MILLBROOK PLAYHOUSE 2023 SUMMER SEASON VIRTUAL AUDITIONS
NON UNION SUMMER STOCK CONTRACT - NO EQUITY CONTRACTS AVAILABLE
Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall, PA
Producing Artistic Director, Shannon Agnew
We are seeking actors, singers, dancers, and resident company interns for the 2023 season. In order to remain accessible for all, Millbrook will be moving auditions to a virtual submission and virtual callback process for the summer season.
Please review the breakdown before submitting. This is a non-union summer stock contract with little room for negotiation. If you have questions before your submission, please reach out to [email protected] and we will respond as quickly as we can.
Millbrook Playhouse is a 60 year old traditional summer stock theater located in Mill Hall, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. During our season, we produce four shows and one children’s musical on our RYAN MAINSTAGE, a 235 seat thrust theater, and four shows in the POORMAN CABARET, a 100 seat space with a small thrust stage.
MAINSTAGE SUMMER SEASON: “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,” “Rodgers+Hammerstein’s Cinderella: Broadway Version,” “Diamond Jubilee: Millbrook’s 60th Anniversary Concert,” "Escape to Margaritaville"
CABARET SUMMER SEASON: “Looking Over The President’s Shoulder,” “Double Trouble*,” “Boeing, Boeing,” “The Roommate”
* “DOUBLE, TROUBLE” has already been cast.
The Millbrook Playhouse encourages all individuals of every experience to submit to our summer season. Note that age ranges and genders listed reflect those of the character, not of the actor we will cast. Please submit for all characters for which you feel you would be appropriate. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion pledge can be found our our website at https://millbrookplayhouse.org/about-us/employment/casting/
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please send links to all videos. Direct files and downloads are not accepted and will not be viewed.
When you are ready to submit, please email your headshot, resume, submission materials, and audition questionnaire (found at the end of this document) to [email protected] along with your audition materials, and please note which track / roles you are submitting for. Submissions will be reviewed as quickly as possible, and you may be contacted to submit callback material. All casting decisions will be finalized by late April.
When submitting please review our different available tracks listed below:
Please answer the following questions in the body of your submission email.
Name / Pronouns:
For which track are you submitting? (Single show track - please list show)
For what roles would you like to be considered?
The following questions will not influence casting decisions. If you are cast, they will expedite your contract and assist our company management team.
Are you local to the theater, or will you require housing?
Will you be bringing your personal vehicle to the Playhouse, or will you require transport?
ABOUT THE CONTRACT:
SEASON CASTING BREAKDOWN:
Note that age ranges and genders listed reflect those of the character, not of the actor we will seek to cast. Please submit for all characters for which you feel you would be appropriate.
A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE
Rehearsal May 21 - June 1; Runs June 2 - June 11
Patsy Cline: Seeking a performer that encapsulates Patsy Cline’s spirit, with a strong vocal resemblance to the country singer.
DJ Little Big Man, et al: Seeking a versatile performer that can navigate several vignette roles through the piece.
Rehearsals June 4 - June 15; Runs June 16 - July 2
ELLA (Cinderella) (Female, 20s, Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Kind hearted beauty with an infectious generosity of spirit. Though she has been flying under the radar she comes fully into herself as an articulate dynamic woman with a great deal to say. Traditional musical theater soprano.
TOPHER (Male, 20s – early 30s, Baritone, Any Ethnicity) The prince of the kingdom leads with heroic bravado but deeply naïve and not always quick on the draw. In search of his purpose. His kindhearted nature spills into an endearing goofiness at times. Light comedic touch is essential. Soaring, rich musical theater baritone to G.
MADAME (Female, Late 30s – 50s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Ella’s selfish stepmother. A vain and tyrannical climber. Deeply concerned with status and image and entirely dismissive of her stepdaughter. Comic timing essential. Traditional musical theater character voice.
GABRIELLE (Female, 20s – 30s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Begins aligned with her materialistic mother and sister but her kindness and thoughtful nature emerge as she is affected by Ella and love interest John-Michel. Perhaps a bit quirky and cut from a different mold than the social climbers around her. Comic timing is essential. Strong and expressive traditional musical theater voice.
CHARLOTTE (Female, 20s – 30s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Deeply self-involved, attention seeker. Loud, brash and delights in being cocky. Lacks self-awareness and often the last one in on the joke. Excellent comic timing required. Traditional musical theater character belt to F.
MARIE (Female, 20s – 60s, Soprano, Any Ethnicity) First presents as a bag lady but is revealed as Ella’s fairy godmother in disguise. Warm with a spark of wackiness she lifts the magic in the show and highlights what is possible! Soaring traditional musical theater soprano to G.
JEAN MICHEL (Male, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity) An enthusiastic revolutionary determined to make a difference. Energized and on his way to becoming a leader. Great comic timing. Traditional musical theater voice.
SEBASTIAN (Male, 20s – 60s, Any Ethnicity) Topher’s Lord Chancellor. He actively shields the Prince from what is occurring in his kingdom and revels in maintaining his own power. Disregarding villagers in need he is primarily concerned with preserving the wealthy and the reach of his power. Fantastic comic timing essential. Traditional musical theater character voice.
LORD PINKELTON (Male, 20s – 50s, Tenor, Any Ethnicity) Sebastian’s second-in- command and the herald for all balls and events. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather. Excellent comic timing is essential. Traditional musical theater tenor.
ENSEMBLE: Townspeople, Knights, Guests etc…
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE:
Rehearsals June 20 - July 6; Runs July 7 - July 23
TULLY (Male, 20s – early 30s) - Smooth-talking, self-deprecating playboy. He's completely content with the life he's chosen as the singer/ bartender at a tropical resort, until he meets Rachel, a vacationer who upends his heart. Guitar skills are useful. Vocal Range: B2-C5
RACHEL (Female, 20s – early 30s)- Fully committed to her job and helping the world. Willing to put in as many hours of hard work as it takes and expects everyone else to do the same. Suspicious of fools and operators, Rachel is not easily distracted from her life plan. Vocal Range: A3-F#5
TAMMY (Female 20s – early 30s)- Loyal friend to Rachel. Sees the best in people and has a zest for life that is often squelched by her fiance, Chad. Her low self-esteem manifests itself as denial in her own life. Vocal Range: B3-F5
BRICK (Male, 20s – early 30s)- The Island bartender. Has a big heart and a good friend to Tully. Not the brightest bulb, but sensitive and thoughtful. Vocal Range: A2-C5
MARLEY (Female, late 30’s to 60’s)- No-nonsense and assertive with an island accent. She runs the resort and keeps everyone in check, but clearly cares about her employees, her customers, and J.D., an older island denizen. Great singer. Vocal Range: G#3-G#5
J.D. (Male, 40’s to 60’s) - A funny, endearing man who always has a parrot on his shoulder. He's losing his vision and his hearing, but won't acknowledge it. A good-natured drunkard, he's always writing his memoirs on bar napkins and, as it turns out, he's lived a full life. Vocal Range: G2-D4
ENSEMBLE Jamal/Ted Chadd Goon #1 Goon #2 Cloud Jesus Vacation Guests
LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT’S SHOULDER:
Rehearsals May 28 - June 8; Runs June 9 - June 19
Alonzo Fields: We are seeking a specifically black male actor to appropriately reflect the experience of Alonzo Fields -
(40’s to 60’s) The grandson of a freed slave who grew up in an all-black town in southern Indiana, Fields is forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer and accept the job at the White House where he quickly was appointed Chief Butler. Set on the eve of his last day on the job, Fields reflects on his 21 years of service to his country with humor and pride. He was a man with a story to tell and this tour-de-force for one actor gives Fields the chance to tell it. Salary can be negotiated.
Rehearsals July 1 - July 13; Runs July 14 - July 23
Bernard: An American playboy living in Paris, Bernard is happily engaged to three different women, none of whom know about the others.
Gloria: An American airline stewardess from New York City, Gloria is engaged to Bernard. She is a go-getter, sexy and works for TWA.
Gabriella: An Italian airline stewardess, Gabriella is also engaged to Bernard. She is passionate and feisty and works for Alitalia.
Gretchen: A German airline stewardess, Gretchen is also engaged to Bernard. She is strong and beautiful and works for Lufthansa.
Berthe: Bernard’s French housekeeper, Berthe is always exhausted and exasperated.
Robert: An old time friend of Bernard’s from Wisconsin, Robert shows up unexpectedly at Bernard’s Paris home.
Rehearsals July 15 - July 27, Runs July 28 - August 6
Sharon: (middle age / race/ethnicity open) Sharon is not naive but she has lived a stereotypical, normal, Midwestern, middle-class life with little sense of adventure. She's still a little wounded and disillusioned by her recent divorce. Her craving for adventure is awoken by the introduction of Robyn into her life.
Robyn: (middle age / (race/ethnicity open) Robyn is a more worldly woman with a darker past who is trying to turn over a new leaf. She has a tinge of cynicism coming from hard knocks.
VISIT https://millbrookplayhouse.org/about-us/employment/casting/ for more information on our season
Please send links to all videos. Direct files and downloads are not accepted and will not be viewed.
When you are ready to submit, please email your headshot, resume, submission materials, and audition questionnaire to [email protected] along with your audition materials, and please note which track / roles you are submitting for. Submissions will be reviewed as quickly as possible, and you may be contacted to submit callback material. All casting decisions will be finalized by late April.