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ACTORS' PLAYHOUSE AT THE MIRACLE THEATRE 2011-12 **Updated** - Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 22, 2011

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Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre 2011-12

– Equity Performer Auditions by

APPOINTMENTin FL

Coral Gables, FL LOA (approval/salary level pending; 2010-11 weekly minimum: $650).

Artistic Dir / Stage Dir (all shows): David Arisco

Equity Performer Auditions (Principal/Chorus) by

APPOINTMENT:

Monday, July 18, 2011

10 AM – 6 PM

Lunch from 2 – 3.

Miracle Theatre

and280 Miracle Mile

Coral Gables FL 33134

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

12 Noon – 8 PM

Break from 3 – 4.

For an

appointment,please visithttp://www.actorsplayhouse.org/audition_form2011_12.htmand fill out all the fields. Press the re-set button if you make a mistake. In the comments/questions field, give your preferred audition time. Actors will receive a confirmation. No Internet access? Call 305/444-9293, x623. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day as time permits.

If singing: Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song, 16 bars of a ballad and a one-minute monologue (contemporary/comic preferred). Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but 5/ not transpose. No a cappella singing or singing to playback.

If not singing: Please prepare two contrasting 1-minute monologues OR one 2-minute monologue.

All: Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.


Notes:At these auditions, seeking adult actors, (age 18 and over) only. All roles are available (i.e. not yet offered and accepted) unless otherwise specified. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements for pre-cast roles, should any become necessary.


HAIRSPRAY Music: Marc Shaiman. Lyrics: Scott Wittman & M. Shaiman. Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Choreo: Barbara Flaten. Mus Dir: David Nagy. 1st reh: On/about 9/20/11. Runs 10/12 – 11/13.


Tracy Turnblad:

“Pleasantly plump” teenager who dreams of fame, and fights to racially integrate “The Corny Collins Show”. Must be able to belt. Must be an excellent dancer, including tap.


Link Larkin:

Teenaged dreamy heartthrob, and one of “The Corny Collins Show” council members. He falls in love with Tracy. Must sing and dance well.


Amber von Tussle:

Bratty, selfish resident princess of “The Corny Collins Show”, despite her lack of talent. Willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant. Must sing and dance well, including tap.


Penny Pingleton:

Tracy’s slightly dorky, devoted and perky best friend. Must be able to belt. Must move well, including tap.


Seaweed J. Stubbs:

Hip “Negro Day” dancer. Son of Motormouth Maybelle. Falls in love with Penny. Must sing well and be an excellent dancer.


Corny Collins:

Handsome and cocky host of “The Corny Collins Show”. Must sing well. Must be a great dancer, including tap. Actor will also play the Guard in “The Big Doll House”.


Little Inez:

Seaweed’s younger sister. Tries to audition for “The Corny Collins Show”, but is turned away because she is black. Must sing and dance well.


The Dynamites:

Female jazz trio who do everything together. Must be excellent singers. Must move well.


Female Authority Figure:

Multiple characters for one actress, including The Matron guarding The Big Doll House; the Gym Teacher; and Prudy Pingleton, Penny’s overprotective and often closed-minded mother.


Male Authority Figure:

Multiple characters for one actor, including Mr. Pinky, owner of Mr. Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway who gives Tracy and Edna a makeover; Principal of Patterson Park High School; and Mr. Harriman F. Spritzer, President of Ultra Clutch.


Ensemble (M/F):

Fans/Groupies of “The Corny Collins Show” and Motormouth Maybelle; will also play characters on the streets of Baltimore. Some are teen “Corny Collins Show” council members. Must sing well, must be excellent dancers or move well. Some must tap.


The roles of Edna and Wilbur Turnblad have been cast.

Update,posted 6/7/11: The role of Motormouth Maybelle has now been cast as well. 2nd Update, posted 6/9/11: The role of Velma von Tussle is now cast.



JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROLby Tom Mula. 1st reh: On/about 11/22/11. Runs 12/7/11 - 1/1/12.The lone role (Jacob Marley) is cast.




NEXT TO NORMAL Music: Tom Kitt. Book/Lyrics: Brian Yorkey. Mus Dir: Eric Alsford. 1st reh: On/about 12/27/11. Runs 1/18 – 2/12/12.


Diana:

30s-40s. Sexy, sharp, delusional bipolar depressive.


Gabe:

Almost 18. The son. Dashing, gentle, bright and playful.


Dan:

30s-40s. The husband. Handsome, genuine and constant, but tired.


Natalie:

16. The daughter. Trying to be perfect, but it’s not going well.


Henry:

17. Natalie’s boyfriend. Musician, romantic, stoner, slacker, philosopher king.


Doctor Madden:

Man, on the young side of ageless. Assured, a rock star.



JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics: Tim Rice. Mus Dir: Eric Alsford. Choreo: Barbara Flaten. 1st reh: On/about: 2/14/12. Runs 3/7 – 4/8/12.

Joseph:

Jacob’s boyishly charming, charismatic favorite son. Has dreams and interprets dreams. High baritone to F. Looking for a commanding personality who exudes charm. Good-looking.


Jacob / Potiphar:

Jacob: Father to Joseph and other sons. Has always loved Joseph the best. Older-looking, kind fatherly figure. Potiphar: Wealthy Egyptian businessman. Made his fortune selling pyramids. Low baritone.


The Pharaoh:

Current leader of Egypt. Having strange dreams, and needs Joseph to interpret them. Elvis impersonator. Handsome, commanding. Strong ruler. High baritone to G#.


Ensemble (M/F):

Tracks include …

    The Brothers:All must sing extremely well, and must also be able to move well. Sing in various styles including musical comedy, Country & Western, hip-hop rap, stylized French, 1950s Elvis harmonies and Caribbean. Brothers also double as Ishmaelites, Servants to Potiphar, Citizens of Egypt, 60s Go-Go Dancers, Palace Guards, Jail Guards and Caribbean Dancers.

    • Reuben:Oldest. Sings “Those Canaan Days”. French accent a must.

    • Levi:The third brother. Sings “One More Angel in Heaven”, a Country song. Dancer.

    • Judah:Sings “Benjamin’s Calypso” in reggae Caribbean style, w/Caribbean accent.

    • Simeon, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Benjamin.




    Mrs. Potiphar:

    Beautiful, philandering wife of Mr. Potiphar. Tries to seduce Joseph. Strong dancer. Alto. Actress doubles as Ensemble and Apache Dancer.


    Butler / Male Ensemble:

    Meets Joseph in jail and has his dreams interpreted. His dreams have a good outcome. High baritone to F.


    Baker / Male Ensemble:

    Meets Joseph in jail and has his dream interpreted. His dream does not have a good outcome. Tenor to F.


    Female Choir / Ensemble:

    Play multiple characters throughout the show including Wives to Jacob and his sons, Citizens of Egypt, and 60s Go-Go Dancers in the jail cell. Sing and dance continuously throughout the show. Looking for exceptionally strong singers who move well.



BECKY’S NEW CARby Steven Dietz. Dir: David Arisco. 1st reh: On/about 4/24/12. Runs 5/9 – 6/3/12.


Becky (Rebecca) Foster:

Woman, late 40s.


Joe Foster:

Late 40s. Becky’s husband, a roofer.


Chris Foster:

26. Their son. Psychology student.


Walter Flood:

Early 60s. Very wealthy businessman. Widowed.


Kensington (Kenni) Flood:

23. Walter’s daughter.


Steve:

50. Becky’s co-worker.


Ginger:

50s. Neighbor of Walter’s. Single.



Show #6 (To Be Announced).1st reh: On/about 6/19/12. Runs 7/11 – 8/12/12.





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