The Bradley Playhouse

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General Audition Information:

  • Please arrive a few minutes before the audition start time to complete audition paperwork (* See Below), and plan to stay for the entire duration of the audition.
  • Check on this page or our Facebook for information on roles and audition material, or call the Bradley Box Office at (860) 928-7887.
  • Audition materials are generally available 2-3 weeks prior to auditions at the theatre. (Located in the black box on the wall outside the front doors.)
  • Actors cast in our main season productions are required to become members of TNECT.  
  • All auditions are held at the Bradley Playhouse unless otherwise noted.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – AUDITION INFORMATION:

Tuesday Aug. 10 at 6:30pm – 9pm

& Thursday Aug. 12 at 6:30pm – 9:00pm

at The Bradley Playhouse, 30 Front Street, Putnam CT

– ** Please plan to arrive at the start time and to stay until the end. **
– Auditions will consist of cold readings and short improvisations.
– Please email the director, Jeremy Woloski, for more information: mr_roat@hotmail.com

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SHOW DATES:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31.
 
SYNOPSIS:
“Night of the Living Dead: A Play in Three Acts” A group of conflicted strangers are trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse by marauding ghouls. With sensationalized and conflicting reports being broadcast by the media, can the strangers overcome their prejudice and suspicions to survive the night?
Based upon the classic film by George A. Romero and John Russo.
Adapted for the stage with new scenes by John F. Carroll
 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
(Ages are approximate for the character, not necessarily the actor.)
  • BEN: (25-50) hero, full of dry wit with a quick mind.
  • BARBARA: (20-30) Dim, full of worry, damsel in distress.
  • JOHNNY: (18-30) Barbara’s brother. Clueless.
  • HARRY COOPER: (30-60) Stubborn, quick-tempered, always right, even when wrong.
  • HELEN COOPER: (30-50) Doting mother and housewife.
  • KAREN COOPER: (Child) Helen and Harry’s daughter.
  • TOM: (15-21) Clean cut, friendly.
  • JUDY: (15-21) Tom’s girlfriend.
  • NEWS ANCHOR: (30s) M or F.
  • BILL CARDILLE: (30s) M or F. Field anchor.
  • DR. GRIMES: (40-60) M or F. Eccentric.
  • CHIEF MCCLELLAND: (35-60) Police chief who tries to keep things under control.
  • VINCE: (20-40) Deputy to the chief..
  • ** ENSEMBLE OF ZOMBIES AND TOWN RESIDENTS: M & F varying ages. All types needed!!! Must be willing to wear makeup and participate in various levels of stage combat (We will provide all training!!!)

WHITE CHRISTMAS by Irving Berlin

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Sunday, August 29 at 2pm – 5pm

& Monday, August 30 at 7pm – 9pm

***CALL-BACKS, if needed, will be on Tuesday, August 31.

 

at The Bradley Playhouse, 30 Front Street, Putnam CT

** Please plan to arrive at start time and to stay until the end.

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Co-Directors: Tonya Brock and Madeline Jaaskela
Musical Director: Holly Wielsma
Choreographer: Keri Danner

SHOW DATES: December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • ** Please plan to arrive at start time and to stay until the end.
  • Tryouts will consist of music, dance and reading auditions. 
  • Be prepared to sing a Christmas carol.
  • Multiple roles for males, females and kids over 12. 
  • Dancers encouraged to audition but dancing is not a requirement. 
  • ** Please note: Vaccinations and masks will be required for cast, crew and staff.

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
** Age Ranges Optional

  • BOB WALLACE: (late 20’s to mid 30’s) A major singing star. Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. A superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well.
  • PHIL DAVIS: (late 20’s to mid 30’s) The fun-loving, go-getting song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator and incorrigible ladies’ man. Strong jazz and tap-dancing needed. A song-and-dance comic performer.
  • BETTY HAYNES: (mid to late 20’s) The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance team, The Haynes Sisters. A female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest mix sound and a soprano extension. Must move well.
  • JUDY HAYNES: (early 20’s) The younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming Haynes sister. She is sexy and flirty, a winning charmer whom no man can resist. Strong jazz and tap dancing needed. A major song-and-dance performer.
  • GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY: (late 50’s to mid 60’s) A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post World War II America. Once a powerful leader, he now struggles to run an Inn in Vermont. With the exception of one line, a non-singing role.
  • MARTHA WATSON: (late 40’s to mid 60’s) Once a Broadway star, now the general’s housekeeper at the Inn. Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. A winning, appealing character-comedienne with a clarion belt voice.
  • SUSAN WAVERLY: (12 years old) The General’s granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid. She must have an excellent belt voice, and be able to move well.
  • RALPH SHELDRAKE: (mid to late 30’s) Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking, New York professional.
  • RITA AND RHODA: (mid 20’s to early 30’s) Bob and Phil’s two star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy and fun, although perhaps not the smartest.
  • EZEKIEL FOSTER: (mid 40’s to late 50’s) The ultimate taciturn New Englander who helps out at the Inn and takes life at a very slow pace. Can be double cast with the role of SNORING MAN.
  • MIKE: (mid 20’s to late 30’s) Bob and Phil’s stage manager. Has a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical, but will get things done. Never seen without his whistle and clipboard, which he uses to attempt to keep order. Can be double cast with the role of ED SULLIVAN ANNOUNCER.

— Ensemble Roles:

  • TESSIE: Bob and Phil’s extremely competent assistant. Can be double cast with the role of ASSISTANT SEAMSTRESS.
  • JIMMY: The proprietor of “Jimmy’s Back Room,” a none-too-classy nightclub.
  • CIGARETTE GIRL
  • SNORING MAN
  • MRS. SNORING MAN Can be double cast with the role of SEAMSTRESS.
  • TRAIN CONDUCTOR
  • DANCE CAPTAIN
  • SEAMSTRESS
  • ASSISTANT SEAMSTRESS
  • ED SULLIVAN ANNOUNCER
  • REGENCY ROOM ANNOUNCER (offstage voice)
  • SHELDRAKE’S SECRETARY (offstage voice)
  • ENSEMBLE: Male and female ensemble of dancers. Early 20’s to mid 30’s. Must be equally strong in ballroom, jazz and tap. Must sing very well. This is 1950’s Hollywood movie musical dancing. Covers for principle roles will come from this ensemble. 

The ensemble will, over the course of the show, play:

  • “JIMMY’S BACK ROOM” CLUBGOERS
  • TRAIN PASSENGERS AND INN GUESTS
  • CHORUS KIDS
  • PATRONS OF THE REGENCY ROOMSHOW DA

** Parking is not allowed in the church parking lot directly behind the theatre. PLEASE Plan getting to the Theatre early for parking close by.