March 30, 2017
City Center Encores Off Center 2017 - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Show 1: ASSASSINS Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by John Weidman Directed by Anne Kauffman Musical Supervision by Chris Fenwick Choreography by Lorin Latarro June 30, 2017 - July 15, 2017 SEEKING: JOHN WILKES BOOTH (30’s- Mid 40’s) An actor and passionate champion of the South during the Civil War. He is the pioneer of American assassination. Acts as a leader and mentor to the other assassins. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Baritone. GIUSEPPE ZANGARA (Mid 20’s- Mid 40’s) A short immigrant who failed to kill Franklin Roosevelt because he had to stand on a chair and it wobbled. Blamed capitalists and kings for his medical conditions. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Tenor. LEON CZOLGOSZ (30’s-40’s) The son of Polish immigrants, a worker in a glass factory. An anarchist who decided to kill William McKinley for the sake of the common man. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Bass/baritone. JOHN HINCKLEY (Mid 20’s-Mid 30’s) Had a sociopathic obsession with Jodie Foster and used it as his excuse to attempt an assassination of President Reagan. Ability to play guitar a plus. Seeking a great actor and a strong singer. Baritone. SARA JANE MOORE (40’s-50’s) A five-times married FBI informer who tried to kill President Ford to re-establish her radical credentials. Seeking a great actress with excellent comedic timing who sings. LYNETTE "SQUEAKY FROMME (Mid 20’s-Mid 30’s) A member of the "family" of disciples of the mass murderer Charles Manson, who pulled a gun on President Ford so she could call Charlie as a witness. A flower child and a follower. Seeking a great actress and strong singer. SAMUEL BYCK (40’s-Early 50’s) An unemployed loner who picketed the White House on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa Claus and died trying to implement his assassination plan at BaltimoreWashington International Airport. Blue collar and disgruntled. Seeking a great actor who is comfortable singing. LEE HARVEY OSWALD (20’s) A stock boy in the Texas School Book Depository. Shot and killed President Kennedy. Withdrawn and temperamental. Seeking a great actor who is comfortable singing. THE BALLADEER (Mid 20’s-Mid 40’s) A singing witness to national catastrophe. The conscience of America and the champion of the American dream. Ability to play guitar a plus. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Tenor. THE PROPRIETOR (Mid 20’s-Mid 40’s) The sly and insinuating barker of a fairground shooting gallery. He oversees the demise of the presidents and of the assassins. Omnipresent. Tenor. ---------------- Show 2: THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Book, Music & Lyrics by Kirsten Childs Directed by Robert O’Hara Musical Supervision by Chris Fenwick Choreography by Byron Easley July 14, 2017 - July 27, 2017 SEEKING: Viveca (African American Woman, 20’s-M30’s) Seeking an extremely charismatic singer/dancer/actress. Must be a true triple threat with real star quality. Positive, appealing, warm, courageous and kind. Must sing & dance extremely well. Soprano/belt. Daddy (African American Man, M40’s-50’s) Viveca’s father. A protective, hard-working man. He means well and wants the best for Viveca. He shelters her from the real world and urges her to ‘just smile’. Seeking an extremely strong actor/singer. Mommy/Yolanda/Delilah (African American Woman, M40’s-50’s) Plays Viveca’s mother (among other roles). She doesn’t believe her daughter should be living in a fairytale and takes a tough love approach to raising Viveca. Seeking an extremely strong actor/singer. Gregory (African American Man, L20’s-L30’s) Viveca’s friend since childhood. Handsome & appealing. Understands the world in a way Viveca doesn’t. Must be an extremely strong actor/singer. Director Bob/Prince Charming/Cosmic (Caucasian Man, 30’s-40’s) Seeking an extremely strong actor/singer to play various roles including DIRECOTR BOB (a successful director who helps Viveca’s carrer), PRINCE CHARMING (Viveca’s fairytale love interest from childhood) & COSMIC (Viveca’s hippie boyfriend). Miss Pain/Granny Granny/Tallulah (African American Woman, L40’s up) Seeking an extremely strong actor/singer to play roles including MISS PAIN (Viveca’s austere ballet teacher) & GRANNY GRANNY (Lucas’ advice giving grandmother). ------------------ Show 3: REALLY ROSIE Book & Lyrics by Maurice Sendak Music by Carole King Directed by Leigh Silverman Music Supervision by Chris Fenwick Choreography by Ayodele Casel July 21, 2017 - August 5, 2017 *All child actors must also be able to tap YOUNG ROSIE (female age 9-13) ADULT ROSIE (female 30’s-50) A bossy girl who is holding auditions for the movie of her life story, "Did You Hear What Happened to Chicken Soup?" Imagines herself as a star. Leader of the group. The sassiest kid on her block. Confident, imaginative and full of life. YOUNG KATHY (female age 9-13) ADULT KATHY (female 30’s-50) Rosie's sidekick and secretary who longs for her chance in the spotlight. Seeking an extremely strong singer/actor. YOUNG JOHNNY (male age 9-13) ADULT JOHNNY (male 30’s-50) Shy and a bit nerdy. A bookworm who prefers to be alone. Seeking an extremely strong singer/actor. YOUNG PIERRE (male age 9-13) ADULT PIERRE (male 30’s-50) Has a major attitude. He doesn’t care (and doesn’t care who knows it). Seeking an extremely strong singer/actor. CHICKEN SOUP (male age 9-13) Rosie's kid brother, who Rosie (begrudgingly) has to watch. Runs away. Seeking an extremely strong singer/actor. ALLIGATOR (male age 9-13) Kathy's brother, who believes he's actually an alligator. Seeking an extremely strong singer/actor.