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Auditions, 12-13 Season

The Wizard of Oz - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for The Wizard of Oz on April 21-22, 2013. STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for their Summer production of THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg adapted from the motion picture by John Kane. The show will be directed by Tina Cafeo.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22, 6 -8 pm for kids and 8 – 10 pm for adults both evenings. Auditions will be held at the Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe, Texas. Those wishing to audition should prepare a song (16 bars to 2 minutes in length). Singers are asked to provide their own music either via Ipod or CD. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script and a brief dance audition, so please wear movement friendly clothing. If you are a tap dancer, please bring your tap shoes. The roles of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda to Good Witch have been pre-cast. All other roles are open. We are looking for a large cast to include Munchkins, Monkees, Jitterbugs, and Winkies. Children must be at least 5 yrs of age to participate.

Cast Breakdown:
DOROTHY GALE (13-18yrs)- Female strong singer who moves well. Must not be allergic to dogs. (Vocal Range: G below middle C – F, with a legit sound.)

SCARECROW/HUNK (25-35 yrs)- Male singer/strong dancer. Strong actor with an honest quality. Sympathetic and optimistic friend. Lovable and clumsy. Must be an excellent dancer. Acrobatic skills preferred. Must not be allergic to dogs. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

TINMAN /HICKORY (25-40 yrs)- Male singer/strong dancer. Charming and thoughtful, a kind-hearted romantic. Must not be allergic to dogs. Vocal range: strong baritone to G.

COWARDLY LION/ZEKE (25-40 yrs)- Male singer who moves well. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Must not be allergic to dogs. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

AUNT EM (35-55 yrs)- Maternal figure. Non-singing.

UNCLE HENRY (40-60 yrs)- Non-singing male actor. Dorothy’s Uncle, and guardian. Good hearted, and plain-speaking. A hardworking Kansas farmer, and affectionate family-man.

WIZARD OF OZ/PROFESSOR MARVEL (50-60 yrs)- Non-singing male character actor. Older father figure with a theatrical eccentric flair. Flying required

MUNCHKINS (5- 12 yrs)- Group singing and movement required. The little people of Munchkinland. Long oppressed, and happy to be freed by Dorothy.

FEATURED MUNCHKINS- The Mayor Of Munchkin City, The Coroner, The Lollipop Guild, and The Lullaby League.

FLYING MONKEYS (10-30 yrs)- Minions of the Wicked Witch of the West. The monkeys do not speak or sing, but will most likely be double-cast as Munchkins. Acrobatics preferred.

CITIZENS OF OZ (20-60 yrs)- Strong singers and dancers.

THE WINKIES (20-60 yrs)- Palace guards to the Wicked Witch of the West, double as Citizens of Oz.

TOTO: Well behaved, house-broken small dog preferably a foster to adoption.

Performance dates are weekends July 12 – 28 Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm with two Sunday matinees on July 21 & 28 at 2 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the director at tinacafeo@gmail.com. Come over the rainbow with us this Summer!

STAGE RIGHT Announces Auditions for The Red Velvet Cake War

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe, is pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The show will be directed by Melody Montez. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
Feb. 17 & 18 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301
REHEARSAL will begin once casting is completed with first rehearsal most likely being Feb. 21. Rehearsal will generally be Sunday-Thursday nights 7-9:30 pm.
SHOW DATES:
April 19 – May 5, Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees April 28 and May 5 at 2 pm. Tickets available at 936-441-7469 or www.stage-right.org.

SYNOPSIS
In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins – Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette – could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have set tongues wagging in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle is hosting; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity (having recently plowed her car through the bedroom of her husband’s mistress’s doublewide) to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a shocking high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!

The Drowsy Chaperone - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT annoucnces auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone set for Dec. 2-3, 2012 at the historic Crighton Theatre.

Auditions will consist of a short song of your choosing and cold readings from the script. Bring a CD or iPod phone with your music. No accompanist will be available.

Characters
Man in Chair- Walks the audience through the show. Alludes to some failed relationships in the past. Lives alone and has trouble paying his electricity bills on time.

Janet Van de Graaf- Star of Feldzig's Follies who wants to give it up for marriage. Sings "Show Off" and "Bride's Lament". Marries Robert at end of show.

Robert Martin- Token 1920's Leading Man character. Sings "Cold Feets" and "Accident Waiting to Happen" (skates while blindfolded).

George- Best friend of Robert and shares the 'Cold Feets' tap dance with Robert. Ultimately serves as the best man for all four weddings.

Gangsters 1 and 2- Two 'on the lam' criminals who pose as pastry chefs. Sing and dance in "Toledo Surprise"

Feldzig- Producer of Feldzig's Follies. Plans to stop the wedding between Robert and Janet. Marries Kitty at end of show.

Kitty- Token 'dumb blonde' character. Wants to take Janet's place as star of Feldzig's Follies.

Aldolpho- Token Italian heartthrob character. Sings "I Am Aldolpho" and marries the Chaperone.

The Drowsy Chaperone- Perpetually drunk assistant to Janet. Sings "As We Stumble Along"

Mrs. Tottendale- Eccentric and oftentimes forgetful older lady who finances Robert and Janet's wedding. Sings "Love is Always Lovely in the End". Marries Underling.

Underling- Tottendale's butler and manservant.

Trix- Aviatrix who serves as minister for the married couples. Sings "I Do, I Do in the Sky"

Chorus parts are also available.

My Three Angels - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for their upcoming production MY THREE ANGELS by Sam and Bella Spewack on September 9 & 10 at 7 pm with callbacks on Sunday, Sept. 16. This is the play on which the movie “My Three Angels” with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov was based. The show will be directed by STAGE RIGHT artistic director Carolyn Corsano Wong.

Story
The scene is French Guiana, Christmas day where the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three amiable convicts are employed as roofers at Ducotel’s General Store. The roof winds up being the least of the Ducotel family’s trouble. On the way from France are an evil-minded cousin and his cold-blooded nephew, who jilted the Ducotel’s daughter for an heiress. The three convicts are passionate believers in true justice, and decide it’s their job to take the visitors on. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right in this captivating and comedic holiday treasure.

Characters
The cast consists of 3 women and 7 men of varying ages. While not expert singers, the actors playing Marie Louise, Joseph, Jules and Alfred all sing a few bars of a Christmas Carol together. These actors must be able to hold a tune.

Felix Ducotel: Big hearted, trusting shopkeeper on the island. He believes there is goodness in all people; his kindness and generosity lead him to being taken advantage of and as such his business is in danger of failing, He is Emilie’s husband and father to Marie Louise. (Age: 50's)

Emilie Ducotel: Not as trusting as her husband, she is none the less a proper lady who is a devoted wife and mother. She wants the best for her family and is highly protective of them. She initially distrusts the convicts, but she eventually warms to them, and in particular to Jules. Emilie has a better business sense than her husband, however since she is not in charge of the shop, she spends a good deal of time gently trying to correct or undo some of Felix's practices. (Age: 30's-40's)

Marie Louise Ducotel: Lovely, sweet, innocent daughter of the Ducotels. She believes whole-heartedly in the power of love. She has returned from a season in Paris during which she fell madly in love with Paul. Life is exciting, almost overwhelming to her. She faints often, is dramatic but sweet, kind, and loyal. Her parents and the convicts all feel highly protective of her. (Age: 18-24)

Joseph: The unofficial leader of the convicts. He is in jail for forgery and confidence schemes. During his time at the Ducotels, he enjoys waiting on the customers for Felix. He is excellent at book-keeping and very good with numbers. The Ultimate salesman, he could easily (and probably has) sold reading glasses to a blind man. He is slick and charming. (Age: 40's – 50’s)

Jules: The soul of the convicts. Jules is rather philosophical about life and often dispenses advice. He has unexpected warmth and tenderness for being a double murderer. He helps to keep Alfred's temper in check while being amused by Joseph's antics. He forms a bond with Emilie and genuinely wants good things for the Ducotel family. (Age: 30’s - 40's)

Alfred: The hot head of the convicts. Alfred jumps into action before the others. He is a former society boy, reasonably good looking and not without charm but has an edge to him. He is in prison for murdering someone over money. He is the correct age to have been a suitor for Marie Louise, if not for his crimes. She represents the life that he lost and as such he's jealous about and very protective of Marie Louise. He is strong, implusive, charming but dangerous. (Age: 20's)

Henri Trochard: Felix's cousin and primary investor in his shop. He is cold, overbearing, and mean-spirited. He loves money and is highly impressed with his own success. He is actively grooming Paul (his ward and heir) to take over the family business. He has come to the island to inspect the store and to close it down for failing to turn a profit. His brazen arrogance and cruelty draws the anger of the convicts. (Age: 50's)

Paul: Young, handsome promising ward to Henri. He was romantically involved with Marie Louise, but he has become engaged to her wealthier friend at the insistence of Henri. He is still attracted to and cares for Marie Louise but loves status and money more than her. He has a well-hidden, underhanded, mean streak in him.
(Age: 20's)

Madame Parole: Resident of the island. She is a busy-body and a gossip. She often shops at the Ducotels' store, placing all her purchases on a line of credit and somehow never has money to pay the credit line each month. She manipulates Felix often and she becomes a target for the convicts.
(Age: Flexible)

Lieutenant: Young, handsome, straightforward soldier. He has mutual friends with Felix, who has written him a letter of introduction. The convicts instantly approve of him. He is every good thing that Paul is not. (Age: 20's)

Audition Info
Auditions will be held at the Crighton Theatre located at 234 N. Main Street in downtown Conroe on September 9 & 10 at 7 pm. Callback auditions may be held at the discretion of the director. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Copies of sides can be obtained by contacting the director at carolyn.wong@stage-right.org . Persons auditioning are asked to bring a headshot and resume if they have one and their personal calendar to note any conflicts with the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Show dates are Nov. 30 – Dec. 16 with Friday & Saturday performances at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees on Dec. 9 & 16 at 2 pm. Performances will be held at the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main in downtown Conroe. Tickets for MY THREE ANGELS can be obtained by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW or online at www.stage-right.org . Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and $12 for youth. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

The Red Velvet Cake War - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for The Red Velvet Cake War on Feb. 17-18, 2013 at the historic Crighton Theatre.

Characters
Note: If you have to read the character descriptions you probably haven't seen a Jones, Hope, and Wooten comedy.

Gaynelle Verdeen Bodine, the most emotional of the trio of cousins.
Peaches Verdeen Belrose, the wildest cousin.
Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen, the “peculiar” cousin.
Uncle Aubrey Verdeen - a cantankerous, funny old coot
Aunt LaMerle Verdeen Minshew, the hateful matriarch of the Verdeen family.
Newt Blaylock - wig and bait salesman
Bitsy Hargis - prissy neighbor
Manna Doll Hargis, Bitsy’s mother.
Sheriff Grover Lout - a small-town sheriff
Cee Cee Windham as local TV hostess
Cousin Purvis Verdeen - the photo buff
Elsa Dowdall, a court-appointed psychologist.

The Miracle Worker - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for The Miracle Worker on July 15-16, 2012 at 7 PM at the historic Crighton Theatre.

Characters
Blind, deaf and mute, HELEN KELLER is a little girl with limited outlets for communication with the outside world. Cute as a button and clever like a fox, she’s got her entire family wrapped around her spoiled little finger.

Though a concerned and caring mother, KATE KELLER is near the end of her rope in caring for Helen. Often more concerned with appeasing Helen than attempting to teach her, Kate only reinforces a foul temperament in her daughter.

CAPTAIN ARTHUR KELLER, a savvy military mind and father to both Helen and James Keller, is more sure on the battlefield than in matters of the heart. The role of Captain Keller has been pre-cast.

While no one can fully identify with Helen’s unique set of limitations, ANNIE SULLIVAN may come the closest having once been blind herself. She has led a difficult life and she knows what could be in store for Helen if she cannot learn to behave and to communicate with those around her.

Son to the Captain and stepson to Kate, JAMES just can’t seem to fit in with the Keller household. Ridiculed by his father and often subjugated by the rest of the family, James is on his own quest to find how he can break through and reach his family.

A true Southern matron, AUNT EV seems to have an opinion on just about everything.

PERCY and MARTHA are both playmates for Helen and servants for the Keller family.

A mentor for Annie, ANAGNOS serves as the warm, reassuring voice for her when she feels backed into a corner.

A concerned member of the Keller clan, servant VINEY is close to the action.

The DOCTOR will be played by various members of the community.