Friday, June 06, 2008

Hudson Valley Theater Auditions - June 2008

Great news! There are some very exciting shows auditioning this month. Grab a Friend, your sheet music and dance shoes and get out there... I may be seeing you starring on a local stage this summer. Am I missing a audition? email me at

June 8 & 9 @ 7:00 PM

Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
Route 308
Rhinebeck, NY

Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederic Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White novel The Once and Future King.

The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The original cast album was America's top-selling LP for 60 weeks.

Mature actors for the roles of Arthur, Pellinore, Morgan Le Fay, and Merlin.

Actors aged 17 and up are needed for the roles of Guenevere, Lancelot,
Nimue, Mordred, and various court ladies and knights.

A boy, aged 9 to 13, is needed for the role of Tom of Warwick.

Performances are September 5 – 21, 2008.
Rehearsals will take place during July and August.

Interested actors should come prepared with a song from the show or from another show by Lerner and Loewe.
Sheet music for the song must be provided.
There will be some choreography in this production so all auditioners should be prepared to dance and wear appropriate clothing.
Readings will be from the script.

For more information, contact Lou Trapani at (845) 876-3088, ext. 14.

Noises Off
June 15 & 16 @ 7:00 PM
County Players Falls Theatre
2681 W. Main St
Wappingers Falls, NY

Noises Off is a 1982 play by Michael Frayn. The idea for it was born in 1970, when Frayn was standing in the wings watching a performance of Chinamen, a farce that he had written for Lynn Redgrave. According to the playwright, "It was funnier from behind than in front and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind."

Noises Off is "the funniest farce ever written" according to the New York Post. The play follows a troupe of actors in production of a rather silly bedroom farce called "Nothing On". Needed are five men and four women as follows:

Dotty Otley (Mrs. Clackett): an experienced actress facing middle age and the twilight of her career. She plays the role of the housekeeper in "Nothing On".

Brooke Ashton (Vicki): a twenty-something actress, very attractive, who spends a good deal of the show running around in her underwear.

Belinda Blair (Flavia Brent): Belinda is in her 30's and is the only one who seems in control. She's nearly always calm and knows what's going on.

Poppy Taylor: Assistant Stage Manager for "Nothing On". In her late 20's or early 30's. Overworked, underpaid, very nervous but not without her charm. Would do anything for Lloyd (and has).

Lloyd Dallas: Director of "Nothing On". At wits end trying to manage the zany personalities of his cast. Late 30's to late 40's

Garry Lejeune (Roger Tramplemain): Young, handsome actor who can't complete a thought and has a jealous streak a mile wide. Late 20's to late 30's.

Frederick Fellows (Phillip Brent): Reasonably poor actor but likeable. Slightly oblivious and over-sensitive. Late 30's to early 50's.

Selsdon Mobray (Burglar): Aging drunk. Used to be a half decent actor but the years have not been kind. Can't hear all that well and consistently misses cues. Could be any age but played as decrepit.

Tim Allgood: Stage Manager for "Nothing On". Has to be everywhere and do everything. Hasn't slept in days. Could be 20's to 50's

Rock & Roll Broadway - A Musical Review!
June 21 @ 4:00 PM
June 22 @ 7:00 PM

Performances August 21-24 at The CENTER

A short n' sweet revue, comprised of songs derived from the finest rock
musicals of the 20th Century! Selections from "Rent", "The Rocky Horror
Show", "Grease", "Jesus Christ Superstar", and MORE! A CENTERStage production directed by Lisa Lynds and Dan Landa, with musical direction by Elaine Miller and music performed by Pitchfork Militia!

Please prepare a song, preferably from a rock-based musical, and bring your sheet music

For more information, contact producer Lou Trapani (845) 876-3088, x14

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