A staged reading of the brand new musical:
Gotta Get In!
A musical satire on the craziness of college admissions.
Book and Music
by Eliot Applestein & Marta Vogel
Who’s more devious - the student seeking admission to Milford College or the admissions counselors desperate to keep their jobs?
Auditions January 6 at 1pm
6807 Breezewood Terrace, North Bethesda, MD
Staged reading to be held
February 10, 2018 at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Will wants to follow his girlfriend, Jennifer, to Milford College. But he doesn’t have what it takes. What ruse can he use to get in?
Meanwhile, the Milford admissions office is in turmoil. Milford has dropped in the college rankings due to a lack of diversity.
A new dean is coming and the admissions counselors’ heads will roll if they can’t find the best possible candidate.
This lively story will keep you guessing as characters create one fabrication after another.
Song samples: http://bit.ly/Gotta_Get_In_samples
Casting for the following parts:
Will, 17 to 25, Caucasian male, high school senior, drummer, infatuated with marching band and Alton Adams.
Wants to follow girlfriend, Jennifer, to Milford College but he doesn’t have the grades. Creative. Tenor.
Jennifer, 17 to 25, Caucasian or Asian female, high school senior. Accepted early decision.
Concocts plan to help Will get into Milford without his knowledge. Soprano.
Charlie, 17 to 25, African American, male, high school senior. Helps Jennifer with plan. Impersonates Will at admissions office. Tenor.
Arianna, 25 to 40, Caucasian female, a Milford admissions counselor. Has designs on Bradley. Soprano.
Bradley, 25 to 40, Caucasian male, is an admissions counselor who concocts plan for theater student to impersonate Alton Adams. Tenor.
Beth & Chi (double-cast), 20 to 30, Caucasian, female. As Beth, high school senior in love with Will. Wants to take gap year.
As Chi, Dean of admissions. Mezzo-soprano.
Maggie, Caucasian, 35 to 50. Hippy admissions counselor who uses tarot cards. Mezzo-soprano.
Ben & Sidney (double-cast), Caucasian, 20 to 25. As Ben, new, clueless admissions counselor.
As Sidney, flaky high school senior trying to con his way into college. Tenor.
Carter, Caucasian, 30 to 50, Stuffy admissions counselor who dislikes Bradley. Baritone.
Alton Adams & Lawrence (double-cast), 17 to 25, African American male. As Alton Adams, island musician.
As Lawrence, Milford student who impersopnates Alton Adams, Baritone.
Please respond to email@example.com if interested. We will send you a song score and mp3 of the arrangement for audition purposes.
Silver Spring Stage
The Washington-area premiere of
The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
Directed by Charlie Marie McGrath and
Produced by Seth Ghitelman.
Monday January 15, 2018 3:00-6:00 pm
Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:30-10:00 pm.
Callbacks: Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:30-10:00 pm.
Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901
To ensure that we make the best use of your time, we ask that you sign up for a 30-minute audition slot here:
SignUpGenius for The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
Walk-in auditions will be seen as time permits.
Please bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume, and be prepared to list all conflicts through May 5, 2018.
Auditions will consist of contemporary or prose classic monologues. Absolutely no verse monologues.
Monologues should be written after 1850, be no longer than a minute, and reflect your range.
You may be asked to read a side.
April 13 - May 5, 2018 (10 performances)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm (April 22 and 29).
Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone;
unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love.
These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale)
dedicated to the people-and machines- upon which we all depend.
The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence originally premiered off Broadway at Playwright Horizons.
THE CHARACTERS: (1 woman, 2 men)
WATSON - 20s to 30s: He’s a nice guy. He needs to be needed. Ultimately, he doesn’t have control of his own destiny.
The role requires comic timing with depth.
MERRICK - 20s to 40s: He’s not a nice guy; he’s a powerful guy. Realistic, arrogant, suspicious.
He didn’t do well in the recent break up, but he’s forcing his life into the shape he needs.
ELIZA – 20s-30s: Not a people person. Genius-level smart. Career driven. Maybe not capable of commitment, but looking for fulfillment.
Three actors portray characters of the same names- with some overlapping traits- in all the
various plots. “It’s our fate to be bound up with one another, isn’t it?” – Watson.
There is no heightened text in the play, but the ability to play within a period style is helpful. The characters may be historical figures,
but they’re all "real" people- everyone in this play is a little broken.
Silver Spring Stage is commited to diverse casting. All roles are open to actors of any race or ethnicity.
Silver Spring Stage is an all-volunteer community theatre; all roles are open and unpaid.
QUESTIONS? Please reply to this email or contact the production team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening January 26, 2018
The Druid Theater
American School of Inspiration
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM
Sunday at 3:00 PM
The Druid Theater is located at 9840 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872 - Second Level
Tickets are $15 online, $17 at the door, $6 for students
Tickets can be purchased through our website at www.asinspiration.com
For more info: 240-745-5024 or email@example.com
Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic
but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman,
sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, SWEET CHARITY captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak
of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.
Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,”
“I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”