Thursday, 30 October 2014

No appointments are needed.

Just show up and you will be seen in the order you arrive. Of course, if you're asked to stay to read and/or dance, you may be around a while.

If auditioning for a musical, prepare a brief song in the style of the show and have sheet music in the proper key. Also, bring proper footwear to dance in if needed.

For non-musicals, you will be given pre-selected sides from the script.

CALLBACKS: We often don't need to see people at a callback. Sometimes we see all we need to at the initial auditions. Not being called back does not mean you are not being considered for the production.

CASTING: We do our best to be respectful to all who audition by reaching out to those who have not been cast. We ALWAYS ask those cast to keep that information to themselves until we have reached everyone who was not cast - unfortunately, that doesn't always happens and our best efforts at sparing hard feelings are thwarted.

Generally, our rehearsals run Monday thru Thursday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.

Upcoming Auditions

BEAU JEST - October 27 & 28

MAN OF LA MANCHA - November 17 & 18

ALL MY SONS - December 15 & 16
Man of La Mancha

Directed by Gordon Casagrande
Music Direction by Eric K. Johnston
Choreography by Karen Casagrande

Auditions November 17 & 18 - 7pm in The Kweskin Theatre
Performs February 6 through 28 in The Kweskin Theatre

Rehearsals will begin December 1.
Casting breakdown:

Man of La Mancha

Cast descriptions

All, except the Captain and the guards, play a part in the real world of the prison and in the fantasy world of Don Quixote.

All, except the Captain and the guards, sing.  Some with solos, some just as part of group numbers.

Cervantes / Don Quixote (Alonso Quijana):  
Imprisoned writer & actor / his aged, addle-brained creation who chooses to believe himself to be a knight errant.   35-65

Sancho Panza:Manservant to Cervantes & Quixote.  Pragmatic & loyal.   30-55

Aldonza (Dulcinea):Serving wench & whore.  An alley cat.  Vital, half savage, with aura of natural sexuality.  Has an inner dignity.  25-early 40s

Governor / Innkeeper:Leader of the prisoners, a man with a natural commanding presence / kindly bemused owner of a country inn.  30-60

The Duke / Dr. Carrasco: Cynical & unyielding believer in only facts & realty; illusions & dreams are not a part of his world.   Protagonist to both Cervantes & Quixote.  35-50

Padre:Sympathetic cleric who sees both worlds, realty & fantasy.  25-55

Antonia:Niece to Quijana/Quixote.  Self-centered, concerned with her social standing, & embarrassed by Quixote.  Engaged to Carrasco.  20-early30s.

Housekeeper: Housekeeper to Quijana with moral & religious convictions etched in stone.  Appalled by his actions.  30-65

Maria: The innkeeper’s shrewish wife.  30-60

Serving girl & sexy, comic belly dancer.  Must be able to dance.  18-30

Barber:Comic role for one song.  May or may not double as a muleteer.  25-55

Pedro: Head muleteer.  Dangerous and vicious.  30-late 40s

Muleteers (6 or 7): 
Rough men of the highway.  Comic at times, violent at times.  While not necessarily dancers, must be agile & able to move.  Integral part of many scenes.  One muleteer has a solo song.  Teens-40s

Horse & Mule: Dancers.  Will also be 2 of the muleteers.

Captain of the Inquisition: Imposing symbol of authority & fear.  30-60

Guards & Men of the Inquisition: 
May or may not be muleteers doubling.  20-50

Those auditioning should prepare a brief song in the style of the show.
Bring sheet music in the proper key.
Please also be prepared to read from the script if asked; be sure to have proper footware if you are asked to stay to learn the dance combination.

POSTED 9-24-14


Written by James Sherman

Auditions will be held Monday & Tuesday, October 27 & 28, at 7pm in The Dressing Room Theatre. Performances will be January 9 through 25, with a possible one-week extension through February 1.
Rehearsals begin November 10.

Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script.

Beau Jest is a comedy about the relationships between adults and their parents and how trying to make everyone happy can just make you miserable! Sound familiar?

Character breakdown is as follows: 
Sarah Goldman - mid 20's to early 30s - trying desperately to do the right thing by her ailing dad and her yenta mother 
Chris Kringle- mid 20's to early 30s - her not Jewish boyfriend 
Bob Schroeder - 
mid 20's to early 30s  - her pretend boyfriend that she is trying to pass off as her real Jewish boyfriend. 
Joel - Sarah's brother - 30's - Sarah's brother- a psychologist (divorced) 
Miriam - 55 to 65 -Sarah and Joel's mother - Would get real joy from her daughter marrying a Nice Jewish boy 
Abe- 55 to 65  -Sarah and Joel's father - Just wants a good meal and a couch to sit down on.

UPDATED: 10/27/14



















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Man of La Mancha

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