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Jeeves

Jeeves in Bloom
A Comedy Adapted by Margaret Raether
From the Stories of P.G. Wodehouse

Performances on the Main Stage:
January 31 – 8:00 PM
February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 – 8:00 PM
February 10 – 2:00 Pm

Audition Date: Saturday, December 8 from 1:00-3:00 pm
If you cannot audition on the 8th, you can contact the director to arrange an alternate time. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 
Reading the script ahead of time is strongly recommended. 

Directed by Peggy Strickland - For further information email peggydawg53@gmail.com

This British comedy shatters the peaceful quiet of the English countryside with the arrival of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, his clever valet. What starts off as a plan to help tongue-tied, newt-loving Augustus Fink-Nottle woo the fanciful, poetry-loving Madeline Basset quickly goes amiss. Soon Bertie finds himself the focus of Madeline’s amorous attention, the reluctant accessory to an attempted burglary, and the target of a homicidal French chef. Will Jeeves be able to rescue Bertie and restore all to order?

Needed for Cast: 4 men, 2 women

Characters 

Bertram “Bertie” Wilberforce Wooster:    (mid 20’s – 30’s) our hapless hero endowed with a handsome fortune and a limited brain.

Jeeves:  (mature adult) Bertie’s valet and, in Bertie’s words, “one of the wonders of the world”

Dahlia Travers: (mid 50’s – 60’s) Bertie’s aunt, who is rather fond of Bertie despite berating him, who considers herself a woman of sophistication

Thomas Portarlington Travers: (mid 50’s – 60’s) Dahlia’s husband who is apoplectic on the subject of taxes but is kept in tranquil spirits by his chef’s superb meals.

Agustus “Gussie” Fink-Nottle: (mid 20’s – 30’s) a teetotaler bachelor pal of Bertie’s who is more comfortable with his pet newt than the young lady who’s heart he wants to win.

Madeline Basset: (mid 20’s – 30’s) Thomas Travers’s niece, a romantic who fancies herself a poet.

Anatole: (adult) temperamental French chef who yearns for fame in the culinary world.

The ages of the characters are somewhat flexible.

Rehearsals:
There will be limited rehearsals (once or twice a week) in December increasing to 3x-4x week in January.  The final rehearsal schedule will be determined after casting.

Looking

Looking
By Norm Foster

Performances in Studio 209:
March 8-9, 14-16 – 8:00 pm
March 10 – 2:00 pm

Audition Date: December 12, 6:30 pm Studio 209 

Directed by Sabrina Rockwell
For more information e-mail of to pick up a script e-mail info@ameliacommunitytheatre.org

This is a comedy about four middle aged singles trying to navigate their way through the dating scene. A woman responds to a personal ad for a date, and both she and the man she’s meeting bring along their best friends for support. Of course, it’s the supportive and sarcastic friends who end up having a good time! Follow the characters’ hilarious yet touching escapades on a double blind date that turns out to be true to life in this show from one of Canada’s most popular playwrights.

Characters:

Andy – male, in the storage business.
Matt – male, the host of a morning radio show.
Val – female, is an O.R. nurse.
Nina – female, is a police officer.

Annie

ANNIE
Based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip
Book by Thomas Meehan / Lyrics by Martin Charnin / Music by Charles Strouse

Performances on the Main Stage:

April 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 – 8:00 pm
April 7, 14 – 2:00 pm

Marylee Long, director
Gloria Strand, producer
Lynn Arizzi, musical director
Diane Demeranville, musical director
Ben Beck, vocal director
Jennifer McCarthy, choreographer

Audition Date: Sunday, January 6 at 2:00 pm - Main Stage 

Anyone who wants to audition but cannot attend on January 6, should email me the director Marylee Long - maryleemllong@aol.com to discuss other options. Oh, and we are looking for the perfect dog to be Annie’s faithful friend. Watch for the upcoming talent search for Sandy, the dog!
If you are auditioning for a singing role, please be prepared to sing at least 32 bars of a song, not necessarily from this show. We will have an accompanist for you on Jan 6, and can hopefully arrange for one if you must audition at another time. If you will audition with a selection NOT from ANNIE, please provide sheet music for our accompanist.

Please bring a recent photo of you---it doesn’t have to be a professional head shot. If you don’t have one, please know that we will ask your permission to take a quick photo of you to aid in putting faces with notes.

This large cast show is perfect for actors who love to sing and dance, as well as for those who want the experience and fun of being a part of a musical, but who may not be interested in a major role.

The characters can be divided into 5 categories: the orphanage, Warbucks and his employees, FDR and his cabinet and/or cronies, the radio show entertainers, and miscellaneous. Many of the characters have few or no lines, but will be part of the ensemble who sing and sometimes dance and who will help backstage. So, whether you want to memorize lines and sing, or have always wanted to be in a radio show, or be a part of the President’s cabinet or sell apples or be a dog catcher, or a French maid, this might be the show for you!

Amelia Community Theatre is a volunteer based, not for profit 501c3 corporation registered with the State of Florida. Auditions and participation are open to all.