Audition Announcements

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for Man of La Mancha on Sunday May 7, 2017 from 11 AM – 2:00 PM at the theatre located at 2 East Main Street, Smithtown. Auditions open to 16 years of age and up. (18 years of age and up are eligible for performance stipend). ALL ROLES ARE OPEN – except for Don Quixote. Performances are September 9 – October 22, 2017. Thursday – Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 3:00, (Thursday Matinee on September 28 AND October 12, 2017 at 2:00) YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM IN ALL PERFORMANCES. Rehearsals will begin the end of July and will be weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Prepare 16 bars from an appropriate musical. Bring photo and resume. Call backs are Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM.

For further information or if you have questions please email ONLY – smithtwn2@optonline.net. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE – THEY KNOW ONLY WHAT IS POSTED HERE.

Director: Ken Washington

Musical Director: Melissa Coyle

CAST

Principals

(5 female; 6 male)

Aldonza — Dulcinea
Antonia — Alonso’s niece
Fermina — Moorish Girl dancer
Maria — innkeeper’s wife
Housekeeper — employee of Alonso
Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote and Alonso Quijana) ROLE IS CAST
Sancho Panza — manservant
Barber
Padre
Dr. Sanson Carrasco — Antonia’s fiancé and Knight of the Mirrors
Innkeeper

Supporting

Captain of the Inquisition — played by a prisoner
Governor — played by a prisoner
Duke — played by a prisoner
Four Attendants to the Knight — played by prisoners
Seven Muleteers: Jose, Tenorio, Paco, Juan, Anselmo, Pedro and a Guitar Player — prisoners

Ensemble

Soldiers
Prisoners
Prison Guards
Gypsies (Moors)
Men of the Inquisition

We will be casting 10 – 15 men and 5 women

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for boys and girls ages 12 (or entering 6th grade) – age 18 for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Auditions will take place on Tuesday, May 30th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the theater located at 2 East Main Street, Smithtown. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Performances are September 16th through October 29th, 2017. Please visit our website Smithtownpac.org to see the performance schedule.

NO PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS ACCEPTED. Rehearsals will begin as early as the cast’s availability allows and will be most Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings (from approximately 4:30 to 6:30 PM) and on some weekends if necessary. Additional rehearsals may be added as performance dates approach. Rehearsal conflicts must be presented by callbacks or they will not be honored. There are NO rehearsal conflicts permitted the week of tech week (September 11th – 15th) – no exceptions.

There is no audition fee, but a $200 performance fee must be paid the first day of rehearsal. For additional information please email Jordan.hue@gmail.com. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE. THEY HAVE NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEYOND WHAT IS POSTED HERE.

To actors:

Prepare a musical theatre song of your choice. You may not be asked to sing the entire song, so select a portion that best shows off your voice, just in case. Bring sheet music! An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume. If you don’t have a headshot, we may take a picture of you at auditions.

Callbacks will be on Wednesday, May 31st at 4:00 PM. Callback notifications will be emailed. If you do not receive a callback email, it does not mean that you are not cast in the production!

There are no other dates/times for auditions or callbacks. If you cannot attend the audition, please email a video submission to Jordan.hue@gmail.com including 32 bars of a song using piano or karaoke.

We look forward to seeing you.

Director: Jordan Hue

Music Director: Melissa Coyle

Choreographer: M.E. Junge

Smithtown PAC

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

(Excerpted from script.)

Belle

BELLE is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. We are looking for a strong singer and actress. Ideally, she should be able to transition from her chest voice to a chest voice/head voice mix comfortably. Belle needs to be able to stand up to Gaston (and the Beast!) as well as those who don’t seem to understand her, while being able to show compassion for her father, the Servants, and eventually the Beast.

Maurice

MAURICE is an eccentric, older inventor, yet more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. This non-solo singing role is perfect for the student who can have fun interpreting this “crazy old man” while conveying some very strong emotions: fear and fatherly love!

Beast/The Prince

The BEAST is the master of the castle who was transformed by the Enchantress’s spell. Casting for size is not as important as choosing a student that can handle this complex character: a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender and a smitten prince. We are looking for an actor who can deliver a range of conflicting emotional states.

Gaston

GASTON is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world, but lacks the humility to balance it. A strong singing and speaking voice and acting ability are more important than size and stature for this role. He has to be able to sell his big number, “Gaston,” with gusto and arrogance as well as lead the troops in “The Mob Song.” We are looking for an actor who can ham it up!

Lefou

LEFOU is Gaston’s equally dim-witted lackey. Lefou is Gaston’s foil and should double the laughs for them both. Lefou should be able to sing, act and dance.

Gaston’s Silly Girls

GASTON’S SILLY GIRLS are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. We are looking for several girls who can portray the comic nature of these roles and who also enjoy playing off each other. The Silly Girls sing together in three numbers, so should be able to harmonize well and their sound should mix well.

Lumiere

LUMIERE is a self-confident, charming, French mâitre d’ who (under the Enhantress’ spell) is becoming a candelabra. He has a never-ending give-and-take with Cogsworth, so should be able to play off other actors well. Lumiere should be a strong singer who can “light up” the stage in “Be Our Guest.” You should be willing to try the French accent. This role covers a range of emotions (from charming entertainer to brave soldier) and requires prominent song and dance.  We are looking for a strong reliable singer and actor.

Can be cast as male or female.

Cogsworth

COGSWORTH is the English major-domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock. He, like all of the castle’s Servants, shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to their master, the Beast. Cogsworth has two sides – he is a wee bit of a baby at times yet has no problem “getting into it” with Lumiere. We are looking for a strong actor and singer who enjoys acting “in charge” and is willing to try a British accent.

Mrs. Potts

MRS. POTTS is the castle’s endearing cook who has been enchanted to become a teapot. Mrs. Potts needs a strong, sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out at the castle. We are looking for a strong singer/actress who can portray a character whom every audience member would want for a mom, and who is willing to try a British accent.

Babette

BABETTE is the maid and “resident flirt” of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life as well as just being a girl. Babette is happy to be at Belle’s service at a moment’s notice, but her true heart comes through in “Human Again.” Looking for a good actor with solid vocal skills to handle Babette’s harmonies.

Madame de la Grande Bouche

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE is an opera singer who is turning into a wardrobe. Madame is almost larger than life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing. Look for that student who can portray the ultimate “diva with a heart” with a big personality and a big voice who can handle harmonies.

Chip

CHIP is Mrs. Potts’s son who is turning into a teacup.  Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the Servants. Cast an actor who can portray the honesty and the spirit of a young person and is comfortable trying to sing Chip’s few solo lines.  Chip will win the hearts of the entire audience. Can be cast male or female.

Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress

The OLD BEGGAR WOMAN/ENCHANTRESS should be an actor with the ability to be visually dramatic. Her transformation in the Prologue from the Old Beggar Woman to the Enchantress should magically entice all into the story.

Monsieur d’Arque

MONSIEUR D’ARQUE is the dark, creepy proprietor of the lunatic asylum who adds more tension to the story. We are looking for an actor who can believably interpret this sinister personality. Can be cast male or female.

Servants

The SERVANTS of the castle can include Statues, a Dust Pan, Flatware, Plates, an Egg Timer, Napkins, a Carpet, Salt & Pepper Shakers and  other household items or kitchenware. Looking for good singers and dancers as they have two big production numbers to sell!

Villagers

Among them the following characters with solo lines: 4 Narrators, Aristocratic Lady, Fish Seller, Sausage Girl, Lady with Cane, Egg Seller, Baker, Bookseller, Candle maker, Hat Seller, Lady with Baby, Milkmaid, Shepherd, Tavern Patrons, The Angry Mob.

The VILLAGERS provide a colorful background singing throughout the show, and several also step into the action when needed to play in certain scenes. The featured roles vary in size and vocal requirements. This busy ensemble will provide vocal power throughout the show and dance in the production numbers!