news and announcements
NRACT ANNOUNCES CAST FOR DOGFIGHT
The following actors have been cast in North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre’s production of Dogfight. First rehearsal is Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 7:00PM. Please acknowledge acceptance of your role by emailing Timothy E. Locklear at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are able to arrive at 6:30PM, the costumer will be at the theatre to start measurements.
Eddie Birdlace: Matt Verner
Rose Fenny: Rebekah Holland
Bernstein: Andrew Faggion
Boland: Brett Webster
Marcy: Mary Reilly
Fector: Sai Graham
Stevens: Nathan Hamilton
Gibbs: Luke Sheldon
Mama/Ensemble Elizabeth Hankla
Ruth Two Bears/Ensemble Grace Gilmore
Lounge Singer/Ensemble: Ted Willis
Peggy/Ensemble Summer Collins
Suzette/Ensemble Brandi Campbell
Sergeant/Ensemble Stan Williams
Waiter/Ensemble Jared Scott
Thank you for everyone who auditioned and for sharing your talent. It was a pleasure to sit in the room with all the talent and witness the passion for the theatre arts. Continue to audition and support local community theatre.
CAST LIST FOR CAST CAMP 2017: HAIRSPRAY
The following people have been cast in C.A.S.T Camp’s 2017 Production of Hairspray The Musical. The cast is asked to meet at NRACT on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00PM. A parent should accompany you to this meeting. We will give out all the information about camp, scholarship opportunities, and script information at this meeting. Please be there and on time.
Tracy Turnblad Lainey Griffith
Edna Turnblad Dylan Renken
Corny Collins Keith Peterson
Penny Pingleton Kelsey Willard
Velma Von Tussle Maddy Sinsley
Amber Von Tussle Gracie Deloache
Link Larkin Ethan Sichel
Seaweed J Stubbs Tyson Holder
Little Inez Ke’Mara Davis
Motormouth Maybelle Evelyn Kembe
Wilbur Turnblad Matt Ellington
Prudy Pingleton Lauren Santana
Harriman F Spritzer/Mr. Pinky/Principal Sean Flynn
Gilbert Isaiah McGuire
Thad Stephan Emmanuel
Lorraine/Cindy Watkins Bliss Wells
Tammy/Hooker Julianna Miller
Brad Xander Barnes
Fender/Gym Teacher Woody Wisz
Brenda/Matron Averi Zimmerman
Sketch Jesse Middleman
Shelly Caroline Farley
IQ John Ravenscraft
Lou Ann Chloe Calhoun
Judine/Stooie Ivana Ramirez
Kamilah Lanif Azcona
Shayna Brooklyn Taylor
We sincerely want to thank everyone who came out to audition for the show. There was so much talent to come out. The decisions were not easy ones to make. Continue to audition and support local theatre.
North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Announces
Auditions for DOGFIGHT
Auditions for NRACT’S 2017-18 Season Opener, DOGFIGHT, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 8 & 9, 2017 at NRACT. Callbacks will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 AM at NRACT. This production will be directed by Managing Artistic Director, Timothy E. Locklear. Joanna Li is Music Director with David Wilk in the Stage Manager Chair.
Please prepare a one minute PREPARED monologue appropriate for the style of the show. You will also need to be prepared with 32 Bars of a song in the style of the show. PLEASE DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW! An accompanist will be provided. Come with sheet music and acapella auditions are discouraged.
Please complete the audition form below at this link:
Come prepared to fill out a conflict calendar at your audition.
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.
Age: 18 to 28
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
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.
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.
Age: 18 to 28
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2
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.
Age: 18 to 28
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.
Age: 40 to 55
Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies
ghost cast list
Thank you to everyone that auditioned for GHOST: The Musical! It was an incredibly talented pool of individuals, and we encourage you to continue supporting local theatre. Please email email@example.com by NOON on Friday, March 24th to accept your position in this cast. We will look forward to seeing the cast at our first rehearsal on Sunday, March 26th at 1pm at Stage Door Dance: Brier Creek.
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Announcing the 2017-2018 Season!
AUDITIONS FOR GHOST THE MUSICAL
Auditions for Ghost The Musical are being held on March 20th and 21st, 2017 at 7:00PM Callbacks, March 22th at 7:00PM at NRACT.
To Prepare For Auditions:
Please be prepared to sing 32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Accompaniment will be provided. We request that you refrain from singing acapella. Individuals may be asked to read from the script, as well.
Note: If you are auditioning for Sam and are able to play the guitar, please bring your guitar with you to auditions.
There will not be a movement component on 3.20 or 3.21.
When you arrive to auditions, you will be asked to complete a conflict calendar. If you have a resume/headshot you'd like to submit, please bring it with you to your audition.
Please fill out the audition form at the link below. We look forward to seeing you at auditions.
ROLES FOR GHOST THE MUSICAL
Sam Wheat: (Male) Late 20s to Early 30s. Pop/Rock Baritenor. Sam is the hero of our story living in New York City with his long-term girlfriend, Molly. A strong and confident businessman, he has difficulty with the emotional, soulful side of love. His greatest obstacle is his fear of commitment. He fears that when he gets things he wants in life, he will lose them. One day, Sam is murdered by Willie Lopez and finds himself caught between worlds. When he discovers Molly is in danger, he seeks a way to protect her. He ultimately saves Molly and expresses his love for her, prior to his transfiguration into another realm. Should move well for physical theatre transitions, character movements, and illusions. Guitar skills a plus. Vocal range: G2-Bb4
Molly Jensen: (Female) Late 20s to Early 30s. Excellent singer. Mezzo; strong belt/mix and strong head voice. Molly is an artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam Wheat. Molly has an optimistic view on life and truly lives in the moment. In her relationship with Sam, she understands that a declaration of love requires vulnerability and surrender, but that is too great for him. When Sam is killed, she loses her zest for life and becomes a prisoner to her emotions. She struggles when she is asked to believe, through Oda Mae, that Sam's ghost is with her and awakens to believe in something that is beyond this world. Vocal range: G3-F5
Oda Mae Brown: (Female; African-American) Adult. Mezzo. Oda Mae Brown works as a medium and spiritual adviser of a storefront in Brooklyn. A smart woman, she supports her entire family through her scam- talking to the dearly departed. Though she was told as a child she had "the gift" by her mother and grandmother (who were both able to communicate with the dead), Oda Mae did not actually communicate with the spirits until she encounters Sam Wheat during a spiritual session with another client. Through her encounter with the ghost of Sam, she ultimately is moved as much by Sam and Molly's love as she is by the power to really talk to the other side. She is larger than life. Seeking an actress with strong comedic skills based in sincerity and truth. Some dancing required. Vocal range: A3-E5
Carl Bruner: (Male) 30s. Best friend of Sam Wheat. Carl desperately wants everything Sam has- including Molly. He has great passion for things of life, which leads him to some suspicious dealings involving Sam's business accounts. He is not necessarily a bad guy at heart, just stuck in the material. After Carl hires Willie Lopez to mug Sam and Sam is killed, Carl really loses his grip and slides over to the dark side. Some physical theatre work required for transitions. Vocal range: F3-A4
Subway Ghost/Orlando Jones/ Ensemble: (Male) 20s-30s. Strong spoken word/rap skills required. The Subway Ghost helps and teaches Sam to use his otherworldly powers. Aggressive and spooky, but within the realm of truthfulness. Good physical actor required with strong movement skills and athleticism.
Willie Lopez/ Ensemble: (Male) 20s-40s. Willie is hired to mug Sam. This results in a fight, and Sam is killed. Extremely masculine, tough, and intimidating. Strong movement skills and athleticism required.
Clara/ Ortisha Jones/ First Nun/ Ensemble: (Female) 20s-40s. Amazing vocalist. Oda Mae's sister and helper in her scam of speaking to the dearly departed. Strong comedic skills. Will also double in other roles. Vocal range: D to D. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range: B3-D5
Louise/ Officer Wallace/ Ensemble: (Female) 20s-40s. Amazing vocalist. Oda Mae's sister and helper in her scam of speaking to the dearly departed. Strong comedic skills. Will also double in other roles. Vocal range: D to D. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range: D#3-D5
Hospital Ghost/ Lionel Ferguson/ Ensemble: (Male) 30s-50s. Baritone. The Hospital Ghost is the first ghost Sam encounters. Great actor and singer required with a naturalistic attitude to him while hiding his sadness. Vocal range: C to A. Will also double in other roles. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range: C3-E4.
Mrs. Santiago/ Bank Officer/ Second Nun/ Ensemble: (Female) Strong actress and singer. Plays multiple roles. Strong movement skills and athleticism required. Range D4-A5.
Ensemble (Male): Strong Vocalist, Strong Dancer to play a multitude of ensemble track roles.
Ensemble (Female) Strong Vocalist, Strong Dancer to play a multitude of ensemble track roles.