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Announcing the Cast of Mame

Thank-you to all who auditioned for ICCT’s production of Mame. We were so grateful for everyone’s work.

·         Mame Dennis – Marcia Hughes

·         Patrick Dennis– Santiago Perez

·         Patrick Dennis – Joshua  James Johnson

·         Vera Charles — Ellen Stevenson

·         Agnes Gooch — Carole Martin

·         Ito — Josh Sazon

·         Beauregard Pickett Burnside — David Roe

·         Sally Cato –  Minsu Song

·         Cousin Fan — Denise Troutman

·         Cousin Jeff — Glenn Schmitz

·         Mother Burnside —  Pauline Tyer

·         Mr. Babcock — Roger Phelps

·         Mr. Upson — Mark Jagnow

·         Mrs. Upson —  Sheila Wayson

·         Gloria Upson – Ali Heath

·         Pegeen Ryan – Elinor Levin

·         Dwight Babcock, Jr. – Jocko Motyko

·         Lindsay Woolsey –  Jeff Emrich

·         Male Guest (Frank) and Edna – Andy Stewart and Ali Heath

·         Ralph Devine – Nick Ruzianski

·          Lithuanian Bishop – no spoken – TBA

·         Doorman  – Andy Stewart

·         Messenger – Emilee Cruchelow

·         Elevator Boy – Arryana Troutman

·         Leading Man  – Mark Jagnow

·         Stage Manager – Andy Stewart

·         Madame – TBA

·         Gregor – Jocko Motyko

·         Peter – Gavyn Troutman

 

AUDITIONS for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)”

Auditions for YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (REVISED)

Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts”
by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics
by Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa


Directed by JARET MORLAN and Musical Direction by CHRISTIAN DROLLINGER.

A new musical based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip, Peanuts. Though considered a “good man” by his friends, Charlie Brown can’t seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, nor his friend Lucy, her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy.

Auditions: July 17th (1pm – 4pm) AND July 18th (6pm – 9pm)

Location: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room B

Performances: September 9-10 & 16-17 at 7:30pm September 10-11 & 17-18 at 2:00pm

Audition Process: Please prepare a one-minute song; an accompanist will be provided.  Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script, but actors who have a monologue prepared are welcome to present it. If deemed necessary, callbacks will be held July 19 (6pm – 9pm)

Character Breakdown:
CHARLIE BROWN (Baritone/Tenor—middle B flat to F): His main characteristics are either self-defeating stubbornness or admirable determined persistence to try his best against all odds. He can never win a ballgame but continues playing baseball; he can never fly a kite successfully but continues trying to do so. The show is a day in the life of Charlie Brown.

SNOOPY (Tenor/Baritone—middle C to high A): Snoopy is a more human-like dog. His character is that of a dog who pretends to be a person (or who sometimes forgets he is a dog).

LUCY VAN PELT (Mezzo/Alto Belt—G below mid C to high F): She has the persona of a bossy, crabby, manipulative and selfish girl who thrives on telling everyone something. She shows a need for assurance from either Schroeder or Charlie Brown that she is indeed pretty.

LINUS VAN PELT (Baritone/Tenor—middle B flat to E): Though young, Linus is unusually smart and he acts as the show’s philosopher. Despite Linus’ intelligence and mature vocabulary, juvenile aspects of his character are also displayed; for example, Linus is almost always depicted holding his blue security blanket and often sucking his thumb.

SALLY BROWN (Soprano/Mezzo Belt—middle B flat to high A flat): Despite being portrayed as innocent and adorable, she is noticeably intelligent for her age and this precociousness contributes to the humor of the series.

SCHROEDER (High Baritone/Tenor—middle B flat to high A flat): He is distinguished by his precocious skill at playing the toy piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in particular.

The above descriptions are merely a guide.  Casting will be open to performers of all ages, genders, and races.  We are seeking funny, exciting, and energetic performers with vocal strength, but more importantly, strong actors with great comedic timing.  All other factors will not be part of the casting consideration.

You can download the audition form ahead of time, if you wish: Audition Form

Please direct any questions to auditions@iowacitycommunitytheatre.com

Director Interviews for 61st season!

We are planning our 61st season! 

If you are interested in directing a show at Iowa City Community Theatre, we are having director interviews at Iowa City Public Library, meeting room C, on two dates.

Interviews

  • Sunday November 15, 2015, 1p-4p
  • Monday November 23, 2015, 6p-9p

To sign up to interview with the Iowa City Community play/musical director selection committee go here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4eaaad2ca2fd0-iowa

Director’s Open House

If you are interested in directing but have not been involved with ICCT, or if you just want more information before you formally interview, we are holding a Director’s open house at the theater on Monday November 9, 2015 between 6p and 7pm.  We will provide you with a tour of the theater and you will meet the director of their next show, and ICCT president, Kehry Lane.  He will be available to answer questions you might have about directing at ICCT.

 We are looking to produce plays or musicals falling within the following categories (Special Note – The shows listed are merely suggestions and by no means to be considered a short list!  You can pitch any show you feel passionate about!): 

  • Blockbuster – This is a show that is a sure thing, big, bold and will sell out!  Think of shows like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, My Fair Lady, Annie, Brigadoon, Anything Goes, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, or anything by Neil Simon!
  • Risky/Edgy – Shows like RENT, Rabbit Hole, How I Learned to Drive, Cloud Nine, and plays by Christopher Durang or Caryl Churchill
  • Family –Examples include The Sound of Music, Cheaper by the Dozen, Meet me in St. Louis, I Remember Mama, The Miracle Worker
  • Adult/Grown up – Anything by Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, and Wendy Wasserstein.  Shows like Pippin, The Producers, La Cage aux Folles, Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Traditional – Classic shows that have been around forever, maybe holiday themed or shows like Arsenic and Old Lace, The Glass Menagerie, Shakespeare, Antigone, The Night of the Iguana, Member of the Wedding, No, No, Nanette, or The Boyfriend
  • Newer/Modern – Newer productions like The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years, 4000 Miles, or Doubt 

For specific questions, please contact the ICCT play/musical selection committee at:
pds@iowacitycommunitytheatre.com