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January 4, 2019

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.


Little Women - EPA - Actors
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Seeking:Jo March: Female, 25-39, any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; open but not limited to, non-binary, gender queer, trans and cis-gendered performers; the second-to-oldest March; does not fit comfortably within the given parameters of her given gender role; a deep fire within her; extremely ambitious and frustrated by the distance between where she is, and where she wants to be; impatient; wants to change the world; very smart and knows it; a mix of insecurity and aspiration; boyish and rough-and-tumble; sometimes antagonistic; not the most tolerant of differing viewpoints; can be quite awkward or abrupt; bad temper when riled; a great sense of humor; passionate; ahead of her time; a warrior; has a special relationship with Beth. Beth March: Female, 20-25, any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; the third March; very sweet and paralytically shy; had to be removed from school because of her paralyzing social anxieties; agoraphobic; an extremely special person; almost incapable of going out in the world; sheltered by her family; loves deeply and has deep empathy for everyone; loves the simple things in life, so much that it hurts; sees much more than anyone realizes; brave and sensitive; quick to forgive and heal wounds; an observer; possibly on the autism spectrum; seeking an actor who sings well. Amy MArch: Female, 20-25, any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; the youngest March; opinionated and spunky; popular and quite focused on style; not the most tolerant of differing viewpoints; socially intelligent; sometimes puts on airs; perhaps a bit spoiled; a perfect little lady, except for her temper, and her not-so-great command of "vocabulary,"; grows up to be quite beautiful and elegant; madly in love with Laurie, around whom she is never cool; any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged. Marmie: Female, 45+, any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; the matriarch of the March family; a social revolutionary; ahead of her time; good sense of humor; a warrior; keeps the family together; tough; strong; intelligent; doubles with Aunt March (70+), the most unpleasant old woman imaginable; has lots of money; privileged; strong political and personal opinions, which people endure; has an intermittently hacking, disgusting cough; judgmental. Hannah.Mrs. Mingott Messenger: Female, 50+, any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; Hannah: the March's longtime housekeeper, cook, and defacto babysitter; a treasure; a terror; a traditionalist; takes no nonsense; matter-of-fact; she's the boss of that kitchen, for sure. Mrs. Mingott: a very rich, stylish woman; Vanderbilt-esque, condescending, not terribly pleasant; fancies herself charitable. Theodore "Laurie" Laurence: Male, 25-39, actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; a sweet and handsome young man; sensitive; funny, charming, and caring; in his fantasies, he’s a white knight: riding in to rescue damsels in distress; a natural musician; wealthy thanks to his inheritance; generous, does not have to think about money; does not always fit comfortably within the given parameters of his given gender role; he doesn't want to grow up to be a soldier or tedious man of business; finds a family in the Marches; any ethnicity. John Brooks/Parrot: Male, 30-49, any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; John Brooks: Laurie's sometimes stiff and awkward tutor; a rule-follower; a poor man; well educated; has a very noticeable limp - probably served in the war and was sent home, although may have been disqualified from service altogether; feels deeply; quite madly in love with Meg; doubles with Parrot; Aunt March’s parrot: pure evil; a musty, disgusting bird; probably an actual demon in parrot form; may also double with Mr. Dashwood (*will either double with John Brooks or Mr. Laurence track*): a publisher of cheap newspapers and novels; a businessman, working in a man’s world; fancies himself a realist; not a nice guy; fancies himself a nice guy. Mr. Laurence/Robert March: Male, 50+, any ethnicity; actors of all races and ethnicities are sought and strongly encouraged; Mr. Laurence: Laurie’s grandfather, responsible for Laurie’s upbringing; a wealthy man; a gentleman in the strictest sense; not comfortable with emotional language; bad at expressing himself; has a rigid sense of what is appropriate behavior, especially for a man; tends towards gruffness or temper; probably quite unintentionally frightening; deeply regretful of incidents in his past, but unable to express it; doubles with Robert March: father to the March girls; never speaks, but his presence looms large; is wounded in the war; never quite recovers; a significant limp; struggles with his injuries, both emotional and physical; may also double with: Mr. Dashwood: Male, 18+, will either double with John Brooks or Mr. Laurence track; a publisher of cheap newspapers and novels; a businessman, working in a man’s world; fancies himself a realist; not a nice guy; fancies himself a nice guy; any ethnicity.


Musicals in Mufti 2019 - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:MUSICALS IN MUFTI 2019 - CELEBRATING ALAN JAY LERNER The York Theatre Company's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series (and recent recipient of an Obie Awards Grant) returns to The York, this season celebrating the centennial of legendary librettist and lyricist ALAN JAY LERNER (Brigadoon, Camelot, Love Life, and My Fair Lady). The series will include: CARMELINA Director: Michael Leeds Book: Joseph Stein and Alan Jay Lerner Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner Additional Lyrics: Barry Harman Music: Burton Lan Casting Director: Geoff Josselson, CSA Rehearsals begin on/about: January 21, 2019 Performances begin: January 26, 2019 Closing Performance: February 3, 2019 (11 performances total) In a picturesque Italian village, Carmelina has raised her teenage daughter to believe her father was an American who died heroically in World War II—all the while collecting child support checks from three American soldiers, each of whom thinks he is the girl’s father. Complications arise when all three soldiers show up at the same time for a reunion. Even though the original Broadway production only ran for 17 performances, the lush Lerner and Lane score received a 1979 Tony Award nomination for Best Score (losing to Sondheim's Sweeney Todd). The version of Carmelina presented here is the revised version created by Joseph Stein, Burton Lane, and Lerner protégé Barry Harman for The York in 1996, then further revised for a second Mufti presentation ten years later. [SIGNORA CARMELINA CAMPBELL] Female, late 30s - early 40s. Beautiful, smart, reserved until her passionate is ignited. Gia’s mother, she is an independent, vivacious Italian woman who has dubbed herself “Mrs. Campbell” to hide the identity of Gia’s father. Mezzo. [VITTORIO DELA MARTA/(EDUARDO)] Male, Early 40s. The most eligible bachelor in San Forino, consumed by his passion for Carmelina and determined to win her over. Charming and attractive, but not quite as suave as he thinks he is. Baritone. [GIA CAMPBELL/(HOSTESS)] Female, Carmelina's daughter, 18+ to play 16. Sweet and lovely ingenue, but like her mother, when she sets her mind to something, there’s no dissuading her. Soprano. [ROSA/(COOK)] Female, Carmelina's maid, around 50-ish. Devoted, outspoken and funny. A good friend, with an opinion. Great comic role. Mezzo. [WALTER BRADDOCK/(WAITER)] Male, late 30’s - mid 40’s. a little portly, good-natured. American; a former G.I. Had an affair with Carmelina during WWII and is possibly Gia’s father. Strong singer, adept with harmony. [STEVE KARZINSKI/(WAITER)] Male, late 30’s - mid 40’s. Probably an ex-jock, the guy you’d like to have around in a tight spot. American; a former G.I. Had an affair with Carmelina during WWII and is possibly Gia’s father. Strong singer, adept with harmony. [CARLETON SMITH/(WAITER)] Male, late 30’s - early 40’s. A successful businessman, handsome, perhaps even dashing. American; a former G.I. Had an affair with Carmelina during WWII and is possibly Gia’s father. Strong singer, adept with harmony. [ROBERTO/(GUITARIST)] Male, 20s. A young Italian man in love with Gia. Good natured and determined. Must also play guitar well. Strong singer. _________________ THE DAY BEFORE SPRING Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner Music: Frederick Loewe Casting Director: Carol Hanzel THE DAY BEFORE SPRING Rehearsals begin on/about: February 4, 2019 Performances begin: February 9, 2019 Closing Performance: February 17, 2019 (11 performances total) A married woman attends a college reunion where she meets the man with whom she almost eloped ten years before. Romantically stirred by a novel he has written about her, she considers leaving her husband and reuniting with her former flame. With a score that was never recorded, moments of The Day Before Spring served as inspiration for such Lerner and Loewe classics as Gigi and My Fair Lady. This production will feature all of the songs from the original score after recently being discovered for a 2010 UK production. This will mark the first hearing of the original score in New York since it closed on Broadway in 1946! [KATHERINE TOWNSEND] Female, late 20s, any ethnicity, smart, lovely, young but of mature style and grace. (Katherine Hepburn) (Soprano) [PETE TOWNSEND] Male, early 30s, any ethnicity, distinguished, settled, respectable, urbane. Tweedy. (Baritenor) [BILL TOMPKINS] Male, late 20s, any ethnicity, friend and former class mate of Katherine. Jocular frat boy. Hail fellow, well met. [MAY TOMPKINS] Female, approximately 40, any ethnicity, chic, urbane, comedic fun. Always has an opinion. (Soprano) [ALEX RUTLAND] Male, approximately 30, any ethnicity, successful author, tall, athletic, attractive, charismatic. When he speaks he seems to put sincerity in every word he says. (Baritenor) [GERALD BARKER] Male, late 20s-mid 30s, any ethnicity, Asst. to Alex, confidante, “go between”, keeper of the appointment book. Will also be part of the ensemble. [JOE McDONALD] Male, age 30, any ethnicity, School chum, boisterous, loud opinionated [HARRY SCOTT] Male, age 30, any ethnicity, School chum, quintessential conservative, successful business man. [EDDIE WARREN] Male, age 30, any ethnicity, straight shooter, direct to a fault. Will look you in the eye and tell you exactly what he thinks. [CHRISTOPHER] Female, age 21, a young student, daughter of the Dean, any ethnicity. Will also be part of the ensemble. [ENSEMBLE] 3 females, and 1 male, age mid to late 20s who will play a variety of small roles and ensemble as cast. Any ethnicity. ________________ LOLITA, MY LOVE Director: Emily Maltby Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner Music: John Barry Edited by: Erik Haagensen Based on the novel "Lolita" by: Vladimir Nabokov Casting Director: Carol Hanzel Rehearsals begin on/about: February 18, 2019 Performances begin: February 23, 2019 Closing Performance: March 3, 2019 (11 performances total) Based on the 1955 novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita, My Love, which originally closed in Boston in 1971, closely follows the legendary novel: a college professor named Humbert Humbert becomes fascinated by and starts to seduce his landlady's young daughter, Dolores "Lolita" Haze. The fascination quickly turns into obsession, and soon a whirlwind race across the US begins. For this Mufti presentation, Erik Haagensen has created a new script, edited together from Lerner’s assorted drafts, each vastly different from the others. [HUMBERT HUMBERT] Male, 40s, Swiss, any ethnicity, multilingual, a handsome, cultured, worldly professor of literature with a horror of vulgarity and an unhealthy attraction to barely adolescent girls (Baritone) [DOLORES “LOLITA” HAZE] Female, Seeking 18+ but passable for 14, any ethnicity, all-American gum-chewing girl with a teenager’s typical cynicism about almost everything, especially adults, and a nascent sexuality, the effect of which she is more aware of than she lets on (Mezzo/Alto) [CHARLOTTE HAZE] Female, 40s, any ethnicity, Lolita’s widowed mother, a dynamo of nerves and needs, a hostess of effervescent operetta charm, faux cultured, inclined to speaking bad French (Mezzo/Alto) [CLARE QUILTY] Male, 30s, any ethnicity, successful author of sensationalistic TV dramas, unrepentant hedonist, decadence personified, strenuously with-it (Tenor II/Comic Baritone) [DR. JUNE RAY] Female, preferably older than Humbert, any ethnicity, A blank-slate psychiatrist who doesn’t always succeed in being so (Nonsinging) [CHORUS MALE TRACK 1] Late Teens to Early 20s (18+), any ethnicity, Speaking roles: Mr. Bliss (hotel desk clerk), Patrolman Steel. Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Quilty Groupie, Suburbanite Party Guest, Mr. Bliss, Beardsley Student, Highway Traveler (Charactery Tenor with a comfortable high G/A) [CHORUS MALE TRACK 2] Anywhere from 20s to 40s, any ethnicity, Speaking roles: Rev. Neiling (unctuous small-town cleric), Bill Crest (Lolita’s “kindhearted” neighbor). Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Quilty Groupie, Suburbanite Party Guest, Motel Police Conventioneer, Beardsley Teacher, Highway Traveler (Baritone who can go into bass range) [CHORUS MALE TRACK 3] 20-something, any ethnicity, Speaking roles: Car Crash Witness #1, Bellboy #1, Beardsley Student Reporter, Dick Shiller (Lolita’s husband). Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Quilty Groupie, Suburbanite Party Guest, Motel Police Conventioneer, Beardsley Student, Highway Traveler (Baritone who can go into tenor range) [CHORUS MALE TRACK 4] In his 20s or 30s, any ethnicity, Speaking roles: Car Crash Witness #2, Bellboy #2, Patrolman Power. Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Quilty Groupie, Suburbanite Party Guest, Motel Police Conventioneer, Beardsley Student, Highway Traveler (Bass with a comfortable low F) [CHORUS FEMALE TRACK 1] 18+ passible for teenager, any ethnicity, Speaking roles: Mona Dahl (16, Lolita’s best friend, very cool and laid back, an excellent liar). Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Quilty Groupie, Suburbanite Party Guest, Motel Guest, Beardsley Student, Highway Traveler (Alto) [CHORUS FEMALE TRACK 2] 30-something, any ethnicity, Speaking roles: Miss Cormorant (anxious Beardsley drama teacher who went to school with Quilty). Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Quilty Groupie, Suburbanite Party Guest, Motel Guest, Highway Traveler (Legit Soprano 1 sound, with a comfortable high B-flat) [CHORUS FEMALE TRACK 3] Late teens to early 20s (18+), any ethnicity, Speaking roles: Quilty Groupie Who Also Screams, Voice on Motel P.A. System. Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Quilty Groupie, Suburbanite Party Guest, Motel Guest, Beardsley Student, Highway Traveler (Soprano/Mezzo Soprano, more mid-range but with a high A at least) [CHORUS FEMALE TRACK 4] 20-something, any ethnicity, Nonspeaking role: Vivian Darkbloom (Quilty’s ubiquitous lover, remote, dark, and striking, often hides behind sunglasses, has heard and seen it all but never speaks). Singing roles: Offstage Chorus Member, Highway Traveler (Alto)


Stages St. Louis 2019 Season - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:"The Boy from Oz" Peter Allen: Legendary Australian Singer/Songwriter/Showman; early 30s-mid 40s. Charming and charismatic Star performer with a distinct sex appeal and flamboyant sense of humor. Pop BariTenor. Must sing and dance well. Role is cast. Seeking standbys or replacements.  Young Peter: Young Peter Woolnough (Allen); boy aged 10-12 from the Australian outback who  dreams of fame and fortune as a performer. Accomplished child actor with an unchanged voicewho sings and tap dances well. Acrobatic skills a plus. plus. Greg Connell: Peter’s lover and business manager; late 20s-mid 30s. Accomplished youngLeading Man who sings and moves well. Extremely masculine, intelligent, and athletic. Judy Garland: Legendary Star and beloved Gay Icon; late 30s-mid 40s. Seeking an acco plished singer/actress who moves well and evokes the Garland persona more than imitates. A total performer; should be well-versed in the MGM Garland performance style. This is the mature Judy at the height of her concert career post Hollywood. Liza Minnelli: Eager and loving daughter of Judy Garland, also capable of becoming the legendary Award-winning star of “Cabaret”; early 20s-mid 30s. A virtuoso performer; sensitive and emotionally accessible. Should be well-versed in the early “Liza With A Z” performance style. Marian Woolnough: Simple, affectionate, and straight-forward mother to Peter Woolnough/Allen; mid-40s/early 50s. Lived her life in the Australian back country and adored her son. Must sing and move well. "Grease" Danny Zuko: Undisputed leader of the Burger Palace Boys – a super-cool group of high schoolwheeler-dealers; early 20s. Athletic, attractive, confident and cool with an easy-going charm. Must sing and move very well. Dance skills a plus. Bari-tenor with a developed falsetto. Kenickie: Danny’s Second in command; early-mid 20s. Attempts to be tough and surly. He avoids any show of softness, but is easily hurt. Extremely passionate about his car and Rizzo – in that order. Must sing and move very well. Dance skills a plus. Tenor.  Doody: Youngest of the guys with dreams of being a pop-teen idol; early 20s. Boyishly hansome with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the others. Plays the guitar. Must sing and move very well. High Tenor. Falsetto a plus. Roger: The class clown; an “anything for a laugh”-type of guy; early 20s. A bit of a klutz; not quite as athletic as the others. Seeking all ethnicities. Must sing and move very well. Tenor with strong falsetto.  Sonny: Young and attractive Italian-looking wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer; early 20s. Nervous and energetic. Athletic build a plus. Must sing and move very well. Bari-Tenor with falsetto. Eugene: The class valedictorian and all-around “nerd”; early-mid 20s. Physically awkward and  somewhat pompous, but a complete gentleman with the ladies. Must sing and dance well. Tenor II.  Sandy Dumbrowski: Danny’s love interest; early 20s. Sweet, wholesome, and naïve, but with an innocent sexuality bubbling just below the surface. Mirrors the Sandra Dee persona of the “Gidget” movies. Must sing and move well. Soprano with belt.  Betty Rizzo: Leader of the Pink Ladies; early-mid 20s. Tough, sarcastic and outspoken, but vulnerable. Wears her “bad girl” reputation like a badge of honor. Sexy with unconventional good looks. Must sing and move very well. Dance skills a plus. Mezzo/Soprano II.  Marty: The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies; early-mid 20s. Sexy and sophisticated, a real “bombshell”. Eager to be an adult, she betrays her real age whenever she opens her mouth. Activelyseeking all ethnicities. Must sing and move well. Soprano with belt. Frenchy: A waif-like dreamer; good-natured and dumb; early 20s. Fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair – she can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Must sing and move very well. Soprano.  Jan: Tom-boyish, slightly annoying “kid” sister-type; early 20s. A compulsive eater; could be slightly chubby. Loud and pushy with the girls, but intensely shy with boys. Must sing and move well. Mezzo.  Patty: Attractive, but aggressive and overly-cheerful high school cheerleader; early 20s. A know-it-all, she is given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. Catty, but in an All-American Girl sort of way. Must sing and dance well. Baton twirling a plus. Soprano.  Miss Lynch/Angel: Much maligned “old maid” English Teacher at Rydell High; late 30s-mid 40s.  Attempts to understand her students, but never really “with it”. Actively seeking all ethnicities. Featured in a fantasy as a soul-singing Aretha Franklin-type Angel. Should sing well with a strong Soul/R&B background. "Man of La Mancha" Cervantes/Don Quixote: Charismatic and innately idealistic 17th-century poet and actor; early 40s/mid 50s. As Quixote, he becomes a flamboyantly adventurous knight on a quest to right the world’s ills. Elegant and unconsciously pompous. Seeking all ethnicities. Classical training a plus. Must sing and move well. Trained Baritone.  Sancho: Manservant to Cervantes and adoring follower of Don Quixote; late 30s-mid 50s. Honest and loyal; a cross between the proto-typical “buddy”and a borsht-belt comic. Should sing and move well. Tenor II.  Governor/Innkeeper: Commanding and respected male leader of the prison. Very masculine, with a distinct comic flair. As the Innkeeper, he is a hard-working working-class host, eager to please. Must sing and move well. Trained Bass-Baritone.  Duke/Dr. Carrasco: Sly, elegant, and openly entitled member of the upper-class; late 20s-early 40s. Intelligent and pompous, he and needs to be in control and eagerly chooses to destroy things he doesn’t understand. Quixote’s ultimate nemesis. Baritone.  Captain of the Inquisition: Cold and unfeeling Prison Warden; a perfect military specimen; early 30s early 40s. All powerful, with deadly grace; his word is law. Athletic build a plus. Baritone.  Aldonza/Dulcinea: Accomplished and charismatic Leading Lady; 30s-early 40s. Powerful,  pragmatic, with a knowing sexuality. Streetwise and a true survivor, she is desperate to believe in a better life than the one she knows. Trained Soprano who moves very well. Dance skills a plus. Actively seeking all ethnicities.  Antonia: Mature Ingenue, delicate and adorable; mid 20s-mid 30s. Niece to Don Quixote and  engaged to Dr. Carrasco. On the surface, innocent and pure of heart; but with a steely core that  betrays a truly venal and selfish nature. Trained Soprano.  Housekeeper: Character woman with comic skills; late 30s-early 50s. Overly pious, she easily  dominates every situation – making the conversation solely about herself. Trained Mezzo. Seeking all types and all ethnicities.


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