) Bldg&Loan Director

BANK EXAMINER (35-50)

FLO (Any)  Shop Clerk

 

There are many other small roles that can be duplicated by other actors as are some of the characters listed

SHOW DATES:

Fri, 11/20 & 27 @ 8PM, Sat. 11/21 & 11/28 @ 2 & 8, Sun. 11/22 & 29 @ 2

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