THEATRE BY THE SEA 2012 SEASON **Updated** - Theatre By The Sea Auditions

Posted: February 29, 2012

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Theatre By The Sea 2012

    • Equity Performer Auditions byAPPOINTMENTin RI

Ocean State Theatre Company, Inc Matunuck, RI LOA $525/week minimum.

Producing Artistic Director: Amiee Turner

Equity Performer Auditions (Principal / Chorus) byAPPOINTMENT:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

9 AM – 11 AMand2 PM – 4 PM—Singing/acting auditions.

Your browser may not support display of this image.11 AMand4 PM—Dancing auditions begin.

Lunch from 1 – 2.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

9 AM – 1 PM—Singing/acting auditions.

For a five-minute singing/actingappointment,please call (401) 782-3800, x15, M-F only after 2/20/12. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day, as time permits. No appointment needed for dance audition.

Singing/acting auditions: Please prepare two brief songs (one up-tempo and one ballad). Note that there may be time to perform one selection only. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Some (on 3/3 only) may be asked to stay for the dance call. Bring appropriate dancewear and (if you have them) character shoes.Updated instructions(posted 2.29.12): If auditioning for GOD OF CARNAGE ONLY, no singing is required; please prepare a brief monologue. If auditioning for GOD OF CARNAGE and musicals, prepare a brief monologue and a brief song.

Dancing auditions (3/3 only): Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear appropriate dancewear and have ballet and character shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

All dates are in 2012.

Forever Plaidby Stuart Ross. Mus Dir: John C. Brown. Dir and Choreo TBD. 1st reh: 5/15. Runs 5/30-6/17.


The leader and caretaker of the group. He has the most confidence. As humble as they come, or else there is a danger that he will seem like a "lounge lizard" and the audience will tire of him. Despite his humility, he is a “Romantic Crooner”. Second tenor - lyric baritone.


The shy one. He is terrified. Doesn't always remember what song comes next or what the next move is. The others are very protective of him. He transforms during "Cry", and sheds his fears to be the star we always thought he could be. After “Cry" he goes from being a timid boy to a confident man. Tenor.


The worrier. He is very reluctant to perform. At "Rags to Riches", he lets go of this, and just "is". He bowls us over with sheer stage presence and musical prowess. His glasses are accidentally thrown off, and he is gorgeous. Bass.


The clown; the imp; the scamp. The "cut-up" of the group. He is always looking for ways to crack jokes. Very sharp, and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Has his moment of tenderness during the Perry Como session. The class clown is shown to have a heart.

The Sound of Music Music: Richard Rodgers. Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II. Book: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Dir: Amiee Turner. Choreo and Mus Dir TBD. 1st reh: 6/5. Runs 6/20-7/14.

Maria Rainer:

Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey. Young, free-spirited, warm, gentle and kind, with much determination. Mix/soprano.

The Mother Abbess:

Motherly, understanding. Strong and authoritative, but kind. Legit soprano.

Capt. George von Trapp:

Retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath, he is warm, understanding and determined. Baritone.


The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit. Very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt:

The housekeeper. Stoic, very little personality. Does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Elsa Schraeder:

A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature. Mezzo.

Max Detweiler:

Charming and vital. Man of sophistication who enjoys the good life. True and loyal friend to the von Trapp family. Baritenor.

Herr Zeller:

Stern and unsmiling. Typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.


Strong, legitimate singing voices are required for all ensemble positions. Several smaller characters will be cast from the chorus.

9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL Score: Dolly Parton. Book: Patricia Resnick. Dir/Choreo: Russell Garrett. Mus Dir TBD. 1st reh: 7/3. Runs 7/18-8/11.

Violet Newstead:

40s. Smart and efficient.

Doralee Rhodes:

Late 20s. Sexy-as-hell country gal. Warm and personable, with a ready smile.

Judy Bernly:

Mid 30s. A bit meek. Wicked belt.

Franklin Hart, Jr.:

Smarmy, pompous; his own biggest fan. Baritone.

Roz Keith:

Company snitch. Second only to the Boss.


Junior accountant. Has a crush on Violet.


Chairman of the Board. Has the bearing of an army general.


All must be very strong, all-around performers who consider themselves technical dancers with good singing voices. Several smaller characters will be cast from the chorus.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Score: Frank Loesser. Book: Abe Burrows & Jack Weinstock. Dir, Choreo and Mus Dir TBD. 1st reh: 7/31. Runs 8/15-9/2.

J. Pierrepont Finch:

Irrepressible, puckish hero. Tenor.

Rosemary Pilkington:

Secretary. In love with Finch. Alto, A3-B4.

J. B. Biggley:

Stuffed-shirt, philandering company president. Baritenor, C3-A4.

Hedy LaRue:

J. B.'s beautiful, thimble-brained mistress.

Bud Frump:

Biggley's nephew, a scheming sycophant. Baritone, C3-F4.


Secretary with a deadpan sense of humor.

Miss Jones:

Biggley’s stuffy secretary. Soprano, Bb3 - Gb5.


All must be very strong, all-around performers who consider themselves technical dancers with good singing voices. Several smaller characters will be cast from the chorus.

Update,posted 2.29.12: GOD OF CARNAGE has been added to the season.

God of Carnageby Yasmina Reza. Translation: Christopher Hampton. Dir TBD. 1st reh: 8/21. Runs 9/5-16.

All characters are age 35-44.

Alan Raleigh, Annette Raleigh,Michael NovakandVeronica Novak.

NYC EPA: 3/15/12. NYC ECCs: 3/16/12. See separate notices.

Theatre’s statement: “All ethnic minorities strongly encouraged to attend these auditions.”

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