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Palo Alto Players is holding auditions
for its spring play,

AN ACT OF GOD


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Palo Alto Players announces auditions for its spring play, the peninsula premiere of AN ACT OF GOD, by David Javerbaum.
 

 

Our production will be Directed by Debi Durst.  Auditions are by appointment only.  

 


AN ACT OF GOD performs June 12-28, 2020. Thursday night curtain is at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday curtains are at 8pm, and Sunday curtain is at 2pm. Rehearsals are currently scheduled to begin late April.

 


Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, February 15 from 12pm - 3pm, and Sunday, February 16 from 5pm-7pm with callbacks scheduled for Sunday, February 22 beginning at 12pm.  Auditions and callbacks will be at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.  All roles are currently open.  This is a non-AEA performance.  
 

 

Video submissions will be accepted if you are unable to attend the audition.  Please send a video of your monologues, headshot and resume, to auditions@paplayers.org no later than 8pm Friday, February 14th.

 

 

 

Please prepare the following:

 

-One contemporary comedic monologue not to exceed 2 minutes.

 

-A short acapella song

 

-A headshot (preferably of yourself) and resume (hopefully yours)

 

-Info necessary to fill out a conflict calendar

 

 

 

About the show:

 

The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight.  After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation, such as: why did He decide to create the universe, which sports team does God choose when they all pray to Him for a win, and what does He think of Kanye West?  From the multi Emmy Award-winning head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and creator of Twitter’s massively followed @TheTweetOfGod, this hit comedy treats audiences to a hilarious side of divinity unlike any other.
 

 

We are looking to cast the following divine roles:
 

 

GABRIEL— (Angel)—spends most of show onstage. Can be any age/gender/ethnicity
 

 

MICHAEL— (Angel) roams the audience for most of the show. Improvisational skills a
plus, but not a requirement. Can be any age/gender/ethnicity

 

 

GOD— All Supreme Being who takes over the body of an ordinary actor for the
duration of the show. Has the bulk of lines. Must be able to memorize huge chunks of
dialogue. Singing skills a plus. Can be any age/gender/ethnicity

 

 



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Palo Alto Players is holding auditions
for its fall musical,

ALLEGIANCE



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Palo Alto Players announces auditions for its fall musical, ALLEGIANCE, Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione, Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo

 


Our production will be Directed by Vinh Nguyen, Choreographed by Nicole Tung, and will be Musically Directed by Benjamin Belew (B.B.)   

 


ALLEGIANCE performs September 18 - October 4, 2020.  Thursday curtains are at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday curtains are at 8pm, and Sunday curtains are at 2pm.  Rehearsals are currently scheduled to begin late-July.

Auditions and callbacks are by appointment only and will be at the Lucie Stern Theater Rehearsal Room, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.  All roles are currently available.  This is a non-AEA performance.  

 

 

 

Video auditions will be accepted for those unable to attend but should NOT be substituted for an in-person audition if that is an option.  Please see submission information below.  All submissions must be recieved before 8pm Saturday, February 15th.

 

 

 

AUDITION INFORMATION:

 

CASTING NOTICE FOR ALLEGIANCE 

 

Audition dates: Sun, Feb 16 (7pm-10pm), Mon, Feb 17 (5pm-10pm)

 

Callbacks: Sun, Feb 23 (7pm-10pm)

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

 

ALLEGIANCE is set against the backdrop of Japanese-American internment during World War II. Inspired by George Takei’s true family story, ALLEGIANCE follows the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans were forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. ALLEGIANCE is an uplifting testament to the power of love, family, and the human spirit. 

 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

 

Sammy Kimura (Male-identifying, Asian, Age: early 20s - early 30s): a dutiful yet headstrong son looking to find his own place in the world. Sammy is whip-smart and irrepressibly friendly. He fears of not living up to his father’s expectations and tries hard to make him proud. The internment provides him the opportunity to become an effective community leader. Sammy enlisted as a platoon sergeant in World War II to serve and prove his loyalty to his country, earning him a Purple Heart. Strong tenor with solid A.

 

 

 

Kei Kimura (Female-identifying, Asian, Age: mid 20s - mid 30s): a single woman at the start of World War II. She is an obedient daughter and dedicated mother-figure to her younger brother Sammy. Kei is a hardworking, sturdy, and reserved. The internment provides her a liberation she's never experienced - a chance to make up for her lost adolescence, fall in love, and become politically outspoken. Mezzo, solid belt/mix to Eb. 

 

 

 

Frankie Suzuki (Male-identifying, Asian, Age: mid 20s - mid 30s): a well-educated Japanese-American graduate student who becomes an internee. Frankie is bookish, serious, and a natural-born leader. His defiant nature and inherent sense of justice lead him to rebel against the government’s mistreatment of his people. He is the love interest of Kei. High baritone to Ab.

 

 

 

Hannah Campbell (Female-identifying, Caucasian/Any ethnicity, Age: early 20s - early 30s): a small-town girl with a big heart. Hannah's sense of justice motivates her to volunteer at the internment camps as an Army nurse. She forms an unexpected bond with Sammy and later becomes his forbidden love interest. Classic Broadway sound with contemporary flair. Mezzo with belt to D/Eb. Strong mix to E.

 

 

 

Sam Kimura/Ojii-Chan (Male-identifying, Asian, Age: 50s-70s): Both characters to be played by the same actor. Sam (the older character of Sammy) is WWII hero who is honorable, resolute, and stern. He is deeply affected by the tragedy of the war that tore this family apart. He refuses to open up and forgive. Ojii-Chan is the Japanese-born grandfather of Sammy and Kei, father of Tatsuo. He is sweet-natured, observant, traditional, and has a great sense of humor. More of an actor who sings. Bass-baritone.

 

 

 

Tatsuo Kimura (Male-identifying, Asian, Age: 40s-50s): a Japanese-born farmer, he is father of Kei and Sammy. Tatsuo tries to uphold what he believes are American ideals. His resistance to their internment further contributes to his complicated relationship with Sammy, and leads to his arrest and segregation from his family. Strong baritone to F.

 

 

 

Mike Masaoka (Male-identifying, Asian, Age: mid 20s - 30s): a real-life historical figure, Mike is the newly appointed national spokesman for the Japanese American Citizens League. At the outbreak of war, he finds himself thrust onto the national stage and must speak on behalf of his people. Mike is sincerely determined to do what is best, but zeal and certainty blind him to moral compromises that sacrifice lives. A strong actor, a non-singing role but a singer is prefered.

 

 

 

Asian Male and Female Ensemble (Any age): to play Japanese-American internees with named and featured roles. Strong singers, movers and/or dancers.

 

 

 

Non-Asian Male Ensemble (Caucasian/Any ethnicity, Any age): to play various non-Asian characters with featured roles (Big Band Singer, Victory Trio, Army Guards, Reporters, etc.).  Strong singers, movers and/or dancers.

 

 

 

WHAT TO PREPARE: 

 

Please prepare a one-minute musical selection that shows off your vocal and acting range, preferably in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, no recording or a capella. An accompanist will be provided.

 

 

 

Please bring comfortable clothes and dance shoes to change into. Please be prepared to stay of a dance call. 

 

 

 

Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together back to back, and your calendar with conflicts/potential conflicts from August 1, 2020 thru October 4, 2020. No conflicts during performances will be accepted. 

 

 

 

VIDEO SUBMISSION:

 

If you would like to be considered for the show but are unable to attend the auditions. Please send a link of your audition submission to auditions@paplayers.org no later than Saturday, Feb 15. Do not send the video clip in the email. Please put “Allegiance Submission” in the email subject followed by your name. 

 

 

 

SHOW CLIP FOR REFERENCE: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Bo59p_B7U

 



FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND/OR TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME, PLEASE CLICK HERE

(please note: we are now using CastingManager.com for our audition signups. This site asks that you upload your headshot and resume when you sign up. Please let us know at auditions@paplayers.org if you are experiencing any issues with the site. Thank you!)