February 18, 2020
Bucks County Playhouse 2020 Season Musicals - NYC EPA
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Seeking:Equity actor/singers for various roles in the 2020 Season Musicals. Stage Management availability TBD. BREAKDOWN THE ADDAMS FAMILY – THE MUSICAL Directed by Hunter Foster Choreographed by Shannon Lewis Music Director: John Daniels Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Rehearsals: 6/8/20-6/26/20 (in NYC) First Preview: 6/26/20 Opening: 6/28/20-8/1/20 [GOMEZ ADDAMS] Male, 35 to 55. Tenor (Bb2 – G4). An attractive man of Spanish descent and a wild Iberian passion, who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy. His desire for Morticia is undimmed after 20 years of marriage, and it takes very little to fire up his lust, although it appears they haven’t tango’d in quite some time. Must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong vocals. Fencing skills a plus. [MORTICIA ADDAMS] Female 35 – 50. Alto/Mezzo Sop. (G3 – Bb5). She holds the balance of power in the family and often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. She is beautiful and aristocratic, with a sexy, dry wit; the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it. Morticia always sees the best in people; it somehow comes off as strength rather than naivete. She enjoys being the center of all the sexual energy in the room. Must be a great dancer who is funny and sings well [UNCLE FESTER] Male, 30-50. Tenor (C3 – C5). Serves as the musical’s narrator; child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals. [WEDNESDAY ADDAMS] Female 18+ to play 18, Strong pop voice with belt (A3 – E5). Gothic in a sexy way, witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor; just wants her family to be “normal” for one night to meet the parents of the boy she’s fallen in love with; strong pop belt vocals. [PUGSLEY ADDAMS] Male, 11-13. Strong high vocals (unchanged voice). A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister; he wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. A big personality with strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed. [GRANDMA] Female, 40s-70s. Strong character vocals (G4 – F5). A feisty 102 yr. old woman who is very active for her age. Fun, quirky and easily led, but don’t mess with Grandma; comedic actress with strong character vocals. [LURCH] Male, 25 to 50. Bass (Eb2-E4) Seeking actors at least 6’1 - the taller the better; a man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed; most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. Lurch sees everything, knows everything that goes on under the roof of The Addams Family Manse. Must have TRUE low bass vocals. [MAL BEINECKE] Male, 40-55. Bari-tenor (C3-A4) Stuffy, former military mand and father of 19-year- old Lucas. Exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice; thinks the Addams’ are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related. [ALICE BEINECKE] Female, 40-50. Soprano/high belt (Ab3- G#5). Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seemingly mousy, midwestern, dutiful housewife who’s devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires; while at the Addams’ family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth; very strong comedic singer/actress. [LUCAS BEINECKE] Male, 18+ to play 19, Pop Tenor (C3-C5). Attractive, in shape young man. A writer, he fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her; experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family. Has conflicts with his parents close-minded ways and wants everyone to be happy. _______________________ DAMES AT SEA Directed and Choreographed by Randy Skinner Music Directed by Will Shuler Book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller Music by Jim Wise Rehearsals: 7/20/20-8/7/20 (in NYC) First Preview: 8/7/20 Opening: 8/8/20 Closing: 9/5/20 [RUBY] Female, early 20s. Mezzo. A wide-eyed innocent girl right off the bus from Centerville, Utah. At first shy, timid and in awe of the big city. She comes to seek fame and fortune as a dancer on Broadway. Stars in her eyes, tap shoes in her suitcase and love in her heart. She is our Heroine (a la Ruby Keeler). Not a typical ingenue. Strong legit singer and expert tap dancer. [DICK] Male, 20's-early 30's. Tenor. Our Hero. A young sailor with aspirations of making it as a Broadway composer. He falls for Ruby, but gets entangled with Mona. Must be earnestly sincere. Strong singer/dancer and excellent tap dancer. [LUCKY] Male, 20s-mid 30s. Baritone. A sailor who loves the ladies, a "cut up" and best friend to Dick. Former boyfriend to Joan. Strong singer/dancer including excellent tap. [JOAN] Female, 20s. Mezzo belt. A gum-chewing, wise-cracking, tough-talking chorus girl with a heart of gold. Strong belt and mix. Strong dancer/tapper. [MONA] Alto. Late 20's-early 40's. The leading lady star of the show that is being produced. Ambitious and temperamental. Throws her diva weight around. Comedic actress who is a strong singer/dancer, and excellent tapper. [HENNESSY/CAPTAIN] Male, 30s-late 40s. Baritone. Hennessy is a tough-as-nails Broadway Producer/Director who is about to lose his theatre if the show doesn’t open. Captain is the gallant captain of the battleship that Dick and Lucky are stationed on. Once had a brief tropical affair with Mona. Strong comedic actor and strong singing skills and movement. ______________________ AVENUE Q Directed by John Tartaglia Choreographed by Shannon Lewis Music Directed by Will Shuler Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty Rehearsals: 9/14/20-10/2/20 (in NYC) First Preview: 10/2/20 Opening: 10/3/20 Closing: 11/1/20 [Princeton/Rod] 20s. Princeton: He is sweet, charming, cute and sincere. He has recently moved to Avenue Q where he learns life lessons the hard way from puppets and humans alike. Loveable and appealing. Rod: A conservative, uptight investment banker who is a closeted homosexual. Trying to come to terms with his sexuality with the help of Nicky, his best friend and roommate. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing. Must have the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High G comfortably. [Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear] Male, 20s - 30s. Nicky: An unemployed twenty-something slacker who is Rod’s roommate. Charming and undeniably cute, he has no problems with Rod being gay. Trekkie Monster: He lives on Avenue Q in the same building as Princeton. An odd monster who has a big heart, he invested in the internet and is secretly a millionaire. Bear: A cute and charming little boy bear who, with the help of his counterpart, girl bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High A comfortably. [Kate Monster/ Lucy T. Slut] Female, 20s. Kate Monster: A Kindergarten teaching assistant who dreams about eventually opening a school for monsters. She may look sweet, put together and conservative, but has a very feisty and opinionated Monster side. She quickly falls for the new guy on the block, Princeton. Lucy T. Slut: A vixenish vamp with a dangerous side who sings at a local café. The star of "girls gone wild" parts two, five, and seven. She sees other women as obstacles to men. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. A mezzo-soprano / belt that can comfortably sing up to a D in a pop voice. [Mrs. T / Bad Idea Bear/ Ensemble] Female, 20s – 30s. Mrs. T: An old spinster teacher who is bitter and conservative. She is Kate Monster's boss. Bad Idea Bear: A cute and charming little girl bear who, with the help of her counterpart, boy bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Can be any physical type. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. A mezzo-soprano / belt that can comfortably sing up to a D in a pop voice. [Christmas Eve] Female, 20s - 30s, Asian. She wants to be a therapist and lives on Avenue Q with her husband Brian. She is smart, blunt and edgy, but also nurturing and kind. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing. Vocal style: Must have a strong belt to an E flat in the style of a torch song. [Brian] Male, 20s – 30s. A chubby, laid-back, wannabe comedian who is unemployed. A good guy with a relaxed attitude who everyone always likes. Easy to be around. He is married to Christmas Eve, who is constantly badgering him to get a job. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. [Gary Coleman] Female, Mid 20s - 40s, African American. Former celebrity and now lives/works on Avenue Q. Funny and sardonic, with a unique and vivid presence. Has lived life. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing. She can be any physical type. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. An alto who can sing a Low D and belt to a B flat. Must explore low register. ______________________ IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Director/Choreographer: TBA Based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank Book by David Ives and Paul Blake Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Rehearsals: 10/26/20-11/18/20 (in NYC) First Preview: 11/20/20 Opening: 11/21/20 Closing: 1/3/21 BOB WALLACE (late 20s to mid 30s, no older): Easygoing, charming, decent principled man. A major singing star in post-World War II America. He wears his fame easily, but is seeking something more important: a decent, fulfilling life and true love. While helping his Army unit general regain his dignity, he defines his own life and meets his true love. Seeking a superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Basic tap is a plus. Baritone. PHIL DAVIS (late 20s to mid 30s, no older): The ambitious, go-getting, song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, incorrigible skirt-chaser... and definite ladies man. He saved Bob’s life during the war and became his partner and engine behind their fabulous success. He must have boyish charm and sex appeal. Strong tap and theatre jazz needed. Seeking a major song-and-dance comic performer. Bari-tenor. BETTY HAYNES (mid to late 20s): The sensible responsible half of the up-and-coming song-and- dance team the Haynes Sisters. She has a beautiful, rich singing voice that matches her decent, upstanding principles. She is overprotective of her younger sister and – like BOB – she needs something more. Of course they are ultimately the perfect couple. Seeking a major female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest-mix sound & a soprano extension. JUDY HAYNES (early 20s): The younger, more ambitious Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty – a winning charmer no man can resist. Strong tap and theatre jazz needed. Seeking a major song-and-dance performer. Chest-mix. GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY (late 50s to mid 60s): A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post World War II America. Once a powerful leader now struggles to run an inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principal and dignity. Beneath his hard, curmudgeon, military exterior, lays a warm compassionate man in need of family and love. Still a handsome, vital man. Non-singing role. MARTHA WATSON (late 40s to mid 50s): Once a musical comedy star, now the general’s housekeeper at the Inn. She has a VERY dry, wry, honest wisecracking sense of humor. Big-hearted but completely unsentimental. She runs the GENERAL’s life in spite of his protestations. An irrepressible meddler but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. Seeking a winning, appealing character comedienne with a clarion belt voice. RALPH SHELDRAKE (mid to late 30s): Former Army buddy of BOB and PHIL’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking, New York professional. Baritone. MIKE NULTY (late 20s to mid 30s): Strong singer, first or second tenor preferred but not absolutely necessary. Harassed, overworked, frustrated stage manager of Bob & Phil's show. A Jason Alexander/Nathan Lane-type comic actor, but not necessarily short and/or round. EZEKIEL FOSTER/MR. SNORING MAN (early 40s to early 50s): Heavy-set comic, character man. Excellent legit baritone. EZEKIEL: Vermont local with dry delivery who is a stagehand for the show and comes to love show business. MR. SNORING MAN: Passenger on the train to Vermont; vocal feature in the song “Snow”. SUSAN WAVERLY (to play 9 years old): 49”-52” – no taller. The GENERAL’s granddaughter visiting from California for Christmas. A charming, loveable, and outgoing real kid – very intelligent, but knows nothing about show business. Once bitten by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. Excellent belt voice, must move well. UNION EPA
Cheek to Cheek - NYC EPA
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Seeking:<p>Equity Actors 18+, any ethnicity. Three Males and Three Females with excellent dance technique and very strong vocals. Must be highly proficient in tap, ballroom and theatre jazz. Strong triple threats.<br /> <br /> PLEASE NOTE: at this time 4 out of 6 roles are cast - we are currently only looking for one female performer (strong dancer/singer) and one male performer (strong dancer/singer).<br /> <br /> Cheek To Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood is a world premiere musical revue, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (White Christmas, 42nd Street). Featuring legendary songs written by Irving Berlin during his tenure in Hollywood, including "Let Yourself Go", "Let's Face The Music and Dance", "Cheek To Cheek", and many more!</p> <p>UNION</p> <p>EPA</p>