2017-2018 SEASON
   AUDITIONS NEWSLETTER
 
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WE HAVE A NEED FOR SOME KIDS THIS COMING SEASON!!
 

Vision

Profound relatedness and belonging by and for our diverse human community.

 

Mission

We believe in the transformational power of theatre. To fulfill our vision, we will, with the curiosity of Pandora herself seek to:

  • entertain, engage and inspire our audience, our community and the greater human community by presenting bold, cutting edge and unique theatrical pieces that speak to the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning community.
  • reveal the commonality of all people while investigating the diversity of human nature and particularly the nature of sexual orientation through artistic expression. 
  • examine our individual and collective accountability for our society and community, exposing the beauty and dignity of all people and finally
  • ignite and celebrate the unfailing hope and triumph of the human spirit.
PANDORA OPEN
AUDITIONS
Tues., May 23rd 
by appointment only!

Pandora Productions will hold an 
open call for those 
interested in auditioning 
for the company 
who have NOT worked 
with the company before.

By appointment on
Tuesday, May 23rd 
from 6 - 10 p.m.
Please email info@pandoraprods.org
for an audition time.

Prepare a monologue of no more than 2 minutes 
and 32 bars of a ballad (if you sing)
Bring an uptempo with you 
in case you are asked for one.

Only auditionees who sing 
will be considered for 
FALSETTOS & VICTOR / VICTORIA  

Also, please bring a picture and resume.

Full show descriptions, casting requirements, rehearsal schedule, tech and performance schedules can be found below.

THIS AUDITION IS ONLY FOR ACTORS WHO'VE NOT WORKED 
WITH PANDORA BEFORE

Actors who've worked with us before...
Do not distress!!
 

Pandora will be having a separate round of call back auditions.

See that notification below...

PANDORA AUDITIONS FOR   PANDORA VETERANS
and
CALL BACKS!
 
Pandora will hold call backs for all
2017-2018 Season shows on
May 24, 25, 27 & 28
at various times
(depending on the show)
 
DON'T BE SHY...
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A PARTICULAR ROLE 
PLEASE LET MICHAEL KNOW.
 
This audition is for actors who've 
worked with Pandora in the past  who are interested in specific roles and/or  those who Michael would like to 
see for something specific (emails to follow) and 
for those who will attend the Open Call 
who need to be seen again 
(notification to follow the day after the Open Call)

Not receiving an invitation to these call back auditions is no indication of not being successfully cast in a Pandora 2017-2018 Season production, nor should a call back indicate you are cast in a 2017-2018 Season production.  

Invited actors will be given materials 
from which to audition. 
This material will be made available 30 minutes before the call back time noted in your email invitation.


Actors who've worked with us before  
and who are interested in a particular role  
(shows with production dates  are listed below)
for the 2017-2018 Season should  
email Michael at the address below  
and let him know the role(s) for which  
you are interested. 
Pandora Productions 
2017-2018 Season 
all productions listed below will be presented in
The Henry Clay Theatre  ||   604 S. Third Street., 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202
 
Auditions are
NOT
at the Henry Clay
 
SORDID LIVES (comedy)
by Del Shores
Peggy Sue, widowed mother of big-haired party girl LaVonda and prim, proper Latrelle, has died in a motel room under questionable circumstances. As the family copes with this tragedy-scandal, they must also reconsider the plight of Peggy's flamboyantly transvestite son Brother Boy, whom Peggy wrongfully slapped in an insane asylum some 20 years ago. Meanwhile, Latrelle's gay son Ty, a New York-based actor, faces the prospect of "coming out" to his mother; meanwhile, LaVonda's best friend Noleta, waxes increasingly furious about husband G.W.'s infidelity; meanwhile, Brother Boy tries to pacify a power-mad therapist intent upon his "de-homosexualization," as Peggy's sister Sissy, the sweet moral center of the piece, struggles in the throes of severe cigarette withdrawal.
 
Character Breakdown  (Looking for strong character actors)
BITSY MAE         the guitar playing ex-con singer (must sing and play guitar at the same time)
TY                         27, a beautiful gay man on a joumey
SISSY                   mid 50s, the caretaker who picked the wrong day to quit smoking
NOLETA                early 40s the angry overweight betrayed housewife
LATRELLE            early 50s, Ty's uptight, proper mother
LA VONDA           late 40s, Latrelle's liberal-minded worldly sister
G.W.                       late 40s, the distraught legless Vietnam Vet
WARDELL              late 40s, the former gay-bashing remorseful bartender
ODELL                   mid 40s, Wardell's worthless story-telling brother
DR. EVE                late 40s, the over-sexed pill-popping, alchoholic therapist
BROTHER BOY     late 40s, the Tammy Wynette obsessed transvestite
REV. BARNES       any age, Southern Baptist preacher 
PEGGY                  late 60's, Latrelle and LaVonda's momma, dead in a casket
JUANITA                any age, bar fly up in everybody's business
           The roles of Peggy and Juanita may be double cast. 
           The roles of Wardell and Rev may be double cast as well.
 
Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:           August 1 - September 10, 2017
Tech Rehearsals:           September 11 - 13, 2017 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p; 17 @ 5:30 p; & 24 @ 2:00 p
Photo Call:                     September 22 after the performance
Strike:                             September 24 after the final performance (all cast expected to assist)
 
 
FALSETTOS  (musical serio-comedy)
Book by William Finn & James Lapine, Music & Lyrics by William Finn
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the tale of Marvin who struggles to create a 'tight knit family' out of his eclectic array of core relationships after he leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son's bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread and is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility, and what it means to be a man. Intimate family drama or neurotic urban comedy, keenly observed meditation on the new American Family.
 
Character Breakdown   (looking for great actors who are excellent singers who dance or move extremely well)
MARVIN                30's,
TRINA                   30's, his ex-wife
JASON                  12'ish, his son
WHIZZER              20's, his lover
MENDEL               30's, his psychiatrist
CHARLOTTE        30's, one of the "lesbians from next door" and a friend of Marvin's
CORDELIA            30's, Charlotte's lover, Marvin's friend, and a baker
 
Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:            September 25 - November 5, 2017
Tech Rehearsals:            November 6 - 8, 2017 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30 p; 12 @ 5:30 p; & 19 @ 2:00 p
Photo Call:                      November 17 after the performance
Strike:                              November 19 after the final performance (all cast except kids expected to assist)
 
 
HARBOR (serio-comedy)
by Chad Beguelin
Ted and Kevin, are a newly-wed, newly hyphenated couple whose seemingly idyllic life in an affluent subset of the Hamptons is disrupted when Kevin's estranged, ne'er-do-well sister Donna and 15-year-old niece Lottie arrive unannounced on the doorstep of their Sag Harbor home all hell breaks loose. The bonds between kith and kin are and Kevin and Ted's already uneven relationship is tested when the cash-strapped Donna reveals she is pregnant with her second baby and begins pressuring the couple into raising the child themselves. Alternately biting and touching, this comedy is about the constantly shifting nature of the meaning of family.
 
Character Breakdown  
DONNA                 mid 30's but acts like a teenager, delusional, disgraceful and crafty 
KEVIN                  early 30's,
architect and breadwinner, Donna's brother
LOTTIE                 15 ½ going on 30, sharp, deadpan
TED                      late 30's,
writer who has yet to write anything substantial
 
Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:          November 28 - January 7, 2018
Tech Rehearsals:          January 8 - 10, 2018 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:               January 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30 p; 14 @ 5:30 p; & 21 @ 2:00 p
Photo Call:                     January 19 after the performance
Strike:                            January 21 after the final performance (all cast except kids expected to assist)
 

VICTOR/VICTORIA (musical comedy)  [ REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED 
FUN HOME]
Book by Blake Edwards , Music by Henry Mancini & Frank Wildhorn
           Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Frank Wildhorn
When refined British soprano Victoria Grant finds herself down on her luck in Paris, she discovers to her dismay that producers and nightclub owners are looking for a sound that is much less "legitimate" than hers. On the brink of starvation, she is rescued by Toddy, a warm, generous, and flamboyant nightclub singer, who gets a brilliant idea: dress Victoria as a man, and pass her off as a female impersonator, where she will delight the whole of Gay Paree with her eerie gender-bending and astonishing vocal range. No sooner does Victoria find success in her new role, then she falls in love with King Marchan, a tough Chicago nightclub owner and possible gangster who oozes masculine appeal. King, in turn, is terrified to find himself falling for a man, and refuses to be believe that "Victor" is truly "Victor". With hired detectives creeping through her hotel room, King's showgirl lady friend Norma Cassidy out for some jealous revenge, and King's sweet bodyguard, Squash Bernstein, revealing his homosexuality to smitten Toddy, Victoria's life is a whirlwind of complications. Can she really go through life being Victor/Victoria? Awise, warm, and moving story about self-discovery, tolerance, and second chances, as well as a sparkling ode to the city of Paris, and giddy, flamboyant, creative nightlife of the 1930s.
 
Character Breakdown  (Looking for excellent showbiz pro's, strong singer for leads / strong character actors)
TODDY                 40-55 Bari, gentleman, quick witted, sharp tongued, flamboyant, singer, showbiz flair
VICTORIA             25-35 Sop (high C/strong belt), a naïve, penniless singer/dancer, believable as a man
KING                     40-50 Bari (up to high F), man's man, confident, tall, handsome gangster from Chicago
NORMA                 20-30 Mezzo-Sop/Alto belt, clingy, tacky "moll" girlfriend of King, untalented, temper
SQUASH               20-30's Ten, ex-football player, bodyguard, humorless at first, passionate lover in end
LABISSE                40-60's Bass, Oily, devious, conniving, shrewd clueless villain, proprietor of Chez Lui
ANDRE                 40-60's Bass,
First-class showman and distinguished talent agent and nightclub owner
SAL                       Baritone, King's partner of the Chicago Speakeasy
DI NARDO            Tenor, Toddy's former roommate 
DANCERS            (3 Men / 3 Women) Jazz Hot Dancers, Some in drag, Tap experience helpful ENSEMBLE          (5 Men / 3 Women) (some singing, dancing preferred) to play various character roles:
                                      Gregor, Husband, Piano Player, Stagehand, Choreographer, Reporters, Guests,                                          Waiters,
 Jazz Singer, Maitre D', Policeman, Henchmen, Passerby, Nightclub                                                Patrons, Simone, Cosmetics President, Madame Roget, Miss Selmer, Rehearsal                                        Pianist, Flower Lady, Wealthy Lady, Chambermaid
 
Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:          January 15 - March 11, 2018
Tech Rehearsals:          March 12 - 14, 2018 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:               March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 @ 7:30 p; 18 @ 5:30 p; & 25 @ 2:00 p
Photo Call:                    March 23 after the performance
Strike:                            March 25 after the final performance (all cast expected to assist)
 
 
DIE! MOMMIE DIE! 
(campy comedy)
by Charles Busch
Ex-pop singer, Angela Andrews, is trapped in a hateful marriage with film producer Sol Sussman. Desperate to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV actor, Tony Parker, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood kitsch, Angela's Elektra-like daughter, Edith, convinces Angela's emotionally disturbed son, Lance, that they must avenge their father's death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela's crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee. A surprising twist ending has all of the Sussman family's dirty laundry aired out for once and for all.
 
Character Breakdown  
EDITH                      mid 20's, Angela's Daughter, beautiful girl, in love with Tony
BOOTSIE                 30's-40's,
comedic maid
TONY                       early 30's, Hollywood star, handsome, everyone is infatuated with him.
ANGELA                  mid-late 40's,
Glamorous Hollywood pop star (man in drag)
SOL                          45 - 65,
Hollywood Producer
LANCE                     late teens, Angela's Son, handsome boy, might be a little dense
 
Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:           March 26 - May 4, 2018
Tech Rehearsals:           May 7 - 9, 2018 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 p; 13 @ 5:30 p; & 20 @ 2:00 p
Photo Call:                     May 18 after the performance
Strike:                             May 20 after the final performance (all cast expected to assist)

Pandora's rehearsal schedules vary but are worked around submitted conflicts when possible.

We rarely rehearse a show in linear fashion and not all actors are called for each rehearsal
When you are called you will be used. You won't sit around waiting and never get to rehearse.  
That's not how we roll at Pandora.

Our typical schedule is 4 - 6 weeks and is generally: M - Th 6:30 - 10 p; Sat 10 a - 4 p; Sun 4 - 10 p.
This is a daunting schedule but remember, unless you are a lead, you won't be called for all of them.
Our Tech rehearsals are generally 6 - 11 p, 3 - 4 nights prior to opening.

Casting for the entire season will be done by the company's Artistic Director: Michael J. Drury 
Some shows may have a Guest Director to be determined at a later date.
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