Auditions

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

CATCO will hold General Auditions for Equity and Non-Equity actors on Sunday September 25, 2016 from 4–7PM and Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6–9PM for:
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by David Caldwell
Rehearsals begin on 12/30/16
Opening 1/25/17
Closing 2/12/17

Auditions will be held at:
The Vern Riffe Center
Studio Three Theatre
77 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Actors auditioning for Baskerville will have no more than three (3) minutes to present one comedic monologue and one dramatic monologue. Actors may choose to present one monologue with considerable range. Actors may be asked to read from the script. Please bring a recent photo and resume. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to provide us with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

NOTE: ALL actors in this show must be accomplished comedians.

SHERLOCK HOLMES:
Male, mid 30’s to late 40’s. Tall, angular, athletic, unpredictable, a master of disguise (both physical and vocal), with a brilliantly facile mind and a British dialect (RP). Good comedian.

WATSON:
Male, mid 30’s to late 40’s. A man of action, but affable, a good narrator, straight man to Holmes. Again, a British dialect (again, RP). Good comedian.

NOTE: ALL the following actors must be able to play multiple characters, each with his or her own voice, physicality, personality. And the actors need to be in very good shape: the show’s pace will be hectic, and the quick-changes from one character to the next is lightning-fast. A facility with different British dialects is important: RP, cockney, etc.

ACTOR 1:
Male, 30–50. Plays more character types (villains, country bumpkins, butlers, doctors, opera characters). Plays 14 different characters. Perhaps larger in stature than Actor 2. Good comedian and/or clown

ACTOR 2:
Male, 25–45. Plays both older and younger characters than Actor 1. Needs to be Texan juvenile lead, as well as Inspector, and a female scullery maid. Plays 7 different characters. Good comedian, and/or clown

ACTRESS 1:
Female, 25–40. Plays mostly female but also a male character, from housekeeper to Our Heroine, from opera diva to a Mrs. Danvers-like chatelaine. Good comedian, and /or clown.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

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A Seussified Christmas Carol

CATCO is Kids will hold General Auditions for Non-Equity actors (ages 8–15) on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 1–4 pm for:
A Seussified Christmas Carol
Book by Peter Bloedel
Directed by Andrew Protopapas
Rehearsals begin 11/7/16
Opening 12/2/16
Closing 12/11/16

Please arrive at the audition start time–auditions are being conducted in a large group format
Auditions will be held at:
The Columbus Performing Arts Center (CPAC)
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

Actors auditioning for A Seussified Christmas Carol will have no more than 90 seconds to present one monologue with considerable range. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Please bring a recent photo and resume. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to provide us with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

Cast of Characters:
Narrator #1
Narrator #2
Jake Marley
The Scrooge
Bob Cratchit
Bed-Headed Fred
Solictor #1
Solictor #2
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Young Scrooge
Belle
Belle's Husband
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Mrs. Cratchit
Timmy Loo Hoo
(Bed-Headed) Fred's Wife
Voice at Party #1
Voice at Party #2
Voice at Party #3
Voice at Party #4
Sven, The Ghost of Christmas Future (*Non-speaking)
A Boy
A Maid
Old Fezziwig (*Non-speaking)
Actors will double as members of crowd scenes.

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Artist Education apprenticeship

CATCO will be holding auditions for our Artist Education apprenticeship.

ARTIST EDUCATION APPRENTICESHIP:
Duties include:

    A) Performing supporting/leading roles in two of the CATCO is Kids productions in addition to understudying and/or performing in a minimum of two CATCO productions at Vern Riffe Center.
    B) Crew member/usher for CATCO is Kids and CATCO performances
    C) Participating in Artist Education Training and teaching residencies in Columbus City School system
    D) Participating in Ohio Attorney General's Finding Words Program
    E) Social Media marketing assistance for CATCO and CATCO is Kids productions
    F) Participation in CATCO is Kids Saturday Morning Musical classes
    G) Participation in CATCO is Kids Audition Classes

 

Actors auditioning for the Artist Educator Apprenticeship should prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues in addition to 16 bars of a contemporary Musical Theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided.

Arist Education Apprentices receive a stipend of $315/week. Housing is not provided.

If you are interested in scheduling an audition, please email CATCO Associate Producing Director, Joe Bishara at jbishara@catco.org

 

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