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Stoneham Theatre 2014-15 Season, Musical EPA

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Stoneham Theatre
Ilyse Robbins, producing artistic dir.-assoc. artistic dir.; Jim Rice, musical dir.

Production Description

Casting the Stoneham Theatre 2014-15 season. Musical shows include: "Meet Me in St. Louis" (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, songs; Hugh Wheeler, book. Rehearsals begin Nov. 11; runs Nov. 28-Dec. 28) and "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" (Ilyse Robbins, dir.; Jim Rice, music dir. Rehearsals begin April 28, 2015; runs May 14-June 7, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs Aug. 2014-June 2015 in Stoneham, MA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $386/wk., then $417/wk. (after June 2, 2014). Equity NEAT Cat. 6 Contract.


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Character Breakdown

DOUBT: a Parable (non-musical)
by John Patrick Shanley.
Director: Caitlin Lowans
1st rehearsal: August 26, 2014. Runs September 11–28, 2014.

Father Brendan Flynn: mid to late thirties

Mrs. Muller: Mid to late thirties, African-American

Note: The roles of Sister Aloysius and Sister James have been cast.


NEVILLE’S ISLAND: a Comedy in Thick Fog (non-musical)
by Tim Firth.
Director: Weylin Symes
1st rehearsal: October 7, 2014. Runs October 23- November 9, 2014.

Neville: forty-something, quite small

Gordon: forty-something, more imposing frame than Neville.

Angus: forty-something, posh.

Roy: forty-something, a tall, loping, gangly man, slightly awkward.

All men are members of a middle management team from Pennine Spring Water, Ltd. All are British.


MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (musical)
Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, Book by Hugh Wheeler , Based on "The Kensington Stories" by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture "Meet Me in St. Louis".
Director: TBA
1st rehearsal: November 11, 2014. Runs November 28-December 28, 2014.

Esther Smith: mezzo, 16 – 18 years old

John Truitt: tenor, 17 – 19 years old

Mr. Alonso Smith: baritone, mid-40s-late-50s

Mrs. Anna Smith: soprano, late-30s-early-50s

Lon Smith: tenor, 18 – 22 years old

Rose Smith: soprano, 17 – 20 years old

Agnes Smith: 10 – 13 years old

Tootie Smith: 5 – 8 year old

Grandpa Prophater: mid-60s – as old as dirt

Katie: mezzo, 30s– 50s

Warren Sheffield: baritone, 18 – 23 years old

Lucille Ballard: 17 – 20 years old

Various Ensemble Roles for men and women


by Richard Nelson
Director: TBA
1st Rehearsal: February 10, 2015. Runs February 26-March 15, 2015.

Richard Apple, a lawyer in the State attorney General’s Office, lives in Manhattan.

Barbara Apple, his sister, a high school English teacher, lives in Rhinebeck.

Marian Apple Platt, his sister, a second-grade teacher. Lives in Rhinebeck.

Jane Apple Halls, his sister, a non-fiction writer, lives with Tim in Manhattan.

Benjamin Apple, his uncle, a retired actor, lives with Barbara in Rhinebeck.

Tim Andrews, an actor


by Mike Kenny, from an original idea by Gavin Stride.
Director: TBA
1st Rehearsal: March 24, 2015. Runs April 9-April 26, 2015.

Grandad Stan: 60s-80s.

Esme: 5-11 year old. We are considering both adult and youth actors for this role.


Director: Ilyse Robbins
Music Director: Jim Rice
1st Rehearsal: April 28, 2015. Runs May 14-June 7, 2015

J. PIERPONT FINCH: Our story's protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the 'ladder of success.'; 18-25 yrs old; Range: C3 - G4

J.B. BIGGLEY: The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting. 50-65 yrs old ; Range: C3 - A4

BUD FRUMP: Biggely's nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections, 18-21 yrs old; Range: C3 - F4

ROSEMARY PILKINGTON: A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch's love interest. 20-30 yrs old; Range A3 - B4

SMITTY: A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man. 30-40 yrs old; Range: A#3 - G5

HEDY LaRUE: A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants; 25-35 yrs old ; Range: C4 - Eb5

MISS JONES: J.B.'s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her. 55-65 yrs old; Bb3 - Gb5

MR. TWIMBLE: He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed. 60-75 yrs old; Range: C#3 - E4

WALLY WOMPER: The company's Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer. 55-70 yrs old; Range: D3 - E4

Also seeking male and female ensemble members: SCRUBWOMEN; EXECUTIVES; SECRETARIES