Michael Thomas - NCRT
Michael Thomas - NCRT Artistic Director

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Next Upcoming Open Auditions
Sunday, August 16th & Monday, August 17th at 6:00 p.m.

The North Coast Repertory Theatre announces open auditions for the musical comedy Das Barbecu with book and lyrics by Jim Luigs and music by Scott Warrender; directed by Chris Hamby. Auditions will take place on Sunday, August 16 and Monday, August 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at NCRT, 300 Fifth Street in Eureka. Production dates are January 21 through February 20, 2016. Please call 707-268-0175 if you have any questions. See details below.

Audition Requirements

• Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them. We will provide an audition form and take your picture if you don’t have a head shot.

• Please prepare a song in the style of country music, not to exceed 2 minutes.

• Please be prepared for some light dancing.

• If you play any musical instruments, no matter how obscure, let us know. Please bring your instrument if you have one and it is easily transportable.

• Please come dressed to impress.

• A cold read will also be part of the audition process. Your selection from the script will be given to you at the audition.  

Das Barbecu Synopsis

Full Length Musical Comedy

Setting Of Play - The present. Texas.

Wagner's Ring Cycle is spun as a witty Texas fable with 7 actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Mismatched lovers who meet on the day of their shotgun double wedding, three generations of feuding families, a magic ring of power, wild west lariat tricks, a synchronized swimming revue, a song and dance tribute to the joys of guacamole, and the sweetest two step ever to slide across a stage add up to wild comedy.

Characters 2m, 3f

ACTOR 1 - Female - (20-35) GUTRUNE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, FREIA, YVONNE DUVALL, RIVER MAIDEN, VALKYRIE, TAMBOURINE GIRL

ACTOR 2 - Female - (20-40) NARRATOR, FRICKA, ERDA, NEEDA TROUTT, BACK UP SINGER, KATSY SNAPP, RIVER MAIDEN, VALKYRIE

ACTOR 3 - Female - (20-30) BRUNNHILDE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, RIVER MAIDEN

ACTOR 4 - Male - (20-30) WOTAN, GUNTHER, HAGEN, TEXAS RANGER, GIANT

ACTOR 5 - Male - (20-40) SIEGFRIED, NORN, MILAM LAMAR, ABERICH, GIANT

ACTOR 6 - Male - (ANY) Ensemble

ACTOR 7 - Female - (ANY) Ensemble 

From Chris Hamby, Director

Thank you all for your interest in Das Barbecu, I assure you that this will be a show you will not want to miss. How many shows can a man play a woman, a woman play a man, 2 weddings, a synchronized swim routine, a jazz number and a showdown all happen in one show? This fast paced rollercoaster of a musical will be sure to win the hearts of the audience as well as keeping them singing the catchy country tunes as they leave the theater. As to my credentials of directing and musically directing this musical, I attended Modesto Junior College for 5 years where I studied classical voice under the direction Dr. Cherrie Lewellyn. Then I transferred to Cal State Fullerton, where I studied Musical Theater. While attending college, I performed in many different musicals, and worked/performed at Disneyland in the Tech Services and Characters departments.

I have been lucky enough to be cast in 2 National Tours (Oklahoma, and Man of La Mancha) and 57 musicals. I am the Theater Program Director for McKinleyville Union School District and work in the Special Education Department at Blue Lake Union School. I am honored and would be ecstatic to have the opportunity to share my experience and skills with any actors or actresses in Humboldt County. 

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