San Diego Theater Auditions

06/26/2011

Theater auditions posted by the Producer
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: San Diego, CA
Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Coronado Playhouse.

What: Auditions for 15th Annual FREE Coronado Shakespeare
When: Monday & Tuesday, June 27 & 28 -7-9 PM with callbacks on Wednesday, June 29
Where: Coronado Playhouse on Monday, June 27, 7-10 PM & Coronado Community Center in the Sand Dollar Room on 6/28 & 6/29

Who: Keith Anderson, director, (619-690-0539) and Mary Anderson, producer (619-890-9882) Email Contact: CPHMND@gmail.com

Details: Show previews September 1 and runs Thursday through Sunday through September 25. Rehearsals begin Sunday, June 10.

Those auditioning may present a prepared Shakespearean monologue but it is not required. All will do cold readings from script.

Needed: Eleven men and six women (several roles, including Puck and the “rude mechanicals” may be interchangeable). Also need stage manager and volunteers to work on crews: costumes, set, PR, props, and light/sound operator.

Synopsis: On the Eve of Duke Theseus’ nuptials to Hippolyta, two pair of young lovers (Demetrius and Hermia, Helena and Lysander) find themselves in the woods of Athens, a place controlled by Oberon and Titania and their band of fairies. The lovers have spells cast upon them by the fairy Puck and complications ensue. Meanwhile, a well-meaning group of “rude mechanicals” (common laborers) rehearse a play to perform at the Duke’s reception. Nick Bottom, who will play Pyramus, has a spell cast on him, and he finds himself with the head of an ass, and in love with Titania, the head of the fairies. In the end, all are brought together in a hilarious final scene.

Male Roles:
Theseus, Duke of Athens, 40-60
Egeus, a disgruntled father, 45-65
Oberon, King of the fairies, 25-40
Demetrius, 20-35
Lysander, 20-35
Nick Bottom, 25-45
Quince -30-50
Flute-20-30
Snout (Wall) 18-60
Snug (Lion) 18-60
Starveling (Moonshine) 18-60

Female Roles:
Hippolyta, engaged to Theseus, 25-45
Titania, Queen of the fairies, 25-45
Helena, loves Demetrius (20-35)
Hermia, loves Lysander (20-35)
Puck (20-35) (May be male or female)
First Fairy (20-35)
Several other fairies (15-25) (some dancing)

Either Gender:
Puck, 20-35 (physically active role)

For more information contact:
Director: Keith Anderson 619-690-0539
Producer — Mary Anderson 619-890-9882
CPHMND@gmail.com

Casting Location: San Diego, CA
Contact email: cphmnd@gmail.com

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