March 1, 2019
Enter Laughing: The Musical - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:[DAVID KOLOWITZ] Male, Age Range: late teen-late 20s. (Seeking adult actors 18+) He is determined to be an actor and a star, despite being a young Jewish delivery boy who lives with his working class parents in the Bronx. We follow David as he matures and comes of age romantically, emotionally and in his career dreams. Must have great comedic timing and be incredibly charming and charismatic. A young Ben Stiller. Bari-tenor/baritone. In the original play, this was Alan Arkin’s Breakout role. [MR. FOREMAN / ] Male, Age Range: 50s-70s. Kind, but no nonsense, owner of the small machine shop where David works. A traditionalist, he is protective of David and disapproves of his dreams of stardom. He is a little befuddled by the younger generation. Character singer. (Jack Gilford played Foreman in the movie) This actor will also play various other roles in the show.) [WANDA] Female, Age Range: late teens-late 20s. (Seeking adult actors 18+) She is David’s solid, sensible girlfriend, who is actually a spitfire underneath the surface. She is devoted to David and the idea of marrying and settling down. She is loving and smart. A comedic ingenue. Her songs range from the sweet and lovely to a surprising belt comedy diatribe against MEN. Soprano mix and brassy belt. (She has three numbers- 2 duets, and a knockout solo with back up. She is also in three of the group numbers- minimally) [MARLOWE] Male, Age Range: 50s-70s. Domineering, overblown theatrical director/actor who has his own down on its heels theatre company in Manhattan in the 30’s.. He impatiently tries to teach David how to act or, in most cases, how to overact. In an hilarious fantasy sequence, he also plays David’s Hollywood (like John Gielgud in ‘Arthur’’ type-butler). He sings the brilliant ‘BUTLER SONG.’ Character baritone. (Very, noble but down on his luck Actor/ Director/ Empressario of his own theatre company. He was a great actor, now he is trying to get by with his own theatre during the depression. Jose Ferrer played Marlowe in the Movie. [ANGELA MARLOWE] Female, Age Range: Late 20s-mid 40s. Marlowe’s Daughter and star of the theatre company. She is overly seductive, poetic and passionate. She survives on the passion of her art; she thinks she’s deeper than she is. She is beautiful, but there is something slightly off about her. A little bit of an aging ingénue. The role requires a bold actress with great comedic timing. Strong, versatile singer. Elaine May played Angela brilliantly in the movie. She has two feature numbers- one with her father and the other a show stopping torchsong. She is also in the group numbers briefly- [MARVIN] Male, Age Range: Late teens-early 20s. (Seeking adult actors 18+) David’s quirky, excitable best friend. Good natured and supportive, he will do anything to help David achieve his dreams. This actor will also play various roles in the show. Baritone/Tenor. He will also be in the ensemble and play various other roles. [MOTHER] Female, Age Range: 50s-60s. Although she’s David’s strong and overbearing but loveable mother. Although Jewish she belies the stereotype. Warm, caring, protective and funny, she is determined to make sure David becomes a druggist. Good character singer with a show biz belt. She has two solo’s character songs. She is also in the few group numbers. [FATHER] Male, Age Range: 50s-60s. David’s caring, and accepting father. He may seem to be a bit of a push over but actually he is just tolerant and patient. He is more understanding of David’s dreams of becoming an actor, but it is still unknown territory to him. Character singer. Has one showstopping Duet. Is also in the three group numbers in character. [MISS B] Female, Age Range: 20s-late 30s. David’s dream woman and first big crush. She is beautiful and glamorous. The receptionist at the Hat Company where David makes his deliveries. This actress will play various other roles through the show. Good singer. Has one duet with David and is in the group numbers [PIKE] Non Gender specific, Age Range: 30s-50s. The direct, no-nonsense stage manager for Marlowe’s theatre company. Requires a good character actor to play. Good singer. Pike is one quartet and is also plays strongly in the group numbers. [HARRY HAMBURGER] Male, Age Range: 30s-40s. Miss B’s boyfriend. He owns a Hat Factory. Strong and willful, in love with Miss B. He has one brief , terrific scene at the near the end of the play. He has to give David his Tuxedo right before David Goes on to make his debut. (Don Rickels played him in the movie). He will also be in the ensemble. [ENSEMBLE WOMAN] Any age. Comic timing, great voices- play several roles throughout the show: The Pope, John Barrymore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Mourners, Fans, Stage hands-etc) They are in the group numbers.
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Seeking:Rachel Marron (Lead): Female, 28-35, a famous singer/actress who is at the top of her game! Sexy, confident and self sufficient. Must be an exceptional powerhouse singer (Whitney Houston); G3-F5 (belt) should be very comfortable with riffs, r&b, gospel and pop/rock. Frank Farmer (Lead): Male, 35-45, a former C.I.A. agent, physically fit, lithe and athletic; sharp witted and instinctive; handsome and charismatic. He radiates a silent strength, an American alpha man type. Frank sings one song in a karaoke style and does not need to be a major singer, just have the confidence to sing in front of a theatre audience. Nicki Marron (Lead): Female, 25-35, Rachel's sister, a very talented singer who has taken a back seat to her sister’s rising star. Quiet type but attractive. Must be a very strong singer. Nicki must have a very soulful, gospel-tinged voice. She sings ballads in the show and should have a warm resonance, excellent pitch and an ability to riff. Range from G below middle C to E at top of staff. Bill Devaney (Supporting): Male, 40-55, Rachel Marron's long-standing Manager/Guardian Angel. He has looked after her from the start and runs her life. A kind and loyal man who always has Rachel’s best interests at heart. Tony (Supporting): Male, 30-40, Rachel Marron's security, broad shoulders, narrow hips, classic bouncer physique. He is fiercely protective of Rachel and would do anything for her. A kind man. Sy Spector (Supporting): Male, 35-50, Rachel's publicist, deeply ambitious and doesn't suffer fools or indeed anyone who isn't doing exactly what he wants; bullish and quick. His belief is that the whole Oscar nomination for Rachel is because of his hard work and his alone! He believes he is her driving force. Stalker (Supporting): Male, 21-35, Rachel Marron's stalker, military type, weird, outcast; should be able to sing comfortably in a tenor range. Must be in great shape. Fletcher (Supporting): Male, 8-12, Rachel's son. Must be a good singer. Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): 25-35, athletic dancers with strong voices that have proficiency in multiple styles (including contemporary and hip hop); tumbling/partnering experience is a plus but not required. Must be comfortable acting in featured roles that come out of the ensemble throughout the show.