Auditions

The Hallelujah Girls

 CLOSED

The Rimers of Eldritch

CLOSED

The Robber Bridegroom

3/9/19 1:00 pm

3/11/19 7:00 pm

Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and readings from the script.

Song: Prepare a cutting approximately 1 minute long in the style of the show (Americana/Bluegrass). A song from the show is acceptable. Cutting must be capable of being accompanied on piano, and appropriate sheet music must be presented. No a capella permitted. If you play an instrument other than piano (guitar, fiddle, banjo, etc.) and wish to self-accompany, please feel free to do so.

Dance: Group dance audition with combination taught by choreographer.
Readings: Sides will be available at time of audition, can be downloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/RB-Sides

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Please read carefully. All ages given are the playing range, and not the age of the actor. Please note that no one under the age of 18 on the day of the audition will be considered for the roles of Jamie and Rosamund):

Jamie Lockhart/the Bandit of the Woods (Baritone) (20’s-30’s) - A "gent and a robber all in one," Jamie Lockhart/the Bandit of the Woods is the show's main character. His true identity, Jamie, is an honest, law-abiding man who ends up engaged to Clement Musgrove's daughter Rosamund (though she is in disguise); while his alter-ego, the Bandit, is a swindling robber who comes across the undisguised Rosamund in the wood and becomes her lover. Must be 18 or older on day of audition to be considered. Strong sexual content.

Rosamund (Mezzo) (16-20ish) - Clement Musgrove's beautiful, naive, doted-upon daughter by his first wife. She meets the Bandit of the Woods and falls in love with him; she disguises herself and makes herself undesirably dim-witted when Jamie Lockhart comes to visit, unaware that he and the Bandit are the same person (and he is unaware Rosamund is the girl he met in the wood). Must be 18 or older on day of audition to be considered. Strong sexual content/nudity-partial nudity required.

Salome (Alto) (30 - ?)- Clement's second wife. Older and ugly, she calls herself the "prickly pear" to the "lily bud" that was Rosamund's late mother, who was just as beautiful as Rosamund. However, she is quite a bit more intelligent than her husband and stepdaughter; detesting Rosamund, she puts her intelligence to use and spends the duration of the show thinking up schemes to kill Rosamund, enlisting the help of the "village idiot," Goat.

Clement Musgrove (Baritone) (40 - ?) - Rosamund's father, Clement is the richest planter on the Natchez Trace. Clement still harbours longings for his first wife (often he compares his daughter to his first wife, though it always accidentally is in a sexual manner), and this makes Salome, his second wife, incredibly jealous. Clement vows to marry Rosamund off to Jamie, who he doesn't realise is the Bandit of the Woods.

Little Harp (Baritone) - The most gruesome bandit in the history of the Trace, Little Harp is a horny, dirty man. He is violent and seems to only fear the Bandit of the Woods. He spends the show looking for money to steal and women to rape - particularly helpless girls who are tied up - but through this, he becomes intricately involved in the show's mayhem. He is the brute half of the Harp brothers duo. However, he does prove to have some of his brother's intelligence, as he comes up with several ingenious schemes (though they all fail in the end and cause his death).

Goat (Baritone)(teens- early 20’s) –The dumb boy with a brain the size of a scuppernong seed, Goat is enlisted by Salome to carry out her plans to kill Rosamund in exchange for a suckling pig, though Goat's many attempts to do as she asks go awry. In the end, he strikes a better deal with Little Harp. His sister is Airie.

Big Harp (Baritone) - A "cut off head in a trunk," Big Harp was Little Harp's elder brother and the brain half of the duo. He was put to death for thieving, but his brother rescued his severed head and carries it around in a trunk. However, Little Harp makes a deal with Goat and exchanges his brother's head for "Rosamund" (who in reality is Airie, Goat's sister). Must be able to work in confined spaces for extended periods of time.

Raven - The Harp brothers' talking raven. Accompanying the brothers initially in the show, Raven is stolen by Jamie and appears throughout the show advising the characters to "turn back, my bonny." Little Harp eventually kills Raven.

Airie - Goat's sister. Just as dumb as her brother, Airie has no lines, but plays a pivotal part when Goat decides to trick Little Harp and put Airie in a sack and claim it's Rosamund. Airie escapes while Jamie/the Bandit knocks Little Harp out.

Goat & Airie's mother - Only moderately more intelligent than her children, Goat's mother all but forces Goat to make a deal with Salome.

ENSEMBLE

Download audition form here.
Please contact David Deratzian with any questions. davedirects@verizon.net

All My Sons

6/4/19 8:30 pm

6/8/19 10:00 am

6/9/19 10:00 am CALLBACKS

CHARACTERS        

JOE KELLER     61 years old.  Blue collar mentality, can be bull headed, lives with a memory of wrong doing. Family first

KATE KELLER (MOTHER) MID 50’S- runs the family, cannot believe that her son is dead, even though she has doubts.

CHRIS KELLER-Early 30’s—very moral, lost men in his command in the war, works with his father.  In love with Ann

ANN DEEVER-Late 20’S- was engaged to Larry (missing for three years) but now ready to marry Chris.  Lived next door to the Keller’s, is sure Larry is dead

GEORGE DEEVER-(ACT TWO ONLY) late 20’s, Ann’s brother, is against her marring Chris, believes Joe is guilty not his father

DR. JIM BAYLESS Late 40’S-next door neighbor to Keller’s, not happy with the job he is doing, gives in to his wife, good friend to Chris

SUE BAYLESS-Jim’s wife, ex-nurse. Wants more out of life.  Sort of hefty woman.

FRANK LUBBY-Next door neighbor to Keller’s.   Knew both sons, interested in astrology.

LYDIA LUBBY-Frank’s wife.  Has three kids, was love interest of George Deever.  Bubble brain.

BERT-8-9 years old (FIRST ACT ONLY) Neighborhood kid, plays cops and robbers with Joe.

 
See How They Run

6/9/19 1:00 pm

6/10/19 6/10/19 7:00 pm

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Audition information and sides may be downloaded here.

"See How They Run" is a very physical farce. Most characters must be able to run, jump, and fall down. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes to the audition. Also, timing will be critical, so cast members will need to be off book earlier in the rehearsal process.

Please fill out this form before auditioning.To fill out and submit the form, click here.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Reverend Lionel Toop (20s-30s, BRITISH, RP accent)
Vicar of the village, a bit beyond his element trying to balance his staid job and his beloved free-spirited wife. Appears in his underwear for short periods.
Penelope Toop (20s-30s, AMERICAN) Former USO actress, now married to Lionel. She loves Lionel but cannot conform to the “proper" lifestyle of a vicar’s wife. Ida, the Maid (18-22, BRITISH, Cockney accent) Irreverent and flirty scene-stealer
Miss Skillon (20s-30s, BRITISH, Heightened but not necessarily perfect RP accent) Selfrighteous, prudish, and jealous village spinster, had wished she’d marry Lionel. Must also play drunk, flirty, and utterly passed out even as others are jumping over her.
Corporal Clive Winton (20s-30s, AMERICAN) Friend and former cast-mate of Penelope’s. Handsome, charming, and eventually becomes unraveled.
The Man (20s-40s, RUSSIAN, light Russian accent) An escaped spy.
The Bishop of Lax (40s+, BRITISH, heightened/old-fashioned RP accent) Penelope’s very proper uncle.
Reverend Arthur Humphrey (20s-40s, BRITISH, any British accent) Sweet, mild mannered, easily flustered.
Sergeant Towers (30s+ BRITISH, Cockney or Yorkshire accent) Gruff and blustery. Only appears in Act 3.

HELPFUL LINKS

Review of British accents: https://youtu.be/FyyT2jmVPAk
RP and Heightened/Old-fashioned RP: https://youtu.be/Nj0Rh__1kDw
Cockney: https://youtu.be/1WvIwkL8oLc

Once Upon a Mattress

AUDITION DATES

July 16, 2019, 7 pm
July 17, 2019 7 pm

Callbacks, if needed:

July 18, 2019, 7 pm

Cast first read through:

Saturday, July 27, 2019 9 am to noon

Audition information and forms will be posted later.