AUDITIONS

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Book by Alfred Uhry | Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Director Darnell Patrick Morris | Music Director Valerie A. Higgs

Featuring students in grades 8-12
*Some roles may be multi-cast and others may be played by performers outside 8-12 grade at discretion of the production team.

CLICK HERE to download and print our PARADE audition form

CLICK HERE to reserve your PARADE audition

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00-9:00 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Monday should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

Please remember to print the PARADE Audition Form off our website and bring a completed copy to your audition.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

TUITION

Tuition for PARADE will be $950. There is limited nancial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION INFO

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, September 16th. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, September 16th. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, September 17th. Full tuition payment is required at the rst rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance with the Production Liaison at ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

CONFLICTS

We understand that High School Seniors will have a busy fall. We ask that you plan your college visits with our rehearsal schedule in mind. Each student is allowed 4 conflicts. Unless your college visit is for an audition, these absences count against your 4 allotted conflicts. Anyone who needs to miss rehearsal because they are auditioning for a college program and has used their allotted conflicts will need to provide documentation for the con ict to be excused. NO CONFLICTS will be accepted during tech or performances without permission prior to casting.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Leo Frank the story’s tragic protagonist, accused of murder; as National Pencil Factory superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist; though married to Lucille, he is physically and emotionally displaced.

Lucille Frank gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient; despite her husband’s feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception.

Mary Phagan a factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered; she is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness.

Britt Craig a washed-up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind; weaselly and desperate for his “big break”.

Frankie Epps a charming and simple man, he is Mary’s devoted friend; playful and irtatious.

Jim Conley a cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory; secretly, he is a convict on the run; pompous showman with a strong build. African American.

Newt Lee the night watchman at National Pencil Factory, a bit too old to possess the job; physically intimidating, but a gentle giant. African American.

Mrs. Phagan deeply religious, widowed mother to Mary Phagan.

Sally Slaton wife of Governor Slaton. Loving and compassionate. Outspoken.

Gov. John Slaton as the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception; irtatious and fun at times, strives to maintain his values.

Angela Leo Frank’s housekeeper. African American.

Minola McKnight Governor Slayton’s house keeper. African American.

Hugh Dorsey Atlanta’s District Attorney; he is a devout Christian; a brute and manipulative at times; hungry for political success and recognition.

Iola Stover friend of Mary Phagan and workers at the pencil factory Leo manages.

Monteen friend of Mary Phagan and workers at the pencil factory Leo manages.

Essie friend of Mary Phagan and workers at the pencil factory Leo manages.

Judge Roan serves as the judge on the infamous trial; motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy.

Riley Governor Slaton’s servant/chauffeur. African American.

Ensemble the ensemble will be featured heavily throughout the show in such numbers as The Old Red Hills of Home, How Can I Call This Home, There is a Fountain/It Don’t Make Sense, That’s What He Said and Where Will You Stand When The Flood Comes.

REHEARSALS (Sundays 4:30-8:30pm & Mondays 6:30-9:30pm)

Sunday, September 17

Monday, September 18

Sunday, September 24

Monday, September 25

Sunday, October 1

Monday, October 2

Sunday, October 8

Monday, October 9

Sunday, October 15

Monday, October 16

Wednesday, October 18

Sunday, October 22

Monday, October 23

Wednesday, October 25

Sunday, October 29

Monday, October 30

Sunday, November 5

Monday, November 6

Wednesday, November 8

Sunday, November 12

Monday, November 13

Wednesday, November 15

Sunday, November 19

Monday, November 20

Tuesday, November 21

TECH Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Monday, November 27

Tuesday, November 28

Wednesday, November 29

Thursday, November 30

PERFORMANCES Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, December 1 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 2  at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, December 3 at 2:00pm


Ovations_AFCircleTHE ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART

Book by Marshall Brickman | Book by Rick Elice | Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Director Darnell Patrick Morris | Music Director Arielle Bayer

Featuring students in grades 3-9*
*Some roles may be multi-cast and others may be played by performers outside 3-9 grade at discretion of the production team.

CLICK HERE to download and print our ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART audition form

CLICK HERE to reserve your ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART audition

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:00-9:00 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Wednesday should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

Please remember to print off the ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART audition form and bring it completed to your audition.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

TUITION

Tuition for ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART will be $950. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION INFO

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, September 9th. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, September 9th. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, September 10th. Full tuition payment is required at the rst rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance with the Production Liaison at ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Gomez Addams Portrays character of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughters secret from his wife whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor.

Morticia Addams The strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. Strong dancer.

Uncle Fester The narrator of the piece, Fester is child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian, needs strong comedy. Grandma Feisty 102 year old character. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.

Wednesday Addams Sharp, witty, dry humored. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with rst love. Strong dancer.

Pugsley Addams Charming, funny, boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boy- friend so he takes matters into his own hands.

Lurch Very tall. The Addams butler who knows all, speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. Movement is always very slow.

Mal Beineke Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family.

Alice Beineke Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Quirky, often speaks in rhyme. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Comedic actress. Female, age 35-50. (Soprano)

Lucas Beineke Fell in love with Wednesday and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family.

The Addams Ancestors Ensemble The ensemble is very busy throughout the show. They’re included in many great musical numbers such as When You’re An Addams, One Normal Night, Full Disclousure, and the Finale.

REHEARSALS (Sundays 12:30-3:30pm & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm)

Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring Rockville Community Centers and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Sunday, September 10

Sunday, September 17

Sunday, September 24

Sunday, October 1

Sunday, October 8

Thursday, October 12

Sunday, October 15

Thursday, October 19

Sunday, October 22

Thursday, October 26

Sunday, October 29

Thursday, November 2

Sunday, November 5

Thursday, November 9

Sunday, November 12

Thursday, November 16

Sunday, November 19

Thursday, December 7

Sunday, December 10

Thursday, December 14

Sunday, December 17

Thursday, January 4

Sunday, January 7

Tuesday, January 9

Thursday, January 11

Saturday, January 13

TECH WEEK

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Monday, January 15 (NO SCHOOL) 2:00-9:00pm

Tuesday, January 16 5:00-9:30pm

Wednesday, January 17 5:00-9:30pm

Thursday, January 18 5:00-9:30pm

PERFORMANCES

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, January 19 7:30pm

Saturday, January 20 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, January 21 2:00pm

OVATIONS THEATRE reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees. Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. 


Diary-of-Anne-Frank-buttonTHE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

A staged reading

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Artistic Director Darnell Patrick Morris 

 

 

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CLICK HERE to download and print our Student DIARY OF ANNE FRANK audition form

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Anne Frank Male Audition Monologue

Anne Frank Female Audition Monologue

AUDITION INFO

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Saturday, September 23, 2017 should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.                                                                                 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo and resume.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, September 23. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com  indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, September 23.

STUDENT TUTION

Students interested in the roles of Anne, Margot and Peter will be charged a tuition of $250. Full tuition is due at the first rehearsal.

MENTOR ACTOR STIPEND

All adult actors will receive a small stipend not for performing but for their role as a mentor artist to our student body.  We at OVATIONS THEATRE realize the importance of pairing young aspiring actors with working professionals. The mentor artist bring the “working actors process” to our students which we find invaluable to our students growth as future artist.

AUDITION PREPARATION

Aditioneers are asked to prepare the monologue(s) provided for the character for which you are auditioning. Memorization is not required but is strongly recommended. Other readings from the play may be provided at the time of your audition or callback, if needed.

 CAST OF CHARACTERS

We will be doubling the roles of Anne, Margot and Peter spliting the different acts. We at OVATIONS THEATRE realize the importance of pairing young aspiring actors with working professionals. The mentor artist bring the “working actors process” to our students which we find invaluable to our students growth as future artist.

Anne Frank: (female, teens) The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Anne is a lively, curious girl of thirteen at the beginning of the play. She remains optimistic throughout the months they are in hiding and always makes the best of the situation she is in. As her diary reveals, she is very introspective and creative and has a vivid imagination. Looking for an actress who is between 13 & 17 who looks 14.

Margot Frank: (female, teens) Anne’s older sister, Margot is much more like her mother than Anne. She is quiet, modest, and reserved: the complete opposite of Anne. Looking for an actress who is between 15 & 18 who looks 16.

Peter Van Daan: (male, teens) The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet 16 year old boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne, and they share first kiss together. Looking for an actor who is between 15 & 17 who looks 16.

Otto Frank: (male, early 50’s) Anne’s polite and practical father, Mr. Frank is the head of the “attic family.” His calmness and patience are an asset in the cramped attic and a comfort to Anne, who is very close to him.

Edith Frank: (female, early 40’s) Anne’s reserved and nervous mother, Mrs. Frank loves Anne, but she wishes she were more proper and polite, like her sister Margot. Because of her reserved nature, Mrs. Frank and Anne are not close.

Putti Van Daan: (male, early 40’s) An irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan’s family is invited to stay in the attic with the Franks. He is selfish and openly critical of others, especially Anne.

Petronella Van Daan: (female, early 40’s) Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife, Mr. Van Daan prizes the material things of life, including a fur coat she brought to the attic with her. These traits all make her the center of much of the conflict in the attic.

Peter Van Daan: (male, teens) The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, Peter is a shy, quiet 16 year old boy. He soon becomes a friend and confidant for Anne, and they share first kiss together. Looking for an actor who is between 15 & 17 who looks 16.

Jan Dussell: (male, early 50’s) Difficult to get along with, Mr. Dussell joins the Franks and the Van Daans after they have been in hiding about two months.

Miep Gies: (female, mid 30’s) A very well-liked, generous secretary in Mr. Frank’s office, Miep helps to protect the families in hiding. Along with Mr. Kraler, she brings to the refugees food, supplies, and news from the outside world.

Mr. Kraler: (male, 40’s) A businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding, Mr. Kraler risks his life to help his friends.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850.  Rehearsals will be held once a week based off actor conflicts. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring Rockville Community Centers and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

TECH WEEK

Monday, October 16                     5:00-10:00

Tuesday, October 17                     5:00-10:00

Wednesday, October 18               5:00-10:00

PERFORMANCE

Location TBA in the Montgomery County, MD area.

Monday, October 23                     7:00pm

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal.


ANNOUNCING OUR 2017-2018 SEASON
Once again we at OVATIONS THEATRE have endeavored to create a season that will push the envelope artistically by immersing ourselves in thought-provoking theatre. In a time where elements in our society are trying to silence art, it is important to give our students not only a distraction from tough circumstances around them but also empower them with a voice- A voice that will be heard and celebrated. In addition to our fantastic season we are excited to share our newly formed JUNIOR COMPANY and SENIOR COMPANY. 

 

SENIOR COMPANY:

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Jason Robert Brown’s PARADE
Auditions September 2017 | Performances December 1, 2 and 3, 2017

 

 

 

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Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim’s GYPSY
Auditions December 2017 | Performances March 2, 3, 4 2018

 

 

 

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Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY
Auditions March 2018 | Performances June 15, 16 and 17, 2018

 

 

JUNIOR COMPANY: 

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Andrew Lippa’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART (Grades 3-9)
Auditions September 2017 | Performances January 19, 20 and 21 2018

 

 

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Alan Mencken’s DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR (Grades 3-9) Auditions January 2018 | Performances April 20, 21, 22 2018