Auditions

Toledo Voices

Saturday, September 11, 1:00-3:00pm

The Toledo Rep is auditioning for roles in our Toledo Voices Series, a series of readings of local playwright’s unpublished works. There will be minimal rehearsals involved.

Friday, October 1st, we will present the full-length play of local playwright Dr. F. Scott Regan, who will be auditioning to fill multiple roles at the same time.

“Peanuts and Crackerjacks” – a Farce
Only one week of rehearsals!
Synopsis:  It’s opening day for the Altoona Aardvarks minor league baseball team. The team has been purchased by a Russian Oligarch on the run from the Mafia. Chaos ensues when the star player gets beaned, the rookie discovers love, and a Nicaraguan pitcher, who loves Broadway musicals, tries to learn English.

Cast
ANGIE THOMPSON — Rookie sports reporter with higher ambitions
JAMES “BOOMER” BRANNIGAN — Egotistical veteran slugger
ORVILLE WILBUR OLSEN (“HAYSEED”) — Unsophisticated lovelorn rookie
TRINA (TIMMY) SMITHERS  — tomboy, petite fan, later disguised as a boy
RILEY “POPS” MURTAUGH  — First female manager in baseball history, chews tobacco and drinks whiskey
PEDRO RODRIGUEZ — Nicaraguan pitcher (and lover of Broadway) in need of a translator and a better curveball
DMITRI KUZAKOV — New team owner. A Russian Oligarch on the run from the mafia
TRIXIE CAVENDISH — Owner’s dimwitted assistant/companion
MORRIS and LUIGI — Two Mafia enforcers from the East Coast
Narrator

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8:00pm the Rep will present a Night of Short Plays. Actors of all ages are needed for a wide variety of roles in these short plays, and may take part in more than one of the readings that night.

Please schedule an appointment for auditions at https://form.jotform.com/212494163139153

 

A Christmas Carol

Directed by Betsy Lackey
Music Directed by Dr. David Jex
Vocal Directed by Linda Sankovich
Choreographed by Jessyca Neumann
Featuring Paul Causman as Ebeneezer ScroogeSeptember 13 4:00-9:00pm, September 14 7:00-9:00pm, September 15 7:00-9:00pm by appointment.
Appointment requests can be made at https://form.jotform.com/212235143186146
Performance dates December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 at 8:00pm, December 5 and 12 at 2:30pm
Additional performances possible December 2, 3, 9, and/or 10 at 10:00am

Available Roles:
BOB CRATCHIT: Loving father and husband, kind hearted, hardworking, a part of him fears Scrooge and another part pities him. 30’s-40’s, tenor.
MRS. CRATCHIT: Bob Crachit’s wife: practical, strong, capable. Her family is everything. 30’s-40’s soprano.
MARTHA CRATCHIT: she is now a young woman, misses her family so much, older teen, 16-20, soprano, strong singer, must be able to sing parts
PETER CRATCHIT: adores his family, eager to please, boy 12-16, tenor or boy soprano, strong singer, must be able to sing parts
FRANCIS CRATCHIT: smart, quick to make comment, the middle child, 10-14, soprano, strong singer, must be able to sing parts
BELINDA CRATCHIT: shy, but wants to be included in everything, 8-12, soprano, strong singer, must be able to sing parts
TINY TIM CRATCHIT: must be small in stature, sickly – uses a cane to walk, wise beyond his years, 8+, soprano, strong singer, must be able to sing parts
FRED, SCROOGE’S NEPHEW: A true gentleman who truly wants to know his uncle, wishes he could understand what caused Scrooge to be so difficult. mid 25-40+, baritone.
MILLIE, FRED’S WIFE: She adores Fred and dislikes anyone who mistreats her husband – therefore she has great disdain for Scrooge. mid 25-40+, soprano
TOPPER, FRED’S GOOD FRIEND: a jokester, wants to be the center of the party. Character actor, mid 20’s-40+.
JAKE, A VENDOR: Common man who takes great pride in being a street vendor, honest but quick to hustle the extra farthing. Strong sense of humor, prefers to laugh at the world rather than find fault. Character actor who sings, tenor.
NELL, ANOTHER VENDOR: She fancies herself an artist with wool. Like Jake she has a strong sense of humor and a very kind heart. Character woman who sings, alto.
GENTLEMAN 1 AND 2: Well-to-do businessmen who believe charity for the unfortunate is their societal duty. Character actors.
JACOB MARLEY, GHOST: Gloomy, pathetic, doomed to walk the Earth bearing the chains of his past, somewhat manic as he switches from pleading with Scrooge to admonishing him. Character actor, 40+.
CHRISTMAS PAST: Wise beyond her years, at times a child, a sprite, and then the old sage – Puck-like/Yoda-like. Must be light on her feet. Female, 16-20, or 50+ strong actress/soprano/dancer.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT: Boisterous, Jolly, larger than life, always looking for an opportunity to spread Christmas cheer. Strong actor who moves well, BIG baritone voice.
CHRISTMAS FUTURE: There are no lines and the actor is covered by the costume; however, must be able to move well, strong movement on drywall stilts.
FAN, EBBY’S OLDER SISTER: eager to have her brother back with her. Teen girl, 14-18, soprano.
YOUNG EBBY: lonely, sad. boy, 8-12, boy soprano (must be able to handle his own vocal part.)
MR. FEZZIWIG: Happy, generous, likes to tease his wife, loves her very much and wants the same for his daughters. Character actor who dances well 40+
MRS. FEZZIWIG: Happy, generous, likes to tease her husband, loves him very much and wants the same for her daughters. Character actor who dance well 40+
YOUNG SCROOGE: Determined to make his mark in the world, hides his feelings behind his strong sense of purpose. Strong actor, 18-24.
BELLE: Fezziwig’s oldest daughter, beautiful, intelligent, practical, knows what she wants in this world. Strong actress, 18-24.
CHARWOMAN: She has worked for Scrooge for years, waiting for the opportunity to take from him what she feels she has earned, unscrupulous, bold, strong character woman, 30+
JOE, THE KEEPER: He has also worked for Scrooge for years, waiting for his opportunity, however, he waits for the charwoman to initiate the actions so if caught he is not at fault – she made him do it. Character man, 30+
TURKEY BOY: eager to please if there’s money attached, 10-15 – needs to look like he is struggling to carry the large turkey he fetches.
ENSEMBLE OF TOWNSPEOPLE/GUESTS all ages 15-60+: must sing and move well, some acting and dancing features
SCHOOL CHILDREN: 8-14, must be able to sing in parts, some acting and dancing features
DANCERS: dancers in Fezziwig and Ballroom
SPRITES: dancers who help the Ghosts

Auditioners should prepare 18-32 bars of a Christmas song that best shows their ability as a performer and provide sheet music for said song to accompanist at the time of audition. Auditioners will also be asked to do a cold reading from the play (materials to be passed out at the audition)

If auditioning as a dancer, the auditioner should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. A short dance routine will be taught during the audition appointment to be performed.

Appointment requests can be made at https://form.jotform.com/212235143186146

 

 

Please contact the Rep Office Manager at bherrmann@toledorep.org with questions or for more information.