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October 9, 2018

Prather Productions' Shows for Dutch Apple and Broadway Palm Theaters - Open - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:'Elf' (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-50 'A Christmas Carol' (Menken Version) (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40 'Saturday Night Fever' (Lead): Males & Females, 18-50, Casting all roles. 'Guys and Dolls' (Lead): Males & Females, 18-60, Casting all roles except Nathan Detroit, Nicely, Nicely, Benny South Street, General Cartwright. 'Stand By Your Man' (Lead): Males & Females, 18-45, Casting all roles. 'Lucky Stiff' (Lead): Males & Females, 18-50, Casting all roles. 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, Casting all roles.


City Center Encores! 2019 Season - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:BREAKDOWN 2019 SEASON NOTE: The landmark New York City Center 75th Anniversary Season will pay tribute to the institution’s past and celebrate its dynamic role in the arts today. The Encores! Series presents fully City Center Encores! 2019 Season - NYC EPA Page 1 of 5 staged concert versions of rarely produced American musicals. All performances will be at City Center. They include a full orchestra and chorus. Encores! City Center is seriously committed to an entirely diverse cast for each of the productions of the 2019 Season. Show #1 CALL ME MADAM Music and Lyrics by: Irving Berlin Book by: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Concert adaptation by: Bill Russell and Charles Repole Director: Casey Hushion Choreographer: Denis Jones Musical Director: Rob Berman Rehearsal: 1/22/18 Open: 2/6/18 Close: 2/10/18 NOTE: CALL ME MADAM originally opened on Broadway in 1950. A satire on politics and foreign policy that spoofs America's penchant for lending billions of dollars to needy countries, it centers on Sally Adams, a well-meaning but ill-informed socialite widow who is appointed United States Ambassador to the fictional European country of Lichtenburg. While there, she charms the local gentry, especially Cosmo Constantine, while her press attaché Kenneth Gibson falls in love with  Princess Maria. While still set in the Truman administration, the production will bring a fresh take on this political satire. SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES: WOMEN: Sally Adams – early to mid 40s. THIS IS A MAJOR STAR ROLE. A wealthy, well-meaning but illinformed glamorous socialite widow from Texas who is appointed United States Ambassador to the fictional European country of Lichtenburg. She is brassy with a keen wit, a killer sense of humor, and a larger-than-life personality, and sex appeal. While the role was originated by Ethel Merman, we in no way want it to be performed or sung in Ms. Merman’s style. Must be an excellent comedienne and strong mezzo-soprano /belter. Princess Maria – mid to late 20s. The beautiful heiress to the crown of Lichtenberg, Maria grew up as a royal, in a sheltered life always behaving like the perfect princess until she meets and falls in love with Sally Adams’s press attaché, Kenneth. Kenneth opens her eyes to the world around her.  Soprano. Grand Dutchess Sophie – mid 50s to early 60s. She is Maria’s mother. A bit featherbrained and eccentric. Must be superb comedienne. Non singing role. MEN: Kenneth Gibson – mid to late 20s. Sally Adam’s press attaché. He is handsome, Ivy League, hard  working, and a product of his preppy and clean-cut upbringing. He meets and falls in love with Princess Maria. Tenor. Cosmo Constantine – mid 40s. The aristocratic, patriotic, and handsome head of the Conservative Radical party which controls part of Lichtenburg. He is distinguished and formal until he meets and falls in love with Sally Adams. Must have sex appeal. Legit Baritone. Pemberton Maxwell – mid 30s to mid 40s. The prissy charge d'affaires of the American Embassy in Lichtenberg. Must be superb comic actor. Non singing role. Sebastian Sebastian – mid 40s to mid 60s. The Prime Minister of Lichtenberg. Must be superb comic actor. Non singing role. City Center Encores! 2019 Season - NYC EPA Page 2 of 5 Senator Brockbank – early to mid 50s. American Senator and a supporter of Eisenhower. Must be a comic character man. Tap skills are a plus. Tenor. Senator Gallagher – early to mid 50s. American Senator and a supporter of Eisenhower. Must be a comic character man. Tap skills are a plus. Tenor. Congressman Wilkins – early to mid 50s. American Congressman and a supporter of Eisenhower. Must be a comic character man. Tap skills are a plus. Tenor. Grand Duke Otto – mid 50s to early 60s. He is Maria’s father. A bit featherbrained and eccentric. Must be superb comic actor. Non singing role. ________________________________________ Show #2: I MARRIED AN ANGEL Music by: Richard Rogers Lyrics by: Lorenz Hart Book by: Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart Director/Choreographer: Josh Bergasse Musical Director: Rob Fisher Rehearsal: 3/5/18 Open: 3/20/18 Close: 3/24/18 NOTE: I MARRIED AN ANGEL originally opened on Broadway in 1938. Originally starred famous ballerina Vera Zorina. Set in Budapest, Hungary, in the late 30s, the story centers on a wealthy banker, Count Willie Palaffi, is love-weary. He ends his engagement to Anna Murphy, swearing that the only girl he could marry would be an angel. A real angel soon flies into his life, and he marries her. It turns out, however, that she is free of the human failings that permit people to tolerate each other. In particular, she is unable to fib. Her honesty alienates Willie's high society acquaintances and his biggest customer and causes a run on the bank. His sister, Countess Palaffi, saves the day by teaching the angel about the real world. She also bribes taxi drivers to make Willie's creditors late, so that he has time to save his bank. Willie and his now Earthier angel live happily ever after. All actors must have experience in high style witty romantic comedy. SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES: MEN: Count Willy Palaffi – 30s to early 40s. Witty, sophisticated, handsome, suave ladies’ man. Love-weary. He is a successful banker. Superb comic actor. Tenor. Peter Mueller - 30s. Willy’s right hand man and secretary. Witty, sophisticated. Must move very well. Baritone Harry Mischka Szigetti – late 40s to mid 50s. Pompous, wealthy banker. Must have great sense of physical comedy and dance or move very well. Baritenor. General Lucash – 50s. A comic character man. Retired army general. Lustful, and randy Non singing role.  WOMEN: Angel – mid to late 20s. Etherial, beautiful, must be superb dancer with classical ballet background. She is innocent of the human failings that permit people to tolerate each other. In particular, she is unable to fib. CAST City Center Encores! 2019 Season - NYC EPA Page 3 of 5 Countess Peggy Palaffi – mid 30s to early 40s. Willy’s sister. Glamorous, in charge, much married. Worldly, witty, sophisticated – must always be the center of attention. Anna Murphy – mid to late 20s. Sexy, aggressive, stunning American. Peggy wants her brother Willy to marry her. Must dance or move very well. Olga Madayn – mid 30s. Overdramatic, flamboyant, famous actress. General Lucash’s mistress. Non singing role. Duchess of Holstein-Kuhoff – 40s. Haughty, Aristocratic, sophisticated. Character woman. Non singing role. Magda Szabo – mid 30s to early 40s. sophisticated, witty, confidante and friend of the Dutchess. Character woman. Non singing role. ___________________________________ Show#3  HIGH BUTTON SHOES Music by: Jule Styne Lyrics by: Sammy Cahn Book by: George Abbott and Stephen Longstreet Director: TBD Choreographer: TBD Musical Director: Rob Berman Rehearsal: 4/23/18 Open: 5/8/18 Close: 5/12/18 Note: HIGH BUTTON SHOES originally opened on Broadway in 1947, starring Phil Silvers and Nannette Fabray. Set in 1913, the musical follows con artist Harrison Floy back to his hometown of New Brunswick, NJ, his latest hideaway after being run out of every other town he's set foot in. The honest folks of New Brunswick welcome the flimflam man home with open arms. There he bamboozles Mr. and Mrs. Longstreet out of some money by running a shady property development deal. Once discovered, the wacky chase to catch Floy brings everyone to Atlantic City before the conman loses all on a football game.  SEEKING: MEN: Harrison Floy – mid to late 30s. THIS IS A MAJOR STAR ROLE. A fast talking and experienced con man. A charming, rascally scamp. Must be superb vaudevillian style comic and a character singer.  Baritone Papa Longstreet – Mid to late 30s. Sweet, innocent, adoring husband and loving father. Must be able to perform an elegant soft-shoe routine. Baritone Oggie – Mid 20s. sweet, simple, hunky football player. A big lug, not very bright, but very much in love with Fran. Broadway Baritone Mr. Pontdue – Mid to late 30s. Harrison’s clever accomplice and shill. Character man, must be superb vaudevillian style comic and a character singer. Baritone Uncle Willie - mid 30s to mid 40s. Randy, ne’er-do-well uncle of the Longstreet family. In love with Nancy the maid. Must be expert dancer and physical comedian. Tenor Stevie – Legal 18 to play 15. Momma and Poppa’s youngest son. Tenor. WOMEN: City Center Encores! 2019 Season - NYC EPA Page 4 of 5 Sarah Longstreet (Mama) – Mid to late 30s. Charming, winning personality, warm. Must be appealing and attractive and must be able to perform an elegant soft-shoe routine. Must dance and/or move very well. Soprano. Fran – Mid 20s. Mama’s younger sister. She is a sweet, innocent, very attractive ingenue. Very much in love with Oggle. Soprano Nance – Mid to late 20s. The Longstreet’s saucy, sexy maid. Must be an excellent dancer and comedienne. Mezzo-soprano/belter


The Band's Visit - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Dina : Female, 30-49, owner of a café, beautiful, world-weary, passionate, with a dry wit; primary vocal range: D3-C5. Tewfiq : Male, 50-59, Egyptian; leader of the Egyptian Ceremonial Police Orchestra; a shy, formal man, carrying a buried burden of sadness; primary vocal range: B2-C4. Haled : 20-29, Egyptian; trumpet player in the Orchestra; handsome, smooth, a bit of a flirt, loves jazz; trumpet skills are a plus but not required; primary vocal range: D3-F#4. Papi: Male, 20-29, disheveled, works at café, nervous around girls; primary vocal range: D3-Ab4. Telephone Guy: Male, 20-29, man who waits by a phone, very romantic; primary vocal range: C3-Bb4. Simon : Male, 40-49, Egyptian; the assistant conductor and clarinetist in the Orchestra, once wanted to be a composer; clarinet skills are a plus but not required; primary vocal range: D3-D4. Camal : Male, 20-39, Egyptian; violinist in the Orchestra; paranoid, wants to go home; violin skills a huge plus; primary vocal range: A2-E4. Itzik : Male, 25-39, married to Iris, a dreamer, currently unemployed; primary vocal range: C3-G4. Iris : Female, 25-39, married to Itzik, a nurse, tough, hard-working, close to the end of her rope; primary vocal range: G3-E5. Avrum: Male, 50-59, Iris’s father, warm and a bit gruff, a widower; primary vocal range: D3-Eb4. Zelger: Male, 20-29, brash, charismatic, friend of Papi, fun-loving; primary vocal range: B2-Eb4. Julia : 20-29, Papi’s blind date, gloomy and shy; primary vocal range: G3-E5. Anna: Female, 20-29, Julia’s cousin, sexy and extroverted; primary vocal range: G3-G5. Sammy: Male, 30-39, a married man and sometime-lover of Dina; primary vocal range: C3-Bb4.


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