You Better Watch Out - Hammond Community Theatre

By Don Hodgins
A Christmas Comedy
Directed by Wayne Puchkors

When & Where

Sunday October 22 2017 5PM to 7PM
Monday October 23 7PM to 9PM

Beatniks
418/420 Conkey St.
Hammond, IN 46324

Performance Dates

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

Friday, December 8, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Synopsis

It’s Christmas Eve at the Willow Inn. Hosts Jenny and Tom are having Art (Jenny’s father who’s still mourning the passing of his wife) see their bed and breakfast for the first time. There’s a snowstorm raging outside and three travelers are forced to lodge at the inn and wait it out. Rudy and Marsha, who run a costume business together, and a mysterious but cheerful man who claims to be in the delivery business named Mr. Smith. Only the inn’s handyperson Andy sees who Mr. Smith really is, the spirit of Christmas. Andy must help him make Art, who’s been in a dark place for a very long time, see the joy of Christmas and who Mr. Smith really is!

Casting Requirements

(Preferred age: mid-forties to early fifties.)
ANDY – A simple human being, views the world in simple terms but is capable of surprising intuition because of his unique point of view.
(Preferred age: mid-fifties and beyond.)
ART CRAMER – Jenny’s father, a widower.
MR. SMITH – A sophisticated, well dressed gentleman, goodness personified.

Materials to Prepare

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

Director’s Notes

You will be notified if you have been cast on or before October 26th. There will be a read-thru on Friday October 27th and rehearsals will begin on October 30th and run for six weeks. Hopefully, rehearsals will be limited to a maximum of 4 nights per week; depending on the progress of the rehearsals.
Please be prepared to write down the dates of any conflicts you may have on the audition form.

Contact Information:

Contact the director Wayne Puchkors at: hctdirector@gmail.com

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

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.

Materials to Prepare

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

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