2018/19 AUDITIONS

Bay Area Harbor Playhouse holds open auditions for every show. We welcome anyone to audition; with or without acting experience!

All auditions are held at the playhouse, 3803 Highway 3, Dickinson. Please call 281-337-SHOW (7469) for more information.


October 1 & 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Dixie Swim Club

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

Director Kaira Jackson will be looking to fill the roles of  5 Southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team.  Every year, they set aside a long weekend in August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.

Character Descriptions:

SHEREE HOLLINGER, the perennial team captain, is practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy.

DINAH GRAYSON, the wise-cracking cynic of the group, has fought her way to the top and relished the view.

LEXIE RICHARDS, a true Southern belle who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of four-star hotels.

JERI NEAL MCFEELEY is the ditzy ray of sunshine of the group. She’s perky and naïve and always sees the positive side of everything.

VERNADETTE SIMMS is a public school teacher, with limited finances and a problematic home life in Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina, Vernadette is self-deprecating by necessity.

Show dates are Novembers 9 – November 18, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.   Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Upstairs Top Side


October 14 & 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

White Chrisstmas 2018

Book by David Ives and Paul Black     Music by Irvin Berlin

Director Brandon Allen will hold auditions to fill the roles for numerous characters in this wonderful holiday musical. Singers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis join sister act Betty and Judy Haynes to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly,  the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

Character Descriptions:

Bob Wallace late 20’s to early 40’s, (Baritone) a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well. A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind Wallace and Davis.

Phil Davis – late 20’s to late 30’s, (Bari-tenor) strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a song-and-dance comic performer. The fun-loving partner in Wallace and Davis, Phil is a lady’s man and a clown.

Betty Haynes – mid 20’s to mid 30’s, (Mezzo-Soprano) a female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well. Betty is the older and more sensible of the Haynes sisters.

Judy Haynes – early 20’s to early 30’s, (Alto) strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a major song-and-dance performer. The younger Haynes sister, who is beautiful and ambitious.

General Henry Waverly late 50’s to mid 70’s, with the exception of one line, a non-singing role. A retired Army general who has taken up the “simpler life” of a Vermont Innkeeper.

Martha Watson – late 40’s to mid 60’s, (Alto-Belt Voice) a winning, appealing character-comedienne. A retired Broadway star, Martha’s engagements have faded, but her star power hasn’t.

Susan Waverly 9 -11 years old, (Belt Voice) she must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well – tap dance preferred The General’s granddaughter who is utterly committed to him and entirely loveable.

Ensemble and Other Roles – late teens to 50’s. The ensemble is made up of a variety of singers, dancers, and actors. Not every ensemble member needs to be a triple threat (but we wouldn’t mind it). The ensemble is made up of 10 women and 10-12 men.

Show dates are November 30 – December 16, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.   Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Downstairs Main Deck


December 3 & 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

NightWatch

By Lucille Fletcher

Director Mike Fabian will hold auditions for 5 men and 4 women for this ingeniously devised thriller.  The mystery begins when Elaine Wheeler who is beautiful, rich and sleepless, observes one corpse, and then another in the building opposite her home. When two police detectives are called in to investigate, they can find not a shred of evidence, and the bodies are missing. But Elaine insists that she saw what she saw, driving herself and everyone around her to their emotional limits. Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.

Character Descriptions:

Elaine Wheeler – Protagonist, 20-30s, emotionally unstable, feels betrayed.

John Wheeler – Elaine’s husband, 30-40’s, stocks and bonds broker, all business.

Blanche Cooke – Elaine’s best friend, 20-30s, nurse, efficient, tailored.

Helga – Wheeler’s German maid, 30-50s, suspicious.

Lt. Walker – Homicide detective, 30-40’s, has no time for crazy women.

Jessica Appleby – Busybody neighbor, 50’s-60s, amateur sleuth.

Dr. Tracey Lake – Noted psychologist, 30’s-50s, professional.

Vanelli – Young 20’s, Italian Brooklyn patrolman, has an eye for art.

Sam Hoke – Owner of local deli, working class, murder is hurting his business.

Show Dates are February 1 – February 24, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.   Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Upstairs top Deck


January 28 & 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Rain Maker

By N. Richard Nash

Director Amber Fabian will hold auditions to fill the roles of 6 men and 1 female for this play of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry and a charming trickster named Starbuck.  At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover Lizzie whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle.  The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, without success.  Then suddenly, seemingly from out of nowhere, appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a “rainmaker,” the man promises to bring rain, for $100.   While trying to achieve his professed miracle, he also turns his magic on Lizzie.  Does it rain?  Does Starbuck win Lizzie’s heart?

Characters:
  • Lizzie Curry – Unmarried woman in her 30s.
  • File – Divorced town deputy sheriff.
  • Bill Starbuck – A con man who knows an opportunity when he sees one.
  • H.C. Curry – Widowed father of Lizzie.
  • Sheriff Thomas – Town Sheriff.
  • Jim Curry  – Lizzie’s youngest brother, hopped-up, naïve.
  • Noah Curry – Lizzie’s worried brother, straight-talking, cynical.

Show dates are March 8 – March 31, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.   Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Downstairs Main Deck


March 4 & 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Odd Couple

Director Chris Lowe will be taking auditions for 6 females and 2 males for this hilarious classic comedy of two mismatched roommates, but this time hey are female!  Neat, uptight Florence Unger meets slovenly, easygoing Olive Madison.

Character Descriptions:

Olive Madison – 41 – 50, attractive, divorced, professional, vibrant, active, quick-witted, big-hearted, but also relentlessly sloppy and careless when it comes to the routine concerns of her personal life.

Florence Unger – 40-50, attractive, a homemaker/housewife and very recently separated from her husband, was a bookkeeper before she married, extremely “pulled together” (obsessively so), pathologically organized and neat, even sanitizes the telephone cord.

Mickey –  35-50, a New York City policewoman and an organizer and problem solver.

Vera – 35-50, a bit literal-minded and a bit slow to get a point that everyone else gets instantly, always seems “a few beats behind the conductor.”

Sylvie – 35-50, highly energized and a wise-cracker.

Renee – 35-50, a wisecracker and a bit of a complainer as well.

Manolo & Jesus Costazuela – 32-42, brothers, both flight attendants for Iberia Airlines, elegant, well-mannered and extremely polite, meticulously well dressed, good-natured, good laughers, with engaging personalities.   

Show dates are April 26 – May 12, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.   Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Upstairs Top Side


April 15 & 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Dining Room

Director Bennie Nipper will hold auditions for 3 men and 3 women for this   mosaic of vignettes providing a window into a vanishing class of society from the 1930’s to the 1980’s.  Interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – create an in-depth portrait of the declining upper-middle-class family. The play is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine.

Characters:
  • 1st Actor:  Father, Michael, Brewster, Grandfather, Stuart, Gordon, David, Harvey and Host
  • 2nd Actor:  Client, Howard, Psychiatrist, Ted, Paul, Ben, Chris, Jim, Dick and Guest
  • 3rd Actor: Arthur, Boy, Architect, Billy, Nick, Fred, Tony, Standish, and Guest
  • 1st Actress:  Agent, Mother, Carolyn, Sandra, Dora, Margery, Beth, Kate, Claire, and Ruth
  • 2nd Actress:  Annie, Grace, Peggy, Nancy, Sarah, Harriet, Emily, Annie, and Guest
  • 3rd Actress: Sally, Girl, Ellie, Aggie, Winkie, Old Lady, Helen, Meg, Bertha, and Guest

 

Show dates are May 24 – June 16, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.   Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Upstairs Top Side

 

Non-Profit Community Theater in Dickinson, TX

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