Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE for The Bremen Town Black Cat Band by Paul Lewis

Directed by Dustin Trabert.

Open call – all roles available.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

Open auditions are being held at Valley Center Stage on Saturday, May 19th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Monday, May 21st from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. No appointments.

Valley Center Stage is located at 119 North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045 — located in the Masonic Building (above the bike shop).

For more information about the theatre location, visit www.valleycenterstage.org

For questions, email auditions@valleycenterstage.org.

Please come prepared to sing a few bars of any song a capella. Note, however, that some roles, especially the Cat and the other 3 animals, require more singing ability than others (Otto, Hans, Francesca, and Guiseppe), and that casting is not dependent on this.

Please bring head shot and resume.

If you haven’t done so already, please bookmark this page so that you can visit us again for our next auditions and sign up for our newsletter in order to receive announcements about future auditions.

You will also be able to find audition notices and events posted on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you on the boards!
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ABOUT THE PLAY:

The Bremen Town Black Cat Band by Paul Lewis engages audiences of all ages with an action packed story, lessons about friendship, and lots of laughter.

Join us for the exciting, comedic musical adventures of the Bremen Town Black Cat Band! A big-hearted donkey, a loyal dog, a resourceful cat and a comedic rooster travel together far and wide on their quest to reunite with the long lost family of the donkey. Meanwhile, a couple of comical crooks from America are hiding out in the spooky Black Forest and swindle Donkey’s human parents out of their home. Will the intrepid band of animal musicians manage to raucously scare the crooks out of the house? If you know the Brothers Grimm tale, you’ll know the answer is yes.

Directed by Dustin Trabert, who you may have seen in the 2017 production of A Christmas Carol at Valley Center Stage. He is a freelance director, actor, dramaturg, and designer who’s worked in the Puget Sound region at Centerstage Theatre, Driftwood Players, Taproot Theatre, Fully Reciprocal Theatre Company, and West of Lenin.

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PROJECT NEEDS:

Open audition; all roles available.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

DONKEY Gender-neutral Any age The protagonist. Big-hearted and talented. Plays the accordion.
DOG Gender-neutral Any age Loyal, homesick, with a major weakness for chasing squirrel. Plays a simple instrument, likely a washboard.
CAT Gender-neutral Any age Bright, resourceful, and resilient. Doubles as NARRATOR. Gender-neutral, any age. Sings lead on two songs in what might be thought of as an early twentieth century European style, one a cabaret/cafe tune with a bit of an Edith Piaf or Marlene Dietrich feel. Plays a washtub bass. Mezzo Soprano.
ROOSTER Gender-neutral Any age Fast-talking, jittery, with a corny, vaudevillian style. Plays a simple instrument, likely a kazoo. Gender-neutral, any age. Baritone/Tenor.
OTTO Male Any age An American convict hiding out in Bavaria. Not as clever as he thinks. Think Oliver Hardy or Bud Abbott. Any male range.
HANS Male Any age Otto’s partner in crime, also in disguise. Superstitious, and a bit more childlike. Think Stan Laurel or Lou Costello. Bass/Baritone.
GIUSEPPE Male 35+ A warm, kindly farmer. Any male range.
FRANCESCA Female 35+ Giuseppe’s kindly, warm wife. Giuseppe and Francesca are not rubes, but are respectful of apparent authority in a way that gets them into trouble. Any female range.
ENSEMBLE Male/Female Any age Any vocal range

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AUDITIONS:

Open call – all roles available.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

Where:

Auditions will be held at Valley Center Stage, 119 North Bend Way North Bend, WA — located in the Masonic Building (above the bike shop).

Audition dates & times: Open auditions, no appointments

  • Saturday, May 19th, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Monday, May 21st, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Callback Dates:

  • TBD

What to Prepare:

  • Please come prepared to sing a few bars of any song a capella. Note, however, that some roles, especially the Cat and the other 3 animals, require more singing ability than others (Otto, Hans, Francesca, and Guiseppe), and that casting is not dependent on this.
  • Please bring head shot and resume.

For questions, email auditions@valleycenterstage.org.

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REHEARSAL LOCATION AND DATES:

Location: Valley Center Stage

  • We’ll seek to schedule a read-through the week of June the 17th.
  • Rehearsals will occur from late June through the month of July.
  • We will likely not work July 2nd – 6th.

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PERFORMANCE DATES: 7/29/18 – 8/5/18

3 – 5 performances (2 performances currently tentative):

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Please bookmark this page so that you can also visit us again for our next auditions.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for our newsletter in order to receive announcements about future auditions.

You will also be able to find audition notices and events posted on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you on the boards!