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NCT Auditions for 2017 Mainstage Season


Non-Equity auditions
will take place Friday, March 31 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

 

Equity Principal Audition
New Century Theatre will hold an Equity Principal Audition (EPA) for NCT's 2017 summer season and general casting files.The audition will be held on Saturday, April 1- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street in Northampton, MA.

 

 

NCT 2017 SEASON and Character Breakdowns

 

THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue
Directed by Jack Neary
July 6-15

 

(rehearsals begin June 27)

FROGGY LESUEUR: (40-50s)A British military demolitions expert and Charlie's caring friend. Cockney Accent.

CHARLIE BAKER: (30-40s) A science-fiction copy editor who is a pathologically shy little man with little personality.

BETTY MEEKS: (60-70s) The proprietor of a Georgia fishing lodge and a long-time friend of Froggy. She is pleasant, wise, and naïve all rolled into one. She is a good-hearted, generous, “down-home” Southerner.. 

REVEREND DAVID MARSHALL LEE: (30s) He is neither the stereotypical pallid young divinity student nor the hearty backslapping evangelist. Reverend David is a very likeable guy who is not what he seems to be. 

CATHERINE SIMMS: (30s) She is a formidable force and engaged to Reverend David. She is occasionally almost too much for the good reverend to handle. She has a ready wit and a sharp tongue. She badly needs someone to talk to.

OWEN MUSSER: (40-50s) The Tilghman County property inspector, Owen is a two-tattoo man: one of them, he may have gotten while drunk or on a dare; two of them means he went back for more. Beware of a two-tattoo man. 

ELLARD SIMMS: (20s) Catherine's brother, Ellard is an agreeable young man who is a bit slow-witted. He works as a sort of handyman for Betty and needs a considerable bit of instruction in his tasks, but may not be as dull as he seems.

 
HOLD THESE TRUTHS by Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Sheila Siragusa
July 27 - August 5

(rehearsals begin July 11)

GORDON HIRABAYASHI (30s)  - THIS ROLE IS CAST

 
THE 39 STEPS Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Sam Rush
August 17-20

(rehearsals begin August 1)

RICHARD HANNAY (Late 20s to Early 40s) a dashing leading man entangled in the adventure of a lifetime, as he becomes a fugitive on the run to save his own life and foil the spy ring that is trying to silence him, British dialect.

ANNABELLA SCHMIDT/MARGARET/PAMELA (20s-30s) Versatile actress to play three roles a la a young leading lady from the black-and-white films of the 1930s; Annabella is a mysterious alluring German spy; Margaret is young, shy, sheltered, very pretty British wife of an older country farmer; Pamela is our spunky, independent, and very beautiful young British heroine.

CLOWN #1 and CLOWN #2  (Male - 20-50s) Character actors to share in playing some 150 other roles in the piece, must be extremely versatile, creative, and playful actors with excellent verbal and physical comic timing and a great sense of the genre of the film, must be adept with multiple European dialects.

Appointments can be made via phone or email: (413) 587-3933 or emailing info@newcenturytheatre.org.

 

For Main stage season: Please prepare an short (under two minute) contemporary monologue and bring a headshot/resume.

For Family Series:  Please prepare a brief, comedic monologue and an upbeat song, no more than 2 minutes total.

General Audition Note: Walk-in auditions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as time allows. AEA actors will be given first preference

 

Sending Information

Actors unable to attend local auditions but interested in being considered for future projects should send headshots and resumes to:

Sam Rush, Producing Director
New Century Theatre
P.O. Box 186
Northampton, MA 01061-0186

Hiring is generally done on a per show basis.

Interested designers can send information to the same address.


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