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KELSEY THEATRE AUDITIONS and VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: The Kelsey Theatre has 10 different Theatre Companies that use our stage and their needs vary.  Please read ALL audition notices through to see what is required and how to sign up for the audition. 

All auditions for Kelsey Theatre productions will be held on the Mercer County Community College unless stated otherwise in the announcement.  Auditions are usually held in the College's Communications Building please check the Kelsey Theatre sign boards for specific room locations.

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USHERS FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR USHER SLOTS:

CRAZY FOR YOU, TOM SAWYER and KELSEY AWARDS

use this link  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO USHER

Note: you do NOT have to create an account to sign up to usher. 

Just scroll down the list to the date you want, if it is available click the sign up button,

type in your name and email and if there is more than one of you

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If you would like to receive audition notifications or usher information via email please fill out the form below. 

NOTE: sometimes your email host dings us as spam so you should periodically check your spam folder for emails from the Kelsey Theatre.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music and Lyrics by Rogers & Hammerstein

Produced by Pierrot Productions

Producer: Pete LaBriola

Director: Kat Ross Kline

Music Director: Peter deMets

Stage Manager:  Lisa Palena

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”, this musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun.  She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp.  He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis.  He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children.  Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “

Do-Re-Mi” and the title song, “The Sound of Music”.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Thursdays, September 12, 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

Fridays, September 13, 20 at 8pm

Saturdays, September 14, 21 at 2pm and 8pm

Sundays, September 15, 22 at 2pm

 

Performances will be held at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus. 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES: 

     Saturday, July 20, 3-5PM

 

 

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION: 

     Nothing to prepare.  Materials will be provided. 

     Please bring headshot/resume.

 

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to be considered for a role above, please email us with resume and headshot at soundofmusicatkelsey@yahoo.com

 

SEEKING: 

All ages and ethnicities.  All roles are Non-Equity, unpaid

 

Open Call for the following roles:

    *Rolf

    *Sister Berthe

    *Franz

    *Frau Schmidt

    *Herr Zeller

    *Nuns for Nuns Chorus

    *Additional Nazis

 

*****All of the other roles have already been filled*****.



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SCROOGE!

Book, Music and Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE

PRODUCED BY M&M STAGE PRODCUCTIONS

PRODUCERS: Mike Almstedt & Mike DiIorio

DIRECTOR: Fred Walker

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Madelyn Curtin

CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Ghaffoor

ABOUT THE SHOW:

This timeless musical follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve  night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghost of Christmas past, present and future.

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PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, November 22 & 29, 2019 at 8pm

Saturday, November 23 & 30 at 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, November 24 & December 1 at 2pm

Performances will be held at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus. 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

  • Thursday, August 15, 2018  (7-10pm)

  • Friday, August 16  (7-10pm)

  • Sunday, August 18 (11-4pm)

  • Callbacks by invitation Monday August 19 (7-9pm)

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Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

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REHEARSALS:

Scrooge will rehearse two weekday evenings, and Sunday afternoon (Times to be determined).  Additional rehearsals will be added to the schedule closer to performance dates.  Expect to rehearse every night the week preceding the show.

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APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

Appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time allows.

If you have any questions and wish to schedule an audition, please email us at: https://www.mandmstage.com/auditions.html  

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

  • A cold reading from the script.

  • 16 bars of a song from this production

  • Be prepared to move, bring jazz shoes

  • Photo

  • Resume

 

SEEKING:

All ages and ethnicities.  All roles are Non-Equity, unpaid

 

CHARACTER INFORMATION:   Gender, Age range and vocal ranges are listed

ALL LISTED NAMED CHARACTERS HAVE AT LEAST SOME FEATURED SOLO SINGING AND MUST HAVE STRONG SOLO VOICES. BRITISH ACCENT REQUIRED (Will be worked on during rehearsal).

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OLD EBENEZER SCROOGE: (M, 50-75)(Baritone) – The stingiest man in town who cares for nobody but himself. Conservative, grouchy, and only thinks about money. After being haunted by three spirits, he realizes the error in his ways and makes amends with everyone he has wronged.      AUDITION SONGS: ‘Happiness’ and ‘I Hate People’

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FRED: (M, 25-35) (Tenor-Baritone) – Scrooge’s nephew. A kind, friendly man who looks tenderly upon the holidays and pities his uncle.       SONG: ‘You’

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BOB CRATCHIT: (M, 30-45)(Tenor-Baritone) – Scrooge’s clerk. Always tries to stay positive, despite having to care for a poor family and sick son.                                        SONG: ‘Christmas Children’

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MRS. DILBER: (F, 40-50)(E5-Bb3) – Scrooge’s wily and widowed charwoman. She makes a great display of activity, but is fed up with her employment. Charitable and always looking for a mouth to feed. Dancer.     SONG: ‘Father Christmas’

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HAWKINS: (M, 30-40)(E4-Bb2) – A poor ragpicker, he solicits Scrooge and tries to use his sense of humor to get what he wants. Finds a friend in Mrs. Dilber.     SONG: ‘Thank You Very Much’

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GHOST OF JACOB MARLEY: (M, 50-70)(F4-C3) – A shade, the spirit of Scrooge’s partner. Tortured for eternity in the after-life for his previous miserly behavior.     SONG: ‘Make the Most of This World’ (Song can be spoken)

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GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: (ANY, 18-40) – The first spirit to come to Scrooge, who walks him through his past. A sympathetic narrator.     SONG: ‘Happiness’

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MR. FEZZIWIG: (M,40-50)(Tenor-Baritone)  – Scrooge’s one-time employer. A jolly socialite who knows how to throw a party and makes people happy.  Needs to dance. SONG: ‘December the 25th

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MRS. FEZZIWIG: (F,40-50)(Character voice)  – Generous and happy. A jolly socialite like her husband.  Needs to dance.     SONG: ‘December the 25th

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YOUNG SCROOGE: (M,18-25)(Tenor-Baritone) – A handsome, young version of Scrooge. A romantic who dreams of a life with Belle, but obsessed with becoming rich. Needs to dance.    SONG: ‘You’

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BELLE: (F,18-25)(A5-Bb3) – Scrooge’s boyhood sweetheart, she is sweet and flirtatious. Leaves Scrooge when he pushes her away due to his own greediness. Dancer.  SONG: ‘Happiness’

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GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: (M, 25-55)(Bass) – The second spirit to come to Scrooge, who shows him Christmas Eve around London. A literal representation of “the Christmas spirit,” jolly and energetic.     SONG: ‘Finale-Act I’

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MRS. CRATCHIT: (F,30-40)(E5-C3) – Bob’s wife and the mother of the Cratchit family. A loving person, but looks down upon Scrooge’s treatment of her husband.     SONG: ‘Beautiful Day’

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MARTHA: (F,14-18)(E5-B3) – Bob Cratchit’s daughter. Happy, confident, and extremely kind to her younger siblings.     SONG: ‘Beautiful Day’

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TINY TIM: (M,7-12)(D5-C4) – Bob Cratchit’s youngest son. A frail, sickly boy, but very optimistic.     SONG: ‘Beautiful Day’

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GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET-TO-COME: (Any,20-50) – The third spirit to come to Scrooge, who shows him what will happen after Scrooge’s death. A spooky, mute phantom.

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ENSEMBLE: Narrator-Carolers, Gentlemen, Beggars, Clerks, Cratchit Children (Peter, Belinda, Billy, Annie), Townspeople, Lost Souls, Christmas Toys (Ballerina Doll, Jumping-Jack, Clown, Teddy Bear, Elephant, Wooden Soldier), Demons, Sidewalk Merchants, (Organ Grinder, Chestnut Vendor, Pieman), Fred and Betty’s Guests (Alice, Susan, Topper)     SONG: Any Christmas Song  

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBER

LYRICS BY TIM RICE

 

YARDLEY PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY

DIRECTOR: Marge Swider

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Julie Braeckman

 

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” follows the story of Joseph who is one of 12 brothers and the favorite son of Jacob. He is given a coat of many colors which makes his brothers jealous.  The brothers sell Joseph into slavery where he is taken to Egypt and bought by Potiphar, a rich millionaire.  Joseph has a talent for interpreting dreams which finds him favor with the Pharoah. Back in Canaan, the brothers are starving and travel to Egypt to find food and money unknowingly coming upon Joseph, the brother they once sold off.  

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Fridays, November 8 and November 15, 2019 at 8pm

Saturdays, November 9 and November 16 at 2pm and 8pm

Sundays, November 10 and November 17 at 2pm

 

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, August 24 (12 NOON-5pm)

Sunday, August 25, 2019 (1pm-5pm)

CALLBACKS by invitation- Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (7pm-9pm)

 

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON THE MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WEST WINDSOR CAMPUS-Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room and location on the day of your audition.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, N.J. 08550

 

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

CALL: Marge Swider at  215-968-1904 OR Cell Phone  215-208-7457

 

PREPARE:

Song from the show

Wear comfortable shoes for a dance audition.

BRING A RECENT PICTURE AND RESUME

 

SEEKING:

16 Males ages 16-60+,     12 Females ages 16-60+,       20 Children must be ages 8-15 and strong singers

 

CHARACTERS

JOSEPH-Male High Tenor (low A to High G) strong singer, move well, strong charming personality, Jacob’s favorite son

NARRATOR-Soprano (mixed/belt- low F#-high G) Excellent singer, story teller with personality to draw aud. into scenes

PHAROAH- Male Baritone (low B -high G#) most powerful man in Egypt searching for interpretation of dreams (Elvis style)

POTIPHAR-Male 50-70 years old- Baritone (D-B) Rich, indulgent Egyptian capitalist who buys Joseph as a slave

MRS. POTIPHAR-Female strong dancer who likes to get her own way. Razor sharp, beautiful, confident

JACOB-Male 50-75 years old- Baritone (low A-C) Strong actor who moves well.  Father of Joseph and 11 brothers

BROTHERS-Reuben (oldest), Simeon, Rubin, Levi, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin (youngest)

                     Skilled actors and singers.

SOLOS- Reuben (“Those Canaan Days”), Judah (“Benjamin Calypso”), Levi (“One More Angel in Heaven”)

BUTLER AND BAKER-Tenors, brothers who double as decent men in precarious situations, good singers

WIVES-The wives of Jacob and the brothers who sing and dance throughout the show, energetic, some solos

CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE-Males and Females who sing with main characters throughout the show. Ages 8-15

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REHEARSALS

TUESDAYS (7-10pm), THURSDAYS (7-10pm), SUNDAYS (1-4pm)

WEDNESDAY (7-10pm)  AS NEEDED FOR SMALL GROUPS

FIRST REHEARSAL- Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 7pm

Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals will end between 9 and 9:30 until later in the rehearsal period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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