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AUDITIONS

Book by
GREG GARCIA & MIKE O’MALLEY

Music & Lyrics by
JIMMY BUFFETT

Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for!

Director – David Allen Prescott

Music Director – Deb Moylan

Choreographer – Kimberly Soel

CAST REQUIREMENTS – looking for an adult cast (must be 16 or older) of about 24 performers

(Please review character descriptions below).

PROOF OF FULL COVID VACCINATION AND PHOTO ID MUST BE PROVIDED AT THE AUDITION

Where: Mount Wachusett Community College, room theatre
When:  Tuesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 26 at 7PM by appointment only; to schedule an appointment, email box-office@mwcc.mass.edu

Deadline to schedule an appointment is Thursday, May 19

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability preferably from the show (score will be available). Sheet music required if you decide to do a song not from the show. An accompanist will be provided.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance audition.
  3. Bring tap shoes if you have tap dance skills

Performance Dates:  August 12, 13, 19, 20 @7:30PM; August 21 @ 2PM

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Primary days Sundays 6 – 9 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10pm. There will be double rehearsals on some Sundays as we get closer to performances.

CASTING INFORMATION

Theatre at the Mount auditions and roles are open to ALL. Persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages and ability statuses are given fair consideration for any and all roles.

Tully: Smooth talking, self-deprecating playboy. He’s completely content with the life he’s chosen as the singer/bartender at a tropical resort, until he meets Rachel, a vacationer who upends his heart. Guitar skills are useful.

Rachel: Fully committed to her job and helping the world. Willing to put in as many hours of hard work as it takes and expects everyone else to do the same. Suspicious of fools and operators, Rachel is not easily distracted from her life plan.

Tammy: Loyal friend to Rachel. Sees the best in people and has a zest for life that is often squelched by her fiancé, Chad. Her low self-esteem manifest itself as denial in her own life.

Brick: The island bartender. Has a big heart and is a good friend to Tully. Not the brightest bulb, but sensitive and thoughtful.

Marley: Non-nonsense and assertive with an island accent. She runs the resort and keeps everyone in check, but clearly cares about her employees, her customers, and J. D., an older island denizen. Great singer. Specifically seeking an actor of color for this role.

J.D.: A funny, endearing older man who always has a parrot on his shoulder. He’s losing his vision and his hearing but won’t acknowledge it. A good-natured drunkard, he’s always writing his memoirs on bar napkins and, as it turns out, he’s live a full life.

Ensemble: Jamal/Ted Chad, Goon #1, Goon #2, Jesus, Vacation Guests – tap dance skills a plus 

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AUDITIONS

As American as apple pie, this delightful musical introduces kids to the stories of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Calamity Jane, John Henry, Molly Pitcher and more!

Director – Emily Smith

Music Director – Deb Moylan

Choreographer – Bryan Landgren

PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO AUDITION

CAST REQUIREMENTS: Ensemble cast of 8 to 12 teenagers (age 14 and up).

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, Room 182
When? Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 6:00PM sharp* by appointment only; to schedule an appointment, email box-office@mwcc.mass.edu

Deadline to schedule an appointment is Monday, July 25.

A SHORT VOCAL SELECTION WILL BE TAUGHT TO ALL TEENS WHO AUDITION; WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING FOR A DANCE/MOVEMENT AUDITION; COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.

Performance Dates: Show at the Mount on October 29 at 2:00pm; on tour OCTOBER 27, 28, NOVEMBER 3, 4, and 10 (Tour dates are weekdays – performers should plan to miss school on these dates)Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings

 For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu