AUDITIONS FOR TWO SUMMER MUSICALS
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
The Weekend Theater
(1001 W. 7th St., Little Rock, AR 72201. On the corner of 7th and Chester)
You only have to attend one of the times. Auditioners should prepare 16 to 32 bars of music; bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. If you don’t have a prepared song, feel free to sing “Happy Birthday” since the directors need to hear your voice and range. There will be cold readings from the provided script.
June 14, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, July 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2018
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Book by Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning
Co-directed by : Sarah Scott Blakey and Brandon Nichols Music Direction by: Lori Isner
Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. It’s hard to know who’s conning who and who the “bad guys” really are. And in the end we find that the “bad guys” can be “nice guys” until the next con comes along! Yes, on occasion, The Weekend Theater can put on a comedy!
Lawrence Jameson M Age 45 – 60 Vocal Range G2 to Bb4 An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, save and elegant.
Freddy Benson M Age 25 – 35 Vocal Range A2 to B4 A young, clever aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer.
Christine Colgate F Age 35 – 45 Vocal Range A 3 to F#5 A seemingly good-natured American heiress, who is revealed to be a notorious con artist.
Andre Thibault M Age 45 – 55 Vocal Range F2 to F4 Lawrence’s French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and quirky sense of humor.
Muriel Eubanks F Age 50 – 60 Vocal Range E3 to C5 A wealthy and attractive American socialite, one of Lawrence’s victims and Andre’s love interest.
Jolene F Age 25 – 35 Vocal Range A3 to D5
Ensemble – Waiters, Butlers, Maids
July 27, 28, 29, August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11,12, 2018
“Bare: A Pop Opera”
Book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabarto Lyrics by Jon Hartmere and music by Damon Intrabartolo
Directed by: Trent Reese
A rock musical in which the story focusses on two gay high school students and their struggles at their private Catholic boarding school. It resonates with audiences as it provides truthful accounts of the common complexities that teenagers face. It inspires youth, by showcasing the ability to break past the institutions of religion, education and family, that can force us to conform and hide behind a mask, rather than live a fulfilled life.
Jason – Age 18-30 handsome golden child of St. Cecilia’s senior class.
Peter – Age 18-30 introspective, Jason’s clandestine boyfriend
Ivy – Age 18-30 pretty, popular, insecure
Nadia – Age 18-30 Jason’s pudgy, sardonic twin sister
Matt – Age 18-30 studious, pious, Jason’s academic rival
Lucas – Age 18-30 the school’s fun loving purveyor of altered reality
Tanya – Age 18-30 Lucas’ girlfriend
Kyra – Age 18-30 student, sexy
Diane – Age 18-30 student, very naive
Rory – Age 18-30 student, sarcastic
Zack – Age 18-30 student, jock type
Alan – Age 18-30 student, nerdy
Claire – Age 40-60 Peter’s mother
Sr. Chantelle – Age 30-50 African American nun, no nonsense, wise
Priest – Age 40-60 St. Cecilia’s headmaster
Chorus – Max 3 men 3 women Ages 18-30
We are a theater which features plays of social significance, and we strive to treat each other with kindness, empathy and respect. Auditioning with us is designed to be a sharing and learning experience, not a competitive trauma, so please come join our Weekend Theater family!
The Weekend Theater will offer professional head shots for only $20.00 to those attending the upcoming auditions. You will receive one full color 8×10 and one digital image for one low price. This service is courtesy of Dale Ellis at d.Ellis photos with proceeds to benefit The Weekend Theater.