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February 12, 2019

Bill Hanney's Theatre by the Sea 2019 Season - ECC - Singers
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Seeking:LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Director-Jay Binder, Choreographer- Kelli Barclay Performance dates- May 29, 2019- June 16, 2019. First rehearsal May 14, 2019 Note: This brand-new romantic screwball musical comedy, set in 600 B.C., follows the early life of Aesop, the not-yet-famous slave, as he creates the “fable”, persistently woos the head strong girl of his dreams, enters into a battle of wits with the King of Egypt and changes the course of history. It requires actors of tremendous comic skill, both in classic music theatre vaudeville style and farce. The show is a blend of classic Golden Age musical theater and contemporary comedy. The actors must have the skill to move easily between the two styles.  Principals Males: AESOP (Role has been cast, seeking understudies) (mid 20s – mid 30s) He is clever, adorable, quick-witted and resourceful. He has the ability to solve any problem through the use of his charm, wit and fables. He is mischievous yet must be endearing. His one problem is that he is absolutely “all thumbs” when it comes to women. Once he falls in love with Lycaena, he is determined to win her heart at any cost. Actor must have great charm and expert comic skills. This actor must be able to carry an entire show. Tenor. KING CROESUS OF LYDIA (Role has been cast, seeking understudies) (mid to late 40s) Richest man in ancient Greece. On the surface, he is powerful, threatening and pompous. Underneath, he is a quivering mass of Jell-O. Quick to make impulsive decisions and easily manipulated not only by Delphinia but by Aesop as well. Completely selfish and spoiled. But in the end, he too learns from Aesop and his fables on how to have a shred of generosity. This part requires an actor of remarkable comic skill in the Nathan Lane tradition. The actor could be on the portly side. Tenor. XANTHUS (late 40s – early 60s) While he is a great philosopher, he is vague and forgetful and absolutely under the thumb of his wife, Catastrophe. He immediately recognizes Aesop’s talents and appreciates his intelligence and adorable personality. He is a father figure to his slave, Lycaena. While he may be dotty and often confused, he has a huge heart and a deep understanding of the importance of true love. Must be a superb character comic. Character voice. PHILOCALUS (mid 20s – mid 30s) Drop dead gorgeous with a muscular physique. A slave and a musician. Plays the lyre. Not the brightest bulb, in fact he is always slow on the uptake but certainly knows how to use his obvious physical attributes to his advantage. He is vain and self-consumed, completely unaware of his slow-wittedness. He has an intrinsic naivete that makes him endearing. Baritone. HIERONYMOUS/SEA CAPTAIN/DEAF MAN/SINBAD/NECTANABO, KING OF EGYPT (40s) Versatile comic character actor to play Hieronymous, a harassed slave salesman, a crusty sea captain, an ancient deaf man, Sinbad, a pirate-like sea captain capable of a Scottish accent and the frightening, all powerful and all-knowing King of Egypt, Nectanabo. This requires a versatile character actor capable of real Vaudeville-style comedy and many accents and voices. Short is a plus. Baritone. Females: LYCAENA (Role has been cast, seeking understudies) (mid 20s – mid 30s) Xanthus and Catastrophe’s slave. Absolutely adorable and winning. Bursting at the seams for a husband and dreams of marrying the unattainable Greek God: handsome, muscular and perfect. She is desperate for the “sharp stab of ecstasy”! When Xanthus buys Aesop for Lycaena, she takes an instant dislike to him as he is nothing like the Dream Man that she expected. Through the course of the play, she realizes what a true friend Aesop is. And of course, as in all classic romantic screwball comedies, she realizes Aesop is indeed the perfect man for her. Actress must have wonderful comic skills. Strong belt, mix and head voice. DELPHINIA (40s) Sexy, curvaceous sensation. Manipulative and conniving. She worked her way up from a chorus girl to controlling King Croesus. She uses her feminine wiles to achieve her ambitions at any cost. She takes control of Philocalus when he arrives, using him as an accomplice and for her personal pleasure. When Aesop appears in the kingdom, she is finally faced with a worthy adversary and must go to every length to thwart him. While she is clever, ambitious and dangerous, she is ultimately outsmarted by Aesop. Strong Broadway belt and must dance well. CATASTROPHE (late 40s – mid 50s) She is selfish and imperious. She is never wrong and has her husband, Xanthus, completely under her thumb. She has a sharp wit and a stylish manner. She demands the center of attention whenever she appears. She’s sexually charged, but not with her husband. Comic character actress and handsome woman. This character is not a gargoyle. Mezzo soprano. Ensemble Note: All ensemble members must have excellent comic skills in addition to strong singing voices. All must be excellent dancers and tap. MALE #1 (mid to late 20s) Plays the Captain of the Guard and as cast. Must have masculine authority and military bearing, but capable of showing genuine fear when threatened. Should have excellent comic skills. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. MALE #2 (early to mid 20s) Plays the Olympus Express Delivery Man and as cast. Young, eager juvenile. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. MALE #3 (mid to late 20s) Plays the Executioner and as cast. Must be physically imposing. On the exterior, he is threatening but underneath he has a warm heart. Must be an excellent singer and firstrate dancer. Must tap. FEMALE #1 (late 30s) Comic character actress. She plays a proper, prim saleswoman in a bridal salon and an overly hysterical mother and as cast. Must be superb character comedian. Legit Soprano. FEMALE #2 (mid to late 20s) Plays Slave Girl, Fury and as cast. Must be strikingly attractive. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. FEMALE #3 (mid to late 20s) Plays Slave Girl, Fury and as cast. Must be strikingly attractive. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. FEMALE #4 (mid to late 20s) Plays Slave Girl, Fury and as cast. Must be strikingly attractive. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. ______________________ SINGIN IN THE RAIN Director/Choreographer- Kelli Barclay Performance Dates-June19, 2019-July 13, 2019. First rehearsal June 4, 2019  ZELDA ZANDERS A flapper socialite and actress on her ninth marriage, she is Lina's friend and informant Gender: Female Age: 30 to 40 R.F. SIMPSON A successful, magnanimous, film producer. He leads the other characters in creating a new movie musical. Gender: Male Age: 50 to 65 ROSCOE DEXTERA famous film director with theatrical mannerisms and tendencies. Frequently frazzled and works with Lina and Don. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 COSMO BROWNA wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films. Don's best friend and former dance partner. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: C3 LINA LAMONTA slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice. She is Don's regular co-star. Gender: Female Age: 30 to 35 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: C4 DON LOCKWOODA suave Hollywood actor and dancer. Cosmo's best friend and Lina's regular costar. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: G2 ROD An excitable film agent bordering on manic. He works for Simpson. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 45 KATHY SELDEN An earnest, talented actress with whit and charm. She falls in love with Don and performs as Lina's speaking and singing voice. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3 PRODUCTION SINGERThe lead tenor in Monumental Pictures' first movie musical. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: Db3 MISS DINSMORELina's vocal coach. She is the "mother hen" type with caring affection for the younger performers. Gender: Female Age: 45 to 55 ENSEMBLE: Singers who can dance. Dancers who can sing. ___________________ Disneys' NEWSIES Director-Richard Sabellico,Choreographer- Charlie Sutton Performance Dates- July 17, 2019-August 10, 2019. First rehearsal July 2, 2019 Jack Kelly The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 Crutchie A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Davey Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3 Les Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies. Age: 10 to 15 Vocal range top: Bb3 Vocal range bottom: Db3 Katherine Plumber An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. Age: 17 to 20 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Joseph Pulitzer A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack. Age: 35 to 50 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Medda Larkin Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Age: 25 to 45 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3 Bunsen Pulitzers bookkeeper. Comes up with the idea to raise the newsies price per paper Age:35 to 50 Snyder The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage. Age: 45-65 Ensemble The Newsies and Bowery Beauties. All excellent, strong dancers and singers ______________  SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Director-Richard Sabellico, Choreographer-Charlie Sutton Performance Dates- August 14, 2019- September 8, 2019. First rehearsal July 30, 2019 TONY MANERO (Lead/ Tenor to A) 19, extremely handsome Brooklyn Italian. King of his circle. Projects machismo with a vulnerability beneath. Extremely charismatic. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong dancer with a killer pop/rock voice. FLO MANERO (Lead/ Mezzo) 40 – 60. Tony’s Brooklyn Italian mother. Opinionated, devout Catholic. Movement a plus. MONTY (Lead/ Bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto) 40 – 60, versatile actor/singer/dancer . Monty – handsome womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to 60’s free-spirited sexuality. FRANK MANERO SR.  Tony’s Brooklyn Italian, iron-fisted father who leads with inflated pride in the face of unemployment. STEPHANIE MANGANO (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to D) 20, extremely beautiful Brooklyn Italian. Projects overconfidence and pretension but is really a simple girl trying to be more than what she came from. Must be genuinely likable. Believable Brooklyn accent. Killer voice and very strong dancer. FRANK JR. (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) 25 – 30, Tony’s brother. Brooklyn Italian, genuine, paternal, spiritual energy. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a strong pop/rock voice. BOBBY C (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) 18 – 20, awkward Brooklyn Italian. One of “the Faces” (Tony’s gang). Insecure and needy. A troubled soul who tries too hard. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a showstopping pop voice. ANNETTE (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to Eb) 18 – 20, attractive, Innocent, insecure, needy. She tries to mask her vulnerability with toughness. Believable Brooklyn accent. Strong dancer with show-stopping voice. DOUBLE-J 19. A charming and funny jokester and a real bruiser. Physically the toughest of the gang. Strong singer/actor with great comedic timing, who can move. Brooklyn accent GUS 19. A real “wise-guy” with possible connections. Strong singer/actor who can move. Brooklyn accent. LINDA MANERO 15-16. Tonys little sister. Sunny and spunky. Brooklyn accent. Possibly cast from ensemble. CANDY The resident singer of 2001. Sexy and confident, beloved by everybody. Strong singer/belter. She has a great deal of singing to do. MALE ENSEMBLE All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing. FEMALE ENSEMBLE All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.


Bill Hanney's Theatre by the Sea 2019 Season - ECC - Dancers
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Seeking:LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Director-Jay Binder, Choreographer- Kelli Barclay Performance dates- May 29, 2019- June 16, 2019. First rehearsal May 14, 2019 Note: This brand-new romantic screwball musical comedy, set in 600 B.C., follows the early life of Aesop, the not-yet-famous slave, as he creates the “fable”, persistently woos the head strong girl of his dreams, enters into a battle of wits with the King of Egypt and changes the course of history. It requires actors of tremendous comic skill, both in classic music theatre vaudeville style and farce. The show is a blend of classic Golden Age musical theater and contemporary comedy. The actors must have the skill to move easily between the two styles.  Principals Males: AESOP (Role has been cast, seeking understudies) (mid 20s – mid 30s) He is clever, adorable, quick-witted and resourceful. He has the ability to solve any problem through the use of his charm, wit and fables. He is mischievous yet must be endearing. His one problem is that he is absolutely “all thumbs” when it comes to women. Once he falls in love with Lycaena, he is determined to win her heart at any cost. Actor must have great charm and expert comic skills. This actor must be able to carry an entire show. Tenor. KING CROESUS OF LYDIA (Role has been cast, seeking understudies) (mid to late 40s) Richest man in ancient Greece. On the surface, he is powerful, threatening and pompous. Underneath, he is a quivering mass of Jell-O. Quick to make impulsive decisions and easily manipulated not only by Delphinia but by Aesop as well. Completely selfish and spoiled. But in the end, he too learns from Aesop and his fables on how to have a shred of generosity. This part requires an actor of remarkable comic skill in the Nathan Lane tradition. The actor could be on the portly side. Tenor. XANTHUS (late 40s – early 60s) While he is a great philosopher, he is vague and forgetful and absolutely under the thumb of his wife, Catastrophe. He immediately recognizes Aesop’s talents and appreciates his intelligence and adorable personality. He is a father figure to his slave, Lycaena. While he may be dotty and often confused, he has a huge heart and a deep understanding of the importance of true love. Must be a superb character comic. Character voice. PHILOCALUS (mid 20s – mid 30s) Drop dead gorgeous with a muscular physique. A slave and a musician. Plays the lyre. Not the brightest bulb, in fact he is always slow on the uptake but certainly knows how to use his obvious physical attributes to his advantage. He is vain and self-consumed, completely unaware of his slow-wittedness. He has an intrinsic naivete that makes him endearing. Baritone. HIERONYMOUS/SEA CAPTAIN/DEAF MAN/SINBAD/NECTANABO, KING OF EGYPT (40s) Versatile comic character actor to play Hieronymous, a harassed slave salesman, a crusty sea captain, an ancient deaf man, Sinbad, a pirate-like sea captain capable of a Scottish accent and the frightening, all powerful and all-knowing King of Egypt, Nectanabo. This requires a versatile character actor capable of real Vaudeville-style comedy and many accents and voices. Short is a plus. Baritone. Females: LYCAENA (Role has been cast, seeking understudies) (mid 20s – mid 30s) Xanthus and Catastrophe’s slave. Absolutely adorable and winning. Bursting at the seams for a husband and dreams of marrying the unattainable Greek God: handsome, muscular and perfect. She is desperate for the “sharp stab of ecstasy”! When Xanthus buys Aesop for Lycaena, she takes an instant dislike to him as he is nothing like the Dream Man that she expected. Through the course of the play, she realizes what a true friend Aesop is. And of course, as in all classic romantic screwball comedies, she realizes Aesop is indeed the perfect man for her. Actress must have wonderful comic skills. Strong belt, mix and head voice. DELPHINIA (40s) Sexy, curvaceous sensation. Manipulative and conniving. She worked her way up from a chorus girl to controlling King Croesus. She uses her feminine wiles to achieve her ambitions at any cost. She takes control of Philocalus when he arrives, using him as an accomplice and for her personal pleasure. When Aesop appears in the kingdom, she is finally faced with a worthy adversary and must go to every length to thwart him. While she is clever, ambitious and dangerous, she is ultimately outsmarted by Aesop. Strong Broadway belt and must dance well. CATASTROPHE (late 40s – mid 50s) She is selfish and imperious. She is never wrong and has her husband, Xanthus, completely under her thumb. She has a sharp wit and a stylish manner. She demands the center of attention whenever she appears. She’s sexually charged, but not with her husband. Comic character actress and handsome woman. This character is not a gargoyle. Mezzo soprano. Ensemble Note: All ensemble members must have excellent comic skills in addition to strong singing voices. All must be excellent dancers and tap. MALE #1 (mid to late 20s) Plays the Captain of the Guard and as cast. Must have masculine authority and military bearing, but capable of showing genuine fear when threatened. Should have excellent comic skills. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. MALE #2 (early to mid 20s) Plays the Olympus Express Delivery Man and as cast. Young, eager juvenile. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. MALE #3 (mid to late 20s) Plays the Executioner and as cast. Must be physically imposing. On the exterior, he is threatening but underneath he has a warm heart. Must be an excellent singer and firstrate dancer. Must tap. FEMALE #1 (late 30s) Comic character actress. She plays a proper, prim saleswoman in a bridal salon and an overly hysterical mother and as cast. Must be superb character comedian. Legit Soprano. FEMALE #2 (mid to late 20s) Plays Slave Girl, Fury and as cast. Must be strikingly attractive. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. FEMALE #3 (mid to late 20s) Plays Slave Girl, Fury and as cast. Must be strikingly attractive. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. FEMALE #4 (mid to late 20s) Plays Slave Girl, Fury and as cast. Must be strikingly attractive. Must be an excellent singer and first-rate dancer. Must tap. ______________________ SINGIN IN THE RAIN Director/Choreographer- Kelli Barclay Performance Dates-June19, 2019-July 13, 2019. First rehearsal June 4, 2019  ZELDA ZANDERS A flapper socialite and actress on her ninth marriage, she is Lina's friend and informant Gender: Female Age: 30 to 40 R.F. SIMPSON A successful, magnanimous, film producer. He leads the other characters in creating a new movie musical. Gender: Male Age: 50 to 65 ROSCOE DEXTERA famous film director with theatrical mannerisms and tendencies. Frequently frazzled and works with Lina and Don. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 COSMO BROWNA wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films. Don's best friend and former dance partner. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: C3 LINA LAMONTA slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice. She is Don's regular co-star. Gender: Female Age: 30 to 35 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: C4 DON LOCKWOODA suave Hollywood actor and dancer. Cosmo's best friend and Lina's regular costar. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: G2 ROD An excitable film agent bordering on manic. He works for Simpson. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 45 KATHY SELDEN An earnest, talented actress with whit and charm. She falls in love with Don and performs as Lina's speaking and singing voice. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3 PRODUCTION SINGERThe lead tenor in Monumental Pictures' first movie musical. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: Db3 MISS DINSMORELina's vocal coach. She is the "mother hen" type with caring affection for the younger performers. Gender: Female Age: 45 to 55 ENSEMBLE: Singers who can dance. Dancers who can sing. ___________________ Disneys' NEWSIES Director-Richard Sabellico,Choreographer- Charlie Sutton Performance Dates- July 17, 2019-August 10, 2019. First rehearsal July 2, 2019 Jack Kelly The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 Crutchie A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Davey Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3 Les Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies. Age: 10 to 15 Vocal range top: Bb3 Vocal range bottom: Db3 Katherine Plumber An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. Age: 17 to 20 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Joseph Pulitzer A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack. Age: 35 to 50 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Medda Larkin Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Age: 25 to 45 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3 Bunsen Pulitzers bookkeeper. Comes up with the idea to raise the newsies price per paper Age:35 to 50 Snyder The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage. Age: 45-65 Ensemble The Newsies and Bowery Beauties. All excellent, strong dancers and singers ______________  SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Director-Richard Sabellico, Choreographer-Charlie Sutton Performance Dates- August 14, 2019- September 8, 2019. First rehearsal July 30, 2019 TONY MANERO (Lead/ Tenor to A) 19, extremely handsome Brooklyn Italian. King of his circle. Projects machismo with a vulnerability beneath. Extremely charismatic. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong dancer with a killer pop/rock voice. FLO MANERO (Lead/ Mezzo) 40 – 60. Tony’s Brooklyn Italian mother. Opinionated, devout Catholic. Movement a plus. MONTY (Lead/ Bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto) 40 – 60, versatile actor/singer/dancer . Monty – handsome womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to 60’s free-spirited sexuality. FRANK MANERO SR.  Tony’s Brooklyn Italian, iron-fisted father who leads with inflated pride in the face of unemployment. STEPHANIE MANGANO (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to D) 20, extremely beautiful Brooklyn Italian. Projects overconfidence and pretension but is really a simple girl trying to be more than what she came from. Must be genuinely likable. Believable Brooklyn accent. Killer voice and very strong dancer. FRANK JR. (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) 25 – 30, Tony’s brother. Brooklyn Italian, genuine, paternal, spiritual energy. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a strong pop/rock voice. BOBBY C (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) 18 – 20, awkward Brooklyn Italian. One of “the Faces” (Tony’s gang). Insecure and needy. A troubled soul who tries too hard. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a showstopping pop voice. ANNETTE (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to Eb) 18 – 20, attractive, Innocent, insecure, needy. She tries to mask her vulnerability with toughness. Believable Brooklyn accent. Strong dancer with show-stopping voice. DOUBLE-J 19. A charming and funny jokester and a real bruiser. Physically the toughest of the gang. Strong singer/actor with great comedic timing, who can move. Brooklyn accent GUS 19. A real “wise-guy” with possible connections. Strong singer/actor who can move. Brooklyn accent. LINDA MANERO 15-16. Tonys little sister. Sunny and spunky. Brooklyn accent. Possibly cast from ensemble. CANDY The resident singer of 2001. Sexy and confident, beloved by everybody. Strong singer/belter. She has a great deal of singing to do. MALE ENSEMBLE All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing. FEMALE ENSEMBLE All ethnicities, 20s-40s. Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.


Chicago - ECC - Dancers
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Seeking:Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 18+, seeking ensemble dancers of all ages and ethnicities. All great, sexy, strong athletic dancers in the Bob Fosse style, with good, strong singing voices. Vibrant new faces and talent wanted. Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus / Ensemble): Female, 18+, seeking ensemble dancers of all ages and ethnicities. All great, sexy, strong athletic dancers in the Bob Fosse style, with good, strong singing voices. Vibrant new faces and talent wanted.


APPOINTMENTS - 'The Letters' & 'The Moors' - Actors
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Seeking:THE LETTERS by David Zellnik (world premiere) Directed by John Sowle Seeking: Rachel - Age 34, also 22. A linguist. Highly intelligent, self-confident, a bit of a smartass. She and Rajiv have been engaged to be married for a long time. Laura - Age 22. Intern at a successful advertising agency. Young, empathic, very self-possessed, poised and ready to launch into her adult life. The roles of Rajiv and Henry have been cast. _________________ THE MOORS by Jen Silverman Directed by Tracy Liz Miller Seeking: Agatha - Elder spinster sister. Spidery. Dangerous. Powerful. Huldey - Younger spinster sister. She keeps a diary. She wants to be famous. Emilie - The governess. A romantic with a sweet face. Marjory - The scullery maid. Also the parlor maid. Down-trodden. Consumptive. Strategic. The Mastiff - The dog. A sad philosopher king. A Moor-Hen - A small chicken. Accident-prone. Practical and very present-tense.


Wizard of Oz - EPA -Singers
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Seeking:Dorothy Gale: Female, 18+, to play mid-adolescent 13/14, with a warm belt voice. She’s a mid-western farm girl, raised by her aunt and uncle; the story is her ‘coming of age’ parable to learn life’s values. Star talent will be considered. Role involves flying and aerial choreography. Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch: Female, 40+, strong character actress, who can effect malevolence tinged with humor. Miss Gulch is a snarly, prim spinster school teacher; the Wicked Witch is a grand cackling insidious witch. While this is principally an acting role, adjustment may be made to involve singing and/or dancing, if warranted for the performer cast. Note that this is a physical role, involving aerial/flying. Star talent will also be considered. Aunt Em/Glinda: Female, 40-49, versatile attractive singing actress, with good soprano voice. Aunt Em is a plain Kansas farm woman; Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, is beautiful, sweet and benevolent (and slightly grand). Role involves aerial/flying. Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz: Male, 50+, character actor with warmth, style and versatility, plus a sense of comic humor. Professor Marvel is a slightly worn-out carnival showman; a good kind man (not seedy), he still has some style; the Wizard of Oz is somewhat similar, grander and at the same time more naïve, feigning stern omnipotence to cover up his true natural mild vulnerability; he is wise and caring, nevertheless. Star talent will also be considered. Uncle Henry/Guard/Winkie Captain: Male, 40+, character actor with a strong singing voice. Uncle Henry is a weathered Kansas farmer; the Guard/Winkie Captain somewhat stoic. Prefer a somewhat lean look; tall height (6’0") advantageous. Hunk/Scarecrow: Male, 30+, limber character dancer with good singing voice. Hunk is a slightly goofy farmhand; Scarecrow is well-intended, somewhat child-like in that he only sees what’s immediately in front of him, in that moment. Hickory/Tin Woodman: Male, 30+, character dancer with warm singing voice. Hickory is the reliable unquestioning farmhand; Tin Woodman is stalwart, straightforward, and conservative. Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Male, 30+, [character actor/singer, with comic flair. Zeke the farmhand is a goofoff, can be a clown; Cowardly Lion is a grand blustering show-off who is really timid underneath; this is a ‘costumed’ (lion suit) character.


Shakespeare & Company 2019 LORT and SPT Season - EPA - Actors
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Seeking:2019 LORT SEASON “12th Night” LORT D at $700 per wk, in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats) Sir Toby Belch: Male, 50s Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Male, 50s Malvolio: Male, 40s Olivia: Female, 30s All other roles in 12th Night are pre-cast* without audition Most performers in 12th Night will be contracted to perform in Merry Wives Of Windsor as well (see below) ___________________ “Merry Wives Of Windsor” LORT D at $700 per wk, in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats) Fenton: Male, 20s Slender: Male, 30s/40s Doctor Caius: open to interpretation / gender / age Mistress Ford: Female, 50s Mistress Margaret Page: Female, 40s/50s Mistress Anne Page: Female, 20s/30s All other roles in Merry Wives of Windsor are pre-cast* without audition Most performers in Merry Wives of Windsor will be contracted to perform in 12th Night as well (see above) ______________________ “Topdog/Underdog” LORT D at $700 per wk, in the Packer Playhouse (402 seats) Lincoln & Booth: pre-cast* without audition ================ 2019 SPT SEASON “The Waverly Gallery” SPT 4 at $400 per wk, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Gladys Green: pre-cast* without audition Howard Fine: Male, 50s, a psychiatrist Daniel Reed: Male, 20s, a speechwriter Shakespeare & Company 2019 LORT and SPT Season - Lenox, MA EPA Page 2 of 3 Ellen Fine: pre-cast* without audition __________________ “The Children” SPT 9 at $700 per wk, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Rose, Hazel, & Robin: pre-cast* without audition ________________ “Coriolanus” SPT 4 at $400 per wk, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Coriolanus, Volumnia, & Ensemble: pre-cast* without audition _________________ “Time Stands Still” SPT 4 at $400 per wk, in the Bernstein Theatre (195 seats) Sarah Goodwin: pre-cast* without audition James Dodd: Male, 30s, a freelance journalist Richard Ehrlich: Male, 55, a photo editor


ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival 2019 - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:TINTYPES By Mel Marvin, Gary Pearle Director/Choreographer: Gary John LaRosa First Rehearsal: September 3, 2019 Preview September 19 7:30pm Open September 20 Open Close October 5th Performances: Wednesday thru Sunday, 5 shows a week. SYNOPSIS ‘Tintypes’ chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders like J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation. ROLES Charlie Chaplin A talented Yiddish immigrant who struggles through his various jobs. An optimistically talented and imaginative physical comedian. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 40; Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: Ab2 TR (Teddy Roosevelt) A naval commander who becomes the youngest man ever elected President of the United States. Spunky and likable with plenty of bravado and military flair. Gender: Male; Age: 35 to 45; Vocal range top: Ab4, Vocal range bottom: G2 Anna Held Florenz Ziegfield’s enigmatic and gorgeous first wife and the star of the Follies. An intimate and coyly sexual French woman with definite stage presence. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: G#5, Vocal range bottom: G#3 Susannah A black domestic based on Ziegfeld’s pioneering male star, Bert Williams. She dreams of being an actress but constantly finds herself alone in the world. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 40; Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: E3 Emma Goldman An immigrant, feminist, and socialist who revolts against government and the rich. Passionate and powerful with the natural ability of public speaking. Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 50; Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: G3 --------- FOREVER PLAID by Stuart Ross Director/Choreographer: Morgan Sills First rehearsal: September 24; First performance: October 10th; Close: October 26, 2018. Performances: Wednesday thru Sunday, 5 shows a week. SYNOPSIS High school pals Sparky, Jinx, Smudge, and Francis -- the “Plaids” -- are talented “guy group” -- just four nice young men who love singing harmony. They practice in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, play proms and department stores, and dream about success. When the Plaids are killed in a car accident on the way to their first big gig -- at the Ai port Hilton Cocktail Bar, on February 9, 1964 -- the young men linger in limbo, as unresolved as their final chord, until the conjunction of various “astro-technical” phenomena allows them to return to Earth, perform their final concert, and hopefully win a place in Heaven -- and the deluxe plaid dinner jackets of their dreams. Will they overcome asthma, ulcers, nerves, and forgotten lyrics? Will they find the perfect chord? With a warm and clever book by Stuart Ross, Forever Plaid is a delightful, mischievous, and unashamedly heartwarming homage to the sweet and innocent sounds of the ‘50s and the ‘60s, and features harmonically spectacular orchestrations of popular hits such as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “16 Tons,” and “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”. ROLES Francis The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident. Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 40; Vocal range top: B5, Vocal range bottom: F3 Sparky The clown of the group, who is shown to have a heart. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 40; Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: F3 Jinx The shy one. He lives his life terrified and doesn't always remember what song comes next. Sparky's step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 40; Vocal range top: D6, Vocal range bottom: F3 Smudge The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him. Has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hides his good looks and sex appeal. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 35; Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: F3


Sharon Playhouse 2019 Season - Open - Dancers, Singers
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Seeking:CRAZY FOR YOU Director Sarah Combs Choreographer Justin Boccitto Musical Director Eric Thomas Johnson Rehearsals June 3-June 20 Open June 21 Close July 7 These roles in Crazy For You have been pre-cast.  Actors may be considered for possible  replacements if needed Bobby aged 30-40. Bobby is a New Yorker in love with musical theatre but is forced to work in a bank by his controlling mother. He has been engaged to Irene Roth for 5 years but doesn’t want to marry her. When he goes to Deadrock to escape Irene, he meets Polly, falls instantly in love with her and decides to put on a show to pay off the mortgage on her father’s theatre . In order to receive respect, he entices the Zangler folly girls to come to Deadrock and disguises himself as Bella Zangler, the established producer. Bobby is involved in 12 songs so needs to be a strong singer, actor, tapper and ballroom dancer for his “Fred and Ginger” type numbers with Polly. Polly aged 30-40. Polly is the only female living in Deadrock where she is the postmistress and “all American girl”. The men adore her but Lank Hawkins is always asking her to marry him. She tries not to show her love for Bobby when she discovers that he is from the bank which wants to foreclose on her father’s theatre. Then she falls for Bobby disguised as Zangler but naturally true love prevails and the pair finally end up together. Polly is involved in 9 musical numbers and needs to be a good tapper, soft shoe and ballroom dancer with a strong voice. Zangler aged 35 – 55 with a Hungarian accent. Zangler is an established New York musical producer and theatre owner. He follows Tess, his dance director, to Deadrock despite being already married. Zangler enjoys a very funny drunk scene and duet with Bobby so needs to be a good character actor. _________________ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Director Alan M-L Wager Choreographer Cheryl Swift Musical Director Patrick Hoagland Rehearsals July 2 Open July 19 Close August 4 BELLE aged 20-30  Belle is a young woman who feels trapped in her provincial small-minded town. She is a  strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. This role requires a strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice, yet is also commanding and comedic.    Dance ability a plus. BEAST aged 25-40.  The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and enduring side as he interacts with Belle and recaptures his humanity.  It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being  trapped within a hideous creature’s body.  Must be a very strong singer, consummate actor with  comedic ability.  Should move well GASTON aged 25-40  Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very  bright, and thrives on attention. __________________ JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Director/Choreographer Russell Garrett Musical Director Jacob Carll Rehearsals July 23 Open August 9 Close August 25 JOSEPH: Male, 25-35 (High Tenor, Vocal Range Low A to High G). Eleventh son of Jacob and Jacob’s favorite. Looking for a strong actor with a confident but charming personality. Must move and sing very well. PHARAOH: Male, 35-45 (Baritone, Low B to High G#). Pharaoh is the most powerful man in Egypt, and considered a god on earth. He is in a strange psychological place and is desperately searching for the truth in his dreams. The character is in style an homage to Elvis. May double as brother. THREE BROTHERS WITH SOLO SONGS The three brother song solos 20-40  (One More Angel In Heaven, Benjamin’s Calypso, Canaan Days) are not specifically assigned to any specific brother at this time.   Those wishing to be considered for  those songs should sing them at the audition. __________________ NUNSENSE Director/Choreographer Teri Gibson Musical Director Eric Thomas Johnson   Rehearsals August 13 Open August 30 Close September 15 Sister Mary Regina –  60’s (Range: B3-F5) Mother Superior: a feisty, overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can't resist the spotlights. Should move well and have excellent comic timing.  Part requires some very physical humor. Sister Mary Hubert –  mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5) Mistress of Novices: the second-in -command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.   She exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose.  Should move well.


Pretty Woman - ECC - Singers
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Seeking:Equity Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus / Ensemble): characters are 20s-30s, any ethnicity; handsome and sexy, with a great physique; to appear in the ensemble with features; possible principal understudy assignments; strong technical dancers; need proficiency in ballroom style and partnering; strong pop/rock singers. Equity Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus / Ensemble): characters are 20s-30s, any ethnicity; beautiful and sexy, with a great physique; to appear in the ensemble with features; possible principal understudy assignments; strong technical dancers; need proficiency in ballroom style and partnering; strong pop/rock singers. Ensemble, U/S Vivian Ward (Chorus / Ensemble): Female, 20-39, to appear in the onstage ensemble and understudy the starring role of Vivian Ward: female, 20s-30s, any ethnicity; a quirky, sexy girl who reluctantly works on Hollywood Boulevard as a prostitute but harbors Cinderella dreams of a better life; a star-crossed meeting with a lost billionaire propels her into a fish-out-of-water adventure among the rich and powerful of Beverly Hills; a Rodeo Drive shopping transformation takes her from Malibu parties to opera galas where she learns that confidence, and staying true to oneself, is even more important that material wealth; on the process, she discovers her self-worth and becomes determined not to settle for anything less than taking full control of her own destiny; needs strong comedic chops and movement ability; excellent pop/rock singer; must be versatile in style and have strong high belt and mix. Ensemble, U/S Edward Lewis (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 35-49, to appear in the onstage ensemble and understudy the starring role of Edward Lewis: male, late 30s-40s, any ethnicity; a smart, successful, well-educated business mogul who takes over troubled companies and liquidates their assets; his tough, workaholic exterior conceals a sensitive, artistic side, including a love of music and the arts; he’s in the process of orchestrating the biggest financial deal of his career, but the recent death of his father has him questioning his priorities; he hires Vivian hoping for some temporary, hassle-free companionship, but she completely upends his life; he realizes he will have to change if he wants to hold onto the things that matter most to him; excellent pop/rock singer; tenor; needs to confidently be able to sing an A. Ensemble, U/S Happy Man/Mr. Thompson (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 30-59, to appear in the onstage ensemble and understudy the principal role of Happy Man/Mr. Thompson: male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity; the magical Hollywood Boulevard fairy godfather to Vivian’s street Cinderella, he begins the story as a fast-talking peddler of Maps to the Stars who urges Vivian to hold onto her dreams; later he transforms into Mr. Thompson, the efficient, dapper manager of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; he teaches Vivian ballroom dancing, how to dress like a lady, and, most importantly, to believe in herself; excellent pop/rock singer; tenor; must be vocally diverse and able to switch between styles; strong movement ability. Ensemble, U/S Kit De Luca (Chorus / Ensemble): Female, 20-49, to appear in the onstage ensemble and understudy the principal role of Kit De Luca: female, 20s-40s, any ethnicity; a professional prostitute and party girl who took Vivian under her wing to teach her how to survive on the streets; tough but funny, she comes to realize she has a lot to learn from Vivian about not giving up and settling for less. Inspired by Vivian’s example, begins a search for a better life; excellent pop/rock singer; powerhouse high belter. Giulio (Chorus / Ensemble): male, late teens–early 20s, any ethnicity; must read youthful; strong technical dancer and strong pop/rock singer; to appear in the ensemble with a feature as the young bellhop at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; should have a wide-eyed innocence and comedic ability; preferably on the shorter side in height. David Morse (Chorus / Ensemble): male, 20s-30s, African-American; the grandson of Mr. Morse, he is eager, creative, and smart; he has come up with a daring plan to save his grandfather's company by retooling it to build cruise ships for the Hawaiian Islands; strong pop/rock singer; strong movement ability. Mr. Hollister (Chorus / Ensemble): male, 30s—40s, any ethnicity; a Beverly Hills high-end clothing store manager, he understands that sucking up to rich patrons is a big part of his job; he will say or do anything to make a sale; strong pop/rock singer; strong movement ability. Violetta (Chorus / Ensemble): female, 20s-40s, any ethnicity; to appear in the ensemble with a feature as an opera singer playing Violetta in a “La Traviata” sequence; must have a glorious high soprano operatic voice and also the ability to sing in the pop/rock style; strong movement ability. Alfredo (Chorus / Ensemble): male, 20s-40s, any ethnicity; to appear in the ensemble with a feature as an opera singer playing Alfredo in a “La Traviata” sequence; must have a glorious high tenor operatic voice and also the ability to sing in the pop/rock style; strong movement ability. Female Singers Who Dance (Chorus / Ensemble): female, 20s-30s, any ethnicity; to appear in the ensemble with features; possible principal understudy assignments; strong pop/rock singers; strong dancing ability. Male Singers Who Dance (Chorus / Ensemble): male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity; to appear in the ensemble with features; possible principal understudy assignments; strong pop/rock singers; strong dancing ability.


Fire and Air - EPA - Actors, Dancers
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Seeking:Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev: Male, late 30s-early 40s. A Russian impresario. A visionary. A robust, impressive, and powerful man. Homosexual. Vaslav Nijinsky: Male, 20s. Diaghilev's young protégé and lover. Once a peasant, but now a revolutionary ballet dancer and a radical choreographer. Muscular, elegant, ambitious, narcissistic, and an intense perfectionist. Dmitry "Dima" Filosofov: Male, late 30s to early 40s. Diaghilev's first cousin. His oldest and dearest friend and business manager. Also a homosexual. Dunya: Female, 60s. Diaghilev's old and faithful nurse. Almost always knitting, but ready to be of service to him (and the play at large) the moment the need arises. She has been his nanny since he was born. Grounded. Wise in her own way. Misia Sert: Female, 40s-50s. Diaghilev's beautiful wealthy patron and friend. Deeply invested in the future and importance of artistic life. A witty, fearless, powerful woman of her time. Leonide Massine: Male, 20s. A young classical dancer. Highly sexual. Ambitious and self-serving.


Chicago - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Roxie Hart: Female, 25-45, mezzo; strong singer/dancer/actress. Velma Kelly: Female, 25-45, alto; strong singer/dancer/actress. Billy Flynn: Male, 25-45, baritone; strong singer/actor who moves well, dance a plus. Amos Hart: Male, 25-45, baritone; strong character actor who sings well, good mover. Matron "Mama" Morton: Female, 30-50, alto; strong singer/actress. Mary Sunshine: Males & Females, 25-55, male or female soprano; strong actor or actress who sings well. Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, male and female ensemble.


Westport Country Playhouse 2019 Season - EPA - Actors, Singers
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Seeking:“In The Heights” Ussnavi (Male-Latin X, Age 22-30): An emigrant from the Dominican Republic. Owner of De La Vega Bodega, which he inherit since his folks passed on. Joyful, enthusiastic and witty. He has the continuous desire to “go back home”. Usnavi is in love with Vanessa. Though Usnavi would like to be something more than Vanessa’s “friend”, he has never made any attempt. He is the eyes and ears of his Washington Heights neighborhood. Must speak Spanish and rapping ability necessary. Nina (Female-Latin X, Age 19-24): A righteous young woman who’s always been a straight A student. Nina has just finished her freshman year at Stanford University. She is the daughter of Kevin and Camilia Rosario. She puts a lot of pressure on herself because she is the only member of her family and friends who made it to college. She is best friends with Vanessa and a beacon of hope and inspiration to all who know her. She represents the opportunities outside of “the Heights.” Speaks Spanish. Must dance. Benny (Male-African American, Age 22-30): Benny is Usnavi’s best friend. He is ambitious, tenacious and confident. He once was a street punk and hoodlum, often finding himself in trouble but wants more for himself. He has worked for Kevin and Camilla at Rosario’s Taxi Service since he was a young man and is considered a part of the family until he starts developing feelings for their daughter, Nina. Vanessa (Female-Latin X, Age 19-24): A dreamer. Wants a better future for herself. She appears strong, but in reality she is very vulnerable. Vanessa works at Daniela’s salon to save enough money to leave the barrio and move downtown. Unfortunately, life and her alcoholic mother keep dragging her down. She is beautiful and all the boys want her, but Vanessa just wants to be treated with respect. Her reciprocation of Usnavi’s interest is overlooked due to his insecurity. Must Dance well Abuela Claudia (Female-Latin X, Age 50-65): A Cuban immigrant, Claudia and her mother came to the U.S. to find work and a better life, but only found the former. She has lived in Washington Heights the longest out of all the characters. Claudia is the beloved neighborhood matriarch, and takes care of everyone with compassion, wisdom and devotion. Sonny (Male-Latin X, Ages 15-18): Usnavi’s younger cousin, Sonny was also raised by Claudia. He is young and a smart aleck, who always has the perfect dry quip to match any situation. He usually hangs out on the street with his friend Graffiti Pete. He is an extremely intelligent young man who strives to emulate Usnavi. Dominican by birth, Sonny is tough and street-smart but also cares deeply about his loved-ones and the neighborhood. Speaks Spanish Kevin (Male-Latin X, 40-50): Kevin is the Puerto Rican owner of Rosario’s Taxi Dispatch, which he runs with his wife Camila. He is hard working and overprotective of his daughter, Nina. He is stubborn, hot tempered at times and can be quick to act without thoughts of repercussions. Camila (Female-Latin X, 40-50): Camila is the strong-willed wife and business partner to Kevin, and mother to Nina. She typically defers to Kevin, but steps up to voice her opinion when their family’s future is on the line. She is cool-headed yet keeps a subtle but strong leash on Kevin. Speaks Spanish. Daniela(Female-Latin X, Ages 35-45): Daniela is the Puerto Rican owner of the neighborhood salon. Loves a good “chisme” (gossip). Savvy to say the least, she is quick witted, brassy and outspoken. She knows everything that is going on in the Barrio. Her tough-as-painted-nails exterior disguises the generous spirit revealed in her support of others. Speaks Spanish, must move very well. Carla (Female-Latin X 22-30): Carla is Daniela’s best friend and right hand in the beauty shop. She is an upbeat, very sweet, innocent and loving young woman who is devoted to her religion and her friends though she is easily taken advantage of because of her naivety. Speaks Spanish, must move very well. Graffiti Pete (Male-ANY ethnicity, Age 20-30): Pete is the local barrio graffiti artist and the nemesis of Usnavi, he is always hanging out on the streets, dancing to his boom box music, spraying any surface he can. Must dance very well, Hip-Hop and Break-dancing ability necessary. _____________________ “Skeleton Crew” All characters are African-American. Faye (Female, African-American – mid-late 50s): Working class woman. Tough and a lifetime of dirt beneath her nails. Somewhere, deep compassion. Dez (Male, African-American – mid-late 20s): Working class man. Young hustler, playful, street-savvy, and flirtatious. Somewhere, deeply sensitive. Shanita (Female, African-American – mid-late 20s): Working class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hard-working. By-the-books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer. Reggie (Male, African-American – late 30s): White collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The Foreman. Somewhere, a fire brims. ________________ “Mlima’s Tale” We strongly encourage actors of all genders, races and ethnicities. Age range for all characters is 20- 60. Mlima (Male): An African bull elephant. His name means “the mountain.” Old and clever, a wanderer, a warrior. Hunted for his majestic tusks.  The following characters are played by Player 1, Player 2, and Player 3 (Female/Male/Open): Rahman: A Somali poacher. Nervous and green. Geedi: A Somali poacher. Experienced and proud, honorable in his own eyes. Githinji: Chief of Police. Sees everything, and how it can most benefit him. Wamwara: Regional Warden. Takes his responsibilities to heart. Andrew Graves: Director of Wildlife. Wants to do the right thing, without having to try too hard. Guoxi Fu: A Chinese diplomat. A collector. Happy to benefit from his position. Hassan Abdulla: A Tanzanian trader. Skittish, but with an eye on the greatest profit. Aziz Muhammed: A merchant. Comfortable and cautious. Captain Ramaaker: An American ship captain. By-the-books, except under pressure. Jim Baxter: Chief Mate. An opportunist. Hua Huynh: A Vietnamese customs officer. Watchful and disinterested. Thuy Fan: A Vietnamese trader. Easygoing. Enjoys winning. Master Yee: A master ivory carver. An artist. Doesn’t ask questions. Alice Ying: A Chinese woman. Nouveau riche. Eager to have the best and show it off. Mr. Cheung: An ivory salesman. Has a flair for the big sale. Hong Feng: A businessman. A little self-righteous. Li Jun: A businessman. A gossip. ____________________ “Don Juan” We strongly encourage actors of all genders, races and ethnicities. Note: This new translation/adaptation is still in development, therefore all doubling is subject to change.  Actor 1: Don Juan (Male, 40-60): A notorious libertine, freethinker, and sensualist; a monster or a genius—or both. He wholeheartedly believes his elaborate justifications for doing exactly as he pleases. He has sharp intelligence and smoldering good looks. He’s definitely too old to be carrying on as he is. Actor 2: Sganarelle (Male, 30-50): Don Juan’s faithful valet—devoted to his master, but deeply conflicted over his role in the Don’s immoral behavior. He’s working class, not book smart, but incredibly wily; God-fearing and superstitious, but also a bit spineless. Actor 3: Dona Elvira / and As Cast (Female, 20-35): Don Juan’s abandoned wife, a vision of beauty, elegance, refinement, and intelligence. A former nun, she is focused and unrelenting in her pursuit of justice. Actor 4: Don Louis / and As Cast (Male, 60-75): Father to Don Juan, an old-fashioned gentleman who believes deeply in honor and principle. Though he’s a man of integrity, he is easily duped, because he’s ready to believe what he’s told if it confirms his worldview. Actor 5: Don Carlos / LaRamee/and As Cast (Male, 25-45): Don Carlos: Brother to Duchess Elvira, he is handsome and smart, the brains of his family. He lives life according to a strict honor code, even to the point of absurdity. He behaves as a respectable nobleman should, blood feuds and all. La Ramée: A messenger who warns Don Juan of approaching danger. Actor 6: Don Alonzo / Ragotin / and As Cast (Male, 25-45): Don Alonzo: Brother to Duchess Elvira, he is the brawn, very much an intemperate hothead, always eager for a fight. Ragotin: Servant to Don Juan. Actor 7: Pierrot / Beggar / Mr. Dimanche / and As Cast (Male 30-50): Pierrot: A sad clown and helpless romantic, quite simple, a bit innocent, the type of person whose eminent good nature is easily taken advantage of by others, meaning he’s unlucky in love. He often rattles on with long and inconsequential stories, but you cannot help but like him. Beggar: A pious mendicant with the face of a medieval saint. Mr. Dimanche: A hapless businessman easily duped in his attempts to collect a past-due bill from Don Juan. He’s a bit of a social climber, and can be led by the nose if you flatter him. Actor 8: Charlotte / Ghost / and As Cast (Female, 25-35): Charlotte: Pierrrot’s fiancée, somewhat bored by both her provincial existence and her prospects for love. She’s a bit of a flirt, a rough-around-the-edges beauty who can be ruthlessly ambitious and calculating in her quest to better her lot in life. Ghost: A specter that haunts Don Juan. Actor 9: Mathurine / La Violette / and As Cast (Female, 25-35): Mathurine: Charlotte’s friend and rival, she is attractive, brash and confident. La Violette: Servant to Don Juan Actor 10: Mr. Gusman / Statue / and As Cast (Male, 50-75): Mr. Gusman: Elvira’s loyal valet, he is somewhat conventional and dull in his thinking, and easily scandalized. Statue: A murdered colonel returned from the dead, the personification of a “great man” cast in bronze or marble. He appears at the end of the play to drag Don Juan to eternal Hellfire. He must convey significant gravitas.


Theater J 2019-2020 Season - EPA - Actors, Singers
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Seeking:“Love Sick” Based on the Old Testament’s Song of Songs, LOVE SICK is a new musical with an original world- music score. It tells the story a young wife, Tirzah, who is in a passionless marriage and discovers she has an unseen admirer. Intrigued, she enters into a mysterious and fervent love affair, finding herself on a dizzying journey of sexual and personal empowerment. The ensemble functions in various roles in “reality,” as well as representing Tirzah’s inner thoughts, and commenting on the action. The score of the show is highly influenced by middle-eastern harmonics. A diverse ensemble is sought, actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. Tizrah: This role is cast. The Husband: 20 years older than Tirzah, The Husband is a hard-working, successful widower who speaks mostly of fish. The actor who plays the Husband also plays flamenco guitar in the band. The Lover: This role is cast. Female Singers and Dancers (4): Citizens of modern-day Tel Aviv and ancient Jerusalem, they sing and support Tirzah in the telling of her story; excellent singers who can also sing in the spiritual and world-music genre, these women move well with a sense of rhythm and style; all vocal ranges. ________________ “Occupant” Unapologetically flamboyant, New York sculptor Louise Nevelson's life was one marked by intrepid artistic triumphs as well as deep inner turmoil. In Edward Albee's Occupant, both her public accomplishments and private emotional conflicts are thoroughly examined by an unnamed interviewer who questions the posthumous Nevelson with an unabashed scrutiny. Nevelson: this role is cast, The Man: 40s, pleasant—an interviewer bent on discovering the true character of Nevelson. __________________ “Sheltered” Evelyn and Leonard Kirsch are just two ordinary Americans when war breaks out in Europe. In a moment that would change the lives of generations, they make an extraordinary decision: while millions of Jews are trying to escape Europe, Evelyn and Leonard plan a trip into Nazi-occupied Europe, and are making arrangements to take 40 children back out with them to the United States and to safety. Desperate to find enough places for the refugee children to live, the Kirsches resort to asking an estranged friend from a violent home to take in a child. But when they try to convince a mother to give over her child, they are forced to question that decision. Evelyn Kirsch: female - 30s - A well put-together socialite. Her heart is in the right place. A little vain, but also willing to make the hard choices. Leonard Kirsch: male - 30s-40s - A brainy lawyer who makes plans before he considers what it will take to execute them. Adores his wife. A strong moral sense. Roberta Bloom: female - 30s - A woman who is keeping it together with makeup and bourbon. Headstrong, a bit stubborn. Put upon, but for good reason. Martin Bloom: male - 30s - 40s - A charming blowhard. Good sense of humor, but something sinister lurking just beneath. A veiled sense of anxiety. Drinks too much. Hani Mueller: female - 20s - 30s - An ordinary woman facing desperate times. She is at the end of her wits and seeking help, but also resistant to what she must do. _________________ “The Wanderers” Esther and Yoni are shy young Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn’t be more different. But Anna Ziegler’s funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love. Esther: 30s, but feels young, impressionable, eager and yet no-nonsense too; an Orthodox Jew Yoni: 30s – formal, not totally comfortable in his skin, also Orthodox; should have the capacity for deep, surprising emotion. Abe Herskowitz: 30s – an intellectual who knows he’s an intellectual, enjoys seducing with language, a bit pretentious but charming and not without humor and self-awareness/self-deprecation; he is Caucasian, Jewish. Julia Cheever: 30s – a movie star with an abundance of outward charm and confidence and an easy laugh; she is poised and polished, but vulnerability creeps in on occasion. Any ethnicity. Sophie Herskowitz: 30s – Abe’s wife, dry and intelligent and world-weary but still holds her head up high; she describes her ethnicity as half Jewish and half African-American. ____________________ “Becoming Dr. Ruth” Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly-arrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman’s untold story. Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became "Dr. Ruth," America’s most famous sex therapist. Dr. Ruth: This role is cast. ________________ “Compulsion Or The House Behind”  Sid Silver is a man obsessed. When he learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her extraordinary diary, Silver makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard. But is the manuscript a work of art? A cultural treasure? Once publishers and producers get involved, it becomes "a very valuable product"—and his good intentions prove to be his undoing. Mr. Silver: 45, an American-born Jewish writer of Eastern European descent Woman: plays Miss Mermin, 23, an up-and-coming editor and Mrs. Silver, a delightful French woman, still shy of 30. Man: plays Mr. Thomas, a senior editor at Doubleday; Mr. Harris, runs the subsidiary rights department at Doubleday; Mr. Ferris, a lawyer representing Otto. Frank; Mr. Matzliach, handsome and relaxed, a Sabra; and Mr. Williams, a guest of Miss Mermin’s. Puppeteers (2): operate puppets of Anne Frank, Peter van Daan, and Sid Silver.


The Outsiders - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:<p>Ponyboy Curtis:&nbsp;Male, 15-51, our main character, the youngest Greaser and youngest brother of three, a dreamer; bari-tenor, sings to G or A.</p> <p>Johnny Cade:&nbsp;Male, 16, but looks younger; Ponyboy&rsquo;s best friend, the smallest and least physically gifted of the Greasers; carries a switchblade, hails from a violent home; tenor, sings preferably to A.</p> <p>Sherry &ldquo;Cherry&rdquo; Valance:&nbsp;Female, 18+ to play 17, the prettiest girl in town, Bob&rsquo;s girlfriend, displays tremendous empathy for the Greasers and Ponyboy in particular; like Ponyboy, she is a dreamer; mezzo/soprano.</p> <p>Dallas &ldquo;Dally&rdquo; Winston:&nbsp;Male, 19, wily, the outlier of the Greasers, originally from New York&rsquo;s Hell&rsquo;s Kitchen, a lone wolf; baritone/bari-tenor.</p> <p>Darrell Curtis:&nbsp;Male, 19, the oldest Curtis brother and leader of the Greasers; he works a job (roofing) and has taken on the difficult task of raising and providing for his two younger brothers following their parents&rsquo; tragic death; he chose to forego a possible football scholarship to college in order to keep his family together; bari-tenor to G#.</p> <p>Sodapop Curtis:&nbsp;Male, 17, the middle Curtis brother, exceptionally handsome, a high-school drop-out, works at the local gas station; any vocal type, at least to F#.</p> <p>Two-Bit Matthews:&nbsp;Male, 18, a clown with an infectious laugh, extremely loyal to the Greasers and to the Curtis family; any vocal type.</p> <p>Mom/Nurse:&nbsp;Female, 30-39, the Curtis boys&rsquo; mother, a ghost, mid thirties; also plays an ICU nurse; any vocal type.</p> <p>Bob:&nbsp;Male, 18, the leader of the Soc&rsquo;s, clean-cut, aggressive, cocky, a bully; any vocal type, baritone a plus.</p> <p>Randy:&nbsp;Male, 18, Bob&rsquo;s second in command; preppy, clean-cut, conflicted; tenor to G or A.</p> <p>Paul:&nbsp;Male, 18+, another one of Bob&rsquo;s friends and a higher up in the Soc chain-of-command; former top dog; any vocal type.</p> <p>Marcia:&nbsp;Female,&nbsp;17, Cherry&rsquo;s best friend; sharp-witted, starts to take an interest in two-bit; mezzo, down to G below middle C.</p>


Cabaret - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Sally Bowle: 20-30, vocal range: low A to high C, soprano, strong belt; a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a quirky character who comes across as flighty, yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a British accent. Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw: 25-35, vocal range: low A to high E, tenor; an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; presented as a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with an American accent. Fraulein Schneider: 50+, vocal range: low D to Ab above middle C, alto; a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent. Herr Schultz: 50+, vocal range: low G to high F, tenor; one of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent. Fraulein Kost: 30-45, vocal range: low A flat to high F, alto/mezzo; another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, she earns money by offering favors to sailors, presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent. Ernst Ludwig: 20-45, sings in the chorus, vocal range flexible; a friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); age range is flexible, speaks with a German accent.


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