Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace
All fourteen roles are available. In addition to the five characters mentioned above, the cast also includes: The Reverend Doctor Harper, a neighbor; Elaine Harper, the Reverend’s daughter and Mortimer’s fiance; Mr. Gibbs, a visitor; Dr. Einstein, Jonathan’s personal plastic surgeon; Mr. Witherspoon, superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium; Lieutenant Rooney, a police inspector; and Officers Brophy, Klein, and O’Hara.
Lonely men are poisoned and bodies are discovered in various places in the house. Madcap slapstick mayhem ensues, but somehow the show arrives at a happy ending. For more information or to arrange a script perusal, call the APAC office at 322-9924 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Auditions for The Rocky Horror Show
Aloha Performing Arts Company will hold open auditions for volunteer performers for Richard O’Brien’s cult-classic musical “The Rocky Horror Show,” directed by Nicole Gour. Auditions will be held at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu on Monday and Tuesday, August 28 and 29 at 6:00 p.m. A possible invitational call-back audition may be held on Wednesday, August 30, also at 6:00 p.m. No experience is necessary, and newcomers are encouraged to audition.
One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss — a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love — innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist. Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts, Magenta, Riff Raff, Columbia and team of Phantoms, are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment, Rocky. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. All roles are available. APAC’s production will feature a live rock and roll band under the music direction of Sharon Cannon.
Scores are available for perusal at the APAC office, by arrangement with Managing Director Melissa Geiger. Each person auditioning must prepare 16 bars, or about one minute, of a song. Sheet music will be available for songs from “The Rocky Horror Show,” and an accompanist will be provided. If a song from another source is chosen, the person auditioning must provide the accompanist with sheet music in the proper key. No a capella or karaoke style auditions will be allowed. In addition to the singing portion of the audition, candidates will be asked to read, choosing from a list of speeches provided, as well as learn a short movement routine in a group. Sturdy, closed shoes are required. Slippers will not be allowed. Dance appropriate clothing suggested. Candidates will be seen in small groups, in order of arrival. Attendance at one of the audition nights is sufficient; attending both nights is not necessary. Tumblers and those familiar with acrobatics are highly encouraged to audition.
Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 5. The specific time commitment varies, depending on the role. The show runs for four performances, October 27, 28, 30, and 31. Although all cast members will not be required at every rehearsal, candidates must be available for the entire rehearsal schedule with a minimum of conflicts, and must commit to the entire performance run. In addition to performers, support staff is also sought, including backstage helpers, make-up and hair artists, seamstresses, set builders, set painters, concession workers, and ushers. Those interested in any of these volunteer positions are encouraged to attend auditions to fill out a registration form, or to contact APAC at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit alohatheatre.com or call 322-9924.
Audition Schedule for the 2017-2018
|Show||Audition Dates||Callbacks (if needed)|
|24th Original Play Festival||July 8 & 9, 2017||TBD|
|Arsenic and Old Lace||August 21 & 22, 2017||August 23, 2017|
|The Rocky Horror Show||August 28 & 29, 2017||August 30, 2017|
|Miracle on 34th Street||October 21 & 22, 2017||October 23, 2017|
|Disney’s Beauty and the Beast||December 12 & 13, 2017||December 14, 2017|
|Pruning the Family Tree||March 5 & 6, 2018||March 7, 2018|
|Wonderland||May 6 & 7, 2018||May 8, 2018|