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Barter Theatre 2011 Season **Revised** - Barter Theatre Auditions

Posted: November 15, 2010

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LORT

Barter Theatre 2011 Season– Equity Principal Auditions

Abingdon, VA

LORT D; *theatre states it pays above minimum beginning at $650/week + housing and transportation

Casting: Paul Russell

Season runs: 1/14/11 to 12/26/11

Equity Principal Auditions:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010at Ripley-Grier Studios

10 AM – 6 PM520 Eighth Avenue, Studio 16P

Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.New York, NY

Prepare EITHER 1) a brief monologue; or 2) a brief song; or 3) a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

A repertory theater with two stages, the Barter’s 2011, 78th anniversary-season begins January 14, 2011 and ends December 26, 2011. Actors hired may be employed as company members for the entire season beginning on January 14th or jobbed-in (dates T.B.A.) for one or more productions.

2011 Season includes:

NOTE: Seeking actors for the following productions and roles. For shows/roles that have already been CAST, actors auditioning will also be considered for possible future replacements if needed.

XANADU

Book: Douglas Carter Beane. Music/Lyrics: Jeff Lynne, John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures Film Screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel

Runs: 2/3/11 – mid April 2011

Seeking:

Eroto:20s – 40s, female, singer, dancer; sing in 1940s style


CIVIL WAR VOICES

By James R. Harris. Original Music Arrangements by Mark Hayes

Runs: mid February – mid April 2011

Seeking:

Theophilus Perry:20s, male, tenor, Texan fighting for the Confederacy, longs for his wife and daughter

Harriet Perry:20s, female, soprano, Theo’s wife, gives birth to Theo’s son while he is away

Elizabeth Keckley:African-American, 50s, female, spiritual singer, former slave, confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln

Cook/Celebrant:African-American, 30s-50s, male, tenor


TREASURE ISLAND

Adapted by Richard Rose

Runs: 2/19/11 to mid April 2011

This show is fully CAST. Actors auditioning will be considered for possible replacements.


AGE OF AROUSAL

By Linda Griffiths, wildly inspired by George Gissing’sThe Odd Woman

Runs: mid February – mid April 2011

Seeking:

Monica Madden:20s, provocative and playful, struggling with her innate sexuality


JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIND

Written and performed by Will Stutts. Runs: mid February – mid April 2011.

This one-person show is CAST.


EYE OF THE STORM

Written and performed by Will Stutts. Runs: mid February – mid April 2011.

This one-person show is CAST.


HANK AND MY HONKY TONK ANGELS

Conceived and written by Jason Petty

Runs: 4/21/11 – mid May 2011

This show is fully CAST. Actors auditioning will be considered for possible replacements.


CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL

By John Walsh

Runs: Spring 2011

This show is fully CAST. Actors auditioning will be considered for possible replacements.


SUMMER MUSICAL– TBA

Runs: June – August 2011

Seeking:

several strong, experienced singers and dancers


ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

By Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate

Runs: Summer 2011

This show is fully CAST. Actors auditioning will be considered for possible replacements.


SAVING OLD SMOKEY

By Ron Osborne

Runs: 6/10/11 – mid August 2011

Seeking:

Emma:45 - 50, female, a caring mother, Southern

Olive:45 – 50, female, a fierce defender of the South

Howard:45 – 60, male, a pompous stranger


ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

Runs: Summer 2011

This show is fully CAST. Actors auditioning will be considered for possible replacements.


A SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

By Kelley Kingston-Strayer

Runs: 8/18/11 – mid September 2011

Seeking:

Callie Belle:20s, female, attractive, Southern, willful

Hattie:late 70s, female, opinionated and unyielding, Southern

Mattie:late 70s, female, sweet and suffering from Alzheimer’s, Southern

Ida Mae:late 70s, female, the peacemaker, Southern


CABARET

Book: Joe Masteroff, Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music: John Kander. Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Runs: 9/16/11 – mid November 2011

Seeking:

Ernst Ludwig:30 – 45, male, threatening, Nazi

5 Kit Kat Girls:20s – 30s, female, strong singer and dancer

2 Male Dancers/Nazi Youths:20s – 30s, male, strong singer and dancer


THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX

By Catherine Bush

Runs: mid September 2011 – mid November 2011

Seeking:

Chip Eberhardt:late 30s, male, ruggedly handsome motorcycle-riding historian


DRACULA BITES

By Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate

Runs: 9/30/11 – mid November 2011

Seeking:

Nattie Sills:40s - 50s, female, artistic director of the Valleydale Playhouse, has a theatrical air about her

Gregory Pastel/Van Helsing:30s - 40s, male, tall, handsome, pretentious, Northerner playwright

Gus Timberlake/ Harker:30s - 40s, male, bashful, owner of a hardware store


SWAMP GAS AND SHALLOW FEELINGS

Music/Lyrics: Jack Eric Williams. Book/Additional Lyrics: Randy Buck

Runs: October – mid November 2011

Seeking:

Tulip-Anne Pardue:20s, female, pretty, country pop belter

Vydell Harnett:20s, male, handsome, country singer

Sherlynne, Shirleen, and Sherlayne:20s, female, sisters, country singers

Crash Watson:20s, male, country singer, must play guitar


A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Adapted by Richard Rose from the holiday tale by Charles Dickens

Runs: November – December 2011

This show is fully CAST. Actors auditioning will be considered for possible replacements.


WOODEN SNOWFLAKES

By Catherine Bush

Runs: November – December 2011

This show is fully CAST. Actors auditioning will be considered for possible replacements.


2011 NATIONAL TOURS:

THE FANTASTICKS

Book/Lyrics: Tom Jones. Music: Harvey Schmidt

Tour: Fall 2011

Seeking:

The Mute:18 – 40, male or female, very expressive

El Gallo:30 – 50, male, baritone

Luisa:must look 16, female, soprano, in love with Matt

Matt:must look 18 - 20, male, baritone, in love with Luisa

Hucklebee:40 – 60, male, baritone, a father

Bellomy:40 – 60, male, baritone, a father

Henry:50s – 70s, male, an old actor

Mortimer:18 – 50s, male, The man who dies


TREASURE ISLAND

Adapted by Richard Rose

Tour: Fall 2011

Seeking:

5 Pirates:20s – 50s, male, must have stage combat experience


CIVIL WAR VOICES

By James R. Harris. Original Music Arrangements by Mark Hayes

Tour: Fall 2011

Seeking:

Theophilus Perry:20s, male, tenor, Texan fighting for the Confederacy, longs for his wife and daughter

Harriet Perry:20s, female, soprano, Theo’s wife, gives birth to Theo’s son while he is away

Elizabeth Keckley:African-American, 50s, female, spiritual singer, confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln

Cook/Celebrant:African-American, 30s-50s, male, tenor

Slave Master:20s – 42s, male, singer/actor.

Cornelia Harris:40s-50s, female, singer/actor.

Mrs. Lincoln:40s, female, singer/actor

Lincoln:50s. Singer/actor



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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