Auditions – Liberty: A Monumental New Musical

WHO: Liberty: A Monumental New Musical

Executive Producer: R Erin Craig
NYC Workshop Contract
Minimum weekly salary: $578 (5-day week) or $683 (6-day week)
Producer: Theresa Wozunk
Music: Jon Goldstein
Book/Lyrics: Dana Leslie Goldstein
Director: Igor Goldin
Music Director: Jeffrey Lodin
General Manager: La Vie Productions
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA

WHEN: Workshop dates: March 22 – April 20, 2010

A beautiful French immigrant arrives in New York Harbor – there’s something different about her, something larger than life. Liberty tells the story of one statuesque immigrant’s struggle, strife and success in the ever-evolving country she’s come to symbolize. Lady Liberty herself is the show’s protagonist – she is destined for greatness, yet scorned by America upon her arrival. A timeless commentary on society and politics, Liberty is a 90-minute traditional musical with a contemporary sound.

SEEKING:

Note: "All performers must be excellent singers."

Liberty: Woman, early 20s, any ethnicity (of indeterminate origin). Beautiful and charismatic. Radiant, exotic. Initially an innocent and optimistic young immigrant, she becomes a symbol of strength and freedom. Performer must be an incredible singer (alto/mezzo) with a tremendous contemporary sound, strong pop stylings and a very wide vocal range.

Francis Walker: Caucasian man, 30s – mid 40s. All-American, leading man-type with political aspirations. Strong baritone.

Frederic Bartholdi/Paddy O’Dublin/Joseph Pulitzer: Multiple role for one actor. Bartholdi: 40s – 50s. Liberty’s father. Comic French accent. Paddy: Successful Irish immigrant, with Irish brogue. Construction foreman who manages the workers building the Williamsburg Bridge. Pulitzer: Newspaper mogul. Fast-talker. Hungarian accent. Tenor.

Regina Schuyler: Caucasian woman, 40s – 60s. Society widow. Role for a comic character actress. Alto/mezzo with belt preferred.

James Goodleaf: Native American man, 20s. Iron worker. Trying to find his place building the city, but stymied at every turn. Tenor with rock sensibility.

Emma Lazarus: Caucasian woman, 20s. Upper class poet. A reformer, in spite of her family’s disapproval. Soprano.

Olga Moscowitz: Russian Jewish woman, 30s – 40s. Successful immigrant. Russian/Yiddish accent. Pushcart peddler. Role for a comic character actress. Alto/mezzo.

Samuel Ferguson: African American man, 30s – mid 40s. A stonecutter, but he takes whatever work he can get. Formerly a slave, he is not convinced that Liberty has a place in the US. Baritone/bass.

Giovanni Ferro: Boy, 8 – 10. boy. A street urchin. Italian accent. Scrappy and ambitious. Boy soprano whose voice has not changed.

Music/more information: www.libertythemusical.com

If unable to attend EPA, please send picture/resume to: ATTN: Liberty, Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th Street – Suite 601A, New York, NY 10018 or e-mail submissions@michaelcassara.net

CONCESSION: Equity has granted an auditions concession to the producer. Equity Members may request a copy of the concession's full text from the Equity Auditions Department.

Note: The producers anticipate an autumn 2010 full Off-Broadway production of LIBERTY. Actors who complete the Workshop Contract production must be offered employment to perform the same role in the first subsequent production of the play under a standard Equity contract, or they must be offered no less than four weeks' minimum salary under the appropriate Equity contract.

When: Equity Principal Auditions:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2 PM

and

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Where: Thursday, February 18, 2010:
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City

Tuesday, February 23, 2010:
Pearl Studios NYC
500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York City

Notes/What to bring: NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION AND TIMES EACH DAY.

Please prepare a brief (preferably 32-bar) contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

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