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Auditions

Interested in auditioning for an OBSP production? We would love for you to come out! We are currently preparing for Inherit the Wind and A Christmas Carol Auditions.


Inherit the Wind
This play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee takes on a subject that is still controversial today. Inherit the Wind discusses the debate covered in the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which argued creation versus evolution. Inherit the Wind’s many revivals and film adaptions show that this argument is still relevant today. Although we know the answer to this argument remains open to interpretation based on an individuals views and beliefs, what conclusion will they come to in this story?

Audition Dates:
Monday, August 21st, 2017– 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017– 6pm-9pm

Location:
The Levoy Theatre
126-130 N. High Street, Millville, NJ 08332

Callbacks:
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017– 6pm-10pm (if necessary)

Performances Dates:
Friday, November 3rd, 2017 @ 8pm
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, November 5th, 2017 @ 3pm

Inherit the Wind – Roles for Auditions

Matthew Harrison Brady (Lead) Male 45-70 – a national political figure who ran for president three times, Brady comes to Hillsboro to lead the prosecution in Cates’s trial as a hero; he is a Christian fundamentalist.

Henry Drummond (Lead) Male 45-70 – a famous lawyer from Chicago whom the Baltimore Herald sends to defend Cates; Drummond is a believer of evolution, progress, and freedom of thought; he is a self-proclaimed atheist.

Bertram Cates (Lead) Male 25-35 – a young science teacher and the defendant in the trial; Cates has been arrested for teaching his students the theory of evolution, which is against the law in Hillsboro; he is a kind and soft-spoken man, and is secretly Rachel’s beau.

E.K. Hornbeck (Lead) Male 25-40 – a cynical and wisecracking journalist and critic; Hornbeck travels to Hillsboro to cover the trial for the Baltimore Herald; hates fundamentalism.

Rev. Jeremiah Brown (lead) Male 40-60 – the revered religious authority in Hillsboro, who preaches a creed based on the fear of God and the punishment of sinners, and sees religion only in black and white.

Rachel Brown (Lead) Female 25-35 – the daughter of Reverend Brown and Cates’ secret girlfriend, who teaches at the same school where Cates taught students; Rachel has grown up without a mother and in a home that fears God, leaving no room for any independent thought or questions.

The Judge (Lead) Male or Female 40-60 – presiding over Cates’s trial; while the judge conducts the trial mostly impartially, his or her beliefs are strongly aligned with the rest of the town.

Meeker (Supporting) Male 25-50 – the bailiff at the Hillsboro courthouse; he is one of the few individuals who is friendly to Cates.

Mrs. Brady (Supporting) Female 40-60 – Matthew Harrison Brady’s wife; she is a sweet woman who acts as the polished wife of a politician.

Melinda Loomis (Supporting) Female 12-18 – a young girl who believes in the Bible and fears the idea of evolution.

Howard Blair (Supporting) Male 14-18 – a student in Cates’s science class, who testifies at the trial; while he does not fully understand the concept of evolution, he is not at the trial to oppose Cates.

Mrs. Krebs (Supporting) Female 40-50 – an outspoken Hillsboro woman; on behalf of the Hillsboro Ladies’ Aid, Mrs. Krebs serves lunch to Brady on his arrival into town.

Mrs. Loomis (Supporting) Female 35-60 – Mother of 12-15 year old Melinda, helps her with lemonade stand.

Mrs. Blair (Supporting) Female 35-60 – Mother of 12-15 year old Howard

Bannister (Supporting) Male 21-50 – a member of the jury; Bannister has read neither Darwin nor the Bible because s/he is illiterate.

Elijah (Supporting) Male 25-45 – a wild and illiterate mountain man who sells Bibles.

Mayor (Supporting) Male or Female 40-70 – a slightly awkward individual who supports Brady; can be played by a man or woman.

Davenport (Supporting) Male or Female 25-50 – the local district attorney who assists Brady during the trial; can be played by a man or woman.

Hot Dog Man/Photographer (Supporting) Male 20-35 – Sells hotdogs during opening scenes, photographer during court scenes. Multiple roles.

Jesse H. Dunlap (Supporting) Male 25-60 – a farmer and cabinetmaker; Dunlap stands as a potential juror, but Drummond dismisses him because of his enthusiastic support of Brady.

Sillers (Supporting) Male 25-50 – an employee at the local feed store and a member of the jury who focuses on working hard while his wife focuses on religion for the both of them.

Cooper/Newspaper Man/Vendor (Supporting) Male 30-60 – professes not to have opinions about creation because they are not good for business; Multiple Roles.

 Phil/Reuter’s man (Supporting) Male 20-30 (English reporter, must be able to handle a British accent) – Doubling as a townsperson in the beginning of the play and as a reporter with a British accent throughout the rest of the show.

Mr. Goodfellow (Supporting) Male 40-60 – The haberdasher who has a shop in the town square.

Men and women between 30 to 60 years are also needed for a dozen or so Townspeople roles. (Many of which may be doubled with above roles.)

 

For more information on the show visit our Inherit the Wind page.


 

A Christmas Carol
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens
Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Original Choreography by Susan Stroman
Originally directed by Mike Ockrent
Originally Presented by Radio City Entertainment at the Theater at Madison Square Garden

Celebrate the most magical time of the year when the Levoy offers a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well known story. The story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling musical written by Broadway and Disney legend, Alan Menken. With his signature “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge grumbles through Christmas tidings and ignores charitable giving until he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, & Future. Come celebrate the charms of the holiday season at the Levoy Theatre!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Broadway Version) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

 

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, August 27th, 2017 – Kids Auditions – 6 pm – 9 pm (by appointment)
Monday, August 28th, 2017 – 6 pm – 9 pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 – 6 pm – 9 pm (by appointment)
(Walk-ins will be accepted and seen between appointments.)

CALLBACK DATES:
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 – 6 pm – 10 pm (if necessary)

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, December 8th, 2017 @ 8 pm
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 @ 8 pm
Sunday. December 10th, 2017 @ 3 pm
Thursday, December 14th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, December 15th, 2017 @ 8 pm
Saturday, December 16th, 2017 @ 8 pm
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 @ 3 pm

The Levoy Theatre, Home of The Off Broad Street Players Theatre Company, announces auditions for the magical holiday musical A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Join us at The Levoy Theatre on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 (Kids Auditions), Monday, August 28th, 2017, or Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm for auditions. The Levoy Theatre is located on 130 N. High St., Millville, NJ.

Please be prepared with 16-32 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show. Please do NOT sing a song from A CHRISTMAS CAROL. An accompanist will be provided. Please provide piano sheet music for our accompanist. If needed, you can also bring an audio file with NO background vocals on an iPod or phone. An auxiliary speaker will be provided. NO acappella auditions will be allowed. You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.

Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts.) Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal and performance schedules before auditioning.

Please use the provided link to schedule an audition appointment: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4eaaae2aa3fb6-achristmas

 

Walk-ins will be seen between appointments. This is a non-equity, non-paid production. All roles are available.

Rehearsals will begin in September. Rehearsals will typically be held on Sundays from 2 pm-6 pm, Mondays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, and Saturdays in the morning. Rehearsals may be held on other days of the week as needed. Tech week will run from Saturday, December 2nd through Thursday. December, 7th, 2017. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled to suit cast availability. Not all performers will be asked to attend all rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please email production@levoy.net or call Tyler Daddario at 856-327-6400, ext. 108.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Scrooge:
A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he’s become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything. Male. 45 to 65. Vocal Range: A3 – G5.

Mr. Cratchit:
A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge. Male. 30 to 40. Vocal Range: A3 – E5.

Mrs. Cratchit:
Tiny Tim’s mother and Mr. Cratchit’s wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got. Female. 30 to 40. Vocal Range: A3 – E5.

Tiny Tim:
Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy. Male. 9 to 12 Vocal Range: A3 – E5.

Fred:
Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world. Male. 25 to 35. Vocal Range: A3 – F5.

Ghost Of Christmas Present:
A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man. Male. 35 to 45. Vocal Range: A3 – G5.

Ghost Of Christmas Past:
An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge’s past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter. Male. 40 to 60. Vocal Range: A3 – G5.

Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future:
A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading. Female. 50 to 65. Vocal Range: A3 – G5.

Marley:
Scrooge’s former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife. Male.
45 to 55. Vocal Range: A3 – A5.

Emily:
Scrooge’s fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money. Female. 18 to 25. Vocal Range: A3 – B5.

Mrs. Fezziwig:
The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful. Female. 50 to 60. Vocal Range: A3 – A5.

Mr. Fezziwig:
A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge’s first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became. Male. 55 to 65. Vocal Range: A3 – B5.

Scrooge’s Mother

Young Scrooge

Fan

Ensemble:
Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks


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