Legally Blonde Audition Announcement

 

Book by Heather Hach • Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture Directed by Michael Mufson • Music Direction by Suzy Bohling • Choreography by Molly Faulkner

 

Dec. 3 Song & Monologue • Dec. 4 Dance • Dec 12 Callbacks

Auditioners will sign-up online for a 5-Minute slot on Monday, December 3 to present a 1-minute song and a 1-minute monologue. You are also required to attend the Dance Audition on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30-9:30 PM.

Please prepare a choice of 2 songs – up tempo in a current Musical Theatre style (1970s+). Make sure to bring 2 copies of the sheet music to the audition.

Your monologue can be either comic, romantic or dramatic. Make sure to have it fully memorized and well prepared to demonstrate your ability to truthfully play a fictional situation.

Please make sure you are available for the Callbacks on Wednesday, December 12 from 6:00 – 10:30 PM

Monday & Tuesday December 3 & 4 will be in the D-10 Performance Lab

Wednesday, December 12 will be in the Howard Brubeck Theatre

Click Here to sign up for your audition slot

Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday 6:30-10:30 PM beginning Monday, January 28.
Technical rehearsals will be Saturday & Sunday March 2 & 3 •10 AM-10PM and March 4-7 • 5-11PM.
Performances are March 8-17 • Fridays & Saturdays 7PM • Sundays & Thursday 2PM.

Questions? Contact mmufson@palomar.edu

Legally Blonde Audition Sign-ups

“O Beautiful” Cast List

Thank you everyone for a great afternoon of callbacks.  I really enjoyed the work we did today and the focus of the group.  I’m really excited to explore this play with you.

First rehearsal is this coming Monday, August 27th at 6:30 PM in the Studio Theatre.  Please arrive in time to be ready to start promptly at 6:30 PM.

Please email me at mmufson@palomar.edu to acknowledge that you accept your role

Alice Fletcher………………………… Lilah Kennedy
Arlene Fletcher ………………………Elizabeth Barron
Don Fletcher/Thomas Jefferson Landon Jorgensen
Lennie Ryan …………………………..Olivia “Liv’ Lang
Linda Ryan……………………………. Kadisha Pointer
Brian Ryan ……………………………..Elias Questenberg
Luke Simpson …………………………Autin Williams
Joe Simpson …………………………..Adrian Espinoza
Erik Waters ……………………………..Soroush Separ
Brenda Waters/Ben Fanklin ………V. Heather Fiori
Gwen Turner …………………………..Izzy Sica
Marcia Turner ………………………….Erin Brunansky
Ty Janaleris ……………………………Jonnathan Middleton
Sondra Janaleris ……………………..T.B.D.
Jesus…………………………………….. Omar Fox
Simon West…………………………….. Neha Curtiss
Mrs. Loomis …………………………….Kayla Adorno
St.Denis …………………………………..T.B.D
St. Paul/John Adams …………………Peter Bunn
Joan of Arc /Assistant Director……Evan Love
Patrick Henry ……………………………T.B.D.
Alexander Hamilton …………………..Osvaldo Rodriguez
Ben Franklin ……………………………..V.Heather Fiore
Minister……………………………………. Cory Young

Colette Culbertson…………………….Assistant Director

O Beautiful Callbacks

Thank you to all who auditioned.  Callbacks begin promptly at 1 PM. in the Studio Theatre.

Kayla Adorno

Elizabeth Barron

Erin Brunaski

Peter Bunn

Neha Curtis

Adrian Espinoza

Omar Fox

Landon Jorgensen

Lila Kennedy

Olivia ”Liv” Lang

Evan Love

Jonathan Middleton

Kadisha Pointer

Elias Questenberg

Osvaldo Rodriguez

Seroush Separ

Izzy Sica

Austin Williams

Auditions for O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck

Seeking a Large,  Diverse, Thoughtful, Empathetic and Courageous Cast • Over 20 Characters

O Beautiful

By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Michael Mufson
Performances OCT 5-14

Theresa Rebeck pens a theatrically inventive mash-up of contemporary American life and the history that got us to this politically polarized age. This fiercely funny story explores the lives of high school students, teachers, and their families as they cope in a world of real personal problems and extremist ideological rhetoric that gets so heated that Jesus, Saint Paul, Joan of Arc, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and Benjamin Franklin, among others, show up to weigh-in and mix it up.

Warning: This production contains controversial portrayals of Jesus and the Founding Fathers as well as mature themes and language.
Perusal Scripts available upon request: mmufson@palomar.edu

Performances are OCT 5-14, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Open Call • Friday, August 24 • 6:30 PM • STUDIO THEATRE
Callbacks • Saturday, August 25 • 1 PM • STUDIO THEATRE

Please prepare  a 1 to 2-minute contemporary monologue – dramatic or comic

Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday 6:30 – 10:30 PM beginning August 27 and some Saturdays.

Technical Rehearsals will be Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30 10AM-10PM and October 1-4 • 5PM-11PM

Casting preference to actors with no schedule conflicts.

Participants are required to enroll for 2 units of college credit (TA 191 Rehearsal & Performance)


Character Breakdown:

General Context: O Beautiful is set within a mostly conservative, Christian community, and we meet characters from four different families struggling with basically all the “trigger issues” present in America today: teen pregnancy and abortion rights, gun control and gun violence, physical and cyber bullying, etc. Add to that controversy about who controls the high school curriculum and basic communication breakdown between the generations. On television, we’re presented with a Glenn Beck/Alex Jones type who (through the miracle of theatre) interviews some of the Founding Fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, trying to delve into their original intent, thereby forwarding his own agenda. Through it all, Jesus is available as a personal savior to all who invite him in, though it mostly seems that what they want is approval rather than counsel. Everything culminates in a town hall meeting that turns ugly with lots of rancor and very little listening. A prime example of what Civil Discourse is not.

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

ALICE FLETCHER: She has become pregnant from a date rape encounter and is struggling to make sense of her life.  She is intelligent, empathetic, outspoken and brave, but also confused and traumatized.

LENNIE RYAN: A sensitive young man who lacks confidence and does not fit in socially. He is an easy target for the Bullies.

LUKE SIMPSON: Bully.  Cool kid. Dating Gwen. Responsible for getting Alice pregnant but does not take responsibility.  Conservative Christian. Shames Alice for wanting an abortion.  Bullies Lennie.

GWEN TURNER: High School student. Cool kid. Dating Luke. Conservative Chrisitan. Bully.

ERIK WATERS: Hangs out with Luke and Gwen and participates with their bullying behavior, although he is generally not the instigator.:

PARENTS:

LINDA RYAN: Mother of Lennie.  Warm, loving and encouraging of Lennie. A bit naïve.  She is very concerned when her husband (Brian) starts to bring guns into their home.

BRIAN RYAN: Father of Lennie. Hangs out with the guys and is very susceptible to their peer pressure.  He is influenced by an “unnamable” fear that is currently pervasive in certain communities. He has recently begun to purchase guns.

ARLENE FLETCHER: Mother of Alice.  Kind and loving. Strictly Christian.

DON FLETCHER: Father of Alice. Tries to be a good father but is typically insensitive.

MARCIA TURNER: Mother of Gwen.  Conservative Christian.  Sees no flaws in her daughter.  Somewhat militant in her conservatism.

BRENDA WATERS: Mother of Erik.  Warm, loving and caring.  Fierce defender of her son.

JOE SIMPSON: Father of Luke.  Really into guns. Aggressive.

OTHER ADULTS:

TY JANALERIS: African American. In his first year of teaching History at the local High School.  His teaching becomes controversial because he insists on providing handouts to augment the prescribed text book.  He is a kind and stands up for the justice of his students.

SONDRA JANALERIS: Sister of Ty.  Wise and earthy.

SIMON WEST: Conservative talking-head on television.  Modeled after Glen Beck and quite simiar to Alex Jones of InfoWars.

MRS. LOOMIS: School Principal.  Caught between pressure from School Board, Parents and Faculty Union.

HISTORICAL FIGURES:

JESUS: Jesus relates and communicates as if he is another member of the community.  It is revealed later in the play that all the characters see and hear the “Jesus” that they wish to see and hear.  The actor playing Jesus must be a great listener, exude compassion and have some ability to mimic vocal rhythms and characteristics. Casting is open to all races, ethnicities, genders and ages.

PATRICK HENRY

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

THOMAS JEFFERSON

JOHN ADAMS

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

ST.  PAUL

ST. DENIS

JOAN OF ARC

OTHER PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS etc

 

for more information email mmufson@palomar.edu

Auditions for ” You Can’t Take it with You”

You Can’t Take It With You

 

You Can’t Take It With You, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, was written by the famous comedic team of Kaufman and Hart.

Taking place in the large house of a slightly batty New York City family in 1937, You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

AUDITIONS:  Saturday, February 10th.  12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Palomar Black Box Theatre.

Please prepare a monologue of one and a half minutes, you can access the play free online.

CALLBACKS: Sunday, February 11th.  12:00 – 4:00 pm.

You will be asked to prepare sides from the show.

REHEASALS: Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 10:00 PM, Friday 3:00 – 7:00,

Saturday/Sunday 12 – 5 , TBA.  Rehearsal begins Tuesday, March 13th.

TECH: Sat 4/21 and Sun 4/22 from 11am-10pm both days.

DRESS REHEARSALS: will begin 4/23, 24, 25 & 26.

OPENS: Friday, April 27, 2018

PERFORMANCES: Performances are April 27 – May 6. Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM

* Actors required to enroll for 2 units of college credit (TA 191 Rehearsal & Performance).

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Penelope Sycamore

Penelope is the mother of Essie and Alice, wife of Paul, and daughter of Martin. She decided to become a playwright when a typewriter was delivered to their house by mistake. She writes plays and paints as hobbies but is terrible at both.

Essie Carmichael

Wife of Ed, daughter of Penny. She is childish. As a hobby she makes candy that Ed sells. Essie dreams of being a ballerina and has spent 8 years studying with Boris Kolenkhov, but is a terrible dancer.

Rheba

The maid and cook to the Sycamore family. She is treated almost like a part of the family. She probably understands this unusual family better than anyone.

Paul Sycamore

Father of Essie and Alice. He is a tinkerer who manufactures fireworks in the basement with the help of his assistant Mr. De Pinna. His hobby is playing with erector sets.

Mr. De Pinna

The ice man who came inside to speak to Paul eight years before, and never left. He helps Mr. Sycamore build fireworks, and moonlights as a model in Mrs. Sycamore’s paintings.

Ed Carmichael

Husband of Essie. He is a xylophone player, likes to make masks and distributes Essie’s candies.  He is an amateur printer who prints up dinner menus for his family and little quotes that he places in the boxes of Essie’s candy.

Donald

The boyfriend of Rheba, who seems to serve as volunteer handyman for the Sycamores.

Martin Vanderhof

Referred to mostly as Grandpa in the play. He is an eccentric, happy old man who has never paid his income tax because he doesn’t believe in it. Once a very successful businessman, he left his job 35 years ago and now goes to circuses, commencements, throws darts, and collects stamps.

Alice Sycamore

Fiancée of Tony Kirby, daughter of Paul and Penny, she is the only “normal” family member. She has an office job, and is rather embarrassed by the eccentricities of her family yet she still loves them. She tends to be a pessimist.

Wilbur C. Henderson

An employee of the IRS. He comes to collect the tax money owed by Grandpa.

Tony Kirby

Fiancé of Alice, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. His family is very proper and has many issues. He is vice president of Kirby and Co.

Boris Kolenkhov

A Russian who escaped to America shortly before the Russian Revolution. He is the ballet instructor of Essie, and is aware that she is untalented at dancing.

Gay Wellington

An actress whom Mrs. Sycamore meets on a bus and invites home to read one of her plays. She is an alcoholic, gets very drunk and passes out shortly after arriving at the Sycamore’s home.

Anthony W. Kirby

Husband of Mrs. Kirby, father of Tony. He is a very proper man who is president of Kirby and Co. and secretly despises his job. His hobby is raising expensive orchids.

Miriam Kirby

Wife of Mr. Kirby, mother of Tony. She is an extremely prim and proper woman and is horrified by the goings-on in the Sycamore household. Her hobby is spiritualism.

G-Man 1 (The Man), G-Man 2 (Jim), G-Man 3 (Mac)

Three agents who come to investigate Ed because of the communist quotes he prints up and places in Essie’s candy boxes, such as “God is the State – the State is God”.

The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina

She was one of the Grand Duchesses of Russia before the Revolution,

Since then she has been forced to flee to America where she has found work as a waitress in Childs Restaurant.

Rhinoceros Cast Announced!

CAST

  • Berenger                   Omar Fox
  • Jean                           Dori Sanchis
  • Daisy                         Neeta Lachmandas
  • Dudard                     Austin Williams*
  • Botard                       Monique Barbour*
  • The Logician             V. Heather Fiore*
  • The Housewife          Caty Hill*
  • The Old Gentleman  Justin Hoover*
  • The Grocer                 Stephen Tavares*
  • The Grocer’s Wife     Hoda Jafar*

Note:  *These Actors will also play  the following roles:

  • Cafe Proprietor
  • The Waitress
  • Mrs.Boeuf
  • Mr. Papillon
  • The Fireman
  • The Old Man
  • The Old Man’s Wife

Rehearsals begin on Monday October 9,  6-10pm.  Actors,  please read the play before the first rehearsal.    Thanks, and congratulations.  

A big thank you to all who auditioned for “Rhinoceros”.  If you were not cast in a role,  and would like to work on the show in another capacity; please let me know.   We will have crew positions, and shadow puppetry roles as the show draws nearer.

Best to all of you.

Sincerely,

John Polak, Director

Callbacks for Rhinoceros

Here is the list of names for callbacks for Rhinoceros. They will be held on Tuesday, October 3, starting at 6pm in the Studio Theatre. Thank you to all who participated in auditions tonight.

Justin Hoover
Vivianna McCormick
Dori Sanchis
Omar Fox
Neha Curtiss
Austin Williams
Monique Barbour
Caty Hill
Bryse Knowles
Stephen Tavares
Erin Brunansky
Huda Jafar
Oksana Gorban
Neefa Lachmandas
Heather Mowery-Murray

 

AUDITIONS for CLYBOURNE PARK

Monday, March 13th.  6PM in the Studio Theatre.

 

CLYBOURNE PARK

by Bruce Norris

directed by Annie Hinton

This highly acclaimed satire with the sting of self-reflection spins off of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, by showing the world of Chicago’s Clybourne Park in 1959 and 2010. In Act One we see the chain reaction of members of the all-white suburb to the first attempt of a Black family to move into the neighborhood. Fifty years later in Act Two, the situation is reversed as the now mostly black community faces a white families’ arrival.

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Character Breakdown: (All actors play one character in Act I and another in Act II.)

RUSS the father/DAN a workman. Caucasian.

BEV the mother/CATHY a lawyer. Caucasian.

FRANCINE a housekeeper/ LENA a professional woman.  African American.

ALBERT husband to Francine/ KEVIN an investment banker.  African American.

KARL a neighbor/ STEVE a prospective house buyer.     Caucasian .

BETSY Karl’s pregnant wife. Deaf but speaks; ASL a plus./ LINDSAY a professional woman. Caucasian.

JIM the minister/ TOM a lawyer.  Caucasian.

KENNETH Russ and Cathy’s son, only appears once. Caucasian.

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Please prepare a 1 to 2 minute monologue or a rehearsed scene from the play.

Rehearsals begin March 21. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

Fridays 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

Saturdays & Sundays Noon – 4PM.

Spring Break rehearsals: Sat 25 & Sun 26 Noon – 4 PM

Performances May 5-15

For more information contact Annie Hinton – annie@olanskey.com

Cast List – Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith

Kamal························· Nicholas Stout
Mona·························· Ingrid Trovão
Tawfiq························ Zackary Blanca
Huwaida····················· Karanjot Kane
Hamza························ Gabriel Soberón Nelson, (Understudy – Omar Andres Medina)
Pauline······················· Teresa Crespo Hartendorp
H.D.···························· Saba Katawazi
Murad························ Lucas A. Rivera
Kevin·························· Marcus A.D.
Aziz ··························· Bruce Thompson
Ensemble··················· Kevin Lynch, Hinako Nishikawa, Ashley Carlos, Daniele Soto

First rehearsal tonight, Wednesday, Feb 8 at 6:30 PM in the Howard Brubeck Theatre.

Many thanks and deep gratitude to all those who auditioned!