AUDITIONS

Barefoot in the Park

Auditions:  May 7th at 3:00, May 8th at 9pm

Characters:

CORIE BRATTER (female, age 20 to 30) A carefree young newlywed, busily trying to set up and decorate the new home she shares with her husband, Paul.

PAUL BRATTER (male, age 20 to 30) Corie’s husband, a young lawyer with a dry wit who likes to stay in his comfort zone.

ETHEL BANKS (female, age 45 to 60, needs to appear old enough to be Corie’s Mother) Corie’s cautious mother who is willing to endure anything for her daughter, even a strange escapade around New York City.

VICTOR VELASCO (male, age 45 to 60) The Bratters’ eccentric, bohemian neighbor who lives in the attic of the brownstone, just above their apartment.

TELEPHONE WORKER (Male or Female, any age) A good-humored person who makes observations on everyday life and relationships as he installs and fixes telephones.

DELIVERY PERSON (Male or Female, older adult) An older person who brings wedding gifts sent to the Bratters—and is exhausted by all the flights of stairs leading up to the apartment.

Auditions will be held Sunday May 7th at 3pm and Monday May 8th at 7p at Aiken Community Playhouse. Casting should be decided and announced by Wednesday May 10th with our first read through Thursday May 11th at 7p in the Ceramics building behind Odell Weeks at 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken SC. Rehearsals will be held Mon, Tues, and Thurs from 7p-9p.

There are a few scripts that may be checked out with a deposit of $10 from the box office at ACP to peruse before auditions. These are first come, first serve and MUST be returned prior to auditions. Samuel French also a sample script available on-line at http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/2776/barefoot-in-the-park . While we may not read auditions pieces from the selection available in that sample, it will give you an idea of the script, the characters, and general feel of the play.

 

Peter Pan

Auditions:  June 18th &19th at 7pm

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, “Peter Pan” has delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget.

 Directed by Juli Davis

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris "Moose" Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Additional Music by Jule Styne
Based on the play by Sir J. M. Barrie

Breath of Spring

Auditions:  August 20 at 3 and August 21 at 7pm

When Dame Beatrice is given a mink stole by her maid, she is reminded of the maid’s shady past and immediately suspects that it was stolen. Others endeavour to return the stole. The plan is devised and all of them take such delight in the secretive scheme that they wonder why they don’t do this more often. They form a syndicate for stealing and returning furs. Everything goes well until a loss is reported and the police come charging in.

Directed by Marcia Harris

Written by Peter Coke

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Auditions October 15 at 3pm and October 17 at 7pm

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.

Directed TBD

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Written by Barbara Robinson

The Rainmaker

Auditions November 12, 13, 2018  at 7pm

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West, a girl’s father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. Suddenly, a self-proclaimed “Rainmaker” comes on the scene. He will bring rain and break the drought if they agree to pay a hefty sum. Unlikely though his claim may be, the man eventually wins over the entire family. Eventually, the rain comes ... and so does love.

Directed by Maureen Woltermann

Written by N. Richard Nash