Treasure Island Auditions at Omaha Playhouse

Treasure Island Auditions at Omaha Community Playhouse

Auditions: Sept. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m at Omaha Playhouse (6915 Cass St in Omaha, NE)
Staged Reading for Alternative Programming Series
Reading date: Feb. 8, 2015
Director: Vince Carlson Brown

CASTING NOTE: Most of the actors will play multiple characters. Although some of the characters are gender specific, actors of all genders will be considered for most of the roles, including Jim Hawkins.

Characters

Jim Hawkins – A young boy who loves Shakespeare and yearns for adventure.

Mrs. Hawkins – Jim’s mother. She runs an inn with only the help of her son. She is a strong woman who doesn’t let her hard life get her down.

Dr. Livesy – A friend of Jim and Mrs. Hawkins. He is a gentleman, a scholar, protective of Jim, and distrustful of strangers.

Billy Bones – An old sailor who arrives at the Hawkins’ inn. He is past his prime, but still troublesome to have around.

Blind Pew – An evil pirate who brings death and destruction with him wherever he goes. He may be blind, but he is extremely dangerous.

Squire Trelawney – A good friend of Dr. Livesy who has an almost child-like glee. He is wealthy and like Jim, yearns for adventure.

Captain Smollet – A rough and ready sea captain. He is honest and trustworthy, but not afraid to pick up a sword when it becomes necessary.

Tom Morgan – Captain Smollet’s first mate. Young and naïve.

Long John Silver – A blood-thirsty cutthroat that takes a liking to Jim, prompting him to try and balance his lust for gold and his protective nature toward his new mentee. The original anti-hero.

Ben Gunn – An ex-pirate who has been marooned on an island for years. A little crazy, and ready for revenge.

Pirates – There are several other pirates who appear throughout the story. They include CAPTAIN FLINT, JOB O’BRIEN, BLACK DOG, JEMMY RATHBONE, JOSIAH BLAND, ANNE BONNY, JUSTICE DEATH, ISRAEL HANDS, CALICO JACK, GEORGE MERRY, EZEKIAL HAZARD, TOM MORGAN, CUT PURSE

*Please note, the rehearsal period and performance of Treasure Island conflicts with the rehearsal period for Caroline, or Change and City of Angels.

Legendary Comedy Turned Musical is Playhouse’s Season Finale

Spamalot

Lyrics by Eric Idle; Book by Eric Idle
Music by Eric Idle & John Du Prez

Show Dates:  May 29-June 28 (Wed-Sat at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2pm)

Tony-award winner for Best Musical, Spamalot is the uproarious comedy “lovingly ripped off from” Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Off-the-wall humor fills King Arthur and his companions’ quest for the Holy Grail. Their journey is side-splittingly interrupted by the Knights who say Ni, Harold the Shrubber, The Black Knight and countless other iconic characters. Whether you are a die-hard Monty Python fan or as you read this, you wonder, “What is a ‘Monty Python?’” you will no doubt love the hilarity of Spamalot.

Tickets go on sale May 12.  Tickets prices are $40 for adults and $25 for students.  Tickets can be obtained at www.omahaplayhouse.com or call 402-553-0800.  The Omaha Playhouse is located at 6915 Cast Street in Omaha, NE.

sponsor: TD Ameritrade
orchestra sponsor: Paul & Oscar Giger Foundation
media sponsor: WOWT

Directed by Mark Robinson

Cast

Nick Albrecht – King Arthur
Kyle Avery – Ensemble
Marcus Benzel – Prince Herbert
Katy Boone – Ensemble
Josh Davis – Ensemble
Jason DeLong – Ensemble
Brooke Fencl – Ensemble
Colin Frye – Ensemble
Don Harris – Sir Bedevere, Dennis’ Mother, Concord
Adam Haverman – Ensemble
Adam Hogston – Sir Robin
Megan Ingram – Ensemble
Matthias Jeske – Historian, Fred, Herbert’s Father, Ni, Frenchie, Minstrel
Melissa King – Ensemble
Zach Kloppenborg – Sir Lancelot, Mayor, French Taunter, Tim the Enchanter
Aaron Lawrence – Ensemble
Connor Meuret – Ensemble
Ryan Pivonka – Sir Galahad/Dennis, Black Knight
Brian Priesman – Patsy
Samantha Quintana – Ensemble
Sydney Readman – Ensemble
Emily Tencer – Ensemble
Lindsey Ussery – Ensemble
Melanie Walters – The Lady of the Lake