THE PLAYHOUSE AT WESTPORT PLAZA 2018-19 SEASON - The Playhouse at Westport Plaza Auditions

Posted: May 14, 2018

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The Playhouse at Westport Plaza 2018-19 Season - St. Louis EPA Days
Playhouse at West Port Plaza

AUDITION DATES
Mon, May 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CDT)

Tue, May 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CDT)
Callbacks on May 23rd.

APPOINTMENTS
Please email Lee Anne Mathews at lamathews@aol.com for appointment and put WESTPORT AUDITION in the subject line.

CONTRACT
LOA LOA to SPT 10 (CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, $664/week) & 6 (VENUE Q, $430/week.)

SEEKING
Actors for the upcoming 2018-19 Season. Please see breakdown for details.

PREPARATION
Please sing one short comedic contemporary musical theatre song. Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music in appropriate key. You may be asked to sing something else, so please bring your book.

LOCATION
Playhouse at West Port Plaza
635 West Port Plz
Saint Louis, MO 63146-3105

PERSONNEL
CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
Director- Emily Clinger
Musical Director- Joe Dreyer
Associate Artistic Director- Lee Anne Mathews  
AVENUE Q
Director- Nancy Bell
Musical Director- Charlie Mueller
Associate Artistic Director- Lee Anne Mathews  

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for rehearsal/performance dates.

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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
CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, AWAY IN A BASEMENT:
Rehearsals start Oct 14, performances Nov 7, 2018 - January 6, 2018. Week 1 performance schedule: Wed@7:30pm, Thurs@2pm/7:30pm, Fri @2pm, Sat @ 2pm/7:30pm,Sun @ 2. Performance schedule for rest of run: Tues@2pm, Wed@10am/3pm, Thur@2pm, Fri@2pm, Sat@10am/3pm,Sun@2pm.
This comedy takes place on December 19th, 1959, in the basement kitchen of a Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. Seeking one man and three women (and 2 swings).   
The Pastor – Of indeterminate age. He has been the Pastor at this church for some time. The ladies have a great deal of respect for him. He is a nice man, if not a terribly dynamic preacher. He lives a life of service and humility. Bari/tenor.
Beverly Signe Engelson – Blonde,able to play age15. She will be confirmed this year and can’t wait to finally be “an adult.” She has grown up in this kitchen and has a great deal of affection for the women of the basement, but as a typical teenager, is embarrassed by everything her mom says and does. Although she is strong willed, she has a good head on her shoulders. Soprano/Mezzo.
Vivian Snustad, also know as The Widow Snustad – Late 50’s/early 60’s. Her husband died very early in their marriage and she has remained faithful to him. She is the matriarch of the kitchen and holds tightly to tradition with both hands. However, as she is getting older, she is starting to lose control of the kitchen, and that bothers her. Soprano/Mezzo.
Mavis Gilmerson – Late 40’s/early 50’s. She is an able bodied farm wife. She is extremely good-natured and often tries to dispel any tension in the kitchen by changing the subject or telling a joke. She knows the lineage of every family in town, and is always willing to pitch in and fix someone’s tractor, peel a potato, or scrub the lutefisk pot. She believes hard work is good for the soul. Alto.
AVENUE Q
Rehearsals begin Approx. Jan 2, Performances - Jan 25 - March 3 with possible extension. Performance schedule - Wed, Thurs, & Fri @7:30, Saturday@2/7:30, Sun @2pm.
Seeking strong singer/actor/movers with excellent comic timing, ability to play multiple characters and execute/learn puppetry. Contemporary musical theatre style with pop flair. We will also be hiring 3 swings.
Princeton/Rod: 20’s. Princeton: He is sweet, charming, cute and sincere.
Rod: A conservative, uptight investment banker who is a closeted homosexual. Up to high G.
Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear: 20’s-30’s. Nicky: An unemployed cute, 20-something slacker.
Trekkie Monster: An odd monster who has a big heart and a secret fortune.
Bear: A cute and charming little boy bear who is a terrible influence on Princeton. Up to high A.
Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut: 20’s-30’s. Kate Monster: A sweet kindergarten teacher who has a feisty and opinionated monster side. Lucy: A vixenish vamp who sings in the local cafe. Soprano/Belter to F.
Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear/Ensemble: 20’s-30’s. Mrs. T: An old spinster teacher who is bitter and conservative. Bear: A cute and charming little girl bear who is a bad influence on Princeton. Mezzo to D.
Christmas Eve: 20’s-30’s. Asian. Smart, blunt and edgy, with a soft side that is nurturing and kind. Strong belt to E flat.
Brian: 20’s-30’s. Laid back, wannabe comedian who doesn’t mind being unemployed. Baritone to F.


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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