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January 2, 2019

Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:2019-2020 Olney Theater Center - MUSICALS Olney Theatre Center is committed to hiring actors who reflect the diversity our world; actors of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to audition. CABARET Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Joe Masteroff Performance Space: Mainstage Rehearsals Begin: July 30, 2019 Tech Begins: August 24, 2019 Previews Begin: August 28, 2019 Opening: August 31, 2019 Closing: October 6, 2019 Possible Extension Through: October 13, 2019 Synopsis Cabaret is a based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it revolves around the relationship between Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer who is coming to Berlin to search for inspiration for his next novel, and Sally Bowles, a British cabaret performer who performs at the Kit Kat Klub where much of the musical is set. As their relationship develops, so does a romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and one of her boarders, a Jewish fruit vendor named Herr Schultz. The club and story are overseen by The Emcee, who presides as the club and the country are slowly destroyed as they move toward the full reign of the Nazi Party. THE EMCEE: Kit Kat Klub host and overseer of the events of the musical. SALLY BOWLES: A British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Club who begins a romance with Cliff Bradshaw. CLIFF BRADSHAW: An American novelist traveling to Berlin to find inspiration for his next novel and finds Sally. Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 2 of 5 FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER: A landlady who rents a room that Cliff stays in. HERR SCHULTZ: One of Fraulein Schneider’s boarders, Jewish, runs a fruit shop and falls in love with Schneider. ERNST LUDWIG: A friendly German who takes English lessons from Cliff but is revealed to be a member of the Nazi Party FRAULEIN KOST: Another boarder in Schneider’s house. ___________________ SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Music: Nacio Herb Brown Lyrics: Arthur Freed Book: Adolph Green and Betty Comden Performance Space: Mainstage Director: TBA Rehearsals Begin: October 8, 2019 Tech Begins: November 2, 2019 Previews Begin: November 8, 2019 Opening: November 14, 2019 Closing: January 5, 2020 Synopsis At the height of their careers, silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have just opened their newest picture, The Dueling Cavalier. However, once the first talking picture is released and is a hit, the producer of The Dueling Cavalier decides to adapt the film into a talkie. One problem, Lina's voice is unbearable. Cosmo, Don's best friend, convinces the producer to dub over Lina's voice. Aspiring actress, Kathy Selden, who Don has fallen in love with, agrees to provide the voice of Lina in The Dueling Cavalier, which has been renamed The Dancing Cavalier. When Lina finds out that Don is in love with Kathy, she is livid and demands that Kathy remain uncredited for her work. While at the premiere, Lina is forced to lip-synch while Kathy is singing behind the curtain. Then Don raises the curtain to reveal that Kathy is the real star of the show. DORA BAILEY: A Hollywood reporter, always has the latest gossip. ZELDA ZANDERS: Lina’s best friend, always adds a dramatic flare to everything she says. OLGA MARA: A silent film star. R.F. SIMPSON: Producer of all of Don and Lina’s films, most recently The Dueling Cavalier, his main motivation is to make money even if it means reshooting the film. ROSCOE DEXTER: The director of The Dueling Cavalier. COSMO BROWN: Don’s loyal best friend, a jokester and always able to make light of a situation and cheer Don up. LINA LAMONT: Famous silent film actress, believes that her romance with Don continues off the screen, has an intolerable voice, which is why she has found success in silent films. DON LOCKWOOD: Successful silent film actor with humble beginnings, leading man to Lina’s leading lady however he does not return her affections, he falls in love with Kathy. KATHY SELDEN: An aspiring actress who by chance gets the opportunity to be the voice for the famous Lina Lamont, she ends up falling in love with Don and rising to stardom. MISS DINSMORE: Lina’s vocal coach Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 3 of 5 SAM: The sound engineer. _________________ MISS YOU LIKE HELL Music and Lyrics: Erin McKeown Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes Performance Space: Mainstage Director/Choreographer: TBD Rehearsals Begin: March 3, 2020 Tech Begins: March 27, 2020 Previews Begin: April 1, 2020 Opening: April 4, 2020 Closing: May 3, 2020 Possible Extension Through: May 10, 2020 Synopsis A regional premiere of the musical by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes and singer/songwriter Erin McKeown. The story follows Beatriz, the mother of Olivia and an undocumented immigrant from Mexico at risk of being deported. After living apart for many years, Beatriz and Olivia take a cross-country road trip together. OLIVIA: Half Latina, Beatriz’ daughter, 16 BEATRIZ: Mexican-American, Olivia’s mother, late 30s-early 40s. PEARL: African-American, 16 MO: Southern, in retirement HIGGINS: also, Southern, also in retirement MANUEL: Peruvian, a day laborer, 30s-50s ___________________ PIPPIN Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Roger O. Hirson and Bob Fosse Performance Space: Mainstage Important Dates Rehearsals Begin: May 12, 2020 Tech Begins: June 5, 2020 Previews Begin: June 10, 2020 Opening: June 13, 2020 Closing: July 19, 2020 Possible Extension Through: July, 26 or August 2, 2020 Synopsis With the help of the Leading Player and a traveling troupe of actors, Pippin returns home from university in search of his true purpose in life. The young prince tries to prove his devotion to his father and the throne by going to war. However, the Leading Player convinces Pippin to usurp the throne from his father and kill him. After begging the Leading Player to bring his father back to life and falling in love, Pippin must decide where his true happiness lies. LEADING PLAYER: Leader of a traveling troupe of actors who accompanies Pippin on his journey to find happiness. PIPPIN: A young prince in search of his purpose in life. CHARLES: Pippin’s father and King of the Holy Roman Empire. Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 4 of 5 FASTRADA: Pippin’s manipulative stepmother. BERTHE: Pippin’s grandmother, she believes in him and hopes he finds success in all of his endeavors. CATHERINE: A widow and mother of Theo, she falls in love with Pippin. THEO: Catherine’s son. ________________ THE MUSIC MAN (Workshop) Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Willson Book: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Co-Directed by: Alexandria Wales and Michael Baron Performance Space: N/A Rehearsals: April 2-7, 2019 Synopsis During a 6-day workshop we will explore songs and scenes from The Music Man to look at the musical with a cast made up of both deaf actors and hearing actors. This workshop will not have a public performance. Some roles are cast and therefore not listed in this breakdown.


APPOINTMENT - 'Flight School' & 'Pinkalicious' - Actors, Singers
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Seeking:Pelican/Mr. Pinkerton (Lead): Male, 18-37, for "Flight School": male; 20s to play child/chick; Pelican is a cocky bird that thinks he/she can do it all--fly, dive into water, even loop-the-loops; Aater all, “I can” is part of Pelican’s name. For "Pinkalicious": loving and hardworking father with the parental dilemma of trying so hard to provide for his family that he's forgotten to appreciate them; he carries a secret love of Pink. Warm tone baritenor. Teacher (Flamingo)/Mrs. Pinkerton (Lead): Female, 18-37, for "Flight School": female, 20s-30s; Teacher is a bright and bold flamingo with tons of patience; she runs Flight School and loves teaching birds to fly; she will do whatever it takes to give her students the confidence and skills to succeed. For "Pinkalicious": mother; organic/yoga type; obsessive multitasker who loves her family. Mezzo soprano with strong mix and pop flare. Penguin/Dr. Wink & Alison (Lead): Female, 18-37, for "Flight School": female; 20s to play child/chick; Penguin is an optimistic, determined bird who dreams of flying; he/she has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind; while he/she wasn’t built to soar, Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded; though Penguin is a boy, this track will be played by a girl. "For Pinkalicious": adult actress to play two roles; Alison is an 8-year-old; the sweet girl next door and friend of Pinkalicious; Dr. Wink is a goofy doctor/scientist with a passion for discovering strange diseases and a secret love for musical theater; she likes a good soft shoe; brassy belter with flare. Mezzo-soprano contemporary mix-belt. Owl/Pinkalicious (Lead): Female, 18-37, for "Flight School": female; 20s to play child/chick; Owl is a wise, kind bird that can be a little shy; she is Penguin’s closest friend at Flight School and is always ready to lend a wing to a friend in need; mezzo-soprano/alto mix with mid-range belt. For "Pinkalicious": adult actress to play precocious 8-year-old girl; she is mischievous and daring with no regard for boundaries; very extroverted and single-mindedly passionate about the color pink. Straight tone belt, or strong mix to a D. Seagull/Peter (Lead): Male, 18-37, for "Flight School": male; 20s to play child/chick; a gullible, klutzy little bird that follows Pelican around; he is not the brightest bird in the flock; physical comedy skills a plus; plucky character; bari-tenor with solid baritone; comfortable with pop/rock. For "Pinkalicious": adult actor to play a shy, earnest 5-year-old boy, Peter; he is a good-natured kid who also loves the color pink and doesn't know he's not supposed to; he vainly attempts to get his family to pay attention to him. Plucky rock tenor with personality.


The Play That Goes Wrong - EPA - Actors
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Seeking:Chris: Male, 25-35, high status clown; rigid, uptight, everything really matters; he is the director of the show and this is the biggest day of his life; everything is riding on this; it is a nerve wracking and exciting night; his pain is evident and every time someone laughs the pain deepens; he has equal amounts of contempt for his fellow actors and the audience watching the play; RP accent. Robert: Male, 25-35, wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his declamatory style; he is, however, not a parody of a bad actor; he is unaware of others around him; he does not feel badly when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes; there is a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society (a position that matters a great deal to Robert); seeking an actor with real vocal power; RP accent. Max: Male, 25-35, he has never been on stage before; he learned his lines and does exactly what he's told to do; he has zero connection with any of the other actors, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the 4th wall and engages with the audience; childlike and naïve; his mistakes are fundamental; he doesn't think anything through, just looks for approval; RP accent. Dennis: Male, 25-35, he has no real desire to be involved in the theatre, he just wants to make friends (of which he has none); he believes if he does well in the show, he will be more successful socially; laughter from the audience is agony for him; he may be slightly oblivious, but understands when he gets things wrong; the laughter is a personal tragedy/failure; RP accent. Trevor: Male, 25-35, the play’s lighting and sound operator; he simply wants to get on with the show; curmudgeonly and doesn’t care for actors; he is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including engaging with the audience; when things go really sideways, he is forced to act in the play; he hates acting; standard American accent. Jonathan: Male, 25-35, a bit bland, but sees himself as a James Bond type; excited and having fun, but not naïve; he technically has to drive the show; he cares about the play, but not to the same extent as the others; very physical role; RP accent. Sandra: Female, 25-35, she is vain and possess a huge ego; wants to be loved; has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants, but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director); you know the type; the stakes are high for her; very physical role; RP accent. Annie: Female, 25-35, the stage manager; she has the biggest journey of any of the characters; when Sandra is indisposed Annie, who cannot bear to be on stage, must step in. Initially terrified by acting, she is willing to kill for it by the end of the play; her initial terror turns to joy, and then to fury; she starts small, but grows and grows; standard American accent.


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