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NRACT ANNOUNCES CAST FOR FIRST DATE:THE MUSICAL

CAST LIST

 

Aaron

Sean McCracken

Casey

Lauren Bamford

Man #1 (Gabe, YouTube, Stoner Guy)

Dan Hawkins

Woman #1 (Grandma Ida, Lauren, Facebook, Aaron’s Mother, Female with Megaphone #2)

Bonnie Webster

Man #2 (Reggie, Aaron’s Future Son, Instagram, British Artist)

Hayden Moses

Woman #2 (Allison, Google Girl, Female with Megaphone #1)

Elizabeth Quesada*

Man #3 (Waiter, Casey’s Christian Father, Blaze, Twitter, Friendly Therapist)

Stan Williams

 

*denotes Dance Captain

 

Thank you to all who auditioned.

 

Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday May 15th at 7pm. The rehearsal will take place at Yvonne Anderson’s home (Elaine Petrone, our stage manager, will contact you with the address).


NRACT ANNOUNCES the cast for C.A.S.T. CAMP 2018: FOOTLOOSE!

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NRACT ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR C.A.S.T CAMP 2018: FOOTLOOSE

 

The following actors have been cast in FOOTLOOSE. There were several talented people who auditioned. Thank you for all who were a part of this process.

 

CAST

 

Ren- Camden Trimmer

Ariel- Brooke Willse

Rusty- Lainey Griffith

Willard- Stephan Emmanuel

Rev. Shaw- Woody Wisz

Ethel- Lauren Santana

Vi/Council Member- Julia Holoman

Chuck- Ethan Sichel

Urleen/Ensemble- Brooklyn Taylor

Wendy Jo/Ensemble- Madelyn Alger

Lyle/Cowboy Bob/Ensemble- Keith Peterson

Travis/Ensemble- Ellie Schneider

Wes Warnicker/Council Member/Ensemble- Adam Roarty

Lulu Warnicker/Cowgirl/Council Member/Ensemble- Maddy Sinsley

Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast/Council Member/Ensemble- Allie Jessee

Coach Dunbar/Chuck’s Gang (dancer)/Ensemble- Mitch Buynitzky

Jeter/Ensemble- Jesse Middleman

Bickle/Ensemble- Dallin Cox

Garvin/Ensemble- Xander Barnes

Principal Clark/Chuck’s Gang (dancer)/Ensemble- Nick Buynitzky

Boy 1/Chuck’s Gang (dancer)/Ensemble- Natalie Walcott

Boy 2/Band Member 1/Ensemble- Ke’Mara Davis

Boy 3/Band Member 2 Ensemble- Katey Peachey

Cop/Ensemble- Jessica Soffain

Band Member 3/Council Member/Ensemble- Blake Rose

 

Everyone will receive an email with instructions and a meeting date soon.

 

Thank you!

 


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:

https://goo.gl/forms/1cIYdBpcTggeIcDe2

 

 

 

Auditions 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.


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