UPCOMING AUDITIONS

ARTNV will be holding auditions for The Lyons on March 13th and 14th. For location information or to request a time slot, please email us at auditions@artnv.com.  

The 39 Steps 

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

 

CASTING

  • 3 males - Any Adult Age

  • 1 female - Any Adult Age

RICHARD HANNAY

  • A dapper English gentleman, Richard Hannay is bored—until Annabella Schmidt comes into his life and starts him on a heroic and hilarious journey.

  • All Ages over 21 considered

  • Brittish Accent is a MUST

ANNABELLA SCHMIDT/PAMELA/MARGARET

  • An exotic secret agent, Annabella Schmidt is in dire need of Hannay’s help.

  • All Ages over 21 considered

  • All Body Types

  • Brittish Accent is a MUST


CLOWN #1 & CLOWN #2

  • Multiple Characters

  • All Ages over 18 considered

  • All Body Types

  • Multiple Accents is a MUST

Rumors

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

CASTING

  • 6 Males - 30's and older

  • 4 Females - 30's and older

KEN GORMAN

  • A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his Halfway temporary deafness.

  • All Body Types

CHRIS GORMAN

  • Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more. 

  • All Body Types


LENNY GANZ

  • A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in. 

  • All Body Types


CLAIRE GANZ

  • Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others'). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip. 

  • All Body Types


ERNIE CUSACK

  • A psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner. 

  • All Body Types

 
COOKIE CUSACK

  • Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

  • All Body Types 

 
GLENN COOPER

  • A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be). 

  • Physically Fit Preferred

 
CASSIE COOPER

  • Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her 
    husband's relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down. 

  • All Body Types

 
OFFICER WELCH

  • A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up. 

  • All Body Types

 
OFFICER PUDNEY

  • Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

  • All Body Types

The Lyons

THE LYONS starts in a hospital room. As Ben Lyons lies dying, his wife of forty years, Rita, flips through decorating magazines, planning a living room make-over. "I know you won’t actually be there to enjoy it, but I’d like to think you’d like it." It's clear Ben and Rita have been at war for many years, and that Ben's impending demise has brought no relief. When they're joined by their children, Lisa and Curtis, all efforts at a pleasant visit or a sentimental goodbye to the dying patriarch are soon abandoned. Terrible secrets and vicious accusations replace sentimental memories. In Act Two we follow Curtis. His desperate attempt to make a new connection ends so disastrously that the remaining Lyons are reunited at the hospital. We watch as each of them take the first tentative steps toward new human connection.

CASTING

  • 1 Male - 50 and over

  • 2 Males - 20's through Late 30's

  • 1 Female - 50 and over

  • 1 Female - 20's through Late 30's

  • 1 Female - Any Adult Age

BEN LYONS

  • Late 50's - 70's, a dying man. Although he is at the end of his life, he is not without energy. 

RITA

  • 50's - 70's, his wife.  Brutally honeste, Loves her children, but ready to start living life for her

LISA

  • 20's - 30's, their daughter.  Single mother of two young boys and a recovering alcoholic.

CURTIS

  • 20's - 30's, their son. Gay man struggling with his relationship with his father and his partner.

NURSE

  • Any Age.  Sassy and sarcastic

 

BRIAN

  • 27 to 35, a very attractive real estate broker. 

Ghost Musical

Ghost the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Longtime couple Sam and Molly are happily in love and living together in Brooklyn. Walking back to their apartment one night, they are mugged at gunpoint, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped between this world and the next as a ghost and unable to leave Molly--- who he quickly learns is in grave danger. With the help of a storefront psychic named Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of protecting her. Featuring such popular songs as “With You” and the Righteous Brothers’ classic “Unchained Melody,” this powerful love story is sure to become a fan favorite!

CASTING

  • 4 Males - 20's through 30's

  • 1 Male - 30's through 50's

  • 1 Female - 20's through 30's

  • 1 Female - 30's through 50's

  • 10 - 16 Ensemble - Any Age

SAM WHEAT

  • (25-35) Tenor

  • A young, handsome, successful banker deeply in love with Molly but due to a fear of everything going wrong he is unable to say the words.

  • Good actor able to show full range of emotions also some comedy. The ability to play guitar would be nice but not necessary

  • All Body Types

MOLLY JENSEN

  • (25-35) Mezzo - Soprano

  • A beautiful young artist the complete opposite of Sam in when it comes to conforming, lives life a day at a time.  Understandably finds it difficult to cope after Sam's murder and eventually turns to Carl for comfort.

  • Needs good actress able to show full range of emotions and strong vocals.

  • All Body Types

ODA MAE BROWN

  • (35-50) Soprano

  • Larger than life character, con artist with a heart of gold.  Comes from a family of people who had “the gift” but never had it herself until Sam turns up so doesn’t really know how to handle the situation.  Needs to be a good strong character actress and fairly good vocalist.

  • All Body Types

CARL BRUNER

  • (25-35) Baritone

  • A Little older than Sam and not quite as successful which leads to underlying resentment. On the surfaces seems just like his friends but he is selfish and after as much as he can get as quick as he can get it no matter what he has to do.  Strong Actor who can be nice without been likeable.

  • All Body Types

WILLIE LOPEZ

  • (25-35) Spoken

  • A lowlife with no redeeming features, never had anything in life and thinks he can steal it. Doesn’t take anything seriously and thinks he’s cool. The kind of person you would avoid on a dark night.  Good Actor who can be horrible.

  • All Body Type

SUBWAY GHOST

  • (Any Age) Spoken 

  • Probably a down and out when he was alive he is angry in death. “Lives” on the subway he can move things so Sam has to get him to help him. This may be first time anyone has asked him for help so softens for a very short time.
    Good character actor, needs to be over the top without been funny.

  • All Body Types

HOSPITAL GHOST

  • (40 and older)

  • The complete opposite of Subway Ghost. Nice grandfatherly like character. First ghost Sam meets, he tries to help him understand what has happened.
    Good character/comedy actor needs to come across as warm and friendly. The ability to tap dance would be nice but not necessary.

  • All Body Types

CLARA

  • (20-40) Alto -Soprano

  • Ode Mae Brown’s Assistant, can be either younger, same age or older it doesn’t matter. Need to be loud and proud and shameless of what they are doing. More of a singing role than acting but really want good strong actresses too to get most out of the role

  • All Body Types

LOUISE

  • (20-40) Alto -Soprano

  • Ode Mae Brown’s Assistant, can be either younger, same age or older it doesn’t matter. Need to be loud and proud and shameless of what they are doing. More of a singing role than acting but really want good strong actresses too to get most out of the role

  • All Body Types

ENSEMBLE

  • Must be able to dance and sing, will not include solo songs but sing as a company. Some of the smaller characters will be selected from this group.

  • All Body Types

  • All Genders

  • All Ages

  • Ensemble Roles

    • Bank Assistant

    • Minister

    • Mrs. Santiago

    • Officer Wallace

    • Detective Beiderman

    • Orlando – a Ghost

    • Ortisha

    • Bank Officer

    • Lionel Ferguson

    • Nun 1

    • Nun 2

    • Henry – a Ghost

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