The Theater Barn: Auditions slated for 2014 season


NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- The Theater Barn, a non-union professional theater, is holding an open call for its 2014 summer / fall season Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 at The Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 732 State Route. 20.

The season runs June 27 through July 6 with Charles Busch’s "You Should Be So Lucky," a contemporary Cinderella story about an eccentric young electrologist in Greenwich Village who helps an elderly millionaire.

The season continues with:

n "Black Coffee" by Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the mystery of a prominent physicist who has been poisoned. July 10-20;

n "Gutenberg! The Musical!" by Scott Brown and Anthony King. A musical spoof in which two aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. July 24-Aug. 3;

n "I Love a Piano." Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley. A revue built around the songs of Irving Berlin. Aug. 7-17;

n "The Addams Family." Book by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Musical based on the bizarre characters of Charles Addams, in which daughter Wednesday invites her fiancé home for dinner. Aug. 21-31;

n and "Half and Half" by James Sherman. A comedic exploration of marriages past and present. Act One is set in 1970, with husband reading the morning paper while the wife cooks eggs and the teenage daughter reflects on the upheavals of that era. In Act Two it’s 2005 and the roles are reversed. Sept. 5-21.

Needed are actors from 18 to 70 years old for all roles.

In addition, for the "The Addams Family" the theater is seeking a child actor for the role of Pugsley Addams, age 10-14 who looks age 12. Child actor should be husky, chubby, adorable and funny with a strong belt singing voice.

Also needed for "The Addams Family" are male musical actors for the roles of Mal (age 40-50) and Lurch (age 20-40, over 6 feet tall).

Auditioners should bring a current photo and resume of theater experience. For musicals prepare two songs (a ballad and an uptempo) and bring sheet music; an accompanist is provided. For plays prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue.

Complete information is available by telephone at (518) 794-8989.


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