Upcoming Auditions at Oyster Mill Playhouse

Everyone is welcome to audition at Oyster Mill Playhouse! Click below to learn more about upcoming opportunities at OMP. To save time on audition day, please take a moment to fill out an audition form prior to attending auditions. We can’t wait to see you at OMP!

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BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, By Neil Simon

Show Description:
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

Audition Dates:

  • 1/27/20 – open auditions at 6:30 pm
  • 1/28/20 – call backs at 6:30 pm
  • 1/29/20 – 1st read through for cast

     Director’s Notes:

    • Please arrive with a list of all conflicts from 2/3/2020 through the close of the show on 4/5/2020
    • In addition to public performances, private performances may be scheduled on March 22nd, 24th, 31st and April 1st.

        CASTING: 

        CORIE BRATTER – a free spirit, newlywed to Paul
        PAUL BRATTER – a lawyer, newlywed to Corie
        MRS. BANKS – Corie’s mother
        VICTOR VELASCO – the neighbor in the attic
        TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN
        DELIVERY MAN

          9 to 5 The Musical, Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

          Directed by Ryan Dean Schoening
          Music Director – Ian M. Turner
          Stage Manager – Rebecca Lease
          Producer – Rosie Turner

          Auditions are Sunday, March 29th and Monday, March 30th with 10-minute audition slots. Callbacks will be held on Monday, April 6th. If you are unable to secure a time slot for your audition, walk-in auditions WILL be accepted. Please reach out to our director for further questions. If you are unable to attend auditions but would like to submit a video audition, please contact the director to facilitate this.

          A SignUp Genius for auditions can be found at this link

          Director’s Note:  All auditionees should plan to arrive by 5:45 PM to fill out paperwork. Following the completion of paperwork, auditions will begin immediately at 6:00 PM.
          All auditionees will present a selection in the style of the show, individually, for the casting committee. Please come prepared with your selected audition piece.

          Callbacks will consist of a prepared section from the production. If you are specifically interested in any of the roles interested below, please prepare these songs in their entirety.

          Violet: Around Here and One of the Boys
          Judy: Get Out and Stay Out
          Doralee: Backwoods Barbie and Change It
          Roz: Heart to Hart
          Hart: Here for You
          Joe: Let Love Grow 
          Please come prepared with a complete list of conflicts from 4/8-6/7

          Show runs May 22-June 7, 2020

          In addition to public performances, private performances may be scheduled on 5/24, 5/26, 6/2, and 6/3.

          Summary: Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

            The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow, John Bunchan

            Directed by Lois Heagy

            Summary: In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

            Please come with a list of scheduling conflicts from 6/8-8/9

            Show runs July 24-August 9


            In addition to public performances, private performances may be scheduled on 7/26, 7/28, 8/3, 8/4

            CASTING:  (ages listed are playing ages)

            Richard Hannay (35-40): A middle-aged Englishman, bored and boring, to whom nothing every happens.  Until now…….

             

            Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret/Mrs Jordan (35+):  Accents are required (German, Scottish, English)

             

            Clown 1 & Clown 2 (playing ages not important):  The bulk of the action is handled by these two actors.  While normally played by men, the director is open to casting one woman and one man.  Acceptable accents (not farcical, please) are an absolute must and the actors must be physically able to handle the roles, as there is a lot of running, falling, etc.

            • Auditions will be cold reads from the script, with a touch of “Whose Line is it Anyway” thrown in.

            The script guarantees that the actors will lose a minimum of 5 pounds playing these roles.  This should give you an idea of what to look forward to with this show

            VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

            In addition to the actors, this show requires a substantial number of dressers and crew, as nearly all costume changes are very quick, sometimes on-stage, and the set is changed in front of the live audience.  Because of the various locations, the set is often just indicated by a few pieces of furniture, a door frame, perhaps a picture on the wall.  The crew and dressers all get their bows, along with the actors.  THEY ARE THAT IMPORTANT!  If you wish to participate in this show, but not sure you’re up to challenge of switching characters instantly, please consider joining the crew, whether dresser or set.

            DirectorRyan Dean Schoening

            Co-Director Rebecca Lease

            ProducerStephen FJ Martin

            Auditions are Sunday, August 2nd and Monday, August 3rd with callbacks held on Tuesday, August 3rd. If you are unable to secure a time slot for your audition, walk-in auditions WILL be accepted. Please reach out to our director for further questions.

            IMPORTANT NOTE: There are possible benefit performances on 9/27/2020, 9/29/2020, 10/6/2020, and 10/7/2020.

            Please bring ALL conflicts from 8/17/2020 through 10/11/2020.

            Director’s Note: Interested persons should sign up via Sign Up Genius for a 10-minute audition slot. All auditionees should plan to arrive by 5:45 PM to fill out paperwork. Following the completion of paperwork, auditions will begin immediately at 6:00 PM.

            All auditionees will present a prepared monologue, individually, for the casting committee. Please come prepared with your selected monologue.

            Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the show.

            Into-the-Woods-Roles-and-Descriptions

            Directed by: Rosie Turner
            Music Directior – Ellen Carnahan
            Stage Manager – Caitlyn Davis
            Producer – Ryan Dean Schoening

            Auditions are Monday & Tuesday, Call Backs will be Wednesday

            Director’s Note: Thanks for your interest in Into the Woods! All auditioners should plan to arrive promptly at 6:30PM to fill out paperwork. Following paperwork at 7:00PM, all auditioners will learn a short selection from the production, and present that selection for the casting committee individually. You will be allowed to use the provided sheet music throughout this process. There will be no reading or dance auditions required.

            Call Backs will consist of short readings and a prepared section from the production:

            Female Roles: Learn “Witch’s Lament,” “Moments in the Woods”
            Male Roles: “Giants in the Sky” “Agony”


            If needed, participants may be asked to sing from their personal prepared repertoire. It is suggested that all auditioners have sheet music for this purpose for our pianist. 
            PLEASE NOTE: The director is considering consolidated casting for this production, requiring the doubling of certain characters, and the use of pre-recorded voice-over work. Please be very honest about your interest in a specific role or roles when asked the question “will you accept any role.”

             

            Please come prepared with a list of scheduling conflicts through 11/22.

            Show Runs November 6-22

            In addition to public performances , private performances may be held on 11/8, 11/10, 11/17, and 11/18

            Summary:The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.