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 

 

Audition Dates December 17th 7:00 pm

Directed by: Tim McGhee

Choreographer: Abigail Perry

Performance Dates 

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

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

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

Character Breakdown

All ages from late teens to young adults 17-25  will be considered for all student roles 

Adult Roles 25 and up 

This is a dancing show all the student roles will be required to dance.

  • Ren McCormack – A teenage boy from Chicago (tenor) 
  • Ariel Moore- The Moore’s daughter and Ren's love interest (mezzo)
  • Shaw Moore – The minister of Beaumont (baritone)
  • Vi Moore – His wife (mezzo)
  • Willard Hewitt- Ren's friend, a country boy (baritone)
  • Rusty- Ariel's best friend and Willard's love interest (soprano)
  • Urleen- Ariel's friend (mezzo)
  • Wendy Jo- Ariel's Friend (mezzo)
  • Ethel McCormack- Ren's mother (mezzo)
  • Chuck Cranston- Ariel's boyfriend (tenor/baritone)
  • Lulu Warnicker – Ren's aunt (alto)
  • Wes Warnicker – Her husband
  • Betty Blast- Owner of the Burger Blast
  • Travis- Chuck's buddy (baritone)
  • Lyle- Chuck's buddy (tenor)
  • Principal Harry Clark- Principal of Beaumont High School
  • Coach Roger Dunbar – The high school physical education teacher
  • Eleanor Dunbar – His wife
  • Irene- Lead singer for her country band, the Country Kickers (mezzo)
  • Cowboy Bob- A cowboy in a country western dance hall
  • Jeter – Ren's friend (tenor)
  • Bickle – Ren's friend (tenor)
  • Garvin – Ren's friend (baritone)
  • The choir, Parishioners, Townspeople, High School Students, Cops, Cowboys, and Country Western Couples
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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.

 

Judy Steinberg: Female, 50-60
the Mother of-the-Bride from hell who only wants what’s best for her daughters--and knows best whether they realize it or not. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is forceful and domineering, but at heart a kind and loyal person--and a fierce advocate for her friends and family. There is no one who you would rather have on your side. She’s also very funny, but not in a jokey way, being one of those people who never realize just how funny they are; alto/mezzo.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Jenny Steinberg: Female, 25-35
co-Maid of Honor/Bride’s older sister. The driving force behind this soon to be perfect wedding. She has done everything as if she were getting married today. Although she’s overweight and not comfortable with that fact or anything else about herself, she hides behind a wicked sense of humor, which serves her well as armor against her mother’s constant attacks or “helpful suggestions.” Although she can be cutting and acerbic, she is rarely mean or spiteful to others because her barbed comments are usually directed at herself; mezzo-soprano with a great belt and mix.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Georgette Howard: Female, 50-60
The Mother of-the-Groom from hell—uptight, "WASPY," one of those “ladies who lunch,” with an acerbic wit and fondness for drink--especially gin. She is not happy about her son getting married and her unhappiness is a force to be reckoned with. Alto/mezzo.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Brian Howard : Male, 20-30
the groom. Is going to be a great guy as soon as he grows up, but unfortunately he’s still trying to find himself. That can only happen when he gets out from under the thumbs of his domineering father and manipulating mother, which is one of the reasons he’s getting married today. Tenor with good low notes.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Albert: Male, 50-69
the wedding planner and the hotel concierge, both worldly and world weary. He is a nuptial Houdini, who has seen and done it all before, and who is therefore ready with the solution before anyone else even realizes there’s a problem. Baritone.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Rebecca Steinberg: Female, 18-30
the bride. Is the “perfect daughter." Looks, body, voice, she has it all. Unfortunately, wedding jitters are causing her to be emotionally unstable one minute she’s laughing, the next she’s crying, and sometimes she’s doing both at the same time, which make her seem like a mess. Soprano with a high belt or strong mix on an E.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Marty Kaufman: Male, 30-39
the bride's ex-boyfriend. Is the quintessential "Jewish boy next door"--the kind of young man every mother dreams of for her daughter. If he were any closer to the Steinbergs, he’d be related. Instead, he’s just in love with them. Well, one of them in particular. It’s too bad he’s not getting married today. Or is he? Tenor with a strong Ab.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Murray Steinberg: Male, 50-69
father of the bride. Loves his wife, loves his daughter--and if he has any negative feelings about this wedding, he would never show them. If this is what his daughter wants, then it’s what he wants for her because he only wants what’s best for his family. Look up the word Mensch in the dictionary, and you’ll find a picture of Murray. Bass/baritone.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

George Howard: Male, 50-69
father of the groom, master of the Universe, used to getting his way. His one soft spot is his wife. He loves her and would do anything to make her happy, and does so because she’s got him wrapped around her little finger. It’s almost like he’s two different people--his wife gets the teddy bear and his son, the grizzly. Baritone with good F above middle C.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Greg Madison: Male, 30+
the best man. If anyone marches to the tune of a different drummer, it’s Greg Madison. He’s almost an idiot savant. More idiot, than savant. He sees the world in a way that no one else does. He’s cute and likable, always means well, and would fight to the death for a friend. Tenor with strong pop styling.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Annie Sheps: Female, 30
co-Maid of Honor, the calm in the storm. An observer who does her best to help where she can, but that doesn’t mean she’s not just as emotionally invested as everyone else. She’s sweet and charming, but don’t cross her. She’s also a strong influence on the wedding party because she’s one of the few who could stand up to Judy Steinberg and tell it like it is. Mezzo or sop with strong pop styling.
ETHNICITY: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

 

Uncle Morty/Walt, As Cast: Male, 30-59
should be an actor who can play lots of different people believably (as real people, not caricatures), since along with his female counterpart, Aunt Sheila/Mildred, this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role he will play is Uncle Morty, the absent minded Uncle who may or may not be senile, but who is definitely hard of hearing. The other roles will be written around the abilities of the actor cast. Baritone with strong high notes.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

Aunt Sheila/Mildred, As Cast : Female, 30-59
should be an actress who can play lots of different people believably, (as real people, not caricatures) since along with her male counterpart (Uncle Morty/Walt), this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role she will play is Aunt Sheila, a grabbing, clasping woman who is full of spite and jealousy for her sister-in-law, and would love nothing more than to see the whole wedding go up in flames. She’s also a horny ol’ gal, which plays out during the course of the wedding. The other roles will be written around the abilities of the actor cast. Mezzo-soprano, belter.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

 

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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