A former "Sir Andrew Aguecheek" here (Cumberland Players, Vineland, NJ, January 2000)...just thought you may want to know:
Auditions for Twelfth Night/Macbeth
Needed: 17+ men and women
Dates for auditions are May 1st at 7:30 PM and May 3rd at 1:00 PM with callbacks (if needed) on the 11th at 1:00 PM. OR interested individuals may audition at any of our open calls to be considered - our next is April 26 - call for appointment. Preparations include two monologues for the open calls - or for the actual auditions - be prepared to read from the script and have something prepared (but not nec. memorized) to read/perform. If auditioning for Feste (the fool), be prepared to sing and/or play instruments (or at least have knowledge of certain instruments). All performers need to be prepared and dressed to move if called back. Please bring headshot/resume (snapshot will do) and any conflicts you might foresee between May 19 and August 30. Conflicts will not strike you from the cast (we are casting understudies for such events). We are looking for Men and Women ages 14 and up for both shows.
Production dates for Twelfth Night - June 25 through August 9
Production dates for Macbeth - July 16 through August 16
These productions will run in repertory Wednesdays through Sundays through July and August (and Late June). We will be casting understudies for substitutions during this extended run. Please note - there is a possibility for these productions to tour the Tri-state area (DE, PA, NJ) and also Maryland.
Twelfth Night is a raunchy, yet bittersweet comedy by William Shakespeare. The director (Brett Fauver) has chosen a stylized version of late 16th century Spain for this production. He is also looking for musicians to play flamenco style and also in the style of the Gypsy Kings.
For more information call 856-825-3077 or email us at email@example.com
Macbeth is the Bard's classic and bloody tragedy that everyone HAD to read but never understood. The HCRT understands this, and sets the Scottish tragedy in a stylized fantastic urban setting with blood, gore, and the grittiness of the streets. While no text is changed, the play plops down neatly within such context of turf wars and gang-violence. Complete with an original, hard-hitting score, Macbeth will be sure to hit all the right notes, and please audiences with its unlocked fury. For more information, call 856-825-3077 or online at http://www.hcrt.org. Note that the ages listed are what the character should look like, and does not mean that we will not consider someone out of range if they look or can act the part. In the end, acting is more important than looks.
Cast of Characters for Twelfth Night
Duke Orsino - m - 30+
Sea Captain/Priest/Street Denizen - m/f - any age
Valentine - servant to the Duke - m/f - 20's+ (combat)
Sir Toby Belch - m - 30's+
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - m - 30's +
Sebastian - m - 20's - must resemble Viola
Antonio - a pirate - m - 20's - 30's - must be in good shape for combat
Maria - f - 30's+
Viola - f - 20's - must resemble Sebastian
Olivia - f - 30+
Feste - m/f - any age - must be able to play (or fake well) at least one musical instrument and sing.
Fabian - m/f - any age
Malvolio - m - 30's +
Lady Attending Olivia - f - any age
cast of characters for Macbeth
We have made it an ensemble piece, and there will be much double-casting of roles (and quad-casting). A lot of the thanes have been combined, and I have cut scenes for time, but not altered the text within scenes. Those familiar will notice that the third murderer is not listed - but the reason will only be given after final casting is complete. Note that the ages listed are what the character should look like, and does not mean that we will not consider someone out of range if they look or can act the part. In the end, acting is more important than looks.
Duncan/Seyton/Porter/Hecate - m/f - 20's
Malcolm - m/f - 20's
Donalbain - m/f - early twenties, late teens
Macbeth - m - 20's-30's
Banquo/Siward/Scotch Doctor - m/f - 20's-30's
Macduff/Apparition - m/f - 20's - 30's
Witch/Ross/Woman/Servant - f - any age
Witch/Lennox/Murderer/Servant - m - any age
Witch/Angus/Murderer/Servant - m/f - any age
Fleance/Y. Siward/Macduff, Jr./app. - m/f - late teens, but must look younger
Lady Macduff/Lady Macbeth -f - 20's - 30's
also looking for several children ages 7-14 to be Macduff children -m/f
We are also for actors within the two casts to help create abridged versions of Shakespeare as curtain raisers (or after-show fun). The shows we are also looking to eviscerate into 10 to 15 minute versions include (but will not be decided upon until late May) - The Winters Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Twelfth Night. This is a work-in-progress, and is just in the planning stages - however, the producers have the right to pull the plug on these projects at any time.