Auditions

As always, prepare to have fun and be challenged for the 119th Season of Lakewood Theater.  We are offering 1 dramedy, 2 farces, 3 comedies, and 3 musicals.

Again we will be offering nine outstanding main stage productions with parts for 45 men, 50 women.  It’s a year of old favorites and brand new shows to Lakewood.

 

Auditions, Call Backs and First Call will all be held at Margaret Chase Smith School at 40 Heselton Street in Skowhegan. Click on the map above for more accurate directions.

We are a community theater, driven by our local actors, staff and volunteers. If you cannot attend auditions you may email info@lakewoodtheater.org for a different meeting time or submit a video with a monologue/song.

THE SEASON

Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses                                                May 23 – June 1                            Over the River                                                                       June 6 – June 15               Big Fish                                                                                  June 20 – June 29                         Ghost of a Chance                                                                  July 4 – July 13                                       Godspell                                                                                  July 18 – July 27                                   Ben Hur                                                                                 August 1 – August 10                            Chicago                                                                                   August 15 – August 24 The Vultures                                                                           August 29 – September 7            Touch and Go September 12 – Sept. 21

Audition Times

Musicals

People interested in lead musical roles and have not been in a lead role at Lakewood previously should be prepared to sing a solo. We provide an accompanist or you may bring your own.

Saturday, March 16th - 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Big Fish - 11:00 -12:30 Godspell - 12:30 -1:30 Chigaco - 1:30 - 3:00

Sunday, March 17th - 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Big Fish - 12:00 -1:00 Godspell - 1:00 - 2:00 Chigaco - 2:00 - 3:00



Below are two sounds clips from each musical that will be used for solo and group auditions. Solo auditions may use these songs provided or bring their own song and accompaniment. The song clips are piano accompaniment that are downloadable. Click on the sheet music link for a copy of the lyrics and music.


Sheet Music

Straight plays

Actors will meet individually with each director on a “first come” basis for cold readings from the script.

Saturday, march 23rd - 10:00 to 3:00 P.m.

Sunday, march 24th - 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

If you are unable to make any of the audition dates but still wish to be considered for a roll please e-mail us. Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the contact us fields. We will make every effort to accommodate you at another time for an audition.

call backs - Sunday, march 31st

first call - saturday, april 6th

SHOW & CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

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Audrina Brown has recently inherited Lovers' Landing Hotel on the Gulf coast, a popular wedding destination. Any moment, Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe, the epitome of New England blue bloods, will arrive with daughter Traci to meet with Madame Coco. Unfortunately, Madame Coco has eloped. Because this is a farce, the only person who can pretend to be the famed wedding planner is Uncle Bubba, the maintenance man and "Jack-of-All-Trades" who has developed a variety of extra-curricular activities which all appear to be illegal. Coerced by Audrina he spends the time alternating between himself and Madame Coco. Beatrice doesn't like the locale and more importantly she doesn't like Traci's fiancee, Peter Mudd...not to be confused with the mysterious Douglas DuPont. Beatrice does like Bubba.  A scatter-brained receptionist, mistaken identities, room number mix-up, bingo, and rum create a roller coaster of events that put the upcoming wedding on shifting sands. Don't forget your flip flops!

Directed by Stan Pinnette

Performed May 23, 24, 25, 26, & May 30, 31, June 1.        Matinee  May 29

Candy  - 25+  A local girl working to put herself through college. She is vivacious, and personable and perfect as the hotel receptionist. She is the cause of many visual sequences, which involve her, and therefore she needs to be reasonably agile and athletic.

“Bubba” Brown - 50+, rough around the edges, ingenious and has a heart of gold. He is the maintenance and operations manager of the hotel. Most of those are illegal.

Audrina Brown - 30+, Bubba’s niece is efficient, resourceful, smart and practical. As a loving niece, she is faced with the problem of Uncle Bubba. Is he a good ol’ Southern boy or a crafty criminal?

Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe - 50+, She belongs to the so called blue bloods of New England. She has a superior attitude and is used to dominating those around her and likes things done her way.

Traci Rutherford-Smythe - 25+, Beatrice’s daughter, has selected the Hotel for her destination wedding.  She is marrying Peter, whom she has known for a short time, despite the fact that her mother considers him totally unsuitable.  At first we see her as a self-centered, pampered, rich girl, but becomes a strong-minded woman, determined to discover the truth.

Douglas Dupont - 30+,     Checks into the hotel and arouses Bubba’s suspicions. Bubba believes him to be a government agent from the ATF.

 Peter Mudd - 30+      Traci’s fiancé arrives at the hotel looking forward to spending time with his lovely bride to be. Alas, poor Peter never gets that chance. One event after another, created accidentally by Candy, leaves Peter in compromising positions, with Beatrice and Traci, believing he has strayed.


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Nick is a single Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida.  That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey.  In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner this is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job.  The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents.  He tells them.  The news doesn’t sit so well.  Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around.  How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle for a job, wonder his grandparents?  Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait!

Directed by Kaylee Pomelow

Performed June 6, 7, 8, 9 & 13, 14, 15 Matinee & Evening June 12

Nick Cristano             In his mid-thirties

Frank Gianelli            This role has been cast

Aida Gianelli              This role has been cast

Nunzio Cristano         This role has been cast

Emma Cristano           This role has been cast

Caitlin O’Hare            Attractive and charming, in her late twenties


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Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Directed by Jeff Quinn

Performed June 20, 21, 22, 23, & June 27, 28, 29.  Matinee & Evening, June 26

*Principal Singers

*Edward Bloom: 40-50 - a loving husband and father who leads a complex imaginary life with many fantasy friends; requires a singer who ages from 18 to 60+; a huge heart, a great sense of humor and a vivid imagination (bari-tenor, G2 to G4).

*Will Bloom : 25-35 - Edward’s son, a realist and a pragmatist; and the polar opposite of Edward. His journey of reconciliation with his father is the story of the musical. This is the second male lead. (tenor, C#3 to G4)

*Young Will – (age 8-12) - The young version of Will is intrigued by his father's stories, but already starts to doubt their truth. With his father always on the road, he feels he is the man of the house. Vocal range: B below middle C to octave above middle C

*Sandra Bloom :  35- 40’s - Edward’s wife, a loving wife who completely understands her husband and who seeks and believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son. This is the leading female role that requires an actor who ages from 18 to 60+ (soprano with mix/belt, G3 to E5)

 *Josephine Bloom – (age 20-35) - Will’s lovely and funny wife Josephine is pregnant through most of the story. She’s charmed by Edward, and happily inserts herself into his stories. She is successful, sweet, intelligent, and organically compatible with Will. Josephine acts as the bridge between Edward and Will, explaining the deeper meaning of the stories. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano

*Karl – The Giant, Male (age 18-50) - Edward’s best friend Karl is shy, exceptionally intelligent, sad-sack loner, and has a quiet charisma. He needs a booming voice and a large personality. Vocal range: Bass

*Amos Callaway – (age 35-60) - Amos is the rather eccentric, quirky owner of the circus that employs young Edward. He is a down-market P.T. Barnum with a secret. He promises to tell Edward the name of his true love in return for years of back-breaking labor. Performer needs strong comic chops. Vocal Range: Baritone (C3 to F5,)

 *Don Price – (age 25-45) Edward Bloom’s life-long nemesis (high school, college, and aging to mayor) Don is Sandra’s first fiancé and a snarky hot-headed bully. Bigger than life character. Vocal Range: Baritone

*Jenny Hill - (30-45) (plays Jenny as a teenager and aging to her mid-50s) One of Edward’s early childhood friends who he forgets but then who later becomes the recipient of his kindness. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano

*The Witch – (age 30-60) Proprietress of a backwoods gin joint, The Witch sells fortunes for 50 cents. When she meets Edward Bloom, she immediately knows he’s special. She convinces Edward to pursue a Big Life without fear. The Witch is powerful and tragic. Vocal Range: Big belt to F#

Zacky Price – (age 25-40) Don’s younger brother (high school, college, and aging to later). Zacky is somewhat nerdy and easily-spooked, a shadow of the older brother he idolizes. He ultimately becomes instrumental in helping save the town of Ashton. Vocal range: Tenor

 Red Fang – (age 20-40) World War II villain. Strong mover with stage combat experience.

Fisherman – Adult male (actor age 18-35) hometown redneck. Strong singer & dancer.

*Alabama Lambs – Two of Sandra’s friends (actors age 15-25). Performs with Sandra at the circus.

Ashton Mayor – (age 40-60) Typical small town good-guy mayor personality. Some singing and movement. No dancing.


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Bethany is bright, strong, independent, beautiful and has zero self-esteem. She has brought her fiancé, Floyd, and his mother, Verna, up to her cabin in the woods, the site of the hunting accident that killed Chance, her first husband. Much to her consternation, he or rather, his ghost is still there. Only Bethany can see him, so Floyd and Verna think she is crazy as she frantically tries to get rid of, well, it seems to them nobody. Chance, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to prevent Bethany from marrying Floyd. Bethany even brings in a delightfully kooky psychic to help deal with the ghost of Chance.

Directed by Jeff Quinn

Performed July 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11, 12, 13, Matinee & Evening, July 10 

Bethany - Bright, strong, independent. But she’s a locked vault, living life only for tomorrow,.  Unwilling to face her past; when it comes back to haunt her, she is unprepared to deal with it. An emotional roller-coaster that reverts her to the woman she was. Dependency – 10, self esteem - 0

Floyd - Beth’s fiancée. The tortoise. Stable, safe. Excitement and adventure are things he’s read about in books.  But he loves Bethany, and when that is threatened he is going to break out of his shell. Even if it kills him.

Chance - Beth’s first husband. The hare. Wild and free. Living fast and hard. Adventure was his middle name.  He loves Beth as well and he’s not about to let a little thing like his own death keep him from spending the rest of their life together. Not at any cost. Any.

Verna - Floyd’s mother. Protective and suspicious. Looking at life in a rose-colored rear-view mirror.  She’s convinced herself that her dislike of Beth is all for her son’s own good, not because she sees herself in Beth’s eyes.

Crystal - Flamboyant with a capitol FLAM. Actually with a capital BOYANT as well.  A vodka-swilling kook, squeezing the life out of each and every moment.  A psychic with a sarcastic edge that’s Wilkenson sharp. But there’s a darkness behind that party girl façade.

Adam - Verna’s age.  Happy-go-lucky charm that’s contagious.  But he’s seen his one chance for an Easy Street address and is going to take it 


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A modern and sometimes comedic retelling of the Biblical parables and the last seven days of Christ’s life. One of the most successful musicals in history, it is a joyous, contemporary retelling of the Gospel according to St. Matthew in music, mime, and comedy which is sometimes comedic and at times sentimental. The list of recognizable songs is long, and includes Save the People, Turn Back, O Man, and Day by Day.

Directed by Jeff Quinn

Performed July 19, 20, 21, 22, & July 26, 27, 28. Matinee & Evening, July 25

 

Jesus  - Must be a most charismatic individual. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow. (Tenor G#4, top note)

John the Baptist/Judas - has the attributes of both Biblical figures. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, but must also possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Baritone Eb 4)

Actor #1 - Very high energy. Impish and playful.  (tenor-falsetto D5)

Actor #2  - not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings “All Good Gifts,” he must be a very good singer. Tenor to G4

Actor #3 -  The comedian, the class clown.  The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations.  (Baritone E4)

Actress #1 - A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song Day by Day. (Alto) Probably the youngest of the group.

Actress #2 - The confident one, the show-off.  The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. Sings Bless the Lord and We Beseech Thee. Soprano (High A)

Actress #3 - The shy one.  Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way.  Has an “earth mother” kind of warmth to her. (Alto)

Actress #4 - Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the “sexy” one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna. (Low Alto, D3)

Actress #5 - The female equivalent of the class clown.  Goofy and a cut-up.  (Mezzo)


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They said it was unachievable!

 

They said it couldn’t be done!

 

But now the greatest book ever penned is brought to the stage by a towering team of just FOUR actors –turning a theater near you into one of the most authentic versions of Ancient Rome ever seen.  Complete with…

·        Stunning combat (featuring the latest 3D technology)!

·        A 103% bona fide chariot race (with REAL chariots)!

·        An authentic sea battle (with REAL water)!

·        A decadent and unexpurgated Roman orgy (suitable for all ages)!

 

Based on one of the timeless stories of one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century, this stage adaptation condenses the epic tale so that it can be told by just four actors. The story follows an amateur theatre troupe as they produce the massive tale of the fictional Jewish prince and merchant Judah Ben-Hur. He falls to galley slave and rises to champion charioteer within Jerusalem during the life of Jesus Christ, while the actors struggle along through the piece as rivalries form and offstage romances interfere. 

Directed by: Jeff Quinn

Performed August 1, 2, 3, 4, & 8, 9, 10. Matinee & Evening, August 7 

Daniel Veil      30

                        Judah Ben Hur, 30,     Melchior,70-100,      Nubian Dancer,18

Crystal Singer     25-30

                        Mary, 25-30,    Tirzah, 16,     Esther, 24,       Ancient Slave, 100,

                        Nubian Dancer, 2 – 18,   Catalinya, 20,   Naboth, 16,  Mrs. Pilate, 40

Omar Lord     30

                        Messala, 30,   Jesus, 30,    Caspar, 70-100,   Archangel Gabriel, 30

                        Galley Captain, 50,   Roman Captain, 30,   Galley Slave, 3-20,

                        Nubian Dancer, 3-18,  Valentino, 20.

Edgar Chesterfield     70

                        Balthasar, 70-100,   Sarah, 60,     Centurion/Slave-Driver, 50,

                        Quintus Arrius, 60-70,     Pontius Pilate, 60-70


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In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie.  Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the Ämerican Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. And All That Jazz!

Directed by Jeff Quinn

Performed August 15, 16, 17, 18, & 22, 23, 24. Matinee & Evening, August 21

Roxie Hart - (Female. Vocal Part: Mezzo. Age Range: 20-­35) As pretty as she is self-­centered, ie Her  search of fame and glory forms the heart of “Chicago”. Not very bright and never thinking about the consequences of her actions, Roxie makes bad decisions throughout the show – all in the name of public recognition. Her wannabe vaudeville mindset lasts throughout the entire show.

Velma Kelly - (Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range: 30­-50) Tough, sexy, and sarcastic, Velma Kelly is a vaudeville performer who resides in Cook County Jail after she murdered her cheating husband and sister. Used to being the “main attraction”, Velma fiercely competes with up and coming rival superstar Roxie for the attention of the press and to preserve her celebrity status.

Billy Flynn - (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 35­-50) Suave, educated, and very manipulative, Billy Flynn is a lawyer who makes celebrities of his clients in order to gain them sympathy from the media and sway the public’s opinion – a perk that Roxie tries to take advantage of. Both Velma and Roxie hire Flynn to represent their cases and use him as their claim to fame. With a perfect track record under his belt, Billy will take on any case as long as it means putting money in his pocket.

Matron “Mama” Morton - (Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range: 30-­50) The tough, sassy warden of the Cook County Jail, “Mama” treats the inmates under her watch like family and would do anything for them – so long as she gets something else in return. “Reciprocity” is her motto.

Amos Hart - (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 30­-50) An auto ­mechanic and the hapless husband of Roxie, Amos, though not very good looking and not very smart, is a lovable and good natured man. He is the only character in the show whose motives are pure of heart and never selfish.

Mary Sunshine - (Female. Vocal Part: Soprano. Age Range: 25-­55) A sappy, soppy tabloid columnist who relies more on emotion than thought when it comes to writing her stories, Mary Sunshine is a person who believes that no matter what horrible atrocities a person has committed, somehow there must be a little bit of good in them.

Fred Casely - (Male. Vocal Part: Spoken. Age Range: 30­-50) Roxie’s boyfriend at the beginning of the show, Fred Casely sleeps with, and is promptly murdered by Roxie after he walks out on her. Appears in flashbacks reenacting the incident.

Sergeant Fogarty - (Male. Vocal Part: Spoken. Age Range: 35-­55) A police sergeant who investigates the murder of Fred Casely and interrogates Amos.

Liz - (Female. Age Range: 18-­45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Shoots her husband with a shotgun because he popped his gum too loudly.

Annie - (Female.  Age Range: 18­-45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Found out her boyfriend had married several wives behind her back and poisoned him with arsenic.

June - (Female.  Age Range: 18-­45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Stabbed her husband with a carving knife after he accused her of cheating on him.

Hunyak - (Female.  Age Range: 18-­45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Accused of chopping off her husband’s head, Hunyak, unlike her fellow inmates, is actually innocent. However, she is found guilty regardless due to her inability to speak English and her refusal to plead guilty to her “crime”. Speaks Hungarian.

Mona - (Female.  Age Range: 18-­45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Kills her boyfriend after finding out he was sleeping around.

Go­To­Hell Kitty - (Female. Age Range: 21­-40) A wealthy woman who inherited her parents’ money, Kitty kills her boyfriend, Harry, in her apartment after finding him sleeping with two other girls. Going crazy after the murder, she becomes quite vicious and uses the oft repeated phrase “go to hell” to those addressing her.

Harry - (Male) Boyfriend of “Go­to­Hell” Kitty. He is murdered by Kitty after she catches sleeping with two other girls.

Aaron - (Male) Hunyak’s lawyer. Impatient, he is fed up with his client’s inability to speak English.

Martin Harrison - (Male) Chicago’s District Attorney. Present at Roxie’s trial.

Court Clerk - (Male) A mild mannered court clerk. Poor courtroom conduct. Present at Roxie’s trial.

The Judge - (Male) His honor. Present at Roxie’s trial


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The story takes place at Westmount Estate, on the 20th anniversary of the death of publishing magnate Simon West. As his six remaining relatives gather for the reading of his will, the mysterious housekeeper declares, “The relatives are swooping in like a wake of vultures ready to pick the carcass clean.”


When the will is read, Hunter West is named as the sole heir, on the condition that he doesn’t suffer from an insanity curse that has plagued the family. If Hunter is declared of unsound mind, a second envelope of the will must be opened, and it will designate an alternate heir. 

        As the night progresses and the storm rages, Hunter’s sanity comes into question and one of the group goes missing.
        Who will ultimately inherit the fortune? Will it be the charming realtor, the handsome male model, the dimwitted nail technician, the bitter old woman, the gay hairdresser, or the mild mannered accountant?
        Throw in a priceless pocket watch, an androgynous housekeeper, an escaped mental patient, and a pair of reunited lovers and the result is murder, with a hefty dose of laughs.

Directed by Stephanie Irwin

Performed August 29, 30, 31, September 1, & 5, 6, 7. Matinee September 4

Talbot - She is dark, severe, androgynous being. Age unknown, somewhere between 50 and  80

Mr. Crosby - A friendly lawyer in his 50s and 60s.

 Harrison Blythe - A handsome male model, in his mid-30s and to early 40s.

 Mary Roberts - A stately, well dressed, bitter old woman. She is somewhere between 50 and 70. Appears to dislike everyone and everything.

Ashley Hopwood - A nail technician from the South in her late 20s to 30s, She is little loud, a little tacky and not too bright.

Charles Willard - A charming, mild mannered realtor in his late 30s or 40s.

Paul Jones - A gentle accountant in his late 20s or early 30s

Hunter West - A nice, charming male hairdresser in his late 20s or early 30s

Rinehart - A hospital guard in his 30 or 40s. he is big and strong and can be brutal.

Dr. Avery - A friendly, small town doctor in his 60s or 70s


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When Brian takes up jogging, his wife Hilary is not surprised.  She has often told him he should exercise more after all the business lunches he consumes.  But when Brian is ostensibly running round the park, he is, in fact, spending a couple of hours with his girlfriend, Wendy, in his good friend George’s home.  The arrangement works well for some time, for while Brian is visiting Wendy, helpful George knows that there is no danger of his own dalliance being discovered; for the object of his affection is Brian’s wife, Hilary!  It is all plain sailing until George’s wife Jessica returns too soon from a business trip to America and puts the cat among the pigeons! 

Directed by Jeff Quinn

Performed September 12, 13, 14, 15 & 19, 20, 21. Matinee only September 18

 

Wendy -The very pretty mistress of Brian

Brian - A married man with a mistress.

Hilary - Brian’s wife

George - Brian’s friend

Jessica - George’s wife

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