Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

Written by: Don Zolidis
Auditions: Completed

The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. Whimsical, poignant, and romantic, it is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love.

Book and Lyrics by: Tom Jones
Music by:  Harvey Schmidt

Auditions: July 2 and 3 at 7pm

Characters

The Narrator (el Gallo)
Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 50, Vocal Range: G4 to Ab2
The Girl (Luisa)
Gender: Female, Age: 15 to 25, Vocal Range: B5 to B3
The Boy (Matt)
Gender: Male, Age: 18 to 25, Vocal Range: G4 to A2
The Boy's Father (Hucklebee)
Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 60, Vocal Range: F#4 to A2
The Girl's Father (Bellomy)
Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 60, Vocal Range: F#4 to A2
The Actor (Henry)
Gender: Male, Age: 50 to 70
The Man Who Dies (Mortimer)
Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 50
The Mute
Gender: Both, Age: 20 to 50

The Murder Room

The Murder Room is a fabulous mystery farce concerning newly-weds Edgar and Mavis. Right after their wedding Edgar discovers that Mavis - a nasty piece of work - is being unfaithful. After her first attempt to kill him, Mavis resorts to shooting him and then returning to her lover. Chaos and complications reign!

Written by: Jack Sharkey
Auditions: Sept. 11 and 12 at 7pm

Characters

EDGAR HOLLISTER*  (50-60) - member of the landed gentry
MAVIS TEMPLETON
(30-40) - his very recent bride
MRS. LOTTIE MOLLOY
(55-75) - their housekeeper
JAMES CRANDALL
(30-50) - an inspector of police
ABEL HOWARD*
(50-60) - a police constable
SUSAN HOLLISTER
(20-25) - Edgar's daughter
BARRY DRAPER
(20-35) - Susan's American fiance
 
*Edgar and Abel are played by the same actor

 

Second Samuel

It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia and specifically in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. What had been called the Great Depression was quickly fading into memory. The war had been won, the election was now over, and "Give 'em Hell Harry" was still president. It had been an exciting time for sure, but the folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!

Written by: Pamela Parker
Auditions: November 6 and 7 at 7pm

Characters

B-Flat
The heart and soul of the play. (m) 14-18

Mary Sue
Precocious African-American child. (f) 8-12

Loo-Ray
Mary Sue’s frazzled Mother. (f) 30-40

Mr. Mozel
A little ‘onery about just about everything. (m) 55-85

Doc
One of the town’s Elders. (m) 45-75

June
The town’s undertaker. (m)  35-55

Jimmy DeeAnne
The wife of the local Baptist Preacher. (f) 25-35

Ruby
The assistant hairdresser at the Emporium. (f) Under 30

Frisky
The best good old boy you’ll ever meet. (m) (age appropriate)

Mansel
A harmless redneck.  (m) (age appropriate)
U.S.
A hard-working African-American man. (m) (age appropriate)

Omaha
The cute stylish owner of the local beauty shop. (f) (age appropriate)

Marcela
A good-natured, hard-working country woman.(f) (age appropriate)

I Bet Your Life

Hilarious situations, clever dialogue, intriguing romance and surprise twists make this breezy comedy a delight. Soap opera author Matthew Stoddard has written a screenplay about a terminally ill man who hires a hitman to kill him and then finds out he was misdiagnosed. Matt's agent and best friend, Greg, thinks the plot is not feasible so Matt contacts a gangster and arranges for an incognito hitman to join them at a dinner party in the country to prove his point...

Written by: Fred Carmichael
Auditions: January 8 and 9 at 7pm

Characters

STACY KINGSLEY
attractive secretary, vivacious with a good sense of humor
GREGORY LARSON
astute businessman with a rather timid streak that sometimes overcomes his sense of humor
MATTHEW STODDARD
strong-willed, creative writer who is determined to get his agent (Gregory) to sell his screenplay
LAURA PUDNEY
hired to cook for the party; indeterminate age, very local and folksy woman
GERTA
almost hippy-style young woman who speaks and moves with great intensity
BURTON FINLEY
friendly soul, a plumber who is definitely a country man
LILA
smartly dressed diva - she is beyond being an ingenue, but doesn't realize it - speaks in a dramatic voice and demands attention
HENRIETTA SQUIRES
happy, round folksy woman who is neatly dressed and very friendly
IRA WATSON
retired businessman and jovial type, very unassuming

The Mousetrap

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed...

Written by: Agatha Christie
Auditions: March 5 and 6 at 7pm

Characters

Mollie Ralston
Proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and wife of Giles.
Giles Ralston
Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife.

Christopher Wren
The first guest to arrive at the hotel.

Mrs Boyle
A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes.

Major Metcalf 
Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf.
Miss Casewell
A strange, aloof, masculine woman.

Mr Paravicini
A man of unknown provenance.

Detective Sergeant Trotter
The detective role during the play.

Casting Announcements

Here is the cast for I Bet Your Life:

  • STACY - Ashlyn Shulz
  • GREGORY - Ray Wood
  • MATTHEW - Boyd Goodall
  • LAURA - Ruth Parsons
  • GERTA - Leigh Fields
  • BURTON - Ian Gray
  • HENRIETTA - Cynthia Dusenbery
  • LILA - Denise Glickler
  • IRA - Pete Hanstine

Congratulations to our cast members, and thank you to all who auditioned!

Preparing for Auditions

Auditions are held on stage at the Theatre.

For musicals, please bring prepare two songs of at least 16 bars. We suggest singers choose music in the same genre as the musical being cast (whether it is legit, traditional musical theater, pop, country, rock, etc).

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