Throughly Modern Millie Equity Principal Auditions- Paper Mill Playhouse

WHO: Paper Mill Playhouse

SEEKING: (all roles are available)

Millie Dillmount:

Woman, 20s, any ethnicity. Attractive, young, “modern” woman from Kansas who originally intends to marry for wealth rather than love. Determined, endearing, smart and clever, yet somewhat naïve. Role for a strong mezzo soprano/belter with excellent comedic timing. Must be an excellent dancer with strong tap experience and strong physical comedy.

Jimmy Smith:

Man, 20s – early 30s, any ethnicity. Attractive, young paper-clip salesman with charisma, spunk and a buoyant personality. Handsome and confident, but not overly so. Actor must have a strong high tenor to a sustained A, and move very well.

Trevor Graydon III:

Man, 30s, any ethnicity. The head boss of Sincere Trust Insurance Co. Looks like a movie star, and knows it. Has an air of sophistication and entitlement. Bass-baritone.

Miss Dorothy Brown:

Woman, 20s, any ethnicity. Classy, old-fashioned beauty. Sheltered from anything other than regal living, until arriving at Hotel Priscilla Residence for Young Ladies. Performer must be a strong mover and have great comedic timing. Soprano.

Mrs. Meers:

Caucasian woman, 40s. Sinister former-actress-turned-criminal who disguises herself as a Chinese proprietress, but in reality kidnaps young ladies for a white-slavery ring in Hong Kong. Performer must have excellent comedic chops. Alto.

Ching Ho:

Chinese man, mid 20s – early 40s. A henchman, in on Mrs. Meers’s schemes. Falls in love with Dorothy. Role requires a strong tenor with excellent verbal and physical comedy.

Bun Foo:

Chinese man, mid 20s – early 40s. A henchman, in on Mrs. Meers’s schemes. All business, and constantly focused on getting his job done. Role requires a strong tenor with excellent verbal and physical comedy.

Muzzy van Hossmere:

African American woman, 40s-50s. Second wife of her late husband. Glamorous, wise, stands out in a crowd. Sophisticated and classy. Mezzo/alto.

Miss Flannery:

Woman, 30s – early 40s, any ethnicity. Head Stenographer at Sincere Trust Company. A total curmudgeon. Sarcastic and brazenly honest. Performer must be a very strong belter.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a short musical theatre song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

WHEN:  1st FL reh: 2/12/13. FL run: 3/5 – 3/24. 1st NJ reh: 3/25. NJ run: 4/10 – 5/5/13.

PAY: Co-production: Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn NJ, COST ($800/week minimum), Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter FL, LORT (Currently $765/week minimum)

HOW TO APPLY: Equity Principal Auditions:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

10 AM – 6 PM

Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.

Telsey + Company

315 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor

New York City

Once- Equity Principal Auditions

WHO: Once – Equity Principal Auditions

SEEKING: For possible future replacements in the Broadway production:

Casting Directors’ note: “Interested in actors of all physical types.”

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. Actress must play the piano and sing extremely well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

Guy:

Mid 20s – early 30s. Struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum-repair shop. Actor must sing and play guitar extremely well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Irish accent.

Billy:

Mid 30s-40s. Large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of Girl. Actor must sing and play guitar well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Irish accent.

Reza:

Late 20s. Sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger than life. Actress must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well, and must have (or be able to do) 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. Actress must sing and play the accordion/piano well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

Bank Manager:

30/40s. Seems quite prim and proper, but has a secret passion for music. Performer must sing and play guitar & cello well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Irish accent.

Da:

50s up. Guy’s dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Actor must play guitar, ukulele/mandolin well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Irish accent.

Svejc:

20s/30s. A real oddball. Loves television and coffee. Actor must play guitar & drum kit extremely well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

Andre:

20s. Earnest and kind. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Actor must play guitar & bass guitar extremely well, and must be must have (or be able to do) 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 in to the musicians’ talents. Actor must sing and play guitar & piano well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Irish accent.

Emcee:

Late 20s-30s. The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball-buster. Actor must sing and play guitar extremely well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Irish accent.

Ex-Girlfriend:

20s. Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likable. Actress must play violin extremely well, and must have (or be able to do) a strong Irish accent.

Ivanka:

Female child, 6-8 years old. The sweet-natured daughter of Girl. Actress should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing. MUST be between 40 and 45 inches tall. Those auditioning as possible future replacements in this role need not sing/bring an instrument; their auditions will consist of being interviewed briefly by casting personnel.

 

REQUIREMENTS: All: Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back. All actors (except those auditioning for the role of Ivanka; see Ivanka’s description below for instructions) should prepare a short folk/rock song in the style of the show, and MUST accompany themselves while singing on one of the instruments specified below. There will be a piano and guitar in the audition room; any other instruments must be brought to the audition by the actor.

WHEN: Equity Principal Auditions:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

10 AM – 6 PM

Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.

WHERE: Ripley-Grier Studios

520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor

New York City.

Ella Minnow Pea – Equity Principal Auditions

Breaking Bread Theatre Company in association with Third Coast Creative Developmental Lab $1,000/week minimum.

Breaking Bread Co-Artistic Dirs: Joe Calarco and Jen Waldman
Music: Paul Loesel
Book/Lyrics: Scott Burkell
Based on the novel by Mark Dunn
Dir: Joe Calarco
Mus Dir: Dominic Amendum
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

Lab dates: 10/8 – 10/27/12.

Set on the fictitious island of Nollop. The residents of this utopian land are thrown into chaos when tiled letters start tumbling from a revered saying emblazoned in the town square. Taking it as a sign, the local government forbids the use of each letter as it falls. Any infraction is met with harsher and harsher punishment until most of the community has been banished, leaving the few remaining citizens left to save their language from shrinking into prehistoric grunts. It is a whimsical yet powerful tale about the will of a community to support one another under the most trying circumstances.

Seeking strong musical theatre legit singers. All roles are available

Ella Minnow Pea:
18. Very bright, inquisitive, passionate. A tad awkward socially. Contemporary musical theatre belt to Db, with strong mix.

Gwenette Minnow Pea:
Early 40s. Loving mother and wife. Loyal, sweet and caring. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Georgeanne Towgate:
Mid 30s – early 40s. Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Meek and quiet on the outside, with a fierce and passionate fighter just under the surface. Legit soprano to high C, with a strong mix.

Agnes Prather:
Mid 30s. Loyal friend and mother. Slightly nervous. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Eugenia Prather:
Ace 11. Precocious and bright. Wise and extremely capable for her age. Strong belt to C an octave above middle C.

Ruth Greenly / Houston LaGreer:
Two roles (early 40s) for one versatile character actress. Ruth: Loving wife. Houston: Steely leader of the High Island Council. Legit singer with a strong contemporary musical theatre mix.

Marigold McGregor / Others:
Late 20s – mid 30s. Actress in this role also plays Thug in Act 1, sc. 3 and Mimi in Act II. Must be able to move. Good sense of rhythm. Legit singer, with strong contemporary musical theatre mix.

Nate Warren:
20s. American student with a charming Southern accent. Scientist; perhaps a touch nerdy, but still highly attractive. Contemporary musical theatre baritone to Gb.

Otto Minnow Pea:
Early 40s. Devoted father and husband. Kind and gentle, with a dark and reckless streak hidden just below the surface. Legit baritone to E.

Timmy Towgate:
Age 11. A brat. Mouthy and rather simple. A bully. Sings up to C an octave above middle C.

Zach O’Dare / Others:
20s – mid 30s. Actor also plays Thug in Act I, sc. 3. Strong rhythmically. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Peyton Ebert / Others:
20 – late 30s. Actor also plays Thug in Act I, sc. 3, and Percy in Act II. Rhythmically sound. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Shubert Greenly / Others:
30s – 50. Outspoken town leader. Stubborn and opinionated. Actor also plays Tad in Act II and Lyttle in Act II, scs. 8 & 10. Seeking a good character actor. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Willy Creevy / Others:
20s. Passionate town rebel. Passionate and fierce. Actor also plays Rory in Act I, sc. 8 and Creighton in Act II. Legit tenor.

Casting directors’ statement: “[Actors of] all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to [audition].

Company:
Tara Rubin Casting

Address:

New York, NY
US

Response Method(s):
At Audition

Audition Information

When:

Equity Principal Auditions:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1-2.
Where:

Actors’ Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City
Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a brief traditional or contemporary legit musical theatre song – NO POP or ROCK. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

Mary Poppins – Equity Principal Auditions

Broadway / Production Contract/DTP $1,754/week minimum.
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh & Disney Theatrical Productions
Original Music & Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
New Songs & Additional Music & Lyrics: George Stiles & Anthony Drewe
Book: Julian Fellowes
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Dir: Richard Eyre
Co-Dir & Choreo: Matthew Bourne
Co-Choreo: Stephen Mear
Mus Sprvsr: David Caddick
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

Show is currently running on Broadway.

Combining the stories of P. L. Travers and the Academy Award-winning film, MARY POPPINS features the songs “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious” and others.

Seeking, for possible future replacements in the Broadway company:

Mary Poppins:
Mid 20s-30. Neat and tidy, delightfully vain. Very particular and sharp. Strange and extraordinary, sometimes frightening but at the same time exciting. Practically perfect in every way. Always means exactly what she says. British accent. Mezzo soprano with a strong top. Must be able to dance well.

Bert:
30s. Manly but warm. Inexplicably has a variety of occupations – match man, pavement painter, chimney sweep, hurdy-gurdy player. A friend of Mary Poppins, always nearby to watch the children and observe the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. Song-and-dance man. Excellent tap dancer. Cockney accent. Baritone to G.

Mr. George Banks:
Early 40s. A senior bank clerk by name, nature and occupation. Believes, however wrong he may be, that he had the perfect childhood. Rules with an iron fist, but his emotional armor is concealing a sensitive soul. A pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children. Absent-minded, always losing his possessions. Likes things just so, even though money is always tight for a salaried man. Baritone.

Mrs. Winifred Banks:
30s. Very busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with the best people. Loving but distracted mother. Overwhelmed by the conflict between her desire to please her husband and children and the contradictory suspicion that she’s both not up to the job and worth more. Mezzo soprano.

Jane Banks:
11. Pretty and attractive girl. Exuberant but willful. Occasionally inclined to snobbishness. Maximum height: 58”. Casting directors state, “Due to time and capacity we will be unable to see any Non-Equity children at this time.”

Michael Banks:
9. Cute and cheeky. Excitable. Naughty. Adores his father, and tries to be like him. Maximum height: 56”. Casting directors state, “Due to time and capacity we will be unable to see any Non-Equity children at this time.”

Mrs Brill:
50s. The housekeeper. Always complaining that the house is understaffed. Most of the time her intimidating exterior barely masks the warmth underneath. Big, bosomy and harassed. Barks rather than speaks. Doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. Alto.

Miss Andrew:
40s-50s. George’s old nanny. Overbearing lady with a huge trumpeting voice. Beak-nosed, grim-mouthed; small, peering bespectacled eyes. A bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. Soprano with alto belt.

Robertson Ay:
Early 20s. House boy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling. Never gets things right, so believes himself to be useless. Tenor.

The Birdwoman:
50s. Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. Sings “Feed the Birds”.

Admiral Boom / Chairman:
One actor plays both. Boom: 50s. Retired. Physically large man who has a loud and booming voice. Speaks in navy jargon. Baritone. Chairman: An Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Head of the bank.

Please note that this production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

Company:
Broadway / Production Contract

Address:

New York, NY
US

Response Method(s):
At Audition

Audition Information

When:

Equity Principal Auditions:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.
Where:

Pearl Studios NYC “519”
519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York City
Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

Seeking Play Submissions

The Crest Theater is seeking play submissions for its reoccurring monthly reading series by New York Area playwrights.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. In your email, please include your name, contact information, and a brief synopsis of the play.

The Crest Theater develops new plays and works that examine the American identity. The Crest Theater Company is dedicated to developing playwrights and producing works that are American in theme and nature. Our intent is to examine our American ways of life, its many themes, elements, pitfalls, highlights, and future.

Job Start Date:
8/16/2012
Salary:
N/A
Company:
The Crest Theater

Address:

New York, NY 10033
US
Contact:

thecresttheater@gmail.com

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