Audition Announcements

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for MAMMA MIA on Monday November 13, 2017 from 7 – 10 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. Performances are March 24 – April 29, 2018 – Thursday – Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 3:00 (Thursday Matinee on March 29 AND April 26, 2018 at 2:00) NO PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS. 

Rehearsals will begin the week of February 12 and will be weekday evenings with possible added weekend times as the theatre’s availability allows. Prepare 16 bars from an appropriate musical. Bring photo and resume. Those auditioning will be required to learn a dance combination after their 16 bar cut at auditions. So please dress accordingly. Callbacks are Thursday November 16
beginning at 7 PM.

For further information or if you have questions please email tommyjranieri@gmail.com

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE – THEY KNOW ONLY WHAT IS POSTED HERE.

Director: Tommy Ranieri
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle
Choreographer: Danielle Nigro

Character Breakdown:

DONNA
Late 30s-early 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl
Attractive and free- spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now
owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role.

SOPHIE
18-25
A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano. Principal role.

TANYA
Late 30s-early 40s
A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role.

ROSIE
Late 30s-early 40s
Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role.

LISA
18-25
Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should be African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native American or any non Caucasian young woman. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.

ALI
18-25
Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.

SAM
35-45
May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone. Supporting Principal role.

HARRY
35-45
May be Sophie’s father. British financier, weathy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Supporting Principal role.

BILL
35-45
May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role.

SKY
Late 20s
Sophie’s fiance. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.

PEPPER
20s
Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.

EDDIE
20s
Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.

ENSEMBLE

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for boys and girls ages 8 through 18 for SEUSSICAL JR. on Monday, November 27, 2017.  Ages 8-11 will be seen from 4:30pm – 6pm and ages 12 – 18 will be seen from 6pm – 7:30 pm at the theater located at: 2 East Main Street, Smithtown.  If you are needed, Call Backs will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017 beginning at 7pm.  ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.  Performances are March 17 – April 29, 2018:

Sat Mar 17, 2pm
Sun Mar 18, 2pm
Sat Mar 24, 2pm
Sun Mar 25, 11am
Sat Mar 31, 2pm
Mon-Fri Apr 2-6, 1pm each day
Sat Apr 7, 2pm
Sun Apr 8, 11am
Sat Apr 14, 2pm
Sun Apr 15, 11am
Sat Apr 21, 2pm
Sun Apr 22, 11am
Sat Apr 28, 2pm
Sun Apr 29, 11am

NO PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Rehearsals will begin in January and will be Mon-Thurs 4-7pm based on the theatre’s availability (LION KING REHEARSALS ARE AN ACCEPTED CONFLICT)  – and Mon-Thurs 4-7pm beginning Feb 12 leading up to opening.

There are NO rehearsal conflicts the week of tech week, March 12-16, no exceptions!

There is no audition fee, but a $200 performance fee must be paid at the parent information meeting on Monday December 11 at 4:30 PM.

For additional information, please email amura001@yahoo.com. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE.  THEY HAVE NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEYOND WHAT IS POSTED HERE.

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.   There will be NO DANCE AUDITON.  If called back, you will be asked to dance at call backs.  Please bring a headshot and resume.  If you do not have a headshot, we may take a picture of you at auditions.

Director: Andrew Murano
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle
Choreographer: Danielle Nigro

Character Descriptions:

The Cat In The Hat

The Cat In The Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again, helping Jojo to discover the power of his own imagination as they create the story for the show together.

Gender: Both
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: Bb4

Jojo

Jojo is a “Thinker”, a smart child with a wild imagination. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a responsible member of his world, using the power and possibilities of his own Thinks.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: Ab4

Horton The Elephant

Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant. Think of him as a big-hearted blue-collar guy who is steadfast, responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He is imaginative and receptive to the world around him. He is very unselfconscious. Horton’s view of the world never changes – he believes in its goodness. By the end of the show, without even realizing it, he is ready to become a parent.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: A4

Gertrude Mcfuzz

Gertrude Mcfuzz is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn’t perfect. Gertrude changes during the show from a neurotic, nervous and shy bird into one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit herself to Horton. In other words, she stops worrying about her looks and grows up.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mayzie La Bird

Mayzie La Bird is self-centered, selfish, and vain. Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn’t all bad. In giving up her egg to Horton once and for all, she has a moment of generosity-she realizes she isn’t the kind of person who would be a good parent, and she does the best thing she can for the egg.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Sour Kangaroo

Sour Kangaroo isn’t really sour at all. She’s just got a lot of attitude. She’s loud, brassy, and a lot of fun.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3

The Wickersham Brothers

The Wickersham Brothers are not bad guys! They’re simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others’ expense. They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music together on the street corner, and playing off one another.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G6
Vocal range bottom: A4

The Whos

The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible.

Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Mr. and Mrs. Mayor

Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with Jojo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

Mr. Mayor

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A6
Vocal range bottom: C5

Mrs. Mayor

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Jungle Creatures

The Jungle Creatures are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters.

Gender: Both
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: A3

The Grinch

Gender: Both

Yertle The Turtle

Gender: Both

Vlad Vladikoff

Gender: Both

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts is currently accepting letters of interest via email and snail mail for its 2017/2018 season. Submissions can be forwarded to submissions@smithtownpac.org or by snail mail to – 2 East Main Street, Smithtown NY, 11787.

Upon receipt of your submission you will be contacted via email to advise you of our interest and to either invite you to a closed or open audition.

Submissions should be in the form of a letter (accompanied by a resume and head shot – DO NOT SEND VIDEO SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME). Include in your submission – show(s) you are interested in, parts you feel you are right for, any rehearsal and/or performance conflicts you might be aware of, and any other pertinent information you feel is important to your submission.

Rehearsals will begin approximately 6 weeks prior to the scheduled opening of each show. All shows will rehearse Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Some Thursday evenings and some Saturday and Sundays. Tech weeks begin two weeks prior to our Saturday openings. We rehearse every weekday evening leading up to opening and some weekend days.

Performance schedules are available at Smithtownpac.org. (Click on the “Buy Tickets” prompt for each show to see complete schedule).

Most performers receive a stipend, 16 – 18-year-olds receive a fixed stipend for the run. Over 18 receive a per performance stipend. Under 16 years old DO NOT receive a stipend.

Actors’ Equity contracts are available under a Guest Artist Contract basis. We do not participate in EMB programs.

PLEASE NOTE: UNDER 16 YEAR OLDS INTERESTED IN OLIVER! DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST. AN OPEN AUDITION FOR ALL UNDER 16 PERFORMERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE.

Questions can be forwarded to the above referenced email. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE – THEY HAVE NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAN WHAT IS POSTED HERE.

Smithtown Center for the performing Arts 2017/2018 season:

OLIVER!
November 11, 2017 – January 20, 2018
Director: Jordan Hue
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle
Choreographer: Jessy Waller Gill

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – A play with music
February 3 – March 4, 2018
Director: Ken Washington
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle
Choreographer: TBD
Fight Coordinator: Ashley Reyes

PLEASE NOTE: This show is being offered for School Performances at the theatre. Some daytime performance availability could be necessary.

MAMMA MIA!
March 24 – April 29, 2018
Director: Thomas Ranieri
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle
Choreographer: TBD

DREAMGIRLS
May 12 – June 17, 2018
Creative team to be determined

A CHORUS LINE
July 7 – August 19, 2018
Director/Choreographer: M. E. Junge
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle

FUN HOME
September 8 – October 21, 2018
Director: Ken Washington
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts performs at least one Thursday Matinee during the run of each show. Please take note of that when reviewing the performance schedule. PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS ARE FROWNED UPON – BUT ACCEPTED UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

Again, please send letter of interest, resume and headshot and any questions you may have to submisssions@smithtownpac.org DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE.