CONNECTICUT LOCAL AUDITIONS: Scheduled for Sunday, July 27th and Monday, July 28th by appointment only. Please email headshot and resume to Sean Harris for an audition time at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org
CASTING BREAKDOWN FOR SEASON SIX AT PLAYHOUSE ON PARK
NEW YORK AUDITIONS: Scheduled for Monday, July 7th and Tuesday, July 8th by appointment only. Auditions are also posted on breakdownexpress and Actors Access. Please email headshot and resume to Sean Harris for an audition time at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org
Additional individual show auditions may also be scheduled throughout the season.
Please keep in mind: All performers are paid. We work under a Guest Artist Equity Contract (up to 2 AEA members per production excluding the Theatre for Young Audience Series). CT housing is a plus although out of town artists will be provided with transportation and housing.
ANGELS IN AMERICA: PART ONE: MILLENIUM APPROACHES by Tony Kushner
Please note all rehearsals begin three weeks before the opening dates shown below (the first performance) and all rehearsals take place in West Hartford, CT.
Tony Kushner’s landmark play. The world is New York City, 1985, at the height of the Reagan Era and in the midst of lack of public acknowledgement of the AIDS epidemic. Over the course of the play, Kushner uses fantasy, theatrical magic and a blend of comedy and realism to explore themes of love, death, identity and ethics. All of these work together to form a portrait of American life in the 1980’s and the end of a millennium, and a work of lasting impact that looks deeper than politics or societal roles for shared humanity.
Show Dates: Oct 1-19, 2014
[ROY M. COHN] 40-60, a successful New York lawyer and unofficial power broker. This actor will also play PRIOR 2, a Londoner, sophisticated with a high British accent. SEEKING AEA AND NON-AEA.
[JOE PITT] 25-35, Chief Clerk for Justice Theodore Wilson of the Federal Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. This actor will also play PRIOR 1, a blunt, gloomy medieval farmer with a guttural Yorkshire accent, and THE ESKIMO. SEEKING NON-AEA
[HARPER PITT] 25-35, Joe's Wife, an agoraphobic with a mild Valium addiction. This actress will also play MARTIN HELLER, a Regan Administration Justice Department flack man. SEEKING AEA AND NON-AEA
[HANNAH PORTER PITT] 45-60 - Joe's Mother of Salt Lake City. Lives off her deceased husband's army pension. This actress also plays RABBI ISIDOR CHEMELWITZ, an orthodox Jewish rabbi, HENRY, Roy’s doctor, and ETHEL ROSENBERG SEEKING AEA AND NON AEA
[PRIOR WALTER] 25-35- Louis's boyfriend, before discovering that he has AIDS, worked occasionally as a club designer or caterer. Mostly lives modestly but with great style off a small trust fund. This actor also plays THE MAN IN THE PARK. Please note: There is brief nudity required for the role of Prior. SEEKING AEA OR NON-AEA
[LOUIS IRONSON] 25-35- A word processor working for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. SEEKING NON-AEA
[BELIZE] 25-40 - a former drag queen and former lover of Prior's. A registered nurse. This actor will also play MR. LIES, Harper’s imaginary friend, a travel agent. SEEKING NON-AEA
[THE ANGEL] 25-35- A divine manifestation. This actress also plays EMILY, a nurse, SISTER ELLA CHAPTER, a Salt Lake City real-estate saleswoman, and THE WOMAN IN THE SOUTH BRONX. Please note: There is brief nudity required for the role of The Angel. SEEKING NON-AEA
DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by John Patrick Shanley
Show Dates: Nov. 7-16
*This production is cast.
A play adapted by Kevin Kling based on the books by Richard Scarry.
Music by Michael Koerner, Lyrics by Kevin Kling and Michael Koerner
Busytown is always buzzing with activity. But what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in- he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood. And there is so much to see and do, so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn’t it wonderful how everyone works together to keep Busytown busy?
Show Dates: October 27-November 9
*Seeking Actors who sing aged 18-35 to play multiple roles
Book by Kevin Del Aguila | Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
Conceived By Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport
ALTAR BOYZ is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national 'Raise the Praise' tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the ALTAR BOYZ will delight your audiences. As they perform their signature hits such as 'Rhythm In Me,' 'The Calling,' and 'I Believe,' the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. They finally deliver a message of unity, that 'there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.'
Show Dates: December 3-21st
*Seeking 5 men: ages 21-30 who can act, dance and sing tight harmonies
by David Auburn
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, must deal not only with his death but with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind. As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit?
Show Dates: January 21-Feb 8, 2015
[CATHERINE] Mid 20s-mid 30s.
[CLAIRE] Late 20s-mid30s.
[HAROLD (HAL) DOBBS] Mid 20s-30s.
THE DINING ROOM
by AR Gurney
THE DINING ROOM is set in an ordinary, uptight household. The play is a labyrinth of cross-related scenes. All of which consist of comic relief, sorrow, or jealousy. If placed together, it may portray the image of the vanishing American culture: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change parts, morals and ages with expert skill. In a smooth yet complex way, the scenes coalesce, turning the performance into a theatrical experience of a lifetime.
Show Dates: February 18-March 8, 2015
*Seeking 3 male performers and 3 female performers, capable of playing multiple roles across a wide variety of age ranges and time periods, to portray members of a traditional New England WASP family and their household.
[MAN 1]: Early 20's -30's.
[MAN 2]: 30s-40s
[MAN 3]: Late 40's to mid-50's.
[WOMAN 1]: Early 20's-30's.
[WOMAN 2]: 30's to 40's.
[WOMAN 3]: Late 40's to mid-50's.
STOP/TIME DANCE THEATER PRODUCTION
Playhouse on Park's resident dance company
Show Dates: March 18-29, 2015
*This production is cast
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
Effervescent romantic exploits meet scintillating social satire in one of the most celebrated comedies of all time. Jack and Algernon pursue countryside adventures and the young ladies who have won their hearts. Mistaken (and falsified!) identities prevail in this delicious comedy of manners until the young gents cross the formidable Lady Bracknell, giving audiences laughs to last a lifetime.
April 15-May 3, 2015
[JOHN "JACK" WORTHING]: 25-35
[ALGERNON MONCRIEF]: 25-35
[LADY BRACKNELL]: 45-65
[GWENDOLYN FAIRFAX]: 20-30
[MISS PRISM]: 35-55
FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, is a brand new family musical.
Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it's her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special.
Show Dates: May 11-May 24, 2015
3 men, 3 women: Actors, Singers, and Dancers aged 18-35
by David Mamet
Oleanna is David Mamet's study of power and gender in academia. Carol, a student who is struggling in John's class, comes to his office for help. John, a forty-something professor trying to make tenure, offers her an "A" in the class if she will visit him diligently and let him teach her everything he knows about the subject. And then….
Show Dates: May 22-June 1, 2015
HAIR! THE AMERICAN TRIBAL ROCK MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music: Galt MacDermot
HAIR puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage. The show has a strong effect on everyone and acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually organized chaos. Phenomenal musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man and Let the Sunshine In. This show has a vitality, a timelessness and a meaning that outlives the late 1960's and early 1970's in America.
Show Dates: June 10-July 19, 2015
[HUD]: 20s-30. African-American.
[DIONNE]: 20s-30. African-American.
[CRISSY]: Late teens – early 20s
[TRIBE]: 20's: The Tribe will play all other characters in the production:
Margaret Mead, all authority figures, etc.
We are looking for an ethnically diverse cast of all body types. Ages 18-35 (No one under 18 will be cast).
Nudity will be required by all cast members. This will be a highly physical production and any form of athleticism as well as acrobatic special skills will be a plus. Performers must be able to act, sing, and move excellently.