Auditions

POTUS

AUDITIONS

July 9, 2024 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm
July 11, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
July 15, 2024 (Monday) at 7:30pm

Call-backs: (by invitation only)
July 17, 2024 (Wednesday) at 7:30pm
July 18, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm

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THE LIGHTNING THIEF

AUDITIONS

August 1, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
August 3, 2024 (Saturday) at 10:30am
August 6, 2024 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm
August 8, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm

Call-backs: (by invitation only)
August 11, 2024 (Sunday) at 10:30am
August 12, 2024 (Monday) at 7:30pm

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AUDITION DETAIL

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive: Auditions

Auditions
July 9, 2024 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm
July 11, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
July 15, 2024 (Monday) at 7:30pm

Call-backs: (by invitation only)
July 17, 2024 (Wednesday) at 7:30pm
July 18, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm

Where
Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649

Roles
THE CAST – Seven, fast, fierce, hilarious women. Ages are flexible.

  • Harriet – President’s Chief of Staff – 40s-60s. Any ethnicity. She is a strong, political force of nature. Her career rules every aspect of her life so everything is a means to an end.
  • Jean – President’s Press Secretary – 40s – 60s – Any ethnicity. A high-strung quick-witted woman who can handle any pressroom and clean up any scandal while wearing a turtleneck. A single working mother with poor taste in partners. She is Harriet’s more tactful counterpart.
  • Stephanie – President’s Secretary – any age and any ethnicity. An obedient staff member who is terrified of failure and is always on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
  • Dusty – President’s pregnant girlfriend – 20s – 30s – Any ethnicity. Determined to make the world a better place. She has a multitude of skills, loves democracy and is determined to make the world a better place.
  • Bernadette – President’s sister – 30s – 50s –Any ethnicity – a self-proclaimed lesbian. A total mess, she has a fiery temper, a fantastic sense of humor and mayhem follows her. Shares a kiss with Chris.
  • Chris – a reporter – 30s-40s – preferably a person of color– Overburdened and over tired. A newly divorced new mother, she is actively nursing and pumps on stage. A dogged reporter with much to gain and everything to lose. Shares a kiss with Bernadette.
  • Margaret – First Lady – 40s-60s – African American. A combination of high fashion, corporate experience and legal savvy. Brimming with bitterness and pent up rage.

Please read the play before auditioning. Contact Lynne (mrslupfer@gmail.com) or Michele (rubyred48@aol.com) for a copy.

REHEARSALS will begin August 5. We will rehearse 2-3 days (Monday through Thursday) each week through September and we will add Saturdays in October.

*** Please bring a detailed list of your conflicts to the auditions

Performances Nov. 1 (Players Night) – Nov. 23


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Theater for Young Audiences Edition)

Auditions
August 1, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
August 3, 2024 (Saturday) at 10:30am
August 6, 2024 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm
August 8, 2024 (Thursday) at 7:30pm

Call-backs: (by invitation only)
August 11, 2024 (Sunday) at 10:30am
August 12, 2024 (Monday) at 7:30pm

Where
Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649

Roles

  • Percy Jackson – Teen demi-god and son of Poseidon. A kid with a tough exterior but a sensitive heart who spent his whole life defending himself. Fueled by impulse, he must now own his power and go on the offensive to save his mother, the most important thing. Strong pop-rock tenor.  Literally never leaves the stage. 17-29 range. Appears young.
  • Annabeth Chase – Teen demi-god and daughter of Athena. Overqualified but unseen. She is over being invisible. Learning to live unapologetically in her brilliance, she is unwilling to hide her black girl magic. She got it from her mama. Embracing the hypervisibility inherent in her identity with expressive hair that will never fit under a hat. Strong pop-rock high belter soprano.17-29 age range. Appears young.
  • Grover Underwood – A happy-go-lucky satyr, like a hippie kid with hooves. A soft spirit. Intuitive and sensitive. Keeping the group motivated and driving forward, he takes the responsibility of friendship very seriously. His empathy and humor disguise the fact that he is working through deep guilt and shame from the past. Hoping to be seen as worthy. On his journey, he discovers he is enough. Doubles as Mr. D (aka Dionysus, God of wine, snarky camp director). Strong folk-pop baritone-tenor range. Comedic, character actor. 17-29 range. Appears young.
  • Luke & Others – Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor. Embodies a range of roles including Luke, Gabe Ugliano (Percy’s foul stepfather), Ares (God of war, rock star), a Fury, Statue, and Minotaur. Strong pop rock bari-tenor. 17-29 range. Appears young.
  • Sally Jackson & Others – Percy’s hard-working mother, The Oracle (a hippie mummy), a Chimera, Silena Beauregard (daughter of Aphrodite), Charon (Ferryperson to the Underworld), Statue, A Fury. Mezzo-Soprano range. Plays older and younger characters.
  • Mr. Brunner aka Chiron & Others – Embodies a range of roles including Chiron (a wise centaur and part-time Latin teacher), Poseidon (God of the sea, salty beach bum), Hades (god of the dead), Kronos (a voice in a pit), Cyclops, a Camper, Greyhound bus driver, Uber driver, A Fury, Aunty Em aka Medusa and a variety of other characters. Strong pop rock bari-tenor. Plays older and younger characters.
  • Clarisse & Others – Embodies a range of roles including Clarisse (tough jock girl, daughter of Ares), Katie Gardner (daughter of Demeter), Mrs. Dodds (a Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher), Statue, Thalia (daughter of Zeus), Chimera, Bianca (a mysterious girl in 1930’s clothes) and a variety of other characters. Strong pop rock soprano with high belt. Mezzo-Soprano Range. 17-29 range. Appears young.

Auditions: Doors open half an hour prior to the stated audition time. Callbacks by invitation only will include readings from the script and singing a song from the show.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals are scheduled to begin immediately following the audition process. All rehearsals will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, N.J.

Performances: Public performance dates are December 7th thru December 22nd, 2024 (performances are Friday evenings at 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 1 & 4pm.

General Requirements: A headshot/picture is appreciated but not required. Those auditioning should either prepare a brief cut of a pop/rock or contemporary musical theater song that shows range, OR choose one (1) of the songs provided at this link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VZbLRieXddbKH65vOCmCQMjYyHYvHcEa?usp=sharing

Those choosing their own selection must provide a backing track, without vocals.  No accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions please. Those auditioning should also dress comfortably and be prepared to learn a brief dance routine. Sides are also available in the above folder.

Note: Vocally BCP is not looking for polished or musical theater perfection. We are looking for gritty and gutsy performers (while staying true to the demands of the score) and voices that allow for raw and rebellious emotion to break through.

Bergen County Players encourages and is committed to a diverse and inclusive theater experience.  Unless otherwise specified, BCP will cast any actor in any role if appropriate, without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, physicality, or disability. Casting will be character-driven; therefore, actors are encouraged to audition for any roles in which they are interested.

Those interested in more information may contact Larry Landsman at LLandsman1157@gmail.com or go to www.bcplayers.org.