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

 

Synopis

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)

Lost in Yonkers - L'arc en Ciel Theatre

By Neil Simon

When & Where

Monday and Tuesday night February 19 and 20

6:30

Performance Dates

April – performance dates to be determined

All LCTG shows at Great Oaks Dinner Theatre…

 

Casting Requirements

we need two young boys ages 10 or 11 to 15 or 16, a mama/grandma, a maiden aunt, a younger aunt (early 30s), a father for the boys, and an uncle for the boys.

 

More info:

 If anyone is interested, please contact Angie at 219-776-0888.

Fool for Love - Chicago Street Theatre

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Mary A. Bird Matern and Auriel Lark Felsecker

When & Where

SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH AT 2:00 PM

Performance Dates

Performances: MAY 25 – JUNE 9, 2018

 

Synopis

GRITTY COMEDY/DRAMA: Sam Shepard has always been a CST favorite and Fool for Love gives audiences a look at an earlier work that led to him becoming one of America’s greatest living playwrights. In a seedy motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, the story is set for May and Eddie, two lovers who can’t live with or without each other. Surrounded by ghosts of their pasts and a mysterious old man who sits in a corner of the stage, they must survive the passions and volatility that keep drawing them together.

Cast Requirements

Eddie – Male – 20’s – Late 30’s – From head to toe, Eddie is a larger than life, multi-dimensional character. Some of his traits are not larger than life but ordinary weaknesses. Eddie is emblematic of the symbol he believes in. He believes in the myths of the idyllic American West, the cowboy as a hero who saves the day, and the American Dream of country living. Eddie habitually entangles himself in volatile romances. He has trouble distinguishing between reality and fiction, lies and truth though he would not admit this.

May – Female – 20’s – late 30’s – Eddie’s lover. Simultaneously strong-willed and vulnerable, May lives alone in a seedy motel room on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. May is a good match for Eddie in that she can keep up with his verbal gymnastics and power plays. She can make Eddie as jealous as he makes her and she can reject Eddie just as powerfully as he does her. On the flipside, May longs for Eddie and the largeness of their desire just as much as Eddie longs for May.

Old Man – Male – Late 50’s – 70’s – The Old Man appears only in the minds of May and Eddie. Martin does not hear or see him, adding to the dream-like qualities of the play. His surreal contributions to the play add an outsider’s commentary with the perspective of an insider. The Old Man’s presence in the play highlights the recurring themes of dual relationships, reality vs. illusion, lies vs. truth and the way stories and memories mutate and change as different people remember the same event. Through Shepard’s inclusion of the Old Man, we see the extent one person’s selfish decisions can affect other people’s lives for years to come and the way history may repeat itself.

Martin – Male – 20’s – 30’s – A simple, innocent, and kind man who lives in a town near May’s hotel. Martin is a large man who works maintenance for places around town like the high school stadium. Martin’s innocence to sexual affairs and the kind of volatile passion that May and Eddie exhibit before his entrance creates a dream-like quality to his appearance. By nature Martin is uncompetitive. He seems like a lost traveler swept up briefly in the storm of Eddie and May’s life.

More info:

www.chicagostreet.org

 

Parade - 4th Street Theater

presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

  • www.MTIShows.com

Based on the true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank

Directed by: Glenn Hering
Vocal Direction by: Linda Pauli

When & Where

February 24 & 25 at 4:00pm

At 4th Street Theater

If you are unable to make the audition dates, please email Glen at hering@sbcglobal.net

Performance Dates

Performances: May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, & 10

We may add May 27.  May 31 will either be a mandatory pick up or a performance.

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

Synopsis

The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to theatrical life.

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For a New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history.

In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Groups looking for powerful, moving theatrical experiences will need to look no further than this unforgettable show.

Casting Requirements

JUDGE ROAN

Serves as the Judge on the infamous trial. Motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy. White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2

LUCILLE FRANK

Gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient. Despite her husband’s feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. A White Jew from Georgia.
Gender: Female
Age: 21 to 28
Vocal range top: G3
Vocal range bottom: E5

LEO FRANK

Our story’s tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucielle, he is physically and emotionally displaced. A White Jew from the North.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Gb2

HUGH DORSEY

Atlanta’s District Attorney. He is a devout Christian, who is brute and manipulative at times. Hungry for political success and recognition. White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

GOV. JOHN SLATON

As the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. White Southerner.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

FRANKIE EPPS

A charming and simple man, he is Mary’s devoted friend. Playful and flirtatious. White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 17
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

MARY PHAGAN

A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. White Georgian.
Gender: Female
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb4

JIM CONLEY

A cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Black Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

NEWT LEE

He is the night watchman at National Pencil Factory. A bit too old to possess the job. Physically intimidating, but a gentle giant. Black Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

BRITT CRAIG

A washed up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his ‘big break.’ White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

ENSEMBLE

Chain Gang; Factory Girls (Essie, Iola Stover, Monteen); Guards/Policemen (Officer Ivey, Detective Starnes, Mr. Peavy); Residents Of Georgia (Angela, Judge Roan, Jurors, Luther Rosser, Minola Mcknight, Mrs. Phagan, Old Soldier, Reporters, Riley, Sally Slaton, Young Soldier)

TOM WATSON

 

Materials to Prepare

Please prepare 16-32 bars of song that shows off your voice/range

Please bring a list of conflicts

 

Hamlet - Gary Shakespeare Company

When & Where

Open Auditions:  Friday, March 2, 6pm  and Saturday, March 3, 2pm

Callbacks:  Sunday March 4, 2pm

Location:
Theatre Northwest at Indiana University Northwest
Arts and Sciences Building
3401 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

Performances:

Performances will run July 21-September 16

Cast Requirements:

GENDER NEUTRAL Casting – all roles open to all actors!

More Information/Contact

http://www.garyshakesco.org/hamlet/

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