Call to Audition: Black Box Series CHURCH & STATE

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CHURCH & STATE By Jason Odell Williams 
Directed by Suzanne Dunn

Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny and heartbreaking.

Audition Dates: Monday and Tuesday, August 13th and 14th, beginning at 7 pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse.

No appointment necessary.

Actors are asked to bring one headshot and resume.

Call backs, if needed, will take place on Thursday, August 16th.

Roles: 
SENATOR CHARLES “CHARLIE” WHITMORE. Male. Late 30s-early 50s.
SARA WHITMORE. Female. Late 30s-early 50s.
ALEX KLEIN. Female. Late 20s-early 40s.
TOM/MARSHALL/REPORTER/SECURITY GUY. Male. 20s-30s.

We strongly encourage the auditions of all ethnicities and types.

For the Audition: Actors are asked to prepare two contemporary one-minute monologues/stories – one comedic, one dramatic. Actors may also be asked to read from the script.

Performance Dates: October 18 – 28th.

General Rehearsal Dates: Beginning the week of August 20th.

For more information, please contact Artistic Director Daniel Eilola at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org

Call to Audition: Young Frankenstein & Barefoot in the Park

Frankenstein

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Director: Daniel Eilola
Music Director: Ed Kolcz
Choreographer: Joanne DePrizio
Synopsis: From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
Audition Dates: August 6th & 7th at 7pm with possible callbacks on August 8th at 7 pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse.
No appointment necessary.
Production Dates: October 4th – 21st 2018
Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show.
Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. An audio device with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. No acappella auditions. Please also wear or bring comfortable attire, as all auditioners will be required to move.
Characters:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – A famous scientist dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. Intent to distance himself from his notorious grandfather whose scientific legacy is less than legitimate. A warm lyric Baritone who sings to E-flat, and a comic actor who combines the manic energy of Danny Kaye with the charm and elegance of Fred Astaire..
Elizabeth Benning – Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered fiancée. Great comic role. A lyric Soprano with wide range (to High C) who can deliver a showy coloratura fireworks with complete ease. Music has a comic-operetta-ish sensibility that reflects the songs of Romberg, Herbert, Friml, and early Kern
Igor – A hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Great comic role. High light Baritone (to F#), should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall style songs with show-biz savvy.
Inga – A young local Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr. Frankenstein’s eager assistant. Oblivious to her own sexuality and appeal. A bright, clear youthful Broadway Mezzo with a high sustained belt to D-flat and a sweet mixed voice that extends up to high E.
Frau Blucher – the housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great slyly comic role. Requires skilled, dark, dramatic Lotte Lenya Alto with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret world of the 1920s and 30s. Solid belt up to B-flat and a workable mix that extends up to E-flat.
Inspector Hans Kemp/Blind Man: one actor to play both roles. Head of the local police with highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town. The Blind Man is a recluse who enjoys a meal with Frankenstein’s monster. This double role requires a great comic, transformational actor. Big legit Bass-Baritone voice that can really open up and soar to high F. Should demonstrate very dramatic singing chops in terms of volume and the break-your-heart quality of a singer, like Al Jolson in his prime.
The Monster – The monster created when Dr. Frankenstein performs his famous brain transplant. Bass-Baritone with good legit sound up to E-flat. Physically imposing.
Ensemble – (Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists and other various roles) Singers with big, healthy voices, impeccable diction and wide ranges. Sopranos should not hesitate in showing off their sustained high notes and Basses should give us their best low. Also, specifically looking for a real old-fashioned Barbershop Quartet Top Tenor. Also looking for tap dancers to include in the ensemble.

Barefoot

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
Director: Clayton Phillips
Synopsis: Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start.
Audition Dates: September 24th at 7pm, September 25th at 7:30pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Please prepare a 2 minute comedic monologue. You may be asked to read from the script.
Performance Dates: November 16th – December 2nd 2018
Characters:
CORIE BRATTER – a free spirit, newlywed to Paul
PAUL BRATTER – a lawyer, newlywed to Corie
MRS. BANKS – Corie’s mother
VICTOR VELASCO – the neighbor in the attic
TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN
DELIVERY MAN

Additional audition date announced for Flashdance, the Musical at LWPH!

Flashdance, The Musical
CALL TO AUDITION
The Playhouse will hold an additional audition for Flashdance the Musical.
Monday, May 7th at 7pm. 
We are seeking male and female dancers 18 to 35 years of age who can sing. Also seeking male actors who can sing to fill three roles.  Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song in the style of the show (think 80’s pop songs) and come dressed to move. Registration will begin at 6:30 with auditions starting at 7pm.

Synopsis:

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance the Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.
Please contact Artistic Director Daniel Eilola if additional info is needed at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org

2018/19 Season – Call for Directors and Choreographers

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Call for Directors and Choreographers

The Lake Worth Playhouse is seeking creative and passionate Directors and Choreographers for its upcoming 2018/19 Season. Interested parties should submit resume and references to Artistic Director Daniel Eilola at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org.

Paid Positions. Pay commensurate with experience.

2018/19 Mainstage Season:
Flashdance
Young Frankenstein
Barefoot in the Park
Camelot
Wait Until Dark
Sweet Charity

CALL TO AUDITION: FLASHDANCE

Flashdance

Flashdance
April 30th – May 1st, 2018
7pm

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance the Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hit “Maniac,” “Manhunt,” “Gloria,” “I Love Rock & Roll” and the sensational title track “Flashdance…What a Feeling”.

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. Mobile devices or CD’s may also be used for auditions. A speaker will be provided.

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

Roles:

ALEX OWENS – 19, steel worker by day, flash dancer by night. Alex is a strong willed young woman who is also witty, energetic, loyal and loveable. She is ambitious and a little rebellious but sensible and possibly even cautious and sometimes mistrusting of people in power. Mid range voice – lowest note is G, below middle C. Needs to be able to sing a separate melody when singing with a full chorus. Strong dancer – has solo dances. Involved in lots of the numbers – sings GLORIA with the girls and a duet with Hannah called ONE IN A MILLION; She also duets with Nick in a number called DON’T STOP.

KEISHA – Dancer at the Steel Bar – strong character. One of the team of four dancers who are full of attitude, back-chat and banter. Alto voice – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings bottom line when singing Some of the numbers she sings are MANIAC, I LOVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, GLORIA and FLASHDANCE.

JAZMIN – Dancer at the Steel Bar – flirtatious character. One of the team of four dancers who are full of attitude, back-chat and banter. Alto/Mezzo – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings middle line when singing with Keisha and Gloria. Strong dancer – has solo dances. Some of the numbers she sings are MANIAC, I LOVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, GLORIA and FLASHDANCE.

GLORIA – Dancer at the Steel Bar – daring character. One of the team of four dancers who are full of attitude, back-chat and banter. Gloria gets herself more involved with other elements of the plot, puts herself in danger and shows her vulnerable side. Mezzo/Soprano – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings top line when singing with Keisha and Jazmin. Strong dancer – has solo dances. Some of the numbers she sings are MANIAC, I LOVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, GLORIA and FLASHDANCE.

HANNAH OWENS – Alex’s mom. Looks older than her 40 years. Worn out by life but ambitious for Alex. Tries to be fun and chirpy for her daughter’s sake for whom she is a friend as well as a loving mum. Alto – needs to be able to harmonise. Has a couple of duets with Alex called ONE IN A MILLION and YOU’RE NOT DONE.

NICK HURLEY – Late 20’s, nephew of the owner of Hurley Steel. Nick is the lead male in the show and pursues Alex romantically. He is his ‘own man’ and well meaning – always wanting to do the best for his business and those who work for him (who he gets on well with). He is always charming and confident and playful when flirting with Alex. Tenor – needs to be able to sing a top F and top G. Has a solo called WAKE UP and duets with Alex in DON’T STOP.

JIMMY KAMINSKY – Early 20’s. Always talking of making it big as a stand-up comedian but a loser who hangs about on the streets living on his wits and nervous energy, blagging, sofa surfing, stealing. Upbeat and friendly to Alex but ultimately unreliable. Tenor – needs to be able to sing top E and top F. Has a duet with Alex called TWENTY ONE, as well as a number called YOU CAN’T KEEP ME DOWN with the Ensemble, and some lines in a song called EXPERIENCE.

HARRY GREEN – Owner of the Steel Bar, middle aged. Bossy but kind and protective to the girls who dance at his club. Tough but a bit of an old-fashioned showman/compère at heart. No solos but ensemble singing.

DR KOOL – Owner of the Skin Deep club – sleezy character who can ‘snap’ at any moment. Sharp and manipulative business man with the ‘gift of the gab’. Happy to exploit girls with promises of fame and fortune. Strong tenor singer – needs to be able to hold their own, singing a different line when singing with a full chorus. Needs to be able to sing a top D. Sings solo lines in EXPERIENCE.

JOE – Steel Mill worker, 50’s, foreman. Gets on well with Nick his boss and offers a wise word here and there. Tenor – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings Steeltown with Alex and the Ensemble.

SAMMY – Steel Mill worker, 30’s, family man. Tenor – needs to be able to harmonise; sings top F. Sings Steeltown with Alex and the Ensemble. ABE – Steel Mill worker, 20’s. Tenor – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings Steeltown with Alex and the Ensemble.

C.C. LA DRUE – Dr Kool’s business partner – can be male or female – can double up and be part of Ensemble when not in character. Doesn’t say a lot but helps portray the dubious character of Dr Kool’s club with his/her flamboyant but seedy style. Strong tenor singer – needs to be able to hold their own, singing a different line when singing with a full chorus. Needs to be able to sing a top D. Sings solo lines in EXPERIENCE

GIRL LEAD SUPPORT ROLES – opportunity to support the main 4 girls as Steel Bar dancers and singers. Strong singers able to harmonise and/or strong dancers.

ENSEMBLE – Steel mill workers, street dancers, Shipley Academy students, customers at the clubs, dancers at the clubs. Will be looking for a mix of bass, tenor, alto, mezzo and soprano voices. Plus dancers. Ensemble characters are involved in loads of the great numbers!

Announcing: Spring Break and Summer Camp at the Lake Worth Playhouse!

2018 SPRING BREAK CAMP:

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23
9:00am – 3:00pm
Performance:
Saturday, March 24 at 11:00am
Ages 8-14
$200/child
BY DANIEL GUYTON
Things get wild and hairy when a group of middle school students start to believe their teacher is a werewolf! Chris is really spooked because he’s certain he saw a werewolf in his neighborhood… wearing a bowling shirt. His pals don’t believe him at first, but when their teacher walks in wearing the same shirt and looking a bit worse for wear, the kids begin to suspect Chris is right! Determined to discover the truth, the young teens sneak into their teacher’s home, and just as expected, the werewolf is there! Still… not all is as it seems. Full of surprises and silly humor, this play will have your audience howling for more!
 

2018 SUMMER CAMPS:

Into The Woods, Jr.

June 4-23, 2018 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Performances:
6/21-6/22 11:00a | 6/23 11:00a & 2:00p
Ages 8 -14
$600.00/child

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
  
Mary Poppins Jr.
July 9-28, 2018 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Performances:
7/26-7/27 11:00a | 7/28 11:00a & 2:00p
Ages 8 – 14
$600.00/child
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.
Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.

CALL TO AUDITION: LEND ME A TENOR & OLIVER!

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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