2013-2014 SEASON AUDITIONS
-Announcing the 2013-2014 Season of Plays-
Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Nick Turner Sept-Oct, 2013
Over the Tavern by Tom Dudzick, directed by Jonathan Farwell Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Becky's New Car by Steven Dietz, directed by Sarah Zwick-Tapley Feb-Mar 2014
I, Claudia by Kristen Thomson, directed by Dulcie Willis April-May 2014
The Woman in Black adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, directed by Judd Farner June 2014
All auditions will be held at Bas Bleu Theatre Company,
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
(sign up for 5 minute slot)
Callbacks: April 29-May 1, 7-10pm as called
What to Prepare: a brief monologue is encouraged, but not mandatory. Cold readings are available. Scripts are available at the box office for a 48 hour check out. Bring a resume and headshot (if available.) Be prepared to provide schedule conflicts.
Bas Bleu is also seeking Technical Personnel: Designers: Sets, Costumes, Lights, Props, Sound, and Make-up/Hair
Crew: Asst. Director, Stage Manager, Sound Operators, Stagehand, House Manager; volunteer positions include set construction, light hang, docents, poster distribution, etc.
Acting and Technical Stipends: Upon committing to a production, you will meet with the Production Manager to complete a Personal Services Agreement detailing your responsibilities.
Bring a resumé if available (and photo for actors). Be prepared to provide schedule conflicts. Auditions are held at Bas Bleu Theatre Company, at
Show & Character Descriptions (for auditions)
"There’s something way down deep that's eternal about every human being." Stage Manager.“Our Town” is the quintessential American play with levels far beyond a slice of idyllic small town life. It is an actor’s play, focusing on depth of character and relationships and an ensemble dynamic.
Stage Manager – The Voice of Grover’s Corners. A demanding role played by such luminaries as Paul Newman, Spalding Gray and Helen Hunt. Mature.
Mr. Charles Webb - The editor and publisher of the local newspaper.
Mrs. Myrtle Webb - She is a devoted wife and mother, though at times overprotective.
Emily Webb - Their daughter. Marries George Gibbs. 18 – 26.
Wally Webb - Emily’s younger brother. 12 – 17
Frank Gibbs - The town doctor. A caring father and husband.
Mrs. Julia Hersey Gibbs – Wife and mother. Her world revolves around her family.
George Gibbs - Son of Frank and Julia. He marries Emily Webb. 18 – 26.
Rebecca Gibbs - George’s younger sister. 12 – 17.
Howie Newsome - The milkman. 30 – 50.
Joe Crowell, Jr. - The newspaper boy. 12 – 15.
Si Crowell - Joe’s younger brother who replaces Joe as the paperboy. 12 – 15.
Samuel ‘Sam’ Craig - Emily’s cousin on her mother’s side. 20 – 30.
Mrs. Soames – Member of the choir and a gossip. Mature.
Stoddard - The undertaker. Mature.
Bill Warren - The constable. Mature.
Professor Willard - A faculty member of the state university. Expert on the area. Mature.
Simon Stimson - The organist of the Congregational Church. A tortured soul. 30 – 50.
The Audience Members/The Dead – Varied
OVER THE TAVERN
In the nostalgia-laden Eisenhower years of the 1950s, the large Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped
CHET PAZINSKI, Mid-40s. Loving dad, but bitter and angry over having missed a career in baseball due to an injury, and can appear cold. His kids fear him because of his "moods."
ELLEN PAZINSKI, Early 40s. Terrific no-nonsense mom who adores her kids but pulls no punches and says what she thinks. Puts up with Chet, loves him, and really runs the family.
RUDY PAZINSKI, 12. Endlessly curious and inventive, questions authority, but with charming innocence; largest role in the play. Does Ed Sullivan imitations to amuse Georgie.
GEORGIE PAZINSKI, 13. Mentally challenged or Downs Syndrome. Speaks with very limited vocabulary, loves to laugh. Loved and accepted by all the family. Key role, not a bit part.
EDDIE PAZINSKI, 15. Wrestling with puberty and guilt. Reads Playboy on the sly. Hung up on all the rules of the church. Knows Rudy is smarter, but bullies him a bit.
ANNIE PAZINSKI, 16. Growing into her sexuality, and confused about it. Somewhat overweight, and addicted to Twinkies. Tends to burst into tears when confronted by Ellen.
SISTER CLARISSA, 70-ish. A nun and one of Rudy's teachers. This role will be played by Deb Note-Farwell.
BECKY’S NEW CAR
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. BECKY'S NEW CAR is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
Becky (Rebecca) Foster: A woman in her late 40s
Joe Foster: Becky’s husband, a roofer, late 40s
Chris Foster: Their son, a psychology student, 26
Walter Flood: A very wealthy business man, widowed, 60s
Kensington (Kenni) Flood: Walter’s daughter, 23
Steve: Becky’s co-worker, widowed, 50
Ginger: A neighbor of Walter’s, single, 50s
Claudia is "an official pre-teen" still reeling from her parents' divorce. Her father is getting re-married, she has a science fair project coming due, and she is in the physical and emotional throes of puberty. Finding refuge in the basement of her school, Claudia discovers the pain at the center of her brimming child 's heart. Some important adults in Claudia's life -her grandfather, her father's new girlfriend and the school custodian -shed light on her situation.
CAST: one actress plays all four roles in mask. This role has been cast.
WOMAN IN BLACK
Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, hires a theatre and the services of a professional actor to help him re-enact – and thereby hopefully exorcise – a ghostly event which befell him many years previously with horrifyingly tragic results. From the cluttered stage, Kipps begins to read his story: painfully, self-consciously and hesitantly at first, but, coached by the actor and aided by theatrical artifice, he grows in confidence and ability as he assumes a variety of roles and the play moves from narration to enactment. The actor portrays the young Kipps, sent north by his London firm to settle the estate of an elderly recluse, the late Mrs. Drablow, in whose isolated marshland house Kipps encounters the Woman in Black. This specter, seeking vengeance for the death of her young child, attaches herself to Kipps and unleashes a macabre sequence of events which culminate in a truly chilling twist in the play’s final moments.
Actor- 40-55, a plain-spoken, middle-aged man, several different British accents
Kipps- 25-30, young and enthusiastic actor, several different British accents
The Woman in Black- 30-40, a specter, dance experience is preferred
READERS' THEATRE AUDITIONS
No auditions posted for Readers' Theatre at this time. Check back for updates.
2012-2013 Main Stage Season has been cast
Auditions for all 5 Main Stage Productions occured on April 28 & 29, 2012
Congratulations to everyone who was cast!
THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, Directed by Sarah Zwick-Tapley
Philomele -- Kiera Mulgrew
Procnee -- Katie Marshall
Tereus -- David Austin-Groen
Niobe -- Wendy Ishii
Captain/Soldier #1 -- Cary Klataske
Understudy Tereus -- Brien Fletcher
Queen Pandion/Chorus -- Briana Sprecher-Kinneer
Chorus -- Jessica Lipman
Chorus/Understudy King Pandion -- Dan Tschirhart
Chorus -- Cory Garcia
ALMOST, MAINE, Directed by Dulcie Willis
Ensemble -- Heather Johnson
Ensembe -- Jessica Lipman
Ensemble -- Cary Klataske
Ensemble -- Dan Tschirhart
MARIELA IN THE DESERT, Directed by Robert E. Braddy
Mariela -- Kate Austin-Groen
Jose -- Rich Hicks
Adam -- Dan Tschirhart
Oliva -- Deb Note-Farwell
Blanca -- Ali Scordato
Carlos -- August Slaughter
GHOSTS, Directed by Laura Jones
Mrs. Alving -- Wendy Ishii
Manders -- Bruce Bergquist
Oswald -- James Burns
Engstrand -- Cary Klataske
Regine -- Katie Marshall
WAIT UNTIL DARK, Directed by Candice Ingold
Susy -- Teal Jandrain
Sam -- Ritchie Hann
Roat -- Steven Fox
Sgt. Carlino -- Daryl Branson
Mike -- James Burns
Gloria -- Clara Pavel
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