Auditions

AUDITION INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE:

Role requirements may vary with each production. Please continue to visit this page for updated requirements and dates as audition dates near. If you having questions regarding any auditions or productions, or are interested in helping backstage or with front of house for any production, please contact our Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org and indicate what show you have questions about or would like to assist with.



Twelve Angry Men

By Reginald Rose 
Black Box 
Show dates:
February 26 – March 8, 2015 


A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says one juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that have electrified audiences and kept them on the edge of their seats for over 40 years. 


Directed by Jeff Allen. Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, December 28, and 29, at 7 pm. No audition appointments are needed; the show is open to any and all who wish to audition.


Looking for males, ages 18+

13 roles, casting as play is written



Please prepare a monologue, and there will be cold readings from the script.


Auditions will be held at the theatre at 24 First Avenue, Newnan, Ga 30263.


CHARACTERS


Foreman: (Lead) Male, ages 35-45, All Ethnicities. Assistant high-school football coach. Small, petty, at first wary of, and then impressed by own authority. Handles himself quite formally, not overly bright but dogged.


Juror #2: (Lead) Male, ages 35-45, All Ethnicities. Bank clerk. Meek, hesitant man, finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. Easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he has spoken.


Juror #3: (Lead) Male, ages 45-50, All Ethnicities. Head of messenger service. Strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated, contains a streak of sadism. Humorless man, intolerant of opinions other than his own, and accustomed to forcing wishes and views upon others.


Juror #4: (Lead) Male, ages 35-55, All Ethnicities. Stockbroker. Man of wealth and position, practiced speaker, presents himself well at all times. Seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors, only concern is with the facts in this case. Appalled with the behavior of the others. Constantly preening himself, combing hair, cleaning, nails, etc.


Juror #5: (Lead) Male, ages 20-30, All Ethnicities. Mechanic. Naive, very frightened young man, takes obligation in this case very seriously but finds it difficult to speak up when elders have the floor.


Juror #6: (Lead) Male, ages 35-40, All Ethnicities. Housepainter. Honest, but dull-witted man, comes upon decisions slowly and carefully. Finds it difficult to create positive opinions, listens to, digests and accepts those opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.


Juror #7: (Lead) Male, ages 45-55, All Ethnicities. Salesman. Loud, flashy, glad handed type, has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. Quick to show temper, quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing, a bully, and, of course, a coward. 

Juror #8: (Lead) Male, ages 40-45, All Ethnicities. Architect. Quiet, thoughtful, gentle man, sees many sides to every question and constantly seeks the truth. Strong tempered with compassion, and above all, wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.

Juror #9: (Lead) Male, ages 65-75, All Ethnicities. Retired. Mild, gentle old man, long winded life. Now merely waiting to die. Recognizes himself for what he is, mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself behind his many years. From the way he takes pills whenever he is excited, it is obvious that he has a heart condition.

Juror #10: (Lead) Male, ages 40-50, All Ethnicities. Garage owner. Angry, bitter man, antagonizes almost at sight, a bigot, places no values on any human life except his own. Been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within. Suffers from a bad cold and continually blows nose, sniffs a benzedrine inhaler, etc.

Juror #11: (Lead) Male, ages 45-50, All Ethnicities. Watchmaker. Refugee from Europe, came to this country in 1941. Speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him. Honestly seeks justice because he suffered through so much injustice.

Juror #12: (Lead) Male, ages 28-35, All Ethnicities. Advertising man. Slick, bright man, thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, no real understanding of people. Superficial snob but trying to be a good fellow. Throughout the play he doodles on a scratch pad.

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

If you have any questions about these auditions or the production, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at
artistic-director@newnantheatre.org


Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 
Book by James Lupine 
Main Stage 
Show dates:
March 19 – 29, 2015 

The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. 

Directed by Jacob Demlow. Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, January 4, and 5, at 7 pm. No audition appointments are needed; the show is open to any and all who wish to audition.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute fairy tale or fairy tale like monologue and 32 bars of a Sondheim song. Accompanist will be provided.



CHARACTERS


BOY – Curious young lad with a love of fairy tales.

Male, 5-10 yrs old.


CINDERELLA - A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.

Female, 20-30 yrs old

Range: G3 - G5


CINDERELLA'S MOTHER - Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.

Female, 40-55 yrs old

Range: E4 - F4


CINDERELLA'S PRINCE - Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

Male, 25-40 yrs old

Range: B2 - F4


CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

Female, 40-50 yrs old

Range: A3 - F#5


FLORINDA and LUCINDA - Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.

Female, 20-35 yrs old

Range: C4 - Ab5


JACK - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.

Male, 20-30 yrs old

Range: B2 - G4


JACK'S MOTHER - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

Female, 40-65 yrs old

Range: Bb3 - Gb5


LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.

Female, 15-25 yrs old

Range: Bb3 - F5


MYSTERIOUS MAN - A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.

Male, 50-65 yrs old

Range: G2 - Eb4


NARRATOR - An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.

Male, Any Age

Range: G2 - E4


RAPUNZEL - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.

Female, 20-30 yrs old

Range: B3 - A5


RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE - Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor.

Male, 25-40 yrs old

Range: C#3 - E4


THE BAKER - A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.

Male, 30-45 yrs old

Range: Ab2 - G4


THE BAKER'S WIFE - Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.

Female, 30-45 yrs old

Range: F3 - G5


THE WITCH - Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.

Female, 30-55 yrs old

Range: F3 - G5


WOLF - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.

Male, 25-40 yrs old

Range: Bb2 - Gb4


**Dependent on casting, multiple roles may be assigned to actors**


Audition Dates for 2014-2015 Season

Note: Dates are subject to change based on the director's availability. 

The audition information will be posted once Newnan Theatre Company has the audition information from the director.

All auditions will start at 7pm, unless noted by the director, or Newnan Theatre Company.

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Sordid Lives Audition dates: June 29 & 30, 2014 Show dates: August 28 - September 7, 2014

The Gin Game Audition dates: August 3 & 4, 2014 Show dates: September 25 - October 5, 2014

The Rocky Horror Show Audition dates: September 2, 3; & 16, 2014 Show dates: October 23 - November 2, 2014

Prelude to a Kiss Audition dates: September 14 & 15; 29 & 30 2014 Show dates: November 13 - 23, 2014

A Christmas Carol Audition dates: October 12 & 13, 2014 Show dates: December 4 - 14, 2014

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a "Christmas Carol" Audition Dates: October 19 & 20, 2014 Show dates: December 16 - 21, 2014

Almost Maine Audition dates: November 16 -17, 2014 Show dates: January 22 - February 1, 2015

Twelve Angry Men Audition dates: December 28 & 29, 2014 Show dates: February 26 - March 8, 2015

Into the Woods Audition dates: January 4 & 5, 2015 Show dates: March 19 - 29, 2015

American Buffalo No auditions. Show dates: April 16 - 26, 2015



If you have additional questions, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org

Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind for any show to performers of any age.  

Newnan Theatre Company does not pay performers for any of our productions at this time.

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If you have questions about auditions or this production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.