Audition appointments are now being taken for the 2015 summer season at Rabbit Run Theater in Madison, Ohio.
The productions for the summer are DEATHTRAP, Hello, Dolly!, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Private Lives.
Auditions run two weekends, Mar. 6 and 7 for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Mar. 14 and 15 for all other productions.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is credited with being the show that saved Playhouse Square in Cleveland and achieved worldwide adoration and fame. Brel’s passionate and profound style of music bewitches the audience with its all-at-once haunting, witty, dramatic and heart-rending songs. The show runs from July 17 through Aug. 2.
Four roles are available, two for women, two for men, ages 25 to 45.
Auditions are Friday, Mar. 6, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Mar. 7, 3 to 5 p.m. Actors should be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway-style song. Please bring sheet music for accompaniment; no pre-recorded accompaniment. Dress comfortably for movement.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well is directed by Peter J. Davis, with musical direction by Kyle Lorek.
DEATHTRAP, written by Ira Levin, runs from May 29 to June 13. Suffering from a string of flops, playwright Sidney Bruhl is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. With its gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous humor, DEATHTRAP provides twists, turns and sudden shocks in abundance keeping audiences spellbound.
Auditions are Saturday, Mar. 14, 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m. There are three roles available for men, ages 20 – 60 and two roles for women, ages 40 – 60. Actors will read from the script, and do not need to prepare a monologue. The show is directed by Robert Gibb.
Hello, Dolly! opens June 19 and runs through July 10. Hello, Dolly! has multiple roles available for men and women ages 15 – 60. Hello Dolly is one of the most enduring musicals of all times and holds a special place in the hearts of theater lovers. Widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi is hired to find the perfect match for a grumpy, wealthy Yonkers widower.
Actors auditioning for Hello, Dolly! should be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway-style song. Please bring sheet music for accompaniment; no pre-recorded accompaniment. Dress comfortably for movement.
Auditions are Saturday, Mar. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The show is directed by Brendan Sandham with musical direction by Danielle Jones and Alex Ulle.
Private Lives, by Noël Coward, runs from Aug. 14 through Aug. 29. Noël Coward’s Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, uniquely humorous plays ever written. Glamorous, rich, and reckless, Elyot and Amanda have been divorced from each other for five years. While honeymooning with new spouses, the couple has a chance meeting across adjoining balconies. Former passions being rekindled, they hurl themselves into love and war.
Actors auditioning for Private Lives should be familiar with the character’s script and able to speak with a British accent. There are three roles available for women, ages 25 to 55, and two male roles, ages 25 to 55.
Actors auditioning will read from the script and do not need to prepare a monologue. Auditions are Saturday, Mar. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Private Lives is directed by Ann Hedger.
All auditions are at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 49 Park St., Madison, OH. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call RRCAA at 440-428-5913. For more information visit www.rabbitrunonline.org.
Rabbit Run Theater is one of the few barn theaters remaining in Ohio and is open every summer from the beginning of June through the end of August. The theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison.
RRCAA is a comprehensive fine arts association offering year-round instruction in all the major disciplines of the fine and performing arts and also operates Rabbit Run Theater. Partial funding is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.