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-CAST LIST-

Sherlock Holmes: ‘The Final Problem’

Adapted & directed by Jera Mercurio

October 3rd, 2018 2:00PM

 

A big thank you again to everyone who came out yesterday for auditions. We truly had an amazing turnout! 

We would just like you all to know to not get discouraged if you do not see your name on the list because there are plenty more opportunities to get involved with Balefire Productions!

 CAST LIST:

Sherlock Holmes - Dominic Sears

Dr. John Watson - Hazel Allard

Professor Jade Moriarty - Fionna brennan

Mycroft Holmes (& others) - jamie picon


THOSE CAST ARE TO EMAIL Jera AT: (jeramercurio@yahoo.com

BY 12:00PM FRIDAY october 5th, AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL ACCEPT YOUR ROLE IN BEING A PART OF THE PRODUCTION.

OUR FIRST READ-THRU WILL TAKE PLACE AT GALLERY Z ON: 

monday, oct. 8TH AT 7:00PM

(Please also indicate in your email that you will be present at the read-thru!)


THOSE WHO ARE NOT CAST IN THIS PRODUCTION ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR THE rest of our 2018-2019 Third SEASON. 

OUr next upcoming auditions being for our spring production of: 

crimes of the heart

by Beth Henley

Directed by Joy Derov

~Auditions in january~

(date & time tba)


Please also be aware that our March production of:

Waiting For Godot

by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Leo Jordan

has already been cast.


SHOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP OUT BEHIND THE SCENES PLEASE EMAIL LEO AT:  (THEATRE@BALEFIREPRODUCTIONS.INFO)

REGARDING ANY BACKSTAGE OPPORTUNITIES!

 

-Audition notice-

Sherlock Holmes ‘The Final Problem’

Adapted & Directed by Jera Mercurio  

September 13th, 2018 2:15PM

 
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WE'RE BACK WITH MORE SHERLOCK!

Announcing Auditions for our SECOND play of our Third Season:

Sherlock Holmes: ‘The Final Problem’

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Adapted & Directed by: Jera Mercurio

When:

Tuesday, October 2nd

Where:

Gallery Z

167 Market St, Lowell, MA

Time:

6:00-9:00PM

Synopsis:

It’s Christmas time in 1891 London. Our favorite consulting detective Sherlock Holmes takes his best friend Dr. John Watson to Switzerland for he fears his life may come to a close soon. “The Napoleon of Crime,” Professor Jade Moriarty, is hot on their trail to solve hers and Sherlock’s “final problem.”

Characters:

(Open to all ethnicities, genders, orientations, sizes, ages, abilities, and experience levels.)

(Please note that the ages of the characters will not determine casting. The roles of Mrs. Hudson and Mary Mortsan will be cast by the same person as they are both smaller roles.)

SHERLOCK HOLMES (Male/age 37) - The world’s only consulting detective. Is usually the smartest in the room and is not afraid to show it.

DR. JOHN WATSON (Male/age 39) - Ex-Army doctor and practicing physician. Sherlock’s best friend and flat-mate. Is just as brilliant as Sherlock, but not nearly as arrogant.

PROFESSOR JADE MORIARTY (Female/early 40s) - Ex-Maths Professor, and is now the world’s only consulting criminal. She is Sherlock’s intellectual equal and has engaged herself in a battle of wits with him. She likes to flirt her way into Sherlock’s and Watson’s heads just to mess with them.

MYCROFT HOLMES (Male/age 44) - Government official and Sherlock’s elder brother. Also has skills of deduction and knowledge that exceed his those of his brother and may be even more arrogant.

MRS. HUDSON (Female/mid 60s/widowed) - Sherlock and Watson’s landlady and mother figure to both men.

MARY MORTSAN (Female/mid 30s) - Governess, will later become Watson’s wife. *We are aware that in the book, she and Watson are already married by this time, but for purposes of this play, they have not yet married.*

Production Dates:

December 6th-9th (Total of FOUR performances)

Auditions are NOT appointment based and you will not need to stay the entire duration. Once you have been seen you may be asked to stay to read additional pieces or dismissed for the night (Sides will be provided).

Rehearsals will take place TWICE a week Monday & Tuesday Evenings (5-9PM)

(Weekends may be required)

Final rehearsal schedule to be determined upon cast availability.

If you are unable to arrive promptly at 6:00PM but would still like to audition please email us at:

theatre@balefireproductions.info

and we will be more than willing to accommodate!

 

Murder and Art - by Bridget Hoarty

August 29th, 2018 1:40PM

 

A big thank you again to everyone who came out yesterday for auditions. We truly had an amazing turnout! 

We would just like you all to know to not get discouraged if you do not see your name on the list because there are plenty more opportunities to get involved with Balefire Productions!

 

CAST LIST:

Jess - Kayla Schenk

Rebecca - Brittany Phillips

Charlie - Peter Carlile

Sam - Elliot Daily

Nina - Samantha foti

Madison - Jodie Putnam

 
 

 
 

THOSE CAST ARE TO EMAIL Val AT: (road.signs@gmail.com

BY 12:00PM FRIDAY august 31st, AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL ACCEPT YOUR ROLE IN BEING A PART OF THE PRODUCTION.

OUR FIRST READ-THRU WILL TAKE PLACE AT GALLERY Z ON: 

Tuesday, Sep. 4TH AT 7:00PM

(Please also indicate in your email that you will be present at the read-thru!)

 
 

 
 

THOSE WHO ARE NOT CAST IN THIS PRODUCTION ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR THE rest of our 2018-2019 Third SEASON. OUr next upcoming auditions being for: 

 

Sherlock Holmes:

'The Final Problem'

~Auditions Tuesday, Oct. 2nd at 6PM~

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Adapted by Jera Mercurio

Directed by Jera Mercurio

 

SHOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP OUT BEHIND THE SCENES PLEASE EMAIL LEO AT:  (THEATRE@BALEFIREPRODUCTIONS.INFO)

REGARDING ANY BACKSTAGE OPPORTUNITIES!

 

Audition notice: 'Murder and Art' by Bridget Hoarty  

August 24th, 2018 2:30PM

 
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Murder and Art

 

Written by Bridget Hoarty

Directed by: Valerie Whiteneck

 

When:

Tuesday, August 28th

 

Where:

Gallery Z

167 Market St, Lowell, MA

 

Time:

6:00-9:00PM

 

Synopsis:

While putting on an art exhibition, a group of waitstaff discover a dead body. They scramble to solve the murder without the audience catching on, and learn that their world is a lot smaller than they thought…

 

Characters:

*Open to all ethnicities, genders, orientations, sizes, and experience levels for all parts. ALL character genders are flexible except for Sam. Non-binary actors are encouraged to audition for this and any role.*

 

JESS - (Female/any, 20-30) A perfectionist prone to cracking under pressure. Involved with Charlie. Head of the waitstaff, who will do anything to make sure the night goes well.

REBECCA - (Female/any, 20-30) An actress who forgets to leave the drama on the stage. Oblivious to anything around her that isn’t about her, and slow on the uptake. Has nothing good to say about the victim.

CHARLIE - (Male/any, 20-30) An easy-going, nice guy. Confident on the surface but beneath it all he’s trying to get everything together. 

SAM - (Nonbinary, 20-30) *Please note this character is nonbinary, and preference will be afforded to nonbinary/genderqueer/agender/etc. actors. Cis actors are welcome to audition for this role, but the character will not be cis.* Can’t take anything seriously to save their life. Speaks primarily in sarcasm. Good friends with Charlie, but otherwise an outsider to the group. 

NINA - (Female/any, 20-30) A few years younger than the rest. The shy artist whose work is being exhibited. She’s hiding something, but no-one knows what.

MADISON - (Female/any, 20-30) A young professional who is looking for something serious with Charlie. She turns out to have her own hidden connections to more people than she’s willing to let on.

 

Production Dates:

November 8th-11th (Total of FOUR performances)

 

Auditions are NOT appointment based and you will not need to stay the entire duration. Once you have been seen you may be asked to stay to read additional pieces or dismissed for the night (Sides will be provided).

 

Rehearsals will take place 2-3 nights a week (5-9PM)

 

(Weekends may be required)

 

Final rehearsal schedule to be determined upon cast availability.

 

If you are unable to arrive promptly at 6:00PM but would still like to audition please email us at:

 

theatre@balefireproductions.info

 

and we will be more than willing to accommodate!

 

Our Season 3 Reveal! 

July 31st, 2018 2:30PM

 
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We are so very proud to announce our Season 3 line-up of shows! This past year has been so amazing and we cannot thank you all enough for all of your support. Which makes it even more exciting to finally share with you what else we have in store!

Audition information to come soon!

 

Tickets on sale NOW for 'Stupid F#%*ing Bird'! 

July 31st, 2018 2:00PM

 
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Order tickets by clicking the link at the top of your page or right HERE!

 

Get your tickets for 'The Seafarer,' TODAY!

July 5th, 2018 6:00PM

 
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Stupid F#%*ing Bird - by Aaron Posner

CAST LIST

June 6th, 2018 4:30PM

 

Thank you once again to all who came out yesterday for auditions. We truly had an amazing turnout!

Unfortunately, the reality is that we can't cast everyone and with such a small cast as this we would just like you all to know to not get discouraged if you do not see your name on the list because there are plenty more opportunities to get involved with Balefire Productions!

Speaking of, we are actually in the midst of writing & recording an ongoing Mystery Podcast Series entitled 'Blackwater Falls'. There are 3 episodes out now with our fourth and fifth premiering soon. Part of the reason for doing this project was to create more opportunities for performers (who may not currently be in a show) to still be able to be part of the family and have an outlet to perform.

Why not give it a listen and see if you would like to be part of the growing mystery?

We are also always looking for hands backstage. Especially when it comes time to help out serving for all of our Dinner Theatre productions come performance time.

Not to mention that we have a whole slew of shows planned for our 2018-2019 Season. Those of which we will be announcing very soon!

With that being said if you'd like to still be involved with Balefire Productions in any of the ways mentioned above please Email Leo at: 

theatre@balefireproductions.info

 

Now, without further ado:

 

Announcing Auditions for Stupid F#%*ing Bird!

May 14th, 2018 8:00PM

 
 
 

Announcing Auditions for our LAST play of the season:

Stupid F#%*ing Bird by Aaron Posner!

When:

Tuesday, June 5th

Where:

Gallery Z

167 Market St, Lowell, MA

Time:

6:00-9:00PM

Synopsis:

Loosely based on Anton Chekov’s ‘The Seagull,’ Chekov’s characters have never been more alive then in this new iteration. Within the walls of the play rages a timeless battle of the younger vs. older generation in search of the true meaning of it all. This is a piece that will truly make you question how art, love, and revolution fuel your own happiness.

Characters:

3W 4M

Conrad - A struggling playwright, cynical.

Dev - Con’s best friend. In love with Mash.

Mash - A musician in love with Conrad. Manipulative.

Nina - Con’s love interest. Wants to become a famous actress. Flighty.

Emma Arkadina - Con’s mother. A famous actress. Jaded, jealous, and overbearing.

Doyle Trigorin - Emma’s lover. A famous and successful novelist.

Dr. Eugene Sorn - An old friend of Con and Emma’s.

Production Dates:
August 23rd-26th (Total of FOUR performances)

Auditions are NOT appointment based and you will not need to stay the entire duration. Once you have been seen you may be asked to stay to read additional pieces or dismissed for the night (Sides will be provided).

Rehearsals will take place 2-3 nights a week (5-9PM)

(Weekends may be required)

Final rehearsal schedule to be determined upon cast availability.

If you are unable to arrive promptly at 6:00PM but would still like to audition please email us at:

theatre@balefireproductions.info

and we will be more than willing to accommodate!

 

The Seafarer - by Conor McPherson

May 9th, 2018 7:00PM

 

CAST LIST :

Sharky Harkin - Patrick McCarthy

Ivan Curry - Byron McNeal

Richard Harkin - Billy Higson

Nicky Giblin - Patrick Sweeney

Mr. Lockhart - Joshua Ray


Those cast are to email John at: (johnbachelder11@comcast.net) 

by 12:00PM Friday May 11th, as to whether or not you will accept your role in being a part of the production.


Our first Read-Thru will take place at Gallery Z on Monday, May 14th at 6:00PM


Those who are by chance not cast in this production are strongly encouraged to audition for the last show of our 2017-2018 season: 

Stupid F#%*ing Bird 

by Aaron Posner

Tuesday, June 5th at 6:00PM.

Should you like to help out behind the scenes please email Leo (theatre@balefireproductions.info) regarding any backstage opportunities!

 

Episode 3 of Blackwater Falls is out NOW! 

May 9th, 2018 6:20PM

 
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Listen by visiting our Podcast page!

 

 

If you haven't yet be sure to catch up on what's happening by first listening to Episode 2: Sweet Dreams


In addition the first of our Behind The Falls episodes are out! It's a chance to really get to know the cast and crew of Blackwater Falls and get an in-depth look on how this series came to be what it is. 

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Announcing Auditions for The Seafarer!

May 3rd, 2018 12:29AM

 
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We are proud to announce that we will be hosting auditions for The Seafarer by Conor McPherson! 

 

When:

Tuesday, May 8th

 

Where:

Gallery Z

167 Market St, Lowell, MA

 

Time:

6:00-9:00PM

 

Synopsis:

The Seafarer is a chilling play about the sea, Ireland, and the power of myth. It’s Christmas Eve, and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised even higher. Sharky may very well be playing for his very life

 

Characters:

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James ‘Sharky’ Harkin - erstwhile fisherman/van driver/chauffeur

Ivan Curry - old friend of the Harkins

Richard Harkin - his older brother, recently gone blind

Nicky Giblin - a friend of the Harkins

Mr. Lockhart - an acquaintance of Nicky’s

 

Age Range:

The characters ages in the play range from 40s-50s however we are not restricting casting based specifically on age. 

 

Production Dates:

July 19th-22nd (Total of FOUR performances)

 

Auditions are NOT appointment based and you will not need to stay the entire duration. Once you have been seen you may be asked to stay to read additional pieces or dismissed for the night (Sides will be provided).

 

Rehearsals will take place 2-3 nights a week (5-9PM)

(Weekends may be required)

 

Final rehearsal schedule to be determined upon on cast availability.

 

If you are unable to arrive promptly at 6:00PM but would still like to audition please email us at: theatre@balefireproductions.info and we will be more than willing to accommodate!

 

 

Happy TENTH show!

May 2nd, 2018 11:33PM

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That wraps up our TENTH production here at Balefire Productions! What a journey it's been already. Especially with our two year anniversary coming up this month. Thank you to all who came out to see The Beauty Queen of Leenane this past weekend!


The Vagina Monologues Tickets now ON SALE!

March 20th, 2018 3:30AM

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Blackwater Falls Episode 1 is Finally here!

February 25th, 2018 4:00PM

 
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Head on over and listen now by clicking "Podcast," at the top of your page!


The Beauty Queen of Leenane - by Martin McDonagh

February 1st, 2018 10:00PM

 

Cast List:

Maureen Folan - Maggie Kearnan

Mag Folan - Cassandra Milne

Pato Dooley - Hazel Allard

Ray Dooley - Will Trioli

 

Thank you again to everyone who came out to auditions.

 

Our Founder Leo Jordan apologizes in advance for the delay in posting the cast list. There were some unforeseen circumstances that prevented him from being able to post sooner. 

 

Those cast are to email Leo at: bfp@balefireproductions.org

by 1:00PM Friday February 2nd, as to whether or not you will accept your role in being a part of this production.

 

Upon carefully reviewing everyone's schedules based on their audition sheets, we have decided that our first Read-thru will actually take place

 THIS Tuesday, February 6th at 7:00PM.

Please clear your schedules in accordance to attend!

 

The Vagina Monologues - by Eve Ensler

January 18th, 2018 12:55AM

 

Cast List:

Fionna Brennan

Jessica Dyment

Courtney Korng

Jera Mercurio

Kelly Purpura

Jodie Putnam

Victoria Tham

 

Thank you again to everyone who came out to audition!

 

Those cast are to email Joy at: joy.derov@balefireproductions.org 

by 1:00PM Friday January 19th, as to whether or not you will accept your role in being a part of this production.

Upon carefully reviewing everyone's schedules based on their audition sheets, we have decided that our first Read-thru will actually take place

 THIS Sunday, January 21st at 6:00PM.

Please also let us know via email if you are unable to attend!

 

Blackwater Falls - Teaser Trailer Reveal

January 1st, 2018 12:01AM

 
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Join Nathaniel Adam Prescott as he searches for his missing sister Raye in the fictional town of Blackwater Falls, Vermont.

 

Featuring:

Jeffrey Horton as Nathaniel Adam Prescott

Victoria Tham as Raye Irene Prescott

Will Trioli as Ian Watts

 

and many more...

 

Stay tuned for the official release of Episode One later this month!

 

Music by: Frankumjay