Audition

Addams Family Cast of Actors

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.

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE AUDITION INFORMATION

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE

Six tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted by Michael Pocaro

Auditions: Monday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: TBD

Performances: Thursday, October 26th – Sunday, October 29th, 2017

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE will be directed by Michael Pocaro. Auditions may consist of readings from the script, individual monologues are welcomed.

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 – PHANTASIES

Synopsis

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE is a collection of stories and one poem by Edgar Allan Poe as adapted for stage. Although most narratives and dialogue may be memorized, the overall presentation has the flavor of “Readers Theater.” Presented with a minimum of sets, costumes and technical effects, Phantasies Such As These will be performed in the intimate setting of our Studio Theatre.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Men: Mid 20’s to Late 30’s

Old Men: Mid 40’s or Older

Women: 20’s to 30’s

Check back for a synopsis and character descriptions. Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

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 Aliota 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:

DELORIS VAN CARTIER:

MOTHER SUPERIOR:

SISTER MARY ROBERT:

SISTER MARY PATRICK

SISTER MARY LAZARUS:

MONSIGNOR O’HARA

CURTIS:

EDDIE:

TJ:

JOEY:

PABLO:

SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS:

SISTER MARY THERESA:

MICHELLE:

TINA:

ERNIE:

Check back for character descriptions. 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:

Character Descriptions:

BENJAMIN:

MRS. ROBINSON:

MR. ROBINSON:

ELAINE:

MR. BRADDOCK:

MRS. BRADDOCK:

STRIPPER:

HOTEL CLERK:

PSYCHIATRIST:

PRIEST:

Check back for a synopsis and character descriptions. 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:

Sunday, October 8th 

12 PM – 2 PM Audition for children ages 10 – 14 Only.  

Please arrive by 11:45 AM and be ready to audition at  12 PM.  The dance audition will be taught beginning at 12 PM – 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.  Children under age 10 are not eligible for this audition.  Wear comfortable clothing.

Note:  This is the ONLY time scheduled for children to audition for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  Children must be available to attend from 12-2pm 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

Please arrive at 1:45  with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show and be ready to audition at 2 PM. The dance audition will be taught beginning at 2PM – all will be taught in one group – latecomers will not have additional time to learn the dance combination so please be on time.  

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.

Please arrive by 1:45 PM and be ready to audition at 2PM

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.

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

Rehearsals: Sunday, October 22nd – Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

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 Audition Sheet – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 

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:

THE BEAST/PRINCE: 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 

BELLE: 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

MAURICE:  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: 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: 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:  D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Tenor: D-High A

COGSWORTH: 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: 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

BABETTE: 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: 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 

CHIP: Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D-High D 

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)  and 4 – 6 children (double cast for a total of 8 – 12) ages 10 – 14 ONLY for chorus also needed. 

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:

GORDON MILLER:

JOSEPH GRIBBLE:

HARRY BINION:

FAKER ENGLUND:

CHRISTINE MARLOWE:

LEO DAVIS:

HILDA MANNEY:

GREGORY WAGNER:

SIMON JENKINS:

TIMOTHY HOGARTH:

DR. GLASS:

BANK MESSENGER:

SENATOR BLAKE:

Check back for character descriptions. 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/Dance 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:

CINDERELLA: A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Gender: female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3

JACK:  young actors (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. Gender: male Age: 14 to 17 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2

BAKER: 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. Gender: male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2

BAKER’S WIFE: 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. Gender: female Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER: The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Gender: female Age: 40 to 50 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

FLORINDA: Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Gender: female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: Ab5 Vocal range bottom: C4

LUCINDA: Cinderella’s stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Gender: female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: Ab5 Vocal range bottom: C4

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

WITCH: Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Gender: female Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER/JACK’S MOTHER/GIANT: 

(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. Gender: female Age: 35 to 65 Vocal range top: Gb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

NARRATOR/MYSTERIOUS MAN: (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. Gender: male Age: 30-50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2

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

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE/WOLF: (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. Gender: male Age: 25 to35 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

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

 

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:

 

 

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:

ROBERT:

BERNARD:

JACQUELINE:

SUZANNE:

GEORGE:

SUZETTE:

Check back for character descriptions. 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: Wednesday, March 6th 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: TBD

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 Audition Sheet – HEATHERS

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:

JASON DEAN:

HEATHER CHANDLER:

HEATHER MCNAMARA:

HEATHER DUKE:

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK:

KURT KELLY:

RAM SWEENEY:

BELEAGUERED GEEK:

PREPPY STUD/OFFICER MILNER:

HIPSTER DORK/OFFICER MCCORD:

NEW WAVE GIRL:

STONER CHICK:

YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE:

BILL SWEENY/BIG BUD DEAN/COACH RIPPER:

PAUL KELLY/MR. SAWYER/PRINCIPAL GOWAN:

MRS. SAWYER/PAULINE FLEMING:

Check back for character descriptions. 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 Audition Sheet – ANY NUMBER CAN DIE 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:

CHUCK: A likable young man in his early twenties.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

MAX BIALYSTOCK:

LEOPOLD BLOOM:

ROGER DE BRIS:

CARMEN GHIA:

ULLA:

FRANZ LIEBKIND:

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