Thursday, June 15, 2017

audition notice - LIFE COULD BE A DREAM - Hale Centre Theatre - July 31


Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for Life Could Be A Dream playing January 16, 2018 – April 17, 2018 . The shows are produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by Cambrian James, and music directed by Lincoln Wright. Performances are Monday and Tuesday evenings with some Wednesdays. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

SYNOPSIS
Take a trip to Springfield High School and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! The '60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering!

Audition Information: Monday July 31st, 2017 at 6:00 PM
The audition will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM, so you need to be available the whole time.
Be prepared to sing 16 bars of music.
Bring your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
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 Life Could Be A Dream will be held Monday, August 7th at 6:00 PM with the first read through scheduled for Saturday, October 14th at 10:00 AM.

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

How to make an appointment
You can sign up for appointments at http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/3qCJnOwa8GlQuBn

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

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

DENNY VARNEY: (18-25; Vocal Range: Tenor C3–Ab 4; Falsetto to D5) Five years after high school graduation, Denny still lives with his mother, goofing off in the family basement instead of working for a living. Denny’s lack of ambition and discipline have always been his downfall, but the new WOPR Radio “Dream Of A Lifetime Talent Search” has put new wind in his sails. He uses his talents as a former Crooning Crabcake (the Glee Club at Springfield High) to first create a duo, then a trio, and finally a quartet to help find the unique doo-wop sound (and backer’s money) he needs to bring his dream to reality. Jealousy rears its head when the final member of the group unintentionally steals Denny’s spotlight. Can Denny still lead the group to a win? Will he still be able to attract the ladies in the spotlight? Stay tuned…

EUGENE JOHNSON: (18-25; Vocal Range: Tenor C3–A4; Falsetto to A5) Denny’s best friend and co-conspirator, Eugene works hard just to stay in step with Denny’s fast-moving schemes. During most days, Eugene works for his Dad down at the Springfield Sweet Shop, but at night he cuts loose with his fellow Crooning Crabcakes during singing and dancing practice in Denny’s basement. The entrance of an old grade-school crush, Lois, threatens to derail all attempts at winning the radio contest, and Eugene has to work twice as hard as the others to keep his mind in the game. Does he have a shot at winning the girl back? Can he possibly become a functioning member of the all singing, all-dancing Dream group? Stay tuned…

WALLY PATTON: (18-25; Vocal Range: Bass/Baritone F2–G4; Falsetto to D5) A checker at the Piggly-Wiggly, and older brother to bad-boy Billy Ray (from The Marvelous Wonderettes), Wally is the son of a preacher who truly becomes the heart and soul of the group. He’s desperate to be a part of the group, because inclusion seems better than exclusion. Still a youngster himself, often childish, he does have an uncanny knack for seeing what’s important in life when the going gets tough. But that doesn’t mean he’s not immune to a full-on crush when Eugene’s grade-school sweetheart comes into the picture. Does Wally have a shot at the girl? Will the fight over Lois create a rift too wide to repair? Stay tuned…

SKIP HENDERSON: (18-25; Vocal Range: Bass/Baritone Ab 2–G4; Falsetto to Eb 5) The last add-on to our singing group, Skip is the new guy from the wrong side of the tracks, and a natural singing whiz. He works for Big Stuff Auto, the new sponsor of the group, and Skip is added to Denny’s fledgling group to turn it into a proper quartet. Skip is definitely the new alpha male, and Denny feels pushed aside and ignored for the seemingly brighter talents Skip brings to the table. Skip is also conflicted about falling in love with the boss’s daughter, Lois, the girl that Eugene and Wally are already fighting over. Could he ever possibly fit into her family? Will Skip’s bad-boy attitude break up the group’s chance to win the big contest? Stay tuned…

LOIS FRANKLIN: (17-24; Vocal Range: G3–F5) Daughter of “Big Eddie” Franklin, owner of Big Stuff Auto, and herself a former song leader at Springfield High, Lois arrives on the scene to help shape the boys into a real singing and dancing group. Going against her father’s advice, she decides to give his sponsorship money to the fledgling singing group, and in doing so falls head-over-heels in love with bad-boy Skip. Lois’ parents refuse to allow their daughter to date the grease monkey from their auto shop, and the fireworks that ensue threaten to destroy the whole enterprise. Will Lois get the guy? Which guy? Can she be the super-glue that holds the whole group together? Stay tuned…

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DIRECTOR BIO
Cambrian James is well-known for his versatile staging throughout the Valley and nationally. He is a multi-award winning director and choreographer for 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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