Chitty Chitty Bang Bang auditions

Join Brazosport Center Stages for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang auditions on Monday & Tuesday, May 20-21 in the Freeport LNG Theater! Show dates are July 12-14 &19-21.

Registration/check-in is from 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM, with auditions starting at 6:15 PM. If needed, callbacks will be on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM.

Please print and fill out the Audition Form before you arrive, if possible. Check out the tentative Rehearsal Schedule.

CAST NEEDS:

Director David Hill is looking for a company of approximately 35 actors, singers, and dancers to bring this summer’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to life. The cast list includes­­­­­ 8 adult male and 3 adult female roles, as well as 2 juvenile leads — 1 boy and one girl whose ages range between 8 and 13. Other adult and children will be cast for various ensemble roles.

Come with a song prepared, preferably one from the show. If you plan to sing a song that is NOT from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, please bring sheet music. You will also be asked to dance as well as read dialogue. Closed-toe shoes are preferred for dancing purposes. Sides will be available at The Center administrative office after May 1.

Please note: The race of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. BCS desires to provide theatrical and cultural experiences for our audiences and cast members that are reflective of the community that we serve. 

As always, backstage and technical crews are needed.

Questions? Call or text Shirley (producer) at 979-236-1413 or call 979-388-8345.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas, based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book!

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

“The Mountaintop” auditions

AUDITIONS:
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 PM & Monday, March 4 at 7:00 PM
Freeport LNG Theater
Performances are April 19-28
 
Director Lois Davis and assistant director Sharon J. Barnes are looking to fill two roles — one African-American male in his 30s-40s and one African-American female of any age. Auditions will consist of cold readings. Crew signups will also be available.
 
The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
 
*This production contains profanity and discussions of adult subject matter, including violence and infidelity. Age recommendation: 13+

“The More Things Change…” Auditions

Join Brazosport Center Stages for open auditions for The More Things Change… at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30 at The Center. (Show dates are March 15-17 & 22-24.)

 

ABOUT THE SHOW: For the past year, BCS volunteers have been creating an Original Documentary theatre piece entitled The More Things Change…,based on the stories, lived experiences and actual words of people from our community. Told through the lens of the group of artists who created the work, the play seeks to learn about change (both big and small, personal and societal) and how those changes impact the lives of everyday people.

 

CAST NEEDS: Facilitator Bobby Britton Jr. is seeking to cast a diverse ensemble of actors who will each play multiple roles. Dynamic performers age 16 and up are encouraged to audition. Cuttings from the script will be provided at auditions.

 

Special Note: Due to the structure of this script, the rehearsal schedule may be flexible depending on availability. If you have considered auditioning in the past but have been worried about scheduling, this may be the show for you! More scheduling information will be available at auditions.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” auditions set for October 22-24

Join Brazosport Center Stages for auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 PM for children under 12 only and on Monday and Tuesday, October 23-24 at 7:00 PM for adults and teens. Auditions will be in the Freeport LNG theater at The Center for the Arts & Sciences. Show dates are December 8-10 & December 15-17.

 

Director Cindy Gernand will be casting 6 female and 4 male adults and approximately 20 children and teens, of all ethnicities. No preparation is needed. There will be some singing of simple Christmas carols, so children may be asked to sing a short song of their choosing in addition to reading from the script.

 

Backstage and technical helpers are needed. Come to auditions to volunteer or call producer Mary Meyers at (979) 299-7785 for more information.

About the Show:
In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids…probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! A delightful Christmas treat for the whole family.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Auditions

Join Brazosport Center Stages for auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 PM for children under 12 only and on Monday and Tuesday, October 23-24 at 7:00 PM for adults and teens. Auditions will be in the Freeport LNG theater at The Center for the Arts & Sciences. Show dates are December 8-10 & December 15-17.

 

Director Cindy Gernand will be casting 6 female and 4 male adults and approximately 20 children and teens, of all ethnicities. No preparation is needed. There will be some singing of simple Christmas carols, so children may be asked to sing a short song of their choosing in addition to reading from the script.

 

Backstage and technical helpers are needed. Come to auditions to volunteer or call producer Mary Meyers at (979) 299-7785 for more information.

 

About the Show:
In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids…probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! A delightful Christmas treat for the whole family.

Brazosport Center Stages’ “Wait Until Dark” auditions set for September 4-5

Auditions for Brazosport Center Stages’ fall thriller, Wait Until Dark, are slated for 7:00 PM on Monday, September 4 and Tuesday, September 5 in the Dow Arena Theater here at The Center!

 

Director Jeremy Todd is looking to cast 1 female (age 20s – 30s), 1 male (age 20+) and 3 adults of any gender (age 25+). Auditions will consist of cold readings.

 

Show dates are October 27-29 & November 3-5.

About the Show:

This masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene!

A dangerous and sinister con man, Roat, is about to meet his match.

He traces the location of a mysterious doll to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin.

When the woman is murdered, the situation becomes more urgent.

The con man and his associates, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade.

When Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules.

When darkness falls, she turns off all the lights, leaving them both to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

Wait Until Dark auditions

Monday, September 4 & Tuesday, September 5

7:00 PM

Dow Arena Theater

 

Cast Needs:

1 female, age 20s – 30s

1 male, age 20+

3 adults of any gender, age 25+

 

Show Dates:

October 27-29 & November 3-5

 

About the Show:

This masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene!

A dangerous and sinister con man, Roat, is about to meet his match.

He traces the location of a mysterious doll to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin.

When the woman is murdered, the situation becomes more urgent.

The con man and his associates, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade.

When Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules.

When darkness falls, she turns off all the lights, leaving them both to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

 

 

“The Play That Goes Wrong” auditions

Brazosport Center Stages is holding an open casting call for The Play That Goes Wrong on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 PM. (Callbacks will be Wednesday, July 19 if necessary).

Performance dates: September 8-10 and 15-17

All actors are ages 18 and up and must be adept movers with physical stamina. We are looking for truthful and funny performers who can commit to the style of the play and fully inhabit the characters. It is vital to believe in the characters who are performing the play-within the-play, as that is where the heartbreaking comedy comes. With that in mind, we are looking for actors with a keen ability and understanding of comedy but are able to play the truth of the scenes. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

About the Play:

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

 

Roles Available:

*Received Pronunciation (RP) is the accent traditionally regarded as the standard and most prestigious form of spoken British English.

Annie is the company’s stage manager with a Lancashire accent. She has the biggest journey of any character. She’s initially terrified by acting but is willing to kill for it by the end of the play. Her terror turns to joy, and then to fury. She starts small but grows and grows. Cockney or Northern England accent preferred.

Chris/Inspector Carter is the director of the play-within-a-play Murder at Haversham Manor and plays the esteemed Inspector Carter. This is the biggest day of his life. He is rigid and uptight. The experience of performing the show is both nerve-wracking and exciting. His pain is evident and every time someone laughs, the pain deepens. RP accent preferred.

Robert/Thomas Colleymore wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his presentational style. But he’s not a parody of a bad actor, just unaware of others around him. He does not feel bad when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes. There’s a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society (a position that matters a
great deal to Robert). RP accent preferred.

Dennis/Perkins has no real desire to be involved in the theatre; he just wants friends. He believes if he does well in the show, he’ll be more successful socially. Laughter from the audience is agony and a personal tragedy for him. He’s slightly oblivious but understands when he gets things wrong. RP accent preferred.

Trevor is the play’s curmudgeonly lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. He doesn’t like actors. He is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including talking to the audience. When things go really sideways, he is forced to act in the play.

Jonathan/Charles Haversham is a bit bland personality-wise but sees himself as a James Bond-type. Excited and having fun. He technically has to drive the show. He cares about the play, but it’s mostly just for fun for him. The role of Charles Haversham is a very physically demanding role. RP accent preferred.

Max/Cecil Haversham/Arthur has never been onstage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he’s told to do. He has zero connection with any of the actors, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the fourth wall and engages with the audience. Childlike and naïve. His mistakes are fundamental. He doesn’t think anything through. RP accent preferred.

Sandra/Florence Colleymore is vain and has a huge ego. She wants to be loved. She has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director). The stakes are high for her. Very physical role – RP accent preferred.

 

“Sound of Music” auditions set for May 14-16!

Join us for auditions for The Sound of Music, Brazosport Center Stages’ 2023 summer musical!

Children’s Auditions:  Sunday, May 14; 2:30 PM – 5:00 P.M.

Adult & Teen Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, May 15 & 16; 6:30 PM – 9:00 P.M.

Call-backs (if needed): Thursday, May 18; 6:30 PM – 9:00 P.M.

Location: Freeport LNG Theater of The Center for the Arts & Sciences

Show dates are July 7-9 & 13-16.

 

CAST NEEDS: Director Judi James is looking for a company of actors, singers and dancers to bring this summer’s production of The Sound of Music to life. The cast list includes 6 male and 10 female roles, along with the 7 von Trapp children, whose ages range between 7-17. Teen & adult actors, singers and dancers are needed to complete the cast.

In this show, the ethnicity of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. BCS desires to provide theatrical/cultural experiences for our audiences and cast members that are reflective of the community that we serve.

Come with a song prepared, preferably one from the show. If you plan to sing a song that is NOT from The Sound of Music, please bring sheet music.  You will also be asked to dance  (closed-toed shoes, please) as well as read dialogue. Sides will be available at the Center Stages office after May 3. As always, backstage and technical crews are needed.

Questions? Call Producer Shirley at 979-236-1413 or 979-388-8345 and leave a message or call back number.

Read more about BCS’ audition process.

 

Show Description:  The Sound of Music is an intimate, heartfelt telling of one of history’s most thrilling and inspirational stories. This final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein follows Maria, serving as governess to seven children of an imperious Captain, as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria. Join the von Trapp family in one of the world’s most beloved musicals!

Auditions for Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” Set for January 2 & 3

AUDITIONS:

Brazosport Center Stages’ production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Monday & Tuesday, January 2 & 3

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Freeport LNG Theater

Directors Jean Warren & Connie Marshall are holding open auditions for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express for 11 characters, including six males and five females between the ages of 20 and 80, with most parts requiring an accent. They are actively seeking performers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, body types and abilities for all roles.

The Cast of Characters:

Hercule Poirot – Male age 40-60, nationality Belgian

Monsieur Bouc – Male age 30-60, nationality Belgian

Hector MacQueen, Male age 30s, nationality American (NY)

Michel/Head Waiter – Male age 20-40, nationality French/Turkish

Colonel Arbuthnot – Male age 30-40, nationality Scottish

Samuel Ratchett, Male age 40-50, nationality American (NY)

Helen Hubbard – Female age 50s, nationality American

Mary Debenham – Female age 20s, nationality English

Princess Dragomiroff – Female age 70s, nationality Russian

Countess Andrenyi – Female age 20s, nationality Hungarian

Greta Ohlsson – Female age 30s, nationality Swedish

 

The Story:

Famous detective Hercule Poirot is called back from Istanbul to London on urgent business. He intends to book a first-class compartment on the Orient Express, run by his former friend and colleague, Monsieur Bouc. They train is surprisingly full, but Bouc manages to secure Poirot a spot in the first-class cabin. While aboard the train, the angry businessman, Samuel Ratchett, corners Poirot and demands that he investigate a series of ominous letters that have been sent to Ratchett, threatening his life.

As a snowdrift halts the Orient Express in its tracks, Ratchett is found stabbed multiple times in his locked train compartment. Poirot is tasked by Monsieur Bouc to solve the murder, as the killer could still be in their midst. As Poirot investigates, conflicting clues and convoluted alibis lead him to dead ends. Over the course of 48 hours, will Poirot be able to solve the case of the Murder on the Orient Express?

 

The production is set for February 10-12 & 17-19 in The Center’s Freeport LNG Theater.