Monday, April 30, 2018

WEEK AT A GLANCE: April 30 - May 6

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B3 Productions
May 11-19, 2018

Hale Centre Theare
May 17, 2018 - June 30, 2018


Mesa Encore Theatre 
May 18 - May 27, 2018


A/C Theatre Company 
May 18 - June 3, 2018

Space 55 
May 18-June 3, 2018


Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre 
May 18 - June 17, 2018

review - PLAZA SUITE - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Jeff Jones and Michele La Forest Richmond
photo by Renee Ashlock
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through June 3rd.

"The plays of Neil Simon feature layered characters, unique situations, and an abundance of well-crafted comical dialogue. His 1968 comedy Plaza Suite, which is a perfect blend of all of these elements, is a series of three one-act plays all set in the same hotel suite. It's funny but also a poignant examination of the many phases of marriage. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre's production features a very good cast and concise direction that result in an incredibly solid production of Simon's classic comedy....The cast all are very good in walking the fine line between the comedy and drama while beautifully portraying these multi-dimensional characters that Simon so expertly wrote. Angela Kabasan is heartbreaking as Karen, the vulnerable and sentimental wife ..Wade Moran is stoic and serious as Sam, the overworked husband who is suffering a midlife crisis. ..Jeff Jones has the perfect devilish demeanor for Jesse, the successful Hollywood producer who is trying to seduce his former flame but finds the moves he puts on her do not always go as planned. Michele La Forest Richmond is an absolute knock-out as Muriel, the flighty, giggly woman who follows Jesse's career and secretly wonders what her life would have been like in California if they were still together. ..The final act features Mary Pat Wallace and Mark Hackmann as the frazzled parents of the bride who locks herself in the bathroom. ..Director KatiBelle Collins does a splendid job in getting performances from her cast that are infused with comedy that never goes too over the top, along with many moving and emotional moments that touch upon the realistic impact of the ups and downs of romance. ...Desert Stages' production is funny and charming while also doing justice to the beauty of the intelligence of Simon's script.. " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

reviews - BURY THE HATCHET - Southwest Shakespeare Company

Sasha Wilson
photo by Reg Madison Photography

highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through May 6th.

" intriguing, quirky and engaging one act play with music.. (Sasha) Wilson and a talented trio of actor musicians, including Sam Jenkins-Shaw, Drew Leatham and Mario Yniguez, portray multiple characters as they lay out the facts and details of the crime scene to help us weigh the motives in an attempt to determine (Lizzie) Borden's guilt or innocence. With snippets of transcripts from the actual case, and plenty of humor and the inclusion of numerous folk songs from the time period, it's a fun and appealing, though brief, show, running only an hour....both fascinating and entertaining...Wilson packs a lot into the hour-long show and, while it is very fun and fast paced, some of the information is so quickly delivered that a few bits of dialogue and a couple of jokes get lost or jumbled up with other details. There is also a rushed feeling to the entire piece that adds to the upbeat, spontaneous feeling but also makes it seem slightly unfocused at times....The actors are excellent in creating multiple characters while also playing an assortment of musical instruments..a fun, fast and witty history lesson into the facts about the infamous story of Lizzie Borden. ... " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

"...a cheekily anachronistic retelling of the murder trial of Lizzie Borden...part “You Are There,” part nouveau vaudeville, and it helps that the performers have great chemistry... " Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic (click here to read the complete review)

" immensely delightful and imaginative piece of metatheatre that revisits the evidence of the case and does so with such flair and wit that the final judgment seems almost secondary.... a thoroughly clever, wildly imaginative, and engaging romp through the evidence surrounding the murder of Lizzie Borden's parents. Sasha Wilson tears up the stage as she and her ensemble role out multiple scenarios in an effort to get to the truth about the crime." - Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

Brelby announces the semi-finalists of original works submitted for their 2019 Season!

Brelby would like to congratulate the semi-finalists for their 2019 Season.

These playwrights were selected from over 400 submissions, and will now progress to a reading committee comprised of several of Brelby’s core artists.

The finalists will be announced this Fall at Brelby's Season 11 Reveal Event.

Wolves of Sherwood by Chelsea Frandsen
Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano
Grímnismál (Or, The Magpie Play) by Alex Tuchi
A Sense of Wonder by Ilana Lydia
Beureaucrazy by Kate Danley
Any Day Now by Nat Cassidy
Grace, or the Art of Climbing by Lauren Feldman

Flipping Fitcher’s Bird by Kirt Shineman
Devil Land by Desi Moreno-Penson
The Frankenstein Sisters by Paco Jose Madden
Monster by Sam Graber
The Lost Girls by Courtney Meaker
Songs of Blood by Nat Cassidy

CLICK HERE for more information on upcoming productions at Brelby

promo photos - SOME LIKE IT HOT - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs from May 10th to June 30th

Terry Gadaire as Jerry/Daphne
Harmon Swartz as Joe/Josephine/Junior
Erica Parrish as Sugar Kane
Jim “Doc” Coates as Osgood Fielding III

photos - FLORA & ULYSSES - Childsplay

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through May 20th

photos by Tim Trumble

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Scottsdale Community Players - August 3-11, 2018

Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss — a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love — innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that you won’t soon forget!

Fridays at 7PM & Saturdays at 9PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

FOOTLOOSE - Greasepaint Youth Theatre - September 14-23, 2018

Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all. A tragedy that is the true heart of this musical.

Friday & Saturday - 7PM; Sunday - 2PM

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SCHOOL OF ROCK - Greasepaint Youth Theatre - October 26-November 4, 2018

Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White; Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater; New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock is a two-hour, two-act musical, based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Friday & Saturday - 7PM; Sunday - 2PM

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DISNEY'S ALADDIN, JR. - Greasepaint Youth Theatre - December 7-16, 2018

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman &Time Rice, Bookadapted & Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs, Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle, Based on the Screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

Friday & Saturday - 7PM; Saturday & Sunday - 2PM

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URINETOWN - Greasepaint Youth Theatre - February 15-24, 2019

MUSIC BY Mark Hollmann
LYRICS BY Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis
BOOK BY Greg Kotis

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Friday & Saturday - 7PM; Sunday - 2PM

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DISNEY'S NEWSIES - Greasepaint Youth Theatre - May 3-12, 2019

Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Friday & Saturday - 7PM; Sunday - 2PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Summer 2018 Theatre, Acting and Dance Classes!

Click any theatre name below to get a list of their summer class offerings or CLICK HERE for details on ALL Summer 2018 Classes

Actor's Youth Theatre

Arizona Broadway Theatre


CYT Phoenix

Desert Foothills Theater

Desert Stages Theatre

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

East Valley Children's Theatre

Fountain Hills Theater

Greasepaint Youth Theatre

Musical Theatre of Anthem

Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix Theatre

Southwest Shakespeare Company

Spotlight Youth Theatre

Starlight Community Theatre

Studio 3 Performing Arts / Limelight


Valley Youth Theatre

Starlight Community Theatre's 2018 Camp Rising Star

Camp Rising Star Returns for Another Season of Summer Fun
Starlight Community Theater’s Camp Rising Star is back for the 2018 Summer Season and we are inviting young actors across the Valley to join us on center stage!

To kick-off the Summer, our June 4-16 session will be The Wizard of OZ – Young Performers’ Edition. This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home and the joy of friendship, has been entertaining audiences for generations!

This session will go from June 4 to 16, Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is designed for campers who are between the ages of 7-17. Auditions for named lead roles will take place on June 4 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and two of the performing shows will take place on Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

For those looking to register for 2018 Camp Rising Star, there will be an early prepaid registration special for anyone whose prepaid registration is received on or before April 30. This early prepaid registration price will be $275 per student.  If you are already a Starlight Community Theater Member, early prepaid registration prices will start at $255.

After April 30, prices will increase to $295 per student and $275 for Starlight Community Theater Members.

Membership in Starlight Community Theater is $20 annually per family household per theater season, July 1st through June 30th of the following calendar year.

For more information or to register for Starlight Community Theater’s 2018 Camp Rising Star, visit us at

reviews - I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER - Theatre Artists Studio

Tom Koelbel and Charles Sowder
Photo by Mark Gluckman
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through May 13th.

"Robert Anderson's I Never Sang for My Father expertly portrays how family dynamics, and the relationships between parents and children, can cause both love and hate. The drama focuses on one son's lifelong need for the approval and love of his father and the emotional toll that takes when his father is a selfish, emotionless man. It's a simple play with a minimal plot, but Anderson's realistic characters and dialogue plus Theatre Artists Studio's superb cast result in an exceptional production that simmers and crackles until it ultimately explodes with raw emotion..... " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

"The bookends of Robert Anderson's memory play, I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER, echo a haunting refrain about the frailty of love and connection ~ and, in the failure to realize both, the enduring consequences: 'Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship.' That sorrowful truth is the axis on which Tom Garrison and his son Gene spin in their daunting struggle to gain one another's affirmation and respect. Theatre Artists Studio is closing its season with Anderson's play. Directed by Steve Fajardo, the presentation is appropriately stark and focused. A simple set with the bare essentials gives the right space to a string of stirring performances... " Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

Studio 3 Performing Arts Summer 2018 Camps

Camp Listing by Date

May 28 – June 1 (ages 7-11, 12-17)
PreSeason Prep Session 1

June 4-13 (ages 10-17 by audition only)
Performer Pro Session 1

June 5-14 (ages 3-4, 5-7)
Lil Rockstarz Session 1: “Disney Dreamers”

June 4-15 (ages 5-10)
The Broadway Experience: Trolls

June 4-16 (age 10-17)
The Broadway Experience: The Greatest Showman

June 23 (ages 8+)
Broadway Connect: School of Rock Workshop

June 19-28 (ages 3-4, 5-7)
Lil Rockstarz Session 2: “Surf & Sun”

June 18-29 (age 5-14)
The Broadway Experience: Aladdin

July 9-13 (ages 5-9, 10-14)
Summer Pop Academy: Disney Magic Session 1
Morning Session (9am-12pm)
Afternoon Session (12:30-3:30pm)

July 10-19 (ages 3-5)
Lil Rockstarz Session 3: “Clubhouse Jr”

July 9-21 (ages 10-17)
The Broadway Experience: Hamilton Hits
Afternoon Session (12:30-3:30pm)

July 16-20 (ages 5-9, 10-14)
Summer Pop Academy: Disney Magic Session 2
Morning Session (9am-12pm)
Afternoon Session (12:30-3:30pm)

July 16-20 (ages 7-11, 12-17)
PreSeason Prep Session 2

July 24-August 2 (ages 3-5)
Lil Rockstarz Session 4:  “Pop Starz”

July 23-27 (ages 5-9, 10-14)
Summer Pop Academy: Disney Channel Live!

July 23-28 (ages 13-17)
Actor’s Conservatory Workshop: Dear Evan Hansen

July 23-August 1 (ages 10-17 by audition only)
Performer Pro Session 2

CLICK HERE for more information, and to register today!

Paradise Valley Community College's Summer 2018

From life skills and performing arts to Kids College and STEAM in Spanish, elementary school, middle school, and high school students can go to “camp” at PVCC this summer. We will be offering these camps during the month of June.

CLICK HERE for details of the classes PVCC is offering!

Musical Theatre of Anthem’s 2018 Summer Camps

MTA offers extensive summer workshops for ages 3-adult. Our participants are guaranteed to learn a TON of material in dance, tap, voice, acting, and improv. Performing artists never stop learning and can always benefit from a professional program like ours. The instructors have Broadway, Off-Broadway, World and National Tour experience, and are awarding-winning in their disciplines. MTA only hires the best and we will offer you intense training to prepare all levels.

Ages 3-5 will participate in MTA's Minis Program where they will focus on various aspects of an MTA show: Vocal Technique (projection, annunciation, tone, blending as a group), Dance Skills (coordination, synchronization), Showmanship, and Basic Theater Terminology.

No-cut production for ages 6-18

Auditions: June 4, 2018
Rehearsals: Monday-Saturday, June 4-9, 9am-3pm and Monday-Friday, June 11-15, 9am-3pm
Performances: June 14-17, 2018

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone's favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Summer Performing Arts Institute

Register now for our 2018 Summer Performing Arts Institute (SPAI), which will be held 6/25/18 - 6/29/18,
Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Participants in the 6-18 age group will participate in MTA's renowned Summer Performing Arts Institute (SPAI) where they will rotate between the various classes and instructors in their specialties. The material includes selections from the upcoming season and there will be live performances showcasing what the participants have learned in the workshop.

We also offer a master class series taught by incredible instructors with experience from Broadway and beyond.

Our talented instructors will challenge you in multiple styles of dance while some of the valley's best and most experienced Directors, Professional Actors, and Improv Experts will take you on a creative journey of discovery and work intensively in our program.

Summer Minis
July 9 - 13
Monday - Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Performance: July 13 at 5:30 pm

Classes will focus on various aspects of an MTA show: Vocal Technique (projection, enunciation, tone, blending as a group), Dance Skills (coordination, synchronization), Showmanship, and Basic Theater Terminology. Skills will culminate in a performance for friends and family at the end of each session. Participants will be prepared to participate in full MTA shows when they come of age.

Ages 10-adult, No-cut production for Ages 10-19

Auditions: Auditions July 9
Rehearsals: July 9-22
Performances: July 20-22

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory, FOOTLOOSE bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Greasepaint Youth Theatre's Summer 2018 Camps!

Fairy Tale Courtroom Summer Camp #1 
June 4th – 15th Performance June 15th at 7pm!

Fairy Tale Courtroom!  Two week Summer camp! June 4-15

June 18th – 22nd performance 3pm on June 22nd!


The Wizard of Oz (in 15 minutes)! 
June 25-29th Performance June 29th at 3pm

Wizard of Oz in 15 minutes!

Its going to be crazy fun(ny)!

Animal House! 
July 9 -13 Performance 3pm July 13th!


Best Friends Camp! 
July 16th – 27th! Performance July 27th at 7pm

Bring your best friend or make new ones at this two week long camp that is all about friendship!

CLICK HERE for more information, and to register today!

audition notice - THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - Hale Centre Theatre - June 4

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for The Scarlet Pimpernel, playing August 24, 2018 – October 6, 2018. The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by Cambrian James, music directed by Lincoln Wright, choreographed by Cambrian James, and casting directors David and Corrin Dietlein. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday nights, with Saturday matinees and some Friday matinees at 3pm. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this dashing and sumptuous Broadway hit will thrill you like never before! Tons of fun ensues as Sir Percy and his band of patriots use disguises and wit to rescue the innocent from certain doom! A soaring score, a beguiling romance, and stunning costumes make this the must see show of our season. Come “catch” The Scarlet Pimpernel!

Audition Information: Monday, June 4th at 5:00 PM
       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 The Scarlet Pimpernel will be held Monday, June 11th at 5:00 PM (at the Hale Theatre) with the first read through scheduled for Monday, July 9th at 7:00 PM.

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the theater located at the Hale Theatre at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert, Arizona 85233.

How to make an appointment
You can sign up an appointments by going to Walk-ins are also welcome.

Each adult actor will receive an estimated payment of $900.00* for the run of the show plus $150.00 rehearsal pay and free meals between matinee and evening performances.
*Pay rate may differ if performances are added or removed.

Other Notes
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours. Any questions may be emailed to Jessica Ottley at


SIR PERCY BLAKENEY: (24-36; Male; Bb3-Ab5 tenor) Grappin and The Scarlet Pimpernel. A master of disguise, takes on multiple personae to help save doomed aristocrats from the guillotine. Strong, courageous when he consults with the league and plans daring escapes, but more frequent disguise – used to put everyone off the scent – is the foolish, foppish nitwit, obsessed with men’s fashion and little else. Also assumes the role of Grappin, Belgian aid to Chauvelin.

MARGUERITE ST. JUST: (24-36; Female; G3-F5 mezzo/belter) Beautiful, magnetic, a charming French actress married to Sir Percy; spurns the blackmail-tainted advances of her former lover, Chauvelin, yet struggles to understand why her husband Percy treats her differently after their marriage.

CHAUVELIN: (27-36; Male; A3-Bb5 baritone) A suave, fox-like villain determined to discover the true identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel and send him to the guillotine; assistant to Robespierre, instrumental in doling out punishment to those Sir Percy is attempting to save; in love with Marguerite, uses persuasion/blackmail to ensnare her into spying on his behalf.

ARMAND ST. JUST: (25-45; Male; D3-Bb5 tenor) Marguerite’s headstrong younger brother who quickly becomes a member of the league of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

MARIE GROSHOLTZ: (20-36; Female; D4-E5 mezzo/belter) Artist and close friend of Marguerite, becomes instrumental in helping the Scarlet Pimpernel, also French.

ST. CYR: (40-58; Male; G3-A5 baritone) Marquis whom Marguerite inadvertently sends to his death; has solo lines in “Madame Guillotine” number. Will double in the ensemble.

PERCY’S BOUNDERS: (20-50; Male; Bb3-Bb5 tenor) Ozzy, Dewhurst, Elton, Farleigh, Hal, and Ben.

PRINCE OF WALES: (30-40; Male; C3-B4 tenor) Historically the son of George the III, a friend of Sir Percy who calls him to his palace to inquire after Percy’s frequent and inexplicable visits to France; foppish. Will double in the ensemble.

ROBESPIERRE: (30-39; Male) Leader of the French Revolution, to whom Chauvelin reports.

TUSSAUD: (25-40; Male) Marie's fiancé. Will double in the ensemble.

MERCIER: (18-34; Male) Aide to Chauvelin. Will double in the ensemble.

COUPEAU: (18-34; Male) Aide to Chauvelin. Will double in the ensemble.

JESSUP: (18-34; Male) Butler to Percy. Will double in the ensemble.

SENTRY: (18-34; Male) A palace guard. Will double in the ensemble.

ENSEMBLE: (18-30) Cupids of the Comédie Française, Soldiers, Prisoners, Paris Street Mob, Royal Ball Guests, 6 Girl Servants at the Blakeney Estate.