April 6, 2018
Geva Theatre Center and Northern Stage 2018-19 Seasons - EPA - Actors, Singers
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Seeking:Geva Theatre Center 2018-19 Season HAIR Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music by Galt MacDermot Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson Choreographed by Music Direction by Don Kot First Rehearsal: August 14, 2018 Performances: September 4 - October 7, 2018 Wilson Stage, LORT B Seeking: Claude, Berger, Woof, Hud, Sheila, Jeanie, Dionne ________________ THURGOOD by George Stevens, Jr. Directed by Lou Bellamy First Rehearsal: September 25, 2018 Performances: October 16 - November 18, 2018 Wilson Stage, LORT B Seeking: Thurgood Marshall __________________ A CHRISTMAS CAROL By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Mark Cuddy, Music and Lyrics by Gregg Coffin Directed by Mark Cuddy Music Direction by Don Kot First Rehearsal: November 7, 2017 Performances: November 22 – December 24, 2017 Wilson Stage, LORT B All roles are currently cast. ________________ World Premiere Comedy HARD CELL By Brent Askari Directed by Skip Greer First Rehearsal: December 18, 2018 Performances: January 8 - February 3, 2019 Wilson Stage, LORT B Seeking: Nick Abtahi - Male, 30s to early 40s. A college professor of Middle Eastern heritage - half Lebanese and Persian. Jane Simons - Female, late 20s to late 30s. A bartender. Evan Weathers - Male, late 30s to late 40s. A loud, boisterous, and pugnacious guy who is frequently intoxicated. Derek Carmichael - Male, early 20s. A young man with an Emo/Goth appearance. He looks like he’s trying to emulate Robert Smith from Cure, or the Morpheus character Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Terry Burton - Female, 30s to 50s. A sheriff who is waiting for a big break. ______________ World Premiere THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER By Lila Rose Kaplan Directed by Shelley Butler First Rehearsal: January 2, 2019 Performances: January 24 – February 10, 2019 Fielding Stage, LORT D Seeking: Prospero - Age: 45-60. African American. A Magician, A Father. Smart, Erratic, Sensitive. An Alcoholic. A Fierce Heart. Miranda - Age: mid-20s. African American or Mixed Race. Prospero’s Daughter and Assistant. Lovely, Curious, Funny, Sad. About to grow up. About to discover things that make you an Adult - things like First Real Love and the Truth about your Family. _________________ THE HUMANS by Stephen Karam Directed by Mark Cuddy A Co-Production with Syracuse Stage First Rehearsal: January 29, 2019 Performances: February 19 - March 17, 2019 Wilson Stage, LORT B Seeking: Aimee Blake, Brigid Blake, “Momo” Blake, Richard Saad The roles of Erik Blake and Deirdre Blake are cast. ________________ AT WIT’S END By Margaret Engel and Allison Engel Directed by Mark Cuddy A Revival of the 2018 production First Rehearsal: February 26, 2019 Performances: March 5 - 24, 2019 Fielding Stage, LORT D Role of Erma Bombeck is currently cast. _________________ NATIVE GARDENS By Karen Zacarias Directed by Robert Hupp A Co-production with Syracuse Stage First Rehearsal in Rochester: March 19, 2019 March 26 – April 21, 2019 Seeking: Tania Del Valle, Pablo Del Valle, Virginia Butley, Frank Butley _______________ World Premiere Play with Music REVIVAL: THE RESURRECTION OF SON HOUSE By Keith Glover Music by Son House, Billy Thompson, Keith Glover Directed by Keith Glover First Rehearsal: April 2, 2019 Performances: April 30 - June 2, 2019 Wilson Stage, LORT B Seeking: Son House: African American man in middle age. Blues legend, preacher. Character ages between 19 -60 in the play. Must be able to sing the blues. Company Member Two: African American man. Plays Michael, Reverend Reginald Coleman, Dick Waterman, and other roles as cast, ages 30 - 50. Must be able to sing the blues. Company Member Three: African American man. Plays Zadkiel, Willie Brown, and others as cast ages 30-50. Must be able to sing the blues. Company Member Four: African American man. Plays Phanuel, Charley Patton, Peterson, and others as cast, ages 30-45. Must be able to sing the blues. Company Member Five: African American woman. Plays Israfil, Sara Knight, and others as cast, ages 35-45. Must be able to sing the blues. Company Member Six: African American woman. Plays Gabriel, Carrie Martin, Kasandra, and others as cast, ages 30-35. Must be able to sing the blues. Company Member Seven: African American woman. Plays Sandalphon, Sister Helen, Evie House, and others as cast, ages 28-60. Must be able to sing the blues. ================== Northern Stage 2018-19 Season OSLO By J.T. Rogers Directed by Peter Hackett First rehearsal: August 25, 2018 Runs: September 19 - October 21, 2018 AEA LORT D Minimum plus room and travel TORIL GRANDAL. Norwegian. 30s- 50’s. Female. Housekeeper and cook at Borregaard Castle. Roughhewn and ruddy cheeked, her English is rough but her enthusiasm and warmth are copious. She is the master of the domicile and takes fierce pride in her cooking prowess. NOTE: role may be double cast. AHMED QURIEP. Palestinian. 50’s. Male. A great and formidable man, full of passion and speechmaking. Rabelaisian in his appetites and operatic in his emotions. He has a volcanic temper that he uses to his advantage. Not an intellectual and defensive about that. Immensely charming, intensely clever. URI SAVIR. Israeli. Mid 40’s – Mid 40’s. Male. The wonder boy of Israeli politics. Loves NYC, jazz, besting others in argument, and showing off his ballroom dancing. He can flip from charm to cold ruthlessness on a dime. Speaks many languages; a brilliant mind. Competitive as the day is long. HASSAN ASFOUR. Palestinian. 30’s - Late 40’s. Male. A hardline Communist; cold, unbending, he speaks as infrequently as he can. He is full of anger and slashing words and a walking compendium of the history of the Middle East and its grievances. YOSSI BEILIN. Israeli. Mid 30’s - Mid 40’s. Male. Israel’s boyish, earnest George Stephanopoulos (when he was in the White House with Clinton). Friendly, excited, passionate…seems so nice until he has to lower the boom. NOTE: role may be double cast. JOEL SINGER. Israeli. 40’s. Male. Twenty-year veteran of the Israeli Defense Force who’s a partner now in a law firm in NYC. He’s often bad cop to Uri Savir’s good one. Sharp as hell and knows it. NOTE: role may be double cast. YAIR HIRSCHFELD. Israeli. 40’s. Male. A professor. Earnest and passionate and out of his depths in these negotiations but willing to risk all. Very smart, a bit shy. NOTE: role may be double cast. RON PUNDAK. Israeli. 30’s. Male. A professor as well. The academic Hardy to Hirschfeld’s Laurel. He’s garrulous and fun-loving—often too much so. NOTE: role may be double cast. JAN EGELAND. Norwegian. 30’s-40’s. Male. The golden boy of the Norwegian foreign service and Mona’s former lover in college. Okay political chops but has great hair. Smart but vain. NOTE: role may be double cast. THOR BJORNEVOG. Norwegian. 30’s-40’s. Senior officer with the Norwegian Secret Service. Hired by Terje and Mona to be completely immersed in all the activities scheduled for the weekend. Discrete, confident, intelligent, and with a good sense of humor, he approaches the task at hand with full gusto. NOTE: role may be double cast. FINN GRANDAL. Norwegian. 50’s-E60’s. The grounds keeper at Borregaard Castle. Toril's slower, and very taciturn husband. Speaks very little English. A man who prefers to keep quiet and make and do things with his hands. NOTE: role may be double cast. TERJE LARSEN Norwegian. 40’s. Male. Mona’s husband (and, back in the day, her professor in school). A dynamic, charming, raconteur; Norway’s answer to Noel Coward, if the latter went into politics. The crazier things get, the more joyous it is for him. A true intellectual who’s charm dazzles. JOHAN JORGEN HOLST. Norwegian. 50’s-60’s. Male. The soon to be Foreign Minister of Norway and Mona’s boss. Like, say, John Kerry: at the end of a long and distinguished career and loves to hear the sound of his own voice. NOTE: role may be double cast. MONA JUUL. Role CAST. MARIANNE HOLST. Role CAST. ________________ DEAR ELIZABETH by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Carol Dunne First Rehearsal: September 4, 2018 Runs: October 4 – October 28, 2018 AEA LORT D Minimum plus room and travel NOTE: DEAR ELIZABETH runs in rotating repertory with OSLO and will use members of the OSLO cast. ELIZABETH BISHOP. Role will be cast based on OSLO casting. ROBERT LOWELL. Role will be cast based on OSLO casting. _________________ ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL By Tim Minchin (music) and Dennis Kelly (book), based on the novel by Roald Dahl Directed by Eric Love First Adult Company Rehearsal: October 26, 2018 Run: November 14, 2018 – January 1, 2019 AEA LORT D Minimum plus room and travel MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL. Vocal High baritone with a strong F sharp. Male. 40s – 50s. Physicality: 6’ plus. Dialect: Heightened RP. Miss Trunchbull, a former Olympic hammer-throwing champion, is now the terrifying, tyrannical headmistress of Crunchem Hall Prep School. A physical character actor - there are physical demands of this role; physical fitness is crucial. Ribbon Dance and Vaulting may be required. MISS JENNIFER HONEY. Vocal Soprano up to Bb, with a strong and solid belt up to D. 20s - 30s. Female. Dialect: RP Miss Honey is the kindergarten teacher at Crunchem Hall, a light in the lives of her students, especially Matilda. A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile - yet possesses the rare gift of being adored by every small child under her care. She should have a curious warmth that is almost tangible. NOTE: May be cast as a woman of non-Caucasian heritage. MR. WORMWOOD. Top A to f#. 30s - early 40s. Male. Dialect Essex / Estuary / East London A weasley or ratty essence. A dealer in second-hand cars - "a mean crooked crook" - with a penchant for wearing jackets with large, brightly colored checks. Should ideally be a clown and could have an ex-punkish rocker voice. Dance not required but needs to be agile. MRS. WORMWOOD. Up to top F/G – with higher ad libs / strong belt, with matching vocal stamina. 30s. Female. Dialect: Essex / Estuary / East London. Mother of Michael and Matilda, and the wife of Mr. Wormwood. She is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. Like her husband she thinks very little of Matilda’s unique abilities and often berates her. She is as loud in her makeup and dress sense as she is in her voice – must have strong comedy. Strong understanding of movement. MRS. PHELPS. Accomplished singer. 30s - 50s. Female. Dialect: RP, or possibly African or Caribbean. Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading. She has an inner peace. Basic movement skills. NOTE: Appears as a parent in Miracle. NOTE: CHORUS, CHILD, AND NON-EQUITY ‘BIG KID’ CASTING WILL BE HELD SEPARATELY FROM EPAS. NOTE: All cast employed acknowledge that they will be working with children in this production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Please note that the Producer has developed a Children’s Care Policy. Compliance with the Northern Stage Children's Care Policy will be mandatory at all times. _________________ TRICK OR TREAT By Jack Neary Directed by Carol Dunne Off-Broadway transfer First Rehearsal: December 26, 2018 Runs (in NYC): January 12 – February 24, 2019 AEA LORT D Minimum plus room and travel NOTE: All roles in this production have been cast. ________________ VENUS RISING by Marisa Smith Directed by TBD First Rehearsal: January 11, 2019 Run: January 30 – February 17, 2019 AEA LORT D Minimum plus room and travel CORA. The mother, 70’s, uncensored, spontaneous, sharp. Prior to her worsening arthritis was very energetic, upbeat and active. WINSLOW. The neighbor, 70’s, a widower, Chemistry professor, passionate about his research about memory. Hard-working, fun-loving, vital, and genuinely fond of Cora. GRACE. Julie’s childhood friend, 40’s, warm, spontaneous, former competitive figure skater-- now she’s a skating teacher. A party girl, has been in and out of re-hab for years, never married, fake tan, overly made-up, dresses like a much younger woman. JULIE. Role CAST. _____________ BUYER AND CELLAR By Jonathan Tolins Directed by TBD First Rehearsal: February 12, 2019 Runs: February 27 – March 17, 2019 AEA LORT D Minimum plus room and travel ALEX. Role CAST. ______________ ONCE, THE MUSICAL Adapted by Enda Walsh, Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Directed by Carol Dunne First rehearsal: March 22, 2019 Runs: April 10 – May 19, 2019 AEA LORT D Minimum plus room and travel GIRL. Mid-late 20s. Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. GUY. Late 20s – late 30s. A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. BILLY. Mid 30s – 40s. A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where GIRL plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of GIRL. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent. REZA. Late 20s. A sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger then life. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. BARUSKA. 50s up. Mother of GIRL. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. DA. 50s up. GUY’S dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar, ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent. SVEJC. 20s/30s. A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. ANDREJ. 20s. Earnest and kind. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Must play guitar & bass guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. EAMON. 30s/40s. The music studio manager where GUY and GIRL record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents. Must sing and play guitar & piano well. Must have a strong Irish accent. EMCEE. Late 2’s-30s. The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. EX-GIRLFRIEND. 20s. GUY’S ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.