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Auditions

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OFC Creations Theatre Center Presents Adult Auditions for

“SWEET CHARITY”

Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
 

Adult auditions:

Saturday, March 11 at 1PM
Sunday, March 12 at 1PM

Pick one of two days to attend, no appointment required.

 

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Terri Filips Vaughan

Music Director: Teressa Bala

Assistant Choreographer: Jessica Young Carbonel

 

Info on Auditions:
Please bring a 32-bar uptempo cut from classical musical theatre or in
the style of the show. Please bring clearly marked sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. Please also bring a headshot/resume.

 

Auditioners will begin with a dance audition upon arrival.
Those auditioning for the roles of Oscar, Vittorio, Ursula, and Daddy are not required to participate in the dance portion of the audition.

 

Auditions are held at the OFC Creations Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Pl., Rochester NY 14623.  Auditions are open for ages 18 and up. There is no fee to participate, and performers will not be paid for this production. Rehearsals will begin late May or early June and rehearse weekday evenings and weekends.

 

Info on Performances:
Performances of SWEET CHARITY will be July 27-30, 2022 at the OFC Creations Theatre Center

 

Info on the Show:

​ Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score, a hilarious book by Neil Simon, and big Bob Fosse production numbers, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. Sweet Charity features iconic musical numbers including “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “I’m a Brass Band,” “Baby, Dream Your Dream,” and so many more. In this exuberant, groovy, hilarious musical comedy, Charity tries again and again to find her dream and make something of herself.

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OFC Creations is seeking Requests for Proposals

OFC Creations recently opened The Old Farm Cafe and Dining Experience in Brighton as a unique destination for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, open 7-days a week. Along with public hours, weekends at the cafe have been dedicated for private events, shows, and entertainment. Since opening in August of 2022, OFC has mounted numerous tribute shows, drag brunches, comedy shows, solo artists, and bands on stage and throughout The Old Farm Cafe with sold out crowds. 

OFC is seeking RFPs from artists both in and out of the Rochester community to present performances in the new venue. Dates will be booked between February and June 2023 and could be a one-night-only showing, or could be a full weekend with multiple showings. Submissions could be of productions that have previously been performed or could be brand new works developed in collaboration with OFC Creations. Although the performances do not require live music, if the show includes music it could be live or pre-recorded. Ticket prices and applicable compensation will vary based on show, number of artists, and other factors included in the RFP.

Examples of pieces may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tribute performances to legendary musical artists or genres 

  • Performances of original music

  • Comedy / stand up acts

  • Musical theatre performances presented in a immersive manner

  • Drag shows, brunches, and events

  • Dinner theatre or interactive murder mysteries

  • Cabaret musical acts

  • Concert versions of musicals
    We encourage those submitting RFPs to think outside the box with their submissions

ABOUT THE OLD FARM CAFE:

The Old Farm Cafe is a new venue seating 108-159 people, depending the on set up. Typically audience members are seated at tables by reserved seating and can be set up in a wide variety of formations. A small stage bookends the venue, but performers can use space between the tables, aisle ways, or even perform a piece in the-round (with audiences on multiple sides). The venue is equipped with LED-color changing fixtures that can be changed to all standard colors throughout the audience and on stage, creating an immersive experience that involves the audience. Body mics or handheld mics will be provided by OFC along with an OFC lights/sound technician (for most shows). Food and beverage service (including hand-crafted caffeinated beverages as well as beer and wine) will be available for audience members to order to their seat before, during, and/or after the performance. A buffet is also available depending on the event.  The space is also equipped with a 3,000sqft rehearsal studio for rehearsals prior to the show, and doubles as a dressing room for the performers to warm up prior to the show. 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

For those looking to book their show or collaborate on creating a new work (similar to the examples listed above): RFPs should include name of the act or show, a brief description of the show including length, location of the performers (local or out of town), number of performers including instruments if applicable, and if the show has been performed previously. RFPs may be sent to Eric Johnson at info@ofccreations.com

Local bands or musical acts that perform around town: May submit a brief description of their group and a link to view examples of their work to Courtney Schutt at courtney@ofccreations.com

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