Hamilton-Gibson Productions to hold open auditions
WELLSBORO — Hamilton-Gibson Productions will be holding six open auditions in the month of May into the month of June in the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. Auditions will be for:
• “Driving Miss Daisy” at 4 p.m. May 19, 5:30 p.m. May 20 and 6:30 p.m. May 21
• “James and the Giant Peach” at 6:30 p.m. May 22, 23 and 24
• Tune In To Radio HG Festival, a radio show set, “Radio Suspense,” 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; “Radio HaHa” at 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday; “Radio Askew,” 2 p.m. May 19 and 6:30 p.m. May 20; and “Radio Heroics,” 2 p.m. June 2 and 7 p.m. June 3 all in the Gallery of the Warehouse Theater.
Driving Miss Daisy
“Driving Miss Daisy,” written by Alfred Uhry in 1987 is a celebration of an unlikely friendship over 25 years, from 1948 to 1973. When the play opens, Daisy has crashed her new car while backing it out of the garage. Her son, Boolie, hires a driver for his mother who doesn’t want one because she is capable of driving herself.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. September 14, 15, 21 and 22 and at 2:30 p.m. September 16 at the Warehouse Theatre.
James and the Giant Peach
“James and the Giant Peach,” a musical fantasy and an adaptation of Roald Dah’s children book, about a orphaned British boy, his talking insect friends and their journey on a giant piece of fruit across the ocean to New York City.
Male and female singers, high school to adults, are encouraged to audition for main roles and a small ensemble. The main character, James, will be a male actor, seven to 15-years-old with a vocal range of G3 to G5. Ladahlord, a strange, magical storyteller will be a male, 25 to 55-years-old, with a vocal range of Bb2 to A4.
Spiker, is shrewd and opportunistic, tall and thin, and Sponge, not nearly as bright, overweight and often has food on her mind, are James’ two mean aunts. Two females age 30 to 60 with a vocal range of F3 to F5 will be cast for these roles.
Three actors, ages 20 to 40 years of age, will be cast to play Spider, Green Grasshopper and Centipede. The female’s vocal range who play Spider is G3 to E5. Green Grasshopper and Centipede will have a vocal range of C3 to G4.
Ladybug, a female age 30 to 60, will have a vocal range of G3 to E5. Earthworm, a male actor, will be of the ages 25 to 50 with a vocal range of C2 to A4.
The small ensemble, male and female singers, high school to adults, can play reporters, vagrants, garden guild members, bobby-cops, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood agents, seagulls and New Yorkers.
“James and the Giant Peach” will be directed by Thomas Putnam and performances will be at 7:30 p.m. July 27 and 28 and Aug. 3 and 4 and at 2:30 p.m. on July 29 in the Coolidge Theatre in the Deane Center for Performing Arts, 104 Main St.
Tune In To Radio HG Festival
There will be four radio shows for the Tune In To Radio HG Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Needed are male and female performers of all ages. No memorization or previous acting or theater experience is required. Youth and older adults are encouraged to try out. Participants will read from scripts in front of a microphone to replicate a radio studio.
Gabe Hakvaag is producing four sets of Friday and Saturday performances to stand alone with a different theme and schedule of the radio shows. The festival opens with “Radio Suspense,” July 6 and 7; following with “Radio HaHa,” July 13 and 14; “Radio Askew,” July 20 and 21; and ends with “Radio Heroics on August 10 and 11.
For more information about the auditions, tickets or a FlexPass, call 570-724-2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.