Lake Dillon Theatre Company 2020 – Non-AEA Open Call
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Silverthorne, CO 80498
Call Type: NON EQUITY Open Call
SPT – 6
PERSONNEL IN ATTENDANCE:
Christopher Alleman | Producing Artistic Director
Rachel Dilliplane | Production Manager
Melissa Livingston | Artistic Associate
Theatre’s address: Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, 460 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Equity actors and actor/singers for the 2020 Season: LIVE.LAUGH.LOVE. OUT LOUD!
written by Jen Silverman
direction by Melissa Livingston Rehearsals
begin week of: March 2, 2020
Performance run: March 13 – 29, 2020
DESCRIPTION: “ Sharon, in her mid-fifties is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.” – Samuel French
SHARON (mid-fifties, female) – a single and friendly (if somewhat sheltered) woman who finds she has a surprising affinity for Robyn’s line of work.
ROBYN (mid-fifties, female) – Sharon’s new roommate with a mysterious past. An accomplished con artist with an acerbic wit
—–WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND—–
(World Premiere MUSICAL)
music & lyrics by Jenny Giering
book & lyrics by Sean Barry
Rehearsals begin week of: June 1, 2020
Performance run: June 12 – 28, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Illness changes us. More often than not, those changes are temporary; we get sick, then we recover. But what happens when our health falters, and we fail to heal? Based on real-life events, WHAT WE LEAVE BEHINDis a courageous, one-woman musical that examines what it means to live a life reshaped by illness. Deeply intimate with a hauntingly melodic score, this funny, touching story sheds light on how to live a life forever altered by illness, and how to embrace a new self when the once familiar parts of life fall behind.
JENNY (female) The one-person musical shifts in time to before, during, and after Jenny’s diagnoses, and the performer must portray ages of 25 to 45. Wide emotional range required. Comfortable singing musical theatre, jazz, pop, and country. Vocal part: Mezzo: strong belt and mix needed
—–MAN OF LA MANCHA—–
by Dale Wasserman
lyrics by Joe Darion
music by Mitch Leigh
Rehearsals begin week of: June 15, 2020
Performance run: July 3 – August 2, 2020
DESCRIPTION: “Miguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure in his varied careers as playwright, poet and tax collector, sits in a Seville dungeon with his manservant, awaiting trial by the Spanish Inquisition for an offense against the Church. The other prisoners set up a mock trial: if Cervantes is found guilty, he will hand over all his possessions. Cervantes agrees to do so, and offers his defense in the form of a play. Producing a makeup kit, he transforms himself
into an old man who calls himself Don Quixote de La Mancha.” – The Musical Company LDTC’s production will be performed by (8) actor/musicians. Character assignments may change and most actors will need to be instrumentalists, as well. Specific instrument assignments are TBD. Accepted instruments are: guitar (acoustic, mandolin, etc), strings (cello, bass, violin, viola, etc)
(character assignments subject to change to optimize doubling)
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES (30s-60s, male) our Don Quixote, the “foolish knight”. A tall, gaunt, eccentric but charismatic man.
Vocal part: heroic tenor/high Baritone
SANCHO (20s-50s, male) manservant to Cervantes and loyal sidekick to Don Quixote. Vocal part: Tenor. Must sing well, but may have comic voice
ALDONZA (20s-50s, female) a wild and lusty woman who has developed a jaded world-view. A survivor with a noble heart. Vocal part: Mezzo-Soprano
INNKEEPER (30s-60s, male) a gentle giant. Husband to Maria. This role may portray additional supporting characters.
DR. CARRASCO (30s-60s, male) Antonia’s fiance and foil to Don Quixote. Insists our foolish knight is mad and must be treated. This role may portray additional supporting characters.
MARIA (20s-60s, female) The Innkeeper’s wife. This role may portray additional supporting female characters
GOVERNOR (30s-50s) a large and powerful man. Leader of the inmate society in the prison. This role may portray additional supporting characters.
THE DUKE (20s-60s, male) sidekick to the Governor. This role may portray additional supporting characters.
by James Hindman
Rehearsals begin week of: July 27, 2020
Performance run: August 7 – September 6, 2020
DESCRIPTION: The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope – open a theatre! Two actors play over twenty roles in a world of farce, love and deception, proving once and for all that art can save the world.
ACTOR TRACK 1 (20s-50s, male) primarily portrays Mr. Trundle, the sincere, people-pleasing new mayor of Popcorn Falls. Also portrays: Hans, a German exchange student; Mr. Upmall, the oldest man in Popcorn Falls, and many others.
ACTOR TRACK 2 (20s-50s, male) primarily portrays the nervous janitor, Mr. Trundle’s co-conspirator in their quest to save Popcorn Falls from ruin. Also portrays: Pastor Pete; Flloyd, the one armed lumber yard owner; Becky a sweet lost soul newly returned to town, and many others.
—– APPLICATION PENDING—–
written by Andy Sandberg and Greg Edwards Rehearsals begin week of: November 9, 2020 Performance run: November 20 – December 13, 2020
DESCRIPTION: “ A new comedy about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at a New York private school. One actress portrays rookie admissions officer Christine and over forty other roles, including all the wild personalities that she has to deal with on her first day on the job.”
CHRISTINE EVANS (20’s-40s) the new Director of Pre-Primary Admissions at Edgely Preparatory Academy. Agreeable and determined, though she is completely overwhelmed by the barrage of calls she receives on her first day. The same actor also portrays all of the callers. Strong character actor possessing a honed repertoire of dialects.
Rehearsals begin week of: December 7, 2020
Performance run: December 17-23, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Holiday Follies is a celebrated holiday variety show featuring yuletide classics, comic interludes, and audience favorites with special guest performers to liven up the festivities.
Seeking multi-talented performers of all ages to sing, share stories, and spread holiday cheer. Strong vocal and comedic ability desired.
LDTC is a proud equal opportunity employer. No person shall be excluded from the services of the organization because of race, color, religious beliefs, sex, age, gender orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability.
February 26, 2020 at 9:00AM – 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM (lunch 12:30-1:30 PM)
Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Studio 311 New York NY 10018
WHAT TO PREPARE
Those auditioning should prepare one of the following: ●
(1) comedic monologue ● –OR–
● (2) 32-bar cuts of a musical theatre song — OR–
● (1) monologue & (1) 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song Prepared material should not exceed (2) minutes in length. Those auditioning with a musical theatre cut should bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Those interested in Man of La Mancha are encouraged to accompany themselves. Instruments will not be provided in the room.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult