November 29, 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.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Willie Wonka: Male, 40-49, the sly, charming, eternally youthful star of the show; lithe, eccentric, and remarkably physical; must have the ability to be filled with boundless energy and be physically light on his feet; has a larger than life persona that can go from charming and comical, to magically mysterious and dark; baritone/tenor voice; principal. Charlie Bucket: Male, 10, boy, about age 10; any ethnicity; sweet, smart, hopeful and loving; a boy with wonderful innocence and vulnerability; honest actor and an excellent singer with a naturally innocent, unchanged voice; principal. Grandpa Joe: Male, 60-69, impish, remarkably physical (dance skills a plus), he is Charlie’s imaginative, fun, kind and loving grandfather; after many years being confined to a bed, his childish energy returns when Charlie finds the Golden Ticket; principal. Mrs. Bucket: Female, 30-39, Charlie’s warm and kind-hearted mother; a worrier; generous and loving; great dancer; a distinctive pop/folk voice; principal. Augustus Gloop: Male, 18+, short, youthful adult male 18+ to play a 9-12 year old boy; any ethnicity; round and full-faced, but rampantly over-active despite his size; speaks with a German accent; excellent singer and comic actor; principal. Mrs. Gloop: Female, 30-49, Augustus’s German, moronic, Wagnerian mother; a huge presence with a huge voice; mirthlessly smiles as though it were affixed to the front of her face; fantastic singer and comedienne; mezzo; principal. Veruca Salt: Female, 18+, short, youthful adult female 18+ to play a 9-12 year old girl; vicious and beautiful; must be an excellent dancer (pointe) and/or gymnast, able to dance not only classical ballet, but also tear herself to shreds; spends the entire show in pointe shoes; comic actress with a character singing/screaming voice; principal. Mr. Salt: Male, 30-49, Veruca’s tall, hilarious, eccentric, distracted, Russian father; finds it impossible to say no, giving in to every ridiculous demand his daughter makes; excellent comic actor with a baritone singing voice; principal. Violet Beauregard: Female, 18+, African American, short, youthful adult female 18+ to play a 9-12 year old girl; African-American; while she’s physically tiny, she has a huge pop/R&B voice and great hip-hop dance skills; confident, forward, and full of attitude; great singer; principal. Mr. Beauregard: Male, 30-49, African American, Violet’s ineffectual father; ignores his back-talking, insult-hurling daughter; great dancer with a soul/pop/R&B voice; beat-boxing skills a plus; principal. Mike Teavee: Male, 18+, short, youthful adult male 18+ to play a 9-12 year old boy; any ethnicity; a fireplug with a ridiculous amount of energy; square, powerful, tiny, and terrifying; a voice that cuts through steel; great tenor singer; principal. Mrs. Teavee: Female, 30-49, she needs amphetamines to get through the day and deal with her outrageous son; tense, extreme, and hilarious; great singer; principal.