Audition Notice


If you are an actor and are looking for places to “show your stuff”, this page will feature upcoming auditions not only at the Station Theatre, but also at surrounding theatres in our region.

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AUDITIONS

Enter Laughing, by Joseph Stein
based on the Novel by Carl Reiner

AUDITION DATES:
Saturday Feb. 8 & Sunday Feb. 9, 1-3 pm

Production Dates: June 12, 13,14, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2020

SYNOPSIS

Loosely based on the life of Carl Reiner, the story takes place in 1938 and focuses on a stage-struck, woman-loving young Jewish boy from New York named David Kolowitz. David works as a delivery boy in a sewing machine factory. His boss, Mr. Foreman wants to train him to take over the business. Meanwhile, David’s domineering parents want him to become a druggist. But David has other ideas; even though he has no experience, he dreams of being an actor. At his friend Marvin’s suggestion, David tries out for a part in a play, and somehow manages to get cast. Although discouraged by his parents and boss, he leaves their dreams and his devoted girlfriend Wanda behind and is soon performing as the leading man in a third-rate theatrical company while being seduced by the resident less-than leading lady, the daughter of the hammy artistic director. In his first performance, everything that can go wrong, does so in hilarious ways.

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE                                                         

Mr. Foreman (60’s) -David’s boss, Jewish hard working down to earth man, Father figure

David Kolowitz (Late teens/early 20’s) – Awkward young New York Jewish man who thinks he’s a lady’s man but fumbles when in the company of them. Eager to please.A dreamer.

Marvin (Late teens/early 20’s) – David’s best friend and side-kick, he lives through David

Miss B (mid 20’s) – a “bomb shell” beauty secretary, who David wants to date, but she is out of his league. She is sweet.

Pike (30’s / male or female) – Pike is Marlowe’s right hand person in the theatre, stage hand, script reader and general goffer.

Don Baxter*(Late teens/early 20’s) awkward young man who has no talent – very green actor

Don Darwin* (Late teens/early 20’s) awkward young man who has no talent – very green actor

Marlowe (40-60’s) – loves the sound of his own voice, in his mind he is producing Broadway hits, in reality he is off-off-off-off Broadway. He is flamboyant and likes to have a few drinks from a Mickey (always in his jacket pocket)

Angela (mid to late 20’s) – Marlowe’s daughter, she claims to be the leading lady with all the answers, but she is a no talent actress in a two bit theatre going no where. More worldly and street wiser than David.

Mother (40-50’s) – David’s Mother, overbearing and a “typical” 1930’s Jewish New York Mother – she loves her David, with all the Motherly guilt you could give a child

Father (40-60’s) – David’s Father, quiet, well spoken, gentle – opposite of his wife

Wanda (Late teens/early 20’s- David’s girl friend, wholesome, sweet and totally in love with David

Waiter* (20’s up) – this role will be played by one of the “Don” actors

Roger (20’s) – handsome date of Angela’s who oozes confidence

Lawyer* (40’s up) – this role will be played by one of the “Don” actors

*(double role/will be played by either Don character)

Rehearsal Days: Sunday, Monday & Thursday –  Time: 7-9pm

If you are unable to make the auditions, but are still interested, please contact Sheila Jasiak:

besjas@yahoo.ca

(please use “Enter Laughing” in the subject line)

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Audition Notice for ‘The Fantasticks’

Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Shmidt Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2020

Audition Dates: by appointment with director, Lynda Daniluk

Email: ldaniluk12@gmail.com for a time slot

SHOW SYNOPSIS The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. It is is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

CASTING INFO
ROLES AVAILABLE: You’ll note some characters state required vocal requirements (ranges). If you don’t know your range this website might help you: https://www.musicnotes.com/now/tips/determine-vocal-range/

Character Breakdown Descriptions as per the Playwright

The Narrator (el Gallo) A rakish, handsome, sophisticated gallant and narrator of the show. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, but has his own darker moments. He aids the performers in orchestrating the story. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2

The Girl (Luisa) A button-maker’s young and pretty daughter, she is a romantic idealist who falls in love with Matt. She is naive, yet honest and tender. Gender: Female Age: 15 to 25 Vocal range top: B5 Vocal range bottom: B3

The Boy (Matt) An innocent, young man who is searching for love and adventure. A bright guy, but naive and even foolish at times, approaching situations with a false bravado. Gender: Male Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2

The Boy’s Father (Hucklebee) A former boisterous navy man and meticulous gardener who fakes a fight with Bellomy in hopes of getting their children to fall in love. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2

The Girl’s Father (Bellomy) A fastidious button-maker and also a picky gardener who fakes a fight with Hucklebee in hopes of getting their children together. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2

The Actor (Henry) An aging, over-the-top Thespian who specializes in reciting Shakespeare, he is a commedia clown; his world is the stage and he knows no other reality. Gender: Male Age: 50 to 70

The Man Who Dies (Mortimer) Henry’s goofy sidekick and another former actor who specializes in stage deaths. A commedia clown, his world is the stage and he does not live in reality. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50

The Mute A speechless presence who watches, acts as the wall, and deals with props; the “invisible” stage assistant. Should be able to easily assist in the story or fade into the background unnoticed. Gender: Any Age: 20 to 50

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS Please prepare this song “Till there was you”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWUKIxFkLh0. We will be listening to your vocal range and ability. You’ll also be asked to cold read lines from the script.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, and a couple of nights during the week, Monday through Thursday depending on the availability of the theatre and cast.

Good luck to all Auditioners, this will be a very fun and exciting show!

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