AUDITIONS

PRODUCTION:
ACTUALLY by Anna Ziegler

PERFORMANCES:
January 23 - February 1
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings @ 8pm, Sunday matinee January 26

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, November 10th @ 7:00 p.m. 2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Those auditioning are requested to bring an updated headshot and resume, if available. Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. If cast in this production, you will receive a production stipend at strike. hose auditioning are requested to bring an updated headshot and resume, if available. Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. If cast in this production, you will receive a production stipend at strike.

REHEARSALS: There will be two meetings prior to the end of the year. Rehearsals will then continue January 6-23.

SYNOPSIS:  

Tom and Amber, both freshmen at Princeton University, connect in ways that seem innocent at first.  As things progress, they find themselves in murky territory that has ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives.   

Through conflicting accounts of a college hook-up, ACTUALLY boldly delves into the many gray areas of sexual consent and the intersectional complexities of race, religion, and gender.

Character Descriptions

 ROLES/RANGES (as described by the playwright)

 AMBER – Early to mid 20’s, Jewish.  She is high-strung, talkative, and charmingly neurotic.  She does not present as insecure.

 TOM   -  Early to mid 20’s, African-American.  He is appealing and confident with some swagger that conceals a deeper vulnerability.

For specific audition questions, please email kimdmy@aol.com.  Please put auditions in the subject line.

PRODUCTION:
FIRST DATE Book by Austin Winsberg, Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

PERFORMANCES:
March 13 - April 11
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings @ 8pm, Sunday matinees March 22 & 29

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, November 24th & Monday, November 25th @7:00

Those auditioning are requested to bring an updated headshot and resume. Bring a prepared musical theatre song with the music in the correct key. Auditioners MUST sing with the accompanist. If cast in this production, you will receive a production stipend at strike.

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals are Sunday through Thursday evenings 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, January 28th.

SYNOPSIS:  

FIRST DATE had its world premier in 2012 at Seattle’s ACT Theatre, and the following year it moved to Broadway.  The action is comedic and takes place in a fashionable NYC bistro where Casey and Aaron meet for their blind date.  Coming from different backgrounds and carrying radically different emotional baggage, the evening is a near-guaranteed disaster. Through a combination of inner characters and external events, the evening just might, possibly, turn out all right.Tom and Amber, both freshmen at Princeton University, connect in ways that seem innocent at first.  As things progress, they find themselves in murky territory that has ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives.   

Character Descriptions

Characters:   All roles are open.  All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.  Four Males, Three Females

 Aaron – late 20’s-30’s, male, tenor.  New Yorker, Jewish investment banker.  Aaron has never before been on a blind date.  He is out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard.

 Casey – late 20’s-30’s, female, great belt/mix voice, mezzo.  Casey is daring, bold and delightfully controversial.  However, all of this is mostly a defense mechanism.

 Male #1  (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy Rocker/British Guy) – 25-40, any ethnicity, baritenor.  Gabe is the mega dude/womanizer.  He has the answer to every question about women that has ever been asked.  He is Aaron’s best friend since childhood.  Edgy Rocker/ British Guy are bad boys from Casey’s past.  They are cocky and neglectful and overcompensating.

 Female #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with megaphone #2/Aaron’s mother) – 25-40, mezzo.  Lauren is Casey’s sister who is (somewhat) happily married to her highly successful husband.  She can’t understand why Casey can’t break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner.  Grandma Ida is Aaron’s dead grandmother who feels strongly that her grandson marry a Jewish woman.

 Male #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy) – late 20’s – 30’s, tenor.  Reggie is Casey’s fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend who is easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. 

 Female #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with megaphone #1) – 25- 35, mezzo with strong belt.  Allison is Aaron’s ex-fiancée who is gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling and manipulative.

 Male #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist) – 35-45, baritenor with pop falsetto.  He is a career waiter who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side.  He is a romantic who wants nothing more than for romance to bloom in his restaurant.  Casey’s Christian Father is a stereotype super-Christian.

 **None of the roles will be understudied. 

For specific audition questions, please email kimdmy@aol.com.  Please put auditions in the subject line.