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The Hudson Players will hold open auditions for the brand new, fast-paced, slapstick, musical comedy The People vs. Friar Laurence, The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet by Ron West and Phil Swann on Sunday and Monday, February 14 and 15 at 7pm each night. Call backs, if needed will be Tuesday, February 16. Auditions will be held at the Barlow Community Center – 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson, OH 44236.
Director, Fig Jankowski is looking for nine versatile actors (6 male, 3 female) to portray the variety of characters found in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a new light. This vaudeville-style musical comedy is a present-day retake on Shakespeare’s famous tale, told from the point of view of Friar Laurence, and will require all but one actor to play multiple roles, but will not feature typical Shakespearean accents (aside from one fellow, who jokingly attempts a few phrases from the Bard).
Please come prepared to sing 32 bars of a light-hearted or humorous song – sheet music in the correct key must be provided for the accompanist; no acappella auditions. (Songs from the show are welcome, but not required.) Those auditioning will also be asked to participate in a short dance/movement exercise and a cold reading from the script covering a variety of characters. A PERUSAL SCRIPT IS AVAILABLE AT THE HUDSON LIBRARY (this production will use alternatives to the adult language found in the original script).
This fast-paced, slapstick, musical comedy will be making its Ohio debut with the Hudson Players performances on April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20 & 21! Performances are at 8pm except for the May 15th matinee at 2pm.
Questions? Please call Fig Jankowski at 330-903-7428