Dec. 6 & 7 @ 7 p.m.  Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade

South City Theatre will hold auditions for Bernard Slade’s “Romantic Comedy” on December 6 and 7 @ 7 p.m. in the South City Theatre Studio, 2969 Pelham Parkway, Suite N, Pelham, AL 35124. Director: Pat Yates.

 

Audition format: Cold readings. No prepared monologue needed. Headshots and resumes helpful but not required. Needed: 2 males and 4 females Performances will be: January 26, 27, 28, Feb. 1, 2, 3, 2018 @ South City Theatre and Feb. 9-10 @ Homewood Library Synopsis: Arrogant, self centered and sharp tongued Jason Carmichael, successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies, is facing two momentous events: he is about to marry a society belle and his collaborator is retiring. Enter Phoebe Craddock, Vermont schoolteacher and budding playwright. Quicker than a flash, Jason acquires a talented and adoring collaborator in the mousy Phoebe. Fame and success are theirs for ten years and then Jason's world falls apart. His wife divorces him to go into politics and Phoebe, her love for Jason unrequited, marries a breezy journalist and moves to Paris. Jason goes into professional, financial and physical decline as a newly chic Phoebe returns, solo and successful. "A darling of a play...zesty entertainment of cool wit and warm sentiment." - New York Post "An utterly disarming, lighthearted confection about love, friendship and theatrical trauma." - Women's Wear Daily "It's brilliant comedy. It's also a hit. Funniest comedy on Broadway in years." - WABC-TV For more information, contact info@southcitytheatre.com

 

 

December 11 and December 12 @ 7 p.m.

South City Theatre is holding open auditions for the musical, Godspell. Performances are scheduled for March 23-31, 2018 at South City Theatre, 2969 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, AL 35124. This production may tour to area churches after the run of this show. All roles are available.

Director Tracy Webster
Musical Director Emily Hoppe
Choreographer Michele Santiago

Those auditioning should prepare 64 bars simple movement / dance combination to be performed and to sing 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song at the auditions.

Musicians: bring your instruments and be prepared to play something to be considered for a role in the show.

Each actor will bring his or her own personality traits to the character, but it will be helpful to look for certain salient personality characteristics when casting each role. We want and will allow the individual cast members to be different enough from one another for the audience to distinguish them, and it makes the specific assignments of lines in the script make sense from a personality and character arc point-of-view.

In addition to everyone being able to stand out, it is important that all be able to function as an ensemble, without feeling like anyone (other than Jesus) stands out above the others. Other important traits to look at in casting are comic ability and skill at improvisation.

Character Breakdown 

Anna Maria: A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day."

Celisse: The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar.

George: The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations.

Jesus: Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.

John the Baptist/Judas: He has attributes of both Biblical figures: He is both Jesus' lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most "serious" and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy.

Lindsay: The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what's going on.

Nick: Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar.

Telly: Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings "All Good Gifts" he must be a very good singer.

Uzo: The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an "earth mother" kind of warmth to her.

For more information contact the director at twebster5@charter.net

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