Friday, April 8, 2011

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Open Call Auditions

The Ogunquit Playhouse is holding auditions for its non-Equity and Actors’ Equity Association Summer productions. The 2011 season auditions are for “Avenue Q” (May 25 - June 18, Rehearsals begin May 17) All Roles Open; “Summer of Love” (June 22 - July 16, Rehearsals begin June 7) All Roles Open; “The Music Man” (July 20 - Aug. 20, Rehearsals begin July 5) All Roles Open; “Legally Blonde The Musical” (Aug. 24 - Sept. 17, Rehearsals begin Aug. 9) All Roles Open Except Paulette; and “Miss Saigon” (Sept. 21 - Oct. 23, Rehearsals begin Sept. 6) All Roles Open. The Playhouse is also casting for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of “Pinkalicious” (July 9 & 10, Aug. 13 & 14, Sept. 3 & 4, Rehearsals begin June 27).
Auditions are Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. for children and at 4 p.m. for adults age 18 and older, and Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. for both children and adults at Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH. This is an open call; therefore appointments will not be taken in advance, however, they will be scheduled for the day, on-site at 10 a.m. for children and 4 p.m. for adults. For those asked to return, the callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. Please do not call Seacoast Repertory for information.
AEA and non-Equity performers age 18 and older should prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre song in their key and be prepared to dance for the open casting call. Bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. The Ogunquit Playhouse is particularly seeking character roles and the Mother and Father in “Pinkalicious,” the parents who learn more about themselves and give in to pink power.
Children auditioning for the Children’s Ensemble in “The Music Man” (ages 9-15) should prepare a short song in their key and bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. They should also bring comfortable clothes and shoes in case they are asked to dance. The Ogunquit Playhouse is particularly seeking the following roles: for “The Music Man” - Winthrop Paroo (age 8-10), brother of Marian Paroo who is brought out of his shell by Harold Hill, strong young actor and singer who moves well; Amaryllis (age 8-12), piano student of Marian Paroo and friend of Winthrop, strong young actress and singer who moves well; Gracie Shinn (age 12-14), Mayor’s younger daughter, strong dancer; seeking for “Miss Saigon” - Tam (age 5-7), the Asian-American child of the strong Vietnamese woman, Kim and Chris, the conflicted American G.I.; seeking for “Pinkalicious” - Pinkalicious (age 10-13), learns that more is not always better, as well as the power of pink; Peter (age 9-12), Pinkalicious’ little brother who secretly desires to enjoy pink like his sister and to express himself creatively; Alison (age 10-13), Pinkalicous’ friend who learns not to be jealous, and that the grass is not always greener.
Children called back for the roles of Winthrop, Amaryllis and Gracie in “The Music Man” should all be prepared to read from the script and sing from the score. Children called back for “Pinkalicious” should be prepared to read from the script. Music and sides are available to download at All will sing first, however, all may not be asked to stay to dance or read. Children selected for the ensemble in “The Music Man” will be required to participate in the Children’s Theatre Summer Program: a tuition-required, two-week rehearsal and theatre camp experience. All invited callbacks occur on Sunday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. Children must be available for all rehearsals and performances.
For more info, visit Directions to Seacoast Repertory: From 95 take exit seven and head into downtown Portsmouth on Market Street. Take a left on Bow Street, at the fork in the road, you must bear right past at St. John’s Church. Go two blocks to State Street, take a left, then take another left so that you loop around without going over the bridge to Maine. Then take your first right and the Seacoast Repertory Theatre is on your right.
Photo caption: The Ogunquit Playhouse has officially announced its 2011 season, along with auditions to take place April 9 and 10. (Photo courtesy