Fall 2014 Play: She Stoops to Conquer; Or, The Mistakes of a Night: A Comedy by Oliver Goldsmith

November 6-8th at 7:00pm

In She Stoops to Conquer, Or The Mistakes of a Night, a young lady pretends to be a servant in order to win the notice of a young man who is painfully shy around women of his own class. Hilarious misadventures and mayhem ensue before matters are neatly wrapped up at the end. This play, one of the great English comedies, was first performed in 1773.

Auditions:

Monday, August 25th, 3-6pm  

Tuesday, August 26th, 3-6pm  

Callbacks on Friday, August 29th, 3-6pm 

Note from Director Allyson Good

Each auditioned should memorize and prepare a 1-2 minute monologue from a Classical Comedy (non-verse). NO POEMS will be allowed as this is not a "poetic" type play. There are only 10 speaking roles and then some extras, so competition will be tough. There are many monologues available on-line as www.auditionart.com and www.monologuearchive.com

Some are longer than 2 minutes, so please cut them down to 2 minutes.

Please read SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER before you choose a monologue. You will be asked if you read the play. It is available online for free download because the copyright has expired. This way you can choose which monologue fits the character you want to audition for.

To help you read through the hundreds of possibilities please just confine looking to the authors below. These authors have similar characters of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER and write similarly to Oliver Goldsmith.

For girls, I recommend these authors:

Moliere

Oscar Wilde

Plautus

Aristophanes

For the boys: (please don't all come in w/THE BOOR or the other play) THE BOOR by Anton Chekov (most of his other plays are tragic male characters and wouldn't be appropriate)

Moliere

Oscar Wilde

Plautus

THE MAN WHO MARRIED A DUMB WIFE by Anatole France

Here are a few clips from THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON'S performance clips & trailer, and cast interviews to give  you an idea of how real sounding all those words on the page can sound NORMAL.

I am looking forward to seeing you at auditions, please tell your friends because extras are going to be super fun with lots of crazy stuff to do.

Questions? Contact Drama Coach, Allyson Good at  allyson.poetryoutloud@gmail.com

 

Winter Musical: Fiddler On The Roof

February 26-28th, 2015 

Attempting to live a normal life filled with Jewish traditions in early twentieth century Russia, Tevye, a dairyman, is searching for appropriate husbands for his three eldest daughters - Tzeital, Hodel and Chava. In a break of tradition, his daughters refuse to accept the wishes of the matchmaker, Yente, and their father. Instead they marry the men that they love. Meanwhile, Russians are instigating terrible pogroms against the Jewish people in Russia. In the end, the Jews of Anatevka are forced to leave their homes and Tevye is determined to start a better life in a new land.

Auditions:

Week of November 17th

More information to follow.

Questions? Contact Drama Coach, Allyson Good at  allyson.poetryoutloud@gmail.com

 

Year Production
Winter 2014 Sunshine On Leith
Fall 2013 The Miracle Worker
Winter 2013 Jane Eyre
Fall 2012 The Importance of Being Earnest
2012 Our Town
2011 The Pajama Game
2010 Disney's High School Musical
2009 The Mouse That Roared
2008 Oliver
2007 Crazy For You
2006 OKLAHOMA
2005 West Side Story
2004 Arsenic and Old Lace
2003 Bye Bye Birdie
2002 The Music Man
2001 Oliver
2000 Fiddler On The Roof
1999 Midsummer's Night Dream
1998 The Sound Of Music
1997 Bye Bye Birdie
1996 Guys and Dolls
1995 Fiddler On The Roof
1994 The Music Man
1993 Barnum
1992 The Wall
1991 Cheaper by the Dozen
1990 My Fair Lady
1989 Oklahoma
Our Town (fall)
1988 George M
1987 The Sound Of Music
1986 Puss & Boots & Pinocchio
1985 The Miracle Worker