Marry Me a Little / You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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Marry Me a Little / You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – in Rep.
at the Gallery Players Audition Announcement

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s Premiere Off­-Off Broadway theater in its 50th season announces auditions for upcoming AEA showcase (approval pending) production of Marry Me a Little and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, to be performed in repertory.
Marry Me a Little — music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) – book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner; Additional dialogue by Michael Mayer; additional music nod lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Director Barrie Gelles; Producers Jonathan King/Justine McLaughlin/The Gallery Players; Music Director Sobina (Yi-Hsuan) Chi

Rehearsals begin Saturday December 15, evenings and weekends (possibly some weekdays depending on actor availability). Runs January 26 ­through February 19. Marry Me a Little will perform Thursday-Saturday nights, for 12 performances. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will perform Saturday and twice on Sunday for 12 performances. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at the Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn.

Open call auditions for all characters on Friday, 12/2, Monday, 12/5 and Friday, 12/9, each night from 7:30-10pm (sign-in begins at 7:00pm). Sign-in will close thirty minutes before the end of each audition. AEA priority. No submissions necessary for open calls; just show up. Callbacks will be on Sunday, 12/11 from 11am-4pm.

Actors should bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key, no lead sheets. If you want to be considered for a role in Marry Me a Little, please sing a song that showcases precision and musicality. Dance auditions, when applicable, will take place at callbacks.
All roles open.

Seeking 6-12 Cast Members.
The two shows will be performed in repertory and we are looking to cast the same core group of actors to perform in both shows.  However, some actors may be cast in one show but not the other.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – we are producing the revised version of the show (as produced on Broadway in 1999). Casting adults only.
Marry Me a Little – we will be casting three different duos, to perform in rotation.  The intention is to cast a male/female duo, a male/male duo, and a female/female duo.

All roles are open to all actors. We are looking to audition Arab, Asian, Black, Latino/a/x, Multi­-Racial, Native, Pacific Islander and White, Female­-Identifying, Male­-Identifying, and Gender-Non-Conforming  performers, of all abilities, for all roles.

Character Breakdown for Marry Me a Little (adapted from the MTI website)

“Man” – character can be any gender/Can be played by an actor of any gender. A single, average person living alone in New York City. He dreams of finding a beautiful woman, but is jaded at the idea of a deeply committed relationship. Character age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: G4 /Vocal range bottom: F2.

“Woman” – character can be any gender/Can be played by an actor of any gender. A single, average woman who has just moved into her New York City apartment. She has made a series of safe choices that has left her sad and alone, but is ready for a balanced relationship. Character age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: A#5 /Vocal range bottom: F#3.

Character Breakdown for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown 

Charlie Brown – character is male. A square peg in a round hole who never quite fits in.  He is a precocious and has a heart of gold.  Often socially awkward, he remains true to himself rather than conforming.  Character age: 8 (casting adult actors only). Baritone/Tenor.

Sally Brown – character is female.  Younger than some of the other characters, she seems innocent and naive.  She is bright and clever, and holds her own with the older kids.  She has spunk and a quirky humor. Character age: 6 (casting adult actors only). Soprano.

Linus Van Pelt – character is male.  A young philosopher who is wise beyond his years.  He is highly-intelligent, soft-spoken, observant, and gentle.  Incredibly lovable, he is at once surprisingly mature and intensely child-like.  Character age: 6 (casting adult actors only). Baritone/Tenor.

Lucy Van Pelt – character is female.  A type A personality, Lucy is a natural leader with abundant confidence.  At times she can be a bully, but is not mean-spirited.  She is strong willed and out-spoken. Character age: 8 (casting adult actors only). Mezzo-Soprano.

Schroeder – character is male.   A music prodigy who plays piano and geeks out over Ludwig van Beethoven.  He is relatively quiet and serious, but becomes incredibly animated about music.  Character age: 8 (casting adult actors only). Tenor.

Snoopy – character is male.  Although a dog, he is the only adult in the show.  He has a wry sense of humor and a wild imagination.  Though he fancies himself to be equal parts Sarah Berhardt, Errol Flynn, and Danny Kaye, he is (after all) just a regular dog. Character age: 35 in human years / 4 in dog years (casting adult actors only). Tenor.

Ensemble – 2-4 additional performers to portray the rest of the Peanuts Gang and perform in all group numbers and scenes

 

2015-16 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 49th Season which includes: GODSPELL (Sept 12-Oct 4), The Piano Lesson (Oct 24-Nov 8), It Runs in the Family (Dec 5-Dec 20), Seussical  (Jan 30-Feb 21), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Mar 12-Mar 27), In the Heights (Apr 23-May 15) and the 19th Annual Black Box New Play Festival (June 2-June 26). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Producers, Assoc. Producers, Stage Managers and Asst. Stage Managers for all shows. Interested Designers must be capable of executing their design with help from a volunteer staff and Gallery’s resources. There is a small stipend for all positions. Send materials ASAP to designstaff@galleryplayers.com.

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, talented, self-starting people who are willing and able to work in an Off-Off Broadway setting. The Gallery Players operates under the Equity NYC Showcase code.

Producers will be expected to supervise a production from the choosing of a director through opening night, making sure that each show meets our high standards and comes in within budget.

Designers: Though Gallery does have Volunteers to help with everything from building and hanging to ushering and concessions, it is ultimately the designer’s job to make sure the design is executed.

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers can be either Equity or Non-Equity.

Please indicate which shows particularly interest you.

The Peanut Gallery 2016

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Taught by professional theatre artists, the PEANUT GALLERY is devoted to musical theatre, personal expression, and self confidence. Children will learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Through story-telling, theatre games, art projects and performance, and with the guidance of the talented instructors, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and positive self image. During one spectacular week of Peanut Gallery, they will create and perform their own original show with songs from Broadway musicals on the stage of Gallery Players 99 seat theater!

 

2016 CAMP SESSIONS

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm*

July 18-22 (Entering Grades 1-3)
July 25-29 (Entering Grades 1-3)
August 1-5 (Entering Grades 4-6) NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENROLLMENTS
August 8-12 (Entering Grades 4-6)

*Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:45am, and pick up no later than 2:15pm.

End of session performance times to be announced.

Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.

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TUITION FOR ONE WEEK OF CLASSES:

Early Bird Registration $299 (Before April 30th)
General Registration: $325
After Care: $125*
*Mon-Thurs only, 2pm-6pm subject to interest and availability

TO REGISTER EMAIL PEANUTS@GALLERYPLAYERS.COM THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

Child’s name
Grade in Fall 2016
Age
Parent name
Street address including city/state/zip
Phone
E-mail address
Which week(s) you are registering for
Method of Payment

Upon receipt we will email you instructions on how to pay for your registration online (use the code PGTWEET on or before April 30th for discount) or by check.

We reserve the right to cancel classes if enrollment is too low to run. In this case, we will give you two weeks notice and a full refund.

Seeking House Managers

House Manager positions available

The House Manager oversees all audience-related tasks, including the operation of the box office and concession stand by volunteer ushers and the opening and closing of the house, as well as processes cash intake and evening reports. Needed for performances only, plus training. Performances are Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. (The last two Saturdays of each production have 2pm and 8pm perfs.) Looking for an individual who can commit to a minimum of 4 performances. Small stipend pay available.

If interested please e-mail letter of interest and/or resume with HOUSE MANAGER in the subject line to volunteer@galleryplayers.com.

Volunteer at the Gallery Players

Be a part of the Gallery Players by volunteering! There’s a lot that you can help with, and there are some great benefits. Here’s what we need:

  • Set Building/Painting Volunteers (previous experience not required; lunch provided)
  • Box Office Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Concessions Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Raffle and Mailing List Sign-Up Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Audition Monitors (free Thursday show admission included)
  • Postcard Distribution Volunteers (free Thursday show admission included)

To inquire about any of these volunteer positions, please e-mail volunteer@galleryplayers.com.