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Bat Boy The Musical Auditions - 2016  

Audition Information
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:47:00 PM Categories: Auditions Fringe Project
DIRECTED BY Mia Berardi
MUSICALLY DIRECTED BY Jed Holland
CHOREOGRAPHED BY Logan Higgins

SHOW DATES
Friday, August 26th at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 27th at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 28th at 2:00pm
@ 14 Court St. Nashua, NH

REHEARSALS
Sundays 1-5pm
Tuesdays 7-10pm
Wednesdays* 7-10pm 
*Wednesday rehearsals will likely be switched to Thursday starting in August

AUDITION DATES: 

Sunday, June 5th 7-10pm (A/S Hall 1st floor only) Doors will open at 6 pm to learn the audition dance, the audition dance will be taught  ONLY from 6 - 7 pm on Sunday due to space limitations.

Please note if you arrive after 6:30 pm on Sunday you may not have enough time to learn the audition dance.


Tuesday, June 7th 7-10pm (A/S Hall 3rd floor only) Doors will open at 6 pm to learn the audition dance and will be taught as needed throughout the evening.  
 
Wednesday, June 8th 6:30 - 7:30 PM (Doors will open at 6 pm to learn the audition dance)

CALLBACKS
Call Back List
Wednesday, June 8th  7:30 - 10 PM
 
Questions please e-mail producer Ben Levine
 
Audition Form
 
Audition form in word and pdf
 
Audition dance video 
 

**AUDITION REQUIREMENTS**

AGE:
Must be at least 16 by the opening of the show (August 26, 2016)

DANCE REQUIREMENT: 
There will be a small dance combination that will be taught at auditions. This show requires medium to advanced dance skills, with some characters requiring more intense movement. Audition dance video 

VOCAL REQUIREMENT: 
Minimum 16 bars, contemporary music strongly encouraged. This show requires strong voices and features many different types of music. It is best to sing a song that shows off your entire range.
 
 
**CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS**
Ages, gender, and doubling of parts are merely suggestions.
 
 
Bat Boy - A half-bat half-human creature often referred to as “Edgar”. Once brought into town, he longs to be accepted and
treated like a human and not like an animal. Male, 16-26. Range: B2-A4 (falsetto to E5) (tenor)
Meredith Parker - Wife to Thomas. She embodies a typical 50’s housewife and will do anything for her children. Female, 30-50. Range: F2 - F4 (mezzo soprano)
Dr. Parker - Often referred to as Doctor Parker. Husband to Meredith. He is the town veterinarian. He has a dark side to him that he hides very well. Suffers from demons that he tries to keep at bay. Male, 30-50. Range: Ab2 - A4 (tenor)
Shelley Parker - Daughter to Dr. Parker and Meredith. She is the typical teenager but does have a more sensitive side to her that she doesn’t let many people see. Female, 16-26. Range: Ab2 - Ab4 (+ raps) (soprano)
 
The Townsfolk/Ensemble:
Sheriff Reynolds - He is the sheriff of Hope Falls, West Virginia. He is well respected in the town but is coming up for reelection and wants to please everyone that he can. Male, 20-60. Range: C#3 - F4 (baritone)
Rick Taylor - One out of three rowdy Taylor kids who finds Bat Boy. Also Shelley’s boyfriend. Drag role. He doubles as Lorraine and Mr. Dillon. Strong acting/singing needed. Male, 16-28. Range: E3 - B4 (+ raps) (tenor)
Ron Taylor - Another rowdy Taylor kid. Drag role. Doubles as Maggie and also Clem. Male, 16-28. Range: C3 – D4 (baritone)
Ruthie Taylor - The last of the rowdy Taylor kids. Drag role. Doubles as Ned. Female, 16-28.
Mrs. Taylor - Mother to the Taylor kids. She is loud and makes her presence known. Drag role. Doubles as Roy. Male, 28-50. Range: E3-F4 (mezzo soprano)
Reverend Billy Hightower - A preacher and faith healer who holds a traveling tent. Doubles as institute man as well as doctor. Male, 30-50. Range: Eb3 - Bb4 (tenor) or C3 - Eb4 (soprano)
Bud - A rancher. Drag role. Doubles as Daisy. Male, 16-60.
Muses/Pan - The director’s vision has added additional parts to the show. The Greek Muses will tell the story of Bat Boy and will do most of the ensemble work as it is their story to tell. They will directly interact with characters onstage but are only “seen” by the audience. Pan is also included here and has a solo. The Muses require strong dancing and singing ability as their role will be very important in this production. Must be comfortable wearing a leotard and body paint. Pan range: Eb3 - A4 (tenor) or Eb3 - C4 (alto)
 
**FINAL NOTE**
 
This show is going to be a great experience with hilarious doubling, breaking the fourth wall and audience interaction. It is important that those interested in this production are willing to give it their all since it is a high energy show and will require those involved to not be afraid to challenge themselves. Please give it your all at auditions and be ready to let your creative heart and mind come to life!

American Idiot - Cast List  

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, June 5, 2015 1:02:00 AM Categories: Cast List Fringe Project

Congratulations to the Cast!

JOHNNY - Joe Paoni

TUNNY – Steven Gonzalez

WILL – Matt Kaiser

ST. JIMMY – Elliot Owens

WHATSERNAME – Jessica Vaughn

HEATHER – Sheree Owens

EXTRAORDINARY GIRL – Anja Ward

 

ENSEMBLE - THE MEN

CAM – Cam Cassella

CONNOR - Connor Vigeant

JESSE – Jesse Drake

JOEY - Joey T.

LOGAN - Logan Higgins

NAT – Nat Ward

PHIL – Phillip Laks

 

ENSEMBLE - THE WOMEN

KELSEY – Kelsey Rae Marot

LO – Lauren Dillon

DANIELLE – Danielle Lepine

JOANNE – Joanne Wood

CAITLIN – Caitlin Thistle

JULIE – Julie Shea

KELLY – Kelly Purpura

JEN – Jennifer Ryder

LAUREN - Lauren Friedman

STEPH - Stephanie Pappas

ANGELICA - Angelica Rosenthal

LEAH - Leah Schwartz

SARAH - Sarah Wenrich

 

 

 

American Idiot 

Audition Info
Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:21:00 PM Categories: Auditions Fringe Project
AUDITIONS FOR AMERICAN IDIOT!
 
Dates:  Wednesday June 3rd and Thursday June 4th (7-10 PM) (doors open 1 hour early to learn audition dance)

Callbacks: Saturday June 6th @ 6 PM

Place: Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua, NH
 
Requirements for Auditions:
 
Age:  Must be at least 20 years old and/or look to be under 40 years old.
Character age ranges are generally 20-30 years old (see descriptions below).
 
Dance requirement:  This is a very high energy show. A dance audition will be required. Arrive 1 hour prior to the start of auditions to learn a short dance combination. It will also be taught throughout the evening. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move easily in.
 
Vocal requirement:  Be ready to present a song in the style of the show (not from the show) that best represents your style and range - approximately 32 bars. Bring either sheet music (accompanist provided) or backing tracks on a CD to sing with (no vocals).
 
Drama requirement:  Since this is a completely sung thru musical. You will be required to act your audition song. This means that you need to put some genuine feelings into the song you are presenting. Think about the words and meaning....show your ability to "sell the song".
 
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7-10pm
 
Show dates: Friday August 28, Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30
Just added Thursday Sept 3, Friday Sept 4 and Saturday Sept 5
 
Character Descriptions
 
**Being able to play guitar (or learn) is a requirement for these characters.

**JOHNNY The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs. Male, 20-30 yrs old. Range: B2 - B4

**TUNNY Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream. Male, 20-30 yrs old. Range: D3 - B4

**WILL Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships. Male, 20-30 yrs old. Range: C#3 - A4

ST. JIMMY Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername. Male, 30-40 yrs old. Range: C3 - F#5 

WHATSERNAME A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: F#3 - D#5

HEATHER A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: A3 - E5

EXTRAORDINARY GIRL A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: Bb3 - E5  

ENSEMBLE:

THE MEN (THEO, DECLAN, CHASE, BRIAN, BEN, ANDREW, MIGUEL, GERARD and JOSHUA)

THE WOMEN (ALYSHA, LIBBY, LESLIE, REBECCA, MARY, CHRISTINA, CHELSEA, ASHLEY)

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American Idiot - Information Night  

May 27, 2015 7 PM
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, April 20, 2015 3:06:00 PM Categories: Fringe Project

Join the Production Team of AMERICAN IDIOT for a night of information and Green Day fun on Wednesday, May 27th at 7pm at Actorsingers Hall. 

 

We'll be discussing the show and audition expectations, listening to some music and showing the documentary "Broadway Idiot". We'll supply the popcorn, you supply the enthusiasm and beverages! It should be a great time so please consider joining us whether you want to audition or just help on the production....we'd love to see you! 

What’s new with Actorsingers summer 2015 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, March 16, 2015 5:39:00 PM Categories: Fringe Project

What’s new this summer at the Actorsingers?

In addition to our summer Teen show (“Wedding Singer”), we are going to produce a summer adult show. We are stepping out of our comfort zone to try something experimental and new…. the Actorsingers Fringe Theatre Project.  This new project has the potential to not only introduce exciting, edgier entertainment to the Nashua Community but also to offer adults and college age students the opportunity to work on a theatre project (on stage or in technical areas) that will challenge them.

So, the Actorsingers Fringe Theatre Project proudly presents the Green Day rock musical “American Idiot”, the NH debut of this edgy, exciting show! It will be performed at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre in Nashua the last weekend of August 2015. Audition information will be released soon. Check the Actorsingers website, www.actorsingers.org and our Facebook page for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Donna O’Bryant Metzger

Music Directed by Jeffrey Prescott

Choreographed by Jen Sassak

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