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Performance: December 1- 3rd
Ragtime, The Musical Audition Information!!
Carmel Community Players announces open auditions for Ragtime, The Musical, based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel. Written by playwright Terrence McNally, music by Flaherty and Ahrens (Once on this Island and Seussical). Directed by Dr. Doug Peet, produced by Risa Krauter.
Audition dates: Sunday-Monday, December 3-4, 2016, 7:00pm.
Callbacks: Tuesday, December 5, 7:00pm
Location: Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd. Suite 140, Carmel, IN 46032
Be prepared to sing 16 measures of a song and read from the script. Bring sheet music for your song in the proper key (or recorded accompaniment).
Ragtime Preliminary Rehearsal Schedule
Meet and Greet/Read Through, Thursday, Jan. 4 @CCP 7:00pm
Vocal Rehearsals scheduled by character begin Jan. 8-Feb. 20.
Mondays/Tuesdays 7-10, @TBD
Thursdays 7-10, @TBD
Saturdays @CCP, TBD (if needed)
Run/clean vocals Act 1, Monday, Feb. 19, 7-10, @TBD
Run/clean vocals Act 2, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7-10,@TBD
Blocking begins Feb. 26-April 5
Monday-Thursdays, 7-10, @CCP
Saturdays, @CCP, TBD, if needed.
Tech Rehearsal, Saturday or Sunday, April 7-8, @CCP, Time TBD
Full Dress Rehearsals (Mandatory attendance)
Monday-Wed. April 9-11, @CCP, 7:30pm (Call 6:30)
Thursday, April 12, @CCP, 7:30, Call 6:30
Performances April 13-29
Sunday, April 29, Following final show.
Synopsis: A sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century New York tells the story of three families in pursuit of the American Dream, a stifled upper class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
Seeking talented, multi-ethnic adults and children for this Tony Award-winning score. Musical styles range from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!
Character Breakdown (Vocal Range from top to bottom)
Booker T. Washington. Male, 45-55, Eb4-D3. Incredibly intelligent social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives.
Coalhouse Walker Jr. Male, 25-35, Vocal range A4-G2. A proud and talented pianist. He is sophisticated, with a romantic demeanor and gentle heart though an intimidating build. African-American.
Emma Goldman. Female, 35-45, D5-B3. Social activist. With an unapologetically demanding presence, she is a leader and powerful woman. Russian-American.
Evelyn Nesbit. Female, 18-21, D5-B3. Beautiful vaudeville performer. Thrust into the limelight after the high profile murder of her lover, the entire world is her stage.
Father. Male, 30-45, F4-A2. Mother's professionally successful husband. Fancying himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner.
Grandfather. Male, 60-70. Mother's very conservative father. He is a retired professor and easily irritated by nearly everything.
Henry Ford. Male, 35-45, F5-D4. An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company
Harry Houdini. Male, 25-35, G4-E3. The famous magician. With dark features and notable physical ability, he stands as a symbol of the 'American Dream.' Hungarian-American.
J.P. Morgan. Male, 60-65. The rich, famous financier.
Little Boy. Male, 8-10, D5-E4. Mother and Father's son. He is open-hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgement on others.
Little Girl. Female, 7-10, Bb4-C4. Tateh's daughter. A confused and vulnerable child in a brand-new home, she is guarded and shy. Loves her father very much. Latvian-American.
Mother. Female, 30-40, F#5-G3. The consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, and graceful. She is accepting of others.
Sarah. Female, 20-25, F#5-G#3. Washwoman. Sarah is beautiful and filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit. Falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after much resistance. African-American.
Sarah's Friend. Female, 18-25, D5-D3. A friend of Sarah's who attends her funeral.
Tateh. Male, 35-45, F#4-Bb2. The haggard artist and father. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve, but remains optimistic. Full of genuine drive and heart. Latvian-American.
Willie Conklin. Male, 25-40, F5-D4. A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car.
Younger Brother. Male, 20-25, F#4-B2. Mother's younger brother. With his wiry frame and obsessive personality, he is an erratic soul. Influenced greatly by Goldman's teachings.
Ensemble Roles. Baseball Fans; Coalhouse Supporters; Firemen; Harlem Citizens, Immigrants To America; New Rochelle Citizens; Reporters; Vacationers
Is He Dead?
Audition Dates April 15-16 , 7:00pm, Carmel Community Playhouse
Performance: June 8th-24th
- Mark Tumey, Director
- Jan Jamison, Producer
- Mark Twain Writer, adapted by David Ives,
- Type: Comedy
- 7 male, 4 female
- Jean-François Millet/Widow Daisy Tillou
- Bastien Andre, art dealer and moneylender
- Marie Leroux, Millet's girlfriend
- Papa Louis Leroux, Marie's father
- Cecile Leroux, Marie's sister
- Hans von Bismarck ("Dutchy"), Millet's friend
- Phelim O'Shaughnessy, Millet's friend
- Agamemnon Buckner ("Chicago"), Millet's friend
- Madame Caron, Millet's landlady
- Actor in several small comic roles
Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Millet fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own sister, the Widow Tillou. Now a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry Marie.
Audition dates June 10, 11 2018 , 7:00pm, Carmel Community Playhouse
Performance: August 3 - 19
- Courtnie Janikowski, Director
- Dee Timi, Producer
- Caroline Smith, Writer
- Type: Comedy
- Length: 120 minutes
2 Men, 2 Women
DOLLY BIDDLE - 50s; a little cherub of a woman, prone to overweight but always going at top speed. She indulges herself with anything life has to offer whenever possible – even if it’s not good for her!? – and her creative imagination knows no bounds. She is intensely proud of her son Stephen, loves to dispense advice along with recipes for cabbage rolls and borscht and hates Isobel Lomax with an intensity usually reserved for detonating nuclear devices.
STEPHEN BIDDLE - 30s; a nervous, prematurely balding but decent young man who actually enjoys producing low-budget cable TV shows, even when his Mom is the star. Bright and capable, if somewhat shy, but always reluctant to confront Dolly on her many shortcomings. He’s not a fighter - he’d rather be a lover, but nobody’s asked him yet.
ISOBEL LOMAX - Thinks Martha Stewart could learn something about homemaking from her. She trained at the Cordon Bleu and enjoyed a successful career, including her own show “Busy Izzy”. Isobel likes people to think she has a much classier background than reality supports; she would never go out without being properly accessorized. At heart, she is a bright funny and articulate woman who has come to terms with the choices she made early in life.
ROB THE CAMERA GUY (or ROBERTA THE CAMERA CHICK) - Non-speaking role (except for one line!). Rob is a young “Goth” inspired person; Stephen is a little afraid of him/her. He/she cleans up the sets, resets props, carries the portable camera around during the “live broadcasts” and despite his/her appearance, is generally extremely efficient and precise. (Can be played by an actual ASM or production assistant.)
Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!