[NEohioPAL] Auditions at Weathervane in Akron

Janis Harcar jharcar at weathervaneplayhouse.com
Fri Jan 24 08:37:20 PST 2014

Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, OH  44313-5186
TWO Audition Announcements

"Don’t Dress for Dinner"   Comedy by Marc Camoleti (translated from the French by Robin Hawdon)
Directed by Marc Moritz
A Mainstage Production – Run dates May 1 - 18, 2014
     Thursdays at 7:30 p.m, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.,
     Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Plot: Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete! He’s lined up a gourmet caterer and also an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But, when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own, setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities!

Open Call Auditions

Monday, January 27 beginning at 7 p.m.

Preparation: Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

Cast Requirements:

3 adult men
3 adult women

Bernard – Jacqueline’s husband
Jacqueline – Bernard’s wife and Robert’s lover
Robert – Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover
Suzette – the cook
Suzanne – Bernard’s mistress
George – Suzette’s husband

Director: MARC MORITZ  For Weathervane, his directing credits include The 39 Steps, 3 Guys Naked From The Waist Down and Shine with Hal Linden. As an actor, Marc originated the role of Talk Show Host in the Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hal Prince musical, Merrily We Roll Along. He has also appeared at Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival and Porthouse Theatre. Marc was in the Returning Professional Acting program at Kent State University and received his MFA degree in Spring 2012. 

Weathervane Playhouse is a community theater. All actors and designers are volunteers.


Audition Announcement

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Musical by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek (based on the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning)

Directed by Jim Weaver

Musical Director ~ John Ebner

A Mainstage Production – Run dates June 5 - 29, 2014

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.,

Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Plot: The musical centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson swindles women more humbly by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, the two con artists attempt to work together. Trouble is, they soon find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them!

Auditions BY APPOINTMENT in 10-minute increments

Sunday, February 9 beginning at 7 p.m. and

Monday, February 10 beginning at 7 p.m.

Rehearsals begin Monday, April 28.

Preparation: Please prepare 32 bars from each of two contrasting songs (one up-tempo/one ballad) ALSO prepare one comedic monologue.

Character Breakdown:

Lawrence Jameson - Principal role: British, Elegant, Polished, Impeccable Dresser, Smart and cunning gigolo who takes advantage of wealthy women

Freddy Benson - Principal Role: American, Unpolished, A Bit Crude but Funny, Cheap Dresser. He is new at the gigolo game but wants to learn.

Christine Colgate - Principal Role: American, Seemingly Innocent & Unassuming, Smart and cunning as we discover by the end of the show.

Andre - Supporting Role: French, Chief of Police, Simple but neat Dresser. A likeable guy who is in on the swindling antics.

Muriel Eubanks - Supporting Role: American, Funny, Extremely Wealthy, Meddlesome. Lonesome older woman longing for love.

Jolene - Feature Role: American (from Oklahoma), Wealthy, Fashionable, Gullible.

Ensemble:  Men and women of various ages, sizes and types. Several step out characters will come from the ensemble.

There is movement for the ensemble in the production but not heavy or technical. Those auditioning should be comfortable with simple dance steps and remembering combinations. 

Director: JIM WEAVER directed Weathervane’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood during the 2012-2013 season. A member of SDC, he has mounted shows that range from the musical styling of Gilbert and Sullivan to the drama of August Wilson.

Musical Director: JOHN EBNER Earlier this season he was musical director for Christmas My Way and Xanadu and, in past seasons, he was musical director for Ragtime, Putting It Together and The Drowsy Chaperone. He received a YACTA Marquee Award and a Chanticleer for Ragtime and another Chanticleer for The Drowsy Chaperone. He has worked extensively in a variety of ways as musical director, keyboardist and accompanist for Canton Cabaret, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Coach House, Ohio Shakespeare Festival, The Player’s Guild of Canton, Western Reserve Playhouse and Voices of Canton. He has performed with Arthur Fiedler, Paul Williams and a Billy Joel Tribute band at Cleveland’s House of Blues. John is a retired music teacher and continues to work with local schools in Stark and Summit Counties.

Weathervane Playhouse is a community theater. All actors and designers are volunteers.

Janis Harcar
Director of Advancement
Weathervane Playhouse
330-836-2626 X16
jharcar at weathervaneplayhouse.com

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