Auditions-at-a-glance: Twelfth Night--August 10-12; Shifting Gears--August 29-30; Old Times--September 21-23; Snow Queen (JT)--September 28-30; Bonnie and Clyde--October 26-28
Bonnie and Clyde is a love story between two people willing to do anything they can to escape their depression-era existence. Bonnie and Clyde,a new , musical, sets the story of two of the country’s most notorious criminals to a pop-country score, with foot-stomping, honky-tonk songs and haunting ballads. The doomed couple takes to their ill-fated roadster and careens their way into history in this unforgettable musical ride.
Character Breakdown -- Note, the age indicated is the "appears on stage as" age, you may personally be older or younger than indicated.
directed by Jacqueline Courteau
Shifting Gears is an original musical by local playwright Lori Reece. This poignant play explores the dynamics of a group of women with breast cancer as they support one another and learn to not only cope, but live life fully, with humor and determination. Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a Broadway or pop song; there will also be cold readings from the script. There are roles for 5 women ages 30-60 and one man, age late 30’s-50.
Rehearsals will be Friday evenings (7:00 p.m.) in September and/or some Saturday or Sunday afternoons, depending on cast availability.Character Descriptions:
Gina: Bartender, middle-aged
Jan: Triathlete and yoga instructor, middle-aged
Sarah: Architect in her late 30s, divorced mother of three
Lauren: Professor at local university, middle-aged
Maria: Forty-year-old mother and unpublished writer of children’s books
Matt: Sarah’s ex-husband, late 30’s-40’s, professional
Doctor: Surgeon (may be played by same actor as Matt)
If you liked the movie Frozen, you’ll love this charming original adaptation--by Stacey Lane--of the same story by Hans Christian Anderson. Young heroine Gerda sets out to find her best friend Kai after the magic mirror of an evil Snow Queen brings out the worst in Kai and he flees to the Snow Queen’s palace. Along the way, Gerda encounters good, evil, and a host of really funny talking animals.
There are roles for up to 25 young actors in GRADES 4rth-12th. Auditions consist of theater games and cold readings from the script. Those auditioning need attend only one of the regular audition sessions (for the entire 2-hours), but should be available for callbacks. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 and Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. Note: for kids in grades 4th and 5th--while the rehearsal period will begin at 3:30 for middle and high-schoolers, those in elementary school are asked to arrive by 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Old Times, by Harold Pinter, focuses on a man named Deely, his wife, Kate, and Anna, a friend of Kate’s whom they have not seen for twenty years. Beneath the surface of their taut, witty conversation lurk suggestions of darkness, until the present is overwhelmed with intimation of some frightening past. There are roles for one man and two women, ages early 40’s-50. Auditions consist of cold readings from the play.