AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR SHTICK
Auditions for Shtick, a dramatic comedy by Henry Meyerson (directed by Tatiana Zaharova) will be held on Friday, June 5 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 am at the Church of the Nativity (across from the Gibson Center on Grove Street in North Conway.
This will be first run of the play on American soil. It premiered in Prague to the rave reviews and from there had been staged in almost every theater of Czech Republic.
Shtick will be presented July 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Aug 1, 2 at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Helen is joined by her sister in a hospital waiting room, while her husband Murray (a stand-up comic) is fighting for his life after a stroke. Despite of seemingly unsuitable moment, and claiming the need for clean conscience, Gladys promptly proceeds to inform her sister that she had an affair with Murray. From this kick-start disaster Helen is forced into tormenting process of finding sense and resolution for her unpleasant and complicated life situation.
HELEN – (50-70) faithful wife of stand-up comedian. Smart and sharp-witted, with strong personality, big heart, and true kindness without being sticky sweet.
GLADYS - (50-70) Helen’s sister. Career long pretty lady with great appreciation for mankind (man as in gender). In her dedicated pursuit of things she wants, Gladys can walk all over her older sister with the innocence of a saint.
MURRAY – (50-70) Helen’s husband the stand-up comedian. He is wheelchair-bound after recent stroke. Perpetually sarcastic and irascible, he is occasionally (but unintentionally) sweet. Miraculously lovable while being the most accomplished egotist with no detectable conscience.
AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR
INTO THE WOODS
Auditions for Into the Woods will be held at Church of the Nativity (across from the Gibson Center on Grove Street in North Conway on Sunday June 14th at 3pm, and Monday June 15th at 5pm. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a 3 minute song, please bring sheet music or a recording with you.
Into the Woods will be presented August 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse.
The production will be directed by Glenn Noble, with Music Director, Tracy Gardner, and Choreographer, Aimee Frechette.
ABOUT THE SHOW
“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.
Jack Child 8-13 Tenor
Little Red Riding Hood Child 8-13 Mezzo-Soprano
The Baker Baritone
The Baker’s Wife Mezzo-Soprano
The Witch Mezzo-Soprano
Cinderella’s Prince Baritone
Cinderella’s Stepmother Mezzo-Soprano
The Giant Spoken
Jack’s Mother Soprano
The Mysterious Man Baritone
The Narrator Baritone
Rapunzel’s Prince Baritone
Cinderella’s Mother Soprano
The Wolf Baritone
The Steward Spoken
Small Ensemble of Townspeople.