Audition

Welcome!  We hope you will audition for a Sunset show!

We hold auditions for all performances at Sunset Playhouse, and everyone is welcome to try-out for every show!

Scripts may be checked out at the box office Tuesday (1-7 pm), Wednesday-Friday (1-5 pm) and Saturday (1-4 pm) with a $10 deposit. No guarantee of availability. For further information or if you have any questions, contact Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or by calling (262) 782-4431 ext. 221.

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS AUDITION INFORMATION

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

by Joe DiPietro
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York

 

Auditions: Monday, July 24th – Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: Monday, July 31st – Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Performances: Thursday, September 7th – Sunday, September 24th, 2017

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – OVER THE RIVER You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his beloved (but annoying) grandparents every Sunday for dinner. When he announces that he’s been offered a dream job that will take him away, the news doesn’t sit so well. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best to stop him, and that includes inviting to dinner the lovely–and single–Caitlin O’Hare.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

Nick – age 20-40 years old. Nice-looking, “next door” kind of young man. A bit sarcastic, funny, hardworking, which gets in the way of his happiness. Loves his grandparents deeply but communicates with them through benign (never mean) bickering.

Frank – age 40-80 years old. A former carpenter, Frank is very proud of where he has come from. He is fighting getting older and does not want to give up his independence. Frank loves his family but does not know why they have moved so far away.

Nunzio – age 40-80 years old. Emma’s husband. Nunzio is deeply in love with his wife and is a great storyteller.

Female Characters

Aida – age 40-80 years old. Aida is Frank’s rock. A very simple, loving woman whose life has been about husband and family. She is a homemaker/housewife and a bit of a worrier.

Emma – age 40-80 years old. Emma is Nunzio’s wife and loves him deeply. She’s a bit more modern than Aida, with a sense of herself. Emma can be a bit of a spitfire and is not afraid to share her opinion.

Caitlin – age 20-40 years old. Attractive and charming, Caitlin is not one to settle for less. She is a bit old-fashioned and stands up for what she believes.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

SISTER ACT AUDITION INFORMATION

SISTER ACT

Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, August 21st – Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Rehearsals: Monday, September 4th – Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Performances: Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017

SISTER ACT will be directed by Diana Alioto with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – SISTER ACT You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

 When disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank commit a murder at the grungy club where she’s performing, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community. Word of their success reaches Curtis and his mob, who arrive on the scene to settle their score with Deloris and find themselves battling not only her, but a gang of feisty nuns and the Mother Superior as well.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

MONSIGNOR O’HARA: One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: E3

CURTIS: A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: A2

EDDIE: The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2

TJ: Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Db3

JOEY: One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

PABLO: One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4

ERNIE: One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

Female Characters

DELORIS VAN CARTIER: An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to accept it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E3

MOTHER SUPERIOR: The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: D3

SISTER MARY ROBERT: A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower personality has made her live a shell of a life. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: F#3

SISTER MARY PATRICK: A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

SISTER MARY LAZARUS: A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’s soul music. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: F3

SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

SISTER MARY THERESA: A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

MICHELLE: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

TINA: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3

NUNS (all ages) – a large group of singing and dancing nuns will be needed for the ensemble.  

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

THE GRADUATE AUDITION INFORMATION

THE GRADUATE

A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson

Based on the Novel by Charles Webb and 

The Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henry

By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal

Originally Produced on the London and Broadway Stage by John Reid and Sacha Brooks

 

Auditions: Tuesday, November 7th – Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, January 11th – Sunday, January 14th, 2017

THE GRADUATE will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE GRADUATE.

Synopsis

A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the ’60s, Benjamin’s disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in the  After Sunset Studio production.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

BENJAMIN (ages 20 – 28): Once the ideal student and son, and now a recent college graduate, he keeps hearing he has his whole life ahead of him; disillusioned with the idea that everything he’s worked for is without meaning or purpose, he desperately seeks a future that is different from the “American Dream” he grew up in; this is a largely dramatic role with biting, understated, dry humor.

MR. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 60): Mrs. Robinson’s husband, Elaine’s father, and long-time business partner of Mr. Braddock; considers Benjamin the son he never had, and is as equally proud of him as Mr. Braddock; wants Benjamin to take a romantic interest in Elaine to solidify the business relationship and friendship between the two families; both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

MR. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 60): Benjamin’s father and long-time business partner of Mr. Robinson; immensely proud of his wealth and family, he has big dreams and aspirations for Ben; he tries to support and understand his son despite his bizarre behavior, only to push Ben further away; both comedic and dramatic chops needed.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

Female Characters

MRS. ROBINSON (ages 40 – 50): Seductive, manipulative, sexy, and destructive; she finds an emotionally vulnerable Benjamin and manipulates and seduces him into an affair; she does not seem to have any other interest or concern for Benjamin until the notion of him dating her daughter reaches her.

ELAINE (ages 20 – 28): Daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Robinson; her bright, seemingly naive and optimistic charm casts a stark contrast to Benjamin’s somber tone; she wishes to lead a normal and responsible life despite her emotionally fragile disposition caused by the long-past-deteriorated marriage between her parents and destructive nature of her mother.

MRS. BRADDOCK (ages 40 – 50): Benjamin’s mother; almost entirely out-of-the-loop, she desperately tries to understand her son, often by asking the most direct and awkward questions; this is a largely comedic role.

STRIPPER (ages 25 – 40): Speaking role that may also be doubled; burlesque experience a huge plus; must be comfortable performing in pasties.

HOTEL CLERK (ages 25+): Male or Female

PSYCHIATRIST (ages 35+): Male or Female

PRIEST (ages 35+): Male or Female

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AUDITION INFORMATION

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller with music direction by Mark Mrozek.

Vocal/Dance Auditions:

Saturday, September 30th 

  • 10 AM – 1 PM Audition for children ages 10 – 14 Only.  
  • Please arrive by 9:45 AM and be ready to audition at  10 AM.  The dance audition will be taught beginning at 10 AM – all children will be taught in one group so please come on time as there will be limited time to learn the dance combination.  Children will be taught a vocal selection from the show and do not need to bring in their own sheet music. Wear comfortable clothing. Children under age 10 are not eligible for this audition.  
  • Note:  This is the ONLY time scheduled for children to audition for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  Children must be available to attend from 10 AM -1 PM to be considered for the show.
  • Parents please view the performance calendar on the Sunset website and be prepared to list all rehearsal and performance date conflicts.  Children (including Chip) will be double cast.
  • Sunday, October 8: 2PM – 5 PM Auditions for Singers and Dancers 15 years old and up

 

Sunday, October 15th 6 PM – 10 PM:  Audition for singers and dancers aged 15 and up only

  • Please show up at 5:45 PM  and be ready to audition at 6:00 PM.  The dance audition will be taught beginning at 6PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition you will have time to change before the singing audition if desired. 
  • Bring a 32 bar cut of a song in your key in the style of the show. Provide sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.
  • Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Callbacks (if needed): Tuesday, October 17th: 6pm – 10pm 

Rehearsals:  October 19, 2017 – Novemerb 29, 2017 (Read Through October 19th 6:30 pm and 1st Music Rehearsal October 21st 10am)

Performances: Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the 

You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

Adapted from the Walt Disney animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont – Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

THE BEAST/PRINCE (ages 20 – 30): The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence.  The Beast will transform into the Prince at the end of the show – One actor will portray both the Beast and Belle’s Prince. Baritone: A-High F 

MAURICE (ages 40 – 60):  Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Baritone: B flat-High D flat 

GASTON (ages 20 – 30): Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A-High F 

LEFOU (ages 17 – 30): Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B-High F Sharp

MONSIEUR D’ ARQUE (ages 25 – 40):  D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Tenor: D-High A

COGSWORTH (ages 25 – 40): Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A-High E

LUMIERE (ages 20 – 30): Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A-High F sharp

CHIP (ages 10 – 15 depending on size and unchanged voice): Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D-High D 

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

Chorus (ages 10 – 14): 4 – 6 children (double cast for a total of 8 – 12)  ONLY for chorus

Female Characters

BELLE (ages 17 – 25, looking): Belle is the original fairy tale heroine-kind, gentle, and beautiful. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. MezzoSoprano: Low A-High F

BABETTE (ages 20 – 30): Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C-C 

MRS. POTTS (ages 30 – 40): Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp- High G 

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp-High G 

STRONG DANCERS, SINGERS (ages 15 & up)

Chorus (ages 10 – 14): 4 – 6 children (double cast for a total of 8 – 12)  ONLY for chorus

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

ROOM SERVICE AUDITION INFORMATION

ROOM SERVICE

Book by John Murray and Allen Boretz
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Original Production by George Abbott at the Cort Theatre, New York City

Auditions: Monday, November 13th – Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, November 15th, 2017 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, December 4th, 2017 – Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, January 18th – Sunday, February 3rd, 2018

ROOM SERVICE will be directed by Michael Pocaro. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – ROOM SERVICE You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

A nimble-witted producer, living on credit with several actors in a Broadway hotel, is desperately in need of a good script. He finds one, and, by great good luck, he also finds an angel with $15,000. The play shows how, during a hectic few days, the producer plays hide-and-seek with the angel who wants to withdraw his financial support, manages to outwit creditors, and at the very last moments puts over his play in spite of the most ludicrous and unexpected obstacles.

Character Descriptions

SASHA SMIRNOFF (ages 35 – 45): A waiter in the hotel and a would-be actor.

GORDON MILLER (ages 30 – 40): A fast-talking, quick-witted producer with big ideas and a very small budget, Gordon Miller is a fly-by-night leader of a penniless theatrical troupe.

JOSEPH GRIBBLE (ages 40 – 50): The harassed and helpless manager of the White Way Hotel where an indigent theatrical troupe can’t pay their tab.

HARRY BINION (ages 25 – 40): A witty stage director who can’t think with his clothes on.

FAKER ENGLUND (ages 30 – 40): Gordon Miller’s man Friday, Faker Englund is the idea man and stage manager. He is an expert in dodging hotel bills.

CHRISTINE MARLOWE (ages 25 – 35): Young and pretty, Christine Marlowe is responsible for finding a backer for Miller’s production.

LEO DAVIS (ages 25 -35): A naïve playwright from Oswego, Leo Davis is the author of Miller’s intended production. He is young and inexperienced in the ways of the world.

HILDA MANNEY (ages 20 – 30): A sweet simple soul, Hilda Manney is Miller’s secretary.

GREGORY WAGNER (age 50ish): The apoplectic and roaring hotel executive, Gregory Wagner is a red-faced and over-bearing company man who inadvertently becomes a backer of Miller’s play.

SIMON JENKINS (ages 40 – 60): Miller’s “angel,” Simon Jenkins is a representative of a money magnate who wants in invest in the play.

TIMOTHY HOGARTH (ages 25 – 60): The man from the collection agency, Timothy Hogarth has come to repossess Davis’s typewriter.

DR. GLASS (ages 40 – 60): The harassed hotel doctor who advertises in elevators.

BANK MESSENGER: Ensemble role

SENATOR BLAKE: Ensemble role

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

INTO THE WOODS AUDITION INFORMATION

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Vocal Auditions: Monday, January 8th – Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 7:00pm

Callbacks: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, January 22nd – Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, March 1st – Sunday, March 18th, 2018

INTO THE WOODS will be directed by Nate Groonwald with music direction by Mark Mrozek. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – INTO THE WOODS You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”, as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers’ Rapunzel), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

JACK (ages 13-17): The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Seeking to cast a young performer. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2

BAKER (ages 30 – 40): A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.  Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2

NARRATOR/MYSTERIOUS MAN (ages 30 – 50): (Narrator) An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. (Mysterious Man) A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE/WOLF (ages 25 – 35): (Rapunzel’s Prince) Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. (Wolf) Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.  Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

CINDERELLA’S PRINCE (ages 25 – 35): Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.  Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: B2

Female Characters

CINDERELLA (ages 20 – 30): A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3

BAKER’S WIFE (ages 30 – 40): Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.  Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER (ages 40 – 50): The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

FLORINDA (ages: 25 – 35): Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.  Vocal range top: Ab5 Vocal range bottom: C4

LUCINDA (ages 25 – 35): Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Vocal range top: Ab5 Vocal range bottom: C4

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD (ages 13 – 17): A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Seeing to cast a young performer. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

WITCH (ages 45 – 55): Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.  Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER/JACK’S MOTHER/GIANT (ages 35 – 65): (Jack’s Mother) Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. (Cinderella’s Mother) Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. (Giant) Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.  Vocal range top: Gb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

RAPUNZEL (ages 20 – 30): A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.  Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

BETRAYAL AUDITION INFORMATION

BETRAYAL

by Harold Pinter

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC

Auditions: Monday, February 12th – Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 7:00pm

Rehearsals: Monday, March 22nd – Friday, April 4th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, April 5th – Sunday, April 8th, 2018

BETRAYAL will be directed by Dustin J. Martin. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script. 

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – BETRAYAL.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (April 2-4th) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

The play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry’s dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance. Thereafter, in a series of contiguous scenes, the play moves backward in time, from the end of the Emma-Jerry affair to its beginning, throwing into relief the little lies and oblique remarks that, in this time-reverse, reveal more than direct statements, or overt actions, ever could.
 

Character Descriptions

EMMA (age 38): Emma is angry because she believes that Robert has been unfaithful to her, yet she ascribes little importance to the fact that she has betrayed both Robert and Jerry. This obliviousness to the consequences of her own actions is a main facet of her character.

JERRY (age 40): Jerry is inherently a romantic, and it is this impulse that leads him to betray Robert, his best friend. 

ROBERT (age 40): He is a realist and something of a detective.

WAITER:

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER AUDITION INFORMATION

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER

A Comedy by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Auditions: Monday, February 26th – Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, March 12th – Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, April 19th – Sunday, May 6th 2018

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER will be directed by Michael Pocaro. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – DONT DRESS FOR DINNER You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Character Descriptions

All characters ages are late 20s to late 30s “range”

Male Characters

BERNARD:  Married man with “plans” for the weekend while his wife is out of town.

ROBERT: Bernard’s friend and confidant….and Jacqueline’s lover.

GEORGE: Suzette’s husband. Very jealous and prone to violence.

Female Characters

JACQUELINE: Bernard’s wife, who just may have some plans of her own.

SUZANNE: Bernard’s mistress. Young and beautiful, with no discernible talent outside the bedroom.

SUZETTE: A cook whom Bernard has hired to cater his evening dinner party. Young, kind of mousey, but dresses up well.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL AUDITION INFORMATION

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL

Book by Michael Stewart
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the 1988 Film Heathers

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Sunday, March 4th – Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, March 6th 2018 (if necessary) 7 pm

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin in Mid-April.  Those cast will be expected to memorize lines and learn their music before the first rehearsal.  

Performances: Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th, 2018 
Note:  you must be available for all of tech week (starting the Friday before opening night) and all performances to be cast in this show.

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL will be directed by Reggie Kurschner with music direction by Mark Mrozek. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the 

Synopsis

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Rehearsals will begin in Mid-April.  Those cast will be expected to memorize lines and learn their music before the first rehearsal.  

Character Descriptions

VERONICA SAWYER (age 17): She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she’s an old soul, but she’s still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: High belting required, up to Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.

JASON DEAN(age 17): He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy.  Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.

HEATHER CHANDLER(age 17): Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy.  Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred.  Mezzo for chorus.  NOTE:  In certain choral songs Chandler can switch parts with her other Heathers as needed. 

HEATHER MCNAMARA (age 17): Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus. 

HEATHER DUKE (age 17): Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for chorus.  Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred.  Alto for chorus.

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK (age 17): Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.

KURT KELLY (age 17): Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto. NOTE:  in certain songs Ram and Kurt can switch choral assignment if, say, Ram sings higher than Kurt.

RAM SWEENEY (age 17): Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.

BELEAGUERED GEEK (ages 16 – 18): A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

PREPPY STUD/OFFICER MILNER (ages 16 – 18): A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).

HIPSTER DORK/OFFICER MCCORD (ages 16 – 18): A hipster Dork, thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

NEW WAVE GIRL (ages 16 – 18): A sullen goth girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

STONER CHICK(ages 16 – 18): A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE(ages 16 – 18): A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

BILL SWEENY/BIG BUD DEAN/COACH RIPPER (ages 40 – 45): Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper:  Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome. 

PAUL KELLY/MR. SAWYER/PRINCIPAL GOWAN (ages 30 – 45): Kurt’s Dad: Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor — power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. 

MRS. SAWYER/PAULINE FLEMING (ages 45 – 50): Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE AUDITION INFORMATION

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE

Book by Fred Carmichael
Staged by Patricia Carmichael
Original Production performed by the Caravan Theatre Summer Stock Company at the Dorset Playhouse

Auditions: Monday, April 16th – Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Sunday, April 22nd – Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Performances: Thursday, May 31st – Sunday, June 17th, 2018

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE will be directed by Carol Dolphin. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

A hilarious take off on the mystery plays of the Twenties complete with sliding panels, robed figures, wills being read at midnight, etc. The idioms, costumes, hairdos, and make up of the period add to the thrills and laughter. Four ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first case. The ever popular storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem, and the missing fortune all add to the intricate and inventive mystery off which the laughs bounce.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

CHUCK: A likable young man in his early twenties.

ROGER MASTERS: A dignified lawyer and he looks the part. He is somewhere near sixty with silver hair and a mustache. He is precise and, from his attitude, a successful business man.

T. J. LATHROP: Slightly older than Celia. He is an admitted failure, but through it all has an endearing sense of humor, but one feels he is capable of great strength when the situation calls for it.

EDGARS: Gives the appearance of something out of a Transylvanian horror story. His gray-flecked hair is combed forward over his forehead. His chalky white face has deep-set eyes. His butler’s outfit hangs grotesquely due to his hunched shoulders. When he speaks, it is slow and definite.

CARTER FORSTMAN: An energetic young man in his late twenties, but there is a coldness behind his eyes. He wears a pencil thin mustache, and his black hair is parted in the middle and plastered down.

JACK REGENT: Looks the part of the hero which he is. In his twenties, he is honest beyond all doubt, strong when necessary, but kind-hearted and true at all times.

HANNIBAL HIX: An elderly man with a mass of white curls giving his face a gnome-like quality. He is usually delighted with everything that happens and rarely sees anything but the best side of everything. He has the twinkly look and bouncy gait of an elf and nothing could please him more than to be in the midst of everything that happens.

Female Characters

JUDY: A pretty girl slightly younger than Chuck.

ZENIA: A light colored Haitian, a Creole; when she speaks it is with a Haitian accent, half French, half native. Her voice is low and resounding. She seems set apart from the rest of the world and as if she knows things before they happen.

CELIA LATHROP: A sophisticated woman of the world in her mid-forties. She is hard and determined and when she makes up her mind to get something, nothing stands in her way.

ERNESTINE WINTERGREEN: Somewhere in her sixties, she is remarkably well-preserved. There is a determination about her which covers her almost elfin, warm-hearted approach to life.

SALLY VAN VILLER: The most typical ingenue that ever breathed. she thinks only of the goodness in people and never of herself. Her pretty face is made up with tiny red lips, huge eyes, and the extreme innocence of her youth.

 

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

THE PRODUCERS AUDITION INFORMATION

THE PRODUCERS

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomal Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 14th – Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Tuesday, May 30 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Performances: Thursday, July 13th – Sunday, August 5th, 2018

THE PRODUCERS will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reggie Kurschner. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE PRODUCERS You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. They aim to produce the worst show ever and run away with millions, but they soon learn that show business can kick you in the teeth.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

MAX BIALYSTOCK (ages 45 – 60): The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2

LEOPOLD BLOOM (ages 30 – 50): An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2

ROGER DE BRIS (ages 45 – 65): New York’s most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G#2

CARMEN GHIA (ages 30 – 45): Roger Debris’ faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3

FRANZ LIEBKIND (ages 40 – 60): German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: F2

A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent will be used.  As well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Female Character

ULLA (ages 25 – 35): A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent will be used.  As well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.