Thank you so much to all of you who auditioned!  This was a very difficult round of casting, as we had around 62 auditionees!  I could have cast the shows several ways…It was all a matter of who matched up with whom, incorporating your particular requests, ie, wanting certain roles only, etc.  I wish TA had more roles to offer.

If you have been cast in any of the shows below, please send an e-mail to Jamie at thissideofoz@triad.rr.com to ACCEPT or to DECLINE your role(s).  Be sure to state which roles in which shows you accept, as well as which roles in which shows you decline, if that is the case.  If I haven’t heard from you by 5 PM on Monday, October 20, I will assume you declined the role(s), and I will seek a replacement from the other talented folks who auditioned.

Please check all shows for your name.  You might have been given a role in a show that you weren’t expecting.  

One final thought:  Many of you may have been cast in shows which will perform back-to-back.  Be sure to examine this commitment with a calendar and show dates in front of you, and make sure that you are okay with this.  This situation means you will be performing one show while rehearsing another, or perhaps even rehearsing two at once!

Please follow any additional directions listed with your particular show(s).  Again, thank you to all who auditioned.  Our next round of Mega-Auditions will be held in April for our summer/fall shows.  Please continue to support Theatre Alliance in our audience, onstage, and behind-the-scenes, so that we may continue to bring shows to the area that no one else will!  We can’t exist without you.

Jamie Lawson
Artistic Director

WEDDING SINGER Cast – Rehearsals will begin late December, 2014/early January, 2015.  Performs in February, 2015

Robbie Hart  –  Lane Fields
Sammy  –  Stephen Melaga
George  –  Seph Schonekas
Julia Sullivan   –   Ann Davis-Rowe
Holly   –   Linda Shillito
Glen Guglia  –  John C. Wilson
Rosie   –   Becki West
Linda   –   Kaylee Gonzalez
Angie   –   Samantha Absher

MALE ENSEMBLE

David Cole
James Crowe
Bryan Anthony
Garry Wadell
Kevin Danko
Thao Nguyen
Robert Evans

FEMALE ENSEMBLE

Charee Cuthrell
Samantha Absher
Jasimine Felder
Tammy Parsons
Sage Schweickert
Diana Antunez

IMPERSONATORS

Tina Turner  –  Charee Cuthrell
Imelda Marcos   –   Thao Nguyen
Ronald Reagan   –   Stephen Melaga (if possible, staging-wise)
Nancy Reagan  –  Tammy Parsons
Billy Idol   –   John C. Wilson
Cyndi Lauper  –  Samantha Absher

Other Ensemble roles to be assigned later.

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DREAMGIRLS Cast – Rehearsals will begin late February, 2015.  Performances are April, 2015

Stepp Sisters
1)    Natalia Adkins
2)    Artina Dawkins
3)    Liz Shepherd
4)    Victoria Wadell
Charlene (back-up singer for J.T. Early)   –   Cheryl Zeigler
JoAnn (back-up singer for J.T. Early)   –   TBA
Marty—Garry Wadell
Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Cadillac dealer, Mgr. of The Dreams)  –  TBA
Deena Jones   –   Natasha Gore
Lorell Robinson  –  Charee Cuthrell
Effie White  –  Deborah Wingfield
MC @ The Apollo  –  Adrian Quarles
Tiny Joe Dixon   –   TBA
CC (Effie’s Brother)   –   Carlton Marshall
Little Albert and The Tru-Tones
1)    John C. Wilson
2)    Stephen Melaga
3)    Lane Fields
4)    TBA
5)    TBA

Jimmy “Thunder” Early  –  Bryan Anthony
Jimmy Early’s Band
1)    John C. Wilson
2)    Stephen Melaga
3)    Lane Fields
4)    Adrian Quarles
5)    TBA
6)    TBA
Michelle Morris   –   Jasimine Felder
Wayne (record producer/director)   –   TBA
Dave  –  Lane Fields
Sweethearts
1)    Elizabeth Lyons
2)    Sophia Lyons
Frank (press agent)   –   Lane Fields
Jerry Norman (nightclub owner)  –  John C. Wilson
Carl (nightclub pianist)   –   Stephen Melaga
Five Tuxedos
1)    John C. Wilson
2)    Stephen Melaga
3)    Lane Fields
4)    TBA
5)    TBA
Les Styles
1)    Elizabeth Lyons
2)    Cheryl Zeigler
3)    Natalia Adkins
4)    Artina Dawkins
Edna Burke (applause meter reader)  –  Sophia Lyons
Dwight (TV Studio Director)  –  Stephen Melaga
Stage Manager (TV Studio)  –  John C. Wilson
Brian (Pit Orchestra Drummer)  –  Stephen Melaga (if staging permits)
Mr. Morgan (Effies’ Lawyer)  –  John C. Wilson
Security Guard (backstage, Chicago)  –  Lane Fields
Ensemble does:
1 Voice
5 Deejays
10 Announcers

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TARZAN Cast  –  Rehearsals will begin late March, 2015.  Performs in May, 2015

Tarzan’s Father   –   Lane Fields
Tarzan’s Mother   –   Rebecca Phelps
Kala  –  Amber Engel
Kerchak   –   Gray Smith
Leopard   –   John C. Wilson
Young Tarzan   –   Parker Bond
Young Terk  –  TBA
Terk   –   Thao Nguyen
Tarzan   –   Tyler Carlson
Jane  –  Kaylee Gonzalez
Porter  –  Mark Walek
Clayton  –  Stephen Melaga
Snipes  –  James Crowe

EXPEDITION CREW
Adam Plant
John C. Wilson
Bryan Anthony

MALE APES

Stephen Melaga
Lane Fields
John C. Wilson
Seph Schonekas
Adam Plant
James Crowe
Bryan Anthony

FEMALE APES

Jenny Viars
Rebecca Phelps
Tammy Parsons
Jasmine Ismail
Ashleigh Cooper
Rebecca Martin