Auditions

Check this page to learn about upcoming auditions for the exciting Alfresco Productions shows we have planned.

All auditions will be held at the ALFRESCO ARTS CENTER (Please use side door across from parking lot)


SISTER ACT

Director – Scott Tripp

Music Director – Sarah Nelson

Assistant Director – Stephanie McCreary

Choreographer – Aaron Williams

 

Performance Dates: August 18, 19, 25, 26, 2017

Rehearsal Dates: June 19th – August 11th, plus tech week

 

OPEN AUDITION – Sunday, June 4th @ 2:00 PM (please arrive at 1:30pm to sign in) at the Alfresco Arts Center

Please be prepared to sing 32-64 bars (30 seconds-1 minute) of upbeat music that shows off your voice. An accompanist will be provided (no iPods/CD’s/etc); however, you may sing a cappella if you wish.

A small dance routine will be taught. Those solely auditioning for Mother Superior will not be required to dance. Please bring/wear comfortable shoes.

Please email the director at scott@alfrescoproductions.org if you are planning to attend the audition and advise the role/roles you would like to be seen for. Please do not call the center– email only. CALLBACKS (if needed) will be held on the same day.

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO LIST ALL CONFLICTS.  CONFLICTS NOT LISTED ON CALENDAR WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

Casting for the following roles:

Deloris Van Cartier: Female, 25-35 an aspiring African American performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world; when forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir; loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring; vocal range top: F#5; vocal range bottom: E3.

Mother Superior: Female, 50-70 the head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff; extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: D3.

Sister Mary Robert: Female, 16-25 a postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent; shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice; her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life; vocal range top: A5; vocal range bottom: F#3.

Sister Mary Patrick: Female, 35-50 a nun of the convent; consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

Sister Mary Lazarus: Female, 50-70 a nun of the convent and the head of the choir; rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’s soul music; vocal range top: B4; vocal range bottom: F3.

Monsignor O’Hara: Male, 45-60 one of the heads of the convent; constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood; vocal range top: G4; vocal range bottom: E3.

Curtis: Male, 30-40 a club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend; cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence; vocal range top: Ab4; vocal range bottom: A2.

Eddie Souther: Male, 35 the desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding; faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely; he still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero; vocal range top: B4; vocal range bottom: Ab2.

Tj: Male, 16-30 Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs; deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss; vocal range top: Eb5; vocal range bottom: Db3.

Joey: Male, 30-40 one of Curtis’s thugs; believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man; vocal range top: Eb5; vocal range bottom: Bb2.

Pablo: Male, 25-40 one of Curtis’s thugs (Hispanic); a natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: C4.

Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours: Female, 40-60 a nun of the convent; clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

Sister Mary Theresa: Female, 60-70 a nun of the convent, the oldest of the group; decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

Michelle: Female, 20-30 one of Deloris’s back-up singers; lippy and always quick with a retort; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: Bb3.

Tina: Female, 20-30 one of Deloris’s back-up singers; a little thick and naive; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: Ab3.

Ernie: Male, 25-35 one of Curtis’s thugs; initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

Ensemble: 18+ Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers.

ALFRESCO PRODUCTIONS IS A NOT FOR PROFIT COMMUNITY THEATRE ORGANIZATION.  PERFORMERS ARE NOT COMPENSATED.


STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Author:  Robert Harling

Director:  Camille Fensterman

Performance Dates:  March 24th & 25th, March 31st and April 1st.     All Performances at 7:30pm

Audition Dates:  January 7th, 2916 from 2-6pm

Callbacks (if needed) will be January 8th beginning at 6pm

Auditions at the Alfresco Arts Center (use side door across from parking lot)

Rehearsal Requirements:   Auditions by appointment only.   Send e-mail to camille@alfrescoproductions.org  to receive an appointment.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script

Rehearsal ScheduleTBD after auditions

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO LIST ALL CONFLICTS FROM JANUARY 15TH UP TO SHOW DATES .  CONFLICTS NOT LISTED ON CALENDAR WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

SYNOPSIS:

TRUVY JONES  runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, ANNELLE, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, CLAIREE BELCHER, local curmudgeon OUISER BOUDREAUX  (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’LYNN, and her daughter SHELBY, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”

CASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING 6 FEMALE  ROLES:  (Description of characters located in the synopsis)

ALFRESCO PRODUCTIONS IS A NOT FOR PROFIT COMMUNITY THEATRE ORGANIZATION.  PERFORMERS ARE NOT COMPENSATED.