Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

The Hard Bargain Players announce auditions for:

Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
By William Shakespeare and abridged by Rachel Wallace
Directed by Rachel Wallace

Audition dates and times:
Saturday February 24 @ 10:00 am
Tuesday February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday March 1 @ 7:00pm‬

Audition Location: TBA

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

This production of the Bard’s will be an abridged version, running at about 90 minutes. Many of the roles will be doubled and any age or gender will be considered for most roles. The breakdown is listed on the website, but can change slightly depending on casting.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Show dates will be Thursday/Friday/Saturday ‪May 10 – 19.‬ Be prepared to list all conflict dates leading up to the show. Rehearsals will mostly be Tues/Thurs/Saturday, but will also be determined based on actor availability. If you have any questions or cannot make one of the audition dates, please contact the director at rachelw519@gmail.com

For more information see http://www.hbplayers.org/

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24-26

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24-26

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinniss
Choreographer: Kristin Rigsby

Auditions: February 24 – 26, 2018.

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held on:

February 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
February 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM
February 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Director Michael Hartsfield will be casting: 19 roles (men and women) plus ensemble. Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway show tune. Bring music for pianist, CD to play or sing without music. Dress comfortably for dance movement.

Performances are scheduled to run from April 27, 2018 to May 20, 2018.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

For more information see https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php, contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail maureencrogers@gmail.com, or e-mail the theatre at LMP@laurelmillplayhouse.org.

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

AUDITION NOTICE!! Ragtime
by 2nd Star Productions
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

Come out and audition for the much-acclaimed, award-winning 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our summer musical Ragtime.

Auditions are Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21st at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715). Callbacks will be Thursday February 22nd at 7 pm.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday dates. Please keep Thursday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by 10 AM Thursday morning. Most actors who are cast will not be called back Thursday night; it is only to test selected actors against each other before final casting is complete.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances are June 1-30, Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, call time of 7 pm, and Sundays are 3 pm with a call time of 2 pm. Our closing performance on Saturday June 30th is a 3 pm matinee with a call time of 2 pm.

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and – of course, the ragtime.

For for information, including preparations and roles to be cast see: http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/2ndStarAudition.html, or e-mail 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell
February 12 & 13, 2018.

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, with music direction by Chris Wells and choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell, will be held Monday February 12, and Tuesday February 13.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

For more information see http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Default.asp#audition

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

The Rude Mechanicals announce auditions for:

The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Community Center, Room 202, 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20768.

Callbacks: Friday, February 9, 8pm. Greenbelt, MD

Performances: June 15-30 at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings in Greenbelt, MD.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

For more information see http://www.rudemechanicals.com/

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