Archive for Auditions

Get Involved – with “Hunchback” and More!

000479_heroSouth Bay Musical Theatre is excited to announce our spring 2018 production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” which will complete our 2017-2018 season. It follows our fall 2017 show, “The Bridges of Madison County,” and winter 2018 show, “Peter and the Star Catcher,” which were previously announced.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated film, it features a score by the award-winning team of Alan Menken (music) and Stephen Schwartz (lyrics), and a new book by Peter Parnell. The cast includes a diverse ensemble as well as a full vocal choir, who underscore much of the show.

This exciting new production offers many opportunities for artistic staff, performers, technical staff, and musicians. The SBMT Board of Directors is now accepting applications for producers and directors for this production.

If you’d like to apply to produce or direct, please contact SBMT chairperson Barbara Heninger at barbara@southbaymt.com. If you’re interested in any of the other technical or artistic positions, please contact production manager Sara Dean at sdean@southbaymt.com.

Get Involved!

Besides looking for artistic and technical staff for our final production of 2017-18, we’re also looking for performing talent. Auditions for our first two shows of the season will be held in just two weeks.

All auditions will be held at the SBMT Rehearsal Studio, 761 Mabury Road, San Jose, CA 95133

Peter and the Starcatcher Auditions

  • Saturday March 4, 2017  12pm – 4pm
  • Sunday March 5, 2017  1pm – 4pm
  • Callbacks held on March 11
  • SIGN UP:  http://tinyurl.com/PeterSBMT

The Bridges of Madison County Auditions

 

 

 

Our TBA Nominee, and Your Next Audition!

SBMT extends congratulations to all of the recent nominees for Theatre Bay Area Awards, 2016. The full list of nominees is published on the TBA Awards site. And SBMT is proud to say that one of our own productions, this spring’s GYPSY, was honored with a nomination for “Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tier III theatre).” We agree that Karen DeHart‘s performance as Tessie Tura, the stripper with the “artistic” bump, was a showstopper! We wish her all the best at the awards announcements on December 5!

Kayvon Kordestani as Miss Mazeppa, left, watches Karen DeHart perform as Tessie Tura in SBMT' Gypsy, May-June 2016

Karen DeHart (right) performs as Tessie Tura in SBMT’s Gypsy, while Kayvon Kordestani (left) as Miss Mazeppa looks on. Photo by Steve Stubbs.

Want YOUR chance at performing your own showstopper number? Then make sure you sign up for an audition slot for SBMT’s production of MY FAIR LADY!

Auditions will be held Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7 at the SBMT Rehearsal Hall on 761 Mabury Rd in San Jose. Callbacks will be held November 13. MY FAIR LADY runs May 20 to June 10, 2017.

Sign up at: http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/auditions_mfl

There are still a FEW audition slots available, but they are going fast. Sign up now and join us for something “loverly!”

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1776 Auditions Coming Soon!

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Auditions for SBMT’s January/February 2017 production of 1776 are just around the corner. Auditions will be held on:

Please note: Auditions will be held at different locations. Keep this in mind when selecting your audition date and time.

Callbacks will be held July 23 and 24 at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Callback times will be provided after auditions.

To audition, please prepare:

  • A short (16-32 bars) audition song excerpt that shows off your singing abilities and vocal range.
  • Sheet music in your key (no recordings or a cappella, please). An accompanist will be provided.
  • A head shot and resume. If you do not have a resume, a form will be available to provide us with the information we will need. A simple headshot can be taken at the audition.

Go to http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/1776_auditions to sign up.

South Bay Musical Theatre encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for our productions.

General Information

Rehearsals will begin in late November, 2016.Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals. Please be aware that conflicts with the rehearsal schedule will greatly affect casting.

All roles are eligible to receive a stipend.

Performances take place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from January 28, 2017 to February 18, 2017. There is one Thursday performance on February 16.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Leon at daveleon1974@gmail.com

Production Team

Director: Walter M. Mayes
Producer: Dave Leon
Musical Director: Joe Kelly
Vocal Director: Walter M. Mayes
Stage Manager: Emily Pye

Character Information

Roles are open to both men and women unless noted. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The production will feature period dress and all roles will be played as written, regardless of the sex or ethnicity of the actor.

Because these are historical characters, the ages of each is known and is listed in the full character breakdown posted on the Sign-Up Genius site.

Celebrate Independence: Sign up for 1776 Auditions!

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Happy Independence Day! Feeling patriotic? Then sign up for auditions for SBMT’s 2017 production of 1776! 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men and women behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, witty, charming, and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Featuring a funny, insightful, and compelling story along with a striking score,1776 is a triumphant celebration of the American spirit.

Auditions will be held on:

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – SBMT rehearsal space, 761 Mabury Road #20, San Jose

Monday, July 18, 2016 – Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga

Please note: Auditions will be held at different locations. Keep this in mind when selecting your audition date and time.

Callbacks will be held July 23 and 24 at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Callback times will be provided after auditions.

To audition, please prepare:

  • A short (16-32 bars) audition song excerpt that shows off your singing abilities and vocal range.
  • Sheet music in your key (no recordings or a cappella, please). An accompanist will be provided.
  • A head shot and/or resume. If you do not have a resume, a form will be available to provide us with the information we will need. A simple headshot can be taken at the audition.

Go to http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/1776_auditions to sign up.

South Bay Musical Theatre encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for our productions.

General Information

Rehearsals will begin in late November, 2016.Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals.

Please be aware that conflicts with the rehearsal schedule will greatly affect casting.

All roles are eligible to receive a stipend.

Performances take place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from January 28, 2017 to February 18, 2017. There is one Thursday performance on February 16.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Leon at daveleon1974@gmail.com

Production Team

Director: Walter M. Mayes
Producer: Dave Leon
Musical Director: Joe Kelly
Vocal Director: Walter M. Mayes
Stage Manager: Emily Pye

Character Information

Roles are open to both men and women unless noted. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The production will feature period dress and all roles will be played as written, regardless of the sex or ethnicity of the actor.

Because these are historical characters, the ages of each is known and is listed in the full character breakdown posted on the Sign-Up Genius site.

 

 

Noir is near! Some audition slots still open for CITY OF ANGELS

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Take a walk on the noir side! Some audition slots are still available for SBMT’s Fall production of CITY OF ANGELS this weekend. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue (corner of Fruitvale and Allendale), Saratoga,
CA 95070.

Sign up now to audition. Lots of roles, big and small, for all types (see below). Don’t be left out!

Director: Doug Brook
Producer: Jay Steele
Musical Director: Dan Singletary
Vocal Director: Diane Milo
Choreographer: Kayvon Kordestani

Blue = Real-world character  || Black = Reel-world character

Men

Stine – (35-45, baritone, G# to G) A novelist battling Hollywood, trying to stay true to himself. Envies his hero, Stone.
Stone – (35-45, baritone, G# to F) Hero of Stine’s novel and film. A tough ex-cop turned private eye. Irresistible.
Buddy Fidler || Irwin S. Irving – (40-60, baritone, C to Eb) Hollywood director/producer. || Unpleasant movie mogul.
Werner Kriegler || Luther Kingsley – (60-75) A Hollywood actor. || Alaura’s husband, lives in an iron lung.
Gerald Pierce || Peter Kingsley – (20s) A Hollywood actor. || Alaura’s stepson. Good-looking, callow.
Pancho Vargas || Lt. Munoz – (35-50, baritone, D to F#) A jovial actor. || A police detective. Stone’s ex-partner.
Gene || Officer Pasco – (20s-40s) An assistant director. || A policeman.
Gilbert || Dr. Mandril – (30s-50s) A barber. || A religious leader. Mr. Kingsley’s spiritual therapist.
Jimmy Powers – (20s-30s, tenor, C to G) A young crooner. Good-looking, popular, aspiring movie star.
Del Dacosta || Mahoney – (30-50) A songwriter. || A Hollywood reporter.
Jack || Harlan Yamato – (30-60) A Hollywood cinematographer. || An L.A. county coroner.
Shoeshine || Commissioner Gaines – (30-50) A Hollywood studio employee. || Police commissioner.
Angel City Four; baritone (G to G#) & tenor (D# to B) – (any age) Quartet singers similar in style to The Manhattan Transfer; a Greek Chorus in both worlds.
Studio Cop || Big Six – (30s-50s) A Hollywood studio employee. || A thug, a mountain of a man. The muscle.
Studio Cop || Sonny – (30s-40s) A studio employee. || A smaller thug, as menacing as Big Six. The brains.

Women

Gabby || Bobbi – (30s-40s, mezzo, Eb to F) Stine’s wife. Beautiful, wise, suspicious of Stine. || A nightclub singer. Stone’s ex-wife. Troubled past and present.
Donna || Oolie – (30s-40s, mezzo, G to F) Buddy’s wise-cracking secretary. || Stone’s secretary. Perfect girl Friday.
Carla Haywood || Alaura Kingsley – (30s-40s, mezzo, G to E) Buddy’s wife. Beautiful, successful actress. || A femme fatale. The kind of face a man could hang a dream on, a body that made Venus Di Milo look all thumbs.
Avril Raines || Mallory Kingsley – (20s, mezzo, G# to B) A lovely starlet. || Alaura’s stepdaughter. Troubled, sensual, secretive.
Stand-In || Margaret – (20s-50s) A Hollywood studio employee. || A maid at the Kingsley mansion.
Hairdresser || Anna; Margie – (20s-40s) A Hollywood studio employee. || A masseuse; a brothel keeper.
Angel City Four; alto (A to D) & soprano (A to A) – (any age) Quartet singers similar in style to The Manhattan Transfer; a Greek Chorus in both worlds.
Women of Hollywood || Women of the film – (various ages/types) An ensemble of players who play various roles in both worlds.

Where’s Chowsie?

Is YOUR dog as cute as these adorable canines? Can he handle lots of people – both adults and kids? Does she do well with lights, noise, and action? Is your dog a smaller-sized bundle of personality? Then maybe YOUR pooch has what it takes to be a star!

We’re searching for that special canine to play ‘Chowsie’ in our spring production of GYPSY. For more information, contact our producer, Dave Leon!

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Auditions for GYPSY open – sign up now!

Auditions!

Auditions are open for our summer 2016 show, GYPSY! Auditions will be held December 5 and 6. Audition location will be posted by October 31. Be a part of the theatre magic – sign up to audition today: Gypsy audition sign-ups

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Production Staff

PRODUCERS: Dave Leon & David Murphy
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Janie Scott
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Michael Glenn Muñoz
SET DESIGNER: Richard Cartwright
WIG DESIGNER: Christine Ormseth
STAGE MANAGER: Philip Jacke
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Emily Pye
CHILD WRANGLER: Elizabeth Claire Lawrence
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Rocco Vecellio
SET CONSTRUCTION HEAD: Richard Cartwright
BOX OFFICE MANAGER: Dan Singletary
HOUSE MANAGER: Diane Hughes

AUDITIONS for Forever Plaid and Jerry’s Girls

Auditions!

SBMT will hold auditions in October for our Winter show FOREVER PLAID, and for our special 2-show performance of JERRY’S GIRLS.

Auditions are scheduled for Sunday October 4th 6pm – 9pm and Monday October 5th 7pm – 10pm. Callbacks will be held on Saturday October 10th 10am – 4pm. Please click one of the links below for more information and to sign up for an audition slot.

FOREVER PLAID plays January 30 – February 21, 2016.

Audition sign-up: http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/forever_plaid_auditions

Producers: Jennifer Kohler, Walter M. Mayes
Director: Mark Drumm
Musical Director: Bob Sunshine
Vocal Director: Diane Milo
Choreographer: Marc Gonzalez

JERRY’S GIRLS plays on February 13 and 20 at 2:30pm (2 shows only)

Audition sign-up: http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/jerrys_girls_auditions_001

Producer: Walter M. Mays
Director: Nancy McClymont
Musical Director: Matthew Mattei
Choreographer: Kayvon Kordestani

Auditions for “Fiorello”

Auditions!South Bay Musical Theatre is excited to announce auditions for our fall musical “Fiorello!” The show runs Sept. 19 to Oct. 10, 2015—and we’re hoping you might want to be a part of it!

Click here to sign up for an audition time slot: http://www.mysignup.com/fiorello

This dynamic, Tony-winning show about New York’s colorful Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia has a Pulitzer prize-winning book and wonderful songs like “When Did I Fall in Love?” It also boasts great featured roles for men and women, plus lots of fun character roles, a set of feisty female tap dancers, and an ensemble of all types (including non-dancers).

We’ll need as many talented men and women as one stage can hold in order to put this show together—and that’s where YOU come in! Join us for auditions at the Saratoga Civic Theater (13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga 95070) on Sunday, May 24, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., scheduled by appointment (see link above). Callbacks will be held May 25 and 26 (by invitation only). A full list of role description appears below.

Can’t make those dates? Please contact us! We may be able to find an alternate time or date for you.

Please prepare a short (16-32 bars), up-tempo audition song excerpt that shows off your singing abilities and vocal range, and bring sheet music in your key (no recordings or a cappella, please). An accompanist will be provided. South Bay Musical Theatre encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for our productions. You are welcome to bring a head shot and/or resume if you have them (not required).

Our staff includes Director C. Michael Traw, Vocal Director Anita Hsiung Carey, Musical Director Jean Narunsky, and Producer Jay Steele. Rehearsals will begin in mid-July. South Bay Musical Theatre is a non-profit community theatre committed to presenting high-quality musical productions. All roles are open, and all are unpaid and non-AEA.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at auditions@southbaymt.com.

We hope to see you at auditions!

Jay Steele, Producer

 


“FIORELLO!” ROLE DESCRIPTIONS:

BEN MARINO. Republican leader of the 14th district who makes a deal with Fiorello to gain political notoriety.  Experienced, wise, and good-hearted underneath his political crust. Male, 40-60 yrs old. Range: B2 – G4

BEN’S POKER BUDDIES/HACKS (6 total). Six street-hardened political operatives who help and advise Ben. As a group, they sing three of the show’s main songs. Males, 30 – 65 yrs old. Range: various (tenor 1 & 2, bass 1 & 2)

DORA. A political activist and loyal gopher for her leader. Finds love unexpectedly and is launched into a wealthier lifestyle. Female, 25-35 yrs old. Range: C4 – F5

FIORELLO LAGUARDIA. An upstanding, proactive politician, philanthropist and lawyer. He is the future mayor of New York. Dynamic, motivated, and principled. Must have the “spark” to be a believable hero. Ideally, he is short and round (but we may be flexible on physical type). Male, 35-50 yrs old. Range: C3 – G4

FLOYD. An uptight, strict, no-nonsense police officer who shows a softer, loveable side when he falls in love. Male, 30-45 yrs old. Range: D3 – D4

MARIE FISCHER. Fiorello’s hard-working and passionate secretary who aspires to create laws. She carries a torch for Fiorello and is always there for him. Female, 30-40 yrs old. Range: G3 – E5

MITZI TRAVERS. An impressive showgirl, talented vocalist, and celebrated musical comedy star who performs at the political rally. Female, 21-35 yrs old. Range: G3 – C5

MITZI’S DANCERS. Four “showgirl” type women who dance in Mitzi’s big number. Female, 18-30 yrs old

MORRIS COHEN. A doleful, pessimistic office manager and dedicated supporter to Fiorello. Good comic timing. Male, 25 – 50 yrs old. Range: A#2 – E4

MR. LOPEZ. A recent immigrant, who seeks assistance in adjusting to the new country’s customs. Male, 25-45 yrs old. Range: C3 – D4

MR. ZAPATELLA. An elderly Italian who has a daughter that he raises strictly and forcefully, yet with the best of intentions. Male, 50-65 yrs old. Range: C3 – E4

MRS. POMERANTZ . A plump matron who is honest and to-the-point in her actions and words. Female, 50-60 yrs old. Range: C4 – D5

NEIL. A faithful law clerk and passionately active member of Fiorello’s committee. Male, 20-35 yrs old. Range: Db3 – E4

THE SENATOR. An old-school Washington conservative politician, ponderous and benign. 40 – 65 yrs old. (speaking role; will also be in ensemble)

THEA. A strongly opinionated community member and leading political activist from Trieste, Italy. She has the magnetism to make Fiorello fall instantly in love with her. Female, 25-40 yrs old. Range: Bb3 – G5

ENSEMBLE OF LADY STRIKERS; SOLDIERS; NEWSIES; HECKLERS; REPORTERS; THUGS; PARTY GUESTS; VOTERS. There are many speaking roles to be cast from the ensemble.

The Genius of Leonard Bernstein

The Genius of Bernstein: On June 7, 2015, South Bay Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only musical revue featuring works by Leonard Bernstein, drawn from his theatrical and classical works. The performance will be held at the Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070.

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Leonard Bernstein

Directed by Walter M. Mayes, with Musical Direction by Samuel Cisneros, the evening will focus on the music of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century and will offer a wide range of styles and performance opportunities. Solos, duets, quintets, and several ensemble numbers will be featured, all presented with minimal staging in a concert setting and with piano accompaniment by Samuel Cisneros.

Rehearsal time will be extremely limited, with a mandatory dress rehearsal on Saturday, June 6 from 11 – 4 PM and a call time of 6:15 on Sunday, June 7 for a 7:30 curtain. No conflicts will be accepted. Because of the difficult nature of the material and the limited time to put together the evening’s performance, we require top musicianship and singers who can learn their music before the first rehearsal.

The set list:

“Tonight Quintet” and “Office Krupke” from West Side Story
“Captain Hook’s Soliloquoy” from Peter Pan
“Duet for One,” “Serena,” and “Rehearse” from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
“My New Friends” from The Madwoman of Central Park West
“A Simple Song,” “Easy,” and “World Without End” from Mass
“There is a Garden” from Trouble in Tahiti
“Glitter and Be Gay,” “I am Easily Assimilated,” “Words, Words, Words,” and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide
“Lonely Town,” “I Can Cook Too,” and “Some Other Time” from On the Town
“Ohio,” “A Quiet Girl,” and “A Little Bit in Love” from Wonderful Town
“Le Bonne Cuisine”
“Big Stuff”
“I Hate Music”
“So Pretty”

If you would like to audition for a spot in the performance, please make a video or mp3 of yourself singing a brief sample of any Bernstein song, showing your voice and musicianship to best advantage; 24 bars should be sufficient, but if you simply must go for that money note, you have our permission. You may sing with or without accompaniment–what really matters to us is that we hear how well you sing. If you have an incredibly strong desire to sing one of the songs above, please do so, though you need not limit yourself to our list. We reserve the right, however, to pair each singer carefully with the right song(s) for the performance. We are entertaining gender switching some of the songs, so do not be limited by convention and give us your best take. Singers of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Please send your submission to wmmayes@gmail.com no later than November 30.Casting will be announced in early January.