Tuesday, June 28, 2016

audition notice -YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Hale Centre Theatre - July 11

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for You Can’t Take It With You, playing September 13, 2016 – November 15, 2016. The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by Cambrian James and casting directors David and Corrin Dietlein.

Performances are Monday and Tuesday nights and possibly some Wednesdays.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

The Sycamores for all appearances were an average family. However, when you throw in the Vanderhofs, the Carmichaels, the IRS and the FBI, the fireworks really go off! This classic comedy is the only play to win both the Pulitzer Prize for Best Play and the Academy Award for Best Picture! Perfect for the whole family, this hysterical comedy is one you won’t want to miss!

Audition Information: Monday, July 11th 
The audition will consist of side readings. Sides will be provided. Please prepare 1 side to read.
Please be familiar with the play.
Read the breakdowns and bring your best characters to the audition.
Dance or singing will not be required at the audition.
The casting directors use Casting Manager during the casting process. Please post your head shot and resume to your Casting Manager profile.

Call Backs
Call backs for You Can’t Take It With You will be held Monday, July 18th at 6:00 PM with the first read through scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd at 1:00 PM.

Audition Location 
Auditions will be held at the theater located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert.

How to make an appointment
CLICK HERE to can sign up for an appointment

Each adult actor 16 years of age and older will receive a payment of $25.00 per performance.

Other Notes
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Auditions are by appointment only. Any questions may be emailed to auditions@haletheatrearizona.com.


MARTIN VANDEROF: (50-?) Referred to mostly as Grandpa in the play. Father-in-law to Paul, father of Penny, grandfather of Alice and Essie. He is an eccentric happy old man who has never paid his income tax because he doesn't believe in it, as he feels that the government wouldn't know what to do with the money if he paid it. He lives his life by the philosophy 'don't do anything that you're not going to enjoy doing'. He goes to circuses, commencements, throws darts, and collects stamps.

PENELOPE SYCAMORE: (40-50) Usually goes by Penny, Penelope is the mother of Essie and Alice, wife of Paul, and daughter of Martin. She writes plays and paints as hobbies because it makes her happy, but is terrible at both. Penny is a loving mother and wife who is constantly concerned with the welfare of her family. Her main goal is to make sure everyone is happy, particularly her daughter Alice. She is a main character.

PAUL SYCAMORE: (40-50) Father of Essie and Alice, husband of Penny, Son-in-law of Martin. He is a tinkerer who manufactures fireworks in the basement with the help of his assistant Mr. De Pinna. His hobby is playing with erector sets.

ALICE SYCAMORE: (30-40) Fiancée of Tony Kirby, daughter of Paul and Penny, Granddaughter of Martin, sister of Essie. She is the only "normal" family member. She has an office job, and is rather embarrassed by the eccentricities of her family when she has Tony and his parents at her house, yet she still loves them. She tends to be a pessimist.

ESSIE CARMICHAEL: (25-35) Wife of Ed, daughter of Penny and Paul Sycamore, Granddaughter of Martin, sister of Alice. She is childish. As a hobby she makes candy that Ed sells. Essie dreams of being a ballerina. She has spent 8 years studying with Boris Kolenkhov, but is a terrible dancer.

ED CARMICHAEL: (25-35) Husband of Essie, son-in-law of Paul and Penny. He is a xylophone player, and distributes Essie's candies. Ed is an amateur printer who prints anything that sounds good to him. He prints up dinner menus for his family and little quotes that he places in the boxes of Essie's candy. He also likes to make masks.

TONY KIRBY: (25-40) Fiancé of Alice, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. He sees how, even though the Sycamores appear odd, they are really the perfect family because they love and care about each other. His own family is very proper and has many issues none of them will admit. He is vice president of Kirby and Co.

ANTHONY W. KIRBY: (40-50) Husband of Mrs. Kirby, father of Tony. He is a very proper man who is president of Kirby and Co. and secretly despises his job. His hobby is raising expensive orchids. He is also a member of the Harvard Society, the Union Club, the National Geographic Society, and the Racquet Club.

MIRIAM KIRBY: (40-50) Wife of Mr. Kirby, mother of Tony. She is an extremely prim and proper woman and is horrified by the goings-on in the Sycamore household. Her hobby is spiritualism.

BORIS KOLENKOV: (30-50) A Russian who escaped to America shortly before the Russian Revolution. He is very concerned with world politics, and the deterioration of Russia. He is the ballet instructor of Essie, aware that she is untalented at dancing, but knows that she enjoys dancing so he keeps working with her. He likes the Greeks and the Romans, questions society, and is interested in world affairs.

RHEBA: (20-30) The maid and cook to the Sycamore family. She is treated almost like a part of the family. She is dating Donald. In the words of Mrs. Sycamore, "The two of them are really cute together, something like Porgy and Bess."

DONALD: (20-30) The boyfriend of Rheba, who seems to serve as volunteer handyman for the Sycamores.

MR. De PINNA: (30-40) The ice man who came inside to speak to Paul eight years before, and never left. He helps Mr. Sycamore build fireworks, and moonlights as a model in Mrs. Sycamore's paintings.

WILBUR C. HENDERSON: (20-40) An employee of the IRS. He comes to collect the tax money owed by Grandpa, and can't understand why the latter won't pay income tax.

GAY WELLINGTON: (25-40) An actress whom Mrs. Sycamore meets on a bus and invites home to read one of her plays. She is an alcoholic, gets very drunk and passes out shortly after arriving at the Sycamore's home.

GRAND DUCHESS OLGA KATRINA: (40-60) She was one of the Grand Duchesses of Russia before the Revolution, another being her sister, the Grand Duchess Natasha. Since then she has been forced to flee to America where she has found work as a waitress in Childs Restaurant. The rest of her family has had a similar fate, such as her Uncle Sergei, the Grand Duke, who is now an elevator man. She loves to cook as a hobby.

G-MAN 1, G-MAN 2 & G-MAN 3: (20-30) Three agents who come to investigate Ed because of the communist quotes he prints up and places in Essie's candy boxes, such as "God is the State – the State is God".

Cambrian James is well-known for his versatile staging throughout the Valley and nationally. He is a multi-award winning director and choreographer for Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, Damn Yankees and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Cambrian has enjoyed a long career as an actor and dancer in Annie (Daddy Warbucks), Crazy For You (Bobby Child), The King and I (the King) and Hairspray (Edna Turnblad).

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