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BARTER THEATRE 2013 SEASON - Barter Theatre Auditions

Posted: November 9, 2012

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Barter Theatre 2013 Season

Local Equity Performer Auditions: Acting and Singing
Barter Theatre Abingdon, VAEquity LORT D, $555/week minimum
Associate Director: Katy Brown

Equity Performer Auditions / Acting and Singing

Sunday, December 9, 2012at the Barter Stage II, across the street from the
andBarter Theatre on Main Street, Abingdon, VA
Monday, December10, 2012Exit 17 on Interstate 81.


10 AM — 12:30 PM acting and singing auditions, morning session each day
2 PM — 4:30 PM acting and singing auditions, afternoon session each day

Prepare either 1 or 2 contrasting monologues,no morethan 1 ½ minutes each. If you are doing 2, then make sure they contrast in some way.

If you sing, in addition to a monologue, prepare one verse and one chorus of a song (or 16 bars of a song). Have a contrasting piece ready if asked. Bring sheet music in correct key (no lead sheets or vocal only music); accompanist provided but will not transpose. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing.

Please bring THREE (3) copies of your picture and resume.

To sign up for an audition slot: call 276-619-5404, or go to the Barter Website,www.bartertheatre.comunder “Opportunities” and then “Auditions”. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.


Important General Audition NOTE:While EMCs and adult non-Equity actors may be seen as time permits at these auditions, the theatre willNOTsee any non-Equity actors under the age of 18 at these auditions. Only AEA performers under the age of 18 will be able to attend these auditions. Separate auditions may be held at a later date for performers under 18 years of age. For all college students in the Tri-Cities area – unless you have ADVANCED DANCE EXPERIENCE, we ask that you wait for our Local College auditions in late January/early February. Please check our website after December 1, 2011 for more details.

Theatre Statement: “Anyone interested in the Resident Company, Player Company, or any musical, is encouraged to attend the movement/dance auditions, even if you do not consider yourself to be a dancer.”

AEADancing and Movement Auditions will take place on:
Sunday 12/9 and Monday 12/10, 12:15 PM – 2 PM and 4:15 PM – 6:30 PM each day. Auditions at the Barter Production Building – Large Hall. (see separate notice for details)

Non-Equity Barter “Player” interviews will be held 6:30pm to 9:30pm each day.



Seeking:Year-round, Resident Company Members: Most members of our resident company sing and move, at least at a minimal level, but it is not a requirement; For these auditions, we highly encourage you to sing and attend the movement auditions in addition to acting if you are interested in becoming a member of the resident company. Also seeking Local and Non-Local Jobbers for roles for a single show or a single repertory, and actors for six readings and staged productions during the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.

Rehearsals for most plays begin approximately six – eight weeks before they open. Most actors will participate in two productions during the same repertory.

2013 Season includes:
NOTE: Seeking actors for the following productions and roles. For shows/roles that have already been CASTby the theatre’s resident acting company, actors auditioning will also be considered for possible future replacements if needed.

The dates following each show are the dates of performance. Rehearsals begin 6-8 weeks before performances.

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again
Book and lyrics by Catherine Bush, music by Gary Bartholomew
February 7- March 3
Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.


Walking Across Egypt– World Premier adaptation
Adapted from Clyde Edgerton’s novel by Catherine Bush
February 14- May 11
Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.
(breakdown of role descriptions to be added shortly)


Little Women
Adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s novel by Marisha Chamberlain
March 6 – May 11
Seeking:

Hannah- The maid and cook of the March Family. 50’s +


Unnecessary Farce
By Paul Slade Smith
March 8 -May 12
Seeking:

Eric Sheridan– 20s-30s, police officer
Mary Meekly- 50s- 70s, physical comedy skills a plus


Half A World Away– World Premiere
By Ruth Tyndall Baker
March 16 -May 5
Seeking:

Mya- high school student of Burmese descent, has lived in America since she was a small child.
Shawn- high school basketball player, classic jock
Grandmother Cho-Cho- 60s+, Burmese, learning English


The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead
By Robert Hewett
May 10- August 10
Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.



Les Miserables
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
May 18- August 11
Seeking:

Young Eponine- look 7-10 years old
Young Cosette- look 7-10 years old, strong singing
Young Gavroche- look 9-11 years old


Southern Fried Funeral
By J. Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler
May 30- August 10
Seeking:

Benny Charles- 40s-60s male
Martha Ann- 40s-70s female
Ozella- 50s +, the matriarch of the church


A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
June 6- July 27
Seeking:

Eunice Hubbell- 40s-50s female


The Gin Game
By D.L. Coburn
June 19- August 11

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.


Hanging Mary
By Matthew Carlton
July 30- August 10

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actorsfor possible replacements if they become needed.


Good Ol’ Girls
Written and adapted by Paul Ferguson
August 16- September 7
Seeking: (for all roles instruments played a plus, but not a necessity):

Good Ol’ Girl #1 (Emma): Late 20s-30s strong singer/actor (belt and mix with mezzo). Single mom, sexy, fun and wise.
Good Ol’ Girl #2 (Elaine/Sarah):Late 20s-40, strong blues singer, belt/mix with strong falsetto. Sexy, sassy, unmarried (several times).
Good Ol’ Girl #3 (Lianne/Maria):30s-40s, country belt/mix, strong comedienne (smart, sexy, fun)
Good Ol’ Girl #4 (Meredith):20s-40. Strong actor/singer (country belt and mezzo). Once Pentecostal, but now a spirited Good Ol Girl.
Good Ol’ Girl #5 (MaryEllen):40s. Strong Actor/singer (country belt/rock), air of sophistication
Good Ol’ Girl #6 (JoAnn: 50s):Strong actor/singer (country belt with mezzo), married twice, funny and wise
Good Ol’ Girl #7 (Martha):60s, strong actor/singer (country belt with mezzo). Funny, wise, can go from maternal to nostalgic to comically crotchety.


Thicker Than Water– World Premiere
By Douglas M. Parker
September 3- October 6

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.


A Visit From Scarface– World Premiere
By Duke Ernsberger and V. Cate
October 8- November 16

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.


Dial ‘M’ for Murder
By Frederick Knot
September 26- November 16

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors forpossible replacements if they become needed.


The Ghost in the Meadow
By Joe Simonelli
September 10- November 16

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.


Kiss Me Kate
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella Spewack and Samuel Spewack
September 14- November 17
Seeking:

General Harrison Howell- military man, 40s-50s


Sanders Family Christmas
By Connie Ray, conceived by Alan Bailey; Musical arrangements by John Foley and Gary Fagin
November 22- December 29

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.


Another Night Before Christmas
Book and lyrics by Sean Grennan, Music by Leah Okimoto
November 26- December 22

Show has been fully CAST. Considering actors for possible replacements if they become needed.


Abingdon is approximately six hours from Washington, D.C. and ten hours from NYC by auto. The nearest airport is Tri-Cities which is a forty five minute drive from Abingdon.


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