New York Open Auditions & Talent Search

03/18/2011

Open Auditions/Talent Search
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Bronx, NY
Local Celebrity Theatre, a not-for-profit theatre group, will be holding OPEN AUDITIONS for THREE upcoming performances!

Sunday March 27th 3pm – 7pm

Tuesday March 29th 7pm – 10pm

Looking for Actors and Singers – Read below for all the info!
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Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine
by Bob May, Roy C. Booth & Christopher Tibbets

Directed by Chris Manetakis

Performance Date: May 2

Location: Blythedale Children’s Hospital

(possibly adding an additional performance)
Rehearsals begins in April

Sides will be provided

Seeking Actors ages 15 and up

Synopsis: Beanie Boren, a science wiz who is not keen on reading, has designed a book reading machine for the science fair. The machine combines a computer, a mini video camera, and a contraption of Beanie’s own design to enable it to read one to three books at once. Unfortunately, the machine is neither user friendly nor bug free. When Beanie turns it on, lights flash, thunder booms, and out pop the witches from Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and the Wizard of Oz, each set to wreak havoc! Beanie must get them back into the books with help from the good guys in the same stories. Afterward, he is eager to read about his new friends – the old fashioned way.

Characters in Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine:

Mr. Wright – The Principal
Beanie Boren – Inventor of the Bamboozling Book Machine
The Evil Queen
Candy
Wicked Witch of the West
Professor Librum
Dorothy
Hansel
Gretel
Snow White
Dewie Decimal
Hewie Decimal
Louie Decimal
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Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

Directed by Torrey Rodriguez

Performance Dates: June 3 & 4

Rehearsals begin in April

Sides will be provided

Seeking Actors ranging in age from 20′s to 50′s

Synopsis: The farcial comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests the patient place a personal ad. Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who tends to cry easily, a trait homophobic Prudence sees as a weakness. Their first meeting proves to be disastrous and the two report back to their respective therapists – libidinous Stuart, who once seduced Prudence, and eccentric Charlotte, who stumbles over the simplest of words, references the play Equus as a good source of advice, and interacts with Bruce and all her patients with the help of a stuffed Snoopy. Clearly the two are more troubled than their patients. Charlotte suggests a revised ad, which once again attracts Prudence, but this time she and Bruce manage to get past their initial loathing and discover they actually like each other. Complications ensue when Bruce’s jealous live-in lover Bob decides to assert himself and do everything possible to maintain his status quo.

Characters in Beyond Therapy:

Prudence – Writer for People magazine. Prudence has trouble finding a satisfying relationship; all of the men she dates are either boring or crazy. (Bruce would be the crazy kind…) She is not a risk-taker at all, and when she meets Bruce and the rest of the cast, her otherwise structured and gray life gets crazy all of a sudden.

Bruce – The man Prudence meets through a personal ad, a lawyer. He’s emotionally expressive (he cries a lot), he’s bisexual, and he’s looking for a different kind of relationship by putting a personal ad in the paper for a woman. He is quick to commit; he asks Prudence to marry him the first time he meets her.

Stuart – Prudence’s therapist. Stuart has a really bad habit–he sleeps with most of his female patients. He had an affair with Prudence and isn’t exactly thrilled with her decision to date Bruce instead of him.

Charlotte – Bruce’s therapist. She is completely uninhibited. She says or does whatever she wants to, whenever she wants to. She is very attached to a certain Snoopy doll, that she barks for when her patients need encouragement. Her philosophy: it is better to risk and be insane than be boring, normal, and structured.

Bob – Bruce’s male lover, a pharmacist. He’s not exactly happy abut Bruce’s decision to date women, and will do almost anything to keep Bruce to himself.

Andrew – Waiter at the Restaurant. Andrew is in therapy with Charlotte; his problem is that he doesn’t show enough empathy for others. He’s a meanie! Andrew was in reform school for three years, until it burned down. But we know that Andrew didn’t have anything to do with that, right?

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Could’ve Been Broadway: A Musical Revue

Directed by Chris Manetakis

Performance Dates: August 26, 27 & 28

Rehearsals begin in June!

Auditions will be done acapela.
Please prepare a song that you feel best showcases your ability.

Seeking Singers ages 15 and up

If you have any questions, please contact us at

LocalCelebrityTheatre@gmail.com
or give us a call @ 646-543-LCT1

Casting Location: Bronx, NY
Contact email: LocalCelebrityTheatre@gmail.com

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