Auditions

Auditions Saturday, Aug 2nd, 10am – 1pm




Accomplice



October 3rd – November 2nd
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm


Written by Rupert Holmes
Directed by David Campos

Accomplice begins as your typical English thriller, set in a country house, as a sex-starved wife and her lover plan to murder her stuffy husband. The husband is …
Well, we’d love to tell you more, but the fun of a mystery is in letting its secrets be revealed in due time…

This truly unique thriller by the author of The Mystery of Edwin Drood broke box office records at the Pasadena Playhouse and thrilled Broadway audiences.


"A delight. It is humorous, odd, scary, wildly dramatic, adult, adolescent in short, impossible to dislike." - Pasadena Star News

"Miss it a your peril." - The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

"A breathless ride through an ever shifting series of planes." -Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Part murder mystery, part sex farce and completely entertaining...Suspenseful, charming and funny." - USA Today


Character breakdown:

John - 25-50, Handsome, with a rather dashing mustache. Immensely affable & charming "British-old-school-tie" accent. He's having an affair with his business partner's wife.

Janet - 20-45, Brunette, sophisticated, sharp-edged, cheating on her husband and plotting to commit murder.

Derek - 25-45, Blinding bore, a lout, working class British accent, suspicious of his wife.

Melinda - 20-30, Attractive, sexy, naive. A very striking "mod" girl.


Audition Sides:

Accomplice - Sides

 
Auditions Saturday, Aug 16th, 10am – 1pm




Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth



October 11th – November 1st

Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm


Written by Jerome Bixby
Directed by Calvin A. Ballard

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the university, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they're shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax.

Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original 'Star Trek' and 'The Twilight Zone', originally conceived this story back in the early 1960's. It would come to be his last great work.

Rehearsals: Mon - Thurs. nights

Please prepared to read sides from the script

Casting: 7 men / 3 women (all roles are open)

John Oldman: Mid 30’s, confident, a fluid speaker with an expressive face, some physical stunt work

Dan: 50’s, maybe gray or graying hair, professor type

Harry:
50's, somewht athletic, some physical stunt work, warm and likeable

Art: 50’s, ambitious, fluid speaker, mid-life crisis type

Will Gruber: 60’s-70’s, Large, weathered look, been there done that type.

Edith: Mid 40’s-50’s, spinster type, art professor, opinionated

Sandy: Late 20’s, intelligent with an expressive face

Linda: 18-22ish, smart intern type, wide-eyed unexperienced

Moving Man #1 / Paramedic: 20's - 30's, strong type

Moving Man #2 / Cop: 20's - 30's, strong type

 

Audition Sides:

Art and Linda
Edith
Everyone
Sandy



 
Auditions Saturday, Sept 20th, 10am – 1pm




It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play



November 28th – December 28th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm


Written by Joe Landry
Directed by Wade Williamson

The beloved American Classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve


Roles may be double cast – so if you have conflicts, but are interested in being in the show, don’t miss this opportunity – we can likely work around your schedule! No excuses!  Bring your calendar!

 

It’s a Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play

Turn back the clock to 1946 and set the dial for a double dose of holiday nostalgia. This version of It’s a Wonderful Life harkens back to the golden age of radio, performed as a live radio broadcast, with live commercials too - in front of our studio audience. Conceived and drawn directly from Frank Capra’s classic film, a talented ensemble of actors and one clever sound technician tell the story of George Bailey and the night he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. 


From the director

 - This show will be performed in front of microphones, with scripts in-hand. Minimal memorizing, minimal rehearsals!    
 - The voice and characterizations are critical for the play to work, as are the wonderful sounds effects!!  We want to hear as many voices as you can give us!
 - Oh, and did we mention there is singing? That’s right – be prepared to sing your favorite holiday tune!

Other helpful information

  • Sides will be supplied at auditions. See the movie if you need a reminder – it’s very similar.
  • Resumes and headshots are not required.
  • STAGEStheatre welcomes both experienced and inexperienced actors and actresses. Email  casting@stagesoc.org with any questions.
  • If you are able, please RSVP to casting@stagesoc.org to let us know you are coming.

General Rehearsal Schedule
Rehearsals will start in mid-late October, and will be held in the evening’s approx 7-10pm.  We will rehearse only during the week, Mon – Thurs. More info on rehearsal times will be available at auditions. 

Open call for all characters

Men (5-6 men)
George Bailey – family man, dreamer, full of hope and life
Clarence – angel looking to do the right thing to get his wings!
Henry Potter – Scrooge type who wants total control and has no heart towards anything else!
Joseph/Announcer – Lead performer who hosts the radio show and who will be the “chief angel” who assists with Clarence getting his wings.
Uncle Billy - kind hearted, but absent minded 

Other male roles include a variety of characters like George’s father, Bert the Cop, Ernie the cab driver, Harry Bailey, the Bridge keeper, Mr. Martini, Commercial announcer & performers and the Bailey kids. 


Women (4-5 women)
Mary – The home town girl always in love with George
Violet – The town beauty who always is a looker! 
Rose – George’s mother, confident, family counselor
Sadie - the bank examiner

Other female roles include Zuzu, and the other Bailey kids, commercial announcers & performers, townspeople, office workers and friends of the Baileys…versatility is a must!

Also looking for piano players and live Foley (sound effects) Artists.