Auditions for “NEXT TO NORMAL”:

“NEXT TO NORMAL” 
By John Cariani
Directed by Oliver Kochol & Ian Galligan

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21, 2020

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, January 5 & Monday January 6, 2020
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Auditions, rehearsals & performances held at The Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main Street, Meriden.

SYNOPSIS: The Goodman’s seem like a perfect family. The only problem is that sometimes mother Diana is, well … a little too happy. Her husband Dan worries all the time. Her daughter Natalie seems awfully intent on getting that scholarship to Yale so she can leave home. And her son Gabe, well … that’s another story entirely. A musical about the devastating toll of mental illness on a contemporary suburban family might seem odd, but NEXT TO NORMAL turned out to be one of Broadway’s biggest hits. This modern rock musical won three Tony Awards in 2009 and the Pulitzer Prize for its heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of one’ family member’s bipolar disorder. Each character’s journey is punctuated by powerful music scored by Tom Kitt (AMERICAN IDIOT). NEXT TO NORMAL is, in the words of The New York Times, “much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.”.

*Researching the script and characters is highly recommended.*

Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com with any questions!

Auditions for “STEEL MAGNOLIAS”:

“STEEL MAGNOLIAS”
By Robert Harling
Directed by Melanie Del Sole & Pam Amodio

PERFORMANCE DATES: May 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23, 2020

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, March 15 & Monday March 16, 2020 
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Auditions, rehearsals & performances held at The Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main Street, Meriden.

SYNOPSIS: A heart-warming portrait of friendship and love is the basis for this much-loved show. There isn’t a bond quite like the one between southern women in a beauty shop. In a small southern town, six women gather in Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets, but they end up sharing so much more. Humor and heartbreak shine through this performance as the women experience some of the most significant days of their lives together. The true power of friendship shows through the women’s underlying strength, which makes these characters genuinely touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in the good times and bad.

*Researching the script and characters is highly recommended.*

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Auditions for “SWEENEY TODD”:

“SWEENEY TODD”
Music & Lyrics By Stephan Soundheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Ian Galligan

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 31, August 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 & 15, 2020

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, May 31 & Monday June 1, 2020
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Auditions, rehearsals & performances held at The Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main Street, Meriden.

SYNOPSIS: To celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday – and the 40th anniversary of the original Broadway production, we are proud to present this gothic musical tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber who returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun! The winner of eight Tony Awards, this tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world!

*Researching the script and characters is highly recommended.*

Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com with any questions!