Dear Friends and Patrons:

The Belmont Theatre is committed to the health and safety of our audiences, volunteers and staff.  Based on the most recent information in regards to COVID-19 and recommendations from the World Health Organization, The Centers for Disease Control, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we are doing the following:

 of THE MIRACLE WORKER to May 29-31 and June 4-7.

Patrons who have purchased tickets will be moved to the corresponding performance during that time.  If anyone would like to attend on a different day, please call the box office at 717.854.5715.  For people who cannot attend this show, we will transfer your tickets to an upcoming production.

-THE MIRACLE WORKER show dates are postponed to May 29-31 and June 4-7.
-Auditions for CAROUSEL, currently scheduled for April 21 and 22, will now be held May 18 &19 at 6 & 7pm.
-CAROUSEL show dates are now postponed to July 17-19 & 23-26.

-At this time, STEEL MAGNOLIAS will proceed as scheduled, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Patrons who have purchased tickets will be moved to the corresponding performance during that time.  If anyone would like to attend on a different day, please call the box office at 717.854.5715.  For people who cannot attend this show, we will transfer your tickets to an upcoming production.

Safety is paramount and will remain the most important factor in how we move forward.  We will contact you immediately if anything changes.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 717.854.3894 or [email protected]

Sincerely,

The Belmont Theatre Board of Directors and Staff

 

Auditions & Cast Lists


Cast of THE MIRACLE WORKER

Lilliana Flickinger - MARTHA
Joe Fortunato - ANAGNOS
Dylan Fregm - PERCY
Carly Geiter - HELEN KELLER
Jack Hartman - CAPTAIN ARTHUR KELLER
Marissa Hoover - ANNIE SULLIVAN
Frank Jarrell - DOCTOR
Lydia Miller - BLIND GIRL
Rachel Milsten - BLIND GIRL
Justin Nicholas - JAMES KELLER
Kayla Nicholas - KATE KELLER
Brooke Patterson - VINEY
Alyssa Shreiner - BLIND GIRL
Sandy Shurina - AUNT EV

 

Upcoming Auditions

 

Auditions for
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
CAROUSEL
A Musical on The Main Stage
Audition Dates: May 18 & 19, 2020 at 6:00pm & 7:00pm
Show dates: July 17-19 & 23-26

Please email [email protected] to schedule your audition. Include your name, age, date and time you want to audition.

All ages are needed to fulfill the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL. Vocalists, actors, actresses and technical dancers are needed. There are some non-singing roles. Please read character descriptions below.

PREPARATION:
Prepare 32 bars of a classical musical theatre piece in the style of CAROUSEL that best shows your range. It is okay to sing a song from the show. Please supply your own accompaniment. We will have a speaker and aux chord to connect to your phone and a CD player available. You may be asked to perform a short movement piece.  Dress comfortably and be prepared to dance.  Please indicate if you wish to audition for a non-singing role on audition form. Some spoken roles can also double as ensemble, so those people should sing to be considered for this instance.

Technical Dancer Candidates: Please prepare a short ballet piece utilizing your skills. You will be asked to sing to show us your vocal ability for dancers can doubt as ensemble members or featured roles. There are a few featured female and male dance roles. This is dance heavy show.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

BILLY BIGELOW 
Young Adult, Adult Male- Operatic Baritone A32/Bb2 to G4
Handsome, cocky, charismatic barker for Mullin's Carousel. Proud, troubled, hard-headed, torn between right and wrong. In love with Julie Jordan. Must be a strong singer, strong actor and mover.

JULIE JORDAN
Young Adult, Adult Female- Operatic Soprano C4 (middle C) to F#5/Gb5
Quiet, naïve mill worker who falls in love with Billy Bigelow. Julie has an inner strength and maturity in the second act as the mother of fifteen year old Louise. Must be a strong singer, strong actor and mover.

CARRIE PEPPERIDGE
Young Adult, Adult Female- Operatic Soprano D4-G5
Lively, funny friend and coworker of Julie Jordan. In love with Enoch Snow, Carrie offers a light-hearted balance to Julie's seriousness. Must be a strong singer, strong actor and mover.

ENOCH SNOW
Adult Male- Operatic Tenor B2 -A4
a bumbling, adorably shy fisherman with big plans for the future. A successful and somewhat pompous business owner in the second act. Must be a strong singer, strong actor and mover.

NETTIE FOWLER
Adult or Mature Adult Female- Operatic Mezzo Soprano C4 (middle C) to G5
Soft-hearted, hearty coastal woman who owns and runs a seaside business. Nettie is Julie's strength throughout the show. Must be a strong singer and actor and move well. Motherly figure to Julie.

JIGGER CRAIGIN
Adult Male- Baritone
The dangerous, menacing seaman friend of Billy's who ultimately leads Billy astray. A con man with a bit of humor and an eye for Carrie Pipperidge. Must be a good singer, strong actor and mover.

MRS. MULLIN
Adult to Mature Female - No Singing or Dancing
Widow and owner of the carousel. Jealously in love with Billy. This role may double with the ensemble.

DAVID BASCOMBE
Adult, Mature Adult- Bass
The very strict owner of the local textile mill where Julie, Carrie and the other girls work. This role will double with the ensemble.

STARKEEPER/DR.SELDON
Mature Male-No singing or dancing
A heavenly figure. Dr. Seldon is the earthy version of the Starkeeper. 
This role may double with the ensemble.

HEAVENLY FRIEND
Adult Male or Female
An angel sent to bring Billy to the Starkeeper after Billy's death. This role will double with the ensemble.

LOUISE BIGELOW- Major Dancing Role
Late Teen (appear 15 years old) Female - Dancer/Mezzo Soprano
She is a dreamer, strong willed, self-determined and passionate. Louise dances the entire ballet in the second act. Requires acting ability.

ENOCH SNOW, JR
Late Teen Male
The son of Enoch and Carrie, he appears in the second act. He likes Louise (Julie & Billy's daughter) but thinks she is beneath his station. This is a spoken role but will double with the ensemble, so should have some vocal ability and move well.

CARNIVAL BOY -Dancing Role/Silent, may double as ensemble
Late Teen Male

PRINCIPAL
Adult, Mature Adult Male or Female Spoken Role

BROTHER JOSHUA
Adult Male-Spoken role, but may double as ensemble

TECH DANCERS
Male (seafaring men) and Female Dancers are needed for this dance heavy show
Must sing for audition to know vocal ability.   There will also be 9 snow children age 7-17 who should have dance ability or move well.

ENSEMBLE
All types and vocal ranges. Ensemble members will play townspeople, including: the girls from the mill, seafaring men, policemen, ship captain, principal, etc. Plus, 9 Snow children ages 7-17

Plot Synopsis
A small fishing town in New England, 1873
In a Maine coastal village, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.



STEEL MAGNOLIAS
June 15 & 16, 2020
7:00pm

Character Descriptions and Notes from the Director, Jack Hartman:

TRUVY JONES - Owner of beauty shop. Must have or be able to learn hair styling skills. Plays 40's - 50's. Has command of her domain and genuinely enjoys the interaction with her clientele. Her shop is a sanctuary for these women in good times and bad.

ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO - Newly hired beauty shop assistant with a mysterious past. Must have or be able to learn hair styling skills. Plays anywhere from 18 - 30. Undergoes a change of character in the course of the play.

CLAIREE BELCHER - Grande Dame widow of former mayor who loves and supports her community. Long time client of Truvy and lifetime friend of Ouiser. Plays 60's - 70's.

SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE - Prettiest girl in town and adored by everyone else. Plays 20's - 30's. Getting married, having a baby, serious diabetic with spunky, sassy and independent attitude to hide her ill health.

M'LYNN EATENTON - Shelby's mother and a socially prominent career woman with a difficult husband. Plays 50's. Controlling, but understanding and supportive of Shelby's need for independence. 

OUISER BOUDREAUX - Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but lovable. Plays 60's
- 70's. Lifetime friend and neighbor of Clairee, but difficult relationship with Clairee's husband.

According to the author: "The women in this play are witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters. They in no way, shape or form are meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures." My goal as director will be to honor that intent.

Auditions will be by reading from sides. Callback auditions, if necessary, will be Wednesday June 17 at 7 p.m.

Rehearsals will be Monday - Thursday 7 - 9 p.m.