Auditions for SWEET CHARITY
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00
The Community Players announce open auditions for our SPRING musical
Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16, 2013
(Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Thursday, December 19)
Sign-in will begin at 6:30 p.m., with auditions beginning promptly at 7.
All those auditioning must sign in by 8:30.
St. Margaret’s School
1098 Pawtucket Avenue - East Providence, RI.
Sweet Charity tells the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a down-on-her-luck dance hall hostess who longs to find love. She works at the seedy Fandango ballroom with her sassy friends, hoping to someday find Mr. Right. Could he be the international movie star, Vittorio Vidal, with whom Charity spends one romantic evening? Or the claustrophobic accountant, Oscar, with whom she gets stuck in an elevator? Or does the real answer to her happiness lay somewhere inside her? With a score by Cy Coleman, book by Neil Simon and original choreography by Bob Fosse, Charity's adventurous journey towards love is marked by some of the best-loved songs ("If My Friends Could See Me Now," "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This," "I'm a Brass Band") and most iconic dance numbers ("Big Spender," "Rich Man's Frug," "Rhythm of Life") in Broadway history.
Director Greg Geer is seeking an ethnically diverse cast for this classic show. Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of clearly marked sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided (no tapes or CDs, please). A dance combination will be taught to everyone, so come prepared to move. Because of the tile floor, it is recommended you bring sneakers or rubber soled shoes for the dance audition. Auditions will also consist of readings from the script - see below for specific character breakdown information..
Please come prepared with potential rehearsal conflict dates (evenings you are not available, any vacation periods, etc.) Rehearsal nights (beginning January 5th) to be determined, but there will be some long Sunday choreography rehearsals.
- Charity Hope Valentine (25-35) (mezzo) — A dance hall hostess who is an eternal optimist looking for love in all the wrong places. Heavy dance.
- Nikki (20s-30s) (mezzo) — A dance hall hostess and one of Charity's two best friends. Heavy dance.
- Helene (30s-40s) (mezzo) — A dance hall hostess and one of Charity's two best friends. Heavy dance.
- Ursula (20s-40s) — Vittorio Vidal's glamorous girlfriend. Will also be featured in some ensemble scenes as a singer (range open, see ensemble notes)
- Oscar Lindquist (30s-40s) (baritone) — The first nice man in Charity's life. Very little dance.
- Vittorio Vidal (40s-60s) (baritone) — A famous Italian movie star. No dance.
- Herman (30s-70s) (tenor) — The manager of the Fandango Ballroom. Some musical staging.
- Big Daddy Brubeck (30s-50s) (baritone) — Charismatic head of the Rhythm of Life Church. Will also be featured in some ensemble scenes.
- Ensemble (17-50s) — Good comedic character actors who can play multiple featured roles with ease. Must also be excellent singers and movers who can dance with attitude in a Fosse style. Will play multiple featured characters as well as dance
- **NOTE There are a 1 or 2 roles for older character actors who do not have to dance.
Production dates are March 28-30, and April 4-6 & 11-13 at Jenks Auditorium.
Musical direction is by Mark Colozzi, with choreography by Lennie Machado.
For further information, call Greg at 774-306-1196 or email
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:52
Auditions for ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Saturday, 05 October 2013 00:00
The Community Players announce open auditions for
ARSENIC and OLD LACE
Sunday, October 20 and Monday, October 21
Registration starting at 6:30 pm; auditions beginning at 7 pm
350 Division Street Pawtucket, RI 02860
Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic stage comedy about the sweet, old Brewster sisters, beloved in their genteel Brooklyn
neighborhood for their many charitable acts. One charity which the ladies don't advertise is their ongoing effort
to permit lonely bachelors to die with smiles on their faces - by serving said bachelors elderberry wine spiked with
arsenic. When the sisters' drama critic nephew Mortimer stumbles onto their secret, he is understandably upset. Given
the homicidal tendencies of his aunts, the sinister activities of his escaped-convict older brother Jonathan, and the
disruptive behavior of younger brother Teddy (who is convinced that he's really Theodore Roosevelt) - Mortimer isn't
keen on starting a family with his new bride, as he's sure insanity runs in the family. Further complications ensue when
the murderous Jonathan Brewster arrives home with his sniveling accomplice Dr. Einstein in tow...
Director Margaret "Peg" Pires is looking for the following cast with the following playing age ranges:
- Mortimer Brewster: (male, late 20′s to late 30′s) The slightly neurotic nephew to Abby and Martha Brewster,
who most comes face to face with his maniac brother, Jonathan.
- Elaine Harper: (female, mid 20′s to mid 30′s) Mortimer’s pretty, independent girlfriend.
- Abby Brewster: (female, 50′s & up) One of the two sweet, but insane Brewster aunts who believes murdering
lonely old men to be an act of charity.
- Martha Brewster: (female, 50′s & up) The other sweet, but, insane Brewster aunt who serves as Abby’s partner
- Jonathan Brewster: (male, 40′s & up) Mortimer’s evil, maniac brother, who, because of numerous plastic
surgeries, bears a striking resemblance to Boris Karloff.
- Dr. Einstein: (male, 40′s & up) Jonathon’s partner in crime, who hopes they will be able to turn the Brewster
house into an evil laboratory.
- Teddy Brewster: (male, late 30′s to mid 40′s) The kindhearted brother to Mortimer and Jonathon, who honestly
believes he is President Theodore Roosevelt.
- Officer Brophy and Officer Klein: (male, 30′s & up) Officers who make their rounds collecting Christmas toys,
and aid Mortimer in his fight against Jonathon.
- Officer O’Hara: (male, late 20′s & up) The determined police officer who is also an aspiring playwright. Would
like Irish accent if possible.
- Lieutenant Rooney: (male, early 40′s & up) A police officer who aids Mortimer in his fight against Jonathan.
- Reverend Dr. Harper: (male, 50′s & up) Father to Elaine Harper; The minister who runs the church next door to
the Brewster house.
- Mr. Gibbs: (male, 50′s & up) A lonely little old man who nearly falls victim to the aunts’ charity.
- Mr. Whitherspoon: (male (or female*), 40′s & up) The caretaker of Happy Dale Sanitarium. *May consider this
role for a female.
Auditions will be held Sunday, October 20 and Monday, October 21, 7 pm at Jenks Auditorium, Division Street,
Pawtucket (across from McCoy Stadium), and will consist of cold readings from the script. Production dates are January
10-12 and 17-19 at Jenks Auditorium. No appointments necessary. Rehearsal nights TBD – please come with potential
rehearsal conflict dates (i.e., vacations, dates/times you are not available).
For further information call (401) 274-1116 or email
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 07:04