2018-19 SEASON AUDITIONS
The Media Theatre is still accepting submissions: 2018-19 SEASON AUDITIONS for the upcoming “Beehive” (March 2019) and “Saturday Night Fever” (April/ May/ June 2019). All shows begin rehearsal 2.5 weeks prior to their first public preview performance. All shows rehearse during daytime hours Monday through Saturday.
The productions of “Sweeney Todd” , “The Wizard of OZ”, and “Julius Caesar” have been cast.
Please email a current headshot and resume with video submissions.
Jesse Cline, Artistic Director; Ben Kapilow, Resident Music Director
No phone calls. Email Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
THE WIZARD OF OZ Characters:
Age 18-25, (Mezzo/Mix) Log-G to E
Looking for a spirited, energetic actress for this role. Needs to have a strong singing voice and some dance ability, but most important, needs to embody the personality of the character. Some dancing, will depend on skill of actor. Singing and acting are most important.
Age 18-40, Strong Baritone up to F# (opt Ab)
sympathetic with softness and deep kindness. Needs to be very flexible and must have dance experience.
Age 18-40, Strong Baritone/Tenor to G
likeable but edgy. Light choreography.
18-40, Strong Baritone to F
This is the most sarcastic of the Oz “friends,”needs to have excellent comedic timing. Light choreography.
Glinda, The Good Witch
25+, Mezzo/Soprano (G to middle C)
the kindhearted spirit of the good witch but might find other levels to play with. Non-Dancing Role.
Aunt Em (Might be combined with Glinda)
50+, Non-Singing Role
strong, prairie-woman who is used to farm life. She loves her niece, but also doesn’t take any grief. Non-Dancing Role
Miss Gultch/Wicked Witch
25+, strong, scary but not necessarily ‘ugly’. She is the antagonist of the play and needs to be played as such. Non-Dancing Role.
Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz
40+, Non-Singing Role
kind old man. Non-Dancing Role.
Uncle Henry (Might be combined with Oz Guard)
50+, Non-Singing Role
softer than Aunt Em but still used to the rough prairie life. Non-Dancing Role.
18+, Various Singing and Non-Singing, Speaking and Non-Speaking Roles
BEEHIVE: The 60’s Musical Characters:
Wanda -20-40 Female-. She carries the bulk of the dialogue and narration throughout the revue. She is a strong, powerful and engaging leader and must have the ability to interact comfortably with the audience. Sings “Sweet Talkin’ Guy,” “Then He Kissed Me,” and others.
Pattie – 20-40 Female Portrays Dusty Springfield and others. Sings “It’s My Party,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and others.
Allison – 20-40 Female-. Sings “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Where the Boys Are,” and others.
Laura – 20-40 Female- . Portrays Janis Joplin, Lulu, and others. Sings “I’ll Never Change Him,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and others.
Gina –20-40 Female-African American. Portrays Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Sings “Proud Mary,” “Natural Woman” and others.
Jasmine -20-40 Female- African American. Portrays Diana Ross of the Supremes, as well as the lead singer of the Chiffons, Judy Craig. Sings “Where Did Our Love Go?” “Academy Awards,” and others.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
TONY MANERO (Lead/ Tenor to A) Plays 19, extremely handsome Brooklyn Italian. King of his circle. Projects machismo with a vulnerability beneath. Extremely charismatic. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong dancer with a killer pop/rock voice.
FLO MANERO (Lead/ Mezzo) Plays 40 – 60. Tony’s Brooklyn Italian mother. Opinionated, devout Catholic. Movement a plus.
MONTY (Lead/ Bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto) Plays 40 – 60, versatile actor/singer/dancer to play two roles. Monty – handsome womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to 60’s free-spirited sexuality.
FRANK MANERO SR. – Tony’s Brooklyn Italian, iron-fisted father who leads with inflated pride in the face of unemployment.
STEPHANIE MANGANO (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to D) Plays 20, extremely beautiful Brooklyn Italian. Projects overconfidence and pretension but is really a simple girl trying to be more than what she came from. Must be genuinely likable. Believable Brooklyn accent. Killer voice and very strong dancer.
FRANK JR. (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) Plays 25 – 30, Tony’s brother. Brooklyn Italian, genuine, paternal, spiritual energy. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a strong pop/rock voice.
BOBBY C (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) Plays 18 – 20, awkward Brooklyn Italian. One of “the Faces” (Tony’s gang). Insecure and needy. A troubled soul who tries too hard. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a show-stopping pop voice.
ANNETTE (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to Eb) Plays 18 – 20, attractive, Innocent, insecure, needy. She tries to mask her vulnerability with toughness. Believable Brooklyn accent. Strong dancer with show-stopping voice.
MALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing
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If you are not already on file, have updated information, or have interest in a specific production, please send a headshot and resume to:
Jesse Cline, Artistic Director
Media Theatre for the Performing Arts
104 East State Street
Media, PA 19063
Or by emailing us at Audition@Mediatheatre.org with your headshot and resume!
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