Artistic Direction by Pete LaBriola, Musical Direction by Lou Woodruff, and Choreography by Kat Ross-Kline
PIERROT PRODUCTIONS is delighted to announce auditions for our spring production, DISASTER!, the hilarious brainchild of Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
DISASTER! parodies and pays comedic tribute to the genre of the 1970s disaster films, like Earthquake, The Swarm, and The Poseidon Adventure. In this musical, a group of New Yorkers attends the opening of a floating casino and disco that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. These calamities correlate with plots of these disaster films and others. Additionally, the play keeps with a 1970s theme by being a “jukebox musical”, turning to popular songs of that decade as musical numbers.
Saturday, March 24 starting at 12:00 noon
Sunday, March 25 starting at 12:00 noon
Applicants need to come prepared with a pop song of their choice, preferably from the 1970s era, and bring sheet music in the appropriate key.
Scene readings or participation in dance numbers will be assigned as necessary.
Callback auditions, as necessary, will be scheduled during the week following the primary auditions.
Fridays, June 8 & 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturdays, June 9 & 16 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 10 & 17 at 2:00 PM
ABOUT THE CAST:
The production will have a cast of 20-22, including the following named characters:
- Ted Scheider: A professor and "disaster expert" who tries to warn the others of the impending doom.
- Tony Delvecchio: The deceitful owner of the casino.
- Chad Rubik: A flirtatious caterer at the casino who was previously engaged to Marianne.
- Scott: Friend of Chad's and also a caterer at the casino.
- Marianne Wilson: Reporter and ex-fiancée of Chad. She left him to pursue her career.
- Jackie Noelle: Lounge singer and mother. She is hoping that Tony will propose.
- Ben & Lisa: Jackie's twins.
- Levora Verona: A washed up singer hoping to hit it big in the casino.
- Sister Mary Downey: A nun with a gambling addiction.
- Maury & Shirley Winters: A couple along for the cruise
FOR AUDITION APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:
To register for the auditions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your contact information and the date you would like to attend (Saturday 3/24 or Sunday 3/25), and any time constraints you may have. Any questions about the production may also be directed to that address.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Auditions: Saturday April 7 (11am-4pm), Sunday April 8 (11am-4pm)
YARDLEY PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY
is proud to announce auditions for The Wizard of Oz
Fridays, July 13, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays, July 14, 2018 at 8pm AND July 21, 2018 at 2pm & 8pm
Sundays, July 15, & 22, 2018 at 2pm
*Tickets now on sale
Saturday, April 7 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, April 8 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday April 10 if needed.
PLACE OF AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND PERFORMANCES:
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, N.J.
We will rehearse, beginning in April, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm-9:30pm and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm. Not everyone will be required to attend all rehearsals.
ALL AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please contact the production staff at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. In your email, please indicate your name, age, role desired, and preferred audition day.
Please prepare a song from the show or in the style of the show and be ready to participate in a group dance audition, as well as readings from the script. Please download the audition form found on our website: yardleyplayers.com and bring it to auditions with you along with a recent picture and resume.
LIST OF CHARACTERS:
*Please note the role of Dorothy has been precast.
Scarecrow/Hunk – Dorothy’s wise and flexible best friend in Oz. Male, Singer and Strong dancer, 21-45 yrs old
Tinman/Hickory- Dorothy’s caring friend from Oz. Male, Singer and Dancer 21-45 yrs old
Lion/Zeke- Dorothy’s brave and funny friend from Oz. Male, Singer, good comedic actor, 21-45 yrs old
Professor Marvel/Wizard – traveling magician/ fortune teller turned Wizard deluxe. Male, non-singing role, 40 + yrs old
Glinda –Beautiful and motherly good witch of the North. Female, Singer, 25 + yrs old
Wicked Witch/ Elmira Gulch- wicked and menacing witch with a scary laugh. Female, non-singing role, 30 + yrs old
Auntie Em –Dorothy’s aunt and caring guardian. Female, non-singing role 40 + yrs old
Uncle Henry- Dorothy’s uncle and guardian. Male, non-singing role 45 + yrs old
Oz Guard- Over the top guard of the Oz doors. Male, non-singing role 30 + yrs old
In addition to the above named characters, an ensemble of men, women and children (ages 7 & up) are needed to be munchkins, crows, trees, Jitterbug dancers, Ozians, monkeys and Winkie guards.
Auditions: Monday April 30 (7pm), Thursday May 3 (7pm), Sunday May 6 (12pm+)
Disney’s Newsies, the musical story of the legendary fight between men of power and the workers they abused, makes its way to Kelsey Theatre http://www.kelseyatmccc.org/ this September under the guidance of the prize-winning team from PinnWorth Productions
Thursday, September 6 & 13, 2018 at TBA PM
Friday/Saturday, September 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 9 & 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM
*Tickets go on sale in July
Auditions require that you visit the audition page https://www.pinnworth.com/trailers on the PinnWorth website, download the registration form, signup for your audition and bring a picture and resume, stapled together, along with the filled-out Registration Form. When signing up, please use only one slot. If you are interested in multiple roles, list all of them in the roles comment space. Also, please do not sign up for other actors under one name since it makes our list inaccurate.
Monday April 30, 7:00 pm Newsie and Dancing Roles (dance first, then sing after cut)
Thursday May 3, 7:00 pm Newsie and Dancing Roles (dance first, then sing after cut)
Sunday May 6, 12:00 noon Newsie and Dancing Roles (dance first, then sing after cut) ?
Sunday May 6, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Non-Dancing Roles Appointments
Saturday May 12, 12:00 noon -6:00 pm CALLBACKS
?- Please bring:
Women - jazz/sneakers, heels, and taps
Men - jazz/sneakers, and taps.
Everyone may wear those lace-up “boots" newsies wear, as long you can execute the steps/dance in them.
Wear comfortable dance clothing.
- Those auditioning for a newsie and/or other dancing roles will have to go through the dance audition cut first!
16-32 bars of an up-tempo song in the style of the show.
Bring sheet music in the correct key. The accompanist will not transpose.
- Roles open to actors of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Both men and women will be considered for newsies/ensemble roles. Age minimum is 15 years old unless specific arrangements are made at discretion of the production company. Ages listed on the character list are character ages, not actor ages.
- This production will execute heavy dancing, in jazz and tap styles. Acrobatic/tumbling skills a plus!
- Not all roles require dancing, but all auditioning should be prepared to complete a dance or movement audition if asked.
- Although the role of JACK requires some/minimal dancing, those auditioning for the role must attend a dance audition. If auditioning for the role of CRUTCHIE only, you do not need to attend a dance audition. However, if you would also like to be considered for other newsies roles, then you must attend a dance audition.
- You must be available for the scheduled weeknight and weekend rehearsals and performances beginning Monday, August 27th.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
AUDITIONS: Friday, April 27 (7-9), Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, (10-4)
P R E S E N T E D B Y : M&M STAGE PRODUCTIONS
DIRECTOR: Mike DiIorio MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Pam Sharples CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Ghaffoor
Fridays, July 27 & Aug. 3, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays, July 28 & Aug. 4, 2018 at 8pm
Sundays, July 29 & Aug. 5, 2018 at 2pm
*tickets now on sale
APPOINTMENTS & QUESTIONS:
To schedule an audition time and show info, please visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
The audition will consist of singing (audition songs listed below), a reading (if needed) and dance.
Readings will be from the script.
Bring the audition form, updated picture and resumé with you.
Please bring both jazz and tap shoes. (If you do not have tap shoes, bring well-fitting shoes with hard soles)
Everyone will be taught some dance movements so please wear comfortable clothes. There will be a tap audition as well.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
It’s 1922, and small-town girl Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City, ready to make her dreams come true. Millie’s plan is simple: find a job as a secretary for an eligible bachelor, and then marry him. It doesn’t take long, however, for Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Her conniving landlady plots to kidnap Millie’s best friend and sell her into slavery in Hong Kong, her wealthy boss seems entirely uninterested in her flirtations, and -- worst of all -- the man with whom she falls head over heels in love doesn’t have a penny to his name. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a bright, funny, and charming musical comedy -- a heartfelt valentine to New York City and the people who love her.
C H A R A C T E R D E S C R I P T I O N S :
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MILLIE DILLMOUNT: (Female 22-35) (LEAD) Mezzo-Soprano. A sweet, charismatic woman with a great sense of humor, sharp comedic timing, and a zest for life. Needs a strong voice with lots of stamina. Tap dancing a must. AUDITION SONG: “Gimme, Gimme”
JIMMY SMITH: (Male mid 20s-40s) (LEAD) Tenor. Self-assured, quick-witted, and charming with a good sense of comedic timing. Good mover; dancer a plus. AUDITION SONG: “What Do I Need with Love”
DOROTHY BROWN: (Female 20s-30s) (SUPPORTING) Soprano. She’ll only be referred to as Miss Dorothy, befitting her wealthy status; a refined and sophisticated yet naïve, lady. Tap and ballet or ballroom skills. AUDITION SONG: “How the Other Half Lives”
TREVOR GRAYDON: (Male 30s -40s) (SUPPORTING) Baritone. Handsome and debonair, Trevor is an executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company; a strong leading man. Comedic in his “straight man” role. Good mover. AUDITION SONG: “The Speed Test”
MRS. MEERS: (Female 40s+) (SUPPORTING) Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. Deceptive and conniving, she’s a former actress from Brooklyn who fakes a Chinese accent and motherly instincts to lure unsuspecting tenants into her trap. AUDITION SONG: “They Don’t Know”
CHING HO (Baritone) & BIN FOO (Tenor): (Adult males, age open) (SUPPORTING) Brothers; immigrants from China. Will be speaking in Cantonese and singing in Mandarin. Must sing and be good movers. AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
MUZZY VAN HOSSMERE: Female (40+)(SUPPORTING) Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. Glamorous, big-hearted, fun loving, and wise with lots of soul. A diva who knows how to have a good time while never losing sight of what really matters in life & love. Must be a good mover. AUDITION SONG: “Only In New York”
MISS FLANNERY: (Female age 30+) (FEATURED) Mezzo-Soprano. A stern, no-nonsense kind of gal. The Sincere Trust Insurance Company’s Office Manager, she runs a tight ship. Strong singer. Tap dance a plus. AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
GLORIA, ALICE, RITA, RUTH, AND ETHEL: (Females 20s-30s) (FEATURED) Mezzo-Soprano. Energetic, fun-loving young ladies, all looking for their big break in NYC. All must sing. Looking for different ranges. Dance: Tap and Ballet. AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
MALE AND FEMALE ENSEMBLE: to play multiple roles: All must sing and tap. AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”