Auditions for our 2020 Season

WHEN:

Thursday February 20, 2020 6 – 8 PM
Friday February 21, 2020 6  – 8 PM
Saturday February 22, 2020 1 – 4 PM (This is only day we are holding auditions for From White Plains)

WHERE:

Columbus Performing Arts Center

549 Franklin Ave.

Columbus, OH 43215

AUDITION NOTICE
Please prepare a 2 to 3 minute modern monologue (non-classical )
If singing, please prepare 16 bars of an up-tune or ballad.
Please bring a current picture and resume and list of conflicts between March and November.
Equity and non-equity.  All roles are paid.  Must be at least 18 years of age.  ALL individuals are welcome and encouraged to audition, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or identification.   Roles for male and female 18 – 70.

Shows and roles:

Rainbow Wave, A Local Playwrights Festival (directed by Riley Galvin and Lane Schlicher)
Male and Female roles ages 19 – 70
Three to four original plays by local playwrights will be performed. All will be world premieres and will be fully staged productions. The theme of the festival will be LGBTQ+ in politics and government. The titles and playwrights of the plays selected will be announced February 1, 2020

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom by Charles Busch (directed by Jeb Bigelow)
Cast of 8
Male and female roles 20 – 45
Please note, due to the nature of the show actors will play multiple roles.
The roles of THE VIRGIN/MADELEINE ASTARTE and THE SUCCUBUS/LA CONDESA have been cast.
ALIi, a guard/PJ, a chorus boy 20’s male
HUJAR, a guard/ZACK, a chorus boy 20’s male
KING CARLISLE, a silent movie idol 35 – 45 male
ETIENNE, a butler/DANNY, a chorus boy 30 – 40
RENEE VAIN, a starlet/TRACY, an aspiring singer 20’s female
OATSIE CAREWE, a gossip columnist 40’s male

The play that started the career and phenomenon known as Charles Busch. One of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. Tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom…then in 1920’s silent movie Hollywood…then contemporary Las Vegas. Constantly rekindling their feud until they realize that in this cold modern world, all they really have is each other.

I’ll Take Romance, The Musical Book by Edwin Sanchez with Paul Lockwood, music and lyrics by Michael Leamon (directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger)
Cast of 12 (6 males, 3 women, 3 male or female with double/triple casting)
LEAD CHARACTERS (All singing)
ANGEL male, any race but must be willing to appear semi-nude 25 – 30
DEE male, any race 25 – 30
BREE CHRISTIE female, any race 30 – 40
GRETCHEN CHRISTIE female, any race 30 – 40
GEORGE LANIER male, any race 40 – 50
CHI CHI LOPEZ male Hispanic 30 – 50
SETH CHRISTIE male, any race 30 – 45
TOY male, very well built, any race, 20’s

ENSEMBLE
(SPEAKING ROLES) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, WAITER/WAITRESS/RETAIL SALESPERSON/THREE REPORTERS
(NON-SPEAKING ROLES) BARTENDER, SHOPPERS, ART GALLERY PATRONS, WEDDING GUESTS

A new musical based on the critically acclaimed play by Edwin Sanchez and developed exclusively for us. Angel, a gay gold digger, sets his sights on a newly out and proud billionaire. Dragging his best friend along for the ride and leaving collateral damage in his wake, Angel’s plans hit a wall when the billionaire’s best friend, Chi Chi, steps in and takes over. Vengeful ex-wives, an imaginary lover, closeted twin brothers: Angel will crawl over all of them for the prized wedding ring.

From White Plains by Michael Perlman (directed by Joe Bishara)
*Please note, auditions for From White Plains will only be held on Saturday February 22
Cast of 4 all male, any race 25- 30
JOHN
ETHAN
DENNIS
GREGORY
In an emotional Academy Awards acceptance speech, Dennis publicly denounces Ethan, the high school bully who he believes pushed his gay best friend to suicide, and who, fifteen years later, inspired the screenplay that garnered the Oscar. As the speech escalates from internationally televised to viral, a now more mature Ethan must confront what he did as a teenager. Thrust into the court of public opinion, their closest relationships begin to unravel. When old actions have unforgivable consequences, how can the world be expected to move forward, and does anyone ever outgrow who they were in high school?

A Very Sordid Wedding by Del Shores (directed by Beth Kattelman)
Cast of 18
Please note that because this is a sequel to Sordid Lives many of the original cast members are returning. The following roles are still to be cast.
MAIN CHARACTERS
TY male 30’s
KYLE male, any race 30’s

MINOR/EXTRAS
16 roles, actors cast will play multiple roles
Male – female 30 – 70.

The Area Premiere of Del Shores’ newest play. Based on the hit movie of the same name and the last in the Sordid series. The play brings back all your favorite characters from Sordid Lives, as well as introducing some new equally unforgettable ones, to a very special wedding day in the small Texas town where it all started.

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