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March 24, 2017

'Newsies' and 'Fiddler on the Roof' - Open - Dancers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Male Dancers: Male, 16-22, seeking male dancers to play 16-22, all ethnicities; strong, technically-trained dancers; should also tap and sing very well; tumbling a plus.


Olney Theatre Center 2017-2018 Season - EPA - Actors, Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:“In The Heights” Usnavi De La Vega: owner of De La Vega Bodega. Nina Rosario: a freshman at Stanford University. Kevin Rosario: Nina’s father, owner of Rosario Car Service. Camila Rosario: Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s. Benny: employee of Rosario’s. Vanessa: works at the salon. Sonny: Usnavi’s cousin. Abuela Claudia: raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother. Daniela: owner of Daniela’s Salon. Carla: works at the salon. Graffiti Pete: an artist. Piragüero (Piragua Guy): scrapes piraguas from his block of ice. Ensemble: 3 women, 4 men. ---------- “Our Town” Stage Manager: The narrator. He guides Emily in her return to the living world. Emily Webb: The Webbs' intelligent daughter, who grows up during the play, joins the two major families when she marries George Gibbs, and dies later during childbirth. George Gibbs: Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs' sixteen-year-old son, who discovers his love for Emily, marries her in the second act, and grieves for her loss in the third act. Frank Gibbs: The town's doctor, who is returning from delivering the Goruslawski twins during the first act. He is the father of George and Rebecca Gibbs. Julia Gibbs: Dr. Gibbs' wife, who represents a typical housewife in the first two acts; in the final act, she is seen as a spirit. Charles Webb: The editor and publisher of the Sentinel, the town's newspaper, and one of its most important citizens. He lives across from the Gibbs family. Myrtle Webb: Charles Webb's wife, who reveals her character through her conversation with Mrs. Gibbs; she represents the typical mother and housewife. All actors will use puppets to portray the other characters in the play. ------- “Annie” Annie: Annie is a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound "family." Cast an excellent actress who can act motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful. She should be strong vocally and musically. The Orphans: Gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. See individual orphan roles below. Molly: Molly is the littlest orphan at age 6. Kate: Kate is the next-to-youngest orphan at age 7. Pepper: Pepper is the toughest orphan at age 12. July: July is quietest orphan at age 13. Duffy: Duffy is the oldest orphan at age 13. Miss Hannigan: Miss Hannigan is a definite "has-been." Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers. Must have excellent comic timing, strong versatile singing voice, and be able to create a character that is larger than life. Grace Farrell: Oliver Warbucks's calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Rooster Hannigan: Miss Hannigan’s swindling brother. Flashy and self-assured, must play the "smooth gambler" persona. Lily St. Regis: Rooster Hannigan’s sleazy, airhead girlfriend. Must have good comedic timing. Oliver Warbucks: A daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist. Ensemble: Must be able to play multiple characters. Strong dance and vocal ability. ------------ “Aubergine” Diane: 40. American. A “foodie.” Likely doubles as Hospital Worker. Ray: 38. Korean-American. Born in America. A chef, assimilated and mostly estranged from his father. Ray’s Father: Late 60s. Born in Korea, lived in America for over four decades. On death’s door. Doesn’t understand his son. Lucien: 40s. A naturalized citizen who was once a refugee. Very kind, wise, and hard-working. A hospice care nurse. Cornelia: 28. Korean-American. Born in Korea, raised mostly in America. Speaks fluent Korean. Ray’s ex-girlfriend. Stranger/Uncle: Late 50s. Korean. Speaks fluent Korean. Voice: Can be played by the same actor who plays Diane. ------ “The Crucible” Reverend Parris: Minister in Salem. He believes a faction plans to force him to leave Salem, so he attempts to strengthen his authority through the witch trial proceedings. Betty Parris: Parris' daughter. Her father discovers her dancing in the woods, and she later accuses individuals of practicing witchcraft. Abigail Williams: Parris' niece. She instigates the witch trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft. She pretends to see spirits and instructs the other girls to pretend as well. Tituba: Parris' black slave. Parris discovers her casting spells and making potions with the girls in the woods. Mrs. Ann Putnam: Wife of Thomas Putnam. She believes that a witch is responsible for the deaths of her seven infant children. Her jealousy of Rebecca Nurse leads her to accuse Goody Nurse of being a witch. Thomas Putnam: A greedy landowner in Salem. He systematically accuses his neighbors of witchcraft so that he might purchase their lands after they hang. Ruth Putnam: The Putnams' daughter. She accuses individuals of practicing witchcraft. A witness claims to have heard Putnam say Ruth's accusations helped him obtain land. Mary Warren: Servant to the Proctors. She goes along with Abigail and the girls by falsely accusing others of witchcraft; however, she later admits that she was lying. Mercy Lewis: Servant to the Putnams and friend to Abigail. She participates in the witch trials by pretending to see spirits and falsely accusing individuals of witchcraft. John Proctor: Salem farmer and former lover of Abigail's. He openly denounces Parris and does not attend church. Elizabeth Proctor: Wife of John Proctor. She is a decent and honest woman, who dismissed Abigail because of her affair with John Proctor. Reverend Hale: Minister In Beverly. The people of Salem summon him to investigate Betty's condition and determine if witchcraft is responsible. He supports the witch trials, but later denounces them when he learns that Abigail is lying. Rebecca Nurse: Wife of Francis Nurse. She is one of the most respected individuals in Salem because of her kindness and charity. She argues against the witch trial investigations. Mrs. Putnam accuses her of witchcraft. Francis Nurse: Farmer and landowner in Salem. He is a respected member of the community often called upon to settle disagreements between individuals. Susanna Walcott: Friend to Abigail. She also takes part in the trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft. Giles Corey: Elderly inhabitant of Salem. He challenges the court in an attempt to defend his wife who has been convicted of witchcraft. He is pressed to death as a result. Sarah Good: Beggar in Salem. She is the first individual accused of witchcraft. Judge Hathorne: A judge in the Salem court. Deputy Governor Danforth: A special judge serving in the Salem court during the witch trials. He signs the death sentences for those individuals who refuse to confess their crimes. He refuses to delay any execution for fear that he will appear weak and irresolute. Ezekial Cheever: Appointed by the court to assist in arresting accused individuals. Marshal Herrick: Appointed by the court to arrest the accused individuals. Hopkins: Jailer. ------- “The Invisible Hand” Dar - early 20s. A rural Pakistani who speaks English with a thick accent. Nick Bright - 30s. An American banker working abroad. Bashir - mid-to-late 20s. Sinewy and intense. A human barracuda. Bashir speaks with a working class English accent. Pakistani. Imam Saleem - 40s/50s. Regal. With charisma to burn. He is articulate, but speaks with a pronounced Pakistani accent. Pakistani. -------- “On The Town” Ozzie: Ozzie is one of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City. Strong movement abilities; strong comic actor. Chip: Chip is one of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City. He wants to see the sights of New York City so he can tell his Dad all about them, as is made clear in his duet with Hildy, “Come Up To My Place.” Strong comic actor. Gabey: Gabey is the third sailor on shore leave and the one most prone to being a romantic. Strong dance/movement abilities; strong vocals and acting. Hildy Esterhazy: Hildy is a cab driver who is desperately hungry for a man. She shares an apartment with Lucy Schmeeler. Strong comic actress. Claire De Loone: Claire de Loone is a self-described “cold blood scientist,” an anthropologist to be precise who cannot control her impulses. She is engaged in the study of man in order to control her impulses. The actress portraying Claire must have a strong singing voice and great comic timing. Ivy Smith: Ivy Smith is “Miss Turnstiles,” and she is by turns an innocent as well as someone who is a bit conniving as she tries to get ahead. At heart, though, she is a romantic. Ivy’s role is primarily a dancing role, she has a number of dance sequences and it is important that she be either a dancer or one who can learn movement easily. Madame Maude P. Dilly: Madame Dilly is Ivy’s singing teacher and very much a lush. She provides comic relief and is a bit of a conniver. Strong comedic presence. Will double as little old lady who appears in various chase scenes and the ensemble. May double as Diana Dream and Dolores Dolores. Judge Pitkin W. Bridgeworth: Judge Pitkin is engaged to Claire de Loone. He is a bit too understanding of Claire’s problems with man. A dignified fellow with great comic timing. Will double as Rajah Bimmy, a workman and ensemble. Lucy Schmeeler: Hildy’s roommate. She has a terrible cold and provides comic relief. Strong comedic actor. Will double in the ensemble and be a dancer in various scenes. If you are auditioning for the Lucy role, you will be given a speaking part to work with at the audition. Ensemble: Twelve ensemble to play multiple characters. Must be strong dancers.


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