The Odd Couple
COMEDY: Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. The classic comedy opens as Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit, unknowing that later that night her life will change as she – a slob – decides to room with Florence – a clean freak, with hilarious results.
Approximate Duration: 2 hours
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The Odd Couple – January Audition Information
Audition Date: November 25 & 26, 5p to 7p
Director: Laura Chynoweth
Stage Manager: Emily Walker
‘The Odd Couple’ will be cast from adults ages 18 & up. There are six women and two men in the cast. All roles are open.
Auditions take place at Vernal Theatre: LIVE at 40 E Main Street in Vernal. Enter through the main doors on the north side. You will be greeted in the lobby.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time.
What to Prepare:
- Auditioners need to prepare a 30-second monologue, memorized (time limit will be enforced), and be ready to read from the script.
- Bring a color, 4×6 recent headshot to attach to your audition form.
- Fill out the audition form and rehearsal calendar completely. We are happy to work around conflicts – if we know about them in advance. Day rehearsals are possible. Mark your availability clearly and be specific. If you have questions about the rehearsal schedule – times or days – please email email@example.com. We are happy to answer your questions.
- Rehearsals begin December 2.
- Performances are January 17-25. There will not be double-casting so you must be available for all performances.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you’d like to come and go, a sign up is the best way to do it.
- VIDEO AUDITIONS – if you would like to submit a video audition, just email email@example.com.
TENTATIVE rehearsal schedule attached below. Please know that we are very aware of your time and our own. We will cancel rehearsals if we don’t need them and make sure that your time at the theatre is well-spent. Specific people and groups will only need to come specific days and time. Those will be determined after auditions and casting.
AUDITION FORM & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Please download and fill out this form to bring to your audition.
We hope you have an enjoyable experience auditioning and if you do not get cast, please come see the show and audition for future productions.
Manolo & Jesus Costazuela
AUDITION TIPS FOR OUR 2019-2020 SEASON
We had an incredible Season 3 at Vernal Theatre: LIVE and cannot wait to have an even better Season 4. Below are a few tips and tricks that will help you prepare for auditions. Enjoy and we’ll see you in the fall!
1. Know the expectations and follow them. Read the notices that are posted – every audition is different and may require different things to be prepared. Come ready and knowing what the director expects you to give.
2. Confidence. It sounds simple but it takes practice. Walk in the door with your held head high. Be wary of shuffling feet. You don’t get sympathy points if you’re nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive. And don’t forget to smile – that’s the lasting impression you want to leave.
3. Personality. Let it shine through!
4. Connection. Make one with the character you’re portraying and the production team. Be memorized on your audition material. That said, don’t ask who they (the production team) are. Introductions waste time, time you could use for showing off your acting chops. They are there to do their job, just like you’re there to do your job. You are equals. You’re selling, and they’re buying. Treat them with respect and courtesy, and they’ll do the same.
5. Find your spot. Wherever it is, there’s usually an X on the floor, done with tape. Find it and go stand there. That’s called a mark. (X marks the spot.) Why? Because the production team gets antsy when you’re too close. But don’t stay rooted to that X. Remember, the space is yours for two whole minutes. So feel free to move around.
6. Act. Acting means TO DO, not to talk. Find your actions and play them! (A wonderful resource is the book “Actions: The Actor’s Thesaurus” by Marina Caldarone & Maggie Lloyd-Williams.)
7. Stick to the time limit. If you prepared a monologue or a song, you (usually) get 90 seconds starting from your first line. And 90 seconds is plenty. So as to be respectful of everyone’s time, cut down your monologue or song. Rehearse with a stopwatch to measure how long it is. Then when you get to the audition, you won’t be rushed. And if they cut you off, don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean you’re bad, it means they need to give everyone else time to show too.
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