Auditions

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Saturday, March 10, 1-4pm
Sunday, March 11, 4-7pm
Rainbow Series
Staged Readings of Three Classic Gay Plays
(You may audition for one, two, or all three plays)

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer
Directed by Wes Skinner
Performances April 6 & 7

The Normal Heart is a largely autobiographical play that focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984 as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the founder of The Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Ned prefers loud public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted lover Felix Turner. Their difference of opinion lead to frequent arguments that threaten to undermine their mutual goal. Originally produced Off-Broadway, a revival opened on Broadway in 2011, and was adapted into an award-winning HBO movie in 2014

Seeking: 1 woman, mid-to-late 30s, playing a doctor
8 men, from mid-20s to mid-50s. Several play various roles

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Irina Zaurov
Performances April 13 & 14

The Children’s Hour revolves around idle gossip between schoolgirls that escalates into a fiasco. The story is a powerful tale of truth and lack thereof. Hellman creates a tense atmosphere between teachers and pupils. Problem-child Mary Tilford accuses her teachers, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, of foul play. She says she hears “strange noises” coming from their room and “gets scared” because she doesn’t know what they are up to. Mary “confesses” her self-made lie to her grandmother, who begins the demise of the teachers. This attack on Dobie and Wright leads them to question their own relationships, in both personal and professional ways.

Seeking: 9 girls age 12-14 y/o
2 young women age 25-35 y/o
3 women age 60 y/o and older
2 men: Male #1: age 28-35 y/o, Male #2: 18-20 y/o

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Bill Quinlan
Performances April 20 & 21

Act One recounts the major episodes of the Old Testament, but instead of Adam and Eve, our lead characters are Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel, a lesbian couple with whom they start civilization. Act One covers the Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a highly rambunctious Pharaoh and finally even the Nativity. Along the way, Mabel and Adam invent God, but Jane and Steve are skeptical. Act Two jumps to modern day Manhattan. Adam and Steve are together again, and Steve is HIV positive. It's Christmas Eve, and Jane is nine months pregnant even though she always thought of herself as the butch one. The two women want to marry and want Adam and Steve to join them in the ceremony. A wheelchair-bound, Jewish lesbian Rabbi from cable access TV arrives to officiate. three characters each.

Seeking: Stage Manager - female 20's aka God. A sense of authority and balance. The only one who knows how the story ends
Adam - male 20's
Steve - male 20's
Jane - female 20's
Mabel - female 20's
Man # 1 (30's/40's)
Man # 2 (30's/40's)
Woman # 1 (30's/40's)
Woman # 2 (30's/40's)
These supporting roles are incredibly important to the telling of the story. Each actor will play as many as three characters each.

Sunday March 11, 1-3pm
Monday March 12, 6-8pm
Callbacks if needed March 13, 6-8pm
Pirates! Theodore Thud and the Quest for Weird Beard

Young Rep play, Ages 7-13
Performance dates: May 4, 5 & 6, 2018

Directed by Julie Zatko

Please call 419-243- 9277 to schedule an audition time

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and participate in several theatre exercises. No monologue required. Looking for real “characters” to bring this over the top swashbuckling comedy to life!

Cast of Characters (8-23 actors with the possibility of expanding)

 

March 19 & 20, 6-9pm
Callbacks if needed March 21, 6pm
Sweet Charity

Directed by: Deb Calabrese
Show dates are June 1,2,8,9,10,14,15,16 & 17

Bring 16 bars of your best vocal with sheet music for accompanist, be dressed to move if asked to dance. Also be ready for a cold reading if asked.

Characters
  • Charity Hope Valentine, a taxi dancer who desperately wants to be loved.
  •  Oscar Lindquist, a man whom Charity befriends and eventually falls in love with.
  • Charlie, Charity's boyfriend at the top of the show, a silent hunk
  • Nickie and Helene, Charity's closest friends, also taxi dancers at the Fandango Ballroom.
  • Herman, the authoritarian owner of the Fandango Ballroom; Charity's boss.
  • Vittorio Vidal, a famous Italian movie star.
  • Ursula March, Vittorio's girlfriend
  •  Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck, the enigmatic leader of the Rhythm of Life Church.
  • Carmen, a dancer at the Fandango Ballroom who is friends with Nickie, Helene, and Charity
  •  Rosie, the new dancer at the Fandango Ballroom.
  • Suzanne, Frenchie, Betsy, and Elaine, dancers at the Fandango Ballroom
  • Sweet Charity also has a large Ensemble that sings, dances and plays an assortment of small character roles.