Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company Announces Auditions for the Coming Season - Warwick, Rhode Island

Ocean State Theatre Company ANNOUNCES
EQUITY AND NON-EQUITY ADULT AUDITIONS
FOR 2015-16 SEASON

Ocean State Theatre Company announces Open Equity and Non-Equity Adult Auditions for its 2015-16 Season at its state-of-the-art theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, RI on Monday, August 10, Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Performers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. Local talent is strongly encouraged to audition. All roles are open for the following productions: 

The Addams Family
Day and evening rehearsals/performances September 25 – October 25, 2015
*Note: All roles must be very strong actor/singers who move well. Ensemble must be strong dancer/singers. Please see website for casting breakdown.

Around the World in 80 Days
Day and evening rehearsals/performances October 20 – November 16, 2015
*Note: All roles require various global accents. Please see website for casting breakdown.

It’s a Wonderful Life The Musical
Day and evening rehearsals/performances November 17 – December 27, 2015
*Note: All roles must be very strong actor/singers who move well. Ensemble must be strong actor/singers who move well or strong dancer/singers. Please see website for casting breakdown.
NO CHILDREN WILL BE AUDITIONED AT THESE CALLS.
SEPARATE CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

Breaking Legs
Day and evening rehearsals/performances January 12 – February 14, 2016
Please see website for casting breakdown.

1776
Day and evening rehearsals/performances February 9 – March 13, 2016
Please see website for casting breakdown.

The Miracle Worker
Day and evening rehearsals/performances March 15 – April 17, 2016
Please see website for casting breakdown.
NO CHILDREN WILL BE AUDITIONED AT THESE CALLS.
SEPARATE CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

Anything Goes
Day and evening rehearsals/performances April 12 – May 22, 2016
*Note: All roles must be very strong singer/actors who move well. Ensemble must be strong actor/singers who move well or strong dancer/singers. Many small roles will be cast from the ensemble.
Please see website for casting breakdown.

The schedule for Monday, August 10 will be as follows:

9 am - 1 pm Singing Auditions (1-2 pm lunch)
2 pm – Dance auditions begin; 5 - 7 pm Actor only auditions (no accompanist provided)

The schedule for Tuesday, August 11 will be as follows:

9 am - 1 pm Singing Auditions (1-2 pm lunch)
2 pm – Dance auditions begin; 5 - 7 pm Actor only auditions (no accompanist provided)


The schedule for Wednesday, August 12 will be as follows:

9 am – 11 am Singing Auditions; 11 am Dance auditions begin;
11 a – 4 pm Actor only auditions (no accompanist provided)

Auditions will be held at Ocean State Theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, RI. Those auditioning should enter through the main lobby doors and bring their headshot or a recent photo and resume (if available) securely stapled together (back to back).

Acting auditions: Please prepare two brief contrasting contemporary monologues. Note that there may be time to perform one selection only. Some may be asked to stay for cold readings. If interested in auditioning for singing and acting roles, please prepare one brief song and one brief contemporary monologue and attend the “singing” audition time-frame. No accompanist will be provided during the Acting Auditions.

Singing auditions: Please prepare two brief songs (one up-tempo and one ballad). Note that there may be time to perform one selection only. If interested in auditioning for singing and acting roles, please prepare one brief song and one brief contemporary monologue and attend the “singing” audition time-frame. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. No a cappella, tape recorders or CD players accepted. Some may be asked to stay for the dance call. Bring appropriate dancewear and “dance” shoes.

Dance auditions: Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear appropriate dancewear and have ballet and character shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. No a cappella, tape recorders or CD players accepted.

No appointments necessary. Members of Actors’ Equity may call to schedule a singing and/or acting appointment, please email Robert.Miller@ostcri.org. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day, as time permits on a first-come first-served basis. No appointment needed for dance audition. No appointments will be given to non-union actors. Doors open one hour before each audition.

Please Note: These auditions are for adults only (18 years and older).
        No children will be auditioned at this call. 
    Children’s auditions will be held at a later date.

There are no NYC auditions scheduled at this time. Additional information, character breakdowns and directions are available at www.OceanStateTheatre.org.

The theatre is required to hire a minimum of three members of Actors’ Equity Association for each show.
In both chorus musicals, an additional minimum of two chorus contracts are required.

All ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to attend this audition. 

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