Auditions

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Season 12

Death of a Salesman

Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Kurt Corriher

Audition Dates:
April 20 & 21, 2020 @ 7PM
Auditions will consist of cold readings from selected sides. Please bring a list of conflicts with you to auditions.

Willy Loman, around 60, a tired, struggling salesman with indelible dreams of making it big some day

Linda, also around 60, Willy’s loving, patient, supportive wife

Happy, 30-ish, one of the Loman sons whose mother describes him, sadly but not inaccurately, as a “philandering bum”

Biff, also 30-ish the other Loman son, a star athlete in high school who has struggled in later years and needs a job

Bernard, same age as Biff, Charlie’s son, now a successful Washington attorney

The Woman, perhaps 35-45, a clerical worker who has a fleeting affair with Willy while he’s traveling

Charley, around 60, a successful businessman, and Willy’s long-time friend and neighbor

Uncle Ben, Willy’s brother, perhaps 50-60 (in flashbacks), an adventurer who made a fortune abroad, and whom Willy idolizes

Howard Wagner, perhaps 35 – 45, now President of the Wagner company and Willy’s boss.  He is a businessman whose focus is his bottom line and who has little concern for an aging employee.

Jenny, age flexible, Charley’s secretary

Stanley, age flexible, a waiter

Miss Forsyth, 25 – 30, a customer in a restaurant who flirts with Happy

Letta, 25 – 30, Miss Forsyth’s equally flirtatious friend, also a restaurant customer

Performance Dates:
June 4 – 6 & 11 – 13, 2020

Chronicles the last days in the life of Willy Loman, a man who has spent more than three decades in sales and now, in his early sixties, finds his numbers—and his mind—slipping. Biff, his 34-year-old son, is out of work and running out of options. Happy, two years younger, compulsively exaggerates his own accomplishments. Willy’s devoted wife, Linda, supports him unconditionally, but her constant encouragement cannot keep him moored to reality. Willy is literally haunted by the past, and visions of happier days and lost opportunities continually intrude as he struggles to make sense of the present moment. At heart, this is the story of the members of this American family’s love for each other, and Willy’s corrosive love for the American Dream.

For more information about the show or auditions, please feel free to email Director KURT CORRIHER.

9 to 5: The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Directed by Raquel Oden
Music Direction by Kay Peeler

Audition Dates:
May 11 & 12 @ 7PM

Performance Dates:
July 16 – 18 & 23 – 25, 2020

9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

Violet
Violet Newstead is a smart, efficient, widowed mother of a teenage son who is constantly being passed up for promotion in the boys’-club world of climbing the corporate ladder. She runs the office from her desk while her boss takes the credit. She is frustrated with her position, but not bitter. She is more comfortable in the office than in her personal life. Comedic role – witty and sharp.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Doralee
Doralee Rhodes is a sexy, curvy, country gal who is the secretary for the boss, Franklin Hart. She is misunderstood at the beginning of the play due to rumors about an affair with the boss, but comes to be a strong cog in the machine that destroys Hart. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks. Comedic role - large character, strong country accent. Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Judy
The "new" girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband's affair and is searching for personal empowerment back in the workforce. She has been a stay at home wife for a while and nervous about returning to the workforce. Insecure, determined, and hopeful. Comedic role – has a large character arc from the meek housewife to a strong force to be reckoned with. Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Franklin Hart
Franklin Hart is a chauvinistic, pompous jerk of a boss. He was trained by Violet, and then promoted ahead of her, so there is no love lost between them. Spends his time trying to seduce Doralee. Smarmy. Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical, Bigot.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Roz Keith
The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval. Over the top comedic role.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe
A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet. Doubles in Male Ensemble.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Dwayne
Doralee's husband. Good old country boy. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits. Doubles in Men’s Ensemble.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E2

Josh
Violet's awkward teenage son. Doubles in Men’s Ensemble. Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 18
Missy
Franklin Hart's wife, clueless to her husband's true nature. Very ditzy, flighty character. Doubles in Women’s Ensemble.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 55

Maria
A young and vibrant secretary in Hart's office. Doubles in Women’s Ensemble. Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F4

Dick
Judy's soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago. Doubles as Detective and in Men’s Ensemble.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45

Kathy
A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to gossip. Doubles in Women’s Ensemble. Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G4

Margaret
A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to drink. Doubles in Women’s Ensemble. Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 50

Tinsworthy
Franklin Hart's boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart's ways than he lets on.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65

Bob
Bob Enright is Franklin Hart’s Yes-Man. Also trained by Violet and promoted over her. Also doubles as the cop and in Men’s Ensemble.
Gender: Male
Age: 35-50

Ensemble
Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.

For more information about the show or auditions, please feel free to email Director Raquel Oden.

Season 13

Fences

Written by August Wilson
Directed By Corlis Hayes

Audition Dates:
Saturday, July 11, 2020,
2pm, *Special Auditions at Livingstone College*

Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 2020
7pm, Lee Street theatre

TROY MAXSON is the fifty-three year-old African American man who works for a sanitation department, lifting garbage into trucks. Troy is also a former baseball star in the Negro Leagues. His athletic ability diminishes before the Major Leagues accepted Negroes. Hard-working, strong and prone to telling compelling, fanciful stories and twisting the truth. Troy is a tragic –hero who has excessive pride for his bread winning role and he often fails to provide the love and support that would mean the most to his loved ones.

ROSE MAXSON is a forty- three year-old African American housewife who volunteers at church and loves her family. Rose’s request that Troy and her son Cory build a fence around their small dirt backyard comes to represents her desire to keep her love ones close to her. She is strong, God fearing and not afraid to speak her mind.

JIM BONO is Troy’s late fifty’s African American best friend. He spends every Friday night after work drinking gin and listening to Troy tell stories in the backyard. Bono met Troy in the jail, where Troy learns to play baseball. Troy is his role model. Bono is the only character in the play who remembers, first-hand, Troy’s glory days of hitting homeruns in The Negro Leagues.

CORY MAXSON is the teenage son (high school senior) of Troy and Rose who plays football. He gets good grades and college recruiters are coming to see him play football. An ambitious young black man who has the talent and determination to realize his dreams. Cory comes of age during the course of the play when he challenges and confronts Troy and leaves home. Cory comes home from the marine in the final scene of the play.

GRABRIEL MAXSON is Troy’s late fifties year old brother. Gabriel was a soldier in World War II, during which he received a head injury that requires a metal plate to be surgically implanted into his head. He wanders around the Maxson family neighborhood carrying a basket and singing. Gabriel thinks he is the angel Gabriel who opens the gates of heaven with his trumpet for Saint Peter on Judgement Day.

LYONS MAXSON is Troy’s early thirties son who is a jazz musician. This is Troy’s son before he spent time in jail with a woman Troy met before he became a baseball player and before he met Rose. Lyons is ambitious and a talented jazz musician. Lyons, like most musician in the 50’s, had a hard time making a living as a musician. For income, he mostly depends on his girlfriend Bonnie, whom we never see in the play.

RAYNELL MAXSON  is Troy’s seven year-old illegitimate child, mothered by Alberta, his lover (never seen in the play.) Raynell is the only Maxson child that Wilson introduces with few scars of the past. Raynell as an infant represents new hope for the future. Her innocence and need for care as a baby allows Rose take Troy back into the house..

Performance Dates:
August 28 & 29, 2020
September 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2020
7:30pm

33 Variations

Written by Moises Kaufman
Directed by Jessica Zingher

Audition Dates:
Sunday, July 19, 2020
7pm, Lee Street theatre
Monday, July 20, 2020
7pm, Lee Street theatre

CAST
KATHERINE – Late 40s – 60s
Analytical and intellectual. Struggling to connect with her daughter and with her future as a patient with ALS. She looks to the past for answers to questions about her greatest passion, music.

CLARA – Mid to late 20s
Katherine’s daughter. Still exploring what she wants to do with her life, both in terms of relationships and employment and her relationship with her mother.

MIKE – Mid to late 20s
Katherine’s nurse- he is often a voice of reason. Develops a romantic relationship with Clara.

GERTIE – 30s to 50s
A musicologist in Bonn who specializes in the works of Beethoven. Businesslike, and tough.

BEETHOVEN – Late 40s to 50s
Arrogant, tyrannical and incredibly passionate, he is concerned with legacy and the music he leaves behind. His hearing has been waning for some time.

SCHINDLER – 25+
Beethoven’s devoted Secretary. He is Beethoven’s only friend, and very aware of it.

DIABELLI – 30s to 50s
Arrogant & wealthy composer. He believes in his original composition and wishes for Beethoven to leave a favorable mark upon it.

Performance Dates:
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2020
7:30pm

Fun Home

Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jenine Tesori
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Directed by Rod Oden
Music Direction by Laurie Klaus

Audition Dates:
Saturday, September12, 2020 - *SPECIAL YOUTH ROLES ONLY DAY*
2pm, Lee Street theatre
Sunday, September 13, 2020
7pm, Lee Street theatre
Monday, September 14, 2020
7pm, Lee Street theatre

CAST
ALISON – 43 years old, a cartoonist
MEDIUM ALISON – 19 years old, a college freshman
SMALL ALISON – around 9 years old
BRUCE BECHDEL – Alison’s father
HELEN BECHDEL – Alison’s mother
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 10 years old
JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 6 years old
ROY – a young man Bruce hires to do yard work
MARK – a high school junior
JOAN – a college student
PETE – a mourner
BOBBY JEREMY AND THE SUSAN DEYS – imaginary television characters

Performance Dates:
November 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2020
7:30pm