February 2nd, 2011 | by BEN WATERHOUSE Arts & Books | Posted In: Theater

Call board: Lakewood holds auditions for The Secret Garden, Boeing-Boeing

     
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 Lakewood Theatre Co. is holding auditions for two musicals this month: Boeing-Boing Feb. 19 and The Secret Garden Feb. 26-27. Want to be a singing stewardess or inquisitive adolescent? Details below the cut.


Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions on SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011 for the recent Broadway comedy, Boeing-Boeing, directed by Alan Shearman. Call 503-635-3901 to reserve an audition slot.


The director is seeking: 2 men, ages 30s-40s; 3 women, ages 20s-30s; and 1 woman age 40-50s. All roles receive remuneration.


Audition Location: Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.


Materials Needed: Actors will read scenes from the play. Please bring a resume and an 8X10 glossy photo. For more information, see Lakewood's website at www.lakewood-center.org


Performance Schedule: July 8 - August 21, 2011 (Thurs-Sat at 7:30 PM, some Sundays at 7:00 PM and some Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM). Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.


About the Play: Bernard, an American businessman living in Paris, smoothly juggles love affairs with three air hostesses (as they were called back in the 60s), who touch down briefly but amorously in his apartment between flights. There's Janet, the stunning American stewardess from PanAm; Jacqueline, the sexy French stewardess from Air France; and Judith, the passionate German dominatrix stewardess from Lufthansa. Thanks to Bernard's keen study of flight schedules and the efficiency of his grumbling French housekeeper, Bertha, his three mistresses have no clue of one another's existence. But when Bernard's old school-pal Robert arrives from the Boonies, things get bumpy. Schedule changes, flight delays and chaos ensue in this hysterical, high-flying fiancée-fueled fiasco!


Additional Information:

Boeing-Boeing is a classic farce written by French playwright Marc Camoletti. The English language adaptation, translated by Beverley Cross, was first staged in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1962 and transferred to the Duchess Theatre in 1965, running for a total of seven years. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world.


In 2008 Boeing-Boeing was revived on Broadway. The cast featured Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance, Bradley Whitford, Gina Gershon, Mary McCormack and Kathryn Hahn. The production won the Best Revival of a Play and Rylance won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor. The play also received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play, and Mark Rylance won for lead actor in a play.


Parts Available:

Bernard: (Early-30s - Early 40s) Handsome, energetic, flirtatious and charming. Completely satisfied and confident with his situation.

Robert: (Early-30s - Early 40s) Naïve to the romantic side of life. He's from Wisconsin/Eastern Oregon, etc. where life is a lot slower. Dweeby.

Jacqueline: (Mid 20s - Mid 30s) Sentimental, lusty and French. Very smart and suspicious. (N.B.  CAN be Italian, Spanish, Scandinavian)

Janet: (Mid 20s - Mid 30s) Take-charge, health-obsessed American. Very much a cheerleader rather than an air hostess but definitely brings new meaning to in-flight service with a smile. (N.B. COULD BE BRITISH)

Judith: (Mid 20s - Mid 30s) the dominating militant German. Her lower register would scare any man into marrying herŠ Not to mention her passion. The more extreme the German accent the better!

Bertha: (40s-50s) Taciturn, no-nonsense, gruff, bully housekeeper who loves nothing more than to complain.


Special note: The ability to speak in European accents (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Scandinavian, etc.) is essential for the women in this show 

Call 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment time.


Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions on SATURDAY, FEB. 26 and SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011 for the musical, The Secret Garden. The production is directed by Kirk Mouser and the music director is Alan D. Lytle. Call 503-635-3901 beginning Feb. 8, 2011 to reserve an audition slot.


The director is seeking: 9 men, ages 20-60s and 10 women, ages 20-50s for the cast. All performers receive remuneration.


Audition Location: Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.


Materials Needed: Please bring a resume, a current 8X10 glossy photo, and prepare a Broadway standard song in the correct key for your voice. Only 32 bars of music will be needed. An accompanist will be provided. Please, no recorded music or acappella singing.


Performance Schedule: May 6 through June 12, 2011. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM (May 8, 15 & 22) and Sunday matinees (May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 12). Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About the Play: The Secret Garden features music and lyrics by Lucy Simon and book by Marsha Norman. The musical is based on the book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The production is directed by Kirk Mouser. 


The Story: Living in a lonely manor house in 1906 England, Archibald Craven yearns for his beautiful, late wife. He blames his crippled son, Colin, for his wife's death and has left him neglected and isolated. Their quiet routine is turned upside down when young Mary Lennox, a rich, spoiled child, is sent to live with them following the death of her parents by cholera in India. While living at the manor house, Mary discovers a secret walled garden hidden in the grounds and releases the magic and adventures locked inside, changing their lives forever. 


Role Breakdowns

Most roles are open (except as noted) and all receive remuneration:

     Mary Lennox (age 10-14) mezzo. The spoiled orphan recently arrived to Misselthwaite Manor from India. Her parents and everyone she has ever known has died in a cholera outbreak.

     Archibald Craven (age 35-45) tenor. Mary's crippled uncle and now guardian - a reclusive man haunted by the memory of his late wife Lily. PRE-CAST  

     Colin Craven (age 10-12) boy soprano. The invalid son of Archibald. Colin has been sickly since his mother died giving birth to him. He tells Mary when they meet, "I see no one and no one sees me."

     Lily Craven (age 26-37) soprano. The spirit of Archibald's wife (and Colin's mother). Mary asks Archibald, "Does eveyone who dies become a ghost?" He answers. "They're only a ghost if someone alive is still holding on to them."

     Dr. Neville Craven (age 25-40) baritone. The younger brother of Archie, Neville is Colin's physician. Also in love with Lily and very jealous that his "crippled" brother won her love. PRE-CAST

     Martha (age 18-30) mezzo-soprano/alto. Mary's chambermaid. Spunky, high spirited, overwhelmingly optimistic servant. Martha becomes Mary's first friend providing her with information and advice. Martha must be a very strong singer - she sings "A Fine White Horse" and "Hold On."

     Dickon (age 16-28) tenor. Martha's younger brother who introduces Mary to the gardens and the wild things of the Cornish Moor. He has a magical understanding of growing things.

     Ben Weatherstaff (age 40 and over) tenor. Ben is the head gardener. He tended Miss Lily's garden until his back prevented him from doing so.

     Mrs. Medlock (age 30 and over) speaking part only. No singing required. The no-nonsense Housekeeper at the Craven residence. Mean. Sharp. Pinch lipped.

     Mrs. Winthrop (age 30 - 50) speaking part. The headmistress of a school, to which Neville wishes to send Mary.

     Major Shelley An officer. Small Speaking part. Age: from 18 to 35

     Mrs. Shelley Wife to Major Shelley.. Age: from 18 to 35. The Shelleys accompany Mary to Misselthwaite from India.

     The Dreamers. Age: from 18 to 35. These characters are people from Mary's life in India who haunt her until she finds a new life.

     Ayah (age 21 - 40) alto. Mary's Indian nanny.

     Fakir (age 25 - 40) tenor. A featured member of the Dreamers. Fakir is an Indian Holy man.

     Rose (age 21-35) mezzo. Sister to Lily, mother to Mary. Seen first as Mary's uncaring mother, then in ghostly form.

     Albert (age 30 - 45) tenor. Rose's husband and Mary's father, a military man, who also returns as a ghost. The only person that really loved Mary.

     Alice (age 21 - 35) soprano. Rose's friend.

     Lieutenant Peter Wright (age 24 - 34) baritone. An officer.

     Lieutenant Ian Shaw (age 24 - 34) tenor. An officer.

     Major Holmes (age 32 - 48) bass.

     Claire Holmes (age 30 - 45) soprano. Major Holmes' wife.


Auditions: Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Call Lakewood Theatre Company at 503-635-3901 beginning Feb. 8, 2011 to schedule an appointment.

 
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