CPCC Theatre Announces the Cast for The Crucible

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the Tentative Cast List for  The Crucible.

 

Betty Parris……………………………………………………………………Melinda Harrison

Reverend Samuel Parris………………………………………………………….Cole Long

Tituba………………………………………………………………………………Corlis Hayes

Abigail Williams…………………………………………………………………Sarah Clifford

Susanna Walcott………………………………………………………………….Anna Young

Mrs. Ann Putnam……………………………………………………………Jerilyn McDonald

Thomas Putnam…………………………………………………………………Deevo Tindell

Mercy Lewis………………………………………………………………………Selina Lewis

Mary Warren………………………………………………………………Ashley Gildersleeve

John Proctor……………………………………………………………………..Josh Logsdon

Rebecca Nurse…………………………………………………………………Deborah Rivers

Giles Corey……………………………………………………………………Tom Ollis

Reverend John Hale…………………………………………………………Tony Wright

Elizabeth Proctor……………………………………………………………..Caryn Crye

Francis Nurse………………………………………………………………Richard Meier

Ezekiel Cheever………………………………………………………………Jared Tuton

John Willard…

Martha Cory……………………………………………………………………Iris DeWitt

Judge Hathorne……………………………………………………………Richard Thompson

Deputy-Governor Danforth…………………………………………………….Tim Huffman

Sarah Good…………………………………………………………………………Iris DeWitt

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. We hope to see you at Evita audition’s in December. Tickets on sale now at the SunTrust Box office 704-330-6534 or online at CPCCTix.

CPCC Theatre Auditions for The Trip to Bountiful

             The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote

Auditions August 10 or 11 at 7:00pm in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus. Director: Charles LaBorde

The Trip to Bountiful is the poignant story of Mrs. Watts, an aging widow living with her son and daughter-in-law in a three-room flat in Houston, Texas in 1953. Fearing that her presence may be an imposition on others, and chafing under the watchful eye of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Watts imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. First presented on television and then produced on Broadway, this award winning play is “…the rarest of theater experiences, an evening which will prove an indelible memory… “—NY World-Telegram

The role of Carrie Watts has been cast. All other roles are open. Age ranges are character not actor specific. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of conflicts for the August 17th through October 1st time period.  Rehearsals begin August 17th. Rehearsals run Monday – Thursday evenings 7:00p to 9:30ish. Performances September 25, 26, October 2, 3 8pm, September 27 & October 4 2:30p, October 1 7:30pm.

We are also looking for people interested in working backstage, set crew, props, etc.

Character Breakdown

Mrs. Carrie Watts—an aging woman who now lives in a cramped apartment with her adult son and his wife.  African-American—60.  Role has been cast.

Ludie Watts—the son who has recently returned to work after a lengthy illness.  He is devoted to his mother, but is growing weary of acting as referee in the conflict between his mother and his wife.  African-American—30-50 years.

Jessie Mae Watts—the daughter-in-law, who would rather go to the corner drugstore to drink Cokes and spend her days at the beauty parlor with her friends than serve as monitor of her aging mother-in-law.  African-American—30-40 years. 

All other roles are non-race-specific.  The play is essentially about family, not race.

Thelma—a young woman who befriends Mrs. Watts at a bus station and on a bus trip.  She is a newlywed facing the prospect of being separated from her husband for an extended period of time.  A fragile, intelligent, and caring woman in her 20′s.

Houston Ticket Man #1—a somewhat impatient station employee with a long line of customers, who tries to remain civil to Mrs. Watts.  Indeterminate age.

Harrison Ticket Man—another station agent at a small-town bus station who goes out of his way to help Mrs. Watts.  Indeterminate age.

Sheriff—competent and rather business-like small-town sheriff who treats Mrs. Watts with the respect that her age commands.  He is anything but the clichéd Southern sheriff.  Indeterminate age.

There are also several non-speaking characters who appear in the Houston bus station.  These include a second ticket man, janitor, people waiting for their buses, and others purchasing tickets.  The people come and go and interact to give realistic atmosphere to the busy bus station.  These do require acting ability and development of characters and their backstories.  A good role for someone looking to get into acting or back into it after many years away.

If you have any questions contact Tom Hollis at 704-330-6534 or by email at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu

 

 

CPCC Theatre Auditions for Joe Turner Rescheduled for Thursday Feb 19th and 20th

CPCC Theatre auditions for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone have been rescheduled for Thursday Feb 19th and Friday February 20th at 7:00pm in the Overcash/Halton Rehearsal Hall OC 300.

We are seeking 6 men and 5 women for characters aged 20 -60+. 

Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences is an installment in the author’s series chronicling black life in each decade of this century. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

Seth Holly                           African American male 50′s

Bertha Holly                       African American female 40′s

Bynum Walker                   African American male 60′s

Rutherford Selig                Caucasian male 50′s

Jeremy Furlow                   African American male 20′s

Herald Loomis                   African American male 30′s

Zonia Loomis                     African American female 11

Mattie Campbell               African American female 20′s

Reuben Mercer                African American male 10-12

Molly Cunningham           African American female 20′s

Martha Pentecost            African American female 20′s

No preparation necessary.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not have to be a current CPCC student to participate. College credit is available to those who qualify. Rehearsals begin February 23rd. Rehearsals Monday – Thursday 7 – 10pm. Performances April 10 -19, 2015.

We are also looking for people interested in working backstage, set crew, props, etc.

For more info contact Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu or call 704-330-6835

Tom Hollis

Chair-Drama

Arts: Visual, Performing and Interior Design

Central Piedmont Community College

P.O. Box 35009

Charlotte NC 28235

704-330-6835

www.cpcc.edu

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CPCC Theatre Auditions for How to Succeed… December 8 or 9

December 8 or 9
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Halton Theatre
 
Power, sex, ambition, greed… it’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business.

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser including “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man,” and “The Company Way.”

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.
 
An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift, and sharp jabs to the funny bone, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is a sure fire hit!
 
 
 
Cast size: Large (over 20)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast – Many featured roles, Star Vehicle – Male, Strong/Large Chorus
Dance requirement: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional)
   
Character Breakdown
BUD FRUMP Biggely’s nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections. Male, 18-21 yrs old Range: C3 – F4
ENSEMBLE SCRUBWOMEN; EXECUTIVES; SECRETARIES
GATCH A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies. Male, 40-60 yrs old Speaking Role
HEDY LaRUE A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants. Female, 25-35 yrs old
Range: C4 – Eb5
J. PIERREPONT FINCH Our story’s protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the ‘ladder of success.’ Male, 18-25 yrs old Range: C3 – G4
J.B. BIGGLEY The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting. Male, 50-65 yrs old
Range: C3 – A4
MISS JONES J.B.’s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her. Female, 55-65 yrs old Range: Bb3 – Gb5
MR. TWIMBLE He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed. Male, 60-75 yrs old Range: C#3 – E4
ROSEMARY PILKINGTON A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch’s love interest. Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: A3 – B4
SMITTY A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man. Female, 30-40 yrs old Ragne: A#3 – G5
WALLY WOMPER The company’s Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer. Male, 55-70 yrs old Range: D3 – E4
 
 You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition. Auditions are open to all.
Each auditionee should have a prepared song of at least 16 bars and sheet music in appropriate key. Be dressed to move. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsal will not begin until after the New Year.
 
For more info contact Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu
 

CPCC Theatre annonces auditons for The Games Afoot

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for The Games Afoot: or Holmes For the Holidays on Monday, September 15th and Tuesday September 16th at 7:00pm in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.  The Games Afoot: or Holmes For the Holidays will be directed by Tom Hollis

 

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

 

William Gillette                male                     40ish      “Strikingly” handsome. A modern day Ulysses

Martha Gillette                female                70ish      Gillette’s mother. Somewhat vague and dithering

Felix Geisel                         male                     40ish      Histrionic and arch in a Lionel Barrymore way

Madge Geisel                    female                40ish      Flamboyant and wry in a Rosalind Russell way

Simon Bright                      male                     20ish      Ingénue, sweet and enthusiastic

Aggie Wheeler                  female                20ish      Ingénue, beautiful and full of spunk

Inspector Goring               female                40 – 50ish  British eccentric in a Margaret Rutherford way

Daria Chase                       female                30- 40ish   Gorgeous, sexy, spiteful.  Chic

All roles are open. Age ranges are character not actor specific. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of conflicts for the September 15th through November 9th time period.  You do not have to be a current CPCC student to participate. College credit is available to those who qualify. Rehearsals begin September 18th. Rehearsals Monday – Thursday evenings. Performances October 31st through November 9th, 2014.

 

We are also looking for people interested in working backstage, set crew, props, etc.

For more info contact Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu or call 704-330-6835