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AN INSPECTOR CALLS - Friday, October 23rd

COWGIRLS - Friday, October, 30th

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - Saturday, November 7th


An Inspector Calls
by J.D. Priestley
Auditions for An Inspector Calls will be held on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  
In turn-of-the-twentieth century England, a prosperous family is gathered to celebrate the engagement of their daughter when a mysterious Inspector arrives to investigate the death of a young woman from the nearby town. None of the family members believe they know the victim, but over the course of the evening the Inspector's investigation reveals to each of them that they may be connected to the young woman's life, and death, in ways they never imagined.
First rehearsal begins January 25, 2015, and the performance dates are February 19 though March 5th, 2016. Directed by Mary Robinson. 
Pioneer Theatre Company Auditions for An Inspector Calls   
Each audition slot is five minutes. 
Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AEA-only auditions are between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. AEA and Non-AEA auditions are between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Expanded times or student only time between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
Callbacks will be TBA. 
Auditioners must be 18 years or older. Roles for all ages, sizes and types are available. A headshot and resume are recommended. 
All auditioners must come in during business hours to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on October 16, 2015. Sides will be provided with the sign in sheet. 
Character Breakdown
ARTHUR BIRLING:  Middle 50s. Stolid and prosperous manufacturer who is eager to improve his social standing.
SYBIL BIRLING: 50 years old, her husband's social superior. Gracious but somewhat aloof.
SHEILA BIRLING: Early 20s, pretty, warm, open, and vulnerable. Has had a sheltered life, but is capable of genuine compassion for others.
ERIC BIRLING: 20s, awkward and ill-at-ease.  Has low self-esteem and a drinking problem.
GERALD CROFT: 30 years old. Handsome, well-bred, and sure of himself.
INSPECTOR GOOLE: Middle aged (40-55). Keenly observant, blunt, authoritative.  Stern and intimidating at times. 
EDNA: 20s. The Birlings' parlor maid.

Conceived by Mary Murfitt 
Book by Betsy Howie
Music and lyrics by Mary Murfitt 
Auditions for PTC's Cowgirls will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held Saturday, October 31 tentatively from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

SYNOPSIS: Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? 

WHAT: Pioneer Theatre Company Musical Auditions for Cowgirls.
Each audition slot is three minutes. Please prepare a song either in the country music style or a more contemporary musical theatre selection.

Also please be prepared to either accompany yourself on your instrument or prepare an additional selection showing off your abilities, either in the classical or country music styles.

WHEN: Friday, October 30th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
AEA ONLY auditions between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. AEA and Non-AEA auditions between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Call backs will be held on October 31, 2015, by invitation only. Callback times will be provided to auditioners who are invited back. 

WHO: Auditioners must be 18 years or older. A headshot and resume are recommended. 

HOW: All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on October 23, 2015. 

Rehearsal dates for the production are February 29, 2016 through March 24, 2016. Performances are March 25 through April 9, 2016. PTC's Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will direct.  
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Jo Carlson - Late 40s. Owner of Hiram Hall. If fate hadn't intervened she would have been the next Loretta Lynn/Dolly Parton. As it is, she is the forceful owner of a Music Hall that has seen its better day. She is potentially at the beginning of a brand new chapter in her life with the recent death of her father and subsequent inheritance of Hiram hall. Jo plays piano and guitar. 
Mary Lou - Mid 30s. She is the most repressed, inflexible member of the trio. She's been following rules for so long that she no longer knows the difference between what she wants to do and what she should do. Although she doesn't realize it, her subconscious is trying to tell her it's time to do what she wants. Mary Lou plays violin (fiddle), mandolin, and guitar. 
Rita - Mid 30s. The well-meaning, if somewhat confused organizer of the summer tour of the Coghill Trio. Her role as wife and mother-to-be has a great deal to do with her confusion. She is seven months into a nine month dealing to figure out what she's going to do with the rest of her life. Rita plays piano, synthesizer, accordion, harmonica and bucket. 
Lee - Mid 30s. A great explorer of the spiritual frontier, she's aways looking for the order in the chaos. She is never without a personal mission and that is particularly true right now. All of this, however, does not preclude a good sense of humor. Lee plays cello, guitar, and tambourine. 
Mickey - Late 20s. the 'rode hard and put away wet' waitress at Hiram Hall. She's younger and spirited than she ought to be for amount of life she lived. She doesn't appear to be Nashville's next sweetheart but that won't stop her. Mickey plays banjo and tambourine. Mo - 20s. She's got a special knack for numbers, cooking and finding the question in what everybody else thought was an answer. Sincere and big-hearted, she is Mickey's greatest fan and Jo's most loyal employee. Mo plays autoharp, ukulele, and bucket. 
The Count of Monte Cristo
 Music by Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Jack Murphy
Auditions for Pioneer Theatre Company's The Count of Monte Cristo will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held Sunday, November 8 and Monday, November 9, by invitation only. 
Following long sold-out runs in Europe and Asia, Pioneer Theatre Company presents the professional U.S. premiere of this new musical by composer Frank Wildhorn.

SYNOPSIS: On the very day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, young Edmund Dantes is framed by three men, arrested and thrown into the notorious prison Chateau d'If. Befriended by a fellow prisoner, he plots a daring escape, unearths a secret fortune and returns to Marseilles and Paris disguised as the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, determined to seek vengeance on the men who framed him. 
Pioneer Theatre Company Musical Auditions for The Count of Monte Cristo  
Seeking strong actor/singers who move really well. Fight skills a plus. Each audition slot is three minutes, singing only.  Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre piece (Wildhorn preferred) or pop song. Accompanist will be provided. 
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AEA ONLY auditions between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.  AEA and Non-AEA auditions between 1:00 p.m  and 5:00 p.m.. 
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, November 8, and Monday, November 9, 2015, by invitation only. Callback times will be provided to auditioners who are invited back. 
Auditioners must be 18 years or older. A headshot and resume are recommended.
All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Friday, October 30, 2015.
Rehearsals dates for this production are April 7 through May 5, 2016. Performances are from May 6 through May 21, 2016. Marsha Miglrom Dodge will direct. Musical supervision is by Kim Scharenberg and musical direction is by Michael Sebastian.
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The Count of Monte Cristo

Edmund Dantès/The Count of Monte Cristo - Born Edmond Dantès, The Count of Monte Cristo will use this alias in his pursuit of revenge on his enemies. He is nineteen years old and naive at the beginning of the story and will be betrayed by his enemies, Mondego, Danglars and Villefort. He will be forced to spend 14 years of his life in prison. When he finally escapes, Edmond is a new man, set on vengeance, who will systematically punish each one of the people he considers evil. Must age from early 20's to 40's. Handsome, charismatic, mysterious, strong singer and actor. Must move well and/or have fight skills. Vocal range A-G.
Mercedes - Originally a 17-year-old Catalan, and Dantès' fiancée, at the beginning of the story, she will be an unwilling dupe in Dantès' betrayal and will eventually marry Mondego, one of Dantès' main betrayers whose actions are prompted by his desire to win her love. Age range 28-35 extremely strong singer and actress. Vocal range G-E.

Louis Dantes - Dantè's father; he will die of starvation soon after Dantès is imprisoned. Strong character actor. Possible double with Abbe Faria. Strong character actor. 

Abbe Faria - Becomes Dantès' friend while they are in prison. A comic. He will teach Dantès about God, providence, patience, education and learning, hope and strength. He will serve as Dantès' major inspiration and will influence the man that Dantès will become. Although he dies in prison, he tells Dantès where to find a magnificent treasure, hidden on the Island of Monte Cristo. Must be an extremely fit and able actor who sings well, fight skills a plus. Vocal range B-D#.

M.  Morrel - Dantès' employer and the owner of the Pharaon. He has a thriving shipping business called "Morrel & Son" at the beginning of the novel, but over the course of the years he will become ruined through his own bad luck. One of the "good" characters in the novel, he will be rewarded for his friendship and goodness by Dantès. Character actor age 50-70.
Mondego - Originally a 20-22 year old Catalan in love with Mercedes, Dantès' fiancée, he will cooperate with Danglars to denounce Dantès as a traitor to the Crown in order to gain Mercedes' love for himself.  He will eventually marry Mercedes and become a rich and respected Count in Paris and a peer of France, but he soon rents her, becomes alcoholic and abusive. Strong actor and singer. Vocal range A-G#.

Danglars - Originally the supercargo on the same ship as Dantès and aged about 25-26 years, his jealousy of Dantès' good fortune and position will prompt him to entice Mondego to join him in denouncing Dantès as a traitor to the Crown. Strong actor and singer.Vocal range Ab-G.

Villefort - A staunch royalist, and a public prosecutor with heavy ambitions at the outset of the novel when he is about 27 years of age. He will betray Edmond and have him thrown in jail in order to secure his own ambition: to be a favored prosecutor and judge of the King. 
Strong actor and singer. Vocal range Bb-Bb

Louisa Vampa - An Italian bandit, she is a friend of the Count of Monte Cristo. Strong singer and mover with fighting skills. Vocal range Bb-F#  

Jacopo - Friend and servant to the Count of Monte Cristo, he is scrappy, sly, physically fit. Actor should have good comic skills and excellent fight skills. 
Albert -  Age 18, the son of Mercedes & Edmund, but raised by Mondego. Through his friendship with the Count of Monte Cristo and his discovery of the betrayals of his father, he and his mother will set out to make a new name for themselves free from the taint of his father's past. Strong actor/singer. Vocal range B-D.




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