Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Auditions for 'I love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

Auditions for  Genesius Theatre's September production will be held   July 18 & 19 at the theater, 153 N. 10th St. in Reading.  Details from the Genesius website follow:

Directed by Hope L. O'Pake
Musical Director - Chris Sperat
Choreographer - Amanda L. Guistwite
Stage Manager:  Zach Frantz
Auditions:  Monday July 18, 2011 and Tuesday July 19, 2011 at 7 PM
Performance dates: September 16 - September 25

Show Description:  "This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?" - R & H Theatricals

Notes from Hope:  There is certainly some "adult" material in here...language, subject matter, etc...  Though it is entirely harmless to my liberal way of thinking, it is probably best to have the kids auditions for one of our "children-friendly" shows in the summer, and leave them at home with a babysitter for those wanting to purchase tickets for the show.  This show is definitely fun for the grown-ups!

Cast Breakdown:  Though originally done with a cast of four portraying ALL roles (each song introduces new characters!), we will be using a larger cast than that.  Casting will be done on an "age-appropriate" basis for each song, so if you've ever dated or been in a relationship, you should audition for this show!  The full ensemble will be in the opening number and finale, with everyone being cast in others songs as appropriate.  You need to be comfortable with adult language and themes to participate in this show.  Though it is all presented in a fun and light-hearted way, we will be singing about everything from dating fiascos to sexual frustration to mid-life crises!  If you like to laugh your butt off and are not easily offended, this show is for you!

What should you bring with you to audition, you ask?  A SENSE OF HUMOR!  Also, feel free to bring with you drinks in spill-proof containers, paper/pen/pencil for notes, a list of any conflicts you would have with our rehearsal schedule (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays), and comfortable clothing.  Bring your enthusiasm, your best singing voice, and your greatest improv acting skills!  We will use music from the show for auditions, so you do not need to prepare anything in advance.  We will provide the music, and everything else you need!

What will our schedule be like?  We will rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30PM, beginning on August 23, 2011.  We will also rehearse on Sundays, from 1-5PM, with extended rehearsals on Sundays if needed.  A detailed schedule will be provided at the time the cast list is announced, showing which cast members need to be at which rehearsals throughout the entire rehearsal process.  Everyone will need to commit to Tech Week, so please clear your schedule accordingly.  We will also schedule individual and small group rehearsals as needed to begin learning music prior to August 23, 2011.

For more information, contact Hope L. O'Pake at rifles18@aol.com


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