Danbury’s Musicals at Richter Holds Added Audition Call for Selected Roles Saturday, May 5
Danbury, Conn. -- Musicals at Richter (MAR), now in its 28th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, will hold an additional call for selected roles and ensemble parts for its 2012 season on Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Melrose School, 120 Federal Hill Road, in Brewster, NY, just minutes from Richter Park.
The main stage musical season includes “Nunsense: The Megamusical” (June 14-30) co-directed by Donald Birely and Christopher Gladysz, both of New York City; "Brigadoon" (July 5-21) directed by Mr. Birely; and “Bye Bye Birdie” (July 26 – August 11), also directed by Mr. Birely. Musical directors are Dan Koch of Millbrook, NY (“Nunsense”) and Tina Marie Lorusso of Waterbury, CT (“Brigadoon” and “Bye Bye Birdie”).
For “Brigadoon,” Mr. Birely is seeking Jeff Douglas (30s), the comedic, good-natured friend of Tommy Albright; Charlie Dalrymple (20s, tenor), who is betrothed to Jean; Harry Beaton (20s), Archie’s son, sensitive, featured dancer; Kate (20s), a friend of Jean; and MacGregor, a townsman who sells salted meat. Also needed are young singer-dancers age 16 and up for the young people’s ensemble as well as adults (various ages and vocal ranges) to play townspeople.
For “Bye Bye Birdie,” Mr. Birely is seeking Hugo Peabody (tenor), Kim's boyfriend who doesn't like Conrad Birdie; Gloria Rasputin, Mae's choice to replace Rosie as Albert's secretary (think Audrey, Marilyn Monroe); and Charles F. Maude, a bartender who can harmonize. Adults (various ages and vocal ranges) are needed for featured roles in the ensemble; young men ages 12 and up are also sought as singers and dancers in the ensemble.
Auditionees should bring a picture and resume if they have them, prepare two Broadway show tunes (up-tempo and ballad) that show their range, and bring sheet music in their key; an accompanist will be provided. They should be prepared to read and dance. These positions are unpaid and housing is not available.
Please note that if you attended earlier March auditions, you are still under consideration and do not need to attend this call.
Full show descriptions and cast breakdowns can be found on the theater website, www.musicalsatrichter.org. For further information, visit the website, leave a message at 203-748-6873 or e-mail email@example.com.
About Musicals at Richter
Now in its 28th season, Musicals at Richter is Connecticut’s longest-running outdoor theater. Performances are given on weekends at the Richter Arts Center (next to the Richter Park Golf Course), 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury. Nestled in the hills of Western Connecticut, the Arts Center stage has served as the scenic backdrop for over 70 musicals produced by Musicals at Richter, as well as a professional springboard for hundreds of up-and-coming performers. Musicals at Richter is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. For further information, visit the website at www.musicalsatrichter.org, leave a message at 203-748-6873 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.