CALL TO AUDITION: LEND ME A TENOR & OLIVER!

LendMeATenor
LEND ME A TENOR 

by Ken Ludwig
Director: Brian Edgecomb

Synopsis:
Lend Me A Tenor is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions. It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and world-famous Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli will be their guest artist in Otello, the highlight of the company’s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season. But Tito’s troubled life, his hot-headed wife, and a “Dear John” letter mistaken as Tito’s suicide note sends everybody’s head swimming. No Tito, no $50,000 in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Max, an opera singer wanna-be, is coerced into impersonating the Italian great to save the show. In costume, wig and make-up, he’s is a dead ringer for the dead singer. But can Max find the courage to go on with the show? The surprises have just begun in this superbly crafted, eye-watering farce.

Audition Dates: 
January 8th and 9th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
Please prepare a 2 minute comic monologue. All those auditioning for the roles of Max, Tito and the Bellhop should prepare a short selection from an Italian opera.

Performance Dates: 
March 1st-18th, 2018 on the main stage

FOR DETAILS ON ROLES AVAILABLE PLEASE VISIT:

http://lakeworthplayhouse.org/audition.html

 

Oliver
Oliver! (kids 16 & under auditions)

Director: Shonna Rash
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Joanne DiPrizio

Synopsis: 
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.  The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Audition Dates: 
Kids 16 and under: January 6-7, 1-4 pm
Adults: February 12th, 13th & 14th at 7pm

Performance Dates:
April 12th – 29th, 2018 on the main stage

Auditions will consist of:

Vocal/Music: Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat tempo song. An accompanist will be provided. Sheet music will not be provided. If you bring sheet music please sing in the key that’s written.

Choreography: You will learn a simple dance combination (Wear comfortable clothes/shoes, bring jazz shoes if you have them).

Readings: cold readings from the script

Be prepared to TRY a British accent.

NO parents allowed in the audition room.

FOR DETAILS ON ROLES AVAILABLE PLEASE VISIT:

http://lakeworthplayhouse.org/audition.html

 

Please contact Interim Artistic Director Daniel Eilola if additional info is needed at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org

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