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We will be holding mega-auditions on Saturday, March 16, for the shows listed below. 

THE AUDITION FORM PAGE AND SIGN-UP PAGES ARE CLOSED SO WE CAN PROCESS IT ALL IN PREPARATION FOR AUDITIONS.

BUT COME TO THE MEGA-AUDITIONS ANYWAY. YOU CAN FILL OUT OR CHANGE YOUR AUDITION FORM THERE, SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME…
BUT PLEASE COME AT 9 PM AT THE EARLIEST SO YOU CAN LEARN THE DANCE NUMBER….

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

MEGA AUDITIONS will be held March 16 2019 from 8 AM to whenever at Theatre Alliance. Please try to arrive no later than 9 am (earlier if you have a reading before then) so that we can sign you in by the time you learn the dance combo at 9:20 am

IF YOU ARE OUT OF TOWN ON THE DAY OF AUDITIONS, PLEASE COMPLETE AN AUDITION FORM ANYWAY AND NOTE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PRESENT AT AUDITIONS. Out of fairness, first preference is given to those who are present at auditions.

If you are submitting a video audition, please send it by March 15 2019 to Jamie at thissideofoz@triad.rr.com

CONFLICTS

Please do not audition if you anticipate auditioning for ANY other community theatre shows or professional theatrical jobs that will require you to drop out of a TA show while it is in rehearsal or miss an abundance of rehearsals. If this happens, you will likely not be cast in another TA production for one calendar year. We hold auditions well in advance so that you may plan accordingly. We ask that you not waste our time or yours. “Life Emergencies” are different and will be treated as such.

• We typically rehearse Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-10 PM. Sometimes we deviate, circumstantially, which may often include weekends, especially with several shows ongoing at once.

• Please keep dates around performance weekends open, as we often extend the run of popular shows. Please keep this in mind if you are cast in ANY of our productions!

• If you are cast in any show and anticipate needing to drop-out, it is crucial that you notify Jamie immediately, no matter how far into the future the show you are cast in is scheduled.

• Closer to rehearsal time, Jamie will ask you to solidify any additional conflicts. If there are an abundance of conflicts, you may be asked to relinquish your role. Please try to keep your calendar free, as you know well in advance of your commitment.

Only two absences beyond scheduled and non-Theatre Alliance-related conflicts listed today will be allowed.  After two unscheduled, non-Theatre Alliance-related absences, you will likely be dismissed from the show.  We are experiencing a waning lack of commitment from some volunteers, and that hinders the quality of our performances, affecting the product our audiences expect from us.  We are in hopes this rule will help everyone understand our need for dedication to our craft.

CASTING

Casting decisions will be posted on the Theatre Alliance website: www.wstheatrealliance.org.  Follow the directions there to accept or to decline your role(s) offered. This will entail sending Jamie an e-mail at thissideofoz@triad.rr.com.

If you have not accepted your role within three days of notification, it will be assumed you declined the role(s) offered. Theatre Alliance is a volunteer entity, so no roles receive compensation.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

By checking below, you agree to portray Theatre Alliance in a positive light with any posts to social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, while engaged in our productions. Consider how what you are communicating could affect our image before you post, please! All rehearsals are CLOSED to others not involved with a production. Jamie must be consulted before inviting anyone other than a cast or crew member. No exceptions.

MISCELLANEOUS

Many productions have scheduled performances or the potential for performances at 4 PM and at 8 PM on Saturdays. When cast in a Theatre Alliance production, the performer is expected to assist with set construction, Load-In, and Strike, in addition to attending all scheduled rehearsals/publicity events. Theatre Alliance gives first preference to auditionees who support our existence, whether working backstage, working behind the scenes, or sitting in our audiences. We also welcome new faces and encourage non-discriminatory casting, regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, orientation, or physical/mental challenges.

Here is the audition schedule for Saturday, March 16, for the following shows:

Full Shows

FREAKY FRIDAY (ages 13 and up)
HAIRSPRAY (ages 11 and up)
BILLY ELLIOT (ages 12 and up)
ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Roles open are for Janet, Riff Raff, Rocky, Ensemble Males and Females. The roles of Frank-n-Furter, Brad, Narrator, Magenta, Eddie/Dr. Scott, and Columbia are returning from our previous performance.) (Ages 17 and up)
THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS (The only role auditioning is for Pickles. All other Cast Members are returning from our previous performance.) (ages 17 and up)
THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) (This will be performed in Yadkinville, September 27-29, 2019.) (ages 18 and up)

Staged Readings

THE HUMANS (September 2019)
PANIC! (Staged Concert) (October 2019)
THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY (January 2020)

YOU DO NOT NEED TO PREPARE A SONG. We will teach a song during callbacks and you will sing there

We will continue the format from last time: You will signup for audition reading slots — 10 people in 20 minute slots. When you are not reading in your group, you will be learning the audition dance.

Schedule

7:00 – 8:00 am
Set-Up
8:00 – 8:20 am
Reading slot #1 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
8:20 – 8:40 am
Reading slot #2 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
8:40 – 9:00 am
Reading slot #3 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
9:00 – 9:20 am
Reading slot #4 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
9:20 – 9:40  am
Reading slot #5 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
9:20 – 10:20  am
Learn dance combo with John C Wilson — Location: TA Mainstage
9:40 – 10:00  am
Reading slot #6 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
10:00 – 10:20  am
Reading slot #7 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
10:20 – 10:40  am
Jamie watches dance combo — Location: TA Mainstage
10:40 – 11:00  am
Reading slot #8 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA
11:00 – 11:20  am
Reading slot #9 (group of ten) — Location: The Underground at TA

CALLBACKS WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON

Please note, if all time slots are not full, the day’s schedule could advance slightly or drastically, depending on attendance.

BELOW IS A DESCRIPTION OF EACH SHOW AND A CHARACTER BREAKDOWN.

Freaky Friday – JUNE 2019 FREAKY FRIDAY

Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Lyrics by Bridget Carpenter

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, June 14 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 15 2019 at 4 pm
Saturday, June 15 2019 at 8 pm

Wednesday, June 19 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, June 20 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, June 21 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 22 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 23 2019 at 2 pm

Performance extensions: June 22 at 4pm, June 23 at 5pm, June 24 at 8pm

The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films (and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres), features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

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    CAST INFORMATION

    Katherine Blake: Female, 40-49, a single mother who runs her own catering business. Overprotective and Type A, she believes she can have it all by doing it all: event planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding. Must also portray Ellie in Katherine’s body. Strong belter.

    Ellie Blake: Female, 15, the hero of the story. A rumpled, disorganized “everygirl.” She is smart, funny, and passionate about her school’s underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a “Whats-her-name,” and easily forgotten, unlike her “perfect” mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie’s body. Strong belter.

    Note: Actresses playing Katherine and Ellie spend roughly 10 minutes as themselves and then switch acting styles to portray Katherine trapped in Ellie’s body and vice versa. This switch remains until the final few minutes of the show.

    Fletcher Blake: Male, 8, Katherine’s eccentric son and Ellie’s younger brother. He is a budding puppeteer who habitually annoys his sister (but secretly looks up to her).

    Mike Riley: 40-49, Katherine’s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, easygoing guy. He adores Katherine and her kids. Bari-tenor.

    NOTE: There are MANY featured roles (which include solos) for the ensemble performers

    Ensemble: Male and Female, 13-50, teenage and adult actors with fantastic singing voices of all ethnicities.


Hairspray – JULY 2019

HAIRSPRAY

Book by Thomas Meehan & Mark O’Donnell
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, July 12 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 13 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 14 2019 at 2 pm

Wednesday, July 17 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, July 18 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, July 19 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 20 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 21 2019 at 2 pm

Potential extension dates: July 20 at 2pm, July 21 at 5:30pm, July 24, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm, July 28 at 2pm

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!

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    CAST INFORMATION

    Tracy Turnblad
    Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 15 to 20
    Vocal range top: G5
    Vocal range bottom: G3

    Corny Collins
    The charismatic host of the Corny Collins’ Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 25 to 35
    Vocal range top: A4
    Vocal range bottom: D3

    Edna Turnblad
    Tracy’s big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Played by a male in drag.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 30 to 50
    Vocal range top: G5
    Vocal range bottom: F3

    Penny Pingleton
    Tracy’s best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother’s dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 15 to 20
    Vocal range top: G5
    Vocal range bottom: A3

    Velma Von Tussle
    Amber’s mother and the director of Corny Collin’s show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 45 to 55
    Vocal range top: E5
    Vocal range bottom: G3

    Amber Von Tussle
    Link’s girlfriend and Tracy’s nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can’t dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 15 to 20
    Vocal range top: F5
    Vocal range bottom: A3

    Link Larkin
    The star heartthrob on Corny Collins’ show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 15 to 20
    Vocal range top: A5
    Vocal range bottom: G3

    Seaweed J. Stubbs
    Tracy’s classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 15 to 20
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: F3

    Little Inez
    African-American. Little Inez is Seaweed’s younger sister and Motormouth Maybelle’s daughter. She is an amazing dancer and performer, and dreams of being on The Corny Collins Show as badly as Tracy does. She is one of the reasons that Tracy wants to integrate, because Little Inez deserves to be there just as much as anyone else.
    Gender: Female
    Age: Early Teen
    Vocal range top: E5
    Vocal range bottom: C5

    Motormouth Maybelle
    Seaweed and Little Inez’s mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collin’s Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 40 to 50
    Vocal range top: E5
    Vocal range bottom: F3

    Wilbur Turnblad
    Tracy’s simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 55 to 65
    Vocal range top: A5
    Vocal range bottom: A3

    Prudy Pingleton
    Penny’s strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 40 to 50
    Vocal range top: B4
    Vocal range bottom: D4

    Ensemble
    Corny Collins’ Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, Etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors

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    SONG LIST

    Act One

    • Good Morning Baltimore – Tracy and Ensemble
    • *The Nicest Kids in Town – Corny and Council Members
    • Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now – Edna, Tracy, Prudy, Penny, Velma, Amber, and Female Ensemble
    • I Can Hear the Bells – Tracy and Council Members
    • The Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs – Velma and Council Members with Tracy, Penny, and Little Inez
    • *The Madison – Council Members
    • *The Nicest Kids in Town (Reprise) – Corny and Council Members
    • It Takes Two – Link, Tracy, and Council Guys
    • Velma’s Revenge – Velma
    • *Welcome to the 60’s – Tracy, Edna, The Dynamites, Mr. Pinky, and Ensemble
    • *Run and Tell That! – Seaweed, Little Inez, and Detention Kids
    • Big, Blonde and Beautiful – Motormouth, Little Inez, Tracy, Edna, Wilbur, and Company

    Act Two

    • *The Big Dollhouse – Matron, Edna, Velma, Tracy, Amber, Penny, Motormouth, Little Inez, and Female Ensemble
    • Good Morning Baltimore (Reprise) – Tracy
    • You’re Timeless to Me – Edna and Wilbur
    • You’re Timeless to Me (Reprise) – Edna and Wilbur
    • Without Love – Tracy, Link, Penny, Seaweed, and Ensemble
    • I Know Where I’ve Been – Motormouth and Ensemble
    • *It’s Hairspray – Corny and Council Members
    • *Cooties – Amber and Council Members
    • *You Can’t Stop the Beat – Tracy, Link, Penny, Seaweed, Edna, Wilbur, Motormouth, Velma, Amber, and Ensemble
    A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character’s name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

Billy Elliot – AUGUST 2019

BILLY ELLIOT

Music by Elton John
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, August 9 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 10 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 11 2019 at 2 pm

Wednesday, August 14 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, August 15 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, August 16 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 17 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 18 2019 at 2 pm

Performance extensions: August 17 at 2pm, August 18 at 5:30pm, August 21, 22, 23, 24 at 8pm and August 25 at 2pm

Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy from a coal mining village in northeast England who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star. The musical is set against the backdrop of the 1984-5 miners strike, which tragically affects the whole village. Billy is looked after by his father, brother, and grandfather, after his mother’s death a few years earlier.

They are not well off and have no experience with, or tolerance for, the arts. His dad and brother are totally against the idea of him learning to dance but Billy finds himself drawn towards the ballet world. As a result, Billy is forced to take his boxing lesson money and use it secretly for dance lessons from local dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson. She quickly notices that Billy is a prodigy and takes him under her wing. Soon, despite his family’s resistance, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition with The Royal Ballet School in London. The village learns to overcome their ill-founded prejudices and, along with Billy’s father, come around to support Billy’s dream to become a dancer as Billy defies the odds and is finally accepted into The Royal Ballet School.

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    Billy Elliot
    A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 10 to 13
    Vocal range top: C5
    Vocal range bottom: E3

    Dad
    Billy’s stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy’s dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35 to 45
    Vocal range top: Eb4
    Vocal range bottom: A2

    Debbie Wilkinson
    The ballet teacher’s daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 9 to 12

    Grandma
    Billy’s eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 60 to 75
    Vocal range top: F#4
    Vocal range bottom: F#3

    Michael
    Billy’s careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women’s clothing.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 10 to 13
    Vocal range top: B4
    Vocal range bottom: A#3

    Mrs. Wilkinson
    The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 40 to 50
    Vocal range top: Bb5
    Vocal range bottom: Gb3

    Tony
    Billy’s brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 18 to 25
    Vocal range top: F4
    Vocal range bottom: D3

    Ensemble
    Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley); Ballet Girls (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer); Police Officers; Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Posh Boy, Posh Son, Dancer)


THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version)

by Neil Simon

To be performed at Yadkinville Arts Council

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, September 27 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 28 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 29 2019 at 3 pm

Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and their group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might attempt suicide, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, Olive and Florence have VERY different personalities. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.

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    CAST INFORMATION

    Olive Madison  (Lead)
    Olive is a successful television producer. She is intelligent, attractive, and witty, with a good sense of humor. However, she is also a complete slob and is appalling at household chores. Olive has an encyclopedic understanding of sports and aces the sports questions in Trivial Pursuit. She is happily divorced, although she continues to send her ex-husband money to help him get his life sorted out (which he still hasn’t managed to do). Olive cares for her friends and invites Florence to be her roommate when she separates from her husband. However, the pair are complete opposites and, ultimately, just cannot live together.

    Florence Unger  (Lead)
    Florence is attractive, very well-groomed, and obsessively neat and tidy. She. has just broken up with her husband and does not know how to deal with the situation. She moves in with Olive but their differences wind each other up. Florence takes herself very seriously and has little in the way of a sense of humor. Her favorite things to do are to clean, decorate, and cook. She becomes particularly annoyed when she believes that Olive does not take her cooking efforts seriously. Despite her compulsive tendencies, Florence is intelligent and warm-hearted, and certainly does not mean to annoy her roommate or those around her. Although Florence is sexually introverted, she is romantically pursued by the Costazuela brothers and ultimately finds her self-confidence.

    Mickey (Supporting)
    Mickey is a police officer in New York City. She is down-to-earth, plain-talking, and has a good understanding of people. When Florence is late for the girls’ weekly games night, it is Mickey who is particularly worried and keeps checking her watch. She tries very hard to be in control of all situations and is often the voice of reason. Mickey encourages Olive to be strong and not give in and give more money to her ex-husband.

    Sylvie (Supporting)
    Sylvie is a part of the group of female friends who regularly gather at Olive’s apartment to play Trivial Pursuit. She is desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum. She is prone to irritability with her friends, but always has a good sense of humor, especially when talking about her husband and her long-standing marriage. By the end of the play, it is obvious that she is pregnant.

    Renee (Supporting)
    Renee is Sylvie’s best friend. She can be very plain-spoken, and she does not hesitate to point out Olive’s failings as a hostess, much to Olive’s annoyance. When Florence moves in with Olive, Renee then turns to pointing out Florence’s annoying domestic habits. Renee is single, but has been dating a doctor. She is a part of the group of female friends who regularly gather at Olive’s apartment to play trivial pursuit.

    Vera (Supporting)
    Vera is very sweet, and kind, but rather slow on the uptake. Although she is quite smart, she is often a step or two behind her friends. Vera is also very funny, but she doesn’t realize her comedic potential. She is a part of the group of female friends who regularly gather at Olive’s apartment to play Trivial Pursuit. Vera is married and always on a deadline to get home.

    Manolo Costazuela (Supporting)
    Manolo is a handsome, very well-groomed Latin-lover kind of guy. He is Spanish and lives with his younger brother, Jesus. He is every woman’s dream and on the brothers’ double-date with Olive and Florence, he showers both the women with attention. Manolo is particularly comedic with excellent comic timing, as he swings between confident flirtation and emotional sensitivity. Manolo particularly appreciates Florence’s sensitivity.

    Jesus Costazuela (Supporting)
    Jesus is the younger brother of Manolo, and the pair share an apartment together. He is very handsome and well-groomed, but a little more boyish than his older brother. Jesus has excellent posture and is particularly romantic. Like his brother, Jesus flirts with both Florence and Olive on their double-date. However, he is very emotional and it is Florence’s sensitivity that intrigues him.


The Rocky Horror Show – OCT 2019

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

by Richard O’Brien

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, October 11 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 12 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 13 2019 at 2 pm

Wednesday, October 16 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 17 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, October 18 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 19 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 20 2019 at 2 pm

Wednesday, October 23 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 24 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, October 25 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 26 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 27 2019 at 2 pm

Performance extensions: October 19 at 10:30pm, October 20 at 5:30pm, October 26 at 4pm

Roles are open for Janet, Riff Raff, Rocky, Ensemble Males and Females.  The roles of Frank-n-Furter, Brad, Magenta, Eddie/Dr. Scott, Narrator and Columbia are returning from our previous performance.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the Time Warp on Broadway in a 25th anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever.

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    CAST INFORMATION FOR AVAILABLE ROLES ONLY

    JANET: Female, 26-35 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5)
    Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily.

    RIFF RAFF: Male, 25-40 (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4)

    Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.

    ROCKY: Male 18-30 (Range: Tenor, A3-G4)
    Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles.

    TRANSYLVANIANS 


The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – DEC 2019

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

Music & Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betty Kelso

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, December 6 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 7 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 8 2019 at 2 pm

Wednesday, December 11 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 12 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, December 13 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 14 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 15 2019 at 2 pm

Wednesday, December 18 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 19 2019 at 8 pm
Friday,December 20 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 21 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 22 2019 at 2 pm

Performance extensions: December 14 at 4 pm, December 21 at 4 pm, December 22 at 5:30 pm, December 23 at 8 pm

Role is for the character of PICKLES only. All other roles are returning from our previous performance.

It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park musical! This companion to the original GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is just as much of a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time-—but with tinsel and Keg Nog.

DONNA aka “PICKLES”, late teens – early 20s: Pickles is airy, sweet and blissfully ignorant. Vulnerable and a devout believer in Santa Claus. She got the nickname “Pickles” when she had an hysterical pregnancy which turned out to be a real pregnancy and gave  birth to a baby with an entirely different skin color than her husband. She is now single.


THE HUMANS (A Staged Reading)

by Stephen Karam

PERFORMANCE DATE:

Friday, September 6 2019 at 8 pm

Irish-American Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”) is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup. The parents are disappointed that their daughters have left home to struggle in New York City, and worried that they are abandoning their values. The Humans tells the story of the quintessential family reunion: a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: old age, abandonment, poverty, and death. Filled with equal parts humor and hurt, The Humansis a Tony-award winning play from popular playwright Stephen Karam (Speech and Debate).

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    CAST INFORMATION

    All roles are “leads”

    ERIK
    A middle class Irish Catholic father with grown children, practical to a fault and very set in his ways. He has sacrificed a great deal over the years in order to provide a good life for his family, but his recent confession has upset the comfortable world he knows. He is trying desperately to reconnect with his wife and cling to his increasingly distant daughters.

    MOMO
    Erik’s mother, grandmother to Brigid and Aimee. Has been afflicted with dementia. For the most part, she remains passive and disconnected but has episodes where she becomes manic and aggressive.

    DEIRDRE
    Erik’s loyal wife, devoted mother to Brigid and Aimee. With silent strength, she clings wholeheartedly to traditions, familial duty, and the Catholic faith. The institution of marriage is sacred to her; she very much wishes her family shared this sentiment.

    AIMEE
    Erik and Deirdre’s eldest daughter. Both self-conscious and self-deprecating, her career as a lawyer once held great promise. Now, her physical and emotional health both suffer. She is deeply, quietly sad and in intense pain following a breakup from her long-term girlfriend.

    BRIGID
    The younger daughter of the Blake clan, well-meaning but often impractical and dreamy. She has recently moved in with Richard and turned her back on Catholicism, much to the chagrin of her parents. She is half-heartedly pursuing a career in music and attempting to live out her perception of a sophisticated adult lifestyle.

    RICHARD. A worldly wise graduate student, Richard comes from a wealthy family and has never wanted for anything. Despite their age difference, he truly loves Brigid and yearns to be accepted by her family.


Panic (A Staged Reading) – OCT 2019

PANIC (A Staged Concert)

by Stephen Dolignoff (“Thrill Me”, “Flames”)

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Wednesday, October 30 2019 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 31 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, November 1 2019 at 8 pm

A musical based on events leading up to the Mercury Theatre Company’s radio-play adaptation of HG Wells’ “War of the Worlds”, a radio play so real that it set of a nationwide Halloween panic.

4 men and 2+ women, playing various actors doing the broadcast: Orson Welles, John Houseman, Howard Koch (writer of the “War of the Worlds” adaptation), plus various Mercury Players


THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY (A Staged Reading)

by James Lecesne

PERFORMANCE DATE:

Friday, January 10 2020 at 8 pm

One actor (male or female, any age) portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town as he unravels the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant fourteen-year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is gone, Leonard becomes an unexpected inspiration as the town’s citizens question how they live, who they love, and what they leave behind.