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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Audition Notice for

Tomato Patch Programs production of

 

DISNEY’S FROZEN JR.

 

 

PRODUCER: M. Kitty Getlik

DIRECTOR/MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Rzasa

CHOREOGRAPHER: Diane Wargo

STAGE MANAGER: Melissa Gaynor

LIGHTING DESIGNER: tba

SOUND DESIGNER: Evan Paine

SET DESIGN: tba

COSTUME DESIGNER: Kate Pinner

PROP DESIGNER: Amy Bessellieu

 

ABOUT THE SHOW: Kelsey Theatre and members of its Tomato Patch Visual & Performing Arts Workshops proudly present this enchanting Disney classic.

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10am and 7pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1pm and 4pm

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 1pm and 4pm

 

NOTE:  You must be available for all tech rehearsals February 23rd-27th and for performances. 

There IS a mandatory Friday, 2/28 10am show for area schools.

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019  (12pm-4pm)
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019  (12pm-4pm)
  • Callbacks by invitation, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (6pm-9pm)

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.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

 

 

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS & QUESTIONS:

Any questions should be directed to Melissa Gaynor, Stage Manager – 617.388.8785 (text preferred); melissa.gaynor.stagemgr@gmail.com

 

Please complete this form to reserve an audition time: https://forms.gle/6WMg8VFyw2eUaw2Q6

 

You will receive an email within 48 hours of submitting the form with the sheet music and conflict calendar.

 

 

For the audition, please:

    • Be prepared to move, bring dance shoes.
    • Photo
    • Resume
    • Completed conflict calendar
    • Auditions will consist of singing and dancing ONLY.  Cold readings from the script will be at callbacks.

           

 

SEEKING:

Performers aged 7-18!  NOTE: If you will turn 19 on or before March 1, 2020, we are unable to cast you due to contractual obligations.  If you are under the age of 7, please contact Melissa.gaynor.stagemgr@gmail.com

 

REHEARSALS:

From September thru January, the bulk of rehearsals will be held on most Saturdays from 12-4pm (some Saturdays will be shorter and subject to change; not everyone will be called all of the time).  Beginning at the end of January until tech week at the end of February, two weeknight rehearsals will be additionally required and based upon cast availability.  All performers must be available for ALL tech rehearsals and performances.

 

 

CHARACTER INFORMATION:

Anna

Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa.  Strong singer and great comic timing.

Gender: Female

Vocal range: G3-D5

 

Elsa

Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers, which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. Very strong belt.

Gender: Female

Vocal range: F#3-D5

 

Kristoff

Kristoff is a hardworking ice harvester. Kristoff has a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken in by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, but is a bit of a loner with a reindeer for a best friend- until he meets Anna. Humorous with charming banter.

Gender: Male

Vocal range: G2-A3

 

Sven

Sven is a reindeer of few words, fiercely loyal pal to Kristoff, and loves giving the ice harvester a hard time. Good comic timing and terrific physical acting skills who can devise a strong movement vocabulary to bring this furry charmer to life.

Gender: Any

Vocal range: A3-A4

 

Hans

The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. Hans constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone - including Anna and, ideally, the audience! - into believing he's Prince Charming, when really, he's just a jerk. Seeking a strong actor to strong sing harmonies.

Gender: Male

Vocal range: G2-B3

 

Olaf

The magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young. Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything - especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet, Olaf should possess a childlike innocence and excellent comic timing.

Gender: Male

Vocal range: F#2-D4

 

Young Anna

Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Added to the ensemble once role concludes.

Gender: Female

Vocal range: A3-D5

 

Middle Anna

Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Added to the ensemble once role concludes.

Gender: Female

Vocal range: A3-B4

 

Oaken

An exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable. Oaken's "Hygge" is a showstopper, so cast an actor who can portray the peppy peddler's infectious warmth with flair and good humor.

Gender: Any

 

Young Elsa

Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn, as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers, which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. Added to the ensemble once role concludes.

Gender: Female

Vocal range: A3-C#5

 

Middle Elsa

Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn, as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers, which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. Added to the ensemble once role concludes.

Gender: Female

Vocal range: A3-F#4

 

King Agnarr

The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle is committed to protecting both his family and the Townspeople from his eldest daughter's powers. Added to the ensemble once role concludes.

Gender: Male

 

Queen Iduna

The queen possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. A daughter of the Northern Nomads, this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa's powers deeply. Added to the ensemble once role concludes.

Gender: Female

 

Pabbie and Bulda

Pabbie and Bulda are the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk who have a soft spot for "strays." Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what's best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts. Looking for amiable performers who will endear themselves to the audience in the crowd- pleaser, "Fixer Upper."  Added to the ensemble when not specific role.

Gender: Any

 

Bishop

The bishop officiates the coronation and passing of the crown to Elsa. This spiritual supervisor must communicate to the Townspeople of Arendelle in a serious and formal manner. Added to the ensemble once role concludes.

Gender: Any

 

Weselton

A visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weselton's sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty. Strong over-the-top comedic timing. Added to the ensemble when not specific role.

Gender: Any

 

Ensemble

Includes the following roles: Townspeople, Snow Chorus, Hidden Folk, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guards, Summer Chorus, Oaken's Family

Gender: Any

 

 


 

Forte Dramatic Productions presents Open Auditions for

12 ANGRY MEN

Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

 

COMPANY NAME / INFO

Forte Dramatic Productions

DIRECTOR: John Zimmerman

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

ONE LIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE AS TWELVE JURORS ARE PUT TO THE TEST

Kelsey Theatre and Forte Dramatic Productions bring you a spellbinding play about justice, empathy, morals, the law, and the value of human life.

The defense and the prosecution have rested. The jury files into the jury room to decide if a nineteen-year-old man is guilty or innocent of murdering his own father. The sentence, if convicted, is the death penalty. But this seemingly open-and-shut murder case is soon derailed by the courage of one juror determined to stand up for what’s right.

What follows is as a series of mini-dramas exploring each juror’s prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry men.

This drama, one of the highlights of Kelsey Theatre's season, promises to keep you on the edge of your seat as one intense, electrifying scene after the other takes us one step closer to a final verdict and the answer to the critical question – how can twelve antagonizing adversaries come together in this delicate process to decide one boy’s ultimate fate?

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8pm

Saturday, January 18 at 8pm

Sunday, January 19 at 2pm

Friday, January 24 at 8pm

Saturday, January 25 at 8pm

Sunday, January 26 at 2pm

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

List dates spelled out for example…

  • Thursday, October 10 (6pm -10pm)
  • Saturday, October 12 (12pm – 5pm)
    • Call Backs if needed by INVITATION ONLY: Sunday, October 13 (6pm – 10pm)
  • All auditioners will be contacted via email a week before their audition to confirm their slot and provide the exact location on campus of auditions. 

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.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

 

APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

To sign up for an audition slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4faeaa23a2ff2-audition

Questions can be directed to: auditions@fortedrama.org

PREPARE:

List what they need to prepare for example

    • Short dramatic monologue
    • Cold readings from the script may be given as well
    • Photo
    • Resume

           

SEEKING:

12 men

All roles are open, Non-Union, unpaid

 

CHARACTER INFORMATION:

Please note that ages listed are not set in stone.

Foreman: 35-45  Assistant high-school football coach. Small, petty, at first wary of, and then impressed by own authority. Handles himself quite formally, not overly bright but dogged.

 

Juror #2: 35-45  Bank clerk. Meek, hesitant man, finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. Easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he has spoken.

 

Juror #3: 45-50  Head of messenger service. Strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated, contains a streak of sadism. Humorless man, intolerant of opinions other than his own, and accustomed to forcing wishes and views upon others.

 

Juror #4: 45-55  Stockbroker. Man of wealth and position, practiced speaker, presents himself well at all times. Seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors, only concern is with the facts in this case. Appalled with the behavior of the others. Constantly preening himself, combing hair, cleaning, nails, etc.

 

Juror #5: 20-30  Mechanic. Naive, very frightened young man, takes obligation in this case very seriously but finds it difficult to speak up when elders have the floor.

 

Juror #6: 35-40  Housepainter. Honest, but dull-witted man, comes upon decisions slowly and carefully. Finds it difficult to create positive opinions, listens to, digests and accepts those opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.

 

Juror #7: 45-55  Salesman. Loud, flashy, glad handed type, has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. Quick to show temper, quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing, a bully, and, of course, a coward.

 

Juror #8: 40-45  Architect. Quiet, thoughtful, gentle man, sees many sides to every question and constantly seeks the truth. Strong tempered with compassion, and above all, wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is. 

 

Juror #9: 65-75  Retired. Mild, gentle old man, long winded life. Now merely waiting to die. Recognizes himself for what he is, mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself behind his many years. From the way he takes pills whenever he is excited, it is obvious that he has a heart condition.

 

Juror #10: 40-50  Garage owner. Angry, bitter man, antagonizes almost at sight, a bigot, places no values on any human life except his own. Been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within. Suffers from a bad cold and continually blows nose, sniffs a Benzedrine inhaler, etc.

 

Juror #11: 45-50  Watchmaker. Refugee from Europe, came to this country in 1941. Speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him. Honestly seeks justice because he suffered through so much injustice. 

 

Juror #12: 28-35  Advertising man. Slick, bright man, thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, no real understanding of people. Superficial snob but trying to be a good fellow. Throughout the play he doodles on a scratch pad.

 

REHEARSALS:

A rehearsal schedule will be determined after the show is cast.

 

 

 


Audition Notice for

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…

Book, Lyrics and Music by Bruce Craig Miller

Based on the Poem by and the Life of Clement C. Moore

 

THE KELSEY PLAYERS

Director – Diane Wargo

Music Director – Pat Masterson

Choreographer – Samantha Otto

Stage Manager – Virginia McGowen

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

The excitement and wonder of the long-awaited midnight visit by Santa Claus, made famous in Clement Moore’s beloved poem, is brought to the stage in a fun and enchanting musical perfect for even the littlest ones.               Bring the whole family for this wonderful Kelsey holiday tradition. Stay and take a photo with Santa!

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7pm

Saturday, December 7 at 1pm & 4pm

Sunday, December 8 at 1pm & 4pm

Daytime School Performances Scheduled for Friday, December 6 and Monday, December 9 at 9:45am & 11:15am

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019  (12:30pm-3:30pm)
  • Monday, October 21  (6pm-8pm)
  • Callbacks by invitation, Tuesday, October 22 (6pm-8pm)

Appointments will last approx. 45 minutes

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.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

 

 

APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

Please email us at KelseyTwas@gmail.com

**be sure to include name, age (adults just indicate adult), and gender of person auditioning and what date you prefer for your appointment.

 

PREPARE:

    • Short monologue or Christmas poem (NO LONGER THAN 1 MINUTE)
    • Short song with sheet music (we prefer Christmas Carols!)
    • Be prepared to move
    • Photo
    • Resume
    • Please bring a list of ALL conflicts between November 1 and December 10
    • Bring your Christmas cheer!

           

SEEKING:

Actors ages 7 and up.

Roles include Clement Moore’s children, adult townspeople for character roles, narrators and dancers.

Clement Moore’s children can be male or female. All roles are Non-Equity, unpaid

 

**Note: Clement Moore, Eliza Moore, Mr. Kringle and Diana Mouse are all precast.

 

 


Audition Notice for

CABARET (1998 version)

 

Book by James Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

THEATER TO GO 

Director: Ruth Markoe

Music Director: Israel "Buzz" Herman   

Choreographer: Haley Schmalbach

Stage Manager: Dennis Tolentino

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Set in 1931 Berlin, as the Nazis are rising to power, is set in the cabaret underworld on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power. This unforgettable musical tells the story of Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, and his relationship with cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Their relationship blossoms amid the back room culture of the cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany. Cabaret is a raw and powerful jazz musical that explores the dark life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. The show has had numerous Broadway and London revivals and is the winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for Kander and Ebb’s compelling musical numbers which include, “Willkommen”, “Money”, “Tomorrow Belongs To Me”, “Maybe This Time”, and “Cabaret”. Come to the Cabaret, your table’s waiting!

 


PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, January 31 & February 7, 2020 at 8pm

Saturday, February 1 & 8, 2020 at 8pm

Sunday, February 2 & 9, 2020 at 2pm

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

Sunday, October 27, 2019 (11am-3 pm)

Monday, October 28, 2019 (7-10pm)

Callbacks by invitation, Saturday, November 2, 2019 (Time TBD)

 

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. MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

 


APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

For questions or comments or if you are unable to make the audition, please contact Dennis Tolentino at dennistolentino1@yahoo.com or 732-485-7108 to make arrangements.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT HERE: Theater To Go AUDITIONS for CABARET

 

 

 

 

PREPARE:

  • Audition forms can be filled out ahead of time (will be emailed out the week prior) or at the time of your audition.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes proper to your slot if you need to complete an audition form on site.
  • Bring a headshot (or similar photo) and resume, or send vial email to dennistolentino1@yahoo.com
  • Know your conflicts to list on the audition sheet. Please be thorough.
  • Audition forms can be filled out ahead of time (will be emailed out the week prior) or at the time of your audition.
  • Vocal Audition: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a favorite or a jazz standard and please bring music in the proper key.
  • Dance Call:  Please wear comfortable dance clothing and appropriate footwear. Character shoes encouraged but not required.
  • Principal Roles: Please prepare a short monologue no more than 2 minutes. You will also be asked to sing and possibly to learn a few dance steps.
  • Please be prepared to stay for up to an hour


CHARACTER INFORMATION:

All roles are Non-Equity, unpaid.

 

Emcee, Lead, Male/Female 20-50

Vocal range: middle C to high C#, tenor; the host/master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub--presented as a gender-questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women; comedic, lovable; requires agile stage movement and dance; age range and appearance flexible, speaks with a German accent.

 

Sally Bowles, Lead, Female, 20-35
Vocal range: low A to high C, soprano, strong belt; a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a quirky character who comes across as flighty, yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a British accent.

 

Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw, Lead, Male, 20-35
Vocal range: low A to high E, tenor; an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; presented as a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with an American accent.

 

Fraulein Schneider, Supporting, Female, 50+
Vocal range: low D to Ab above middle C, alto; a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent.

 

Herr Schultz, Supporting, Male, 50+
Vocal range: low G to high F, tenor; one of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent.

 

Fraulein Kost, Supporting, Female, 25-40
Vocal range: low A flat to high F, alto/mezzo; another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, she earns money by offering favors to sailors, presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent.

 

Ernst Ludwig, Supporting, Male, 20-50
Sings in the chorus, vocal range flexible; a friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); age range is flexible, speaks with a German accent.

 

Kit Kat Klub Girls, Ensemble, Female, 18-35
Various featured roles; seeking strong singers in all voice parts; the individuals will also be part of various scenes as performers and as club patrons; the ladies can be of various shapes and sizes--the key is that they are comfortable with their femininity and scanty costumes that show off sex appeal; features (“Two Ladies”, “Telephone Dance”, etc.) will be drawn from this group; excellent dance skills required.

 

Kit Kat Klub Boys, Ensemble, Males & Females, 18-34
Various features; seeking strong singers in all voice parts; should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions; features (Bobby, Victor, “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”, etc.) will be drawn from this group; excellent dance skills required.

 

 

 

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals will begin in November and will be held Sundays from 1-5pm, and 2 weekdays from 7-10pm. 

Exact days will be determined by cast schedule.  Tech week (attendance is required): January 26-30.

 

About Theater To Go:

Website: www.TheaterToGo.com FB: www.Facebook.com/TheaterToGoNJ

Theater To Go, under the leadership of Ruth Markoe, began in 1992 and has been providing quality entertainment in NJ and regionally since then.  It is best known for audience participation murder mysteries and other interactive comedy theater however has expanded to include full-length plays and staged readings.  T2G produced the award winning production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Mark Violi’s historical drama ROEBLING: THE STORY OF THE BROOKLYN  BRIDGE, RIDING THE COMET at the NY Theater Festival Summerfest and A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kelsey Theatre.

 

 


 

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