From Westerly to Warwick and in between, several theaters will be holding auditions for a number of different roles in the upcoming days and weeks. A list appears below:

THE GRANITE THEATRE

The Granite Theatre of Westerly, will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s classic comedy "Barefoot in the Park," on Sunday April 14 at 2 p.m. and Monday April 15 at 7 p.m., at the theatre, 1 Granite Street, Westerly. Needed are two males in the 20-30-year-old range; two males in the 50-to 60 range one female in the 20-30 range; and one female in the 50-60-year-old range. All roles are open and no appointments are necessary. 

The play, which will be performed between June 28 and July 21, will be directed by Judy George. Auditioners are asked to bring a head shot or current photo All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances. For more information, call George at 860-319-4131. Directions to the theatre are available at our website www.granitetheatre.com.

THEATRE BY THE SEA 

Theatre By The Sea will hold open children’s and teen non-equity auditions for "Singin’ in the Rain," "Newsies," and "Saturday Night Fever,"

on Friday, April 5, at Bistro By The Sea, on the grounds at Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road,Wakefield. Sign in begins at 3 p.m., with an open call at 4 p.m. 

For "Singin’ in the Rain," two young boys who are strong tap dancers to play the roles of Young Don and Young Cosmo are needed. Children auditioning should look no older than 8-12 years old. Selected actors will need to be available for afternoon, evening and weekend rehearsals and performances from June 4 – July 13.

For "Newsies," one young boy who is a strong dancer (tap dancing a plus) is needed to play the role of Les, Davey’s cheeky younger brother, who is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. Children auditioning should be 10-15 years old, but present as younger than the other newsies. The selected actor will need to be available for afternoon, evening and weekend rehearsals and performances from July 2 – Aug. 10.

For "Saturday Night Fever," one teenage girl, who can affect a Brooklyn accent is needed to play Linda Manero, Tony’s little sister, who is sunny and spunky. Girls auditioning should look as though they are between the ages of 15-16. The selected actress will need to be available for afternoon, evening and weekend rehearsals and performances from July 30 – Sept. 8. 

Those auditioning should bring a headshot and resume stapled together back to back, and are asked to prepare 16-32 bars of a song which shows off  voice and personality. Some actors/actresses may be asked to stay and dance, so bringing appropriate attire is suggested. Boys who are able to tap, should bring their tap shoes. Additional information, character breakdowns and audition sides are available on the audition page at www.TheatreByTheSea.com. Send email to Casting Director Matthew Chappell with any other questions at mchappell@nsmt.org.

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm)

At The Gamm in Warwick, a number of actors are needed to perform during the theatre's 35th season which starts performances in September and runs through May, 2020. Equity Principal Auditions will be held on Saturday April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 to 5:30 p.m.; Monday April 15 from 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day, as time permits. Non-Equity performers may also audition. Audition slots are limited, however. Auditions will take place at The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick.

The Gamm is looking to cast the following:  

For "A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath," actors are needed to play 50-year-old Nora; Nora's 50-year-old husband, Torvald; 60-70-year-old Anne Marie, the long-time family servant/nanny; and 20-25-year-old Emmy, Nora and Torvald’s daughter. Rehearsals begin Aug. 20. and the play runs from Sept. 12-Oct. 6.

 For "An Octoroon," by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, the following roles must be filled; BJJ/George/M’Closky, played by an African American actor or black actor; playwright/Wahnotee/LaFouche, played by a white actor or an actor who can pass as white; assistant/Pete/Paul, played by a Native American actor, a mixed race actor, a South Asian actor or one who can pass as Native American; Zoe, played by an octoroon actress, a white actress, a quadroon actress, a biracial actress, or an an actress of a color who can pass as an octoroon; Dora, played by a white actress or an actress who can pass as white; Minnie, played by a black actress, African American actress or an actress of color; Dido, played by a black actress, African American actress or an actress of color and Grace, played by a black actress, African American actress or an actress of color. 

Rehearsals begin Oct. 1, and the play runs from Oct. 24 to Nov. 17.

For "Admissions," the following roles must be filled; Sherri Rosen-Mason, early 50s; Bill Mason, early 50s; Charlie Luther Mason, 17, Bill & Sherri's son; Ginnie Peters, 50s and Roberta, early 70s. Rehearsals begin Dec. 23, and the play runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 9.

For "Assassins," music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, the following roles must be filled: Leon Czolgosz, 20s-30s; John Hinckley, 20s-30s; Charles Guiteau, 30s-40s; Guiseppe Zangara, 20s-30s; Samuel Byck, 40s-50s; Squeaky Fromme, 20s; Sara Jane Moore, 40s; John Wilkes Booth, 27; balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald, 20-35 and Emma Goldman, 40. Rehearsals begin Feb. 4,and the play runs March 5-March 29. 

For "Mary Jane," by Amy Herzog, which runs April 23-May 17, with rehearsals beginning March 31, the following roles must be filled: Mary Jane, a woman in her 30s; Ruthie, a building superintendent; Sherry, a nurse; Brianne, a Facebook friend; Amelia, Sherry’s niece, a college student; Dr. Toros, a pediatric intensivist; Chaya, a Hasidic woman; Kat, a music therapist and Tenkei, a Buddhist nun. All roles will be doubled except for Mary Jane.

For "It’s A Wonderful Life," a radio play by Joe Landry, with rehearsals beginning Nov. 12, the following are needed: Freddie Filmore, 50s; Jake Laurents, 30-40 (he plays George Bailey;) Sally Applewhite, 30-40, plays Mary; Lana Sherwood, 40- 50; Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood, 50s, plays Clarence. All performers must play multiple characters. Vocal virtuosity is a must.

Each performer will be allotted a minimum of three minutes and a maximum of five minutes. Performers are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of their choice. To be considered for "Assassins," actors must also prepare 16 bars of a song from the musical theater repertoire. There will be no accompaniment, so prepare to sing a capella or provide your own recording. Only Equity performers may choose to read from a script. The Gamm will provide sides and a reader. AEA members who wish to read a side are encouraged to prepare their own and either bring a copy for the reader or let us know the scene/page numbers upon check–in so we may be prepared to assist you. Auditioners are asked to provide a copy of a headshot/resume at the time of the audition. Two copies of each play will be available at Stage Source's Boston office, 15 Channel Center, Ste. 103, Boston, Mass., at least 10 days before the audition for Equity members' perusal. Copies will also be available at the auditions.

For an appointment, please email auditions@gammtheatre.org. In your email, please offer a time block of 2 hours on one of the days. We will reply with a specific slot. If you do not have email, please call 401-723-4266 x152.

The Gamm Theatre is a family-friendly organization and recognizes that parental needs such as childcare, space for caregivers, or lactation/pumping privacy during auditions can create access to employment opportunities. If you are a parent who needs support in these areas, please contact jess@gammtheatre.org by April 5, 2019 so we may evaluate our resources and take supportive measures for the most audition appointments possible.

Interested stage managers may send a resume to jess@gammtheatre.org. Artistic Director Tony Estrella will be attending all auditions. Minimum weekly salary for Equity actors is $545. Minimum weekly salary for Equity stage managers is $653.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

 

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