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January 3, 2019

Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 - ECC - Singers
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Seeking:2019-2020 Olney Theater Center - MUSICALS Olney Theatre Center is committed to hiring actors who reflect the diversity our world; actors of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to audition. CABARET Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Joe Masteroff Performance Space: Mainstage Rehearsals Begin: July 30, 2019 Tech Begins: August 24, 2019 Previews Begin: August 28, 2019 Opening: August 31, 2019 Closing: October 6, 2019 Possible Extension Through: October 13, 2019 Synopsis Cabaret is a based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it revolves around the relationship between Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer who is coming to Berlin to search for inspiration for his next novel, and Sally Bowles, a British cabaret performer who performs at the Kit Kat Klub where much of the musical is set. As their relationship develops, so does a romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and one of her boarders, a Jewish fruit vendor named Herr Schultz. The club and story are overseen by The Emcee, who presides as the club and the country are slowly destroyed as they move toward the full reign of the Nazi Party. THE EMCEE: Kit Kat Klub host and overseer of the events of the musical. SALLY BOWLES: A British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Club who begins a romance with Cliff Bradshaw. CLIFF BRADSHAW: An American novelist traveling to Berlin to find inspiration for his next novel and finds Sally. Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 2 of 5 FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER: A landlady who rents a room that Cliff stays in. HERR SCHULTZ: One of Fraulein Schneider’s boarders, Jewish, runs a fruit shop and falls in love with Schneider. ERNST LUDWIG: A friendly German who takes English lessons from Cliff but is revealed to be a member of the Nazi Party FRAULEIN KOST: Another boarder in Schneider’s house. ___________________ SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Music: Nacio Herb Brown Lyrics: Arthur Freed Book: Adolph Green and Betty Comden Performance Space: Mainstage Director: TBA Rehearsals Begin: October 8, 2019 Tech Begins: November 2, 2019 Previews Begin: November 8, 2019 Opening: November 14, 2019 Closing: January 5, 2020 Synopsis At the height of their careers, silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have just opened their newest picture, The Dueling Cavalier. However, once the first talking picture is released and is a hit, the producer of The Dueling Cavalier decides to adapt the film into a talkie. One problem, Lina's voice is unbearable. Cosmo, Don's best friend, convinces the producer to dub over Lina's voice. Aspiring actress, Kathy Selden, who Don has fallen in love with, agrees to provide the voice of Lina in The Dueling Cavalier, which has been renamed The Dancing Cavalier. When Lina finds out that Don is in love with Kathy, she is livid and demands that Kathy remain uncredited for her work. While at the premiere, Lina is forced to lip-synch while Kathy is singing behind the curtain. Then Don raises the curtain to reveal that Kathy is the real star of the show. DORA BAILEY: A Hollywood reporter, always has the latest gossip. ZELDA ZANDERS: Lina’s best friend, always adds a dramatic flare to everything she says. OLGA MARA: A silent film star. R.F. SIMPSON: Producer of all of Don and Lina’s films, most recently The Dueling Cavalier, his main motivation is to make money even if it means reshooting the film. ROSCOE DEXTER: The director of The Dueling Cavalier. COSMO BROWN: Don’s loyal best friend, a jokester and always able to make light of a situation and cheer Don up. LINA LAMONT: Famous silent film actress, believes that her romance with Don continues off the screen, has an intolerable voice, which is why she has found success in silent films. DON LOCKWOOD: Successful silent film actor with humble beginnings, leading man to Lina’s leading lady however he does not return her affections, he falls in love with Kathy. KATHY SELDEN: An aspiring actress who by chance gets the opportunity to be the voice for the famous Lina Lamont, she ends up falling in love with Don and rising to stardom. MISS DINSMORE: Lina’s vocal coach Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 3 of 5 SAM: The sound engineer. _________________ MISS YOU LIKE HELL Music and Lyrics: Erin McKeown Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes Performance Space: Mainstage Director/Choreographer: TBD Rehearsals Begin: March 3, 2020 Tech Begins: March 27, 2020 Previews Begin: April 1, 2020 Opening: April 4, 2020 Closing: May 3, 2020 Possible Extension Through: May 10, 2020 Synopsis A regional premiere of the musical by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes and singer/songwriter Erin McKeown. The story follows Beatriz, the mother of Olivia and an undocumented immigrant from Mexico at risk of being deported. After living apart for many years, Beatriz and Olivia take a cross-country road trip together. OLIVIA: Half Latina, Beatriz’ daughter, 16 BEATRIZ: Mexican-American, Olivia’s mother, late 30s-early 40s. PEARL: African-American, 16 MO: Southern, in retirement HIGGINS: also, Southern, also in retirement MANUEL: Peruvian, a day laborer, 30s-50s ___________________ PIPPIN Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Roger O. Hirson and Bob Fosse Performance Space: Mainstage Important Dates Rehearsals Begin: May 12, 2020 Tech Begins: June 5, 2020 Previews Begin: June 10, 2020 Opening: June 13, 2020 Closing: July 19, 2020 Possible Extension Through: July, 26 or August 2, 2020 Synopsis With the help of the Leading Player and a traveling troupe of actors, Pippin returns home from university in search of his true purpose in life. The young prince tries to prove his devotion to his father and the throne by going to war. However, the Leading Player convinces Pippin to usurp the throne from his father and kill him. After begging the Leading Player to bring his father back to life and falling in love, Pippin must decide where his true happiness lies. LEADING PLAYER: Leader of a traveling troupe of actors who accompanies Pippin on his journey to find happiness. PIPPIN: A young prince in search of his purpose in life. CHARLES: Pippin’s father and King of the Holy Roman Empire. Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 4 of 5 FASTRADA: Pippin’s manipulative stepmother. BERTHE: Pippin’s grandmother, she believes in him and hopes he finds success in all of his endeavors. CATHERINE: A widow and mother of Theo, she falls in love with Pippin. THEO: Catherine’s son. ________________ THE MUSIC MAN (Workshop) Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Willson Book: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Co-Directed by: Alexandria Wales and Michael Baron Performance Space: N/A Rehearsals: April 2-7, 2019 Synopsis During a 6-day workshop we will explore songs and scenes from The Music Man to look at the musical with a cast made up of both deaf actors and hearing actors. This workshop will not have a public performance. Some roles are cast and therefore not listed in this breakdown.


Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 - ECC - Dancers
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Seeking:2019-2020 Olney Theater Center - MUSICALS Olney Theatre Center is committed to hiring actors who reflect the diversity our world; actors of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to audition. CABARET Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Joe Masteroff Performance Space: Mainstage Rehearsals Begin: July 30, 2019 Tech Begins: August 24, 2019 Previews Begin: August 28, 2019 Opening: August 31, 2019 Closing: October 6, 2019 Possible Extension Through: October 13, 2019 Synopsis Cabaret is a based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it revolves around the relationship between Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer who is coming to Berlin to search for inspiration for his next novel, and Sally Bowles, a British cabaret performer who performs at the Kit Kat Klub where much of the musical is set. As their relationship develops, so does a romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and one of her boarders, a Jewish fruit vendor named Herr Schultz. The club and story are overseen by The Emcee, who presides as the club and the country are slowly destroyed as they move toward the full reign of the Nazi Party. THE EMCEE: Kit Kat Klub host and overseer of the events of the musical. SALLY BOWLES: A British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Club who begins a romance with Cliff Bradshaw. CLIFF BRADSHAW: An American novelist traveling to Berlin to find inspiration for his next novel and finds Sally. Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 2 of 5 FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER: A landlady who rents a room that Cliff stays in. HERR SCHULTZ: One of Fraulein Schneider’s boarders, Jewish, runs a fruit shop and falls in love with Schneider. ERNST LUDWIG: A friendly German who takes English lessons from Cliff but is revealed to be a member of the Nazi Party FRAULEIN KOST: Another boarder in Schneider’s house. ___________________ SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Music: Nacio Herb Brown Lyrics: Arthur Freed Book: Adolph Green and Betty Comden Performance Space: Mainstage Director: TBA Rehearsals Begin: October 8, 2019 Tech Begins: November 2, 2019 Previews Begin: November 8, 2019 Opening: November 14, 2019 Closing: January 5, 2020 Synopsis At the height of their careers, silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have just opened their newest picture, The Dueling Cavalier. However, once the first talking picture is released and is a hit, the producer of The Dueling Cavalier decides to adapt the film into a talkie. One problem, Lina's voice is unbearable. Cosmo, Don's best friend, convinces the producer to dub over Lina's voice. Aspiring actress, Kathy Selden, who Don has fallen in love with, agrees to provide the voice of Lina in The Dueling Cavalier, which has been renamed The Dancing Cavalier. When Lina finds out that Don is in love with Kathy, she is livid and demands that Kathy remain uncredited for her work. While at the premiere, Lina is forced to lip-synch while Kathy is singing behind the curtain. Then Don raises the curtain to reveal that Kathy is the real star of the show. DORA BAILEY: A Hollywood reporter, always has the latest gossip. ZELDA ZANDERS: Lina’s best friend, always adds a dramatic flare to everything she says. OLGA MARA: A silent film star. R.F. SIMPSON: Producer of all of Don and Lina’s films, most recently The Dueling Cavalier, his main motivation is to make money even if it means reshooting the film. ROSCOE DEXTER: The director of The Dueling Cavalier. COSMO BROWN: Don’s loyal best friend, a jokester and always able to make light of a situation and cheer Don up. LINA LAMONT: Famous silent film actress, believes that her romance with Don continues off the screen, has an intolerable voice, which is why she has found success in silent films. DON LOCKWOOD: Successful silent film actor with humble beginnings, leading man to Lina’s leading lady however he does not return her affections, he falls in love with Kathy. KATHY SELDEN: An aspiring actress who by chance gets the opportunity to be the voice for the famous Lina Lamont, she ends up falling in love with Don and rising to stardom. MISS DINSMORE: Lina’s vocal coach Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 3 of 5 SAM: The sound engineer. _________________ MISS YOU LIKE HELL Music and Lyrics: Erin McKeown Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes Performance Space: Mainstage Director/Choreographer: TBD Rehearsals Begin: March 3, 2020 Tech Begins: March 27, 2020 Previews Begin: April 1, 2020 Opening: April 4, 2020 Closing: May 3, 2020 Possible Extension Through: May 10, 2020 Synopsis A regional premiere of the musical by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes and singer/songwriter Erin McKeown. The story follows Beatriz, the mother of Olivia and an undocumented immigrant from Mexico at risk of being deported. After living apart for many years, Beatriz and Olivia take a cross-country road trip together. OLIVIA: Half Latina, Beatriz’ daughter, 16 BEATRIZ: Mexican-American, Olivia’s mother, late 30s-early 40s. PEARL: African-American, 16 MO: Southern, in retirement HIGGINS: also, Southern, also in retirement MANUEL: Peruvian, a day laborer, 30s-50s ___________________ PIPPIN Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Roger O. Hirson and Bob Fosse Performance Space: Mainstage Important Dates Rehearsals Begin: May 12, 2020 Tech Begins: June 5, 2020 Previews Begin: June 10, 2020 Opening: June 13, 2020 Closing: July 19, 2020 Possible Extension Through: July, 26 or August 2, 2020 Synopsis With the help of the Leading Player and a traveling troupe of actors, Pippin returns home from university in search of his true purpose in life. The young prince tries to prove his devotion to his father and the throne by going to war. However, the Leading Player convinces Pippin to usurp the throne from his father and kill him. After begging the Leading Player to bring his father back to life and falling in love, Pippin must decide where his true happiness lies. LEADING PLAYER: Leader of a traveling troupe of actors who accompanies Pippin on his journey to find happiness. PIPPIN: A young prince in search of his purpose in life. CHARLES: Pippin’s father and King of the Holy Roman Empire. Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC EPA Page 4 of 5 FASTRADA: Pippin’s manipulative stepmother. BERTHE: Pippin’s grandmother, she believes in him and hopes he finds success in all of his endeavors. CATHERINE: A widow and mother of Theo, she falls in love with Pippin. THEO: Catherine’s son. ________________ THE MUSIC MAN (Workshop) Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Willson Book: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Co-Directed by: Alexandria Wales and Michael Baron Performance Space: N/A Rehearsals: April 2-7, 2019 Synopsis During a 6-day workshop we will explore songs and scenes from The Music Man to look at the musical with a cast made up of both deaf actors and hearing actors. This workshop will not have a public performance. Some roles are cast and therefore not listed in this breakdown.


APPOINTMENT - 'Flight School' & 'Pinkalicious' - Actors, Singers
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Seeking:Pelican/Mr. Pinkerton (Lead): Male, 18-37, for "Flight School": male; 20s to play child/chick; Pelican is a cocky bird that thinks he/she can do it all--fly, dive into water, even loop-the-loops; Aater all, “I can” is part of Pelican’s name. For "Pinkalicious": loving and hardworking father with the parental dilemma of trying so hard to provide for his family that he's forgotten to appreciate them; he carries a secret love of Pink. Warm tone baritenor. Teacher (Flamingo)/Mrs. Pinkerton (Lead): Female, 18-37, for "Flight School": female, 20s-30s; Teacher is a bright and bold flamingo with tons of patience; she runs Flight School and loves teaching birds to fly; she will do whatever it takes to give her students the confidence and skills to succeed. For "Pinkalicious": mother; organic/yoga type; obsessive multitasker who loves her family. Mezzo soprano with strong mix and pop flare. Penguin/Dr. Wink & Alison (Lead): Female, 18-37, for "Flight School": female; 20s to play child/chick; Penguin is an optimistic, determined bird who dreams of flying; he/she has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind; while he/she wasn’t built to soar, Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded; though Penguin is a boy, this track will be played by a girl. "For Pinkalicious": adult actress to play two roles; Alison is an 8-year-old; the sweet girl next door and friend of Pinkalicious; Dr. Wink is a goofy doctor/scientist with a passion for discovering strange diseases and a secret love for musical theater; she likes a good soft shoe; brassy belter with flare. Mezzo-soprano contemporary mix-belt. Owl/Pinkalicious (Lead): Female, 18-37, for "Flight School": female; 20s to play child/chick; Owl is a wise, kind bird that can be a little shy; she is Penguin’s closest friend at Flight School and is always ready to lend a wing to a friend in need; mezzo-soprano/alto mix with mid-range belt. For "Pinkalicious": adult actress to play precocious 8-year-old girl; she is mischievous and daring with no regard for boundaries; very extroverted and single-mindedly passionate about the color pink. Straight tone belt, or strong mix to a D. Seagull/Peter (Lead): Male, 18-37, for "Flight School": male; 20s to play child/chick; a gullible, klutzy little bird that follows Pelican around; he is not the brightest bird in the flock; physical comedy skills a plus; plucky character; bari-tenor with solid baritone; comfortable with pop/rock. For "Pinkalicious": adult actor to play a shy, earnest 5-year-old boy, Peter; he is a good-natured kid who also loves the color pink and doesn't know he's not supposed to; he vainly attempts to get his family to pay attention to him. Plucky rock tenor with personality.


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.


Theater at Monmouth 2019 Season - EPA - Actors
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Seeking:Woman 1: Female, 18+, to play characters 30-40: Gertrude in "Hamlet," Mistress Page in "Merry Wives," and Esther in "Intimate Apparel." Male 1: 18+, to play characters 50-60: Player King in "Hamlet," Falstaff in "Merry Wives," and Dr. Watson in "Baskerville." Male 2: 18+, to play characters 50-60. Polonius in "Hamlet," Shallow in "Merry Wives," and Actor 2 in "Baskerville." Male 3: 18+, to play characters 35-45. Claudius/Ghost in "Hamlet," Master Ford in "Merry Wives," and George in "Intimate Apparel." Man 4: 18+, to play characters 35-45. Laertes in "Hamlet," Master Page in "Merry Wives," and Mr. Marks in "Intimate Apparel." Male 5: 18+, to play characters 35-45. Hamlet in "Hamlet," Host in "Merry Wives," and Holmes in "Baskerville."


Oklahoma - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Curly: Male, 18 to 30. Any ethnicity. Optimistic, not complex, charismatic, and open. Baritone or tenor. Character must play guitar. Laurey: Female, 18 to 30. African American/Latina/Asian American/Middle Eastern American/Native American. Emotionally available. Confused about who she is but knows she wants more. Comfort with American vernacular vocal styles (folk, gospel, country, jazz) welcomed. Style more important than specific vocal range. Jud Fry: Male, 18 to 30. Any ethnicity. An outsider in the community. Complex and sensitive. Has a darkness to him. Honest and insightful. Baritone. Aunt Eller: Female, 40 to 65. Any ethnicity. Salt of the earth. Strong, clear, and brutally honest. Mezzo. Ado Annie: Female, over 18 to play between 14 and 25. Any ethnicity. Sincere. Guileless. Has a great sense of humor. Hungry for life. Comfort with American folk and country vocal styles encouraged. Style more important than specific vocal range. Ali Hakim: Male, 20 to 40. Any ethnicity. Smart. Opportunistic. A salesman. Great sense of humor. Comfort with American folk and country vocal styles encouraged. Style more important than specific vocal range. Will Parker: Male, 18 to 30. Any ethnicity. Simple-minded. Sincere. Guileless. Good sense of humor. Moves well. Tenor. Comfort with American folk and country vocal styles encouraged. Gertie Cummings: Female, 18 to 30. Any ethnicity. Driven, competitive, and slightly conniving, but always seemingly positive. She kills with kindness. Moves well. Soprano or mezzo.


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)


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