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Open Stage Season 37 Auditions

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION: (updated process) please email casting@openstagehbg.com for a slot on Sat April 16.


2022/2023 AUDITIONS - Open Stage is holding general auditions for its upcoming 37th Season. Rehearsals and performances in Harrisburg, PA. Non-equity. Compensation paid.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 10 1pm to 5pm and Saturday, April 16 1pm to 5pm.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION: (updated process) please email casting@openstagehbg.com for a slot on Sun April 10 or Sat April 16.


If you are auditioning for a musical or cabarets, please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided, please do not sing a cappella. All auditioning should prepare a one minute contemporary monologue. Please bring a headshot and resume 9or recent picture). Children may audition. Children under the age of 12 should prepare a joke or story.


Auditions will be held at Open Stage, located at 25 N. Court St. Harrisburg PA 17101. The theatre is located on the street level of the Walnut Street Parking Garage. Street parking is free up to 3-4 hours on Saturdays with the discount code LUVHBG on the ParkMobile app.


SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION: (updated process) please email casting@openstagehbg.com for a slot on Sat April 16.


No phone calls. If you are unable to attend any of the auditions listed, please feel free to submit all materials, including videos, to casting@openstagehbg.com.


Seeking performers for roles in the following productions:

September 2022 Jolene: A Dolly Parton Song Cycle

October 2022 Treasure Island

October 2022 Court Street Cabaret: After Hours

December 2022 A Christmas Carol

December 2022 A Very Court Street Cabaret Christmas

February 2023 Into the Woods

March 2023 The Diary of Anne Frank

March 2023 Anne & Emmett (co-production with Sankofa)

April 2023 Tiny Beautiful Things

May 2023 Poirot Investigates!



Open Stage Season 37 Casting Breakdowns


Court Street Cabaret: After Hours

& A Very Court Street Cabaret Christmas

Production Schedule: Various rehearsal in October and December.

SEEKING Singers to perform showtunes in The Court Street Cabaret.



Jolene: A Dolly Parton Song Cycle

Production Schedule: Rehearsals begin Aug 20. Tech begin Aug 27. Performances Sep 8 to 11. Production schedule draft can be viewed here.

SEEKING 3 to 5 singers to perform in the style of Dolly Parton.



Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson; adapted by Byrony Lavery


Production Schedule: Rehearsals begin Aug 30. Tech begin Sep 24. Performances Oct 8 to 29. Production schedule draft can be viewed here. Daytime student matinees are planned for October 13, 14, 20, and 21.


General Casting Notes: Pirates will have come from around the world , so we won't assume they all speak "like pirates". If we indicate 30+ (for example), then we are literally looking at any age above 30. In addition, all genders will be considered for all roles, unless noted. Silver could as easily be a 70-year old man as a 30-year old woman or non-binary performer.


SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING ROLES:


Jim Hawkins (F/NB, playing teenager)

Jim has been living and working in her grandma’s pub for as long as she can remember. Naturally resourceful, intelligent and adventurous, she yearns for a more exciting life. Treasure Island is that more exciting life, it’s Jim’s coming-of-age story and how her life will be defined.


Grandma Hawkins (F/NB, 50+)

Grandma Hawkins is the doughty landlady of the Admiral Benbow Inn, and she has to be, with her dodgy clients. Her relationship with Jim is the springboard for the adventure, and provides the ‘heart’ in the story that motivates her grand-daughter.


Doctor Livesey (F/NB, 30+)

Magistrate and doctor, used to having his/her own way


Squire Trelawney (30+)

Headstrong and posh, the Squire is tempted by the money and an overwhelming sense of superiority.


Mrs. Crossley (F/NB, 40+)

Pub regular, a pious gossip and Grandma's BFF. A small part, but key to establishing the soul of the village


RedRuth (F/NB)

A salty sea dog, loyal to the bloody end


Job Anderson

Sailor, who stands up to John Silver and dies honorably and gruesomely.


Lucky Micky

A treacherous villager and sailor, driven by self-interest and the easiest way


Silent Sue (F/NB)

Never to be found too far from RedRuth, her apparent timidity finds voice in her expressive and over the top gestures. Lots of comic and tragic potential.


Shanty Singer

Appears several times to lead the singing of songs; could double.


Bill Bones

Haunted by his past, Bill Bones has to keep moving to stay alive. But he knows his time will come.


Black Dog

Scuttling and scary, black through to the very heart. There is no redeeming a pirate like Black Dog.


Blind Pew

A terrifying villain.


Captain Smollett (30+)

An honorable sailor, whose untimely death threatens our heroes' very existence.


John Silver (30+)

Loveable rogue or bloodthirsty villain? John (or Jean) Silver has to manage to be both things, and command attention as the ship's cook, and the pirate ringleader.


Joan the Goat (F/NB)

A fighter, a brawler, a lover. Not a lover. Just a fighter and a brawler. And a pirate.


Israel Hands

An enigmatic character who you might assume to be bad to the bone... but who has some surprises up their sleeve. Ideally speaks a non-English language.


Dick the Dandy

Pirate, used to the better things in life.


Killigrew the Kind

A large hand and gentle natured murderer, who finally gets a moment of redemption.


George Badger

A pirate, who likes to grumble and stir up trouble. Notices things a bit quicker than others.


Grey

A hapless and forgettable sailor, of somewhat mystic nature.


Captain Flint

John Silver's parrot, Captain Flint, is played by a performer with a puppet.


Ben Gunn (late teenage to early 20s)

Abandoned cabin boy, who has gone wild on the island, Ben Gunn lives in fear of the pirates and needs to summon up all his courage to confront them.



A Christmas Carol

by Rachel Landon & Stuart Landon; directed by Stuart Landon

About the Show: The 23rd annual production of Open Stage's lively and ghostly holiday favorite.

Production Schedule: Rehearsals begin Oct 24. Tech begin Nov 19. Performances Dec 3 to 23. Production schedule draft can be viewed here.

NOTE: Any role not listed has been cast.


SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING ROLES:


Skeleton Dancers

seeking great movers to play the apparitions that help transition Scrooge from the past, to the present, to the future.


Belle / Beggar Woman / Party-Goer / Solicitor

20s-30s, seeking an intelligent, sensitive actor with great comic skills and emotional vulnerability; could double as Dancer


Cadence/Canon Quill / Ghost of Christmas Past / Undertaker / Party-Goer

20s-70s, seeking an great comic actor with a sensitive side or any gender; could double as Martha Cratchit


Professor Tillman B. Nightingale / Ghost of Christmas Future / Party-Goer

20s-70s, seeking a quick actor with great comic skills


Carolers / The Cratchit Children

Children ages 7 to 17



Into The Woods

book by James Lapine; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; directed by Stuart Landon; musical direction by Nicholas Werner

About the Show: A reimagined, small-cast version of the beloved musical; a modern twist on classic fairytales.

Production Schedule: Rehearsals begin Dec 27 2022. Tech begins Feb 4 2023. Performances Feb 18 to Mar 11 2023. Production schedule draft can be viewed here.


SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING ROLES:


Baker

20s-40s, seeking an intelligent, sensitive actor with great comic skills and emotional vulnerability; Baritone; guitar playing a plus


Baker's Wife

20s-40s, seeking an intelligent, confident actress with a comic and witty sensibility, an optimistic energy; Soprano/Mix/Belt


Witch

20s-70s, seeking a powerful and commanding presence, with great comic sensibility, capable of deep vulnerability; Mix/Belt


Mysterious Man

40s-60s, seeking a soulful, wise, playful, intelligent actor who can portray a philosopher/trickster with depth and humor; instrument playing a plus; Baritone


Cinderella / Granny

20s-30s, seeking a great comic actress with intelligence, depth, sweetness and openness who can portray a young woman with an identity crisis; Soprano


Jack / Steward

Child actor to 30s, seeking an actor with an honest, innocent, and optimistic energy who can portray authentic joy and grief; instrument playing a plus; Tenor


Little Red

Child actor to 30s, seeking an independent, free-spirited, fierce comic performer capable of portraying rebellion and resilience; instrument playing a plus; Soprano/Mix/Belt; Could double as Rapunzel


Rapunzel

20s-30s, seeking an independent, free-spirited, fierce comic performer capable of portraying rebellion and resilience; instrument playing a plus; Soprano; Could double as Little Red


Wolf / Cinderella's Prince/Lucinda

20s-40s, seeking a confident, funny, flexible, physical, robust performer who can play multiple roles and portray authentic maturity and depth; instrument playing a plus; Tenor/High Baritone


Milky White / Rapunzel's Prince/Florinda

20s-40s, seeking a physical comedian with excellent character skills, capable of portraying a silent clown, open-hearted, confident, and spontaneous; instrument playing a plus; Tenor/High Baritone


Jack's Mother / Cinderella's Stepmother

20s-70s, seeking a funny, wry, flexible actress capable of embodying desperation, maternal love, and imperious haughtiness; instrument playing a plus; Soprano or Alto


The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hacket

based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Runs in March 2023

SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING ROLES: