Join the fun at The Academy Playhouse!
Auditions for our proposed fall musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
will be held on
September 10 & 11 at 6PM
at The Academy Playhouse
Please prepare a short monologue and vocal solo.
and for our new and exciting off-season program
will be held on
September 1 from 2-5 PM
Please come ready to move around and have fun!
About Gentleman’s Guide:
Running from October 26th through November 25th
Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2
On the night of his mother’s funeral, middle-class Englishman Monty Navarro learns an incredible secret: he is the “son of the daughter of the grandson of nephew of the second Earl of Highhurst.” In other words, Monty Navarro is an aristocrat — if he can only find a way to prevent the eight earls preceding him from inheriting the earldom first. Buoyed along by love for two different women, the stunning and self-centered Sibella and the pious and witty Phoebe, Monty takes on his mission. As for the D’Ysquith family? One actor plays each ill-fated member, from the flamboyant country squire to the terrible actress to the aging war hero. In the wit, and ceaselessly entertaining, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the audience is treated to Edwardian style, classic farce, and stunning operatic singing. Gentleman’s Guide combines the best of the past with a contemporary sensibility and humor that earned it the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. With non-stop laughs, a unique and soaring score, and unforgettable characters, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder has become an instant classic.
Monty Navarro – Baritone – Charming and ambitious.
The D’Ysquith Family – Baritone – Plays all eight preceding heirs, both male and female.
Sibella Howard – Soprano – Narcissistic and romantic.
Pheobe D’Ysquith – Soprano – Innocent and poised.
Marietta Shingle – Soprano – Eccentric and mysterious.
Tour Guide (and others) – Soprano
Lady Eugenia – Soprano
Miss Barley – Soprano
Tom Copley – Baritone
Detective Pinckey – Baritone
Magistrate – Tenor
About Improv Academy
This new group will perform 1-2 shows a month through the fall and winter at the Playhouse, rehearse a few times per month as needed, write original material and generally have a fun time on stage. The program will consist of about 50% improv and 50% pre-rehearsed “scenes.” – Great for improv beginners and veterans!
Tips for Auditioning at the Playhouse:
For straight plays & comedies: please bring a prepared monologue.
For a musicals: please prepare a monologue, a song with your sheet music,
and be ready to do some improv movement.
Dress comfortably – but not sloppy.
Be prepared to share a little bit about yourself with the Director:
Previous theater experiences, classes you have taken, interesting skills
(i.e. Do you juggle? Tumble? Write poetry? Have a 3rd eye? Do you like to build? Paint?)
Please be sure you have checked your calendar for conflicts
to be sure you can be at every rehearsal and performance.
If you have any conflicts that will prohibit you from being at rehearsals,
put them in writing to pass on to the Director.
It is important that if you are cast in a show you can fulfill the commitment!
But most importantly:
Remember this is about FUN and CREATIVITY!
This is a time to put your best foot forward and really strut your stuff!
Auditioning can be scary and we understand –
we have all been in your shoes more than once.
and as fun as it can be for you and/or your child.
We welcome everyone at the APA –
if this is your 60th show or your 1st we would love to meet you!