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February 2, 2019

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2019 Season - ECC - Dancers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:“Grease” Sandy: (female, late teens to mid 20’s) New girl in town. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute and innocent. A “Sandra Dee” type. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: A3 – F5. All ethnicities encouraged. The “Pink Ladies” :The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang that hangs around with the “T-Birds”. Rizzo: (female, late teens to mid 20’s) Leader of the “Pink Ladies”. Tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable with unconventional good looks. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: A3 – C5. All ethnicities encouraged. Frenchy: (female, late teens to mid 20’s) A dreamer. Good natured. A loyal friend. Can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: A3 – D5. All ethnicities encouraged. Marty: (female, late teens to mid 20’s) The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: C4 – C5. All ethnicities encouraged. Jan: (female, late teens to mid 20’s) A compulsive eater. Funny and loud. Pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: Alto A3 – C5. All ethnicities encouraged. The “T-Birds” : A super-cool, greased-hair, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers...or so they think. Kenickie: (male, late teens to mid 20’s) Second in command of the “T-Birds”. Tough looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Off-beat sense of humor. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: Tenor C4 – F5. All ethnicities encouraged. Doody: (male, late teens to mid 20’s) Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: Tenor D4– A5 with additional falsetto. Must play guitar. All ethnicities encouraged. Roger: (male, late teens to mid 20’s) The “anything for-a-laugh” stocky type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: D4 – A5. All ethnicities encouraged. Sonny: (male, late teens to mid 20’s) A funny braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady killer. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: Baritone G3 – A5. All ethnicities encouraged. Patty: (female, late teens to mid 20’s) A typical cheerleader. Attractive and 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”. Strong dancer. Vocal: Alto D4 – A4. She twirls a baton. All ethnicities encouraged. Cha-Cha: (female, late teens to mid 20’s) Bombshell wannabe. Takes pride in being “the best dancer at St. Bernadette.” Excellent Dancer. Vocal: C4 – C5. All ethnicities encouraged. Eugene: (male, late teens to mid 20’s) Brainiac/nerd. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and high-pitched voice. An apple polisher, smug and pompous but gullible. Strong singer/dancer. Vocal: A3 – E5. All ethnicities encouraged. Vince Fontaine: (Early 30’s to early 40’s) Typical “teen audience” radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran “greaser.” Strong singer/mover. Vocal: flexible – bari/tenor. All ethnicities encouraged. Johnny Casino/Teen Angel: played by same actor. (early to late 20’s); Johnny Casino: “greaser” student at Rydell who leads a rock and roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock “n” roll idol. Vocal: G4 – E5. All ethnicities encouraged. Teen Angel: Good looking, falsetto voiced, matinee idol type. Singer who would have caused girls to scream and riot back in 1958. Vocal: E4 – F#5. All ethnicities encouraged. Miss Lynch: (mid 30’s – early 50’s) A no-nonsense, serious, old maid English teacher. Strong comedienne. Must play “drunk” well. Sings “It’s Raining on Prom Night”. V Vocal: A3 – C5. All ethnicities encouraged. __________________ “Grand Hotel” Otto Kringelein: late 40s-early 50’s. A terminally ill bookkeeper from the small town life looking to live life to the fullest in his remaining time. Charming, joyous, lovable, generous, and grateful. Tenor. Baron Felix Von Gaigern: late 20s. The picture of debonair. Dashing, charming, and optimistic but flat broke. Seeking his own legacy. A good guy who lives and loves fast, living in the now. Passionate and romantic, falls in love with Grushinskaya. Tenor. Hermann Preysing: mid 50’s. General Director of a large textile mill. Disillusioned by money and terrified of losing his life style. He cheats, lies, and manipulates to get what he wants. Baritone. Colonel-Doctor Otternschlag: 60’s. Wounded by gas and shrapnel in WW1, he is a cynical, tortured, and ruined man. Omnipotent and functions as the narrator of the piece. The character has only one eye, and one leg is missing/paralyzed. Character baritone. Erik: mid 20’s. The assistant concierge who is deeply loyal and expecting the birth of his son any day. He struggles between making a living for his growing family and being present in his family’s daily life, working long hours to provide. Eager to start a family. Intelligent, ambitious, devoted. Baritone. Zinnowitz: mid to late 40’s. A Berlin lawyer. The secretary for the textile mill company under Preysing's direction. Encourages Preysing to lie. Ambitious, greedy, and willing to do whatever it takes. Baritone. Flaemmchen: early to mid 20’s. A pretty girl with moxie just off the bus with dreams of Hollywood. Constantly in conflict between her ambition and her morals. She is charming, gamine, flirtatious, and has great sex appeal. Strong dancer or mover. Alto with Belt. Elizaveta Grushinskaya: mid to late 40’s. The still-beautiful and enchanting, world famous, Russian Prima Ballerina constantly proclaiming her last performance. Hanging on to her old life and identity as a superstar, feeling old and irrelevant until she is revived by the young Baron's love. Demands only the best from herself and for her fans, extremely hard on herself. Ballet experience a plus. Mezzo. Raffaela: late 30’s to early 40’s. Confidante, secretary, and Elizaveta's long time dresser. Secretly longing for and in love with Grushinskaya- deeply devoted and fiercely protective of her. Hardworking, reliable, and smart. Mezzo. ________________ ‘South Pacific" Ensign Nellie Forbush (US Navy): Female Identified, 20s. A spirited, young nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas, who falls in love with Emile. Optimistic, creative, hard working and adventurous, she considers herself open and liberal but discovers closely held prejudices she did not know she had. Emile De Becque: Male Identified, 40s-early 50s. A wealthy, older French plantation owner. Though he killed a man while living in France as a young man, he is charming, sophisticated, and fiercely principled. Struggles with his sense of duty and with what he owes to the world around him. Lt. Joseph Cable (USMC): Male Identified, 20’s: A very intelligent officer, Cable is newly arrived to the island. While he has actually seen action in the war and been part of dangerous missions, he is still naive in many ways. When he falls in love with Liat he must grapple with his privilege and prejudice. Bloody Mary: Female Identified, Asian Pacific Islander. Mid 30’s to 50’s. A cunning merchant who sells souvenirs to the American sailors. Able to play off of the American’s expectations of her in order to get the upper hand. She is nobody’s fool. Cares passionately for her daughter Liat, who she thinks can find a better life with a rich American. Liat: Female Identified, Asian Pacific Islander, 18-early 20s. Bloody Mary’s daughter who falls in love with Lt Cable. Though their courtship is quick there is a real chemistry between the two of them. Must be excellent at communicating non-verbally as she and Cable do not share a common oral language. Luther Billis: Male Identified, 20’s-30s. A constant schemer, with little respect for authority. Most comfortable as a clown for his fellow sailors, he is also a cunning entrepreneur with several Island businesses running on the side and soft spot for Nellie. Capt. George Brackett (US Navy): Male Identified 40s-50’s The commanding officer on the island, his self importance hides a heart of gold. Does not sing. Cmdr. William Harbison (US Navy): Male identified 30’s-50s. The hot-headed second in command to Brackett. Does not sing. ____________________ “Working” Seeking male and female identified principal actors of all ages to play multiple roles in an ensemble–driven production of WORKING. A core company of 12 will portray the many roles and features in this musical. Seeking excellent actor/singers who move very well, are magnetic storytellers and strong, versatile singers. Characters Ages 18 – 60. ___________________ “Loch Ness: A New Musical” Haley Westerbrook: (female, 12) Lead. Daughter of Dr. Westerbrook and Annabel. A deeply intelligent, stubborn and capricious twelve-year-old girl struggling with an enormous personal loss. She hides her fear of the unknown behind a mask of unflappable courage - also extremely adept at the sarcastic barb. British accent. Very vocally and physically demanding role, with 6-8 songs and lots of jumping, climbing, and puppet riding. Seeking actors of all ethnicities between the ages of 11 and 13. Dr. Thomas Westerbrook: (male, 40’s) Lead. Father of Haley, husband of Annabel. A marine research scientist and obsessive workaholic who is determined to start putting family first, Dr. Westerbrook has the drive to be a first rate father, but lacks the patience and listening skills to succeed. Though he struggles to manage a daughter who matches him in intelligence and surpasses him in stubbornness, at his core he’s driven by his unconditional love for her. Seeking all ethnicities. British accent. Bari-tenor to A. Good mover – as with all roles will occasionally puppeteer and serve in the storytelling Ensemble. Lady Leana Callaghan: (female, 30’s – 40’s) Lead. Dr. Westerbrook’s benefactor – a wealthy heiress obsessed with finding the Loch Ness Monster. Strong-willed, stubborn, and occasionally manipulative, Callaghan compensates for her insecurities and sense of isolation by employing ruthless tactics. Scottish accent. Strong belt up to D. Good mover – as with all roles will occasionally puppeteer and serve in the storytelling Ensemble. Nessie: (female, 20’s – 40’s) Lead. The Loch Ness Monster. A hopeful dreamer disguised as an aggressive hermit, after a lifetime of tragedy and loss Nessie has learned that isolation from the world is the only means of survival. Nessie is as playful as she is volatile as she is vulnerable. Seeking all ethnicities. Strong Scottish accent. Mezzo with strong mix/belt. Extremely physical role – puppeteering the entire show, and also part of the storytelling Ensemble. Captain CJ: (male, 30’s – 40’s) Supporting. Captain of Dr. Westerbrook’s research vessel. A mercenary, he makes a display of being untrusting and money-motivated, though in truth he cares for his co-workers more than he’d like to let on. He’s dry, sarcastic, and enjoys making jokes at others’ expense. Seeking all ethnicities. Cockney accent. Tenor, strong singer and comedic actor. Great mover – very involved in storytelling Ensemble. Annabel Westerbrook: (30’s – 40’s) Supporting. Haley’s mother and Dr. Westerbrook’s wife. A storyteller by nature, Annabel is fanciful, understanding, and comfortable with the unknown. In other words, she’s an awesome mom with an excellent bedside manner – though she’s hiding some truths from her daughter. Scottish accent. Soprano who will sing in Gaelic. Good mover - very involved in storytelling Ensemble. The Oiler: (male, 30’s – 40’s) Supporting. A hired hand on board Dr. Westerbrook’s research vessel. A champion of uncertainty, he speaks only in riddles and takes peculiar actions in order to promote his image as the ultimate mysterious entity. Scottish accent. Seeking strong comic actor and phenomenal dancer. Baritenor. Very involved in storytelling Ensemble. Mr. Ogilvie: (male, 30’s – 50’s) Supporting. The executor of Callaghan’s parents’ estate. Extremely dry, extremely judgmental, while trying and failing to maintain his extreme professionalism. Seeking all ethnicities. Scottish accent. Strong deadpan actor and great mover. Any voice type. Very involved in storytelling Ensemble.


Merchant Of Venice - EPA - Actors
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Shylock: Males & Females, 18+, must relish the challenge of exploring one of Shakepeare’s greatest roles; is a business-person, that has endured a lot of tragedy (wife passing away, single-parent, watching violence and hatred against the Jew’s happen in the world), but still keeps a pleasant temperament until their daughter is taken away from them. Bassiano/Tubal: Male, 18+, Bassiano is very good looking Venetian; everyone wants to be Bassiano; gambler, dreamer, spendthrift and suitor to Portia; Tubal is a wealthy Jew of Venice, who lends money to Shylock for the 3,000 ducats. Gratiano: Male, 18+, Bassiano’s friend; “Frat Boy”; class clown, and is very well aware of it. Lorenzo/Prince Of Aragon: Male, 18+, Lorenzo “steals” Shylocks daughter Jessica away from him; Prince of Aragon is a suitor to Portia, think Dungeons and Dragons Game Master. Jessica: Female, 18+, young; Shylock’s daughter, in love with Lorenzo; beautiful and defiant, leaves her father to elope with Lorenzo, though still feels like an outsider after she converts to Christianity. Salanio/Nerissa : Female, 18+, Salanio is a well-connected Gentleman in Venice; Nerissa is a fun-loving, bawdy maid to Portia. Portia: Female, 18+, wealthy heiress of Belmont; a bit condescending towards her suitors, but madly in love with Bassanio; disguises herself as a lawyer to help Bassiano. Antonio/Lancelot: Male, 18+, the Merchant of Venice; wealthy and in love with Bassanio; Lancelot is Shylock’s man, very funny. Salerio/Duke/Prince Of Morroco : Male, 18+, Salerio is a well-connected Gentleman in Venice; Prince of Morroco is a dignified, but funny suitor to Portia; Duke is a judge in the case of the Merchant of Venice.


Sherwood: The Adventures Of Robin Hood - EPA - Actors
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Region: Western

Seeking:Robin Hood: Male, 18+, the hero. Maid Marian: Female, 18+, the other hero. Friar Tuck: Male, 18+, tough-as-shoe leather man of conviction and irony. Little John: Male, 18+, huge and carries a quarterstaff. Doerwynn: Female, 16-25, peasant smudged with dirt. Sir Guy of Gisbourne: Male, 18+, a dangerous man of unpleasant aspect. Prince John: Male, 18+, a dangerous, calculating and courteous man.


Marin Theatre Company 2019-20 Season - EPA - Actors
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:SOVEREIGNTY by Mary Kathryn Nagle First Rehearsal: 8/27/2019 Opening: 10/1/2019 Closing: 10/20/2019 Ext Closing: 10/27/2019 John Ridge (1800s): Cherokee man, late 20s to late 30s, the son of Major Ridge, John Ridge was an influential leader in the Cherokee Nation in the 1820s and 30s until he was assassinated in 1839. He served as Clerk to the Cherokee Nation National Committee (the Council). Signed the Treaty of New Echota in 1835. Husband of Sally (Sarah Bird Northrup). Sarah Polson (today): Cherokee woman, late 20s to early 30s. Direct descendant of Major Ridge, Sally and John Ridge. Sister to Watie. Cousin to Flora. Sarah is a graduate of Yale Law School and citizen of Cherokee Nation. She returns home to Cherokee Nation after a long absence. Major Ridge (1800s): Cherokee man, late 50s to late 60s. Given the title “Major” after fighting with General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, Major Ridge was a very influential leader in Cherokee Nation politics in the 1810s, 20s, and 30s, until he was assassinated in 1839. He is the father of John Ridge and uncle of Elias Boudinot. He served many years as the Speaker of the Cherokee Nation Council, and as Chief John Ross’s assistant, until the divide that takes place in this play. Signed the Treaty of New Echota in 1835. Also plays Roger (Ridge) Polson (today): Direct descendant of Major Ridge, Sally, and John Ridge, father of Sarah Polson and Watie Smith. Uncle to Flora.  Elias Boudinot (1800s): Cherokee man, early to mid 30s. John Ridge’s cousin. His father is Major Ridge’s brother. Elias Boudinot went to Cornwall for school with his cousin John and then returned home to Cherokee Nation and became the first Editor of the Cherokee Phoenix, the first printed paper of an Indian Nation. Signed the Treaty of New Echota in 1835. And Watie (today): Direct descendant of Major Ridge, Sally, and John Ridge. He is Sarah’s brother and Roger Ridge Polson’s son. Cousin to Flora. Watie works for the Cherokee Nation Police Force. John Ross (1800s): Mixed race Cherokee man with a White father, mid-late 30s. Chief of Cherokee Nation from 1828 until his death in the 1860s. Led the Cherokee Nation through significant turmoil, including the removal and the Civil War. He is revered by Cherokees today as one of the most important Cherokee leaders of all times. Also plays Jim Ross (today): Direct descendant of John Ross. Jim is Sarah’s boss in the Attorney General’s office. Andrew Jackson (1800s): White man, mid-late 30s. An American soldier and statesman who served as President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He believed Indians were an inferior race that should disappear from the face of the Earth. Also plays Ben (today): Special Victims Unit Police Officer in present day Oklahoma. He becomes Sarah’s fiancé. He is non-Indian. Samuel Worcester (1800s): White man, 30’s-40’s. Missionary who goes to live in Cherokee Nation. He worked with Elias to translate the Bible into Cherokee. His arrest in 1832 sparked one of the most significant cases in United States history in the Supreme Court: Worcester v. Georgia. Also plays Mitch (today): Lawyer with a specialty in family law, non-Indian, living in Oklahoma. Childhood friend of Sarah and Watie. Sally (1800s): White woman, late 20’s. John Ridge’s wife, and daughter of the schoolmaster in Cornwall, Connecticut. She is non-Indian. Flora, Sarah, Roger, and Watie are all her direct descendants. Also plays Flora (today): Cherokee woman. Direct descendant of Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Sally. Citizen of Cherokee Nation. She runs the family cemetery where Major Ridge and John Ridge are buried, just a few hundred yards from where John was murdered. Roger is her uncle, and Sarah and Watie are her cousins. White Chorus Man (1800s and today): White man 30’s – 50’s. This actor portrays Drunk Man, Gov. Forsythe, Georgia Guard, William Wirt, Bartender, and Reverend Schermerhorn. __________________ MOTHER OF THE MAID by Jane Anderson First Rehearsal: 10/22/2019 Opening: 11/19/2019 Closing: 12/08/2019 Ext Closing: 12/15/2019 Isabelle Arc, F, 30s-60s, Joan’s Mum Joan Arc, F, 14-16, The Maid Jacques Arc, M, 30s-60s, Joan’s Da Pierre Arc, M, 16-18, Joan’s big brother Father Gilbert, M, 30s-60s, the family Priest Lady of the Court, F, 30s-40s ____________________ NOURA by Heather Raffo First Rehearsal: 12/10/2019 Opening: 1/14/2020 Closing: 2/2/2020 Ext Closing: 2/9/2020 Noura: Mid 40s. Female. Married to Tareq. An architect. Tareq: Mid 40’s to early 50’s. Male. Christian Iraqi. Noura’s husband. A former surgeon originally from Baghdad. Living in New York for eight years, he is passionate about his new status as an American Citizen. Intellectual and progressive, he now works as a hospitalist after years struggling as a refugee in America. Charming, appealing, sexual. Deeply in love with his wife. A committed and passionate husband and father. He tries hard to bury the years of trauma and war to which he was witness as a surgeon in Iraq. Every decision he makes is for the benefit of his family. Rafa'a: Mid 40’s to early 50’s. Muslim Iraqi. Noura’s childhood neighbor from Mosul. A close friend of the family and a surrogate uncle to their young son, Yazen. A progressive, feminist, OBGYN. Introspective, empathetic, intelligent. Has an intensity to him, and a playful sense of humor. In love with Noura and her true confidant but has been prevented from ever having a romantic relationship with her because of their different faiths. Torn between expressing his love for Noura and staying in close relationship to her family. Maryam: 20s. A young woman from Mosul. Now in her first semester of studies in America. A refugee. Survivor. Feminist. Yazen/Alex: 11- 13 years old. Noura and Tareq's son. Middle Eastern. Joyful, with ease. A little messy. Can have long hair. Very free and expressive. Mostly interested __________________ LOVE by Kate Cortesi First Rehearsal: 2/4/2020 Opening: 3/10/2020 Closing: 3/29/2020 Ext Closing: 4/5/2020 Otis, 57 in 2018. A native New Yorker. A smart, powerful and charming man now chastened by a New York Times piece about his sex-and-power transgressions 15 years earlier. 42 in 2003, a cocky, lovable Peter Pan-type who runs his own non-profit that brings art to city kids. Penelope, F, 38 and a surgeon in 2018; 23 and a deferred med school student in 2003. We see as a capable and headstrong woman in 2018, and a tentative but brave young woman in 2003 and 2004, finding her footing as an adult, professionally and sexually. Vanessa, F, 39 in 2018 and sober, trying to rebuild her life; 25 in 2004 and a hilarious hot mess of a party girl. Jaime, M, 37 and an education consultant married to Penelope in 2018; 24 and a nice but romantically casual guy in 2004. We see him at various stages of emotional maturity as he gets older. Ron, M, 50s to 60s, a New York Times reporter in 2018 determinedly pursuing a story about Otis' transgressions. Also plays Ken, M, 50s in 2004, who is Whitney's protective father that bonds with Otis over sports while checking out Whitney's new job. Whitney, F, 36 and determined to grow up in 2018, 22 and naive in 2004; also plays Rebecca, F, 39, Otis' Type A pregnant wife in 2004 and City Hall Intern, wide eyed and 22 in 2018 ___________________ BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE by Jordan Tannahill First Rehearsal: 3/31/2020 Opening: 5/5/2020 Closing: 5/24/2020 Ext Closing: 5/31/2020 Sandro Botticelli, M, 30s, male identifying; Bacchus-like; a man of pleasure; sumptuous, ribald, mischievous, witty, and charismatic; think Rufus Wainwright meets Russell Brand. Actor must be innately very funny and charming; everyone wants to sleep with him not because of his looks per se, but because of his aurora. Actor must be comfortable with full-frontal nudity. Requires nudity. Clarice Orsini, F, 30s, female identifying; smart, powerful, and sexy; knows what she wants, but possesses a vulnerability that allows her to have our empathy. Actor must be comfortable with full nudity. Requires nudity. Lorenzo de Medici, M, 40s, male identifying; virile and cunning; razor-sharp intelligence; dangerous; only out for himself; follows the logic of power at any cost. Leonardo da Vinci, M, 20s, male identifying; apprentice and lover to Botticelli; prelude to a genius; articulate and grounded. Actor must be comfortable with full-frontal nudity. Requires nudity. Poggio di Chullu, M, 30s, male identifying; close friend and less well-known contemporary of Botticelli; rotund, sassy, and camp; natural comic; confident in exactly who he is. Girolamo Savonarola, M, 60s, male identifying; populist; he should be sinister, but in a senior Republican senator kind of way--scary, but persuasive and charismatic; not a dummy or a ghoul. Madre Maria, F, 50s, female identifying; an effusive Italian mother; wise, bawdy, and a bit crude; inexhaustible humor. ___________________  MLIMA'S TALE by Lynn Nottage First Rehearsal: 5/26/2020 Opening: 6/23/2020 Closing: 7/12/2020 Ext Closing: 7/19/2020 Player 1, M, Plays Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market Player 2, M, plays multiple roles Player 3, M, plays multiple roles Player 4, F, plays multiple roles


South Pacific - EPA - Singers
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Region: Western

Seeking:Nellie Forbush: Female, 25-35, soprano Emile de Becque: Male, 40-50, baritone Luther Billis: Male, 25-40, tenor Bloody Mary: Female, 30-40, alto Stewpot: Male, 20-25, baritone Abner: Male, 20-25, tenor Professor: Male, 20-25, bass


Beauty & The Beast/Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire - Open - Actors, Dancers, Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage: 18+, dancers - male and female dancers who have strong ballet technique and are well versed in musical theatre style dance; acting ability a plus; must be able to lip synch. Females 5'7"-5'10 and males 5'10"-6'2". Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire: 18+, dancers - male and female dancers with great technique, who are well versed in musical theatre and have exceptional stage presence! Male dancers who have strong tap and/or tumbling skills a plus. Male dancers 5’10”-6’2”; female dancers 5’3”-5’6”.


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