Artisan Center Theater Announces Auditions for
From the Novel by Jane Austen
Adapted by Michael Bloom
Directed by Eve Roberts
AUDITION DATES: December 9 and 10, 2013 from 7-10pm
- Schedule an appointment by calling 817-284-1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and the date and time you wish to audition.
- Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Characters in the play speak with an upper class British accent. The script is available for perusal in the box office during regular business hours.
- Fill out forms and contract below and bring with you to audition.
- Bring list of all conflict dates ( January 7 – March 1, 2014).
- Auditions will be held at 404 East Pipeline Road (Former Belaire Theater lobby), Hurst, Texas.
- Rehearsals will begin Tuesday January 7, 2014, with an orientation and read thru.
- Please email the director at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Friday February 7 – Saturday March 1, 2014, with shows on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturdays also at 3pm.
Parts Available (the play will be double cast):
Actors interested in the characters of Emma Woodhouse, Jane Fairfax, or Frank Churchill should be prepared to sing a brief (30 second) selection of a classical song without accompaniment.
EMMA WOODHOUSE – Very pretty, accomplished, willful, highly intelligent, sophisticated, and arrogant. Although often wrong, she is always confident of being right. A clever and spoiled young woman with a strong affection for her father – AND a matchmaker. Singing role, piano playing preferable.
MISS TAYLOR – Emma’s former governess (think best friend) and the new wife of Mr. Weston
HARRIET SMITH – A soft, amiable, and adoring orphan, easily swayed, and of a class below Emma’s. She is befriended and guided by Emma, to find a suitable match.
MISS BATES – A middle-aged spinster, kind but terribly talkative. Lives in genteel poverty with her ailing mother.
JANE FAIRFAX – A beautiful and talented young woman who is visiting her aunt – Miss Bates – in Highbury. Singing role
AUGUSTA HAWKINS – A vain young woman looking for the right marriage partner, one with title and money
HENRY WOODHOUSE – Emma’s elderly father. An expert worrier whose hypochondria is a source of continual amusement, he basks in Emma’s attentions and resists any kind of change. Although he indulges his whims, he also expresses concern for the health of others.
MR. GEORGE KNIGHTLEY – a close friend of the Woodhouse family. A handsome, virile, rational gentleman farmer with great judgment and tact, who acts as adviser to Emma. A man’s man.
MR. WESTON – A kindly and cheerful neighbor of the Woodhouses, and the father of Frank Churchill by an earlier marriage. Genial, generous, easy-going, and warm-hearted.
PHILIP ELTON – The 26-Year-Old rector of Highbury, who is looking for the right marriage.
ROBERT MARTIN – A capable young farmer, in love with Harriet Smith.
FRANK CHURCHILL – The very handsome and well-mannered son of Mr. Weston, who was raised by his aunt, and is visiting Highbury for the first time. Singing role
ABOUT THE SHOW:
In 19th century England, marriage is the ultimate game. This romantic comedy is about a wealthy young woman who is so busy playing matchmaker that she never sees into her own heart. Pledging never to marry, the mischievous Emma Woodhouse is nevertheless the “matchmaker of Highbury.” Her newest project? Harriet Smith! A true classic based on the Jane Austen favorite.