Auditions

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Nunsense by: Dan Goggin

Show Dates: March 10-26, 2023
Audition dates: Jan 9 & 10, 2023

(Audition dates are subject to change.)

Director: Jackie Grigg
Music Director: Patrick Martin
Choreographer: Mariel Roy

Synopsis: NUNSENSE is the hilarious musical farce about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died of botulism in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them) put on this riotous revue packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers, and always proves to be a crowd favorite

Auditions will be an open call. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song and dress comfortably for a dance audition.

Casting: 5 women

Sister Mary Regina (Mother Superior): A feisty, Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight. The head of the convent, she is respected greatly by the sisters. While she is strict, she has a hard time keeping the craziness of the convent at bay. Role requires some very physical humor. Voice part: Mezzo Belt. Dance: musical theatre singer choreography.

Sister Mary Hubert (Mistress of Novices): Hubert is in charge of novices, but fancies herself a Mother Superior and is constant competition with Mary Regina. She exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose. Voice part: Mezzo Belt. Dance: musical theatre singer choreography and tap a plus.

Sister Robert Anne: Once a child delinquent herself, this rough tough nun is a jokester and constantly challenging authority. She speaks with a thick Brooklyn accent and constantly displays her lack of refinement. Vocal part: Mostly Mezzo Belt – she has a few moments with a sweet soprano tonality. Dance: musical theatre singer choreography and tap a plus.

Sister Mary Amnesia: As the name suggests, she has lost her memory and does not know who she is except that she is a nun. Must be able to sing in classical and country styles. Vocal part: Soprano Belt. Dance: musical theatre singer choreography and tap a plus. Extra: puppetry and ventriloquism a plus.

Sister Mary Leo: Leo is the novice nun who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina. through much of the show. She is easily swayed to join in mischief. Vocal part: Soprano. Dance: musical theatre singer choreography, tap and pointe ballet a plus.

Exit Laughing by: Paul Elliot

Show Dates: May 12-28, 2023
Audition dates: March 27 & 28, 2023 @ 6:30

(Audition dates are subject to change.)

Director: Linda Sturdivant

Synopsis: When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie – three Southern ladies – you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done, You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game And the wildest, most exciting night of your lives Which involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest, 

Auditions will be an open call and will consist of cold readings from the script.

Casting: 4 women, 1 man

CHARACTERS:

Rachel Ann (20’s): A moderately attractive college student who seems to have issues with life and men until bridge night opens her eyes. She has a bit of an attitude.

Connie Harland (Mid-Late 50’s): Rachel’s mother. Discovers on bridge night that contrary to what she believes, life doesn’t end at 55.

Leona (Mid-Late 50’s): One of Connie’s closest friends and long-standing member of the bridge club. Beautician by day and caustic lush by preference, which is evident in her voice.

Millie (Mid-Late 50’s): Another of Connie’s friends and long-standing member of the bridge club. She marches to the beat of a different drummer. She is the one who “borrows” the ashes of the fourth member of the bridge club.

Policeman/Bobby (20’s): Rachel’s love interest and male stripper. Must be able to pull off a modified strip tease convincingly.

Sweet Charity a musical:

music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon

Show Dates: July 21-August 6, 2023 — Audition dates: April 17 & 18 @ 6:30

(Audition dates are subject to change.)

Director: Linda Sturdivant -Music Director: Patrick Martin- Choreographer: Mariel Roy

Synopsis: Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. The original 1966 Broadway version of Sweet Charity. Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”

Nominee: Nine 1966 Tony Awards, including Best Musical

Winner! Four 1986 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival

Nominee: Three 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Music

Auditions will be an open call. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song and dress comfortably for a dance audition.

Casting: 4 women and 4 men with a flexible ensemble

Characters:

CHARITY HOPE VALENTINE (FEMALE, late 20’s-mid 30’s) Down-on-her-luck, but always hopeful. An optimistic dreamer with a heart of gold. Often to her detriment. A dancehall hostess who dreams of finding true love. Determined, funny, quirky, and also despairing. Triple threat. Strong physical comedy. Very strong dancer. Alto/Mezzo (E3-C#5)

HELENE (FEMALE, 20’s-30’s) Sultry and sassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom; one of Charity’s best friends. Been around the block a bit. Straight talking, feisty, confident, and streetwise. A strong dancer. Mezzo with a big belty sound (F3-C#5)

NICKIE (FEMALE, 30-40) Brassy New Yorker, dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Mother Hen of the Fandango dance hall hostesses and one of Charity’s closest friends. She has seen it all and is quick to offer advice to Charity and the other girls. A very strong dancer. Mezzo with a strong belt (F3-C#5)

OSCAR LINDQUIST (MALE, 25-40) A repressed, neurotic New Yorker. Claustrophobic, well educated, well spoken, and a very shy man. Works as an actuary (the most boring job in the world). A reluctant romantic. Strong physical comedy. Vocal Range: (B2-Gb4)

VITTORIO VIDAL (MALE, 30-40) Very handsome, international film star. Italian. Knows his place in the world. Charismatic and authoritative. Bari-tenor with an operatic sound (Bb2-G4)

HERMAN (MALE, 35-55) Owner of Fandango Ballroom. A tough taskmaster. Grizzled and annoyed at everything and everyone but with a good heart and surprisinglysensitive. A strong tenor (E3-B4)

URSULA MARCH/ENSEMBLE (FEMALE, 25-35) Beautiful, hot headed and jealous significant other of Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal. A flair for the dramatic. Strong comedic chops.

DADDY BRUBECK/ENSEMBLE (MALE, 25-40) A true hippie, founder and leader of the Rhythm of Life Church. A spiritual, enigmatic, but laid-back kind of guy. A very strong singer who dances (C3-E4)

ENSEMBLE: The ensemble will be play multiple characters as well as: Park Crowd, Dancing Couples, 92nd Street Y Patrons, Rhythm of Life Church Congregation, Subway Riders, Coney Island People, Fan-Dango Ballroom Customers and Employees