THIS – A New Musical
Book by Eric Holgerson. Music and Lyrics by Jennifer Sisco.
Ten years ago, it looked as if their show was destined for Broadway. Then, the writer died and the project died along with him. Now, the performers receive an anonymous script in the mail calling them back to the stage. Who sent it? Why now? Is “this” their moment?
Wednesday, September 6 – 7-9pm
Thursday, September 7 – 7-9pm
Auditions for This will be held at Rhino 237 Studio C, at 237 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.
Preregistration is not required, but those who preregister will not have to wait to be seen.
This is being presented as a staged reading as part of OLT's Reader's Theatre series.
November 4, 2017 at 7:00pm and November 5, 2017 at 2:00pm.
Teen Room at George Frey Arts & Rec
10-10 20th Street Fair Lawn NJ
Please bring 8-12 bars of an up-temp song. Show has punk, rock ballad and reggae feel to it. Actors will read from sides that will be provided.
*Monday people may be asked to come back at 8:00pm on Tuesday.*
Rehearsal schedule: First Read through at Directors Condo, Weekend of September 16-17.
Looking at Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9pm. Also Friday, November 3rd ALL CAST and TEAM in space for final Dress! This is a must. We may be able to work around some early scheduling conflicts. 11 rehearsals total (much due to importance of familiarity with music)
Michael: (late 30’s-mid 40’s) Director ( Vocal Range: G2-A4 Tenor/ Baritone) was roommate to his co-writer friend. After Anthony’s death he blamed himself. Became depressed and on the fringe of alcoholism and is struggling to control what is turning into an addiction. Can’t finish what he started. Circumstances have suddenly created a need to finish an old musical.
Samantha: (late 20’s-mid 30’s) Fashion Designer (Vocal Range: G3-G5 Soprano 1)Used to be a promising theatre designer. Designed the whole picture of the story, from sets to stage movement. Easily could see the WHOLE show in her mind’s eye. She was sexually involved with both Anthony and Michael, secret to all but her. After Anthony’s death, abruptly left the theatre for promising career in fashion, but has never been able to shake her feelings for theatre.
Frankie: (late 30’s-early 40’s) Actor/Teacher, (Vocal Range: F2-E4 Bass/Baritonewas big part of Anthony’s original cast. This was it, it was the closest that he ever had gotten to having a possible Broadway career. He was promising, even after Anthony’s death, but had a hard time keeping it together. His anger got in his way. Frankie thinks he is a failure when script comes in the mail.
Maxine: (late 20’s-mid 30’s) Actress/now a Mom (Vocal Range: G3-G5 Soprano 2/Alto) Had it all, a career for the ages. Anthony felt lucky that he was able to convince her to be a part of his new production. Maxine believed in Anthony, he was special and when he died a part of her soul left her. She abruptly left NY and married her agent. She is a stay at home mom with two boys and has become miserable. Once she receives and reads the musical, she feels compelled to get back into the game.
Anthony: (died in his mid 30’s) (Vocal Range: A2-A4 Tenor) Most talented of all of them. Confident and inviting leader who is a creative genius. He had it all until a sudden heart attack takes him. He leaves a stunned cast behind, who crumble and fall apart as the news sinks
in. Anthony may have one more trick, one more creative moment that may bring this “family” back together.
Various male and female roles: 2 men and 2 women: Strong sing and act.
Director: Eric Holgerson
Musical Director: Jennifer Sisco
Producer: Sheryl Heffernan
This tells the story of four friends designated for Broadway, until an accident changed everything. When the show’s writer died, the project spiraled out of control and each went on a new path. Ten years later, each receives an anonymous script in the mail calling them back to the stage. Who sent the script and why? Is this the moment they’ve long-dreamed of?