Auditions

Auditions Saturday, April 26th, 10am – 1pm



Don’t Dress for Dinner



June 27th – August 3rd
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm


Written by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Mike Martin

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.



"Hurtling along at the speed of light, [this] breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention." – Guardian

Casting:  All role require a British dialect, except Suzette who requires a French accent.

Bernard:  30’s-40’s, harried adulterer who fancies himself capable of keeping a lot of balls in the air.

Jacqueline:  30’s-40’s, Bernard’s wife, also cheating, more grounded and rational than Bernard.

Robert:  early 30’s, Bernard’s younger friend, naive, high strung.

Suzette:  30’s, hired chef with a mercenary streak, starts plain but cleans up rather nicely.

Suzanne:  20s-30’s, Bernard’s lover, beautiful.  Far smarter than she seems. Classy and self aware as opposed to ditzy.

George:  40’s, Suzette’s husband.  Must be gruff and intimidating, if not in size then certainly in attitude
 
Auditions Saturday, May 17th, 10am – 1pm




The Twilight Zone



July 11th – August 2nd
Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm, Sundays at 5pm



Directed by Darri Kristin

“That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop: The Twilight Zone”

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. A dimension as vast as space, as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”.





 
Auditions Saturday, May 31st, 10am – 1pm




Cat on a Hot Tin Roof



August 15th – September 21st
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm


Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Joe Parrish

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly costs her, her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms.


What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof? -- I wish I knew ... Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can.
--TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


One of the most successful plays of our time. "…a play of tremendous dramatic impact…enormous theatrical power." —NY Post



The role of Big Daddy is cast. All other roles are open.  

Maggie (Female 23-35) - The play's cat. Maggie's loneliness and Brick's refusal to make her his desire, has made her hard, nervous, and bitchy. The woman constantly posing in the mirror, Maggie holds the audiences transfixed.

Brick (Male 22-38) - The favorite son and mourned lover. Brick embodies an almost archetypal masculinity. At the same time, the Brick before us is also an obviously broken man because of his repressed homosexual desire for his dead friend Skipper.

Big Mama (Female 50-65) - Brick's mother. Fat, breathless, sincere, earnest, crude, and bedecked in flashy gems, Mama is a woman embarrassingly dedicated to a man who despises her and in feeble denial of her husband's disgust. She considers Brick her "only son."

Mae (Female 23-35) - A mean, agitated "monster of fertility" who schemes with her husband Gooper to secure Big Daddy's estate.

Gooper (Male 28-40) - A successful corporate lawyer. Gooper is Daddy's eldest and least favored son. He deeply resents his parents' love for Brick.

Reverend Tooker (Male 35-60) - A tactless, opportunistic, and hypocritical guest at Big Daddy's birthday party.

Doctor Baugh (Male 35-60) - The sober Baugh is Daddy's physician.


 
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.

 
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 Mike Martin

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.

Casting: 

John Oldman:  30’s-40’s, Good looking, competent, easy going history professor

Dan:  40’s-60, Anthropology professor, large, fit and a caring friend

Harry:  40’s-60’s, Professor of Biology, likable makes a fair amount of terrible jokes in a lovable way.

Edith:  40’s-60’s, Art history professor with a hint of the spinster about her.

Sandy:  Late 20’s, Fiercely intelligent but resistant.

Art:  40’s-50’s, Archeology professor in a mid-life crisis.

Linda:  20’s, Very pretty, young student, wide-eyed but intelligent.

Will Gruber:  60’s-70’s Gruff, no nonsense psychology professor.





 
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.