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:

Improv X - Improductions

What

Improductions, LLC is looking to do a multi-group improv show on Saturday December 9 @ 8 pm at On The Square Sports Academy in Crown Point, IN. We’re looking at 4-6 teams w/ a headliner closing the night. Groups will get 10 min each with the headliner getting 20-25 min. Call time is 7:30 PM.

For questions, please contact Nelson@improductionsllc.com.

To Apply

Fill out the form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde8GOg2jpwBxKzetzwonfyM_LAY8lxONTlYQB12MXMHfSLlw/viewform

Lip Sync Battle - Seedlings Theatre

Registration closes Friday, November 17

Rules

  1. Registration is open to the first 15 teams that sign up
  2. Acts will be divided into 3 categories: Under 12 years of age, 12-18 and 18 and older
  3. Teams can range in size from 1 to 5 people. Teams will compete in the bracket of the oldest performer
  4. There is an entry fee of $25 per team
  5. Songs chosen must not exceed 2 minutes. Participants must provide song cutting as an MP3, provided no later than January 5, 2018. Mashups and medleys are allowed
  6. Teams may use props and costumes. Fog machines, bubble machines, fire, water, confetti and glitter are prohibited. Participants must provide their own microphones.
  7. Music must be submitted within 2 weeks of Team registration and must be approved by the Lip Sync Committee. Songs must be the clean version, no explicit versions will be accepted. Failure to submit music may result in the team’s registration being cancelled. Teams will be notified by December 1st if their music has not been approved to participate.

The performances will be judged by a combination of audience voting (the more people you bring, the better your chances!) and Celebrity Judges. The judges will be looking at:

Lip Sync Abilities
How well the performer(s) lip sync the lyrics of the song.

Creativity

How original and creative the performance is. Instead of just standing on stage and lip syncing a song: props, choreography, costumes and/or other ideas should be used and often impresses the judges and generates crowd response. Be creative!

Stage Presence & Choreography

Again, don’t just stand there! Engage the audience, dance, smile, make eye contact with the judges… you’re the star!
Questions?

Register

Fill out the form to register. Upon clicking the REGISTER button, you will be directed to Paypal for your $25 registration fee. If you do not have a Paypal account, please email info@seedlingstheatre.org and include the form information. We will arrange alternate payment. Registration closes Friday, November 17.

Register online at: http://seedlingstheatre.org/lipsyncbattle/#productions

 

Godspell - Genesius Guild

Director–David Long
Music/Vocal Director–Jim Mollin
Choreography–Katie Solina & David Long
Producers–Dan Ball & Elizabeth Roman

When & Where

Monday, November 13, and Tuesday, November 14, at 7:00-9:00

Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 6635 Hohman Avenue, in Hammond, Indiana.

If needed, there will be callbacks on Thursday, November 16, also from 7:00-9:00

 

Performance Dates

Performances will be March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11, 2018.

 

Synopsis

A SHOW SYNOPSIS FROM MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL:
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day”, Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”, “Learn Your Lessons Well”, “All for the Best”, “All Good Gifts”, “Turn Back, O Man”, “By My Side”, and “Beautiful City”.

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ message of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences worldwide.

Casting Requirements

The cast is normally comprised of an ensemble of around 10 adults (both men and women) who perform many parables from the Bible’s New Testament. One actor plays Jesus and one actor playes John the Baptist/Judas, while everyone else plays many roles throughout the show. Depending on the auditions, there is the possibility of the cast size increasing. The purpose of the show (according to the authors) is to present the parables (mostly from the Gospel of Matthew) in an entertaining way that will reach and affect audience members of all religions.

 

Materials to Prepare

Those auditioning are asked to sing a verse and chorus of a prepared song (piano accompaniment will be provided) andwill be asked to read from the script and learn a simple audition dance. Our aim in auditions is to put you at ease so you can show us your best! Auditions are open to anyone from young adults on up.

Director’s Notes

After a few initial cast meetings in December, most rehearsals will take place in January and February Mondays-Thursdays. Performances will be March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11, 2018. This is a non-Equity production (actors are not compensated).

 

Contact Information:

director David Long at dlong82474@aol.com

The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie - Hammond Community Theatre

By Agatha Christie

Directed by  Valerie Wotkun

When & Where

Sunday December 10 2017  5PM to 7PM
Monday December 11  7PM to 9PM

Beatniks On Conkey

420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN

Performances

Friday, February 9, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Beatniks On Conkey
420 Conkey St. Hammond, IN

Synopsis:

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

Cast of Characters

7 men, 3 women

RICHARD WARWICK……………middle-aged man
LAURA WARWICK………………..woman about 30-40
MICHAEL STARKWEDDER….man 30-50
MISS BENNETT………………………50-ish woman nurse
JAN WARWICK……………………….20-ish, sweet, simple man
MRS. WARWICK…………………….Richard’s mother
HENRY ANGELL…………………….middle-aged man
SERGEANT CADWALLADER..younger man
INSPECTOR THOMAS…………….middle-aged man
JULIAN FARRAR……………………..40-ish man

Materials to Prepare

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

More Information:

Contact the director Valerie Wotkun, email vjwot@usermail.com

 

More information at: http://hammondcommunitytheatre.org/guest.html

Ordinary Days - 4th Street Theater

Presented through Special Arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein

Written by: Adam Gwon

Directed by: Linda Pauli

Vocal Direction by: Linda Pauli
Music Direction by: Jeff Otto

When & Where

December 3, 3:00 – 5:00

December 4, 7:00 – 9:00

December 5 – call backs, if needed

4th Street Theater

125 N 4th St

Chesterton IN 46410

Performance Dates

March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25, 2018

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

Synopsis

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. ORDINARY DAYS is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Casting Requirements

WARREN, in his 20s, vocal range G# to Ab
DEB, in her 20s, vocal range F#3 to E5
JASON, in his 30s, vocal range E to G#4
CLAIRE, in her 30, Vocal Range E to E5

Materials to Prepare

Please prepare 16-32 bars of contemporary Broadway style song

Contact Information:

www.4thstreetncca.com

Hunchback of Notre Dame - Memorial Opera House

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film.

Music by Allen Menken. Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Peter Parnell.

Director – Kurt Gillins
Cast Vocal Director – Becky Bongard
Choir Vocal Director – Bill Woods
Orchestra Conductor – Phil Loos

 

When & Where

Character Auditions Only

Casting For 12 Men And 5 Women, Ages 15 & Older
Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday,November 28 at 7:00 PM

(Please Note: If you wish to be considered for the Onstage Choir, you must also attend the Onstage Choir audition. No one auditioning for the Character roles will be automatically considered for the Onstage Choir.)

 

Onstage Choir Audition Only

Casting For Up To 32 Men And Women, Ages 15 & Older

Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 PM

 

Callbacks

Callbacks scheduled as necessary.

Performance Dates

February 16 Through March 4, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays At 8:00 PM, Sundays At 2:00 PM

 Synopsis

Victor Hugo’s Epic Story About Love, Acceptance, And What It Means To Be A Hero.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “out there”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmerelda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film.

Music by Allen Menken. Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Peter Parnell.

Casting Requirements

Quasimodo
The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmerelda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. This is a physical role with lots of climbing and lifting.
Vocal Range Top: Bb5
Vocal Range Bottom: Bb2
 
Claude Frollo
Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin”, even as he lusts after Esmerelda. Calculating, manipulative and obsessive.
Vocal Range Top: Bb4
Vocal Range Bottom: E2
Esmerelda
A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Exotic, sensual and compassionate. She frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgement, she falls for the cocky Phoebus.
Vocal Range Top: D5
Vocal Range Bottom: E3
Captain Phoebus de Martin
Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome and strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong and he also defies the corrupted Frollo.
Vocal Range Top: Ab4
Vocal Range Bottom: A2
Clopin Trouillefou
The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.
Vocal Range Top: F#5
Vocal Range Bottom: D3
Jehan Frollo
(Also Will Play Ensemble Roles)
Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate and strong-willed.
Vocal Range Top: Eb5
Vocal Range Bottom: F3
Florika
(Also Will Play Ensemble Roles)
A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
Vocal Range Top: F#5
Vocal Range Bottom: E4
Additional Ensemble
Additional Ensemble will play the roles of gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers and citizens of Paris. Must be able to move well and will have spoken lines and solo singing lines. Ensemble characters include Saint Aphrodisius, a Madam, a Tribunal, King Louis XI, Lieutenant Frederic Charlus, Father Dupin, among others.
Onstage Choir
Casting for up to 32 men and women, ages 15 and over, for the onstage choir that accompanies the show.

 

Materials to Prepare

While pre-registration is not required, those who do pre-register will be auditioned first. Click on the appropriate button below, complete the short pre-registration form and it submit it online.  – form available at: http://in-portercountyoperahouse.civicplus.com/186/Auditions

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be considered for both a main/emsemble character AND the onstage choir, you MUST pre-register for BOTH. No one auditioning for the main/ensemble characters will automatically be considered for the onstage choir.

In addition to pre-registering, you will need to complete a full Audition Registration Form. You can CLICK HERE to download the full Audition Registration Form which you should complete and bring with you to the audition.

For anyone under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian MUST accompany them to the audition.
Anyone over the age of 18 who is cast is subject to a criminal background check.

Main & Ensemble Roles

Those auditioning for a character should bring a prepared song of your choice to the audition. An accompanist will be provided. Due to the complexity of the music in this show, bring a song that best showcases your vocal ability. We are looking for performers with excellent voices. You should bring sheet music for your auditions piece in the correct key. No a capella auditions will be allowed. There will also be cold readings from the script and singing from the score for certain roles. Vocal selections from the score may be taught, but it would be in you best interest to become familiar with the score. A dance audition may also be required for individuals interested in certain characters. If you are also interested in auditioning for the onstage choir, you will need to attend the Thursday audition as well. No one at the Monday or Tuesday auditions will be automatically considered for the onstage choir.

Onstage Choir

If you are auditioning for the onstage choir, you should attend the Thursday audition. Choir auditions will not be held on Monday or Tuesday. All music for this audition will be taught. You do not need to prepare any songs, but your are encouraged to become familiar with the score.

Directors Notes

Rehearsals

The 17 actors will have one rehearsal before Christmas to get scripts and start learning. Principal actors will have a couple of additional vocal rehearsals in December. Rehearsals will begin in earnest on Monday, January 2.
The onstage choir will begin rehearsal after the first of the year. Rehearsal schedule will be lighter than that of the cast of characters.

Contact Information:

Audition Info & Audition Registration: http://in-portercountyoperahouse.civicplus.com/186/Auditions

 

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