Upcoming Actor Auditions

Bonnie & Clyde

By Adam Peck
Directed by Joseph Russo

Monday & Tuesday, May 5th & 6th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at TheatreWorks

 

Based on the true story, Bonnie & Clyde is an intimate re-telling of the final hours of two young people who stopped at nothing to realize their American dreams. Crossing the border of an unnamed state in a stolen Ford V-8 with a trunk of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking – they're on the run from the law and from reality, but which one will catch them first? With humor, desperation, and tenderness, these legendary outlaws are made human again, resolving their issues and getting their affairs in order. This critically-acclaimed play makes its East Coast premiere 80 years after the couple's final days.

Character Breakdown

BONNIE PARKER (17-35) – a young woman who has a tough core of steel underneath her feminine exterior. She is certainly able to hold her own against Clyde.

CLYDE BARROW (17-35) – a rugged and seemingly tough guy who has a surprising soft side underneath, though he does his best to keep it hidden. At times paternal toward Bonnie.

Light Texan accents will be required for the production. While you will not be asked to audition in accent, please be prepared to demonstrate an approximate accent.

 

Audition Sides

Avenue Q

Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Bradford Blake

Monday & Tuesday, May 19th & 20th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at TheatreWorks

 

Winner of the 2004 Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The show is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood, considering it's inhabited by both people and puppets. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. PARENTAL ADVISORY: Get a sitter. Full puppet nudity. Not fur the little ones.

Character Breakdown

Male PUPPETEER #1(Mid 20s to mid 30s) Vocal range A2 – G4

PRINCETON: A fresh faced kid just out of college.

ROD: A Republican investment banker (think Bert from Sesame Street) struggling with his latent homosexuality.

FEMALE PUPPETEER #1 (Mid 20s to mid 30s) Vocal range F3-F5

KATE MONSTER: A Kindergarten teaching assistant, maybe slightly older than Princeton.

LUCY THE SLUT: A vixen-like vamp with a dangerous edge.

MALE PUPPETEER #2 (Mid 20sto mid 30s) Vocal range Bb2 – Eb4)

NICKY: A bit of a slacker who lives with Rod. (Think Ernie from Sesame Street)

TREKKIE MONSTER: A reclusive creature obsessed with the naughty possibilities of the internet. (Vocally, think Cookie Monster from Sesame Street)

MALE BAD IDEA BEAR: One of a duo of little bears that like to convince good people to do bad things… in a snuggly kind of way.

FEMALE PUPPETEER #2 (Mid 20a to 30s) Vocal range – mezzo

Mrs. T : Kate Monster's shrewish boss.

FEMALE BAD IDEA BEAR: One of a duo of little bears that like to convince good people to do bad things… in a snuggly kind of way.

BRIAN: (Late 20s to late 30s)  Vocal range B2 – F#4 A laid back, easy going kind of guy. A would-be stand-up comedian.

CHRISTMAS EVE (Mid to late 20s to late 30s) Vocal range B3 – F#5 A stereotypical Asian immigrant with aspirations to be a therapist. Engaged to Brian.

GARY COLEMAN (Early 20s to mid 30s) Vocal range D3 – Bb5 Yes, THAT Gary Coleman but now a building superintendent on Avenue Q. This role is played by an African American woman.

There are NO non-singing roles. All performers must move well and be proficient singers. Performers auditioning for any of the puppeteer roles will be asked to demonstrate character voices and manipulate puppets. Puppets will be provided at auditions.

An accompanist will be provided. Please be prepared with 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. Please AVOID heavy rock shows such as RENT or SPRING AWAKENING. Please have your music clearly marked and in your key. Please be sure the music easily managed by the pianist and will not close up, fold up or fall off the piano music stand. A cappella auditions and auditions without music for the accompanist WILL NOT be permitted.

The director may entertain the idea of casting two additional performers (one male, one female) to assist in covering the puppet duties in the show and serving as stand-bys.

Those actors cast in puppeteering roles will be required to take part in professional puppet training that will be provided by the theatre.

The age ranges listed with the character descriptions are flexible to some degree but the director's preference will be to cast on the younger side.