Audition

We are proud to announce our 2021-2022 season auditions. Videotaped submissions requested. Our shows include Bojangles of Harlem (world premiere), A Carol for Christmas (world premiere – a new musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol), The Fantasticks, Ring of Fire (the music of Johnny Cash).

 

Seeking submissions:

For consideration, send tapes via YouTube or Vimeo link, headshot, and resume to kmouser@stumptownstages.org with the subject line 2021-22 Casting [your name]. Submission deadline is July 25, 2021.

 

Please prepare (2) contrasting songs (32 bars each) of your choice. If you are a dancer/singer, or singer who moves well, please include a short dance combination as well.

 

Stumptown Stages contracts prohibit discrimination. Stumptown Stages is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Stumptown Stages encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
 

 

Pays $1,172

Out-of-town actor: Housing and travel stipend are included as part of contract.
 

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Bojangles of Harlem

(World Premiere – conceived by Christopher George Patterson)

09/21/21 Rehearsals begin.

10/08/21 – 10/30/21 Performances

Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland 97205

 

Conceived, Directed & Choreographed by: Christopher George Patterson

Producing Artistic Director: Kirk Mouser

Associate Artistic Director: Julianne Johnson

Production Stage Manager: Michael DeMaio

Book by Darren Ross & Christopher George Patterson

Original & Adapted Lyrics by Eric Winer

New Music & Arrangements by Michael Thomas Murray

 

 

Before Savion Glover. Before Gregory Hines. There lived a man named “Bojangles”. In the thrilling traditions of 42nd Street and Chicago, comes the long overdue true-life story of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, a pioneer of tap dance and civil rights.

 

An eternally complicated man, Bojangles' offstage life was as dark as his star power was blinding. It's a story about Vaudeville. It's a story about fame. It's a story about loss. It's a story about love...

 

BILL ‘BOJANGLES’ ROBINSON:

CAST: Being played by Jarran Muse.

 

BUBBA:

CAST: Being played by Jeff George.

 

FANNIE CLAY:

CAST: Being played by Shelese Franklin.

 

HONI:

CAST: Being played by Jason Bush

 

SEEKING:

YOUNG BO: A young African-American triple threat performer. Should resemble the

actor portraying Bill Robinson. (Sings: Some Cash in the Hat, Sunny Side)

 

SIMMS: African-American triple-threat. Also portrays HEAVY 2.

 

BUSTER: Caucasian/singer who moves well. Also portrays LION BOJASSION, HEAVY 1 & MARTY FORKINS. (Sings: When You Got a Star, Marty’s Rag)

 

COOKIE: African-American triple-threat. Also portrays GRAND MOTHER, WAITRESS, & REPORTER. (Sings: This Life)

 

CURLEY: Caucasian triple-threat. Also portrays RAE SAMUELS & SHIRLEY TEMPLE. (Sings: A Place Like This, Maybe It’s You)

 

SAMMY: African-American  triple-threat. Also portrays LENA HORNE, WILLIAM, & ELAINE. (Sings: Stormy Weather)

 

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A Carol for Christmas (A Christmas Carol)

(World Premiere – Music by James Campodonico, Book/Lyrics by Janet Mouser)

11/09 Rehearsals begin.

11/27/21 – 12/19/21 Performances

Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland 97205

 

Directed by Kirk Mouser

Musical Director: Adam Young

Associate Artistic Director: Julianne Johnson

Production Stage Manager: Michael DeMaio

Music by James Campodonico

Book/Lyrics by Janet Mouser

Vocal Score by Bailey Cunningham

 

A Carol for Christmas is a new musical inspired by Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and set in the Midwest during America’s 1930’s Great Depression. The themes of greed, bigotry, contempt, and apathy ring true today as they did then. The cry for the gifts of love, life and caring, give us all a chance to learn from our past and give hope for a better future.

 

 

SEEKING:

Ebenezer Scrooge: Male, 45- 65

All Ethnicities

 

Bob Cratchet: Male 30-45

All Ethnicities

 

Raggedy Man/Phantom Ghost: Male 25-45

All Ethnicities

 

Marley’s Ghost/Unemployed Man #3/Estate Sale Seller/Choir: Male 25-45

All Ethnicities

 

Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present/Choir: Male 30-45

All Ethnicities

 

Sally/Ghost of Christmas Past: Female 20’s

All Ethnicities

 

Nephew Fred/Party Guest: Male 20’s

All Ethnicities

 

Reverend Whitney/Fiddle Player/Merchant Trio: Male 25-45

All Ethnicities

 

Party Guest/Merchant Trio/Unemployed Man/Choir: Male 20-40

All Ethnicities

 

Caroler/Merchant Trio/Unemployed Man #2/Choir: Male 20-40

All Ethnicities

 

Tiny Tim: Male or Female 5-8

All Ethnicities

 

Freddy Thompson/Young Boy Ebenezer, Fred’s Party Guest: Male 12-15

All Ethnicities

 

Gordon Thompson/Teen Trio/Caroler: Male 12-15

All Ethnicities

 

Peter Cratchit/Caroler/Newsboy/Party Guest: Male 13-20

All Ethnicities

 

Ted/Young Man Ebenezer/Party Guest: Male 20’s

All Ethnicities

 

Young Belle/Caroler #1/Party Guest/Mary in Church Play: Female 20’s

All Ethnicities

 

Martha Cratchet/Caroler/Party Guest: Female 13-20

All Ethnicities

 

Mother Cratchet/Caroler/Party Guest/Charity Lady #1: Female 30-45

All Ethnicities

 

Sister Leah/House Mother/Mrs. Fezziwig/Eunice: Female 30-45

All Ethnicities

 

Pencil Box Lady/Catherine/Charity Lady #2/Estate Sale Customer/Choir: Female 50-60

All Ethnicities

 

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The Fantasticks

1/04 Rehearsals begin.

1/21/22 – 2/13/22 Performances

Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland 97205

 

Director/Choreographer: James Charles

Musical Director: Adam Young

Producing Artistic Director: Kirk Mouser

Associate Artistic Director: Julianne Johnson

Production Stage Manager: Michael DeMaio

Music by Harvey Schmidt

Book/Lyrics by Tom Jones

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

 

Hucklebee (The Boy’s Father):

CAST- Being played by Julianne Johnson.

 

SEEKING:

El Gallo (Narrator): Latinx Male, 30-50

a ruggedly handsome, charismatic actor with sex appeal; should have a facility for verse and excellent comedic skills; moves very well; baritone, low A to G above middle C.

 

Luisa (The Girl): Female, 18-26

looks 20 or younger; requires very strong acting and singing; some dance; soprano range with a B below middle C with strong and consistent high C; some coloratura and chest singing.

All Ethnicities

 

Matt (The Boy); Male, 18-26

looks around 20; seeking a strong actor and singer, energetic, with some dance; lyric baritone with low A to G above middle C.

All Ethnicities

 

Bellomy (The Girl’s Father): Male, 45-65

a button-maker; neat; seeking a strong character actor; some dance; baritenor, low A to G above middle C.

All Ethnicities

 

Henry (The Old Actor): Male, 60+

seeking an excellent character actor able to play very old, with strong stage presence; Shakespearean experience an asset; non-singing role.

All Ethnicities

 

Mortimer (Henry’s Sidekick): Male, 50+

seeking an ageless character actor with good pantomime ability; Cockney accent; non-singing role.

All Ethnicities

 

The Mute: Any Gender, 18+

not a mime; must move very well and have excellent concentration; understudies the role of Matt, and so has the same requirements as that role.

All Ethnicities

 

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Ring of Fire, the music of Johnny Cash

5/10 Rehearsals begin.

5/26/22 – 6/18/22 Performances

Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland 97205

 

Director/Choreographer: Christopher George Patterson

Musical Director: Adam Young

Producing Artistic Director: Kirk Mouser

Associate Artistic Director: Julianne Johnson

Production Stage Manager: Michael DeMaio

Creator: Richard Maltby, Jr.

Conceived by: Bill Meade

 

RING OF FIRE: The Music of Johnny Cash has had a remarkable journey from Broadway to theatres across the world. The show recently received a hot new re-conception by original RING OF FIRE creator Richard Maltby, Jr. featuring a cast of five actor/musicians.

From the opening chords of vintage country to rockabilly, rock n’ roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, RING OF FIRE packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The great biopic “Walk the Line” told the story of the events of Cash’s life and the incredible struggles and triumphs of his life. RING OF FIRE gives the music the spotlight, as a core group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such a part of our collective experience.

SEEKING:

Trenna: Female vocalist, doubling on acoustic guitar if possible. (Mezzo)

All Ethnicities

 

Jason: Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar and various percussion. (Bass)

All Ethnicities

 

Eddie: Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and various percussion. (Baritone)

All Ethnicities

 

David: Male vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. (Tenor)

All Ethnicities

 

Mark: Male vocalist playing bass (preferably double bass but electric bass can be used), acoustic guitar and various percussion. (Tenor)

All Ethnicities

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Stumptown Stages, in agreement with Actors Equity Association, recognizes the need for expanding the participation of women and minority ethnic groups in its artistic process. Toward that end, Stumptown Stages recognizes its obligation to practice flexible, imaginative casting. Non-traditional casting shall be defined as the casting of ethnic minorities or females where ethnicity or gender is not germane.

Stumptown Stages is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, Stumptown Stages will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability, marital status, veteran’s status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law in the administration of its employment policies. This policy is in compliance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, regulations of the Internal Revenue Service and all other applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances and regulations. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX and Section 504 may be directed to Stumptown Stages Board of Directors.

If unable to submit at this time, please mail picture and resume for future consideration to: Stumptown Stages c/o Casting: PO Box 82, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, or email kmouser@stumptownstages.org

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