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Audition Notice – Spring Show

Auditions for our Spring show, the musical “Cabaret” are coming up in February!

Directed by Kathleen Kellaigh, Musical Director is Jalmari Vanamo, Choreographer is Judi Niebuhr, Producer is Maryann Irizarry, and Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld.

Cabaret is set in Berlin, 1929 to 1930, a time of transition. As Germany moves from the decadence of the 1920s into the rise of the Nazi party, Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer, stumbles into the Kit Kat Klub and meets the cabaret singer Sally Bowles. The story unfolds featuring the gender-bending Emcee, the Kit Kat Klub performers, a couple challenged by the Nazi view of the Jews, a prostitute and her lovers, Nazi sympathizers, and clandestine operators. Please note, the 1998 version of this play calls for portrayals of same-sex relationships.

Seeking 20-35 Cast Members: Mature Teens and Adults:

Principal Singing Roles
Master of Ceremonies – The host at the Kit Kat Klub (dancing required)
Clifford Bradshaw – An American Novelist
Fraulein Schneider – Landlady who rents rooms in her flat
Herr Schultz – One of Frl. Schneider’s roomers and proprietor of the Fruit Shop
Fraulein Kost – Another roomer. She earns a living offering favors to sailors
Sally Bowles – A British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub (dancing required)

Non Singing Roles
Ernst Ludwig – A friendly likeable Germans
Max – Non-speaking role. Sally’s jealous Klub acquaintance.

Ensemble Roles
(ensemble players will likely play more than one character):
5 Kit Kat Klub Girls (singing and dancing)
5 Kit Kat Klub Waiters (singing and dancing)
Two Ladies
Bobby
Victor
Maitre D’
Customs Officer
Asst. Customs Officer
3 German Sailors
2 Nazi Guards
Taxi Man
Gorilla
Kissing Couple
Telephone Girl

Auditions will be held Wed. Feb 3rd 7-10 pm, Sat. Feb 6th 1-4 pm, and Sun. Feb 7th 2-6pm and Mon. Feb 8  for reserved auditions and call backs by invitation, at ATC Studios, 68 Union Ave, in Clifton, NJ. Auditions will be from sides provided at the auditions. Please bring a prepared song with accompaniment (CD, IPOD, MP3 or sheet music). Songs from the show are OK.

Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: May 13,14,15 and May 20,21,22, 2016 at the Theresa Aprea Theater in The Learning Center, 199 Scoles Ave, Clifton NJ.

For questions call 973-928-7668.

Audition Notice – Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Auditions for our annual murder-mystery dinner theater are coming up soon!  “The Multiple Mystery Murder”, written and directed by Kirk Woodward, features a cast of seven characters. Adults of any age are eligible to audition and all roles can be played by either females or males.

COUSIN M – rich, older, nutty as a fruitcake

YOUNG COUPLE (2) – as the words suggest.

LAWYER – a professional, ethically dubious

BLACK SHEEP – adventurer type, lives a freestyle life

ARISTOCRAT – looks down on everybody

DETECTIVE – or detective wannabe – time will tell…

In Multiple Mystery Murder, the family gathers as Cousin M prepares to finalize a will. M’s suggestions don’t make the family happy at all. Might they try something… murderous?Directed by Kirk Woodward, Produced by Mark Peterson, Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld.

Auditions will be held December 15th and 16th at 7:30 to 9:00pm at the Clifton Arts Center on Well Road in the Clifton City Hall complex at 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ.  Audition pieces from the script will be provided.   Click here for directions to the Clifton Arts Center, and here for a map of the City Hall complex.

Show dates are February 26, 27, 28 and March 4, 5, 6, 2016; Friday & Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 4PM, at Mario’s Restaurant. 710 Van Houten Avenue in Clifton, NJ. Questions? call (973) 928-7668.

Audition Notice for our Annual Christmas Event

We are holding auditions for our 3rd Annual Christmas event!  “Waiting for Christmas,” directed by Kirk Woodward, in celebration of our 10th Anniversary in Clifton.  In partnership with the Clifton Arts Center, this joint fundraising event will mark the ten year anniversary of the first play we produced as the Theater League of Clifton.

“Waiting for Christmas” is a celebration of the holidays featuring five lively stories and bright holiday songs!  All adult and young adults are eligible to participate.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, October 25th 7-9pm and Wednesday, October 28th 7-9pm at the Clifton Arts Center.  Call back time to be determined.  Bring copies of Christmas music you would like to use for the audition in the key you will be singing if possible.  Performance dates are Saturday December 5th (7:00 pm) and Sunday December 6th  (3:30 PM) at the Clifton Arts Center on Well Road in the Clifton Municipal complex, 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton, NJ.  For questions, call (973) 928-7668.

Audition Notice – Fall Show

Auditions for our Fall musical production of Little Shop of Horrors are coming up!

Directed by Bill Kaufman, Musical Director is Jalmari Vanamo, Technical Director is Kyle Parkin, Producer is Maryann Irizarry, Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld.  Seeking males and females ages 18 years and older.   Roles include:

Seymour  – Mid-twenties and perhaps balding a little. Our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florist’s clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man.  Age 20-35.

Audrey – the bleached-blonde, secret love of Seymour’s life. If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self-worth, dressed them in spiked heels and a low-cut black dress – that’d be Audrey.  Age 20-35

Mr. Mushnik – Their sweaty boss. A failure of an East Side florist.  His accent, if he has one, Is more that of middle class New York than of Eastern Europe.  Age 40+

Orin – A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies.  He is not a leftover from the move version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy or an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer.  Age 30+

The Plant (Audrey II) – An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado.  It has a huge, nasty- looking pod which gains a shark-like aspect when open and snapping at food. The creature is played by a series of four increasing large puppets, manipulated by one puppeteer. (Who also plays Wino #1 in the first scene) The first time we see the Plant, it is less than one foot tall. The last time we see it, it fills the entire stage.

Voice of the Plant – Provided by an actor on an offstage microphone.   The sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White and Wolfman Jack.  Think of the Voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain-with Rhythm and Blues.  Age 18+

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon – Three black female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it.  They’re young, hip, smart and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on. They occasionally sing to the audience directly.  And when they do, it’s often with a “secret smile” that says: “we know something you don’t know”.  Age 18-30

Chorus Ensemble – A small ensemble of singers to create background and fill to the musical numbers.  Ages 18+

Auditions will be held on Sunday June 28, 3-6pm and Monday June 29, 7-10pm at the Clifton Arts Center, located in the City Hall complex at 900 Clifton Avenue on Well Road,click here for a map and directions.

Auditions will be from sides provided at the auditions. Please bring a prepared song with accompaniment (CD, IPOD, MP3 or sheet music). Songs from the show are permitted.

Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays November 6,7,8 and 13,14,15. All shows are in the Theresa Aprea Theater at The Learning Center, 199 Scoles Ave, Clifton NJ.

For questions please call 973-928-7668.