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All auditions at Contra Costa Civic Theatre, 951 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito, unless otherwise noted.
A new musical
Directed and choreographed by Alex Perez
Music direction by Michael Wiles
Thursday, July 24, 7:30-10pm
Saturday, July 26, 12-5pm
Sunday, July 27, 12-5pm
10 men, ages 18-65
1 boy, to appear 12
9 women, ages 18-65
Please bring headshot and resume. Prep song from a published musical, no longer than 90 seconds; bring sheet music in your key; accompanist provided. All actors need to attend the dance call. Actors of color encouraged to audition. Show dates 9/19 - 10/19. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at email@example.com; please put ADDAMS AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.
GOMEZ ADDAMS: (Male, 40-50) A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughters secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.
MORTICIA ADDAMS (Female, 35-45) An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. A strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.
UNCLE FESTER: (Male, 50-60) The androgynous family member who serves as the musicals narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville-style comedian with tenor vocals.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: (Female, to appear 18) Same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Lucas can actually puts a smile on her face. Strong pop belt vocals.
GRANDMA: (Female, 40+) She is a feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS: (Male, to appear 12) A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. Strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.
LURCH: (Male, 18+) Very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with a low bass vocals to Eb.
MAL BEINEKE: (Male, 40-50) Stuffy father of 19 year old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Male actor with high baritone/ tenor vocals.
ALICE BEINEKE: (Female, 40-50) Mother of 19 year old Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Quirky female who often speaks in rhyme. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Comedic actress with soprano / belt vocals.
LUCAS BEINEKE: (Male, to appear 19) Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.
THE ANCESTORS: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
From the novel by Harper Lee
Directed by David Bogdonoff
Sunday, September 7, 1-5pm
Youth auditions 1-2:30pm
Adult auditions 2:30-5pm
Monday, September 8, 6-9pm
Youth auditions 6-7:30pm
Adult auditions 7:30-9pm
Wednesday, September 10, 6-9pm
1 girl, to appear 9
1 boy, to appear 13
1 boy, to appear 9-10
9 men, ages 30-65
1 woman, 18-22
3 women, 40-65
1 African-American man, 25-35
1 African-American man, 40-60
1 African-American woman, 40-60
Prepare two contrasting monologues; total time 90 seconds. Show dates Nov 21-Dec 14; rehearsals begin October 13. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org; please put MOCKINGBIRD AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.
Jean Louise Finch (Scout), a young girl
Jeremy Finch (Jem), her brother
Charles Baker Harris (Dill), their friend
Atticus Finch, Scout and Jem's father
Calpurnia, the housekeeper, African-American
Reverend Sykes, a minister, African-American
Tom Robinson, a young man, African-American
Maudie Atkinson, a neighbor
Stephanie Crawford, a neighbor
Mrs. Dubose, a neighbor
Arthur Radley (Boo), a neighbor
Heck Tate, the sheriff
Judge Taylor, the judge
Mayella Ewell, a young woman
Bob Ewell, her father
Walter Cunningham, a farmer
Mr. Gilmer, the public prosecutor
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Daren A.C. Carollo
Sunday, September 28, 7-9pm
Monday, September 29, 7-10pm
Saturday, Oct 4, 12-5pm
Sunday, Oct 5, 7-9pm
1 woman, 55-65
1 woman, 20-25
1 man, 35-45
1 African-American 35-45
Prepare two contrasting monologues; total time 90 seconds. Rehearsals begin January 5, 2015. Show dates Feb 13-Mar 8. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at email@example.com; please put DOUBT AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.
Father Brendan Flynn: age 35-45, priest and teacher at St. Nicholas School in the Bronx. Father Flynn is from the Northeastern US, working class.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier, age 55-65, head nun and school principal at St. Nicholas. Watchful, reserved, unsentimental.
Sister James, age 20-25, a young nun, enthusiastic but inexperienced teacher at St. Nicholas.
Mrs. Muller, age 35-45, African American, mother of a student at St. Nicholas.
By Larry Shue
Directed by Ken Sonkin
Tuesday, February 3, 7-10pm
Wednesday, February 4, 7-10pm
Saturday, February 7, 1-4pm
5 men, 25-45
1 woman, 65-70+
1 woman, 25-35
Prepare one contemporary monologu2e; total time 90 seconds. Rehearsals begin Feb 23. Show dates Apr 3-Apr 26. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org; please put FOREIGNER AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.
Froggy LeSueur, 30-40, cheerful British Army demolitions expert. Cockney accent
Charlie Baker, 30-40, Science-fiction magazine proofreader, mild-mannered, depressed. British accent
Betty Meeks, 65-70’s, Elderly widow, owner of the fishing lodge. Both wise and naïve. Georgia accent
Rev. David Marshall Lee, 30-35, Engaged to Catherine. Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Georgia accent
Catherine Sims, 25-35, Rev. David’s fiancée, a pretty heiress going through an emotional time. Georgia accent
Owen Musser, 40’s, Tilghman County property inspector, a dangerous racist. Georgia accent
Ellard Sims, 25-35, Catherine's dim-witted brother. Lumpy, overgrown, backward youth. Georgia accent
Audition info to come