Archive for 2017 Season

Pippin Photos!

Photos from our production of Pippin are now available on Flickr.

 

7th Annual One Act Play Festival at OLT!

Old Library Theatre (OLT) invites submissions for its 7th Annual One Act Play Festival. Winner of the NJACT Perry Award for Best Production of an Original Play in 2015 (and nominated again for our 2017 production!), this festival showcases original one act plays on our main stage!

This year’s festival will kick off our 51st season with performances January 26, 27 & 28, 2018. Auditions will be held in November 2017.

Submission criteria is as follows:

– All plays must be complete, one act works, running 15-30 minutes, with six or fewer characters.
– No musicals, please.
– Plays will be mounted with no budget, though they will be fully staged with necessary sound and lighting.
– Please e-mail submissions or questions to info@oldlibrarytheatre.net by September 15, 2017. Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.

All performances take place at George Frey Center for Performing Arts at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

This- A new musical!

As part of our Reader’s Theatre, Old Library Theatre will be holding auditions for This, a new musical!

Auditions will be held Wednesday September 6th and Thursday September 7th from 7-9 pm Rhino 237 Studio C at 237 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.

Preregistration is not required, but those who preregister will not have to wait to be seen.

This is being presented as a staged reading as part of OLT’s Reader’s Theatre series. Performances November 4, 2017 at 7:00pm and November 5, 2017 at 2:00pm.

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Production Staff
Director: Eric Holgerson
Musical Director: Jennifer Sisco
Producer: Sheryl Heffernan

Synopsis-

This tells the story of four friends designated for Broadway, until an accident changed everything. When the show’s writer died, the project spiraled out of control and each went on a new path. Ten years later, each receives an anonymous script in the mail calling them back to the stage. Who sent the script and why? Is this the moment they’ve long-dreamed of?

Congratulations to the cast of Catch Me If You Can!

Thank you to the performers who auditioned for OLT’s upcoming production of Catch Me If You Can! We saw some extraordinary talent, which made casting very difficult. Congratulations to those cast!

Frank Abagnale Jr.- Scott Richard

Carl Hanratty- Chris Zika

Frank Abagnale Sr.- Keith S. White

Paula Abagnale- Emily Locklear

Brenda Strong- Hannah Schroeder

Carol Strong- Randi Seffinger

Roger Strong- Brian George

Ensemble-

Brianna Ascione, Gianna-Leigh Bastar, Tyler Donovan, Paige Erdmann, Robert Falco, Hannah Federman, Chris Gatterdam, Olivia Gonzales, Shannon Lombardi, Michelle McMillan, Shayna Rives, Gwen Vigorito

We are additionally searching for performers fitting the following descriptions to round out the cast. If you are interested in performing, please contact us at president@oldlibrarytheatre.net.
Male Ensemble Dancers: Seeking strong singers/dancers for ensemble numbers as well as ensemble roles.
Age Range: 18-35
Voice Type: Baritone/Tenor

Adult Male Ensemble: Seeking a strong singer and actor to portray multiple roles in the show.
Age Range: 35-55
Voice Type: Baritone

Female Ensemble Dancer: Seeking one additional female ensemble dancer. Must be a strong singer and dancer. Will be used heavily in all ensemble numbers as well as play some ensemble roles.
Age Range: 18-35
Voice Type: Alto/Soprano Belt

OLT Receives 5 NJACT Perry Award Nominations!

Old Library Theatre is proud to announce that we have received 5 nominations for the NJACT Perry Awards! Congratulations to all the nominees!

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Cynthia Smith Barry, The Best Man
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical – Matthew Haines, Assassins
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Lauren Grof-Tisza, Oliver!
Best Production of an Original Play – Sheryl Heffernan & Linda Wielkotz, Producers; Matt Cavallo, Bill Kaufman, Megan Milko, and Rachel Lichter, Directors; David MacGregor, Donna Hoke, Phillip Way, Brianna Keller, and Dwayne Yancey (Writers), The 6th Annual One Act Play Festival
Best Production of an Original Musical – Craig M. Tiede (Producer/Director/Writer), Our Time: OLT Celebrates 50 Years of Musical Theater

CASH US IF YOU CAN!

This July, we’re asking you to CASH US IF YOU CAN!

We’ve turned over our 50th Anniversary fundraising campaign to our upcoming production of Catch Me If You Can. We’d love your help raising the necessary funds to add musicians to the pit orchestra for this production. What can you help us raise in 30 days? The sky’s the limit!

DONATE TODAY!

Pippin Tickets


Old Library Theatre’s production of Pippin will have a six performance run from July 28th to August 6th! Performances are at 8 p.m. on July 28th and 29th, as well as August 4th and 5th, and 2 p.m. on July 30th and August 6th. Purchase your tickets at On the Stage: Pippin today!

Congratulations to the cast of Children of Eden!

Thank you to the performers who auditioned for OLT’s upcoming production of Children of Eden! We saw some extraordinary talent, which made casting very difficult. Congratulations to those cast!

Father- Pedro Jimenez
Adam- Aaron Noriega
Eve- DeAnna Choi
Cain- Brian Levario
Abel- Hunter Halliwell
Seth- Matt Cavallo
Noah- Noah Brendemuhl
Mama- Evan Charpentier
Japeth- Bobby Snyder
Yonah- Natasha Gaston
Ham- Ryan Green
Aysha- Matrika Hay
Aphra- Kaitlyn Gandolfi
Shem/ Snake (Baritone)- Manny Dunn
Aidan Mascoli- Abel’s Death Solo
Snake (Alto)/ Generations Solo- Evianna Hawkins
Snake (Tenor)/ Generations Solo- Nick Wager
Snake (Mezzo)/ Storyteller- Allison Macri
Snake (Soprano)/ Wasteland Soloist- Cina Gabel
Wasteland Soloist- Matt Cordero
Wasteland Soloist- Alexa Jimenez
Storyteller- Danielle Bouie
Storyteller- Lisa Kosak
Storyteller- Tabitha Spitz
Storyteller- Tara Perrothers
Storyteller- Leah Feingold
Storyteller- Roger Manzano
Storyteller- Eric Robitaille
Storyteller- Christian Spinella

Children of Eden Auditions

Unless otherwise noted below, auditions are held at the Fair Lawn Recreation Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ.

Auditions for Children of Eden will be held:

Monday, June 5 – 6:30-9pm
Friday, June 9 – 6:30-9pm
Callbacks by invitation:
Sunday, June 11 – 3:30-6:30pm

Preregistration is not required, but those who preregister will not have to wait to be seen.

Book by John Caird. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

This joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith (not to mention centuries of unresolved family business), tells the story of Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them. Each deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children, learning that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”

Director/Musical Director: Greg Paradis
Producers: Brendan Joel Bartlett and Heather Hussey Nicheski

Performances:

Friday, September 15, 8pm
Saturday, September 16, 8pm
Sunday, September 17, 2pm
Friday, September 22, 8pm
Saturday, September 23, 8pm
Sunday, September 24, 2pm

Audition Requirements:

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. You may sing from the show if you’d like. Bring sheet music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided but will not transpose.

Audition Forms will be provided. A Head Shot and Resume is nice, but not required.

Congratulations to the Cast of Pippin!

Thank you to the more than fifty performers who auditioned for OLT’s upcoming production of Pippin! We saw some extraordinary talent, which made casting very difficult. Congratulations to those cast!

Pippin – Jack Lobley
Leading Player – Katie Weigl
Charlemagne – Bob Russell
Fastrada – Lauren Rowland
Berthe – Maryanne Delaney-Bush
Catherine – Kassi McMillan
Lewis – Jesse Bush
Theo – Craig Legras

Featured Dancers –
Nicole Boscarino
Tyler Donovan
Elisabeth Erdmann
Paige Erdmann
Chris Gatterdam
Michelle McMillan
Jacob Michael

Ensemble –
Maria Alessi
Cassandra Barckett
Donna Bialkin
Christina Eliades
Leah Feingold
Katrina Fett
Taylor Grbelja
Pearl Hart
Judi Layne Niebuhr
Leigh O’Neill
Frank Riccobono
James Russo
Cynthia Smith Barry