Auditions

Auditions for Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Directed by Jamie Bradley

WHEN: Monday, July 18th, 2016 @ 6:00-10:00pm
WHERE:RepNorth Studio, 1 Raynes Ave, Portsmouth, NH
CALLBACKS: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 @ 6:00-10:00pm

DETAILS

Auditions are by appointment only. Please send an email to auditions@seacoastrep.org to schedule an appointment. Please be sure that “LAUGHTER AUDITIONS” is in the subject line.

Please bring a headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to your auditions appointment and arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Audition forms will be provided via email prior to auditions.

Actors should prepare a two-minute comedic monologue in addition to a monologue from the show. Show monologues will be provided via email prior to auditions.

Seeking to cast 8 actors (6M, 2W)
Please note the role of Max Prince has been cast.

Auditions are open to AEA and Non-AEA actors.
Video submissions will be accepted, however in-person auditions are highly recommended.

REHEARSALS: Begin August 22nd; Weekday evenings and weekend days/afternoons.
PRODUCTION DATES: September 15th – October 9th
Seeking
Lucas Brickman (New Writer): Mid 20’s to Mid 30’s, sincere & sensible
Milt Fields (Flamboyant): Mid 40’s, Milt is a gag man, a joke a minute wholesaler who deals in fast paced patter.
Val Slotsky (Russian head writer): Mid 40’s the senior member of the staff. An emigrant from Russia when he was twelve, he still carries his accent. He is the most politically aware of all the writers.
Brian Doyle (Irish American): Mid-30s to mid-40s. A heavy smoker, a heavy cougher and a heavy drinker. but with a biting sense of humor as caustic as his outlook on life.
Kenny Franks (Wiz kid): Mid 30’s. Boy genius and the most sophisticated of the writers
Carol Wyman (The only woman writer on the show): Mid 30’s, with a strong and quick defense system that comes with being the only female writer on the staff.
Helen (Max’s secretary): attractive, late twenties.
Ira Stone (Hypochondriac): Late 30s to early 40s. A hypochondriac who comes in late every day with a new ailment. His greatest wish in life was to have a virus named after him.
 
SYNOPSIS
Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early ’50s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s fabled television series Your Show of Shows, and this comedy takes a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos that went into producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age.
Max Prince is the star of The Max Prince Show, a popular comedy-variety series that is a major hit on the East Coast, but network executives insist that it’s too sophisticated for the Midwest, and urges Prince to dumb down his act. Between the tensions of producing an hour of top-quality comedy each week and being pestered about his ratings, Prince is beginning to unravel. His last line of defense against both the network and the ratings are his writing staff, which spends its days coming up with business for the show while hurling humorous invective at each other and anyone else within earshot.
Keeping up a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics is Simon’s alter-ego Lucas Brickman.

Auditions for Reefer Madness & Rocky Horror Show, LIVE!

Directed by Brandon James & Ben Hart
Musical Direction by John Berst

WHEN: Monday & Tuesday, February 8 & 9, 2016 @ 6:00-10:00pm
WHERE: Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth, NH
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 6:00-10:00pm

DETAILS

  • 18+ only.
  • Please note that this will be a shared cast between both shows.
  • Please bring a headshot and resume and arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition appointment time.
  • Please present two contrasting musical theatre selections in the style of the score of about 16 bars each that showcase your upper register and mix belt. At least one of your songs should show strong comedic character work, as well. Bring sheet music in your correct key, professionally presented in a binder.
REHEARSALS: Reefer Madness begins May 23rd; Rocky Horror Show begins July 5th; Weekday evenings and weekend days.
PRODUCTION DATES: Reefer Madness June 23 – July 24; Rocky Horror Show July 15 – 23 (Friday and Saturday @ midnight)
All roles are open.

Seeking

Jimmy Harper – A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.
Lecturer – A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (Doubles as Irish Priest, Jimmy’s Mother, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR)
Mary Lane – Jimmy’s sweetheart, a naive, virginal teenage girl.
Jack Stone – The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30’s gangster movie-type.
Mae – An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame past her prime, the hostess of the Reefer Den.
Ralph Wiley – A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. (Doubles as Sally’s baby, Jimmy’s Father, Switch Puller, Uncle Sam)
Sally – A sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. (Doubles as Lady Liberty)
Placard Girl – Throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we’ve just seen. (Doubles as Five-and-Dime Kid, Police Officer)
Goat Man/Jesus – A very horny satyr/a lounge singing Jesus. A Hunk.
Mr. (or Mrs.) Poppy – A soda jerk at The Old Five-and-Dime.
Ensemble – Mixed gender group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five and Dime, Orgy Dancers, Angels, and patriotic background chorus in the star-spangled finale.Auditions are open to AEA and Non-AEA actors.
Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Video submissions will be accepted until February 8, however in-person auditions are highly recommended.
Please contact Jamie Bradley at jamie@seacoastrep.org to schedule an appointment.*Teen Stage Ensemble*

Auditions for Teen Stage Ensemble!

Teen Stage Ensemble (TSE) is an audition-based program designed to strengthen skills in the performing arts. Students will meet twice to three times a week to gain a broad education in auditioning, scene work, dance, musical theatre, and overall performance. Guest instructors will be teaching master classes once a month. Students will focus on bodywork, vocal technique, and character development.
In the 2nd semester, students will build on their 1st semester monologue and scene work as they delve into a play specially chosen for the ensemble’s strengths. Students will also be performing in a Cabaret event alongside our Mainstage performers!
DETAILS
  • Semester 2 – Tuesdays & Thursdays

 6-8pm | 10 weeks | March 1 – May 19 

(Skips weeks of April 25 and May 2nd)
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Students do not have to have completed first semester to advance to 2nd semester
  • Culminates in 4 Performances- Dates TBD
  • Tuition: $500 per semester

Ages 12-18 may audition
  • To sign up for an audition, please e-mail our Youth Program Manager at seraphina@seacoastrep.org
  • Semester I students DO need to audition again for Semester II
  • Please prepare a 1 minute monologue (dramatic or comedy) and a 32 bar cut.
  • Please bring a headshot and resume.

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Little Women

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested - her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice.

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