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

MARCH 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. & MARCH 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.:  Twelfth Night (auditions at Spring Street Studios)

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

AUDITIONS

Hello all!

Company OnStage is holding auditions for our 5th round of productions for 2019-2020, our 43rd season, on Sunday and Monday, February 9 and 10, at 7:00 p.m. in our performance space located at 4930 West Bellfort, Houston, Texas 77035, 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. Auditions consist of cold readings from the scripts and there are no prepared monologues.

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

"EXCALIBUR"


Written by: Michele L. Vacca


Produced by Special Arrangement with CLASSICS ON STAGE! Of Chicago


Directed by:  Melissa Rodriguez


Performance Dates: Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020@ 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 10, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.


Rehearsals: Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., additional if needed, beginning March 15, 2020.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:
Age Range:  Teen through 60+
Number of Actors:  9
Number of Men:  4
Number of Women: 5
Open ethnicity for all.
The actor portraying Merlin must be able to perform magic and slight of hand.
There are/are no roles for children under 10 in this production

LIST OF CHARACTERS, GENDERS, AGES:

Arthur - Male, upper teens could be played by an adult that looks that age. Intelligent, and mature for his age, genuine and good-natured.

Merlin - An ageless wise man and magician, scholarly quality. Open to casting any age from 20s and older. Mysterious, humorous, strong and gentle. Multi-talented, ability to perform simple magic tricks or eagerness to learn is a definite plus. 

Sir Ector - Male, 30s - 40s father to Kaye and Elaine, and surrogate father to Arthur. A knight of the realm of Britain, loyal and good-hearted

Kaye - Male,  Upper teens  could be played by an adult that looks that age. Oldest son of Sir Ector, slightly older than Arthur. Enthusiastic to become a good knight but somewhat selfish.

Elaine - Female, daughter to Sir Ector, younger than Arthur and Kaye. On the cusp of becoming a young lady, torn between being a tom-boy and staying attached to her youth or favoring lady-like items and entering womanhood. Also doubles as "Woman of the Palace" - she is an attendant of the Queen's, a loyal woman who helps secure the safety of baby Arthur. 

Morgan Le Fay- Female, age upper 20s - 40s. An evil sorceress but also Arthur's aunt, she is beautiful and deadly. Greedy for power, she plots jealously against Merlin but her powers do not match up to his. Ability to perform simple magic tricks or willingness to learn is a plus. 

Dragonfly and Katydidd - devoted henchwomen of Morgan Le Fay, they do whatever she bids, obeying her is their deepest pleasure. Age open from upper teens and older.

The Archbishop of Canterbury - Male 40s -60s a godly man, devoted to Britain. His greatest aim is to peacefully settle the country's many strifes.

SYNOPSIS: The grandeur of ancient British and Welsh legend and lore brought to life through the eyes of the fabled master of Wizardry and Wit, the Magical and Mysterious Merlin the Enchanter, who re-creates the exciting and dramatic story of how young Arthur came to be one of the most celebrated Kings of legend.


AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION WILL CONSIST OF COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF MAGIC AND SLIGHT OF HAND ILLUSIONS.


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"THE WISDOM OF EVE"
Written by: Mary Orr


Produced by Special Arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.


Directed by:   Steve Carpentier


Performance Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 2020@ 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.


Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m., additional if needed, beginning March 16, 2020

 

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:
Number of Actors:  10
Age Range:  18 – 50+
Number of Men:  5
Number of Women:  5
Open ethnicity for all
There are/are no roles for children under 10 in this production

 

LIST OF CHARACTERS, GENDERS, AGES:

Margot Crane 35+
Famous star of the stage now a little older than she would like but hanging on to her youth by still playing the younger roles, sees Eve as a way of showing the world that she is a warm, caring person, very strong character.

Karen Roberts 35+
A former actress, Margot’s best friend, peacemaker and very down to earth;  very supportive of her husband Lloyd.

Eve Harrington 20-30
A theater fan; a conniving young woman, attractive and talented and determined to get her own way whatever the cost.

Clement Howell 35+
Margot’s husband. sophisticated, wealthy with a strong and confident personality, tolerant of Margot but a little weary of her tirades and tantrums.

Lloyd Roberts 35+
Karen’s husband, a playwright who writes vehicles for Margot. good looking individual who is dedicated to his art but manipulated by his ego.

Harney 18+
Margot’s stage manager, nondescript and sycophantic.

Lelia 25+
Margot’s maid/dresser, fiercely loyal to Margot.

Vera Franklin 20-30
Young and talented actress, opposite personality to Eve.

Tally Ho Thompson 20s
Newspaper columnist, sly and manipulative, always out for a scoop.

Bert Hinkle 35+
Smooth, well-fed theatrical agent, the sort that always has a beautiful girl on his arm, Margot is his best client.

 

SYNOPSIS: We first meet Eve Harrington standing in the rain by the stage door of the theatre in which her idol, the renowned Margo Crane, is starring in her latest long-run hit. An engrossing and revealing "inside" story of life in New York's theatre world, Eve lies, cheats, and blackmails her way to Broadway stardom, a Hollywood career, then leaves the wreckage of her friends' trust behind her. Mary Orr successfully adapted her story for the screen as the unforgettable, All About Eve starring Bette Davis.

AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION WILL CONSIST OF COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.

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Company OnStage and Boiling Point Players are excited to be holding open auditions for our co-produced, All Female Cast “Twelfth Night,” by William Shakespeare.  Directed by Christine Weems, auditions will be held on March 21, 2020 (1-4p) and March 22, 2020 (7-10pm) at Studio 233, Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007.

Performance Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, Jun. 19, 20, 26, 27, Jul. 3, 4, 10, 11, 2020@ 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. at Company Onstage, 4930 West Bellfort, Houston, TX 77035

Approximately 12-14 female identifying performers are required.

Are you interested in showing us your stuff? Here is what you need to know to schedule your audition time.

1. Email boilingpointplayers@gmail.com with the Subject Line - "Twelfth Night Auditions"
2. Include the following information in your email:

Name
Phone
Email

Which day you would like to attend?

Attach Headshot (file name should have your name in it)*
Attach Resume (file name should have your name in it)**

*The headshot maybe a recent photo

**The resume can be a list of past theater experience. No experience - No worries. Come out and show us your stuff.

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. We will accept walk-ins and they will be worked in around the scheduled auditions.

Can’t make the audition times? Contact us at boilingpointplayers@gmail.com to learn how to submit a video audition.

Character Breakdown - All parts are open.

1) Duke Orsino (30s - 40s) - a nobleman very much in love with the idea of being in love and smitten with Viola - also plays Second Officer

2) Curio (any age) - servant to Duke Orsino - also plays First Officer who arrests Antonio with Second Officer at the behest of the Duke

3) Valentine (20s - 30s) - servant to Duke Orsino - also plays Antonio, a sailor who rescues Sebastian and then befriends him, loyal

4) Viola (20s - 30s) - fiercely intelligent, a survivor who is forced to suppress her emotions to play a boy

5) Captain (40s - 60s) - rescues Viola from a shipwreck, also plays Malvolio who is a puritanical controlling killjoy that is the steward of Olivia’s house, also plays the Priest who marries people in a Shakespeare play

6) Sir Toby Belch (40s - 60s) - Olivia’s drunk, carousing and prankish uncle

7) Maria (30s - 60s) - Olivia’s maid, witty, cheeky, has fun plotting against Malvolio to embarrass him

8) Sir Andrew (30s - 60s) - nobleman wanting to woo Olivia, cohort to Sir Toby

9) Olivia (20s - 30s) - mourning the death of her brother, but has a sexual awakening when she falls in love with Cesario/Viola playing a boy

10) Clown (any age) - witty fool, must be comfortable singing acapella (most likely one hit wonders)

11) Sebastian (20s - 30s) - twin brother to Viola, a romantic at heart (possibly to be played by the same actor who plays Viola)

12) Fabian (30s - 40s) - member of Olivia’s household, out of favor with Malvolio, a bit of a prankster

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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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