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January 5, 2019

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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