No Experience Necessary!
Directed by Melissa Bohon Webel and Bob Bohon
Audition Dates/Times: Sunday, Dec. 1 & Monday Dec. 2 at 6:30pm
Callbacks: Dec. 3 at 6:30pm
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Audition Location: Rock Bridge High School Choir Room (Please, park anywhere in the lower lot and enter the building through the South entrance at the top of the stairs. Make a right down the hallway and the choir room will be on your right and monitor will be in the room to takes headshot/resumes and hand out information sheets.)
Prepare: Auditions will consist of some cold reading from the script. Please dress appropriately for the part you are singing for and prepare 16-32 bars of a comedic or mellow-dramtic song that shows vocal range and large personality. Make bold choices. This site will be updated with images for perusal.
Young Frankenstein is a vital ensemble cast of characters of all shapes and sizes. Seeking the wacky and zany for this wickedly outrageous and funny musical based on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece. Take a trip to Transylvania with Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather's work of bringing a corpse to life. It's Alive!! A journey filled with outrageous characters, tap dancing monsters, hilarious complications and quirky innuendo.
Performances: February 6-9, 12-16, 20-23
Roles: 4 males plus 5 ensemble males, 3 females plus 5-6 ensemble females
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein - Male age 20/30s. Brilliant but eccentric brain surgeon, professor and grandson of a mad scientist. Must be willing to make bold and zany choices. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C
The Monster - Male age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man - the bigger the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Tap experience a bonus but not a requirement
Igor - Male age 20s-40s. Frederick's faithful, bright-eyed eager servant and friend - with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C
Inga - Female, age 20s/30s. Frederick's bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling and a bad German accent is a plus.
Elizabeth Benning - Female age 20s/30s. Self-loving, "madcap" boisterous fiance of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F# top line of the treble staff.
Frau Blucher - Female age 30s-50s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal Range: F# (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.
Inspector Hans Kemp - Male age 30s-50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C.
Ensemble - 5 male, 5 female singers and dancers of all ages shapes and sizes with strong personality willing to make bold choices. Many featured lines and lyrics including a tap number and a singing quartet. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists, tap dancers and various speaking roles. Including:
Blind Hermit: Lonely poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein - Male age 30-50s. Frederick's infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.
Ziggy - Male, any age. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.
Shoe shine Man, 20s-50s
Telegraph Boy/girl, younger looking of short stature.
Contact: If you are unavailable at the scheduled audition times, yet wish to audition, please contact the director, Melissa Webel at email@example.com to schedule an alternative audition or for any questions.
Moonlight & Magnolias
Directed by Lynn Waplehorst and Pam Teague
Audition Dates/Times: Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11. 7:00pm
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Audition Location: CEC Theatre: 1800 Nelwood Dr.
Prepare: Auditions will consist of some cold reading from the script. The principle challenge for the cast of Moonlight and Magnolias is physical. The staging of this
play requires actors who are fairly well conditioned athletes with frenetic energy throughout. Fleming
and Selznick characters must be able to project a variety of voices as they “act out” GWTW for Hecht.
Diction will be critical with rapid line delivery.
Synopsis: Hollywood, 1939, and mogul David O. Selznick has just shut down production on the most eagerly anticipated movie in history, Gone With The Wind, scrapping the script and sacking the director. Hollywood is a buzz. Determined to produce a rewrite in five days, he engages the reluctant services of ace script doctor Ben Hecht - possibly the only person in America who has not read the novel - and the movie’s new director Victor Fleming, straight from the set of The Wizard Of Oz after squabbling with the Munchkins and coming to blows with Judy Garland.
Performances:April 3-6; April 10-13; April 17-19, 2014
Roles: 3 males, 1 female
David O. Selznick (ages 32-42) Fanatically driven producer, son in law of the producer Louis B Mayer, the movies were in his blood. The son of a movie distributor who became bankrupt in the 1920s, Selznick rose to the top of the Hollywood tree working at RKO, Paramount and MGM before starting his own Selznick International Pictures. He was notorious for his frantic, Benzedrine-fueled pace of work and the astonishing volume of memos he produced on every aspect of the productions (seen by some as meddling and by others as attention to detail).
Victor Fleming (ages 45-55) Started his working life as a motor mechanic, but got a break in the film business as a camera assistant, moving on to direct many action movies in the 1920s and 30s. With a robust manner and love of outdoor sports Fleming was known as a “man’s director”, but his two best known and most successful directing credits were The Wizard Of Oz and Gone With The Wind. Coincidentally, in both cases he was a substitute, brought in to replace the original director in the early weeks of shooting.
Ben Hecht (ages 40-50) A successful Chicago journalist, Hecht became one of the most celebrated and prolific screenwriters in the early days of film in Hollywood, as well as contributing uncredited work as a “script doctor” on many more [including Gone With The Wind]. As well as journalism and screenplays, he wrote short stories, novels, plays [including The Front Page] and later ghost wrote Marilyn Monroe’s autobiography. A lifelong activist for Jewish causes, his active support of the Zionistmovement in Palestine led to a British boycott of his work in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Miss Poppenguhl (ages 26-36) Selznick’s exceptionally efficient secretary. Usually tireless, by the end of the five days even she is more than a little dazed. In reality, Selznick employed two full time secretaries to keep up with his frantic pace of dictation. The actress will need to portray the same physical deterioration over the 5 days as the men and be able to demonstrate physical comedy often with no lines as she works to meet all of Selznick's demands.
Contact: If you are unavailable at the scheduled audition times, yet wish to audition, please contact the director, Lynn Waplehorst at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an alternative audition or for any questions.
CEC celebrates the diversity of our community. Anyone, regardless of background or experience, is welcome to audition or participate in any way!
Helpful Audition Information
Whether you have auditioned many times before or have never auditioned for a show at all we would like your audition to be a fun and memorable experience at CEC. We have put together some helpful hints to make your audition a good experience.
Nonmusical Auditions (Straight plays)
Dress appropriately for the audition. Wear something you will be comfortable in. The director may have you acting out a scene in which there is a lot of movement. Speak clearly and loud enough so the director can hear and understand you.
Dress appropriately for the audition. Women - Do not wear tight skirts, dresses or clothing that will impede your movements. Also bring comfortable shoes to wear. High heels and sandals will get in the way. Men - Don't wear ball caps or sunglasses during the audition. These items are a distraction to the director. Wear clothes that you would work out at the gym with. If you have dance shoes Please bring them otherwise bring tennis shoes. CEC has facilities in which you may change clothes if you wish to bring them. Remember that you are not auditioning for a fashion show.
Have a Song Prepared
Choose a song that will emphasize your vocal range and will allow the director to hear you clearly. Even if you just sing Happy Birthday, practice it before you audition. During a musical audition an accompanist is available if you wish to bring sheet music. A CD player and cassette player are also available.