Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm (sign up for 5 minute slot)
Callbacks: April 25 – April 27, 6-10 p.m. as called;
Make a Reservation: call (970) 498-8949 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a
5-minute audition time slot.
What to Prepare:
A brief monologue is encouraged, but not mandatory. Cold readings are available. Scripts will be available at the box office for a 48 hour check out. Bring a resume and headshot (if available.) Be prepared to provide schedule conflicts.
For auditions for “The Blue Flower”, please be prepared to sing either one of the songs from the musical (bit.ly/1U6KWy7) or a musical selection in a similar style.
What to bring:
Bring a resumé if available (and photo for actors). Be prepared to provide schedule conflicts.
Auditions are held at Bas Bleu Theatre Company, at 401 Pine Street in Old Town. If you are unable to attend the auditions, please contact Bas Bleu to make special arrangements
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, etc.
Upon committing to a production, you will meet with the Production Manager to complete a Personal Services Agreement detailing your responsibilities.
1) THE BLUE FLOWER – a musical by Jim and Ruth Bauer, directed by Kit Baker 9/22 – 10/16
An artist sits on a bench in Central Park putting the finishing touches on the book of his life. Suddenly his mind’s eye is thrust back to the maelstrom of events that brought him to that point and the circle of revolutionary artists and lovers who lived through them by his side – Paris in the Belle Époque, the trenches of the First World War, the Cabaret Voltaire, Berlin during the Weimar Republic. His imaginary guide leads him on a Dante-like journey back to the fateful choice that changed his life forever as an eight piece band – complete with pedal steel – takes us on a kaleidoscopic romp through history that is part Kurt Weill and part Hank Williams (“sturm n’ twang”). Can he find the answer he seeks? The Blue Flower, named after the symbol used by romantic poets of the 18th and 19th centuries to signify the search for artistic perfection, weaves together video, cabaret, dance, and humor into a dreamlike evocation of a quest for redemption.
Songs available on YouTube as “Songs of the Blue Flower”: http://bit.ly/1U6KWy7
MAX – a German artist, lecturer, and, during the war, medical orderly, trying to make sense of his past. Singing role. Inspired by the historical figure Max Beckmann.
HANNAH: a Dada performance artist and, during the war, ambulance driver; Max’s lover. Determined to change the world through her art. Singing role. Inspired by the historical figure Hannah Hoech
MARIA: a brilliant young scientist and irrepressible bon vivant; the object of Max’s not-so-secret desire. Singing role. Inspired by the historical figure Marie Curie.
FRANZ: a young German artist and, during the war, soldier; Max’s best friend, and Maria’s lover. Singing role. Inspired by the historical figure Franz Marc.
FAIRYTALE MAN: the Fairytale reader and Max’s guide.
TYPEWRITER MAN: a Dada performer
SEWING MACHINE MAN: a Dada performer
2)THE SNOW QUEEN by Ron Nicol, directed by Lowery Moyer 11/16 – 12/23
Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson
“The Snow Queen” is not your average children’s show. This adaptation by Ron Nicol takes the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and brings it to life for the whole family. A visual spectacle of magical characters, puppets, and costumes which take on a life of their own, this show tackles the raw human emotions like grief, pain, jealousy and fear that accompany true love in all its forms. The setting is Denmark, Lapland, and Finland, but more importantly, it is cold and magical, where anything can happen. Soulmates Kai and Gerda find their true love tested by the Snow Queen and her magic when Kai is abducted and has all memory taken from him in an attempt to keep him in captivity. Good and evil battle the human heart and its complexity, proving in the end, that love can conquer the darkest secrets we keep in the corners of our souls.
Gerda – 20’s – A strong willed determined and brave young soul who will not give up until she gets what she wants. Will risk anything for friendship and true love.
Kai – 20’s – Gerda’s true love. Gets caught up in the clutches of the Snow Queen and forgets his former life and self, held captive under her spell.
Snow Queen – 20’s-??? – Beautiful and tragic, the Snow Queen is magnificent in her beauty but deeply saddened by loss. She has the magical power to control and manipulate and does so in an effort to cover up her own pain. There is a struggle between what is right and painful and what is easy and cold. She is “perfect like a snowflake” on the outside and a perfect storm on the inside.
There will be actors cast to play multiple ensemble roles; trolls, robbers, a reindeer, a grandmother, the snow queen’s attendants, etc. This is a great opportunity for actors to play many parts.
There will also be a need for performers with experience in puppetry and movement as well as circus skills and acrobatics.
3) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON by Jason Miller, directed by Laura Jones 2/2 -3/5
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 1973 Tony Award for Best Play
Following their annual custom, five men — a high school basketball coach, now retired, and four members of the team that he guided to the state championship twenty years earlier — meet for a reunion. The occasion begins in a light-hearted mood but gradually, as the pathos and desperation of their present lives are exposed and illuminated, the play takes on a rich power of rare dimension.
As the evening progresses, all that these men were — and have become — is revealed and examined with biting humor and saving compassion. In the end, self-preservation, abetted by the unconscious cynicism and bigotry of their coach, draws them together. But they are lost, morally bankrupt men holding onto fraudulent dreams that have poisoned their present lives and robbed them of the future that was once so rich in promise.
Tom Daley — witty, but despairing alcoholic who has missed the last three reunions.
George Sikowski — former player who is now the inept mayor of the town — facing a strong challenge for re-election.
James Daley — Tom’s brother, the frustrated principal of the local high school is George’s ambitious campaign manager.
Phil Romano — a successful (and destructive) business man who is wavering in his financial support of the mayor.
Coach — the action takes place in the living room of his house, somewhere in the Lackawanna Valley.
4) Two one acts:
a. BLUE KITCHEN – a one act play written and directed by Eric Prince 3/30 – 4/30
“Last night she came to me. My dead love came in…”
Ava loves her kitchen. Her family. Her music. Her view from the window. The shrubs in flower. She’s preparing dinner for guests who may never arrive. She cooks. She dances. She recalls a happy childhood in Donegal. She’s haunted by a song. And a memory. Haunted to the depth of her being. Then the unexpected happens. An astonishing visitation. All becomes clear. Not quite dark. Not quite light. But astonishingly clear.
BIDDY, Ava’s grandmother (pre-cast)
SHARING THE BLUES – Songs, Poetry & Prose
b. SHARING THE BLUES – a cabaret piece of songs, poetry & prose , directed by Eric Prince
5) TRAGEDY: a tragedy, by Will Eno, directed by Garrett Ayers 5/25 – 6/25
About the Playwright
Will Eno (1965) is an American playwright based in Brooklyn, New York . His play, Thom
Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2005. His play The
Realistic Joneses appeared on Broadway in 2014, where it received a Drama Desk Special
Award and was named Best Play on Broadway by USA Today, and best American play of 2014
by the Guardian. His play The Open House was presented at the Signature Theatre and won the
Obie Award, the Lortel Award, a Drama Desk Special Award, and was on both TIME Magazine
and Time Out New York’s Top Ten Plays of 2014.
The sun has set over streets of houses, government buildings and American backyards
everywhere. The world is dark. A news team is on the scene. Their report: someone left the lawn
sprinklers on; someone’s horse is loose; a seashell is lying in the grass; dogs run by. The
Governor issues excited statements appealing for calm. It is nighttime in the world. Everyone’s afraid. Everyone doesn’t know if the sun, once down, will ever rise again. But there is a witness, and the witness will speak.
Note: The Setting is a live television broadcast. Each character is at the place described in his
name, except Michael, who is at various locations, and will enter and exit the stage.
John In The Field handsome, athletic, thirties or so
Frank In The Studio solid, dignified, late fifties or early sixties
Constance At The Home attractive, somewhat delicate, thirties or so
Michael, Legal Advisor intellectual type, thirties or so
The Witness male, everyman type, thirties or so