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AUDITIONS – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1/19 & 1/20

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by David Ringwood

Auditions: January 19th & 20th at 7pm

Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a story of shenanigans, hijinks, and tomfoolery as a lowly servant endeavors to scheme his way to freedom in this antic romp through Rome with desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and scandalous secrets behind every toga. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This big Roman musical will have you dancing in the aisles with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville!

Sponsored by Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow, & Mayle, LLP

Casting the Musical Comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Seeking talent ages 18 and up.

Directed by David J. Ringwood, Musical Direction by Joel Flowers, Choreography by Denise Wornell.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on the plays by Plautus. Originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince.

A fast-paced, musical comedy takes situations from 2000-year-old stories, adds the energy of vaudeville, and the plot twists and mistaken identity of farce to create one classic show.  The clever slave, Pseudolus, plots to earn his freedom by winning the hand of a lovely courtesan for his young master and ends up in quite a few tangled schemes in the process.

Performance Dates and Times: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8pm, Sunday May 10 & 17 matinees at 2pm.

Rehearsals are expected to be Sunday, Monday, & Wednesday starting January 26th depending upon availability. Mandatory: Dress Rehearsal Thursday, April 30, and Tech Week Sunday-Wednesday, April 26-29.

Audition Requirements: Prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is encouraged, but not required. Consider the range of the role you wish to be considered for. Please keep it strictly 32 measures or less. Bring your own sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.

Actors and Actresses of ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please bring a resume and headshot, if you have one. Please be prepared to provide all potential conflicts from January through May. Actors should be prepared to read from the script, readings will be given at auditions. Please bring appropriate clothing/shoes for a dance/movement audition. Ages are suggestions, we encourage anyone 18 years of age or older to audition!

ROLES:

Pseudolus: A Roman slave, owned by Hero.  Quick-witted and scheming. Male, age 30 to 50. Vocal range: A2-A4.

Senex: An old man and father to Hero and hen-pecked husband to Domina. Male, age 45-60. Vocal range: B2-G4.

Domina:  Senex’s wife. A shrewish woman: controlling, demanding, and manipulative. Female, age 40 -60. Vocal range: B3-F5.

Hero:  The young son of Senex and Domina. Practical, privileged, romantic. Male, age 20-30. Vocal range: B2-G4.

Hysterium: The chief slave in the House of Senex.  Anxious and loyal; the order he so desperately wants for everything eludes him. Male, age 40 to 55. Vocal range: D4-G5.

Erronius: An old man, searching for his lost children. Male, age 45-70. Vocal range: B2-G4.

Miles Gloriosus: A captain in the Roman army. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong. Male, age 25-35. Vocal range: B3-F5.

Lycus:  The buyer and seller of the flesh of beautiful women. Male, age 40 to 50. Vocal range: A3-F5.

Philia: One of Lycus? courtesans, still a virgin. Young, pretty, devoted ingenue. Female, age 18 to 25. Vocal range: B3-G5

ENSEMBLE:

Courtesans (6): Female ensemble from the house of Lycus.

Gymnasia: (Greek for “Athletic”)

Tintinabula: (Latin for “Bells”)

Vibrata: (Latin for “Vibrant”)

Geminae (2): (Latin for “Twins”)

Panacea: (Greek for “Cure All”)

Proteans (3):  Plays multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs).

Any questions please contact director David Ringwood at david.ringwood@countyplayers.org

AUDITIONS for ALMOST, MAINE – 11/17 & 11/18 at 7pm

Almost Maine
by John Cariani
Directed by Kit Colbourn
Audition Date: Sunday November 17 & Monday November 18 at 7pm

It’s midwinter in the not-really-organized town of Almost, Maine, and the average temperature is minus 3° but we find warmth in the cold, under the glow of the northern lights. This very human play takes a look at love, connection, and disconnection in a genuine, funny, and sometimes awkward way. And isn’t that just like love in all its forms?

 

Audition Info:

A short contemporary monologue is encouraged and will be heard, but not required.

Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on Monday the 18th. Everyone will be informed of results afterwards individually.

Please direct any questions to the director at kitcolbourn@gmail.com.

Click here for sides

Character Breakdown:

6 – 8 actors needed to play 19 roles. Roles are wide open with regard to age, gender, ethnicity. Let’s see who shows up!

PETE and GINETTE who have been dating a little while.

EAST, a repairman, and GLORY, a hiker.

JIMMY, an HVAC guy, SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend, and a salty WAITRESS.

MARVALYN, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and STEVE, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.

GAYLE and LENDALL, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend.

RANDY and CHAD, two “County” boys.

or

DEENA and SHELLY, two “County” girls.

PHIL, a hard-working husband, and MARCI, his hard-working wife.

HOPE, who has traveled the world, and a MAN, who has not.

RHONDA, a tough woman, and DAVE, the not-so tough man who loves her.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – Opens this Friday at 8pm!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Fred Wolinsky
NOVEMBER 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2019

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real—and which will win out?

Sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance

 

Broadway World Nominations

The BWW Award Nominations are open for 2019! Log on to nominate your favorite County Players shows, performers, directors, designers, choreographers, including productions from our new CP2 Readers Theatre Series, for this year’s BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!The BWW Awards, sponsored by TodayTix honor productions which opened between October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Only productions which opened during this time period are eligible.

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AUDITIONS for THE ROOMMATE – Sun 10/6 at 2pm

The Roommate
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Cynthia Topps
Audition Date: Sun October 6 at 2pm
Sharon is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.

Link to sides
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/57w2ouaj6z2osnj/AAAHyg5wjr5peAhlgA4POotia?dl=0

Needed: 2 Women – 50’s – 60’s

Performance dates – December 7 (Sat @ 8pm) and December 8 (Sun @ 2pm)

The Roommate is the second production in the CP2 Readers Theatre Series (2019-2020).

CP2 is an exciting new series at County Players. The CP2 Readers Theatre series will be a special opportunity for actors, directors, and audience members alike to experience this unique form of theater with full dramatic readings of selected plays. No costumes, no sets, no props and the actors perform with their scripts in hand. These shows are an incredible opportunity for anyone who wants to experience great theater focusing on the playwright’s words.

County Players Season Sponsor – Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

CP2 Readers Theater Series – Gold CP2 Season Sponsor – Duchess Tourism and Arts MidHudson, Silver CP2 Season Sponsor – Powerhouse Theatre

The Roommate by Jen Silverman is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Director – Cynthia Topps – cdtopps@juno.com

Stage Manager – Jeff Battersby – jeff@reyespoint.com

Production Manager – Kit Colbourn – kitcolbourn@gmail.com