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Hello, Dolly!

An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production

Director: Anthony Greco
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Choreographer: Jessica O'Brien
Producer: Joseph Ficarra

AUDITION LOCATION
Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, NJ

AUDITION DATES
Sunday, March 8: 7:30-9:30 pm
Monday, March 9: 7:30-9:30 pm

If audition dates are a conflict, please email Joseph Ficarra at [email protected] Actors that are unavailable for the audition will have the option to submit a video audition.

CALLBACKS
Wednesday, March 11: 7-10 pm

Callback emails will be sent the morning of Tuesday, March 10 to notify individuals if they will be needed at callbacks. Emails will be sent prior to noon that day. If the callback is a conflicting time, please indicate this on your audition form which will be given at the initial audition.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Audition requirements for all participants:

  1. Recent head shot or color photo and resume.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to dance in.
  3. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show, with music marked in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning for specific roles may choose to sing from the show.

SCHEDULE
BEFORE YOU AUDITION, be advised that all actors must be available for rehearsals that are to be scheduled according to the actor's role. It is mandatory for actors to be available for all scheduled tech rehearsals/ performances. Conflicts will not be accepted after the cast has been announced.

TECH WEEK
April 27- May 1. Evening tech rehearsals, to be scheduled after 6 p.m.

PERFORMANCE DATES
May 2-May 17, 2020

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
The role of Dolly will be played by Lynne Truex. All other roles are available.

Horace Vandergelder: Well-known half-a-millionaire, widower, owns the Feed Store, gruff, set in his ways, authoritative. Stage age: 50+. Vocal range: baritone.
Cornelius Hackl: Head clerk at the Feed Store, energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous. Stage age: mid 30s . Vocal range: baritenor.
Barnaby Tucker: Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower. Stage age: mid 20s. Vocal range: tenor.
Irene Molloy: Owns the Hat Shop, widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving. Stage age: late 30s-early 40s. Vocal range: soprano.
Minnie Fay: Irene's assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Stage age: early 20s. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano.
Ermengarde: Horace's niece, whining, high-strung, wants to marry Ambrose. Stage age: late teens. Vocal range: any.
Ambrose Kemper: Struggling artist, good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde. Stage age: late teens/early 20s. Vocal range: tenor.
Ernestina: Over the top characterization sought for this accommodating, good-time girl. Stage age: 30+.
Rudy: Maitre'd of the Harmonia Gardens, proper, commanding. Must have a European accent. Stage age: 40+.
Mrs. Rose: Elderly street vendor. Stage age: 50+.
Ensemble: Seeking a strong core of singers & good dancers; actors in the ensemble must be ages 17+. Hello, Dolly! is a very ensemble heavy show with many male features available for solos and lines in various scenes. Members of the ensemble appear in "Call on Dolly", "It Takes a Woman" (men only), "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", "Dancing", "Before the Parade Passes By", "Waiter's Gallop" & "Hello, Dolly! (waiters will be cast with both males and females), "Polka Contest" & "Finale."

Mary Poppins

Director: Jessica O'Brien
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse

AUDITION DATES
Sunday, May 3: 6:30-9:30 pm
Monday, May 4: 7:00-9:30 pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, May 5: 7-10 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES
July 11-July 26, 2020

More information including audition requirements and a list & description of roles will be posted closer to the audition date.

AUDITION WORKSHOP
We're offering an audition prep workshop for students ages 17 & under on April 7 & 14. Student opportunity to prepare for audition by taking audition prep workshop: April 7 or 14. Find the workshop on our Performing Arts Academy page.

American Idiot

AUDITION DATES
Saturday, May 9 - 2:15-5:15 pm
Monday, May 11 - 7-10 pm
Tuesday, May 12 - 7 pm - Auditions followed by callbacks

Video submissions will also be accepted. More information including instructions for video submission, audition requirements and a list & description of roles will be posted closer to the audition date.

Must be 16 years of age or older to perform. Those under 18 will need a parents consent.

CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Ian Moore
Choreographer: Sean Openshaw
Musical Director: Mark Megill

PERFORMANCE DATES
August 7-15, 2020

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AUDITION DATES
TO BE ANNOUNCED

PERFORMANCE DATES
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Elf the Musical

AUDITION DATES
TO BE ANNOUNCED

PERFORMANCE DATES
November 28-December 13, 2020