Auditions for MAMMA MIA!

Mia! Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 19th & Monday, May 20th at 7 pm. (Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, May 21st) at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester. All roles are open. The show is directed and choreographed by Todd Santa Maria with musical direction by Paul Feyer. Rehearsals begin in September.

Please prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music. A capella singing and prerecorded tracks will not be allowed at the audition. Also, please come prepared to do a dance combination and perform cold readings from the script. Questions should be directed to auditions@cheneyhall.org.

THE STORY:
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Sophie Sheridan (born and raised on the island)
Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range bottom: F#3 to Vocal range top: E5

Donna Sheridan (Sophie’s mother)
Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range bottom: E3 to Vocal range top: A5

Sam Carmichael (might be Sophie’s father)
Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range bottom: D3 to Vocal range top: Ab4

Bill Austin (might be Sophie’s father)
Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range bottom: Bb2 to Vocal range top: F#4

Harry Bright (might be Sophie’s father)
Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range bottom: C#3 to Vocal range top: F#4

Sky (Sophie’s fiancé)
Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range bottom: Eb3 to Vocal range top: D5

Tanya (former Dynamo)
Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range bottom: E3 to Vocal range top: E5

Rosie (former Dynamo)
Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range bottom: E3 to Vocal range top: D5

Lisa (Sophie’s friend)
Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range bottom: G3 to Vocal range top: Db5

Ali (Sophie’s friend)
Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range bottom: G3 to Vocal range top: D5

Pepper (Barman at Taverna)
Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range bottom: A4 to Vocal range top: F5

Eddie (helps Sky with Water-Sports)
Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 25

Chorus (Islanders, Wedding-Guests)
Gender: any

 

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Broadway Cabaret

On Thursday, May 2 at 7 PM, the Little Theatre of Manchester in conjunction with students from the University of Hartford will present: A Broadway Cabaret at Cheney Hall.

Featuring the best local performers and some of the most popular songs from Broadway, the evening will showcase the abundance of talent in and near Manchester. Audiences will also enjoy a pre-show slider bar dinner from Brown Sugar Catering.

This event is a fundraiser for the Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall, a local theatre dedicated to fostering the interest and appreciation of the performing arts.

Tickets are $25 if purchased before April 29th ($30 after that date).

Dinner will be served before 7PM. Full dinner menu includes:

  • Slider Bar: Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken Parmesan, Eggplant Parmesan
  • Macaroni & Cheese Cups
  • Quinoa and Black Bean Cups
  • Mixed Green Salad Cups
  • Apple Crisp
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Auditions for Broadway Cabaret

OPEN CALL FOR AUDITIONS

The Little Theatre of Manchester in conjunction with students from the University of Hartford is holding open auditions for an upcoming fundraiser for the organization: A Broadway Cabaret. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester.

  • Performance Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7 pm—ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY
  • Must be 18+ to audition
  • Audition with the songs you want to perform–OPEN TO ALL BROADWAY TUNES
  • Accompaniment will be provided–BRING SHEET MUSIC
  • You may audition with any combination of the three: ONE SOLO, ONE DUET, OR ONE TRIO/GROUP NUMBER

The event: On Thursday, May 2, the Little Theatre of Manchester in conjunction with students from the University of Hartford will present: A Broadway Cabaret. Featuring the best local performers and some of the most popular songs from Broadway, the evening will showcase the abundance of talent in and near Manchester. Audiences will also enjoy a pre-show dinner. This event is a fundraiser for the Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall, a local theatre dedicated to fostering the interest and appreciation of the performing arts.

 

Any questions, please contact (860) 647-9824 or dharris@cheneyhall.org

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Auditions for The Dixie Swim Club

The Little Theatre of Manchester is holding open auditions for a summer production of The Dixie Swim Club. Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23 at 7 pm, at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester. Seeking five women who read ages 35-55 onstage. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition, and all roles are open. The show is directed by Tracy Funke. Questions should be directed to auditions@cheneyhall.org.

THE STORY: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Sheree Hollinger– Perennial team captain, practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy. Her tendency is to be hyper-organized occasionally drives her friends a bit crazy. She is the eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom who lives in Raleigh, NC.

Dinah Grayson– The wise-cracking cynic who has fought her way to the top and enjoys the view. A lawyer in the biggest and most prestigious law firm in Atlanta, Dinah excels at everything except romance. Armed with a dry martini and an even drier sense of humor, Dina seldom reveals her softer side.

Lexie Richards– A true southern belle from Chapel Hill, NC, Lexi is the vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of 4-star hotels, who has her plastic surgeon on speed dial. Multiple marriages haven’t tamed her appetite for male attention, and she’ll be happy to share all her wild romantic exploits with anyone who will listen.

Vernadette Simms- If you look in the dictionary under “hard luck case” you’ll find Vernadette. A perpetual cloud hangs over this public school teacher with limited financial resources, a son who’s a career criminal and a daughter who drifts from cult to cult, Vernadette is self-deprecating by necessity. She faces her tribulations with gallows humor and the unwavering support of her friends.

Jeri Neal McFeeley– The ditzy ray of sunshine in the group, Jeri Neal is perky, naive and always sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun for years, she has been protected from the seamier side of life and while she appears to be predictable on the surface, Jeri Neal makes life choices that surprise and amaze even her closest friends.

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Seeking Paid Designers!

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LITTLE THEATRE OF MANCHESTER SEEKS PAID DESIGNERS

The Little Theatre of Manchester is in search of designers for its upcoming 2019 season. We are looking to fill the following paid positions:

Costume Designer

Set Designer

Lighting Designer

Prop Designer

Sound Designer / Engineer

 

Please send an email to tech@cheneyhall.org and include the your Name, Area of Interest and Production of interest.

 

Our 2019 season is: The Game’s Afoot – 2/1-2/17; Dreamgirls – 4/12-4/28; The Normal Heart – 6/7-6/23; The Dixie Swim Club – 8/2-8/18; and Mama Mia – 11/1-11/17.

 

Please enclose your resume or something similar either attached or in the body of the email

Note: If you have applied to LTM within the last 6 months, you do not need to reapply. Thank you!

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