Auditions:

EVITA

Auditions for EVITA: July 6 @ 7pm and July 12 & 13 @ 7pm

Evita:  Webber & Rice’s Tony award winning musical tour de force is based on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron who became the spiritual leader of the nation rising from nothing to become one of the most famous & controversial political figures in the country’s history. The show tells her rise to fame through the eyes of the people, using an omniscient narrator to chart her journey.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by Tim Rice

ACP Performances Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm • Oct. 11 & 18 at 3pm

Directed by Lisa Kirschner

Please come prepared to sing a musical theatre song in the style of Webber & Rice.  Songs from the show are welcome, but not required.  However, those auditioning for Eva & Che should be additionally prepared as follows:

Actresses auditioning for Eva:  Please have familiarity with Buenos Aires,  A New Argentina and Eva’s Lament as you may be asked to sing sections of those in addition to your prepared audition piece.

Actors auditioning for Che:  Please have familiarity with Oh What a Circus and High Flying Adored as you may be asked to sing sections of those in addition to your prepared audition piece. 

An accompanist will be provided or you can bring your own tracks. There will also be a dance audition. 

Character Descriptions

Eva Peron (Evita): A strong, versatile actress who belts to G and can dance.  Must be charismatic and tough.  Evita’s age ranges from about 18 to 33 over the course of the show.  (Range: Mezzo with a strong belt: Low E (below middle C) to high G).

Che Guevara: A hard-edged man with an extremely volatile nature who serves as narrator of the show and antagonist to Eva Peron. Must move well (Age:25-40. Range: Rock tenor who sings legit as well: Low B flat to high B flat)

Juan Peron: A prominent army officer who becomes the President of Argentina. Stately, charismatic and charming.(Age: 40s-50s Range: Legit baritone with a powerful voice: Low A to high F#)

Magaldi:  A Tango singer and Eva’s first love interest. (Age:40s-50s Range: High baritone or tenor: Middle C to high G)

Peron’s Mistress: An innocent-looking young woman. Vocally, must have a sweet-sounding mix. The person cast in this role will also be in the ensemble.(Age:15-18 Range: legit/mix: Low A to E)

Ensemble:  (Age: 16+ Range: Sopranos, Mezzo Sopranos, Tenors, Baritones, Basses). There are a variety of minor roles/solo opportunities throughout the show, which will be assigned from the ensemble as well as ensemble group numbers.  While all interested in ensemble will be expected to do the dance audition, the ensemble parts are varied so all do not need to be strong dancers.

Children’s Ensemble:  approx. 4 children (8-13) will sing/act in the Requiem for Evita and Santa Evita numbers.  There will be a limited rehearsal schedule for the children.

 

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGCuckoo

Auditions for How To Succeed… : February 7 at 3 pm, February 8 at 7 pm (February 9 at 7 pm for call-backs, as necessary)

How To Succeed… : This award-winning show, created by the same team that produced “Guys and Dolls,” centers on a young window washer, J. Pierrepont Finch and it follows his meteoric rise from the mailroom to the board room at the World Wide Wicket Company through the advice from a self-narrating, self-help book.

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

ACP Performances: May 27, 28, June 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8 pm; May 29, June 5 at 3 pm

Directed by Patrick Williams

Please come prepared to sing a musical theater song, preferably one consistent with the character(s) from this musical for which you would like to be considered. You should familiarize yourself with the show before your audition. If you are called back, you should be prepared to sing a song by the character for which you are being considered. Tracks will be available through the box office prior to auditions. An accompanist will be provided for auditions, or you may audition with tracks.

Although not all roles demand dancing, please come prepared to do some basic movement to assess your dance skills.

Character Descriptions:

Pierrepont (Ponty) Finch: Male baritone/tenor. Age 20-30. Lead. Finch facilitates his own meteoric rise from window washer to Chairman of the Board of the World Wide Wicket Company by following the rules he reads in an informative little book. With quite an opportunistic, self-centered personality, the role requires an actor with natural charism and charm to keep the audience on his side.

Rosemary: Female mezzo. Age 20-30. Lead. A secretary who is far more interested in finding a man to ,marry than advancing her career. After meeting Ponty, she immediately sets her sights on becoming Mrs. Finch. For the character of Rosemary to really work she needs to be played more playful than serious.

J.B. Biggley: Male baritone. Age 50-70. Supporting Lead. President of the World Wide Wicket Company. Underneath his ruthless exterior he is a college lad at heart with a secret passion for knitting. Hedy LaRue is his not-so-secret love interest, although he is already married.

Bud Frump: Male baritone. Age 20-30. Supporting Lead. The boss’s nephew and Finch’s nemesis. An arrogant, obnoxious young man who makes numerous attempts to advance his career through devious schemes and by using his family connections. A very funny part, the role requires an actor who is not afraid to exploit is “inner dorkiness.”

Hedy LaRue: Female mezzo. Age 21-45. Supporting Lead. Attractive, head-turning ex-night club cigarette girl who gets a job at the company because of Biggley’s personal interest in her. She may appear to be dim-witted, but she knows how to use her looks and personality to get what she wants.

Miss Smith (Smitty): Female mezzo. Age 25-45. Supporting Lead. A cynical, single working woman with a dry sense of humor. She is a good secretary who is also after a man, but perhaps for more short-term rewards than her best friend Rosemary.

Miss Jones: Female soprano, Age 35-70. Supporting Role. J.B. Biggley’s secretary who enjoys the respect her position and mature years command. She can be abrupt and tough, but she is kind-hearted to those who are good to her.

Bratt: Male baritone. Age 30-50. Cameo Role. The Personnel Manager, adept in the main skill required for holding his job – agreeing with the boss.

Mr. Twimble: Male baritone. Age 50-70. Supporting Role. A fussy, old-fashioned loyal company man with 25 years of service spent climbing from mail room worker to head of the mail room. Believes his longevity is due to his lack of ambition and his knack at staying unnoticed. His role may be doubled with Mr. Womper.

Gatch: Male baritone. Age 30-50. Supporting Role. A sleazy, almost-successful executive. Finch furthers his career by taking advantage of Gatch’s penchant for the ladies.

Miss Krumholtz: Female mezzo. Age 25-65. Cameo Role. A secretary to Mr. Gatch, then secretary to Finch.

Ovington: Male spoken. Age 30-65. Cameo Role. Head of the advertising department until he is fired by Biggley for being a “Chipmunk.” His role may be doubled with TV announcer.

TV Announcer: Male Spoken. Age 30-50. Cameo role. His role may be doubled with Ovington.

Mr. Womper: Male baritone. Age 55-70. Cameo Role. Company Chairman with a similar past to Finch. His role may be doubled with Mr. Twimble.

Policeman: Male spoken. Any age. Cameo Role. Actually a uniformed company security guard. May be doubled.

Scrubwomen: Female spoken roles. Any age. May be doubled.

Executives/Secretaries: Although all roles are adults, anyone who can be made to look age-appropriate will be considered.

NOTE: The unnamed Executives and Secretaries in this show are more than mere chorus members or human props to fill up space on the stage – these ensemble players serve a critical role in moving the action and advancing the storyline. All those selected for these roles will be vital assets of this show.

 

 

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

ACP is proud to present the cast of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”!

Staff:
Nurse Ratched – Dana Cheshire
Dr. Spivey – Keith Holland
Nurse Flinn – Meredith Boylan
Aide Warren – Carston Woodhouse
Aide Williams – Kevin Beck
Turkle – Robert Beaver

Patients:
R. P. McMurphy – Jonathan Cook
Dale Harding – David Stinson
Billy Bibbit – Brad King
Chief Bromden – JC Crider
Martini – Lorin Hammond-Ross
Cheswick – David Werth
Scanlon – Bill Crowder
Ruckley – Steven Murphy

Others
Candy – Karla Fischbach
Sandy – Amanda Holland

Spelling Bee25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee  Show dates: July 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8pm • July 19 at 3pm

Thanks to all who auditioned for The 25 Annual Putnamn County Speeling Bee . We had an amazing turn-out and it was very difficult choosing the cast.  If you weren’t cast in this show, please come back an audition for a future show! 

Rona Peretti – Whitney McDonald
Leaf Coneybear – Kevin Berning
William Barfee – Ernesto Barquet
Logainne SchwartzandGrubenniere – Karen Peters Brotherton
Chip Tolentino – Karlton Timmerman
Olive Ostrovsky – Maddie Seconi
Mitch Mahoney – Taylor Medeiros
Marcy Parks- Carlee McClary
Doug Panch – Thurmond Whatley