Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre 2019 Auditions!

General Audition Information

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All auditions are held at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237

Mainstage and Cabaret auditions will be held in the AHUM Building.

Court Jesters auditions will be held in the ADMIN Building, Lecture Hall.

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For musicals, bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided.

Dance auditions will be held; dress appropriately.

For plays, no monologue necessary; be prepared to read from script.

Headshots and resumes welcome, but not required.

Young performers may bring music or sing a simple song with the piano. Older children may be asked to read from the script.

Contact Cockpit with questions, additional information:
Call: 443-840-ARTS (2787)




By Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick
Concept created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci
Additional Material by Drew Geraci

Directed by Todd Pearthree
Show Dates: June 14 – 30

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films.

Disaster! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI

Audition Dates:
Saturday, March 2 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Since this is a satire of disaster films, it would be to your advantage to watch POESIDEN ADVENTURE, AIRPORT, TOWERING INFORNO, etc. Also, CHARLIE’S ANGELS, CHIPS, 6 MILLION DOLLAR MAN, MOD SQUAD; Shatner in STAR TREK. You can watch sincere but bad actors be done in by overwrought dialogue and unbelievable situations. Also, AIRPLANE!; Leslie Nielsen nails it. The tone of this piece must be spot on: NEVER MAKE FUN, as honest as possible.


Prepare 32 measures of a 1970’s up tempo (“Saturday Night” “Hot Stuff”) or ballad (“Feelings” “I Am Woman”). You can access the script and songs by going to mtishows and search Disaster! The Musical. We have the score. OR prepare Up tempo belt or power ballad that shows your range. For this, please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to dance and/or read from the show.

Character Descriptions:

CHAD: (Charlton Heston/William Shatner type) 20-40 Handsome and winning. Successfully cool but gooey soft center. Pop/rock tenor. Should move well.

SCOTT: (Potsie, Gilligan). 20-40. Goofy side kick. Tenor, sweet voice.

MARIANNE (Kate Jackson/Stephanie Powers) 20-40. Determined, career journalist. Big pop belt.

NOTE: Chad, Scott and Marianne have been played by actors in their 20’s to 40’s. They should all look the same age. I’m hoping to cast on the younger side.

TONY (Robert Vaughn/Richard Chamberlin when they play villains). Sleezy but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged man. A schemer. Pop belt.

JACKIE: (Barbara Eden, Suzanne Somers). 40ish. Still sexy but fading show girl, now lounge act. Dumb but loving and full of optimism. Belt and moves well.

TED (Jeff Goldboom) 40-50. Offbeat, quirky disaster expert and professor. Baritone.

SISTER MARY DOWNY (Helen Reddy/Joan Cusack) Any age. Awkward, repressed nun with a gambling addiction. Expert comic with belt,

SHIRLEY (Shelley Winters). 50 plus. Warm, lovable Jewish woman with an odd and deadly illness. Expert comic who can fake tap dancing. Belt.

MAURY (Jack Albertson). 50 plus. Sweet and devoted husband to Shirley. Solid voice

LEVORA VERONA (Jennifer Lewis/Donna Summer). 30 and up. Flamboyant, sassy and faded disco diva. Great Gospel/pop belt. Moves well.

*BEN/LISA 11-14. Boy or girl. Plays both brother and sister (change wig). Honest, smart, direct. Great pop voice. Big song is Michael Jackson’s “Ben”.

JAKE (Stallone/Swartzanegger) 20-40. Tony’s bodyguard. Imposing, gets things slowly. Pop voice

WEALTHY MAN: 20-35. Dancer who sings. Entitled, pretentious. Sings well,

TAXI DRIVER: 20-35. Dancer who sings.

CHEF: 20 Dancer who sings

WEALTHY WOMAN: 20-35 Dancer who sings. Solid voice, elegant.

BLIND WOMAN: 20-35. Dancer who sings.

SEXY WOMAN: 20-30. Dancer who sings.


Nice Work If You Can Get It

Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro, Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse 

Directed by Eric J. Potter
Show Dates: July 19 – August 4


A hilarious new screwball comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin.

Nice Work If You Can Get It is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark

Audition Dates:
Saturday, March 2 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Prepare a traditional musical theatre song (Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jule Styne, etc.)

For the non-singing roles of Senator Max Evergreen and Millicent Winter, sides and reader will be provided at the audition.

For all roles except Cookie, Duke, Chief, Senator Max Evergreen, Millicent, please come prepared to dance

Character Descriptions:


(early – mid 30s) A wealthy and handsome playboy about to be married. Actor must have great charm, comic skills, must sing and move very well. BARI-TENOR.

(early 30s – mid 40s): A fast-talking, wise-cracking bootlegger. He can talk anyone into or out of anything. He is mistaken for Jimmy’s butler and has to keep up the charade. Actor must understand old fashioned vaudeville style comedy a la Abbott and Costello. CHARACTER BARITONE.

(early 30s – mid 40s): Cookie’s sidekick. Not the brightest guy around. Very shy with women. By circumstance he must pass himself off as the Duke of England. He falls in love with the beautiful sexy chorus girl, Jeannie Muldoon. He is the dim but sweet stooge, paired with Cookie. BARITONE.

(late 50s – 60s): Eileen’s father. A humorless career politician. Stuffy, stern and judgmental. Very distinguished looking. In his youth was in love with Millicent Winter, Jimmy’s mother. NON-SINGING ROLE.

(40s): Chief of the Long Island Police Department. Fiercely, and to a fault, dedicated to his job. Seems gruff on the outside. BARITONE.


(mid 20s – early 30s): A tough, clever, feisty and street-wise young woman. Partners in rum running with her best friends, Cookie and Duke. She has always lived in a man’s world until she meets Jimmy, a millionaire playboy and falls in love. Must be a skilled farceur. Very appealing, attractive and underneath her tough veneer, she must have a strong sense of vulnerability. CHEST MIX. MUST MOVE VERY WELL.

(late 20s – mid 30s): Lush and lovely, she is the self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world – as well as being spoiled rotten and completely self-involved. Jimmy’s fiancée and Senator Evergreen’s daughter. A dish with great comic skills. STRONG BELT AND MIX, MUST MOVE VERY WELL.

(late 40s – late 50s): An upper-class, bejeweled dowager. A fervent prohibitionist – but underneath there is a wild spirit just waiting to be freed. STRONG BELT AND MIX, LEGIT HEADVOICE IS A PLUS.

(mid 20s): A lovely, sexy, chorus girl from Brooklyn who falls in love with Duke, who she thinks is the Duke of England. She still loves him for who he is once she finds out the truth. They are the perfect couple, not too bright but winning. STRONG BELT. SHOULD BE A DANCER.

(60s): Jimmy’s mother. She is ‘Auntie Mame’; full of life with absolutely no pretenses even though she is unbelievably rich. Lives live to the fullest. Has sex appeal. We find out she made all of her money as a rum runner. NON-SINGING ROLE.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Must be able to dance

MALE ENSEMBLE: Must be able to dance




By By A. R. Gurney

Directed by Robert W. Oppel
Show Dates: June 15 – 30




Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, or that has found him, bearing the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.

Sylvia is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Audition Dates:
Saturday, March 2 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Character Descriptions:

SYLVIA (20’s)
A dog played by a woman. Sylvia is an exuberant and beautiful lab/poodle mix, astray in Central Park looking for a new home. This is a physically demanding role.

GREG (50’s)
Greg is a man of middle age, a restless empty-nester, tired of job in finance, looking for the meaning of life.

KATE (40s)
Greg’s wife, Kate is a busy rising star in the public school system. She is looking forward to some independence now that there are no longer children to care for and is less than thrilled by the idea of having a dog.

One actor/actress will play all three characters.
Tom (a man) is a fellow dog owner whom Greg meets at the park. Phyllis (a woman) is a college friend of Kate. Leslie (of unknown gender) is a counselor.


The Unexpected Guest

By Agatha Christie

Directed by Linda Chambers
Show Dates: July 20 – August 4



Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. A tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

The Unexpected Guest is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Audition Dates:
Saturday, March 2 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Character Descriptions:


LAURA WARWICK: the lady of the house, stylish, attractive, she’s got all kinds of secrets;* willing to play the long game. 30’s – 40’s *This is as good a place as any to remind everyone that the play is by Agatha Christie. Everyone has secrets.

MICHAEL STARKWEDDER: active, tough-looking, more rough than polished but quick on his feet. Mid 30’s – 40’s (Act 1, Scene 1: 20 of its 26 pages are between Laura and Starkwedder, for all intent and purpose, a one-act play on its own.)

MISS BENNETT (BENNY): alert, brisk, sensible, ex-hospital nurse, secretary to Richard Warwick. 40’s – 60’s

JAN WARWICK: Richard Warwick’s much younger brother; is he mad or just slow? Either way, there’s something strange about him. Both sly and sweet. Early 20’s.

MRS. WARWICK: Richard Warwick’s mother. The matriarch. Old. Alert. A strong personality. Powerful.

HENRY ANGELL: Valet, nurse-attendant to Warwick for about 3-4 years. Shifty, but has the correct manner. Late 30s’s – 40’s.

SERGEANT CADWALLADER: Welsh; poetical. 30-ish. Assists the inspector. Not necessarily the brightest button in the box but by no means a fool.

INSPECTOR THOMAS: Poker-faced, dry and sarcastic. Middle-aged. In charge of the investigation. Knows his stuff.

JULIAN FARRAR: military background, running against the present Member of Parliament. mid 30’s – 40’s.

Once again, they all have secrets. The Unexpected Guest takes place in the 1950’s, in a manor house in South Wales, over the course of about 36 hours. It is a murder mystery. Fast-paced and deadserious. It’s theatrical film noir.



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