The Randall Theatre Company will be holding auditions for
Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3rd
Sunday, June 2nd - 4 PM to 6 PM
Monday, June 3rd - 7 PM to 9 PM
Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central Ave,
Casting information and roles available listed below. Auditions sides will be available for viewing on this webpage starting May 9th.
Randall Theatre actors receive modest compensation and
unlimited theater joy!
If you are unable to attend these auditions,
we are accepting video submissions.
Please send us your resume and video or link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than June 3rd, 2019.
What you need to know about auditions:
PLEASE COME PREPARED!
If you wish to be cast, preparation is the #1 item we look for.
- Actors should bring a head shot and resume. Your head shot does not need to be a professional one but we do need a photo of you of some kind (Don't you want is to remember your face?)
- Straight Play Auditions - Prepare two short contrasting monologues (Comedy & Dramatic), about 2 minutes maximum each.
- Musical Auditions - Actors are required to prepare and bring a song selection (no more than 90 seconds) with a recorded backing track. No piano will be provided. If you are interested in musicals, please show up with a song to sing with a backing track. Acapella "Happy Birthday" is not what we're looking for.
- Movement/Dance audition - Be prepared to learn a short dance combination. Please come wearing comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. You don't have to be a dancer, but we do want to see how well you move.
CALLBACKS - callbacks will be scheduled on an "as needed" basis.
Performers of all ethnic, racial and orientation backgrounds are encouraged to audition.
Gaslight (Angel Street) - Thriller
AUDITION SIDES - CLICK ON FILE -
Gaslight tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. All appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Mr. Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually, the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.
Bella Manningham - 25 - 45 - A gentle woman with a haggard appearance who used to be beautiful.
Elizabeth - 40 - 60 - A stout, amiable, subservient woman.
Roles NOT available:
Jack Manningham - Previously cast from general auditions
Inspector Roughy - Previously cast from general auditions
Nancy - Previously cast from general auditions
A Christmas Story - Play, Comedy
(Auditions will happen for this production in July, 2019)
This year, there’s a gift that Ralphie wants more than anything in the world – a Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle – but his parents don’t seem to think it’s such a good idea. His mother warns him, “You’ll shoot your eye out,” and his father is too busy tinkering with the family’s furnace and evading the dogs from next door to pay much attention. As Christmas draws closer, Ralphie gets increasingly anxious about what surprises (either good or bad) the holiday season will bring.
If we are unable to find child actors for the production, adult actors will be chosen to play children and the play will end up being more of a parody of the movie rather than a version of it. Child/young actors must have on stage acting experience. We’re looking for kids who are confident, who are good storytellers, and who appear to be at ease in the company of adults.
Ralphie Parker - 10 - 13 - The young protagonist. Equal parts dreamer and schemer, Ralphie doesn’t just covet an air rifle, he also knows (or thinks he knows) exactly how to persuade the adults around him that his cause is a righteous one.
Ralph Parker - 30 - 60 - Ralphie’s older, wiser alter ego, functions as the story’s narrator and assumes the roles of the various townspeople who populate the landscape of the play.
Ralphie's Mother - 35 - 50 - a patient parent with firm convictions – in particular, the conviction that her son should not own an air rifle. It takes a lot to ruffle her feathers, but the provocative leg lamp that Ralphie’s father wins in a send-away contest does seem to do the trick.
The Old Man, 40 - 60 - the Parker family’s beleaguered patriarch, is a grumpy, good-hearted father with a penchant for highly original (and to the audience’s ears profanity-free) invective and a deeply held desire to be a winner.
Randy, 8 - 10 - Ralphie's little brother, sure is cute, but getting him to eat his breakfast or don his snowsuit can be a serious headache.
Flick - 10 - 13 - one of Ralphie's friends. He is the unfortunate guinea pig in the infamous frozen-flagpolelicking experiment,. Wise cracking.
Schwartz - 1- - 13 - another of Ralphie's friends. He becomes the scapegoat when Ralphie accidentally utters an unspeakable word.
Scott Farkas - 14 - 20 is the schoolyard bully who routinely torments Ralphie and his friends. He has yellow eyes!
Miss Shields - 30 - 60 is Ralphie’s teacher. She’s also an integral component of his campaign for the perfect Christmas gift.
Esther Jane - 10 - 13 - One of Raplhie's classmates. Has an interest in Raphie. - Already cast from previous auditions.
Helen - 10 -13 - another of Ralphie's friends. Helen is something of a child prodigy
Department Store Santa - 35 - 65 - The "Anti-Santa." Cold, tired of his job. Hates kids.