Upcoming Auditions

****Further information will be posted online at least 6 weeks before event****

 

 

Scruff Turbo and the Children of the Future- Conservatory Show February 1st

February 29th Tarzan Auditions

Season Preview Auditions March 14th 

March 21st Tarzan Call backs

God of Carnage April 4th

PLAYHOUSE MERCED IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR OUR 2020-2021 SEASON PREVIEW

 

PLEASE CALL OUR BOX OFFICE AT: 209-725-8587 between 12-6 Tuesday through Saturday to schedule an audition slot. 

 

Auditions March 14th 10 am - 2pm-----Invited Movement/Dance Callback 3-5PM

 

Please prepare the following:

1. 16-32 bars (measures) of memorized music, along with the piano accompanist music cut and labeled for the audition and accompanist. 

 

2. Be prepared to move and bring appropriate footwear for the dance call back. 

 

TENTATIVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 

***Please note this is the MAXIMUM amount of rehearsals allotted it is not the final schedule. Not all time slots or rehearsal dates will include every number, however they should be planned for. Not all cast members will be needed at every rehearsal! Tech Day is non negotiable. While we will try to honor conflicts, we ask that you remember that Preview is a once a year program. Due to this, rehearsals are set and if you have conflicts with the rehearsal period we may not be able to cast you in this production. 

 

Additionally due to the nature of the production we will not be casting anyone under the age of 9. 

 

SUNDAY March 22 between 12-7pm - REHEARSAL #1

ALL MUSIC ALL CALLED. 

SATURDAY March 28 between 10- 5pm  - REHEARSAL #2

SUNDAY April 5th between 5-9pm  - REHEARSAL #3

SATURDAY  April 18th between 10- 6pm - REHEARSAL #4

SUNDAY April 19th  between 12 -7pm - REHEARSAL #5

SUNDAY April 26th  between 5 - 7pm REHEARSAL #6

 

TUESDAY May 5th 6:30-9:00 REHEARSAL #7 

WEDNESDAY May 6th  6:30-9:00 REHEARSAL #8

THURSDAY May 7th   6:30-9:00 REHEARSAL #9

FRIDAY May 8th    6:30-9:00 REHEARSAL #10

May 9th Preview Show Day 

Tech 10- 4

Call at 6:30

Show at 7:30
 

ABOUT THE SHOW: Preview is the largest “ Friend-Raiser” for Playhouse Merced, a community theatre located in Merced CA with a lush 26 (going on 27) year history of quality entertainment, engagement and education within the Greater Central California Valley.  Preview is a once a year event that performs at the Merced THeatre to an audience of over 1,000!

Short numbers and scenes from each of our upcoming shows will be performed and announced during the show! It is an evening of song, dance, laughter and surprises!

 

Character Breakdown: 9 and up

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CASTING AGE APPROPRIATELY AND WILL NOT BE CASTING UNDER 9 FOR ANY ROLES

*In reference to the characters and casting of the show- most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions may be,  our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite the gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ ethnicity when specific to characters but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or if there is any accommodation we can provide.

PLAYHOUSE MERCED IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR GOD OF CARNAGE

PLEASE CALL OUR BOX OFFICE AT: 209-725-8587 between 12-6 Tuesday through Saturday to schedule an audition slot. 

 

Auditions  April 4th ---11AM---2PM at Playhouse Merced

INVITED CALL BACKS ON APRIL 6th at 6:30 at the MAC

Please prepare the following:

1. Please prepare a 1-1.5 minute monologue. If you do not have one we will have cold readings available from the script at the time of the audition. Readings will be made available beforehand in the box office. Please call ahead to arrange a time to pick up a copy of a side should you need one. 

 

2.  A complete list of conflicts during the rehearsal process (Please see below). 

 

TENTATIVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 

***Please note this is the MAXIMUM amount of rehearsals allotted it is not the final schedule. Not all time slots or rehearsal dates will  be used, however they should be planned for. Not all cast members will be needed at every rehearsal! Tech Week is non negotiable. While we will try to honor conflicts.  Rehearsals 

April 28th- May 2

May 4th- May 8th 

May 111th- May 16th 

May 18th- May 23rd

May 25th - May 30th 

June 1st- June 5th 

June 8th- 10th TECH 

June 11th-June 14th SHOW

 

ABOUT THE SHOW: GOD OF CARNAGE |  June 11 - June 14, 2020

By Yasmina Reza; Translated by Christopher Hampton

Sponsored by Bob Wells Carpet Cleaning

Rated T for 13 years of age and up (language and strong themes)

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears?

There is a dark voyeuristic pleasure in watching the verbal battle which unfolds during Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage. We watch the characters who, despite their diplomatic intentions, reveal their dark sides as the discussion falls into the loaded topics of misogyny, racial prejudice and homophobia.  God of Carnage is a brash and hilarious exploration of human nature

 

Character Breakdown: Four Actors (2M,2W) with superb comedic timing and stamina

Please be prepared to present a one-minute comedic monologue of your choice

 

AVAILABLE ROLES PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CASTING AGE APPROPRIATELY.

VERONICA HOULLIE (Age Range 25+) At first she seems like the most benevolent of the bunch. Instead of resorting to litigation regarding her son Bruno’s injury, she believes that they can all come to an agreement about how Ferdinand should make amends for his attack. Of the four principles, Veronica exhibits the strongest desire for harmony.

MICHAEL HOULLIE (Age Range 25+) At first, Michael seems eager to create peace between the two boys and perhaps even bond with the Reilles. He offers them food and drink. He is quick to agree with the Reilles, even making light of the violence, commenting on how he was a leader of his own gang during his childhood.

ANNETTE REILLE (Age Range 45+) Ferdinand’s mother is constantly on the brink of a panic attack. In fact, she vomits twice during the course of the play. Unfortunately, the pressures of motherhood and household have eroded her self-confidence. Annette feels abandoned by her husband who is eternally preoccupied with work. Alan is glued to his cell phone throughout the play, until Annette finally loses control and drops the phone into a vase of tulips. Annette is the most physically destructive of the four characters. 

ALAN REILLE (Age Range 45+) Alan might be the most stereotypical character of the group in that he is modeled after other slimy lawyers from countless other stories. He is the most openly rude because he frequently interrupts their meeting by talking on his cell phone. His law firm represents a pharmaceutical company that is about to be sued because one of their new products causes dizziness and other negative symptoms. He claims that his son is a savage and doesn’t see any point in trying to change him.                                       

 

*In reference to the characters and casting of the show- most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions may be,  our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite the gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ ethnicity when specific to characters but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or if there is any accommodation we can provide. 

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