Auditions

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 to read for the audition.


 

IT’S ONLY A PLAY
By TERRENCE MCNALLY
Directed by KIT COLBOURN
SUN NOV 6 | 7pm
MON NOV 7 | 7pm

Performance Dates
FEBRUARY 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18

The producers, the playwrights, the reviewers, and the stars. A Broadway opening night party in a stylish NYC apartment brings together a cacophony of characters, with an armload of wit, warmth, and winter coats! It’s Only A Play is a laugh-out- loud love letter to the resilience of live theatre, and an homage to the people that — even when things seem impossible — believe that the marquee will be lit again, and the show must go on.

Character breakdown:
(Please note that there are no specific age requirements for any of  the characters, though all are adults.)
PETER AUSTIN – The playwright. Don’t let his nice looks fool you.
JULIA BUDDER – The producer. Attractive and genuinely nice.
IRA DREW – The critic. Probably wears glasses and has dandruff.
FRANK FINGER – The director. A boy wonder.
VIRGINIA NOYES – The star. Maybe a throaty voice. A firecracker.
GUS P. HEAD – The temporary help. Fresh off the farm.
JAMES WICKER – The best friend. A former New York stage actor. Great charm.
EMMA – A taxi driver. A no-nonsense lady of indeterminate years.
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The play takes place in the elegant townhome of Julia Budder in 1992.
The party after the opening night of a play on Broadway in New York.

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
SUN FEB 5 | 7pm
MON FEB 6 | 7pm

Performance Dates
MAY 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

Stephen Sondheim’s   Tony   Award-winning   musical   comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a story with 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 with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. This joyous romp of a musical will have you dancing in the aisles with the infectious energy of slapstick and vaudeville!

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