The Actorsingers

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Actorsingers seeking directors for Spring Show - 2020  

To be staged May 8-10, 2020
 
The Actorsingers Board of Directors is now seeking director resumes for individuals or teams who are interested in directing our Spring 2020 Musical: to be staged May 8-10, 2020 at Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua, NH.  We are happy to announce the spring show will be  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
 
Interested teams of directors  or individual directors for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat should submit a letter of interest and their resumes to Jo-Ann Zall at secretary@actorsingers.org. 
 
Deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Thursday, Sept 5th with interviews tentatively scheduled for the evening of  Monday Sept 9th  beginning at 7 PM.
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, July 15, 2019 6:50:00 PM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

Addams Family Audition Requirements (2019) 

Director - Erin Maitland 

 Music Director - Jonathan Plouffe

Choreographer – Luciana Fionda 

Producer - Jennifer Streck

Technical Director - Dennis Schneider 

 

Audition Requirements

 

 

Dates:

Day 1 - Auditions Sunday, Aug. 18th doors open at 5:00 PM auditions start 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Day 2 - Auditions Tuesday, Aug. 20th doors open at 6:00 PM auditions start 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Callbacks – Thursday, Aug. 22nd doors open at 6:30 PM audition start at 7:00 PM-done 

Where:

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at: Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH  


Audition Form:

Please submit on-line audition form BEFORE you arrive to auditions. You will be assigned a number when you check in. 

On-line audition form is here

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from google forms with the title The Addams Family Audition form, please save this e-mail as it will have a link for you to update your audition form if changes need to be made.    

Information Night:

• Sunday, Aug. 11th at 6:30 PM.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM for social!

•  Enjoy light refreshments at the social 

•  Meet the directors and hear their vision for the show

•  Fun Addams Family entertainment after the production team presentation / Q & A

•  BYO adult beverages if you are 21+ 

•  BYO soft drink beverages if you are under 21

• Come join the fun!   

 
Audition Dates:

• Sunday, Aug. 18th from 6 -10 PM (doors open at 5:00 pm to learn audition dance)

• Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 7-10:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 pm to learn audition dance) 

 

Callbacks: (If necessary)

• Callbacks will be Thursday, Aug. 22nd starting at 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM 

• Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from The Addams Family

• More details will be provided if you are called back 

 

Rehearsals:

• Rehearsals Start: Sunday, Aug. 25th at 6:00 PM

Rehearsal Schedule:

• Sunday night from 6-10 PM 

• Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-10 PM 
 

Tech Week: (Mandatory attendance)

• Nov.17th - Nov. 21st 6:00-10:00 PM

• Saturday, Nov. 16th will be move-in to the Keefe Center of the Arts. All hands-on deck. More details to come. 

*Friday, Nov 15th in the evening may be load of truck   

 
Show Dates:

Friday Nov. 22nd, 2019 @ 8 PM

Saturday Nov. 23rd, 2019 @ 8 PM

Sunday Nov. 24th, 2019 @ 2 PM 

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts - 117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH 

 

Audition Requirements:

Ages:

You must be at least 16 * to audition Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes 

*you must be age 16 by opening night Nov 22, 2019

**If auditioning for the role of Pugsley Addams you must be at least (11+) 

 

Acting:

Please prepare a 1-minute monologue that will showcase your acting abilities.  If you do not have a monologue prepared at auditions, you may be asked to cold read sides from the script.   

  *If you are auditioning for an Ancestor, monologues are not required.  The audition board may have you read sides if needed.  

 

Music:

Please prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of The Addams Family.  Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.  Please no karaoke tracks.

 

Dance: 

All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination. 

Audition dance video(s) will be sent out closer to audition dates.

Viewing the video(s) prior to auditions is not required but strongly encouraged!

This dance will also be taught and run through by the choreographer starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5:00 PM and Tuesday starting at 6:00 PM) and then will be taught and run through repeatedly throughout both nights by trained dance assistants.

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in. 

But above all, have fun with your audition! If you stumble or mess up that’s okay, just stay in character, smile through it, and be yourself! The audition board is so excited to meet you all! Break a leg!   

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to AddamsFamily@actorsingers.org 

**If you cannot make the audition dates, you may email the director at AddamsFamily@actorsingers.org 

 

Character Descriptions: 

* All age ranges for characters listed are for reference, audition board may be a bit flexible with the Ages/Genders of the Main Roles, depending on what we see at the Auditions.   
 
Morticia Addams: The matriarch of the Addams Family Gender: Female Age: 35-50 Vocal range top: A♯5/B♭5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Moves well 

Gomez Addams: The patriarch of the Addams Family Gender: Male Age: 35-55 Vocal range top: B3  Vocal range bottom: C2 (low C) Moves well 
 
Wednesday Addams: Daughter Gender: Female Age:18-25  Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Strong belt. Moves well 
 
Pugsley Addams: Son Gender: Male (open to female actors) Age: 11-13 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2 

Fester Addams: Uncle Gender: Male (open to female actors) Age: 30-50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C3 

Lurch: Family’s butler Gender: Male Age: 25-50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: D♯2/Eb2 

Grandma Addams:  Gender: Female (open to male actors) Age: 35+ (A feisty 102-year-old women) Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G4 Strong comedic timing 
 
Lucas Beineke: Wednesday’s love interest Gender: Male Age: 18-25 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C3 
Moves well 
 
Mal Beineke: Lucas’ Father Gender: Male Age: 44-55 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3 

Alice Beineke: Lucas’ Mother Gender: Female Age: 40-50 Vocal range top: G♯5/A♭5 Vocal range bottom: G#3/Ab3 Strong vocal and acting ability  
 
The Addams Family Ancestors: 10-15 strong male and female singers/dancers/actors who will be moving the story along through choreography, character work, puppetry (select few), and the moving of set pieces.   
 
 

Actorsingers membership fee:

 If you are cast in The Addams Family in order to appear on stage you must be an Actorsingers member, Actorsingers membership fee is $10 per year. 

 

The Addams Family Synopsis:

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen-year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most unAddams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change. <source: StageAgent>

TRW show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers The Addams Family show page 

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

 Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, May 31, 2019 12:27:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Actorsingers seeking directors for Fall Show - 2019  

To be staged Nov 22 - 24, 2019
 

The Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our Fall Show 2019 to be staged Nov 22-24, 2019 at Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua, NH.  We are happy to announce the fall show will be The Addams Family – A New Musical.

 
Interested teams of directors for The Addams Family should submit a letter of interest and their resumes to Jo-Ann Zall at  secretary@actorsingers.org. Please submit as complete a team as possible, but individuals and duos will also be considered.
 
Deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Monday, Apr 8th with interviews tentatively scheduled for the evening of April 11th beginning at 7 PM.
Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:40:00 AM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

Mamma Mia! Audition Requirements (2019)  

Music and Lyrics by

BENNY ANDERSSON
BJÖRN ULVAEUS

 
And some songs with STIG ANDERSON
 

Book by CATHERINE JOHNSON
 
Originally Conceived by JUDY CRAYMER

 

Director Angèlica Rosenthal  

Music Director Jonathan Plouffe

Choreographer - Jennifer Ryder

 

Producer  - Evelynn Decker 

 

Audition Requirements 

 

Day 2 - Auditions Thursday Jan 24 doors open at 7:00 PM auditions start 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Video audition deadline has been extended to Thursday Jan 24 at 8:30 PM

Please submit on-line audition form BEFORE you arrive to auditions.

You will be assigned a number when you check in.

 

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

 

Information Night:

  •  Friday Jan. 11 at 7 pm
  •  Enjoy light refreshments at the social 
  •  Meet the directors and hear their vision for the show
  •  Fun Mamma Mia entertainment after the production team presentation / Q & A
  •  BYO adult beverages if you are 21+ 
  • Come join the fun!
     


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday Jan. 20 from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance) - Sunday cancelled due to slippery road conditions 
  • Monday Jan. 21 from 6 -10 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Thursday Jan. 24 starting at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm (doors open as early as 7 pm to learn the audition dance)
Callbacks:
  •  Callbacks will be Friday Jan. 25 starting at 8:30 PM . We will accept video callbacks if you are called back and have a conflict 
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from Mamma Mia!
  • More details will be provided if you are called back

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 at 6 PM
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week April 28  - May 2 - mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

Friday May 3, 2019 @ 8 pm
Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 2 pm

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

* You must be at least 16 to audition

Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes 

(*you must be age 16 by opening night May 3, 2019)

 

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  

Sides:

Harry & Sophie

Bill & Sophie

Sky & Sophie

Sam & Donna 

Bill & Rosie 

Pepper & Tanya

Donna & Pepper & Edi

Ali & Lia & Sophie 

If you are going for a featured dancer or ensemble choose any side you wish for your reading from the script.

 

Dance:  

All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination that is about 14 counts of 8, but don't worry, 3 and a half of those 8 counts will be free style! Here is the audition dance video of the choreographer doing the dance full speed, and going through a quick break down so you can get a head start and practice the dance if you choose. Learning the dance or simply viewing the video prior to auditions is not required but strongly encouraged! This dance will also be taught and run through by the choreographer starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5:00 PM and Monday starting at 6:00 PM) and then will be taught and run through repeatedly throughout both nights by 2 trained dance assistants. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in. 

In addition, all those auditioning will be asked on their audition form if they can do any dance spins (such as Fouettes, 3+ Pirouette spins, etc.), body stretches or contortions (such as splits, back bends, etc.), any dance leaps (Split "Switch" Leap, Calypso leap, Toe-Touch Leap, etc.), or any other interesting dance talents! You WILL be asked to demonstrate any listed special talents at the time of your audition, so don’t forget to stretch! If you cannot do any of the above, do not fear! You will still be considered for roles in the show, we are just trying to find our featured dancers! 

But above all, have fun with your dance audition! If you stumble or mess up that’s okay, just smile through it and be yourself! Jen is so excited to meet you all! Break a leg!”

 

Music:

Please prepare a song in the style of the music of Mama Mia

Please bring sheet music an accompanist will be provided, please no karaoke tracks.

 

Audition form:

Please submit the Mamma Mia Audition google form BEFORE you come to audition, when you check-in you will be assigned an audition number. 

Link to Mamma Mia Audition google form is here

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from google forms with the title Mamma Mia Audition form,  please save this e-mail as it will have a link for you to update your audition form if changes need to be made. 

 

Video Auditions - DEADLINE Thursday JANUARY 24 at 8:30 PM

We prefer you audition in person, however if you are unavailable to audition in person we are accepting video auditions, please follow the below process.

1) Song -  Create a video of you singing your audition song (piano accompanist is strongly suggested vs. instrumental track) 

2) Dance - Create a video of you doing the audition dance, link to the dance is posted above under dance requirements

3) Acting - Create a video of you acting out the side of the character you are going for, if going for featured dancer or ensemble select any side, links to sides posted above under Acting 

4) Complete the google audition form  - Link to Google form is here, be sure to select video audition on form 

5) Upload the following using the google audition form, headshot, singing, dancing, acting videos, resume (optional).

6)  e-mail MammaMia@actorsingers.org with your name and let us know you submitted an on-line audition so we can be on the look out for it

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to MammaMia@actorsingers.org 

Character Descriptions

*    All age ranges for characters listed are for reference, audition board may be a bit flexible with the Ages of the Main Roles, depending on what we see at the Auditions. 

 

Sophie Sheridan
Born and raised on the island.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3


Donna Sheridan
Sophie's mother.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Moves well


Sam Carmichael
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: D3


Bill Austin
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Harry Bright
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3


Sky
Sophie's fiancé.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Moves well


Tanya
Former Dynamo.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Strong dancer


Rosie
Former Dynamo.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Moves well


Lisa
Sophie's friend.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Moves well ---> strong dancer 


Ali
Sophie's friend.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Moves well ---> strong dancer 


Pepper
Barman at Taverna

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A4

Strong dancer 


Eddie
Helps Sky with Water-Sports.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25

Strong dancer 

 

Featured Dancers

6-10 strong male and female dancers who will be doing couples choreography, performing on stage as a small group, as well as featured in ensemble numbers.


Ensemble
Consists of the Islanders, who work at Donna's, Wedding-Guests.

Gender: Both

Moves well 

 

Actorsingers membership fee 

If you are cast in Mamma Mia in order to appear on stage you must be an Actorsingers member, Actorsingers membership fee is $10 per year.

 

Mamma Mia! Synopsis

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!  <source MTI>

MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Mamma Mia show page

 

 
Mamma Mia!

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 
www.MTIShows.com

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, November 24, 2018 1:13:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Pippin Cast List - 2018 

We've Got Magic To Do!

Cast List

Congratulations to the Cast of Pippin! 

 

*1st rehearsal will be Sunday Aug 12 @ 6 PM, with a pot luck supper and read through. If you can bring something to share for the potluck that would be great. 

We've Got magic To Do!

LEADING PLAYER – Aly Aramento

PIPPIN – Eric Berthiaume

CHARLEMAGNE – James Middleton

BERTHE – Kerry Schneider

FASTRADA - Becca Tarr

CATHERINE – Caity Glover

LEWIS – Doug Reed

THEO – Sophia Battaglia

MANSON TRIO – Jen Ryder, Sarah Wenrich

BAND OF PLAYERS:

Barb Amaral

Kayleen Bertrand

Cheri Birch

Sam Campanella

Tina Cassidy

Lo Dillon

Patrice Doherty

Lauren Friedman

Victoria Gill

Jed Holland

Holli Kenison

Joel King

Amanda Langer

Kelli Loughlin

Kelsey Marot

Hailey Mierzwa

Amara  Phelps

Angèlica Rosenthal  

Samantha Searls

Erik Shaffer

Don Smith-Weiss

Nicole Straussberg

Samantha Weiss

Jessica Wells

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:57:00 AM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

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 

 

Callback information:

Thank-you to all that came out for Pippin!

Callbacks will not be posted here, all those called back have received an e-mail with call back information. 

If you do not receive a callback e-mail it does not mean you have not been cast, we will post the cast list after call backs late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.  

 

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH


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 and Monday August 6th from 6-7 pm.

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


Audition Sides

Character Sides Here

 

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           

117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

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

Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes.

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  Character Sides Here,  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.

*Those auditioning for Theo are not required to do a dance audition

 

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. 

Please do not sing a song from Pippin. 

 

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
  • Appears in Act II only
  • Sings Prayer For A Duck with Pippin and Catherine
  • Closes the show with a solo, singing Corner Of The Sky (Reprise)

 

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

  • Gender: Male & female
  • Age: 16+
  • 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
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