Announcing the Cast for King Lear

With an eye toward the time we can once again gather together and share the age-old experiences that live theater offers, P2K’s annual “Shakespeare In The Park” project is pushing ahead with plans for this year’s production of the amazing tragedy King Lear.
Director Jessica Sturm held remote auditions earlier this month, and has assembled a talented cast that includes SITP veterans and some new faces, too.
The cast starts with Martin Vidal in the title role. Martin first appeared with us as “Jacques” in 2018’s As You Like It.
Two of Lear’s infamous three daughters, “Goneril,” and “Cordelia,” will be played, respectively by Amy Goodyear and Katie Bishop, both long-time P2K and SITP veterans. The third daughter, “Regan,” will be played by Austin-based Marissa Nicole, making her P2K debut.
Other SITP veterans in the show are Mitch Mitchell as “Gloucester,” Treston Mack as “Edmund,” Jeffery Hensel as “Oswald,” Jared Graf as “Kent,” and Marcus Goodyear as “Albany.”
And Heather Butler, Joan Bryson, Harper Mitchell and Keaton Mitchell all add to their P2K resumes as “Servants” and “Musicians.”
Additional newcomers being welcomed to the P2K stable include Michael Wingard as “Edgar,” Jared Thaler as “France” and Vivian Wellborn as “Messenger.”
Jessica will be ably assisted by Assistant Director Faith Mooney and Stage Manager Kerri Sparkman.
We are CURRENTLY scheduled to present King Lear in Louise Hays Park on Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, and we are preparing with that intention.
IF IT BECOMES NECESSARY, we will adjust this date based on developing information. If that happens, we’ll let you know here in the eBlast.
Here’s hoping we’re all together again soon – and no later than the first weekend in June in Louise Hays Park for King Lear.

The Outsider Audition Update

The third production in P2K’s Season 2020, Paul Slade Smith’s hilarious send-up of America’s political system, The Outsider, is scheduled to audition on April 26 and 27.
Even though our facility is closed through April, we are currently keeping these audition dates on our calendar in the hope that we’ll be able to continue preparations for this production as planned.
As the date of audition approaches, we will send out a call to apply for an audition time that will allow you in-person time with Director R Sheldon Boyce, but keep you separated from other auditioners.
We all know that things are still changing every day. Please watch this space for further details, and/or changes to these plans.

King Lear Audition Update

The planned “Shakespeare In The Park” production is slated to hold auditions on April 19 and 20. Our facilities are currently closed through April, so those audition dates have been CANCELLED.
The script for King Lear as cut by director Jessica Sturm can be performed by as few as 9 actors, so we are proposing to keep it on the schedule unless and until we determine that it cannot or should not be presented.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART IN SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2020, KING LEAR, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JBROWN@CAILLOUXTHEATER.COM WITH A BRIEF NOTE.
Jessica has had sufficient experience with many of you that a personal audition will not be necessary. If you are new to Playhouse 2000 and/or Shakespeare In The Park, we will arrange a brief in-person audition around the time of the original schedule. These will be carefully timed, and rules of “Social Distancing” will be adhered to.

Sylvia a “Romantic” Comedy by A.R. Gurney Auditions This Weekend!

Launching Season 2020

P2K’s Season 2020 will get a grand start with a revival of the popular “Romantic” Comedy Sylvia by A.R. Gurney.  We last presented this show in 2014 to rave reviews.

Sarah Derousseau, who played the title role in that production, returns to P2K as the Stage Director for this version.

Sarah will be looking for 2 Men and 2 Women (although the ratio might change) to fill out the cast for this fun show.

Available roles are:

  • “Greg” and “Kate” – a married couple who’ve spent the past 22 years raising kids in the suburbs, and have now made the move into Manhattan for the “next phase” of their marriage;
  • “Tom,” “Phyllis,” and “Leslie” – people in and around Greg and Kate’s life.  May be played by a single actor or actress, or spread around.
  • “Sylvia” – the stray dog that Greg finds in a New York park who causes all of the play’s complications and helps us re-discover why we love dogs so much.
Yes, “Sylvia” is a dog, played by an actress with energy and style.
Auditions will be in the Werlein Annex Studio on Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 and Monday, November 25 at 6:30.  No advance preparation is necessary, and you need not be present at both auditions.
The rehearsal schedule begins in December, and takes liberal breaks for the Christmas and New Year holidays (final schedule to be arranged when the cast is assembled.) Performances of Sylvia will run from January 30 to February 16.

Get on stage with Playhouse 2000!  We hope to see you there!

P2K Youth Theater’s Little Women Cast Announced

Thanks to all who came out to audition for our next P2K Youth Theater production, LITTLE WOMEN. We are pleased to announce the following cast and crew:

Stage Manager: Roman Garcia

Assistant Stage Manager: Kayla Clendenning

Running Crew: Kristen Davis, Grayson Kasparek, Mattilyn Phillips

Jo the Younger: Beth Cunningham
Jo the Elder: Kaylha Grisales

Meg the Younger: Ella O’Donnell
Meg the Elder: Suz Rye

Beth: Norah Distel (TBD)

Amy: Caroline Daschel and Elyse Brooks

Marmee: Elena Argil

Laurie the Younger: Isaiah Brooks
Laurie the Elder: Noah Pfiester

Aunt March: Isabel Ebin

Frederick Baer: Cruz Garcia

Mr. March: Maya Garcia

John Brooks: Luke Huber

See you at the read through on the 9th!

CAST ANNOUNCED for JEEVES TAKES A BOW

CAST ANNOUNCED!! Thanks to all who came out for JEEVES TAKES A BOW. We are pleased to announce the following cast:

Bertie Wooster – Mitch Mitchell
Binky Binkersteth – Eloy Ochoa
Jeeves – Houston Glover
Knuckles McCann – Mark Sturm
Ruby Leroy – Amanda Radkiewicz
Vivienne Duckworth – Sherri Steadham

The first read through of the script will be Dec 12th at 6:30 (in the annex??). Jessica has the scripts in her possession so cast members can contact her if they’d like a script before this time. We will talk schedule and rehearsals on the 12th.

We look forward to a great kick off for our 20th season!

Nunsense Auditions This Week

Director Jeffrey Brown will be looking for five women to play the Little Sisters of Hoboken in Dan Goggin’s wacky musical Nunsense.  Auditions are scheduled for Sunday and Monday, August 27 and 28 in the Werlein Annex Studio (that new building on the City Center Campus).  Sunday time is 2:30Monday time is 6:30, and you can choose whichever is most convenient for you.

Plan to sing 16 to 32 bars of a Broadway-style song for which you bring sheet music for the provided accompanist.  We’ll also read from the script.

Roles available include:

  • SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5) A feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.
  • SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: Female, mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5) The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
  • SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, Mid 30’s (Range:G3-D5) A streetwise character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
  • SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, Late 30’s (Range: Db4-C6) This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.
  • SISTER MARY LEO: Female, Early/Mid 30’s (Range: G#3-G5) The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.

Just reply to this email if you have any questions.  See you there!

AUDITIONS – Get On Stage With Playhouse 2000!

The Little Sisters of Hoboken have a big problem and they need to raise some money fast!  So they decide to “put on a show” in the gym-atorium – most recently the site of the middle-school rendition of Grease!

When five stage-struck nuns set out to “wow” an audience, you can bet that some hilarity will ensue.  And that’s just what happens in Dan Goggin’s perennial musical favorite – Nunsense.
 
 Director Jeffrey Brown will be looking for five women to play the Sisters at auditions scheduled for Sunday and Monday, August 27 and 28 in the Werlein Annex Studio.  Sunday time is 2:30Monday time is 6:30, and you can choose whichever is most convenient for you.
Plan to sing 16 to 32 bars of a Broadway-style song for which you bring sheet music for the provided accompanist.  We’ll also read from the script.

Roles available include:

  • SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5) A feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.
  • SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: Female, mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5) The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
  • SISTER ROBERT ANNE: Female, Mid 30’s (Range:G3-D5) A streetwise character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.
  • SISTER MARY AMNESIA: Female, Late 30’s (Range: Db4-C6) This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet.
  • SISTER MARY LEO: Female, Early/Mid 30’s (Range: G#3-G5) The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.

Auditions Coming Soon

Season 2017: The Matchmaker
Don’t forget auditions coming soon for the Thornton Wilder farce The Matchmaker.  Director Jeffrey Brown will be looking for 9 men and 7 women of various ages on Sunday and Monday, March 19 and 20.  We’ll meet at 2:30 Sunday and 6:30 Monday in the Studio of the Kit Werlein Annex.  Scripts are available for two-day perusal at the Cailloux Box Office.

 

P2K YOUTH THEATER – Peter Pan and Pete the Cat

Auditions for the next Youth Theater Project,Peter Panalong with the children’s book Pete The Cat,

will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 1PM in the Annex. Students interested in participating in the show (either onstage or off) should plan to be there.

Students interested in auditioning should bring a 1 minute prepared monologue.

Performances of Peter Pan and Pete the Cat are scheduled for May 19, 20 and 21
Questions? Call us at 896-9393 or check the “Volunteer” page at www.Playhouse2000.com.

Volunteers Matter at P2K

Welcoming Some New Friends
Putting the “Community” in Theater

Over the last few weeks your Playhouse 2000 has welcomed some new volunteers in several areas.  Let’s meet them!

Pictured here are two “brand new” friends, and a couple of veterans, with P2K’s esteemed Technical Director Nick Boland, taking a break from their work on the set forAnd Then There Were None to pose for this shot.  To the far left is Harry Shaw, spouse of last year’s “Volunteer of the Year” Ginny, whose prior work with us has been in our sound/light booths.  Behind the group is multiple VOY winner and perennial volunteer Neill Day.  The two new guys are, front,
Riley Royce Smith and, behind him,Kai (who is so new I haven’t even gotten his last name yet – sorry Kai).  Not pictured here but active volunteers in the scene shop areDick Lockwood, and W. J. Scott.  If you’d like to join the crew, reply here and we’ll fill you in on the details.

We have some new faces on-stage as well.  Pictured here, from the cast of None, are Jem Goulding as “Vera Claythorne” and Chris Martin  as “Philip Lombard.”  Both are making their P2K debuts later this month.  Chris is making his first steps on the boards since high school, and Jem brings with her lots of experience on stages both here and “across the pond.”

Two more debutantes areDana Williams in the role of “Emily Brent” and Paul Flett playing “General MacKenzie.”  Both are very new to the acting gig, but we intend to ensure that they’re back with us again soon.  To find out more about how to get on stage with P2K, start at our website:  clickHERE.

RECRUITING USHERS:
P2K/Cailloux House Manager
Susan Burns will offer training for new ushers – as well as an invitation to
our annual Usher Party – on Sunday, October 23.
For times and details, you must call Susan at (830) 896-9393 x 302.

There have been lots of additions to the P2K family this year – I regret that I haven’t introduced them before now.  What all of them have discovered is that volunteering in live theater is as much about personal fulfillment as it is about providing great audience experiences.

If you’ve ever wondered about using your early theater experience again – or longed to try something brand new – P2K has room for you!  Get started by replying to this email – the theater is waiting for you!

P.S.  Almost everyone reading this already enjoys the theater life.  If that describes you, take a minute to forward this email to a friend, and get them involved too!  (The link is at the bottom of this page.)