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2013-2014 SEASON AUDITION DATES
Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill's
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
A Co-Production with Springfield Regional Opera
Directed by Robert Bradley
When: Sunday, February 9, 2014, 5:00 PM
Where: Creamery Arts Center - located at 411 N. Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field
What to prepare: Bring a prepared song of no more than 32 measures, and a monologue of one minute. A pianist will be furnished. No sign up, just show up.
Production Dates: April 25-27, May 2-4 & 8-10, 2014, Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.
Rehearsals: Begin 1st week of March
About the show: THE THREEPENNY OPERA, a musical with music by Kurt Weill and words by Bertolt Brecht, was first produced in Berlin in 1928. In the early 1950s a version of it by Marc Blitzstein opened in a West Village Theatre and ran for six years. Three productions have subsequently appeared on Broadway with Raul Julia and Ellen Greene, Sting and Georgia Brown, Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper. Two of its most well-known songs are "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" (think Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald) and "Pirate Jenny." Macheath, leader of a gang criminals, marries Polly Peachum, daughter of Mr. Peachum, the organizer of Beggars Incoporated. Peachum and Macheath now battle over who will control the criminal element. When Macheath is jailed, Polly takes over the gang.
Mr. Peachum, baritone, 40-60
Mrs. Peachum, mezzo, 40-60
Polly Peachum, ingenue, soprano, late teens-early 20s
Tiger Brown, bari-tenor, 30-50
Lucy Brown, mezzo, 20-30
Low-dive Jenny, alto, 30-40
Ballad Singer, male, baritone, whatever age
The role of Macheath is already cast.
Additional roles, 6-8 males, 6-8 females, adults of many different ages.
LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by George Cron
When: Monday, February 10, 2014, 7:00 PM
Where: SCT Rehearsal Studio - located at 214 W. Commercial St (between Campbell & Booneville)
What to prepare: Nothing, just show up. The director will cold read actors from the script.
Production Dates: March 21-23, 28-30, April 3-5, 2014, Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.
About the show: Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the 2010 Drama Desk Award winner, has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by awarrd-winning writers Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year New York run. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences. “Funny, compelling…Brought down the house…” – The New York Times. “Witty and wise!” – Vanity Fair.
ROLES: There are roles for five women. A diversity of ages, types and ethnicities preferred.