Auditions for Mrs. California
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Auditions for Mrs. California

Location:
Auditions will be held at the Taos Onstage Theatre at 101-A Camino de la Placita in Taos at the corner of Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Cantu Plaza (formerly JR Clothing).

Information:
Contact Director Sherri Perry at sherriperryspeaks@gmail.com or 718-717-9185.

Overview:
Taos Onstage is holding auditions for its third production of the season, Mrs. California by Doris Baizley. The play takes place in pre-women's lib 1955. A homemaker's contest is in progress -- the winner to embody the epitome (at the time) of the ideal woman: "a happy, good and beautiful homemaker." Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. Performance dates are Feb. 14-18 and 21-24.

Characters:
Parts are available for five women and two men. Roles include:

Dot - Mrs. Los Angeles, talked into participating, tries to fit in, questions everything.

Babs - her neighbor, brash, flirty, the flagship of modern feminism.

Dudley - Dot's gas company sponsor, the quintessential corporate man in a gray flannel suit.

Mrs. San Francisco - sophisticated, elegant, Francophile.

Mrs. Modesto - tacky, bespectacled, mother of seven.

Mrs. San Bernardino - all-American housewife.

Stage Manager - irritable, exasperated.

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Auditions for Mrs. California
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for Mrs. California

Location:
Auditions will be held at the Taos Onstage Theatre at 101-A Camino de la Placita in Taos at the corner of Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Cantu Plaza (formerly JR Clothing).

Information:
Contact Director Sherri Perry at sherriperryspeaks@gmail.com or 718-717-9185.

Overview:
Taos Onstage is holding auditions for its third production of the season, Mrs. California by Doris Baizley. The play takes place in pre-women's lib 1955. A homemaker's contest is in progress -- the winner to embody the epitome (at the time) of the ideal woman: "a happy, good and beautiful homemaker." Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. Performance dates are Feb. 14-18 and 21-24.

Characters:
Parts are available for five women and two men. Roles include:

Dot - Mrs. Los Angeles, talked into participating, tries to fit in, questions everything.

Babs - her neighbor, brash, flirty, the flagship of modern feminism.

Dudley - Dot's gas company sponsor, the quintessential corporate man in a gray flannel suit.

Mrs. San Francisco - sophisticated, elegant, Francophile.

Mrs. Modesto - tacky, bespectacled, mother of seven.

Mrs. San Bernardino - all-American housewife.

Stage Manager - irritable, exasperated.

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Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life

For the sixth year, Taos Onstage will delight audiences with a live holiday radio play and dinner theatre. This year we will perform the Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Holiday spirit abounds as we transport back to the 1940s where radio actors appear before a live studio audience and read from scripts to tell the story of George Bailey who wishes he had never been born, and his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him what life would have been like in Bedford Falls without him. Swift and entertaining, funny and sentimental, It's a Wonderful Life is all about the values of basic goodness and sacrifice, the pitfalls of greed and commercialism, and the gifts of friendship, love, and belonging that help us feel truly connected in a society.

 Director Dianne Davis is looking for men and women, ages 16 to adult, to fill a variety of roles. Each cast member may play several different characters. Previous acting experience is not required. Auditions will be cold readings. No preparation required.

Performance Dates: December 18-19

For more information contact Dianne Davis at (817) 247-3800 or merry_heart2@yahoo.com

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Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life

For the sixth year, Taos Onstage will delight audiences with a live holiday radio play and dinner theatre. This year we will perform the Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Holiday spirit abounds as we transport back to the 1940s where radio actors appear before a live studio audience and read from scripts to tell the story of George Bailey who wishes he had never been born, and his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him what life would have been like in Bedford Falls without him. Swift and entertaining, funny and sentimental, It's a Wonderful Life is all about the values of basic goodness and sacrifice, the pitfalls of greed and commercialism, and the gifts of friendship, love, and belonging that help us feel truly connected in a society.

 Director Dianne Davis is looking for men and women, ages 16 to adult, to fill a variety of roles. Each cast member may play several different characters. Previous acting experience is not required. Auditions will be cold readings. No preparation required.

Performance Dates: December 18-19

For more information contact Dianne Davis at (817) 247-3800 or merry_heart2@yahoo.com

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Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life

For the sixth year, Taos Onstage will delight audiences with a live holiday radio play and dinner theatre. This year we will perform the Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Holiday spirit abounds as we transport back to the 1940s where radio actors appear before a live studio audience and read from scripts to tell the story of George Bailey who wishes he had never been born, and his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him what life would have been like in Bedford Falls without him. Swift and entertaining, funny and sentimental, It's a Wonderful Life is all about the values of basic goodness and sacrifice, the pitfalls of greed and commercialism, and the gifts of friendship, love, and belonging that help us feel truly connected in a society.

 Director Dianne Davis is looking for men and women, ages 16 to adult, to fill a variety of roles. Each cast member may play several different characters. Previous acting experience is not required. Auditions will be cold readings. No preparation required.

Performance Dates: December 18-19

For more information contact Dianne Davis at (817) 247-3800 or merry_heart2@yahoo.com

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Auditions!
Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Auditions!

In this heartwarming play, Bo Groden looks back on the summer when she was eleven years old and everything changed. Serving as narrator, she sifts through the memories of an unusual childhood spent in the wilds of northern New Mexico where her enterprising parents forged a rich life off the land and the local dump. This is the summer when Charley, her father, spiraled into depression. The family carries on, thanks to the earthy strength of Arlene, Bo's resourceful mother. George, Charley's lifelong friend, offers watercolors and silence. Bo amuses herself by writing letters for free samples and praying for a miracle to deliver her from a mother who gardens in the nude and a father who cannot stop weeping. The miracle arrives in the form of William Gibbs, a displaced IRS agent. As the artist within William emerges, each member of the family is touched and affected.

This offbeat evocative comedy has a compelling and lyrical quality. Through unswerving love and compassion, the characters stumble into glimpses of self-discovery and unexpected moments of grace.

Roles are available for two women, three men, and one girl.

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Auditions!
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Auditions!

In this heartwarming play, Bo Groden looks back on the summer when she was eleven years old and everything changed. Serving as narrator, she sifts through the memories of an unusual childhood spent in the wilds of northern New Mexico where her enterprising parents forged a rich life off the land and the local dump. This is the summer when Charley, her father, spiraled into depression. The family carries on, thanks to the earthy strength of Arlene, Bo's resourceful mother. George, Charley's lifelong friend, offers watercolors and silence. Bo amuses herself by writing letters for free samples and praying for a miracle to deliver her from a mother who gardens in the nude and a father who cannot stop weeping. The miracle arrives in the form of William Gibbs, a displaced IRS agent. As the artist within William emerges, each member of the family is touched and affected.

This offbeat evocative comedy has a compelling and lyrical quality. Through unswerving love and compassion, the characters stumble into glimpses of self-discovery and unexpected moments of grace.

Roles are available for two women, three men, and one girl.

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