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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.

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P R E S E N T E D   B Y : M  &  M    S  T  A  G  E    P  R  O  D  U  C  T  I  O  N  S      

DIRECTOR: Mike DiIorio

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Pam Sharples

CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Murey Ghaffoor  

All roles are open and readings will be from the script. Bring an updated picture and resumé.

 

To schedule audition time and additional cast and show info, please visit: auditions@mandmstage.com

 

AUDITION DATES:

Friday, May 1(7-10) & Saturday, May 2(1:00-5:00)

Mercer County Community College,

CM BLDG (BEHIND KELSEY THEATRE) 1200 OLD TRENTON RD, W. WINDSOR, N.J. 08550

 

SHOW DATES:

Friday, 7/10 & 17 @ 8PM Saturday, 7/11 & 7/18 @ 8 Sunday, 7/12 & 19 @ 2

KELSEY THEATRE

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

All that are auditioning will sing a song from the show and will be taught some choreography so please wear comfortable clothes for movement.  Not everyone will be given a reading.      

SYNOPSIS: Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown.  From Times Square to the cafés of Havana, Cuba, and even the sewers of New York City, everyone ends up right where they belong.   

CHARACTER LIST WITH AUDITION SONG

Sky Masterson: Male.(Baritone B to Eb). 26 – 45. (LEAD)  AUDITION SONG: “Never Been In Love”  Charismatic,charming & aloof. Commands respect and attention, especially the ladies. 

Sarah Brown: Female. (Soprano to High A). 18 – 35. (LEAD) SONG: “I’ll Know” 

Too buttoned-up for her own good. Has genuine passion for her calling until one man, Sky, re-directs that passion. 

Nathan Detroit: Male. (Baritone to High F). 30 – 50. (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Sue Me”

Crap game organizer. Lovable rogue always looking for the big break he never seems to get. His heart is torn between gambling and the woman he loves.

Adelaide: Female. (Mezzo to A). 30s to 40s. (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Adelaide’s Lament” 

Strong comic actress with dancing ability. Spends the whole show with symptoms of a cold. Adores Nathan, but is driven crazy by his antics with the gambling ring and having been engaged to him for 15 years.

Nicely Nicely Johnson: Male. (Tenor to high B flat).  25 to 50. (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Rocking the Boat”

Best pal of Nathan Detroit. Boundless enthusiasm and appetite. Comic, cheerful and likeable.

Benny Southstreet: Male. Baritone. 25 – 55 (SUPPORTING) SONG: “Guys and Dolls”

Nicely’s pal. Upbeat, nervy. More of a novice as a gangster and further down the pecking order. Characterful.

Arvide Abernathy: Male. Baritone 60 – 90 (SUPPORTING) SONG: “More I Cannot Wish You”

Sarah’s grandfather and significant member of the mission. Wise, warm and caring.

Harry the Horse: Male. Side kick and mouthpiece to Big Jule. Is more on the ball and can be a cool customer who is able to stand his ground when necessary. Sings with ensemble but not alone.

Big Jule: Male. 35+. (SPEAKING) Intimidating gangster. A man of few words but much clout. May be cast as a large man, but can be played a diminutive actor as an ironic and comic gesture.

Lt. Brannigan: Male. Non-singing. 35+. Member of the local police force, wise to the gangsters’ exploits and trying to keep them in order. Commands respect from Nathan and the guys.

Rusty Charlie: Male. Baritone  Any age. Sings the trio ‘Fugue for Tinhorns’ with Nicely & Benny. “Guys & Dolls”

General Matilda B. Cartwright: Female mezzo 40 – 65. Regional representative of the Salavation Army. Powerful, matronly, no-nonsense with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor.

Male & female dancers: All ages  SONG: (DOLLS) “Bushel and a Peck” (GUYS) “Luck Be A Lady”

(STRONG DANCERS) Featured female dancers will be required as “Hot Box Girls” and the Havana Sequence and featured male dancers for the Havana Sequence and the Crapshooters Dance in addition to the ensemble.

Large Ensemble: Adults & Children. “Follow The Fold”

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Pierrot Productions presents…

Little Women

(presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International)

 

Production Staff

Director: Kat Ross Kline

Music Director: Peter de Mets

Stage Manager: Jaci D’Ulisse

 

Audition Dates

Sunday, May 31st, 6:30-10pm

Monday, June 1st, 7-10pm

Wednesday, June 3rd, 7-10pm

 

Call Backs (By Invitation Only)

Saturday, June 6th, 12-6pm

OR

Monday, June 8th, 7-10pm

 

All auditions will take place in the Communications Building on the Mercer County Community College campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

 

Audition Details and Requirements

  • Must be 16 years old at time of auditions
  • 32 bars in the style of the show with sheet music in the appropriate key – an accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella singing or CDs/iPods will be permitted.
  • Cold readings from the script are possible 
  • A current resume and a headshot if available
  • List of all known conflicts between June 17th and September 20th  (rehearsals are built around actors’ schedules and vacation as much as possible)
  • Audition appointments are highly recommended but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen as time permits.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment (please provide your preferred date/time) send an email to littlewomenatkelsey@gmail.com

 

Rehearsals to begin late June or early July

 

Show Dates

Fridays, September 11th & 18th at 8pm

Saturdays, September 12th & 19th at 8pm

Sundays, September 13th & 20th at 2pm

 

About the Show

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, the beautifully adapted Little Women was written by Jason Howland (music), Mindi Dickstein (lyrics) and Allan Knee (book) and premiered on Broadway in 2005 with the incomparable Sutton Foster.  This classic story of family and love follows the adventures of the four March sisters and depicts both the trials and triumphs of growing up during the tumultuous times of the Civil War.  Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories protagonist Jo writes in her attic studio.  The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope as each of the beloved sisters transition from girl to young woman.

 

Character Breakdown:

AMY MARCH: The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous and spoiled way about her.  She thrives on being the center of attention and is prone to throwing tantrums when she doesn’t get her way.  Her relationship with Jo is sometimes strained.  As an adult she marries Laurie. Will double as Troll.

Stage Age:  12-20 years old*

Vocal Range: Cb4 - Gb5

*same actress to play both younger and older Amy

 

AUNT MARCH: A formidable, temperamental, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters.  She is quite wealthy and cares greatly about society and appearances.

Stage Age: 45-60 years old

Vocal Range: E3 - F5

 

BETH MARCH: The second youngest sister – a peace-maker, quiet, kind and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.  She has a close relationship with Jo despite their different personalities.  Tragically dies of Scarlet Fever.  Will double as Rodrigo II.

Stage Age: 14-18 years old

Vocal Range: A3 - G5

 

JO MARCH: A passionate, adventurous and brave young writer who always seems to say and do the wrong thing.  A bit of a tomboy, Jo cannot reconcile herself to the reserved domesticity of a 19th century woman.  Becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.  This is her story and her journey.

Stage Age: 16-24 years old

Vocal Range: E3 - A5 (high belt)

 

LAURIE LAURENCE: The fun loving, bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm.  Along with his overprotective grandfather, he is a neighbor to the March family and quickly becomes a fixture in the girls’ lives.  He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy.

Stage Age: 16-24 years old

Vocal Range: Bb2 - Bb4

 

MARMEE MARCH: The girls' much beloved mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous and kind in spite of the difficulties of raising her daughters alone while her husband is away at war. Will double as Hag.

Stage Age: 35-50 years old

Vocal Range: Eb3 - Eb5

 

MEG MARCH: The pretty, simple and well mannered oldest sister who yearns for a great life.  She is often overshadowed by her more outspoken and forward younger sisters. She marries John Brooke and has twins. Will double as Clarissa.

Stage Age: 17-25 years old

Vocal Range: A#3 - Gb5

 

MR. JOHN BROOKE: Laurie's tutor, he is attractive but very reserved and shows very little emotion. He warms to the March girls and later falls in love and marries Meg.

Stage Age: 25-35 years old

Vocal Range: C#3 - F#4

 

MR. LAURENCE: Laurie’s grandfather and neighbor to the Marches. He is a wealthy, stiff and stern older man who eventually shows his softer side.

Stage Age: 60-70 years old

Non-singing

 

MRS. KIRK: The owner of the boarding house in New York where Jo and Professor Bhaer live.

Stage Age: 30-65 years old

Non-singing

 

PROFESSOR BHAER: A German Professor who is a proper gentleman; reserved and self-confident. He is a resident in Mrs. Kirk's boarding house in New York and serves as an academic mentor to Jo - with whom he eventually falls in love.

Stage Age: 35-45 years old

Range: G2 - F#4

 

 

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