A CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP PRODUCTION AUDITIONS
A Year With
Frog and Toad
On Saturday January 12, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 PM and Monday January 14, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM, auditions will be held for A Year With Frog and Toad at the Marietta Center for the Arts.
Please bring headshot, resume and conflicts to audition.
A Year With Frog and Toad is a musical written by brothers Robert (music) and Willie Reale (book and lyrics), based on the Frog and Toad children’s stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. The musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, with their assorted colorful hopping, crawling and flying companions, over the course of a year.
AUDITIONS FOR ALL ROLES
From 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 30th we will be holding auditions for all roles of Plaza Suite, the first production of our 2019 Season.
Please bring headshot, resume and conflicts to audition.
Plaza Suite explores relationships, love, and marriage by taking a sometimes awkward, funny, but always revealing peek through the keyhole of Room 719 at the Plaza Suite Hotel in New York City.
CAST & CHARACTER DESRIPTIONS
Some actors in this play may play multiple roles. This is especially likely to occur with the roles of the bellboy, waiter, Borden, Mimsey and Jean, but could extend to the major players, as well.
Karen Nash: A upper middle class woman of 48 years whose good looks crested about a decade ago along with her overcoat. Karen is feisty, affable, and a bit unflappable. She has scheduled a romantic stay at the Plaza to celebrate 24 years of marriage to her husband, Sam, in the same room in which they spent their honeymoon. Karen is no dummy and she carries the anxiety of a woman who suspects her husband may be cheating.
Sam Nash: A 51 year-old sales executive who seems preoccupied with business; but it may not be the business that occupies his daily labor. Sam appears weather worn but a bit obsessed with preserving whatever vestiges of youth he can still find in himself–anywhere he can find them. Sam is a little abrupt, especially with his wife of 24 years, Karen, witty, but adept at covering his tracks. A bit of a bastard, but somehow likable, just the same.
Jean McCormack: The secretary. Yes. Sam’s secretary. An attractive young woman of about 28 with a winning smile. Visibly smart, efficient, and disarmingly sweet. Obviously in life’s prime, Jean is the kind of woman most men can’t help gazing at but who Sam seems hardly to notice. Oh, by the way, Jean is recently divorced.
Jesse Kiplinger: A 40 year old Hollywood producer, Jesse is confident, self-assured, a man who has the world at his feet. Or so it would seem. He’s hip, slick, oozing with a sense of self-importance and always “on the make.” But something is conspicuously missing.
Muriel Tate: An attractive 38 year-old woman who wears her years exceptionally well. Muriel is married with children but bears a youthful warmth and naivety that are at once charming and unexpected. Despite her innocence, Muriel carries the sense of an ant that has deliberately taken the first nimble step onto a spider web and is trying not to attract the homeowner’s inevitable attention.
Norma Hubley: A woman in her mid-40s. Traditional, solid, smart, raw and real, but clearly in over her head. A mom whose only daughter is about to tie the knot…or not. Her personality is largely defined in the context of her no-holds-barred relationship with her husband, Roy who is similarly defined by her. The couple share an unbreakable if twisted knot that seems ever on the verge of unraveling.
Roy Hubley: Abrupt, volatile, and always the man of business, Roy is thrust into a once in a lifetime experience for which he is wholly unprepared. Deadly serious, Roy is the life of this party.
Borden Eisler: The groom. Borden is a bit of a hippy. Cool, casual, and surprisingly commanding.
Mimsey Hubley – The bride. Lovely, sweet, and only 21 years young, Mimsey is resolute in her irrational irresolution, landing her in a locked bathroom while the wedding party lies in wait downstairs.
Company, a quintessential Sondheim musical, is a musical theatre performer’s dream with a modern theme. There’s nothing a single guy needs more than advice from his married friends, right? Maybe not as bachelor Bobby finds out. The brilliant score covers all aspects of relationships, and contains some of his best known songs including “Ladies Who Lunch”, “Being Alive” and the title song, “Company”.
CAST & CHARACTER DESRIPTIONS
Robert: (Male, Baritone, 30 – 40)
A middle class man with a sleek bachelor life caught between living the single life and watching his married friends live out their different happily-ever-afters… and sometimes not.
Sarah: (Female, Alto, 30 – 40)
Know-it-all, dieting wife of Harry, who has taken up karate.
Harry: (Male, Baritone, 30 – 45)
Sarah’s husband, struggling not to be ‘whipped’, recent recipient of a DWI.
Susan: (Female, Mezzo, 25 – 35)
A sweet, Southern Belle, and adoring wife of Peter.
Peter: (Male, Baritone, 25 – 35)
Ideal, Ivy League-type, married to Susan.
Susan: (Female, Soprano, 30 – 45)
Middle-class, run-of-the-mill wife of David.
David: (Male, Tenor, 30 – 45)
Middle-class, attempting-to-be-modern husband of Jenny.
Amy: (Female, Alto, 25 – 40)
Frantic, anxious, bride-to-be of Paul, who overanalyzes everything.
Paul: (Male, Tenor, 25 – 40)
Calm, cool, loving groom-to-be of Amy, who loves her more than life.
Joanne: (Female, Alto, 45 – 65)
Sharp-tongued realist who knows what she wants, and often wants a drink… or ten.
Larry: (Male, Tenor, 45 – 65)
Somewhat oblivious, enjoying-life-in-the-moment, husband of Joanne.
April: (Female, Mezzo, 21 – 30)
One of Robert’s girlfriends, an airline hostess, naïve and ditzy.
Kathy: (Female, Mezzo, 30 – 40)
One of Robert’s recent girlfriends who is getting married and moving. ABILITY TO DANCE A PLUS
Marta: (Female, Mezzo, 25 – 35)
One of Robert’s girlfriends, in touch with the common man, passionate about her beliefs.
Evita is a rock-opera based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people. This blockbuster musical made even more famous as a movie in 1996.
PRINCIPAL CAST & CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Evita: (Female, 18-33)
Must be able to play ages 18 to 33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma. She is a beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman, who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26. She is also a woman of few options, who uses her sexuality to build power. The actor playing this role must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Must be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.
Che: (Male, 18-35)
This character is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. Che is a political activist and the narrator of the show, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.
Peron: (Male, 30-50)
An officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.
Mistress: (Female, 13-18)
A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young girl who plays Juan Peron’s teenaged Mistress. She is “dismissed” out of Peron’s life by his future wife, Eva. The Mistress ponders the rejection during her song, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” She will also appear in the ensemble. Must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E.
Magaldi: (Male, to play 30 – 40)
A tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. A charming loser – never quite made it. Has the first number in the show, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential. He will also appear in the ensemble. A Latin American “personality” type and feel that needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time. Sings high tenor High G.