Auditions for Almost, Maine
by John Cariani are announced for Sunday, December 8 at 6:00 pm at Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael.
Callbacks only are on Monday, December 9 at 6:00 pm at Chautauqua Playhouse.
Directed by Bill Zarriello
Almost, Maine is a play in two acts, and refers to an imagined town in Northern Maine, named Almost, that the playwright, John Cariani, writes, “doesn’t quite exist”. It is an ensemble play about 9 different couples in various stages of falling in or out of love.
I plan to cast 3 male and 3 female actors, and that each actor will play multiple roles, with different partners. Actors will also be incorporated into scene changes. Some roles do require kissing.
Rehearsals: Monday – Thursday evenings, (January 6 – January 30, 6:00 – 9:30-ish) with tech weekend, January 24 (night), 25 and 26 (afternoon and night).
Performances: Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees - January 31, 2020 – March 1, 2020 (Friday/Saturday evenings @ 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm)
Be prepared to list any conflicts you may have with that schedule at the audition.
Age Range: All characters should look a believable mid-20’s – late 30’s.
These characters are honest, ordinary, truthful, and speak from the heart…I am looking for real people, who exude realness and honesty in their voice and actions. The audience should relate to and/or recognize themselves in these characters.
Auditions will consist of readings from the sides provided below. Please look over and be familiar with all the sides thoroughly, as you may be reading more than one scene. It is not necessary, nor recommended, to be memorized.
<Insert Almost_Maine_Sides file here> (Please note: sides are only for perusal and audition purposes)
For additional information, contact:
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The actor groupings, character names/descriptions, and scene breakdowns in Almost, Maine are provided in the table below as well.
Miss Nightingale audition information
When: December 12 at 6pm
Where: Chautauqua Playhouse
The show is called Miss Nightingale. It is based on the folk tale The Emperor’s Nightingale. It will consist of a cast of 9 people. 1 female to play the Nightingale, 6 other speaking parts, originally written for women but can be of any gender, and 2 dancers (non-speaking). Parts available are as follows:
Empress: The royal lady of China
Tsing Peh: First Lady in waiting. She is a very grand and self-important person who will seldom even speak to persons of lower rank, unless she needs them for something.
Music Mistress: Writes about the birdsong.
Loo See: Kitchen Maid.
Miss Nightingale: The bird, gray and drab in color but with a beautiful voice.
Coo Too: Second Lady in waiting.
Death: a dark figure.
Dancers (2): They will accompany Miss Nightingale with movement support when she sings.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script for any speaking parts. Anyone wishing to audition for the part of Miss Nightingale, please bring 16 bars from a Broadway musical to audition with. Please also bring your own accompaniment as none will be provided. Anyone wishing to audition for the dancing roles, please be prepared to move. Jazz pants and shoes are recommended.
Rehearsals will start for Miss Nightingale and the dancers on the 16th of December. We will rehearse for 1 week, take 2 weeks off for Christmas & New Years, then pick back up after the New Year and incorporate everyone else. Performance dates are February 8th, 15th & 22nd at 1pm.