COMBINED AUDITIONS FOR THR FIRST TWO SHOWS of the Gilbert Theater 2015-2016 season
will take place
Wednesday July 1 from 6-9 NON MUSICAL AUDITIONS (You can not be seen for YF on this day. There will be no pianist)
and Thursday July 2 from 6-9pm MUSICAL AUDITIONS (anyone auditioning for YF must have an audition slot for this day and can be seen for Wonderful Life at the same time.)
at the Gilbert Theater
You must contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Please allow 48 hours response time.
You must bring a picture and resume. Sides will be provided for It’s a Wonderful Life, however, you must bring 32 bars of music for YF auditions.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN the Musical by Mel Brookes
Runs: September 18th – October 4th, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (with two performances on Saturday)
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 20s/30s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. 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. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.
Igor – Male, age 20s/30s. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST
Inga – Female, age 20s. 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 is a plus.
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20s/30s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.
Frau Blücher (whinney..!) – Female, age 30s/40s. 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 40s/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. Will double as the Blnd Hermit – Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.
Swing/Ensemble cast, 3 male and 3 female, with plenty of featured roles, lot of juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. We are looking for people with strong dance/movement training. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including:
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.
Ziggy – Male, age 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.
It’s a Wonderful Life – adapted for the stage by James Rodgers
Runs: November 27th – December 20th with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Two shows on Saturday and one week off December 7th – there will be two student matinees TBD)
Roles for the following: 8 Men, 6 Women, 2 boys, & 2 girls
George Bailey – The Everyman of Bedford Falls
Clarence Odbody – Angel Second Class
Mr. Gower – proprietor of the corner drug store
Young George/Pete Bailey – age 12
Harry Bailey – George’s younger brother
Mother Bailey – a very kind and understanding woman
Aunt Tilly – Uncle Billy’s wife
Violet Peterson – proprietor of a beauty salon
Bert – a patrolman
Ernie – a mail carrier
Uncle Billy – George’s uncle and business partner
Mary Hatch (later Bailey) – George’s loving wife – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST
Henry F. Potter – owns practically the entire town
Mr. Potter’s Goon – ever-present with Mr. Potter
Mr. Potter’s Secretary – ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
Mrs. Hatch – Mary’s mother
Sam Wainwright – a financially successful young man
Miss Andrews – a townsperson
Mrs. Thompson – a townsperson
Mr. Martini – proprietor of a bar
Mrs. Martini – his wife
Miss Carter – a bank examiner
Tommy Bailey/Newspaper Boy – age 10
Zuzu Bailey – age 7
Mr. Welch – the schoolteacher’s husband
Janie Bailey – age 9
Auditions for the Gilbert Glee Club will take place Saturday August 22nd, 12pm – 3pm. Ages 6-17. See the Glee page for more details or e mail email@example.com.
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“The producers are proponents of non-traditional casting. Minorities are encouraged to audition and to send pictures/resumes.”
As a live, interactive, embodied art form, theater has the potential to catalyze difficult conversations, to ask important questions about cultural representation, and to provide a site for interrogating power dynamics and centering marginalized voices. With this knowledge in mind, the Gilbert continues to actively explore ways to engage with our diverse community in regards to the representation of culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and disability on and off stage.
We create more opportunities for actors and other artists who have been historically underrepresented on and off the stage.
Regarding Working at the Gilbert
The Gilbert Theater is a semi-professional, community minded which offers paid positions to professional and semi-professional actors in leading or specialty roles and volunteer opportunities.
The theater is unable to compensate actors at a level which recognizes the value of their talent, training, or time in the way a fully professional company might. Compensation ranges from a basic Equity contract to Guest Artist to a simple gas stipend. Housing for out of town guests is available. Equity actors are often brought in one to two weeks before tech and are expected to be able to step into a role with very limited rehearsal time. Contract terms are negotiated individually.
Anyone interested in working backstage or on the crew should inquire on the volunteer page.
***The Gilbert Theater has a noted history of cross-gender and non-traditional casting practices. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.
The Gilbert Theater hires Equity members on a show by show basis. If you are Equity and wish to audition please call in advance to inquire at (910) 678-7186.
If you cannot make auditions for a particular production, please feel free to contact us, or send us your resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org or via snail mail.