All auditions are held at the Adobe Theater, 9813 4th Street NW in Albuquerque
(2 blocks north of Alameda Boulevard, unless otherwise specified)
Keep checking this page for updates on auditions for future shows!
Directed by: Jane & Cy Hoffman
Music Director: Loretta Robinson
Performances: February 21 – March 16, 2014Performances: February 21 – March 16, 2014
Vocal/acting auditions: Saturday Dec. 7th (9 AM -12:30 PM) and Sunday Dec. 8th (5:00 – 9:00 PM)
at The Adobe Theater (9813 4th St. NW, Albuquerque).
Prepare a short song & bring music for the accompanist. Please no a capella
FOR AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL 822-0849
There will be several rehearsals before Christmas week and then regular rehearsals after New Years.
We expect rehearsals to be Mon.–Thurs. evenings (7-10PM).
Not everyone will be called for all rehearsals until the final weeks of rehearsals.
BENJY STONE (20+) A young man. Eager, alert; the way we'd like to think we all were at twenty. Freshman writer on King Kaiser's Comedy Cavalcade. Tenor/High Baritone.
ALAN SWANN (40’s – 50’s) A handsome, albeit well-traveled, Hollywood leading man, a star for more than thirty years. Cut in the Errol Flynn mode with panache to spare. (Not necessarily British.) Baritone
KING KAISER (30’s+) A big bear of a man; physical, loud. He used to be a Catskill Comic, now he's the host of America's number one TV show (think Sid Caeser). Baritone
SY BENSON (40’s +) Head writer on the Comedy Cavalcade. Dyspeptic, bullying to all except King. Baritone.
ALICE MILLER (35+) A writer on Comedy Cavalcade. A dry, comic role. Former Catskill comic. She has no problem going toe-to-toe with King - or anybody else for that matter. Alto to D (belter).
HERB LEE (35+) A writer on Comedy Cavalcade. Rumpled, silent but extremely expressive. He communicates through Alice. A great physical actor role. Will double some singing roles.
K.C. DOWNING (Female 20+) Assistant to the producer. A bright, attractive career girl... with a secret; she's the only straight man in a world of funny people. Pretty enough to be the Breck Girl. High alto.
LEO SILVER (50+) The gray-haired, well-dressed, antacid-chewing producer of the Comedy Cavalcade. Doubles in several ensemble singing/dancing roles). Baritone.
BELLE MAY STEINBERG CARROCA (50+) Benjy's mother. A substantial beacon of Brooklyn society. Generous of nature and proportion: loud and a bit overbearing. Mezzo – belt.
"ROOKIE" CARROCA (40’s +) Belle's husband, Benjy's step-father. A Filipino in his forties who loves to cook. He held the bantamweight boxing title. Comic role. Will double some singing roles. Baritone.
TESS (~18+) Swann's estranged daughter. A very pretty, very Grace Kelly sort of teen. Quite a young lady. Doubles in several ensemble singing/dancing roles.
UNCLE MORTY (50’s) Benjy's uncle (Belle's brother). Loud comic role. Doubles in several ensemble singing/dancing roles). Baritone.
Auditions for Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel will take place January 11 from 1 – 4 and January 12 from 6:30 – 9 at the Adobe Theatre. Roles are available for 5 women, ages 26 -40, 2 men ages late 20s – mid-thirties and one man age early 50s. Irish accents are required. Character descriptions and sides are available on the Adobe website. Production dates are April 4 – 27. This is the Adobe Theater’s presentation for the Irish Play Festival. Questions? Contact director Leslee Richards at 463-0440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancing at Lughnasa Characters
Dancing At Lughnasa is a play about the courage of 5 sisters in 1936 Ballybeg, Ireland as told through the memory of Michael. Faced with no meaningful work, no likelihood of a husband, and only themselves to depend upon, they still manage to find joy and humor in their lives. 1936 Ireland was a time of extreme poverty, due to the 1929 economic crash. An entire generation of young men had been lost in WW1 and very few women would find husbands. The youngest sister has had a son out of wedlock and he is now age 7. Lughnasa is the Irish Harvest Festival which always happens in late August.
Kate – age 40, a schoolteacher when the play starts. The oldest, and the sister who most goes out into the world beyond their small household. Prim and concerned with appearances.
Maggie – age 38, keeps house, feeds the chickens, and thinks she’s a great joker and singer
Agnes – age 35, knits gloves to bring in some little money, closest to Rose
Rose – age 32, knits gloves to bring in some little money, close to Agnes, “simple-minded”
Chris – age 26, works in the garden, mother of Michael
Gerry – age 33, Welsh, Michael’s father, cheerful but also lost soul
Jack – age 53, but looks older, has been a missionary in Africa for 25 years. Has returned to Ballybeg due to ill health, but also due to having “gone native”
Michael – age late 20s – early 30s, the narrator and the voice of the Boy
N.B. These audition sides are provided solely for the use of actors preparing for audtions for Dancing at Lugnasah at the Adobe Theater on January 11 and 12th 2014 and may not be used for any other purpose nor copied nor distributed.
The audition sides are stored as Google Drive Documents (formerly called Google Docs) and familiarity with Google Drive is desireable. Docs may be downloaded as Google Documents or .pdfs as long as the disclaimer above is strickly followed.