It is with great excitement that we announce the excellent cast of Mercury Players’ production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau–Edric Johnson
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau–Edric Johnson
Mercury Players and director Steve Noll are pleased to announce the cast for Nick Schweitzer’s Wisconsin-flavored adaptation of the classic tale:
Dorothy – Emily Robinson
The Wicked Witch of the Wild West - Robert Helfinstine
Glinda, the Good Witch of Up North - Kurtis Hopp
The Scarecrow – Jordan Humpal
The Tin Man - Ben Seidensticker
The Cowardly Lion - Joshua Paffel
Aunt Lena – Mikey Jarlsberg
Uncle Ole – Louise Stout
Toto – Drew Briski
The Wizard – Jake-O Jacobson
The China Doll - Monica Fan
The Munchkins: Ren Kaspar, Donna Kapheim, Diana Greene, Janine Puleo, Andy Best, Jake Kindwall
An original, panto-style adaptation written by NICK SCHWEITZER
Directed by STEVE NOLL
Monday–Tuesday, Sept. 12–13 @ 7:00pm / Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN and will be cast race- and gender-blind
At auditions, actors will read from the script and then be asked to participate in an improv scene. Some dancing may be needed, so dress to move and bring water. Singing will not be needed at initial auditions, but may be part of callbacks. Strong improv skills are especially critical for this show and will weigh heavily in casting.
Although this is not a “traditional” musical, there will be songs performed (to be chosen by the cast). Actors with singing skills are especially encouraged to audition.
While this will be a family-friendly show, no one under the age of 18 will be cast.
For questions about the script or the production, contact director Steve Noll (email@example.com) or check the audition notice on Facebook.
Please be prepared to provide all conflicts from Oct. 3–Dec. 30, 2016.
9 Performances: December 16–18, 21–23, 28–30, 2016
Bartell Theater, Drury Stage, 113 East Mifflin Street, Madison WI
Produced by Bonnie Balke – 608-695-5697 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 13, 2015 @ 7pm / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 7pm
Bartell Theater; 113 East Mifflin Street; Madison, WI
Production Dates: September 18–October 3, 2015; Bartell Theatre (Evjue Stage)
In this award-winning new comedy, Catherine is a rockstar academic feminist and Gwen is a brilliant wife and homemaker; they reunite years after their grad school days, unfulfilled in polar-opposite ways. Throw in a mouthy babysitter, a lazy dean of students, and a meddling mom who hands out wisdom in a martini glass, and you’ve got an evening of intensely funny, immensely smart comedy.
Five roles are available:
Auditions are walk-in, no advance registration. Actors can audition one or both nights. Auditions will consist of cold readings from sides pre-selected from the script. (Advance perusal copies are not available.) Actors will be required to complete a rehearsal conflict form at the time of their audition.
For more information, contact director Sara Beth Hahner at: email@example.com or producer Bonnie Balke at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking 8 actors, 20s–60s, (3 Women, 5 Men) to play 18 roles with significant doubling.
Auditions will be held in the MercLab Theater, 930 North Fair Oaks Avenue (Fair Oaks at East Washington, behind Broadway Tire) on Sunday, May 24th, 6:00pm–9:00pm, with callbacks held Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm. If auditioners cannot be present for either the auditions or the callbacks they should contact Christopher William Wolter ASAP to set up an alternate audition time.
To audition, please sign up for a 5 minute time slot HERE
Please do what you can to arrive early for your slot.
Auditioners are strongly encouraged to prepare a short (1–2 minute) dramatic monologue as well as bring a resume and headshot. All actors will be considered regardless of preparation. Cold readings will be available.
About the Director: Christopher William Wolter is a playwright and director and a new member of the Madison theatre scene. Recently he directed Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman for Strollers Theatre at the Bartell. Previously his plays have been produced and he has worked in the theatre in Colorado, Wyoming and the United Kingdom.
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Congratulations to the six actors who were cast in The Beautiful Dark:
Many thanks to all who auditioned!
Auditions for THE BEAUTIFUL DARK by Erik Gernand / Directed by Suzan Kurry will be held on Thursday, November 13th @ 7pm and Saturday, November 15th @ 1pm. Auditions will be held at the MercLab, 930 North Fair Oaks Avenue (East Washington at Fair Oaks, behind Broadway Tire). Auditioners will be asked to read from the script; no other preparation is necessary.
Please see the show’s synopsis on Mercury’s 2014-15 Season page.
Erik Gernand is a Chicago playwright whose work was previously produced by Mercury Players in 2010′s Mercury Rising play competition. Director Suzan Kurry worked with Mercury Players on Skin Tight by Gary Henderson last season.
6 roles are available:
Advance copies of the audition material will be available from the producer one week prior to the auditions, contact email@example.com
Questions for the director may be sent any time to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABBY: Marie Mack
GREG: Odari Kimani
TIFFANY: Sylvia Forrester
TROY: Ben Bartz
KARISSA: Manny Jones
SUSAN: Betsy Wood
Congratulations to all, and thanks to all who auditioned!