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Camelot - Role of Tom

Algonquin Arts Theatre is calling boys ages 7 to 14 to audition for the role of Tom in our May 2019 production of Camelot.

This is a non-singing, non-dancing role.

Director: Gary Shaffer

Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees in Manasquan, NJ.

Monday, April 15 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Please prepare the following side from the show: Camelot - Tom

May 10, 11, 12 & 17, 18, 19

To begin immediately.

Contact Joe Ficarra at joe[at]

A Chorus Line

Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan, N.J.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7-10 pm - OPEN CALL (dance/ sing)
Thursday, April 18, 2019
7-10 pm - OPEN CALL (dance/ sing)

Friday, April 19, 2019
7-10 pm - CALLBACKS (sing/ read)
Saturday, April 20, 2019
1-5 pm - FINAL CALLBACKS (sing/ read/ dance)

Bring a hard copy picture and resume, stapled back to back. Be prepared to dance first - wearing appropriate attire, both men and women in character shoes or sneakers. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song in the style of the show and bring your book should further exploration be necessary. Singing from the show is also encouraged.

TO SUBMIT FOR AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT on 4/17 OR 4/18, PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] WITH HEADSHOT, RESUME, AND YOUR NAME/ DESIRED ROLE IN SUBJECT LINE. If you submit, don't hear back, and would still like to be considered - you may attend either OPEN CALL date. IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE TO AUDITION, you may also submit the same materials, as well as video footage.

Musical Director: STEPHEN STROUSE
Choreographer: ANDREW WINANS


Early Days Start - Monday, July 15, 2019
Full Company - Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, August 9, 2019
Open: Friday, August 9, 2019
Close: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Characters and men and women early 20s to early 30s, with strong ballet & jazz training for all roles. MUST dance extremely well. THE ENTIRE CAST OF "A CHORUS LINE" MUST BE SUPERB DANCERS, SINGERS AND ACTORS.

ZACH (Male, All Ethnicities) dynamic and charismatic director/choreographer of a Broadway show; 30-40; actor who moves extremely well.

LARRY (Male, All Ethnicities) Zach's assistant; masculine and efficient; mid 20's; must be an accomplished dancer.

MIKE (Male, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer/acrobat who sings well; athletic and masculine with a street-wise charm; mid 20's; tenor.

RICHIE (Male, African American) accomplished dancer who sings well; African-American, energetic; mid 20's; tenor.

PAUL (Male, Latino/Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous) accomplished actor who dances well; Hispanic or Mediterranean appearance; slight, sensitive with a natural grace; mid 20's-30's; tenor.

MARK (Male, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings; boyish and likeable; late teens-mid 20's; Baritone.

GREG (Male, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings; wry, intelligent with a wicked wit; mid 20's-30's; Baritone.

BOBBY (Male, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings; has a quirky, comedic sense but remains immensely likeable; mid-late 20's; Baritone.

AL (Male, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings well; tough, street-wise, from the Bronx, overtly masculine; mid-late 20's; Tenor.

DON (Male, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings; cool, mid-west, All-American; mid-late 20's; Baritone.

CASSIE (Female, All Ethnicities) "star" dancer who sings extremely well; dynamic, vulnerable actress; early-mid 30's; Soprano.

SHEILA (Female, All Ethnicities) accomplished actress who dances well; beautiful showgirl with a killer body and an even more killer wit; early 30's; alto.

VAL (Female, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings well; smart, sassy and immensely sure of herself; mid 20's; mezzo.

DIANA (Female, Latino/Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous) accomplished dancer who sings very well; Hispanic or Mediterranean appearance; warm, energetic and extremely likeable; mid 20's; mezzo.

JUDY (Female, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings well; quirky and decidedly offbeat; mid-20's; Soprano.

BEBE (Female, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings well; natural and unaffected; can be bit of an "ugly duckling"; mid 20's; Mezzo.

KRISTINE (Female, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings; quirky, comedic sensibility; exhibits a nervous energy; mid 20's; Alto.

MAGGIE (Female, All Ethnicities) accomplished dancer who sings very well; likeable girl next door; mid-20's; Soprano with a solid mix-belt.

CONNIE (Female, Asian) accomplished dancer who sings; born in Chinatown, lower East Side NYC; small in stature; sings about being 4'10"; mid-late 20's; Alto.

CUT DANCERS (Male/ Female, All Ethnicities) dancers featured in the opening number whom Zach cuts for their quirks; will understudy multiple roles on the line; will sing backstage during show; 20's-30's; all voice types.


An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
Featuring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble (AYE)

Director: Ian Moore
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Choreographer: Anthony Giorgio
Stage Manager: Chip Heptig

Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees in Manasquan, NJ.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Open Call)
Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 6 p.m. -9 p.m. (Open Call)

If audition dates are a conflict, please email Julie Nagy at [email protected] Actors that are unavailable for the audition and call back will have the option to submit a video audition.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 starting at 9 a.m.
Actors will be told at their initial audition whether or not they should attend the callback scheduled. If the callback is a conflicting time, please indicate this on your audition form which will be given at the initial audition.

Audition requirements for all participants:

  1. Recent head shot or color photo (school photo is fine) and resume.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  3. Prepare 32 bars of a standard Broadway musical selection. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist provided.
  4. Cast will feature actors in age-appropriate roles.
  5. Students under the age of 18 who are cast in this production will be required to participate in the Algonquin Youth Ensemble. This class is tuition free. **More information is at the end of this audition posting.

Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m.
Friday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m.
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 3 p.m.

BEFORE YOU AUDITION, be advised that all actors must be available for rehearsals that are to be scheduled according to the actor's role. It is mandatory for actors to be available for all scheduled tech rehearsals/ performances. Conflicts will not be accepted after the cast has been announced.

Classes start Wednesday, June 26 and meets each weekday through July 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. No class on July 4. Students up to age 17 will be required to attend all AYE classes.

To begin in May of 2019. Exact rehearsal schedule will be set once the availability of all actors is learned but will take place during weekday evenings and weekends.

July 8-12. Evening tech rehearsals, to be scheduled after 6 p.m.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies". When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, A Christmas Carol The Musical) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family

Ensemble: Singers and Strong Dancers of various ages, personalities and townspeople including: photographer, stage manager, Snyder, Guard, Nunzio, Hannah, Bunsen, Seitz, Goons, Oscar & Morris Delancey, Wiesel, Bill, Darcy and Nuns.
Considering Females for Male roles and Various Ages

Newsies: Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.
Age: 13 to 20

Scabs: Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.
Age: 10 to 20

The Bowery Beauties: Female performers at Medda's Theater.
Age: 18 to 30

Jack Kelly: The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an oprhaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn't afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability - especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality.
Age: 16 to 20
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Crutchie: A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that's painful, but helps sell more papers. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn't let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly's best friend relies on a goofy-sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers.
Age: 13 to 17
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Davey: Les's straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance.
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Les: Davey's cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies.
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: Bb3
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Spot Conlon: The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in "Brooklyn's Here."
Age: 17 to 20

Katherine Plumber: An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren't taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies' strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in "King of New York," Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt - diction is key.
Age: 17 to 20
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Joseph Pulitzer: A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine's no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn't sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually - and grudgingly - respect Jack.
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Medda Larkin: Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she's a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice.
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

***Main Stage performances at Algonquin Arts Theatre often work closely with the Education Department. This gives us an opportunity to educate students in all areas of the performing arts including performers, writers, production management and behind-the-scenes (tech). Through our Performing Arts Academy (PAA) each semester (Fall-Winter, Winter-Spring & Summer) we offer a program called the Algonquin Youth Ensemble | AYE. AYE is an audition-only, comprehensive instructional, full immersion theatre education program. The Algonquin Youth Ensemble is a class first. There is not a tuition fee to participate in this particular arts education program, if selected. Students will be selected based on their audition alone. Not all who audition will be cast/ selected for the program. Transcending the typical theatre program, AYE members not only have the opportunity to study theatrical disciplines with experienced professionals, but also must apply what they've learned in a fully mounted main stage production. In addition to studying acting, singing and dancing, members work side-by-side with professional directors, designers, actors and musicians through a full rehearsal schedule and performance run of a major musical/ play production. Open to students ages 8-17, participants commit not only to daily/weekly classes, but also to all rehearsals and performances, often participating in production and administrative activities as well.

Mamma Mia!


October 5-October 20, 2019