Audition for the Show2019-02-05T19:08:52+00:00

AUDITION FOR THE SHOW

The Crown Players are a regional theatre troupe based out of Southbridge, Massachusetts. Our performers come from around New England with one thing in common… They share a passion for creativity and the performing arts. Together, we create a community theatre that enchants thousands of guests each year.
 
Crown Players receive professional theatrical training in various stage arts. Your role and need determines the type of training you receive. Here are some of those disciplines that will strengthen your acting resume:

Stage Combat • Voice • Period Dialect • Interacting With The Public • Improvisation

ABOUT OUR PERFORMANCES

The Crown Players are a lot like a Shakespeare in the Park event with performances on and off stage. On stage, we perform a scripted, multi-act play with a seated audience. When we step off stage, we engage our audience in the streets as our characters. Here we have one-on-one experiences with festival patrons. We breathe life into the village with highly-memorable techniques learned in our training.
 
It is more than actors alone that make up our group. We transcend traditional theatre with a brilliant combination of creative talent. This can include singers, musicians, belly dancers, jugglers, stilt walkers, and much more.
 
It doesn’t matter if you’ve acted for years or you’ve never done anything like this before. If you like acting, you’re going to love performing at the Faire. This is your chance to make history with us. Along the way, you’ll learn invaluable acting skills in a community of like minds.

2019 AUDITION FAST FACTS

Our audition process is low-stress. If you’ve got a lot of acting experience it will be a breeze. If you’re new or you’ve never done anything like this before, we’ll guide you through the process. You’ll walk away from our panel with more experience and a new level of confidence.

  • WHO: Performers ages 16 and up.
  • WHAT: Auditions for the Crown Players.
  • WHERE: 64 Mill Street, 2nd floor, in Southbridge, Massachusetts.
  • WHEN: June 8 & 9, 2019. Appointments from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • WHY: Because you love acting and want to work with others who share your passion for the performing arts.

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If you have any questions before you schedule an audition slot, email us at auditions@ctfaire.com. We’ll get back to you promptly.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Scott Kegler

Scott Stephen Kegler is the director of the Crown Players – our talented group of performers. He has studied acting and directing at:

  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Wakayama University in Japan

WHAT YOU NEED FOR YOUR AUDITION

Our audition process is low-stress. If you’ve got a lot of acting experience it will be a breeze. If you’re new or you’ve never done anything like this before, we’ll guide you through the process. Here are some of the things you’ll need for your audition:

ONE-MINUTE MONOLOGUE

One 1-minute comedic monologue and/or a contrasting 1-minute dramatic monologue. Selections from classical works are always appreciated. Contact us if you need a suggestion.

ACTING RESUME

If you’ve got a professional acting résumé, please send it via email to auditions@ctfaire.com. Be sure to bring a copy to your audition. It is okay if you don’t have one. We train the right candidates.

ACTOR HEADSHOT

If you’ve got a professional headshot, please send it via email to auditions@ctfaire.com. If possible, please bring a copy to your audition. It is okay if you don’t have one.

AVAILABLE ROLES

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, has accepted a visitation from King Henry III and members of the Catholic Church. The meeting to be the first of a possible courtship between the two monarchs. However, the day’s events are complicated by the Queen’s malady, with mad medicine, meddling clergy, and plenty of comical errors.

  • Queen Elizabeth I, our ruling monarch.
  • Dr. John Dee, a well-intentioned, though quite mad, scientist.
  • Chief Gentlewoman Blanche, a funny and forward lady of the court.
  • Countess of Shrewsbury, Bess of Hardwick, a stern counsel to the Queen.
  • Baron William Cecil, a silly and nervous advisor.
  • King Henry III, a troubled visiting monarch.
  • Bishop Charles de Bourbon, a church leader with nefarious intentions.
  • Brother Jacques, ally to the Bishop.
  • General Gaspard de Saulx, a short-tempered, but a good man.
  • Lady Renee, a companion to the king’s court.

PEOPLE OF THE SHIRE

Our actors play a variety of characters that breathe life into the kingdom for guests. We could be anything ranging from a visiting king or queen to the butcher, baker, or candlestick maker. Whatever the role, we have a blast bringing history to life in a fun, creative way.

WATCH OUR VIDEO

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

 
Check out our video about auditions and acting with the Crown players. Our actors relay their experiences and invite you to join us. You’ll also get insight about our process from Crown Players Director, Scott Kegler.
 
This video is a must-see if you want to know what to expect from this amazing theatrical experience.
 
If you still have questions after watching the video email us at auditions@ctfaire.com.
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