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Wait Until Dark

By Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Director – Ann Hedger

Auditions: Wednesday & Thursday, August 2 & 3, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Callbacks by invitation only: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rehearsals Start: Monday, August 14, 2017
Rehearsals will be Mon-Thu 6:30-9:30 pm & Sun time TBA

Performance Dates:  September 30 – October 15, 2017
Fridays/Saturdays 7:30 pm; Sunday matinees 2:00 pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 1:00 pm senior matinee

Requirements:

  • Appointments Needed.  Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103.
  • Cold readings from the script.  Please be familiar with the show.
  • Must be available for all performances, including the daytime senior matinee.
  • Bring a headshot or snapshot of yourself to attach to our paperwork.
  • Questions? Call 440-951-7500 x103

Casting Information:

  • 1 woman – 25-35
  • 1 girl – 10-14
  • 4 men – mid 20’s-50’s
  • ALL roles are available.
  • The Fine Arts Association supports non-traditional casting.
  • No AEA contracts available for this production

About the Show: 

Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

Roles available:

Mike Talman – mid 20’s-40’s.  A professional con man.  Has spent time in jail and has pulled many cons with Carlino.  He is a good liar. Likeable and charismatic, with a dark side.  Bronx accent a plus.

Sgt. Carlino – 30-50’s Mike’s partner.  Not as likeable as Mike.  Older than Mike, and out of shape. A follower, not a leader. Bronx accent a plus.

Harry Roat – 30-50’s, A very creepy sociopathic con man who is capable of murder.  He is a loose cannon that reacts suddenly, violently and without conscience.  He is the ringleader.  He uses several accents throughout the play.

Suzy Hendrix –25-35, Recently blinded in a car accident and still adjusting to her blindness.  Likeable with a good sense of humor and a strong need for independence, but relies heavily on Sam, her husband.  She is a perfectionist.  A stature that makes her physically vulnerable.

Sam Hendrix – 30-40, Married to Suzy.  Professional photographer and a former Marine.  Very organized.  Kind, trustworthy and protective of Suzy.

Gloria – 10-14, Upstairs neighbor to Suzy and Sam.  Sam has been paying her to help Suzy with chores and shopping.  Very independent and doesn’t like to be told what to do.  Acts out when upset.

 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright

Directed by Sandy Kosovich Peck
Music Direction by Dave Thomas

Auditions:  Monday, August 14, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm
Callbacks, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – by invitation only

Rehearsals begin:  Sunday, October 1, 2017
Rehearsals will GENERALLY be Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm, Mondays thru Thursdays 6:30-10:00 pm. 

Production Dates:  November 24-December 17, 2017
Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sundays at 2:00 pm. 
Two daytime performances on Thursdays, November 30 & December 7.  Attendance required. 

Requirements:

  • Appointments will be taken beginning Monday, July 10, 2017
  • Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103 to make your appointment
  • Reading from script sides
  • Come prepared with a 16-32 bars of a standard Music Theatre song.
  • Bring sheet music in the proper key.
  • An accompanist will play for all auditioners.  Singing acapella is discouraged.
  • Bring a detailed list of your conflicts beginning October 1, 2017.  This includes any school activities/events, sports activities/events and classes you may be taking that would cause you to miss a scheduled rehearsal.  All cast members must be available for tech week (November 19-22) and for all performances, including the two daytime performances.
  • Please bring a headshot (school picture or snap shot will do).
  • Resumes will be accepted (not required)

Casting Information:

  • Needed:   Cast of approximately 25-30
  • All roles are available.
  • Age range is 8 years old-Adult.  (must be 8 years old by first rehearsal)
  • No AEA contracts available for this production.

Character Breakdown

Ariel
A mermaid and King Triton's youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.
Gender: female, Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Prince Eric
A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.
Gender: male, Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Grimsby
Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Gender: male, Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: C4, Vocal range bottom: C3

Flounder
A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Gender: male, Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2

Scuttle
A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
Gender: male, Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: C3

King Triton
King of the Sea and Ariel's father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans.
Gender: male, Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Sebastian
A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can't bring himself to stand in Ariel's way.
Gender: male, Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Flotsam
An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Gender: male, Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: E3

Jetsam
An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Gender: male, Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Ursula
The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.
Gender: female, Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Chef Louis
The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
Gender: male, Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ensemble
Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors)
Sea Creatures:
Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana)
Gulls
Maids
Chefs
Animals
Princesses

Audition information will be posted as available.

General Information

Upcoming Auditions

Wait Until Dark
Disney's The Little Mermaid

For Adult Productions Auditions: Auditions notices for adult productions are sent out prior to each audition. If you would like to be added to our audition mailing list, contact Ann Hedger, Programming Coordinator, at 440-951-7500, ext. 103

For Youth Theatre Productions: Audition notices for youth theatre productions are NOT mailed out but WILL appear in the newspapers listed to the right. Audition information flyers may also be picked up at The Fine Arts Association.