MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE 2020 SEASON - Mountain Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 22, 2020

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MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE 2020 - NYC EPA

Mountain Playhouse

AUDITION DATES

Wed, Feb 19, 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

CORST $834.00/week

SEEKING

Equity Actors for the 2020 Season - actors who can be company members by tracking through as many shows as possible.

PREPARATION

The season consists of musicals and comedies. Prepare a short song and a short comic monologue. If you play an instrument that is featured in one of our productions - show us that you can play. Total audition time not to exclude 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

In attendance at auditions:
Patricia Carnevali, Executive Director and Producer
Larry Tobias, Director

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

Mountain Playhouse 2020
The Mountain Playhouse is dedicated to diversity in casting

HONKY TONK ANGELS
by Ted Swindley (published script)
Director: Chan Harris
Stage Manager: Jacob Farkus
Honky Tonk Angels a co-production with Gretna Theatre, Mt. Gretna, PA
1st rehearsal: 5/27/2020 Opening: 6/11/2020. Closing: 6/28/2020
ANGELA – A housewife from Waxahachie, TX, with six kids and a husband named Bubba. She has an outrageous sense of humor and a fiercely independent streak.

DARLENE – Young, innocent and from the Mississippi Delta, she is pretty, sweet and simple. Basic acoustic guitar and clogging a plus.

SUELLEN – A twice-divorced “citified” country girl working as a secretary in Los Angeles, she is smart, attractive and frustrated with her life. Clogging a plus.
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PERFECT WEDDING
by Robin Hawdon (published script)
Director: Chan Harris
Stage Manager: Matthew R. Marafino
1st rehearsal 6/23/2020 Opening 7/7/2020 Closing 7/19/2020
RACHEL – the bride, 20s, always in command

BILL – the groom, 20s, definitely NOT in command

TOM – the best man, 20s, solid, dependable

JUDY – a girl, 20s, very attractive

JULIE – a chambermaid, 20s, kooky, volatile

DAPHNE – the bride's mother, 40s, emotional
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BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story
by Alan Janes (published script)
Director: Larry Tobias
Stage Manager: Matthew R. Marafino
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story 1st rehearsal 7/7/2020 Opening 7/21/2020 Closing 8/9/2020
BUDDY HOLLY – 20s, Guitar ( Role has been cast)

JOE B. MAULDIN – 20s, Stand-up Bass

JERRY ALLISON – 20s, Drum kit

NIKI – 20s, Guitar

VI/AS CAST – 20s or 30s, Keyboards

RITCHIE VALENS/TYRONE/ DECCA PRODUCER – 20s

HIP POCKETS DUNCAN/NORMAN/APOLLO DJ/ MURRAY DEUTCH /BIG BOPPER – character man/ Multi-role track

MARIA ELENA SANTIAGO/MARLENA/AS CAST – 20s

In addition to traditional rock and roll instruments, (ie.guitar, bass, keys, and drums) we are also interested in multi-instruments to include trombone, saxophone, trumpet
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POPCORN FALLS
by James Hindman (published script)
Director: Guy Stroman
Stage Manager: Matthew R. Marafino
1st rehearsal 07/28/2020 Opening 8/11/2020 Closing 8/23/2020

The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope to survive is to win a grant by opening a theater. Two actors play over 20 roles.
ACTOR 1 – Plays multiple characters that are male, any ethnicity. Mid 30s – early 50s.
Primary character is MR. TRUNDLE – A sincere man with a big heart. The new mayor. Recently divorced and recovered alcoholic. Thought he could land in a tiny little town to get his act together. Also plays: HANS, a German foreign exchange student who now works at the local funeral home and MR. UPMALL, an octogenarian who has always dreamed of being onstage among others.

ACTOR 2 – Plays multiple characters that are male, any ethnicity. Mid 30s – early 50s.
Mostly plays JOE, the town custodial engineer. Joe is nervous because his wife is pregnant with their third set of twins . ACTOR 2 also plays: AUSTIN, the not-very-bright-but-eager-to-please sheriff. MS. PARKER, the dramatictown librarian. Amanda Wingfield like. MRS. STEPP, the oversexed, hardboiled, middle school teacher. FLOYD, the owner of the lumberyard who lost his arm in a strange accident that involved a telephone pole and a Mexican stripper. BECKY, a very sweet but very lost soul, who just moved back home among others.
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RIPCORD
by David Lindsay-Abaire (published script)
Director: Guy Stroman
Stage Manager: Jacob Farkus
1st rehearsal 9/1/2020 Opening 9/15/2020 Closing 9/27/2020
ABBY BINDER – Female, 60-89 she is a blunt, no-nonsense, uses her sharp humor to keep people from getting close; her past makes her bitter; roommates with Marilyn; wants the room to herself and will get it by any means necessary.

MARILYN DUNNE – Female, 60-89 is very upbeat. Chipper and warm positive person. Talks a lot. BENJAMIN/LEWIS/CLOWN – Male, 30-49 Benjamin: The estranged son of Abby; shy; a former addict who has relapsed many times; he is trying to make amends with his mother. Lewis: Marilyn's son, who is also a skydiving instructor; and lively. Clown: An actor in a haunted house who plays an evil clown that tries to steal and eat a baby.

SCOTTY – Male, 20-39 Very dedicated aide caring for his senior citizen charges; an aspiring actor;

COLLEEN/WOMAN IN WHITE – Female, 30-49, Colleen is the sunny daughter of Marilyn and wife of Derek. Woman in White: An actress in a haunted house who is trying to save her baby from the Clown.

DEREK/ZOMBIE BUTLER?MASKED MAN – Male, 30-49. Derek: Colleen's other half and somewhat her opposite in personality. Butler: An actor who is leading the haunted house tour. Also plays Masked Man.
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SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS
book by Connie Ray, Conceived by Alan Bailey (published script)
Director: Guy Stroman
Stage Manager: Jacob Farkus
1st rehearsal 9/16/2020 Opening 9/29/2020 Closing 10/11/2020

MERVIN OGLETHORPE – pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, early 30s

BURL SANDERS – father, 40s

VERA – mother, 40s

STANLEY – uncle, 40s

DENNIS and DENISE – twins, 20s

JUNE – sister, mid-20s
This is the sequel to Smoke on the Mountain, set in rural North Carolina in 1941. All cast must be able to sing and play. Bluegrass/folk/gospel/musical theatre styles. String instruments such as banjo, guitar, mandolin or ukulele. Piano. Fiddle. Standup bass
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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