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.
Audition Notice for
A VERY KELSEY CHRISTMAS
Join Forté Productions as they haul out the holly and celebrate the season with A Very Kelsey Christmas. Harkening back to the Christmas specials of the 60’s and 70’s, the show will feature solos, group numbers, and variety acts in the framework of a television broadcast, complete with studio cameras, monitors and an applause sign. While the focus of the show will be Christmas, all songs of the season will be considered.
Director/writer John Zimmerman and musical director Peter de Mets are seeking singers, actors, and dancers to fill a variety of roles ranging from Jolly Old St. Nick to the Kelsey Singers Chorus, so whether it is comedy scenes or choral singing that interests you, we have a need for your talent.
Saturday, October 10th from 1-4pm
Sunday, October 11th from 2-5pm
To schedule an audition please e-mail the Stage Manager at VeryKelseyChristmas@gmail.com
All who plan to audition should prepare their favorite Christmas carol, accompanist will be provided.
If you have an idea for a number or skit that would fit this type of show, contact John Zimmerman at President@fortedrama.org
Saturday December 12th (8pm)
Sunday December 13th (2pm)
A R S E N I C A N D O L D L A C E
PRESENTED BY: M&M STAGE PRODUCTIONS
DIRECTED BY: SHELDON ZEFF
Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, November 1 (12:00-4:00)
All roles are open.
Readings will be from script on the day of the audition.
Bring an updated picture and resumé.
To schedule audition date/time visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic, falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Mortimer finds a corpse hidden in the window seat. With his eccentric aunts, disturbed uncle, and homicidal brother, he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.
ABBY BREWSTER (late 60’s) – A darling lady in her late sixties or early seventies who poisons lonely, elderly men. She is Martha’s sister, and aunt to Teddy, Jonathan and Mortimer.
MARTHA BREWSTER(late 60’s) - A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons lonely, elderly men. She is Abby’s sister, and aunt to Teddy, Jonathan and Mortimer.
MORTIMER BREWSTER (30’s-40’s) – Nephew of Abby and Martha. He is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. A good-hearted cynic who is about to have his world turned upside down.
JONATHAN BREWSTER (40’s) – Nephew of Abby and Martha. He is a psychopath who has numerous murders to his credit and no scruples whatsoever. A bit oversensitive to his “new” appearance.
DR. EINSTEIN (late 40’s) – A plastic surgeon and an alchoholic. He has changed Jonathan’s face three times, with his most recent work resulting in a Boris Karloff resemblance.
TEDDY BREWSTER (40-50) – Nephew of Abby and Martha. He thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt.
ELAINE HARPER (Mid 20’s-30’s) – Mortimer’s fiancée. She is the daughter of the Reverend Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter.
REV. DR. HARPER (50’s) – Minister and father of Elaine. A bit pompous and protective, very ministerial in his manner.
OFFICER O’HARA (mid-30’s) – A police officer and a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.
OFFICER BROPHY (mid-30’s) – A flatfoot Brooklyn cop with the usual charm of a police officer.
OFFICER KLEIN (mid-30’s) – A good-hearted cop.
LIEUTENANT ROONEY (40’s) – A tough and dominating police officer.
MR. WITHERSPOON (late 50’s- early 60’s) – Superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium.
MR. GIBBS (late 60’s) – A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters.
Fri, 1/22 & 29 @ 8PM, Sat. 1/23 & 1/30 @ 8PM, Sun. 1/24 & 31 @ 2PM
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS...
-Presented by The Kelsey Players
-Directed by Diane Wargo
-Musical Direction by Pat Masterson
-Choreographed by Chelsea Wargo
-Stage Management by Virginia McGowen
-Lights and Sound by Bernard McGowen
Sun, November 1 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, November 2 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Appointments will last approx.. 45 minutes
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 November 3 and December 7
~ Bring your Christmas cheer!
The auditions will be in the Communications Building just behind the Kelsey Theatre – signs will be posted.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:
Fri. Dec. 4, 2015 at 7pm
Sat. Dec. 5 at 11am, 2pm & 4pm
Sun Dec. 6 at 2pm & 4pm
and possible weekday performances for schools on
Friday Dec. 4 and Monday Dec. 7 (9:45am & 11:15am)