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Auditions for the 7th Annual One Act Play Festival!

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, will hold auditions for its 7th Annual One Act Play Festival. Produced by Sheryl Heffernan and Linda Wielkotz, his year’s festival will feature five original one act plays selected from more than 500 entries:

Margins – Written by David Susman, Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina
A college student confronts her professor about his notes on her recent paper.

Cast – 1 female (19-22), 1 male (60s/70s)

Split Decision – Written by Kitty Dubin, Directed by Bill Kaufman
A couple in crisis sits down with a divorce counselor to attempt an amicable and easy split.

Cast – 1 female (60s), 2 males (30s & 60s)

Suggested Donation – Written by Duncan Pflaster, Directed by Cynthia Smith Barry
Experimental theater and concessions without a set price drive one patron over the edge.

Cast – 1 female (20s), 2 males (20s/30s)

The Callback – Written by Leland Frankel, Directed by Marilyn Schilkie
An actress who didn’t earn a callback takes the future of her career into her own, deranged hands.

Cast – 1 female (20s), 1 male (40s)

The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot – Written by Phil Darg, Directed by Thomas Winkler
A lovelorn woman turns to technology, but soon becomes convinced the product is faulty.

Cast – 1 female (20s/30s), 2 males (20s/30s)

Auditions:

We encourage you to pre-register for auditions via the links below. Sides will be provided at auditions.

November 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
November 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Robber Bridegroom Auditions

Old Library Theatre would like to announce auditions for The Robber Bridegroom, our first Main Stage Production for our 2018 season!

Auditions will be held Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Callbacks will be held Sunday, November 19, from 2-5 p.m. You can preregister for the auditions here.

The Robber Bridegroom
Performances February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm. Sunday at 2:00pm.
Directed By Alyse Neubert. Produced by Craig Tiede
Music Direction by David Sheridan. Choreographed by Alex Acevedo.
Stage Management by Ellie Anderson

​AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare either two contrasting vocal selections (32 bars from a musical or classic bluegrass), OR a short character driven and physicality based monologue (60-90 seconds) and ​ONE 32 bar selection of music. Musical selections should be in the in the style of Robber Bridegroom or from a rock musical. Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Bright Star to name a few. Be prepared to move at call backs and prepare your best Mississippi accent.

**All roles are open.

Set in eighteenth century Mississippi, ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ is a darkly comic Southern fairy tale about a charming gentleman bandit, the rich plantation owner’s daughter he loves, the wicked stepmother who wants her dead, and an evil thief who carries his brother’s head around in a trunk.
We are looking to cast about 15-20 energetic, hardworking and creative people. We are looking for actors who make bold and big choices, both physically and vocally. We will be looking for singers who can move and who exude confidence and fearlessness. Dance ability is not required for all roles, but for some.

We will be running a dance audition before, during, or after the vocal audition. You may be asked to dance at any point during the audition; after you sing, please do not leave until we let you know you are done!

AVAILABLE ROLES

Jamie Lockhart/the Bandit of the Wood – A “gent and a robber all in one,” Jamie Lockhart/the Bandit of the Wood is the show’s main character. His true identity, Jamie, is an honest, law-abiding man who ends up engaged to Clement Musgrove’s daughter Rosamund (though she is in disguise); while his alter-ego, the Bandit, is a swindling robber who comes across the undisguised Rosamund in the wood and becomes her lover.

Rosamund – Clement Musgrove’s beautiful, naive, doted-upon daughter by his first wife. She meets the Bandit of the Wood and falls in love with him; she disguises herself and makes herself undesirably dim-witted when Jamie Lockhart comes to visit, unaware that he and the Bandit are the same person (and he is unaware Rosamund is the girl he met in the wood).

Salome – Clement’s second wife. Older and ugly, she calls herself the “prickly pear” to the “lily bud” that was Rosamund’s late mother, who was just as beautiful as Rosamund. However, she is quite a bit more intelligent than her husband and stepdaughter; detesting Rosamund, she puts her intelligence to use and spends the duration of the show thinking up schemes to kill Rosamund, enlisting the help of the “village idiot,” Goat.

Clement Musgrove – Rosamund’s father, Clement is the richest planter on the Natchez Trace. Clement still harbours longings for his first wife (often he compares his daughter to his first wife, though it always accidentally is in a sexual manner), and this makes Salome, his second wife, incredibly jealous. Clement vows to marry Rosamund off to Jamie, who he doesn’t realise is the Bandit of the Wood.

Little Harp – The most gruesome bandit in the history of the Trace, Little Harp is a horny, dirty man. He is violent and seems to only fear the Bandit of the Wood. He spends the show looking for money to steal and women to rape – particularly helpless girls who are tied up – but through this, he becomes intricately involved in the show’s mayhem. He is the brute half of the Harp brothers duo. However, he does prove to have some of his brother’s intelligence, as he comes up with several ingenious schemes (though they all fail in the end and cause his death).

Goat – The dumb boy with a brain the size of a scuppernong seed, Goat is enlisted by Salome to carry out her plans to kill Rosamund in exchange for a suckling pig, though Goat’s many attempts to do as she asks go awry. In the end, he strikes a better deal with Little Harp. His sister is Airie.

Big Harp – A “cut off head in a trunk,” Big Harp was Little Harp’s elder brother and the brain half of the duo. He was put to death for thieving, but his brother rescued his severed head and carries it around in a trunk. However, Little Harp makes a deal with Goat and exchanges his brother’s head for “Rosamund” (who in reality is Airie, Goat’s sister).

Raven – The Harp brothers’ talking raven. Accompanying the brothers initially in the show, Raven is stolen by Jamie and appears throughout the show advising the characters to “turn back, my bonny.” Little Harp eventually kills Raven.

Airie – Goat’s sister. Just as dumb as her brother, Airie has no lines, but plays a pivotal part when Goat decides to trick Little Harp and put Airie in a sack and claim it’s Rosamund. Airie escapes while Jamie/the Bandit knocks Little Harp out.

Goat & Airie’s mother – Only moderately more intelligent than her children, Goat’s mother all but forces Goat to make a deal with Salome.

Congratulations to the cast of Bridges of Madison County

OLT would like to thank all of the performers who auditioned for the upcoming production of Bridges of Madison County! We saw some extraordinary talent, which made casting very difficult. Congratulations to those cast!

Cast List

Francesca- Lauren Ann Palmeri
Richard “Bud Johnson- Tim White
Robert Kincaid- Craig Tiede
Marian- Emma Love
Michael- Jack Lobley
Carolyn- Sammy Cordero
Marge- Lorraine Ford DeMan
Charlie- Bob Russell
Ensemble-

Julie Galorenzo
Jenn Bedell
Christina Weakland
Michael Patrick Damato
Chris Traina

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.

THIS
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

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF “NOISES OFF”!

Thank you to all who auditioned for Noises Off, and congratulations to the cast!

Lloyd Dallas – Paul Bettys 
Dotty Otley – Francesca Stokes 
Gary Lejeune – Anthony Styko 
Brooke Ashton – Maggie Biedenkapp
Frederick Fellowes – Greg Schultz 
Belinda Blair – Maureen McNulty 
Poppy Norton-Taylor – Vicky Wolak
Selsdon Mowbray – Don Pflaster 
Timothy Allgood – David Houtz 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF “AMADEUS”!

Thank you to all who auditioned for Amadeus, and congratulations to the cast!

Antonio Salieri – Mike Sockol

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Dennis Oliveira

Emperor Joseph II – Jack Pignatello

Count Orsini-Rosenberg – Ed Bialkin

Baron Von Strack – Richard Dwyer

Count Von Sweiten – Thomas Winkler

Servant/Bonno – Felipe Rodriguez

Valet/Major Domo – Matthew Masiello

Constanze – Angela Vida

Venticelli – Abigail Stokes, Anastasia Robitaille, Emma Himmelhoch, Katrina Tutschek

Katherina Cavalieri – Judy Wilson

Teresa Salieri – Donna Bialkin

Chambermaid/Cook – Katrina Tutschek