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  AUDITIONS SCHEDULE for 2014-2015

Audition schedule for the 2014-2015 Season...

  • "Hound of the Baskerville" - August 18, 19, 21, 2014
  • Disney's "Mulan Jr." - September 8, 9 & 11, 2014
  • "Barefoot in the Park" - March 2, 3, & 4, 2015

 

  AUDITIONS - HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES - AUGUST 2014

Auditions:

  • Monday & Tuesday August 18, 19, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Thursday - August 21, 2014 Callbacks from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Audition Location: Pittsburg Presbyterian Church

 

Rehearsals: Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM starting August 25, 2014.

 

Production dates:

  • Thursday - October 2, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

  • Friday & Saturday - October 3 & 4, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

  • Sunday - October 5, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

 

With all the latest interest in Sherlock Holmes on television and in the movies, PCT decided to bring the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery "Hound of the Baskervilles" closer to home.

 

The director's torch is being passed to Lisa Marie Taylor (Nurse Janet in "South Pacific" and Cecily Pigeon in "The Odd Couple" from this past season) to direct this classic tale.

Assistant Director is Michael Wilson (Cmdr Harbison in "South Pacific" and Roy in "The Odd Couple" from this pas season).

 

Cast includes:

  • Holmes – 30s, world-famous detective with a penchant for solving the unsolvable, brilliant

  • Watson – 30s-40s, Holmes’ faithful companion/assistant; observant of details, even if he doesn’t always know how to fit them together

  • Dr Mortimer – a former hospital doctor who has set up practice in the country, absent-minded, physician to the late Sir Charles Baskerville, can male or female

  • Sir Henry Baskerville – 30s, Heir to the Baskerville estate, lived primarily in Canada until his return to England to take over the family estate; doubtful of the family curse.

  • Stapleton – 30s, an eccentric man, a naturalist who has chosen a remote moor in Southwest England to study butterflies, strangely possessive and over-protective of his sister

  • Beryl – late 20s early 30s, Stapleton’s attractive sister

  • Barrymore – mid 50s or older, the butler whose family has served the Baskervilles for generations, a man with an imposing presence

  • Mrs. Barrymore – mid 50s, Barrymore’s wife, a housekeeper with a secret

  • Laura Lyons – mid-30s, a woman with a complicated past

  • Selden – escaped convict running loose on the moor. (pre-cast)

 

"The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Written by F. Andrew Leslie

From the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Produced by permission of Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

 

 

  AUDITIONS - Mulan Jr & Original One-Act - September 2014

Recommended - Student Audition Workshop

Saturday - August 23 from 10 am - 12 noon.

Presbyterian Church 200 E. Leland, Pittsburg

 

This workshop is provided at no charge and is intended to teach you proper audition skills. You can even learn a song you can use for the audition.

 

Disney Mulan Jr and One-Act - Audition Times:

  • Monday - September 8, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday - September 9, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Thursday - September 11, 2014 (Callbacks) from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Audition Location: Hillview Jr. High School 333 Yosemite Dr., Pittsburg

Rehearsals: Begins mid-September, 2014. at Hillview Jr. High School.

 

*** Parents are required to attend the first rehearsal September 15, 2014.***

 

PCT is thrilled to welcome Steven Mergogey-Conti (Stewpot in :"South Pacific" and former PCT child actor in "Oliver" and "Emperor's New Clothes" among others) as Director for this years children's production. Don't worry - David Ward isn't gone - he will act as Producer and mentor to Steven. David even once directed Steven in the afore mentioned shows, so the torch is being passed to a new generation of directors.

 

Production Team:

  • Courtney Shaffer (Nurse Pam in "South Pacific") as Assistant Director,
  • Ronald Andrew Llenado (Billis in "South Pacific") as Musical Director, and
  • Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques as Choreographer.

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Simultaneous to the Mulan Auditions, auditions for the original one-act play.
This year Bethany Gella (Jasmine in "Aladdin Jr" this past season) is the student director. Bethany will be mentored by Sam Logan (Giles in "The Mousetrap).

 

Cast includes:

  • ANCESTORS who observe the action throughout. Strong actor/singers needed that can carry solo work.... LAOZI (pronounced LAU-tsi) This ancestor represents Honor and is the leader of the group. LIN represents Loyalty and is the hardest on Mulan; Lin does not appreciate any challenges to the old-world belief system. ZHANG (ZANG) represents strength, the strong silent type. HONG represents Destiny and is Laozi's right-hand man. YUN (YOON) represents Love and is Mulan's greatest advocate from the beginning – the mother figure that eventually encourages the others to support Mulan for who she is. CHI FU (chee FU) is your typical "bad guy," the quintessential political character, manipulative and proud to a fault.
  • ENSEMBLE The Ensemble provides sound effects throughout the show, but also steps into the action when needed to play FATHERS, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, SONS, DRESSMAKERS, HAIRDRESSERS, GROOMERS, YOUNG HSAIO, OLDER YI, YOUNG YI, MAGYAR, SUBAR-TU, CHEN, LIU and the CHEONGSAM SALESPERSON. The featured roles vary in size and vocal requirements, but the Ensemble will be needed to provide vocal power throughout and dance in the production numbers.
  • FA LI - Mulan's mother who also possesses strength but understands her place in her generation and culture who passes a certain wisdom on to Mulan.
  • FA ZHOU (fa ZOO), Mulan's father is confident and calm who has a strong presence and can sing, at least a little. Without playing "older," his calm strength contrasts with Mulan's frenetic energy at the top of the show. We see that Mulan is truly her father's daughter when she grows wise through her journey.
  • GRANDMOTHER FA - age is not the concern here, but actor must covey wisdom and humor as she is a bit mischieveous. Grandmother sees greatness in Mulan, but still wants her to achieve it through tradition.
  • MULAN - a strong female performer who is on stage for most of the show and needs to carry a great deal vocally while telling the story. Must have strength and courage in her performance and be convincing in her passion and determination to protect her father and family.
  • MUSHU (MOO shoo) – although comedy is very important for this character (a talking dragon), remember that we have to feel sympathy for Mushu's struggle to get back into the Temple. Don't just cast your funniest performer, but one that is comfortable talking to and connecting with your audience.
  • SHANG - needs to have strength, but also the openness to learn from Mulan. Although he is the general's son, he has a brain too.Shang is a strong vocalist and should have good stage presence.
  • SHAN-YU (shawn YU) – need an actor who can command of the stage – someone with tremendous presence who can convince the audience that he can lead an invasion.
  • THE MATCHMAKER - provides comic relief through the "straight man" approach. Need an an overbearing presence who can maintain composure through a comic scene.
  • YAO, LING, and QIAN-PO (cheeann-PO) – "the Guys" – should be able to work as a team but be diverse in type to help distinguish them from the other Chinese Soldiers. Yao considers himself to be a big tough guy; he has a bark and bite, but all in all a good person. Ling is a bit of a scam artist, and not the brightest guy in the world. Qian-Po is a real sweetheart of a monk who would rather have a good meal than a battle scene. Casting a trio of actors who are willing to have fun is important. They need to be misfits in the army, like Mulan, and able to really play around while dressing up like maidens during the show's climax.
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    Disney's "Mulan JR."
    Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
    421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
    www.MTIShows.com

     

    Produced with special arrangements with Music Theatre International, Inc.

    All rights reserved.


  AUDITIONS - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - March 2015

Auditions:

  • Monday & Tuesday - March 2 and 3, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday - Callbacks - March 4, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Production dates:

  • Thursday - April 23,, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

  • Friday & Saturday - April 24, & 25, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

  • Sunday - April 26, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

 

PCT welcomes back Betty Gregg (who last directed "Steel Magnolias" in 2010). Betty is one of the original founding members of PCT and has been part of every show typically specializing in hair and make-up. She is thrilled to be back directing a Neil Simon classic comedy.

 

Cast includes:

  • CORIE BRATTER - a free spirit, newlywed to Paul
  • PAUL BRATTER - a lawyer, newlywed to Corie
  • MRS. BANKS - Corie's mother
  • VICTOR VELASCO - the neighbor in the attic
  • TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN
  • DELIVERY MAN

 

"Barefoot in the Park"

by Neil Simon

Produced by permission of Samuel French, Inc.