Announcing auditions for the October Late Night production at The Empty Space...

IT'S LIT!

A collection of 3 one-act plays
Directed by Brian Purcell & Danielle Rodriguez

AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 26, 2018 12-4pm. No appointment is necessary. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

REHEARSALS: Monday-Thursday beginning September 3, 10pm -12am

PERFORMANCES: Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6 at 11:30pm with a 6pm Matinee on Sunday, Oct. 7.

THE PLAYS:

POOF!
Written by Lynn Nottage
A mystery of a husband's disappearance.
Characters:
Loureen, a demure housewife, African American
Florence, Loureen’s best friend, African American

TRYING TO FIND CHINATOWN
Written by David Henry Hwang
Two strangers encounter a controversy over their identities.
Characters:
Benjamin, Caucasian male, early 20’s
Ronnie, Asian American male, mid 20’s

TRIFLES
Written by Susan Glaspell
Separately, a group of women and a group of men investigate a murder.
Characters:
George Henderson, county attorney
Henry Peters, sheriff
Lewis Hale, a neighboring farmer
Mrs. Peters
Mrs. Hale


Announcing auditions for the December production at The Empty Space...

She Loves Me

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Mystie Peters
Musical Direction by Kelsey Morrow

AUDITIONS: Saturday, September 8, 11-3PM and Sunday, September 9, 2 - 6PM. Audition appointments will be on the hour and will last for the full hour. Please request your slot for auditions by clicking the link below.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the sides, your vocal selection and a dance segment (wear something you can move in). Please choose a segment of a song from the show  or from a "classic" Broadway style show that you feel best showcases your vocal ability. 

REHEARSALS: Begin in mid-September, Sunday - Thursday from 6-10pm.

PERFORMANCES: Fridays and Saturdays, December 7 - 22, with two Sunday matinee performances on December 16 and 23. Possible additional performances on Thursdays 12/13 & 12/20.

ABOUT THE SHOW: An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. When their love letters take an unexpected turn over the days leading up to Christmas, the pair discovers that perhaps they've found love in someone they never would have imagined.  Based on the 1937 play Parfumerie that inspired such films as Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail, this heartwarming musical will have you falling in love this holiday season.

CHARACTERS TO BE CAST:

Arpad Laszlo

  • Delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and commitment to his job remarkable. He is ambitious and adorable.
  • Gender: Male
  • Vocal range top: E4
  • Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ladislav Sipos

  • Not the brightest employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father.
  • Gender: Male
  • Vocal range top: E4
  • Vocal range bottom: A2

Ilona Ritter

  • Employed at Maraczek's Parfumerie. She is sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love.
  • Gender: Female
  • Vocal range top: E5
  • Vocal range bottom: F#3

Steven Kodaly

  • A well respected and liked employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer.
  • Gender: Male
  • Vocal range top: A4
  • Vocal range bottom: B2

Georg Nowack

  • An established employee of Maraczek's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent, and soft spoken.
  • Gender: Male
  • Vocal range top: F4
  • Vocal range bottom: B2

Mr. Maraczek

  • Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie. With a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.
  • Gender: Male
  • Vocal range top: C4
  • Vocal range bottom: B2

Amalia Balash

  • The eager new employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimated and nervous. Attractive, bright, and a lover of literature.
  • Gender: Female
  • Vocal range top: B5
  • Vocal range bottom: C4

Head Waiter

  • Prim and proper, his life is about providing his guests a “romantic atmosphere,” a challenge amidst many disruptions; strong comedic timing, movement; comedic tenor, doubles as Ensemble; 
  • Gender: Any
  • Vocal range top: F4
  • Vocal range bottom: C3 
  • Falsetto B5, a plus.

Ensemble (Female Shoppers, Carolers, Restaurant Patrons)


STAGE FRIGHT?

In addition to actors, The Empty Space is always looking for volunteers in all aspects of technical production: stage managing, lighting & sound design, set construction, costume creation, and more! Show up to auditions and let us know what you'd like to help out with!