AUDITIONS FOR OUR
2018 SUMMER SEASON
Friday, April 20th – 6-8 PM
The Academy School
5 Giddiah Hill Road, Orleans
Saturday, April 21st – 1-3 PM
The Academy Playhouse
120 Main Street, Orleans
Please prepare a short monologue and vocal solo with sheet music.
The Proposed 2018 Summer Mainstage Season:
Kander & Ebb’s CABARET
June 14th through July 14th – Tuesdays through Sundays at 8 PM
Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.
Sally Bowles – The headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub
The Emcee – The Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure
Cliff Bradshaw – An American writer traveling through Berlin
Fräulein Schneider – An older woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in
Herr Schultz – An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider
Ernst Ludwig – A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi
Fräulein Kost – A prostitute who rents in Fräulein Schneider’s boarding house
Rosie, LuLu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, and Helga – Girls who perform alongside Sally at the Kit Kat Klub
Bobby, Victor, Hans, and Herman – The Cabaret Boys of the Kit Kat Klub (Bobby and Victor are twins)
This fast-paced show includes a lot of movement and music. Some Kit Kat Klub members will also be part of the band, so if you play an instrument, make sure to let us know!
Gilbert & Sullivan’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
July 18th through August 18th – Tuesdays through Sundays at 8 PM
Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Major-General Stanley (comic baritone)
The Pirate King (bass-baritone)
Samuel, his Lieutenant (baritone)
Frederic, the Pirate Apprentice (tenor)
Sergeant of Police (bass)
Ruth, a Piratical Maid of all work (contralto)
Isabel (speaking role)
Chorus of Pirates, Police and General Stanley’s Daughters
Women will be considered for pirates or daughters!
PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR INFORMATION ABOUT
AUDITIONS FOR OUR SUMMER CHILDREN’S MATINEE!
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!