The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Audition Requirements (2020) 

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
 

Director Angèlica Rosenthal  

Music Director Amanda Morgan

Choreographer - Jennifer Ryder

 

Producer  - Evelynn Decker 

 

Audition Requirements 

 

 

Please submit on-line audition form BEFORE you arrive to auditions. (Online audition form here)

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. 17 at 7 pm
  •  Enjoy light refreshments at the social 
  •  Meet the directors and hear their vision for the show
  •  Come join the fun!

Audition Dates:

CHILDREN'S CHORUS ONLY (ages 8-12) 

  • Sunday Feb 2 from 4 - 6 pm (doors open at 3:15 pm to learn audition dance, auditions start at 4) 
  • Callbacks are not required for the children's choir 

ALL Other Roles (ages 13+)

  • Sunday Feb 2 from 7 - 9 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance, auditions start at 7) 
  • Monday Feb 3 from 7 - 9 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance, auditions start at 7)
Callbacks:
  •  Callbacks will be Wednesday Feb 5 starting at 7 PM 
  •  Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from Joseph
  •  More details will be provided if you are called back

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 at 6 PM
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week May 3  - May 10 - mandatory attendance

Notes for Children's Chorus:

  • We believe rehearsal commitment will be less for children's choir (ages 8-12) up until tech week. 
  • Children's choir will likely not be scheduled past 8 PM except for tech week
  • Children's choir may be called earlier than 6 PM on Sunday's but no earlier than 5 PM

 

Show Dates:

Friday May 8, 2020 @ 8 pm
Saturday May 9, 2020  @ 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday May 10, 2020 @ 2 pm

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

* You must be at least 13 to audition, except for Children's chorus ages 8-12

Casting all ages (13+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes 

(*you must be age 13 by opening night May 8, 2020)

Children's Choir - ages 8-12

 

Music:

 
Important info for all who are auditioning
 
An accompanist will be provided, please do not bring karaoke tracks. All music should be brought in a hard cover, 3 ring binder (no staples) and music clearly labeled for the accompanist. While we've only requested certain sections (cuts) of songs for you to audition with, it's important you bring/are familiar with the whole song you're choosing to audition with, because we may reference or ask you to sing something from a different section of the song. The Joseph/Narrator cuts are complete, there is no need to bring the whole "Close Every Door" or "Potiphar" part if you're wishing to be considered for those roles.
 
Joseph: 
Please sing the cut provided of "Close Every Door." You may bring one additional song that showcases your voice if you choose, but the cut provided is mandatory. If you choose to bring a second song of your choice, please select 16 bars that best showcases what you feel you want us to hear. 
 
 
Narrator: 
Please sing the cut provided of "Potiphar." You may bring one additional song that showcases your voice if you choose, but the cut provided is mandatory. If you choose to bring a second song of your choice, please select 16 bars that best showcases what you feel you want us to hear. 
 
***The role of the narrator is being expanded. We will choose our 5 #FiercestLadies and create an elite force of vocal power. All 5 of our narrators will all have equal time in the spotlight and (with expanded harmonies tailored to fit their unique abilities) participate in ALL aspects of the narrator numbers. Amanda loves Hercules and the Muses, that is the musical vision for the Narrators in our production.
 
 
For those wishing to be considered for Male roles (Including Brothers and Men's ensemble roles)
 
Please prepare 32 bars of a song that best showcases your range (we have needs in both extremes - tenor and bass). 
 
 
For those wishing to be considered for Female roles (Including Wives and Women's ensemble roles)
 
Please prepare 32 bars of a song that best showcases your range (we have needs in both extremes - soprano and alto).
 
 
Children's Chorus:
 
For children wishing to be considered for the Children's Chorus - please prepare 1 minute of a song that you feel best showcases the range of your singing voice. Bring a song you feel comfortable singing that shows off what you can do!   

 

Acting:  

Please prepare a second song that show cases acting of your choice

 

Dance:  

A video of the choreographer doing the audition dance at full speed, as well as a video of her doing a break down of the dance is at links below. 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, and then will be taught and run through repeatedly throughout both nights by a trained dance assistant. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in. 

Children's chorus audition dance 

13+ audition dance 

 


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! 


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!

 

Characters: 

ages 13 +

<source wikipedia>

  • Narrator: A character not of the time or place of the action. The Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers, usually gives meaning to the story with his/her words. In early productions this character was usually played by a man; later productions have featured a woman in the role. *See note above about the role of Narrator, 5 ladies will be chosen.
  • Jacob: The father of twelve sons, his favourite being Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognises the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel. Usually doubles as Potiphar.
  • Joseph: Eleventh son of Jacob. Obviously his father's favourite, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. However, it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh's dreams. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there.
  • Ishmaelites: Men of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to Potiphar.
  • Potiphar: A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realises that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help. When he grows suspicious of Mrs. Potiphar and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison. Usually played by the actor playing Jacob.
  • Mrs. Potiphar: Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph, but is unsuccessful. However, she does manage to rip off much of his clothing just as her husband comes into the room, thus condemning him to prison. Also plays one of the wives.
  • Baker: One of Pharaoh's servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death. Played by one of the brothers.
  • Butler: Another of Pharaoh's servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh's household. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams. Played by one of the brothers.
  • Pharaoh: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government. In most productions, Pharaoh is portrayed as an Elvis Presley-style figure. Sometimes played by one of the brothers.
  • Joseph's Eleven Brothers: Although acting usually as a group, they each have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places. The brothers also double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar.
    • Reuben: Eldest son of Jacob. Takes the lead on "One More Angel in Heaven"
    • Simeon: Second son of Jacob. Takes the lead on "Those Canaan Days"
    • Levi: Third son of Jacob.
    • Judah: Fourth son of Jacob. Takes the lead on "Benjamin Calypso".
    • Dan: Fifth son of Jacob.
    • Naphtali: Sixth son of Jacob.
    • Gad: Seventh son of Jacob.
    • Asher: Eighth son of Jacob.
    • Issachar: Ninth son of Jacob.
    • Zebulun: Tenth son of Jacob.
    • Benjamin: Twelfth son of Jacob. Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup.
  • The Wives: The wives of Jacob. The actresses playing the wives also double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar.
  • Ensemble: (Men & Women) - ages 13+
  • Children's chorus: (Boys & Girls) - ages 8-12

 

Audition form:

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

Link to Joseph Audition google form is here

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from google forms with the title Joseph 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 - Sunday February 2 at 7 PM

Please use the on-line form to submit your video audition 

The on-line form will ask those who video audition to upload

  1. Headshot
  2. Resume
  3. video singing song 1 
  4. video singing song 2
  5. video doing the audition dance

 

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to Joseph@actorsingers.org 

 

Actorsingers membership fee 

If you are cast in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in order to appear on stage you must be an Actorsingers member, Actorsingers membership fee is $10 per year for 16 and older. If you are under 16 you must join as a family membership which is $15 for the family.

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT  Synopsis

The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.   <source www.themusicalcompany.com>

The Musical Company show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Joseph show page

 
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 
is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
www.themusicalcompany.com Phone: (212) 598-2204. Email: info@themusicalcomany.com
 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, December 9, 2019 12:19:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

James and the Giant Peach JR - Audition Requirements (2020)  

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek Justin Paul
Based on the book, "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl 

 

Director - Jonah Savage 
Choreographer - Shane Gillis 
Music Director - Brianne Biastoff  

Mentors: Carol Gorelick -  Directing, Sarah Wenrich - Choreography

 
 
Ages:
Auditions are for children grades 3-8
 
 

Date/Time:

SUN, Dec 15 6-8 PM (doors open at 5 PM to learn the audition dance and fill out paperwork)

TUE, Dec 17 6-8 PM   THUR, Dec 19 6-8 PM (doors open at 5 PM to learn  the audition dance and fill out paperwork)

 

 
Location:
Auditions and rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St., Nashua NH 
 
Audition Requirements:

Dance Requirements:  You will learn a short dance combination prior to  auditioning to present to the audition board. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and or jazz shoes (no sandals or bare feet). Doors will open an hour early for those who would like a head start learning the dance. The dance routine is taught throughout the evening, so don't worry about arriving early. Have fun!

Music Requirements: Sing a section from a song that you love. From memory is ideal, but it's ok to hold a paper if needed. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist if you can if you are not singing something from the show. It's not necessary to sing something from the "James and The Giant Peach JR".

 

A $15 membership fee to Actorsingers is required for all cast, this is the only production fee. 

 

Audition form: 

To save time prior to coming to auditions, please print off either the .doc or .pdf audition form and complete including parent/guardian signature   

 
 
 
REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals start Sunday January 5 and are  Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM
 
 
Performances:
Janice B. Streeter Theater
14 Court Street, Nashua NH
 
Show Dates:
March 27-29, 2019  * also a school day performance on March 26
 
Characters Breakdown from MTI show page
 

Ladahlord
Ladahlord is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches over James, making sure James moves towards to a better life. Ladahlord also serves as a guiding narrator throughout the story. This is a perfect role for a charismatic young actor who can sing and dance well.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: G3


James
James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. Cast a young boy with an unchanged voice and someone who has great acting instincts. Make sure he can win over an audience and is comfortable being onstage.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3


Ladybug
Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James' life. This is a fantastic role for a performer with a great singing voice and a regal demeanor.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3


Grasshopper
Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James' life. Cast a performer who can sing and act well, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: A3


Spider
Spider is a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James. A young woman with a spunky personality and a great voice is a perfect choice for the role.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Earthworm
Earthworm is a gentle spirit, although he can be a bit of a coward. Luckily, he gains enough courage to save the day by baiting some gullible seagulls. Earthworm looks at James as a brother figure. Cast a performer who can sing well, and more importantly, someone who isn' t afraid of being a little outlandish.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Centipede
Centipede may be a bit of grouch, but he is ever-loyal to the pack, and by the end of the story, he's won over by James. James sees Centipede as that cranky uncle with a heart of gold. Centipede should have a good singing voice, and be able to make strong, specific acting choices.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Spiker and Sponge
Spiker and Sponge are the sort of aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home but only so that he can be their own personal servant. Spiker is the brains of the operation, and Sponge is more concerned with finding something to eat. These are great character roles for two young performers who are fantastic singers and actors. To play into the humor, cast a duo that contrasts completely in physical appearance.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Zoo Crowd
Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of James' nightmare. These are small, featured roles, so feel free to cast from your ensemble.
Gender: Any


Matron Nurse
The Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn't had a vacation in years. This is a great acting role for a young woman who can command a room.
Gender: Female


Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop
Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop are a perfectly unified pair of cops working for Scotland Yard. This is fun cameo role for two performers who work well together.
Gender: Male


Vagrants
The Vagrants, including Doreen Driggles, Ridgley Rapscallion, Violet Funkschmeller, and Chris Cryermouth are an ensemble of have-nots to support Spiker and Sponge's treacherous plans. These ensemble roles are important for making up the world of the musical. The Passing Man, Man (with wallet) and Passing Woman all have featured moments where they fall victim to Spiker and Sponge.
Gender: Any


Garden Chorus
The Garden Chorus comes to life in ' Shake It Up' as Ladahlord mixes a magical potion. This is a great place to cast kids of various skill level and get them excited about musical theater.
Gender: Any


Reporters
The Reporters, including Ida Walters, are on the scene just as the peach is becoming larger than life. Cast a group of energetic performers.
Gender: Any


Ladies
Bitsy Botana and the rest of the Ladies' Garden Guild are in flowery frocks and hats, intent on having Spiker and Sponge give the keynote speech at their conference. A few young performers with good voices will do the trick.
Gender: Female

Hollywood Agents
The Hollywood Agents, led by Buzz, jump in on the success of the growing peach with movie and Broadway deals for Spiker and Sponge. Like the Reporters, this is a fun group to cast with some lively performers.
Gender: Any

Farm Animals, Willy Wonka And Oompa-Loompas
Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompas are all in harm' s way as the peach outgrows its stem and rolls towards the ocean. These are very fun cameo roles for performers with personality.
Gender: Any


Angry Crowd
The Angry Crowd is in search of the amazing giant peach, but they quickly turn into an angry mob when the peach is nowhere to be found. These ensemble parts are easy to cast from any of your company.
Gender: Any


Cruise Ensemble
The Cruise Ensemble are various vacationers en route to New York with Spiker and Sponge. Use anyone from your ensemble to fill out the scene!
Gender: Any


Sharks And Seagulls
The Sharks and Seagulls are featured in ' Plump and Juicy.' Cast strong movers and dancers in these roles.
Gender: Any


New Yorkers
New Yorkers, including the Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein, Bunny Mackenzie The Third, Jake and Joe all witness the peach land directly on the Empire State Building and are sent into a panic! Cast a handful of characters for these cameo roles.
Gender: Any
 
James and the Giant Peach JR., MTI show page
 
James and the Giant Peach JR.
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 Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:34:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

Title of Show Auditions  

To be staged at the Hat Box Theatre in Concord NH

[audition of show]

 

[synopsis]  

 

Friends Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, discover a new musical theatre festival. But with the entry deadline a mere three weeks away, they must scramble to create something new.  They discover in the process that what they find most entertaining is the process of writing itself. So they set out to do the unimaginable: write a show about writing a show...about writing a show.   

 

Based on real-life characters and events, [title of show] follows Hunter, Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. As they write and perform their show at the festival, they learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to musical theater and to the joy of collaboration. 

 

[title of show] won an OBIE award for its off-Broadway run in 2008 and a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.

 

[characters]

 

Age range for all 4 performers could be 25-45. Ideally, the 4 characters “read” as being in their mid to late 30s. However, the most important thing is that the performers appear to be comparable in age.

 

Jeff: is the composer and lyricist of the show-within-a-show. While he has a great passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work.  Although just as witty as Hunter, he comes across as the more grounded of the two, hence he frequently keeps Hunter focused. A lifetime theater fan, Jeff once painted a glow-in-the-dark mural of Aspects of Love on his bedroom wall. Jeff is a compulsive orthographer who enjoys obscure musicals and video games.    While Jeff may come across as more level-headed and less emotional, in reality he tightly shields his feelings to avoid getting hurt. Vocal range: Baritenor (G3-B4)

 

Hunter:  is the book writer of [title of show]. Hunter has a sharp, sarcastic wit, and enjoys reality TV, 80s movies, and internet porn. Hunter has long dreamt of success in theater. He is an extrovert to the point of constantly seeking external validation and mass approval. His concern for how he and his work will be perceived by the public causes him to continually second-guess himself. He pressures himself to succeed, and when stressed becomes very driven and hyper-focused.  Vocal range: Baritenor (G3-B4)

 

Heidi: is the only working actress of the bunch and has been “in the business” since age seven. Although she can support herself and has even bowed on a Broadway stage, she feels her roles are not highlighting her full capabilities. She has yet to have the opportunity to show her full potential.      She and Jeff worked together once in a production.   Vocal range: Mezzo with belt (G3-F#5)

 

Susanis a former struggling actress who has “given up the whole showbiz ride” and accepted a meaningless job. She is quirky and kooky, and hangs out with Hunter & Jeff because they all share the same awkward sense of humor, and they provide her with a fleeting connection to the theater world. Her challenges have caused her to lose self-esteem.  She is the only one of the group with a steady job and income, and is engaged to be married.  Vocal range: Mezzo with belt (E3-D#5)


 

[auditions]

 

All auditions will be held at Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

 

Sunday, September 29th 2019, 2-5pm

Monday, September 30th 2019. 7-10pm

 

Callbacks, if necessary, Wednesday October 2nd, 7-10pm


 

[Audition Form]

 

Please submit on-line audition form BEFORE you arrive to auditions.  You may be contacted to be assigned an audition time window.

link to [audition form]

 

[rehearsal schedule]

 

October 7th, 7pm. Intros and Table read

Rehearsals begin Oct 13th.  Sundays 3-5pm, Monday 7-10pm, Wednesday 7-10pm

 

[shows]

 

Performances will be at the Hatbox Theater, 270 Loudon Road, Suite 1161, Concord, NH 03301

 

Tech Week:  December 28, 2019 - January 01, 2020, +pickup January 8.

Show Dates: January 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12


 

[audition requirements]

 

Come prepared to show off your acting and singing abilities.

 

[acting]

 

Please prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue (memorized) that will showcase your acting skills and comedic sensibilities.   Any source is allowable: theater, a sitcom or movie, or a favorite comedian. Inappropriate or curse-laden material is strongly encouraged.      If you do not have a monologue prepared at auditions, you may be forced asked to read from takeout menus, Grindr profiles, or old Actorsingers playbills.

 

[music]

 

Please prepare ~32 bars of music in the style of the show  Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No karaoke tracks.

 

[questions]

 

Send a message to TitleOfShow@actorsingers.org

 

 If you won’t be around for auditions but really want to audition please contact the director at titleofshow@actorsingers.org 

 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, September 6, 2019 4:42:00 PM Categories: Auditions

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 – 10:00 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:

Thanks to all who joined us - we look forward to seeing you at auditions!  

 
Audition Dates:

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

• Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 7-10:00 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 (memorized) 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):

    Video #1 - dance breakdown

    Video #2 - straight through with music

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

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST 

Actorsingers NHCTA Festival Entry Auditions
 
 
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST AUDITIONS
Actorsingers NHCTA Festival Entry
 
About the Show:
Kirk Douglas played on Broadway as a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. He quickly takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction: a frontal lobotomy. 
 
 
Director - Angèlica Forcier Rosenthal
 
 
Auditions Date:
Monday July 1st @ 7 pm 
 
Actorsingers Hall 219 Lake Street Nashua NH 
 
Audition Requirements:
Please prepare one of the following monologues from the script, they do not need to be memorized. You may also be asked to read a side from the script as well. You are welcome to read for either gender for auditions and if you feel like you would prefer to prepare two that is fine as well.
 
 
If you can not make audition night feel free to send in a video to angelicafrosenthal@gmail.com by 8 PM on July 1st 
 
 
 
Character Information:
*Parts will be doubled if needed.
 
CHIEF BROMDEN - a patient
AIDE WARREN - staff
AIDE WILLIAMS - staff
NURSE RATCHED - staff
NURSE FLINN - staff
DALE HARDING - a patient
ELLIS
BILLY BIBBIT - a patient
SCANLON - a patient
CHESWICK - a patient
MARTINI - a patient
RUCKLY - a patient
FREDERICKS
SEFELT
COL. MATTERSON
RANDLE P. MCMURPHY
DR. SPIVEY - staff
AIDE TURKLE - staff
CANDY STARR
NURSE NAKAMURA
TECHNICIAN
SANDRA
AIDE
 
Rehearsal Information:
Rehearsals will be built around actor availability and will likely be one night a week.
 
Tech will be either September 20th (at night) or September 21st (In the morning)
 
 
Performance Information:
September 21st at the Rochester Opera House
 
Audition form: 
 
Show Information: 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:14:00 PM Categories: Auditions NHCTA

Spelling Bee - 2019 - Auditions  

The 25th Annual Putnam County

Spelling Bee

AUDITIONS

 

Director/Choreographer  - Matt Zielonko

Music Director/Choreographer  - Judy Hayward

Producer - Chuck Emmons

 

Callbacks have been emailed out, if you weren’t called back that doesn’t mean you weren’t cast, not all roles are being called back!

See callback info below.

 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

Information Night:
Friday, March 29 at 6:30 pm (Doors will open at 6:00 for a social time)


Audition Dates:
Friday, April 12 at 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, doors open at 6 PM for Choreographers to teach the audition dance.


Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, door open at 12 noon for Choreographers to teach the audition dance.

 

Video Auditions

We will be accepting video submissions for anyone who might be away at school or can’t make either of those days. VIDEOS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY Videos should be submitted by Saturday, April 13th, at 8pm!!  TO BE REVIEWED BY THE AUDITION BOARD.   

What to include with your video audition: 

  1. Completed audition form including conflicts
  2. Headshot
  3. Video of the dance audition
  4. Video of 32 bar song
  5. e-mail all 4 above items to matt.zielonko@gmail.com

* If files are too large, please send multiple e-mails clearly marking each e-mail who the submission is from and what item(s) of the video audition are included in the email.

 

Callbacks:
Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

CALLBACKS: Consists of reading sides and singing songs from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, that will be assigned by the Director and Music Director, respectively.

Callbacks have been emailed out, if you weren’t called back that doesn’t mean you weren’t cast, not all roles are being called back!

Auditioners are expected to check their e-mail to see if they are asked to be present for callbacks, and to review the materials assigned to their character(s). The Director (Matt) and the Music Director (Jesse) will be available at the hall starting at 9:00 am on the day of Callbacks (Sunday) to teach/review all of the callback materials. If you can not be present for callbacks on Sunday, April 13th, please send a video of your callback submissions to matt.zielonko@gmail.com by 2PM on Sunday, April13th.

 

Cast list will be up by Monday morning - April 15.

 

Show Dates:

July 12-14, 2019

Show Venue:

Janice B. Street Theatre

14 Court Street, Nashua NH

 

Rehearsal days:

Tuesdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Thursdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 pm

 

Audition Requirements

This is a Teen production.,  You must be at least 13 and no older than 19 by the opening of the show (July 12, 2018)

Dance – The choreographers will teach a brief audition dance in the hour before the auditions start, and will post a video of the dance after info night for anyone who wants to start practicing early, or has to send in a video submission. Please dress for a dance audition.

Music – Auditioners are expected to prepare 32 bars of any song in the style of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Think contemporary musical comedy. Please bring sheet music for accompanist, or you can bring an audio clip to sing to, if you bring your own audio, we request that it be pre-cut to just the section of music that you will be singing, so we don’t waste time searching through a YouTube video for the correct section of music.

Acting – Auditioners will be given sides to cold read at the audition. These sides will also be available on the website after info night. Actors DO NOT need to prepare a monologue!

 

Audition form 

.doc  .pdf 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:29:00 AM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Auditions

Music Man JR - audition requirements (2019) 

Book, Music & Lyrics by
MEREDITH WILLSON
 
Based on a story by
MEREDITH WILLSON & FRANKLIN LACEY

 

 

Director - Esther Kosofsky  

Music Director - Jed Holland 

Choreographer - Sarah Wenrich  

Producers - Eric and Danielle Charest 

 
 
Ages:
Auditions are for children grades 3-8
 
 

Date/Time:

SUN, Dec 16, 1-4 PM

 
Location:
Auditions and rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St., Nashua NH 
 
Audition Requirements:

Dance Requirements:  You will learn a short dance combination prior to  auditioning to present to the audition board. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and or jazz shoes (no sandals or bare feet). Doors will open an hour early for those who would like a head start learning the dance. The dance routine is taught throughout the afternoon, so don't worry about arriving early. Have fun!

Music Requirements: Sing a section from a song that you love - one verse or 3 bars or less than one minute. From memory is ideal, but it's ok to hold a paper if needed. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist if you can if you are not singing something from the show. It's not necessary to sing something from the "Music Man".

 

A $15 membership fee to Actorsingers is required for all cast, this is the only production fee. 

 

Audition form : word or pdf

 
 
 
REHEARSALS:
tentatively Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM
 
 
Performances:
Janice B. Streeter Theater
14 Court Street, Nashua NH
 
Show Dates:
March 22-24, 2019  * also a school day performance on March 21
 
The Music Man JR., MTI show page
 

The Music Man JR.
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 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:49:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

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

21 Chump Street 

Actorsingers NHCTA Festival Entry Auditions


 

About The Show

21 CHUMP STREET by Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) is a new 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series 'This American Life'.

21 CHUMP STREET is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection -- only to find out his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers.

21 CHUMP STREET discusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers long after they leave the theater. Perfect for donor evenings, galas, special events and student/community outreach programs.

 

Director- Angèlica Forcier Rosenthal

Choreographer - Jacob Duby

Music Director - Jed Holland

 

 

Audition Dates:

·        Friday July 20th 7pm to 9pm

 

Rehearsal days:

·        Likely Sundays but subject to change per casting

Tech Rehearsal in Concord Friday September 7th @ 9pm  

Show Dates:

Sunday September 9th

  

Show Venue:

Concord City Auditorium           

2 Prince Street, Concord NH 03301

  

Audition Requirements:

Sing any song that show cases your voice. The show is a hip hop show my Lin-Manuel Miranda so keep that in mind. Feel free to bring sheet music or sing with a track.

If you cannot make the audition date, please contact the Director. 

  

Audition form:

 Here 

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to AngelicaFRosenthal@gmail.com

 

Character Descriptions 

 

Narrator- A teacher who narrates the whole story. This role requires a lot of acting presence. 
Justin- A high school boy. This role requires a lot of singing and acting presence as well.
Naomi- An undercover cop who looks a older the a High Schooler but young enough  to pass for one. She is supposed to be “Light Skinned Puerto Rican” per the lyrics.
Tevin (Boy 1) / Cousin 1
Derek (Boy 2) / Cousin 2 / Lawyer
Andrew (Boy 3) / Cousin 3 / Police Officer

 

  
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:48:00 AM Categories: Auditions NHCTA

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
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