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Casting Call September 2015

Casting Call September 2015

We are currently seeking performers for the following 2015-16 roles. Please double check all role requirements before applying. If you qualify for any of these roles, please get in contact with our Artistic Director through our contact form!

We rehearse in Newmarket, Ontario and our productions of COMPANY, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and GYPSY will be performed at Newmarket Theatre. 

Five Ways to Ace Your Audition

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With our 21st Season auditions in full swing, we wanted to provide a few tips on how you can impress our casting panel at your audition. A great audition is achieved with more than just having a great voice.

1. Do Your Research

You should know both the plot and music for the shows you are auditioning for. Have you watched video clips from the show? If you are trying out for a specific role and you aren't familiar with their major solo, it looks like you aren't serious about the audition. Does the character you are auditioning for have an accent? If you're singing that character's song, perform with the accent. A well prepared performer is easy to spot!

2. Arrive Early, and Without An Ego

Confidence is key, but a bad attitude or big ego shows that you may be hard to work with. Arriving early shows the panel that you're organized and will be a reliable asset in the company. Integrity, respect, and reliability are all desired elements of a functional performer.

3. Be Prepared to Take Direction

The panel may ask you to stop halfway through your number or to try it again doing something different. Don't get flustered and always give it your best effort, even if what they are asking is out of your typical comfort zone.

4. Read the Audition Requirements

We post our specific audition requirements and requests for each production on our blog. Take the time to read them and look for roles that are true to your voice type/age/experience level.

5. Sing out, Louise!

We want to see confidence, energy, and embodiment of character! Don’t forget to feel your song. Good acting is vital to good singing. Give 110% and convince our panel that you could be placed in that role.

Book your audition today for our 21st Season productions of Into the Woods, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Wizard of Oz, and Gypsy. Keep an eye out in the future for our "Musical Theatre Audition" workshop for more audition tips and critique. 

21st Season Audition Requirements

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The remaining 21st Season productions have been revealed! We will be producing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Wizard of Oz, and Gypsy, and are thrilled to be sharing these productions with our audiences.

*** BOOK YOUR AUDITION ***

GENERAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice. Song should display both acting and vocal abilities. If auditioning for specific characters, please also prepare the requested musical number (listed below). Please bring accompaniment tracts (on CD or iPod) or sing acapella. It is essential that you also bring a headshot and recent resume. You should arrive 5 minutes prior to your booked audition time.

SPECIFIC AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

- DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS -

Lawrence Jameson: (M, 40-60) Actor, singer, good dance/movement with distinguished, cultured physical style. Needs to be able to affect Middle European and German/Austrian accents at different points in the show (will have to sing with Austrian accent). G2 - Bb4 (Baritone/Tenor). SING: "Give em what they want" and the end of "Dirty Rotten Number"

Freddy Benson: (M, 20-37) Actor, singer, good dance/movement/physically active, high energy. This actor also plays the part of a wheelchair confined vet and Lawrence’s crazy younger brother Ruprecht. A2 - B4 (Tenor). SING: the end of "Dirty Rotten Number" and "Great Big Stuff".

Christine Colgate: (F, 20-35) Actor, singer, some dance/movement with sweet innocent look and appeal (needs both a standard American and a Brooklyn accent). A3 - F#5 (mid voice singer). SING: "Here I Am"

Andre Thibault: (M, 30-55) Actor, singer, some dance/movement with distinguished, business like persona. Needs to be able to affect a French accent. F2 - F4 (Baritenor). SING: "Like Zis Like Zat"

Muriel Eubanks: (F, 35-55) A wealthy socialite, one of Lawrence's victims, and Andre's love interest. Actor, singer, some dance/movement with distinguished, wealthy air. E3 - C5 SING: "What was a Woman to Do"

Jolene Oakes: (F, 20-40) An American oil heiress from Oklahoma vacationing on the French Riviera. New money — think of a combination of Ado Annie / Gertie (from “Oklahoma!”) having recently won the lottery. Actor/Singer/good dancer/movement, spunky high energy Southern firecracker. A3 - D5 (Alto). SING: "Oklahoma".

Lenore, Sophia & Renee: (F, 17-35) Wealthy socialites, and Lawrence's victims. Gerard: (M, 24-35) Renee’s Jealous Husband. Ensemble roles: Croupier, Conductor, Waiters, Nun, Hotel Manager, Maids, Nikos, Usherettes, Socialites.

- THE WIZARD OF OZ - 

Dorothy: (F, 13-20) Prepare Somewhere Over the Rainbow from "Someday I'll wish upon a star”

Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Gulch: (F, any age) Archetypcial Villain. Show us you can be the witch. If auditioning for the Witch please indicate this to us so that we can send you script for a monologue.

Professor Marvel/Wizard: (M, 40+) If auditioning for the Wizard please indicate this to us so that we can send you script for a monologue.

Scarecrow/Hunk: (M, 16-30) Must be agile with strong comic skills and charismatic. SING: "If I Only had a Brain". Must be able to to demonstrate the famous choreo skip of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

TinMan/Hickory: (M, 40-70) Sing: "If I only had a heart". Must be able to to demonstrate the famous choreo skip of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Lion/Zeke: (M, 16-50) Must be able to to demonstrate the famous choreo skip of Follow the Yellow Brick Road. A gruff but loveable man with great charisma. Sing "If I were the king of the forest".

Uncle Henry: (M, 35-60). Auntie Em: (F, 40-65)

Glinda the Good Witch: (F, 15-35) prepare any soprano, ingenue-type song.

Solo Munchkins Mayor of Munchkin Three tough Ball players from Munchkin land (age 8 to 14) Three Lullabye League Ballet Munchkins (age 6-10) Coroner of Munchkin Land Two Teachers Munchkin Land Barrister of Munchkin Land Three City Fathers of Munchkin Land A Braggart in Munchkin Land

Ensemble Munchkins and Ozians will be cast from the Showbiz Academy and Showstoppers programs. Ozians, Poppies, Jitterbugs and Monkeys will be cast from StageDoor Players. Adult ensemble will be cast as Ozians and monkeys. Ensemble Jitterbugs age 11-19 Ensemble Munchkins age 5-13 Ensemble Poppies Age 11-19 Witches Monkey Army age 11-19

 - GYPSY - 

Mama Rose: (F, 40-60) Should be a Strong Mid voice singer with good low notes and belt. Sing "Everything's Coming up Roses"

Louise: (F, 18-35) Mezzo (needs a light sound for "Little Lamb" and belt for "Let Me Entertain You"). Needs to be comfortable with stripping. Sing "If Momma Was Married"

Baby Louise: (F, 8-14) Personable singer with a pretty singing voice and good speaking ability.

Dainty June: (F, 16-24) Mezzo/Alto (should be flexibile and have dance experience). Sing "If Momma Was Married". A flat to D.

Baby June: (F, 6-12) strong dance/performance skills. Sing "Let Me Entertain You"

Tulsa: (M, 18-30) High Baritone/tenor with strong dance skills. Sing "All I Need is the Girl".

Newsboys/Farm boys: (M, age 18-28) LA, Yonkers, Angie, + 2 or 3 extra ensemble Young Newsboys: (M/F, age 7-13)

Herbie: (M, 40-60) strong Baritone/tenor charismatic.

Ensemble Roles: Uncle Jocko, Georgie (Jockos assistant), Balloon girl age 8- 15, Musical boy age 8-12, Pop (age 55+, Rose's Dad), Rich man, Rich mans son (age 8- 12), Tap dance kid, Boy Scout, Weber (Theatre manager), Kringelein (Hotel manager), Mr Goldstone (program curcuit rep), Miss Cratchit (Secretary at Granzigars Palace), Hollywood girls (Agnes, Dolores, Thelma, Gail), Cigar (Theatre manager), Pastey (Stage manager), Off stage announcer, Renee (Louise's maid), Phil (Louis press agent), Bourgeon cochon, Hotel guests, Restaurant staff, Cow, Stage hands at Granzigars, Other strippers

Tessie Tura: (F, 20-40) Mid voice or Belt with Ballet (Stripper) Mazeppa: (F, 20-40) Belt, possibly with trumpet-playing ability (Stripper) Electra: (F, 20-40) Strong mid voice or belt (Stripper)

YOUTH PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

Children and teens under the ages of 18 must be registered for our 2015/16 youth programs to participate in MainStage company productions. Youth programs provide participants with the triple-threat skills to succeed in our MainStage company productions, through weekly classes that focus on a variety of skills relevant to each age group. Here is the breakdown of what each term will consist of for program participants:

SHOWSTOPPERS Term One: The Wizard of Oz (Munchkins and Ozians) Term Two: 101 Dalmatians (children's production, many role opportunities)

SHOWBIZ ACADEMY Term One: The Wizard of Oz (Munchkins and Ozians) Term Two: Audition will determine casting in either 101 Dalmatians (kids production) or Gypsy (MainStage adult production).

STAGEDOOR PLAYERS Term One: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and/or The Wizard of Oz. Term Two: Gypsy

Pricing and registration will be available beginning in January. Please audition in our general 21st Season auditions.

Call for Auditions - Lead Roles Available

Wavestage Theatre Company is auditioning leading roles for Guys and Dolls (November 6-9, 2014). Rehearsals begin after labour day and will take place in Newmarket on weekends. [divider]

Nathan Detroit: Age 25-40. Audition song must shown comedic timing. (Baritone, D - High F, comic role) A not-so-smart but loveable gambler, engaged to Adelaide for 14 years.

Sky Masterson: Age 25-40. Charismatic strong singer must be able to command a stage. Should audition with "I'll Know" and "Luck Be a Lady". (Legit Baritone, B - Eb,)

Sarah Brown: Stage age 25 to 35. Soprano to High A. Should audition with "I’ll Know". This doll has the most to do in the entire show. Huge story arch where we see her play straight laced, tipsy, heartbroken and madly in love. Strong actress and singer. 

Also seeking female dancers and a substantial male chorus.

To book an audition, please send an updated resume and headshot HERE. Non-equity only.

Meet the Dogs of Legally Blonde!

What's a production of Legally Blonde the Musical without the beloved canine companions, Bruiser Woods and Rufus? This past weekend we hosted our first ever open Doggie Auditions, and every dog/handler team brought their a-game! We are happy to announce the four dogs that will take the stage this summer at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Read their interviews below!

AS BRUISER: Sushi

See Sushi as Bruiser Friday July 11 (7:30pm) and Saturday July 12 (2pm). Name: Sushi. Age: 6 Breed: Yorkie Owner: Nasim (more like her personal assistant) Favourite thing: being the centre of attention Most likely to: bask in the sun with her "angry bird" toy. Tricks: the usual sit, stay, down, shake a paw, etc. but her most impressive trick is singing opera. Will be your best friend if: you baby talk to her and tell her how beautiful she is :). Offering a piece of chicken would be a bonus.

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AS RUFUS: Benny

See Benny as Rufus Thursday July 10 (7:30pm), Saturday July 12 (7:30pm), and Sunday July 13 (2pm). Name: Benny Age: 3 and a half Breed: Boston Terrier Owners: James & Tara (Kearyn is the pooch chauffeur) Favourite thing: Digging under the living room table, walking with the other local dogs, playing with my toys. Most likely to: be found making Kearyn's little sister, Natalie, laugh or running laps around the backyard. Tricks: Sit, stay, high-fives... I'll roll over if I like you--or you're holding a treat! Will be your best friend if: You're the one holding the cookie!

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AS RUFUS: Bailey

See Bailey as Rufus Friday July 11 (7:30pm) and Saturday July 12 (2pm). Name: Bailey Age: 6 Breed: Shih Tzu Owners: Peter and Judy Szigeti Favourite thing: Toys that squeak Most likely to: respond to affection Tricks: Dancing in a circle (motivated by a treat) and staying in one position until called Will be your best friend if: you rub her tummy

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For tickets to Legally Blonde the Musical, please visit www.rhcentre.ca or call the box office at 905.787.8811.