Saturday, July 29, 2006

Time to get Prepared for Fall Auditions

There are a lot of local theater companies running shows this fall. The auditions for fall shows start next weekend, so start preparing a song, and find a show that strikes your fancy. It's a great time to become involved with community theater.

TrueNorth Theatre Project
Deadline: Oct. 15

One-act river- related play entries accepted for the first annual River Play festival with the TrueNorth Theatre Project and The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries.

August 2, 8 at 7:30 PM

Brewster Theatre Company
Brewster Library
79 Main Street
Brewster, NY

Directed by: Brian DeToma
Casting: 5 Men, 5 Women (mid-twenties through 50's)
Synopsis: Frantic comedy follows when guests at a party get into a misunderstanding about their hosts.
For more information

William Shakespeare's Hamlet
August 6 at 7:00 PM
August 8 at 7:00 PM

Up In One Productions
The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY
For Further Information Call: (845) 876 - 5348

Directed by: Lou Trapani
Produced by: Diana di Grandi
Production Dates: October 26 - November 5, Fridays through Sundays. There will be 2 to 4 weekday, morning performances during the run for area schools.
Casting: All roles open
Synopsis: Please prepare a one -minute monologue from a Shakespearean Tragedy or History

August 5 at 1:00 PM
August 6 at 7:00 PM
Callbacks August 7 at 7:00 PM

Rhinebeck Theater Society
The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY

Directed by: Herman Sebek
Produced by: Rich Hack & David Forman
Production Dates: October 6 - October 22, Fridays through Sundays.
Casting: All roles open
Synopsis: Please prepare a song an accompanist will be provided. Also be prepared to dance. Readings will be from the script.

The Mikado
August 26 at 2:00 PM
August 27, 28 at 7:00 PM

Gilbert & Sulivan Musical Theater Company
First Presbyterian Church
100 Cannon Street (at So. Hamilton Street)
Poughkeepsie, New York

Directed by: Nancy Sans
: Laura Ramsey Russell
Production Dates: November 10 - 25, Fridays through Sundays
Casting: All principal roles Open:
The Mikado (Baritone)
Nanki-Poo (Tenor)
Ko-Ko (Patter Baritone)
Pooh-Bah (Baritone/Tenor)
Pish-Tush (Baritone/Tenor)
Yum-Yum (Soprano)
Pitti-Sing (Soprano)
Peep-Bo (Alto)
Katisha (Mezzo Soprano)
We will also be auditioning a large chorus of gentlemen and ladies of Japan.
Synopsis: Those auditioning for a principal role should prepare a song from the show. Those interested in the chorus may sing any song. For further information call Marlene at 845-658-9813

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
August 27, 28, 2006 at 7:00 PM

County Players
County Players Falls Theatre
2681 W. Main St
Wappingers Falls, NY

Directed by: Tom Lawrence

Bells Are Ringing
September 5, 7, 8 2006 at 7:00 PM

Coach House Players
Coach House
12 Augusta Street
Kingston, NY
Call: (845) 331-2476

Production Dates: November 3 - 12 Friday, Saturday and Sundays
Casting: Cast includes Actors/Singers/Dancers
Synopsis: Ella Peterson is a telephone operator who enjoys giving out advice to her clients. Jeff Moss is a client with a writing block, and Ella, even though he doesn't know who she really is (she always pretends to be "mom" on the telephone) she arranges to meet with him. They sing and dance in the subway, entertain New Yorkers in Central Park, and eventually, fall in love.

Baker's Wife
September 10, 2006

The Fourth Wall Productions
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center
12 Vassar Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

Best of Broadway: A Night at the Tonys (Musical Review)
Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 PM
The Center Studio

The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY
For Further Information Call: (845) 876 - 5348

Produced by: Diana di Grandi
Directed by: Kevin Archambault
Production Dates: Nov. 29 - Dec. 3
Casting: Singers and dancers for a musical revue of Tony Award-Winning shows, featuring songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Lerner & Loewe, Irving Berlin, Jerry Herman, etc.
Synopsis: Please prepare a song from a Broadway show. Bring a copy your sheet music.

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