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October 2, 2018

My Fair Lady - Open - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Eliza Doolittle: Female, 20-35, a Cockney flower girl from Lison Grove working outside Covent Garden. High spirited, gutsy and proud. Very strong actress as well as singer. Excellent legit soprano. Comfortable with Cockney dialect and proper British accent. Henry Higgins: Male, 30-50, a British, upper class professional bachelor and world class phonetics expert, teacher and author. Conceited, refined and out of touch with his feelings. Very strong actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone. Alfred P. Doolittle: Male, 40-60, comic character man. Eliza’s father who is fun loving, wise cracking and proud. He is quite a drinker and loves the ladies. Strong actor who sings and moves very well. Baritone. Colonel Hugh Pickering: Male, 40-60, a retired British officer with colonial experience. Amiable linguist and friend of Higgins who is a real gentleman. Strong character actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone. Freddy Eynsford Hill: Male, 20-30, a spineless upper class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Excellent legit tenor. Mrs. Higgins: Female, 50+, Professor Higgins’s mother. She is self-assured, wealthy, classy and elegant. She loves her son but also recognizes that he needs someone to put him down a bit. Comfortable with British dialect. Non-singing role. Mrs. Pearce: Female, 40-60, Professor Higgins’s housekeeper. She is proper, no-nonsense yet motherly. She has affection for Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Mezzo-soprano. Harry: Male, 25-50, a drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Baritone. Jamie: Male, 25-50, a drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Tenor.


SUBMISSIONS - A Comedy of Tenors - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Carlo (Supporting): Male, 24-39, a dashing young opera impresario. Strong tenor.


Kinky Boots - Non-Union - Dancers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Lola/Simon (Lead): Male, early 30s, African American. 5'10" or taller. An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires the body of a boxer and the soul of a diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Sings to a Bb. Lola dances in very high heels, so must move well. This role calls for a star. This is the Tony Award-winning role originated by actor Billy Porter. Also seeking understudies. Angels (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 18-39, 5’8”+. These are the six drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. They need to be versatile, but also terrific dancers, singers and actors. This ain’t a job for no wall-flowers. Tumbling, acro and tricks a plus. Will be required to dance in heels. May cover principal roles. Male Swings (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 18-35, 5’8”+ to cover the onstage ensemble factory workers, the featured ensemble roles of the Angels, and possibly principal roles. Must be terrific dancers, singers and actors. These are offstage tracks.


Les Miserables - ECC - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Equity Singers: Males & Females, 18+


APPOINTMENTS - Things I Know to Be True - Actors
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Seeking:Bob: 55-65, cis-male, father and retired auto factory worker. A family man, through and through, Bob has worked hard to provide his children the opportunities he did not have. Forced into early retirement, he meticulously tends his garden maintaining a control there he is unable to achieve with the world around it. Actor must also be comfortable with physical theater. Fran: 50-59, cis-female, mother and career senior nurse. Fran has a fierce strength to accompany her deep commitment to her family. In the wake of her husband’s early retirement, she finds herself more and more the decision maker. She’s a realist who can allow the practicalities of life to eclipse her more maternal instincts. Actor must also be comfortable with physical theater. Pip: 30-39, cis-female, the oldest child and education department administrator. She’s a mother of two in a seemingly content marriage. However, she is on the verge of pursuing happiness in a way that departs radically from the ideal life her family believes she has. Actor must also be comfortable with physical theater. Mia/Mark: 30-39, transgender female. Mia is introduced and seen for the majority of play as Mark and begins the process of transitioning to female at the start of the second act. She is the second child born and an I.T. Specialist. In most people’s eyes, Mia is the no-drama child, leading a stable, relatively uncomplicated life. But when she shares her true identity with her family, their support and understanding are put to the test. Actor must be comfortable performing as both masculine and feminine on stage and must also be comfortable with physical theater. Note: We highly encourage submission of trans or non-binary identified actors for this role. Ben: 18-29, cis-male, enjoying life as the youngest child until age 10, Ben is the apple of his mother’s eye. He has successfully forged a career in finance and leads the free-wheeling life money can bring. Ben effortlessly drops in and out of family life until shady professional decisions catch up with him. Actor must also be comfortable with physical theater. Rosie: 18+, cis-female: 19, the baby of the family who doesn’t know who she is yet or what she wants to be. She adores her family and the comfort it brings to be with them. Returning home from a foray into the outside world, she finds the family structure she’s known her entire life to be in the throes of change. Actor must also be comfortable with physical theater.


John W. Engeman Theater 2nd Half 18-19 Season - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Alan Janes, book Buddy Holly, music & lyrics Keith Andrews, director TBD, musical director Reh: 12/28/18; Open: 1/17/19; Close: 3/3/19 Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story: Cast Breakdown Buddy Holly: Male, 20-25. Singer-songwriter from Lubbock, Texas, Buddy is intelligent, charismatic, and at least 6’ tall. Must play guitar, sing and act and have a feel for Rock ’n’ Roll. Joe B. Mauldin: Male, 20-25. Double Base player from Lubbock, Texas. A serious and ‘square’ young man with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act. Jerry Allison: Male, 20-25. Drummer from Lubbock, Texas. A good looking guy with irrepressible cheeky humor and musical ability. Must be able to act and sing. Maria Elena Holly: Female, 20-25, Latina. Classy and well-educated with musical ability. Must be able to act and sing. J.P. Richardson—The Big Bopper: Male, 25-30. A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger-than-life character and 6’ tall or over. Must have the ability to command the stage on his own. Best known for his 1958 recording of “Chantilly Lace. Must be able to act, sing and play a musical instrument/guitar. Ritchie Valens: Male, 20-25, Latino. He is a handsome boy with serious charisma, a dedicated eye for the ladies and the ability to hold the stage on his own. Best known for his 1958 hit “La Bamba.” Must be able to sing and act. Hipockets Duncan: Male 25-40. An exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas, with an air of authority and keen sense of humor. Must be able to act, sing and play a musical instrument. Norman Petty: Male, 30-40. A record producer from Clovis, New Mexico with a business-like manner and a love of making records. Must be a strong actor. Must be able to sing and play a musical instrument. Vi Petty: Female, 30-40. Norman’s wife with a heart of gold and a good sense of humor. Must be able to act, sing and play keyboards. Apollo Performers: 1 Male, 1 Female, African-American. Must have good comic timing and hold the stage on their own during the song “Shout.” Must be able to sing, act and play a musical instrument. __________________ A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Robert L. Freedman, book & lyrics Steven Lutvak, music & lyrics Trey Compton, director TBD, musical director Reh: 2/22/19; Open: 3/14/19; Close: 4/28/19 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: Cast Breakdown The D’Ysquity Family: 30s – mid 50s. Must be an experienced and comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without any hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, each of them an intrinsic “English type.” Monty Navarro: Mid 20s – 30s. Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty drives the story; must be able to command attention. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A. Sibella Hallward: 20s – mid 30s. Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. She is a social climber but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Strong mover. Character mezzo, low F# to high A. Phoebe D’Ysquity: Early 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. Must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Very flexible and agile. Coloratura soprano, B below middle C to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. ___________________ AIDA Linda Woolverton, book Elton John, music Tim Rice, lyrics Paul Stancato, director TBD, musical director TBD, choreographer Reh: 4/20/19; Open: 5/9/19; Close: 6/23/19 Aida: Female 18 to 25. Mezzo-Soprano F5 – G3. A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro. Radames: Male 20 to 28. Tenor Ab5 – G3. An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida. Amneris: Female 18 to 25. Mezzo-Soprano E5 – E3. A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh. Mereb: Male 18 to 23. Tenor A5 – G3. A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt. Zoser: Male 40 to 55. Tenor D5 – D4. The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames. Nehebka: Female 20 to 35. Mezzo-Soprano E5 – G3. A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess. Pharaoh: Male 50 to 65. The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman. Amonasro: Male 45 to 55. An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida.


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