at St. Margaret Parish

 St. Margaret Parish Hall
66-05 79th Place
(between Metropolitan Ave. and Juniper Valley Rd.)
Middle Village, NY 11379
(917) 579-5389


Main Page * Mailing List * * Get Directions
Reserve Tickets * Links

Maggie's Little Theater at St. Margaret Parish will be holding auditions for our 2020 Summer Production of


Music Director
Rhea Arkin
Choreographer
Jillian Sawyer

Director
Bill Logan


Auditions

Sunday, March 29, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 - 9:30 pm


All auditions will be held at Maggie's Little Theater
at St. Margaret Parish,
66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, NY
(Enter into the School yard and look for the sign on the door.)

Performances: July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2020

Never auditioned for a show before? Click here for some auditions tips!


Please prepare a song from "Kiss Me, Kate" or a song from another show in the same style.  Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. You will be learning a short dance routine, so please wear comfortable clothing.

Notes: Come to the audition prepared to complete the application sheet. Pictures and resumes are welcome, but not necessary. Auditionees may be asked to read singly or with others. If necessary, auditionees may be asked to return for a call back. We ask that you be respectful of the other auditionees and maintain a quiet attitude.

Maggie’s Little Theater generally rehearses on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-10pm and on Sundays from 5-9pm. Due to the facility and holiday schedules, there are occasional Fridays or Mondays. Cast is required to keep the schedules clear for every night of production week, including the Saturday and Sunday before. Production week schedule TBD at a later date. Please bring your calendar to the audition in order to list your current conflicts. If cast in "Kiss Me, Kate" and subsequently auditioning for another production performing after "Kiss Me, Kate" is over, "Kiss Me, Kate" is your priority and these rehearsals are your conflicts for that production. Maggie’s Little Theater requires all cast members to perform volunteer activities outside of their role. Examples are: hall setup, distributing flyers and posters, set strike, production tasks, or similar.

Characters

PLEASE NOTE that the role of Bill Calhoun has been cast.

FRED GRAHAM/PETRUCHIO - The leading man, 30s - 40s. Writer, producer, director, actor and superman. Worked his way up from the chorus and his ego is as large as his resume is long. Must have a physically imposing presence, excellent facility with Shakespeare’s text, and be extremely handsome, charismatic, and funny. Classic Baritone. Vocal range: Bb - G

LILLI VANESSI/KATHARINE - The leading lady, 30s – early 40s. Returning to the stage after a not-so-successful Hollywood turn. A regal diva with a fierce temper and rapier-like wit, but a vulnerability underneath it all. Must have the beauty, poise, and elegance of a 1940s Hollywood movie star. Glorious soprano who also has a rich mezzo/belt. Vocal Range: A – B

LOIS LANE/BIANCA - A nightclub hoofer with Broadway dreams, 20s. Sexy, charismatic, and dumb like a fox, she makes up for her lack of book smarts with an enthusiastic employment of feminine wiles. Excellent actor, singer, and tap dancer with a knockout Broadway belt/mix. Vocal Range: G - F

HATTIE – Late 30s – 40s. Lilli’s dresser. A true theatre professional, she has seen it all. Part dresser, part psychologist, she remains unflappable amidst the drama of backstage life. Has an ongoing flirtation with Paul. Vocal range: A - F

PAUL – Late 30s – 40s. Fred’s dresser. Cool under pressure. Has an ongoing flirtation with Hattie. Featured vocalist with Jazz style. Vocal Range: C - F#

FIRST MAN and SECOND MAN - Character men, 30s - 50s. Two tough gangsters who look completely out of place in this world of bright lights and poetic beauty, but after six years in the prison library, they have developed a unique way with words and a great appreciation for Shakespeare and the theatre. Must have a great sense of classic vaudevillian comedy. Good movers. Vocal range: B - D

GENERAL HARRISON HOWELL - 40s - 50s. A highly distinguished General of the US Army with strong political ties to the White House. A man of rigid discipline determined to uphold military order and patriarchal family values, he clearly does not fit in with the bohemian nature of Broadway or even Baltimore. Must have strong comedic skills. Baritone. Vocal range: B - F

GREMIO and HORTENSIO - Any age, tenor or baritenor. Actors who appear in The Shrew. They will also sing in the ensemble of both The Shrew and in “Too Darn Hot”. Both are featured in several numbers and should sing & dance well.

ENSEMBLE

POPS (Stage Doorman) - Ensemble; doubles as Padua Priest

RALPH (Stage Manager) - Ensemble singer

DANCE CAPTAIN - Doubles as Gregory, servent to Petruchio; ensemble dancer & recorder player

HARRY TREVOR - A veteran character actor; doubles as Baptista Minola

STAGEHAND #1 (Electrician & Cab Driver) - Doubles as Nathaniel, servent to Petruchio, dancer

STAGEHAND #2 (Assistant Electrician) - Doubles as Philip, servent to Petruchio, dancer

STAGEHAND #3 (Carpenter & Driver for Gen. Howell) - Doubles as Haberdasher, dancer

WARDROBE LADY - ensemble singer, dancer

ENSEMBLE SINGER - part of female quartet for "BIanca"; doubles as Padua Inn Waitress, dancer

WOMEN - Ensemble dancers, singers

 



Rehearsals will start in April.

Please email any questions to maggieslittletheater@gmail.com

We are also in need of many non-acting positions. These include:

Prop Master
Lighting Operator
Sound Operator
Set Builders
Stage Crew
Ushers
...and other production-oriented positions.

If you are interested in any of the non-acting positions, E-mail the producers (remove "NOSPAM") and they will set up an interview.


 

Main Page . Mailing List . Auditions . Get Directions
Pictures . Tickets . Links