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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ARTS Holding Auditions

   As if ARTS wasn't busy enough hosting the musical Company (more on that tomorrow), they also have auditions coming up for some key roles in upcoming shows!

   Here's the info: 

MONDAY, MARCH 30 & TUESDAY, MARCH 31 at 7 p.m.

Arts Resources for the Tri-State presents open auditions for various roles in two of their upcoming shows - one outrageous comedy and one musical!

ARTS is having open, public auditions for the following roles in their next two upcoming productions:


Gertie: a 50+ female, ok with profanity and willing to speak in "stroke talk." The play describes her as "Gertie – sixties, a clear-headed lady who's had a stroke and can't speak properly."


Narrator/Mysterious: Male 40+ baritone. Physical role.

Cinderella's Step-Mother: Female 40+ mezzo

FUDDY MEERS is an American play by David Lindsay-Abaire. It tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life. One morning Claire is abducted by a limping, lisping man who claims her husband wants to kill her. The audience views the ensuing mayhem through the kaleidoscope of Claire's world. The play culminates in a cacophony of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be.

The show runs May 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2015 all at 8 p.m. No matinees. It is directed by Mike Murdock.

INTO THE WOODS is a musical with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The show intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," and "Cinderella," as well as several others. The musical is tied together by an original story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

The show runs June 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28 (four 8 p.m. shows and two 2 p.m. matinees). It is directed by Bil Neal with choreography by Coni Anthony.

Be prepared to cold read, sing and move.

In preparation for this audition, ARTS is holding a free audition workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11 a.m., open to the public. We'll be talking about these shows, what's available, what's coming up, and what you can do to be prepared for auditions in the future.

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