Announcing Upcoming Season Auditions
KAT will hold its season auditions on August 7th and 8th, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Kensington Town Hall. Call backs (by invitation) will be Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 am until finished. Multi-cultural and artists of color are encouraged to audition.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please fill out an audition form (links can be found below) for each show you are auditioning, and bring with you to auditions. Please bring a clear photo of you (preferred) or photos will be taken at audition. Photocopies are okay if auditioning for multiple shows.
GUYS AND DOLLS
Directed by Craig Pettinati
Musical Direction by Matthew Dohm
Choreography by Kendall Nicole Sigman
Run dates: November 8-24, 2019
For all roles, please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Piano accompaniment will be provided.
Sky Masterson, Male, E5-B3, 30-45: A charming but self-assured gambler. Sky is able to adapt to any situation but ready to reel off prepared anecdotes regarding his view of the world. Despite his failings, Sky is immensely likeable and oozes style. Songs: I’ll Know, My Time of Day, I’ve Never Been, Luck be a Lady, Happy Ending
Nathan Detroit, Male, F5-D4, 35-45: A good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could never hit the bigtime. He loves Adelaide, but cannot quit his gambling ways. A broke schemer with unwitting ways. Songs: The Oldest Established, Sue Me, Happy Ending
Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Male, B5-D4, 30-45: Just like his name suggests, he is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit naïve, but sincere and genuine. Nathan’s loyal friend and lackey. Songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, The Oldest Established, Guy and Dolls, Sit Down, You’re Rock’ the Boat, The Happy Ending
Sarah Brown, Female, G5-B3, 20-30: A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local Mission. Idealistic, sheltered, and straight-laced, she is passionate about her cause and wishes to convert the gambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with gambler Sky Masterson along the way. Songs: Follow the Fold, I’ll Know, If I Were a Bell, I’ve Never Been, Marry the Man Today, The Happy Ending
Adelaide, Female, E5 to A3, 30-45: A strongly comic and classic show girl. A club singer and Nathan’s long- suffering fiancée, Adelaide is not always the brightest. Weary of the disruption Nathan’s involvement in the craps game causes to their relationship, she longs for quiet family life away from New York.
Songs: Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide’s Lament, Take Back Your Mink, Adelaide’s 2nd Lament, Sue Me, Marry the Man Today, The Happy Ending
Benny Southstreet, Male, G5-D4, 30-45: Nathan’s right-hand man and a gambler himself. Smart, slick, always moving and shaking, but with what he thinks are Nathan’s best interest at heart. Songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, The Oldest Established, Guys and Doll, The Happy Ending
Harry the Horse, Male, G5-F3, 35-55: A crook and gambler. He is a tough guy with dollar signs as his bottom line. Brings Big Jule into Nathan’s craps game and backs his cheating, but is also a man of his word in the gambling community.
Lt. Brannigan, Male, 40-55: A New York police officer who is on to Nathan’s illegal craps games and is dead-set on catching him. A tough, no-nonsense character
Arvide Abernathy, Male (50-70) A member of the Save-a-Soul mission, Arvide is Sarah’s grandfather. He is a reasoned old man with a warm heart that harbors only the kindest intentions, even if he tends to be a little gullible. Songs: Follow the Fold, More I cannot Wish You, The Happy Ending
Rusty Charlie (20-50) He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates (friends). Songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, The Happy Ending
Big Jule, Male, G5-F3, 30-50: A big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing. Tough looking. A bit of an oaf.
General Matilda B. Cartwright, Female (40-65) the regional director of the Save-a-Soul mission, Matilda is authoritative through necessity but motivated by charity. She cuts loose in the song Sit down Your Rockin’ the Boat.
Hot Box Girls/ Missionary Band (3-4x), Females (18-30), should sing and dance well
Angie the Ox, Gambler, Male, (20-50) in Nathan’s gambling group of friends. Should sing and dance well
Joey Biltmore, Gambler, Male, (20-50) in Nathan’s gambling group of friends. Should sing and dance well
Gambler, Male, (20-50) Nathan’s gambling group of friends. Various other roles, Should sing and dance well
NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH
Directed by Bruce Hirsch
Run dates: February 21 – March 8, 2020
This is a very energetic play with most of the cast doing a lot of running around so stamina helps. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Peter Hunter: (M) (25 – 35) Manager of a sub-branch of the National United Bank. He is a bright and energetic young executive who is going place at the bank. He has a good sense of humor and is generally stable and sensible although these qualities are tested to the limit.
Frances Hunter: (F) (25 – 35) Peters wife. They are newlyweds. She is attractive, vivacious and uninhibited. She is resourceful and amusing.
NOTE: The actor should be comfortable appearing in limited clothing.
Eleanor Hunter: (F) (50 – 65) Peters mother. She is an extremely elegant sophisticated woman. Everything about her is in immaculate taste. She likes to do most of the talking as she is a bad listener.
Brian Runnicles: (M) (25 – 35) the chief cashier. He is very precise, physically fit and completely devoid of any sense of humor. Always slightly put upon.
Leslie Bromhead: (M) (50 – 65) The National United Banks district manager, Peter’s boss. He is professional and exacting and expects the same from his staff. Socially, he has all the graces.
Superintendent Paul: (M) (50 – 65) Of the local police force. He quiet but confident. He seems completely relaxed but it hides a suspicious, cynical mind.
Mr. Needham: (M) (40 – 50) a bank inspector. He is dapper, precise, and slightly officious. He has a nervous habit of clearing his throat frequently.
NOTE: The actor must be comfortable appearing semi naked and having scantily clad women hanging off him.
Susan and Barbara: (F) (20 – 35) two “ladies of the night”. Susan does all the talking and is warm and friendly. Barbara has no lines but should be able to use body language to get laughs
NOTE: Both actors should be comfortable wearing very little and being sexual.
Delivery man: (M) a delivery man or woman. Limited lines. Will also be part of the backstage crew.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Directed by John Nunemaker
Run dates: May 1 – May 17, 2020
Please prepare a 2 minute dramatic monologue
Judge Lawrence Wargrave – (50-65) A recently retired judge. Wargrave is a highly intelligent old man with a commanding personality. As the characters begin to realize that a murderer is hunting them, Wargrave’s experience and air of authority make him a natural leader for the group. He lays out evidence, organizes searches, and ensures that weapons are locked away safely. Wargrave’s guilt is revealed at the end of the novel in a confession that illuminates the characteristics that drive him to commit the series of murders: a strong sense of justice combined with a sadistic delight in murdering.
Vera Claythorne – (17-25) A former governess who comes to Indian Island purportedly to serve as a secretary to Mrs. Owen. Vera wants to escape a past in which she killed a small boy in her care, Cyril Hamilton, so that the man she loved would inherit Cyril’s estate. Although the coroner cleared her of blame, Vera’s lover abandoned her. Vera is one of the most intelligent and capable characters in the novel, but she also suffers from attacks of hysteria, feels guilty about her crime, and reacts nervously to the uncanny events on the island. The “Ten Little Soldiers” poem has a powerful effect on her.
Philip Lombard – (30-45) A mysterious, confident, and resourceful man who seems to have been a mercenary soldier in Africa. Lombard is far bolder and more cunning than most of the other characters, traits that allow him to survive almost until the end of the novel. His weakness is his chivalrous attitude toward women, particularly Vera, with whom he has a number of private conversations. He cannot think of her as a potential killer, and he underestimates her resourcefulness, which proves a fatal mistake.
Dr. Edward George Armstrong – (45-65) a gullible, slightly timid doctor. Armstrong often draws the suspicion of the other guests because of his medical knowledge. He is a recovering alcoholic who once accidentally killed a patient by operating on her while drunk. Armstrong, while professionally successful, has a weak personality, making him the perfect tool for the murderer. He has spent his whole life pursuing respectability and public success, and is unable to see beneath people’s exteriors.
William Henry Blore – (30-45) a former police inspector. Blore is a well-built man whose experience often inspires others to look to him for advice. As a policeman, he was corrupt and framed a man named Landor at the behest of a criminal gang. On the island, he acts boldly and frequently takes initiative, but he also makes frequent blunders. He constantly suspects the wrong person, and his boldness often verges on foolhardiness.
Emily Brent – (50-65) an old, ruthlessly religious woman who reads her Bible every day. The recording accuses Emily Brent of killing Beatrice Taylor, a servant whom she fired upon learning that Beatrice was pregnant out of wedlock. Beatrice subsequently killed herself. Unlike the other characters, Emily Brent feels convinced of her own righteousness and does not express the slightest remorse for her actions.
Thomas Rogers – (35-55) the dignified butler. Rogers continues to be a proper servant even after his wife is found dead and the bodies begin piling up. The recording accuses Rogers and his wife of letting their former employer die because they stood to inherit money from her.
General Mackenzie – (50-70) the oldest guest. Mackenzie is accused of sending a lieutenant, Arthur Richmond, to his death during World War I because Richmond was his wife’s lover. Once the first murders take place, Mackenzie, already guilt-ridden about his crime, becomes resigned to his death and sits by the sea waiting for it to come to him.
Ethel Rogers – (40-50) Rogers’s wife. Ethel is a frail woman, and the death of Tony Marston makes her faint. Wargrave believes her husband dominates her and that he masterminded their crime.
Anthony Marston – (18-30) A rich, athletic, handsome youth. Tony Marston likes to drive recklessly and seems to lack a conscience. He killed two small children in a car accident caused by his speeding, but shows no remorse.
Fred Narracott – (18-30) The Captain of the boat that ferries over all the guests to Soldier Island.