Auditions in Los Angeles for “How the West Was Haunted” – A Magic Show in a Play

03/03/2022

How the West Was Haunted

Location: Los Angeles CA

Type: Theater

A magic show within a play in two acts

Mr. B.A. Regalbuto and Director Jeff Hathcock take several classic magic illusions and intertwines them into a story of comedy, mystery and excitement during the days of the wild and wooly west of Lone Pine California. They introduce three original songs, “It isn’t Fair or the Magician’s Assistants’ Lament”, “Pardon Me your Seaweed is Showin’” and “I’m Travelin’”. Mr. Regalbuto presents, a new and innovative feet of magic and skill never before seen on the stage, the Psychic Arrow.

How the West Was Haunted is a magic play. The story follows a snake-oil sales man, Professor Rags and his company, as they are arrested by the Lone Pine Sheriff for not having the proper permits! To avoid being sent to the state penitentiary and ten years hard labor, Rags is forced to buy a haunted theater. He and his company must exorcise a ghost during their vaudeville variety and magic show; thus, the family friendly comic lunacy begins.

This four-day event is a fundraiser for Camp del Corazon. Camp del Corazon is a 501-(c)(3) non-profit that provides free summer camp on Catalina Island for children with congenital heart disease. Please visit its website, www.CampdelCorazon.org, for more information about this charitable organization.

Auditions will be held March 14, 15, and 16th,2022 at 7:00 PM. Doors open 6:30PM.
Please bring resume and current headshot. Be ready to sing acapella Them Bones’ Then Bones them dry Bones, gospel version, and one other folk song of your choice. We may hand you vocal sheet music to sing at audition with prerecorded music.
There is no pay. Volunteers will be reimbursement for mileage, meal allowance, equipment allowance, clothing allowance, out-of-pocket expenses done at the request of the volunteer’s supervisor, credits listing on DVD of show.

Ice Storm Entertainment Group will film the live performances and provide the post production of the DVD How the West Was Haunted. The cinematographer and film editor will be the international award-winning entertainer/master magician Kendrick ICE McDonald. Please visit their website at http://icestormentertainmentgroup.com/

All auditions, and most rehearsals will take place at Magic Galore and More inside the Westminster Lanes Bowling alley at 6471 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683. While, magic Illusion rehearsals will take place at 5588 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805, on the weekends. Performances will be at the 199 seat Curtis Theater Brea Civic and Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle Brea, CA 92821.

Rehearsals run March 21 – June 15, 2022

Performances run June 16-June 19, 2022

Questions may be directed to brian@professorrags.net

Or call 562-419-5420

CASTING
Narrator – John Wayne voice impersonator – Already Cast.

Professor Rags – Magician, con-man, medicine showman, leader of troop, age 50 to 70 father and husband Voice 2nd Tenor Already Cast

Dudette Rags. – Oldest daughter to Rags and Magician’s assistant age 20 to 30 Hight 5-5 to 5-9. Voice type Contralto. Or Mezzo Soprano: Box jumping required.

Dolly Rags – Youngest daughter to Rags and magician’s assistant age 17 to 27 Scaredy-cat type. She is the lead female singer. Voice type – Mezzo Soprano or Soprano: Box jumping required.

Abbra Cadaver’s Ghost. Magician’s Assistant who died during the Lone Pine Earth Quake 25 years before the story starts. She haunts the theater. And is in love with Rusty. Requirements Ballet or Modern Ballet dancing talent Hight 5-5 to 5-9. Voice type Soprano or Mezzo Soprano: Box jumping required.

Rusty – Is the handyman of the town, he plays the ukulele or other instrument, tap dances age 20 – 26. Voice type Tenor or Baritone- Already cast. Understudy needed.

Sheriff – He is a good-natured but stern man who runs the town. Age 35- 50. He is the lead singer. Voice type Bass or Baritone.

Young Abbra Cadaver – As the curtain opens, she is the Magician’s Assistant who dies during the earthquake while climbing the Magic Hindu Rope. Requirements Ballet or Modern Ballet dancing talent and must be able to climb a rope. Hight 4-9 to 5-5.

Sidney Snodgrass – Vaudevillian Comic. Voice type any. This is the understudy for Rusty.

Annie Juan – Magician’s Assistant, she is attacked by the ghost. Female 18 to 25. Voice type any: Box jumping maybe required. Under study for ghost.

Mrs. Rags – Wife to Professor Rags and mother to Dudette and Dolly. She is 3 years younger than Professor Rags – already cast.

Variety acts needed.
1. Juggler ten-minute set max. Plus some lines.
2. Silent Magician – Dove worker, or card flinger in Black tie and Tails. Ten-minute set max No Fire on stage.
Four Volunteer Stagehands also needed.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Los Angeles CA
Please submit to: brian@ProfessorRags.net by 2022-03-16
Head Shot and Resume

This casting notice was posted by: Brian Regalbuto Producer



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