It Shoulda Been You

Gallery Players announces auditions for the musical farce, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. Directed by Mark Harborth; Music Direction by Rachel Whorton; Choreographed by Emily Clark.

Thursday, October 19 – Callbacks: 7-10pm

Rehearsals will be Tuesday – Friday 7-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm; Off Mondays.

Callback sides

Uncle Morty side (sing Murray’s liines as well)

Rebecca side

Murray side (sing George’s lines as well)

Marty side

Marty side 2

Judy side

Judy side 2

Jenny side

Jenny side 2

Greg side

Georgette side

George side

Brian side

Aunt Sheila side

Annie side

Albert side

 

Breakdown:

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU – Breakdown

Judy Steinberg – Female (45-69), the Mother of-the-Bride from hell who only wants what’s best for her daughters—and knows best whether they realize it or not. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is forceful and domineering, but at heart a kind and loyal person—and a fierce advocate for her friends and family. There is no one who you would rather have on your side. She’s also very funny, but not in a jokey way, being one of those people who never realize just how funny they are; alto/mezzo. All Ethnicities

Jenny Steinberg – Female (30-39), co-Maid of Honor/Bride’s older sister. The driving force behind this soon to be perfect wedding. She has done everything as if she were getting married today. Although she’s overweight and not comfortable with that fact or anything else about herself, she hides behind a wicked sense of humor, which serves her well as armor against her mother’s constant attacks or “helpful suggestions.” Although she can be cutting and acerbic, she is rarely mean or spiteful to others because her barbed comments are usually directed at herself; mezzo-soprano with a great belt and mix. All Ethnicities

Georgette Howard – Female (35 – 50), The Mother-of-the-Groom from hell—uptight, “WASPY,” one of those “ladies who lunch,” with an acerbic wit and fondness for drink—especially gin. She is not happy about her son getting married and her unhappiness is a force to be reckoned with. Alto/mezzo. All Ethnicities

Brian Howard – Male (30s), the groom. Is going to be a great guy as soon as he grows up, but unfortunately he’s still trying to find himself. That can only happen when he gets out from under the thumbs of his domineering father and manipulating mother, which is one of the reasons he’s getting married today. Tenor with good low notes. All Ethnicities

Albert – Male (35-70), the wedding planner and the hotel concierge, both worldly and world weary. He is a nuptial Houdini, who has seen and done it all before, and who is therefore ready with the solution before anyone else even realizes there’s a problem. Baritone. All Ethnicities

Rebecca Steinberg – Female (18+), the bride. Is the “perfect daughter.” Looks, body, voice, she has it all. Unfortunately, wedding jitters are causing her to be emotionally unstable one minute she’s laughing, the next she’s crying, and sometimes she’s doing both at the same time, which make her seem like a mess. Soprano with a high belt or strong mix on an E. All Ethnicities

Marty Kaufman – Male (30-39), the bride’s ex-boyfriend. Is the quintessential “Jewish boy next door”—the kind of young man every mother dreams of for her daughter. If he were any closer to the Steinbergs, he’d be related. Instead, he’s just in love with them. Well, one of them in particular. It’s too bad he’s not getting married today. Or is he? Tenor with a strong Ab. All Ethnicities

Murray Steinberg – Male (45-65), father of the bride. Loves his wife, loves his daughter—and if he has any negative feelings about this wedding, he would never show them. If this is what his daughter wants, then it’s what he wants for her because he only wants what’s best for his family. Look up the word Mensch in the dictionary, and you’ll find a picture of Murray. Bass/baritone. All Ethnicities

George Howard – Male (45-55), father of the groom, master of the Universe, used to getting his way. His one soft spot is his wife. He loves her and would do anything to make her happy, and does so because she’s got him wrapped around her little finger. It’s almost like he’s two different people—his wife gets the teddy bear and his son, the grizzly. Baritone with good F above middle C. All Ethnicities

Greg Madison – Male (25+), the best man. If anyone marches to the tune of a different drummer, it’s Greg Madison. He’s almost an idiot savant. More idiot, than savant. He sees the world in a way that no one else does. He’s cute and likable, always means well, and would fight to the death for a friend. Tenor with strong pop styling. All Ethnicities

Annie Sheps – Female (25+) co-Maid of Honor, the calm in the storm. An observer who does her best to help where she can, but that doesn’t mean she’s not just as emotionally invested as everyone else. She’s sweet and charming, but don’t cross her. She’s also a strong influence on the wedding party because she’s one of the few who could stand up to Judy Steinberg and tell it like it is. Mezzo or sop with strong pop styling. All Ethnicities

Uncle Morty/Walt – Male (30-55), should be an actor who can play lots of different people believably (as real people, not caricatures), since along with his female counterpart, Aunt Sheila/Mildred, this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role he will play is Uncle Morty, the absent minded Uncle who may or may not be senile, but who is definitely hard of hearing. The other roles will be written around the abilities of the actor cast. Baritone with strong high notes. All Ethnicities

Aunt Sheila/Mildred – Female (30-55), should be an actress who can play lots of different people believably, (as real people, not caricatures) since along with her male counterpart (Uncle Morty/Walt), this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role she will play is Aunt Sheila, a grabbing, clasping woman who is full of spite and jealousy for her sister-in-law, and would love nothing more than to see the whole wedding go up in flames. She’s also a horny ol’ gal, which plays out during the course of the wedding. The other roles will be written around the abilities of the actor cast. Mezzo-soprano, belter. All Ethnicities

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, Dec 1 @ 8pm
Saturday, Dec 2 @ 2pm
Saturday, Dec 2 @ 8pm
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 3pm

Wednesday, Dec 6 @ 8pm
Thursday, Dec 7 @ 8pm
Friday, Dec 8 @ 8pm
Saturday, Dec 9 @ 2pm
Saturday, Dec 9 @ 8pm
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 3pm

Wednesday, Dec 13 @ 8pm
Thursday, Dec 14 @ 8pm
Friday, Dec 15 @ 8pm
Saturday, Dec 16 @ 2pm
Saturday, Dec 16 @ 8pm
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 3pm

2017-18 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 51st Season which includes: Annie (Sept 16 – Oct 8), The Elephant Man (Oct 28-Nov 12), It Shoulda Been You (Dec 1 – Dec 17), A New Brain  (Jan 27 – Feb 18), Plaza Suite (Mar 10 – Mar 25), Chess (Apr 21 – May 13) and the 21st Annual Black Box New Play Festival (May 31 – June 17). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Company Managers, 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.

Company Managers will be expected to focus on the actors from the audition process through closing. They would handle duties such as running auditions, script distribution, press packets, comps, hiring crew, etc., making sure that each show meets our high standards.

Designers: Unlike most Showcase companies, Gallery has its own stock of platforms, walls, wood, doors, costumes, props, etc. We have almost all brand new lighting instruments with color scrollers and some intelligent lights, and a brand new digital sound board. It is a very intimate space that allows for the re-imagining of shows both large and small to suit the space. 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.

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Week 4 (Entering Grades 4-6) Aug 7-11

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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.

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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)
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