AUDITIONS FOR IT'S ONLY A PLAY

AUDITIONS FOR MAMMA MIA!

AUDITIONS FOR GIDION'S KNOT

SIDES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS
IT’S ONLY A PLAY

By Terrance McNally

Rehearsals run March 11, 2018 – April 19, 2018

Performances run April 20-Mary 6, 2018

 

Directed by Jason Bayle

 

AUDITION DATES

Monday, February 26, 6-10pm

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To sign up for auditions, please call the Box Office at 225-924-6496. If you are unable to make these auditions, but are still interested in auditioning, please call the box office. They will give you more instructions on what to do. DO NOT contact the director or stage management. Thank you!

 

Auditions will consist of cold and prepared readings from the script – no prepared monologues required.  Click on the PDFs to the left to download a side for the character(s) you wish to audition for.

 

Scripts will be available for checkout at the Box Office ($20 cash refundable deposit). Please call the box office before coming to pick up a script so they can have one prepared for you.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

A love letter to the Theatre, It’s Only a Play shows us that true success is measured in love and friendships, not awards and accolades.

 

CAST NEEDS

TBR is excited and interested in collaborating with actors of all races and ethnicities. Please be prepared to read for any role that you’re interested in. Dialects will be worked on, with a coach, throughout the rehearsal process.

 

JULIA BUDDER (F, 25-45): A nervous first-time producer of the Broadway play.  Always encouraging and thoughtful.

 

PETER AUSTIN (M, 35-55): The nervous playwright. Sincere, caring.  A dreamer.

 

JAMES WICKER (M, 35-55): An egotistical but insecure comic actor who passed up a chance to star in the play for a television series—which has since been cancelled

 

VIRGINIA NOYES (F, 30-55): Dissolute, aging star of the play; she wears an ankle monitor and drinks and snorts cocaine throughout.

 

FRANK FINGER: (M, 25-35): The young, egomaniacal, "genius" British director.  Physical comedian.

 

IRA DREW (M, 45-65): The insecure theater critic. A wanna be playwright.

 

GUS: (M, 20-20): The new kid who checks the coats and hats but has aspirations for a Broadway career. Should be able to sing “his” version of Defying Gravity.

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

To sign up for auditions, please call the Box Office at 225-924-6496. If you are unable to make these auditions, but are still interested in auditioning, please call the box office. They will give you more instructions on what to do. DO NOT contact the directors or stage management. Thank you!

 

About the director:

Jason Bayle has previously directed Into the Woods, Lomdardi, and 9 to 5 at TBR, as well as served as musical director for Annie and Next to Normal. Other credits include: Broadway Santa (Playmakers), Lonesome Time (Swine Palace), Ain't No Mountian: A Motown Review (LSU Law School).

 

Originally from Chicago, Jason has appeared on some of Chicago's best stages with Tony winners Patti Lupone, Michael Cerveris, Audra McDonald and Jessie Mueller, and toured nationally in Scrooge:The Musical, starring Richard Chamerlian.

His film and television credits include: The Big Short, Trumbo, NCIS: New Orleans, Roots, and American Horror Story: Freak Show, among others.

jasonbayle.com

 

 

 

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR MAMMA MIA!

Music & Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson

Book by Catherine Johnson

 

Rehearsals run April 22 – June 7, 2017
Performances run June 8 - 24, 2017

 

Directed by Jenny Ballard & Jack Lampert

Music Direction by Terry Bowman

Choreography by Leea Reese Russell

 

 

VOCAL AUDITIONS

Saturday, March 10th from 10 am – 4 pm

 

DANCE CALL

Sunday, March 11th, 5 - 7 pm

 

CALLBACKS

Monday, March 12th, 6 – 10 pm

 

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!  To sign up for auditions by calling the Box Office at (225) 924-6496. All those auditioning must be at least 17 years old by the time rehearsals begin.

 

Auditions will consist of 16 - 32 bars of a prepared song in the style of ABBA & Mamma Mia.

 

Scripts are available for checkout at the Box Office

($20 cash refundable deposit).

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!

 

CAST NEEDS
PRINCIPAL ROLES

DONNA (40s) – the mother of a 20 year old girl) Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.

SOPHIE (18-25) A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano.

SUPPORTING ROLES

SKY (mid - late 20s) Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie.

TANYA (40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty.

ROSIE (40s) Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings.

SAM (40s) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone.

HARRY (40s) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor.

BILL (40s) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man.

 

FEATURED ENSEMBLE ROLES

LISA (18-25) Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well.

ALI (18-25) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie.

PEPPER (20s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor.

EDDIE (20s) Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a dancer role. Baritone/tenor.

 

ENSEMBLE ROLES

**All Ensemble Actors must be exceptionally strong actors/singers who move extraordinarily well and are confident and adept at creating fully realized, strong, textured characters. The ensemble plays a wide variety of roles. We are seeking full range of male & female voices including excellent low-reaching Altos, experienced Mezzos and Sopranos, Basses, Baritones & Tenors**

 

 

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR "GIDION'S KNOT"

By Johanna Adams

Directed by Paige Gagliano

 

Rehearsals run April 1 - May 10, 2018
Performances run May 11-20, 2018

 

AUDITION DATES
Monday, March 26, 6-10pm

 

 

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

To sign up for auditions, please call the Box Office at 225-924-6496. If you are unable to make these auditions, but are still interested in auditioning, please call the box office. They will give you more instructions on what to do. DO NOT contact the director or stage management. Thank you!

 

 

Auditions will consist of cold from the script and a bit of improvisation – no prepared monologues required.

 

Scripts will be available for checkout at the Box Office ($20 cash refundable deposit). Please call the box office before coming to pick up a script so they can have one prepared for you.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

 

"…resonant…[a] particularly eloquent study of people caught between the competing demands of reason, morality and family…harrowing…a narrative that is as elegant as it is chilling." —Washington Post. "…heart-stopping…the show has pathos and suspense in bucketloads…Within a lean 80 minutes, the show raises profound questions about parenting and education and documents the gut-wrenching force of maternal loyalty." —Washingtonian. "GIDION'S KNOT is as sad as life itself, and as funny and startling as well…a beautiful, disturbing story." — DCTheatreScene.com.

 

CAST NEEDS

TBR is excited and interested in collaborating with actors of all races and ethnicities. Please be prepared to read for any role that you’re interested in.

 

 

HEATHER (25 - 50’s) an emotionally overwhelmed 5th grade teacher.

 

CORRYN (40’s-50’s) Gidion's grieving mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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