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The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robin Frome

June 28, 29, July 5, 6, 7 (Matinee), 12, 13, 14 (Matinee), 19, 20, 2019
Friday & Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday Matinee 2:00PM

Shakespeare's timeless tale is one that has been beloved for centuries. Being one of his last works, Shakespeare delves into the themes of betrayal, courtship and exoneration all the while entertaining with comical and magical scenes and characters. The plot centers around a magical deposed Duke, Prospero, who, while rearing up his child, Miranda, governs an enchanted island with the help of his spirit servant, Ariel. The beginning of the play depicts a tempest that brings his then enemy brother and his entourage to the island along with Trinculo, a court jester and a drunken butler, Stephano. The clown and butler friends team up with a disgruntled native servant, Caliban, to depose Prospero from his reign over the island. Other plots and courtships pepper this tale, all told with the ancient and beautiful language that brings Shakespeare alive.


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Tempest set rendering by Phair Haldin. ... See moreSee less

Tempest set rendering by Phair Haldin.

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Tempest sleeping nobility awakened by Ariel. ... See moreSee less

Tempest sleeping nobility awakened by Ariel.

 

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Lol. Steven

They certainly look noble. Or knobbly...

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AUDITION NOTICE FOR CABARET DIRECTED BY BRADFORD BLAKE
JULY 15 AND 16 6:30-9:00 PM
DETAILS:
There are NO non-singing roles. This is the 1998 Roundabout Theatre version of the show. If you are familiar with the 1972 film version of CABARET please realize that it has little to do with the stage version. For vocal ranges C4 = middle C

The Emcee – The Realist. The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure. He is capable of running the gamut from comic and loveable to bitter and sardonic and broken. He is the camera lens through which we see the story unfold. German accent required. Tenor Db3-G4. Dancing required. Age range flexible but prefer 20s-30s.
Sally Bowles – The Escapist. The headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Garish, flamboyant and oblivious to real life. British accent required. Mezzo E3-C5. Dancing required. Age range 20s to young 30s.
Clifford "Cliff" Bradshaw – The Romanticist. An American writer traveling through Berlin. Clean cut, proper and not yet jaded by life. Struggles with his sexuality and the changing politics of his world. Baritone C#3-E4. Age range late 20s to mid-30s.
Fräulein Schneider – The Fatalist. An older German woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in. Somewhat hardened by her life. We watch her numb emotionally as the politics of her surroundings increase in power. German accent required. Contralto Eb3-Bb4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Herr Schultz – The Optimist. An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider. Gentle and affectionate. He believes in the goodness in people. German accent required. Bari-tenor C3-G4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Ernst Ludwig – The Opportunist. A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi. We watch him develop from charming and dapper to sinister and cold. German accent required. Baritone C#3-D4. Age range somewhat flexible. 30+
Fräulein Kost – The Conformist. A German prostitute who rents in Fräulein Schneider's boarding house. May be doubled as one of the Kit Kat girls. Mezzo F#3-D5. Some simple dance required (unless doubling as a Kit Kat girl, in which case dancing required). Age range flexible 30+
Rosie, LuLu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, and Helga – Girls who perform at the Kit Kat Klub. Bawdy, earthy and hard. They also double as other minor roles. Heavy dance and all are singing roles. Must be comfortable being very scantily costumed and performing extremely suggestive and sexual choreography. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.
Bobby, Victor, Hans, and Herman – The Cabaret “Boys” of the Kit Kat Klub. All must sing and be able to move well. Also double as several smaller roles with German accents required. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.

Due to the nature of this piece, no one under the age of 18 will be seen for auditions.
Preparing for the musical audition:
An accompanist will be provided.
All auditionees must sing with piano accompaniment. No a cappella and no recorded tracks will be permitted.
No charts or fake books, no notes on napkins, no music on phones or tablets. Music selection of 32 bars should be clearly marked. Music should be in a binder or on no more than two loose separate sheets across (no stapled music.) so that it's possible to set it on a standard music stand. If it's in a book, it needs to stay open when on a music stand.
Auditionees are asked to prepare 32 bars of both an up-tempo and a ballad in the style of this musical. You may only be asked to sing one prepared song, but it is good standard practice to have a second selection prepared. We prefer that you do NOT sing selections from the score of CABARET as your initial audition pieces. However, if we desire, we may ask you to sing from the show, so familiarity with the score can be helpful. (We will have the score available at auditions).
Audition clothing:
Ladies should wear skirts or dresses and be in heels. Hair off the face.
Gentlemen should be wearing slacks, buttoned shirts and tied shoes. No shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops or sneakers.
If you will be required to learn a dance combination, you should be prepared with a change of shoes and/or clothing suitable for dancing.

Dance audition:
Actors auditioning for the roles of Emcee, Sally Bowles and the Kit Kat boys and girls will be asked to learn a dance combination. No extensive dance training is necessary for this show but rather a good sense of movement and style.

Readings:
Readings from the script will be available at the auditions. Readings will be assigned at the discretion of the director and not everyone will be asked to read.
MORE INFO EMAIL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ROBIN FROME
Frome@snet.net
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AUDITION NOTICE FOR CABARET DIRECTED BY BRADFORD BLAKE 
JULY 15 AND 16 6:30-9:00 PM
DETAILS:
There are NO non-singing roles. This is the 1998 Roundabout Theatre version of the show. If you are familiar with the 1972 film version of CABARET please realize that it has little to do with the stage version. For vocal ranges C4 = middle C

The Emcee – The Realist. The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure. He is capable of running the gamut from comic and loveable to bitter and sardonic and broken. He is the camera lens through which we see the story unfold. German accent required. Tenor Db3-G4. Dancing required. Age range flexible but prefer 20s-30s.
Sally Bowles – The Escapist. The headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Garish, flamboyant and oblivious to real life. British accent required. Mezzo E3-C5. Dancing required. Age range 20s to young 30s.
Clifford Cliff Bradshaw – The Romanticist. An American writer traveling through Berlin. Clean cut, proper and not yet jaded by life. Struggles with his sexuality and the changing politics of his world. Baritone C#3-E4. Age range late 20s to mid-30s.
Fräulein Schneider – The Fatalist. An older German woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in. Somewhat hardened by her life. We watch her numb emotionally as the politics of her surroundings increase in power. German accent required. Contralto Eb3-Bb4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Herr Schultz – The Optimist. An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider. Gentle and affectionate. He believes in the goodness in people. German accent required. Bari-tenor C3-G4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Ernst Ludwig – The Opportunist. A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi. We watch him develop from charming and dapper to sinister and cold. German accent required. Baritone C#3-D4. Age range somewhat flexible. 30+
Fräulein Kost – The Conformist. A German prostitute who rents in Fräulein Schneiders boarding house. May be doubled as one of the Kit Kat girls. Mezzo F#3-D5. Some simple dance required (unless doubling as a Kit Kat girl, in which case dancing required). Age range flexible 30+
Rosie, LuLu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, and Helga – Girls who perform at the Kit Kat Klub. Bawdy, earthy and hard. They also double as other minor roles. Heavy dance and all are singing roles. Must be comfortable being very scantily costumed and performing extremely suggestive and sexual choreography. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.
Bobby, Victor, Hans, and Herman – The Cabaret “Boys” of the Kit Kat Klub. All must sing and be able to move well. Also double as several smaller roles with German accents required. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.

Due to the nature of this piece, no one under the age of 18 will be seen for auditions.
Preparing for the musical audition:
An accompanist will be provided. 
All auditionees must sing with piano accompaniment. No a cappella and no recorded tracks will be permitted. 
No charts or fake books, no notes on napkins, no music on phones or tablets. Music selection of 32 bars should be clearly marked. Music should be in a binder or on no more than two loose separate sheets across (no stapled music.) so that its possible to set it on a standard music stand. If its in a book, it needs to stay open when on a music stand. 
Auditionees are asked to prepare 32 bars of both an up-tempo and a ballad in the style of this musical. You may only be asked to sing one prepared song, but it is good standard practice to have a second selection prepared. We prefer that you do NOT sing selections from the score of CABARET as your initial audition pieces. However, if we desire, we may ask you to sing from the show, so familiarity with the score can be helpful. (We will have the score available at auditions).
 Audition clothing:
Ladies should wear skirts or dresses and be in heels. Hair off the face.
Gentlemen should be wearing slacks, buttoned shirts and tied shoes. No shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops or sneakers.
If you will be required to learn a dance combination, you should be prepared with a change of shoes and/or clothing suitable for dancing.

Dance audition:
Actors auditioning for the roles of Emcee, Sally Bowles and the Kit Kat boys and girls will be asked to learn a dance combination. No extensive dance training is necessary for this show but rather a good sense of movement and style.

Readings:
Readings from the script will be available at the auditions. Readings will be assigned at the discretion of the director and not everyone will be asked to read.
 MORE INFO EMAIL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ROBIN FROME
Frome@snet.net

3 days ago

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Lizzy Booth as Mrianda , Katherine Almquist as Prospero and John Bergdahl as Caliban rehearse for The Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Lizzy Booth as Mrianda , Katherine Almquist as Prospero and John Bergdahl as Caliban rehearse for The Tempest.

5 days ago

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The Playhouse is looking for actresses interested in playing the part of Iris in their production of The Tempest. Dates of the production are delineated on our website www.shermanplayers.org. Please email director Robin Frome at frome@snet.net to set up an audition appointment. Appropriate ages range from 16 to 40 with some singing experience. ... See moreSee less

The Playhouse is looking for actresses interested in playing the part of Iris in their production of The Tempest. Dates of the production are delineated on our website www.shermanplayers.org. Please email director Robin Frome at frome@snet.net to set up an audition appointment. Appropriate ages range from 16 to 40 with some singing experience.

5 days ago

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Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn Dinner Theater at JCC in Sherman is one night only, June 15. Get your tickets now before it sells out (which it always does!) JCCinsherman.org
Production features Karl Hinger, Danny Tarantino, Baily McCann, Jerusha Wright, Jackie Holm and Brian DeToma. Directed by Robin Frome.
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Neil Simons Come Blow Your Horn Dinner Theater at JCC in Sherman is one night only, June 15.  Get your tickets now before it sells out (which it always does!) JCCinsherman.org
Production features Karl Hinger, Danny Tarantino, Baily McCann, Jerusha Wright, Jackie Holm and Brian DeToma.  Directed by Robin Frome.

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Meet NY actor John Bergdahl playing Caliban in The Tempest Tickets on sale now shermanplayers.org

John Bergdahl is a performer and filmmaker, seen most recently as Antigonus and the old shepherd in South Brooklyn Shakespeare’s production of The Winter’s Tale. Previous credits with South Brooklyn Shakespeare include Macbeth in Macbeth, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing. In 2015 John adapted and starred in a five-person production of Macbeth at the Lion Theater in NYC with SET Collective. Other roles include Jacques in As You Like It, Pale in Burn This, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Garcin in No Exit. John’s original play Stream was produced as part of the first New York International Fringe Festival and Cowards and Weaklings, a retrospective of short films he wrote and directed, was featured at Anthology Film Archives in New York City’s East Village. John can be seen this fall in Street To Table, an independent film written and directed by Joe Lazenby.
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Meet NY actor John Bergdahl playing Caliban in The Tempest Tickets on sale now shermanplayers.org

John Bergdahl is a performer and filmmaker, seen most recently as Antigonus and the old shepherd in South Brooklyn Shakespeare’s production of The Winter’s Tale. Previous credits with South Brooklyn Shakespeare include Macbeth in Macbeth, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing. In 2015 John adapted and starred in a five-person production of Macbeth at the Lion Theater in NYC with SET Collective. Other roles include Jacques in As You Like It, Pale in Burn This, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Garcin in No Exit. John’s original play Stream was produced as part of the first New York International Fringe Festival and Cowards and Weaklings, a retrospective of short films he wrote and directed, was featured at Anthology Film Archives in New York City’s East Village. John can be seen this fall in Street To Table, an independent film written and directed by Joe Lazenby.
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Meet NY actor John Bergdahl playing Caliban in The Tempest  Tickets on sale now shermanplayers.org

John Bergdahl  is a performer and filmmaker, seen most recently as Antigonus and the old shepherd in South Brooklyn Shakespeare’s production of The Winter’s Tale. Previous credits with South Brooklyn Shakespeare include Macbeth in Macbeth, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing. In 2015 John adapted and starred in a five-person production of Macbeth at the Lion Theater in NYC with SET Collective. Other roles include Jacques in As You Like It, Pale in Burn This, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Garcin in No Exit. John’s original play Stream was produced as part of the first New York International Fringe Festival and Cowards and Weaklings, a retrospective of short films he wrote and directed, was featured at Anthology Film Archives in New York City’s East Village. John can be seen this fall in Street To Table, an independent film written and directed by Joe Lazenby.

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Final performance of The Graduate tonight. Join us for a final night party afterwards. www.shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

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Final performance of The Graduate tonight. Join us for a final night party afterwards. www.shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Final performance of The Graduate tonight.  Join us for a final night party afterwards.  www.shermanplayers.org

1 week ago

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We are excited for NYC film director, Coco Cashman to be filming a scene from her upcoming film "Golden" in the Playhouse auditorium this summer. Our own Phair Haldin is playing the lead. Check out her performance in As It Were...filmed a few years ago.
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We are excited for NYC film director, Coco Cashman to be filming a scene from her upcoming film Golden in the Playhouse auditorium this summer.  Our own Phair Haldin is playing the lead.  Check out her performance in As It Were...filmed a few years ago.
https://youtu.be/SrDdgUAlomM

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“The Sherman Playhouse production of The Graduate has entertaining actors, a sharp script and clearly an engaged audience”. Marsden Epworth, Lakeville Journal ... See moreSee less

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Last two performances this weekend. Www.shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Last two performances this weekend. Www.shermanplayers.org

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Rehearsal shots for The Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Rehearsal shots for The Tempest.

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3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this terrific production and seeing some of the area's finest actors portray the iconic characters many of us know from the classic film. Benjamin (Thomas Ovitt), Elaine (Erin Shaughnessy) and Mrs. Robinson (Kit Colbourne), artfully directed by Suz Abrams, so convincingly inhabit their characters that I completely forgot about the movie and I'm a huge Anne Bancroft fan! Also enjoyed solid performances by the supporting cast, including Chris Marker as Mr. Robinson, Jeffrey Rossman morphing his way through numerous roles and Stacy-Lee Frome as Mrs. Braddock in a hilarious bout with mother's guilt at the family therapist! ... See moreSee less

 

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Thank you!!!

How nice!

3 weeks ago

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"Kit Colbourn as Mrs. Robinson is the shining star of this production. Colbourn exudes sexuality with a finely crafted and delicate hint of sadness mixed in with bouts of wickedness."
– Joanne Rochman, Republican American - mailchi.mp/ac9bfb5a4bd9/kit-colbourn-as-mrs-robinson-is-the-shining-star-of-the-graduate
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Kit Colbourn as Mrs. Robinson is the shining star of this production.  Colbourn exudes sexuality with a finely crafted and delicate hint of sadness mixed in with bouts of wickedness. 
– Joanne Rochman, Republican American - https://mailchi.mp/ac9bfb5a4bd9/kit-colbourn-as-mrs-robinson-is-the-shining-star-of-the-graduate

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Harrison H. Rouse sounds like fun

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We have just surpassed the 4K mark reaching our social media clientele Thank you all for your support ... See moreSee less

We have just surpassed the 4K mark reaching our social media clientele   Thank you all for your support

 

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That's just terrific

3 weeks ago

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"Kit Colbourn as Mrs. Robinson is the shining star of this production. Colbourn exudes sexuality with a finely crafted and delicate hint of sadness mixed in with bouts of wickedness." Joanne Rochman, Republican American. Performances of The Graduate continue next two weekends. www.shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Kit Colbourn as Mrs. Robinson is the shining star of this production.  Colbourn exudes sexuality with a finely crafted and delicate hint of sadness mixed in with bouts of wickedness.  Joanne Rochman, Republican American.  Performances of The Graduate continue next two weekends.  www.shermanplayers.org

 

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Wow! Congrats!

Saw this she IS Mrs Robinson In An Actress Way

Fantastic review! Congrats, Kit!!

Hip Hip Hoorah!

Sounds like a typical woman to me...

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Congrats to Katherine Almquist who will be taking on the role of Prospero in this summer’s production of The Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Congrats to Katherine Almquist who will be taking on the role of Prospero in this summer’s production of The Tempest.

 

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No way!!! I can’t wait to see her in action!

Pretty lady

So excited!!

The best!

Gorgeous!

Nice!

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"delivering an outstanding performance is Erin Shaughnessy as Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine Shaughnessy is a study in understatement and it works like a charm for her." Joanne Rochman, Republican American. ... See moreSee less

delivering an outstanding performance is Erin Shaughnessy as Mrs. Robinsons daughter, Elaine  Shaughnessy is a study in understatement and it works like a charm for her.  Joanne Rochman, Republican American.

 

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Congratulations Erin, so proud of you! 💞👏🏽💐👏🏽💞

Well deserved! Brava, Erin!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

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