November 15, 2017
ArtsPower Touring Musicals - Non-Union - Singers
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Seeking:Fourscore And Seven Years Ago (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35 Lemuel: African-American male, 20s or early 30s, talks to the audience, open and friendly, works at a general store in Gettysburg, passionate about wanting to join the Union army. Lyric baritone. Jacob: Caucasian male, 20s, a young Confederate soldier, passionate about the Southern cause, naïve and unsure, hides his insecurities by being a braggart, comes to deal with his racial prejudice. Lyric baritone. Mrs. McIleny: female, late 20s or early 30s, a war widow, runs a general store in Gettysburg, friend and confidant of Lemuel’s, a Quaker, Jacob’s aunt, a pacifist, warm, intelligent, mix & legit. Sgt. Hitchborne: male, 20s or 30s, officer of the Northern Union army, a racist, strong, threatening, bigoted, corrupt, against African-American men serving in the Union army. Lyric baritone. Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great Sheila: 20s but can look younger; early teens); likable, comically fearful of things like dogs and swimming but covers it up with a fun false bravado; her obvious bad lies gets in the way of finding a friend, a good person underneath all the deceptions. legit/mix; Mouse (a girl’s nickname): a young girl, 20s but can look younger (early teens), a tomboy, a yo-yo champion, friendly, spirited, wants to be friends with Sheila but wishes Sheila would face her fears; also doubles briefly as Libby: Sheila’s older sister. legit/mix; Mr. Tubman / Marty: one actor doubles in both roles, male, 20s/30s, doubles as both Sheila’s young father and Sheila’s swimming coach, both are intelligent, likable, understanding, and encourage Sheila to face her fears; lyric baritone; Mrs. Tubman: 20s/30s, Sheila’s mother, warm, patient, and understanding of her daughter’s fears, mix. Harry The Dirty Dog Harry: female, 20s but can look younger (teens), a young, feisty dog, adventurous, dissatisfied with his home life, decides to run away, learns the importance of having a family; mix/belt; Mom: female, 20s/30s, the narrator of our story, warm, intelligent, understands Harry’s need for adventure, patience, waits for Harry to learn; also doubles in many smaller roles; mix/legit; Dad: male, 20s/30s, intelligent, fun-loving, understands Harry’s need for adventure, patiently waits for Harry to learn; also doubles in many smaller roles; lyric baritone; Little Girl: female, 20s but can look younger (early teens), warm, loves Harry very much, sad by Harry’s leaving home; also doubles in many smaller roles; mix/legit. Nugget And Fang Fang: male, 20s, a shark, since he is not threatening like other sharks, he is misunderstood; best friends with Nugget until their friendship is challenged. Fun, funny, upbeat character; lyric baritone; Nugget: female, 20’s, a minnow, smart, a leader, best friends with Fang until peer pressure ends their friendship; mix/legit; Narrator/Miss Mini: female, 20s/30s, doubles in two roles; as Narrator: talks to the audience, wishes to see Nugget and Fang back as friends; as Miss Mini: The head of an exclusive school which doesn’t allow sharks, a bit of a snob, a comic villain; mix/legit; Lavinia: female, 20s, a student at Miss Mini’s school, acts upper-class, a bit of a snob, a friend of Nugget; mix/legit.
APPOINTMENTS - Owen & Mzee - Actors
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Seeking:Owen (Lead): Male, 18-36, to play young hippo; an orphaned young hippo. Should be an actor of small stature who can believably be childlike and youthful. High tenor. Mzee/Narrator/Crocodile (Lead): Male, 18-39, Mzee is a wise old tortoise who is set in his ways. Actor who can portray a wise old Elder as the human narrator and an old, sometimes cranky tortoise. This track will also play a crocodile. Bass or baritone. Mama Hippo/African Eagle (Supporting): Female, 18-39, Mama is the sweet and loving mother of Owen. This track will double as the African Eagle, who helps young Owen at the Animal Sanctuary. Puppetry skills a plus. Alto. Father Hippo/Giraffe (Supporting): Male, 18-40, Father Hippo is the gentle and loving father of Owen. This track will double as the Giraffe who helps young Owen at the Animal Sanctuary. Tall performer a plus. Baritone. Monkey/Flamingos (Supporting): Female, 18-39, a skilled character actress who is adept at different voices who can play various animals. Puppetry and dance skills a plus. Mezzo-Soprano. Antelope/Springbuks (Supporting): Male, 18+, a skilled character actor who is adept at different voices who can play various animals. Puppetry and dance skills a plus. Tenor.