Auditions

Auditions

The Port Aransas Community Theatre announces the upcoming auditions for "Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical" by Bob Walton and Jim Walton.

Auditions will be held at the theatre on Sunday November 11th at 5 pm and Monday November 12th at 6:30 pm. The Port Aransas Community Theatre is located at 2327 State Highway 361 Port Aransas, Tx.

There are roles for 3 men and 3 women (ages 35 - 65). All roles require the ability to sing solo, hold harmonies, and comedic timing.

Audition pieces will be provided. No need to prepare monologue or song. Show dates are  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays, January 3rd through the 13th, 2019.

With a balanced look at the joys of getting older, through a cast of 3 men and 3 women, "Mid-Life!" strikes a chord with anyone regardless of age. A series of scenes and sketches poke fun at the frustrations of mammograms, love handles, weekend warriors and prostate exams. The cleverly crafted songs celebrate forgetfulness, reading glasses and menopause, but also touch on the sentimental wisdom that our later years afford us. "Mid-Life!" is a hilarious musical romp with an honest humor about the trials and tribulations of the unavoidable aging process.

For more information Please call  the theatre at 361-749-6036 or email the production team at info@portaransascommunitytheatre.com

 


The Port Aransas Community Theatre will hold auditions for Noises Off, the second production of its 2019 season on Tuesday November 12th and 13th at 6:30 pm. This farce-within-a-farce is written by Michael Frayn and will be directed by Ken Yarbrough.

A cast of 5 men and 4 women is needed. The play will run for two weekends
Jan 31 - Feb 3 and February 7 - 10, 2019.

Auditions will take place at the Port Aransas Community Theatre which is located at 2327 State Highway 361 in PortAransas Texas. 

For more information Please call  the theatre at 361-749-6036 or email the production team at info@portaransascommunitytheatre.com

Called “the funniest farce ever written” by the New York PostNoises Off portrays a manic menagerie of itinerant actors presenting a farce called Nothing’s On. With the players’ susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs, every performance is a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play follows the touring troupe’s production through three stages: the disastrous technical rehearsal, a matinee a month later (as seen from backstage), and a performance towards the end of the debilitating ten-week run. On stage, it’s a whirlwind of slamming doors, missed cues, dropped lines, and dropped trousers. Backstage, it’s a chaotic maelstrom of love triangles and trampled egos, and there’s no one without an axe to grind . . . or swing. Brimming with slapstick humor — and flying sardines! — Noises Off is the quintessential backstage farce.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script.

LLOYD DALLAS The director of Nothing On, Lloyd is passionate, suave, and extremely harried. He has a hot temper which he barely manages to keep in check, most of the time, as he watches his production go from bad to worse to disaster. He is carrying on affairs with both Brooke and Poppy which leads to very much trouble.

DOTTY OTLEY – A (rather) aging prima donna. Her money is funding the production. She has a great deal of trouble remembering her lines, blocking, and props. Capable of using spite or self-pity to get her way… Is having an affair with the much younger Garry. Plays the part of Mrs. Clackett a cockney housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England; hospitable, though slow.

GARRY LEJEUNE – Means well. Believes in The theatre. Tries to keep the show going and everyone’s morale up, but often has trouble finishing his sentences. His good nature is replaced with jealously when he believes Dotty has begun carrying on with Frederick. Plays the part of Roger, a real estate agent who is attempting to rent the house, but uses it for a place to have an affair with Vicki.

BROOK ASHTON – Young and sexy, but a terrible actress. Incapable of taking direction. Spacey and tuned-out – whether onstage or off. Blind as a bat without her contacts, which have a tendency to pop out at bad times. Carrying on with Lloyd, which is how she got her part in the show . . . She plays the part of Vicki who secretly works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger.

POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR – The assistant stage manager of Nothing On. Overworked and often on the verge of tears. Works frantically to keep the show from completely falling apart, a hopeless (and thankless) task. Her affair with Lloyd leads to a surprise announcement.

FREDERICK FELLOWES – A neurotic, bumbling actor who is filled with self doubt. A sweet man. Not the brightest bulb in the box. Always has a thousand questions about his lines and blocking. Violence and blood upset him, causing him to faint or get nosebleeds. He plays the part of Phillip Brent who is currently living in Spain with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes. He enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue, he will lose most of the year’s income. He also plays the part of Sheikh who is interested in renting the home and is the spitting image of Phillip.

BELINDA BLAIR – An experienced actress who is positive, reliable, and charming. A goodhearted busybody, who knows all the gossip about the company. She attempts to keep the show going as it unravels. She plays the part of Flavia, who is Phillip’s dependable wife opposed to household duties.

TIM ALLGOOD – The company’s long-suffering stage manager who is completely exhausted and sleep-deprived. He’s responsible for an inhuman number of tasks and forced to understudy everybody.

SELSDON MOWBRAY – A cheerful, elderly, alcoholic who forgets his lines and misses his entrances. The entire cast attempts to keep him from getting his hands on a bottle. Panic reigns when he cannot be found at all. He plays the part of an elderly burglar breaking into the Brent’s home.

Note – many parts are not “age specific” except for Selsdon, Brooke, and Dotty. The other actors are experienced and in their “prime” so to speak.