Mame Auditions

Mame Auditions

Newtown Arts Company is pleased to announce auditions for

Mame

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:

Thursday, September 6 from 6:30-9:30pm and Sunday, September 9 from 1-4pm

Callbacks will be held Sunday afternoon, September 16, by invitation

 

Location:  Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd, Newtown PA 18940

Performances are Thursday, Dec 6 through Wednesday Dec 12 (no performance Monday, Dec 10)

First Read-Through and costume fittings will be Monday, October 1.  Rehearsals will take place on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons (not every Sunday.)  If you foresee having multiple schedule conflicts, we kindly ask that you reconsider auditioning for this production.

TO AUDITION:

~Sign up for a 60 minute time slot. Appointments preferred, but we may be able to accommodate walk-ups.

(If you are interested in auditioning but can’t make these times please contact us at [email protected], as other accommodations may be made)

~Complete the audition form from our website in advance and bring it with you.  (Make sure to include schedule conflicts!): 

~Bring a head shot or recent photo, and a resume (if you have one)

~Prepare to sing 16-32 measures of a Broadway song that demonstrates vocal ability.  Please bring your own sheet music.  We will have an accompanist. 

Relax and enjoy the experience!  We welcome veteran actors, as well as those who are new or have not been onstage in a while.  We are looking forward to having you, and may be able to cast family members together in our productions!  We have watched many of our child actors grow up in the company.  All parts are open.

We also welcome those who may be interested in joining our production team, so if you have skills or interests in stage crew, sound, lights, costumes, set building etc, let us know. We will train!

For questions, please contact us at: [email protected] or 215-860-7058.

All roles are open, and some actors may be cast in multiple roles:

Principals

Mame Dennis*-Female, 40-60, Alto, woman of the world, free-thinker, charismatic, lover of life.
Vera Charles*-Female, 40-60, Alto, woman of the stage, free-drinker, lover of fun and hooch, Mame’s bestie.

*UPDATE: If you are called back for Mame or Vera a monologue will be provided for you to prepare in advance of callbacks.  Monologues/sides will NOT be needed prior to auditions.

Agnes Gooch-Female, 30-40, Mezzo, cloistered woman and nanny of Patrick; will live with a little help and Mame’s influence.
Mother Burnside, Female, 60+, character female to play 70, Alto; Southern mint juleps and brash.
Cousin Fan, Female, 35-45, Soprano; Southern kin of Beau.
Sally Cato, Female, 25-40, Mezzo; Southern kin of Beau and his onetime intended.
Dwight Babcock/Uncle Jeff, Male, 45-60, will double with Uncle Jeff; appointed conservator of young Patrick; tries to protect him from Mame's influence/Baritone; Southern kin of Beau.
Young Patrick Dennis, Male, 10-15, Boy Soprano, will play Peter in Act Two; orphaned ward of Mame; her heartthrob, her raison d’être; he changes her life, and she enriches his.
Patrick Dennis, Male, 19-29, Baritone, will double in Ensemble in Act One; Patrick grown and changed by a conservative world.
Ito, Male 35-55, baritone; through thick and thin, riches and rags, loyal house servant to Mame; Asian-American actor
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside/Bishop, Male, 45-55, baritone, will double with Bishop; handsome, hale, hearty, jovial, and life-affirming romantic alliance with Mame.

Supporting

Ralph Devine, Man-about-town and Mame’s friend
M. Lindsay Woolsey, Male 40-50, confidante of Mame, possible romantic interest, but more a close friend.

Junior Babcock/Gregor, Male, 19-21, will be male Ensemble, double with Gregor; older Patrick's boarding school roommate.
Mrs. Upson, Female, 40-50, uptight, upstate, New Yorker; blue blood and careful to maintain it.
Mr. Upson, Male, 40-50, uptight, upstate, New Yorker; blue blood and careful to maintain it.
Gloria Upson, Female, 20-30, will be female Ensemble; daughter of ultra-conservative parents, shares their views, engaged to Patrick.
Pegeen Ryan-Female, 25-30, will be female Ensemble; interior designer and older Patrick's savior from a conservative life.

Madame Branislowski, owner of Salon pour Messieurs

Peter Dennis, Patrick’s son

Doorman
Elevator Boy
Messenger
Art Model
Dance Teacher
Leading Man
Stage Manager

Ensemble

Mame’s Friends
Male and Female Performers at the Shubert Theatre
Guests at Peckerwood

Guests at Upson Farm

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee ? Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

MAME is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, INC.

 

Director: Rhett Commodaro

([email protected], 215-208-8663)

Music Director: Susan den Outer

Producer: Lisa Reiser

Assistant Producer:  Anita Getz

Choreographer:  Lucy Fisher

Costume Designer:  Ann Cole

Stage Manager:  Amelia Ball

Location: Crossing Community Church

Created by:   LISA REISER
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
09/06/2018 (Thu.) 6:30pm - 7:30pm  

Audition (12)

Please indicate which role you are interested in. Please complete audition form in advance & bring with you

 
7 of 12 slots filled
Anita Getz
Auditioning for: Agnes, Cousin Fan, Sally Coto,
Sandy Kitain (2)
Agnes. Vera
Valerie Sharper
Auditioning for Mame, Vera
Mike Jenks
Beau Jackson or Ralph Dvine
Joseph Stockette
Uncle Jeff
Susan Cantone
Mame
7:30pm - 8:30pm  

Audition (12)

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5 of 12 slots filled
Beverly Speer
Any speaking role!
Ashley Lora-Lee
Any roles
Ingra Gamella
My first time so I would like enjoy.
My Mahoney (2)
John and Renee Gilmore (any ensemble or speaking roles)
8:30pm - 9:30pm  

Audition (12)

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3 of 12 slots filled
Christina Breeman
Auditioning for Roles: Mame, Vera, Agnes,Cousin Fan, and Sally Cato
Marie LaPorte
Mame, Ensemble
Hilary Appel
Mame, Vera or any role
09/09/2018 (Sun.) 1:00pm - 2:00pm  

Audition (12)

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10 of 12 slots filled
Meg Waldowski
Auditioning for Mame and Vera
Paul Waldowski
Auditioning for Dwight Babcock and Beauregard Burnside
Maria Theodorou
Mame
Harriet Zeff
Auditioning for vera
Andrew Loudon
Auditioning for Young Patrick Dennis
DARI KOTZKER KOTZKER
Vera
Regina Deavitt
Mame, Vera
Liza Cowhig
Gloria upton
Dominique Losen
Gloria
Sydney Broitman
Auditioning for Agnes and Sally
2:00pm - 3:00pm  

Audition (12)

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7 of 12 slots filled
Natalie Taptykoff
Sally, Anges
Liam & Anne McKernan (2)
Patrick (Liam) Any (Anne)
Teresa Beaucheane
Mame, Vera
Sherri Wilshe
Mame, Vera, any supporting role appropriate
Bill Sismour
I forget......
Tim Costello
Dwight Babcock/Uncle Jeff, Ralph Devine, Lindsey Woolsey
3:00pm - 4:00pm  

Audition (12)

Please indicate which role you are interested in. Please complete audition form in advance & bring with you

 
5 of 12 slots filled
Jennifer Pilchman
All roles
Michelle Rizzo
Have little clue what I'm doing and am not familiar with Mame. Was involved in drama in Jr HS . . . decades ago. Have a good voice (but soprano). For the last 3 years have been having lucid dreams of acting in a play -- dreams I can't shake.
Ethan Hinshaw
Young Patrick
Shannon Keene
Alto. Gloria Upson, Agnes Gooch, Sally Cato, or Ensemble. Minor in theatre
Joseph Zampirri
Patrick Dennis (Adult)


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