FREUD'S LAST SESSION
Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life.
Performed in the Bechtel Experimental Theatre
Written by Mark St. Germain
Show Dates: July 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm • July 17 at 3pm
Directed by Maureen Woltermann
Roles for two males:
Sigmund Freud - 60 or over; understandable German accent preferred. Ability to carry nuances of engaging debate with Lewis with a quick pace.
C.S. Lewis - 40's; a rising Don at Oxford; ability to spar intellectually with Freud in quick witted manner.
In both roles, director will be looking for variety in tone, ability to carry the roles in conversational, intellectual and entertaining manner.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Auditions for Beauty and the Beast: Monday, June 20 & Tuesday, June 21 at 7pm
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Show Dates: September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm • September 4 and 11 at 3pm
Directed by Juli Davis
Please prepare and memorize an excerpt from a Broadway song no longer than 16 measures and have the track ready on an iPod/MP3 player or CD. CD player and iPod/MP3 player hookup will be provided. If you would like to sing a song from Beauty and the Beast, we will have tracks to play. We will also have a piano available if you would like to bring your own accompanist, however no accompanist will be provided. No a capella auditions. Please also be prepared for cold readings from the script. There will not be a dance portion of the audition.
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
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
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