Auditions

Auditions 

Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Saturday, April 7

2-5 p.m.

In a small town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their 20th reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies’ congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning-but-familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.
 
Directed by Matthew Whaley
Sponsored by All American Air Charitable Foundation
 
SHOW DATES
  • June 1-24, 2018
  • Preview: May 31
  • Terrific Tuesday: June 5
ROLES
 
  • Juanita (60+) owner of the Five & Dime, much older than the members of the club, a simple Texas woman with a home permanent, dresses plainly, is a kind, religiously strict woman.
  • Mona (35+) organizer of the reunion, has remained in this small town and changed very little in 20 years, dresses simply and makes little effort to enhance her appearance, an overly protective mother to the son she raised alone.
  • Sissy (35+) bleached blonde, flashy dresser with lots of cheap jewelry and make-up, most outstanding feature is her gigantic breasts, life has always revolved around her sexy look and attractiveness to men.
  • Stella May (35+) has done well in marriage, married money and dresses in the best available, is loud, boisterous and can be obnoxious.
  • Edna (35+) quiet, insecure and very pregnant, works as a beautician, lives with her husband and children, leads a simple life, and dresses simply.
  • Joanne (35+) surprise visitor at the reunion, is attractive, sophisticated, well dressed and arrives in a sports car, is the catalyst who tells the truth and forces the others to look at themselves, knows them all and their secrets.
  • Mona (Then) (17-25)
  • Sissy (Then) (17-25)
  • Joe (17-25)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Actors are expected to prepare and present a monologue, after which cold readings will be held from selected scenes. 
  • For musicals: Bring sheet music or a digital track of a musical theatre song
  • Headshots and resumes are REQUIRED. Just a quick cell phone photo is fine, but needs to be printed and submitted with resume. 
  • Rehearsal schedules will be determined by cast availability. 
  • Please bring a list of conflict dates for rehearsals.
  • Performers cast in the show must be available for all performances.
  • Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons. One Terrific Tuesday performance at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the run.

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Auditions 

Heathers The Musical

Auditions from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 12

SHOW DATES
  • July 20-August 19, 2018
  • Preview: July 19 
  • Terrific Tuesday: July 24 

Nominee of a 2014 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new comedy!

Directed by Bradley Akers

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bring sheet music or a digital track of a contemporary musical theatre song and be prepared to sing
  • Actors are expected to prepare and present a monologue, after which cold readings will be held from selected scenes.
  • Headshots and resumes are REQUIRED. Just a quick cell phone photo is fine, but needs to be printed and submitted with resume. 
  • Rehearsal schedules will be determined by cast availability. 
  • Please bring a list of conflict dates for rehearsals.
  • Performers cast in the show must be available for all performances.
  • Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons. One Terrific Tuesday performance at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the run.

ROLES
*All actors should be 18 and older to audition

  • VERONICA SAWYER – 17. She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she’s an old soul, but she’s still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: High belting required, up to Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.
  • JD – 17. He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.
  • HEATHER CHANDLER – 17. Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs Chandler can switch parts with her other Heathers as needed.
  • HEATHER MCNAMARA – 17. Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Mac and Duke can switch vocal parts as needed.
  • HEATHER DUKE – 17. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Duke and Mac can switch vocal parts as needed.
  • MARTHA DUNNSTOCK – 17. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.
  • RAM SWEENEY – 17, Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
  • KURT KELLY – 17. Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto. NOTE: in certain songs Ram and Kurt can switch choral assignment if, say, Ram sings higher than Kurt.
  • RAM’S DAD / BIG BUD DEAN / COACH RIPPER – 40 to 45. Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome. NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played Principal Gowan instead of Big Bud/Coach.
  • MS. FLEMING / VERONICA’S MOM – 45 to 50. Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.
  • KURT’S DAD / VERONICA’S DAD / PRINCIPAL GOWAN – 30 to 45. Kurt’s Dad: Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor — power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played Big Bud/Coach instead of Principal Gowan.
  • BOY 1 – Bitter Geek 16-18. A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
  • BOY 2 – Blowdried Preppy 16-18. A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
  • BOY 3 – Hipster Dork 16-18. Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
  • GIRL 1 – Goth Girl 16-18. A sullen goth girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
  • GIRL 2 – Stoner Chick 16-18. A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
  • GIRL 3 – Young Republicanette 16-18. A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).