Lake Country Playhouse announces auditions for the following upcoming productions:
music and lyrics by ALAN ZACHARY and MICHAEL WEINER
book by AUSTIN WINSBERG
directed by Ami Majeskie
music directed by Ashley Sprangers
Monday, May 7th and Tuesday May 8th at 7:00pm
Please prepare 32 bars of music and bring sheet music for an accompanist. Auditions will be held at the church across the street from Lake Country Playhouse, located at 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029. Please enter through the rear of the building. To sign up for an audition time, please use the link below. Please also download an Audition Form and bring with you to your audition.
Callbacks will be held at the same location on Monday, May 14th at 7:00pm and will consist of singing from the show and reading from the script.
If you are unavailable during these times but would still like to audition, please email the director, Ami Majeskie, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE SHOW
When blind date newbie Aaron is setup with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 22, 2018. For a full performance calendar, click HERE.
Aaron—Late 20s-30s Male. Tenor. New Yorker. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard.
Casey—Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.
Man#1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—25-40; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron's best friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Baritenor range.
Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—25-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. Casey's sister, LAUREN is happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can't break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron's dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman.
Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—Late 20s-30s. Male, tenor. REGGIE is Casey's fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating.
Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Female with Megaphone #1)—25-35, female. Aaron's ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano.
Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—25-45, male, baritenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY's CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian.
Lake Country Playhouse and UW-Waukesha Lunt-Fontanne Ensemble collaboratively present:
PIPPIN at UW-Waukesha, August 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm; August 26 at 2pm
There will be 2 dates/places for auditions. You need only attend one of the following of your choice:
Wednesday, May 30 will be at Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029
Thursday, May 31 will be at UW-Waukesha Theatre Department: 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME:
Callbacks: Acting/Dance audition: June 4 at 6:30
Prepare approx 32 bars of musical theatre song. An accompianist will be provided. No acapella or recorded tracks.
Community and Students both welcomed to audition, ages 17+ and there is one child role, scroll down for more info.
Thurs, June 7; Thurs, June 14, then on June 18th regular rehearsal schedule begins, mostly Sun-Thursdays. No rehearsals the week of July 4th - whoo hoo!
Directed by Steve Decker and Sandra Baker Renick
Choreography by Ryan Cappleman
Music Direction by Cathy Pfeiler
Costumes by Jazmin Aurora Medina
Sound Design by Breanne Brennan
Pippin features a troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player’s chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.
Character Breakdown, ages are flexible
Leading Player: Gender: Either;
Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Db3
The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.
Pippin: Gender: Male; Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: G2
Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
Charles: Gender: Male; Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E4; Vocal range bottom: G2
Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Lewis - Pippin's half-brother.
Fastrada: Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.
Berthe: Gender: Female; Age: 67 to 67
Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: E3
Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Catherine: Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Db5; Vocal range bottom: F#3
A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
Theo: Catherine's son. Gender: Male
Age: 6 to 10
Large Ensemble - Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players