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21 Chump Street Cast List  

Actorsingers NHCTA Festival Entry

Thank you to all who auditioned, we had such a great turn out we could have cast this show 3 times over!

 

Cast List 


Justin- Jesse Drake

Naomi- Jessica Dee

Narrator- Takuma Okada

Tevin- Malcolm Brea

Derek- Jonah Savage

Andrew- Logan higgins

 

First rehearsal is Sunday July  29 at 4pm, contact the director with any questions.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:16:00 PM

21 Chump Street 

Actorsingers NHCTA Festival Entry Auditions


 

About The Show

21 CHUMP STREET by Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) is a new 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series 'This American Life'.

21 CHUMP STREET is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection -- only to find out his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers.

21 CHUMP STREET discusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers long after they leave the theater. Perfect for donor evenings, galas, special events and student/community outreach programs.

 

Director- Angèlica Forcier Rosenthal

Choreographer - Jacob Duby

Music Director - Jed Holland

 

 

Audition Dates:

·        Friday July 20th 7pm to 9pm

 

Rehearsal days:

·        Likely Sundays but subject to change per casting

Tech Rehearsal in Concord Friday September 7th @ 9pm  

Show Dates:

Sunday September 9th

  

Show Venue:

Concord City Auditorium           

2 Prince Street, Concord NH 03301

  

Audition Requirements:

Sing any song that show cases your voice. The show is a hip hop show my Lin-Manuel Miranda so keep that in mind. Feel free to bring sheet music or sing with a track.

If you cannot make the audition date, please contact the Director. 

  

Audition form:

 Here 

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to AngelicaFRosenthal@gmail.com

 

Character Descriptions 

 

Narrator- A teacher who narrates the whole story. This role requires a lot of acting presence. 
Justin- A high school boy. This role requires a lot of singing and acting presence as well.
Naomi- An undercover cop who looks a older the a High Schooler but young enough  to pass for one. She is supposed to be “Light Skinned Puerto Rican” per the lyrics.
Tevin (Boy 1) / Cousin 1
Derek (Boy 2) / Cousin 2 / Lawyer
Andrew (Boy 3) / Cousin 3 / Police Officer

 

  
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:48:00 AM Categories: Auditions NHCTA

Seeking Directors for Mamma Mia! 

To be Staged May 3-5 2019

MAMMA MIA !

The Actorsingers Board of Directors is now seeking director resumes for teams or individuals who are interested in directing our Spring 2019 Musical: Mamma Mia! Resumes and a letter of intent must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. Mamma Mia! will be performed four times over the weekend of May 3-5th, 2019. An interview date will be scheduled by the new Board of Directors for a later date in August. Please direct your submissions and any questions you may have to Jo-Ann Zall at secretary@actorsingers.org.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:01:00 PM

Pippin Audition Requirements (2018)  

We've Got Magic To Do!

2013 Broadway Revival 

 

Director/Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant

Music Director - Amanda Morgan

Producers - Evelynn Decker, Daryl O'Bryant 

 

Callback information:

Thank-you to all that came out for Pippin!

Callbacks will not be posted here, all those called back have received an e-mail with call back information. 

If you do not receive a callback e-mail it does not mean you have not been cast, we will post the cast list after call backs late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.  

 

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday August 5th from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday August 6th from 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )
  • Auditions for boys ages 8-12 for the part of Theo – Sunday August 5th from 5-6 pm and Monday August 6th from 6-7 pm.

*If you have a conflict with audition dates please e-mail PippinNH@actorsingers.org to see if alternate arrangements are possible 


Audition Sides

Character Sides Here

 

Callbacks:

 

  • Callbacks Wednesday August 8th starting at 7 pm
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from PIPPIN

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday August 12th at 6 pm
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week November 4-8, mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

November 9, 10 & 11

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

You must be 16 by first rehearsal (August 12, 2018)

Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes.

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  Character Sides Here,  sides will also be available at the auditions.

 

Dance:  

You will learn a short Fosse-style dance audition. This will be taught starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5pm and Monday starting at 6pm). Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in.

*Those auditioning for Theo are not required to do a dance audition

 

Music:

Characterization is important for everyone on stage in this show...show us through your song!

Please prepare 1 minute of music (32 bars) of a song in the style of the character you are auditioning for. If you're going for an ensemble role, choose a song that best shows the range of your voice. 


Please bring music in a 3 ring binder, not stapled together or loose pages. Also please avoid using karaoke tracks, an accompanist will be provided. 

Please do not sing a song from Pippin. 

 

Audition form:

Audition form .doc

Audition form .pdf

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to PippinNH@actorsingers.org 

 

Character Descriptions

LEADING PLAYER- The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

  • Gender: Either
  • Age: Flexible
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: Db3
  • Tenor/Alto Belter

 

PIPPIN- Our story's young and confused protagonist. The young son of fabled Emperor Charlemagne and heir to the throne, Pippin is bright, educated and restless.  He is longing to find his purpose in life/something completely fulfilling.  Naive, innocent, and discontent.  Eventually finds love, and meaning in life.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 to 25
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Tenor

 

CHARLES/CHARLEMAGNE- Pippin’s demanding and less-than-attentive father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.  He indulges his wife Fastrada’s extravagance, but isn’t too fond of their son, Lewis.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 50 to 60
  • Vocal range top: E4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Baritone/Bass

 

BERTHE- Pippin’s saucy grandmother (and Charlemagne’s mother). She is still attractive and enjoys the simple pleasures of the body and the senses.  A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. When Pippin seeks her advice, she tries to help Pippin and encourages him to enjoy his youth and live his life to the fullest.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 67 to 67
  • Vocal range top: C5
  • Vocal range bottom: E3
  • Mezzo Belter

 

FASTRADA- Pippin’s conniving stepmother (wife of Charlemagne, mother of Lewis). A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. Very good dancer.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 35 to 45
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Alto Belter

 

CATHERINE- A widow and mother with a young son and a large estate. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point, takes him in, and eventually falls in love with him.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 25 to 30
  • Vocal range top: Db5
  • Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Mezzo

 

LEWIS- Pippin's not-too-bright half-brother, and, after Pippin, heir to the throne, Lewis is doted upon by his mother, Fastrada, as she attempts to promote his chances of becoming principal heir. Not at all like Pippin, Lewis loves weight lifting, wrestling, showing off, and, most of all, Lewis.

  • Age:  20 to 25
  • Spoken, May sing with players

 

THEO- A small loveable boy, he is Catherine's son and becomes Pippin's friend.

  • Gender:  Male
  • Age:  8-12
  • Tenor
  • Appears in Act II only
  • Sings Prayer For A Duck with Pippin and Catherine
  • Closes the show with a solo, singing Corner Of The Sky (Reprise)

 

A BAND OF PLAYERS- Ensemble/Dancers/Gymnasts/Acrobats. Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players

  • Gender: Male & female
  • Age: 16+
  • Vocal: Must sing well
  • Dance:  Should be strong in Fosse, jazz, and musical theatre styles of dance
  • Gymnastics experience a plus

 

*    All age ranges for characters above are for reference. Must “look” the appropriate age for the character you are auditioning for.

** Please be advised that some costumes may be more “adult” than others.

 

Pippin Synopsis

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Pippin show page

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, July 2, 2018 10:47:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Actorsingers 2018 Annual Meeting 

Nominations for the Slate of Officers of the Board of Directors 2018/2019 *

 

* There will be a vote taken for all Officers and for 3 new 2 year term directors and 1 replacement director for final year of 2 year term

Actorsingers' Annual Meeting
 
Mon, June 11th, 2018
7:00pm
Social Hour starts at 6:30pm
BYOB
Light refreshments will be provided by the outgoing Board of Directors 
 
Actorsingers Hall
219 Lake St
Nashua, NH
 
Projected Slate for 2018-19
Board of Directors:
 
* President - Lindsay Vago
* Vice President - Jed Holland
* Recording Secretary - Carol Gorelick
* Corresponding Secretary - Jo-Ann Zall
* Treasurer - Mike Colena
* New Director 2 year term  - Evelynn Decker
* New Director 2 year term - Donna O'Bryant
* New Director 2 year term  - Angelica Rosenthal
*Completing 2nd year of a 2 year director - Pam Thornhill
 
Continuing Directors in their second year:
Patrice Doherty
Val Levesque
   

Glen Grimard  (ex officio)

Thank you to the Nominating Committee co-chaired by Cheryl Stocks and Diana Hill. To those who have finished serving on the Board: Sarah Desaulniers (ex-officio),  Glen Grimard (President, continuing on as ex-officio), Cheryl Stocks (Treasurer), Diana Hill (Corresponding Secretary), Pam Thornhill (Recording Secretary, on slate as replacement director), Leo Choquette (Director), Phil Laks (Director), Pam Bruckman (Director), the Actorsingers thank you for your time, dedication and patience.

Voting will take place at the Actorsingers Annual Meeting, June 11, 2018 - 219 Lake St., Nashua

Social 6:30 PM Meeting starts at 7 PM

Nominations to The Board can also be made from the floor for any position with the following stipulations: 1. Anyone who is nominated from the floor and not present at the Annual Meeting must submit a letter stating their willingness to accept a nomination. 2. Anyone nominated for President must have served on The Board within the past 10 years. 3. All who nominate and accept must be voting members: 2 consecutive years of paying dues and actively involved in one Actorsingers sanctioned function per year.

The Next Regular Board Meeting will be  Tuesday, July 3 at The Actorsingers Hall. 

The Actorsingers hold two business meetings a year, one in January and one in June. We encourage all members to attend these important meetings. This is your chance to be heard and express opinions on matters of relevance to the organization. We need to have as many members as possible attend in order to establish a quorum (25% of the active membership). This is so we can vote on issues brought to the floor as well as the Slate of Officers who will serve on the Board of Directors for 2018/2019. Our theatre group would not exist if not for the dedicated volunteers who give of their time and energy. Please become one of them and plan on attending the meeting…and, of course, socializing! It is also at the Annual meeting that Awards, including Scholarships and Life Membership for distinguished service to the organization, are presented. Come show your support on Monday, June 11! See you there.

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, June 11, 2018 10:13:00 AM Categories: Meetings

Reefer Madness Cast List - 2018  

REEFER MADNESS

      Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney

 Music by Dan Studney

 Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

Originally directed by ANDY FICKMAN and produced by STEPHANIE STEELE for DEAD OLD MAN PRODUCTIONS

                  Orchestrations by David Manning & Nathan Wang

 

Cast List

Congratulations!

 

Jimmy Harper - Jacob Duby

Lecturer - Joey T

Mary Lane - Mackenzie Goodwin

Jack Stone - Matt Zielonko

Mae - Jessica Vaughn

Ralph Wiley - Joshua Fredette

Sally - Alicia Vigeant

Placard Girl - Christie Conticchio

Jesus, Mr. Poppy - Mike Colena

Brownie Girl - Kaitlin Smith

Ensemble - Malcolm Brea, Logan Higgins, Carolyn Scalia, Kaitlin Smith, Christie Conticchio, Patrice Doherty, Samuel Campanella

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, June 4, 2018 11:04:00 PM Categories: Cast List Fringe Project

Damn Yankees Cast List -2018  

 
Congratulations !

 

Damn Yankees Cast
 
Joe Boyd/Hardy -- Sam Cohen
Lola -- Katie Manchester
Mr. Applegate -- Joel King
Meg Boyd -- Mackenzie Goodwin
Gloria Thorpe -- 
Benny Van Buren -- David Benard
 
Baseball Trio:
Rocky -- Shane Gillis
Smokey -- Samuel Campanella
Vernon -- Brian Nguyen
 
Doris -- Gabriella Navarrete
Sister -- Hailey Sullivan
Welch, the owner of the team -- Maddie Burke
News Reporter Lynch -- Lela Spira-Savette
The commissioner -- Alyssa Saunders
Sohovick -- Ella Conant
Linville --  Elizabeth Finlayson
Henry -- Aleah Rostana
Bryant -- Theresa Carbonneau
Lowe -- Caitlyn Evans 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:59:00 PM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Cast List

Call Back list - Damn Yankees - 2018  

 
 
Callback list for  Damn Yankees
April 22, 2018 
 
All called back will be sent a private email with specific information about their callback. 
 
The Director (Matt) and the Music Director (Christie) will be available at the hall starting at 9:00 am on the day of Callbacks (Sunday) to teach/review all of the callback materials.  If you are not called back it does not mean you are not cast, the cast list will be posted by Monday morning April 23.

 

Alleah Rostana
David Benard
Gabriella Navarreti
Joel King
Katie Manchester
Lela Spira-Savett
Mackenzie Goodwin
Mackenzie Ozaroff
Madeline Burke
Sam Campanella
Sam Cohen
Shane Gillis

 

Sides and Music for callbacks is here

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:08:00 PM

Seeking Directors for Fall Show - 2018  

To be staged Nov 9-11, 2018

 

Actorsingers Seeking Directors for Fall Show 2018

 

 

The Actorsingers of Nashua, NH is seeking a Director, a Music Director, and a Choreographer for our Fall Show 2018 to be staged Nov 9-11, 2018 at Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua, NH.  We are happy to announce the fall show will be Pippin 2013 Broadway Revival with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book by Roger O. Hirson.
 
Interested teams of directors for Pippin should submit a letter of interest and their resumes to Diana at  secretary@actorsingers.org. Please submit as complete a team as possible, but individuals and duos will also be considered.
 
Deadline for submissions is Tues, Apr 10th with interviews tentatively scheduled for the evening of April 12th.
 
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:21:00 AM Categories: Main Stage Seeking Directors

Reefer Madness - 2018 - Auditions  

   Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney

 Music by Dan Studney

 Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

Originally directed by ANDY FICKMAN and produced by STEPHANIE STEELE for DEAD OLD MAN PRODUCTIONS

                  Orchestrations by David Manning & Nathan Wang

 

Director-  Angèlica Rosenthal  
Music Director - Jesse Drake
Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant
Producers - Evelynn Decker , Daryl O'Bryant

 

 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

Information Night:

  • Thursday May 24 , 2018 @ 7 PM
  • Bring your own adult beverage (21+)
  • Bring your own soft drink (18+)
  • Optionally bring a snack to share 
  • You must be 18 by first rehearsal (June 10, 2018) to audition 


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday June 3rd - 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday June 4th - 7-9 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )


Callbacks:

  • Callbacks Wed June 6th -  starting at 7 pm
  • CALLBACKS: Consists of reading sides and singing songs from Reefer Madness that will be assigned by the Director and Music Director, respectively.

 

Rehearsal days:

Tentative:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday June 10th
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
    • Sunday night 6-10 pm   (June 10 - July 29)  then Sunday afternoon 1- 5 pm (Aug 5 - Aug 19) 
    • Monday and Wednesday Night  7-10 pm  (June 11 - Aug 1) then Tuesday and Thursday Night  7-10 pm (Aug 7 - 23) 
    • Tech week Aug 26 - Sep 2 

 *Note rehearsal schedule change in August due to Mainstage show rehearsal schedule

 

Show Dates:

  • August 31, Sept 1, Sept 2

 

Show Venue:

Janice B. Street Theatre

14 Court Street, Nashua NH

 

Audition Requirements

You must be 18 by first rehearsal (June 10, 2018)

Dance

  • Will learn a short audition dance
  • Dress in clothes you can move in

Music

  • Prepare two songs of contrasting styles
  • Please prepare at least 16 bars of each song
  • Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided
  • If you choose you can bring a music only track to sing with, please have the track pre-cut to the section of the song you will be singing (including a few measures before)
  • Please plan to show acting ability while singing your songs

Reading

  • Readings will be done at call backs
  • Please plan to show acting ability while singing your songs during the regular audition

 

Audition form

.doc   .pdf

 

Character Descriptions 

Jimmy Harper - (Tenor) A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.  
 
Lecturer - (Baritone) A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (May double as other characters such as Irish Priest, FDR, Policeman, Goat-Man)
 
Mary Lane - (Soprano) Jimmy's sweetheart, a naïve, virginal teenage girl.
 
Jack Stone - (Tenor) The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30's gangster movie-type. (Doubles George Washington)
 
Mae - (Alto/Mezzo-Soprano/Belter) An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.
 
Ralph Wiley - (Tenor) A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. (Doubles as Sally's Baby, Uncle Sam)
 
Sally - (Soprano) A sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. (Doubles as Lady Liberty)
 
Placard Girl  - throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we've just seen. (Doubles as Five-and-Dime Kid, Police Officer)
 
Jesus - (Tenor) Son of God, trying to bring Jimmy back on the  path of righteousness. 
 
Mr. Poppy- (Baritone) Owner of the five and dime.
 
ENSEMBLE - Mixed gender and ages group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, Worried Parents, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale. Their are many featured roles that will be divided up throughout the ensemble.

 

Show Information

R&H Site

Actorsingers Show Site 

 

Reefer Madness 

REEFER MADNESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, April 4, 2018 11:04:00 PM Categories: Auditions Fringe Project
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