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Godspell Auditions – 6/19 & 6/21

Wilmington Drama League
June 19 and 21 at 7:00pm
Callbacks (if necessary) June 26 at 7:00 pm

WILMINGTON DRAMA LEAGUE announces auditions for their first show of the 85th season, Godspell (2012 version). Godspell tells the story of a small group of people helping Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

Auditions will be held on Monday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00pm at the Wilmington Drama League. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Monday, June 26 at 7:00 pm at Wilmington Drama League. Rehearsals would begin the week of July 9.

Director Chris Turner, Music Director Caty Butler, and Choreographer Trish Storch, are seeking a diverse group of 10 versatile actors and actress (ages late teens-40s) who can sing and dance. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary Broadway musical or rock/pop song. Please bring sheet music in the correct key for our accompanist. No acapella singing or singing to tracks. Please be prepared to dance.

Any questions please contact Chris Turner at seeturner1@gmail.com

Moon Over Buffalo Auditions – 7/11 & 7/18

Auditions: July 11 & 18 at 6:30pm
Callbacks: July 20 at 6:30pm (if necessary)

PERFORMANCES: October  20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

WILMINGTON DRAMA LEAGUE announces auditions for the second show in the 85th season: Moon Over Buffalo! It’s 1953 and television has captivated the nation. This leaves a very small audience for live theatre as it is played by the husband and wife touring team of George and Charlotte Hay. But as the curtain rises on the green room of the Erlanger Theatre in Buffalo, NY, box office receipts are the least of their problems. The company’s ingenue has announced she is having George’s baby, and George has disappeared to ride out Charlotte’s wrath. But Frank Capra is coming to the matinee to audition the couple to replace Ronald Coleman and Greer Garson in his next film, “The Twilight of the Scarlet Pimpernel.” The resulting race to find George and make the most of this last chance for stardom is good, farcical confusion.

Director Gene Dzielak is looking for eight actors comfortable with physical comedy to tackle this hilarious farce. Cuttings from the show will be provided for the audition. There is no reason to prepare a monologue. Please be prepared to stay to read different sides. Rehearsals begin the first week of August. Please bring all conflicts from August 1-October 22.

George Hay – (Male, 40s-50s) very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor. Must be able to do strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, running, stage combat (fencing), etc.

Charlotte Hay – (Female, 40s-50s) She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even those for which she is a bit too old. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.

Ethel – (Female, 60s-70s) Charlotte’s mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings. Should have strong comedic skills.

Rosalind “Roz” Hay – (Female, 20-30 years old) George and Charlotte’s daughter, used to be an actress and a member of their acting troupe, but she decided that she wanted a real career, so she left – determined never to act again – or be like her parents. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.

Eileen – (early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.

Howard – (late 20s-early 30s) – a weatherman and Rosalind’s fiancé. He comes across as nervous and very excitable. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.

Paul – (late 20s-early 30s) is a member of the acting troupe, who used to be with Rosalind and still loves her and wants her back; but he is an actor first and foremost, so he wouldn’t leave the troupe to be with her. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.

Richard – (40s-50s) He is George and Charlotte’s attorney, but he is in love with Charlotte – always trying to get her to leave George. He is wealthy and used to getting what he wants, and he is both amused and perplexed by the Hay family.

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