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The Theater Barn is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1984 with a mission to enrich, educate, and entertain its audiences through the experience of live theater.  We are located about 2½ hours north of New York City just minutes west of The Berkshires.

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!

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Living Together

 

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 DescriptionsFor additional synopsis and character descriptions, visit: http://thenormanconquests.alanayckbourn.net/styled-4/

Norman
Tom
Sarah
Annie
Reg
Ruth

Sides:

LT1 Tom & Reg

LT2 Annie & Norman

LT3 Sarah & Annie

LT4 Ruth & Norman

LT5 Reg, Sarah, Tom, Annie

The Stranger

 

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.

Character Descriptions:

Doris West
Mrs. Huggins**
Enid Bradshaw
Gerald Strange
Dick Lane
Mrs. Birch**

**Played by same actor

Sides:

STR1 Enid & Dick p.28

STR2 Enid & Gerald .p36

STR3 Enid & Gerald .p69

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.

Character Descriptions:

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. 

Vocal range:

 

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.

Vocal range:

 

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. 

Vocal range:

 

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.

Vocal range:  

 

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.

Song Selections:

Donald:

Easy To Love — m. 10-56

Friendship — m. 70-end

 

Linda:

So In Love — m. 58-128
My Heart Belongs — m.37-end

 

Charles:

At Long Last Love — m.107-138

Friendship — m.70-end

 

Tilly:

I Get A Kick — whole song

My Heart Belongs — m.37-end

Butler:

Character Baritone

Dogfight

 

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.

Character Descriptions:

Eddie Birdlace
Rose Fenny (Guitar)
Bernstein
Boland
Marcy
Mama
Stevens
Fector
Gibbs
Ruth Two Bears
Lounge Singer

Sides/Song Selections:

DF1 Boland & Marcy

DF2 Eddie & Rose

Urinetown

 

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.

Character Descriptions:

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

Sides/Song Selections:

UT1 Lockstock & Little Sally

UT2 Hope & Bobby

UT3 Hot Blades Harry, Little Sally, Little Becky Two-Shoes

UT4 Hope & Bobby

UT5 Cladwell & Bobby

UT6 Bobby & Lockstock

UT7 Old Man Strong & Pennywise

Good People

 

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.

Character Descriptions:

Margie
Mike
Dottie
Jean
Stevie
Kate

Sides:

GP1 Stevie & Margaret

GP2 Dottie, Jean & Margaret

GP3 Mike & Margaret

GP4 Kate & Margaret