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Below, please find some additional information about the show and characters, as well as some materials you may have been asked to prepare for your callback. We look forward to seeing you!
by Alan Ayckbourn
Annie lives in the shabby Victorian vicarage type house where the family was brought up. Reg, her brother, and his wife Sarah come to stay for a weekend so that she may go away for a “rest.” The general idea is that Annie ought to pair off with Tom. But for this weekend it is Norman, the raffish assistant librarian husband of Annie’s sister Ruth, with whom she planned to go. They were to meet secretly but Norman turns up early. When Annie calls the whole thing off, Norman decides to stay on at the house and gets roaring drunk. 2009 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Play.
Character Descriptions: For additional synopsis and character descriptions, visit: http://thenormanconquests.alanayckbourn.net/styled-4/
by Agatha Christie
Christie’s murderous psychological thriller is based on her short story, Philomel Cottage, and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Her heroine, Enid, has accepted what she believes is her last, best chance at marriage, but she can’t help but feel a little trapped. Then a handsome stranger steps into her life and opens the door to new possibilities. Enid rejects her fiancé for newcomer Gerald and moves to a remote country cottage with him – where a dark and terrible climax takes place.
**Played by same actor
Night and Day Love Lost and Found Through The Eyes of Cole Porter
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
based on an idea by Robert Cacioppo
conceived and written by Robert Cacioppo with Arthur D’Alessio
Musical Arrangements by Victoria Casella
This show is much more than a musical revue as it tells an original story entirely through the lyrics of Cole Porter. His beloved songs are arranged into a romantic musical that will have you tapping your toes as you sing along. Taking place in a Berkshire’s mansion, circa 1930, we see how the love our couples feel at night creates an intricacy of relationship struggles for them the next day. Only the second production ever produced, this regional premiere is going to be ‘Too Darn Hot’ to miss.
Donald: 25 – 35 years old, owner of the mansion, wealthy, sophisticated, handsome, carefree. He has lived a very privileged life and attended the best boarding schools and Princeton University. Married to Linda, his childhood sweetheart. He is very much in love with Linda, she is the love of his life…..yet he’s a cad and prone to have a wandering eye when it comes to other women.
Linda: 25 – 35 years old, married to Donald. Brought up in a very wealthy family and always had the best things in life and attended the best schools. Has been in love with Donald since childhood and tends to forgive his indiscretions. She is beautiful in a classic and elegant manner…..a raving beauty. She tends to take life more seriously than the others and feels her emotions deeply.
Charles: 25 – 35 years old. Has been close friends with both Donald and Linda since childhood. Also from a very wealthy family and went to boarding school and Princeton with Donald. They are best friends. He is charming and handsome and extremely playful with a “devil may care” attitude. He has always been a playboy but recently married Tilly. They are still newlyweds and crazy about each other.
Tilly: 23 – 28 years old. A Broadway Starlet from the Ziegfeld Follies….a showgirl. Came from a very poor family on the lower east side of Manhattan. Not a gold-digger but fascinated by wealth and the finer things in life. Married to Charles and thrilled with him and her new status as his wife…she’s in awe of the wealthy world she is living in. Beautiful yet sassy and lacking the class and refinement of those around her. Lighthearted and comic and sometimes awkward.
The Butler - older than the couples. Has been with Donald’s family for many years as was his father before him. He is very formal in manner and attire. He is the only character to directly interact with the audience and often comments on the “action” with a mere look. He sings the verse of “Anything Goes” at the top of the show and “Miss Otis Regrets” in the second act.
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
On the eve of their deployment, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
Rose Fenny (Guitar)
Ruth Two Bears
Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and Book by Kotis
Winner of three Tony Awards®, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! A hauntingly familiar theme unfolds with outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Officer Lockstock A corrupt policeman and the tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story. Bold and brash. An authoritative voice, with rich low notes but a firm G4 Gender and Age: Male, 35 to 55 Vocal Range: A2 - G4
Penelope Pennywise The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. Need to be clear and potentially shrill up to a G5. Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 40 to 60 Vocal Range: A3 - G5 (C6 optional)
Bobby Strong The rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution. A clear high tenor; a nimble falsetto is a plus Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 20 to 35 Vocal Range: Bb2 - Ab4 (B4 optional)
Little Sally A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic. Has a child's voice - because she is a child. Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 16 to 30 (to play young teen) Vocal Range: A3-D5
Hope Cladwell An innocent, romantic optimist who becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil. Soprano. Needs a lovely Eb5 Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 20 to 35 Vocal Range: A3 – Ab5
Little Becky Two-shoes One of the city’s Poor. Relatively rebellious and impulsive. Suggested Gender and Age: Female, Any Vocal Range: D4 – F5
Soupy Sue One of the city’s Poor. Relatively kind and anxious. Suggested Gender and Age: Female, Any Vocal Range: B4 – Bb3
Tiny Tom One of the city’s Poor. Relatively immature and confused. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Any Vocal Range: A3 – D3
Joseph "Old Man" Strong Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to follow abusive laws ultimately launches the revolution. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 50+ Vocal Range: Adjustable
Officer Barrel Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 30 – 60 Vocal Range: Bb2 – Eb4
Senator Fipp A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A bumbling coward. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 40+ Vocal Range: F4 – C#3
Caldwell B. Cladwell The president and owner of the Urine Good Company. A tyrant who both gleefully exploits the poor and genuinely believes he is helping the city. Baritone, needs crisp diction. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 50 to 65 Vocal Range: A2 – F4
Mr. Mcqueen Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Adult Vocal Range: A4 – B2
Dr. Billeaux/Cop Head of Research and Development at Cladwell’s company UCG. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Adult Vocal Range: A3 - E3
Mrs. Millennium/Cop Cladwell’s greedy secretary at UCG. Suggested Gender and Age: Female, Adult Vocal Range: Soprano (Up to G5)
Josephine "Ma" Strong A strong-willed woman with fight, and a better ability than most to deal with the hard hand life has dealt her. Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 50+ Vocal Range: Bb3 - D5
Hot Blades Harry One of the city’s Poor. Relatively violent and unpredictable. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Any Vocal Range: D3 - F4
Robby the Stockfish One of the city’s Poor. Relatively curious and eager. Suggested Gender and Age: Male, AnyVocal Range: Adjustable
by David Lindsay-Abaire
This 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Play, is a tough and tender story about the class divide in Boston’s south end. Margie Walsh has just lost another job, so she seeks help by calling an old flame who made it out of Southie to find out if he can offer her a job. With a humorous glow and many laughs, this comedy explores the struggles and unsinkable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.