Audition information for our 2017-2018 Musical and TOR Actors Playhouse Season
All auditions start at 7:00pm
Please allow yourself ample time to fill out paperwork.
No monologues are needed for our productions.
Everyone will do a cold reading from the show they are auditioning for.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song that showcases your strengths.
Please bring a backing track. NO ACAPELLA!
You will also do a group dance if you are auditioning for our musicals that will be pitched at all capabilites.
Brooklyn.......March 5th at 8:00pm
Using a play within a play concept, it focuses on a group of five ragtag homeless musicians known as the City Weeds who periodically transforms a street corner under the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge into a stage where they present their play about Parisian singer Brooklyn, named after the New York City borough from which her wayward father Taylor hailed. Orphaned when her depressed mother Faith hangs herself, the girl in quick succession is sent to live in a convent where she discovers her vocal talents, becomes a star, performs at Carnegie Hall, sets out in search of her father (who she discovers is a drug-addicted Vietnam War vet), and engages in a competition with local diva Paradice at Madison Square Garden.
ALL roles available
Taylor Collins - A strung-out rock & roll singer.
Streetsinger - A soulful father figure.
Brooklyn - A young, talented singer looking for her long lost father.
Paradice - The reigning diva of the decade. A sassy, soulful R&B singer.
Faith - A famous dancer known as the "Parisian Butterfly."
Red.............April 15th & 16th
John Logan’s taut, visceral two-hander, Red, features artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career. Viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned as a series intended to feature in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they challenge each other to ask big questions about art: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world. Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, Red takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations.
50+. Mark Rothko is a master Abstract Expressionist painter who has already achieved much critical acclaim at this point in his career. The New York Times once described Rothko as “a man of fierce opinions and didactic conversation.” He is mercurial, moody, controlling, and riddled with angst as he attempts to create art of meaning and importance. Rothko is predisposed to bouts of depression, which are fueled by his incessant need to ask deep questions about the meaning and purpose of art and how it reflects the meaning and purpose (or lack thereof) of life. He is rarely an easy man to work with, and treats his apprentice more like a lackey than a partner – but his belief in and passion for art comes through to his apprentice, in spite of anything Rothko does to prevent it. Rothko is opinionated, driven, and extremely set in his ways. Yet, beneath his tough exterior and jaded outlook on life and art, lies the heart and vulnerability of a deeply feeling man of immense emptiness and passionate longing.
Early to Late 20s. Ken is Mark Rothko’s new assistant. An aspiring painter himself, Ken is awestruck to be working alongside this master, but also has new ideas about the next generation of art-making and how it should be different from the last. He is terribly nervous around his rather surly boss, but he eventually finds his quiet way to express his ever-developing, thoughtful opinions to this older master. He is quiet by nature, but eventually finds a voice for himself and a way to express his criticisms of the art and artists who have come before him, and his enthusiasm for the many years of art to come.