Audition

The Hudson Players are a true community theater. Thus all our shows feature volunteer actors and stage personnel. All roles in our productions are always open to auditioners, with no restrictions. For non-musicals scripts are usually available for perusal at the Hudson Library at least two weeks prior. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. For musicals, auditioners are asked to have a song prepared and to bring along appropriate sheet musical for the accompanist. Musical auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and in many cases shown a brief movement exercise. Those interested in working backstage, on sets, lights, etc, are encouraged to come to auditions as well and fill out a form letting the producer know their areas of interest. All auditions are held at the Barlow Community Center on Oviatt St in Hudson, typically at 7pm on Sunday and Monday evenings.

Our audition form is available online allowing for completion prior to arrival at auditions.

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2017-2018 Season

A FEW GOOD MEN
Auditions
: September 10 & 11 – 7:00 p.m.
Performances: November 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17 & 18, 2017
*2 p.m. matinee

Characters: Roles listed below are from the script. Ages can vary depending and women may be considered for certain roles based on author’s permission.

LANCE CPL.  HAROLD W. DAWSON
PFC LOUDEN DOWNEY
LT. J.G. SAM WEINBERG
LT. J.G. DANIEL A. KAFFEE
LT. CMDR. JOANNE GALLOWAY
CAPT. ISAAC WHITAKER
CAPT. MATTHEW A. MARKINSON
PFC. WILLIAM T. SANTIAGO
LT. COL. NATHAN JESSEP
LT. JONATHAN JAMES KENDRICK
LT. JACK ROSS
CPL. JEFFREY OWEN HOWARD
CAPT. JULIUS ALEXANDER RANDOLPH
CMDR. WALTER STONE
MARINES, SAILORS, M.P.’s, LAWYERS, et al.

NUNSENSE
Auditions
: November 12 & 13, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Performances: February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18*, 23 & 24
*2 p.m. matinee

Characters:

Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior: Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5)
A feisty overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.

Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices: Female, mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5)
The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.

Sister Robert Anne: Female, Mid 30’s (Range:G3-D5)
A streetwise taught character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.

Sister Mary Amnesia: Female, Late 30’s (Range: Db4-C6)
This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.

Sister Mary Leo: Female, Early/Mid 30’s (Range: G#3-G5)
The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.

 

THE PRODUCERS
Auditions
February 18 & 19, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
PerformancesApril 27, 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12, 13*, 18 & 19
*2 p.m. matinee

Characters:

Max Bialystock
The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Leo Bloom
An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Franz Liebkind
German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Rogers Debris
New York’s most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G#2

Carmen Ghia
Roger Debris’ faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-hallen Svaden-svanson
A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ensemble
Accountants; Bavarian Peasants; Convicts; First Nighters; Little Old Ladies; Storm Troopers; Chorus Girls; Girl Prisoners; Usherettes. Many included featured parts and songs.

Open Auditions:

All Hudson Players auditions are open auditions with all roles available. No experience is necessary. For non-musicals please be prepared to read from the script. For musicals please bring sheet music for the accompanist and prepare at least a 16 bar audition song. Musical auditions will also normally include a movement exercise and reading from the script. Please email [email protected] with any questions.