2018-19 Season Auditions

 
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The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for Young Frankenstein: The Musical, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. These auditions will be over a three-night period -- Sunday, July 29, Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31.  Tony Daniel is directing the show, and Tammy Kimbell is the musical director. Performance dates are October 18-21 and 25-28.

“It's alive!” Hollywood's king of farce and parody, Mel Brooks, reunited with the creative team behind The Producers for this theatrical reimagining of Young Frankenstein, the 1974 comedy that took on the classical horror film genre. The musical follows a young neurosurgeon who inherits his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania. Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors as he tries to complete his grandfather's experiments to reanimate the dead. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. He is aided by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor ("Eye-gore"), his curvaceous lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher, who together sing a number of catchy tunes like "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz."Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added.

Auditions will consist of singing, basic dance movements, and cold readings from the script. Those auditioning need to prepare a short song for their audition, as well as a song from the show’s score. Bring your selected song in a mp4/mp3 format.

Roles available are:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 30’s – 40’s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C.

The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger, the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.

Igor – Male, age 20’s – 60’s. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C.

Inga – Female, age 20’s – 30’s. Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright, young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus.

Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20’s – 30’s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.

Frau Blücher – Female, age 40’s – 60’s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.

Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40’s – 50’s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. Vocal range: A one octave below middle C to F above middle C.

Ensemble –Any age/gender, with plenty of featured roles, juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. Strong movers a plus. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including:

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.

Ziggy – Male, age 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.

Blind Hermit – Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.

Auditions will be held at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Avenue, Newnan, Georgia. Each night will begin at 7 pm. It is not mandatory for those auditioning to be present all three nights, but it is highly suggested.

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Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions. 

All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
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If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.

 
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The 39 Steps

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for The 39 Steps, from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. If you mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, then add a dash of Monty Python, you’ll have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit!  There are more than 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Performances will be the Thursdays–Sundays between September 13-23, 2018.

Auditions will be Sunday and Monday, August 5 and 6, at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Avenue, Newnan, from 7:00–9:00 pm. There may be callbacks on Tuesday, August 7. The director is Newnan native and current Los Angeles resident, Mike Funt. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 

We are looking for performers who are highly versatile and can bring strong physical and vocal choices to the characters. Many times characters are only distinguished by changing a hat, so being able to shift between characters physically and vocally is a must. 

We are also looking for proficiency with accents. “Hannay” has a Standard British accent; Annabelle has Standard British, German, and Scottish; and the clowns do British, Cockney, German, Welsh, Yorkshire, and Scottish. Mr. Funt will be able to do some dialect coaching, but will not be able to start from scratch with anyone. We recommend that performers begin familiarizing themselves with the accents ahead of time. 

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Strong physical comedy skills required.  Be prepared to play.

Roles available:  3 men / 1 woman

RICHARD HANNAY
Male, 30's-40's leading man, must have strong British accent, adept at physical comedy.

ANNABELLE/PAMELA/MARGARET
One actress for all 3 parts: female, 25-35, adept at physical comedy. Must do German, English, and Scottish accents with ease.

CLOWN 1
One actor to play multiple roles: male and female, 30's-40's, will play MR. MEMORY, a music hall entertainer, a HEAVY (think mob tough guy), a COCKNEY MILKMAN, an UNDERWEAR SALESMAN, a POLICE CONSTABLE, a RAILWAY PORTER, A BBC NEWS READER, A SCOTTISH CROFTER, an AIRPLANE PILOT, MRS. JORDAN, THE SHERIFF, DUNWOODY, an old Scots politico, and MRS. McGARRIGLE, a hotelier. Must be skilled at physical comedy and various accents of the British Isles.  

CLOWN 2
One actor to play multiple roles: male and female, 30's-40's, will play the COMPERE, a presenter at a music hall, a HEAVY (think mob tough guy), MRS. HIGGINS, a Cockney charwoman, an UNDERWEAR SALESMAN, a POLICE CONSTABLE, a NEWSPAPER BOY, an AIRPLANE PILOT, THE PROFESSOR (a German masquerading as an Englishman), CHIEF INSPECTOR ALBRIGHT of Scotland Yard, McQUARRIE, an old Scots politico, and MR. McGARRIGLE, a hotelier who mostly says, “Aye.''  Must be skilled at physical comedy and various accents of the British Isles.

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Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions. 

All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
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If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.