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ACT II PLAYHOUSE 2016-17 SEASON - Act II Playhouse Auditions

Posted: March 3, 2016

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Act II Playhouse 2016-17 Season - PA EPA

Act II Playhouse | Ambler, PA

Date of Audition:
3/17/2016




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT

Thursday, March 17, 2016
10 AM to 6 PM
Lunch 1 to 2

Contract
SPT
$534/week current min

Location
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002
4 blocks East of SEPTA


Seeking
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season.

See breakdown

Preparation
Please prepare a two contrasting monologues (1 - 2 minute monologues preferred) or a monologue and a song. Accompanist will be provided, please bring appropriate sheet music. Please keep total time (song & monologue) under 5 minutes.

Bring picture and resume

Other Dates
see breakdown for show dates

Other
Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the session, as time permits.

Personnel
Artistic Director: Tony Braithwaite
Show Directors: Tony Braithwaite, David Bradley, Matthew Silva
· A monitor will

not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Email is preferrable. AEA members contact production@act2.org with your preferred times. If you do not have email access, please contact 215-654-1011.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION
by Tony Braithwaite
directed by Tony Braithwaite

Dates: 9/6/16 – 10/9/16

Political satire just in time for the presidential election. Sketches, impressions, and improv covering the highlights and lowlights of the political season. This is a brand new piece being created for the actors involved – made up of 4 actors (2 men, 1 woman, 1 TBD)

Currently only 1 role/track available

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MAURITIUS
by Theresa Rebeck
directed by David Bradley

Dates: 10/25 – 11/20/16

Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters' world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

Seeking:

JACKIE
20-29; stayed home to care for her dying mother, while her older, half-sister left them behind; has in her possession an old family heirloom --a stamp collection-- which she is eager to sell; feels she is owed compensation for the care she provided to her mother, but she also wants the money.

PHILIP
60-69; has bought and sold stamps for years, he’s heard it all and seen it all and doesn’t believe most of it, only interested in his fee; knows all there is to know about stamps, can't be fooled and is all business.

DENNIS
20-29; a young hustler, always has a deal in the works or is planning one; has his sights on Jackie’s stamps, and is counting on his two friends Sterling and Philip to help him get them. Sees himself as a charmer who can convince Jackie to trust him.

STERLING
40-49; usually has money, or knows how to get his hands on it, wiling to pay premium price for the stamps, but has no patience with the games that are being played by the others involved in the negotiations; a cool customer who is willing to use a little force if necessary.

MARY
30-39; has returned home following her mother's death, to reconnect with her younger, estranged, half-sister, and to claim an old family heirloom -- a stamp collection which has strong sentimental value for her; believes the stamps are hers and she is not willing to part with them.

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THIS WONDERFUL LIFE
By Steve Murray
Director TBD

Dates: 12/6 – 12/24/16

One actor inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and the gang come to life as a single actor creates a heartwarming story about the effect one hardworking man's life has on the people around him.

This show has been CAST.

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TOMFOOLERY
Music and Lyrics by Tom Lehrer, Adapted by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray
directed by Tony Braithwaite

Dates: 2/28 – 4/9/17

Tomfoolery is based on The Tom Lehrer Songbook, and is a show like no other. Written by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray, with music and lyrics by Tom Lehrer, this is one wildly wicked musical revue of novelty songs (there are no sad ones in this bunch). Music, laughter, and no one spared—when you're dealing with the humor of Tom Lehrer, nothing is sacred.

In concerts, television appearances and a series of now-classic recordings, the Harvard-educated math professor delighted millions of fans during the 1950's and 60's with his dry, cynical but good-humored attacks on the A-bomb, racism, pollution, pornography, the military, the boy scouts and, of course, mathematics. Nothing is sacred in this hysterical revue featuring such Lehrer favorites as "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park," "When You Are Old And Grey," "The Masochism Tango," "The Old Dope Peddler," "The Vatican Rag" and an unforgettable Gilbert and Sullivan-esque recitation of the table of elements, linked together with his own inimitable concert patter.

Four actors, stools, a piano and a healthy dose of attitude are all you need to stage this delightful revue. Audience will be beside themselves with the clever lyrics and hummable tunes. Rediscover the man and songs that have delighted and skewered the world for over forty years in Tomfoolery!

Seeking:

Man:
Featured musical numbers include: "The Elements," "I Got it From Agnes," "Tomfoolery," and "I Hold Your Hand in Mine." Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Older Man
This role has been CAST. The story's narrator and a wise-cracking guide throughout the show. Featured musical numbers include: "I Wanna Go Back to Dixie," "Wernher Von Braun," "George Murphy," and "The Masochism Tango." Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Younger Man
Featured musical numbers include: "My Home Town," "She's My Girl," "So Long, Mom," and "New Math." Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Woman
Featured musical numbers include: "In Old Mexico," "The Irish Ballad," and "Oedipus Rex." Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: F3

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BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
By Neil Simon
Director TBD

Dates: 5/16 – 6/25/17

Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.

Seeking:

EUGENE - almost 15

BLANCHE - 38

KATE JEROME - 40 year-old, Blanche's sister, Eugene's mother

LAURIE - 13

NORA - her sister, lovely at 16

STANLEY JEROME - 18

JACOB "JACK" JEROME - about 40, Eugene's father


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