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BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATRE 2015-16 SEASON - Bristol Riverside Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 12, 2015

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Bristol Riverside Theatre 15-16 Season - EPA/ECCs

Bristol Riverside Theatre | Bristol, PA

Date of Audition:
6/29 and 6/30/2015

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions

Monday June 29, 2015 - Accompanist provided

Tuesday June 30, 2015 - NO accompanist on this day
10 AM to 6 PM each day
lunch 1 to 2

$476/week minimum.

Bristol Riverside Theatre Rehearsal Studio
201 Cedar Street
Bristol, PA 19007

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

See breakdown.

Prepare EITHER

a) two contrasting 1-minute monologues OR

b) a brief song (appropriate for MAN OF LA MANCHA) OR

c) a brief song and a 1-minute monologue.

If singing, bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided, but may not transpose. Bring photo and resume, stapled back-to-back

Other Dates
Season Runs: September 29, 2015 to June 5, 2016.

Producer: Susan Atkinson
Artistic Director/Stage Director: Keith Baker
· A monitor will

not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


2015-2016 BRT Show casting descriptions:

by William Inge
Director: Susan D. Atkinson

1st Rehearsal: September 9, 2015
Opens: September 29, 2015
Close: October 18, 2015

Elma Duckworth
Teenaged waitress, naïve bright high-schooler, full of dreams and drama.

Grace Hoyland
40-55, Runs the diner, Husband deserted her years ago and she's come to terms with life.

Will Masters
40-mid 50's, Sheriff, big, stern, means business but friendly.

20s-30s, chanteuse (singer,) pretty, confused, fragile, grew up too fast. She wears too much makeup, and is from the Ozarks.

Dr. Gerald Lyman
50-60s glasses, graying, alcoholic, divorced 3 times, former professor, likes young girls.

30-50, bus driver in uniform, hearty, has seen just about everything.

Virgil Blessing
40s-50s, ranch hand, good-hearted simple cowboy, like a father to Bo, plays guitar a bit.

Bo Decker
25-35, ranch owner, cowboy, brash, impulsive, naïve, innocent and simple.


The Journey of Justice Douglas – Douglas Scott
Director: Susan D. Atkinson

1st Rehearsal: October 13, 2015
Opens: November 3, 2015
Close: November 22, 2015

Justice William O. Douglas
Must be able to play from 81 to childhood. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST.

Must be versatile, plays FDR, Gordon Hirabayashi, Jasper Crisbody, Richard
Nixon, Amir Ahmadi, Louis Brandeis and other memories

Must be versatile, plays Julia Fisk Douglas, Mildred Riddle Douglas, Mercedes Davidson Douglas, Catherine Heffernan Douglas and other memories


by Julia Cho
Director: Adam Immerwahr

1st Rehearsal: January 5, 2016
Opens: January 26, 2016
Closes: February 14, 2016

A linguist. A man in his 30s or 40s. Scientist, self-analytical, thoughtful. Being left by his wife shakes him to his very core, even if it takes him much of the play to learn how to say that. Tries to use his work to cover his emotions. A lover of language, but not the best communicator when it comes to matters of the heart. Probably attractive, but in a careless way. A great teacher, the kind of man you want to follow and learn from. Any race.

Late 20s or 30s. A lab assistant in a linguistics lab. In love with George, who runs the lab, though she will probably never tell him. Expressive and emotive to those around her, but hides it deeply when around George. Smart, well-educated, with deep pools of empathy. Open to actors of any race, but particularly interested in seeing Asian-American actors for this role.

George‘s wife. A woman in her 30s or 40s. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST.

An old woman. Also plays: LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR, A PASSERBY, and as cast. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST.



by Neil Simon
Director: Keith Baker

1st Rehearsal: March 1. 2016
Opens: March 22, 2016
Closes: April 17, 2016

Ken Gorman
40. A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness.

Chris Gorman
mid 30s. Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.

Lenny Ganz
Late 30s, early 40s. A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle he is often involved in.

Claire Ganz
Late 30s. Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearance (hers and others). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.

Ernie Cusak
Early 50s. Psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be a helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.

Cookie Cusak
40s. Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

Glenn Cooper
30-40. A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be).

Cassie Cooper
Late 20s, early 30s. Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husband’s relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.

Officer Welch
Male. 30 – 50. A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.

Officer Pudney
Female. 20 -30. Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.


Musical – book by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darien
Director: Keith Baker
Musical Director: Ryan Touhey
Choreographer: Stephen Casey

1st Rehearsal: April 19, 2016
Opens: May 10, 2016
Closes: June 5, 2016

Don Quixote
30 – 60. Baritone Low B to F. A tall, gaunt, eccentric, charming and charismatic man. Light dancing required. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST.
Sancho Panza (25 – 50) Tenor C to high G. Don Quixote’s pragmatic but loyal servant and sidekick. Light dancing required.

Aldonza (Dulcinea)
25 – 50. Soprano low Ab to high Ab. A wild lusty woman with a jaded look at life from experience. Light dancing required.

30 – 65. Bass low G to C#. Strong but kind and sympathetic. Some movement required.

Dr. Sansone Corrasco
30 – 60. Baritone low C to Db. Loves money, power and prestige. Some movement required.

25 – 60. Tenor F to high G. Kindly sympathetic cleric. Some movement required.

20 – 60. Tenor D to high G. Comic character. Some movement required.

18 – 35. Soprano C to high F. Alonso Quijana’s self-centered niece who is about to married to Dr. Carrasco. Some movement required.

30 – 70. Mezzo low F to high F. Alonso Quijana’s housekeeper, strong of body and religious/moral convictions. Some movement required.

25 – 55. Baritone low D to D. The lead muleteer, rough and ruthless. Light dancing required.

20 – 50. Tenor A to high F#. A rough muleteer. Light dancing required.

The Moor
21-65. Tenor C to high Bb. Head of the Moorish thieves. Dancing required.

Tenor F to Ab. Assistant to the Moor. Dancing required.

25 – 60. any voice part. The innkeeper’s wife. Some movement required.

16 – 30. any voice part. A serving girl. Some movement required.

Captain of the Inquisition
30 – 60. any voice part. An imposing, cruel man. Some movement required.

Guards and Men of the Inquisition, muleteers, prison women. Ages 20 – 70. Any voice parts. Movement required.

Dancers (horses and Moors)
20 – 40. Any voice parts. Dancing required.

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