The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Crazy for You  

Audition Information

Auditions

Sunday February 8th 6-9 pm

Monday February 9th 7-9 pm

Wednesday Feb 11th starting at 7PM , please arrive at 6 PM to learn dance routine

Callbacks starting at 8 PM Feb 11th

Due to the storm and unsafe road conditions, the Actorsingers will NOT have auditions for Crazy for You Monday Feb 9th , we will hold auditions on Wednesday Feb 11th starting at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6 to learn a short dance routine, please note this will be the ONLY opportunity to learn the dance.

Due to time constraints everyone who is planning to audition must have learned the dance and be prepared to audition by 7 PM.

Some auditionee's may be asked to stay for callbacks on Wednesday Feb 11th , so please be prepared to stay longer.

Callbacks will start at 8 pm on Wednesday.

Callback list for those that auditioned on Monday will be posted on the website today (Feb 9th).

If possible please come prepared with your Audition form already filled out. (see below links).

Audition form (Word)                       Audition form (pdf)
What to bring/prepare:

          Music – be prepared to sing 32 bars of music from a show of similar style. Bring your own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

          Dance – wear comfortable clothing. Jazz shoes for basic movement. Character shoes if auditioning to be a follies girl. Tap shoes if auditioning for the tap number.

          Readings – cold readings from the script will be provided at the time of auditions.

*Please note, the hall will open one hour prior to auditions for auditionee’s to learn the dance portions of the audition. There are two dance auditions, a jazz and tap. Not all cast members will be required to learn tap.

 

Actorsingers age requirement: ages 16 and older may audition.


Rehearsals will begin Sunday February 15th and will be held on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings.

More Information here.

Short synopsis of the show

CRAZY FOR YOU is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930′s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It’s a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.

For a more in depth description of the show, please visit:  http://www.tamswitmark.com/shows/crazy-for-you/

 

CRAZY FOR YOU ‐ PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

BOBBY CHILD – A New Yorker in love with musical theatre but is forced to work in

a bank by his controlling mother. He has been (reluctantly) engaged to Irene Roth

for 5 years, but falls instantly in love with Polly.

Leading Man, baritone, age appropriate to Polly as a love interest, and “alike”

enough to Bela Zangler for a “mistaken identity storyline. Involved in 12 songs

(many solos) ‐ needs to be a strong singer, actor, dancer including “Fred and

Ginger” type numbers with Polly.

 

POLLY BAKER – Only SINGLE female in Deadrock where she is the postmistress

and “all American girl”. The men adore her ‐ Lank Hawkins is always asking her to

marry him but she has no interest ‐ then falls for Bobby disguised as Zangler.

Leading Lady, mezzo, age appropriate to Bobby as a love interest and daughter to

Everett. Involved in 9 musical numbers ‐ needs to be a good singer ‐ actor dancer

including tapper, and ballroom.

 

BELA ZANGLER – Male supporting role, baritone, aged 35 – 65 but must be “alike”

enough to Bobby Child for a “mistaken identity storyline. Usually played with a

Hungarian accent. Zangler is an established New York musical producer and

theatre owner / manager of the Zangler Follies. He follows Tess, his dance

director, to Deadrock despite being already married. Zangler enjoys a very funny

drunk scene and duet with Bobby so needs to be a good character actor.

 

IRENE ROTH – Supporting mezzo role, age appropriate to be Bobby’s fiance.

Bobby’s domineering fiancée engaged to him for 5 years. Irene follows him to

Deadrock and finally accepts the fact that Bobby won’t marry her because he

loves Polly. Then Irene falls madly for Lank Hawkins whom she seduces with her

only song “Naughty Baby.” She needs to move well.

 

LANK HAWKINS – Supporting male role, aged 30 – 45, owner of the Deadrock

Saloon. No solos but sings in many of the chorus numbers. Lusts after Polly ‐

wants to buy the Deadrock theatre from Polly’s father. Has some very funny lines

of dialogue so must be strong character actor.

 

EVERETT BAKER – Male baritone, Polly’s father, age appropriate to be Pollys

father. Everett is always reminiscing about how lovely Polly’s mother was when

she performed in the Gaiety Theatre, Deadrock. Finally, he falls instantly in love

with Lottie Child when she arrives in Deadrock.

 

LOTTIE CHILD – Non singing female role aged 45 – 60. Lottie is Bobby’s business

orientated and controlling mother who gives him an allowance. She wants him to

forego his ideas of being in musical theatre and make a career in the bank . She is

a very bossy and overbearing woman.

 

THE ZANGLER FOLLIES: 8 or 10 strong dancer (must tap) / singers ( all parts) –

They are the house dancers for the Zangler Theater and collectively need to be

similar enough in age and dance ability to represent a dance “troupe” al la Busby

Berekley days. While each has their own unique personality, the two featured

Follies Girls are

TESS – Female follies dance director ‐ pursued by Zangler even though he is

married. Tess sings and dances with the other follies girls so must be a good

tapper.

PATSY – Female follies girl ‐ “dumb” blonde role . Patsy has a high pitched

speaking role and sings and dances with the other follies girls.

 

THE DEADROCK COWBOYS:

MOOSE, MINGO, SAM – All aged 18 – 55, all have small dialogue and form

the Cowboy Trio who have solo pieces and sing with the male chorus. Must

be able to carry harmony. Ideally need to be dancer/tappers to partner

with the follies girls.

HARRY, PETE, CUSTUS, JIMMY,BILLY, WYATT, JUNIOR—all aged 18 – 55.

Harry is the bartender, Billy, Wyatt and Junior are the card players. All these

men have lines of dialogue and need to be tappers and dancers to partner

the follies girls. All these men involved in staged gun fights for the tourists.

 

EUGENE FODOR – Male baritone, cameo role, aged 30 – 60, an English tourist

who with his sister is writing a guide book to the American West. He needs to be

able to move well. .

 

PATRICIA FODOR – Eugene’s English sister, cameo role soprano, aged 30 – 60 and

fellow tourist. Also needs to be able to move well.

 

ENSEMBLE – play crowds in NY, additional Deadrock residents / guests for the

new theater, roadies for the Follies when they travel to Deadrock (Costumers,

Crew etc.....)

 

All auditions and info night will be held at:

Actorsinger Hall

219 Lake Street

Nashua NH

Any specific questions you may have regarding the show, please email the director at marthdh@gmail.com

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, January 5, 2015 7:58:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Actorsingers NHTA Top Finalists - 13th Annual  

Nominations Announced

NH Theater Awards Top Finalists

Congratulations to All Finalists!

 

Actorsingers nominations are listed below

 

BEST PRODUCTION - MUSICAL - COMMUNITY

The Music Man – Actorsingers

Young Frankenstein – Actorsingers

 

BEST PRODUCTION - YOUTH

Legally Blonde the Musical - Actorsingers, Teen

 

BEST DIRECTOR - MUSICAL - COMMUNITY

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Paul Metzger)

 

BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL - COMMUNITY

The Music Man - Actorsingers (Michael Coppola as Harold Hill)

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Marc Murai as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein)

 

BEST ACTOR - YOUTH

Legally Blonde the Musical - Actorsingers, Teen (Sean Fitzgerald as Emmett Forrest)

 

BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL - COMMUNITY

The Music Man - Actorsingers (Caity Glover as Marian Paroo)    

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Sarah Souter as Elizabeth Benning) 

 

BEST ACTRESS - YOUTH

Legally Blonde the Musical - Actorsingers, Teen (Susan Dudka as Elle Woods)     

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - MUSICAL - COMMUNITY

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Eric Skoglund as Igor)

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Stuart Harmon as The Monster)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - MUSICAL - COMMUNITY

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Rachel Cerullo as Frau Blucher)

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Mia Berardi as Inga)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - YOUTH

Legally Blonde the Musical - Actorsingers, Teen (Jill Tokac as Paulette)

 

BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR – COMMUNITY

The Music Man - Actorsingers (Jed Holland)

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Judy Hayward)

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER - COMMUNITY

Legally Blonde the Musical – Actorsingers, Teen (Brittney-Lynne Stanley)

The Music Man - Actorsingers (Martha Daniels Holland)

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Donna O’Bryant Metzger)

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER - COMMUNITY

Young Frankenstein – Actorsingers (Lindsay Vago)

 

BEST SCENIC DESIGNER - COMMUNITY

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Don Smith-Weiss, Dennis Schneider, Paul Metzger Will McGregor)

 

BEST SOUND DESIGNER - COMMUNITY

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Michael D. O'Keefe)

 

BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER - COMMUNITY

Young Frankenstein - Actorsingers (Rick Brooks, Craig Brennan, Dennis Schneider)

 

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, December 19, 2014 5:03:00 PM Categories: Actorsingers Teen In the Spotlight Main Stage NHTA

2015-2016 Playreading Mixer and Social Event!  

Share Your Opinions
 
When:  Thursday, December 11th
Time:    7:00pm
Place:   Actorsingers Hall
 
Join us for a night of fun and festivities! We will be reviewing the 7 shows in consideration for our Main Stage 2015-2016 season. We'll also have snacks and drinks (courtesy of the Playreading and Social Committees) after the presentation and an opportunity to talk to the Playreading Committee about your thoughts and opinions. There may be some surprises!
 
It should be a fun night so make plans to attend!
Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2:58:00 PM Categories: Main Stage social event

Actorsingers participation in the AmazonSmile Program 

A very simple way to support your favorite non-profit organization

 

We are excited to announce Actorsingers participation in the AmazonSmile Program.

Many of us already use Amazon throughout the year or during the Holiday season, by shopping using AmazonSmile and selecting Actorsingers as your charitable organization we will receive quarterly donation checks from AmazonSmile foundation. A very simple way to support your favorite non-profit organization.

 

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization, please select Actorsingers. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, you must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Actorsingers. You can support us by shopping at Amazon using this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7317528.

 

Actorsingers

 

Happy shopping and thank-you very much for selecting Actorsingers as your selected Charitable Organization!

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, October 13, 2014 11:40:00 AM Categories: Main Stage

Crazy For You Direction Team Announced  

Show Dates May 15-17 2015
 
We are happy to announce the Crazy for You Direction Team!

Director  - Martha Daniels Holland

Music Director - Judy Hayward

Choreographer - Jan McTeague Gallagher

 

Stay tuned for audition information...

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:58:00 PM Categories: Main Stage

2015-2016 Mainstage Musical Survey  

Tell us what you want to see!

Now is your chance to have input into the Actorsingers upcoming Main Stage season!

We are looking for you to tell us which musical theatre productions you would like to attend and/or be a part of for the 2015-2016 season!

It's easy to help us pick our next season! Simply select 1-3 musicals from our 31 choices. That's it!

If you want to enter your own selections, that's great too but please make sure that your shows are available to Community Theatre companies before entering them. For example, Newsies is a great show but not available yet.

We'll tally the results and include your feedback into our discussions for our upcoming Main Stage Season.

This survey will close by October 1st.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:29:00 PM Categories: Main Stage Survey

Young Frankenstein Auditions 

Information Night to be held Sunday Aug 3rd 7 PM
 
Information Night

Sunday, August 3, 2014 7:00 pm

Meet the directors, hear their concepts for the show, ask whatever questions you have, then stick around afterward for a social gathering!

More information here

 

Audition Dates & Times

Sunday, August 10th from 6-10 pm
Monday, August 11 from 7-10 pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm (if needed)

Audition Details click here
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:27:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

HIppo Best of 2014 

Thank you to everyone who voted - we are truly honored!

Readers’ Picks - ARTS

Best Live Theatrical Production - Best of Nashua

  •   Actorsingers "Les Misérables" November 2013

Best Art, Theatre or Classical Music Event - Best of Nashua

  •  Actorsingers Les Misérables November 2013

Read More at http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/345/

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:24:00 PM Categories: In the Spotlight Main Stage

Young Frankenstein Production Details 

Updated 14 Aug 2014 (cast list posted)

Congratulations to the cast of "Young Frankstein" and Thank You to everyone who came and auditioned!  The cast list has been posted.

Go to http://www.actorsingers.org/cast-lists.aspx and click on the yellow piece of paper taped to the door to see the cast list.

Rehearsals begin this Monday, August 18th -- details to follow via email.

 


Adapted for the stage from the movie of the same name, "Young Frankenstein" tells the story of Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen"), the grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

The comedy genius Mel Brooks (creator of the record-breaking Broadway sensation "The Producers") adapts his electrifyingly funny film of the same name into a brilliant stage creation, and The Actorsingers are pleased to bring you the New Hampshire premiere of this hilarious show!

Performance Dates

Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 8 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 8 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 2 pm

 

Production Team
  • Director - Paul Metzger
  • Music Director - Judy Hayward
  • Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant Metzger
  • Producers - Brian Mehlman, Daryl O'Bryant
  • Assistant Director - Steve Harper
  • Technical Director - Dennis Schneider
  • Stage Manager - Steve Harper
  • Properties - Gretchen Gray
  • Set Designers - Don Smith-Weiss, Will McGregor, Paul Metzger, Dennis Schneider
  • Costumers - [Costume Lead Available], Lindsay Vago, Beth Schwartz

 

Primary Roles

 

DR. FREDERICK FRANKENSTEIN
The eccentric grandson of an infamous mad scientist. He is the Dean of Anatomy at New York's best university.
Male, 30-45 yrs old, Range: Bb2 - G4.  Must dance well.

THE MONSTER
The large, misunderstood creation of Frederick. A hopeless romantic.  Must be physically large and imposing, but also needs a sweet side and good comic timing.  Has dialogue and a song as well.
Male, 30-40 yrs old, Range: D3 - Bb4.  Some dancing, must move well.

IGOR
Frederick's faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant.  Must have great comic timing and good dance skills.
Male, 30-45 yrs old, Range: C3 - G4.  Must dance well.

INGA
The not-so-bright assistant to Frederick. Young and sexy.
Female, 20-30 yrs old, Range: G#3 - A5.  Must dance well.  Needs to yodel.

ELIZABETH BENNING
Self-loving, naive, boisterous fiancee of Frederick.
Female, 30-40 yrs old, Range: F#3 - F5.  Must move well.

FRAU BLÜCHER
The proud housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate. Intense and stern.  She was the girlfriend of the original Dr. Frankenstein (the grandfather).
Female, 50-65 yrs old, Range: E3 - B4.  Must move well.

 

Supporting Roles

INSPECTOR HANS KEMP
The justice-driven, protective, steadfast town inspector.
Male, 40-50 yrs old, Range: A2 - F4

THE HERMIT
The lonely, poor, blind town hermit. Has a great solo and scene!
Male, 35-55 yrs old, Range: A2 - Db4

DR. VICTOR VON FRANKENSTEIN
Frederick's infamous grandfather and creator of the original monster. A proud and stubborn man.
Male, 55-65 yrs old, Range: B2 - F4.  Must dance well.

ZIGGY
The well-intentioned village idiot.
Male, 20-35 yrs old, Range: B3 - E4

 

Character Roles

There are 34 additional named character roles in this show, above and beyond the Principal and Supporting roles!  Many actors (possibly everyone) will get either a spoken or sung line in this show.  These additional named characters are:  Herald, Woman Villager, Male Villager #1, Male Villager #2, Male Villager #3, Male Villager #4, Male Villager #5, Student #1, Student #2, Student #3, Mr. Hilltop, Telegraph Boy, Steward, Purser, Seeing-Off Woman #1, Seeing-Off Woman #2, Shoeshine Man, Horse #1, Horse #2, Mordecai, Mad Scientist #1, Mad Scientist #2, Mad Scientist #3, Mad Scientist #4, Village Quartet (bass), Village Quartet (baritone), Village Quartet (lead), Village Quartet (tenor), Masha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Nails), Sasha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Makeup), Tasha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Hair), Basha (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Wardrobe), Bob (Elizabeth’s Entourage, Astrologer), and Count Dracula.

In addition to the total of 44 named roles, there are Ensemble roles for Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, and Mad Scientists!

 

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 18th, at which time a full rehearsal schedule and scripts will be handed out.  Rehearsals, in general, will be:

Sundays from 6-10 pm
Wednesdays from 7-10 pm
Mondays from 7-10pm (for primary roles and smaller scenes)

Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:56:00 AM Categories: Auditions In the Spotlight Main Stage
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