Monday, July 16, 2007

Mid Hudson Theater Auditions July, August & Sept 2007

There are a number of great shows that will be auditioning in the coming weeks. I encourage you to go and audition for one of these wonderful local community theater groups.

I Hate Hamlet
June 24, 25 at 7:00 PM

County Players
County Players Falls Theatre
2681 W. Main St
Wappingers Falls, NY
Call: (845) 473-0595

July 28 1:00-5:00 PM
July 29 7:00-11:00 PM
July 30 7:00-11:00 PM (Callbacks)

The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
Route 308
Rhinebeck, NY

Open Auditions for"PICNIC" by William Inge. This Pulitzer Prize, Drama Critics Award and Outer Circle Award winning play will be directed by Tracy Carney for the Rhinebeck Theatre Society.
Needed: females and males ages 14-50. All parts are open. Readings will be from the script.

Performance dates: October 12 - 21, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.


August 4, 5, 11, 12

1:00pm invited call
3:00 open call
5:00 pm end

Prepare and bring sheet music, that you know well and that shows off your voice. Be prepared to move and dance (no sandals, flip flops, jeans)

Seeking all roles - men, women, children (10 and up) Energetic with dynamic personalities with comedic and improv skills are needed. Acrobatic skills are a major plus.

Character Breakdown:

THE CAT IN THE HAT is the essence of mischief, fun and imagination. Looking for physically adept actor to be able to play comic cameos and is comfortable improvising with an audience.

JOJO is a "Thinker", a smart child with a wild imagination

HORTON THE ELEPHANT. Think of him as a big-hearted blue collar guy who is steadfast and responsible.

GERTRUDE MCFUZZ. Very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn't perfect. She changes during the show from a vain, nervous, shy bird to a grown-up willing to commit herself to Horton.

MAYSIE LA BIRD. Self-centered, selfish and vain. She manipulates anyone she can and realizes she could never be a good parent .

SOUR KANGAROO. She isn't sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She is loud, brassy and alot of fun.

GENERAL GENGUS KHAN SCHMITZ. General Schmitz is bursting with pride at the military academy he runs. He is a comic character, because it is clear that he's misguided. By the end of the show, he discovers that making war may not be the right thing and that adults can learn from children as well.

THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS. Kids that tease, play pranks, make music together on a street corner and enjoy playing off one another.

THE WHOS. Many roles including the principle roles of MR. and MRS. MAYOR who are JOJO's parents. The WHOs live in the dust speck that Horton protects.

JUNGLE CREATURES. Distinct human personas. Be imaginative. Be wild. Be simple.

Golden Stone Productions
Auditions will take place at the Senate Gym stage on the SUNY Ulster campus

For Directions to the college


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
August 13 at 7:00 PM
August 14 at 7:00 PM

The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
Route 308
Rhinebeck, NY

Performance Dates: October 25 – November 4, 2007 There will be 2 Thursday morning shows for schools. Directed by Lou Trapani, Produced by Diana di Grandi for UP IN ONE PRODUCTIONS

For further information contact the producer at (845) 876 - 5348

The Woman in Black

September 9, 10 at 7:00 PM

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

Performance Dates: November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 2007

Synopsis: A ghost play. Although the beginning of the play is set in 1920's England, the story and its characters relate to some 30 years earlier, the late Victorian/turn of the century period. The action alternates between the time-frames. Kipps, a middle-aged lawyer, engages a young actor to help him tell his spine-chilling tale of a dreadful curse and a mysterious woman in black. In challenging, tour-de-force roles, the two men bring multiple characters to life as Kipps attempts to exorcise his ghost.

Needed: One woman, two men. This play-within-a-play requires strong acting skills from the two male characters and, preferably, some command of English accents. The young woman must move with grace, like a dancer.

The Woman: Age range: late teens to late 20's. Preferably slender. Has no lines, but is the pivotal character. She appears (and disappears!) throughout the play.

The Actor: Age range: 20's to 30's.Plays both himself, a confident professional actor, and Kipps as a young man beginning his career in a prestigious London firm. He must reveal distinct differences in both characters' personalities and take the audience on a journey through extremes of emotion and fear.

Kipps: Age range: 50's to 60's. Plays himself as an older man, and six other distinct characters. Older Kipps is a gentle man, well educated, not outgoing in any way. Affected all his life by his terrible experience, he struggles to tell this story (as himself, and during narration passages.) We must like him and feel for him: he is the sympathetic character. The other characters portrayed by Kipps are:

Tomes: A worker bee of undetermined age with a dreadful, anti-social sniff. The comic relief.

Bentley: Ancient. Very successful, upper-class London solicitor. Used to having his every word followed to the letter.

Sam Daily:Middle-aged. Nouveau riche landowner. A bit flashy, and uba-confident. A big fish in a small pond.

Landlord: A caricature of the fat, jolly English country pub landlord. The local gossip, he knows everyone and everything in his small market town.

Jerome:A nervous little man, frightened of his own shadow.

Keckwick:A strange individual of few (or no) words.

For more information, please call the director, Rosalind Ashford Croshier, at 845-485-3201, or email her at


High Society
September 10, 11, 12, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Coach House Players
12 Augusta Street

Kingston, NY
Call: (845) 331-2476

"High Society" is a musical based on the Philip Barry play The Philadelphia Story and the musical screen adaptation it inspired, High Society, the plot centers on pretentious Long Island socialite Tracy Lord, who is planning a June 1938 wedding to an equally pretentious executive when her ex-husband, Dexter Haven, arrives to disrupt the proceedings. Additional comic complications arise when tabloid reporter Mike Connor, who is there to cover the wedding, also falls for the bride-to-be.

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