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AUDITION FOR CSP
All roles at CSP are open to anyone in the community! No experience is necessary to audition.
Here are a few tips to help you understand our audition process: Auditions are held over two nights. The second night is normally used for call-backs, although you may choose either night to audition.
Auditions for CSP main stage shows are held at our rehearsal space: CSP Studios, 100 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort. (At the base of Beaufort HS.) There’s no need to make an appointment. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early and we’ll get you signed in when you arrive!
We list approximate age ranges of the characters – but it’s always a good idea to arrive prepared by reading the script, so you can get a feel for the characters.
Please arrive prepared with a bio/headshot if available.
For non-musical auditions, the director may request that you arrive with a prepared 2 minute monologue. Otherwise, all audition material is provided and will be available at the auditions. Generally, you will be asked to read pages from the script in front of the director, the stage manager, and/or other auditionees.
For musical auditions, please prepare 16 bars of music and bring your sheet music to the audition in the key in which you will be singing. We will provide an accompanist. No one may sing along to a CD or other recording.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CSP AUDITIONS
Welcome! Auditioning for a show is an act of courage! We’re so excited that you’re thinking about auditioning at Coastal Stage Productions.
Here's a brief description of our process:
Upon arrival, auditionees will be given an audition information sheet to fill out. It will be given to the director before your audition. If you have a resume or headshot (not necessary), we will attach it to the audition sheet.
Once you fill out the audition sheet and bring it back to the audition coordinator, your name and desired role will be recorded.
We will then take your picture so the director can refer to these when selecting parts.
All of the sides (short selections from the script that actors perform in an audition) are laid out for your use. They are separated by the names of the characters in the show. Feel free to audition for several characters! Please return the sides after your audition.
Please wait in the lobby until your name is called. If you leave and your name is called, you will be put at the end of the list.
Auditions are held in the blackbox area. As you enter the theatre, you will be asked to go up on stage. The only people in the theatre are the director, the stage manager, a music director and piano accompanist (if you’re auditioning for a musical), and a reader, who reads the other character’s lines in the scene.
Callbacks are the following evening. If you aren’t called back, don’t worry! Not everyone selected for a role will be asked to come back. Callback requests are made by the director.
All casting decisions will be posted within 48 hours, here on our CSP Facebook page.
If you have any questions, please call us at 843-717-2175.
All volunteers are required to sign a Code of Conduct Agreement & Media Release form.
The Last Romance - Sept 10 & 11
100 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC
Performance Dates - Oct 25-27 & Nov 1-3 & 9
Director Seeks - 2 Men & 2 Women
Directed By: Christine Grefe
Performances: 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3 at Coastal Stage @ AMVETS Banquet Hall, 1831 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC. AND Saturday, November 9 at Dillion County Theatre, 114 N MacArthur Ave, Dillon, SC. (Lodging Provided)
The Last Romance
Ralph Bellini – Lead to play 80s, full of life, charming, bit of a tease, charmer, struggling with the insecurities of aging, and his faltering health. Once a young aspiring opera singer, he gave up that dream to support his family, he is now widowed and lives with his sister; some singing required.
Carol Reynolds – Lead to play 70s, attractive, put-together, proper and very well-dressed, the focus of Ralph's attraction, and while she may be lonely, she is reticent to engage him because of her fear, and also her complicated situation which she keeps from Ralphl; will be working with a live, small dog; non-singing role.
Rose Tagliatelle – Lead to play 70s, Ralph's sister, a tough cookie, she's protective of Ralph, and very worried about his health, threatened by Carol's appearance, and does whatever she can to break them up, even bringing to light a secret that Carol is hiding. Rose has given up on love, and accepts what her life will be. But, Rose is lonely, and wants to have a better relationship with Ralph, because she feels that they are all the other has left; non-singing role.
Younger Ralph Bellini – Supporting Role to play late 20’s-early 30s, the younger version of Ralph with a beautiful singing voice; full of hope and promise; baritone, with some classical training, will sing small sections of Italian arias throughout the show and interact minimally, with his "older" self. This role requires opera singing.
CSP STANDARD REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
CSP values your VOLUNTEER time.
Rehearsals are held in Beaufort.
Typically, rehearsals are held Mon-Thurs from 7-9pm. Each director determines their own rehearsal schedule based on casting, with allowance for holidays and possible actor scheduling conflicts.
Actor scheduling conflicts during tech week or performance dates cannot be allowed.
REMAINING - SEASON 2019 AUDITIONS
A Hometown Christmas - Nov 11, 12
Performance Dates - Dec 6-8
Director Seeks - Multiple Vocalists & Actors
Directed By: Luke Cleveland