TWO WEEKENDS-TWO SETS OF AUDITIONS

PRODUCTION:
THE LONESTAR LOVE POTION  by Michael Parker.

PERFORMANCES:
May 10 - May 25
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings @ 8pm, Sunday matinees May 12th & 19th

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, March 24th & Monday, March 25th @ 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.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals at ETC Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 pm beginning April 7th

SYNOPSIS:  

THE LONE STAR LOVE POTION is set on a 200,000 acre Texas ranch where Mr. Stancliffe the wealthy owner has recently died.  His butler, Jarvis, an alluring maid, the rancher’s niece (his only living relative) and her husband are gathered for the reading of the will.  Oddly, Miss Tammy Jo Harper, a neighbor, has also been invited.  Patrice (niece) inherits the estate, with one clause, Jarvis may live out his life on the ranch, and Patrice may not sell the ranch without Jarvis’s permission.  Acting on instructions from the rancher, Jarvis produces a formula from the safe.  A love potion!  Mr. Stancliffe has left instructions for the division of the shares. But this is not a typical love potion.  It does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead it gives off an almost imperceptible odor that affects the vomeronasal organ of the opposite sex with devastating and hilarious results!  

Character Descriptions

 *PLEASE NOTE:  The character descriptions including age ranges are general descriptions.  Please do not let a character trait in the description keep you from auditioning

MELODY – Female, 20-30; the late Mr. Stancliffe’s maid; drops things; breaks things; pursued throughout the play by Michael; a natural comedienne, young, perky, sexy

JARVIS – Male, 50; the late Mr. Stancliffe’s butler, can be English or American, but should not be Texan, suave and serious but with a sparkling dry wit

PATRICE – Female, 30-50; the late Mr. Stancliffe’s niece and heiress to his estate; the love potion reveals a romantic and passionate side of herself; elegant, attractive, sophisticated

MICHAEL – Male, 30-50; Patrice’s husband and an inveterate lecher; his sights are set on Melody; brash, loud, self-centered; not very likable

MR. OAKFIELD – Male, 40+; a short, balding, overweight lawyer, who gives the impression of a quiet, mild-mannered man until he spends most of Act Two trying (unsuccessfully) to find a vacant bathroom

TAMMY-JO – Female, 25-40; the neighbor from across the creek; appears to be a fairly straight character for most of the play, but has her ‘moment in the sun’ later as a sensuous temptress; very Texan; beautiful

MARY-LOU – Female, 30-50; a serious, matronly ornithologist; changed by the love potion; plain then glamorous; conservative, then sexy; shy, then outrageous

For specific audition questions, please email islandetc1@gmail.com.  Please put auditions in the subject line.

PRODUCTION:
MAMMA MIA! Music & Lyrics by Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus; Book by Catherine Johnson

PERFORMANCES:
July 5th - August 3rd
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings @ 8pm, Sunday matinees July 14th & July 21st

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, March 31st & Monday, April 1st @ 7:00 p.m.

2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Those auditioning are asked to bring a current headshot and resume, as well as the sheet music to a prepared contemporary musical theatre piece.  Appointments are not necessary.  Singing order will be determined by order of signing in.  Those auditioning must sing with our provided accompanist. Please be prepared to list all possible rehearsal conflicts.  Auditioners should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes to wear for the dance portion of the audition.  The dance portion will be held in small groups.  (*Those interested in featured dancer positions will work separately with the choreographer after the small group portion.)  Cold readings from the script and/or acting exercises will be the final portion of the auditions.   (If call-backs are necessary, they will be held the following week by invitation only.)  All actors cast in the production will receive a production stipend at the end of the run.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals at ETC Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 pm beginning May 26th

SYNOPSIS:  

ABBA’s hit songs tell the hilarious story for a young woman’s search for her birth father in MAMMA MIA! with music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeua and Benny Andersson and book by Catherin Johnson.  This sunny and very funny story unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years before.

Character Descriptions

(*Please note that character descriptions are generic.  The director may make other choices.  ALL ethnicities and ages are urged to audition.)

*Donna Sheridan – F, 40-50 – Sophie’s mother.  Vocal range top - A5; bottom - E3

*Sophie Sheridan – F, 20-25 – Born and raised on the island.  Vocal range top – E5; bottom – F#3

*Sam Carmichael – M, 40-50 – Might be Sophie’s father.  Vocal range top – Ab4; bottom – D3

*Bill Austin – M, 40-50 – Might be Sophie’s father.  Vocal range top – F#4; bottom – Bb2

*Harry Bright – M, 40-50 – Might be Sophie’s father.  Vocal range top – F#4; bottom – C#3

*Sky – M, 20-30 – Sophie’s fiancé.  Vocal range top – D5; bottom – Eb3

*Tanya – F, 40-50 – Donna’s friend, a former Dynamo.  Vocal range top – E5; bottom – E3

*Rosie – F, 40-50 – Donna’s friend, a former Dynamo.  Vocal range top – D5; bottom E3

*Lisa – F, 20-25 – Sophie’s friend.  Vocal range top – Db5; bottom – G3

*Ali – F, 20-25 – Sophie’s friend.  Vocal range top – D5; bottom – G3

*Pepper – M, 20-25 – Barman at the Taverna.  Vocal range top – F5; bottom – A4

*Eddie – M, 20-25 – Helps Sky with water-sports. 

*Ensemble – Consists of the Islanders, those who work at Donna’s, Wedding-Guests – M and F – all ages.  Various vocal ranges.

For specific audition questions, please email islandetc1@gmail.com.  Please put auditions in the subject line.