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Announcing Auditions for Arts After Hours Summer Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Saturday, May 7 1—4PM at The JB Blood building, 20 Wheeler St, Lynn, MA
Sunday, May 8 1—4PM at the JB Blood building, 20 Wheeler St, Lynn, MA

To schedule an audition please e-mail Thomas Martin at

Now entering its 5th season, Arts After Hours (AAH) Summer Shakespeare brings Shakespeare’s classic texts to audiences in Lynn, MA.  The Summer Shakespeare program also helps Lynn audiences experience the beauty the city has to offer, so all Summer Shakespeare productions happen in area parks and other outdoor locations.  Past productions have taken place in Lynn Woods, at High Rock Tower, and at Pine Grove Cemetery.  This year AAH Summer Shakespeare is delighted to return to Lynn Woods!

Rehearsals will begin in mid-June.  The show will run the last weekend of July and the first two weekends in August.

A stipend will be provided.

Please prepare one Shakespeare monologue no longer than 90 seconds.

Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume.

For more information about AAH Summer Shakespeare, please visit, or email

Cast Breakdown:

Lysander 20s:  Beloved of Hermia (Will Double Other Roles)
Hermia 20s :  Beloved of Lysander (Will Double Other Roles)
Demetrius 20s:  Suitor to Hermia (Will Double Other Roles)
Helena 20s:  In love with Demetrius (Will Double Other Roles)
Oberon 30s-50s:  King of the Fairies (Will Double Other Roles)
Titania 30s-50s: Queen of the Fairies (Will Double Other Roles)
Puck 20s-40s:  Oberons right hand man
Egeus 40s-60s:  Father to Hermia (Will Double Other Roles)

The Rude Mechanicals 20s-60s:  Will be played by members of the company

Audition for Arts After Hours’ Silence! The Musical
Lynn, Massachusetts

Type of Position:
Non-Union (PAID)

Description & Details:
Rookie FBI Agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lector, in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing against the clock to unlock Lector’s clues before Buffalo Bill finds his next victim!                                            
 One of Time Magazine’s Top 10, this laugh-out-loud satire, with a rabid cult following, features a singing chorus of floppy-eared lambs narrating the action!

Music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. Book by Hunter Bell.

Directed by James Tallach
Music Direction by Tim Lawton
Choreographed by Nicole Spirito

Casting Note: Actors are not necessarily required to mimic the film directly, but they should strive to capture the nuanced essence of the original performances combined with a strong comedic take.

Casting for the following roles:

Clarice Starling (alto/mezzo-soprano) – 25-35. Caucasian female. She is a mix of tough and sexy. West Virginian accent. Belt/mix to C.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter (tenor/bari-tenor) – 40s-50s. Caucasian male. A brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer with a taste of all things of class and high society, not to mention all things human. High of A-flat with a strong lower register. Think Evil Gilbert & Sullivan.

Buffalo Bill (baritone) – 30s to early 40s. Caucasian male. Must be a strong, comedic actor who can speak in a Mid-Western accent.  High of G with a strong lower register. Serial killer and main antagonist of the plot.

Catherine/Senator Martin/Lamb (soprano) – 20s-30s. Caucasian female. Strong comedic actress. Larger physical build a plus, but not necessary. High belter with strong soprano to A/B.

Ardelia/Lamb (mezzo-soprano/alto) – 20s-40s. African-American female. Plays multiple roles. Roommate of Clarice Starling and also a student at the FBI Academy who helps her out in the investigation.

Dr. Frederick Chilton/Cop/Lamb (high baritone) – 30s-50s. Male, any ethnicity. The smarmy Dr. Chilton and multiple roles. Baritone to E-flat with strong upper register.

Crawford/Papa Starling/Lamb (baritone/bass to E-flat) – 40-50. Caucasian male. Head of FBI.

Pembry/Lamb (tenor to A) – 20s-40s. Male, any ethnicity, to play multiple roles.

WHAT TO PREPARE:  Please prepare a brief, comedic, contemporary musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided. Also please bring with you a headshot and resume stapled.

Auditions will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016  /  7pm-10pm,
and on Tuesday, April 26, 2016  /  7pm-10pm

Callbacks are currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2016  /  7pm-10pm.

Auditions and callbacks will take place in the J.B. Blood building, (20 Wheeler St., Lynn, MA)

10/7/2016 - 10/30/2016 (generally Thurs-Sun with a possible Wed-Sun the last week)

To sign up for an audition appointment, please e-mail a headshot and resume to
Carolyn Cole at
*Please specify which day and time you’d prefer. *


Arts After Hours is always looking for Stage Managers, Designers of all kinds. Please send resume to

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