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 Auditions for Shrek the Musical Jr.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

 

Audition Information

AGES 6 - 18

Tuesday - Thursday - October 17, 18 & 19, 2017 -

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Hillview Jr High School

333 Yosemite Dr

Pittsburg CA 94565 


Please prepare 16 - 32 bars of a song from a contemporary musical (1-2 minutes), please bring a backing track as an accompianist will not be provided. This can be on CD, MPs3 or Phone. You may also email your backing track to pct@pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org with the subject line: SHREK JR AUDITION

 

Directed by Lena Timrott

 

Production Dates:

Friday - January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday- January 27, 2018 @ 2:00pm & 8:00 PM

Sunday - January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

Auditions are by appointment

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 Auditions for Next to Normal

Next to Normal, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

 

Audition Information


Monday and Tuesday - November 13 & 14, 2017 -

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Thursday - November 16, 2017  - Callbacks - 7:00 pm


Community Presbyterian Church

200 E Leland Rd

Pittsburg CA 94565 


Please prepare a contemporary, dramatic musical song (32-48 bars)
1-2 minutes accompanist provided (bring sheet music)

 

Music by Tom Kitt

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

 

Directed by: Dianna Schepers

 

Production Dates:

Friday -April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

Friday - April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

Character Breakdown

6 Roles – 2 females and 4 males
Color blind casting
Age appropriate casting if possible, but must read for age range specified.


Diana
Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.
Gender: Female
Age: Must read as 40 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Gabe
Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: Male
Age: Must read as 18 year old  
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2


Dan
Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics.
Gender: Male
Age: Must read as 40 to 45
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2


Natalie
Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Gender: Female
Age: Must read as 16  
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Henry
Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male
Age: Must read as 17  
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G#2


Dr. Madden
Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40 but not limited to these ages
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2

 

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 Auditions for The Taming of the Shrew

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy explores what can happen when they clash and begin to change each other. With plenty of action and non-stop laughs, this classic story told in a modern setting will appeal to all ages.

 

Audition Information

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 28 & 29, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 

Auditions are by Appointment with 5 people in each 30 minute block

Callback on Thursday - November 30, 2017 by Invitation

 

Community Presbyterian Church - Chapel

200 E Leland Rd

Pittsburg

 

Audition requirement: Present a two-minute monologue from a Shakespeare comedy other
than The Taming of the Shrew.

 

Written by William Shakespeare

 

Directed by Michael Wilson

 

Production Dates:

Friday - March 9, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday- March 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm & 8:00 PM

Sunday - March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

Character List

All roles are ethnically neutral. Some traditionally male characters may be changed to female at the director’s discretion. The play will not be performed with English accents (unless an actor happens to be English).

 

Katherine (Female age 18-25) Eldest daughter of Minola Baptista. Pretty, stubborn, quick-witted, and sharp-tongued. She runs the household and has no interest in marriage. Must be able to engage in close physical rough-housing with Petruchio.

 

Petruchio (Male age 25-35) A wealthy gentleman who behaves like a street thug. He has come to town to find a wife. Rude, loud, overbearing and eccentric. Must be able to engage in close physical rough-housing with Katherine. This actor doubles as Christopher Sly in the Induction.

 

Bianca (Female age 16-20) Youngest daughter of Minola Baptista. Beautiful, quiet, charming and obedient. She doesn’t question authority and craves the attention of men (especially handsome men).

 

Minola Baptista (Male age 45-60) A wealthy merchant and father of Katherine and Bianca. Kind, noble, and a bit scatter-brained. He loves his daughters but can’t control Katherine’s crude behavior.

 

Lucentio (Male age 20-25) A student who comes to town for learning. Son of Vincentio. Good-looking, charming, romantic and clever, He falls in love with Bianca at first sight.

 

Tranio (Male age 20-25) Lucentio’s servant and closest friend. Witty, comical and extremely loyal. He plots to help Lucentio marry Bianca.

 

Biondello (Male 14-18) Lucentio’s younger servant. Good-natured, goofy and eager to please. This actor doubles as the pageboy in the Induction and pretends to be a girl.

 

Gremio (Male age 70-80) A wealthy gentleman and suitor for Bianca. Arrogant, self-serving and suspicious of everyone. Thinks he is entitled to Bianca because of his wealth.

 

Hortensio (Male age 30-40) A wealthy gentleman and rival suitor for Bianca. Handsome, charming and romantic. Pretends to be a music teacher to get close to Bianca.

 

Grumio (Male age 45-55) Petruchio’s much-abused servant. He has served the family since before Petruchio was born. He is the comic fool in the play. Must be able to do physical comedy. This actor doubles as the Nobleman in the Induction.

 

Vincentio (Male or Female age 45-60) Traditionally the father of Lucentio. This role may be changed to his mother instead. Wealthy, noble, protective of his son and family honor.

 

Pedant (Male or Female age 45-60) A teacher who is passing through town. Tranio tricks him into impersonating Vincentio.

 

Widow (Female age 40-50) A wealthy widow who marries Hortensio. Beautiful, elegant and snobbish. This actor doubles as the innkeeper in the Induction.

 

Servants (Male and Female age 16-99) Various servants who appear in the Induction and later in Petruchio’s house. These have minimal lines and are good parts for new actors.

 

Auditions are by appointment

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