2021/2022

AUDITIONS

Sunday In The Park With George, 2016

The Milburn Stone Theatre and directors Melissa Redfield, Brandon Gorin, Daniel Combs, Alliyah Thorpe and Andrew John Mitchell announce auditions for the May and June 2020 production of David Ives’ All In The Timing and the musical Daddy Long Legs by Paul Gordon and John Caird.

 
David Ives’ All In the Timing 

Director(s): Andrew John Mitchell, Brandon Gorin, Daniel Combs and Alliyah Thorpe 

Production dates: May 20, 21, 22, 23, 24  

(Please note: This production will be recorded in advance for streaming on these dates)

 

Daddy Long Legs

Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon

Book by John Caird
Director: Melissa Redfield 

Music Director: Charlie Hannagan

Production dates: TBA June 2021

(Please note: This production will be recorded in advance for streaming. Recording will take place in June 2021, with an online release in July 2021)

 

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Physical theatre location for in-person rehearsals and recordings: 

The Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East MD 21901 

Box office phone number: (410) 287-1037 

How to audition:

Please visit the link, submit a video and fill out the form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5rQamXdLO412BsJrD9wzreAOJUWCJZ--Th0oBcRfC5oseRw/viewform?usp=sf_link) those auditioning are encouraged to submit all known conflicts on the form.  

 

 

Monologue selection for All In The Timing 

 

Please submit a one minute comedic monologue. If you need assistance finding appropriate audition materials please email dcombs@cecil.edu


 

Song selection for Daddy Long Legs: 

please prepare a song in the style of the show or a song from the show.  Due to the virtual nature of this process, those auditioning are encouraged to submit a song no longer than two minutes. A backing track for your audition is strongly preferred. 

 

Audition Video Requirements:
* Please start your video by stating your name, any role(s) you are auditioning for, and the song you will be singing.
* Please make sure you can be seen clearly. Your face and upper body should be visible.
* Please try to limit your video to no longer than two minutes.
* For Daddy Long Legs You may sing a capella, with a karaoke track or with accompaniment.

 

Video submission information:

 

Video submissions will be accepted until April 5th, 2021 at 11:59pm. Those being asked to attend a virtual callback will be notified by Wednesday, April 7th, 2021. Casting notifications will be sent out by Monday, April 12th, 2021.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals for both productions will begin virtually a.s.a.p. and transition to in-person in late April. Please be advised that this production will adhere to all CDC requirements and proper social distancing recommendations, which will include the wearing of masks while at rehearsals and for performances, set forth by Milburn Stone Theatre and Cecil College while on campus. 

The Milburn Stone Theatre is committed to Cecil College’s principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and encourages performers of all ethnicities, races, backgrounds, genders, and ages to audition. 

 

 

“All In The Timing” Casting Breakdown: 

 

Please note that for all in the timing we are look for performers of various ages and types, eighteen and up.

 

Words, Words, Words

Swift – A Chimp

Kafka – Another Chimp

Milton – A third Chimp

 

The Universal Language

Dawn – A plainly dressed woman with a slight stutter

Don – a charming and smooth young man

A Young Man – faily self explanatory.  

 

Philip Glass buys a loaf of bread

Woman #1 – A woman in a cafe

Woman #2 – another woman in a café 

Philip Glass – The Composer

Baker – A Baker

 

The Philadelphia

Al – Described as “California Cool”

Waitress - Weary

Mark – Frazzled

 

Variations on the death of Trotsky

Trotsky – The great revolutionary in full flourish, bushy hair and goatee

Mrs. Trotsky – grandmotherly and sweet

Ramon – young and handsome

 

Sure Thing has been precast

 

“Daddy Long Legs” Casting Breakdown:

 

Jerusha Abbott

female-identifying

Ethnicity: All ethnicities  

Age Range: 18-25

must be able to play late teens; strong, vibrant, intellectual, astute, in charge of herself; vocal range: strong mix to E flat and then soprano range to high A for harmonies.
 

Jervis Pendleton  
male-identifying

Ethnicity: All ethnicities  

Age Range: 28-35

character actor; tender, shy, perhaps slightly awkward but still attractive (but not gorgeous) young man who is hiding behind letters in order to communicate intimacy and emotion; also intellectual and capable enough to manage inherited wealth; mature for his years; vocal range: Bari-tenor or Tenor up to G.

 

 

About “All In The Timing:” 


This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedic short plays combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. David Ives’ collection of six fast-paced glimpses into the eccentricities of life, love, communication, and dating will shine a light at just how absurd our daily lives can become.  The characters you will meet are diverse, bizarre, complex and unerringly familiar as the audience is taken on a joy-ride through the human condition – a couple on their first date, a room of creative simians, a tutor of an imagined language, and Phillip Glass are just some of the characters sharing your evening.

 

About “Daddy Long Legs:” 
 

A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film.

Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and “Downton Abbey.” Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.

Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-do-do, “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.” Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever. 

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