Auditions & Casting

Auditions for The Miracle Worker and Family Musical, Steel River Playhouse

On Monday, August 4th (6:30pm-10:00pm) and Wednesday, August 6th (6:30pm-10:00pm) STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE will be holding auditions for its two mainstage Fall shows – William Gibson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, “The Miracle Worker,” and its "Family Musical" production. Both shows require actors from ages 12 years and up.

SHOW #1. "THE MIRACLE WORKER," a biographical drama about Helen Keller, tells the inspiring story of the early relationship between Helen and her mentor Annie Sullivan.
To Apply: 
AUDITION DATES:
(“Family Musical”): Monday, Aug 4th (6:30PM-10:00PM) Please note that those auditioning that are 20 years of age and younger will only be scheduled for the FIRST hour.

"The Miracle Worker" Wednesday, August 6th (6:30PM-10:00PM)

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE PLAYHOUSE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. If interested contact casting@steelriver.org to set up an audition. If auditioning for “The Miracle Worker,” please prepare a monologue of no more than 2 minutes (non-comedic). Actors for both shows will also be able to read from the script. If auditioning for "Family Musical", or for BOTH shows, prepare a monologue no longer than 1 minute and a song in the traditional Broadway style (ala Rodgers & Hammerstein). Must have sheet music with you; accompanist will be provided. For both shows bring a headshot/resume if available. All auditonees will be considered for appropriate roles in both shows.

PLEASE ACCESS AUDITION INFORMATION FORM ONLINE, PRINT OUT AND HAVE IT FILLED OUT BY THE TIME YOU ARRIVE AT THEATRE, SO THAT WE MAY KEEP AUDITIONS RUNNING ON TIME AND TO ENSURE THAT YOU’LL BE SEEN IN YOUR ASSIGNED TIME SLOT.

CALLBACKS for “FAMILY MUSICAL” is TBA.
OPENING NIGHT for “FAMILY MUSICAL” will be Thursday, December 4th, 2014 (show runs Th, Fr, Sat, Sun for 2 weekends.) FIRST REHEARSAL for “FAMILY MUSICAL” will be Tuesday, October 21st

CALLBACKS for THE MIRACLE WORKER: August 6th (6:30-10:00pm.)
OPENING NIGHT for THE MIRACLE WORKER: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 (show runs Th, Fr, Sat, Sun for 2 weekends) FIRST REHEARSAL for THE MIRACLE WORKER: Tuesday, September 16th.

THE MIRACLE WORKER – CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Annie Sullivan (early-late 20s) Helen’s teacher. A strong, vibrant woman, determined to connect Helen to the world. Has a tortured past of family tragedy. Partially blind herself. Has a crude vitality to her and is undeterred by obstacles. Actress will be involved in intense physical scenes. Irish accent is a plus.

Helen Keller (8-13) a deaf, blind mute, trapped in her own world. Behaves in an almost inhuman manner as she has been cut-off from an understanding of acceptable conduct since she was stricken as a baby. Actress will beinvolved in intense physical scenes.

Captain Arthur Keller (40s 50s) Helen’s father. Former military officer, he is stern, but devoted to his family. He struggles to connect with Helen, but he is loving nonetheless.

Kate Keller (30s 40s) Helen’s mother. Tormented by Helen’s disability. Seeks to please Helen in order to avoid the tantrums and to compensate for her extreme misfortune. Completely devoted to her husband, but a fiercely devoted mother too. Determined to

James Keller (late 20s) Helen’s half-brother, the son of the captain. Indolent sees Helen as mentally defective and believes it best she be put in an asylum. Mostly, although he loves her, he resents the attention she gets when he feels so starved for his father’s respect.

Aunt Ev, (40s, 50s, Helen’s aunt, the Captain’s sister. She is a talkative, well-intended woman and frequent visitor to the household.

Anagnos(40s 50s) Annie’s mentor and friend at the Perkins Institution for the Blind. A dear and kind man, he is very fond of Annie. He serves as a mentor and friend. May double as the country doctor.

Doctor (40s, 50s) Country doctor who tends to Helen during the illness that brings on her blindness and deafness. May double as Anagnos. .

Viney or Virginia, AA but (30s 60s) Servants in the Keller household. Cheerful and very loving towards the Keller children.

Percy and Martha AA but (8 – 12) playmate of Helen.

Girls from the Institute (8-15) Group of Annie’s students at the institute who come to say goodbye to her before she leaves for her position with the Kellers.

“FAMILY MUSICAL” CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Maria: (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35) a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

Reverend Mother Abbess: (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress) 
Reverend Mother at the Abbey, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

Baroness Elsa Schrader: (mezzo soprano, moves well, 35-45) a baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

Captain Von Trapp: (baritone, moves well, 35-45)
a retired Austrian naval Captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

Max Detweiler: (tenor/baritone, moves well, 30+)
charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the Captain and his family.

Sister Berthe: (alto, moves well)
 Mistress of Novices at the Abbey, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.

Sister Margaretta: (mezzo, moves well) 
Mistress of Postulants at the Abbey, very kind, understanding and concerned. Sister Sophia: (soprano, moves well) 
neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

Franz, the Butler (non-singing, 30+)
 the captain’s butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt, the Housekeeper (non-singing, 30+)
maintains the Captain’s hosuehold, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Herr Zeller: (non-singing, 40+)
 stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Rolf Gruber: (low tenor, dance, 17) 
suitor to the Captain’s oldest daughter, telegram delivery boy, later a Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

Liesl Von Trapp: (mezzo, dance, 16)
 The Captain’s oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

Friedrich: (age 14) tough exterior, Captain’s eldest son, very much trying to be “the man” of the family. Must be able to be conservative with his emotions and “serious.”

Louisa: (age 13) 
rebellious attitude. Captain’s teenage daughter. Must be able to be conservative with his emotions and “serious.”

Kurt: (age 10, falsetto) Captain’s youngest son, gentle and mischievous. Must be able to be conservative with his emotions and “serious.”

Brigitta: (age 9) 
smart, reads a lot. Captain’s daughter. Must be able to be conservative with his emotions and “serious.”

Martha: (age 7)
 Captain’s daughter, very sweet and gentle. Must be able to be conservative with his emotions and “serious.”

Gretl: (age 6) 
Must have the cute factor. Captain’s youngest child. Must be able to be conservative with his emotions and “serious.”

CHORUS:
5-10 male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg 
citizens and family friends, nuns and contestants in the Festival Concert.

Union Status: 
Non-Union
Venue: 
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

Actors for Small Roles, Independent Feature Film

"LUV Don't Live Here Anymore," an independent feature film to be shot during the first two weekends in August is looking for actors to portray the following, unpaid, small roles:

- older gentleman (50+); race open; speaking role
- older gentleman or woman (50+) (Race open) non-speaking role
- male (late 20's-40's); race open, speaking role; conservative appearance
- young teenage boy (12-18), African American; non-speaking, youthful look
- middle-aged woman (40-50's); African American, non-speaking, mother to teenage boy
To Apply: 
Interested individuals should send their headshots and resumes to: luvdontliveherefilm@gmail.com. Great opportunity for up-and-coming actors to gain experience on a feature film. You will be given screen credit and a copy of finished finished film upon completion.
Union Status: 
Non-Union

Auditions for Shades of Poe, Fractured Mirror Productions

Fractured Mirror Productions is casting for our 2014 production of "Shades of Poe".

Seeking men and women playing ages 25 and up to perform the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Auditions will be held August 15th and 16th at the Collings-Knight House in Collingswood, NJ.

Set in an historic house, "Shades of Poe" features dramatic presentations of six of Poe's most famous works: "The Raven", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "Berenice" and others. The show is unique because the audience moves throughout the house to see the vignettes.
To Apply: 
Please send headshot and resume to info@fracturedmirrorproductions.com for an audition appointment.
Union Status: 
Non-Union
Venue: 
Collings-Knight Homestead 500 Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08107

proven production & Co.

casting for local gospel stage play
To Apply: 
casting & Auditions will be held Thursday 31st. 4pm - 8pm 22nd & Cecil B. More Ave. phila, PA. at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center. please bring resume and headshot, if available. for more inf. call 267-301-0495

Performer, Sciencetellers

Sciencetellers is looking for performers for our 2014-2015 school year season.

We present solo 45-minute shows combining comedy, audience interaction, physical storytelling, and science experiments. We perform for schools, libraries, scout events, camps and party venues to perform for up to 250 kids (ages 4–14) and their families.

No need to be a scientist or even like science. You will be taught everything you need to know!
To Apply: 
Fill out an online application and send in your audition video. Instructions and guidelines are located at www.sciencetellers.com/careers
Venue: 
We perform solo 45-minute shows combining comedy, audience interaction, storytelling, and science experiments at schools, libraries, and events throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

Actors, Makeup Artists & Event Staff, Terror Behind the Walls

Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls, the region's largest haunted attraction, is seeking actors, box office and retail staff, event staff, makeup artists, licensed hair stylists and more!
To Apply: 
Auditions and Interviews start the first week of August! For full details and application instructions, please visit: http://www.easternstate.org/halloween/jobs
Venue: 
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Auditions for The Masque of Poe, The Mechanical Theater

The Mechanical Theater seeks two actors 1 female, 1 gender non-specific for two projects coming up in October.

“The Masque of Poe” – looking for individual to perform Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Hop Frog” as a solo piece (to be performed in conjunction with other stories.) Good story-telling skills required. All ages, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Performance dates: 10/23-10/25 and 10/30-11/1.
To Apply: 
Auditions will be held from 11 to 4 on Saturday August 2, 2014 at the Powel House (244 South Third Street Philadelphia 19106.) Please send head shot, resume, and preferred audition time to Loretta at loretta.vasile@gmail.com. Actors will receive a percentage of the ticket sales.
Union Status: 
Non-Union
Venue: 
The Powel House -244 South Third Street Philadelphia 19106

Casting for Terminator The Second (Shakespeare meets Terminator Judgement Day), Bootless Stageworks

Looking to cast male and female actors for the first officially licensed production of TERMINATOR THE SECOND. This adaption by Husky Jackel Theatre presents the hit action movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day in Shakespearean language. All lines are taken from Shakespeare's folios with only proper names and some pronouns changed for continuity.
To Apply: 
Email resume and headshot in acceptable format (Word, PDF, JPEG) to: director@bootless.org. If you are able, you may also email a video audition of yourself presenting a classical dramatic or Shakespearean monologue. Do not send links to websites, agencies, etc. They will not be opened. No phone calls.
Union Status: 
Non-Union
Venue: 
Bootless Stageworks St. Stephen's Church 1301 N. Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19801

A.A Male Actor for A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Scene, Raw Sinister Theatre

Raw Sinister Theatre is seeking an African American male between the ages 26-40 for a scene from the Tennesee William's acclaimed play A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof as Brick Pollitt.

Auditons are July 25th @6:30pm and July 26th 7pm at the Temple University Tyler School Of Art on 12th Norris St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19122

Please come to the lower level of the lobby when entered the school.

To confirm that you will be attending either dates please email only at wethetheatre@gmail.com.

We look forward to meeting you.

Thanks
To Apply: 
Email only at wethetheatre@gmail.com
Union Status: 
Non-Union
Venue: 
The Urban Art Gallery

Accepting Submissions for Gypsy, The Ritz Theatre Company

We are now accepting submissions for our 2014 Fall Musical – Gypsy

Director: Bruce A. Curless
Music/Vocal Director: André Vermeulen
Choreographer: David Pershica

Audition Dates: Sunday, August 17th 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Children Only (3rd - 7th grade)
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Adults Only (16 & up)
Monday, August 18th 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Adults Only (16 & up)
Callbacks By Invitation Only As Needed: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Show Dates: October 30, 31
November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23
To Apply: 
All those wishing to be considered for an audition should forward their headshot and resume to: David M. Mooney - Casting Director of The Ritz Theatre Company via email at ritztheatrecasting@gmail.com (Must have GYPSY Submission in the subject line.) If you are an adult wanting to audition, please indicate which night of auditions you’d prefer to attend (August 17th or 18th). Please note not all who submit are granted an audition.
Union Status: 
Non-Union
Venue: 
The Ritz Theatre Company - 915 White Horse Pike - Haddon Township, NJ