Friday, August 26, 2016

RIDGEWOOD GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY SEEKS TENORS AND CHORUS SINGERS FOR FALL PRODUCTION

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Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company is looking for tenors to fill a couple of lead roles as well as chorus (all parts) for our fall production of The Sorcerer!

People with classical musical theatre voices are encouraged to audition.

For more information and to schedule an audition, please email Paul Geidel at paulgeidel@earthlink.net.

Visit www.ridgewoodgands.com for production details.

LUNA CELEBRATES OUR NATIONAL PARKS WITH A NEW PLAY

Happy 100th Birthday to The National Park Service!

On Oct. 6th, we give them a belated birthday gift with the opening of the first show of our season, KING OF THE MOUNTAINS by Ben Clawson.

This play was commissioned with the support of The Dramatists Guild Foundation in commemoration of this centennial anniversary.

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For three days in May of 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt and the naturalist John Muir camped alone together in the Yosemite. One expected to be paid homage, revered for his accomplishments, and praised for his wilderness prowess. The other desired to have his voice heard, his philosophy followed, and his wisdom sought. The problem was, both men wanted to do all the talking.

A complex look at the ongoing battle over what to do with our public lands told through the unique wit and whimsy of Luna favorite Ben Clawson (Tilt the Unlit Candle, The Dangers of Electric Lighting, and The High Water Mark).

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CROSSROADS THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 SEASON

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WHERE: 7 LIVINGSTON AVE. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 08901
www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org | 732-545-8100

Crossroads Theatre Company thanks its major supporters:

American Express
Johnson & Johnson
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
New Brunswick Cultural Center
New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts

1ST ANNUAL JAMBOREE OF ONE-ACT PLAYS @ RHINO THEATRE

Our first ever One-Act Jamboree!

Audience votes for their favorite One-Act.

Help your favorite playwright win a $500 cash prize!

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Performed by Rhino Theatre's youth performers!

Set in the heart of Sweet Apple, Ohio, Conrad Birdie is the biggest Rock and Roll star of the 60s and he is being drafted into the army.  Albert and his girlfriend Rosie create a plan for a farewell performance to take place on the Ed Sullivan Show where Conrad will give Kim MacAfee "One Last Kiss."  Things begin to unravel and the fun begins with this amazing cast of great leads, supporting roles and fun ensemble characters.

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WHERE: Rhino TheatreMainstage: 247 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes NJ; Studio 237: 237 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes NJ
973-248-9491 | www.rhinotheatre.com

Thursday, August 25, 2016

AUDITION FOR LA STRADA ENSEMBLE’S 2016-2017 SEASON

AUDITION NOTICE:

COME AUDITION for our 2016-17 Season
WHEN: Saturday August 27th Noon-6pm
WHERE: 66 South Main Street, Studio #2 on the first floor, Ocean Grove N.J.

Bring a 1-2minute monologue, you may be asked to read from sides

If you are unable to attend please send headshot and resume to artistic@lastradaensemble.org

We are a 501 c 3 not for profit professional theater company that produces plays as well as films.  We have plays produced in NYC as well as film versions of our plays.  We performed the staged reading of Oblivion by legendary Emmy award winning playwright William Mastrosimone in April and fully staged the play The Road  by acclaimed playwright Edwin Sanchez for our Rainbow Festival in May.  Both playwrights were in attendance to see what we did with their work and have frequented our productions.  We are excited to have you join us!

www.LaStradaEnsemble.org

BECOME PART OF A HOLIDAY TRADITION: AUDITION FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” @ CHATHAM COMMUNITY PLAYERS

AUDITIONS:

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A Christmas Carol

WHEN: for Children (16 years and younger) on Saturday, September 17th from 10 - 11 am and Adults from 11 – 1 pm at Stanley Congregational Church - 94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham. Auditions will be held for Adults (17 years and older) on Wednesday, September 21st from 7:30 - 10 pm
WHERE: Stanley Congregational Church - 94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham

“Become a part of a holiday tradition!” The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for Philip Wm. McKinley's original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' most famous work, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This biennial event has been pleasing audiences in Chatham since 1988.

Director Jeffery Fiorello and Musical Director, Jack Bender, seek a large cast of varying types and ages, all of whom need to sing and move well. Dawn Afanador is the Choreographer.

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 9 thru 21, 2016.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Musical Director, Jack Bender, asks that auditioners be ready to sing a song, which shows their vocal range, and must bring sheet music in the appropriate key and marked with chord changes. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Child actors without previous audition experience or material can choose a traditional holiday song or another non-rock song that they know well.
  • Our Choreographer, Dawn, asks that actors be prepared to move around the stage.

Synopsis

This version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character that befriends Scrooge and walks beside him during his life-changing journey through memories and premonitions. While the script remains true to the original story, the playwright also pulled from letters that Dickens wrote to family and friends. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become one of the most beloved of all holiday tales, and this unique production also reminds us that Dickens’ inspiration for penning the story goes much deeper.

Principal Roles

  • Charles Dickens - a tenor who narrates the show
  • Scrooge - the center of the production, requires a character baritone voice and an actor with both comic and dramatic range
  • Tiny Tim - a young boy (or girl) soprano with a winning smile
  • Bob Cratchit - a warm baritone
  • Mrs. Cratchit - requires a mezzo soprano with a big heart

Additional Cast Members

  • The Ghost of Christmas Past - (a young girl or boy with a lilting soprano) Should be a dancer or have had dance training.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Present - (an imposing character tenor) Must be comfortable with music and be physically fit.
  • Belle - an ingénue soprano age 18-24
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig - comic character actors needed
  • Various Other Ensemble members portray a variety of roles including the Pawnbroker, Charwoman, Undertaker, Laundress, Cratchit Children, the Ghost of Marley, Young Scrooge, Fan, Scrooge's Nephew and Niece and Carolers.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Gus Ibranyi at (201)-563-0362 or email casting@chathamplayers.org.

For directions, audition form and additional information about the Chatham Playhouse, please visit www.chathamplayers.org

SOMERSET VALLEY PLAYERS SEEK ACTORS FOR RADIO PLAY

AUDITION NOTICE:

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE—A LIVE RADIO PLAY 
Directed by Richard Butler
Produced by Todd Bennington and Ed Hayden

Holiday tradition meets old-time nostalgia in this unique and sparkling version of the heartwarming Christmas tale of George Bailey and his guardian angel Clarence performed as a radio play, as the actors step right up behind the old-style microphones in a radio studio to tell the traditional story in the 1940’s way, complete with scripts, songs, and sound effects.

WHEN: Monday September 19 at 7:30 pm and Wednesday September 21 at 7:30
WHERE:
Somerset Valley Playhouse - 689 Amwell Rd, Hillsborough, NJ.

Performance dates run December 2 through December 18, 2016

Director Richard Butler is seeking to fill the following roles:

  • Males - (5-7) varying in ages from teen to adults
  • Females - (3-5) varying in ages from teens to adults

Special note for auditioners:

The show is presented as a live radio broadcast in 1948, with scripts in hand and live microphones on stands. This production has a cast of 10; eight of the performers portray (fictional) radio and movie personalities playing the characters of the story (all of these actors will double as various ages and use various character voices); the other two performers will play the Foley Artists who produce all of the live on stage sound effects required for the broadcast.

All actors (including the Foley Artists) need to be comfortable singing in a group onstage.

Except for the actors playing George and Mary, actor age and type is open.

ALL ACTORS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR TECH WEEK (November 27 –December 1) AND FOR ALL PERFORMANCES.

PREMIERE STAGES TO PRESENT 2016 PLAY FESTIVAL WINNER

La Cruces

LAS CRUCES
by Vincent Delaney, the winner of the 2016 Premiere Stages Play Festival

WHEN: September 1 – 18; Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm.
WHERE:
Kean University’s Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.)
TICKETS: $30 standard, $20 for senior citizens and Kean alumni, and $15 for students and patrons with disabilities. Significant discounts for groups of 8 or more apply.
To make reservations or to order a season brochure, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469) or visit Premiere Stages online at www.kean.edu/premierestages.

Tickets are also available for Premiere Stages’ exclusive Las Cruces Opening Night Party on Friday, September 2. This event features a pre-show party with wine and hors d’ oeuvres at the four-star farm-to-table restaurant Enoteca Ursino, reserved the performance, and a post-show champagne toast and dessert reception with the cast. Tickets for this exclusive event are just $55.00, and may be purchased by calling 908-737-7469.

Set in the New Mexico desert, not far from the casinos and the spaceport, Mr. Delaney’s enigmatic story of buried secrets, improbable friendship, and unexpected redemption follows Sheridan, a Connecticut man who has fled his life on the East Coast under mysterious circumstances, and Soledad, the wisecracking, teenage card player he befriends. Selected from over 400 submissions as the winner of this year’s Play Festival, an annual competition for unproduced scripts by area playwrights, Las Cruces will be directed by Premiere’s founding producing director John J. Wooten, and feature actors Brian Sutherland, Charlotte Cohn and Diomargy Nuñez.

Playwright Vincent Delaney is a recipient of the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award, McKnight and Bush fellowships, a Jerome Commission, the Reva Shiner Comedy Award, Core Membership at the Playwrights Center, and a residency at Seattle Rep. His plays have been produced throughout the United States, and in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and the Netherlands.  His work is published by Smith and Kraus, Samuel French, Heineman, Dramatics Magazine, Theatre Forum, and Playscripts.com. His most recent play, Fire Station 7, will have its world premiere in 2017 at Seattle Children’s Theatre.

Mr. Wooten is in his twelfth season as producing artistic director of Premiere Stages, where he has directed and produced numerous new plays including The Beautiful Dark, The Good Counselor, and Follow Me to Nellie’s, all of which were honored by the American Theatre Critics Association. New Jersey Premieres he has directed include Rabbit Hole, Snakebit and Boy Gets Girl. Mr. Wooten is also a frequent director for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is the resident director for the Peter Ustinov Screenwriting Competition, a project of the International Emmy Awards.

“Las Cruces provides a moving and fascinating exploration of the power of friendship and humor in the face of unspeakable tragedy,” stated Mr. Wooten. “The secret behind Sheridan’s mysterious escape to the desert has shattered more than his spirit; it has exacerbated a growing debate that is quickly dividing America.”

The accomplished cast includes Broadway veterans Brian Sutherland and Charlotte Cohn, and newcomer Diomargy Nuñez. Ms. Cohn, previously seen on the Great White Way in Coram Boy, is an Ovation Award winner for Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed production of La Boheme, which originated at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles before transferring to Broadway. Mr. Sutherland’s numerous Broadway credits include The Sound of Music, 1776, Steel Pier, Victor/Victoria, A Change in the Heir, Dance a Little Closer, and Cats. Ms. Nuñez is perhaps best known for her work on the hit television series, “Law & Order: SVU”, and can also be seen in the feature film Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster, released earlier this year.

Audience members are invited to further engage with the issues raised by Mr. Delaney’s thought-provoking play through Premiere Stages’ 2016 Talk-Back Series, which offers free post-show discussions with community leaders and local experts after select matinee performances. Featured topics include

  • New Play Development with Mr. Delaney (Saturday, September 3 following the 3:00 pm performance),
  • Grief and Bereavement with Dr. Norma Bowe, a professor in Kean University’s College of Education and co-founder of The Center for Grief Services (Sunday, September 11 following the 3:00 pm performance).
  • Premiere will also offer a series of informal pre-show talks every Saturday evening 35 minutes prior to performance in the lobby of the theatre.
  • Please call 908-737-4092 for information on additional talk-back speakers.

Premiere Stages offers affordable prices, air-conditioned facilities, and free parking close to the theatre. Premiere Stages also provides free or discounted tickets to patrons with disabilities. All Premiere Stages facilities are fully accessible spaces, and companion seating is available for patrons with disabilities. Assistive listening devices and large print programs are available at all times; publications in alternate formats are available with advanced notice. Please call 908-737-4092 for a list of sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances. For more information, visit Premiere Stages online at www.kean.edu/premierestages.

Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Northfield Bank Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation, Union County HEART Grants, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Union Foundation, E.J. Grassmann Trust, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival and through the generous support of individual patrons. Discover Jersey Arts is our marketing partner. Visit www.JerseyArts.com for more information about other arts programming happening around the Garden State.

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY SHOW CHOIR FOR STUDENTS 15-22

AUDITION NOTICE:

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE BROADWAY SHOW CHOIR

WHEN: OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE 16–17 SEASON ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; Sunday, October 16, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Monday, October 17, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. CALLBACK AUDITIONS:  Sunday, October 23, 6:00pm-9:00pm *
WHERE: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ
TUITION: free

*If you are not available during these times, you may attend callback auditions on Sunday, October 23.

To make an audition appointment visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/PMPshowchoir. For more information please e-mail showchoir@papermill.org or call 973-315-1640.

FOR THE AUDITION: Prepare an upbeat pop or musical theater piece of approximately 32 bars that best demonstrates your vocal range. Bring sheet music, in the key you will sing it, in a binder or single sheet taped together that contains the full piano accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. Students may not perform a cappella or to an audio recording. Students will be taught a brief dance combination, so please bring suitable footwear.

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce open auditions for the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition-based performance show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs.  The choir consists of 60 singer/dancers between the ages of 15 and 22.  The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is presented by Overlook Medical Center/Atlantic Health System.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir acts as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. Over the past four seasons, the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir has delighted more than 300,000 people across the region with rousing renditions of Broadway, pop and classics. The choir has performed at prestigious venues including MetLife Stadium, Lincoln Center, Sun Arena in Trenton, Mayo Center in Morristown, Bergen PAC in Englewood, Paper Mill Playhouse, SOPAC in South Orange and more.

Students selected to be a part of this talented group will have to opportunity to fine-tune their craft with free, intensive instruction that includes voice and dance training. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir runs from October through June and rehearses every Sunday evening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

“This talented touring troupe allows Paper Mill Playhouse to bring art to the people, while its participants receive professional training by industry professionals,” stated Mark S. Hoebee the Millburn theater’s Producing Artistic Director. “The award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform at impressive venues and share their talents with thousands of New Jersey residents.”

In addition to the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, there is a select group of singers chosen from the cast called "Voices of Paper Mill." This group specializes in a acapella music similar to Pitch Perfect.  “Voices of Paper Mill” rehearses on the same day and performs with the show choir. 

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is led by a professional staff of artists including: Shayne Austin Miller (Director), Matthew Lowy (Music Director), Tony Fania (Dance Director), Peter Newes (Company Manager), Lisa Cooney (Paper Mill Playhouse Director of Education) and Carrie Rubino (Senior Manager of Education Programs).  The show choir will also be joined by Broadway talent throughout the season to choreograph pieces and offer master class instruction.

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is one of the country's leading regional theaters. Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. 

KELSEY THEATRE OPENS SEASON WITH EPIC MUSICAL

Chris_KimMiss Saigon

WHEN: Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, and 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept. 9.
WHERE:
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
TICKETS: $20 for all and may be purchased by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333 or ordered online starting Aug. 20 at www.kelseytheatre.net
Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure. [Top: Chris (Michael Scibilia) and Kim (Lianah Sta. Ana) pledge their love. Photo by Robert A. Terrano]

The international musical sensation that ran on Broadway for a decade, opens the new season at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre.

Kim_ThuyNominated for 11 Tony Awards in 1991, and the winner of three, the show is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, this tragic love story pairs Chris, a U.S. Marine sergeant, with the beautiful, innocent Kim, who is working as “the new girl” in a boisterous bar. Pressured into a night together, the two quickly fall in love, only to be parted during the chaotic fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years test the honor and integrity of all involved, leading to a climax that stretches the bonds of love – both romantic and parental – to their breaking point. [Above right: Kim struggles with Thuy (Logan Jo), right, a North Vietnamese officer to whom she was betrothed at thirteen. Photo by Robert A. Terrano]

Hailed for its universal emotional power and unforgettable musical score, the show’s creators are Alain Boubill and Claude-Michael Schonberg (Les Miserables), with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil. Filled with show-stopping numbers like “I Still Believe,” “Why God Why” and “The American Dream,” “Miss Saigon” remains one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time.

LouJ Stalsworth, PinnWorth’s artistic director, is thrilled to be directing this show. “It’s a beautiful story filled with soaring music and deep emotions on many levels. And, it’s visually awesome,” he said. “And, of course, there’s the helicopter. Yes, we will be landing a helicopter on the Kelsey stage. You’ve got to love the challenge.”

He notes that the show shifts the politics of that difficult war to a personal level by telling the story of Chris, the American who is trying to do good, and Kim, who is determined to secure a better life.

“Miss Saigon” stars Lianah Sta. Ana of Freehold as Kim; Michael Scibilia of Willow Grove, Pa., as Chris; Michael Zweig of Philadelphia, Pa., as John; Michael Schuimo of Horsham, Pa., as the Engineer; Tressa McCallister-Scibilia of Willow Grove, Pa., as Ellen; Logan Jo of Palisades Park as Thuy; and Mason Romeo of Maple Shade as Tam.

Featured as “Dreamland” girls are Seika Itoh of East Elmhurst, NY, as Mimi; Mariah King of Lawrenceville as Yvette; Lina Lee of New York, NY, as Miss Chinatown; Mai Nishioka of Sunnyside, NY, as Gigi; and Mai Odaira of Belleville as Yvonne. The ensemble also features Jeremy Barson of Richboro, Pa., Kim Cupo of Fairless Hills, Pa., Charlie Gormley of Morrisville, Pa., Simon Hamilton of Princeton, Harley Herrell of East Windsor, Jennifer Hsiao of Lawrenceville, Tom Kelly of Lakewood, Wyatt Kim of Yardley, Pa., Beverly Kuo-Hamilton of Princeton, Jina Nam of New York, NY, Arielle Rabano of Hillsborough, Sasha Saco of Trenton, Liam Smith of Yardley, Pa., Matthew Snyder of Levittown, Pa., Yuko Suzuki of Jackson Heights, NY, Dennis Tolentino of Manalapan, and David Zarish of Cream Ridge.

The production team includes Producer/Director LouJ Stalsworth; Co-director/Choreographer Koren Zander; Music Director Francios Suhr; Producer/ Costume and Set Designer Kate Pinner; Master Carpenter Jim Petro; Sound and Lighting Designer/Photographer Robert Terrano; Videographer Kevin Finn; Props Master Evan Griner; Stage Managers Nicole Schulnick and Jon Cintron; Associate Lighting Designer Star McCloud; Assistant Lighting Designer/ Master Electrician William Schager, and Associate Sound Designer Nick Mastalesz.

Stalsworth is especially pleased with the stellar cast of actors who have signed on for this show. “We have some of the finest talent from the tri-state area – from our leads to our ensemble women to our music director and choreographer, as well as the sound and light designers,” he said. Stalsworth's wife, Kate Pinner, who is designing both sets and costumes, is the long-time costume designer for Kelsey Theatre.

The production crew includes more than 15 current and former MCCC students, many of whom are graduates of the Entertainment Technology program and have gone on to earn bachelor’s degrees in the field.

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY SEEKS ACTORS FOR COMIC THRILLER

AUDITION NOTICE

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey LilySherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

by Katie Fogette

Contact: Hackettstown NJ* A small professional Equity Theatre Box office 908-979-0900

WHEN: Wednesday,  August 31, 10:30am- 7:00pm. Must call theatre-office to make Appointment Time.
WHERE: Lackland Center Kutz Theatre, 715 Grand Ave Hackettstown NJ 07840
REHEARSALS: Sept. 20- Oct. 7 
PERFORMANCES: Oct. 7th-Oct. 23rd

Centenary Stage Company is a non- for- profit equity theatre operating under a SPT 4 contract ($352.00 per week) located in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown NJ (400 Jefferson street) approximately 50 miles west of NYC. You may call the office at 908-979-0900 to schedule an audition time. SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED.  SIDES ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

  • Sherlock Holmes (Lead): Male, 30-59  Clever, ingenious master of deduction and spotter of the obvious that others don't see.
    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
  • Dr. John Watson/Man2 (Supporting): Male, 30 - 59 Loyal of Holmes, and committed to his duty, also will play Man 2.
    Ethnicity:  All Ethnicities
  • Mrs. Lillie Langtry/Woman (Supporting): Female, 30-49 Alluring stage beauty,  considered one of English's greatest actresses.
    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
  • Oscar Wilde (Supporting):  Male, 30 - 50 Friend to Mrs. Langtry, famous poet and playwright, funny, clever and outgoing.
    Ethnicity:  All Ethnicities.
  • Mrs. Irma Tory / Mrs. McGlynn (Supporting): Female, 40-69 as Mrs. Tory, housekeeper to Langtry and Holmes, as Mrs. McGlynn, a secret member of Professor Moriarty's gang.
    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
  • John Smythe, AKA Man / Abdul Karim / Man 1 (Supporting):  Male, 20 - 49 Plays respectively, a Moriarty gang member, an attendant and confidante servant to Queen Victoria and an extra as Man 1.
  • Professor Moriarty (Supporting): Male, 30-59 Classic, criminal mastermind, wants to defeat Holmes, does not tolerate fools or failure. Should be versed in some stage sword play.
    Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

The cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle meets the wit of Oscar Wilde when Wilde brings his dear friend, celebrated actress Lily Langtry to Baker Street. The mastermind detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a case that threatens not only the the English Crown, but his own life as well as he finds himself face to face with his greatest nemesis, the "Napoleon of Crime"!  This is a mystery with comic elements. Dialects and a sense of style are a necessity.

DOWNLOADABLE SIDES (PDF)

SHERLOCK SIDE 1 - Holmes/Watson A
SHERLOCK SIDE 2 - Oscar/Watson/Holmes/Lillie
SHERLOCK SIDE 3 - Holmes/Watson B
SHERLOCK SIDE 4 - Padgett/Oscar/Lillie/Tory
SHERLOCK SIDE 5 - Moriarty/Smythe A
SHERLOCK SIDE 6 - Moriarty/Smythe/Tory (Moriarty/Smythe B)
SHERLOCK SIDE 7 - Tory/Smythe
SHERLOCK SIDE 8 - Moriarty/Smythe C
SHERLOCK SIDE 9 - Smythe/Lillie
SHERLOCK SIDE 10 - Lillie/Kitty
SHERLOCK SIDE 11 - Karim/Holmes

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY SEEKS PERFORMERS FOR 2016 - 17 FAMILY HOLIDAY MUSICAL, DISNEY’S “MARY POPPINS”

NON-UNION AUDITION NOTICE:

MARY POPPINS

WHEN: September 10th & 11th from 6 pm – 10 pm. Actor/Singers will be seen on a first-come first served basis from 6 pm-8 pm. Actor/Dancers should attend the actor/singers call and be prepared to dance at 8 pm. Centenary University students and performers unable to attend the open call will have an opportunity to audition on Monday from 3 pm – 7 pm on the University campus.
WHERE:
David and Carol Lackland Center located on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown

The production will be directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Michael Blevins with music direction by Jarred Lee.  

PERFORMANCE DATES:  November 25th and runs thru December 11th, with performances Wednesdays through Sundays, in the Sitnik Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Center.

REHEARSALS:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and Sunday afternoons beginning September 23rd.

All adult roles are available, characters of all types, ages 18 – 60.

  • The audition requires all performers to sing and dance.
  • Please be prepared with proper dance clothes and shoes including tap shoes and a 16-32 bar selection from a song in the style of the show.  
  • Interested performers need to bring their picture and resume plus sheet music in the proper key; an accompanist will be provided; a capella singing is not permitted. 
  • Sides will be provided at the audition, and all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend.  
  • This call is for adults only.  All positions are paid and compensation determined by role.

The role of Mary Poppins, 20 – 30 years old, requires a mezzo-soprano actress with strong top notes, excellent dance ability, and substantial tap dancing skills. 

The role of the charming everyman, Bert, a Cockney-accented song-and-dance man, ages 30 – 39, requires a strong actor and singer with solid theater dance and excellent tap dancing skills. 

Additional Principal roles requiring strong acting, singing and movement skills include Mrs. Winifred Banks, Mr. George Banks, Miss Andrew, Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman, Miss Lark, Miss Smythe, Mrs. Brill, Mrs. Cory, and more.

Also seeking a diverse Ensemble ages 18 – 50, that are highly energetic, multi-talented dancer-singer-actors.  All Ensemble Players must be quick learners, have strong movement/dance skills and equally proficient singing skill. The creative staff is especially looking for men with Tumbling and tap dancing ability.  Roles to be cast from the Ensemble include Bird Woman, John Northbrook, Katie-Nana, Van Hussler, Neleus, Park keeper, Policeman and more. Covers for Principal Roles will also come from this Ensemble.

CSC is also seeking musicians for the Pit Orchestra. Interested musicians can submit materials via hard mail to Centenary Stage Company 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or electronically at boxoffice@centenarystageco.org.

The Centenary Stage Company is a professional Equity theater in residence at Centenary University.  For more information regarding the auditions or Pit Orchestra positions contact the CSC box office at 908-979-0900.  The CSC box office is located in the Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown and is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 pm.

The 2016-17 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.