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The Mainstage 2022 performance of Ragtime. (Photo courtesy Bay Street Theater)

It may be cold and quiet on the beaches, but the the Mainstage season is about to sizzle with three plays in search of its actors (bonus points to theater nerds who get the Pirandello nod!).

On Saturday, February 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1 Long Wharf, the Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will hold Equity principal auditions for the two plays and a musical making up its 2023 season.

A thorough breakdown of the plays and their role needs can be found here, but performances will include:

  • The Madeleine Myers musical Double Helix, to be directed by Scott Schwartz, choreography by Addy Chan and running from May 1st through June 18th. Casting for 9 parts (plus understudies) with excellent pipes for bursting into song in this mid-century set musical.
  • The Frederick Knotts nail biter Dial M for Murder has room for 5 cast members to keep an audience riveted to its seats. Directed by Walter Bobbie, this classic will run from June 1st through July 23rd.
  • The summer will wind up with bang via Terrence McNally’s 1995 hit, Master Class. The role of Maria Callas requires not only an actor with powerful pipes, but a big presence, too, in order to embody this fictional diva. Also needed: a duo of actors with strong soprano voices, along with a tenor, an actor with solid piano skills, and one more to play the stagehand in this cast of 5. Show runs from July 7th through September 3rd, and is directors by Susan Stroman.

Come prepared to recite one 2-minute or shorter contemporary monologue, belt out 16 bars of a musical theater or classical-style song. And, of course: Break a leg!