January 24, 2020
The Rev Theatre Company 2020 Season
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Seeking:Equity actor/singers for various roles in the 2020 Season. see breakdown. SM positions are currently filled. BREAKDOWN ROCKY, THE MUSICAL (US Regional Premiere) Director/Choreographer: Brett Smock Musical Director: TBD Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens 1st rehearsal: May 28/ Performances: June 10- July 1 ROCKY Male. 25-35. Self dubbed the “Italian Stallion,” Rocky starts out as an underdog small time boxer who will later get a shot at the world heavyweight championship. By day, Rocky works as a debt collector for a loan shark. Actor must be or pass for an athlete. Working class. Actor needs to have depth, brooding and darkness but also a good sense of humor. Should not be too slick or polished. Must have a great rock voice. Not looking for a Stallone impersonator. ADRIAN Female. 25-30. Rocky’s love interest and Paulie’s younger sister. Adrian is a clerk in a local pet store. She is painfully shy. She is damaged, vulnerable and wounded. Actor should have fragility. Adrian is pretty but not too pretty, nothing polished or done-up about her look. Must have a fantastic voice with a strong belt. Falls in love with Rocky and comes to be his biggest supporter and advocate --building him up for his fight and in the process, builds herself up too. APOLLO Male. 25-35. A star championship boxer. A favorite to win the World heavyweight championship. Unexpectedly and arbitrarily chooses Rocky as his opponent. Extremely and perhaps overly confident. Has strong allure and sex appeal. Actor should be a strong athlete and an excellent actor/singer. PAULIE Male. 40s. Adrian’s brother and friend of Rocky’s. Paulie works at a meat packing plant. Paulie is an alcoholic which can launch him into rages. He is angry, defeated and cynical. Actor must have a sense of danger but also have great comedic ability. Seeking an actor who is musical and has a sense of rhythm. GLORIA Female. 35-40. Paulie’s love interest. Has been married and divorced. Owns the local pet store. Doesn’t have to be beautiful but should very comfortable in her own skin. Needs to have sex appeal. Must be comedic, a great singer and dance or move extremely well. MICKEY Male. 60s. Rocky’s trainer. Irish. Mickey is tough, angry and vulnerable. Must be a nimble actor. Mickey is an old man who doesn’t believe he is old. He loves the world of boxing. Becomes a surrogate father to Rocky. Excellent actor/character singer. ________________________ WITNESS UGANDA, A NEW MUSICAL Director: Griffin Matthews Choreographer: Abdur-Rahim Jackson Musical Director: Matt Gould Book/Music/Lyrics: Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews 1st rehearsal June 25/ Performances: July 8 – July 29 GRIFFIN Male, African American, 20s. Star quality. Strong comedic skill. Very likable. Slightly effeminate. When he’s kicked out of his church choir for being gay, Griffin goes on a journey to Africa to find his “community.” But his impulsive decisions land him in a complicated web of trouble in a country he doesn’t understand. Unsure of how to keep impossible promises he makes to young African teens, Griffin must make peace with his past in order to carve a path into the future. Tenor. RYAN Female, Any Ethnicity except African American, 20s - early 30s. Must play guitar and/or piano. A former musician turned social worker, Ryan suffers from the question of many millennials—how to leave your mark on the world. She struggles with her weight and her ability to connect to men, but at the core, she struggles with how to connect who she is with whom she wants to be. As she supports her best friend (Griffin) with his passion for “saving” young African orphans, she comes face to face with the reality that real change must begin with her. Soprano. JACOB Male, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Mysterious, but kind. Desperate to survive. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Abandoned by his father and orphaned by his mother, Jacob is left alone. He's taken up residence with a dangerous pastor who doesn’t care about Jacob's grand aspirations of getting out. With little education and few resources, Jacob survives on street smarts, charisma, and perseverance. He's willing to do anything to survive. Tenor. IBRAHIM Male, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Excellent understated comic actor. Improv skills a plus. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Aside from the fact he’s an orphan, Ibrahim is an outsider from the rest of the students because he’s Muslim in a country that is mostly Christian. He uses his “otherness” as tool to survive and thrive. Though he isn’t the best student or the sharpest tool in the shed, Ibrahim has a deep understanding of humanity that serves as his redemption. Strong Tenor with high notes who can also sing baritone. RONNY Male, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Youthful, dry comedy. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Loving but blindly religious. Ronny is the most book smart of all the students. He’s read things no one else has read and heard things no one else has heard. His curiosity is his shield in a world that doesn’t always welcome new ideas. But with curiosity, comes enlightenment that isn’t always easy to swallow. Ronny will have to learn that the values of the world are far more pliable than he could have ever imagined. Tenor. EDEN Female, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Understated confidence and beauty. Emotional. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Though she can’t read and though she isn’t always the most vociferous student in the bunch, Eden feels and intuits things deeply. She’s the first to suspect Griffin's secret. And though she’s never met another gay person, she’s the first to understand that the range of humanity can be beautiful in all its colors and shapes. Her ability to imagine a better world and capture it, is what inspires Griffin and his crew to take action at a time when they could have easily run away. Strong thrilling belt/Soprano. GRACE Female, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Excellent comedic actor. Improv skills a plus. MUST speak in an African Dialect. The punk, the badass, the boss (though not really) Grace survives because she doesn’t take shit from anybody. She knows her way around the village and she knows what everybody is doing at all times. Though formal education and the rigidity of school won’t necessarily come easily to her, her ability to shape shift and make anything work at any time will be her salvation. Mezzo/Soprano. RAIN LADY / CHURCH LADY Female, African or African American, 30 - 40s. Excellent actress. Excellent vocalist with a huge, soulful belt. She sings in Luganda (native language of Uganda); she also sings a gospel solo in the church. She shape shifts throughout the musical. Must be a big presence. In many ways, the Rain Lady cosmically pushes the story in a direction that will give her/and Griffin the peace that they're both desperate for. _______________________ Rodgers & Hammerstein’s STATE FAIR Director: Brett Smock Choreographer: Marc Kimelman Musical Director: Corinne Aquilina Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli (based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II and the novel by Phil Stong.) 1st rehearsal July 23 Performances: August 5 – August 26 ABEL FRAKE Male, 40-50. The hardworking, father of the Frake family. A loving father, passionate competitor and devoted husband. Commanding and funny. Strong baritone who moves well. MARGY FRAKE Female, 18 - 20 years old. Smart, opinionated, perceptive and intuitive young woman. With the world in front of her, Margy is living a moment in life that requires intuition and self-reliance. Excellent triple threat. MELISSA FRAKE Female, early 40s. Wife of Abel Frake. Hard working, family-oriented; attentive to family and finds joy in her accomplishments and the family unit. Must have a great sense of comedy. Excellent singer/actor who moves very well. ELEANOR Female, 19. Excited to embrace her future and that life holds for her. Energetic, optimistic, joyful. Excellent singer/who moves extremely well. WAYNE FRAKE Male, early 20s. Steeped in farm life, intent on building a life of his own. At a crossroads and must figure out his priorities. Athletic, optimistic, romantic, joyful, earnest. EMILY ARDEN Female, 25-35. Focused on her dream of Broadway and intent on making that dream come true. Star power and undeniable allure. Sexy, charismatic, worldly but sincere. Understands the world. True triple threat – must dance. PAT GILBERT Male, 30s. Newspaper reporter. Restless, eager to make his mark. Excellent triple threat. Song and dance man. Athletic, comedic, romantic, charismatic in an old fashioned way and extremely likeable. Excellent dancer and must tap very well. HARRY Male, 20s. Earnest young farmer. Devoted to Margy and their life on the farm. Great singer/actor who moves very well. __________________________ BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Director/Choreographer: Ricky Hinds Musical Director: Jeff Theiss Book: Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson Music/Lyrics: Buddy Holly and others 1st rehearsal September 3 Performances: September 16 – October 7 BUDDY HOLLY Male, 20s. Singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas. Buddy is intelligent, charismatic and 6ft or over. Must play guitar, sing and act and have a feel for Rock ‘n’ Roll. Some serious star potential must have a desire to live as a rock ‘n’ roll superstar every night. JOE B MAUDLIN Male, 20s. Double Bass player from Lubbock, Texas. Serious, square young man with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act. JERRY ALLISON Male, 20s. Drummer from Lubbock, Texas. Good looking, irrepressible fun loving guy with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act. HIPOCKETS DUNCAN Male, 30s. An exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas, with an air of authority and a keen sense of humor. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument. NORMAN PETTY Male, 30s. A record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a businesslike manner and a love of making records. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument. May play additional tracks J.P. RICHARDSON – THE BIG BOPPER Male, 30s. A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger-than-life character. 6ft and above, with the ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is “Chantilly Lace”. Must be able to act and the ability to play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive. Will play additional tracks. VI PETTY Female, 30s. The wife of Norman with a heart of gold. Vi must be able to sing and act and have exceptional Rock ‘n’ Roll keyboards ability, with a good sense of humor. Will play additional tracks. MARLENA MADISON (Apollo Singer) Female, 30s. African-American. Commanding presence. Must have good comic timing and be able to act. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not a prerequisite. APPOINTMENTS AEA members. For appointments, please visit http://fingerlakesmtf.com/auditions Questions -- email@example.com. Non-AEA may be seen as time permits, AEA members receive priority. UNION AEA
Cape Playhouse 2020 Season Musicals
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Seeking:Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season Musicals. See breakdown. All SM positions have been filled. BREAKDOWN Cape Playhouse 2020 Season Musicals AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Director/Artistic Director: Michael Rader Choreographer: Jason A. Sparks Music Director: Garrett Taylor Casting Director: JZ Casting Book: Craig Lucas Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Rehearsals being: June 22, 2020 (in NYC) Opening: July 8, 2020 Closing: July 18, 2020 Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities for all roles, unless otherwise noted. SEEKING: [JERRY MULLIGAN]: Male, 20-30, any ethnicity - must be an excellent ballet dancer; some tap and jazz a plus; good singer. Jerry is a Midwestern painter, studying in Paris on the GI bill; he is charming, ambitious and somewhat innocent. [LISE ALLTMONT]: Female, 18-28, any ethnicity - must be an excellent ballet dancer, pointe work, good singer. Lise is very private but very determined. [ADAM HOCHBERG]: Male, 20 – 35, any ethnicity - Good singer, some dance. New York classically trained composer living in Paris. Ex GI. [HENRI BAUREL]: Male, 20-39, any ethnicity - Strong singer, some dance including tap. The son of privileged Parisians. Secretly wants to be a song and dance man. [MILO DAVENPORT]: Female, 30-39, any ethnicity - Good singer and dancer. A wealthy American art patron [MADAME BAUREL]: Female, 50-59, any ethnicity - Henri’s upper middle class, comically self- righteous mother. Actor with excellent comic timing; good singer. ------------------------- ALWAYS PATSY CLINE Producing Artistic Director: Michael Rader Director: TBD Music Director: TBD Author: Ted Swindley Rehearsals begin: July 6, 2020 (in NYC) Opening: July 22, 2020 Closing: August 1, 2020 Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities, unless otherwise noted [PATSY CLINE]: The first female singer ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Seeking dynamic and passionate actress that can embody Patsy Cline in voice and spirit. Ability to mimic her unique vocal sound is imperative. Strong singer with a wide range. [LOUISE]: Houston housewife who is a big fan of Patsy Cline who becomes a genuine friend to the singer. Strong actress. ------------------- GREASE Producing Artistic Director: Michael Rader Director: Joyce Chittick Choreographer: Rick Faugno Music Director: Garrett Taylor Casting Director: JZ Casting Book: James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante Book: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Rehearsals begin: July 20, 2020 (in NYC) Opening: August 5, 2020 Closing: August 15, 2020 Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities, unless otherwise noted. SEEKING: [DANNY ZUKO]: (Range: tenor, D4–B5) The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm. Any ethnicity. [SANDY DUMBROWSKI]: (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5) New girl in town; Though outwardly sweet, wholesome, naive, and innocent. She eventually throws off the repression of her parent’s generation. Any ethnicity. [BETTY RIZZO]: (Range: Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable. Any ethnicity. [FRENCHY]: (Range: Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured and a loyal friend but not too smart, she cares deeply about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Any ethnicity. [MARTY]: (Range Alto, C4–C5) Considers herself the “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. She’s aged faster than her friends, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Any ethnicity. [JAN]: (Range: Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys. She struggles with her relationship to food. Any ethnicity. Any ethnicity. [DOODY]: (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. Must play the guitar. Any ethnicity. [KENICKIE]: (Range: Tenor, C4–F5) The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor. Any ethnicity. [SONNY LATIERRI]: (Range: baritone, G3–A5) A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian- American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer. Any ethnicity. [ROGER]: (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) He will do anything for a laugh. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Any ethnicity. [VINCE FONTAINE]: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.' Any Ethnicity. 30-45 y/o. [CHA-CHA]: (Range: Alto, C4–C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny. Any Ethnicity. [EUGENE FLORCZYK]: (Range: Tenor, A3–E5) The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but always gullible. Any ethnicity. [JOHNNY CASINO]: (Range: Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence. likes to think of himself as a real rock “n” roll idol. Any ethnicity. [MISS LYNCH]: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher. Strong comedy chops. Any ethnicity. 40+ y/o. [PATTY SIMCOX]: (Range: Alto, D4-A4) A typical cheerleader; athletic, sure-of herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She's a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton. Any ethnicity. [TEEN ANGEL]: (Range: Tenor, E4–F5) Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. Any ethnicity. Flexible age. ------------------- MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Producing Artistic Director: Michael Rader Director: Hunter Foster Music Director: TBD Book: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux Music: Various Artists Rehearsals begin: August 25-29, 2020 (in Cape Cod) Opening: September 2, 2020 Closing: September 12, 2020 SEEKING: [ELVIS] Male, in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”. [CARL PERKINS] Male, 25-35. Actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); the American pioneer of,.rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist. [JOHNNY CASH] Male, 20-30. at the dawn of his epic career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”. [SAM PHILLIPS] Male, 25-40. “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music. [DYANNE] Female, 18-30. an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song).