Announcing auditions for the April 2018 Late Night production at The Empty Space...

CALIGARI

Adapted & Directed by Daniel Korth

AUDITIONS: Saturday, February 17, 11am-1pm.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Prepared monologues are welcome, but not necessary. No appointment is necessary, but please allow at least 45 minutes for your audition.
If you are unable to attend this audition, please contact the director to make an appointment for another day.

PERFORMANCES: Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 at 11:30pm, with a 6pm matinee on Sunday, April 22.

REHEARSALS: Begin early March, Monday-Thursday evenings, 10:30pm.

SYNOPSIS: Adapted and re-invented from the 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the stage production follows Francis, his quixotic betrothal to beautiful Jane, the horrifying mystery of Dr. Caligari, and the subsequent murders that precede his path. In his fervor to learn and reveal the nature of the doctor and his somnambulist Cesare, Francis risks his life, his lover - and his mind.

Script available on request.

For more information, please email: dkorth15@gmail.com


Announcing auditions for the May 2018 production at The Empty Space...

ASSASSINS

Book by John Weidman, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Kristina Saldaña
Vocal Direction by Michael Crider

AUDITIONS: Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25 from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Please prepare 60 seconds of a song of your choosing. Songs from genres similar to the style of the show such as folk, gospel, Americana, etc. are encouraged. You may use songs from the show. You will also be asked to read from the script. Additional callbacks will be held March 4 or 5.

APPOINTMENTS: Appointments will be held in 1-hour intervals and are strongly encouraged. Please make an appointment with the link above. If you are unable to make these times, please email the director at simplyksal@gmail.com.

REHEARSALS: Begin late March, Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.

PERFORMANCES: Performances take play on Fridays and Saturdays, May 18 – June 9 at 8PM.

SYNOPSIS: Assassins lays bare the lives of America's four successful and five attempted presidential assassins. Bending the rules of time and space, the assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact, and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is one of the most controversial musicals ever written.

 

CHARACTERS TO BE CAST:

THE BALLADEER, a folk singer and the narrator of the show. The voice of America. Actor is male or female; ability to play banjo/guitar is a plus. C3-G4.

THE PROPRIETOR, a mysterious person who runs the shooting gallery at a carnival. Actor is male or female. Gb2-F4.

JOHN WILKES BOOTH (1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins. Baritone F2-G4.

CHARLES GUITEAU (1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad. Tenor A2-Ab4.

LEON CZOLOGOSZ (1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical. Bass Baritone G#2-G4.

GIUSEPPE ZANGARA (1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant. Tenor B2-A4

SAMUEL BYCK (1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit. A small vocal role.

LYNETTE "SQUEAKY" FROMME (1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson. Mezzo A3-G5.

SARA JANE MOORE (1930- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, on September 22, 1975. A frazzled housewife with little sense. Soprano F3-Eb5.

JOHN HINCKLEY (1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student. Baritone A2-G4.

LEE HARVEY OSWALD (1939-1963) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. A suicidal, dejected shipping clerk. Possibly doubled as the Balladeer.

TOWNSPEOPLE – Six adults and one child will be required to play a variety of parts including singing and non-singing roles.

For more information, please email simplyksal@gmail.com.


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!