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Auditions & Casting

The Augusta Players holds open auditions for all Mainstage, Youth Theatre, and Children’s Wing Productions throughout the year. Audition dates, times, and places are posted on the web page as well as local newspapers prior to the audition.

The Augusta Players does not require previous stage experience to audition, just your talent and desire to be part of the production process. During the audition you will be required to read from the script (material provided). If you are auditioning for a musical, in addition, you will be expected to sing a prepared selection from the show, and learn a simple movement routine from the productions choreographer. You can find Audition Tips Here

If you are not cast, do not be discouraged, but continue to audition to gain experience. Understand there are many factors when casting a production.

We look forward to seeing you at an audition soon!


Augusta Players presents auditions for Mary Poppins, the Musical

( Posted: January 20, 2016 )

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Augusta Players is proud to announce auditions for Mary Poppins, the Musical to be performed May 6-8, 2016!

 

Crossbridge Baptist Church

3130 Skinner Mill Road

Augusta, GA 30909

FOR AGES 16 & up:

Saturday 1/30 @ 5:00pm
Sunday 1/31 @ 3:00pm

Callbacks will be on
Saturday 2/6 @ 5:00pm

MUSIC FOR CALLBACKS MAY BE DOWNLOADED HERE:

For Mary Poppins:  Practically Perfect

For Bert: Chim Chim Cheree (two versions)

For Winifred and George Banks (Good for Nothing–George, Being Mrs. Banks–Winifred) : Good for Nothing:Being Mrs. Banks

DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS –6 PM Saturday, February 6 at Crossbridge Baptist Church

Looking for trained lyrical dancers, excellent tappers and gymnasts, age 15+ to complete the dance ensemble.  Singing a plus, but will not be auditioned.  Bring jazz and tap shoes as well as your calendar for possible conflicts.

FOR CHILDREN (ages 8-12):

Saturday 2/13 @ 5:00pm

Girls—no taller than 5’ tall
Boys—no taller than 4′ ¾” tall

CHILDREN’S AUDITION MATERIAL CAN BE FOUND HERE:

Download pdfs  Let’s Go Fly a Kite                   Perfect Nanny

Listen here:  Let’s Go Fly a Kite (click in black area to left of 00:00)

Listen here:  Perfect Nanny

CHILDREN SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH  “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from the starred measure to the end of the page and all of “Perfect Nanny.”

PLEASE do not call the church with questions and read this whole notice before calling The Augusta Players.

Adults only (25 +) will be auditioned for principal roles with the exception of Jane and Michael Banks. Those who are 16+ will be considered for Ensemble roles only.

Please prepare a Broadway-style song to sing that demonstrates your vocal range and abilities. An accompanist will be provided, but you must provide your own sheet music unless you are singing from the musical version of Mary Poppins. No acappella singing, please, but singing with an accompaniment cd with no vocals will be acceptable. If you choose this method, you must bring your own cd player.

 

READING: Please be prepared to stay at least two or more hours as there will be a cold reading of the script for those passing the vocal auditions. EVERYONE will be expected to audition with a British accent. The Banks family is PROPER British, including the children. Some of the other characters need a Cockney accent. Please visit the character descriptions for any special considerations.

DANCE/MOVEMENT: Please be prepared for a dance/movement audition as well by bringing jazz or character shoes and wearing comfortable clothes. At the very least…a hard soled, closed toe shoe. Tap shoes a plus. Classical dance and gymnastics also a plus.

Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with February 29, 2016 through Sunday, May 8, 2016. Do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (ie., spring break) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged. Conflicts must be noted at the audition and will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM APRIL 25-MAY 8.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

MARY POPPINS – Female, Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano, Range: Gb3 – C6
Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo-soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is key.

BERT – Male, Baritone, Range: B2 – F#4
The narrator of the story and a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist, and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent, and is a song-and-dance-man and should move well. DUE TO TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS WITH FLYING, BERT CANNOT WEIGH MORE THAN 200 lbs.

GEORGE BANKS – Male, Baritone, Range: Bb2 – Eb4
The father to Jane and Michael Banks. He is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision and order” in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul.

WINIFRED BANKS – Female, Mezzo Soprano, Range: A3 – D5
George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with “the best people” as well as be a model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she’s not up to the job of “being Mrs. Banks,” yet, she is, and more. She has a great warmth and simplicity to her tone.

JANE BANKS – Female (11 yrs old) Child Soprano, Range: A3 – F#5
The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. She is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

MICHAEL BANKS – Male (9 yrs old) Child voice, unbroken, Range: A3 – E5
The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.

KATIE NANNA – Female
Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

POLICEMAN – Male
A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of the households on his beat.

MISS LARK – Female, Mezzo Soprano
The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child.

ADMIRAL BOOM – Male, Can be any vocal range
A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark.

MRS. BRILL – Female, Alto, Range: F#3 – D#5
The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular.

ROBERTSON AY – Male, Tenor, Range: F3 – G#4
The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy, and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless.

PARK KEEPER – Male, Tenor
Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

NELEUS – Male, Dancer
The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael.

QUEEN VICTORIA – Female
A statue in the park.

BANK CHAIRMAN – Male, Baritone, Range: C3 – D4
The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed. He is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt.

MISS SMYTHE – Female
The Bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.

VON HUSSLER – Male
A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

JOHN NORTHBROOK – Male
An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

BIRD WOMAN – Female, Alto, Range: Gb3 – C5
Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds” and has a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life.

MRS. CORRY – Female, Soprano
Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent.

ANNIE and FANNIE – Female
Mrs. Corry’s daughters.

VALENTINE
A stuffed boy doll belonging to Jane.

TEDDY BEAR, MR. PUNCH and DOLL
Toys belonging to Jane and Michael

MISS ANDREW – Female, Soprano with Alto Belt, Range: Gb3 – F5
George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way.

ENSEMBLE – Good tap, jazz and ballet dancers and strong singing voices (all vocal ranges). Will play chimney sweeps, toys, parkgoers, etc. May use a few children.

If you have other questions after reading this notice, you may contact The Augusta Players at (706) 826-4707.


A Chorus Line Cast Is Announced

( Posted: November 5, 2015 )

 

Augusta Players announces the cast of A Chorus Line

Thanks to all who auditioned! If you weren’t cast this time, please try again!
Congratulations to those who were cast. You will be notified by email of your first rehearsals.   Please keep watching for it.
Cassie Carrie Anderson
Val Courtney Anderson
Kristine Beth Blalock
Vickie Kailynn Brown
Diane Laura Butler
Connie Elizabeth Canas
Bebe Kaitlyn Dunaway
Lois Michelle Gariepy
Sheila Kirsten Newlin
Maggie Aryle Pastore
Judy Mary Reed
Tricia Chandler Thacker
Richie Eric Bland
TBD Derrick Hamilton
Larry Brian Joe
Zach Casey Johnson
Al Paul Jones
Paul Brian Jordan
Mike Nathan Lubeck
Bobby Josh Lubeck
TBD Kyle Perry

Christmas Carol cast is announced!

( Posted: October 29, 2015 )
Thanks to all who auditioned for A Christmas Carol, the Musical!  We had a great turnout.  If you weren’t cast this time, please try again!
Congratulations to those who were cast.  Adults, your first rehearsal is Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at Crossbridge Baptist (where you auditioned.  The children will be added to the rehearsal schedule at a later date, so parents,  please watch your
 emails!  If your name or your child’s name is on this list and you did not receive an email from Ashley Gambill, please call the office at (706) 826-4707 immediately!
 
A Christmas Carol the Musical Cast List
Scrooge Brandon Brune
Bob Cratchit Dave Bellmer
Mrs. Cratchit Lori Van Lenten
Tiny Tim Brooks Schweser
Beadle Bryce Wright
Mr. Smythe Mike Sleeper
Grace Smythe Mia Oswald
Marley Kevin Reynolds
Mrs. Mops Pax Bobrow
Fred Anderson Malcolm Verbeck
Mr. Fezziwig Ryan Abel
Mrs. Fezziwig Rebecca Brune (thurs school show Kitty Reagan)
Young Scrooge Tyler Cook
Young Marley Scott Anderson
Emily Mary Diesch
Sally Anderson Courtney Anderson
Anderson Guests Mary Diesch & Marc Trimm
Ghost of Christmas Past Eddie Renew
Ghost of Christmas Present Ryan Abel
Ghost of Christmas Future Kathleen Pierre
Businessmen John Rutt & Eric Mills
Charity Men Bryan Hughes, Marc Trimm & Mark Swanson
Fish Monger Eric Mills
Mop Women Courtney Anderson & Marian Thibodeau
Drunk Couple Marian Thibodeau & John Rutt
Carolers Mary Diesch, Lily Swanson, Lori Van Lenten, Pax Bobrow, Tyler Cook, Malcolm Verbeck, John Rutt, Mark Swanson
Poulterer Mike Sleeper
Judge Dave Bellmer
Scrooge’s Father Bryan Hughes
Scrooge’s Mother Lori Van Lenten
Mr Hawkins Kevin Reynolds
Undertakers Eddie Renew & Kevin Reynolds
Old Joe Mike Sleeper
Rich Women Mary Diesch, Eleanor Smolen, Rebecca Brune, Lori Van Lenten, Elizabeth Canas, Lily Swanson, Pax Bobrow
Poor Women Mary Reed, Rachael Carroll, Grace Canas
Link by Link Dancers Dave Bellmer, Eric Mills, Tyler Cook, Mike Sleeper
Fezziwig Dancers and Guests Courtney Anderson, Elizabeth Canas, Marian Thibodeau, Lily Swanson, Scott Anderson, Malcolm Verbeck, John Rutt, Eric Mills, Marc Trimm, Mark Brown
Abundance & Charity Dancers Courtney Anderson, Mary Reed, Grace Canas, Lily Swanson
Grave Diggers Scott Anderson, Bryan Hughes, Mark Brown, Tyler Cook
Monks Ryan Abel, Malcolm Verbeck, Mark Swanson, Marc Trimm, 2 more Monks TBA
Martha Cratchitt Eliza Lambson
Cratchitt Children Mary Bryson Wright, Coralyn Cairns, Asher Luckey
Apple Seller Tripp Carter
Jonathan Bennett Wright
Anderson Boy Roland Brune
Little Fan Sutton Van Lenten
Scrooge at 8 Tyler Van Lenten
Fan at 10 Brynna Hedgecock
Scrooge at 12 Gray Nickel
Workhouse boys Grayson Taylor, Owen Johnston
Poor Boys Owen Johnston, Bennett Wright, Gray Nickel, Rome Goodman, Asher Luckey
Rich Boys Tyler Van Lenten, Roland Brune
Poor Girls Kennedy Harris, Mary Bryson Wright, Coralyn Cairns, Carrington Harris, Eliza Lambson, Carrigan Neely
Rich Girls Deborah Latch, Sutton Van Lenten, Ava Robinson, Charlie Faler, Rosalie Brune, Brynna Hedgecock, Caroline Hardy, Mia Oswald
Angel Chorus Kennedy Harris, Mary Bryson Wright, Coralyn Cairns, Carrington Harris, Eliza Lambson, Carrigan Neely, Deborah Latch, Sutton Van Lenten, Ava Robinson, Charlie Faler, Rosalie Brune, Brynna Hedgecock, Caroline Hardy, Mia Oswald