April 14, 2017
The Prom - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Alyssa: any ethnicity, 18 to 22, mix/belt up to a D. A high school senior; tries desperately to fit in; a cheerleader; secretly Emma's girlfriend, but afraid to come out. Can be classically pretty. Afraid to stand up to her mother. Pop voice. Strong singer. Principal. Emma: any ethnicity, age 18 to 22, mix/belt up to a C#. A high school senior; forced into the spotlight because she asked her girlfriend to the prom; a reluctant poster child for gay/lesbian youth. Very smart, but doesn't need to be classically beautiful. A bit of a tomboy quality. Sweet pop voice. Strong singer. Principal. Dee Dee Allen: any ethnicity, 30s–50s, alto. A current Broadway diva; a huge ego to match her huge talent; no filter; hilariously self-involved, but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Strong singer. Big, Broadway belter. Principal. Barry Glickman: any ethnicity, 30s–50s, high baritone/low tenor. A very gay Broadway star; completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it; impulsive and loves to make a scene everywhere he goes. Strong singer. Big, Broadway belter. Principal. Trent Oliver: any ethnicity, 30s–40s, baritone. A pretentious Broadway star who is probably better known for TV infomercials; loves the sound of his own voice. Strong singer, pop and legit. Principal. Angie: any ethnicity, 30s–40s, alto with a belt. An ensemble member in the Broadway production of “Chicago”; jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold. Strong singer. Principal. Sheldon: any ethnicity, 30s-40s. A charismatic press agent; traditional musical theater sound. Principal. Marion Hawkins: any ethnicity, 30s–50s, high baritone. A small-town principal; easily flustered; straitlaced. A Broadway enthusiast. Good singer. Principal. Mrs. Greene: any ethnicity, 30s–40s, alto. Alyssa's mother and the school board president; very strong, controlling, and intimidating; loves her daughter very much but has a very specific view of what is "right" and "wrong" for her daughter and the school. Strong singer. Principal.
A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder - Non-Union - Singers
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Seeking:PRINCIPALS: [THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY] 30s – mid 50s. Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic “English types”). [MONTY NAVARRO] Mid 20s – 30s. Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A. [SIBELLA] 20s – mid 30s. Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Strong mover. Character mezzo, low F# to high A, belting not required. [PHOEBE] Early 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue, though. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Also open to performers from a strong operatic background. ENSEMBLE: [WOMAN #1] 30s – 50s. Plays MISS SHINGLE, a Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’Ysquith. Storytelling is paramount for her role. Also plays TOUR GUIDE, as well as PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Seeking a character woman. Mezzo soprano, G to high A. [WOMAN #2] 30s – late 40s. Plays LADY EUGENIA, an unhappily married countess. Overbearing and mean spirited at times, but comically so. Must be highly adept at the biting quip and the withering glare. Also plays MISS HETHERINGTON, and 4TH NEWSBOY. Low F# to high A. [WOMAN #3] Mid 20s – mid 30s. Plays MISS BARLEY, an alluring artist model. Also plays SIBELLA’S MAID, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, PHOEBE’S MAID, HILDA. Covers SIBELLA and PHOEBE. G to high C. [FEMALE SWINGS] Mid 20s – early 40s. Must have a wide vocal range, low F# - high A. Covers all three on-stage female ensemble tracks. Must be able to play everything from an English aristocrat who despises her husband all the way to a flighty, young, lower-class girl with higher aspirations. Would also be a PHOEBE/SIBELLA cover. Strong movers needed. Versatility is paramount. [MAN #1] 20s – mid 30s. Appealing and attractive. Plays TOM COPLEY (aka FARMER), as well as 2ND CLERK, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, 2ND NEWSBOY, ACTOR, ANCESTRAL BUST, DR. PETTIBONE, and GUARD. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A. This actor covers MONTY. [MAN #2] Early 30s – 40s. A versatile and appealing character man. Plays DETECTIVE PINCKEY, who has a featured number. Also plays 1ST CLERK, PUB OWNER, MR. CROSS, 1ST NEWSBOY, 1ST ACTOR, PHYSICIAN, and 2ND ANCESTRAL BUST. Bass, low C to high G#. This actor will be a cover for THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY. [MAN #3] Mid 20s – 40s. A character man. Plays THE MAGISTRATE, as well as MR. GOODSALL, ACTOR, and MR. GORBY. THE MAGISTRATE has a featured number with DETECTIVE PINCKEY. True tenor. B flat to high B flat. [MALE SWINGS] Mid 20s – early 40s. Must have wide vocal range, low C – high Bb. Covers all three on-stage male ensemble tracks. Must be able to play everything from a not-very-bright, middle-class magistrate all the way to a working-class farmer. Additional covers for MONTY and THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY also come out of these swings.