Auditions


 

 

Audition information for our 2018-2019  Musical and TOR Actors Playhouse Season 

 

All auditions start at 7:00 pm

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 capabilities. 

No Video Auditions 

 

 


 October 15th at 7:00 pm

Directed by: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Abigail Perry

 

 

Performance Dates December 5th-6th-7th-8th-9/12th-13th-14th-15-16th

Story: Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Character Breakdown

 

Buddy
Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart, and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.
Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35
 
 
Jovie
Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
 
 
Walter
Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer but lacks any of the childlike spirits that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.
Gender: Male Age: 55 to 65
 
 
Emily
Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.
Gender: Female Age: 40 to 50
 
 
Michael
Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family
Gender: Male Age: 14 to 16
 
 
Deb
Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.
Gender: Female Age: 25 to 55
 
 
Manager
A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
Gender: Male Age: 35 to 40
 
 
Greenway
Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.
 
 
Santa
Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.
Gender: Male Age: 65 to 80
 
 
Chadwick
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50
 
Matthews
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
Gender: Male Age: 35 to 40
 
Ensemble Mrs. Clause, Elfs, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1,2 &3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman
 

 

 

Auditions: November 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Directed by: Matthew Johnson 

Performance Dates January 4th-5th-6th & 11th-12th-13th

STORY: After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Renowned Hollywood screenwriter Scott Z. Burns returns to the stage with this bold and chilling play that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.
"Good luck to the audience member who prefers not to be disturbed…We're scared; we're dazzled, we're hooked. Partly inspired by the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, THE LIBRARY doesn't make the mistake of trying to find clear motivations for that crime. Instead, it considers how such events warp and contaminate those who survive them." —NY Times. "The show isn't concerned with the tragedy itself, but with the stories, people tell afterward, from he said/she said testimonies to the search for perfect victims…Some may complain that THE LIBRARY is too emotionally detached, but that's actually a strength: It's rare to see a show take a step back so the audience can think." —NY Post

 

Audition Dates December 17th 7:00 pm

Directed by Tim McGhee

Performance Dates 

February 20th-21st-22nd-23rd-24th / 27th-28th,

March 1st-2nd-3rd/8th-9th-10th

Next to Normal, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy, and heart. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Character Breakdown

Diana
Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.
Gender: Female Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Gabe
Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: MaleAge: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: B2
Dan
Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics.
Gender: Male Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
 
Natalie
Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Gender: Female Age: 16 to 16
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Henry
Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male Age: 17 to 17
Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: G#2
Dr. Madden
Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2
 
 

 

 

 

Audition Date January 28th at 7:00 p.m. 

Directed By: Matthew Lambert

Performance Dates March 22nd-23rd-24th & 29th-30th-31st

Story: In a small-town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion. Now, middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies’ congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning-but-familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

                                   Characters                                               

Juanita (Supporting): 

Female, 45-60owner of the Five & Dime, much older than the members of the club, a simple Texas woman with a home permanent, dresses plainly, is a kind, religiously strict

Mona (Supporting): 

Female, 35-40organizer of the reunion, has remained in this small town and changed very little in 20 years, dresses simply and makes little effort to enhance her appearance, an overly protective mother to the son she raised

 Sissy (Supporting): 

Female, 35-40bleached blonde, flashy dresser with lots of cheap jewelry and make-up, most outstanding feature is her gigantic breasts, life has always revolved around her sexy look and attractiveness to men.

Stella May (Supporting): 

Female, 35-40has done well in marriage, married money and dresses in the best available is loud, boisterous and can be obnoxious.

 Edna (Supporting): 

Female, 30-35quiet, insecure and very pregnant, works as a beautician, lives with her husband and children, leads a simple life, and dresses simply.

Joanne (Supporting): 

Female, 35-40 a surprise visitor at the reunion, is attractive, sophisticated, well dressed and arrives in a sports car, is the catalyst who tells the truth and forces the others to look at themselves, knows them all and

Mona 2 (Supporting): Female, 17

Sissy (Supporting): Female, 17-18

Joe (Supporting): Male, 16-19


 
 

 

 

 

 

Audition Date

March 11th at 7:00pm

Directed By: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Sandra Adams 

Performance  Dates May 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th /8th-9th-10th-11th-12th/17th-18th-19th 

 

Story: A world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises are broken, secrets are exposed and hope springs from the most unlikely of places.... Is it the latest conflict in the Middle East? No, it's just the Steinberg wedding. The charming, funny and original new musical, It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day that you'll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places.

The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride's ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!"  It's up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.

Character Breakdown

 

Albert Wedding planner. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 55

 

Annie Sheps African-American, co-maid of honor. Gender: FemaleAge: 25 to 30

 

Brian Howard groom. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 30

 

George Howard Father of the groom. Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 65

Georgette Howard Mother of the groom. Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 65
 
Greg Madison Best man. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 30
 
Jenny Steinberg Co-maid of honor and bride's older sister.
Gender: Female  Age: 30 to 35
 
Judy Steinberg Mother of the bride. Gender: Female
Age: 55 to 65
 
Marty Kaufman  Bride's ex-boyfriend. Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35
 
Mimsy/aunt Sheila Waiter & bride's aunt.
Gender: FemaleAge: 45 to 55
 
Murray Steinberg Father of the bride. Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
 
Rebecca Steinberg The bride. Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
 
Walt/uncle Morty  Waiter & bride's uncle.
Gender: Male Age: 45 to 55
Audition dates will be announced at later date 
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Character Breakdown

Albert
Wedding planner.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Annie Sheps
African-American, co-maid of honor.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Brian Howard
groom.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
George Howard
Father of the groom.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
Georgette Howard
Mother of the groom.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 65
Greg Madison
Best man.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Jenny Steinberg
Co-maid of honor and bride's older sister.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 35
Judy Steinberg
Mother of the bride.
Gender: Female
Age: 55 to 65
Marty Kaufman
Bride's ex-boyfriend.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35
Mimsy/aunt Sheila
Waiter & bride's aunt.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Murray Steinberg
Father of the bride.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
Rebecca Steinberg
The bride.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Walt/uncle Morty
Waiter & bride's uncle.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
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