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Rock of Ages - High School Edition - Audition Requirements (2020) 

High School Edition 

 

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp 

 

Director Sarah Wenrich 

Music Director Matt Zielonko 

Choreographer - Jennifer Ryder

 

Producer  - Evelynn Decker 

Audition Requirements 

 

 

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

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:

  •  TBA
  •  Enjoy light refreshments at the social 
  •  Meet the directors and hear their vision for the show
  •  Come join the fun!

Audition Dates:

TBA

Callbacks:
  •  TBA
  •  Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from Rock of Ages 
  •  More details will be provided if you are called back

 

Rehearsal days:

  • TBA
  • Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week July 5  - July 12 - mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

Friday July 10, 2020 @ 8 pm
Saturday July 11, 2020  @ 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday July 12, 2020 @ 2 pm

 

Show Venue:

Janice B. Streeter Theatre

14 Court Street Nashua NH 

 

Audition Requirements:

ages 13 - 19 

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

(*you must be age 13 by opening night and no older than 19 by opening night July 10, 2020)

 

Music:

Please prepare two contrasting cuts of about 30 seconds each. One should be a rock ballad, and the other should be a rock uptempo.

Please choose rock songs specifically from the 70s and 80s, so that we can get a sense of what your voice sounds like in the context of the style of this show. Feel free to sing any song from Rock of Ages if you like.

Please bring sheet music (preferred), but if you’d like to audition with a track, make sure it is precut to your specific section, so we can save time in the audition.
 

Acting:  

Those interested in auditioning will be asked to read selected sides from the show. Selections will be posted on the audition page for review prior to auditions but memorization is not required.

Individuals auditioning for principal roles should familiarize themselves with the corresponding sides

Individuals auditioning solely for the ensemble will be given one of the provided sides to read

 

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 will be posted at least 1 week before auditions on this page. 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. 

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: 

  • LONNY BARNETT - the dual role of omnipotent narrator and being the secondary male lead character within the story, with a storyline that includes a bro-mance with Dennis. He is a charming and funny guy who gets along with everyone. 
  • JUSTICE CHARLIER - the owner of the Venus-A-Go-Go Dance Club. She’s a smart woman who looks out for her girls. 
  • DENNIS DUPREE - the owner of The Bourbon Room. He’s a bit older than the others and a little burnt out on the party scene. 
  • DREW BOLEY - “just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit” who moved to L.A. to rock. Unfortunately, every rocker has to do his time, so Drew barbacks just to make rent. While the music and setting of the show is pre-1980s, Drew is a classic musical theatre archetype – the nice guy with big dreams. 
  • SHERRIE CHRISTIAN - the female romantic lead and, like Drew, is a musical theatre archetype – a sweet, small-town girl moves to the city to pursue a brighter future.  She hopes to get her break in the acting business despite her parents’ obvious disapproval. 
  • SHERRIE'S FATHER - the classic disapproving dad. 
  • SHERRIE'S MOTHER - more nurturing and sympathetic. 
  • JOEY PRIMO - a secondary character with several great stage moments, including the classic line, “I poop money.” 
  • ANITA BATH - the Mayor’s assistant who refuses to compromise on what she thinks is right. She leads a protest to save The Bourbon Room and, in the process, falls in love with Franz. 
  • MAYOR - chooses the money over the music and is more than willing to sell himself and his city out to the highest bidder. This role can be played by a guy or a girl.
  • HILDA KLINEMAN - a German real estate developer who has her eyes on turning the Sunset Strip into a strip mall. With her son Franz by her side, Hilda won’t take no for an answer. 
  • FRANZ KLINEMAN - the son of the overbearing Hilda, and he dreams of running a confectionary shop back in Hamburg.  
  • STACEE JAXX - the comedic villain of the show, is a bona fide rock star who doesn’t quite realize through his selfish and wild antics that he’s reached the peak of his career. Cast a charismatic performer with an excellent voice who can command the stage and make a self-absorbed rock star both villainous and hilarious.
  • WAITRESS #1, #2 and #3 - work at The Bourbon Room and exemplify the era of 1980s rock with style and flair. 
  • PROTESTOR #1, #2 and #3 - a group of die-hard rockers helping Anita save the Sunset Strip. 
  • THE BAND (Lead Guitarist, Second Guitar, Bass, Piano and Drums) - members of Arsenal, once led by Stacee Jaxx but are now separating from their front man. 
  • CONSTANCE SACK - an inquisitive reporter who interviews Stacee Jaxx just as he’s about to part ways with his band. 
  • JA'KEITH GILL - becomes Drew’s agent and in the process, destroys Drew’s rock star dreams by forcing Drew to join a boy band. 
  • THE LADIES OF THE VENUS-A-GO-GO CLUB
  • SLEAZY RECORD PRODUCER and a SLEAZIER RECORD PRODUCER - These roles require a bit of singing but are mainly a sight gag and can be played by boys or girls.
  • PRODUCER (Orion) - sees Sherrie as the next Molly Ringwald and offers her his card (which is a picture of his beach house in Malibu). This is a non-singing role.
  • ROCKER - a featured role who hangs at The Bourbon Room with Joey Primo. 
  • RIOT POLICE, WOMAN IN A SEQUIN GOWN, GIRL and BARTENDER - cameo roles, some with few speaking lines, and all feed into the vivid world of the Sunset Strip of the 1980s. 

 

Audition form:

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

Link to Audition google form is  coming soon

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from google forms with the title RoA 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 - Saturday April 4 at 1 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 signing song 2 
  5. video doing the audition dance
  6. video reading side

 

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to TBA

 

Actorsingers membership fee 

If you are cast in Rock of Ages 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.

 

More Show info:
Concord Theatricals website 

 

 

 

ROCK OF AGES (HIGH SCHOOL EDITION) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, March 6, 2020 1:52:00 AM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Auditions

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Cast List 

Cast List

Congratulations!

 

 
 
Narrators:
  • Taylor Rasmussen
  • Aileen Donohue
  • Diana Hill
  • Jessica Wells
  • Patrice Doherty
  • Sarah Herron
 
Brothers
  • Joseph: Jesse Drake
  • Rueben: Andrew Gibson
  • Simeon: Ethan Kraus (also The Baker)
  • Levi: Austin Dionne
  • Judah: Arthur Nirgianakis (also The Butler and dance captain)
  • Dan: Matt Zielonko
  • Naphtali: Phil Laks
  • Gad: Tom Lott
  • Asher: Jonah Savage
  • Issachar: Radames Gonzales
  • Zebulun: Matt Roy
  • Benjamin: Nathan Delehanty
Mrs. Potiphar: Brianna Arico
Pharaoh: Colin Mallette
Various/Ishmaelite: Matt Brides
Jacob: Dave Ropple (also Potiphar)
 
Wives:
  • Marjorie Boyer
  • Isabella Charlebois
  • Sara Landry
  • Shayla Melanson
  • Sarah Wenrich (also dance captain)
  • Kae Ryenne
  • Aubrey McGinness Dearden
  • Jordan Delage
  • Meredith Byerly
  • Brianna Arico (also Mrs. Potiphar)
  • Katie Corbett
 
Children's Choir:
  • Erica Merrill
  • Rebecca Carey
  • Caroline Kelly
  • Isabella Bedy
  • Kelsey Sweet
  • Charlotte Charest
  • Varvara Rappoport
  • Kate McGee
  • Rebekah Savage
  • Jakob Kolb
  • Ava Porto
  • Everett Vago
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:26:00 PM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

James and the Giant Peach JR - Cast List (2020)  

Cast List

 

Ladahlord

Abigail Emmerts

 

James

Jakob Kolb

 

Ladybug

Annabelle Watt

 

Grasshopper

Abigail St. Hilaire

 

Spider

Rebekah Savage

 

Earthworm

Julia Castillo

 

Centipede

Travis Spencer

 

Spiker

Addy Martin

 

Sponge

Sarah Lizotte

 

Matron Nurse

Lily Schneider

 

Mr. Trotter

Cameron Widtfeldt

 

Mrs. Trotter

Genevieve Berube

 

Kris Kreatour

Jerry Primo

 

Billy Bobby-Cop

Pragnya Aeron

 

Bobby Bobby-Cop

Gates Kelly

 

Doreen Driggles

Juliana McRoberts

 

Violet Funkschmeller

Kailee Rosario

 

Ridgley Rapscallion

Luke Frenette

 

Chris Cryermouth

Caroline Kelly

 

Ida Walters

Nevaeh Watson

 

Bitsy Botana

Mia Powers

 

Buzz

Maxsyne Mathis

 

Lucille Van Kooglestein

Grace Kelly

 

Bunny Mackenzie the Third

Varya Rappaport

 

Featured Dancers (Garden Chorus, Sharks and Seagulls. Also in Ensemble A)

Bella Snogles

Magen Lynch

Vanessa Carlson

Shealyn Scaria

Keegan Dolan

Cathrine Marvin


 

Ensemble A (Vagrants, Farm Animals and Oompa Loompas)

Rosalyn Berube

Kailee Rosario

Luke Frenette

Bhavya Aeron

Pragnya Aeron

Olivia Wilkins

Annie Charest

Juliana McRoberts

Lauren Walker

Lilah Sullivan

Gates Kelly

Caroline Kelly

Grace Kelly

Rebecca Walters

Bella Snogles

Magen Lynch

Vanessa Carlson

Cathrine Marvin

Keegan Dolan

Shealyn Scaria

Annabelle Hitzeman

Maybelline Hitzeman

Charlotte Charest

 

Ensemble B (Reporters, Ladies, Hollywood Agents and Angry Crowd)

Jerry Primo

Cameron Widtfeldt

Cara Berman

Genevieve Berube

Rebecca Carey

Nadia Tate

Ava Pascall

Annabel Saunders

Talia San Soucie

Chloe Crogan

Angelyna DeJesus

Lily Schneider

Varya Rappaport

Charlotte Cardone

Paul Cardone

Jack Charest

Julia Donnan

Mia Powers

Navaeh Watson

Maxsyne Mathis

Vanessa O’Connell

Christina O’Connell

Owen Marvin






 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:14:00 PM

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. 
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Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:34:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

Title of Show Cast 

[CAST LIST]

 

 

Hunter Bell  - Jesse Drake

Jeff Bowen - Colin Malette

Heidi Blickenstaff - Julie Shea

Susan Blackwell - Jessica Wells

 

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:09:00 AM Categories: Cast List

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

Inaugural Pitch-A-Thon 

Oct 5, 2019

Actorsingers inaugural pitch-a-thon will be Saturday, October 5th for the 2020-2021 season.

 

Detailed information at Actorsingers Inaugural Pitch-A-Thon information page!

 

Questions? Email pitch@actorsingers.org


Video Credits:

Hosting and Video production by Lara Hyde YouTube.com/c/nourishable

Music by Robbie Hyde https://www.youtube.com/user/chedderchowder

 

Photo Credits:

Pippin - J. Gagnon Photography

Reefer Madness – Evelynn Decker

Grease –Michael Ryder

Frog and Toad –Jenn Morton

21 Chump Street - NHCTA

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, August 26, 2019 9:52:00 PM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Fringe Project Main Stage NHCTA Seeking Directors Youth

Addams Family Cast List 

Addams Family Cast

 

Morticia  -  Halee Bandt

Gomez  -  James Middleton

Wednesday  -  Rose Chaffee

Pugsley  -  Sophia Battaglia

Grandma  -  Martha Daniels Holland

Fester  -  Paul Battaglia

Lurch  -  Ryan Quinlan

Lucas  -  Eric Berthiaume

Mal  -  Erik Shaffer

Alice  -  Becca Tarr

 

Ancestors

gambler  -  Austin Dionne

pirate  -  Brandon Ward

conquistador  -  Hayley Mierzwa

tango dancer  -  Jennifer Ryder 

Puritan  -  Jonah Savage

bride  -  Kae Ryenne

courtesan  -  Kelsey Marot

suffragette  -  Laura Millar

nurse  -  Lauren Friedman

aviatrix  -  Mallory Delage

caveman  -  Matt Brides

saloon girl  -  Samantha Weis

flapper  -  Sarah Wenrich

soldier  -  Shane Gillis

flight attendant  -  Susan Dudka

ballerina  -  Taylor Rasmussen

 

Featured Dancers

Jennifer Ryder

Kae Ryenne

Kelsey Marot

Sarah Wenrich

Susan Dudka

Taylor Rasmussen

Congratulations to All!

A HUGE thank you to all who auditioned and to all that helped at the auditions!

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, August 23, 2019 7:32:00 PM Categories: Cast List Main Stage

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
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