Auditions

Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season


MACBETH

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Stacy A. Bakri

Audition Dates: Sunday, Aug. 10 & Monday, Aug.11 at 7 – 9 pm
Location: Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.

Production Run: Oct. 10 – 19, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm

Roles available:

DUNCAN, King of Scotland
MACBETH, Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, a general in the King’s army
LADY MACBETH, his wife
MACDUFF, Thane of Fife, a nobleman of Scotland
LADY MACDUFF, his wife
MALCOLM, elder son of Duncan
DONALBAIN, younger son of Duncan
BANQUO, Thane of Lochaber, a general in the King’s army
FLEANCE, his son
LENNOX, nobleman of Scotland
ROSS, nobleman of Scotland
MENTEITH nobleman of Scotland
ANGUS, nobleman of Scotland
CAITHNESS, nobleman of Scotland
SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, general of the English forces
YOUNG SIWARD, his son
SEYTON, attendant to Macbeth
HECATE, Queen of the Witches
The Three Witches
Boy, Son of Macduff
Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth
An English Doctor
A Scottish Doctor
A Sergeant
A Porter
An Old Man
The Ghost of Banquo and other Apparitions
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murtherers, Attendants, and Messengers


A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS CAROL

Starring Santa Claus!

Written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus
Directed by Alan Gardiner-Atkinson

Audition Dates: Sunday, October 19 & Monday, October 20 at 7 – 9 pm
Location: Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.

Production Run: December 5 – 14, Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm

Roles available for adults and children of all applicable ages:

Santa Claus – He narrates the story
Big Bad Wolf – Scrooge
Philip Charming – aka Bob Cratchit
Bale (a Little Pig) – charity rep
Twig (a Little Pig) – charity rep
Brick (a Little Pig) – charity rep
Jack – Scrooge’s nephew and former giant slayer
Cinderella Charming – aka Mrs. Cratchit
Gretel Charming – a Cratchit child
Hansel Charming – a Cratchit child
Tabitha Charming – aka Tiny Tim and former little match girl
Jacob Midas – Marley’s ghost who loves his bling
Meriwether – Christmas Past and Cinderella’s fairy godmother
Little Bo Peep – Scrooge’s schoolmate in the past
Humpty Dumpty – another past schoolmate
Little Wolf – young Scrooge
Fan – Scrooge’s sister who’s sort of an Ugly Duckling
Fezziwig – Young Scrooge’s boss and shoemaker
Elf – an employee
Medium Wolf – Young adult Scrooge
Goldilocks – Scrooge’s former love who likes things JUST RIGHT
Old King Cole – Christmas Present and merry old soul
Queen of Hearts – Christmas Future
Snow White – party guest
Rumplestiltskin – party guest
Miss Muffet – party guest
Peter Piper – party guest
Mary – Jack’s quite contrary wife
Black Sheep – passerby on Christmas morning


THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [revised]

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Brett Hainley

Audition Dates: Sunday, December 14 & Monday, December 15 at 7 – 9 pm
Location: Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.

Production Run: February 13 – 22, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm

Three actors perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes; actors with versatility and great comedic timing are encouraged to audition. Male and female actors welcome.


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Based on the novel by Harper Lee; stage adaptation by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Shawn Havranek

Audition Dates: Sunday, March 22 & Monday, March 23 at 7 – 9 pm
Location: Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.

Production Run: May 5 – 23, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm

Roles available:

Scout (Jean Louis Finch) – female 8 – 12
Atticus Finch – male 40 – 50
Jem (Jeremey Finch) – male 11 – 13
Dill – male 10 – 13
Calpurnia (Cal) – female 50 – 60
Maudie Atkinson – female 40 – 45
Walter Cunningham – male 42 – 48
Reverend Sykes – male 55 – 65
Heck Tate – male 40 – 50
Boo Radley – male 40 – 45
Tom Robinson – male 25 – 35
Judge Taylor – male 60 – 70
Mr. Gilmer – male 30 – 50
Bob Ewell – male 40 – 50
Mayella (Ewell) – female18 – 22
Stephanie Crawford – female 60 – 70
Mrs. Dubose – female 70 – 80
Nathan Radley – male 45 – 55


THE JASPER 24-HOUR FESTIVAL OF COMEDY

Writers and directors TBA

Production Run: Actors, directors, crew and playwrights chosen April 10; show runs 24 hours later on April 11.


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

Book by Scott Ferguson and Kyle Hall and George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg and Kathy Mandry and George Newall and Tom Yohe
Directed by Amanda Slusser

Audition Dates: Sunday, April 26 & Monday, April 27 at 7 – 9 pm
Location: Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.

Production Run: June 19-28, Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm

Roles available:

DINA – Tom’s mature side. She is thoughtful, grounded, and the voice of reason. Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: F3 – E5
DORI – Tom’s goofy side. Endearing, cute, and very playful. Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: F3 – E5
GEORGE – Tom’s romantic side. Typically sweet and caring. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: G2 – C5
JOE – Tom’s cool side. Very slick and laid back, but also fun loving. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: G2 – A4
SHULIE – Tom’s sweet side. An earnest and sweet ingenue who plays guitar. Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: G3 – B5
TOM – A young teacher who has just received his degree. He has a good heart and is excited about the future, but still unsure and nervous. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: F2 – A4


NUNSENSE

Written by Dan Goggin
Directed by Rebecca Bernstein

Audition Dates: Sunday, March 22 & Monday, March 23 at 7 – 9 pm
Location: Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.

Production Run: July 31 – August 22, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm

Roles available:

SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5) A feisty overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.
SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: Female, mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5) The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, Mid 30’s (Range:G3-D5) A streetwise taught character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, Late 30’s (Range: Db4-C6) This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.
SISTER MARY LEO: Female, Early/Mid 30’s (Range: G#3-G5) The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.


Contact: 713-838-7191 for directions to the theatre or more information.

All of UpStage Theatre’s auditions are open to the public and you need not have any prior stage experience. Auditions are typically cold readings from the scripts. Musicals typically require a song to be performed. Please bring with you a resume with a headshot if you have them.