The productions for the summer include two comedies Noises Off and The Odd Couple as well as two musicals South Pacific and Brigadoon.
Noises Off, written by Michael Fryan, runs from June 6 to June 21. Auditions are Saturday, Mar. 15, and Sunday, Mar. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. There are four roles available for women ages 20 to 60, and five roles for men, ages 20 to 70. The show is directed by Ann Hedger. Actors will read from the script, and do not need to prepare a monologue. It is recommended that actors be familiar with the show and characters prior to auditioning. British Accents are required for all roles. Noises Off is a physical show involving running up and down stairs, falling and climbing through windows. In particular, the role of Garry Lejeune falls down a flight of stairs several times.
June 27 is opening night for the musical South Pacific which runs through July 12. South Pacific was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The music was composed by Richard Rodgers, and the lyrics were written by Oscar Hammerstein II. There are multiple roles available for men and women ages high school to adult. There is one role for a boy, ages 5 to 10 and a girl, ages 7 to 14. Both children need to appear to be of Polynesian descent. The show is directed by Brendan Sandham with musical direction by Edward Leonard and choreography by Jennifer Leinweber Ritz.
Brigadoon runs from July 18 through Aug. 2. The show is directed by R. Scott Posey with musical direction by Roberta Whitely. The book, by the same name, was written by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and original dances were created by Agnes de Mille. There are multiple roles available for men and women ages high school to adult. All actors cast in Brigadoon need to be available for rehearsals from 4 to 7 p.m.
Actors auditioning for South Pacific and Brigadoon should be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway-style song. Please bring sheet music for accompaniment; no pre-recorded accompaniment. Dress comfortably for movement.
Auditions for the musicals are Friday, Mar. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Mar. 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Neil Simon’s comedy The Odd Couple closes the summer at Rabbit Run and runs from Aug. 15 through Aug. 30. The show is directed by Nancy Shimonek Brooks. There are six roles available for men, with an approximate age range of 35 to 55, and two roles available for women with an age range of 30 to 40. Actors auditioning for The Odd Couple will read from the script and do not need to prepare a monologue. Auditions are Saturday, Mar. 15, and Sunday, Mar. 16, 2 to 5 p.m. both days and are staggered with auditions for Noises Off to allow actors to audition for both comedies if desired.
All auditions are at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 49 Park St., Madison, OH. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call RRCAA at 440-428-5913. For more information visit www.rabbitrunonline.org. Rabbit Run Theater is one of the few barn theaters remaining in Ohio and is open every summer from the beginning of June through the end of August. The theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison. RRCAA is a comprehensive fine arts association offering year-round instruction in all the major disciplines of the fine and performing arts and also operates Rabbit Run Theater. Partial funding is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.