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OVATIONS THEATRE

RAGTIME

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Based on the 1975 novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow
Featuring students in grades 8-12*

*Some roles may be multicast and others may be played by performers outside 8-12 grade at the discretion of the production team.

AUDITIONS
Auditions for RAGTIME will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, 6:30-9:30 PM at The Elwood Smith Center located at 601 Harrington Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. Anyone not available to audition on Friday, March 13, 2020, should email [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.

Full tuition balance is due at auditions. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. Only if you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) your tuition check will not be deposited and will be returned. 

CALLBACKS
Callbacks for RAGTIME will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 4:30-9:30 PM at The Elwood Smith Center located at 601 Harrington Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

TUITION
Tuition for RAGTIME will be $975. Additionally, there is a $50 costume fee. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact [email protected] Full payment (unless payment arrangements are worked out ahead of time), is due at auditions. Only if you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) your tuition check will not be deposited and will be returned.  Separation from the production, whether voluntarily or due to dismissal, is not grounds for a refund. Tuition in NON-REFUNDABLE.

AUDITION INFO 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $975.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 10 AM on Monday, March 16, 2020. Rehearsals will begin Monday, March 16, 2020. Full tuition payment is required at auditions unless payment arrangements are made in advance by contacting [email protected]

AUDITION PREPARATION 
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

JUNIOR COMPANY ROLES
Little Girl – Tateh’s daughter.  Still reeling from the death of her mother and leaving her home, she speaks very little. Vocal range – D5 – A3

Little Boy (Edgar) – Mother & Father’s son. Wise beyond his years, an interested and prescient observer of all that goes on around him. Vocal range – D5 – A3

PRINCIPAL ROLES
COALHOUSE A proud, sophisticated musician who fights to follow the law of the land as it continually turns it’s back on him.  He only wants to be heard and have vindication, but even that is denied him. African-American. Vocal Range – B5 – G3 

SARAH The love of Coalhouse Walker’s life who is taken into Mother’s home when her newborn baby is found in Mother’s garden. Need strong mix/belt. African-American. Vocal range – F5 to G3

SARAH’S FRIEND also a member of the ensemble – Sings solo in ”Till We Reach that Day”. Vocal Range – D5-D3

BOOKER T WASHINGTON The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the 20th century.  Founder of the Tuskegee Institute. African-American. Vocal range  – E5 – C4

MOTHER a strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she believes are correct. Need strong belt/mix. Vocal range – E5 -G3

TATEH An immigrant who travels under great hardship to America to search for his dream. Vocal Range – F5 – A3

FATHER Conservative, well-traveled, but does not understand why his life and everything around him is changing.  He is truly confused by this, but is also kind of a bigot. Vocal range – F5 – A3

YOUNGER BROTHER a young man in search of his reason for living. Vocal Range – F5-B3

HARRY HOUDINI The most famous escape artist of his day.  Originally an immigrant. Vocal range – G5 – C4 Anyone who is auditioning for this part should be prepared to learn sleight of hand/magic tricks.

EMMA GOLDMAN Russian born radical anarchist who fought strongly and loudly for equality for all. Vocal range – D5 to B3

EVELYN NESBIT the original Gibson girl, the Kim Kardashian of 1906. Vocal range – D5 – B3

HENRY FORD American industrialist who made his wealth with the use of the Assembly Line. Vocal range – F5 – D4

JP MORGAN Financier whose influence continues to be felt to this day. Vocal range – F5 – D4

WILLIE CONKLIN chief of the all Irish volunteer Fire Brigade.  His racism precipitates the crisis in the community.  Vocal range – F5 – D4

GRANDFATHER Mother’s father. A retired professor, irritated by everything.  

FEATURED ROLES
CONDUCTOR

JUDGE 

BLACK LAWYER

TOWN HALL BUREAUCRAT

BRIGIT

BARON’S ASSISTANT

WHITE ATTORNEY

KATHLEEN

REPORTERS

MATTHEW HENSON

WELFARE OFFICIAL

POLICEMAN

HARLEM WOMAN

HARLEM MAN

REHEARSALS 
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 4:30-8:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring locations and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Monday, March 15
Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 30                                                                                                                                

Sunday, April 5
Monday, April 27
Wednesday, April 29

Sunday, May 3
Monday, May 4
Sunday, May 10
Monday, May 11                                                                                                                           Saturday, May 16
Sunday, May 17                                                                                                                         Monday, May 18                                                                                                                  Wednesday, May 27                                                                                                                  Saturday, May 30                                                                                                                       Sunday, May 31

Monday, June 1                                                                                                                        Tuesday, June 2                                                                                                                   Wednesday, June 3                                                                                                                 Thursday, June 4                                                                                                                       Saturday June 6

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, June 7                     3:00-8:00pm
Monday, June 8                     5:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, June 9                    5:00-10:00pm
Wednesday, June 10              5:00-10:00pm
Thursday, June 11                 5:00-10:30pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, June 12                    7:30pm Performance
Saturday, June 13               2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, June 14                  1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts. 

OVATIONS THEATRE reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. There are no refunds.

Location: The Elwood Smith Center located at 601 Harrington Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
03/13/2020 (Fri.) 6:00pm - 7:00pm  

JUNIOR COMPANY Role (5)

No dancing- dismissed after singing

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Jimmy McKinnon
Ronan And Brigid Mailhot
Delaney Single
Cecilia Tello
Cecilia Tello

SLOT 1 (14)

Please bring proper clothing and shoes to dance

 
13 of 14 slots filled
Lilly Mckinnon
Jack Rosenberg
Ricky Cardenas
coal Chalfant
excited
Paul Ruff
egg cited
sitare sadeghi
Renee Agben
Thalia Eyles
Danny Seligman
Olivia Gilbert
Heather Kirschner
Sam Salem
Cole Edelstein
7:00pm - 8:00pm  

SLOT 2 (14)

Please bring proper clothing and shoes to dance

 
12 of 14 slots filled
Brendan Hylton
Ellie Arenstein
9th grade
Jordan Kelberg
Angelo Harrington II
Miles Carr
I Can’t wait. I’m so sad this is my last show!!
Alexander Levy
Ian Coursey
Blakely Massey
Erin Mullens
Thalia Peters
Megan Hull
Mia Ehrlich
im actually coming to this one
8:00pm - 9:00pm  

SLOT 3 (14)

Please bring proper clothing and shoes to dance

 
All slots filled
Matthew Rubin
Starr Ruben
ayo my last ovations show
Max Miller
Sam Tarlov
Sam Salem
hi
Kassidy Kepner
Miles Carr
Mikayla Reich
Mia Ehrlich
hi there xD
River Isleib
zoe ferguson
Kendyl Morrison
Donna Mbulaiteye
Madison Sherman
03/15/2020 (Sun.) 4:00pm - 4:30pm  

AUDITIONS PRIOR TO CALLBACKS (6)

Only for those who can't make Friday, March 13

 
All slots filled
Danielle Carter
Raina Weinberg
Connor Boland
heehoo
Anna Heron
Jordan Kelberg
Blakely Massey
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