CASTING CALL for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!

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CASTING CALL for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!

The Theater League of Clifton announces auditions for their Fall Musical – “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. Seeking ‘triple threats’ and actors who sing, for all of the “Chic, Unique and quite Adorable” roles. A cast of at least 25 is being sought including ensemble roles and tap dancers.
Show dates November 3,4,5 10,11,12 2017. Audition dates: Wed. June 14, 7:00-9:30 pm. Sun. June 18, 1:00—4:00 pm. Tuesday, June 20, 7:00– 9:30pm for call backs and scheduled auditions. Auditions will all be held at ATC Studios 68 Union Ave, Clifton NJ.
The story is set in Manhattan 1922. A gutsy Millie Dillmount arrives to fulfil her modern and chic life dreams, which quickly dissolve into reality. She gets mugged, falls in love (“modern” don’t do that), lives in a seedy hotel run by an actress-turned-villain and encounters all the big city has to offer. Her adventures include meeting up with quite a wide variety of interesting people. Principal roles include:
Millie Dilmount 20-25 Spunky modern woman
Jimmy Smith 20-30 suave city slicker
Mrs. Meers 45-55 Hotel Manager
Dorothy Brown 20-25 Naïve wealthy roommate to Millie
Ching Ho 18-25 Chinese Hotel worker brother to Bun Foo
Bun Foo 20-30 Chinese Hotel worker brother to Ching Ho
Miss Flannery 35-45 Insurance Office Manager
Trevor Graydon 30-40 Insurance Executive
Muzzy Van Hussmere 35-45 Black Glamorous Night Club Performer
Secondary roles include 8-10 female roles and 8-10 male roles in the hotel, office, polices and for Muzzy’s boys. Also seeking speed tappists for the office and few older celebrity roles.
Open auditions for all roles. Please prepare a song in the style of the show. Sides will be provided at auditions. Please dress to move, choreography will be taught at auditions.
Director: Kathleen Kellaigh. Musical Director: Jalmari Vanamo. Choreographer: Judi Niebuhr. Stage Manager: Tara Freifeld. For more role information and vocal ranges
or call 973-928-7668

Thoroughly Modern Millie   

Character Details

Millie Dillmount
A spunky, modern woman trying to make it in New York City. She falls in love with Jimmy. Our story’s protagonist.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Jimmy Smith
A suave city slicker who unexpectedly becomes the story’s hero. He falls in love with Millie.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Mrs. Meers
A former actress turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly Chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: E3

Dorothy Brown
A naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie’s roommate and confidant.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Ching Ho
A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Bun Foo
A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in chinese.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: E3

Miss Flannery
An uptight, stern office manager. She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Trevor Graydon
An executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious, and secretly romantic.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Muzzy Van Hossmere
A glamorous actress and singer at a night club. She becomes Millie’s friend and mentor.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
*It is the authors’ preference that, for thematic reasons, the role of Muzzy be played by an actress of color as an African-American character. Within an American context, Muzzy being African-American resonates very differently than her being Caucasian because show business was traditionally one of the only ways an African American could circumvent the worst of racism and embark on the same kind of self-reinvention that Millie is attempting — and, in 1922, there were limited avenues for that trajectory available to African-Americans.

George Gershwin
Gender: Male
Age: 35-45
Non Singing Role except as part of ensemble songs
Recognizable celebrity character of NYC at the time with minimal lines

Dorothy Parker
Gender: Female
Age: 35-45
Non Singing Role except as part of ensemble songs
Recognizable celebrity character of NYC at the time with minimal lines

Hotel Priscilla Girls
Ruth, Gloria, Rita, Alice, Cora, Lucille, Ethel Peas
Age: 20 -30
Minor Speaking Role.
Singing and Tap dancing a plus, part of ensemble as well

Male Ensemble
Gender: Male 8 -10 roles
Age: Varied
Singing and Tap Dancing a plus
Muzzy’s boys, Policeman, Dishwashers, NYC street folk

Female Ensemble
Gender: Female 2-4 roles
Age: Varied
Singing and Tap Dancing a plus
Office girls, New Modern, Pearl Lady, NYC Street Folk

Speed Tappists
Gender: Female
Age: 18 -35
Girls in Office who speed tap while sitting at desk. May also be part of the ensemble.
Can be dance role only.

 

Casting Call : Annual dinner theater production “Dealt a Deadly Hand – Murder at the Royale Casino

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Casting Call for our annual dinner theater production for the show “Dealt a Deadly Hand – Murder at the Royale Casino,” written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose.

Auditions will be held Monday, Nov. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 29, (7 to 9:30 p.m. for both dates), at Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. Rehearsals will start in January 2017.  The dinner theater performance dates at Mario’s Restaurant are Feb. 24, 25, 26 and March 3, 4, 5, 2017.

 

Characters

Rick:  Casino owner;

Candy:  Rick’s teenage daughter;

Croc Chaser: TV show host

Dudley Wadsworth III:  Rick’s lawyer

Stella Portabella: Senior citizen at Rick’s casino;

Carmella Portabella: Senior citizen at Rick’s casino

and Stella’s sister;

Chief Wooden Nickel:  Native American leader with

claims on the casino;

Princess Wanna Wampum: Chief’s girlfriend

Lola: Rick’s ex-wife and former showgirl.

The show will be directed by Linda Wielkotz and produced by Mark Peterson,

For more information please

Call us at 973 928 7668

 

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.

Audition Notice – Spring Musical

SP LogoAuditions for our Spring musical production of the Broadway classic “South Pacific” are coming up! Directed by Kathleen Kellaigh, Musical Director is Jalmari Vanamo, Choreographer is Malinda DiPasquale, Producer is Maryann Irizarry, Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld.  Seeking males and females to play the following:

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Auditions will be Wed, Jan 28th and Fri, Jan 30th, 7:00-10:00pm, and Sat, Jan 31st, 11:00am – 2:00pm at ATC Studios, 68 Union Ave, 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 permitted.

Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: May  8,9,10 and 15,16,17th. All shows are in the Theresa Aprea Theater at The Learning Center, 199 Scoles Ave, Clifton NJ.  For questions please call 973-928-7668.

 

Audition Notice – Spring Dinner Theater

 

Auditions are coming up for our annual murder-mystery dinner theater. “Once Upon a Mystery”, written and directed by Kirk Woodward.  It features 12 roles with a wide type and age range, 4 male and 8 female, both adult and teen.

The roles are familiar fairy tale characters, presented as people today:

Red Riding Hood

Cinderella

Sleeping Beauty

Gretel

Grandmother

Goldilocks

3 pigs

Jack

Hansel

Wolf

During a performance of “Once Upon a Mystery” the character Red attempts to solve the mystery: who poisoned Snow White with an apple?

Directed by Kirk Woodward.  Produced by Mark Peterson. Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld.

Auditions will be held December 16th and 17th from7:30 pm – 9 pm at Mario’s Restaurant 710 Van Houten Avenue in Clifton, NJ.  Audition pieces from the script will be provided.

Performance dates are Feb. 27,28 and Mar. 1,6,7,8; Friday & Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 4PM, at Mario’s Restaurant.

For questions call (973) 928-7668.

 

Audition Notice – Fall Show

We are holding auditions for our Fall production of Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig.  Produced with special arrangement through Samuel French Inc.

Directed by Kathleen Kellaigh.  Produced by Maryann Irizarry.  Stage Manager Tara Freifeld.

In the madcap comedy style of Ken Ludwig, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re performing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertoire in a theater in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s affair with a young actress, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong. Including a visit from their daughter and her clueless fiancé.   Hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother, Ethel. Richard, their lawyer, trying to woo Charlotte. All while Paul, one of the actors, secretly in love with Rosalind, tries to hold everything together.

The ages listed for each character are the character age.  You need to act that age not necessarily be that age.

George Hay              50s-60s,  a former leading man who can’t let it go.

Charlotte Hay           50s-60s,  a former leading lady who can’t let it go.

Ethel                         70s-80s,  hard of hearing. Charlotte’s mother.

Rosalind                   20s-early 30s, Charlotte & George’s daughter.

Howard                     20’s-mid 30s,  Rosalind’s fiancé.  A weatherman.

Eileen                       20s-early 30s, George’s not-so-sweet young mistress.

Paul                          20’s-mid 30s,  an actor in the company. Holds company together.

Richard                     50s-60s, lawyer in love with Charlotte.

Soldiers                    20-60, for opening of Cyrano

Auditions will be from sides supplied at the audition.   ALL ROLES ARE OPEN

Auditions will be held on Monday 6/23, Wednesday 6/25 & Thursday 6/26; 7-10pm at ATC Studios, 68 Union Ave, Clifton NJ.

Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:  November 14,15,16,21,22,and 23. All shows are in the Theresa Aprea Theater at The Learning Center at 199 Scoles Ave in Clifton NJ.

 

Audition Notice – Spring Show – Fiddler On the Roof

Auditions for our Spring musical production of the classic “Fiddler On The Roof” are coming up in February.

Directed by Kathleen Kellaigh; Producers are Maryann Irizarry and Stephanie Peterson; Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld. Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein.

Seeking males and females ages 18 -70 and children for roles ages 6-13.

CAST DESCRIPTIONS:

AVRAM Runs the local   bookshop Male age 40-60 Baritone
BIELKE Tevye’s   youngest daughter. Female age 8-12 Mezzo/Soprano
CHAVA Tevye’s middle   daughter .Female age 15-20 Mezzo/Soprano
CONSTABLE Russian   military official. Male age 35-40 Speaking Role
FRUMA-SARAH Lazar’s Wolf’s   deceased first wife. Female age 35-45 Mezzo
FYEDKA A strong, young   Russian soldier. Male age 20-25 (Speaking Role)
GOLDE Tevye’s   strong-willed wife. Female age 40-50 Alto
GRANDMA TZEITEL Golde’s   deceased grandmother. Female age 60-75 Mezzo
HODEL Tevye’s second   eldest daughter. Female age 18-23 Soprano
LAZAR WOLF The wealthy   brawny town butcher. Male age 40-50 Bass/baritone
MOTEL The poor meek   town tailor Male age18-25 Tenor
PERCHIK The outspoken   student visitor. Male age 20-30 Tenor
SHPRINTZE Tevye’s fourth   eldest daughter. Female age 9-13 Mezzo
TEVYE The likeable   hard-working dairyman and father. Male age 45-60 Baritone
TZEITEL Tevye’s eldest   daughter. Female age 18-25 Mezzo/Soprano
YENTE The meddling   matchmaker. Female age 50-60 Alto

 

ENSEMBLE Villagers and   Russian soldiers

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, February 12th, 7:00-10:00pm and Sunday, February 16th, 1:00 – 5:30pm and 7:00-10:00pm at ATC Studios, 68 Union Ave, 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. Men auditioning for the role of Tevye should prepare to sing “If I Were A Rich Man.”

Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: May 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18th. Additional performance Thursday May 15th. All shows are in the Theresa Aprea Theater at The Learning Center, 199 Scoles Ave, Clifton NJ.

For questions call 973-928-7668.

For additional character descriptions, click here.