The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Pippin Audition Requirements (2018)  

We've Got Magic To Do!

2013 Broadway Revival 

 

Director/Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant

Music Director - Amanda Morgan

Producers - Evelynn Decker, Daryl O'Bryant 

 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

Information Evening:

  • Thursday July 26, 2018 @ 7 pm
  • Bring your own adult beverage (21+)
  • Bring your own soft drink (18+)
  • You must be 16 by first rehearsal (August 12, 2018) to audition
  • Boys 8-12 may audition for the part of Theo 


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday August 5th from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday August 6th from 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )
  • Auditions for boys ages 8-12 for the part of Theo – Sunday August 5th from 5-6 pm

*If you have a conflict with audition dates please e-mail PippinNH@actorsingers.org to see if alternate arrangements are possible 


Callbacks:

  • Callbacks Wednesday August 8th starting at 7 pm
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from PIPPIN

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday August 12th at 6 pm
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week November 4-8, mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

November 9, 10 & 11

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

17 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

You must be 16 by first rehearsal (August 12, 2018)

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize). Sides will be available one week prior to auditions on this page.  Sides will also be available at the auditions.

 

Dance:  

You will learn a short Fosse-style dance audition. This will be taught starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5pm and Monday starting at 6pm). Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in.

 

Music:

Characterization is important for everyone on stage in this show...show us through your song!

Please prepare 1 minute of music (32 bars) of a song in the style of the character you are auditioning for. If you're going for an ensemble role, choose a song that best shows the range of your voice. 


Please bring music in a 3 ring binder, not stapled together or loose pages. Also please avoid using karaoke tracks, an accompanist will be provided. 

 

Audition form:

Audition form .doc

Audition form .pdf

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to PippinNH@actorsingers.org 

 

Character Descriptions

LEADING PLAYER- The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

  • Gender: Either
  • Age: Flexible
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: Db3
  • Tenor/Alto Belter

 

PIPPIN- Our story's young and confused protagonist. The young son of fabled Emperor Charlemagne and heir to the throne, Pippin is bright, educated and restless.  He is longing to find his purpose in life/something completely fulfilling.  Naive, innocent, and discontent.  Eventually finds love, and meaning in life.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 to 25
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Tenor

 

CHARLES/CHARLEMAGNE- Pippin’s demanding and less-than-attentive father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.  He indulges his wife Fastrada’s extravagance, but isn’t too fond of their son, Lewis.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 50 to 60
  • Vocal range top: E4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Baritone/Bass

 

BERTHE- Pippin’s saucy grandmother (and Charlemagne’s mother). She is still attractive and enjoys the simple pleasures of the body and the senses.  A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. When Pippin seeks her advice, she tries to help Pippin and encourages him to enjoy his youth and live his life to the fullest.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 67 to 67
  • Vocal range top: C5
  • Vocal range bottom: E3
  • Mezzo Belter

 

FASTRADA- Pippin’s conniving stepmother (wife of Charlemagne, mother of Lewis). A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. Very good dancer.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 35 to 45
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Alto Belter

 

CATHERINE- A widow and mother with a young son and a large estate. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point, takes him in, and eventually falls in love with him.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 25 to 30
  • Vocal range top: Db5
  • Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Mezzo

 

LEWIS- Pippin's not-too-bright half-brother, and, after Pippin, heir to the throne, Lewis is doted upon by his mother, Fastrada, as she attempts to promote his chances of becoming principal heir. Not at all like Pippin, Lewis loves weight lifting, wrestling, showing off, and, most of all, Lewis.

  • Age:  20 to 25
  • Spoken, May sing with players

 

THEO- A small loveable boy, he is Catherine's son and becomes Pippin's friend.

  • Gender:  Male
  • Age:  8-12
  • Tenor

 

A BAND OF PLAYERS- Ensemble/Dancers/Gymnasts/Acrobats. Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players

  • Gender: Male & female
  • Age: 16 to 45
  • Vocal: Must sing well
  • Dance:  Should be strong in Fosse, jazz, and musical theatre styles of dance
  • Gymnastics experience a plus

 

*    All age ranges for characters above are for reference. Must “look” the appropriate age for the character you are auditioning for.

** Please be advised that some costumes may be more “adult” than others.

 

Pippin Synopsis

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Pippin show page

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, July 2, 2018 10:47:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Seeking Directors for Fall Show - 2018  

To be staged Nov 9-11, 2018

 

Actorsingers Seeking Directors for Fall Show 2018

 

 

The Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our Fall Show 2018 to be staged Nov 9-11, 2018 at Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua, NH.  We are happy to announce the fall show will be Pippin 2013 Broadway Revival with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book by Roger O. Hirson.
 
Interested teams of directors for Pippin should submit a letter of interest and their resumes to Diana at  secretary@actorsingers.org. Please submit as complete a team as possible, but individuals and duos will also be considered.
 
Deadline for submissions is Tues, Apr 10th with interviews tentatively scheduled for the evening of April 12th.
 
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:21:00 AM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

Sister Act Cast - 2018  

Sister Act Cast

Congratulations !

Deloris Van Cartier - Maria Hendricks

Mother Superior - Martha Holland

Sister Mary Robert - Ashley Swanson

Sister Mary Patrick - Lucy Spencer

Sister Mary Lazarus - Kerry Schneider

Monsignor O’Hara - John Nolan

Curtis - Teddy Hendricks

Eddie – James Middleton

TJ - Phil Laks

Joey - Adam Harding

Pablo - Robbie Hyde

Sister Mary Martin-of Tours – Cheri Birch

Sister Mary Theresa – Catherine Andruskevich

Michelle - Madison Blakeman

Tina - Alicia Chouinard

Ernie - Jacob Duby

Nuns -

Alicia Chouinard

Christie Conticchio

Danielle Nobles

Hailey Gallagher

Kathy LeClair

Lynda Aramento

Madison Blakeman

Pam Thornhill

Sarah Desaulniers

Susan Abis

Theresa Clawson

Tina Cassidy

Victoria Gill

 

Fantasy/Homeless Dancers

Alicia Chouinard

Danielle Nobles

Jacob Duby

Kathy LeClair

Lynda Aramento

Tina Cassidy

 

Bartender – Theresa Clawson

Bar Patrons – Victoria Gill, Sarah Desaulniers

Hooker – Hailey Gallagher

Cop – Pam Thornhill

Waitress – Christie Conticchio

Cab Driver – Susan Abis

Newscaster – Hailey Gallagher

Drag Queen - Logan Higgins

Pope – Gil Chouinard

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:31:00 PM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

Sister Act 2018 - Audition Requirements 

Plus Show information

Director- Tim Stanley

Music Director - Amanda Morgan

Choreographer - Brittney-Lynne Harding

Producer - Alicia Chouinard

 

 

Audition Form

Word doc here

PDF file here

 

Performance Dates:

May 11-13, 2018

Friday May 11 @ 8PM

Saturday May 12 @ 8PM

Sunday May 13 @ 2PM

 

Performance Location:

 Keefe Center for the Arts

117 Elm St.

Nashua, NH

 

Auditions, Rehearsal Location:

Actorsingers Building

219 Lake Street

Nashua, NH

(entrance in rear of building)

 

Any Questions:

Contact: Director – Tim Stanley

603-320-5531 Cell

timjstanley@comcast.net

 

Call Back list

 

Must be at least 16 years old by May 11, 2018 (opening night) to audition

 

Auditions:

Sister Act Auditions

 

All  roles Auditions  (except Doloris)

Sunday, Jan 7th  * 6– 10 pm and Monday, Jan 8th  *7– 10 pm

*The hall opens 1 our before auditions on Sunday and Monday. So hall opens at 5 on Sunday and 6 on Monday to learn the dance.

Call Backs if needed - Wednesday, Jan 10th  7– 9 pm

Deloris (Maria Hendricks) will be at all other role call backs to read opposite other leads.

 

See character descriptions below.

 

Rehearsals:

 

Rehearsals:

First Rehearsal  Sunday January 28, 2018  6-10 pm

then 

Mondays 7- 10 pm

Wednesdays 7 – 10 pm

Sundays 6– 10 pm

 

Audition Requirements:

What to prepare for the Sister Act auditions:

Acting Auditions:

EVERYONE Male & Female Leads and Ensemble – Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue memorized NOT read.  Can be funny or serious should showcase your acting talents.  Does not have to be from a play or musical.  Many audition monologues can be found for free on-line.

 

Dance Audition:

Everyone will learn about a 1 minute dance.  Not all parts will need to exhibit great dancing skills, but we'd like to see if you can move - and how you can sell it, even if you don't do the steps correctly!!

What to Wear:

NO JEANS PLEASE

Ladies: - Character shoes, Jazz shoes, or Sneakers . Comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement such as gym shorts, sweats, leggings, yoga pants etc. Remember to have fun and smile! we not looking for perfection. We are looking for someone who is having fun and is trying their best!

Men: - Jazz shoes or Sneakers. Comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement such as gym shorts, sweats, etc. Remember to have fun and smile! we not looking for perfection. We are looking for someone who is having fun and is trying their best!

 

Vocal Audition:

Nuns & All Women (leads and ensemble, 2 components as well)

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) that showcases your belt.

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) of a church hymn that showcases the more classical side of your voice, we strongly encourage you to choose a church hymn other than Amazing Grace.

 

Men (leads and ensemble, 2 components)

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) of a song that shows off your falsetto range (it is preferred that you pick a song traditionally performed by a woman).

Please prepare 32 bars (about 1 minute of music) that best showcases your natural singing voice.

 

Sister Act Synopsis

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Sister Act show page

 

Character Descriptions:  

Mother SuperiorFemale – Lead
Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between early 50’s to early 70’s. Mother Superior is the head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.

 

Sister Mary Robert - Female  - Lead

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 16 to early 20’s. Sister Mary Robert is a postulant and the youngest nun in the convent. Abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.

 

Monsignor O’Hara – Male - Supporting                   

Vocal Range - Baritone

Must appear between 40 -60. The Monsignor will try anything to raise money to save the convent.  Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.

 

Curtis Jackson – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Baritone

Must appear between 30-40. Curtis Jackson is a slime ball club owner and gangster and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.

 

Eddie Souther – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 25-35. The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.

 

Tj – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 16-30. Tj is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies, also his nephew. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.

 

Joey – Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 30-40. Joey is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. He thinks very highly of himself. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.

 

Pablo – Spanish Speaking Male - Supporting

Vocal Range - Tenor

Must appear between 25-40. Pablo is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.

 

Sister Mary Lazarus – Female - Supporting

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 50-70, Sister Mary Lazarus is one of the more experienced nuns of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris's soul music.

 

Sister Mary Patrick – Female - Supporting

Vocal Range - Soprano , Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 35-50. Mary Patrick is one of the more boisterous nuns. Young or just young-at-heart, she is consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

 

Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours  - Female - Featured

Must appear between 40-60, Mary Martin-of-Tours is described to Sister Mary Clarence (lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier).  A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

 

Sister Mary Theresa  - Female - Featured

Must appear between 60-70. Mary Theresa is the oldest of all the nuns at the convent. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

 

Michelle –  Any Ethnicity Female - Featured

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 20-30. Michelle is one of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.

 

Tina - Any Ethnicity Female - Featured

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 20-30. Tina is one of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. A little thick and naïve.

 

Ernie – Male - Featured 

Vocal Range – Spoken

Must appear between 25-35, Ernie is one of Curtis Jackson's cronies. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

 

Ensemble - Either Gender  - Ensemble

Vocal Range - Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
The varied ensemble of Sister Act will play additional nuns and cops, bar patrons and homeless.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, September 29, 2017 2:34:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Drowsy Chaperone Cast List (2017) 

Cast List

Congratulations to the cast! First rehearsal is Monday Aug 14 at 7 pm*

 

Man in Chair                    Christopher Szczerba

Janet Van de Graff          Eliza Baxter

Robert                              Dylan Mahalingam 

George                             Matthew Zielonko

Mrs. Tottendale               Martha  Daniels Holland

Underling                         Glen Grimard

Adolpho                           Ed Siegal

Drowsy Chaperone         Erin Maitland

Mr. Feldzieg                     Joey T.

Kitty                                  Mia Berardi

Gangster 1                       Joel King

Gangster 2                       Ben Levine

Trix                                   Meredith Thompson

Superintendent               TBD       

                               

 Ensemble           

Tim Bomil 

Sam Campanella 

Cameron Cassella

Emerson Demers

Patrice  Doherty   

Chris Estrada   

Kathy LeClair   

Laura Millar   

Danielle Nobles

Mackenzie Ozaroff

Jennifer Ryder

Hailey Sullivan  

Lynn Vaillancourt

Sarah Wenrich

Jo-Ann  Zall

Zakara Tber

 

*We will have read through on Monday night, Full cast music rehearsal Wednesday night, we will be working on a more detailed schedule which will be posted as soon as it's done.
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:10:00 PM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

The Drowsy Chaperone callbacks 

Hello Auditioners:

Thank you for auditioning for Drowsy Chaperone - what a great turnout! 

The callback list is below..  Only a few roles are being called back - don't be worried if you don't see your name on this list.  Callbacks are tomorrow (Wed Aug 9).   You will be / have been contacted individually to confirm your attendance.

Ashley Hughes Swanson
Becky Ruccio
Bob Frasca
Carli Hamilton
Dylan Mahalingam
Eliza Baxter
Erin Maitland
Jacob Duby
Joel King
Joey T
Joseph Tannalfo
Lisa Owen
Matthew Zielonko
Mia Berardi
Patrice Doherty
Stacey Driscoll
Wende Ann Donahue
Posted by Cheryl Stocks Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:22:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

The Drowsy Chaperone - 2017 Auditions  

Audtion Information

Direction Team

Director - Lance Arnold

Music Director - Karina Allayne

Choreographer - Logan Higgins

 

Callbacks

Callbacks Wednesday evening, August 9th - starting as early as 6:45pm 

Callback list is here
 

Audition Requirements

MUSIC:

We are looking for 16 bars in the style of the show. There are no restrictions on the song, if you wish to sing a song from The Drowsy Chaperone you may. Please bring Karaoke style tracks (ones without vocals) to accompany your song OR a copy of your sheet music for accompanist Jed Holland.

 

DANCE:

A dance combination will be taught at auditions, please dress comfortably for movement in the dance audition.

A video of the dance is posted in the facebook event here

 

COLD READINGS:

Sides below for the cold reads at auditions

Side 1 and Side 2 - Man in Chair

Side 3 - Janet-Chaperone-Man

Side 4 - Janet-Robert

Side 5 - Robert-George

Side 6 - Aldolpho-Chaperone

Side 7 - Tottendale-Underling

Side 8 - Tottendale-Underling

Side 9 - Feldzieg-Aldolpho

Side 10 - Kitty-Gangsters-Feldzieg

Side 11 - Kitty-Gangsters-Feldzieg

 

Character List

Drowsy Chaperone - Character Breakdown

Man in Chair (age 35-60) - Narrator and host. He is a neurotic shut-in and aficionado of Golden-Age musical theater. He listens to his record collection of classic Broadway shows to pick up his mood when he’s feeling down. The character engages directly and earnestly with the audience. He should be funny and charming but also realistic and natural.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Limited

 

Janet Van de Graaff (20-30) - Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is retiring from show business to marry Robert Martin. She is the classic 1920’s starlet and ingénue.

Vocal range: mezzo  Dance: Advanced (can safely pull of tricks (splits, acrobatics, contortion, juggling, etc.)



Robert Martin (20-30) – Lead role -  The groom who is in love with Janet Van de Graff. He is the classic 1920’s leading man: charming, handsome, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic.

Vocal range: tenor     Dance: Advanced  (Must be able to tap dance and roller skate.)



The Drowsy Chaperone (45-55) - Janet’s acerbic witted and alcoholic confidante. This role is played as The Grand Dame of the Theater: an aging diva that will steal every scene and skillfully chew the scenery. A big comedic role.

Vocal range: alto  Dance: Moderate



Aldolpho (40 - 55) - Latin Lothario. An over-confident buffoon that specializes in over-acting. Fake accent and excellent comic timing required.

Vocal range: baritone   Dance:  Moderate



Mrs. Tottendale (45-60) - The wealthy host of the wedding. She is dizzy and forgetful, but always sweet and charming. She is oblivious to the mayhem that surrounds her in the show.

Vocal range: alto         Dance: Limited



Underling (40-50) - Mrs. Tottendale’s butler. He is a classic English butler with a long suffering attitude, and understated sense of humor. He delivers lines with a dry sense of humor and sarcasm.

Vocal range: tenor  Dance: Moderate



Feldzieg (35-50) - Broadway producer who wants to stop the wedding and get Janet back in show business. He is an insensitive blowhard and a nervous wreck.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Moderate



Kitty (25 - 30’s) – 1920’s blonde chorine. She is the companion of Mr. Feldzieg and is trying to get the role of leading lady in his show. Nasal and annoying, but not mean.

Vocal range: mezzo or soprano   Dance: Moderate/Advanced



George (20-40) – The Best Man. He is loyal, affable, sincere, and nervous. He is a good friend to Robert. He works hard to keep the wedding from being derailed.

Vocal range: tenor    Dance:  Moderate – must be able to tap.



Gangsters 1 & 2 (30-40) – Stereotypical happy-go-lucky Broadway gangsters posing as pastry chefs. Complicated wordplay, classic New York accents and good comic timing required.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Moderate/Advanced

 

Trix (25-50) – A confident female aviator. She is a strong woman living a life of adventure. May double in ensemble.

Vocal range: mezzo      Dance: Moderate



Ensemble (Ages 20 & up) – A strong ensemble. actors play many characters. (Tottendale’s staff, Monkeys, reporters, photographers, Chinese monks, wedding guests) Opportunities for featured dancers

All vocal ranges.   Dance: Limited to Advanced All ensemble must move well.

 

Rehearsals

Sun 6-10 pm

Mon & Wed 7-10 pm

First rehearsal is Monday August 14th 2017

No rehearsal on Sunday August 27, 2017 [Wild Party final performance] / Monday September 4, 2017 [ Labor Day ]
 
Tech Week for cast begins on Sunday October 29 2017

 

Performances

Friday, November 3 @ 8 pm

Saturday November 4 @ 8 pm

Sunday November 5 @ 2 pm

Performances at Keefe Center For The Arts, 117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

The Drowsy Chaperone MTI show page

The Drowsy Chaperone Actorsingers Show Page 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:54:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

In The Spotlight - Mackenzie Ozaroff (2017) 

Ensemble - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”

IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES

MACKENZIE OZAROFF

ENSEMBLE

 

Actorsingers is pleased to present Windham’s own Mackenzie Ozaroff in our IN THE SPOTLIGHT Series.  She will be performing as an Ensemble member in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.

Mackenzie read about the auditions for SITR on the Actorsinger website and thought “Why not? She loves the feeling of the show, the lights, the costumes, the dancing – really everything – it gives her a rush!  She says it’s been a little tricky being one of the younger people as well as being new to Actorsingers.  But everyone has been so helpful and absolutely wonderful!

Mackenzie got her inspiration to perform from a friend of hers.  She had gone to see her in a show when she was only ten, and decided to give it a try. Eight years later, she’s still at it.

When not in a show, she enjoys playing guitar and singing. She also does a lot with photography. She works with third graders during school hours, and loves playing with her foster siblings.

When we asked Mackenzie what she likes best about community theatre, she responded,  “I like the realness of the people I work with. I like that it feels like a family versus a job.”  In this show, she feels the biggest challenge is having actual rain, but she’s excited for that. It’s also the first time she has performed in an adult show. 

What do you get from theater that you don’t get from anything else you do? She says it’s the whole thing. It’s so funny, and the dancing is fantastic. Shout-out to Colin and Marc for holding up during Moses Supposes, Fit as a Fiddle, and Make ‘Em Laugh.

Welcome to Actorsingers, Mackenzie!  We hope this is the first of many shows you do with us!!

Photo credit: Isaac Mishkit

Enjoy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN May 12 - 14, 2017 ! Tickets available here !

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:32:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

In The Spotlight - Michelle Long (2017) 

Stage Crew - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”

IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES

MICHELLE LONG

STAGE CREW

 

We are pleased to present Michelle Long IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

Michelle will be joining us as a stage crew member for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, along with her partner, Issac Mishkit.  (Isaac has also done a lot of our cast photography for this production.)

Michelle is originally from Detroit, MI and currently lives in Manchester.  She has always wanted to be on the stage but while in college she discovered she loves being behind the scenes even more.  Her college professor/Mentor Michael encouraged her to pursue her love of theatre lighting and it led to her professional career as a Light Board Programmer in Boston.

Michelle chose to be a part of the crew for our show to work with Cheryl Stocks (stage manager) and Isaac.  Isaac was in the show INTO THE WOODS and Cheryl was that show’s stage manager as well. She had also worked on this show at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly MA and is excited to “make it rain” again.

Michelle finds so many pieces of theatre to be interesting: the number of costumes and props, the number of hours creating the sets, lighting effects, new technology, and the months of preparing, designing, learning sometimes difficult music, etc..

After leaving her career in professional technical theatre, Michelle now works at FIRST where her job involves getting kids around the world inspired to pursue science and technology careers through afterschool robotics-based Teams and events.

Michelle states that “theater has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old and was in a Community Theater production of Peter Pan, and I haven't been able to let go since. The best part of working in community theatre is that it’s fun to have people from all walks of life in one place working together to do something they love.”

 

Enjoy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN May 12 - 14, 2017 ! Tickets available here !

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:16:00 AM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

In The Spotlight - Pam Thornhill (2017)  

Wardrobe Mistress/Ensemble - SINGIN IN THE RAIN

“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’

IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES

PAMELA THORNHILL

APPEARING AS WARDROBE MISTRESS/ENSEMBLE

 

Nashua native, Pamela Thornhill auditioned for “Singin’ in the Rain” because she loves the show and the directing and producing team – and she wanted to Tap!!  She was happy and excited when she found out she was cast in this all-time favorite theatre classic.

Pam appears in various parts throughout the show, but she will be seen as the Wardrobe Mistress to Miss Lina Lamont.  She says she got a lot of her inspiration from Actorsingers’ own wardrobe specialists, the late Penny Tamulonis and Raelene Liljeberg, then mixed in her own flair.  As for the other character she portrays, she says she is these things in real life – a fan, a theatre patron, a townsperson, etc.

Pam says the most challenging part of bringing her role to life is the need to make it appear real and effortless.  That comes with hours and hours of rehearsal!!   Pam got her theatrical inspiration from a teacher she had when she was 11 years old and from her wonderful and talented mom, whose love of music, theatre and culture inspires her to this day.

When not involved in theatre, Pam works for a small company in marketing and inside sales (which she loves!) and many other interests that keep her busy and enjoying life.

When Pam was asked what she likes best about being involved in community theatre, her response was:  “Where do I begin? I have met some of the most wonderful, bright, caring, loving, fun and talented people, who all support one another and want to bring joy to those in the community and to one another.  I learn something new with each show I am part of.”

Pam feels theatre gives you a profound sense of fulfillment and joy in being able to share the gifts of singing, acting and dancing with fellow theater people and most importantly, those who attend theater. It gives you a chance make someone smile and be positive every day. “ It is one of my passions and I am blessed that I am able to be part of it.”

 

Photo credit: Isaac Mishkit

Enjoy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN May 12 - 14, 2017 ! Tickets available here !

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