Auditions


 

 

Audition information for our 2019-2020 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**

 

 

 

 

 

August 19th at 7:00pm

Directed by: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Abigail Perry

*If you are auditioning for an Angel or Lola please bring heels and be prepared to dance in them*

Character Breakdown

CHARLIE PRICE
Male, late 20s - early 30s, Caucasian. Just out of university, a really nice guy who has no clue what to do with the rest of his life. He’s handsome, lovable, but there’s a temper right under the skin. Henpecked by his girlfriend and a little lost. Must have a great rock belt.

LOLA/SIMON
Male, early 30s, African-American. A strong comedic cross-dresser who needs to feel comfortable wearing everything from full glamour drag to nothing but boxing trunks. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Must move well. Must have star presence for this very challenging role. 

NICOLA
Female, 20s, Caucasian. Charlie's girlfriend since school. Steel willed, she is driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice.

LAUREN
Female, 20s, Caucasian. Beautiful working class girl, who is smart, practical and focused, but has had bad luck with men. Must have a pop voice with belt.

DON
Male, 30s – 40s, Caucasian. Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker.

GEORGE
Male, 40s-50s, Caucasian. Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved.

YOUNG CHARLIE
Boy, to play 10 years old, Caucasian. This is our lead as a ten year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. He works in the opening and closing sequences. Must have a great voice.

YOUNG LOLA
Boy, to play 10 years old, African-American. MUST BE UNDER 60 INCHES. This is Lola as a ten year old boy who's father wants him to be a boxer, but he already knows he’s destined to wear high heels. Must have a great voice and comfortable wearing high heels during the show.

 

Pat
office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola's love interest.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40


Trish
Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40


George
Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50

The Angels-Lolas Dancers
The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. This ain't a job for no wall-flowers. Must be comfortable in FULL drag, Heels a must!
Gender: Male
Ages: 20 to 30

Mr. Price
Charlie's father.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 80


Simon Sr.
Lola's father. An unforgiving tower of anger.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Harry
A contemporary of Charlie's but his opposite. Successful, self aware and confident.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40


Richard Bailey
Nicola's boss. An overtly attractive and successful man.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50


Ensemble
Hooligans, Factory Workers, Pub Patrons, Photographers, Club Patrons, Great show for all shapes sizes and ethnicties!

 

 

 

September 16th at 7pm

Directed By: Michael Weaver

 

Production Description

Casting "Blithe Spirit," a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Condomine 40s

Charles Condomine, a novelist in his forties. Charles is bright, sophisticated, articulate, and debonair but somewhat at the mercy of his wives, past and present. His interest in spiritualism as a subject for a novel leads Charles to ask Madame Arcati to dinner and a séance. He is skeptical but becomes a believer when the ghost of his first wife appears—and stays. From then on, poor Charles is a shuttlecock between the women battling for his affections: Ruth, his living wife, and Elvira, his dead one. Charles prefers Elvira.

Ruth Condomine 30s

Ruth Condomine, Charles’s second wife. Like her husband, Ruth is witty and sophisticated, and she is quite the society matron. Ruth is a bit stuffy and a little predictable. She is convinced that Charles has lost his mind when Elvira appears, because at first she can neither see nor hear Elvira. Throughout much of the play, Ruth acts as a concerned wife, trying to restore Charles to normalcy.

Elvira 25-35

Elvira, the ghost of Charles’s first wife. Elvira is gray from head to toe, and only Charles can see or hear her. In life, Elvira was spirited, outgoing, wild, and carefree. In death, she is no different; she has cocktails with Genghis Khan. She does love Charles, if somewhat casually, and is jealous of Ruth. Her attempts to monopolize the attention and conversation of Charles after she reappears form the central tension of the play.

Madame Arcati 50-60

Madame Arcati, the local spiritualist and medium. Elderly but spry, Madame Arcati bicycles into the play wearing slightly outlandish clothes and talking to an eight-year-old contact on the other side. As everyone soon finds out, Madame Arcati is no fraud. She truly is in contact with the other world and inadvertently is the “medium” through which Elvira is called back to this one. The problem is that Madame Arcati cannot figure out how to return Elvira to the other side.

Edith 18-25

Edith, the maid. Edith plays a tiny part in the bulk of the play but turns out to be a central character. Edith, not Charles, has the extrasensory powers that called Elvira back from the dead, and only Edith can make Elvira return.

 

October 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Directed and Written by: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Abigail Perry 

Children ages 8-15  6:00- 7:00 

Adults and Dancers 7:00-9:00 pm

 

What happens when Buddy the Elf and The Grinch get caught in a Magical snow blizzard that takes the two loving/hating Christmas stars to Broadway Shows?

Must be able to Sing or Dance. 

 


 November 4th at 7:00pm

Directed by: Jason Adams

 

  • Bernard (20s - 40s): 
    An American bachelor who resides in Paris, working as an architect. Bernard has the air of a "ladies man" who believes he has the female sex figured out. He is charming and attractive, but a seductive scoundrel. He is engaged to all three air hostesses, and uses flight timetables to keep "one up, one down, and one pending," ensur
    ing the women are never in his apartment at the same time. He is proud of his deception, until it starts to unravel (along with his confidence).
  • Robert (20s - 40s): - An old friend of Bernard's who travels to Paris from Wisconsin. A shy, sweet, small-town boy, Robert initially disapproves of Bernard's situation-though he can admit it has its advantages. He admires Bernard's ability to keep things balanced. Soon, however, Robert is caught up in the game himself, trying to keep Bernard's plan intact and stop his own anxiety from spinning out of control. (Extreme physical comedy.)
  • Berthe (age non-specific): 
    Bernard's French housekeeper. Berthe is an obedient and meticulous maid, which makes her integral to Bernard's charade, but she isn't shy about voicing her growing dissatisfaction with Bernard's revolving-door lifestyle. Wonderfully sarcastic and blunt; also exhausted and exasperated. (French accent required.)
  • Gloria (20s - 40s): 
    Bernard's American fiancée with a strong appetite for love, success, and unique food. She is an air hostess for TWA. Playfully cunning, confident, strong-willed, and not afraid to speak her mind. Politically progressive for the 60s, and is often offended when people do not share her opinion. (New York accent required.)
  • Gabriella (20s - 40s): 
    Bernard's Italian fiancée. She is an air hostess for Alitalia. Feisty and seductive, she is incredibly smart and much more independent than she initially appears. (Italian accent required.)
  • Gretchen (20s - 40s): 
    Bernard's German fiancée. She is an air hostess for Lusthansa. Dominating but loving, she is full of intense passion that can switch between soft and sweet to loud and destructive in a moment. She is both intimidating and extremely attractive. (German accent required.)

 

Directed by: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Abigail Perry

Character Breakdown

Matilda Wormwood

An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.

Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Gender: Any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Miss Honey
Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Mr. Wormwood
Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Michael Wormwood
Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 15
 
Bruce
Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
 
Lavender
Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
 
Mrs. Phelps
A nice librarian. 
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
 
The Escapologist
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
The Acrobat
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. 
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4
 
Rudolpho
Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. 
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3
 
Doctor
Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. 
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
Children’s Entertainer
A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
 
Ensemble
Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.

 

 January 20th 7:00pm

 

SYNOPSIS

Set in mid-century Atlanta, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection. This Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of racial tensions, the passage of time, and the experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect grounded in each of their independence, strength, and stubborn integrity.

Character Breakdown

DAISY WERTHAN – 65-75, is a wealthy Jewish widow. She’s lived in the Deep South her entire life at a time when oppression, exclusion, and segregation were at their peak. Throughout her life and the progression of the twenty-five years through DRIVING MISS DAISY she’s witnessed more change in the US than she can keep up with. From the lynching of Leo Frank in 1913, Georgia, to the woman’s suffrage movement, World Wars I and II, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, and the starts of the Watergate Scandal she’s fiercely independent, yet stuck in her ways.

BOOLIE WERTHAN – 40, Daisy’s son, is a successful Atlanta businessman. At the start of the production he has the insurmountable task of informing his mother she can no longer drive. Having an impossible-to-please mother with fierce independence takes its toll. Boolie’s exasperation is near tangible.

HOKE COLEBURN – around 60, is a soft-spoken black widower. Born and raised in the Deep South, he is a strong, quiet type dedicated to being the best father and grandfather. He is handy-man to have around the house… unless you’re a stubborn elderly white Jewish woman in denial. Hoke is patient, kind, and caring. Despite the way he’s been treated in the past and by Daisy herself he continually forgives and maintains his dignity.

 

 

Monday March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

Directed by: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Abigail Perry

Character Breakdown:
All ethnicities encouraged to audition.
 
NICK BOTTOM: 
30 to 40’s male. A writer. Nigel’s older brother. He holds a grudge against Shakespeare.
NIGEL BOTTOM:
20 to early 30’s male. A writer. Nick’s younger brother. Sweet and a little awkward. He is in
love with Portia. 
LORD CLAPHAM:
Older male. Patron of the theatre. He’s flamboyant and extremely posh. Great comedic role!
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE:
30’-40’s Male. Over the top, cocky, handsome and a true rock star of his time. He is the renaissance James
Brown. 
THOMAS NOSTRADAMUS:
Male, 30s to 50s. A soothsayer. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Huge comedic role, sings and dances a lot. Should be comfortable with crazy costume. 
BROTHER JERIMIAH:
Male, 50s. A Puritan. The father of Portia. He despises Nick and Nigel. Seeking a great comedic
actor that sings very well.
SHYLOCK:
An older Jewish man. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their
musical. 
BEA:
30’s Female. Nigel’s wife. She loves Nigel despite his past lack of success. Very strong presence. She dresses up like a
man to prove she can be an actor. 
PORTIA:
20’s-30’s Female. A beautiful puritan woman that Nick meets on the street. She has golden hair
and loves poetry.
ENSEMBLE
Various ages / ethnicities, Tap dancers, puritan women and men. Big dance show!