The following are auditions at our member theatres. Please visit their websites for more information on their upcoming shows
Auditions and Performances to be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
January 26, 2020 (7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.) and January 27, 2020 (7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.)
April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26, 2020
Beatniks On Conkey
420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
Lawyer Abigail Gersten is brilliant, Jewish, and a First Amendment absolutist. Professor Bernard Cooper is courtly, polite and dedicated to convincing the world that the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax. When the government prosecutes him, he turns to Abby for help. Offended by censorship in any form, she takes the case but gets quickly drawn into a moral quagmire. Opposing her is an idealistic prosecutor and a venerable Holocaust survivor who call her loyalties into question and make her confront the differences between what is legal and what is right. The conflict that ensues concerns issues of history, memory, free speech, and how the stories we tell about ourselves determine who we are.
"This drama is practically radioactive with relevance. The issues, in this case, are so loaded that they are guaranteed to push emotional buttons in anyone who sees [it]. And Mr. Sagal is to be admired for offering no easy answers. There is unquestionably the stuff of great drama in Denial." - (New York Times)
Abigail Gersten …. A prominent, successful lawyer (Jewish, 30 - 40 ish)
Stefanie … a legal secretary (Black, late 20’s – 30 ish)
Bernard Cooper … an academic (Wasp, 40 ish)
Adam Ryberg … a young prosecutor (Jewish 25 - 35 ish)
Noah Gomrowitz … an eminence (Jewish, 80 ish)
Nathan … a retiree (Jewish, 80 ish)
Materials to Prepare
Nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script. Please be prepared to list all conflicts on the audition form.
1. Age range, with the exception of the older gentlemen, is a suggestion of the author. Ages can be adjusted to fit casting.
2. A Jewish accent will be required for the older gentlemen.
3. Rehearsals will be Mondays through Thursdays. Weekends should be free, unless problems occur. There will be a two week period without “formal” rehearsals in mid- March.
For further information contact the director Wayne Puchkors at: email@example.com
Sunday, December 8 5:00-7:00 PM
Monday, December 9 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Beatniks On Conkey,
420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2020
Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
George and Jennie are in love, utterly perfect for each other, and are getting married. There are just a few problems: 1) They’ve only been dating for two weeks. 2) George’s beloved wife of twelve years just passed away. 3) Jennie has just gone through five years of counseling which culminated in a messy divorce. George’s brother, Leo, and Jennie’s friend, Faye, don’t have it any easier. Both of their marriages are in trouble, they’re worried about George and Jennie getting married too quickly, and the two of them are thinking about having an affair with each other. Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Chapter Two examines what it means to truly love someone else, and asks whether finding a soulmate can happen more than once in a lifetime
George Schneider – early 40’s
Leo Schneider – late 30’s
Jennie Malone – early 30’s
Faye Medwick – early to late 30’s
Materials to prepare
Nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script.
Contact for more information
Andy Leahy at:
a play, written by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Stanlee Hodsden
Auditions - December 1 2:00-4:00pm and December 2 7:00-9:00pm
Performances - March 13. 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2020
Sundays at 3:00 pm, all other performances at 8:00 pm
Location: 4th Street Theater, 125 N 4th Street, Chesterton Indiana
Yvan - male
Serg - male
Marc - male
Location: Genesius Guild - 6635 Hohman Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46324
Genesius Guild is thrilled to announce auditions for its spring musical, Annie. Show dates are March 13-15 and 20-22.
Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide sensation. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow”.
With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.
Please prepare a song from a show other than Annie (or a Disney song for the children) so we can see your vocal versatility. There will be a brief dance audition and possible readings from the script.
We look forward to seeing you!
Patrick Pohrte-assistant director
Therese Hartz-vocal director
Gary Mion-casting committee member
Antoinette J Alessio-Gomez-Board President/casting committee member
Ages are listed as approximate. If you are in the general age range or can play a particular age, please audition. Often the ages of characters are adjusted (within reason) when we are casting these shows.
Annie 11, orphan: belter, mezzo (A- high F)
Oliver Warbucks, 50 - 60, Warm-hearted, stiff-collared billionaire: baritone (C-high F)
Miss Hannigan, 40's, mean old drunken principal of Orphanage: mezzo (A-A flat)
Grace Farrell, 20's, beautiful secretary to Warbucks: soprano (A-high G)
Rooster Hannigan, Miss Hannigan's no-good brother, baritone (B-high G)
Lily, Rooster's floozy girlfriend: soprano (D- high G)
FDR, the President: baritone (C flat - E sharp)
Drake, Warbucks' English butler: baritone
Molly, littlest orphan, 6
Pepper, the toughest orphan, 12
Kate, the next to littlest orphan, 7
Duffy, the biggest orphan, 13
Tessie, the cry baby orphan, 10
July, the quietest, 13
Bundles McCloskey, the laundryman
Lt Ward - NYC policeman
Mrs Pugh, Oliver Warbucks' cook
Cecille and Annette, French maids
Star To Be - ingenue aspiring actress
Bert Healy - radio personality
Radio Singers Bonnie, Connie and Ronnie Boylan
Chorus: New Yorkers, Hoovervilles, Servants, FDR's Cabinet, radio personnel