DATES: Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20, 2014
TIMES: 6 - 10pm.
LOCATION: Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing MI, 48911
- Most rehearsals during the season are held in the evenings. Directors for each show will inform the cast regarding specific details.
- Auditionees will be considered for the four plays included in the Peppermint Creek season: "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Parade, Dogfight, and Venus in Fur.
- those wishing to be considered for either musical should come prepared to sign a song in the style of the show, that shows your vocal range. An accompanist will be provided.
- each auditonee will be seen for approx. 5 - 10 minutes.
General Character Breakdown:
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo: (Early Auditions : Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 2:00 p.m. thru 6:00 p.m.)
• TIGER - male, ageless, touch, angry, philosophical
• MUSA - male, of Middle Eastern descent, age 25 - 35
• TOM - male, African American, American soldier, age 20 - 35
• KEV - male, Caucasian, American soldier, age 20 - 35
• IRAQI MAN/UDAY - male, of middle eastern descent, plays ages 22 - 35
• IRAQI TEENAGER/HADIA - female, of Middle Eastern descent, plays ages 13 - 30
• BRITT CRAIG A washed up reporter, often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his 'big break.' White Georgian.
Male, 25-35 yrs old, Range: Eb3 - G4
• FRANKIE EPPS A charming and simple man, he is Mary's devoted friend. Playful and flirtatious. White Georgian. Male, 14-17 yrs old, Range: Bb2 - Bb4
• GOV. JOHN SLATON As the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. White Southerner. Male, 35-45 yrs old, Range: Bb2 - F4
• HUGH DORSEY Atlanta's District Attorney. He is a devout Christian, who is brute and manipulative at times. Hungry for political success and recognition. White Georgian. Male, 35-45 yrs old, Range: B2 - F4
• JIM CONLEY A cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Black Georgian. Male, 20-30 yrs old, Range: D3 - Bb4
• JUDGE ROAN Serves as the Judge on the infamous trial. Motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy. White Georgian. Male, 60-70 yrs old, Range: B2 - D4
• LEO FRANK - The tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucielle, he is physically and emotionally displaced. A White Jew from the North. Male, 25-35 yrs old, Range: Gb2 - F4
• LUCILLE FRANK Gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient. Despite her husband's feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. A White Jew from Georgia. Female, 21-28 yrs old, Range: E5 - G3
• MARY PHAGAN A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. White Georgian. Female, 13 yrs old, Range: Eb4 - D5
• NEWT LEE He is the night watchman at National Pencil Factory. A bit too old to possess the job. Physically intimidating, but a gentle giant. Black Georgian. Male, 50-60 yrs old, Range: Bb2 - Db4
• ENSEMBLE CHAIN GANG; FACTORY GIRLS (ESSIE, IOLA STOVER, MONTEEN); GUARDS/POLICEMEN (OFFICER IVEY, DETECTIVE STARNES, MR. PEAVY); RESIDENTS OF GEORGIA (ANGELA, JUDGE ROAN, JURORS, LUTHER ROSSER, MINOLA MCKNIGHT, MRS. PHAGAN, OLD SOLDIER, REPORTERS, RILEY, SALLY SLATON, YOUNG SOLDIER)
• BERNSTEIN A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex. Male, 18-25 yrs old; Range: B2 - B4
• BOLAND A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language. Male, 18-25 yrs old, Range: B2 - B4
• EDDIE BIRDLACE A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose. Male, 18-25 yrs old, Range: A2 - A4
• MAMA The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose. Female, 40-50 yrs old, Speaking Role
• MARCY Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning. Female, 25-35 yrs old, Range: F#3 - Eb5
• ROSE FENNY A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way. Female, 18-21 yrs old, Range: G3 - E5
• ENSEMBLE MARINES (SERGEANT, GIBBS, FECTOR, STEVENS); BUS PASSENGERS; SINGERS; HIPPIES
Venus in Fur:
• THOMAS - male; a beleaguered playwright/director
• VANDA - female; a sexy, strong, desperate actress