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UPDATED June 21, 2018


AUDITIONS FOR 2018-2019 PRODUCTIONS



2018 - 2019 Season
A murder-mystery

Black Coffee
by Agatha Christie

Directed by
John Correll
Produced by Linda Correll

Oct. 13, 20, 26, 27, 2018 @ 8PM
Oct. 21, 2018 @ 2PM - Matinee
A comedy

The Foreigner
by Larry Shue

Directed by
Linda Correll
Produced by TBA

Jan. 12, 19, 25, 26, 2019 @ 8PM
Jan. 20, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee
A drama

On Borrowed Time
by Paul Osborne

Directed by Linda Viel
Produced by Anne King

Mar. 9, 16, 22, 23, 2019 @ 8PM Mar. 17, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee
A musical

Follies
music by Stephen Sondheim & book by James Goldman

Directed by Ed Bontempo
Produced by Steve Lemenille & Kay Macrae
May 4, 11, 17, 18, 2019 @8PM May 19, 2019 @2PM - Matinee
Dates subject to change
 
2018-2019 Auditions



AUDITIONS Scheduled.

--- A U D I T I O N      N O T I C E ---


 
2018-2019 Auditions
The Foreigner
directed by Linda Correll
produced by TBA



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AUDITIONS Schedule

When:

  Sun.    Oct. 14     Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  Mon.   Oct. 15     Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
  Tues.    Oct. 16     Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM


  Call-backs, if needed,
  Sun. Oct. 21 Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
  Tues. Oct. 23 Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM     
                   
Place:
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090




SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY
The Foreigner - A comedic-farce by Larry Shue

An inventive comic romp. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert, who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone, the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should — the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancee is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant, according to the release. Hilarious in any language, laughter needs no translation in this wildly funny farce! Wickedly funny, The Foreigner has become one of the most celebrated comedies of all time.

ROLE BREAKDOWNS --- All roles are open.

"Froggy" LeSueur: (m)   [male; stage age---between 35 and 60; English/Cockney accent] Good friends with Charlie and Long time friend of Betty Meeks. Helping his good friend Charlie out after a particularly bad breakup. a cheerful British Army man who teaches the use of explosives.

Charlie Baker: (m)   [male; stage age---between 25 and 40; English accent and must be able to make sense in while speaking gibberish] Placed in a difficult situation and making the best of it, a meek proofreader for a science fiction magazine; he has a merrily adulterous wife whom he loves. He is witty and funny while also very smart. He is extremely shy but living at the lodge and being in contact with such wonderful people, Charlie soon comes out of his shell and eventually finds himself the center of attention as the hero.

Betty Meeks: (f)   [female; stage age---between 35 and 60; Southern accent (Georgia)] Kind proprietor of a fishing lodge and "resort". The business is on hard times and she struggles to keep it going. An elderly widow who owns a resort lodge and mothers her guests. She has a fun, sarcastic nature, but she is very nurturing to all who come in contact with her. She is a hard worker, and her weak body carries all of the work she has done throughout the years.

Catherine Simms: (f)   [female; stage age---between 20 and 35] Friend and 'lodger' along with her brother Ellard. Petulant woman who ends up having a heart of gold. A pretty heiress going through an emotional time. She is kind and caring towards Ellard and quickly shows Charlie the same attention.

Ellard Simms: (m)   [male; stage age---between 15 and 25] Sweet tempered and a little slow but always tries to help. He loves his sister Catherine, and Betty; and he is fascinated by the "foreigner". Catherine's dim-witted brother, heir to half the family money if Catherine decides he is "smart enough to handle it". He is a kind, gentle-hearted man but no one really gives him the time of day until Charlie comes into the picture. Charlie not only helps Ellard become more in tune with really how bright he is, but is also taught by Ellard what it means to be patient and lighthearted.

Rev. David Marshall Lee:(m)   [male; stage age---between 25 and 40] He is engaged to Catherine just to get her inheritance. A member of the local Klan. David is engaged to Catherine and, "it would appear, a good young man to have on our side." He comes in and out of the play and always seems like a charmer when the ladies are around. When it is just him alone with Charlie however, he begins to show his true colors.

Owen Musser: (m)   [male; stage age---between 40 and 65] A cruel man with a bad temper. Head of the local Klan and planning to steal Betty's house and lands for the Invisible Empire. A superstitious, dangerous man that lives in town.

Townspeople: (m/f)   between 4 & 8 to be cast




AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
a) Please bring a current headshot & resume OR complete AUDITION FORM at: AUDITION FORM for The Foreigner

b) Monologues are NOT required. Those auditioning will be reading scenes from the script.

c) Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.

PRODUCTION DATES

Jan. 12, 19, 25, 26, 2019 @ 8PM; Jan. 20, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee

TECH WEEK

Jan. 6 thru Jan. 11, 2019
2018-2019 Auditions
On Borrowed Time
directed by Linda Viel
produced by Anne King



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AUDITIONS Schedule

When:

  Mon.    Dec. 10     Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
    Children -- stage age: 10 years of age --

  Mon.   Dec. 10     Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Adults

When:

  Wed.    Dec. 12     Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
    Children -- stage age: 10 years of age --

  Wed.   Dec. 12     Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Adults

When:

  Sat.    Dec. 15     Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
     New auditions for Children & Adults

  Sat.   Dec. 15     Time: 2:00 - 7:00 PM
    Call-backs


                   
Place:
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090




SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY
On Borrowed Time - A drama by Paul Osborn

Gramps is idolized by his young grandson, Pud, who models his every action after the old man. But Gramps' salty expressions and rough behavior are frowned upon by both the strait-laced Aunt Demetria and Granny, so Aunt Demetria comes to live with them, hoping she can steer the boy in the right direction. Death, in the form of Mr. Brink, comes to claim Gramps but is forcibly sent about his business. Still, he manages to take Granny instead and later returns for Gramps, who outwits Brink by trapping him up an apple tree, thus suspending Death throughout the universe. Aunt Demetria, who can't see Mr. Brink in the tree, tries to prove that Gramps is insane in order to get legal possession of Pud. Matters come to a climax when one of the townspeople tries to take Gramps to an institution and is shot. But the victim refuses to die, and the others plead with Gramps to release Brink so that the world can resume its normal cycle. At this moment, Brink tricks Pud into climbing the tree, and the boy falls, fatally injuring himself. In order not to be separated from Pud, Gramps allows Brink to come down from the tree and willingly goes with him to the gates of Eternity where he is greeted by his beloved Granny, scolding him as usual.

ROLE BREAKDOWNS --- All roles are open.

Gramps (Julian Northrup) (m)   [Lead -- Male, Stage age: 65-89] a stubborn, quick-witted, grandfather. Impatient with almost everything - except Granny and his adored grandson Pud. Determined to keep Pud out of the Demetria's hands, he goes so far as to outsmart Death (Mr. Brink) in order to stay alive..

Granny (Nellie Northrup) (f)   [Supporting -- Female, Stage age: 65-89] kind and warm-hearted, she's the type of woman who understands the distinction between "good deeds" and "leadin' a Christian life." She believes that people are innately good and decent, and she shapes her life around church-going values. She has been exasperated by Gramps throughout their long married life together, but -- though she would never say it --- she wouldn't change a thing about him.

Aunt Demetria Riffle (f)   [Supporting -- Female, Stage age: 60-69] Pud's aunt. Referred to by Grams as a "battle-ax" and by Granny as "a God-fearing woman," she is truly a harpy incarnate. Judgmental, rigid and puritanical; the kind of woman who talks about "Christian comfort" but offers no personal warmth or understanding. Constantly butts heads with Gramps, whom she believes to be a bad influence on Pud. When she learns of Pud's hefty inheritance, she is determined to take sole custody of him and maneuver things to her own advantage. Must also be skilled with comedy.

Mr. Brink (aka Death) (m)   [Lead -- Male, Stage age: 40-69] the personification of Death. By appearance, you'd think he was just a normal man in this small town. Just doing his job, he's seen it all and has a dry sense of humor as well as inherent darkness about him.

Marcia Giles (f)   [Supporting -- Female, Stage age: 20-29] a young woman who has come to help Granny and Gramps after the death of Pud's parents. Friendly and polite, innocent and optimistic. Has great affection for the Northrups. Very much in love with her fiance and enthusiastic about getting married and starting a life for herself. Although she can seem tentative, she is deeply protective of Gramps and Pud, and reveals herself to be surprisingly daring when they are in trouble.

Dr. Evans(m)   [Supporting -- Male, Stage age: 40-69] a small town doctor and a good friend to Gramps. A kind man, but he takes his job seriously. He sees the consequences of things, but he understands people, too; he's more reasonable than simply pragmatic. When he's confronted with something inexplicable --- like Death being trapped in an apple tree -- he tries to understand it through empirical proof. He wants always to do what's right.

Mr. Pilbeam: (m)   [Supporting -- Male, Stage age: 40-69]

Mr. Grimes (m)   [supporting role -- [stage age: 30-69]

Boy/Pud (m)   [Supporting -- Male, Stage age: 10].

Sheriff (m)   [Supporting -- Male, Stage age: 40-69]

Workman 1(m)   [supporting role [stage age: 20-64]

Workman 1(m)   [supporting role [stage age: 20-64]




AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
a) Please bring a current headshot & resume OR complete AUDITION FORM at: AUDITION FORM for On Borrowed Time

b) Monologues are NOT required. Those auditioning will be reading scenes from the script.

c) Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.

PRODUCTION DATES

Mar. 12, 16, 22, 23, 2019 @ 8PM; Mar. 17, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee

TECH WEEK

Mar. 3 thru Mar. 8, 2019


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