Actors Wanted – Connecticut

04/03/2011

Casting Notice posted by the Exec. Producer
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Stamford, CT
Summer Theatre of New Canaan (Connecticut), Melody Meitrott Libonati, Artistic Director will be casting its 8th summer season seeking professional and amateur actors (all ages).

Summer Season: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown June 18-July 9; Carousel July 16-Aug 6; Theater for a Young Audience: A Year With Frog & Toad weekends June 25-Aug. 6 and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse July 23-Aug 6. Casting all roles. All musical actors must have good voices and be able to move well. Also looking for dancers who can sing for Carousel and Frog & Toad. “Equity Performer Auditions” and non union auditions in Connecticut: Sat. April 16, 10AM-6PM, Sun. April 17, 12:30PM-6:30PM. Additional casting April 30 10AM-1PM. Casting held at the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, 237 Elm Street, New Canaan CT. (Across from train station) Prepare contrasting 16 bars of songs in style of show. Songs from shows acceptable. Accompanist provided. For Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse please prepare a one minute monologue. Bring resume and photo (attached). Open call, no appointments. All performances in a modern open-air tent theater at Waveny Park, New Canaan. Summer Theatre of New Canaan provides employment to professional actors & staff and may offer show or seasonal stipends to non-professional actors and staff. Role descriptions, directions and more info on theater company website: stonc.org.

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” and “Carousel” are under an Equity LOA LORT Contract (approval/salary level pending)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Cast Breakdown (6)
Open Equity Performers Audition, and non union actors welcome.
10AM-6PM, April 16, 12 PM– 7pm April 17.

All characters play children (and a dog).

Charlie Brown – Baritone: high F (17-29) Searching how to be a “good man”, insecure, thoughtful
Lucy van Pelt – Alto: Belt to E flat (17-29) Strong willed, takes over
Linus van Pelt – Baritone: high E (16-28) Lucy’s younger brother, sensitive, intelligent
Schroeder – Tenor: high A flat (16-29) Speaks out, high energy
Sally Brown – Soprano: high B flat (16-29) Charlie’s younger sister, determined.
Snoopy – Tenor: high A (16-29) High energy and high drama

Carousel Cast Break Down (27)
Open Equity Performers Audition, non union and amateur actors welcome. 10AM-6PM April 16, 12 PM– 7pm April 17.

All cast members must be good singers. Some chorus / ensemble dancing.

Billy Bigelow (25-35) Baritone (high G) – Strong willed macho man, conflicted and confused about how to show love

Julie Jordan (18-28) Soprano – Naïve, vulnerable with an underlying strength of character

Carrie Pipperidge (18-28) alto – Carrie’s Friend, Combines humor and warmth

Nettie Fowler (30-55) Mezzo (high G) – Julie’s older cousin, caring, good natured

Enoch Snow (22-32) Tenor – (high A) Gawkish, straight laced

Jigger Craigin (25-35) Baritone – Smooth talking sailor, sure of himself, scoundrel

Mrs. Mullin (35-55) Jealous widowed carousel owner

David Bascombe / HS Principal (40-70) rich owner of the Bascombe Cotton Mills

Policeman/Star Keeper/Dr. Seldon (40 – 60) Spoken role

1st Heavenly Friend (25-70)

Louise (18-25) Excellent Ballet Dancer, tom-boy, strong-willed

Enoch Snow Junior (16-18) Enoch’s son, Gawkish, straight laced like his father

(8) Snow children (Various ages 4-14) singers/dancers

Carnival Boy – (18-24) Strong dancer/partner with Louise, reminiscent of Billy when he was young

3 female singer/dancers (18 – 30)

3 male singer/dancers (18 – 30)

Frog and Toad Cast Break Down
Non Equity Professional & Amateur actors welcome. Ages 18+
10AM-6PM, April 16, 12 PM– 7pm April 17.

Frog: Baritone (high F) Optimistic, clever, tall, good singer and dancer
Toad: Baritone (high F) Worried, insecure, shorter, good singer and dancer
The three ensemble actors should be versatile character actors, great singers able to harmonize and good dancers.
Female Track 1: Soprano (high A) Bird, Turtle, Squirrel, Mother Frog, Mole
Female Track 2: Alto Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, Young Frog, Mole
Male: Track 3: Tenor (high A) Bird, Snail, Lizard, Father Frog, Mole

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Cast Break Down
Non Equity Professional & Amateur actors welcome. All ages.

Everyone in the show is a mouse. Very animated and up beat. Some dance.
Chester (18-25) – Friend of Wilson and Lilly
Wilson (18-25) – Friend of Chester and Lilly
Lilly (18-25) – Super enthusiastic, dramatic, energy packed
Mother (25-35) like any other mouse mother
Father, Salesman (25-35) – like any other mouse father, salesman is French “over the top”.
Julius (5-7) Lilly’s little brother
Mr. Slinger (25-35) up beat, understanding teacher
Garland (18-25) Self centered, glamorous
Grammy (40-60) Fun, understanding
Owen, Wemberly, Wendell, Chrysanthemum – Lilly’s classmates, interesting characters

Auditions just for Children:
New Junior Company of Summer Theatre of New Canaan holding auditions for Disney’s Camp Rock. Casting Middle School children going into 4th-8th grade. Auditions April 9, 3:00-7:00PM held at Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan studios, 237 Elm Street, New Canaan CT. (Across from train station) Rehearsals weekday afternoons July 11- 29. Performance, July 29. Please prepare one song, can be from show. Come prepared to dance. Program is Tuition based (some need based scholarships). More information on theatre company website: stonc.org.

High School Apprentice Program:
Interviews now being scheduled for High School Apprentice Summer Theater intensive with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan. This is a full day four week program taught by professional actors and creative artists covering all aspects of theater and performance. Classes held at the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan studios and at the Waveny Park tent theater June 27-July 24. Tuition based program. More information on the Summer Theatre website: stonc.org or contact Christian@stonc.org.

College Internship Program:
Rolling applications are now being accepted for college internships with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan. Positions are available working with theater professionals in artistic, management and production. Seasonal stipends available. More info on theater company website stonc.org. or contact Christian@stonc.org.

Casting Location: Stamford, CT

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