(“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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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.”
5-10 male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg
citizens and family friends, nuns and contestants in the Festival Concert.