Ohio Shakespeare Festival
2017-18 Greystone Hall Season
Ohio Shakes, located in Akron, is casting actors for their indoor 2017-18 season, which includes:
The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, with Music (by Joe Pine, Music by Scott Campbell)
Camelot (book and lyrics by Burt Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe)
Scapin (by Molière)
King Charles III (by Mike Bartlett) OHIO PREMIERE
Auditions will be held at Greystone Hall (103 S High Street, Akron) onSaturday April 22, 12:00-5:00 and Sunday April 23, 7:00-10:00.
Auditions must be schedule, no walk in appointments.
Actors may request an audition by submitting a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include in the subject line: OSF Greystone season auditions. Actors may request a particular time frame, and will be scheduled in the closest avaliable slot. Video auditions, though not encouraged, may be submitted to email@example.com.
Prepare 2 contrasting monologues, no longer than 3 minutes in total length OR a monologue and 16 bars of a song. (A cappella; no accompaniment for open auditions; accompaniment will be provided at invited callbacks only.)
Ohio Shakespeare company members who have worked within the Festival within the last two years do not need to come to open auditions. All said company members must submit their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, including roles they wish to read for. Company members must email their interest to be invited to callbacks, no exceptions.
Callbacks will be held by invitation only.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS: AN ADVENTURE, WITH MUSIC
by Joe Pine, Music by Scott Campbell
An OSF Family Theatre production—this is a musical retelling of the classic story of love, honor, valor, and friendship. An Ohio premiere using all Ohio artists.
Performing Thursday-Sundays, September 22-October 8 2017.
Rehearsals begin August 27 (Sat & Sun afternoon, weekday evenings, Mondays off)
NO special appearance AEA contracts avaliable for this show. All actors paid.
If you are a musician, please consider bringing your instrument, as we hope to have actors also play live instruments for this production.
Constance, (female, any race/ethnicity, 20-35) d’Artagnan’s love interest, loyal friend and servant to the Queen, capable singer needed
King: (male, any race/ethnicity, 25-45) foppish and befuddled, he is easily manipulated by the Cardinal; non-singer
Queen: (female, any race/ethnicity, 25-45) capable, lovable, and gracious, she is secretly in love BUCKINGHAM; strong singer needed
Buckingham: (male, any race/ethnicity, 25-45) handsome and charming, deeply in love with the QUEEN; capable singer needed
Rochefort: (male, any race/ethnicity, 25-45) the Cardinal’s man, exceptional fighter, d’Artagnan’s prime adversary; non-singer
Kitty/Cardinal’s Guard: (female, any race/ethnicity, 20-40) The Queen’s not-so-loyal servant, who also doubles as part of the fight core. Must be able to sing and learn fight choreography quickly and safely.
Inkeeper/Cardinal’s Guard: (male or female, any race/ethnicity, 20-40) An innkeeper tormented by the drunk Musketeers, who also doubles as part of the fight core. Must be able to sing and learn fight choreography quickly and safely.
Jussac/Cardinal’s Guard: (male or female, any race/ethnicity, 20-40) The leader of the fight core, must be able to sing and learn fight choreography quickly and safely.
Cardinal’s Guard/Ensemble: (female or male, any race/ethnicity, 20-40) one additional fighter, must be able to sing and learn fight choreography quickly and safely.
The following roles are already cast:
by Lerner and Loewe
The classic musical of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, and the Knights of the round table.
Performing Thursday-Sundays, December 1-17, 2017.
Rehearsals begin November 5 (Sat & Sun afternoon, weekday evenings, Mondays off)
One special appearance AEA contracts avaliable for this show. All actors paid.
Guinevere—(female, 25-40, any race/ethnicity, Low B to High #F) spirited and beautiful queen, caught in the tragic love triangle with Lancelot and Arthur.
Merlin—(male or female, 50+, any race/ethnicity, non-singing) A powerful wizard tutoring King Arthur.
Pellinor—(male or female, 40+, any race/ethnicity, non-singing) A bafoonish but pleasant Knight who searches after the Questing Beast.
Mordred (male or female, 20-25, any race/ethnicity, tenor) Arthur’s bastard son with Morgan Le Fay, set on the ruin of Camelot.
Sir Dinadan—(male or female, 20-50, any race/ethnicity) a knight of the round table, speaking role with some solo vocals.
Morgan Le Fey (female, 20+, any race/ethnicity, non-singing) A powerful faerie Queen, mother of Mordred, half-sister to Arthur
Tom of Warwick—(male or female, 8-14, any race/ethnicity, non-singing) a young boy, featured role in final scene.
Sir Lionel—(male or female, 20-50, any race/ethnicity) a knight of the round table, speaking role with some solo vocals.
Sir Sagramore—(male or female, 20-50, any race/ethnicity) a knight of the round table, speaking role with some solo vocals.
Ensemble: All supporting characters will double as Ensemble members. Light dancing required.
The following roles are already cast:
by Moliere, adapted and translated by Terry Burgler
This production of Moliere’s classic comedy will contain elements of traditional commedia dell’arte tradition. Strong comic skills (particularly commedia) and understanding of verse a major plus.
Performing Thursdays-Sundays, March 2-18 2018.
Rehearsals begin February 6 (Sat & Sun afternoon, weekday evenings, Mondays off)
Some special appearance AEA contract avaliable. All actors paid.
Scapin—(male or female, 25+, any race/ethnicity) Leandro’s valet and a deceitful person; strong comic skills required.
Zerbinette—(female, 20-35, any race/ethnicity) Argante’s daughter and lover of Leandre
Hyacinthe—(female, 20-35, any race/ethnicity) Geronte’s daughter and lover of Octave
Octave— (male, 20-35, any race/ethnicity) Argante’s son, and lover of Hyacinthe.
Argante—(male or female, 40+, any race/ethnicity) Father of Octave and Zerbinette
Carle—(male or female, 20-40) a deceitful person
Geronte—(male or female, 40+, any race/ethnicity) Father of Leandre and Hyacinthe
Lenadre— (male, 20-35, any race/ethnicity) Son of Géronte and lover of Zerbinette
Nerine—(female, 30+, any race/ethnicity) Hyacinthe’s wet nurse
Silvestre—(male or female, 20-40, any race/ethnicity) Octave’s valet
First Porter—(male or female, 40+, any race/ethnicity)
Second Porter—(male or female, 40+, any race/ethnicity)
KING CHARLES III
by Mike Bartlett:
The erstwhile prince finally receives his chance to ascend the British throne and rule. His idealism is put to the test almost immediately after his mother's death. A new law has been passed by Parliament that will severely limit the freedom of press. This play is written in primarily blank verse—actors should come prepared with a working understanding of meter and scansion.
Performing Thursdays-Sundays, April 6-April 22 2018.
Rehearsals begin March 4 (Sat & Sun afternoon, weekday evenings, Mondays off--with a very variations to the schedule in the first week of rehearsal)
One special appearance AEA contract avaliable. All actors paid.
Prince Henry of Wales (male, 30-45, any race/ethnicity) the younger brother of William and son of Charles.
Jess (female, any race/ethnicity, 20-35) A student studying art in university who becomes Harry’s girlfriend. She is anti-royal and a bit of a rebel.
James Reiss (male, 40-60, any race/ethnicity) the Press Secretary to the royal family.
Tristram Evans (male, 40-60, any race/ethnicity) The Prime Minister of Great Britain and a member of the centre-left.
Spencer / Nick / Sir Gordon: (male, 20-40, any race/ethnicity) Spencer is one of Prince Harry’s closest friends. He is fun-loving, supportive. Nick is the Communications Advisor to the Prime Minister. Sir Gordon is the Chief of the Defense Staff at Buckingham Palace.
Cootsy / Speaker of the House / Sir Michael: (male, 20-40, any race/ethnicity) Cootsy is one of Prince Harry’s closest friends, fun-loving and reckless. Speaker of the House presides over the House of Commons. Sir Michael is the Head of the Metropolitan Police.
Mr. Stevens: (male, 30-45, any race/ethnicity) The Leader of the Opposition Party in Parliament, working against King Charles’s wishes.
Ghost / Sarah / TV Producer—(female, 30-40, any race/ethnicity) The ghost of Princess Diana visits her son and Charles. Sarah is the Chief Political Advisor to the Prime Minister. TV Producer is a featured ensemble role.
Clive: (male, 40-70, any race/ethnicity) Clive is an underbutler to Charles at Buckingham Palace. He is a simple man.
Paul (male, 20-60, any race/ethnicity) Paul is a food trunk vendor, featured ensemble role.
Free-Newspaper Woman (female, 20-50, any race/ethnicity) The newspaper woman works for the free publication, The Standard, featured ensemble role.
Terry: (male, 20-55, any race/ethnicity) Prince Harry’s bodyguard.
Archbishop of Canterbury: (male or female, 40-70, any race/ethnicity) the Highest ranking bishop of Britain.
We are not holding open auditions for the following roles:
King Charles III
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
William, Duke of Cambridge
Catherine (Kate), Duchess of Cambridge