Act II Playhouse 15-16 Season – PA EPA by Appt
Act II Playhouse | Ambler, PA
Date of Audition:
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1 to 2
Tier 8; $518/week AEA min.
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002
4 Blocks East of Septa R5 train stop. Public parking lot on Cavalier Dr.
Equity actors and actor/singers for various principal roles in the upcoming 2015-16 season.
Prepare a two contrasting monologues (1 – 2 minute monologues preferred) OR a monologue and a song. Accompanist will be provided, please bring appropriate sheet music. Please keep total time (song & monologue) under 5 minutes.
Bring picture and resume.
Act II Playhouse will also be participating in the Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions on 3/23
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.
Artistic Director: Tony Braithwaite
Show Directors: David Bradley, William Roudebush, Matt Silva, James J Christy, Peter Reynolds
· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
AEA members email email@example.com with your preferred times. If you do NOT have email access, then call 215-654-1011.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
For any roles that have been CAST, actors will be seen for possible replacements or understudies if necessary.
ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN
by Bruce Graham
directed by David Bradley
September 8 October 4, 2015
In an attempt to get back into the movie business, a screenwriter-turned-professor finds himself in an unorthodox collaboration with a student, while his wife struggles to define their evolving relationship. ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN pits the lure of fame and celebrity against domestic tranquility.
Gavins wife, same age. her natural enthusiasm makes her appear a bit younger. When nervous or angry a very slight stutter intrudes her speech.
Early 20s. A very awkward looking kid; every day is a bad hair day for him
he does not fit in.
The following role has been CAST:
(Role CAST) Middle-aged, has the intensity of the person who has strong opinions on absolutely everything. This, and the fact that he loves to hear himself talk, makes him a pretty good teacher, despite his occasional barbed sense of humor.
FOX IN THE FAIRWAY
by Ken Ludwig
directed by William Roudebush
October 27 November 22, 2015
A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf.
about 25 years old, offbeat, sweet, anxious, a bundle of nerves with unruly hair
a waitress at the club
Shes a knockout 23, leggy, good-natured, and a little ditzy. Shes in her own world which is very innocent and wonderful to visit.
Executive director of the club, mid 40s
39, beautiful, tanned, and very sophisticated.
Executive director of rival club, also mid 40s. Hes an unpleasant man full of bonhomie.
Binghams wife. a sturdy woman with a porkpie hat.
BEHIND THE MUSIC: HOLIDAY TUNES
Conceived by Tony Braithwaite and Sonny Leo
directed by Matt Silva
December 8, 2015 January 7, 2016
A holiday musical revue featuring old and new favorites.
1 Female singer
The Male Performer has already been CAST.
DRIVING MISS DAISY
By Alfred Uhry
directed by James J. Christy
February 23 March 20, 2016
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possibleand that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two
a thoughtful, unemployed black man dignified and good-natured.
The following role has been CAST:
Role (CSAT). Daisys son
KISS ME, KATE
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
directed by Peter Reynolds
May 19 June 7, 2015
Combine Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with Porter’s music and lyrics to get KISS ME, KATE an instant success with every cast and audience. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, From This Moment On, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Opnin, Another Show. KISS ME, KATE is fun, melodious and sophisticated
Lois Lane (Bianca)
a nightclub singer in her first featured role on the stage
Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
a Broadway hoofer, Lois partner and a chronic gambler
Lilli Vanessi (Katharine)
a star stage and screen actress, former wife of Fred Graham
Fred Graham (Petruchio)
writer, producer, director, actor and superman; former husband of Lili
Various other roles
Ensemble will play multiple roles.
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