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Auditions for Richard Atkins' and Mark Medoff's new, Holocaust play:

Saturday, January 24th from 1-4 and Sunday, January 25th from 6-8 p.m.
The Adobe Theatre, 9813 4th St., NW Albuquerque
2 blocks North of Alameda Blvd.
Performance Dates: (Fri. & Sat. evenings & Sun. matinees at 2 p.m.) starting April 3-26th with a special performance on Thursday, April 16th with rehearsals beginning the last two weeks in February.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

cast breakdown is as follows:

DAVID SHAPIRO (main lead) 53, co-owner of Shapiro's delicatessen. An orphan of the Holocaust with a chip, the size of Manhattan on his shoulder. High strung, bitter and authoritative on the outside but loving and sensitive on the inside. The actor must be able to subtlely show multiple facets and colors. Strong Russian dialect a must.

YOSSI SHAPIRO (lead) 47, co-owner of Shapiro's deli, brother to David and an orphan of the Holocaust. Level headed, sympathetic and the voice of reason, though, just as intense a personality as David when pushed to the limit. Strong Russian dialect a must.

RABBI WEISS (CAN DOUBLE FOR YAAKOV ZEIMAN) - mid to late 60's, A good friend to the Shapiro's who tries desperately to thwart David's vendetta towards Germans by appealing to his familial sensitivities. A strong, rational, authoritative presence.

MARIA SCHNEIDER - 65, A woman who has seen it all and is no stranger to trauma, loss and the struggles of the human race to eek out an existence one can be proud of. Is a romantic at heart underneath the gruffness. Single, caring, humorous, realist. A strong German dialect is required.

FRANZ BECKER - 70's, A kind, spirited, worldly man who is cultured, well mannered and an affectionate listener but not one to take deceit lightly. A strong German dialect is required.

SARAH SHAPIRO - 49-55, The strong-willed, fiercely loyal and loving wife of David Shapiro. She has to put up with quite a lot when dealing with David's many moods and sometimes, irrational behavior, though she is a force to be reckoned with. Even with David.

RACHEL SHAPIRO - 17, The curious, bright and determined daughter of David and Sarah Shapiro. She has a very strong bond with her mother, yet an even tighter, albeit rocky relationship with her father. Though he is troubled, she would do anything to alleviate his inner turmoil.

ADAM GINSBERG - 18, The edgy, bad-boy, boyfriend of Rachel Shapiro. Though Rachel realizes that Adam is not the right fit for her, she has, nevertheless fallen in love with him, thus the struggle there between the two, young lovers.

YAAKOV ZEIMAN (CAN DOUBLE FOR RABBI WEISS) early 60's, The cryptic, driven and in-your-face Nazi hunter who headlines his own, weekly television show chronicling his Nazi hunting findings and triumphs. Some sort of European dialect required.

KLAUS REINHARDT - mid 50's, The owner of the German deli across the street from Shapiro's. Reinhardt is a pleasant, mannerly man who is more than up for a challenge or confrontation when challenged or tested. A strong German dialect is required.



Auditions for The Adobe Theater’s Production of
Kander & Ebb’s musical comedy

Production Dates: May 15 – June 7, 2015

N.B. If you have signed up for advance audition notices you will automatically receive an e-mail reminder on or about 2/1/2015
Auditions: (at the Adobe Theater): Sat. 3/7: 12:30 PM-5 PM & Sun. 3/8: 6-9 PM
Men (9) :

LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI (40s): Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki. Baritone (Ab–E) Must sing and dance well and have good comic timing. Doubles as performer in a scene.
AARON FOX (40s) The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he's separated. He's a sexy, charming ladies man. May double as performer in several scenes. High Baritone (Bb–Gb).
SIDNEY BERNSTEIN (Late 50s-Mid 60s): The producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving. Seeking a character actor with good comic timing. Will sing in several ensemble numbers.
CHRISTOPHER BELLING (40-60) English director. Over the top. Requires a good comic actor with British accent. Will sing in several ensemble numbers. Baritone (B-E).
DARYL GRADY (30s): A Theatre critic for a Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out of town tryouts. Will also play several other characters and sing in several ensemble numbers.
OSCAR SHAPIRO (45-65): The general manager. An agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. A good comic actor. Baritone (Bb–E)
BOBBY PEPPER (20s to early 30s) The choreographer and lead dancer. Seeking a strong singer who dances well. Baritone (A-E)
RANDY DEXTER (20s30s) – singer/dancer. Doubles as police officer. Baritone (A-Eb).
JOHNNY HARMON (40s-50s) The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is a character who is gruff but lovable. Could be a non-singing or singing role.

Women (5):

NIKI HARRIS (20s-early 30s) Pretty, naïve ingénue. Niki is a chorus girl/understudy in the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She meets and falls in love with Dt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating the murder. Actress must have good comic timing, and must dance well. Soprano (C-E)
GEORGIA HENDRICKS (30s) Female half of the songwriting team. Ends up taking on the leading lady role. Must sing and dance well. Belt Mezzo (G-E)
CARMEN BERNSTEIN (45-65) Brassy Broadway producer. Terrific comedic actress who sings well. Belt Mezzo (low Eb–E)
BAMBI BERNÉT (Early 20s-early 30s) Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer; many think she was only hired because of her mother. Bambi is a good dancer/comedienne who sings well. Mezzo (C-C)
JESSICA CRENSHAW (30s-50s) Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show-within-the-show and gets murdered on its opening night. Doubles as other characters in ensemble. Mezzo (G-D)

Auditions will consist of singing & movement plus cold readings from the script.
Prepare a short song & bring music for the accompanist.
Please no a capella and nothing from this show.
Contact Cy Hoffman to reserve a 30-minute time slot
choffman9@comcast.net; 822-0849(h); 505 690-5535 (c)