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 St. Margaret Parish Hall
66-11 79th Place
(between Metropolitan Ave. and Juniper Valley Rd.)
Middle Village, NY 11379
(347) 286-8508


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Maggie's Little Theater at St. Margaret Parish will be holding auditions for our 2022 Summer Production of


Music Director
Rhea Arkin
Choreographer
Amanda Montoni

Director
Bill Logan


Auditions

Thursday, March 24 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, March 26 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, March 30 7:30 - 9:30 pm

All auditions will be held at Maggie's Little Theater
at St. Margaret Parish,
66-11 79th Place, Middle Village, NY
(Enter into the School yard and look for the sign on the door.)

Performances: July 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2022

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All auditionees must be FULLY Vaccinated.

Please prepare a song from "Kiss Me, Kate" or a song from another show in the same style.  Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist if you are not singing a song from "Kiss Me, Kate."  You will be learning a short dance routine, so please wear comfortable clothing.

Notes: Come to the audition prepared to complete the application sheet. Pictures and resumes are welcome, but not necessary. Auditionees may be asked to read singly or with others. If necessary, auditionees may be asked to return for a call back. We ask that you be respectful of the other auditionees and maintain a quiet attitude.

Maggie’s Little Theater generally rehearses on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-10pm and on Sundays from 5-9pm. Due to the facility and holiday schedules, there are occasional Fridays or Mondays. Cast is required to keep the schedules clear for every night of production week, including the Saturday and Sunday before. Production week schedule TBD at a later date. Please bring your calendar to the audition in order to list your current conflicts. If cast in "Kiss Me, Kate" and subsequently auditioning for another production performing after "Kiss Me, Kate" is over, "Kiss Me, Kate" is your priority and these rehearsals are your conflicts for that production. Maggie’s Little Theater requires all cast members to perform volunteer activities outside of their role. Examples are: hall setup, distributing flyers and posters, set strike, production tasks, or similar.

Characters

FRED GRAHAM / PETRUCHIO - 30-50, strong baritone, commanding presence. He is actor, director and producer of the play within the play The Shrew and plays Petruchio—he has the lion’s share of Shakespearean dialogue. He is also Lilli’s ex-husband.

LILLI VANESSI / KATHARINE - 30-50, strong mezzo soprano. She is an actress of stage and screen, proud, haughty, much like her character Katherine in The Shrew, but also vulnerable. Exwife of Fred and engaged to Harrison Howel.

BILL CALHOUN / LUCENTIO - 20-30, strong tenor or baritenor. He is a ne’er-do-well actor who has a bit of a gambling problem. Is a Broadway hoofer, so he should move well. He also plays Lucentio in The Shrew.

LOIS LANE / BIANCA - 20-30, strong mezzo belter. She is an actress, the quintessential airhead ingénue but with lots of charisma and charm. She also plays Bianca in The Shrew.

HATTIE – Any age, good voice. She is Lilli’s dresser and sings ”Another Op’nin’, Another Show and sings in “Too Darn Hot”. Opens the show, so should have a good voice and charisma.

PAUL – Any age, tenor or baritenor. He is Fred’s dresser and is the featured singer/dancer in “Too Darn Hot” so he should sing and move well.

FIRST MAN and SECOND MAN - 30-50+ comic baritones or tenors. They are the archetypical gangsters complete with accent. Does some soft shoe in “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” so should move well. Also appear in The Shrew (unexpectedly).

GENERAL HARRISON HOWELL - 50+, does not sing. Dignified gentleman from Georgia, very political, sometimes played as a general or retired general. He is a little stuffy and kind of a hick and can have a bit of a Southern accent. He is engaged to Lilli Vanessi.

GREMIO and HORTENSIO - Any age, tenor or baritenor. Actors who appear in The Shrew. They will also sing in the ensemble of both The Shrew and in “Too Darn Hot”. Both are featured in several numbers and should sing well and move well.

POPS (Stage Doorman) - Ensemble; doubles as Padua Priest and sings in the ensembe in "Too Darn Hot."

RALPH (Stage Manager) - Any age, sings in the ensemble in “Too Darn Hot” and “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”, may be featured as soloist as well. Is the stage manager of The Shrew. This role can be played by a woman as well (name will be changed).

DANCE CAPTAIN - Doubles as Gregory, servent to Petruchio; ensemble dancer & recorder player

HARRY TREVOR - 50+, sings in the ensemble. He is an actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katherine and Bianca’s father, Baptista. He has mainly Shakespearean dialogue.

WARDROBE LADY - ensemble singer, dancer

ENSEMBLE SINGERS - Actors, stage crew, wardrobe, etc, who sing in the ensemble throughout, both in modern day and in The Shrew. Many opportunities for small sung and danced solos. Some of the many small roles have names such as Truckman, Banker, Chauffeur, Singing Girls, Messenger and Cab Driver.

 



Rehearsals will start in April.

Please email any questions to maggieslittletheater@gmail.com

We are also in need of many non-acting positions. These include:

Stage Manager
Costumer
Prop Master
Set Builders
Stage Crew
Ushers
...and other production-oriented positions.

If you are interested in any of the non-acting positions, E-mail the producers (remove "NOSPAM") and they will set up an interview.


 

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