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Meet Our Third Cast Member from “Tomorrow Morning”!

Michael Snider (Jack) is excited to be a part of his first show at Western Reserve Playhouse.  Since his family’s move home to Cleveland in the fall of 2015, he has been seen as Dan in Next to Normal, Bert in Mary Poppins, George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Floyd in Floyd Collins, The Beast in Beauty and the Beast and Edward Bloom in Big Fish.  A few of his favorite previous roles include John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Bobby in Company, Monty in Violet and Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar.  He would like to thank Ian, Bryan and Dawn for the incredible opportunity to play this role, and to join such a talented cast. Most importantly, he sends all his love to Trinidad, Kirstin, Colin, Dylan and Michaela!

Auditions for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” & “bare: A Pop Opera”!

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

DIRECTED BY CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BRIAN WESTERLEY

A charming rogue, McMurphy, contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. There, he clashes with the head nurse, Ratched, a fierce disciplinarian. He quickly takes over the yard & leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on TV & arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor & women. Ratched quietly works in the background to stop McMurphy from taking over her ward. The end is as shocking today & it was when it premiered 45 years ago.

ROLES AVAILABLE (Some may be doubled. Looking for a range of ages & ethnicities):

CHIEF BROMDEN

AIDE WARREN

AIDE WILLIAMS

NURSE RATCHED

NURSE FLINN

DALE HARDING

ELLIS

BILLY BIBBIT

SCANLON

CHESWICK

MARTINI

RUCKLY

FREDERICKS

SEFELT

COL. MATTERSON

RANDLE P. MCMURPHY

SPIVEY

AIDE TURKLE

CANDY STARR

NURSE NAKAMURA

TECHNICIAN

SANDRA

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume & headshot with you to the audition.

Location: Bethel Lutheran Church, 3852 Everett Rd, Richfield, OH 44286

To sign up for an audition: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aafad2dabfa7-one

“bare: A Pop Opera” Auditions

DIRECTED BY CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BRIAN WESTERLEY

CHOREOGRAPHY BY KRISTY CRUZ

Book & Music: Damon Intrabartolo

Book & Lyrics: Jon Hartmere

A pulsating, electric contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. Peter and Jason have fallen in love with each other, but Jason — a popular athlete — fears losing his status if he is discovered to be gay. Unpopular Nadia, Jason’s sister, is contemptuous of Ivy, a beautiful girl with a questionable reputation. As the group attempts to put up a production of Romeo and Juliet, tensions flare, self-doubt simmers, and God’s path seems more difficult to find than ever. bare rings with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt. With a unique sung-through pop score, heart-pounding lyrics, and a cast of bright young characters, bare is a provocative, fresh, and utterly honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.

ROLES AVAILABLE (All roles except the Priest, Claire & Sr. Chantrelle must be able to convincingly play high school age):

ALL ETHNICITIES & GENDER INDENTITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION

JASON: handsome golden child of St. Cecilia’s senior class (Baritone)

PETER: introspective, Jason’s clandestine boyfriend (Tenor)

IVY: pretty, popular, insecure (Soprano)

NADIA: Jason’s pudgy, sardonic twin sister (Mezzo-Soprano)

MATT: studious, pious, Jason’s academic rival (Tenor)

LUCAS: The school’s fun-loving purveyor of altered reality (Baritone)

TANYA: Lucas’s girlfriend (Soprano)

KYRA: student, sexy (Alto)

DIANE: student, very naive (Alto)

RORY: student, sarcastic (Soprano)

ZACK: student, jock type (Baritone)

ALAN: student, nerdy (Tenor)

CLAIRE: Peter’s mother (Mezzo-Soprano)

SR. CHANTELLE: African-American nun, wise, no-nonsense (Soprano)

PRIEST: St. Cecilia’s headmaster (Baritone)

Please prepare a song in the style of the show, BUT NOT FROM THE SHOW. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script. Be prepared to move, as well. Please bring a resume & headshot with you to the audition. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Tuesday, April 17 at 7PM.

Location: Western Reserve Playhouse, 3326 Everett Rd, Richfield, OH 44286

To sign up for an audition: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4AAFAD2DABFA7-bare