Cape Playhouse 2019
Local EPA Auditions
Saturday, January 26th – 11-4pm
Sunday, January 27th – 11-3pm
Saturday, January 26th – 11-4pm
Sunday, January 27th – 11-3pm
Director: Matt Lenz
Playwright: Oscar Wilde
Rehearsals begin: May 27, 2019 (in NYC)
Opening: June 12, 2019
Closing: June 22, 2019
Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities with STRONG comedic language skills and impeccable British dialects for all roles.
[LADY BRACKNELL] Female or Male, any ethnicity, 50’s – 70’s. Algernon’s domineering aunt and the epitome of high society. A force to be reckoned with, she is cunning, haughty, snobbish and blunt. Effortlessly dominates any room she’s in with her bone-dry wit, arrogant observations and blistering retorts. Her word and judgment on a subject, however narrow-minded, are final. Committed to the keeping up of societal appearances and driven to see her daughter marry well; she doesn’t concern herself with issues of morality or ethics, only optics.
[JACK WORTHING] Male, any ethnicity, late 20s – early 30s. A wealthy and handsome young gentleman. He is seemingly respectable and responsible, but also secretly living a double life. In the country he is known as ‘Jack’ and in London, he is known as ‘Ernest’. Likes to think of himself as being mature, honest, serious and respectable, even if it’s not always the case. He yearns for a romantic, carefree life but is critical of his best friend Algernon’s rakish behavior and takes his position as Cecily’s guardian very seriously. He is in love with Gwendolen.
[ALGERNON MONCRIEFF] Male, any ethnicity, late 20s – early 30s. Effortlessly witty, caddish, charming and blithely self-centered nephew of Lady Bracknell and cousin to Gwendolen Fairfax. Mischievous, amoral and cocky, but charismatic, smart and self-assured – and irresistibly appealing. Playful and a bit reckless, to him everything is a game and, with the exception of his never-ending pursuit of pleasure, he refuses to take anything seriously. He has invented a fictional friend, “Bunbury,” to use as an excuse to wriggle out of unpleasant or dull social obligations. He’s in love with Cecily Cardew.
[GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX] Female, any ethnicity, mid 20’s – early 30s. Algernon’s young, sophisticated and charming, witty cousin, and Lady Bracknell’s daughter. A model and arbiter of high fashion and society, Gwendolen speaks with unassailable authority on matters of taste and morality. Quick-witted, poised, elegant, graceful and often prone to pretension. Prides herself in remaining cool and composed under any and all circumstances. She is fixated on marrying someone with the name Ernest. In love with Jack, whose name she thinks is Ernest.
[CECILY CARDEW] Female, any ethnicity, early 20s. Jack’s ward, she is a beautiful, imaginative, vibrant, blooming young woman, coming of age. Of a sweet but still outspoken temperament, she is confident, clever, and resourceful. Cloistered away at Jack’s country estate, she has lived a deliberately sheltered life surrounded by stuffy, middle-aged people. A romantic at heart, she craves passion, adventure, excitement, and most of all, love. She is obsessed with the name Ernest, but she is even more intrigued by the idea of wickedness. This idea has prompted her to fall in love with Jack’s wicked brother “Ernest” in her imagination and to invent an elaborate romance and courtship between them.
[MISS PRISM] Female, any ethnicity, 50s – 60s. Cecily’s puritanical governess. Conscientious, proper, and rigorously principled, she is prone to over the top severe, pronouncements and quoting of scriptures. Despite her moral righteousness and rigidity, she is a romantic and harbors feelings for the local vicar, Rev. Chasuble.
[REVEREND CHASUBLE] Male, any ethnicity, 50s – 60s. Local vicar, and source of moral judgments, but easy-going and amiable nonetheless. His proudest achievement is the all-purpose sermon that can be used for christenings, weddings and funerals alike. Beneath the religious exterior, his heart beats for Miss Prism. A kind and gentle man, he is learned and well-read, but a bit bumbling.
[LANE] Male, any ethnicity, 20s – 40s. Algernon’s faithful butler. A man of few words, but possesses a dry wit, a mischievous side and impeccable timing. He’s a worthy match for his master’s swift repartee. A consummate professional, he never loses his cool, and nothing gets under his skin.
[MERRIMAN] Male, any ethnicity, 30s – 50s. The butler at Jack and Cecily’s country manor house. Formal, unflappable and efficient, he is helpful and does as he is told without question.
Director: Michael Rader | Music Director: Garrett Taylor
Choreographer: Shea Sullivan
Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman
Music: Alan Menken
Rehearsals being: June 10, 2019 (in NYC)
Opening: June 26, 2019 | Closing: July 6, 2019
Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities for all roles, unless otherwise noted.
[SEYMOUR] Male, 20-30s. An employee at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story. Introverted and insecure, he is naive and put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet, genuine and well-meaning little man. In love with Audrey and will do anything to protect her. Bari-tenor.
[AUDREY] Female, 20s-30s. A sweet and vulnerable girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She is all heart beneath her peroxide blonde hair and pin-up girl outfits. Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop and is the love of his life. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she has beautiful dreams for the future despite the hopelessness of her situation, including her abusive relationship. Soprano with strong rock mix/belt.
[MR. MUSHNIK] Male, 50s-60s. Owner of the failing Skid Row flower shop and Seymour’s nosey boss. He is generally a good man but can be profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Often yells and complains in Yiddish. Baritone.
[ORIN SCRIVELLO D.D.S.] Male, mid 20s-40s. Egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend. This actor also plays other roles in a series of quick changes, and should be a strong comic with great transformational skills. Baritone/Bass (a la Johnny Cash) or Bari-tenor.
[CRYSTAL, RONNETE & CHIFFON] Any Ethnicity, non-Caucasian, 20s-30s. Street urchins and our musical guides through the evening, sometimes acting as a Greek Chorus – they know what’s coming. Young, energetic and street smart with sharp sense of humor. Must have strong Motown-style vocals and be adept with tight harmonies and choreography.
[VOICE OF AUDREY II] Any Sex, Any age. An offstage actor/vocalist with the funky rhythm and blues voice of a conniving street-smart villain. A cross between Wolfman Jack and Barry White. Baritone with extension.
Director: Hunter Foster | Music Director: Will Shuler
Book: Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney
Rehearsals begin: June 24, 2019 (in NYC)
Opening: July 10, 2019 | Closing: July 20, 2019
Seeking talented musicians/actors of ALL ethnicities who proficiently play one or more of the following instruments:
Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Violin/Fiddle, Accordion, Cello, Ukulele, Mandolin, Melodica, Cajon, & Drum Kit.
[GUY] Male, Any Ethnicity, mid 20s – 30s. A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[GIRL] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s – 30s. Czech-born. Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Works hard and doesn’t want sympathy. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn’t think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock mezzo soprano.
[EAMON] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s – late 40s. Irish. The music studio manager where GUY and GIRL record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents and shows a passion and appreciation for their music. Must sing and play guitar & piano well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[ANDREJ] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s. Czech-born. Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Must play guitar & electric bass guitar extremely well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[REZA] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s – 30s. A vivacious, sexy, funny, smart Czech girl with a larger then life attitude. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock soprano.
[DA] Male, Any Ethnicity, 50s and up. Guy’s dad, runs a vacuum repair shop. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar or ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone
[BARUSHKA] Female, Any Ethnicity, Late 40s – 50s. Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock alto.
[BANK MANAGER] Male or female, Any Ethniciy, 30s-40s. Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar and cello very well. Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent. Folk/ rock tenor or alto.
[SVEJC] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s, A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[EX-GIRLFRIEND] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s – Early 30s, Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock mezzo-soprano.
[BILLY] Male, Any Ethnicity, Mid 30s – 40s. A large Irish man with a big personality and a heart of gold. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of GIRL but also has a vulnerability. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[EMCEE] Male, 20s-40s, Any Ethnicity, The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[IVANKA] 6-8 year old girl. IVANKA is the sweet natured daughter of Girl. Should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing.
Director: Joyce Chittick | Choreographer: Rick Faugno
Music Director: Garrett Taylor
Book: James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Music: Marvin Hamlisch | Lyrics: Edward Kleban
Originally Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by: Michael Bennett
Rehearsals begin: July 8, 2019 (in NYC)
Opening: July 24, 2019 | Closing: August 3, 2019
Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities, unless otherwise noted. All performers must be excellent,
accomplished dancers who sing well.
[CASSIE] Female, 30s. A star dancer who has had success in featured roles on Broadway and now needs a job. Recently back from LA, she wants to start over and put herself on the line. She is passionate about dance and it shows in her performance. Vulnerable but committed. Had a relationship with Zach in the past. Must be an outstanding dancer and sing extremely well, belter.
[DIANA] Female, Puerto Rican, late 20s. Warm and likable. She attended the High School of Performing Arts, where her drama teacher told her that she would never make it as an actress. Despite her setbacks, she still believes in the thrill and power of dancing on Broadway. Must sing extremely well, mezzo.
[SHEILA] Female, 30s. Her mother pushed her into being a ballerina and she used dance as a means to escape her unpleasant home life. Strong, opinionated and assertive but not mean. Her sharp, biting sense of humor and tough, passive aggressive attitude cover her insecurity and vulnerability.
[VAL] Female, 20s. Adorable but, savvy and self-assured. Her dreams of being a Rockette were dashed and she learned that her looks were holding her back. Not one to settle, she went to a doctor and bought herself a new look and new physique, of which she is very proud. Must sing extremely well.
[KRISTINE] Female, 20s. She “could never really sing,” but grew up dancing to the radio. She is often panicked and nervous, but has a loving husband, Al, who helps ground her. Unintentionally comedic.
[BEBE] Female, 20s. She grew up being told she was “different” looking, but feels beautiful when she dances. Must sing extremely well.
[JUDY] Female, late 20s. Funny and quirky. She used to dance around the living room, but is now ready for Broadway. Tall, thin and off-beat.
[CONNIE] Asian Female, early 30s. Born in Chinatown. Sings about being 4’10” and laments being too short to be a ballerina. Energetic and self-assured. Petite — should beunder 5’3”.
[MAGGIE] Female, 20s. Sweet girl-next-sure, she had a difficult home life growing up and used to dance and fantasize as a way of escape. Must have a strong, high belt/mix.
[MIKE] Male, 20s. Italian. He discovered dance when he started attending his sister’s dance class and realized he could do that, and better. Athletic and masculine. Must sing well, tenor.
[BOBBY] Male, 20s. A bit of an oddball, he tells great stories of all of the trouble he’s gotten into over the years. He is funny, attractive and charismatic.
[AL] Male, 30s. Kristine’s husband; he is her rock. He is tough and street smart, from a working class background. Masculine and appealing, with strong singing voice.
[RICHIE] African American Male, 20s. After winning a basketball scholarship to college, he almost became a kindergarten teacher, but instead put his considerable energy into dance. Charismatic with a big tenor voice.
[MARK] Male, 20. Boyish and innocent. His memories of his adolescent sexual awakening include misinterpreting a wet dream as gonorrhea.
[GREG] Male, 30s, Smart, wry and witty, he describes himself as “very East Side.” Has known he was gay since a young age and is at home with it.
[DON] Male, 20s. All American. He tells a story of working in strip joints and having an affair with an older stripper.
[LARRY] Male, 20s. Zack’s assistant choreographer. Efficient but kind and supportive of the dancers auditioning. He is a superb dancer.
[ZACH] Male, 30s – early 40s. A charismatic, controlling, and manipulative but brilliant Broadway director/ choreographer. Always seems strong and self-assured, despite the emotional circumstances he creates.
[PAUL] Puerto Rican Male, late 20s. Shy and sensitive. Left school at a young age after being bullied for being effeminate. He secretly began to work in a seedy drag show, which he hid from his parents. Must be strong actor and able to deliver a long, engaging monologue.
Director: Jeffry Denman
Playwright: Michael Frayn
Rehearsals begin: July 22, 2019 (in NYC)
Opening: August 7, 2019
Closing: August 17, 2019
Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities with strong physical comedy and language skills with impeccable British accents.
[DOTTY OTLEY] Female, any ethnicity, 50s-60s. A veteran British character actress. Has made a career in the theatre playing older character roles. Forgetful and aloof at times, but cares about the play and the cast deeply. In a tumultuous relationship with Garry and uses Freddy to make him jealous.
[BROOKE ASHTON] Female, any ethnicity. 20s-early 30s. British. A young, ditzy, inexperienced actress. Gorgeous and sexy, but not all that talented or smart. Likely got the role because she is sleeping with Lloyd, the director. Spacey and dim, she can’t see without her contacts but she’ll carry on with the play regardless of what is happening around her. Oblivious but means well.
[BELINDA BLAIR] Female, any ethnicity, 30s – early 40s. British. A warm and likable veteran actress, she is cheerful, reliable and endlessly positive. Tries her hardest to keep the show going, despite every setback. A busybody, she knows all the company gossip but doesn’t look to start any drama.
[POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR] Female, any ethnicity, 20s – early 30s. British. The assistant stage manager. Sweet and earnest, she is very invested in the show and desperately trying to keep it from falling apart. Sensitive and emotional, often on the verge of tears, she is extremely overworked. Having an affair with Lloyd, the director.
[LLOYD DALLAS] Male, any ethnicity, 40s – early 50s. British. The director of the play. He is passionate and authoritative, but also temperamental and often exasperated. Sarcastic and sharp-tongued but with considerable charm and charisma, he’s secretly in a love triangle with Brooke and Poppy, and trying to keep it from destroying the show.
[GARY LEJEUNE] Male, any ethnicity, 30s – early 40s. British. A stuttering actor who is easily fired up and prone to jealousy. A professional, his stutter disappears onstage. Offstage, he is overly confident and likes to command a room, but he is incoherent at times and rarely finishes his sentences. Having an affair with Dotty, but mistrustful.
[FREDERICK FELLOWES] Male, any ethnicity, 40s. British. A sweet, neurotic actor with a serious fear of blood and violence. Nervous and oblivious, he is not particularly bright and lacks confidence. Overthinks and overcomplicates everything, onstage and off. Often gets nosebleeds. His wife recently left him.
[SELSDON MOWBRAY] Male, any ethnicity, 60s-70s. British. An endearing, aging, alcoholic, veteran character actor. Forgetful and selectively hard of hearing. The rest of the cast is often trying to find him and keep him away from alcohol. Typically asleep and not where he is supposed to be.
[TIM ALLGOOD] Male, any ethnicity, 20s – 30s. British. The play’s exhausted stage and company manager. Overworked and seriously sleep deprived. Frantically juggling multiple crises and tasks at any given moment. In addition to his offstage duties, he also understudies Seldon and Frederick, but not well.
Director: Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Playwright: Ira Levin
Rehearsal begin: August 5, 2019 (in NYC)
Opening: August 21, 2019
Closing: August 31, 2019
[SIDNEY BRUHL] Male, mid 40s-50s. Stately, wry, witty, erudite, distinguished. Attractive with a causal sophistication. A celebrated playwright of mystery thrillers who gained astonishing success early in his career but has hit a dry spell. He has a strong magnetizing presence of a man who has achieved great fame and stature. Actor must have some experience in stage combat.
[MYRA BRUHL] Female, 40s-50s. A modest, self-effacing woman, middle-upper class. Has a nervous, quick, disposition and tends to follow, rather than lead. Smart but fragile. Married to Sidney for eleven years.
[PORTER MILGRIM] Male, 50s-60s. A pragmatic, though fairly meddlesome, lawyer. Direct, to the point, businessman who is in charge of Sidney’s legal affairs.
[CLIFFORD ANDERSON] Male, 20s-30s. Charismatic, sturdy, good-looking, with the youthful, optimistic exuberance. A former writing student of Sidney’s and young lover. Seemingly sincere with a friendly dispoisition, but surprisingly calculating and manipulative underneath. Actor must have some experience in stage combat.
[HELGA TEN DORP] Female, mid 50s-70s. A European psychic who has moved in next door. A wildly eccentric, mysterious woman. Her magical powers are very real and potent and she believes in them with great seriousness. She is a celebrity and enjoys the fame, attention and the status. Speaks with a Dutch dialect.