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Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park 2014-15 Season

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Company

Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
Blake Robison, artistic dir. will attend with casting authority.

Production Description

Casting Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club" (KJ Sanchez, dir.; Jeffrey Hatcher, writer; Robert Louis Stevenson & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, authors Rehearsals begin Aug. 12, 2014; runs Sept. 6-Oct. 4, 2014), "Safehouse" Timothy Douglas, dir.; Keith Josef Adkins, writer Rehearsals begin Sept. 19, 2014; runs Sept. 26-Nov. 2, 2014), "A Christmas Carol" (Michael Evan Haney, dir.; Howard Dallen, adapter Rehearsals begin Nov. 8, 2014; runs Nov. 26-Dec. 28, 2014), "Ring of Fire" (Jason Edwards, dir./writer; Richard Maltby Jr., writer; William Meade, writer Rehearsals begin Nov. 18, 2014; runs Dec. 3-28, 2014 in St. Louis; rehearsals begin Jan. 13, 2015; runs Jan. 17-Feb. 15, 2015 in Cincinnati), "Peter and the Starcatcher" (Blake Robison, dir.; Rick Elice, writer; Dave Barry, author; Ridely Pearson, author; Wayne Barker, music), "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike" (Michael Evan Haney, dir.; Christopher Durang, writer Rehearsals begin Feb. 24, 2015; runs Mar. 18-Apr. 12, 2015 in St. Louis; rehearsals begin Apr. 21, 2015; runs Apr. 25-May 23, 2015 in Cincinnati), "I Love, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" (Rob Ruggiero, dir.; Jacques Lamarre, writer; Giulia Melucci, author Rehearsals begin Sept. 9, 2014; runs Sept. 27-Nov. 2, 2014), "Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical" (Blake Robison, dir.; Janet Yates Vogt, writer; Mark Friedman, writer Rehearsals begin Oct. 17, 2014; runs Nov. 15-Dec. 28, 2014), "Chapatti" (KJ Sanchez, dir.; Christian O'Reilly, writer Rehearsals begin Jan. 13, 2015; runs Feb. 7-Mar. 8, 2015), "Buzzer" (Timothy Douglas, dir.; Tracy Scott Wilson, writer Rehearsals begin Feb. 24, 2015; runs Mar. 21-Apr. 19, 2015), and "Circle Mirror Transformation" (Wendy C Goldberg, dir.; Annie Baker, writer Rehearsals begin Apr. 14, 2015; runs May 9-June 7, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Cincinnati, OH.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $812 actor min. Equity LORT Non-Rep B & D Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

THE MARX THEATRE SEASON (EQUITY LORT B CONTRACT)

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB
Director: KJ Sanchez; Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher
Based on "The Suicide Club" by Robert Louis Stevenson and characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
-SHERLOCK HOLMES: (50’s – 60’s) Consulting detective with astounding reasoning skills, ability to adopt any disguise, and bohemian habits.
-DR JOHN H. WATSON: (50’s – 60’s)Late of the Army Medical Department - Sherlock's companion, biographer and one-time flatmate.
-PRINCE NIKITA STARLOFF: (30’s – 40’s) Scion of the Russian Imperial family, favorite of the Tsar
-CHRISTINE DE LABEGASSIER: (20’s – 30’s) French, beautiful and vivid
-CLUB SECRETARY: (30’s) a mysterious woman in her 30’s with slicked back hair. She smokes a cheroot through an ivory holder.
DOUBLING ROLES:
-MR. WILLIAMS: (30’s) a young man, great love of cream tarts & MR. ROUNDY: a pharmacist
-MR. RICHARDS: a heavy-set older man & MYCROFT HOLMES: (60’s – 70’s) - Sherlock's elder brother by seven years, Mycroft is a superior intellect but holds no ambition or energy to put it to use.
-MR. GEORGE: a middle-aged, tall, imposing bald man with a German accent & INSPECTOR MICKLEWHITE: bumbling police officer, always in Sherlock's way
-MR. HENRY: a frail, older man in a wheelchair & AC CROSSE: spy for His Majesty, infiltrated the suicide club
-MRS. HUDSON: nosey flat owner and sometimes maid and housekeeper to Sherlock
& LUCY O'MALLEY: a shabby, overdressed and over made-up painted lady & OLDER LADY: pretentious and well-fed

SAFEHOUSE
Director: Timothy Douglas; Writer: Keith Josef Adkins
-ADDISON: 30s, African-American, a shoemaker, ambitious, handsome, controlling
-FRANK: 20s, African-American, his brother, free-spirit, insubordinate
-DORCAS: 50s, African-American, their aunt, industrious, quiet intensity, a free-spirit at heart
-CLARISSA: 20s, African-American, the love interest, playful yet obedient, stays in the boundaries
-BRACKEN: 50s, White, the local patroller, kind-hearted, yet feels trapped
-ROXIE: 20s, African-American, a slave on the run, mysterious, fearless, curious

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Director: Michael Evan Haney; Adapter: Howard Dallen
-NO ROLES AVAILABLE

RING OF FIRE
Director: Jason Edwards; Writer: Created by Richard Maltby Jr., Conceived by William Meade, Adapted from the Broadway production by Richard Maltby Jr. And Jason Edwards. This is a received co-production, which will originate at THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS. This show will come to Cincinnati with ALL ROLES ARE PRECAST
The Repertory of St. Louis:
Reh: 11/18/14
Run: 12/3/14–12/28/14
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park:
Reh: 1/13/15
Run: 1/17/15–2/15/15

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Director: Blake Robison; Writer: A Play by Rick Elice, adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, music by Wayne Barker. This is a co-production that originates at Cincinnati Playhouse then moves to Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
THE ORPHANS:
-PETER: A boy who doesn't miss much. Nameless, homeless and friendless at the beginning of the play, and a hero by the end. Feral, brave, competitive, the boy the others will come to look up to. A survivor. More than anything in the world, he wants a home and a family.
-PRENTISS: A bit older than Peter. Ambitious, hyper-articulate, logical, yearns to be a leader even as he knows he never shall be one, on account of the fact that the boys wouldn't follow him no matter what, and also just the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice.
-TED: Obsessed with food: the finding of, the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming about. The most talented of the boys, a natural actor, an easy wit, maybe even a poet. Called "Tubby" by Prentiss, though not due to girth, of which orphans, given their meager diets, have very little indeed.
THE BRITISH SUBJECTS:
-LORD LEONARD ASTER: The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, loyal subject to the Queen, devoted father, faithful friend.
-MOLLY ASTER: Raised to believe females can do anything males can. A natural leader, at a time when girls are mostly followers. Fearless, passionate, devoted to her father, her country and her Queen.
-MRS. BUMBRAKE: Molly's Nanny. British through and through, not afraid of anything including her husband (no longer alive). A no-nonsense, good-time gal, who liked a rough shag and a quick drag too, back in the day.
-CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT: Captain of the sports teams at Trinity School, now commander of the fastest ship in Victoria's fleet, the Wasp.
-GREMPKIN: The mean and malodorous schoolmaster from St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys.
THE SEAFARERS –Aboard The Wasp:
-THE BLACK STACHE: Long after most everyone else had gotten out of the Pirate business, The Black Stache continues to terrorize the seven seas.
-SMEE: First mate to The Black Stache. Simple-minded but single-mindedly dedicated to his Captain's every whim. No first name, and, from the day he was out of diapers, packed off somewhere to be subservient to somebody. His motto: 'Tis good to be busy. Doubles as GREGGORS.
-SANCHEZ: A hard-working Spanish pirate with an identity crisis.
THE SEAFARERS –Aboard The Neverland:
-BILL SLANK Doubles as HAWKING CLAM: A vicious Captain without the skill or quality to lead anyone but himself, and always into disaster.
-ALF: : An old seadog who's prouder of achieving the rank of "Mister" than he should be.
-MACK: A very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere else but under the thumb of Bill Slank.
THE MOLLUSKS:
-FIGHTING PRAWN: King of the Mollusk natives, son of Jumbo Prawn and Littleneck Clam.
-HAWKING CLAM: : Son of Fighting Prawn, issue of a night of love mere moments before Fighting Prawn was torn from the nuptial bed he shared with Princess Sweetnsour Prawn.
-TEACHER: Formerly a salmon, now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid.
All actors will serve variously as SAILORS, SEAMEN, PIRATES, ORPHANS and MOLLUSKS.

VANYA & SOINA & MASHA & SPIKE
Director: Michael Evan Haney; Writer: Christopher Durang
ALL ROLES ARE PRECAST
The Repertory of St. Louis:
Reh: 2/24/15
Run: 3/18/15–4/12/15
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park:
Reh: 4/21/15
Run: 4/25/15–5/23/15

THE SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE (EQUITY LORT D Contract)
Director: Rob Ruggiero; Writer: Adapted by Jacques Lamarre, from the memoir by Giulia Melucci
I LOVE, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI
NO ROLES AVAILABLE
Reh: 9/9/14
Run: 9/27/14–11/2/14

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
Director: Blake Robison; Musical Director: TBD; Writers: Janet Yates Vogt And Mark Friedman
Reh: 10/17/14
Run: 11/15/14–12/28/14
ROSEMARY CLOONEY: Singer, Film Actress, Wife, Mother, age 40
THE DOCTOR: Psychiatrist, Rosie’s Therapist (The actor playing this role doubles as a variety of important characters in Rosemary’s life including Rosemary’s family members, Jose Ferrer, Merv Griffin, and Frank Sinatra among others)

CHAPATTI
Director: KJ Sanchez; Writer: Christian O'Reilly
NO AVAILABLE ROLES
Reh: 1/13/15
Run: 2/7/15–3/8/15

BUZZER
Director: Timothy Douglas; Writer: Tracy Scott Wilson
Rehl: 2/24/15
Run: 3/21/15–4/19/15
JACKSON: a black man in his mid-twenties
SUZY: a white woman in her mid-twenties
DON: a white man in his twenties

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
Director: Wendy C Goldberg; Writer: Annie Baker
Reh: 4/14/15
Run: 5/9/15–6/7/15
MARTY: F, 50’s, kindest teacher possible, equal parts down-to earth and touchy-feely-new age
JAMES: M, 50’s, Marty's husband, teaches at the college and his marriage to Marty is not idyllic
SCHULTZ: M, mid-40’s, recently divorced, puppy-dog sweet and painfully needy
THERESA: F, mid-30’s, former actress who has just moved to this small Vermont town, fleeing NYC and a toxic relationship
LAUREN: F, 16, sulky yet perceptive, who wants to work in theatre when she grows up. Hides in her hoodie.