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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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 just in case!

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?

    Oyster Mill Playhouse and Jubilate Chorale are combining to produce a rather special event for the Oyster Mill Playhouse 2020 Season!

    As many have read, Oyster Mill Playhouse will be presenting Chess: In Concert on Saturday, August 15th at Rose Lehrman Arts Center located at 1 HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110.

    There are seven (7) principal roles that are open to fill. Auditions for principal roles will be held on April 7th and April 8th at Oyster Mill Playhouse beginning at 6:00 PM. Those seeking an audition will be asked to sign up for a time slot. You can find our full audition information and sign up sheet by following this link to SignUpGenius.

    The ensemble for Chess: In Concert will consist mainly of Jubilate Chorale members but spots have been kept open to ensure that there is an opportunity for members of our community to take part in this extremely unique endeavor. Current Jubilate members for the 2020 season will be included in the ensemble prior to auditions.

    If you are interested in joining the ensemble should you not be selected for a principal role, your information will be forwarded to Jubilate Chorale Director, Ian M. Turner, to facilitate an audition for the ensemble.

    The ensemble has many featured solo parts that will be assigned after the ensemble has been selected. All ensemble members will be considered for featured solos.

    Those seeking to be a part of this production but are only exploring the option of joining the fabulous ensemble are invited to attend ensemble only auditions.

    Ensemble auditions will be held on April 14th at Oyster Mill Playhouse beginning at 6:00 PM.

    Jubilate Chorale is currently auditioning for seats within the chorale for their 2020 season! For further information, please reach out to director, Ian M. Turner, via email at ianturner016@gmail.com to schedule an audition!

    If you have any questions pertaining to the structure of auditions for this production, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly to Ryan Dean Schoening, via email at ryandschoening@gmail.com, or our Ensemble Director, Ian M. Turner, at ianturner016@gmail.com.

    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 Director – 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.