Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tickets on Sale for "The Rocky Horror Show"

Pauper Players is proud to announce that tickets for the fall production of "The Rocky Horror Show" are now on sale. "The Rocky Horror Show" opens the night of  Friday, November 9th at midnight and runs through Monday, November 12th. For a complete listing of show times see below.  Pauper is excited to be returning to The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, and tickets are available on The ArtsCenter's website.

"The Rocky Horror Show" is a cult classic filled with science fiction sensibility, sassy musical numbers, and drag show antics complete with a second act floor show. Come join us as we do the "Time Warp" again and check out the light "Over at the Frankenstein Place." This spooky show is something you do not want to miss!

This show is intended for mature audiences.

Show Times:
Friday, November 9th at MIDNIGHT
Saturday, November 10th at MIDNIGHT
Sunday, November 11th at 8 pm
Monday, November 12th at 8 pm

Tickets are available here.

Students/Seniors: Presale $5, At the Door $7
General Admission: Presale $10, At the Door $12

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"The Rocky Horror Show" Cast List

To All Those Who Auditioned,

It was an absolute pleasure to get to hear and see all of you over the past three days.  We were completely blown away by the amount of talent we saw throughout the audition process.  It truly broke our hearts to not be able to cast each one of you who auditioned.

The cast list is as follows:
(U.S. = understudy)

Dr. Frank N. Furter: Quinn Matney

Brad: Richard Walden

Janet: Amberly Nardo

Columbia: Mary Stewart Evans

Magenta: Gentry Hodnett

Usherette: Maggie Poole

Rocky: Max Bitar

Riff-Raff: Alex Thompson

Eddie: Matt Verner U.S. Dr. Frank N. Furter

Dr. Everett Scott: Jackie O’Shaughnessy

Narrator: Doug Pass

Phantoms:       Maggie Poole 
                        Mary Williams  U.S. Columbia
                        Cressler Peele  U.S. Brad
                        Rosalee Lewis  U.S. Magenta
Abigail Coryell U.S. Janet
Jess Errera  U.S. Usherette
Hayley Wright
Noah Fisher  U.S. Dr. Scott

Rocky Body Double:  Raymond Stanton

Please contact Producer Mary Morris (morrismt@live.unc.edu) by Friday, August 31 at noon to accept your role.

We will be having a read-through of the show tomorrow on Thursday, August 30 in the Student Union Room 2518 at 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.  If you will be unable to attend the read-through on the 30th, please let Emily Illig know at illige@live.unc.edu.  Please bring computers so you will have a script to read from, the pdf is attached to this email.  Actual scripts will be distributed at the next rehearsal.        

Also, tomorrow Thursday, August 30th please bring ALL REHEARSAL CONFLICTS with you. This is very important as we need to make the rehearsal schedule for the next month and distribute before the next rehearsal.  If you would prefer to email the conflicts, please do so before the read-through tomorrow to illige@live.unc.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding casting or the show in general, please do not hesitate to contact producer Mary Morris at morrismt@live.unc.edu. Again, please e-mail Mary by noon on Friday to ACCEPT OR DECLINE your role.

Thank you to all who auditioned and congratulations to all those who were cast.  We hope to see you again soon!



Emily Illig
"The Rocky Horror Show" Stage Manager

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"The Rocky Horror Show" Audition Information

Auditions for Pauper Players' fall production of "The Rocky Horror Show" will be held on Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with callbacks for all roles on Wednesday, August 29th. Both auditions and callbacks will be held in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 2518.

Anyone who would like to audition should sign up for a time slot on a sheet in the Union Information Hub. The sign up sheet will be available by the first day of classes, Tuesday, August 21st. All who audition should prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song that shows both vocal and acting range (no selections from the show, please). Those auditioning will also be required to do scales. Please bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. A capella and/or prerecorded music will not be allowed. Those auditioning should also plan to attend a dance audition on the night of their vocal audition. The dance call for both men and women will be at 9 p.m. In order to ensure that auditions run on time, please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your vocal audition and 10 minutes before the dance audition.

Rehearsals for "The Rocky Horror Show" will begin August 30th, with the show running at The ArtsCenter from November 9th to 12th. Rehearsals are generally every night, Sunday through Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., though depending on your role you may not be called for the entire time. The production staff will do its best to stagger call times as needed.

We would like to encourage anyone who is interested to audition, no matter their previous experience. A headshot and resume are not required, but please be prepared to list your previous experience on an audition sheet that will be available at the door.

More information about the show and auditions will be available at the Interest Meeting on Thursday, August 23rd at 7 pm.

At the meeting we will also discuss our season in detail as well as other ways to get involved with Pauper. We hope to see you there!

All questions regarding auditions should be emailed to pauperinfo@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Grease Cast List

To All Who Auditioned,

Thank you all for coming out. We saw some extremely talented performers over these last three days and it saddens all of us that we could not cast everyone who auditioned.

The Cast List for Grease is as follows:

Danny: Nate Swofford

Sandy: Catherine White

Rizzo: Emily Ellis

Kenickie: Richard Walden

Frenchy: Mary Stewart Evans

Marty: Cydney Swofford

Jan: Mary Morris

Roger: Alex Herzing

Doody: Alex Daly

Sonny: Andy Doyle

Patty Simcox: Hayley Wright

Eugene: Dakota Proctor

Miss Lynch: Jackie O’Shaughnessy

Johnny Casino: Matt Jacques

Vince Fontaine: Ben Boecker

Teen Angel: Colin Proctor

Cha-Cha: Pauline Lamb

Male Ensemble:

Max Bitar

Cameron Nadler

Colin Proctor

Jo Saberniak

Female Ensemble:

Emily Bohbrink

Erin Farley

Elizabeth Hylton

Maggie Poole

Please contact Stage Manager, Bria Artis (bartis@live.unc.edu) no later than Sunday February 5, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. to accept or decline your role.

We will be having a read through Monday February 6th in the Union, Room 2518 from 6-10 p.m.

Please email ALL REHERSAL CONFLICTS to (bartis@live.unc.edu).

If you have any questions about casting of the show or the show in general don’t hesitate to email Bria Artis (bartis@live.unc.edu)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Callbacks for GREASE

To All Who Auditioned,

Thank you all for coming out and auditioning for Grease. We we’re very impressed by all of you.

Below are the list of Callbacks for Friday, February 3rd. Please remember that not getting a callback does not mean you were not cast in the show:


Matt Jacques

Alex Daly

Ben Boecker

Nate Swofford


Matt Jacques

Alex Daly

Richard Walden

Brainard Burrus


Ben Boecker

Alex Daly

Colin Proctor

Max Bitar


Cam Nadler

Jo Saberniak

Alex Herzing

Max Bitar


Nate Swofford

Will Thomason
Andy Doyle

Richard Walden

Matt Jacques


Cam Nadler

Dakota Proctor

Jo Saberniak

Andy Doyle


Matt Jacques

Colin Proctor

Nate Swofford

Teen Angel:

Ben Boecker

Alex Daly

Colin Proctor


Catherine White

Maggie Poole

Mary Stewart Evans

Hayley Wright


Emily Ellis

Erin Farley

Maggie Poole

Mary Stewart Evans


Mary Morris

Jackie O’Shaughnessy

Sarah Edwards


Cydney Swofford

Emily Ellis

Erin Farley

Keelie Truell


Mary Stewart Evans

Hayley Wright

Keelie Truell

Emily Bohbrink

Sarah Edwards


Hayley Wright

Caroline Bowden

Elise Hartley

Elizabeth Hylton

Miss Lynch:

Ariel Griffin

Mary Morris

Jackie O’ Shaughnessy


Pauline Lamb

Keren Tseytlin

The schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

5-5:30 Act 1 Scene 4: Marty, Frenchie, Jan, Rizzo, Sandy

5:30-5:45 “Freddy My Love” Marty (1st 24measures)

5:45-6:00 “There are Worse Things” Rizzo (Measure 16 to End)

6:00-6:30 Act 1 Scene 6: Danny, Sandy, and Patti

6:30-7:00 “Summer Nights” Danny and Sandy (Measure 72 to End)

7:00-7:15 “Sandra Dee Reprise” Sandy (Measure 24 to End)

7:15-7:30 “Alone at the Drive-In” Danny (Measure 32 to End)

7:30-7:45 BREAK

7:45-8 “Beauty School Dropout” Teen Angel (Measure 49 to End)

8:00-8:15 “Those Magic Changes” Doody (Measure 37 to End)

8:15-8:30 “Mooning” Roger and Jan (Measures 40-63)

8:30-8:45 “Hand Jive” Johnny Casino (Start Measure 10, Chorus: Measure 65)

8:45-9:15 pg 46-48 Doody, Kenickie, Sonny, Roger

9:15-9:30 “Greased Lightning” Keinicke (Measures 8-25)

9:30-9:45 pg 7-8 Miss Lynch/Eugene

9:45-10 pg 40-41 Cha-Cha and Eugene

All callbacks are in Hill Hall Room 107. Please come ready to go and warmed up. Please email me (bartis@live.unc.edu) if you cannot make your callback.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tickets for Broadway Melodies ON SALE NOW!

Pauper Players is proud to announce tickets for "Broadway Melodies '12" are now on sale through the Student Union Box Office. Preorder tickets will be $5 for anyone with a valid UNC One Card, $10 for general public. Day-of tickets will be $7 with a valid One Card, and $12 for general public.

This year's show includes the following sets:
"Avatartanic" written and directed by Alex Thompson, music directed by Maria Palombo
"The Kardashians: The Musical" written and directed by Mary Morris and Hunter Gray, music directed by Ashley Dean
"Pokemon: The Musical" written and directed by Alex Koceja, music directed by Ben Boecker

The show will run in the Hanes Art Center auditorium (Hanes Art Center 121) Friday, January 27th to Tuesday, January 31st with all shows at 8 pm and an additional Sunday matinee at 2 pm.

Tickets may be purchased at the Union Box Office or by calling 919.962.1449. Please direct all questions to pauperinfo@gmail.com.

We would also like to remind all interested about auditions for Pauper's spring production, "Grease." Auditions will be held in Union 2518 on Wednesday, February 1st from 6-10pm, and Thursday, February 2nd from 5-10 pm with callbacks on the 3rd. For more information, please contact Michael McWaters at pauperinfo@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Broadway Melodies Cast List

Dear all auditioneers,
Thank you so much for the past two days! Our production staff had so much fun watching all your wonderful auditions. Please know that if we could have cast everyone, we would have! Here are the following cast lists for the 3 sets:

"Kardashians: The Musical":
Klhoe K: Erin Farley
Kourtney K: Catherine White
Kim K: Mary Stewart Evans
Rob K: Nathaniel Linger
Kris Jenner: Rosalee Lewis
Bruce Jenner: Ben Boecker
Kendall Jenner: Maria Palombo
Kylie Jenner: Hayley Smyser
Scott Disick: Colin Proctor
Lamar Odom: Adam Jefferson
Reggie Bush: George Barrett
Ryan Seacrest: Richie Walter
Kris Humphries: Chuck Porter
Producer: Zachary Acuff
Stefon: Turner Popalis
Choreographer: Alex Herzing
Lawyer: Emily Schumm
Britney Spears: Ashley Stott
Mariah Carey: Sofia Armstrong
Snooki: Jess Errera
Mason: Max Bitar

"Avatartanic: The Musical":
Jack: George Barrett
Rose: Taylor Draper
Jake: Nate Swofford
Neytiri: Emily Ruffin
Eytukan: Jo Saberniak
Tree of Souls: Cameron Nadler
James Cameron: Brandon Lanning
Celine Dion: Cydney Swofford
Colonel Quartich: Edmund Poliks

Navi Ensemble:
Ashley Stott, Rosalee Lewis, Krista Harrell, Jackie O'Shaughnessy, Chuck Porter, Brainard Burrus

Soliders: Ben Muller, Josh Peterson, Nick Culp, Kristi Stout, Cierra Hinton

"Pokemon: The Musical":
Ash: Alex Daly
Professor Oak: Edmund Poliks
Gary: Brandon Lanning
Officer Jenny: Erin Farley
Nurse Joy: Allison Bonner
Brock: Nathaniel Linger
Meowth: Kevin Shaffer
James: Jo Saberniak
Jessie: Cydney Swofford
Misty: Devon Haas
Pikachu: Emily Bohbrink

Ke$ha/Magikarp: Jackie O'Shaughnessy
Adele: Sofia Armstrong
Katy Perry: Krista Harrell
Metapod/Lady Gaga: Tori Male
Mew: Turner Popalis
Mewtwo: Chuck Porter
Link: Doug Pass
Wartortle: Max Bitar
Nicki Minaj: Cierra Hinton

Thank you all so much! Please email mcwaters.michael@gmail.com to confirm or deny your role and all your conflicts (even if you put them on your audition sheet).

Please print the scripts and sheet music attached for your sets BEFORE rehearsal tomorrow. Also, your rehearsal schedule is attached.

Broadway Melodies 2012 will be Jan 27-31st in Hanes Art Center. The first ALL-CALL rehearsal will be Wednesday, Jan 11th in Union 2518 with the following schedule:
6-7:20pm Avatartanic
7:20-8:40pm Pokemon
8:40-10pm Kardashians

Please call Michael (910-264-4079) or Emily (919-741-8799) if you have any issues before tomorrow's rehearsal.

Also, keep in mind auditions for Pauper Players' Spring Production Grease. Show dates: April 13-17th at the Arts Center in Carrboro. Auditions: Feb 1st, 2nd, with callbacks on the 3rd. Email pauperinfo@gmail.com with any further questions.

Thank you all so much! Broadway Melodies will be fantastic as always!