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AUDITION: General Auditions – Lord Leebrick Theatre

It’s been awhile, but auditions are starting up again! Brush off those monologues, and get memorizin’!

~Jay


General Auditions for Lord Leebrick


The Lord Leebrick Theatre will hold general auditions for the 2012/2013 season on Saturday, June 30.  These auditions are open to any actors wishing to be considered for Lord Leebrick Theatre’s 2012/2013 theatre season, which included a mix of contemporary comedies and dramas.

Auditions to be held at:

Lord Leebrick Theatre Company
540 Charnelton St.
Eugene, OR 97401

Date and time:

Saturday, June 30, Time TBA

Casting Requirements:

Roles for Men and Women, Ages 16 to 70

When auditioning for Lord Leebrick Theatre Company, it is generally requiree that those who audition must fulfill at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

Must have at least 1 (one) year of actor training beyond high school (auditioners 18 years and younger may substitute actor training from middle school and/or high school, as long as they have also participated as an actor in at least one full production)

-or-

Resume clearly shows at least 3 (three) stage credits. Please list the producing company for all credits.

Audition Requirements:

Auditioners should come with a prepared 1-2 minute contemporary monologue and be ready to tell a short joke if asked.

Callbacks for individual shows will be held on an as needed basis.

Actors who have previously worked for Lord Leebrick need not audition but should notify the Artistic Director of their interest and availability for the upcoming season.

For more information about the production & to schedule an audition appointment, please contact:

Craig Willis, Artistic Director
(541) 684-6988
Also, visit the Lord Leebrick Website for more information.
Find the Lord Leebrick on Facebook!


Helpful links provided by EugeneAuditions:

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?

Want to find some good monologues? Check out this link on Amazon, or pay a visit to the Smith Family Book Store.

GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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PERSONAL: “Almost, Maine” opens next Friday, May 25th!

Hi there, folks! Your friendly neighborhood EA admin here, just wanting to remind you about a great show (That I’m in) that’s opening next week at the Very Little Theatre:

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Directed by Michael Watkins

From the description:

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected, poignant, and often funny ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful and compelling midwinter night’s dream.

Almost, Maine is not a single story but a series of vignettes, or “playlets,” each featuring a different combination of characters from the town, and each with its own love story to tell.

The show has been a blast to work on, and it has been great fun finally getting to work with the “Michael W’s” (Michael’s Watkins and Walker) and the fantastic castmates in this interesting series of scenes.

Plus, it also is my wife’s first “straight play” acting gig in almost 10 years! And not to be biased, but she (as well as the rest of the cast) do fantastically!

Now that you know how awesome the show will be, you of course would like to go see it, right? I thought so!

Tickets can be Purchased at the VLT box office during it’s open hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00-5:30 PM
or
ONE Hour before each performance (7:00 PM, or Sunday Matinees 1:00 PM).

They also may be purchased by phone at (541) 344-7751.

The show runs from May 25th until June 9th, with 2 Sunday matinees and 2 Thursday night performances.

Please be sure to get your tickets soon, as we are already beginning to sell out of the first weekend!

See you on stage!

~Jay

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REMINDER: “The Spitfire Grill” Auditions are on May 19 & 20!

I just wanted to give everyone a brief reminder, since the original posting it “below the fold”:

The Spitfire Grill, Directed by Tony Rust and produced by the Cottage Theatre, will be holding its auditions on May 19th @ 6:30PM, and May 20th @ 2:00 PM.

~Jay

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


Music: Please prepare 18 bars from a song in the style of the show (Broadway/Folk/Pop). Also please bring sheet music for our pianist, and please be ready to stop when asked (you will not be singing entire songs).
Monologue: Please prepare a short, memorized dramatic monologue. The audition will also include reading from the script, and some singing from the show.

Director Tony Rust has set up a special audition information website, which you can access by clicking here.

If you need more information, please click here for the original audition notice.

Break a leg, and we hope to see you on stage soon!

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AUDITION: “Breath of Spring” – Very Little Theatre

It’s not auditioning for another month, but I figure the earlier the better!

~Jay


Auditions for VLT’s “Breath of Spring”


Written by Peter Coke
Directed by Nancy Boyett

A hilarious comedy! When Dame Beatrice is given a mink stole by her maid, Lily, she suspects it was stolen. To protect Lily, she and her “middle-aged” lodgers devise a plan to return the stole without being caught. The operation is so exhilarating they decide to continue the fun by stealing furs themselves and distributing the profits to charity. All goes well until Scotland Yard calls! The laughs build as they try to scheme their way out of being discovered.

Auditions to be held at:

The Very Little Theatre
2350 Hilyard St.
Eugene, OR 97405

Date and time:

Saturday, June 2 at 1:00 pm

Casting Requirements:

5 women, 3 men

Roles:

Dame Beatrice (age 50-70): Energetic, a bit eccentric. She rents the flat and sublets to lodgers.
Brigadier Albert Rayne (age 50-70): Retired military, precise, strict, a lodger.
Miss Nanette Parry (age 50-70): Vocal coach, odd, strong personality, another lodger.
Miss Elizabeth Hatfield (age 50-70): Repairs china, timid and emotional, another lodger.
Lady Alice Miller (age 50-70): Dame ‘Bee’s’ best friend, sardonic, still a beauty.
Lily Thompson (age 25-35): Dame ‘Bee’s’ maid, lower class accent, spunky.
Detective Sergeant Pape (age 25-35): From Scotland Yard, lower class accent, acts more sure of himself than he is.
Police Constable Kemp (age 25-35): Non-speaking role, Pape’s sidekick.

Rehearsals will begin June 11. The play opens July 27, 2012 with ten performances scheduled during a three-week run from July 27 to August 11.

Audition Requirements:

Auditions will be cold readings from the script; no prepared monologues or memorized scenes are required. Be prepared to audition using a British accent.
Scripts will be available for 24-hour checkout starting May 18 at the VLT Box Office during Almost, Maine box office hours Wed-Sat. 2:00-5:30 pm; phone (541) 344-7751.

For more information about the production, please contact:

Nancy Boyett, Director
(541) 485-0771
Also, visit the VLT website for more information.
Find the VLT on Facebook!


Helpful links provided by EugeneAuditions:

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?

Want to cultivate and refine your British Accent? Find a vocal coach!

Make sure to come see “Almost, Maine“, Directed by Michael Watkins, starting May 25th at the VLT (Ok, this is a personal plug, since your site admin is actually in it).

GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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COACHING: Private or Group Acting Instruction with Dr. Christina Allaback

For those of you out there wanting to hone your craft, my friend Dr. Christina Allaback is giving coaching lessons! An excellent resource to help you prepare for your next audition!

~Jay


Dr. Christina Allaback, Acting Coach

My name is Christina Allaback, and I am an acting teacher in Eugene, Oregon with a Ph.D. in theatre. I was an actor in Chicago, and now I am offering private and group acting lessons. I can come to your home for solo instruction: $25 for a half an hour lesson or $40 for an hour lesson. If you and a group of friends would like to have a small group class together, I can teach group lessons. Prices will vary for this depending on space rental, number of people, etc. I am also available for teaching acting and improvisation to businesses to help employees with presentations and the like. Prices will vary on this service. I can teach regular weekly or bi-weekly lessons, or if you just want some coaching on a monologue or scene, I can do one-time lessons. References are available upon request.

For more information, please contact:

Christina L. Allaback, Ph.D.

541-359-5974

Christinaallaback@gmail.com

or visit her website at ChristinaAllaback.com to see her online portfolio.

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MUSIC: “Holy Man” from the play “Lunker” by Kato Buss

I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this is…

“Holy Man”
Music By Dan Pegoda
Lyrics by Kato Buss

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AUDITION: “The Spitfire Grill” – Cottage Theatre

Director Tony Rust from the Cottage Theatre just sent this one over. Start warming up your voices!

~Jay


The Spitfire Grill

Auditions for Cottage Theatre’s “The Spitfire Grill”


Music & Book by James Valcq
Lyrics & Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Directed by Tony Rust

This heartwarming 2001 musical is about finding hope in the unlikeliest of places. A young woman, just released on parole after spending five years in prison, makes a fresh start in a small town in rural Wisconsin. The local sheriff finds a place for her working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The restaurant is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. The entry fee is $100 and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

Auditions to be held at:

Cottage Theatre
700 Village Drive
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Date and Time:

Saturday, May 19, 6:30 pm
Sunday, May 20, 2:00 pm

Casting Requirements:

4 women, 2 men

ROLES:

PERCY TALBOTT: Early 20’s. Pretty, if a bit rough-edged, her face declares the strength of yer youth and a sadness beyond her years. Strong folk/country belt to D.

HANNAH FERGUSON: About 70. A tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. Mezzo/alto chest range.

SHELBY THORPE: Mid-30s. A plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. Shimmering folk soprano with strong high belt to D.

CALEB THORPE: Early 40s. Out-of-work foreman of the stone quarry. Frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice with an edge.

SHERIFF JOE SUTTER: Mid-late 20s. A young small-town policeman with an appealing intensity and a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a G.

EFFY KRAYNECK: 50s. Postmistress and busybody, a woman with narrow eyes and a sour tongue. Solid singer in mezzo/alto chest range.

Audition Requirements:

Music: Please prepare 18 bars from a song in the style of the show (Broadway/Folk/Pop). Also please bring sheet music for our pianist, and please be ready to stop when asked (we will not be singing entire songs).

Monologue: Please prepare a short, memorized dramatic monologue. The audition will also include reading from the script, and some singing from the show.

(Director Tony Rust has set up a special audition information website, which you can access by clicking here.)

For more information regarding the production, please contact:

Cottage Theatre

Phone: 541-942-8001

Email: info@cottagetheatre.org

Cottage Theatre’s Website

Find Cottage Theatre on Facebook!


Helpful Links Provided by EugeneAuditions…

Need some help prepping an audition piece? Look for a local Vocal Coach.

Want to find some new sheet music for that perfect audition song? Click here.


Good Luck! We hope to see you on stage soon!