AUDITION INFORMATION

Lake Country Playhouse announces auditions for the following upcoming productions:


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The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin

Synopsis: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.

AUDITIONS: Monday (11/5) and Tuesday (11/6), with callbacks on Thursday (11/8). Time for each date is 6:00pm-8:00pm

Full Length, Comedy:  9 men, 2 women

  • DIRECTED BY: Ed Sarna, Diane Powell

  • Audition Location: Directly across the street from LCP, in our rented space in the church basement: First Congregational Church UCC, 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 

Auditions will consist of: Cold read from the script

READ A SAMPLE OF THE SCRIPT and find character descriptions: http://www.dramatists.com/previews/4810.pdf

PERFORMANCE DATES: JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 10, 2019

LUCIUS FRETWAY: 30’s. A botanist and a man of science. Intellectual and sensible, but lacks the confidence of his more flashy peers. Hopelessly in love with Phyllida, whom he is sponsoring for membership into the Explorer’s Club, but naïve in the ways of romance. He has a nerdy charm, and we root for his success.

PHYLLIDA SPOTTE-HUME: 30’s. An anthropologist. An intrepid woman in a very male-dominated field, in Victorian England. She’s proper, with perfect Victorian manners, but is not a wilting violet. She’ll fight back if provoked. Attractive and resourceful, witty and charming. Also plays her twin sister the COUNTESS GLAMORGAN, a posh, conceited, self-involved aristocrat.

HARRY PERCY: 30’s - 40’s. Rakish, arrogant, charming, self-assured and really quite dim. Charming and impossible. The pinnacle of Victorian manhood. His belief in himself and his appeal to the ladies knows no bounds. His expeditions usually end with someone dying or being left behind.

LUIGI: 30s-50s. (ageless) The tribal chief of the NaKong of the lost city of Pahatlabong – a very war-like people. Proud of his culture. Very smart and very observant. Truly a fish out of water in the Explorers Club, he speaks only a few words of English, but picks up on many English customs during the course of the play. MUST BE A GREAT PHYSICAL COMEDIAN.

PROFESSOR COPE: 30’s - 40’s. A herpetologist (snakes). Great friends with PROFESSOR WALLING. An unassuming, work-a-day scientist with a great attachment to his pet cobra ‘ROSIE’. A perfect Victorian gentleman, well-mannered and enthusiastic. A great defender of snakes, which he believes to be misunderstood. Terrible at charades.

PROFESSOR WALLING: 30’s - 40’s. A zoologist. Great friend with PROFESSOR COPE. A sensitive man and scholar, with great affection for his guinea pig ‘Jane’. A perfect Victorian gentleman, cheerful and gentle. Utterly undone when harm befalls Jane.

PROFESSSOR SLOANE: 60’s -70’s. An archeo-theologist; studies science in the Bible. Irritable and haughty; he does not like change. Opinionated and often abrasive. As one of the eldest members of the club, he is horrified at the idea of a woman joining the group.

SIR BERNARD HUMPHRIES: 40’s – 50’s. Private Secretary to Queen Victoria. Polished, distinguished, and refined. Smooth, and shark-like – a real operator. The man you send to sort out the unpleasantness. Hawkish, he is dedicated to protecting the honor of the crown.

BEEBE: 30’s – 50s. An explorer. Stoic and resilient. A strong-willed survivor. Left behind on one of PERCY’s missions, he joined an order of violent monks and has returned to the club seeking revenge. At his core, though, a proper English gentleman. Also plays AN IRISH ASSASSIN.


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The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan

Synopsis: “Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life”.

Lake Country Playhouse will be the first Wisconsin performance since the  2014 premier of this comedy/drama at the Peninsula Players in Door County. 

Auditions: Mon, January 7th 7:00 and Tue, January 8th 7:00

Callbacks Wednesday January 9th if needed.

Directed by:  Nancy Hurd and Rebecca Richards

Audition location:  Directly across the street from LCP in our rented space in the basement of the First Congregational Church UCC, 111 Church St. Hartland WI

Rehearsals:  Monday- Thursday 7-9  beginning January 21st. 

Performance dates:  March 15-31

No preparation.  Cold read from the script.

Characters:  5 women; 2 men

JOY:  20s-30s:  a free-lance graphic artist.  At the outset, Joy has received a lifesaving heart transplant but is conflicted about what to do now. Smart, sometimes acerbic, attractive but rudderless with her new lease on life.

HANK: 50-60s:  He is nearing retirement as head of a small company.  Husband to Alice and father to Sammy and  heart donor, Jack, Hank struggles to acknowledge his grief.  Snappish, abrupt and lately drinking more.  

JACK:  looks 36:  hipster accountant with aspirations of being professional photographer.  He is dead, but appears throughout the show. Not a ghost, but more of a memory. 

ALICE:  50s-60s:  mother to Jack and Sammy.  Solid, loving enduring presence.  Is aware of what her husband is going through. Trying to hold the family together while dealing with her own grief.

SAMMY:  20s-30s.  a preschool teacher and Jack’s younger sister.  New age-y and over shares on her blog.  Gives in too easily to her emotions but of everyone, is the most in touch with them.

NURSE:  30s-60s:  very competent if a bit annoying in her approach. By the book. Busy, can condescend but positive person with a small religious streak.

DARLA:  30s-60s:  Flamboyant/artsy and very caring for her friend Joy.  A singular soul in habit and dress who worries about and only wants the best for Joy.  


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MAMMA MIA! THE MUSICAL Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, Book by Catherine Johnson

AUDITIONS: 

Saturday Feb 16, 10:00-2:00pm

Sunday, Feb 17, 12:00-4:00pm

Callbacks on Tuesday and Wednesday 19 and 20 at 7:00pm

The ultimate feel-good show! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable musical. 

Directed by Jeff Anderson and James Skiba

Performance Dates  MAY 3-19, 2019

Casting

Cast Size: Large 21 And Up

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast - Chorus consists of the Islanders, who work at Donna's, Wedding-Guests.

FEMALE ACTORS

Sophie Sheridan - Born and raised on the island. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 25; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Donna Sheridan - Sophie's mother. Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Tanya - Former Dynamo. Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Rosie - Former Dynamo. Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Lisa - Sophie's friend. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 25; Vocal range top: Db5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Ali - Sophie's friend. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 25; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: G3

MALE ACTORS

Sam Carmichael - Might be Sophie's father. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: D3

Bill Austin - Might be Sophie's father. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Harry Bright - Might be Sophie's father. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: C#3

Sky - Sophie's fiancé. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Pepper - Barman at Taverna. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 25; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A4

Eddie - Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 25


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Dogfight

A young soldier learns the power of compassion when he plays a cruel joke on an unsuspecting girl. Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort

LEARN MORE HERE: https://www.mtishows.com/dogfight

AUDITIONS: Mon/Tues May 13 and 15, 2019    6:30-8:30pm

Callbacks May 20th 6:30-9:30pm

* Video or skype auditions available if unable to attend, but in person audition is highly encouraged.

  • Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek; Justin Paul; Book by: Peter Duchan

  • DIRECTED BY Justin Spanbauer

  • Music direction by Phil Smith

Audition Location: Directly across the street from LCP, in our rented space in the church basement: First Congregational Church UCC, 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 

Audition Prep:  32 bars of a contemporary song in the style of the show. Accompianist provided.

PERFORMANCE DATES: JULY 5-21, 2019

Character Breakdown: 3m, 3f + Ensemble

Eddie Birdlace
A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose.
Gender: Male; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Rose Fenny
A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way.
Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 21; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: G3; 

Bernstein
A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.
Gender: Male; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: B4; Vocal range bottom: B2

Boland
A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language.
Gender: Male; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: B4; Vocal range bottom: B2

Marcy
Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.
Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: Eb5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Mama
The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.
Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50; 

Ensemble
Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies