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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Auditions: Pax Amicus Castle Theatre


2016 AUDITIONS

ALL AUDITIONS ARE HELD AT
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake, NJ (973-691-2100)
NEXT TO NORMAL
Auditions: March 8 @ 7PM and March 13 @ 6PM
Performance Dates: May 14 - 28

Casting 4 men and 2 women. Roles include:
Diana: Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. Age: 40-45. Vocal range top: F#5, bottom: G3
Gabe: Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. Age: 18-21. Vocal range top: C5, bottom: B2
Dan: Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine, he has grown tired and weary of Diana's antics .Age: 40-45. Vocal range top: B4, bottom: Ab2
Natalie: Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. Age: 16. Vocal range top: G5, bottom: G3
Henry: Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. Age: 17. Vocal range top: B4, bottom: G#2
Dr. Madden: Diana's psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star. Age: 30-40. Vocal range top: A4, bottom: A2

Prepare a song from the musical and be prepared to read from the script. Please note: due to the intense nature of this show, NO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS will be accepted. Rehearsals will take place on weekends, as well as during the week.

Click here for a special letter from the director regarding "Next to Normal"


In this contemporary musical and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a suburban household copes with crisis and the unpredictability of a mother's worsening bipolar disorder.Written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt; Directed by Stan Barber.
ROMEO AND JULIET
Auditions: March 9 and 10 by appointment; 1PM
Performance dates: M-F @ 10AM; April 18 - May 20 (evening performance May 6 @ 8PM)

Professional actors for daytime performances for schools.
Auditions will be held for the following parts ONLY: Juliet, Benvolio, Paris-Prince (all other roles are already filled)
Click HERE for further audition/show details.
Click HERE for sides (available parts only)
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Auditions: May 31 @ 7PM and June 4 @ 1PM
Performance dates: July 9 - 23 (Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM, July 15 @ 7 PM plus select weekdays @ 10AM)

Casting performers ages 13 and older. Please come prepared to sing (a song will be provided at the audition) and read from the script.

An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber..
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL
Auditions: June 14 @ 7PM and June 18 @ 1PM
Performance dates: August 5-20 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 2 PM)

Casting performers ages 16 and older. Roles include:

Frederick Frankenstein: (30-49) a famous scientist dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. Intent to distance himself from his notorious grandfather whose scientific legacy is less than legitimate. A warm lyric Baritone who sings to E-flat, and a comic actor who combines the manic energy of Danny Kaye with the charm and elegance of Fred Astaire. Sings with effortless charm ("Puttin' On the Ritz") and requires vocal power for a full-voice traditional Broadway ballad.

Elizabeth: (30-39) Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered fiancée. Great comic role. A lyric Soprano with wide range (to High C) who can deliver a showy coloratura fireworks with complete ease. Music has a comic-operetta-ish sensibility that reflects the songs of Romberg, Herbert, Friml, and early Kern.

Igor: (20-49) a hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Great comic role. High light Baritone (to F#), should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall style songs and the show-biz savvy of Jimmy Durante.

Inga: (20-99) a young local Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr. Frankenstein’s eager assistant. Oblivious to her own sexuality and appeal. A bright, clear youthful Broadway Mezzo with a high sustained belt to D-flat and a sweet mixed voice that extends up to high E.

Frau Blucher: (40-69) the housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great slyly comic role. Requires skilled, dark, dramatic Lotte Lenya Alto with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret world of the 1920s and 30s. Solid belt up to B-flat and a workable mix that extends up to E-flat.

Inspector Kemp/Blind Man: (40-59) one actor to play both roles. Head of the local police with highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town. The Blind Man is a recluse who enjoys a meal with Frankenstein’s monster. This double role requires a great comic, transformational actor. Big legit Bass-Baritone voice that can really open up and soar to high F. Should demonstrate very dramatic singing chops in terms of volume and the break-your-heart quality of a singer, like Al Jolson in his prime.

The Monster: (18-50) the monster created when Dr. Frankenstein performs his famous brain transplant. Bass-Baritone with good legit sound up to E-flat. Physically imposing.

Also various roles for chorus/dance ensemble.

Prepare a song from the show and be prepared to learn and demonstrate some choreography and read from the script.
Dr. Frankenstein aims to fulfill his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from servant Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancée Elizabeth, his experiment yields success and unexpected consequences. Written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Directed by Richard Boyer.
LYSISTRATA
Auditions: July 20 @ 7PM and July 24 @ 2PM
Performance Dates: September 16-October 1 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 PM)
Casting performers ages 18 and older. Due to the mature nature of this show, no one under the age of 18 will be accepted. Be prepared to read from the script.
Rated R. A comedy based on the story written by the Greek author Aristophanes in 411 B.C. Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, comes up with the idea of encouraging all the Greek women to hold a sexual strike from their husbands in an attempt to force the Athenian men into a peace treaty with Sparta. Shortly after the women take over the Acropolis, the men find out and attempt to break down the barriers. Many of the men try to influence and persuade their wives to leave the pack and return back home; Lysistrata and the women refuse and stand tall. Threatening the old men, they reinforce their importance in the household; not only do they cook, clean and raise children, but their services of pleasure to their husbands is also a method of empowerment. They ultimately use this to their advantage, showing the men what they're missing, and in doing so, the men are so wrought with anger and passion, that they eventually end the war with Sparta. Directed by Stan Barber.
TALES OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
Auditions: Week of Sept 19 by appointment; 11 AM - 2 PM
Performance dates: M-F @ 10AM; Oct 24 - Nov9 (evening performance Oct 28 @ 8 PM)

Professional actors for daytime performances for schools. Further details will be provided closer to audition dates.
PETER PAN
Auditions: Oct 4 @ 7PM and Oct 8 @ 1 PM
Performance dates: December 2 - 18 (Fridays @ 8 PM; Saturdays @ 2 PM & 7 PM; Sundays @ 2PM)
Casting performers ages 13 and older. Please come prepared to sing (a song will be provided at the audition) and read from the script.


Please note, based on ticket sales, a second performance may be added on Sundays @ 6 PM. An original production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be provided by "Flying by Foy." Adapted by Stan Barber; Music by Richard Boyer; Directed by Stan Barber.

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