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Enlightened Theatrics 2019 Season General Auditions

By Appointment Only

SALEM: Enlightened Theatrics Office, 187 High Street NE, Suite 300
Sunday, August 19th from 4-9pm
***LOCATION AND TIME HAVE BEEN UPDATED TO ACCOMMODATE AUDITIONS FOR PENTACLE'S 'LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS'***

PORTLAND: Lakewood Center for the Arts | 368 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Tuesday, August 21st from 4:30 to 9:30pm
Please prepare three minutes of contrasting materials (two songs, two monologues, or one song and one monologue).

To schedule an appointment, email headshots, resumes, and preferred date to Auditions@EnlightenedTheatrics.org



Enlightened Theatrics 2019 Season

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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: February 11th through March 14th

Tech Rehearsals: March 15th through March 21st

Preview Performances: March 20th and 21st

Performances: March 22nd through April 14th

“The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.”

Characters:

Princeton/Rod: Sweet, sincere, fresh out of college struggling to find his purpose. He also plays Rod, a conservative investment banker struggling with a secret. Requires strong singer with great comedic timing. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 30. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Bb2 - G4. Puppet Characters.

Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut: A kindergarten teachers assistant who dreams of having her own Monster school. She is smart, conservative and seems to have it all together but she is trying to find someone to love. She also plays Lucy the Slut--a vamp who sings at the Around the Clock Café. Strong singing skills a must along with great comedic timing. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: F#3 - F5. Puppet Characters.

Brian: Lovable, laid back and wants to find a job as much to please his fiancé Christmas Eve as himself. He is also a wanna-be comedian. Extremely likeable and easy going. Strong singing skills a must along with great comedic timing.
Age: 25 to 35. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: B2 - F#4.

Christmas Eve: Smart, sassy and has her master's degree in psychology but unfortunately, she has no clients. Strong singer with phenomenal comic timing required. She is strong and brisk but also nurturing. She has a thick accent.
Age: 25 to 35. Female. Ethnicity: Asian. Vocal Range: B3 - F#5.

Nicky/Bad News Bear Boy/Ensemble: Lives with Rob and is a bit of a slacker. He fights with Rob and suspects he might have a secret. Also plays Bad News Bear Boy, a cuddly bear who gives Princeton bad advice. Strong singer with great comic timing. Puppet skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 35. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: B2 - B4. Puppet Characters.

Mrs. T/Bad News Bear Girl/Ensmble: Mrs. T is Kate Monster's boss, an aging spinster without much humor. Also plays Bad News Bear Girl, a cute little bear, who gives Kate Monster very bad advice. Strong singer with great comic timing required. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 35. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Bb3 - G4. Puppet Characters.

Gary Coleman: Yes, "that" Gary Coleman, who is now living on Avenue Q because his folks spent all of his money. Gary is funny, sardonic and needs to be a strong singer with great comic timing. Could be played by a male or female.
Age: 21 to 35. Male or Female. Ethnicity: African American. Vocal range: D3 - Bb5.

Trekkie Monster: Thinks the Internet was invented for Porn. Gruff and crude. Reminiscent of the Cookie Monster. Great comic timing required and the ability to sell a song. Puppeteer skills a plus.
Age: 21 to 35. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: Bb2 - Eb4. Puppet Characters.


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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: March 25th through April 18th

Tech Rehearsals: April 19th through April 25th

Preview Performances: April 24th and 25th

Performances: April 26th through May 19th

“Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.”

Characters:

Olive Madison: Professional, divorced, quick-witted, big-hearted, and also relentlessly sloppy and careless when it comes to the routine concerns of her personal life. She is very much at home in running shorts and a t-shirt, but still looks smashing in a cocktail dress. She is a woman seriously in need of order in her life. The female counterpart to the original play's Oscar Madison.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Florence Unger: A homemaker/housewife and very recently separated from her husband, was a bookkeeper before she married, extremely "pulled together" (obsessively so), pathologically organized and neat, even sanitizes the telephone cord. Her personality is the complete antithesis of Olive's personality. A woman who badly needs to cut loose, give it up, take a risk. The female counterpart to the original play's Felix Unger.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Mickey: A New York City policewoman, an organizer and problem solver.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Vera: A bit literal-minded and a bit slow to get a point that everyone else gets instantly, always seems "a few beats behind the conductor."
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Renee: A sassy and snarky friend, who has plenty to complain about.
Age: 35 to 50. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Manolo Costazuela: Brothers, well-mannered and extremely polite, good-natured, good laughers, with engaging personalities. Both speak with faultless Castilian Spanish accents. Manolo may be a year or two older than Jesus.
Age: 35 to 50. Male. Ethnicities: Spanish.

Jesus Costazuela: Brothers, well-mannered and extremely polite, good-natured, good laughers, with engaging personalities. Both speak with faultless Castilian Spanish accents. Jesus may be a little less skilled with English than is his brother.
Age: 35 to 50. Male. Ethnicities: Spanish.


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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: September 3rd through October 3rd

Tech Rehearsals: October 4th through October 10th

Preview Performances: October 9th and 10th

Performances: October 11th through November 3rd

“In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.'”

Characters:

Narrator: Guides us through the show in a dry, British-humor-inspired manner. A unique speaking voice is required, must have a strong presence.
Age: 30 to 64. Male or Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Mostly Non-Singing.

Brad Majors: A handsome and wholesome young man, must be able to play stilted innocence and fragility.
Age: 20 to 30. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Tenor, High G.

Janet Weiss: A youthful, pretty and wholesome young woman. She is coy and shy at first then becomes sexy and outlandish.
Age: 20 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Mezzo with belt, occasional High F.

Riff Raff: An eccentric butler of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Must be able to sufficiently “screlt” “The Time Warp.”
Age: 20 to 50. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Strong rock tenor, High B.

Magenta: A very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, possibly has Eastern-European accent, an exotic beauty, she exudes sex, also appears as “Trixie - The Usherette” and sings “Science Fiction Double Feature.”
Age: 20 to 40. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Husky rock mezzo/alto, Low B to High E Flat.

Rocky: The result of one of the Frank’s experiments, he is muscular and epitomizes the image of “the perfect man.”
Age: 20 to 30. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal Range: Rock baritone/tenor, High A.

Columbia: One of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter’s groupies, strong character actor, cute and bubbly with a rough, rocker side. Tapping is a plus.
Age: 20 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: Mezzo/high tenor, strong belt.

Eddie/Dr. Everett Scott: Eddie is a freeze-dried delivery guy who rocks. Dr. Scott is a scientist, high school tutor of Brad and Janet, in a wheelchair. Strong character actor with amazing comedic timing, any physical type, German accent.
Age: 20 to 45. Male. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: Rock tenor, High F Sharp.

Transylvanians/Phantoms: They appear for rocking back-ups and dance sequences. Singers/actors of various body types and all vocal ranges, but must be able to dance. These characters are involved in audience interaction.
Age: 18 to 64. Male and Female. Ethnicities: All. Vocal range: All.


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Invited Callback: TBA

Rehearsals: October 28th through November 21st

Tech Rehearsals: November 16th through November 21st

Preview Performance: November 27th

Performances: November 29th through December 22nd

“'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!”

Characters:

A note about ages: the ages provided are the ages of the characters themselves and may not necessarily reflect the ages of those cast. For example, teenagers and young adults (approximately 16 to 25) will be considered for Emily and Amos.:

Emily: A little girl with a zest for living! She is passionate, playful, and full of energy.
Age: 10 to 15. Female. Ethnicities: All.

Amos/Amos of Kansas: Emily’s best friend; a mouse who does his best to compose his nervous nature with a brave demeanor, but often falls short. Doubled with Amos of Kansas.
Amos of Kansas is the Western twin of Amos. He is confident and very relaxed, a counterpart to his brother.
Age: 10 to 15. Male. Ethnicities: All. Doubled Role.

Uncle Brierly/Sir Guy of Gisbourne: An old-fashioned man with a hearty laugh and a charming smile. Brierly has the best of intentions but can be a bit rigid.
Sir Guy of Gisbourne is a selfish ex-elf who is too wicked for the North Pole to handle. “The fallen Angel”.
Age: 50 to 60. Male. Ethnicities: All. Doubled Role.

Calliope/Britannia Sneed: An elf who is determined to save Christmas! She is kind, but firm, and a bit of a know it all (but in an endearing way).
Britannia is a wacky friend of Uncle Brierly’s. Married to Wendell Sneed. Experimentation with different dialects encouraged.
Age: 20 to 30. Female. Ethnicities: All. Doubled Role.

Mulch/Wendell Sneed/Santa Claus:The side-kick to Sir Guy of Gisbourne. He is clueless and dorky.
Wendell Sneed is wacky friend of Uncle Brierly’s. Experimentation with different dialects encouraged.
Santa Claus, the embodiment of the Christmas spirit. Age: 20 to 40. Male. Ethnicities: All. Tripled Role.


Enlightened Theatrics 2018 Season

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Invited Callback: April 21st | 12:00pm to 5:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301

Rehearsals: September 10th through October 4th

Tech Rehearsals: October 5th through October 9th

Preview Performances: October 10th and 11th

Performances: October 12th through November 4th

“Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and tore his family apart. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of a special ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!”

Characters:

Sweeney Todd: A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.
Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: F2-Gb4

Lovett: An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture.
Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range bottom: G3-E5

Anthony Hope: A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: Bb2-F4

Johanna: A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Age: 18 to 21. Vocal range: Bb3-A5

Tobias Ragg: A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Age: 12 to 18. Vocal range: Bb2-Ab4

Judge Turpin: A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Age: 50 to 65. Vocal range: E2-Gb4

The Beadle: A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: D3-D5

Beggar Woman: A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range: Ab3-F5

Adolfo Pirelli: A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range: B2-C5

Ensemble: Jonas Fogg, Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics


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Invited Callback: April 21st | 5:00pm to 8:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301

Rehearsals: November 19th through December 6th

Tech Rehearsals: December 7th through December 11th

Preview Performances: December 12th and 13th

Performances: December 14th through December 30th

“It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas! Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. Two actors voice more than ten colorful Tuna denizens each in this hilariously tacky and surprisingly heartwarming story of small-town Texan livin'!”

Characters (all portrayed by only two actors):

Actor 1:

  • Arles Struvie – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK.
  • Didi Snavely – Owner of Didi’s Used Weapons (“If we can’t kill it, it’s immortal”)
  • Petey Fisk – Employee of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
  • Jody Bumiller – Youngest child of Bertha Bumiller
  • Stanley Bumiller – Aspiring taxidermist, fresh from reform school; twin to Charlene
  • Charlene Bumiller – Daughter of Bertha Bumiller and sister to Stanley and Jody; infatuated with Joe Bob Lipsey. [2] As seen with Bertha Bumiller (Sears) at the Kennedy Center]
  • Vera Carp – Town snob and acting leader of the Smut-Snatchers of the New Order (“until the Rev. Spikes gets out of prison”)
  • Dixie Deberry – Controller of the Tuna Electric Company
  • Helen Bedd – A waitress at the Tasty-Creme [3] As seen with Inita Goodwin (Sears) at the Kennedy Center]
  • Farley Burkhalter – A “little person” and a patron of the Tasty-Creme
  • Garland Poteet- A soda distributor and one of Inita’s many boyfriends

Actor 2:

  • Thurston Wheelis – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK
  • Elmer Watkins – The victim of a tragic flameshooter incident, Elmer was left with no eyebrows.
  • Bertha Bumiller – Housewife and mother to Jody, Stanley, and Charlene; member of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order (“Censorship is as American as apple pie, so shut up!”)
  • Leonard Childers – Entrepreneur and radio personality on OKKK
  • R. Snavely – UFOlogist and husband to Didi
  • Pearl Burras – Aunt to Bertha, former riveter in Houston during World War II (the Japanese “never sank one of [her] ships!”)
  • Sheriff Givens – Called “Rubber Sheets” due to his having wet the bed at church camp
  • Ike Thompson- a slow-witted highway worker
  • Inita Goodwin – A waitress at the Tasty-Creme
  • Phoebe Burkhalter- Presumably Farley’s significant other, Phoebe is voiced by Sears but onstage is a wig behind a window manipulated by a stagehand
  • Joe Bob Lipsey – the “not-the-marrying-kind” director of the Tuna Little Theater’s “troubled production” of A Christmas Carol

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