Theater Auditions Denver

03/30/2011

Applebox Theatre Summer Season Auditions
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Denver
Applebox Theatre Announces Its
2011 Summer Season Auditions & Interviews: April 9 & 10

BROOMFIELD – Applebox Theatre will hold auditions and interviews for its 2011 summer season on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Adult performers over the age of 18 with stage experience are sought for principal and supporting roles in two separate productions to be performed in late July & August. Backstage technical leaders are also encouraged to interview in the auditorium at Broomfield High School (1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, Colorado) on the listed dates.

Auditions for principal actors & backstage interviews on April 9 & 10 are by appointment only. Performers & designers may schedule an appointment by calling Applebox Theatre’s audition hotline (303) 870-5817 or email us bdaviau@appleboxtheatre.com from our contact information on our website, or by replying to this post beginning March 14, 2011. For more information or to contact please visit www.appleboxtheatre.com.

All auditioners must bring a resume and a recent 8×10 headshot, which will not be returned. Additionally, all auditioners should prepare two 2-minute contrasting monologs or one 3-4 minute contemporary monolog.

Technical leaders & designers interested in set design/construction, lighting design, costume design/craft, and sound design/engineering should prepare a portfolio of previous work that demonstrates designs they have created using their medium. The portfolio may include sketches, lighting plots, drafts, photographs of designs, models, and/or costumes.

Featured Production (Boulder Fringe Festival):
THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES is a comedic story based upon the traditions of the classic Commedia Dell Arte style. Set in a fairy tale land far, far away, the King is upset that his son, Prince Tartaglia has contracted hypochondria and can no longer laugh. Meanwhile two jealous ministers to the king plot to kill the ailing prince. Ultimately Fata Morgana, an evil witch curses the prince to a “love of three oranges.” The prince sets out on a short adventure to find his lovely oranges.
The origins of Commedia Dell Arte (meaning “the art of comedy”) date back to the mid 16th Century in Italy. This style of comedy uses masks to create stock characters that interact in small, improvised scenes. There are rumors that Commedia only performed on the streets, when in fact, they were organized companies of actors. The original forms of Commedia were entirely improvised using only the basic stock characters; Zani, Pantalone, The Lovers, Dottore, and Capitano. Later plays such as this one were adapted based on the original two page scenarios.
Cast of Characters:

NARRATOR
SILVIO
PANTALONE
LEANDRO
PRINCES CLARICE
BRIGHELLA
PRINCE TARTAGLIA
TRUFFALDINO
SMERALDINA FATA MORGANA
FARFARELLO
A COOK
CREONTA
PRINCESS NINETTA
PRINCESS NICOLETTA
PRINCESS LINETTA
MUSICIAN

Casting Location: Denver
Contact email: bdaviau@appleboxtheatre.com

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