Live Theatre On The Northshore

30 by Ninety has been providing quality live entertainment on the Northshore since it was founded in 2014. Located in Mandeville, LA, this non-profit theatre is truly community-driven in its scope and outreach. 30 by Ninety has numerous opportunities for the local community to be involved, like holding open auditions of all its shows, offering volunteer work for both on and off stage (and service hour opportunities for students), as well as partnering with local restaurants and businesses.

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Upcoming Auditions

AUDITION TIMES ::
SATURDAY, JAN. 27
10 AM - 5 PM

AUDITION DETAILS

30 by Ninety presents auditions for the Broadway Singing Competition – Season 5
Three Age Groups:
Junior: 7-12 years old
Young Adult: 13-17 years old
Adult: 18 years and older

Performers auditioning will sing a song from a Broadway Musical that they would sing in their preliminary round of competition. Bring your backing track on a device that can pair to a bluetooth speaker that will be provided. You will have 1 minute 30 seconds to audition. SELL IT!

** MUST PORTRAY A CHARACTER. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED. **

CLOSED AUDITIONS. No audience members allowed.

Three Preliminary Rounds (contestants will only sing in one preliminary round)
Round 1 – Friday, February 23 at 7:00 PM
Round 2 – Saturday, February 24 at 4PM
Round 3 – Saturday, February 24 at 7PM
** Number of contestants chosen for each round and chosen to move forward to finals will be determined by number of contestants chosen to participate.

Finals on March 2 at 7:00 PM

Prizes:
Junior Champion – $300 🏆
Young Adult Champion – $400 🏆
Adult Champion – $500 🏆

Register for the audition here.

Questions? Email info@30byNinety.com with subject: Broadway.

AUDITION TIMES ::
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18
2:30 PM
POSSIBLE CALLBACK ::
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19
6:30 PM

DIRECTOR ::
NINO BONURA, SR.
ASST. DIRECTOR ::
NINO BONURA, JR.

SHOW DATES

April 20, 26, 27; May 3, 4 || 8:00 PM
April 21, 28; May 5 || 2:30 PM

AUDITION DETAILS

As part of our 10th Season Celebration of Revivals, 30 by Ninety Theatre Presents “The Importance of Being Earnest,” originally staged in Season 4, September 9 – 24, 2017 and directed by Andrea Elu.

Each show in our revival season has ties back to the original production. We are happy to announce that CHRIS ABERLE will be reprising his role as Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. and Nino Bonura, Sr., who played Lane, will direct the show.

Rehearsals will run from February 25 – April 19. Audition will be a cold reading from pre-selected sides individually and/or with others. Register for the audition here.

*If you would like to audition but are unable to attend the initial round of auditions on the 18th, please contact info@30byNinety.com.

**If you are aware of any conflicts, please indicate them on the audition signup form or during the audition in order to facilitate scheduling.

ROLE DETAILS

Jack Worthing || (Male; upper 20s to low 30s)
The play’s protagonist. Jack Worthing is a seemingly responsible and respectable young man who leads a double life. In Hertfordshire, where he has a country estate, Jack is known as Jack. In London he is known as Ernest. As a baby, Jack was discovered in a handbag in the cloakroom of Victoria Station by an old man who adopted him and subsequently made Jack guardian to his granddaughter, Cecily Cardew. Jack is in love with his friend Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax.

Algernon Moncrieff || (Male; low 20s)
The play’s secondary protagonist and Jack’s foil. Algernon is a charming, idle, decorative bachelor, nephew of Lady Bracknell, cousin of Gwendolen Fairfax, and best friend of Jack Worthing, whom he has known for years as Ernest. Algernon is brilliant, witty, self- centered, and given to making delightful paradoxical and epigrammatic pronouncements. He has invented a fictional friend, “Bunbury,” an invalid whose frequent sudden relapses allow Algernon to wriggle out of unpleasant or dull social obligations.

Gwendolen Fairfax (Female; mid 20s)
Algernon’s cousin and Lady Bracknell’s daughter. Gwendolen is in love with Jack, whom she knows as Ernest. A model and arbiter of high fashion and society, Gwendolen speaks with unassailable authority on matters of taste and morality. She is sophisticated, intellectual, cosmopolitan, and utterly pretentious. Gwendolen is fixated on the name Ernest and says she will not marry a man without that name.

Cecily Cardew || (Female; 18)
Jack’s ward, the granddaughter of the old gentlemen who found and adopted Jack when Jack was a baby. Like Gwendolen, Cecily is obsessed with the name Ernest, but she is even more intrigued by the idea of wickedness. This idea, juxtaposed with the virtuous-sounding name, has prompted her to fall in love with Jack’s brother Ernest in her imagination and to invent an elaborate romance and courtship between them.

Lady Bracknell || (Female; 60s)
Algernon’s snobbish, mercenary, and domineering aunt and Gwendolen’s mother. Lady Bracknell married well, and her primary goal in life is to see her daughter do the same. She has a list of “eligible young men” and a prepared interview she gives to potential suitors. Like her nephew, Lady Bracknell is given to making hilarious pronouncements, but where Algernon means to be witty, the humor in Lady Bracknell’s speeches is unintentional. Through the figure of Lady Bracknell particularly, Wilde satirizes the hypocrisy and stupidity of the British aristocracy.

Miss Prism || (Female; 50s+)
Cecily’s governess. Miss Prism is an endless source of pedantic bromides and clichés. She highly approves of Jack’s presumed respectability and harshly criticizes his “unfortunate” brother. Puritan though she is, Miss Prism’s severe pronouncements have a way of going so far over the top that they inspire laughter. Despite her rigidity, Miss Prism seems to have a softer side. She speaks of having once written a novel whose manuscript was “lost” or “abandoned.” Also, she entertains romantic feelings for Dr. Chasuble.

Lane || (Male; any age)
Algernon’s manservant. When the play opens, Lane is the only person who knows about Algernon’s practice of “Bunburying.” Lane appears only in Act 1.

Merriman || (Male; any age)
The butler at the Manor House, Jack’s estate in the country. Merriman appears only in Acts 2 and 3.

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