UPCOMING AUDITIONS

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2019/2020 AUDITION SCHEDULE

All auditions are at 7:00 p.m. at the theater, or as otherwise noted

 

JULY 28 & 29, 2019:  The Haunting of Hill House, Sleepy Hollow, and The Selected Works of Ben Plopper

SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, 2019:  Scrooge Macbeth, and A Seussified Christmas Carol

NOVEMBER 17 & 18, 2019:  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and The Little Mermaid

JANUARY 5 & 6, 2020:  Enchanted April, and Pinocchio Commedia

FEBRUARY 9 & 10, 2020:  The Wisdom of Eve, Excalibur

FEBRUARY 29 & MARCH 1, 2020:  Twelfth Night (auditions at 4:00 p.m.)

APRIL 5 & 6, 2020:  Treasure Island, and the Selected Works of Kris Thompson

 

AUDITIONS

The Company OnStage is holding auditions for our 3rd round of productions for 2019-2020, our 43rd season, on Sunday and Monday, November 17th and 18th, at 7:00 p.m. in our performance space located at 4930 West Bellfort, Houston, Texas 77035, in the former Family Life Center on the campus of Salem Lutheran Church. There are no audition appointments, however we ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Headshots and resumes are helpful and appreciated but not required. Auditions consist of cold readings from the scripts and there are no prepared monologues. There are no paid roles for these productions.

We will be auditioning 2 productions, one from our Young Audience Series, and one from Evening Series.

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YOUNG AUDIENCE/ALL AGES PRODUCTION

“THE LITTLE MERMAID"
Written by: Linda Daughtry, adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Inc.
Directed by: Lynne Zalesak
Performance Dates and Times: Saturdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
Rehearsals: Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., additional if needed, beginning December 8, 2019

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

5 young women ages 16-30
2 women ages 30-65
1 man aged 25-35
4 men ages 25-60

This production is open casting and all ethnicities will be considered. There are/are no roles for children under 10 in this production

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
- Pearl – The youngest of four Mermaid sisters. She is curious about the land, adventurous, kind, and has a beautiful voice.
- Luna – Eldest sister, studious, serious, responsible
- Coral – Second oldest; feisty, fun-loving, interested in Mermen
- Anemone – the third daughter; emotional, excitable, and sensitive
- Sea king – Father of the sisters and son of the Great Mother; strong, wise, and kind
- Great Mother – Grandmother of the sisters and mother of the Sea King; she is sympathetic, wise, warm, and brave
- Yorick – Lifelong manservant to the Prince; excitable and energetic
- William and Timothy – can be any age, strong, agreeable and energetic
- Prince Stefan – handsome, truthful, brave, kind
- Princess Marianna – young, pretty, gentle, wants happiness for all
- Sea Witch – selfish, vindictive, volatile, evil with powers
- Eels – servants of the sea witch played by William and Timothy
- Maids – servants of Prince Stephan played by Luna and Anemone

SYNOPSIS: Based on the beloved tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the story of the little mermaid, Pearl, is brought to life for the stage in this coming of age tale of family, friendship, sacrifice, and finding true love. Will Pearl risk all that she holds dear for a chance at love with the prince whom she adores? This adaptation has been a Company OnStage audience favorite for decades.

AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION WILL CONSIST OF COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT AND PHYSICALITY EXERCISES AS SOME ACTORS WILL PERFORM MORE THAN ONE ROLE.
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EVENING THEATER PRODUCTION

EDWARD ALBEE'S
"WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF"
Written by: Edward Albee
Produced by Special Arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.
Directed by: Mark Carrier
Performance Dates and Times: Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 24, 25, 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m., additional if needed, beginning December 9, 2019

LIST OF CHARACTERS:
NOTE: Actors of all ethnicities are welcome to audition. Casting will determined and be in accordance with the guidelines dictated by the Author's Estate and the Publisher.
- George: A forty-six-year-old professor of history in a small New England college who is married to the daughter of the president of the college.
- Martha: George's fifty-two-year-old wife, a domineering, discontented woman who alternately loves and reviles her husband.
- Nick; A new arrival on the faculty who is about thirty years old and interested in getting ahead.
- Honey: Nick's twenty-six year old wife, a rather uninteresting woman whose relationship with Nick and fear of adult responsibility have kept her a child.

SYNOPSIS: George, a professor at a small college, and his wife Martha, have just returned home drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive, the charade begins, the drinks flow, inhibitions suddenly melt, and secrets are revealed. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, the Broadway production was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed Mr. Albee as a major American playwright.

AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION WILL CONSIST OF COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT
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The Company OnStage, Inc. (COS), is an all volunteer Texas non profit corporation with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and has business offices located in southwest Houston at 4930 West Bellfort. To purchase season tickets or make reservations, visit www.companyonstage.org or call 713-726-1219 and leave a message.

 

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