Memphis
by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan

Ivoryton Playhouse    Ivoryton, CT
Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard
Director/Choreographer: Todd Underwood
Music Director: Mike Morris
–Open Dance Call

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
9am-11am

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave, Room 1215
New York, NY 10018

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Looking for:

MALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.

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–Open Auditions by Appointment

Ivoryton Playhouse    Ivoryton, CT    SPT     $450.

Auditions by appointment:

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
11am – 4:30pm

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave, Room 1215
New York, NY 10018

Prepare a song from the show or in the style of.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Call 860-767-9520 ext 203 for appointment

Looking for:

Character Breakdown

HUEY – Caucasian, 20s-30s. Frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero, who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local white Radio station. Ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for Huey in a segregated 1950s Memphis. Tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/r&b style.

FELICIA – African American, 20s-30s. Beautiful, wide-eyed. Fiercely gifted singer. Follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed. High r&b belt.

DELRAY – African American man, 30s-40s. Felicia’s older brother. Owns the club on Beale Street where she sings. Realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond. Baritenor with great pop/rock/r&b voice.

GLADYS – Caucasian, 40s-60s. Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, Southern mother. Has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves, but about whom she constantly worries. Strong singer with alto-belt mix; excellent actor with comic skills.

GATOR – African American man, 20s-30s. Bartender at Delray’s – hasn’t spoken since age five, when he saw his father killed. As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice again. Requires an excellent actor and singer (great r&b Baritenor); comic timing a plus.

BOBBY – African American, 30s-40s. Janitor at Mr. Simmons’ radio station. Full of personality and heart. Great gospel voice. Role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number ”Big Love”; comic skills a plus.

MR. SIMMONS – Caucasian, 40s-60s. Conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start. The strong, Southern, commanding businessman becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command. Great actor who is comfortable singing.

MALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.

Theatre’s mailing address:  Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton CT  06442.

 

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A summer internship at the Ivoryton Playhouse offers current undergraduate students and recent college graduates an exciting and intensive opportunity geared towards expanding and developing production skills, making professional contacts, and developing the insight and experience necessary to pursue a career in theatre.

Interns will work side by side with the staff in all areas of theatrical production. Depending on an intern’s experience and interest, there are opportunities to serve as a sound, wardrobe, electrics, scenic, or production intern.

Opportunities will include assisting with set construction, hang and focus, special effects, prop acquisition and construction, costume acquisition and fittings, wardrobe, production management, stage management, one-week changeovers, building maintenance, children’s theatre, and running shows.

Internships run from May to September.

Candidates should have a strong desire to build experience in technical theatre or stage management.

For more information and an application form, please follow this red link to our website:

http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org/get-involved/employment-internships

Only applications postmarked by April 3rd, 2015 will be accepted.  Internship positions will be filled by April 17, 2015.

The Ivoryton Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. 

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The Box Office at the Ivoryton Playhouse is now open.  During the run of Stand by Your Man (until Sunday, April 5th) the hours are:

Wednesday:  12:00noon – 8:00pm
Thursday:  3:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday:  3:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday:  11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday:  11:00am – 4:00pm

103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT  06442

Tel:  860.767.7318

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Announcing a competition for the commission of an Outdoor Art Icon that “reflects the history and celebrates the culture of Ivoryton Connecticut.” Public work project for the town of Essex CT.

Click on the red link below for more information and application form (open as a word document):

Artists Call Ivoryton Icon March 2015

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4_south_pacificSouth Pacific
by Josh Logan, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

– Equity Auditions by Appointment

Ivoryton Playhouse    Ivoryton, CT    SPT     $450.

Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard

Director: David Edwards

First rehearsal: June 16;
First performance: July 1;
Close: July 26, 2015

Auditions by appointment:

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Noon – 8pm                                                  Rehearsal Studio
(break 5-6pm)                                              24 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409

 

Monday, March 30th, 2015   
10:00am-4:30pm

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave, Room 1211
New York, NY 10018

Prepare a song from the show or in the style of.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Call 860-767-9520 ext 203 for appointment

Looking for:

PRINCIPALS:

Ensign Nellie Forbush:  Caucasian Female, 25-35, excellent actor/singer, good mover/dancer, soprano/belt,  “all American girl” from Little Rock, Iowa, charismatic, attractive, vulnerable

Emile DeBeque: Caucasian Male, 35-55, excellent actor/singer, legit baritone/bass, handsome Continental leading man, worldly, sophisticated, charismatic, able to show tremendous strength and vulnerability, good French accent a plus

Luther Billis: Caucasian Male, 25-40, excellent comic actor, character baritone, good mover

Bloody Mary: Female to play Pacific Islander, open to all ethnicities, 35-50,excellent actress/singer, mezzo/belt

Lt. Joe Cable: Caucasian Male, 25-35, excellent actor/singer, legit tenor/lyric baritone, handsome, masculine, “all American boy”

Liat: Female to play Pacific Islander, open to all ethnicities, plays 18-25, actor/singer/dancer, beautiful, exotic, innocent

Captain Brackett: Caucasian Male, 45-60, strong actor, may be non-singing

Commander Harbison: Caucasian Male, 30-45, strong actor, good singer (possible doubling)

ENSEMBLE, including smaller speaking roles

Males & Females: 20s-30s, excellent singer/actors/movers, interesting character types and all ethnicities, some doubling, to play Marines, Seabees, Nurses,  Emile’s house servants, Pacific Island Natives

CHILDREN:

Ngana (Female) and Jerome (Male) to play ages 6-10, should be believable as Eurasian/Pacific Islanders, good actor/singers.

Theatre’s mailing address:  Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton  CT  06442.

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Our own award winning Jacqueline Petroccia (Patsy in Always Patsy Cline) will debut her cabaret show at 54 Below in NYC on April 2.  It should be a very special show from an extremely talented actress and singer.  Don’t miss it. 

www.JacquelinePetroccia.com

Jacqueline Petroccia

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All tickets for all shows in our 2015 season now on sale.  Subscriptions for 7-plays and 5-plays are also on sale – 3-play passes, too!

Call or click to order your tickets.  Box office telephone:  860.767.7318 or follow this link to purchase tickets online 24/7.

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Our 2015 Season At A Glance

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Join us in 2015!  Subscriptions now on sale!

 

 

Stand By Your Man
March 18th – April 5th, 2015
by Mark St. Germain

Relive the journey of country music legend, Tammy Wynette, from the cotton fields of Itawamba, Mississippi, to international superstardom, including the five husbands she stood by. Among the 26 songs are “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “Til I Can Make It On My Own” and “Golden Ring.”

 

The Last Romance
April 22nd – May 10th, 2015
By Joe DiPietro

A crush can make anyone feel young again – even an 80 year old widower. This heartwarming comedy about the transformative power of love mixes heartbreak with humor and opera with laughter.

 

Calendar Girls  
June 3rd – June 21st, 2015
By Tim Firth

One of the best-selling plays in British theatre history is making its US premier. This dazzlingly funny and shamelessly sentimental story of the ladies of the Women’s Institute who pose au natural for a fundraising calendar is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and walk out singing Jerusalem!

 

South Pacific
July 1st – July 26th, 2015
By Josh Logan, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

Who doesn’t love this extraordinary show that includes “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Younger Than Springtime”, “Bali Ha’i”, “There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame”, and “A Wonderful Guy”? But South Pacific is also a deeply felt drama. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences back in 1949.

 

Memphis 
August 5th – August 30th, 2015
by Joe Di Pietro and David Bryan

Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of Memphis, TN. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. From the first notes of its electrifying opening number, right up to a rousing finale , Memphis delivers one energetic song after another. A rollicking new musical.

 

Little Shop of Horrors   
September 23rd – October 11th, 2015
by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
The charming, tongue in cheek musical comedy of Seymour who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush, has been devouring audiences for over 30 years. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical.

 

Liberace!     
October 28th- November 15th, 2015
By Brent Hazelton

Liberace! is a moving and highly entertaining tribute to the performer and musician famous for his charm, glitz, and glamour. Liberace relives the highs (and lows) of his prolific life, with a rollicking piano score spanning classical and popular music from Chopin to “Chopsticks,” and Rachmaninoff to Ragtime.

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We know that there are many places for you to choose to spend your time and money and we are so grateful that you choose to spend it in Ivoryton. Thank you for helping to keep award winning, professional theatre alive and well on the Connecticut Shoreline.  We are truly grateful to have you as part of our Ivoryton Playhouse family and we thank you for taking this opportunity to subscribe now for the 2015 season.

Our 2015 Season Subscription Brochure will be mailed late January 2015 but you can purchase 5-play or 7-play subscriptions now.  We have 3-play passes also available.  To download a booking form please click here:  2015 Subscription Price Renewal

Subscriptions cannot be purchased on line – please call Beverley at the Ivoryton Playhouse office to purchase subscriptions 860.767.9520 x 203

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