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Auditions

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, is a professional theatre company acting under a SPT-1 contract with Actors’ Equity Association. We hire union and nonunion actors.

Working for TexARTS is a large commitment, and auditioners must be available everyday for the rehearsal and production periods of a show. The production run includes four performances per week.

Rehearsal times are decided prior to the first day of most rehearsal.


Audition Notice: TexARTS Professional Series

Grease!

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, welcomes members of the Actors’ Equity Association and nonunion performers to audition for the upcoming production of Grease.

Grease
Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
TexARTS Professional Series
Austin, TX

Audition Location

TexARTS
2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160
Austin, TX 78734

Date(s) and Time(s) of Auditions

Monday, April 23, 2018 by appointment from 6pm-10pm

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by appointment from 6pm-10pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - callbacks
*Invited callbacks will be held at TexARTS Studios in Lakeway on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Personnel

Executive Producer: Jarret Mallon
Director: Kasey RT Graham

Other Dates

First Rehearsal: June 25, 2018

Performances: July 13 - July 29, 2018 Shows at 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. With possible added shows on Wednesdays of the second and third week of the run.

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings and during the daytime on weekends at TexARTS in Lakeway. The show will perform at the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734

Contract

Some SPT 2 Equity Contracts Available. - pending

Breakdown

Seeking members of Actors’ Equity and nonunion actors. Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Casting: Cast of 9. All roles open.

Looking for versatile performers who sing and dance.

Actors auditioning for high school characters should be 18-25 and be able to play high school aged.

High Schoolers:

DANNY ZUKO: Male, The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

SANDY: Female, New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

RIZZO: Female, Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable.

FRENCHY: Female, A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

MARTY: Female, The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

JAN: Female, Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

DOODY: Male, The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

KENICKIE: Male, The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

SONNY: Male, A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer

ROGER: Male, The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

EUGENE: Male, The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.

PATTY SIMCOX: Female, A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She's a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

Adults:

VINCE FONTAINE: Male, A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'

JOHNNY CASINO: Male, All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

MISS LYNCH: Female, A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher.

TEEN ANGEL: Male, Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

Preparation

Please prepare two 16-32 bar cuts of a song that is in the style of the show, (one up tempo and one ballad.) Okay to sing from the show. Please also bring accompaniment music as well. In addition, please bring a resume and headshot. AEA members should bring proof of Equity membership. EMC actors will also be seen. Nonunion actors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Actors should be 18 years.

Email employment@tex-arts.org with subject line “Grease-Appointment request;” attach headshot/resume in PDF/Word format with preferred time.

Auditions will be held at TexARTS: 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734.

Local hires only. We do not accept video submissions. No phone calls please.


Audition Notice: TexARTS Professional Series
The Great American Trailer Park Musical

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, welcomes members of the Actors’ Equity Association and nonunion performers to audition for the upcoming production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso

TexARTS Professional Series
Austin, TX
Audition Location: TexARTS
2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160
Austin, TX 78734

Date(s) and Time(s) of Auditions
Saturday, May 5, 2018 by appointment
Sunday, May 6, 2018 by appointment

Personnel
Executive Producer: Jarret Mallon
Director: Sarah Gay
Musical Director: Susan Finnigan

Other Dates

First Rehearsal: July 30, 2018

Performances: August 17 - September 1, 2018 Shows at 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. With possible added shows on Wednesdays of the second and third week of the run.

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings and during the daytime on weekends at TexARTS in Lakeway. The show will perform at the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734

Contract
Some SPT 1 Equity Contracts Available.

Breakdown
Seeking members of Actors’ Equity and nonunion actors. Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. All roles open. Looking for versatile performers who sing and dance.

All actors must be strong actors/singers with skilled comedic timing and country/rock style vocals.

JEANNIE GARSTECKI 35-45, Belt and Legit Mezzo. Jeannie has lived in a trailer at Armadillo Acres for 20 years with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Norbert. She was 17 when she was married, 18 when her son was born, and 23 when he was kidnapped. This traumatic event turned her into an agoraphobic, and she hasn’t left her trailer since, and the man she loves is drifting further and further away.

NORBERT GARSTECKI 35-45, High Baritone. Norbert is Jeannie’s husband and collets tolls for a living. He tried to be as good a husband as one can be to an agoraphobic. He is a former high-school football star whose rugged good looks are marred by fatigue and the stress of his difficult marriage. He is a simple man who desperately wishes his wife could get out of the trailer but is not equipped with the emotional or intellectual tools to help her do it. Instead he ends up doing something he’s never done before, sleeping with another woman who happens to be a professional stripper.

PIPPI 28-35, Large Belt. Pippi is a striking beauty with a great body and a taste for clothing that shows it off. She is a professional stripper who has gotten by on her looks and talents for dancing and petty theft. She means no harm and is ready to stop making bad choices and start making changes. She leaves her boyfriend and moves to the small town of Armadillo Acres to start over.

DUKE 20s, Rock Tenor. Duke is Pippi’s obsessive, possessive, and excessive Magic-Marker-sniffing boyfriend; “ex”-boyfriend according to Pippi. Not so, according to Duke.

BETTY 30s-50s, Rough Belt. One of “The Girls.” Betty attended high school with Norbert and Jeannie Garstecki and has lived in Armadillo Acres for just as long. She now runs the leasing office and makes it her business to know everything about everybody who passes through the trailer park. Betty is the mother hen to the denizens of the trailer park. Of all of “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and dry.

LINOLEUM “LIN” 30s, Belt. One of “The Girls.” So-named because her mother gave birth to her on the kitchen floor, Linoleum has a husband on death row at the Florida State Prison. His fate is an electric chair that doesn’t work properly unless most of the town’s electricity is turned off. So Lin watches everyone’s lights and appliances very closely in the hopes that she can keep the chair on the fritz. Sometimes self-absorbed and sometimes has a smart mouth, she hints at a wild, rock-and-roll past and is the fiercest of “The Girls.”

DONNA “PICKLES” late teens-early 20s, Belt. One of “The Girls.” A newlywed, Donna is called “Pickles” because she is perpetually hysterically pregnant—that is, she’s so convinced she should be pregnant she’s exhibiting symptoms. Her husband is a lot fancier than she is, as he is from the big city of Jacksonville. His parents haven’t been very supportive of his marital choice, so Pickles is desperate to give her husband a family of his own—even if she has to fake it. The dimmest of “The Girls,” Pickles is airy, sweet, and blissfully ignorant.

Preparation

Prepare 32-bars in the style of the show. This is a country-rock musical, we need actors with strong comedic skills. Please bring accompaniment music as well. In addition, please bring a resume and headshot. AEA members should bring proof of Equity membership. EMC actors will also be seen. Nonunion actors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Actors should be 18 years.

Email employment@tex-arts.org with subject line “Trailer Park-Appointment request;” attach headshot/resume in PDF/Word format with preferred time.

Auditions will be held at TexARTS: 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734.

No phone calls please.

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TexARTS, the Lake Travis nonprofit for the visual and performing arts
2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 160 Austin, Texas 78734
Tex-ARTS.org
512.852.9079

employment@tex-arts.org

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