Sleeping Beauty - Highland Parks and Recreation Department

Where and When

May 21 & 22 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Community Center – Room 108 & 109
Please come prepared with 32 bars from a song selection of your choice. Be prepared to learn and perform a short dance roughly 4-5 eight counts. There will be a cold read – acting portion of the audition as well.

Performances

Show dates: July 26, 27, 28 & August 2, 3, 4
8:00 p.m. at Main Square Gazebo

Synopsis

Action, comedy, romance, rock ‘n roll, and a little bit of opera spice up the story of Sleeping Beauty in this magical, musical twist on the fairy tale classic. At Princess Briar Rose’s christening, wicked Wisteria puts a curse on the newly born baby after realizing she wasn’t invited to the party. Three wacky fairies along with Briar Rose’s overprotective parents, quickly shelter the curious and beautiful princess, but even then the spell finds Briar Rose and puts her to sleep for a hundred years. Only a guitar-playing prince can conquer the curse, waking her with true love and a song.

Characters

Cast: 1. Briar Rose (Female) – Princess,
2. Prince William / Prince Edward (Male) – played by the same actor as specified in the script
3. Marigold (Female) – Good Fairy .
4. Lilac (Female) – Good Fairy
5. Daisy (Female) – Good Fairy
6. Wisteria (Female) – Bad Fairy
7. Falcon (Male) – Henchman
8. Queen Olivia (Female) – Briar Rose’s Mother
9. King Stefan (Male) – Briar Rose’s Father
10. Wizard (Male) – Briar Rose’s Teacher
11. Dragon (Male or Female) – Can be played a single individual, by multiple characters or even pull ensemble members

The Miracle Worker - Beatnik Entertainment Production

Directed by Rip and Bonnie Johnson

When & Where

July 8th from 5:00 – 6:30pm
July 9th from 7:00 – 8:30pm

At Beatniks
418/420 Conkey St
Hammond, IN 46324

Performance Dates

Fri’s… Oct 12, 19, 26 at 8:00pm
Sat’s…Oct 13, 27 at 8:00pm (no show on the Oct 20th because of Gala Event)
Sun’s…Oct 14, 21, 28 at 2:00pm

 

Synopsis

This is the classic story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.
Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent and spoiled by her family. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1960
Set in the deep South in the late 1880’s after the Civil War
It is an emotional, lovely story with a beautiful ending you won’t soon forget!

Cast Requirements

Kate Keller ( middle age woman)

Capt. Keller (middle to older age male)
Helen ( age 10 – 14 female)
Percy ( age 10 – 15 African/American male)

Martha (Percy’s younger sister)
Aunt Ev (older woman)
James ( young adult male, son of Keller)
Annie Sullivan ( younger adult female)
Viney (adult ( any age African/American female)
Other smaller roles for adults (men and women) plus 5 -6 additional girl roles …..cast for 18 in all!!

Materials to Prepare

None…we will be reading from the script

Director’s Notes:

Please bring any conflicts to rehearsal schedule that may be needed.
Rehearsals: M – Th. plus some Sat’s possible
We will start rehearsals at the beginning of Sept. (you will be notified through an email of exact schedule)
We will have a read through on July 15th at 5:00pm
Everyone will have their scripts at the read-through.

This is a community theater non-equity show.

More info:

Bonnie Johnson….219-852-0848 (goes to cell phone)

Legally Blonde - Memorial Opera House

Directed by Mike Glorioso
Music Direction Jeff Otto
Vocal Direction Laura Gorski
Choreography Andy Glorioso
Costumes Deborah Trembicki Haddad

When & Where

Audition Dates May 6 & 7
Call Backs (as needed) May 8 @ 7:00pm

Performance Dates

Performance Dates July 13 – July 29

Synopsis

Memorial Opera House is seeking 25 Men and Women (ages 18 and up*) to fill the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical!

A fabulously, fun, international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! Legally Blonde The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with the Opera House’s brightest new heroine (and of course her chihuahua, Bruiser).

Nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Original Score, Legally Blonde The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. The musical is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, as easy as a bend and snap. You will be tickled pink!

Vocal cuttings for each character and ensemble will be available at the Memorial Opera House website soon. We ask that you please sing the cutting for the character you would most like to play. If you are open to other characters please just note this on your audition form. You may be asked to sing for other characters as well. Character descriptions are below.

There will be a dance audition following the vocal audition, so please come prepared. You will have time to change clothes.

*Those turning 18 during the rehearsal or production process may have an exception made.

Cast Requirements

Female Characters
Elle Woods (Stage Age: 22-25 Actual Age: 18-35) Our leading lady is the head of her UCLA sorority Delta Nu and has a love of fashion, style and her dog Bruiser Woods. She is very upbeat and never is knocked down for long. She bucks the stereotype of e being a “dumb blonde” and proves that things are not what they always appear. She also shows that kindness, a positive attitude, and a good outfit can go a long way. The actress should have strong vocal stamina (she sings 16 numbers and needs to belt) and must be able to act and dance well. The actress must not have any conflicts with rehearsal schedule; Elle is featured in 95% of the show and will be needed at most if not every rehearsal. Must be comfortable with dogs. B3-Eb6

Paulette Bonafonte (Stage Age: 25-45 Actual Age: Same) A “townie” in Cambridge and Elle’s brassy hairdresser/friend who longs for a meaningful romance of her own and loves Ireland. Paulette provides sound advice and companionship to Elle. The actress must have great comic timing, a pronounced New England accent is a plus and should be able to sing (belt and rap), move and be comfortable with dogs. G3-D5

Vivienne Kensington (Stage Age: 22-25 Actual Age: 18-35) Overachieving, smart and savvy law student; Warner’s new girlfriend and eventual fiancé. Intellectually driven yet feels threatened by Elle’s presence at Harvard. She dismisses Elle as classless at first but grows to befriend her in the end. The actress must be a good singer who can move. She also has a belt note at the end of Legally Blonde Reprise. A3-F5

Brooke Wyndham (Stage Age: 25-40 Actual Age: Same) A beautifully aging Delta Nu sorority sister who stars in her own line of exercise videos. She is accused of murdering her wealthy husband and refuses to testify in her own defense. Brooke should exude confidence and poise. The actress must be physically fit with excellent cardiovascular strength/endurance; she belts while jumping rope. We are looking for an actress who can sing and dance. A3-E5

Enid Hoopes- (Stage Age: 22-27 Actual Age: 18-35) Harvard law student and extreme feminist/lesbian. She is outspoken, spunky and is a bit of a man-hater. The actress must have good comic timing, able to sing and move well. Bb3-D5

Serena (Stage Age: 20-25 Actual Age: 18-35) Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is a UCLA Cheerleader who has spunk and isn’t afraid to tell everyone her opinion. She is also Jewish. The actress should have good comic timing, and be able to sing and move very well. G#3-D5

Pilar (Stage Age: 20-25 Actual Age: 18-35) Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is sassy, sensible and very straightforward. The actress should have good comic timing, and be able to sing and move very well. G#3-D5

Margot (Stage Age: 20-25 Actual Age: 18-35) Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is man-hungry and not the brightest tool bulb in the bunch. The actress should have good comic timing, and be able to sing and move very well. The actress must be comfortable with dogs. G#3-D5

*Kate (Stage Age: 20-25 Actual Age: 18-35) Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is smart and nerdy who is the education chair at Delta Nu. She helps Elle prepare for the LSATS. The actress should have good comic timing, and be able to sing and move very well. Bb3-D5

*Chutney Wyndham (Stage Age: 25-35 Actual Age: 18-35) She is Brook’s stepdaughter who hates her for marrying her father and being her age. Smaller character role that usually played by the actress who plays Kate.

*Delta Nu Sister/Greek Chorus (Stage Age: 20-25 Actual Age: 18-35) Delta Nu sisters that are featured throughout the show as part of the Greek Chorus. These ladies will be doubling other parts and may include the actresses who play Brooke, Enid and Vivienne for the Delta Nu opening scene. All must be able to sing and move well. G#-D5

Other Female Characters (Stage Age: 18-60 Actual Age: Same) All actors who play these characters will be used multiple times in the entire production. Many have featured solos and/or lines. Looking for actresses and singers who can dance with the ability to show differences for each character they play.
• Mrs. Woods- Elle’s classy and supportive Mom, can be a bit of a lush. A3-Db5
• Whitney- Vivienne’s best friend who has a party at her apartment (doubles as a Delta Nu) G3-E5
• Store Clerk #1, Store Manager, Front of Store Cashier, Perfume Clerk #1 and #2
• District Attorney Joyce Riley, Judge, Reporter, Stenographer
• Harvard Students/Professors
• Inmates
• Sabrina- Brooke’s work out tape model.
• Dance Team Members

Male Characters
Emmett Forrest (Stage Age: 24-27 Actual Age: 18-35) He is one of Harvard’s top law students who grew up in Roxbury, MA. He is the editor of the Harvard Law Review, is very goal oriented and Callahan’s teaching assistant. His drive leaves little time for outside social activities, working out or other college life things. He takes interest in Elle and becomes one of her closest friends, her tutor, and biggest supporter. He sees past Elle’s looks to see the smart and driven young lawyer. Emmett is charming, friendly and not your stereotypical leading man. The actor must be a strong singer and actor with good comic timing. B2-A4

Warner Huntington III (Stage Age: 22-25 Actual Age: 18-35) He is charming, confident and very good looking. He goes to law school as part of his life plan to be a senator someday. He is self-centered and vain. The actor must be able to sing and move well. D3-G4

Professor Callahan (Stage Age:40-60 Actual Age: 25-60) He is a self-important and very manipulative lawyer/law professor who always gets what he wants. He is both charismatic and conniving and is nearly devoid of morals. Callahan is a cross between Harold Hill and Billy Flynn and is what Warner would become if he became a lawyer. The actor must be a strong singer and move well. A2-F#4

*Kyle (Stage Age: 25-45 Actual Age: Same) He is the UPS guy and the love of Paulette’s life. He is very muscular, highly masculine and has a speaking voice to match. The actor plays multiple parts throughout the show including Dewey. The actor must be comfortable with dogs and either know/be able to learn Irish step dancing.

*Dewey (Stage Age: 30-50 Actual Age: 25-45) He is Paulette’s ex-boyfriend who is a red neck, a drunk and lazy.

*Sundeep Padaman (Stage Age: 22-27 Actual Age: 18-35) He is a new Harvard law student who was royalty in his home country until his government was overthrown. The actor must be a good singer and dancer. He will double with other characters throughout the show. E3-C4

*Aaron Schultz (Stage Age: 22-27 Actual Age: 18-35) He is a new Harvard law student and multi-millionaire. He is ridiculously accomplished and very sure of himself. The actor must be a good singer and dancer. He will double with other characters throughout the show. C3-E4

*Mr. Woods (Stage Age: 48-60 Actual Age: 35-60) He is Elle’s wealthy father. He loves his daughter and although he would rather have her stay in California, he is willing to pay for Elle to attend Harvard. We are looking for a good character actor who can sing and move well. D3- F#4

*Carlos/Nikos (Stage Age: 25-35 Actual Age: 18-35) They are a same-sex couple who are laying low until an opportune moment. Nikos is Brooke’s pool boy who alleges that he had an affair with her until Carlos outs him on the stand. Both actors will be used for other characters in the show. Actors must be comfortable dancing with and also kissing another male. Carlos sings (C3-G4) while Nikos has scene work. Both double other parts.

*Winthrop, Lowell and Pforzheimer (Stage Age: 35-55 Actual Age 18-55) They are the Harvard Admissions Council Members who evaluate Elle’s entrance into Harvard. All actors sing and dance in the scene and double with other parts. C3-E#4

*Grand Master Chad (Stage Age 18-24 Actual Age 18-35) He is a Reggae Rapper/Hip Hop Dancer and featured singer/dancer in What You Want number. The actor needs to be able to sing, dance and rap, he will also double with other parts. D3-E4

Other Male Characters (Stage Age: 18-60 Actual Age: Same) All actors who play these characters will be used multiple time through the entire production. Many have featured solos and/or lines. Looking for actors and singers who can dance and can show differences for each character they play.
• KiKi- Hair Colorist
• UCLA Frat Boys- Dancers with the Hip Hop section, actors should be comfortable having no shirt on.
• Harvard Students/Professors
• Bailiff/ Police officer
• Suit Salesman
• “Bend and Snap” Dancers
• “Whipped into Shape” dancers- jump rope
• “What You Want” Dancers
* indicates a character who will be double cast as other characters in the show.

More info:

Audition questions can be directed to auditions@memorialoperahouse.com

Mom Cole's - Valparaiso Theatrical Company

 

When & Where

April 9 & 10, 2018 – 7:00pm

First Christian Church
1507 Glendale Blvd
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Performance Dates

June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24 & 29, 30 and 1st. 2018
Performed at First Christian Church (Valpo)

Synopsis

Gail is a stranger in town looking for work, and maybe something a little more. Mom usually hires family, but decides to take a chance on Gail. When the bank comes to try and take the truck stop for unpaid back taxes, chaos ensues. At Mom Cole’s you can see local celebrities and possibly some not so local and get a Big Charlie free, if you know the gimmick.

Casting Requirements

Speaking Roles:
Mom Cole: Matriarch of the family. A self-made business woman, owner of Mom Cole’s and a proud hard working mother of 11 children and many grandchildren.
Gail: Young woman off the street in need of a job. Has a slightly dark and sad secret.
Elaine: Daughter of Mom Cole One of the “aines” Works as head waitress and one of the few Mom trusts to get things done the way she likes it done. Mother to Jimmy, Ronda.
Florence: Daughter-in-law of Mom Cole, Married to Duane (The oldest of the “aines” Mother to Doug, Keith, Bret and Colleen
Colleen: Young looks like 6 to 9, precocious, smart and knows it, likes being a girl. She wears her hair in pig tails and banana curls. She wears pretty frilly dresses and lace bobby socks with black paten leather shoes. Likes her sweets and loves money. Granddaughter of Mom Cole, Daughter of Florence.
Ronda: A daughter of Elaine, about 15
Missy: A daughter of Loraine, about 16.
Jeanne: A daughter of Loraine, about 19.
Loretta: A female country singer off a broken down tour bus who has come in from a snow storm with her touring group.
Bowling lady: A frumpish gal not too pretty, missing a front tooth, in a Mom Cole’s bowling shirt at the counter
Flip (Laine): Son of Mom Cole (one of the “aines” a very big man. Works cooking in the kitchen with Mom.
Earl: Gail’s abusive husband.
Peter: Gail’s new boyfriend.
Lyal Cole: Patriarch of the family. Gruff, hard worker, loves playing poker with his friends and the local law enforcement upstairs in “The Billy Club”.
Bret: A son of Duane, little (in size) boy, looks about 5-6 tough and likes to watch and play poker.
Bank Man: Smug, tax collector, who has a bad stutter when nervous, and who tries to intimidate Mom Cole for back taxes.
Orville: A manure manufacturer, a regular at Mom’s and who is trying to develop a hybrid gourmet popcorn.
Conway: A male country singer off a broken down tour bus who has come in from a snow storm with the touring group.
Kelly and Randy: Local off duty Cops who play poker with
Lyal as long as they are winning.
Allen’s Bakery Delivery Guy: Delivers sweets to the front counter.
Man at “aine’s” booth: a regular
Ol’ Uncle Len: (Voice recording only) local DJ from the country radio station in town, to sound live on the air.
Non Speaking Roles:
Wait and bussing staff:
Annette A daughter of Loraine about 15.
Doug A son of Duane, about 18.
Keith A son of Duane, about 16.
Jimmy A son of Elaine, about 18.
Produce Delivery Guy Delivers a hand cart. Can be double cast as Bus driver.
Diners Locals, Truckers.
Bus driver and 3 Country touring group people from the bus.
**** Parts can be creatively doubled/tripled.

Materials to Prepare

Nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script.

Contact Information:

Funny Little Thing Called Love........ by Jones, Hope and Wooten - Beatniks on Conkey

When & Where

April 8, 2018 5:00pm – 6:30pm
April 9, 2018 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Beatniks
418/420 Conkey St.
Hammond, IN 46324

Performance Dates

At Beatniks; 418/420 Conkey St.; Hammond, IN 46324

Fri. June 1 & Sat. June 2, at 8pm
Sun. June 3 at 2pm
Fri. June 8 & Sat. June 9 at 8pm
Sun. June 10 at 2pm

 

Synopsis

A comedy of four rollicking tales that take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns. By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter.
From the author of Hallelujah Girls…if fact some of those same characters join in the fun!

Casting Requirements

7 women…various ages
3 – 4 men…various ages

most will play multiple roles

Materials to Prepare

None – read from the script

Directors Notes

We may have a different director for each section of the play…will decide that after auditions.

Contact Information:

Bonnie Johnson
219-852-0848…Beatniks number but goes to my cell phone

Peter and the Starcatcher - 4th Street Theater

Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. – www.MTIShows.com

A play with music & song.

  • Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson\

The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

See a preview of this show: https://youtu.be/GWg7J8n6RmI

Directed by Rob Hunt

When & Where

  • May 11th 2018 @ 7pm
  • May 12th 2018 @ 5pm
  • Held at Hageman Library, 100 Francis, Porter IN

Performance Dates

Performances: November 2nd, 3rd, 4th,  9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018

All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm

Note: we may add November 8th as a performance.  If it is not a performance, it may be a pickup rehearsal

 

REHEARSALS:

1st read through August 25th (time & place TBD)

1st rehearsal September 10th 7pm @ 4th Street Theater

There will be a rehearsal schedule posted at auditions.  Please bring a list of conflicts to the auditions.

Synopsis

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life. 

Casting Requirements

Black Stache

A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Molly Aster
A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.
Gender: Female
Age: 13 to 25
Boy/peter
A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 25
Grempkin
The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Mrs. Bumbrake
Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. Optional Doubling as TEACHER.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Bill Slank
The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 55
Smee
Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 55
Prentiss
An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 25
Alf
A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
Lord Leonard Aster
Molly’s father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Ted
An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 25
Ensemble
Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

Materials to Prepare

None – read from the script

 

Contact Information:

Much Ado About Nothing - Chicago Street Theatre

When & Where

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Performance Dates

July 6 – 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free or VIP RESERVED TICKETS
Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater

>July 12 – 15, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar
Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

 Synopsis

Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

Casting Requirements

 Character Descriptions and Audition Sides  – please visit their web page at: http://www.chicagostreet.org/auditions/