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Crazy for You  

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

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

2015 Youth Production Auditions Announced 

Staged March 6-8 2015
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, October 27, 2014 7:13:00 PM Categories: Auditions

 

 

 

 March 6-8 2015

 

 

 

Audition Info
  • Auditions will be Sunday, December 14. 1:30-4 pm. Doors will open at 1pm for paperwork and to teach the dance.
  • Auditions are for Children grades 3-8
  • A read through will take place on Sunday, December 28 from 1-4pm. 
  • Rehearsals will start on Sunday, January 4, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8pm, and Sundays from 1-4. 
Production Team
  • Director - Carol Gorelick
  • Music Director - Julia Killey
  • Choreographer - Katie Tocci
  • Producers - Jenn Morton & Michelle Morrison

Music by                 Book and Lyrics by
ROBERT REALE        WILLIE REALE

Based on the books by ARNOLD LOBEL

Originally presented on Broadway by
Bob Boyett, Adrianne Lobel, Michael Gardner,
Lawrence Horowitz and Roy Furman

World Premiere at The Children's Theatre Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Young Frankenstein Auditions 

Information Night to be held Sunday Aug 3rd 7 PM
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:27:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage
 
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

2014 NH Community Theatre Festival  

Auditions Announced
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:52:00 PM Categories: Auditions NHCTA

Actorsingers to Hold Auditions for NH Community Theater Festival June 12 at 7pm at the Hall. This years entry will be two short plays and will include acting fun for both men and women.

Drive Angry:  Two young men discuss life and what really just ticks them off as they drive through the urban landscape.
Cast:  Rex the Mex:  late teens to early 40's, Chemo-Boy:  late teens to late 20's Run Time:  maximum 20 minutes

Meow:  Two middle aged women at a restaurant discuss how they fit in their office work place.
Cast:  Two women, late 30's to early 60's, One young woman, late teens to early 30's,  Run Time:  maximum 30 minutes    

If you'd like to audition yet don't think that you meet the character descriptions, don't let the character descriptions for any role deter you.

Rehearsals will be held twice a week at a time mutually agreeable to the participants.  The Festival will be held at the Concord City Auditorium in Concord on the weekend of Sept 21.  If the pattern from previous years holds, the technical rehearsal (our chance to get on the stage and run the play) will be on Friday evening and the performance will be sometime on Saturday.    

For questions/more information, contact Director Chuck Emmons at willwonder2001@yahoo.com or through FB or home answering machine 603-891-0734  

Legally Blonde Auditions  

May 16 - 17 2014
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:36:00 PM Categories: Auditions

 

Audition Information

Ages 13 - 19

(Must be 13 by opening day and must be no more than 19 on opening day)

Audition form here.

Auditions will be:

  • Friday May 16th  6-9 pm
  • Saturday May 17th 10 am -1 pm
  • Call backs Sunday May 18th 9- 11 am

Auditions will be at Actorsingers Hall 219 Lake Street Nashua NH

Teens interested in auditioning should prepare a 16 bar cut of a musical theatre selection in the style of the show that best demonstrates tone and range.  Please bring sheet music. Please be prepared for a range check if asked to do so.

Those who audition should also be prepared for cold readings from the script.

The hall will be open an hour before auditions begin, to learn the audition dance.

Young Frankenstein Production Details 

Updated 14 Aug 2014 (cast list posted)
Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:56:00 AM Categories: Auditions In the Spotlight Main Stage

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)

AUDITIONS FOR “THE MUSIC MAN” 

Feb 8, 9, 10 2014
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:20:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

 

ACTORSINGERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR “THE MUSIC MAN”

 The Actorsingers of Nashua will hold cast auditions for their upcoming production of Meredith Wilson’s THE MUSIC MAN.

An audition for children’s parts will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 2-4:00.  Adult auditions (ages 16 and up) will be held on Sunday February 9th from 6-9:00PM and again on Monday, February 10th from 7-9:00PM.  Call backs if needed will be held on Wednesday, February 12th.  All auditioners will be asked to prepare 16 bars of any song and will be asked to learn a short dance audition.  Those auditioning for named roles will also be asked to do a reading from the show.

The auditions will be held at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street in Nashua.

The show will be held on May 9, 10 and 11 at the Keefe Auditorium at the Elm Street Middle School in Nashua.

 For more information on the auditions or the show, please visit http://www.actorsingers.org/music-man-insider.aspx

Les Misérables Auditions 

Actorsingers announces auditions for Les Misérables
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:01:00 AM Categories: Auditions

Actorsingers announces auditions for Les Misérables on Sun, Aug 25 1-3 pm (children age 8-15), and 6-10 pm (adults age 16+), Mon, Aug 26 7-10 pm (adults age 16+) at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St, Nashua, NH.  Callbacks Wed, Aug 28.  Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show.  Bring sheet music for the accompanist.

Rehearsals will be Sun, Mon, Wed evenings starting Sept 1.

Additional info, including audition form, is on the website www.actorsingers.org.

Performances: Nov 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 at Keefe Auditorium, Nashua, NH.

Send questions to Cheryl (producer) at cstock1@attglobal.net.

Actorsingers' Festival Entry Seeks Actor/Actress 

male/female to play the waiter/waitress for an upscale restaurant
Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, August 16, 2013 11:35:00 AM Categories: Auditions

Actorsingers' Festival Entry Seeks Actor/Actress

Seeking male/female to play the waiter/waitress for an upscale restaurant in
short one-act play being rehearsed for the NH Community Theatre One-Act Play
Competition to be held Sept 7 in Bedford.  

The role has no lines, but can be a fun physical comedic part with multiple
entrances and interactions with other characters.  So minimum memorization
BUT maximum FUN.  The play is at http://freedrama.net/looksget.html

Rehearsal are 7pm Tuesday/Thursday at Hall.  Aug 20, 22, 27, 29, Sept 3, 5.
Our Technical Rehearsal slot is Friday evening Sept 6, performance slot
afternoon of Sept 7.

Contact Chuck Emmons at willwonder2001@yahoo.com, FaceBook or 603-891-0734
 

NHCTA Festival Auditions for July 30th 

Posted by Joe Vago Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:30:00 AM Categories: Auditions NHCTA

looksgetsmAuditions for Actorsingers NHCTA festival 2013 piece will be held on July 30 at 7pm at Actorsingers Hall 219 Lake St, Nashua NH.

Chuck Emmons is thrilled to be directing this years festival piece and is looking forward to auditions. The audition process will consist of readings from the script or you can choose a monologue of your choice. The two main characters should be able to play someone in their 20's, 30's or early 40's.

Title:  Looks Get in the Way
Similar to several other dating skits; girl meets boy in restaurant and they discuss relationships as they get to know each other.  More details can be found at the blog "Theatre 2130"
 
Characters

  • Sidney, girl wearing mask talking with old lady's voice
  • Phil, Sidney's nervous date
  • Tony, first date (5 or 6 lines)
  • Waiter/Waitress (No lines)

Performance length: approximately 30 minutes

Rehearsals to be determined, but most likely Tuesday/Thursday for the month of August.

Festival will be afternoon of September 7 in old Bedford Town Hall, Bedford, NH.

Questions or more information, call Chuck at 603-891-0734 or willwonder2001@yahoo.com    

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