NRACT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR FIRST DATE: THE MUSICAL

 

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AUDITIONS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST DATE: THE MUSICAL.  NRACT’S FIRST SHOW OF THE 2018-2019 SEASON: FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY.

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY & TUESDAY, MAY 7TH AND 8TH, 2018 @ 7:00PM AT NRACT.  CALLBACKS, IF NEEDED, WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 12TH @ 10AM. 

THIS PRODUCTION IS DIRECTED BY PETE COMPERATOR.

MUSIC DIRECTED BY REBEKAH HOLLAND

 

PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS:

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uditions for First Date

Adaptation by Austin Winsberg, Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner

 

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7 PM

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7 PM

 

Callbacks will Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM

 

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre

7713-51 Lead Mine Road

Raleigh, NC 27615

 

About the Show

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up 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?

 

Director: Pete Compratore

Music Director: Rebekah Holland

 

Performance Dates:

 

July 13 through 29, 2018

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

 

Preparation:

All actors are asked to prepare 16 to 32 bars of music in a style appropriate for the show. Also, prepare a one minute comic monologue.

 

 

Character Breakdown

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/Google Girl/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)—35-45, 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, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism.


AUDITIONS FOR C.A.S.T. CAMP 2018: FOOTLOOSE!

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One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results.  When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school.  What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home.

 

AUDITIONS WILL BE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH AND 26TH @ 7:00PM

CALLBACKS WILL BE SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH @ 6:30PM @ NRACT.

C.A.S.T CAMP IS FOR AGES 12-19 YEARS OLD.   

PRICE FOR CAST CAMP IS $400.00

 

Those coming to audition are asked to come with a one minute monologue ready in the style of the show and to have 32-64 bars of music prepared.  Bring Sheet Music for the accompanist that will be provided.

 NO ACCAPELLA AUDITIONS AND NO PRE RECORDED MUSIC WILL BE ACCEPTED.


NRACT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR SPRING AWAKENING

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SPRING AWAKENING AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 9 & 10, 2018 AT 7:00PM AT NRACT.

NO ACTORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ACTORS FROM ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS FOR OUR PRODUCTION

ALL ACTORS ARE ASKED TO PREPARE A ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUE IN THE STYLE OF SPRING AWAKENING. (NO SHAKESPEARE PLEASE.)

ALSO COME PREPARED WITH A SONG TO SING IN THE STYLE OF SPRING AWAKENING WITH SHEET MUSIC. AN ACCOMPANIST WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING YOUR SHEET MUSIC IN A NOTEBOOK FOR THE ACCOMPANIST. NO TRACKS AND NO ACAPELLA AUDITIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR AUDITION:

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdKRS3JWaYAqy8fK…/viewform…

It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from... until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything... not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they've ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior's mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can't hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the "crime" of Moritz's suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.

Character Breakdown

Wendla
Innocent. With every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her and her changing body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. Explores her newly-found sexuality with Melchior.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Melchior
A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society's rules. An atheist and radical student. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla and his awakening sexual urges.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Martha
A school girl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Moritz
Melchior's best friend, a troubled student. He desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. His haunting sexual dreams and academic failures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Thea
Wendla's best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Hanschen
A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior's. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. Optional Doubling as RUPERT.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Anna
A German schoolgirl and Martha's best friend. Optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha's trials.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Ernst
A schoolmate of Melchior's. Naive and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with Hanschen. Optional Doubling as REINHOLD.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Ilse
Martha's sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists' colony. She reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Georg
A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir's. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. Optional Doubling as DIETER.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Otto
A classmate of Melchior's. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Optional Doubling as ULBRECHT.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Adult Woman
Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: FRAU BERGMAN, Wendla's mother; FRAULEIN KNUPPELDICK; FRAULEIN GROSSEBUSTENHALTER; FRAU GABOR, Melchior's mother; and FRAU BESSELL, Martha's mother.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Adult Man
Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: HERR SONNENSTITCH, the boys' teacher; HEADMASTER KNOCHENBRUCH; HERR NEUMANN, Ilse's father; HERR RILOW, Hanschen's father; HERR STEIFEL, Moritz's father; FATHER KAULBACH; DOCTOR VON BRAUSEPULVER; HERR GABOR, Melchior's father; and SCHMIDT.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3