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CP2 Readers Theatre – GRAND CONCOURSE and UNCANNY VALLEY

GRAND CONCOURSE
By Heidi Schreck
Directed by Dorothy Luongo
Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 2pm

Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency, but lately her heart’s not quite in it. Her brisk nature masks an unsettling fear that her efforts are meaningless.

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UNCANNY VALLEY
By Thomas Gibbons
Directed by Kristin Battersby
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8pm
Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 2pm

Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics, UNCANNY VALLEY charts the relationship between Claire, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a nonbiological human. As Julian is “born” a few body parts at a time over the course of the play, Claire teaches him how to be as human as possible: mirroring people’s speech, engaging in small-talk, playing a musical instrument. Their deepening friendship and Julian’s growing “humanity” lead to the revelations of an unhealed sorrow in Claire’s personal life and, ultimately, the purpose for which Julian has been created. UNCANNY VALLEY explores the painful divide between creator and creation, the inherent unpredictability of consciousness, and how we are redefining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.

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Final Weekend for 🗝Seven Keys to Baldpate🗝 – 2/18 & 2/19

SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE
By George M. Cohan
Based on the novel by Earl Derr Biggers
Directed by Kit Colbourn

Friday, February 4, 11, 18 (8pm)
Saturday, February 19 (2pm)
Saturday, February 5, 12, 19 (8pm)
Sunday, February 13 (2pm)

One of the most successful plays of the early 20th century, George M. Cohan created a new style of play which baffled and delighted audiences when Seven Keys to Baldpate opened in 1913: a melodrama crossed with a farce tied up in a mystery. The play tells the story of a novelist, William Magee, who locks himself away in a snowbound hotel for 24 hours in an effort to win a bet with the hotel’s owner that he cannot write an entire novel during his short stay. The owner assures Magee that he has the only key, but Magee will discover over the course of the evening that there are several other keys, all in the possession of a collection of quirky, crazed characters involved in an increasingly bizarre scheme to steal millions.

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Cast of Young Frankenstein Announced

⚡Congratulations to the cast of THE MEL BROOKS MUSICAL: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN🎩
Frederick…….Sam Eisenbaum
Inga…….Amy Schaffer
Igor…….Michael J. Frohnhoefer
Frau Blucher…….Macy McKnight*
Elizabeth…….Avery Nurzia*
The Monster…….Scott Woolley
Hermit/Victor…….Duane Joseph Olson*
Inspector Kemp…….Tyler Hulse*
ENSEMBLE WOMEN
Jenn Propfe, Jessica Jaber*, Laura Seaman, Emily Boone*, Liisa Henry, Karen Hoben
ENSEMBLE MEN
Joseph DeAngelo, Howie Riggs*, Glen Morrice*, Matt Fields, James Neithardt*, John Carter
VILLAGERS
Frank Petruccelli, Dani Masterson, Peggy Ringwood, Mark Moody*, Emily Devine Ellison, Ed Ringwood*
*CP Debut
Sponsored by Facilities Management Corp

🎩AUDITIONS⚡️YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – Tonight and Tomorrow at 7pm

COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: At this time, ALL ACTORS AND CREW MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED. PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND BE PREPARED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO AUDITIONS. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from this page, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)

SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, due to Covid restrictions, fully vaccinated actors planning to audition are asked to carefully consider travel out of state during rehearsals or performances.  County Players will follow current CDC guidelines for domestic and international travel restrictions for Fully Vaccinated individuals. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.  Note: There are separate sections for both domestic and international travel which are updated as Covid-19 levels fluctuate.

Once inside the theatre, you may be unmasked (if fully vaccinated) and/or to read for the audition.

The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Kevin Barnes

Auditions: Sunday February 6 (7pm) & Monday February 7 (7pm)

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Casting: Men, 3 Women for the principal roles plus an Ensemble of 12 -16 men and women (Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists)

YF Audition Form PDFYF Audition Form Word

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

The Monster
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db2

Igor
Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Inga
Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Elizabeth Benning
Frederick’s boisterous fiancé.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Frau Blücher
Stern housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Inspector Hans Kemp
The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden arm and leg.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Hermit
A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein
The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C#2

Ziggy
The village idiot.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Ensemble
Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists
Gender: Any

Prepare a song that shows your ability and that you feel comfortable singing.  Bring sheet music for our accompanist if it’s not from Young Frankenstein. The movement audition will be learning approximately 6 bars (8 counts) of steps and running them in a group. Readings will be from the script for the principal parts.

YF Sides

Frederick Elizabeth

Frederick Igor

Inga Igor Frederick

Kemp Inga Frederick Monster Elizabeth Villagers

Hermit Monster

Frederick Blucher

***CANCELED*** Tonight’s Performance of SEVEN KEYS***CANCELED***

Due to the inclement weather and for the safety of our cast, crew, volunteers and especially audience members, tonight’s performance of SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE is canceled.

Please contact the Box Office at 845-298-1491 to reschedule.

Thank you!