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Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company is looking for boys ages 13-18 to produce ALiEN8

The Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company is accepting video audition submissions for five male leads (ages 13-18) for their upcoming production of “ALiEN8.” Audition submissions must include the following: the listener’s name and age, singing 16-32 bars of any song, as well as reading each audition scene as Ethan, Zach, Brasfield and Ray Berry. Contact Ellen Gallos, Assistant Director of Education, at [email protected] for stage materials as well as to submit audition videos.

The roles that are chosen for this production include:

ETHAN: Male, student, bit of an internet conspiracy theorist. Vocal range: Baritone, A2 – E4

ZACH: Male, student, whatever his sexuality, he hasn’t figured it out yet. Vocal range: Tenor, D3 – Ab4

BRASFIELD: male, guidance counsellor. Try to do the right thing. Vocal range: tenor, C3 – A4

RAY BERRY: Man, Zach’s father was a semi-famous rock star. Vocal Range: Rock Tenor, C#3 ​​-F#4

Walter/Ensemble: male ensemble, featured

Performances will be Thursday, August 4, Friday, August 5, and Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the Bucks County Playhouse Main Stage, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA.

About “ALiEN8”, a musical about human beings:

A buried secret and a community determined to keep it that way. A disaster that twists, shatters and reshapes every facet of their lives. A mysterious stranger who seems to know them better than themselves.

Introducing “ALiEN8”, a new contemporary musical written in the style of “Dear Evan Hansen”, “Be More Chill” and “Heathers”, which tells the story of a wounded town that comes to terms with its shame and finds a connection through forgiveness. ALiEN8 challenges us to think deeply about who we really are, who we want to be, and how to reconcile the differences between the two.

Written by David Lee White and Kate Brennan, “ALiEN8,” developed with and written for teens, speaks to cross-generational views of gender, identity, and inclusion in an anthem of belonging, love, and acceptance.

ABOUT PLAYHOUSE YOUTH SOCIETY

Bucks County Playhouse’s educational program is inspired by the theater’s 83-year history of pairing young artists with professional artists: the Broadway producers, actors, directors, choreographers and designers who are in residence and who form the professional company works directly with students of all ages in the centuries-old tradition of classical apprenticeship and conservatory programs. Now in its 9th year, Playhouse Youth Company is a free five-week conservatory for teens ages 13-18 selected by audition. It was created for students with a strong passion and facility for the performing arts who might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive intensive theater training.

ABOUT BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE

Steeped in a theatrical history that dates back to its founding in 1939 by a roster of theatrical royalty, Bucks County Playhouse celebrates the tenth anniversary of its reopening and restoration in 2012. With more than 75,000 patrons passing through its doors each year, the Playhouse leads the economic resurgence of New Hope and the surrounding community. In 2014, Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler took over the Playhouse, reclaiming its reputation for attracting artists from Broadway and Hollywood. Playhouse productions of “Company” with Justin Guarini and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by William Finn were named by The Wall Street Journal to its “Best of Theater” list for 2015. In 2018, The Wall Street Journal named again hailed the Playhouse and Artistic Associate Hunter Foster in its Best of the Year list for its production of “42nd Street” and in 2019 called the Playhouse “one of the finest regional theaters on the East Coast”.

Box office records were repeatedly broken by Signature Productions of “Steel Magnolias” directed by Marsha Mason, “Mamma Mia!” directed by John Tartaglia and “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”, “Million Dollar Quartet”, “42nd Street” and “Guys & Dolls” (all directed by Hunter Foster). In 2021, the team developed and presented Candace Bushnell’s “Is There Still Sex in the City”, which the Playhouse later partnered with to relocate to New York. The creative teams who come to create new productions at the Playhouse are some of the most talented artists working in professional theater today and relish the opportunity to work on the historic stage where Grace Kelly, Robert Redford and Jessica Walter began their careers. .