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Arvada Center Auditioning for Three Productions

Posted by lgirard on October 01st 2012 to Behind the Scenes,Center News,In the News,Lobby Talk,Press Room,Uncategorized

Below are the links to current audition notices. To receive audition alerts for upcoming productions, send an email including your name to ac_auditions_email@arvadacenter.org

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Currently there are three audition announcements for productions at Arvada Center

Blithe Spirit

The Arvada Center will hold auditions for Blithe Spirit at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., November 14 and 15 ; and in New York City, Blithe Spirit Auditions for Arvada CenterDecember 10, 2012.  Blithe Spirit will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry.

Denver auditions are November 14 and 15, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City Non Musical EPA season auditions, December 10, 2012.

Experienced actors with strong acting abilities are needed. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. For the Denver auditions and NYC EPA, Actors should prepare 2 – 3 minute monologue of the style and period of Noel Coward.  A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.

This is an Equity LORT D production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds including a wide range of physiques are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

Rehearsals for Blithe Spirit begin on January 2, 2012. The show opens on January 22 and runs through February 17. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Blithe Spirit Character Breakdown:

Ruth Condomine (female 35-45) A smart looking woman in her mid-thirties, Ruth is the wife of Charles. She is a bit jealous of Charles’s relationship with his first wife.

Charles Condomine (male 35 -45) In his forties, Charles is an intelligent and urbane English novelist. Charles is the husband of Ruth Condomine and deceased first wife, Elvira.

Elvira (female 30-40) Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife, Elvira returns as a ghost with a goal. In the process, she makes Charles’s and Ruth’s lives very complicated.

Edith (female 25 -50) The Condomine’s maid, Edith is always in a hurry.

Dr. George Bradman (male 35-60) A pleasant-looking middle-aged man, Dr. Bradman is a friend of the Condomines.

Mrs Violet Bradman (female 30- 60) The wife of Dr. Bradman, Mrs. Bradman is middle-aged and a bit faded.

Madame Arcati (female 45 -60) A middle-aged spiritualist, Madame Arcati is a striking woman. She is not too extravagant but has a definite bias towad the barbaric.


No Dogs Allowed

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for “No Dogs Allowed” on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from"No Dogs Allowed" Auditions at Arvada Center 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 80003. Auditions are by appointment only – please call 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Auditioners must be 18 years of age or older to be considered for a part. “No Dogs Allowed” will be directed by Edith Weiss with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan.

Requirements:

Needed are experienced actors with strong character, vocal, and dance skills. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and encouraged to audition for all roles.  Roles are non-equity, paid positions. Actors should prepare a one-minute comic monologue and 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theater piece from the 1950s to the present.  Bring sheet music in the appropriate key, as an accompanist is provided.  Use of CD or a cappella singing is not acceptable.  A current résumé and headshot are required.

Production Details:

Rehearsals for “No Dogs Allowed” will begin Wednesday, January 16, 2013, weekdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The show opens on Thursday, February 7, 2013, running through April 12, 2013. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., and noon, and some Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

No Dogs Allowed Character Breakdown

Iris – A young girl who loves her dog more than anything

El Exigente – The beloved family dog

Shorty – Exasperated older sister because she always knows things are going to go wrong. Prone to rolling her eyes in disgust.

Papi – A clever man who loves fixing things

Mami – A doting mother who is always busy doing something around the house

Carmen – Mami’s beautiful younger sister

Juan – Carmen’s husband who is madly in love with her

Don Joe – The neighborhood grocer who thinks all problems can be solved with a delicious sandwich.


Man of La Mancha

The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the musical, Man of La Mancha at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., "Man of La Mancha" auditions at Arvada CenterNovember 29 and 30; and in New York City, December 11-13. Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry will direct Man of La Mancha with musical direction by David Nehls and musical staging by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck.

Denver auditions are November 29 and 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 to schedule a time.

Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, December 11-13. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting

Attn. Man of La Mancha, Arvada CO production

247 West 38th Street 10th Floor

New York, NY 10018

NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition

Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Strong movement abilities are required.  See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.

This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds including a wide range of ages, physiques are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

Rehearsals for Man of La Mancha begin on March 5, 2013. The show opens on March 26 and runs through April 14, 2013. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Man of La Mancha Character Breakdown:

Don Quixote (Cervantes, Alonso Quijana): male Baritone 30 – 50; older, charming and charismatic

Sancho Panza: male Tenor 25 – 50; pragmatic but loyal servant and sidekick

Aldonza (Dulcinea): female Soprano 25 – 50; wild, lusty with jaded look at life from experience

Innkeeper: male Bass 30 – 50; strong, kind and sympathetic

Dr. Sansone Carrasco: male Baritone 30 – 40; loves money, power and prestige

Padre: male Tenor 30 – 50; kindly and sympathetic

Barber: male Tenor 30 – 50; comic character

Antonio: female Soprano 20 – 30; Quijana’s self-centered niece to be married to Carrasco

Housekeeper: female Mezzo 30 – 60; head of Quijana’s household, strong, religious / moral convictions

Pedro: male Baritone 30 – 45; lead muleteer

Anselmo: male Tenor 20 – 35; muleteer

The Moor: male Tenor 30 – 50; head of Moorish thieves

Contour: male Tenor 20 – 30; assistant to the Moor

Maria: female 25 – 45; Innkeepers wife

Fermina: female 20 – 30; a serving girl

Captain of the Inquisition: male 30 – 50; imposing and cruel

Quito: male muleteer 20 – 40

Jose: male muleteer 20 – 40

Juan: male muleteer 20 – 40

Paco: male muleteer 20 – 40

Tenorio: male muleteer 20 – 40

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