2017/2018 ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING AUDITION DATES
AUDITIONS FOR THE FIRST 5 STAGED READINGS WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 and THURSDAY, JUNE
29 at 7:00pm.
Actors should come with a list of potential
rehearsal conflicts. Actors auditioning for a musical should bring a 16 bar cut
of a song to sing. Cold readings will also take place.
Rehearsal dates: July
5th – July 16th
It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare
independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows
John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas
Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second
Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British
monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
effort to provide more performance opportunities for women actors and to look
at familiar works of theatre through a different lens, this staged reading will
be fully cast with women playing all roles. Cis and trans women are encouraged to audition.
THE CHARACTERS PORTRAYED IN THIS PRODUCTION ARE THE MEMBERS
OF THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS AND THEIR WIVES. WOMEN OF ALL AGES AND RACES
ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR ALL ROLES.
Rehearsal dates: July
18th – July 30th
It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade
"Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy
with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby
and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of
this world. Based on the cult classic, 1990 John
Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book
from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the
co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of "The Daily
WADE ‘CRY BABY’ WALKER – The leader of a gang known as the
Drapes. A misunderstood young man who acts like a rebel, but has a sensitive
ALLISON VERNON-WILLIAMS – A pretty, fun, and intelligent
girl. She is a square, but wants to be a Drape. (soloist)
CORDELIA VERNON-WILLIAMS – Allison’s protective Grandmother.
She keeps many secrets from the other characters. (soloist)
DUPREE W. DUPREE – Wade’s best friend and a Drape. He is
always energetic and positive. (soloist)
BALDWIN BLANDISH – Allison’y boyfriend who is an
enthusiastic square. He is the lead singer of a group called The Whiffles and
has strong opinions on politics. (soloist)
PEPPER WALKER – Wade’s tough sister. She is a drape and
pregnant for the third time. (soloist)
WANDA WOODWARD – A Drape who just wants to be Jane Mansfield.
There are many rumors circling about her, but she is really a sincere and pure
MONA “HATCHET-FACE” MALNOROWSKI – A Drape that many others
fear. She always carries around a switchblade and is not to be messed with.
LENORA FRIGID – Desperately wants to be a Drape. She is in
love with Wade. Girl is crazy. (soloist)
THE WHIFFLES – Baldwin’s doo-wop group and best-friends.
They want to have a hit on the radio. (4 part harmonizers)
ENSEMBLE – This show features a large ensemble of both
serious and comedic characters, all of whom sing with the ensemble.
Angels in America: A
Gay Fantasia on National Themes
August 7th & 28th
Rehearsal dates: TBA
the first part of Tony Kushner's epic, set in 1980's New York City, a gay man
is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted
Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters
include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former
drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel.
the second part, the plague of AIDS worsens, relationships fall apart as new
ones form, and unexpected friendships take form.
John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night
Rehearsal dates: TBA
1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A
dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named
Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a
homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the
racially-tense community's single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning
up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.
CHIEF GILLESPIE – Chief of police in Argo, Alabama.
VIRGIL TIBBS – A black homicide detective from California.
SAM WOOD – A police officer in Argo, Alabama.
– Ensemble actors will play multiple roles