Open Call Auditions for 2018 Summer Shows at Plays-in-the-Park
Auditions are held at the Plays-in-the-Park theater, located at 1 Pine
Drive, Edison, NJ 08837 in Roosevelt Park. Please come prepared with
approximately 16 bars of an up-tempo “show tune”. An accompanist will be
provided. Bring your own sheet music in the proper key, marked with any cuts. Please also bring a photo and resume, if avaliable.
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Open Call Audition Dates:
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Noon
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Noon
the open call each actor sings their audition song for the creative staff of all
three shows, and then will be advised of any callbacks, which will be held the
following week. If given a callback, you will be asked to read and sing from
the script/score and learn a dance combination if appropriate. PLAYS-IN-THE-PARK is a Community Theater and all performers are volunteers. Rehearsals are a seven-week process culminating in 10 performances.
If you have any
questions, please call the theater at (732) 548-2884.
Callback process begins April 9, 2018.
Callback Materials (Click to download)
Fiddler on the Roof - Sides
Mamma Mia! - Sides
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown - Sides
There are no roles for children under the age of 16 this summer.Plays-in-the-Park does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, mental or physical disability, sexual or affectional orientation or preference, marital status, genetic information, sex, color, creed, religion, or national origin or ancestry.
CAST BREAKDOWNS FOR 2018 SHOWS
Click here for the Cast Breakdown for Fiddler on the Roof.
Click here for the Cast Breakdown for Mamma Mia!
Click here for the Cast Breakdown for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
Click here for a printable Cast Breakdown.
Fiddler on the Roof Callback Materials (Click to download)
Tevye – Gender: Male – Age: 45 to 60 – Vocal range top: F4 – Vocal range bottom: Ab2 – The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.
Golde – Gender: Female – Age: 40 to 50 – Vocal range top: Eb5 – Vocal range bottom: A3 – Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.
Tzeitel – Gender: Female – Age: 18 to 25 – Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: B3 – Tevye’s eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town’s traditions.
Hodel – Gender: Female – Age: 18 to 23 – Vocal range top: E5 – Vocal range bottom: B3 – Tevye’s second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.
Chava – Gender: Female – Age: 17 to 20 – Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: B3 – Tevye’s third daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.
*Shprintze – Gender: Female – Age: 9 to 13 – Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: B3 – Tevye’s fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.
*Bielke – Gender: Female – Age: 8 to 12 – Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: B3 – Tevye’s youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.
Yente – Gender: Female – Age: 50 to 60 – Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: F3 – The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.
Motel – Gender: Male – Age: 18 to 25 – Vocal range top: F#4 – Vocal range bottom: E3 – The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.
Perchik – Gender: Male – Age: 20 to 30 – Vocal range top: E4 – Vocal range bottom: B2 – The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.
Lazar Wolf – Gender: Male – Age: 40 to 50 – Vocal range top: F#4 – Vocal range bottom: C3 – The feisty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.
Avram – Age: 40 to 60 – Vocal range top: Eb4 – Vocal range bottom: D3 – Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area. Gender: Male
Grandma Tzeite – Gender: Female – Age: 60 to 75 – Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: C#4 – Golde’s deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.
Fruma-Sarah – Age: 35 to 45 – Vocal range top: Eb5 – Vocal range bottom: C4 – Lazar’s Wolf’s deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. Gender: Female
Constable – Gender: Male – Age: 35 to 45 – Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers.
Fyedka – Gender: Male – Age: 20 to 25 – A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye’s imposed silence.
Rabbi/Ensemble – Gender: Male – Age: 40 to 60 – The Rabbi is a source of wisdom and guidance for the people of Anatevka – spiritually, religiously.
Nachum/Ensemble – Gender: Male – Age: 40 to 60 – The town beggar. He is dirty and a scrounger. Nachum is introduced by Tevye during “Tradition,”
Yussel/Ensemble – Gender: Male – Age: 30 to 60 – The town hatter, he speaks in the scene at Motel the tailor’s shop (scene 8.) Tevye introduces him.
Shaindel/Ensemble – Gender: Female – Age: 30 to 60 – The mother of Motel the tailor, Shaindel is very proud of her son.
Sasha/Ensemble – Gender: Male – Age: 20 to 30 – A friend of Fyedka, and a fellow Russian soldier.
Mendel/Ensemble – Gender: Male – Age: 20 to 30 – The Rabbi’s son, who is being groomed to one day, hopefully, become the Rabbi.
Mordcha/Ensemble – Gender: Male – Age: 40 to 60 – Mordcha runs the local bar in town and is a friend to Tevye.
Fiddler/Ensemble – Gender: Male – Age: 20 to 40 – The fiddler appears, playing music on the roof, to show how delicate the balance of life is in Anatevka.
Ensemble, Villagers, Russian Soldiers – Gender: Male and Female – Age: 16 to 60
*Actresses 16 years of age and up who look very young onstage will be considered for the small roles of Shprintze & Bielke. Actresses younger than 16 may also attend an open call.
Click here for a printable Cast Breakdown.
Mamma Mia! Callback Materials (Click to download)
DONNA (late 30’s-late 40’s) – Mezzo/Alto – The mother of a 20-25-year-old girl. Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role.
SOPHIE (18-25)- Pop Soprano/Mezzo - A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Principal role.
TANYA (late 30’s-late 40’s) – Mezzo/Alto - A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role.
ROSIE (late 30’s-late 40’s) – Alto - Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role.
SAM CARMICHAEL (late 30’s-50) – Baritone - May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Supporting Principal role.
HARRY BRIGHT (late 30’s-50) – Tenor/High Baritone - May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. Supporting Principal role.
BILL AUSTIN (late 30’s-50) – Baritone - May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role.
SKY (late 20s) – Tenor/Baritone - Sophie’s fiance. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.
LISA (18-25) – Mezzo - Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Usually played by an African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, or Native American young woman. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.
ALI (18-25) – Mezzo - Sophie’s friend. Impulsive & fun. Should contrast to Lisa & Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.
PEPPER (20s) – Tenor/Baritone - Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Featured Ensemble role.
EDDIE (20s) – Tenor/Baritone - Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Featured Ensemble role.
FATHER ALEXANDRIOS (No Spec. Age) – Non-singing role. The Minister of the island who almost marries Sophie & Sky and ends up marrying Donna & Sam.
Female ensemble - 6 Females with great pop voices, comedic skills and who move well.
Male ensemble – 6 Males with great pop voices, comedic skills and who move well. Acrobatics a plus.
Some ensemble men and women are featured as singers and actors. ALL ARTISTS SHOULD HAVE A ROCK SOUND & BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownClick here for a printable Cast Breakdown.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown Callback Materials (Click to download)
All should be strong movers and have good comedic ability and a youthful innocence, can be anywhere from teens to 30’s.
Charlie Brown (M) - vocal range of Bb2 to F4 - His main characteristics are either self-defeating stubbornness or admirable determined persistence to try his best against all odds. He can never win a ballgame but continues playing baseball; he can never fly a kite successfully but continues trying to do so. The show is a day in the life of Charlie Brown.
Lucy Van Pelt (F) - vocal range of G3 to F5 - She has the persona of a bossy, crabby, manipulative and selfish girl who thrives on telling everyone something. She shows a need for assurance from either Schroeder or Charlie Brown that she is indeed pretty.
Snoopy (M) vocal range of C3 to A4 - Snoopy is a more human-like dog. His character is that of a dog who pretends to be a person (or who sometimes forgets he is a dog).
Schroeder (M) vocal range of Bb2 to Ab4 - He is distinguished by his precocious skill at playing the toy piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in particular.
Linus Van Pelt (M) vocal range of Bb2 to E4 - Though young, Linus is unusually smart and he acts as the show’s philosopher. Despite Linus' intelligence and mature vocabulary, juvenile aspects of his character are also displayed; for example, Linus is almost always depicted holding his blue security blanket and often sucking his thumb.
Sally Brown (F) vocal range of B3 to Ab5 - Despite being portrayed as innocent and adorable, she is noticeably intelligent for her age and this precociousness contributes to the humor of the series.