Auditions

Everyone is welcome to audition for Coach House Players productions.


Auditions for 2018


Barnum *2
by Cy Coleman & Michael Stewart

Directed by Tom Tierney

Audition dates:  April 23, 24, 25. 2018
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of any song from any musical a cappella*

* We might have musical accompaniment for auditions, but might not.

Production dates:  July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14  & 15

 Cast:  11 males,  7 females (some roles can be played by the same actor).

plus “Tumblers, Jugglers, Clowns, Aerialists, Acrobats, Gymnasts, Bricklayers, Passersby, Museum Patrons, Strongmen, Beefeaters, The “Mob” in General, The Bridgeport Pageant Choir, and Bands of Every Size, Shape and Description.”

Synopsis:   P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend, BARNUM is a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart. Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s rousing score includes “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute,” “Join the Circus,” “The Colors of My Life,” and “Come Follow The Band.”


 Annual Fund Raiser Show  *3
  details to be determined

Written and Directed by Barbara Jones

Audition dates:  July 9 & 11.
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Production dates:  August 24, 25, 26


A Shayna Maidel *4
by Barbara Lebow

Directed by David Rubenstein

Audition dates:  September 4, 5, 6.
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Production dates:  November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18

 Cast:  2 men, 4 women
Rose Weiss
Mordechai Weiss
Lusia Weiss Pechenik
Duvid Pechenik
Hanna
Mama

Synopsis:   A Shayna Maidel, the title is Yiddish meaning “pretty girl”, tells the story of what happens when two sisters reunite after years of separation brought on by the aftermath of the Holocaust.  Set in Brooklyn, 1946, the  script explores the growing relationship between the sisters, when the younger one who escaped to America as a child is suddenly confronted by her older sister who was left behind and survived the horrors of war.  Raised in such diverse environments that they may as well have come from different planets, their meeting provokes unexpected or anticipated questions each has about the other as well as reflections on identity, role, family placement and self- worth.


*1  Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
*2  Produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
*3 This fund-raiser is not included in the Season Ticket subscription
*4  Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Everyone is welcome to audition for Coach House Players productions.  Shows and audition requirements for the 2018 season will be listed here as each show is approved by the copyright holder.


Past 2018 Auditions

A Murder Is Announced *1

by Agatha Christie adapted by Leslie Darbon
directed by Barbara E. Melzer

 Performance dates:  April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14  & 15