Date & Times: >Monday & Tuesday, September 28 & 29 TIME: 6-8 PM
Location: Cape Fear Regional Theatre,
Who: Adults 16 & Older (men and women), 1 Girl (9-12 yrs old able to play age 9)
Rehearsals: Rehearsals are scheduled to begin October 7.
Performances: White Christmas is currently scheduled to run November 5-22,
with possible extension to November 29.
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a
Audition Requirements: Auditionees must prepare a 16 bar song selection. Piano accompaniment will be provided. CD player also provided. Be prepared to dance. (Bring tap shoes if you have them) The Director will select actors to read from the script.
Roles available at this time include:
General Henry Waverly: (late 50’s to mid 60’s) retired US Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post WWII America. Once a powerful leader, now struggles to run an inn in
Martha Watson: (late 40’s to mid 60’s) Once a Broadway star, now the general’s housekeeper at the
Susan Waverly: (9-12 years old able to play 9) The General’s granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid. She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. Once bitten hard by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. She must have an excellent belt voice, and be able to move well.
Ralph Sheldrake: (mid to late 30’s) Army buddy of Bob & Phil’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast talking
Rita and Rhoda (mid 20’s to early 30’s) Bob and Phil’s two star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy, and fun, although perhaps not the smartest.
Ezekiel Foster (mid 40’s to late 50’s) The ultimate taciturn New Englander, who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.
Mike (mid 20’s to late 30’s) Bob and Phil’s stage manager. Has a tendancy to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical, but will get things done. Never seen without his whistle and clipboard, which he uses to attempt to keep order.
Tessie: Bob and Phil’s extremely competent assistant.
Jimmy: The proprietor of “Jimmy’s Back Room,” a none-too-classy nightclub.
Cigarette Girl, Snoring Man, Mrs. Snoring Man, Train Conductor, Dance Captain, Seamstress, Assistant Seamstress, Ed Sullivan Announcer
Ensemble: Male & female ensemble of singer/dancers. Early 20’s to Mid 30’s. Must sing. This is 1950’s
Prepare a 16 bar song. Be prepared to dance. Bring headshot and resume.
Season includes The Full Monty (Ron Hutchins, Director, Reh begin Aug. 24, Runs Sept 18-Oct 4 - with possible extension to Oct. 18), White Christmas (Dirk Lumbard Director, Reh begin Oct 7, Runs Nov. 5 - 22 with possibile extension to Nov. 29), and Peter Pan (Bo Thorp, Director, Reh. begin Dec. 28; Runs Jan. 22 - Feb 14, 2010) Full Monty - Male Roles: Jerry, Dave, Harold, Malcolcm, Ethan, and Horse.White Christmas - Four Principals: Bob, Phil, Betty, and Judy
>Due to popular demand to audition, the Temple Theatre Company will hold auditions specifically for the Temple Teens on July 25, 2009 starting at 6:30 p.m. after the Open Auditions, which will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Temple Theatre is a regional, professional theatre company. The Temple Teens are the ambassadors for the Temple Theatre and the performers present a high-energy 30-minute musical review with selections of the Temple Theatre's current season at various venues by request and free of charge. They are under the creative direction of Thomas Dalton, Production Manager/Director of Education, and Peggy Taphorn, Producing Artistic Director.
Auditions are open to students ages 12-18 and consists of two components- vocal and dance. Audition requirements: A headshot, resume or both; a short selection from a pop song or musical theatre song with sheet music or provide a CD for accompaniment; and, wear comfortable clothes or dance clothes as well as closed toe shoes, jazz or hip-hop shoes (no skirts or flip-flops).
Auditions for the 35th anniversary production of Ira David Wood’s A Christmas Carol will be by appointment only. Five (5) minute audition times can be scheduled by calling 919-831-6936.
This North Carolina holiday tradition will be performed in Raleigh, at the Progress Energy Center, Memorial Auditorium, December 8th – 16th, 2009. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original international tour of A Christmas Carol, Theatre In The Park has been invited to perform in Raleigh’s sister city of Compiégne, France on November 26th & 27th, 2009.
Dance auditions will take place at the American Dance Projekt, located at 1653 Old Louisburg Road, Raleigh, on June 25th beginning at 5pm and ending when all have had a chance to show off their best jazz and tap.
Vocal auditions for A Christmas Carol 2009 will take place at Theatre In The Park, located at 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh.
Vocal Auditions (ages 12 & under)
June 26 7:00pm - until
June 27 4:00pm - until
Vocal Auditions (ages 13 & up)
June 28 2:00pm - until
June 29 7:00pm – until
Anyone planning to audition should review all information on the theatre’s website and come prepared to sing and perform a brief movement. AUDITION INFORMATION Scheduling auditions and for questions, call 919-831-6936. Tickets to A Christmas Carol are currently on sale to Theatre In The Park season members only.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.theatreinthepark.com or call (919) 831-6058 About Theatre In The Park Theatre In The Park, currently celebrating its 61st season, is located in the northern end of Raleigh's scenic Pullen Park adjacent to North Carolina State University. The theatre is acclaimed for its many outstanding theatrical achievements. Each season Theatre In The Park presents an exceptional series of productions including the very best in comedy, original musicals, Shakespeare, and contemporary drama. Theatre In The Park is North Carolina's largest non-profit performing Arts organizations and is second in the region only to the celebrated Actor's Theatre of Louisville in original works premiered. Theatre In The Park truly offers something for everyone.
METROLINA THEATRE ASSOCIATION will host
3rd annual UNIFIED AUDITIONS and Design/Tech Interviews
Saturday, July 18 at ImaginOn, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
‘How to Audition’ workshop offered Saturday, June 20 at Actor’s Theater
May 20, 2009 - The Metrolina Theatre Association will host 2009 Unified Auditions on Saturday, July 18 from 10 am to 6 pm at ImaginOn, home of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, located at 300 E. 7th Street in uptown Charlotte, NC 28202.
Actors 18 years of age or older who will be available during the 2009-10 theatre season will have the opportunity to audition for several local, regional, professional, semi-professional and community theatre companies, as well as independent theatre producers. The auditions will be held from 10 am – 6 pm in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn. Designers and theater technicians, including stage managers, will also have an opportunity to showcase portfolios and distribute resumes to interested companies and prospective collaborators at a lunchtime session from 1 pm – 2 pm.
There is no cost for actors to audition or for designers and technicians to participate in the technical showcase, although artists will need to complete a registration form and mail the form plus a copy of their headshot and resume – registration will take place June 1 - July 3, 2009. Get additional details and download Registration forms at the MTA website: www.metrolinatheatre.org
Companies, producers and casting agencies who wish to participate are invited to register June 1 - July 3, 2009 and pay a $35 fee to cover administrative costs for the event. Membership in Metrolina Theatre Association is not required for either auditionees or viewing companies.
“MTA is pleased to be able to organize the Unified Auditions for the region for the third year in a row,” said MTA President Lydia Arnold. ”The unified audition process is a great opportunity for actors and artists to be seen by a number of companies, producers, and directors at once, and in turn, those companies are able to take home their impressions of more than 100 actors and artists in a single day. It’s cost effective, efficient, and fun! I encourage everyone who supports regional theater to come out and participate – as an auditioning actor, as a viewing company, or as a volunteer.”
MTA volunteers Anne Lambert, Christie Kahil and Marika Metting are coordinating the efforts for MTA. Children's Theatre of Charlotte is supporting the event by hosting the auditions at ImaginOn. Actor’s Theater of Charlotte is host to the FREE ‘How to Audition’ workshop on June 20.
Actors should prepare a monologue (or contrasting monologues). Singers may bring music to sing 16 bars of a song; an accompanist will be provided. Total audition time is 90 seconds. Actors are asked to submit a registration form along with one copy of their headshot and resume. Both Equity and non-Equity actors are invited to attend. Ethnically diverse actors are especially encouraged to attend. For more information about the auditions, download the ‘General Information’ document from the MTA website, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Unified Auditions’ in the subject line.
HOW TO AUDITION WORKSHOP:
Want to be at your best on the day of the Unified Auditions? MTA will hold a FREE ‘How To Audition’ Workshop to be held at Actor’s Theatre on Saturday, June 20 from 1 pm – 3 pm. The workshop will be facilitated by Anne Lambert, Scott Pacitti and other area directors. Actors will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice their audition pieces; the facilitators will offer suggestions, critiques and audition tips to actors and area newcomers who may not have previously experienced a Unified process. Registration is free. To sign up for the HTA workshop or for more information, send e-mail to email@example.com with “How To Audition workshop” in the subject line.
Companies, producers, and casting directors interested in viewing auditions should register and pay a $35 fee to cover copying and venue costs. The fee includes 2 registrants and 1 set of headshots and resumes; additional registrants are $5 each; additional headshot/resume packages are $25. For more information send e-mail to mtaunifiedauditions@gmail.
Due to our limited budget, lunch will not be included in the registration fee, but we are working hard to find a nominally priced solution. There will be an option for ordering lunch - details to follow.
Designers, puppeteers, stage managers, acting teachers – If you work behind the scenes and want Charlotte’s theater companies to know about you, this is the one-stop shop for you. During the lunch break, the companies will have the opportunity to meet you, to review portfolios and ask questions. For more information send e-mail to mtaunifiedauditions@gmail.
Interested in volunteering to help out on the day of the MTA Unified Auditions? Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Volunteer” in the subject line.
The registration period is June 1 – July 3, 2009. All registration forms will be available online for printing at www.metrolinatheatre.org
When mailing in submission materials, please indicate on the outside of the envelope if you are an “Actor,” “Technical / Designer” or “Company / Producer.”
Materials must be mailed to:
Metrolina Theatre Association
Attn: 2009 Unified Auditions
P. O. Box 30861
Charlotte, NC 28230
Actors and technicians/designers can also drop off forms, resumes and headshots at the Children’s Theatre box office during regular business hours through July 3, 2009. Please write “MTA Unified Auditions” on the outside of the envelope.
No late registrations can be accepted by mail after July 3 – but actors may ‘walk-up’ to register on the day of the audition! Come to ImaginOn at 10:00 am to register. You MUST bring 25 copies of your headshot, resume, and registration form if you ‘walk up’ on the day of the Unified event.
Questions regarding any of the above can be e-mailed to email@example.com