Audition Opportunities

 

The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a volunteer organization, a member of the Prince William County Arts Council, NVTA (formerly the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance) and WATCH (the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors).  Castaways  is a community theatre, there is no pay involved.  Partial funding is provided by a grant from Prince William County.

AUDITION INFORMATION

We do color-, gender-, and age-blind casting. The actor’s abilities are more important than their race, gender, and age for every role in the show. The only exception is when children are required or where historical accuracy or traditional roles outweigh blind casting. Both seasoned actors and first timers are encouraged to audition.

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Summer 2018 Youth Theater

bye-bye-birdie-log-3147

A Musical Comedy

Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Originally Produced by Edward Padula

Director Jonathan Cagle-Mulberg
Musical Director – Jackie Owen
Choreographer – Jonathan Fair
Producer – Samantha Franklin

Any questions email to: birdiedirector@castawaystheatre.org

Cast:  We are looking for actors 10-18

Auditions: Wednesday May 9that 7:00 pm, and Saturday May 12th, 2018 at 10:00 am
Callbacks: Monday May 14, 2018, By invitation only
Location: The Ferlazzo Building*.  Look for signs to audition room.

Auditions will consist of:
1) A Song – 16-32 bar cut (approx. 30 seconds) from a musical theater song of your choice in the style of the show.  Please do not sing songs from Bye Bye Birdie.  Please bring sheet music in the correct key and clearly mark the start and finish of your cut.  An accompanist will be provided.
2) Dance – A short dance routine will be taught.  Please dress to dance/move with either dance shoes or sneakers.

Please Bring:
• Water
• Shoes you can dance in
• Your Music
• Your list of any rehearsals from May 26 to August 2 that you will miss.  We rehearse Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Actors must be available for all 4 performances and tech week (July 28-August 2) be to be considered to be on stage.

Character Breakdown (All ethnicities will be considered for each role):
Albert Petersen – Energetic young man, the President of the Almaelou Music Corp, nervous type, wants to be his own man. Must be a solid dancer and singer.

Rosie Alvarez – Albert’s secretary and girlfriend, wants Albert to give up show business to settle down. Must be solid dancer and singer.

Conrad Birdie – Flamboyant and good dancer/singer, an Elvis type, over the top Rock Star.

Kim Macafee – Pretty, self-absorbed teenager, must be solid dancer, singer, excitable.

Mr. Harry Macafee – Kim’s Dad, easily stressed, extreme, over the top comedic role.

Mrs. Macafee – Kim’s Mother, typical Mom, trim, pretty, gets excited for her daughter.

*Randolph Macafee – Kim’s 11-year-old brother, annoying, sucks up to his father.
*Can be played by a girl portraying a boy.

Hugo Peabody – Kim’s Boyfriend. Jealous of Conrad, does everything he can to get Kim back, very comedic role.

Mae Petersen – Albert’s Mother. Doesn’t like change, which is represented by Rosie. Very strong acting and comedic role.

Ursula Merkle – Kim’s best friend. Vice President of the Sweet Apple Conrad Birdie Fan Club, Loves Conrad above everything else.

Ensemble: We will also be looking for about 20 actors to be in our ensemble. We will be casting the cameo roles from this group. These will be small parts that might have a few spoken or solo lines. The ensemble will also be expected to sing and dance in all the big group numbers.
Back stage opportunities: We are also looking for volunteers to be our stage crew. Adults and children (10-18) are welcome. Please message birdiedirector@castawaystheatre.org if you or your child is interested.

Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings plus Saturday afternoons

Mainstage* Performances: Aug 3 and 10 at 7:30 pm
Aug 4 and 11 at 2:00 pm
 

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FOR OUR SPRING 2018 MAINSTAGE* PRODUCTION OF:

Disney’s

B&BLogo (9)

Director Zina Bleck

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Directed by Zina Bleckartisticdirector@castawaystheatre.org
Choreographer – Caroline Scarborough
Stage Manager – Michelle Macdonald
Auditions: The Production is cast
Any questions: Contact – artisticdirector@castawaystheatre.org,
or (703) 615-6626 (texts preferred to calls).
Location:  The Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Look for signs to audition room.
Performances:
May 4 Evening
May 5 Matinee
May 5 Evening
May 11 Evening
May 12 Evening
May 13 Matinee
May 18 Evening
May 19 Matinee
May 19 Evening
May 25 Evening
May 26 Evening
May 27 Matinee
Character Breakdown:
Belle
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Beast
A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.  (The role of the Beast and the Prince may be played by two different actors)
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Gaston
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Maurice
Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Cogsworth
A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Mrs. Potts
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Lumiere
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#2
Chip
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Babette
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Madame De La Grande Bouche
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C#4
Lefou
Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Monsieur D’arque
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Ensemble
Wolves
Enchanted Objects
Townspeople

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If you have any questions or would like to volunteer and help out in any capacity (training is available), please email  the Show Director at the email address above or email info@castawaystheatre.org or call the Castaways number 703-232-1710.

Rehearsals: Ferlazzo Building, Woodbridge.

• Rehearsals Schedules will be based on cast availability. Actors are called only when needed.
• Dates may be subject to change according to Weather, Space Availability, Etc.
• Any conflicts not listed after final production schedule has been developed is on the actor/actress to resolve; otherwise attendance is still required.
• Closed Rehearsals:  Cast, Crew, and Production Staff Only. No guests allowed without Director authorization.

Note: Rehearsal dates may be subject to change. Keep checking this page and/or Facebook Specific Production cast page for more specific information as the audition date approaches.

*Ferlazzo Mainstage Location Map and Directions: Please see Directions under the “Productions” tab above.

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Volunteer Opportunities: If you are not interested in acting, we are always looking for technical help, skilled and unskilled; training will be provided. Persons interested in helping should contact the director.

For every production we need Audition Staffing, Producer, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Set Designer/Construction, and Props.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PERFORMER TO GET INVOLVED!!

We welcome all interested participants into our membership.

Technically experienced or willing to learn, we can hook you up!

Interested in doing or learning about design, stage management, directing, crew, front of house or other areas of our organization?

Interested in working on the technical side of one of our productions this season?
Please contact our technical director: td@castawaystheatre.org

We require everyone that is cast in, or working on our productions, join as members. Please contact our membership chair: membership@castawaystheatre.org (See Membership page.)

For a complete list of contacts click here on Contact us
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This local community theater is known for such productions as Fiddler on the Roof, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, The Great Gatsby, Godspell, My Fair Lady, The Miracle Worker, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Raisin In The Sun, The Music Man, the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet.

Date published: April 20, 2018