LUCKY PENNY PRODUCTIONS GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
Lucky Penny Productions is seeking a diverse group of non-AEA performers for our 2023-2024 season of dramas and musicals. General Auditions are for the following productions: “The Addams Family Musical” (September 2023), “The Revolutionists” (October/November 2023), “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” (December 2023), “Almost , Maine” (January/February 2024), “The Wizard of Oz” (March 2024) and “The Glass Menagerie” (April/May 2024). Callbacks will be held at later dates for each show listed above. “Saving Santa” and “The Real Housewives of Napa Valley” have been cast. Please see breakdowns below for specific show casting information.
WHEN: Please submit a virtual audition no later than Saturday, March 18th. Callbacks for specific shows will follow beginning in April.
WHAT TO SUBMIT: Please submit the following via our AIRTABLE link below: · Your current Headshot or a recent photo of yourself · Your current Resume · A video link (with access given to email@example.com if password protected) of either one song and one monologue, two songs or two monologues which showcase your talents. No accapella singing. If you have performed with Lucky Penny Productions before, you are not required to submit an audition video. We do however ask that you fill out an airtable form and upload a current headshot and resume for our files.
SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION AND AUDITION HERE: https://airtable.com/shrZWOR8DtfPoufgZ
“THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL”
Music by Andrew Lippa, Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Stage Direction and Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Music Direction by TBD
Production Dates: September 8 – 24, 2023
The creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky family comes to life in this macabre new musical! Wednesday Addams, the delightfully offbeat daughter of Gomez and Morticia, has fallen in love. Everything changes for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents! A deliciously wacky and whimsical night of music, chills, and thrills! Rehearsals will begin approx on August 6, 2023. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: The roles of Morticia and Gomez have been cast. All other roles available.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS. Female identifying. Late teens-20s. Vocal Range: A3 – F5. Iconic Goth big sister, Wednesday, leads with a dark cloud exterior, but deep down she has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility. Wednesday falls in love with a “normal” boy who she brings home to meet the family, and the feelings threaten every reality she’s known up 'til now. Strong belter with a hilariously dark sense of humor.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS. Male identifying. Teens. Vocal Range: A3 – F#5 . The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves to be tortured by his big sister. Pugsley is charming and funny.
UNCLE FESTER. Male identifying. 40s-60s. Vocal Range: C3 – G4 full voice tenor, and up to C5 in head voice. Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, enthusiastic and highly incorrigible. He has great comedic timing. Ukulele skills a plus!
GRANDMA. Female identifying. Plays anywhere between 60-102. Vocal Range: G4 – F#5. Fun, quirky and feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve. Grandma is wise, wacky and sometimes a bit crass. She has great comedic timing and physicality.
LURCH. Male identifying. 30s–50s. Vocal Range: Eb2 – E4 (a True Bass). Lurch is the Addams Family butler. A man of few words, his unmistakable commanding presence is accented by grunts, moans and deliberate movement. Must have great non-verbal story-telling abilities.
MAL BEINECKE. Male identifying. 30s-50s. Vocal Range: C3 – A4. The uptight father of Lucas and cold-shouldered husband to Alice, cynical Mal meets the Addams with skepticism. He finds the Addams to be too bizarre for his liking and cannot fathom being related to them.
ALICE BEINECKE. Female identifying. 30s-50s. Vocal Range: Ab3 – G#5. Lucas’s mother and Mal’s wife, Alice is strongly devoted to her family. She presents herself as reserved and collected (even when speaking in rhyme) until she learns to unleash her wild side at dinner with the Addams. Strong comedic actress.
LUCAS BEINECKE. Male identifying. Late teens-20s. Vocal Range: C3 – C5 (musical theatre tenor with some of this upper range in head voice). The hopeful romantic and son of Alice & Mal, Lucas has fallen in love with Wednesday and intends to marry her. He is optimistic and hopeful yet struggles to find the balance between his ‘normal’ family and the macabre Addams Fam.
THE ANCESTORS. Male and female. All Vocal Ranges. The Addams ancestors from various eras serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will be featured both singing and dancing throughout the entire show (once relapsed from the family crypt!). Seeking actors with both vocals and dancing abilities. Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Stage Direction by Dana Nelson-Isaacs
Production Dates: October 20 – November 5, 2023
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. Rehearsals will begin approx. on September 17, 2023. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.
All Roles Available.
OLYMPE DE GOUGES. Female identifying. To play 38. A badass activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never married to ensure her personal freedom.
CHARLOTTE CORDAY. Female identifying. To play 25. A badass country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness. Never been kissed.
MARIE ANTOINETTE. Female identifying. To play 38. A less badass but fascinating former queen of France. Sugary, graceful, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend.
MARIANNE ANGELLE. To play 30s. A badass Black woman in Paris. She is from San Domingue in the Caribbean, a free woman, tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all.
“THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL”
Stage Direction by Barry Martin
Music Direction by Ellen Patterson
Choreography by Alex Gomez
Production Dates: December 1-17, 2023
Those crazy characters from Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile home community, are back! Everyone's filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love with Rufus is put to the test. “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” is the sequel to the smash hit original “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.” Rehearsals will begin approx on October 29, 2023. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: The roles of Betty, Darlene, Lin and Jackie have been cast.
RUFUS JETER. Male identifying. 20s-40s. Vocal range: low A to high G. A redneck with a heart of gold. Well-liked, loveable, comedic, falls in love with Darlene.
DONNA AKA PICKLES. Female identifying. 20s. Donna got the nickname “Pickles” when she became afflicted with a hysterical pregnancy that turned out to be a real pregnancy that resulted in her giving birth to a baby with an entirely different complexion from her husband’s. She is now single. New to motherhood, Pickles is often tired, but she still finds energy to embrace the joy of the holiday season. Pickles is a devout believer in Santa Claus and of all the Girls, she is the most airy and wide-eyed.
Written by John Cariani
Stage Direction by Kirstin Pieschke
Production Dates: January 26 – February 11, 2024
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost — not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness — experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery. Rehearsals will begin approx. on January 2, 2024. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All Roles Available.
Seeking 2 Male and 2 female identifying actors anywhere from 20s to 60s.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ, RSC.” – TITLE NOT TO BE PROMOTED
By L. Frank Baum, Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Stage Direction by Taylor Bartolucci & Barry Martin
Music Direction by Sherrill Peterson
Choreography by Alex Gomez
Production Dates: March 8 – 24, 2024
Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz where she encounters a host of whimsical characters. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home. Rehearsals will begin approx on February 4, 2024. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: The role of Zeke/Cowardly Lion has been cast. All other roles available.
DOROTHY GALE. Female identifying. Teen. Mezzo/Mix Low G to E. Looking for a spirited, energetic actress for this role. Needs to have a strong singing voice and some dance ability, but most important, needs to embody the personality of the character.
HUNK/SCARECROW. Male identifying. Age 18-40. Strong Baritone up to F# (opt Ab). Hunk is the thinker of the bunch who speaks his mind. Must be a strong actor with good comedic timing. The Scarecrow is made of straw and walks with constant unrestricted movements. He has no brain but often says more intelligent and insightful things than any other person in the musical. Must be a strong singer, actor and dancer.
HICKORY/TIN MAN. Male identifying. Age 18-40. Strong Baritone/Tenor to G. Hickory is an emotionally charged farmhand who desires great things. He is quick-witted and lovable. The Tin Man is the most loving and emotional character in the musical. He wants nothing more than to have his heart back. He is strong, protective, and encouraging. Must be a strong dancer (tap), singer and actor.
AUNT EM/GLENDA. Female identifying. Age 30s-50s. Soprano. Aunt Em is demanding but loves her niece. Glinda is the Good Witch of the North. Benevolent and beloved. Strong singer. Poppy and Bubblegum.
MISS GULTCH/WICKED WITCH. Female identifying. Age 30s-50s. Character villain with an over-the-top stage presence. Excellent comic actress has a killer cackle. Sings comically but doesn’t have to sound good.
UNCLE HENRY/OZ GUARD. Male identifying. Age 30s-50s. Dorothy’s pleasant uncle. Non-singing. Flamboyant and Glitzy. Strong comic actor, big presence.
PROFESSOR MARVEL/WIZARD OF OZ. Male identifying. 40s-50s. Non-Singing Role. Is he a kind old man or is he a little devious? Interested to see these levels played. Non-Dancing Role.
Ensemble Roles for All Ages: We are looking for a smaller ensemble of all ages that will take on multiple roles which include; Three Crows (to sing with Scarecrow in “If I only had a brain. Must be good dancers, singers and actors), Three Trees (to sing along with Tin Man in “If I only had a heart”. Must have good singing and speaking voices), Mayor of Munchkinland, Coroner of Munchkinland, Lullaby League (3 members), Lollipop Guild (3 members), Head of the Flying Monkeys, Flying Monkeys, Winkie Guard, Jitterbug Lead Dancer and Dancers, and more.
TOTO. Male or Female. Looking for a talented and TRAINED actor dog!
“THE GLASS MENAGERIE”
Written by Tennessee Williams
Stage Direction by Barry Martin
Production Dates: April 19-May 5, 2024
From her cramped St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while worrying about the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their foibles - alcohol, movies and writing for Tom, and a collection of glass animals for Laura - which only heightens Amanda’s anxiety. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfield’s are flooded with hope. But it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions. Rehearsals will begin approx on March 17, 2024. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All roles available.
TOM WINFIELD. Male identifying 24-35. The play's narrator recounts memories of his family to the audience. Languishing in a dead-end job in the shoe warehouse, Tom is a restless dreamer, torn between his responsibility to his family and chasing his desires.
AMANDA WINGFIELD. Female identifying. 50-65. An ageing Southern belle clinging to her memories of a more genteel time and place. Deserted by her husband, she is left alone to care for her two children.
LAURA WINGFIELD. Female identifying. 20s. Sensitive and painfully shy. A childhood illness has left her physically impaired. She seeks refuge from reality in an imaginary world of glass animals and old records.
GENTLEMAN CALLER/JIM O’CONNOR. Male identifying. 25-35. A co-worker of Tom’s from the warehouse and a former classmate of Laura's. He is your average, every day, nice guy. He has an easygoing demeanor.
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