Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc.

56 Island Street

Lawrence, MA  01840

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NEW AUDITIONS!

LOVE /SICK John Cariani  

AUDITION: Saturday January 4th 2:30-4:30pm and Sunday Jan 5th 1pm to 3pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 13-15

COLD READING FROM THE SCRIPT

Rehearsals start Thursday, January 9th (Due the nature of the show we will schedule each of the short plays at specific times)

Sometimes love is messy in this romantic comedy where a unique cast of characters battle for love with heart-warming optimism. A darker cousin to "Almost, Maine", John Cariani's "Love/Sick" is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, from a couple that’s obsessively impulsive, to a bride with literally cold feet, to a man who had a very… exciting lunch, to the couple who forgot to have a baby, "Love/Sick" is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

Up to 18 roles   Cast: Ages 18 and over.  

Obsessive Impulsive Man & Woman The Supercenter The conflict of this scene is Impulse vs Control.  A man and woman meet and feel the impulse to kiss each other. Do they act on their impulses to begin this relationship? Or do they walk away, never knowing what might be. 

The Singing Telegram Louise & The Singing Telegram Man Living Room This scene is about Truth vs. Protection.  While Louise wants to know what her boyfriend has sent, the Singing Telegram Man knows he must sing a breakup song and doesn’t want to hurt Louise that way. 

What?!? Andy & Ben Front Porch A month into their relationship, Ben finally has the courage to say “I love you” to Andy. But Andy has a hearing/commitment disorder he must overcome. 

The Answer Celia & Keith Bathroom Keith is having cold feet on his wedding day and realizes he never answered Celia’s proposal.  When it comes to finally answering the question “Will you marry me?” both begin to have doubts.

 Uh Oh Sarah & Bill Study After three years of marriage, Sarah is looking to spice things up in their marriage.  She does this in a hilarious and dark way to spur Bill into being spontaneous in their relationship.

 Lunch and Dinner Kelly & Mark Bedroom What did this couple have for lunch?  When it is revealed that Kelly might be having an affair, Mark probes to see if this is true, but what secret has he been hiding from Kelly? 

Forgot Jill & Kevin Kitchen On Jill’s 35h birthday, she realizes that she did not have children yet. She brings this up with her husband Kevin and he is not on the same page as her in regards to their plan as a family. 

Where Was I? Abbie & Liz Garage Abbie cannot find herself since having children with Liz.  While Liz is the one with a career, Abbie is the one who stays home with the children.  This was mutually agreed upon once having kids, but Abbie no longer wants that and is having trouble reconciling who she is in this relationship. 

Destiny Emily & Jake Supercenter Emily and Jake run into each other after being divorced for many years and remarrying recently. These marriages also didn’t work out and they both pose the question: Was this their destiny? While some might have a “fairytale” love story, they recount their good times and bad times together.

 

URINETOWN

AUDITION: January 26 6 - 9pm  and January 30th 7:30-9pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: May 28-May 31 

REHEARSALS START: February 27th

CAST Ages 18 and Up

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

Officer Lockstock

Vocal Range: Bass/ Baritone Narrator of the show and leader of the Police. A figure of authority. A key role. He is a symbol of police brutality and suppression by means of force. Strong acting ability and excellent comic timing are required. Some dance skills required. Prominent in 5 songs

Little Sally

Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano A poor street urchin who is also co- narrator of the show. Needs to be smallish in stature because she is the ‘child’ of the cast. Needs to look young in stage age. She is innocent initially, but it becomes clear she is easily persuaded by mob coercion. A key role. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills required. Prominent in 3 songs

Bobby Strong

Vocal Range: Tenor Height:The “Hero” of the show and the assistant-custodian at the poorest urinal in town – Amenity#9. Bobby is the leader of the poor through the rebellion and is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. Falls in love with Hope. He is a college drop-out and pseudo-anarchist. A key role. Strong acting - singing ability and good comic timing. Medium dance skills required. Prominent in 8 songs

 

Hope Cladwell

Vocal Range: Soprano Cladwell’s good hearted daughter. Fresh out of the Most Expensive University of the World and about to work at her father’s company. A naïve girl who believes there is good in everyone. Falls in love with Bobby. She lives in ignorant bliss, but has a strong heart. Key role. Strong acting - singing ability and good comic timing. Medium dance skills required. Prominent in 6 songs.

Caldwell B Cladwell

Baritone or Bass Baritone CEO of Urine Good Company (UGC). He is an unscrupulous capitalist and the main antagonist. He uses his employees and police force for his personal bidding. Key role. Strong acting - singing ability and good comic timing. Minimal dance required. Prominent in 5 songs

Penelope Pennywise

Vocal Range: Alto The proprietor of Public Amenity Number # 9, the poorest urinal in town. A Black sheep, she betters her public standing by leaching onto Cladwell. She is an intense realist and is ruthless in her attack when to it comes to earning her living. She possesses a plot-twisting secret. A gutsy female character. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 5 songs.

Senator Fipp

Vocal Range: Bass A corrupt senator who takes bribes and lacks moral values. A creepy character who seems to lurk in all the wrong places. Strong acting, minimal singing skills and good comic timing. Minimal dance required. Prominent in 3 songs

Mr McQueen

Vocal Range: Tenor Cladwell’s head lackey and corporate “yes”-man – a flamboyant character! He is always following in Cladwell’s footsteps. Too weak to step out of the shadow. Strong acting, minimal singing skills and good comic timing. Minimal dance required. Prominent in 3 songs.

Hot Blades Harry

Vocal Range: Tenor A dangerous and unpredictable man- a sadist! He is willing to incite violence to get what he wants. A disgruntled blue-collar worker. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 3 songs.

Little Becky Two-Shoes

Vocal Range: Soprano A disturbed girl who has been led astray by the bad influences of city-life. Essentially, an angsty teen. Follows Hot-Blades Harry. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 3 songs.

Soupy Sue

Vocal Range: Soprano A middle-aged woman who has grown tired of desperation. She is a bit of an environmentalist. Angry, yet affectionate.  – singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 2 songs.

Tiny TomVocal Range: Bass or Baritone 

He believes himself to be younger than he actually is and appears eccentric due to his child-like nature. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 2 songs.

Robby The Stockfish

Age: Open Vocal Range: Baritone Somewhat of a goof. He is recently unemployed from a menial desk job. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable.

Billy Boy Bill

Vocal Range: Tenor A lazy free-loader who just wants the easy way out. A poor rebel who frequents Public Amenity Number # 9. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 2 songs.

Officer Barrel

Vocal Range: Bass Officer Lockstock’s right hand man. He is his partner in all things criminal. Blindly follows orders and does little thinking for himself. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required. Prominent in 3 songs

Joseph ‘Old Man’ Strong / UGC Executive

Vocal Range: Tenor Bobby’s rebellious father. Bobby gets all his strength from his father and they have a close relationship. Strong acting, medium singing skills and comic timing. Minimal dance required. 

Josephine ‘ Old Ma’ Strong

Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano Bobby’s strong-willed mother. She is a poor woman who frequents Public Amenity Number# 9. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 4 songs.

Cladwell Secretary

Vocal Range: Soprano Caldwell B Cladwell’s Head Secretary. Prim and proper in nature and look. Straight – laced. Strong acting – singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

Mrs Millenium / UGC Executive

Vocal Range: Soprano One of Cladwell’s lesser lackeys. Office worker who aspires to be Cladwell’s Head Secretary. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

Dr. Billeaux / UGC Executive

Vocal Range: Bass or Baritone A scientist for Urine Good Company. Typical “crazy” stereotypical scientist. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required. Prominent in 1 song.

Police/ Other UGC Executives/Additional Rebel Poor 

Age: Open Vocal Range: Various

Will be featured as Policemen / Policewomen, UGC Executives, and possibly additional poor people in the first and second Acts. Main roles will be a strong ensemble support base for Lockstock and Barrel and ensemble support for the UGC Scenes. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.