Audition

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Patio Playhouse auditions are open to all and do not have any fees associated with them. We encourage actors of all skill levels to come join us at our auditions.

Auditions are generally held 8-12 weeks before a production opens. Once information is ready, we will post the dates, times, locations, time slot sign-ups (if necessary), and what you should have prepared.

Upcoming Audition Dates:

This is a non-equity, volunteer position. Patio Playhouse encourages diversity and prioritizes safety in their productions. For more info, please read our Policies and Procedures on Diversity, Inclusion, and Consent. at https://patioplayhouse.com/…/policies-and-procedures…/

Auditions for Hello Dolly! at Kit Carson Park

Book by Michael Stewart

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Produced by Michael Flores

Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox

Choreographed by Candace Carbajal

Musical Direction by Raymond Lucero

AUDITIONS:
In person Monday May 6th and Tuesday May 7th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Callbacks by invitation only Wednesday May 8th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE THAT ATTENDANCE AT CALLBACKS IS REQUIRED. IF YOU HAVE A CONFLICT WITH THIS DATE PLEASE EMAIL: geoffreycox@patioplayhouse.com

AUDITION LOCATION:
Patio Playhouse 116 S Kalmia St Escondido, CA 92025

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Kit Carson Amphitheater 100 Amphitheater Dr, Escondido, CA 92025

THE MUSICAL:
Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler –but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. Hello, Dolly! features such memorable songs as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” and – of course – the title number, “Hello, Dolly!” Dolly herself is one of the strongest and richest starring roles for a woman ever written for the musical theatre, and famous Dolly Levis have included Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Barbra Streisand, and most recently, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters.

SHOW RUNS: July 26, 2024 to August 10, 2024
PERFORMANCES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8pm
REHEARSALS: May 11 – July 25 (please come to auditions with details about all potential conflict dates)

This is a non-equity, volunteer position.

Patio Playhouse encourages diversity and prioritizes safety in their productions. For more info, please read our Policies and Procedures on Diversity, Inclusion, and Consent.
https://patioplayhouse.com/…/policies-and-procedures…/

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Please prepare a one minute cut of a song in the style of the show (classic musical)

Please bring an updated resume and headshot and any known future conflict dates through the rehearsal period and performances (May 11 – July 25).

Auditions will require sheet music for the accompanist. No backing tracks, or a capella singing. Please be sure to mark your cut appropriately and in the correct key.

SIGN UP FOR A SLOT HERE:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0845AEA62AA0F49-46064401-director#/

Callbacks will be by invitation only on May 8th 6:00- 9:00 p.m. and will consist of brief choreography, songs from the show and possibly sides from the show. Callback information can be found here.

Depending on the interactions at callbacks you may be able to leave early, but please plan on staying for the duration of the callbacks.

Patio Playhouse and the Hello Dolly! production team are dedicated to consent based practices and the safety and the well-being of all participants.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
All roles are open for all ethnicities. Roles are gendered and will be open to anyone comfortable portraying that gender..All ages are suggested. Director will be taking all ages into consideration


DOLLY LEVI – Matchmaker, widow, meddler, opportunist, life-loving, commanding, strong stage presence. Stage age: 35-50. Vocal range: alto-soprano. Dance ability: some.

HORACE VANDERGELDER: Well-known half-a-millionaire, widower, owns the Feed Store, gruff, set in his ways, authoritative. Stage age: 40-60. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: some.

CORNELIUS HACKL: Head clerk at the Feed Store, energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous. Stage age: 30-35. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: strong.

BARNABY TUCKER: Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower. Stage age: 17-20. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: strong.

IRENE MOLLOY: Owns the Hat Shop, widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving. Stage age: 30-35.

Vocal range: soprano. Dance ability: strong.

MINNIE FAY: Irene’s assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Stage age: 17-20. Vocal

range: mezzo-soprano. Dance ability: strong.

AMBROSE KEMPER: Struggling artist, good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde.Stage age: 19-23. Vocal range: tenor. Dance ability: strong.

ERMENGARDE: Horace’s niece, whining, high-strung, wants to marry Ambrose. Stage age: 17-20. Vocal range: any. Dance ability: strong.

ERNESTINA: Accommodating, good-time girl. Stage age: 30-45. Vocal range: any. Dance ability:none.

RUDY: Maitre’d of the Harmonia Gardens, proper, commanding. Stage age: 40-60. Vocal range:

bass. Dance ability: some.

MRS ROSE: Street vendor. Stage age: 35-50. Dance ability: none.

MISCELLANIOUS CHARACTER ROLES: will be cast from the chorus.

WAITERS: Stage age: 18-58. Vocal range: even split of tenors/basses. Dance ability: strong.

FEMALE CHORUS MEMBERS: Stage age: 18-48. Vocal range: even split of sopranos and altos. Dance ability: strong.

3-5 YOUTH: Stage age: 8-12 (real minimum age: 10). Vocal range: melody. Dance ability:

strong.

NOTE: UNDERSTUDIES may be cast for this production. There is no guaranteed understudy performance scheduled. In the event of need, a put-in rehearsal will be scheduled if possible.

For additional information or questions, contact the Director Geoffrey A. Cox: geoffreycox@patioplayhouse.com

HELLO, DOLLY! is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, a Concord Theatricals Company www.concordtheatricals.com

Company www.concordtheatricals.com

Auditions for “Getting Sara Married” at Patio Playhouse

Written by Sam Bobrick

Directed by Greg Oberle

Produced by Tim Arends and Katia Perhach-Owens

AUDITIONS:

In person on either Monday, August 5th, or Tuesday, August 6th, 2024, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Callbacks (if needed), by Invitation only, Wednesday, August 7th, 2024, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

AUDITION & PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Patio Playhouse 116 S Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025

THE PLAY:

This is a fun romantic comedy that allows the characters to examine their preconceived ideas about marriage.

Sara Hastings is an unmarried lawyer in her mid-thirties, much too busy to get involved in romance. Her Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find her a husband.

Unfortunately, Aunt Martha’s method of doing it amounts to having the prospective groom ‘bopped over the head’ and brought to Sara’s apartment. Aunt Martha’s choice is Brandon Cates, a young man who handles Aunt Martha’s finances. Although Brandon is engaged to be married, this does not deter Aunt Martha.


After being bopped on the head a few times, having a temporary loss of memory and experiencing several instances of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a confrontation with the very angry fiancé, Brandon and Sara slowly come to realize that their individual doubts of marriage may well change if they find the right partner.

THE PRODUCTION

SHOW RUNS: October 4 to October 27 — 13 performances — Industry on Oct 21

PERFORMANCES: Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm and Sundays at 2pm

REHEARSALS: August 12 to October 3. Days and times to be decided after casting. Typically 4 days a week, with supporting roles not needed every night.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

This is a non-equity, volunteer position.

Patio Playhouse encourages diversity and prioritizes safety in their productions. For more information, please read our Policies and Procedures on Diversity, Inclusion, and Consent.

In-person auditions will consist of sides from the script.  Have a resume and headshot available and know future conflict dates through the rehearsal period and performances (August 12-October 27).

Content Warning:  This show contains intimacy (kissing), as well as the physicality of mild stunt work.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

All roles are open for all ethnicities.  Roles are gendered and will be open to anyone comfortable portraying that gender.  We are considering all ages (18 and older) for all roles.

NOTE:  Understudies may be cast for this production.  There is no guaranteed understudy performance scheduled.  In the event of need, a put-in rehearsal will be scheduled if possible

SARA HASTINGS – An unmarried woman in her mid-thirties. Intelligent, precise, and cautious. She does not want her highly structured life disrupted by a husband that will want to add his own ratty furniture to her neat home, and will invite his rowdy friends over to watch sports while leaving behind empty pizza boxes and beer bottles.

This is a very large role with many lines.

Kisses Brandon: (gives Brandon mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as lights fade to black), and a first kiss. This will be staged to be flirty and affectionate, not sexually passionate.


AUNT MARTHA – Sara’s unpredictable aunt in her mid-sixties. Loud, and overbearing in a manner that shows that she loves her niece and is completely confident that she is acting in Sara’s best interests. Supporting character.


NOOGIE MALLOY – A very special delivery man in his late forties. He is friendly in a way that indicates that he can be tough if necessary. Needs to be strong enough to bring Brandon on stage on a furniture dolly and lay him on the floor or sofa. Supporting character.


BRANDON CATES – A potential husband that Aunt Martha has picked out for Sara. In his mid-thirties. Intelligent, likable. Due to his memory loss from multiple bops on the head, he spends much of his time trying to figure out who he is. During this self-discovery he learns that he is engaged. He is not certain that he likes this, because a wife might totally take over his closets and bathrooms, and worries that he will have to trade in his sports car for a mini-van.

This is a very large role with many lines.

Kisses Sara: (receives mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as lights fade to black), and a first kiss. This will be staged to be flirty and affectionate, not sexually passionate.

Falls (with assistance) to the floor. Gets carried in on a furniture dolly.


HEATHER BOYD – Brandon’s fiance. In her mid-twenties. Jealous and suspicious. Supporting character.


THE CHIROPRACTOR – A non-speaking part. In his mid-thirties. Gets carried in on a furniture dolly.

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Details pending, please check back in a few weeks

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There roles for both youth and adult. Details pending please check back in a few weeks.

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Details pending please check back in a few weeks

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Details pending please check back in a few weeks

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Details pending please check back in a few weeks