Auditions-Casting

Actors

Auditions dates for plays and the casting information is posted on this page.   Learn all you can about the play so you are familiar with it when you come to auditions.  Fill out an audition form making sure to list all your conflicts (days you cannot be at rehearsal).   Generally the director will hold open auditions (that means that everyone in the community is welcome to audition).  Some directors audition privately by appointment which allows them to work with a very small group at a time instead of a large group.  Auditions ususally are held Monday and Tuesday evenings.  If there is a large group of people auditioning the director will schedule a “call back”.  This is a smaller group of people that the director hasn’t decided on, but wants to take another look at before casting the show.  Generally the cast list is posted on a Friday of the auditions week and rehearsals start promptly the following Monday.  MHT provides the costumes for the performers if we are doing a show with specialized costumes.  We ask the performers to provide their own clothes as costumes if the show is set in present day.  Actors have to provide their own shoes -generally black or brown dress shoes for the males and character shoes or dark shoes for females.

It is helpful for auditionees to check out a perusal script 1-2 weeks ahead of time to become familiar with the play. At the auditions the director will assign parts at random and have auditionees stand onstage and read these scenes looking for a sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting ability. They might also be asked to participate in some simple theatre games or improvisations. 

If you are auditioning for a musical you should check to see if there are specific songs you will need to sing from the show to audition (this does not apply to the Family Series). If you are unable to attend the scheduled audition date please contact the theatre to see if there is an alternate audition time when other auditionees will be present. Alternate audition times are not guaranteed. We make a concerted effort not to have “private” auditions for roles outside of the audition dates.

Perusal scripts for all shows may be checked out for three days with a $10 Family Series script refundable deposit and a $10 -$25 Adult script refundable deposit. Casting for roles are based on a variety of factors in addition to sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting abilitiy. Casting can be also determined by the heights and ages of performers when compared with others who have auditioned. MHT believes strongly in color blind casting and seeks to cast new people as often as possible. All roles are available at auditions. Preference is also given to actors who will accept any role! Should an actor be unable to perform every effort will be made to recast the role from those actors already cast in the show.

 

Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

Auditons for Sister Act The Musical will be Monday and Tuesday February 26 & 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the upstairs classroom of our Studio Theatre building located at 120 Market House Square (Next to Etcetera coffee shop.  Use the stairs at the back of the studio for access to the classroom.  Directing the show will be Guest Director Ron Zeigler.  Ron has directed numerous shows all across the country and adjudicated for the AACT festivals.  Perusal copies of the script and music will be available for checkout for a $20 refundable deposit in January.  All auditionees will be expected to sing from one of the selections available at the box office for checkout.

A large cast of men and women are needed for the show.

Auditionees will sing and dance on Monday evening.  The director will then call back from the Monday evening to do readings on Tuesday evening.  Additional call backs if needed will be Wednesday evening.

Roles 

 

Deloris Van Cartier

An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Mother Superior

The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: D3

Sister Mary Robert

A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.

Gender: Female

Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Sister Mary Patrick

A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 50

Sister Mary Lazarus

A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris's soul music.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: F3

Monsignor O'hara

One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Curtis

A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Eddie Souther

The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Tj

Curtis's nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.

Gender: Male

Age: 16 to 30

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Db3

Joey

One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Pablo

One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours

A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 60

Sister Mary Theresa

A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

Gender: Female

Age: 60 to 70

Michelle

One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tina

One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ernie

One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Ensemble

Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers

 

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

Auditons for Barefoot in the Park will be Monday and Tuesday February 26 & 27 at 6:30 pm in the back of the Multi-Use Finkel Buildling located at 200 KY Avenue.  Directing the production will be Diane Byrd.  

Needed are:

4 men 
2 women

Characters 
CORIE BRATTER - a free spirit, newlywed to Paul 
PAUL BRATTER - a lawyer, newlywed to Corie 
MRS. BANKS - Corie's mother
VICTOR VELASCO - the neighbor in the attic 
TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN 
DELIVERY MAN

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences