Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Upcoming Fall Auditions 2007

There are a number of Auditions occurring in the next few months - If you know of any upcoming auditions I've missed, or would like to let me know about any auditions or upcoming performances (to be included in the "On Stage in the Mid Hudson Valley" feature) please feel free to email me at midhudsontheater@gmail.com.

So grab a friend (or two!) and go try out for a show. Community theater is amazing in this area - always something going on.

The 2008 season will be interesting as there will be TWO productions of Sweeny Todd as well as many productions of well known shows like Man of La Mancha and others!

September 7, 9, 10 at 7:00PM

The Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company
First Presbyterian Church
100 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York

We will be auditioning for all principal roles:

Candide (tenor)
Dr. Pangloss (baritone)
Cunegonde (soprano)
Maximilian (baritone)
Paquette (mezzo soprano)
The Old Lady (mezzo soprano)

In addition: many smaller roles, coming out of the chorus, of all voice types, and a large chorus of servants, soldiers, townspeople, executioners, priests, sailors, pirates, slaves and animals.

Those auditioning for a principal role should prepare a song from the show. Those auditioning for smaller and/or choral roles should prepare any song highlighting the singer's vocal range and ability.

For more information call Marlene at (845) 658-9813.

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 TheBritAcc@aol.com
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.
I Love My Wife
September 10 at 8:00 PM
September 11 at 7:00 PM

Up In One Productions
Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, NY
(just past the AMTRAK station)

Open auditions are for the Broadway musical comedy hit with Book and Lyrics by Michael Stewart and the Jazz-filled, toe-tapping music of Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Will Rogers’ Follies, Barnum). Directed and Choreographed by Marcus D. Gregio and Produced by Diana di Grandi

Needed: male singers/actors for principal and ensemble roles
Please come prepared with a song and wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for dance movement. Readings will be from the script.
Performance Dates: November 9 – November 18, 2007.

For further information, contact: Up In One Productions at (845) 876 - 5348

September 17, 18 at 7:00 PM

Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players
The Playhouse at Museum Village
Route 17M
Monroe, NY
Call: (845) 294-9465


Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
October 7 and 8, 2007, at 7:00 PM
Callbacks will be on October 9

CENTERstage Productions
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Rte 308
Rhinebeck, NY

Performance dates are January 11 through January 27, 2008.

This production will be directed by Laurie Sepe-Marder, with musical direction by Paul and Joanne Schubert, and production design by Andy Weintraub. All roles are open and auditioning requires the musical preparation of a song from the show, preferably sung by the character you seek to portray. Short scenes will be read as well. In addition to the principal roles, this production will require a chorus of six men and six women, who will be cast primarily for their vocal ability and will play smaller roles.

For more information, call Andy Weintraub at (845) 758-9287.

Man of La Mancha
November 12 at 7:00 PM
November, 13 at 7:00 PM
Callback: November 14

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Rte 308
Rhinebeck, NY

Needed: singers/actors ages 20 – 60. Please prepare a song, preferably from the show (if not, bring a copy of your sheet music). Performance dates: March 7 – March 30 (no Easter Sunday show).

Directed and choreographed by Laurie Sepe Marder; produced by Diana di Grandi for Up In One Productions. For further information, contact Diana at (845) 876 – 5348.

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