Audition Notice for Morningside presented by The Henry Players
What: Morningside by Topher Payne
Performance Dates:
  • April 21st-23rd, 2022 at 7:30pm, April 24th, 2022 at 2:30pm
  • April 28th-30th, 2022 at 7:30pm, May 1st, 2022 at 2:30pm
Directors: Elise Gomez and Melissa Martin
Stage Manager: Amanda Massie
Set Designer: Zachary Stutts

Audition Dates:

  • February 7th, 2022 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • February 8th, 2022 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Possible callbacks on February 9th, 2022 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
***Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7:00pm-9:00pm, with some Saturday or Sunday morning/afternoon rehearsals along the way. During tech week and dress rehearsals, rehearsal will be every day leading up to the performance starting at 7:00pm.
Please be prepared to do cold reading from the script. No monologue required.

Synopsis:
The Worst Baby Shower Ever, in Two Acts
Here's the thing about baby showers: No one actually wants to be there. But there are certain rituals we follow, for the sake of tradition and a gift registry. Nine women have gathered at Grace Driscoll's beautifully appointed home, fully expecting to go through the motions of social niceties. But an unforeseen event in Grace's life, and a few unexpected guests, send the party careening into uncharted territory.
Simmering resentment, cutthroat professional conflict, fierce battles of will... these are 21st century Southern women, and they have no interest in blessing your heart.

Characters:

GRACE BOUCHARD DRISCOLL (50s) – Our hostess. Upper-middle class, capable, articulate, and unflappable. Charming and funny. Except, her husband left her two days ago so all those traits are really being challenged right now. She reads a room remarkably well, excels at formulating a plan.
LOUISE BOUCHARD CARLISLE (50s) – Grace’s elder sister, based in Dallas. Mother of boys. The only sister who didn’t pursue higher education. Bubbly but resolute. Consistently underestimated, but has the determination of a woman who maintains authority in a house full of men.
ROXANNE BOUCHARD (60s) – Grace’s eldest sister, based in New York, London, and points beyond. A world-renowned architect. Never married, no children. Flinty, accomplished, scary smart, keeps a rigorous drinking schedule.
FELICIA TAGGART (50s) – Grace’s next-door neighbor. A Cruise Director type- happiest when she’s orchestrating everyone else’s activities. Married, two children. The head of every committee ever. Sells high-end real estate. The only black woman in the room.
DEVYN DRISCOLL (30s) – The guest of honor. Grace’s eldest daughter, the good one. Married, expecting her first child. A professional mediator, which makes arguing with her doubly infuriating. She’s done everything right, and in the proper order. Pragmatic to a fault. Smiles with her mouth but not always with her eyes.
CLANCY DRISCOLL (30s) – Devyn’s little sister. Could never compete with Devyn’s high achiever status, so she went in the opposite direction. A bartender in Charleston. An agent of chaos. Messy, funny, impetuous, a little too emotionally available.
DR. MACKENZIE NOVAK (40s) – Devyn’s best friend, whom she’s known since childhood. A pediatrician, single, no children. Raised in a conservative household, and a surprising amount of that managed to stick. Good-humored and thoughtful. Generally chooses the path of least resistance.
SOPHIE NAVARRO (40s) – Like Devyn, a professional mediator. On her second marriage, no children. Missed the office shower, so Devyn invited her to this one. That may have been a mistake. A loquacious Baltimore native, suffers no fools. Finds Southern social niceties quietly infuriating, but she’s learned the behavior.
ELINOR HUGHES (30s-40s) – Devyn’s other coworker. Not really a friend. Married, mother of two. Overheard Sophie being invited to the shower and basically invited herself. She’s a good person. Sincerely. But she fails to comprehend social cues and has a tendency to overshares. Genuinely curious about others in the worst possible way.
Audition Notice for RENT presented by The Henry Players
Music and book by Jonathan Larson Lyrics by Jonathan Larson and Billy Aronson

Where:
Hood Street Art Center, 136 Hood Street, McDonough, GA 30253

Who:
The Henry Players Community Theatre
Directed by Sheilah Mullen
Assistant Directed by Adriana Beckner
Musical Direction by Nick Edelstein
Choreography by Tammie Roper

Auditions will be:
Monday April 11 @7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday April 12 @7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance Dates:
June 16-19; June 23-26

Rehearsal Dates:
Rehearsals begin April 18th
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Some solo and duet rehearsals will
be held in Decatur,GA)

Audition Requirements:

**Must be 18 or older to audition
-Bring a headshot/photo of yourself
-Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice and a song by the character you are auditioning for.
-Bring your own sheet music or track. No A Capella
-Please be prepared to cold read.
-There will be a dance portion. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Story Synopsis:

Rent (stylized as RENT) is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan
Larson loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan's East Village in the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Character Breakdown

*Although character names are traditionally male/female, all roles are open to all genders
Mark Cohen: age 20-30, (La Vie Boheme or Halloween)
Roger Davis: age 20-25, (One Song Glory or Your Eyes)
Mimi Márquez: age 18-21, (Out Tonight)
Tom Collins: age 25-35, (I’ll Cover You (Reprise))
Angel Dumott Schunard: age 20-30, (Today 4 U)
Maureen Johnson: age 20-25, (Take me or Leave me or Over the Moon)
Joanne Jefferson: age 25-40, (Take me or Leave me or We’re Okay)
Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III: age 25-35, (You’ll See)
Ensemble: age 18+, (Seasons of Love)