July 8, 2017: Auditions for The Bad Seed
1:00 auditions for Rhoda. (If possible, please be available to stay until 3:00pm)
2:00 – All adult roles.
If you are unavailable on this date. Please email Fran at email@example.com to set up a time before July 8th. Scripts are available at AMP or from Fran.
Performance dates: 9/22, 23, 24 and 9/29, 30 and 10/1
The Bad Seed is set in a small Southern town in the early 1950’s. Little Rhoda Penmark lives here with her parents Colonel and Christine Penmark. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. It is only after the “accidental” drowning of a classmate who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved. Rhoda’s mother begins to recall a past series of unfortunate events, events that seemed to always involve Rhoda, with tragic consequences for anyone who crosses her. Christine, troubled by shadowy memories of her own, begins a search for her own demons and an answer to the looming question….Is there a Bad Seed in her home?
**Rhoda Penmark (Lead): Female, 9-13
Must appear to be 8. Should look innocent and act very polite, but it is important that she be mature enough to understand the role. The “Bad Seed” who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
**THE ROLE OF RHODA WILL BE DOUBLE CAST**
Christine Penmark (Lead): Female, 30 – 40
Rhonda’s mother. A picture-perfect 1950’s housewife. She is intelligent and deeply loves her family.
Col. Kenneth Penmark (Supporting): Male, 30-40
Rhoda’s father and a good-looking, straight arrow military officer. He adores his wife and child; small role, character only appears at the beginning and end of the play.
Monica Breedlove (Supporting): Female, 40-65
The Penmarks’ landlady and Christine’s friend. She is a social woman who considers herself to be somewhat of an arm-chair psychotherapist and claims she had been examined by Sigmund Freud. Monica absolutely adores Rhoda, only seeing Rhoda’s sweet, angelic surface.
Emery Wages (Supporting): Male, 35-60
Monica’s younger, single brother who resides with her.
He is friendly, conversational, tolerant, and calmer compared to his sister. Leroy (Supporting): Male, 25-45
The janitor of the building and grounds, a sly, but embittered man who dislikes and admires Rhoda at the same time. There is tension between them.
Miss Fern (Supporting): Female, 50-65
A spinster who runs a tight ship as head of the most aristocratic schools in the state. She expects others to cooperate and contribute.
Reginald Tasker (Supporting): Male, 35-50
Prolific mystery writer and a minor expert on the history of crime.
Mrs. Hortense Daigle (Supporting): Female, 30-45
Mother of Claude Daigle, Rhonda’s classmate who drowns at the school picnic.
Mr. Daigle (Supporting): Male, 30-45
Father of Claude Daigle.
Richard Bravo (Supporting): Male, 50-65
Christine’s father. A successful reporter/writer. In his early career, a respected authority on crime and criminal
July 8, 2017: Auditions for Dearly Departed
Amelia Musical Playhouse announces Auditions for “Dearly Departed.“
This Southern comedy has been performed on the Island for many years, and is always a crowd pleaser. There are parts available for 7 men ( ages 25-70) and 7 Women ( age range 12-70) The auditions will be held at AMP Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11.00AM , and Sunday , July 8 at 6:30 pm
We will be having cold readings from the scripts . If you would like to read the play before auditions contact Jeff Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to borrow a copy of the script !
Performance Dates : Thursday September 14, Friday September 15, and Saturday September 16 at 7:30 PM
If you have a conflict with the audition date , or would like more information, please contact Jeff Goldberg at email@example.com
August 5, 2017: Auditions for “13” and The Monologue Show from H-E Double Hockey Sticks
AMP will hold auditions for a musical on Saturday, August 5th, at 10:00 am. Actors ages 12-19 may audition, provided that you can look like you are 13-15. You should prepare a one minute of a song of your choice (accompanist and sheet music is preferred), may or may not be from the show, instrumental tracks are acceptable. If you want a piano accompanist you must drop off your music at AMP at least one week before auditions. There will be a short dance audition. You will also read from the script. You may prepare a monologue in addition to reading from the script, if you like.
We will also cast “The Monologue Show from H-E Double Hockey Sticks” for teens at the same time we cast “13.” The monologue show will be scheduled for October, date TBA.
“13” is a full scale musical by Jason Robert Brown, composer of Parade, Songs for a New World, and The Last 5 Years.
The musical is:
“13” By Jason Robert Brown December 1st – December 10th
Directed by Matthew C. Bratsch
Music Directed by Jill Dillingham
Choreographed by Zoe Thompson
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?
There is will be an ensemble with solo opportunities in addition to the roles. The show is filled with high-energy and engaging music. Please Note that there are some inappropriate lines and innuendos made throughout this show.
Role Description and Vocal Range:
Evan- Bright and Nerdy, Protagonist of Show- male – 13-15 Bb4-Bb2
Patrice- Shy, Intelligent, Bookworm. Outcast of School, Evan’s Love Interest 13-15 E5-Eb3
Brett- Vain Jock, Leads Popular Group, including Malcolm and Eddie C5-Bb2
Malcolm & Eddie- Witty Sidekicks of Brett C5-Bb2
Kendra- Bubbly, Popular, Head Chearleader, Interest of Brett and Archie D5-Bb3
Archie- Funny, Intelligent, Unpopular kid. Uses Crutches for whole show Bb4-Ab2
Lucy- Manipulative girl secretly desires to have Kendra’s Boyfriend. Sneaky D5-F#3