So, the time is here! Auditions for Millbrook Playhouse in NYC will be happening March 17th-19th by appointment, so please submit to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!!!
Breakdown will post on Playbill and online elsewhere tomorrow, but below you will find all of the info: (However, likely that if you are reading this post, you are already on my list for an appointment! xo H)
Millbrook Playhouse is a traditional Summer Stock Barn Theatre located in the quaint farmland of PA. Since the 1960s it has been a summer home for developing artists, including Kyle MacLachlan! With an 8 show season – 4 Musicals and 4 non-Musicals, this barn is booming in the summer with excitement and fun. This year Millbrook celebrates it’s 50th anniversary!
MILLBROOK is a NON-UNION contract paying $75-$150 a week. Transportation and housing provided, plus one meal a day! A summer or even just a couple of weeks of fun – guaranteed!
Please submit to be considered for the shows. Indicate in your submission which shows you would like to be considered for! We are especially seeking easy-going, fun-loving performers with great personality and excellent singing voices. All ethnicities are encouraged to submit!
Seeking performers for the following roles in the MUSICAL SEASON:
GREASE (Running June 13th – 23rd)
DANNY: The leader of the “Burger Palace Boys.” Well-built, with cool charm. Strong and confident. Dreamy Pop-Rock Tenor
SANDY: Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naive, cute. Mix-legit/pop
RIZZO: Leader of the Pink Ladies. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable. Belter
FRENCHY: A dreamer. Good-natured and dumb. Funny character girl. Character belt
MARTY: The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older and she tries very hard to act sophisticated. Low belt/mix
JAN: Quirky, compulsive eater. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys. Alto belt
KENICKIE: – Second-in-command of the Burger Palace Boys. Tough-looking and surly. Has an off-beat sense of humor.
DOODY: Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish and open, he’s a dreamer and looks up to the other boys. Guitar a plus. Pop-Rock Tenor
ROGER: The “anything-for-a-laugh” guy. A mischievous clown who enjoys putting other people on.
SONNY: A braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real ladykiller.
PATTY: A bubbly over-the-top cheerleader. Ensemble Singing
CHA-CHA: A loud mouthed blind date. Takes pride in being “the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s.” Strong dancer with great character.
EUGENE: The class valedictorian. Physically awkward dork. Ensemble singing
VINCE FONTAINE: A typical “teen audience” radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking.
TEEN ANGEL: A good looking, teen idol heartthrob.This role may double with Johnny Angel (hand jive solo). Dreamy bari-tenor
MISS LYNCH: The wacky, old maid teacher.
SOUND OF MUSIC (Running June 28th – July 7th)
***all children’s roles (with the exception of Liesl and Rolf) will be cast locally in PA. We are NOT seeing children for the Von Trapp Family at the NY call.
MARIA RAINER: (20’s) An attractive, full of energy, charming girl from the country. She is witty, strong-minded and tomboyish. Seeking an actress with an affinity and ease working with children. Effortless sop-mix legit with warm tones.
CAPTAIN VON TRAPP: (40+ or 30’s to play older) A distinguished Austro-Hungarian Naval Lieutenant Commander. He is regimented, efficient and very smart. Strong but with a hidden softness. Baritenor
MOTHER ABESS: (40+ or 30’s to play older) A true big-hearted mother figure at the convent – loved, adored and respected but very strong willed. Strong big soprano
ELSA SCHRADER: (20’s-30’s to play older) Elegant, sophisticated widow who is clever and canny and very much into making a good social arrangement with von Trapp rather than a love match. Mezzo-Sop belt
MAX DETWEILER: (40-50 or 30’s to play older) A theatrical agent and First Secretary of Education and Culture- personal friend of von Trapp and a sort of uncle to his children. He is clever, witty, charming and extremely pushy. Baritone
LIESL: (20’s to play teens) Eldest daughter of Von Trapp. Innocent, naïve, infatuated with Rolf, pretty but unsophisticated. Light sweet soprano.
ROLF GRUBER: (20’s to play teens) The boasting and adorable love interest of Liesl. A telegraph boy, he is naively caught up in the developing politics of the area. Tenor
FRAU SCHMIDT/SISTER BERTHE: (Late 20’s-40’s) Frau Schmidt is the rigid house keeper at the Von Trapp Estate. This role will double as Sister Berthe, Mistress of the novices at the Convent. Mezzo-Sop
ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE (Running July 26th – August 4th)
PATSY CLINE: (Late 20’s-30’s) Strong singer with great country style and the acting chops to inhabit Patsy.
LOUISE SEGER: (Late 30’s- 40’s) A texan divorcee and huge fan of Patsy Cline. Must have great comedic ability with a range of emotion. Singing is secondary to acting in this role.
NUNSENSE, A-MEN! (Running August 2nd – August 11th)
***This is the all MALE version of Nunsense.
SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: (30’s – 50’s or younger to play older – MALE) A feisty overweight nun who can’t resist the spotlight.
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF THE NOVICES: (Late 20’s – Late 30’s – MALE) The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE: (20’s – 30’s – MALE) A streetwise tough character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA: (20’s – MALE) The nun who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.
SISTER MARY LEO: (20’s MALE) The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.
Seeking performers for the following roles in the STRAIGHT PLAY SEASON:
COME BLOW YOUR HORN (Running June 21st – 30th)
ALAN BAKER: (Late 20’s-Early 30’s) A charming ladies man, who is living the life of a busy bachelor in NYC in the 1960’s.
BUDDY BAKER: (20’s) Alan’s younger more naive brother who moves into the bachelor pad and is learning to adapt to this new lifestyle away from home.
PEGGY EVANS: (20’s) A ditsy, fun-loving, free spirited young aspiring actress.
MR. BAKER: (40’s-50’s) A hardworking, well intentioned Dad, who has come to view his sons as “bums” for their carefree lifestyle.
MRS. BAKER: (40’s – 50’s) A doting mother who will always treat her sons as the “babies” she knows and loves.
CONNIE: (20’s) Adorable love interest of Alan, but a bit too shrewd to fall for his tricks.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Running July 5th – 14th)
YOUNG ACTOR: (20’s – 30’s) The young protagonist of this mysterious ghost story – hired to play the role of “Arthur Kipps”. He is caught up in something he doesn’t understand.
ARTHUR KIPPS: (40+ or 30’s to play older) The narrator of his own story, who also plays all other characters in the telling of it. Must be a transformative, adept character actor.
THE WOMAN: (20’s-30’s) A mysterious ghostly haunt – a woman cursed. Must be highly expressive with face and physicality. Strong mover.
BOEING – BOEING! (Running July 19th – 28th)
***Superb comedic timing and physical comedy skills required for all roles!
BERNARD: (25-40) An architect and swinging bachelor. He is a combination of Don Draper and Jack Tripper. A ladies man who thinks he has the fairer sex completely figured out.
BERTHA: (20’s-40’s) Bernard’s long-suffering housekeeper. A no-nonsense comedienne.
ROBERT: (20’s-40’s) Bernard’s old friend. Not a worldly chap. A bit nervous and bumbling.
GABRIELLA: (20’s-30’s) The Italian fiancée, with a casual sensuality. A stewardess.
GLORIA: (20’s-30’s) The American fiancée with an upbeat disposition. A stewardess.
GRETCHEN: (30’s-40’s) The German fiancée with an aggressive nature. A stewardess.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Running July 12th – 24th)
***Roles in Midsummer might be doubled – with one actor to play 2 or more roles.
PUCK: (Any Age 20’s+ /Male or Female) Puck is Oberon’s jester, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals.
OBERON: (Any Age 20’s+/Male) The king of the fairies, Oberon is strong and fierce with a great desire for revenge.
TITANIA: (Any Age 20’s+/Female) The beautiful queen of the fairies, Titania is warm, wild and commanding, until she is tricked by Oberon!
LYSANDER: (20’s/Male): A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia.
DEMETRIUS: (20’s/Male) A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helena.
HERMIA: (20’s/Female) Egeus’s daughter, a young woman of Athens. Hermia is in love with Lysander and is a childhood friend of Helena. Hermia is short!
HELENA: (20’s/Female) A young woman of Athens, in love with Demetrius. Demetrius and Helena were once betrothed, but when Demetrius meets Helena’s friend Hermia, he falls in love with her and abandons Helena. Helena is tall and matter of fact!
EGEUS: (40’s or younger to play older/Male) Hermia’s father, stern and controlling.
NICK BOTTOM: (20’s+/Male) - The overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Bottom is full of advice and self-confidence but frequently makes silly mistakes and misuses language.
PETER QUINCE: (20’s+/Male) A carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen’s attempt to put on a play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
FRANCIS FLUTE: (20’s+/Male) The member of the company chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Forced to play a young girl in love and not so happy about it.
ROBIN STARVELING: (20’s+/Male or Female) The member of the company chosen to play Thisbe’s mother in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
TOM SNOUT: (20’s+/Male or Female) The member of the company chosen to play Pyramus’s father in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
SNUG: (20’s+/Male or Female) The member of the company chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Snug worries that his roaring will frighten the ladies in the audience.
PHILOSTRATE: (20’s+/Male or Female) Theseus’s Master of the Revels, responsible for organizing the entertainment for the duke’s marriage celebration.
ENSEMBLE: All ages to play various other roles – Fairies etc. Singing and Musical instruments a plus!
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Lend Me a Tenor - 2012 Season