AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS

MB Stage Productions is proud to announce AUDITIONS the workshop of Tabletop (a new musical) by Chad Sundman and Race Benaglio. Tabletop will have its first workshop performances at the Hollywood Fringe Festival (June 2019) with subsequent workshops to follow and a full production by 2020/21. Tabletop will be directed and developed under the guidance of Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy who had previously produced and directed THE VIDEO GAMES which ran for three years.

This audition is for the initial Hollywood Fringe workshop only and does not guarantee casting in further workshops or productions of Tabletop.

All audition appointments have been filled at this time. If you did not receive an appointment, you can always come as a walk-in.

When: April 8 & 9 from 6:30-9:30pm. Please check in by 8:00pm to be seen.

Where: Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601)

What to prepare: Two contrasting contemporary songs – either with sheet music or with a cued track (we will provide a speaker with aux cable) – no a capella singing. Additionally, prepare one 1 minute monologue.

What to bring: Please bring a headshot and resume. Wear clothing you are comfortable moving in.

Auditions will consist of multiple rounds. Please be prepared to stay for up to one hour. If you are unable to stay for the full hour, please let the staff at check in know and we will do our best to accommodate you if possible.

Callbacks will be held April 14th. You must be available for callbacks in order to be considered for casting.

We hope to see you at auditions!

Karen runs the local game store where Eric and his friends have gathered every week for years to play their favorite tabletop roleplaying game. His childhood friends Luke (the paladin) and Valarie (the ranger), the group’s strategist and a regular tabletop game fanatic Ken (the wizard), and his little sister Sarah (the fighter) begin their next adventure in Vaelrun while Eric’s wife, Emily, who used to play the group’s druid, is pregnant and out “attending her grove”. Everything starts to change when Brandon, Valerie’s new boyfriend, joins the group. While these friends can’t seem to pull themselves away long enough to handle their real lives, Karen watches on and wishes for an escape. Tabletop explores the way we use games to disconnect from our own realities by following the weekly fantasy adventures of these five friends.

Submissions for audition appointments are currently being accepted via on-line form or by emailing a headshot and resume to submissions@mbstage.com (please place TABLETOP in the subject line).

Walk ins will be seen first come first serve as time permits (7pm-9pm). Location Screenland Studios, North Hollywood.

Auditions will take place on April 8th and 9th.

Callbacks will be on April 14th.

Rehearsals begin 4/21 and will continue Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights through June and performances will take place in June, during the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

What to prepare:

  • 2 contrasting songs from musical theater (32 bar cut max).
    • You will sing one song and maybe asked for a second
  • 1 contemporary monologue (comedic or dramatic)
  • Bring clothes you can move in there will be a dance/fight audition portion.
The entire audition process is expected to take up to 1 hour.

There will be a special preview performance at Rage nightclub on May 27th in West Hollywood.

Available roles are listed below. Please note that roles are open to all ethnicities (unless otherwise noted).

[ERIC]
25 to 35 years old, male. Bari-tenor. Quirky. Passionate to the point of near obsession, especially in regard to tabletop RPGs. Eric is excitable and optimistic, but is somewhat oblivious to the feelings of the people around him. Eric likes to create, and has a bit of a controlling personality.

[LUKE]
25 to 35 years old, male. Tenor. Wants to be perceived as cool and unattached. Has a strong sense of responsibility, and resents those who don’t share that quality. In his social life, he presents himself as wild and untamed, but deep down, he wants stability and simplicity.

[VALERIE]
25 to 35 years old, female. Mezzo-Soprano. Sweet and nurturing. Naturally very trusting and forgiving. Despite a longing for self-sufficiency, she is hamstrung by a compulsive need for companionship. Due to this, she is prone to codependent relationships.

[SARAH]
18 to 25 years old, female. Alto (with belt). Boisterous, aggressive, and impatient. Far more intelligent than she lets on. Sarah tries to overcompensate for her little sister status with a larger than life attitude. Small in stature.

[KEN]
20 to 30 years old, male. Bass. Despite struggling with dyslexia, Ken possesses a decent vocabulary. His confidence has always been low but when it comes to strategy gaming Ken is something of a prodigy. He is not arrogant, even perhaps humble, though he is not afraid to make his opinions known. Large in stature.

[KAREN]
25 to 35 years old, female. Alto. Pessimistic and sarcastic, witty. She has a true love for games but the pain of her loss and her anti-social nature keep her from being able to enjoy them as she used to. Despite this, Karen has a soft spot for the perceived social outcasts of the world, and hopes the game shop provides an outlet for these people.

[BRANDON]
25 to 35 years old, male. Baritone. Attractive, successful, and charismatic. His “high on life” personality shows in his excitement and willingness to try anything and enjoy it. This is also the reason he takes nothing seriously, especially Vaelrun. Behind closed doors he is controlling, bordering on abusive.

[FEATURED ENSEMBLE]
18 to 40 years old, male or female. All voice and physical types. Featured roles can include Emily (Eric’s wife), Doctor, and Grandpa, as well as in-game characters such as the Mayor, Lyla (the barmaid), and Korrow (the Wizard). Ensemble roles include game shop customers, townsfolk, goblins, tavern patrons, orcs, bandits, and more.

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