​​​January 7th

Director: Liz Rodriguez
Producer:
Ashley Macri-Whelan

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7 PM

REHEARSALS:
Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings

PRODUCTION DATES:
March 12,13,14,15, 19, 20, 21 & 22

When Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is summoned to a convent, she is presented with a rather difficult patient scenario.  Agnes, a novice, accused of murdering her newborn pleads a virgin birth, but when Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, promptly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, suspicions arise. Who killed the child? Why? And, who is the father of this tiny victim? Dr. Livingstone presents questions that force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love. This all leads up to a dramatic, compelling climax. Adapted for film in 1985 starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly, this piece is sure to make an emotional impact.​

AUDITION INFORMATION
Please prepare a short 1-2 minute monologue in the style of the show and the character that you are auditioning for. You will be asked to do cold readings at callbacks.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

MOTHER MIRIAM RUTH -
50’s-60’S -  Mother superior of Convent, Aunt and protector of Agnes.

DR. LIVINGSTONE -
40’s - Female Psychiatrist assigned to determine if Agnes is mentally fit to stand trial.

 AGNES -
Late Teens/20’s - Novice Nun, Sheltered, Has a beautiful singing voice. Needs to sing acapella.

*If auditioning for Mother Miriam or Dr Livingstone a monologue is needed, preferably from the show. Sides will be provided for Agnes and scenes.

Director & Producer: Lauri Hudson
Music Director:
Ruslan Odintsov
Choreographer:
Lauren Patanovich

WHEN:
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 7 PM
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7 PM

CALLBACKS
(by invitation only):
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7 PM

REHEARSALS:
Sunday, Monday & Wednesday evenings
*First rehearsal Sunday, February 9, 2020

PRODUCTION DATES:
April 23, 24, 25, 26 & 30
May 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 & 9

When Deena, Effie and Lorrell form a music trio called the Dreamettes, Curtis, an ambitious manager, catches their act at a talent show and offers them the chance of a lifetime to sing backup for a national star. A sweeping and inspirational journey, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Adapted for film in 2006, it starred headliners such as Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox and Eddie Murphy. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance only now, decades later, are we beginning to understand. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, DREAMGIRLS explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
We’re excited for you to audition! For the audition, please bring with you a head shot or a recent photo and be prepared to sing at least 32 bars of a song, in the style of the show and that shows off your vocal range. You are allowed to sing from the show if you would like to, but it is not a requirement.

Piano accompaniment will be provide. If you are using a track, please be sure that it is a Karaoke or instrumental track. We will provide a speaker to plug your phone or iPod into.

You may be asked to stay for a dance call. Please bring comfortable clothes/shoes to move in. Not all characters will be asked to dance.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
EFFIE MELODY WHITE
African American Female
Age: 20-40s
Voice: Mezzo with powerful belt
Principal role
Large and in charge lead singer of The Dreamettes. Journeys from snappy confidence to depths of betrayal, but triumphs in the end. Headstrong, sassy, temperamental, a diva. Powerful gospel singer required with brilliant belt.

DEENA JONES
African American Female
Age: 18-40s
Voice: Mezzo Soprano
Principal role
Initially modest backup singer for Dreamettes. Becomes the lead singer of “The Dreams.” Marries Curtis but leaves him when she finds out about his illegal activities. Wants to become an actress. Beautiful. More of a commercial pop vocal.

LORRELL ROBINSON
African American Female
Age: 18-30s
African American Female
Voice: Soprano
Principal role
The youngest backup singer. Speaks her mind. Eager for success, swept off of her feet by the married James Thunder Early. High energy and attitude encouraged for this role, with a touch of the romantic.

MICHELLE MORRIS
African American Female
Age: 18-40s
Voice: Soprano
Principal role
Replacement backup for Effie. Wants to stay out of fighting. Falls in love with C.C., and helps bring brother and sister together in the end.

CURTIS TAYLOR
African American Male
Age: 25-45
Voice: Baritenor
Principal role
A Cadillac dealer turned the Dreams’ brilliant manager, then music mogul. Charming, smooth, and funny, he’s
ruthless in the pursuit of his dreams. Dumps Effie and James in pursuit of glory.

C.C. WHITE
African American Male
Age: 20-30
Voice: Tenor
Principal role
A talented song writer for the Dreamettes/Dreams and is Effie’s brother. Initially enthralled by Curtis’ business smarts.

JAMES "THUNDER" EARLY
African American Male
Age: 30-50
Voice: Tenor with a strong falsetto
Principal role
A James Brown-like flashy star of early R&B that Curtis steals from Marty. A trendsetter, but trends pass him by. Be ready to be a showman, and let loose.

MARTY MADISON
African American Male
Age: 40-60’s
Voice: Baritone
Principal role
The early manager of James Early, cleans up after many of James’ messes, old-school, honest and loyal.

ENSEMBLE AND FEATURED ROLES
Aged 16+
The ensemble in this show will be featured a lot with lines and solos throughout. We need African American and people of all color for all different supporting and featured parts of the ensemble:

WAYNE
Male - Assistant to Curtis

FRANK
Male - Press agent

DWIGHT
Male - TV director

M.C.
Male or Female(as male) - Master of ceremonies at The Apollo Theater

CHARLENE & JOANN
Females
Backup singers for J.T. Early

MORGAN
Male
Effie’s lawyer

JERRY
Male or Female
Nightclub owner

MALE & FEMALE GROUP SINGERS:
STEPP SISTERS
LES STYLE
LITTLE ALPERT & THE TRUE-TONES
THE FIVE TUXEDOS
TINY JOE DIXON
DAVE & THE SWEETHEARTS [Pat Boone types]
JAMES EARLY BAND

Come be a part of this wonderful theatre classic!

February 2 & 3

Upcoming Auditions