Auditions for our 2016-2017 Season:
Auditions for Steel Magnolias: Sunday, August 7th at 3pm, Monday August 8th at 7pm.
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.”
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Bradley Watts
Show dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm • Oct 23 at 3pm
Roles for 6 woman ages 17 to 70 and different ethnicities are encouraged to audition! Steel Magnolias is a Southern show and southern accents will be required. Prepare to read from the script at the audition.
The women in this play are witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters. They are in no way, shape, or form are meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures.
Truvy Jones: 40ish, owner of the beauty shop.
Annelle Dupy-Desoto: 19, Beauty shop assistant.
Clairee Belcher: 66ish, widow of former mayor. Grande dame.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: 25. Prettiest girl in town.
M'Lynn Eatenton: 50ish. Shelby's mother. Socially prominent career woman.
Ouiser Boudreaux: 66ish. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Auditions for Amahl and the Night Visitors: Sunday, October 16th at 7pm and Monday, October 17th at 7pm.
Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. He sees a bright star in the sky one night and tells his mother to go look, but she brushes him off, buried in concern over their bleak future and lack of means with which to support themselves. That night, three kings come across their meager hut and seek shelter, for they have traveled long and far following the star of which Amahl had spoken.
Music and Lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti
Directed by Marcia Harris
Show dates: December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16,17 at 7:30pm • December 11 at 3pm
A FEW GOOD MEN
Auditions for A Few Good Men: Sunday, October 9th at 3pm, and Monday, October 10th at 7pm.
This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Bob Franklin
Show dates: January 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm • January 22 at 3pm
A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was first produced on Broadway by David Brown in 1989. It tells the story of military lawyers at a court martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder. It is a story about honor, about corruption, about 'the system.'
The play has speaking roles for the following:
Lance CPL. Harold Dawson: must look early 20's (one of the accused)
PFC Louden Downey: must look late teens early 20's (the other accused)
Lt. J.G. Sam Weinberg: must look 25-36 max: bright attorney, friend of Kaffee
Lt. J.G. Daniel Kaffee: must look 25-36 max, Harvard grad, slacker
Lt. CMDR. Joanne Galloway: older than Kaffee (look 32-49) dots all i's and crosses t's
CAPT. Isaac Whittaker: (46-55) Head of the DC attorneys in the JAG Corps
CAPT. Matthew Markinson: (40-55)formerly in intelligence, working for Jessup at GITMO
PFC William Santiago: (looks 18-19) the victim
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessup: (37-52) commander of troops at Guantanamo Bay...slated to move to DOD
Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick: (22-35), harsh troop leader with a religious fervor
Lt. Jack Ross: (22-33, if Marine or 29-55 if Navy, bright prosecutor, friends with Kaffee
CPL. Jeffery Owen Howard: (same age as Dawson), One of the squad leaders at GITMO
CPL. Hammaker: (See Dawson), another of the squad leaders
CPL. Dunn: (See Dawson)another of the squad leaders
CAPT. Julius Alexander Randolph: 45-55 (could be slightly older), Judge at the Court Martial
CMDR. Walter Stone: (30's-late 40's) Chief medical officer at GITMO
Three Lawyers working for Whittaker: (25-55)
Tom: (aide to Jessup... late teens early 20's)
Sargeant At Arms: (25+)
Various MP's and other soldiers with minimal or no lines
NOTE: As written, this play calls for an all- male cast, with the exception of Joanne Galloway. For this production, however, primary consideration will be given to acting skills rather than gender, with the following exceptions: the director will be looking to fill the roles of Daniel Kaffee, Nathan Jessup, probably Jonathan Kendrick and Matthew Markinson with males and will be looking specifically for a female to play the role of Joanne Galloway. All other roles will be open to competition among men and women. It should also be remembered that this is a play about military personnel, a diverse group of individuals who are generally considered to be 'fit' . Because of typical movement up the Marine Corps and Navy rankings, the minimum ages are pretty rock bottom... it's possible to push the upper age ranges slightly, although doing so makes a statement about the qualifications of the individuals. Doubling of some roles is possible.
Those auditioning for roles in this play are encouraged to read the script (which may be borrowed from Vivian at the ACP Office) and to become comfortable with the lines spoken by the individuals you think you might like to play.
ROMEO AND JULIET(Youth Wing)
Auditions for Romeo and Juliet: Sunday, December 4th at 7pm and Monday, December 5th at 7pm.
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mary Claire Millies
Show dates: February 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm • February 19 at 3pm
Auditions for Noises Off: Sunday, February 19 at 7pm, Monday, February 20 at 7pm.
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop calledNothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium.” – The New York Times
Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Thurmond Whatley
Show Dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6 at 7:30pm • May 30 at 3pm
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Sunday, February 26 at 3pm, Monday, February 27 at 7pm.
This wildly warm-hearted interactive theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?
Music, Lyric, and Book by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Lisa Kirschner
Show Dates: May 26, 27, June 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm • May 30 at 3pm
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Auditions for Barefoot in the Park: May 7 and May 8
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.
Written by Neil Simon
Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm
Auditions for Outside Mullingar: Sunday, June 11, and Monday, June 12
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Haley Hughes
Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm