Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Auditions: ‘Master Class’ at The Barn Theatre


The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 86th season by holding open auditions for its upcoming production of "Master Class," written by Terrance McNally. "Master Class" will be directed by Roseann Ruggiero.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday Nov. 10, 2013 7 pm / Monday Nov. 11, 2013 7 pm
CALLBACK DATE: Wednesday Nov. 13 2013  7pm (by invitation ONLY)
PERFORMANCE DATES: Jan. 10 - Feb. 2, 2014 (Fridays, Saturday and Sundays).

The Tony Award winning play is based on a series of master classes in opera given at the Julliard School of Music by the renowned opera singer Maria Callas.
                                                                                                              CAST REQUIREMENTS (2 Males, 3 Females)

MANNY (Accompanist): MALE – 25+ - Seasoned Julliard accompanist / Callas devote. Actor must be able to accompany singers live onstage during sections of three arias: Amina’s aria from Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Cavaradossis’ aria from Puccini’s Tosca and Lady Macbeth’s aria “Vieni! t’affretta” from Verdi’s Macbeth.  A stipend will be offered for musicianship assistance.

MARIA CALLAS: FEMALE – 50+ - La Divina – strong, proud, egotistical, tempestuous, passionate. The ultimate Diva whose voice has gone. Must sing a few lines in Soprano range.

FIRST SOPRANO (SOPHIE): FEMALE - 25-45 - Attractive but insecure, awestruck. Must sing Bellini’s La Sonnambula

TENOR (TONY): MALE – 25-45 – Attractive, self-assured verging on cocky. Must sing Cavaradossis’ aria from Puccini’s Tosca

SECOND SOPRANO (SHARON): FEMALE – 25-45 – Posed, self-confident, feisty. Must sing Lady Macbeth’s aria “Vieni! t’affretta” from Verdi’s Macbeth.

Please note that it is imperative anyone auditioning for either Soprano or Tenor be familiar with the arias noted above and sing very well as all three are portraying students in the Master’s Degree Program at the prestigious Julliard School of Music.

Rehearsal schedule will be determined based on schedules of actors case in show but will likely be two nights per week and Sunday afternoons until tech week. Please contact the director with any questions at

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact .photo (1)

The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit

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