Kelsey Audition Notice: ‘City of Angels’

 

IMPORTANT AUDITION UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather this weekend, the original dates of the “City of Angels” auditions have been changed. Here you will find the updated information.

Maurer Productions OnStage, the company that brought you the Perry Award winning Elton John & Tim Rices’ AIDA, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Avenue Q, Spamalot, and Shrek is holding auditions for its upcoming musical production of City of Angels! Here is everything you need to know!

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AUDITION DATES (UPDATED WITH NEW DATES!)

  • Wednesday, January 27 from 7pm-10pm
  • Sunday, January 31 from 12:30pm-7pm

AUDITION LOCATION

  • Mercer County Community College – West Windsor Campus – CM Building

PRODUCTION COMPANY

  • Company: Maurer Productions OnStage
  • Director/Producer: John M. Maurer
  • Music Director: Peter de Mets
  • Choreographer: Jane Coult
  • Stage Manager: Beverly Kuo-Hamilton
  • Costumer: Anthony Remer

PERFORMANCE DATES & LOCATION

  • The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • May 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8pm
  • May 8 and 15 at 2pm

TO SIGN UP

  • In order to book an audition appointment, you must register online with MPO’s CastMe system and follow the instructions. Once you have created an account on the CastMe system, you must upload your resume and headshot, as well as any additional information you feel would be appropriate and helpful in the casting process. A series of online video tutorials are available to help you with the registration process.
  • Once you have created an account on the CastMe system, you should log-in to the system and sign up for an audition appointment. If you can’t access the website or if you have any problems signing up, you can call (609) 882-2292 or email audition@mponstage.com to schedule an audition time. If all audition slots are full, or you are not available during the posted audition times and you still wish to audition for the show, please call and we will try to set up another time for you to audition. Walks-ins are always welcome and will be seen as time permits, but an appointment is recommended.
  • CLICK HERE to sign-up for the CastMe system.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • After registering with CastMe and booking your audition appointment, you must then complete the audition application and conflicts calendar contained in this packet. You must bring your printed copies of your completed application and conflicts calendar, along with a printed copy of your sheet music, to the audition. Also, if you do not upload your headshot (or recent photo) into the CastMe system, a quick snapshot will be taken of you at the audition and put into the system.
  • ACTING… All actors are required to audition with one or more of the monologues provided. Prepare the one that is closest to the roles you are looking for. If it is a dual roll please prepare both monologues listed. You may be asked to read from any of the monologues or with another person.
  • SINGING… Please prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theater song for the audition. Pick a song that best shows off your voice. Additional vocalizing may also be a part of your audition to determine vocal range and harmonizing skills. A pianist will be provided, no recorded accompaniment or a capella auditions are permitted. You must bring a printed copy of the sheet music, even if you are singing a song from the show.
  • DANCING…. Dance will be minimal in this production, but everyone will be asked to try a short combination during the audition process.
  • Actors should arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of their audition time. The audition process may last up to 60 minutes or more. During that time, the actors, whether individually or in a group, will be asked to sing, act, dance, read scenes with other actors and fill out paperwork.

ABOUT REHEARSALS

The read through will be on Sunday, January 31 from 1pm to 5pm. You should expect up to three rehearsals per week, two evenings during the week and one weekend afternoon. Not all actors will be required for all rehearsals. Call sheets will be made available to the cast to tell you which rehearsals you will need to attend. However, all cast members should plan to be available most evenings for the two weeks before the show opens.

SYNOPSIS

City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the “real” world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the “reel” world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s.

CASTING

  • In this production, some actors will portray duel rolls. One, the “real world” of the Hollywood movie set, the other the film noir world of Stine’s movie.
  • CLICK HERE to see a character breakdown.

TO SIGN UP

  • In order to book an audition appointment, you must register online with MPO’s CastMe system and follow the instructions. Once you have created an account on the CastMe system, you must upload your resume and headshot, as well as any additional information you feel would be appropriate and helpful in the casting process. A series of online video tutorials are available to help you with the registration process.
  • Once you have created an account on the CastMe system, you should log-in to the system and sign up for an audition appointment. If you can’t access the website or if you have any problems signing up, you can call (609) 882-2292 or email audition@mponstage.com to schedule an audition time. If all audition slots are full, or you are not available during the posted audition times and you still wish to audition for the show, please call and we will try to set up another time for you to audition. Walks-ins are always welcome and will be seen as time permits, but an appointment is recommended.
  • CLICK HERE to sign-up for the CastMe system.

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