On Sunday January 26, 2020 (from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm) we will be auditioning for our 2020 season at the Iron Horse Community Theatre.
From 11:00 to 1:00 we will be auditioning for our musical, School of Rock (all actors for the musical must be age 18 and under). This audition is a cold-reading from the script and at least 32 bars of a prepared rock-related song. Headshots and resumes are also accepted, but not necessary.
Then from 1:00 to 4:00 we will be auditoning for our three plays which include: 12:52 The Mike Webster Story, The Boys Next Door, and Over the River and Through the Woods. This audition is a cold-reading. However, a monologue is helpful if you have one. Headshots and resumes are also accepted, but not necessary.
If you are interested in auditioning for any of the above plays or musical, please scroll to the bottom of this page, fill out the indicated information (let us know what roll you are interested in), and submit. Thank you for your interest.
The show dates are as follows: June 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27.
All show times start at 7:30 except the Sunday matinee on June 21.
The Sunday Matinee show time is 2:00.
The Boys Next Door
Arnold Wiggins (lead) - white male 28-45 - a mildly mentally disabled man who works at a movie theater, hyperactive and talks constantly, often abused by coworkers and is afraid to fight back, tends to be OCD.
Norman Bulansky (lead) - ethnically ambiguous male 28-45 - an overweight, middle-aged mentally disabled man who works at a doughnut shop, romantically involved with Sheila, a woman from another group home, very proud of his large ring of keys.
Lucien P. Smith (lead) - black male 25-50 - a large man who is very mentally disabled and functions at about a second-grade level, checks out books from the library, despite the fact he cannot read. Note: This role is traditionally played by an African-American actor; not required but preferred.
Barry Klemper (lead) - any ethnicity male 25-50 - he gets highly agitated over small things. The most aggressive of the group, he spends most of his time boasting about being a Golf Pro (although he does not yet own a set of clubs). At times, he seems to fit in with the rest of society.
Jack Palmer (lead) - any ethnicity male 25-50 - the social worker for the four men, found that he's becoming burned out and is thinking about a new line of work.
Mr. Klemper (supporting) - any ethnicity male 55-75 - Barry’s explosive, abusive, handicapped father. During the course of the play, he decides to visit Barry while in the Boston area.
Sheila (supporting) - any ethnicity female 25-50 - Norman’s girlfriend. Like Norman, she faces mental disabilities. She is also obsessed with Norman's prized set of keys and is “no skinny Minnie herself.”
Mrs. Fremus (supporting) any ethnicity female 55-75 - widow who lives next door. Loves to knit. Very hard of hearing.
Mr. Hodges/Mr. Corbin/Senator Clark (supporting) any ethnicity male 25-70 - actor will play all three roles. Mr. Hodges: Barry’s golf student whose patience only goes so far; Mr. Corbin: the movie theater manager; and Senator Clark: a dignified public servant.
Mrs. Warren/Clara (supporting) any ethnicity female 25-55 - actress will play two roles. Mrs. Warren: a new neighbor; and Clara: Sheila's mentally disabled friend.
THE SHOW DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: JUly 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25.
ALL SHOW TIMES START AT 7:30 EXCEPT THE SUNDAY MATINEE ON JUly 19.
THE SUNDAY MATINEE SHOW TIME IS 2:00.
Over the River and Through the Woods
Nick Cristan - Male ( lead ) 30's
Frank Gianelli - Male 60's - 70's
Aida Gianelli - Female 60's - 70's
Nunzio Cristano - Male 60's - 70's
Emma Cristano - Female 60's - 70's
Caitlin O'Hare - Female 20's - 30's
THE SHOW DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: SEPTEMBER 25, 26/OCTOBER 2, 3, 4, 9, 10.
ALL SHOW TIMES START AT 7:30 EXCEPT THE SUNDAY MATINEE ON OCTOBER 4.
THE SUNDAY MATINEE SHOW TIME IS 2:00.
SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL
Dewey Finn - male (lead) 16 - 18 — Rock Tenor (guitar) - A wannabe rock star with big dreams, Dewey finds himself in urgent need of some cash after getting
kicked out of his band. He impersonates a teacher to land a job at the prestigious Horace Green prep school, where he turns his class of straight-A students into a rock group and enters them in the
Battle of the Bands.
Ned - male 16 -18 —Baritone - Ned is an old friend of Dewey’s, and the two currently share a flat with Ned’s girlfriend Patti. He used to play in Dewey’s band, but is now a substitute teacher – who Dewey impersonates to get the job at Horace Green. Ned is still passionate about his music, but tends to let his bossy girlfriend Patti tell him what to do.
Rosalie Mullins - female 16 - 18 —Mezzo-Soprano - Proper and a bit uptight, Rosalie is the headmistress of Horace Green School. She has a secret love of rock music, and yearns to recapture the carefree spirit of her youth.
Patty - female 16-18 —Soprano - Ned’s domineering girlfriend, who lives with Ned and Dewey. She calls the shots in their relationship, and isn’t too happy about Dewey’s presence in their flat – or his influence on Ned.
Zack - male 10 - 13 —Tenor (guitar) - Zack is the band’s lead guitarist and also a talented songwriter. He desperately wants to impress his father, who’s usually too busy with work to take an interest in his family.
Freddy - male 10 - 13 —Tenor (drums) - Freddie loves a bit of rowdiness and noise, making him a great drummer. His own father doesn’t see his ability, constantly belittling his son.
Katie - female 10 - 13 (bass) - Quiet and serious, Katie already played the cello, but switched to bass at Dewey’s suggestion to fill out the band.
Summer - female 10 - 13 —Mezzo-Soprano - Confident and outspoken, Summer is the ideal manager for the band. Ambitious and very clever, she hopes that winning Battle of the Bands will look good on her college application.
Lawrence - male 10 - 13 (piano / keyboard) - Awkward and lacking in confidence, Lawrence is hesitant to attempt something “cool”, like joining a band, but he soon turns out to be a fantastic keyboardist.
Marcy and Shonelle - females 10 - 13 - Quiet girls with angelic voices, Marcy and Shonelle are the band’s backup singers and dancers.
Tomika - female 10 - 13 —Mezzo-Soprano (guitar) - New girl Tomika is struggling to fit in at Horace Green. She conquers her shyness to reveal her phenomenal singing ability, and becomes a lead vocalist alongside Dewey in the band.
Billy - male 10 - 13 —Tenor - Flamboyant and artistic, Billy has a passionate interest in fashion, even though his father wants him to be a footballer like the other men in his family. He designs the band’s costumes.
James - male 10 - 13 - James is tough and reliable, making him a good security guard for the band. Mostly, he keeps an out for anyone coming while the band are secretly rehearsing!
Sophie - female 10 - 13 - Sophie is technically the band’s roadie, but also serves as a backup dancer during performances
Madison - female 10 - 13
Mason - male 10 - 13 - Mason is a total whiz with technology, and creates special effects and fantastic lighting designs for the band’s performances using his laptop
THE SHOW DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: DECEMBER 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19.
ALL SHOW TIMES START AT 7:30 EXCEPT THE SUNDAY MATINEE ON DECEMBER 13.
THE SUNDAY MATINEE SHOW TIME IS 2:00.
If you are interested auditioning for any of the above plays or musical, please fill in the contact information below. You do not need to have prior acting experience to audition. Bringing a head shot is optional. If you can, please bring any memorized monologue to the audition, we would love to see it. The audition will also include a cold reading from the script. If auditioning for our musical, please be prepared to sing. Thanks, and good luck to those who come out and audition for our 2020 season.
Iron Horse Theatre Company
348 Maplewood Avenue
Ambridge, Pa. 15003
Phone: (724) 263-0075
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