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Little Theatre On the Bay's production of "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," will be holding auditions Monday May 29th, and Tuesday May 30th at 7:00 PM at the Little Theater On The Bay (LTOB) located at 2100 Sherman Avenue, North Bend OR. Yes, otherwise known as the old historic Liberty Building.
We urge everyone to dress comfortably but come prepared with a Neil Sedaka tune as part of the auditioning process. The Director is looking to fill 3 principal males and 3 principal females roles, as well as an additional mix of both for an ensemble. The Director may be double casting as this is a small cast in order to afford additional opportunities to local actors in our community. This way those that are unable to make all performances can have available stand-in's for them on those dates.
Again, experience is not necessary. Great way to break into theater and be a part of something fun and rewarding, either on stage or behind the scenes! Come paint a set, or help with props and costumes! It helps if you can bring an Audition Form already filled out to your audition.
For more information about the auditions, call the Director Leatha Gonzalez-Vos at 541-217-7405.
ABOUT THE PLAY: Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweet story of Marge & Lois, two friends from Brooklyn NY who arrive at Estherís Paradise Resort over Labor Day Weekend, a vacation that was intended to be Margeís honeymoon ó until the groom left her at the altar. Showcasing 18 Neil Sedaka classics, this play is sure to be a wonderful walk down memory lane.
Song choices for the audition should be ONE from the following selections:
"Breaking Up is Hard to Do"
"Where the Boys Are"
"Happy Birthday Sweet 16"
"Next Door to an Angel"
"Laughter in the Rain"
"Stairway to Heaven/Little Angel"
"Love Will Keep Us Together"
Characters needing to be cast include:
MARGE GELMAN (mid to late 20ís) - mezzo soprano, Abandoned at the altar - (Think Jennifer Grey in DIRTY DANCING)
LOIS WARNER (mid to late 30ís) - alto/mezzo soprano, An aspiring nightclub singer - (Think Marilyn Monroe simplicity)
DEL DELMONACO (mid 30ís to early 40's) - tenor, A not too bright Elvis wannabe - (Think Joey from FRIENDS)
GABE (mid to late 20ís) - tenor, A clumsy yet secret songwriting genius, terribly shy Guy Friday at the hotel - (Think 1950's style Buddy Holly)
ESTHER (50ís to 60ís) - alto, owner of the mid-size hotel named after her "Estherís Paradise" - (Think Ethel Mertz from I LOVE LUCY)
HARVEY (50ís to 60ís) - baritone, The resident comedian/social director at Estherís Paradise - (Think Fred Mertz from I LOVE LUCY)
THE BAND (Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums) - visible onstage as the ďHouse BandĒ at Estherís Paradise Resort
The Ensemble - sings backup as needed & dance
Stay tuned to this page as auditioning information for additional plays becomes available. Thanks to everyone that came to audition for us over the past 18 years. We want you to know your support is very important to us and much appreciated. We hope you'll continue to patronize us in the coming year with tryouts, play attendance, backstage crew recruitment, directing, ushering, and so forth. Drop us an email that you're interested in volunteering or else speak to one of our many directors.
Even if you're too shy to be on stage, PLEASE consider joining one of our tech crews. We have such great fun staging productions so why not come be a part of it?!
Previous experience is not necessary, we can teach you! Keep in mind we are also looking for stagehands and costumers as well, a great way to break into theater if you're nervous about getting up on stage. For more info, please contact the Director Leatha Gonzalez-Vos at 541-217-7405.
General Audition Guidelines:
Auditions are generally held 2 months prior to the Play's opening. Musicals and Shakespearean plays are the exception, as they have longer lead times due to the tremendous amount of material for the Actor to learn. Plan on auditions for those to run 3 to 4 months prior to opening weekend.
In any event, dress comfortably but appropriately for each audition, be punctual, and come prepared to read, dance, or sing (depending on the script).
Sometimes, would-be-actors are divided into groups and asked to read various parts from a script. In doing so, this simple excersize often aids in locating chemistry between actors, an important element in any play.
Other times, Monologues are required to help Directors gauge an actor's additional strengths & experience. These can range from poetry and song to excerpts from a script.
There are many good online sources available for getting audition Monologues; here are a few favorites:
The Monologue Archive
The Stage Agent
TheatreHistory.com Script Archives
The Internet Theatre Bookshop
At the Audition, you will be asked to fill out an official Audition Form listing contact info, special skills or experience, and other pertinent information to help the Director in choosing both a cast and a tech crew. You have the choice of either filling out a form at the actual Audition OR downloading one here in MS Word format and bringing it already prepared ahead of time.
In general, OBT seeks enthusiastic people who look and feel comfortable on stage, who listen well and follow directions easily, and for folks open-minded enough to try new & different roles than originally intended when auditioning. Some really terrific talent has been discovered this way.
In some instances, Musicians are needed for Musicals. If you are a musician interested in playing for one of our upcoming musicals, please contact us and let your talent be known, or else come attend an audition and talk to the Director directly!
As always, there's a need for Light Techs, Sound Operators, Stage Managers, Stagehands, Choreographers, Vocal Coaches, Costumers, Makeup Artists, Poster designers, Program cover artists, Set Construction, Graphic Artists, Concessions personnel, Directors & Assistants, and Producers.
If you have free time on your hands, or would like to break into theater this way, please give us a call or come to one of our open auditions and talk to the Director.
Experience is helpful BUT NOT mandatory. We can teach you! Come join the fun, make new friends!
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(This page last updated May 16, 2017)
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