Equity Principal Auditions – Freckleface Strawberry, A Musical
WHO: Rose Cailo in special agreement with Julianne Moore
Strawberry- Seeking actress 18+ to play Caucasian girl, age 7-10. Strawberry is extremely appealing, cute, smart and diminutive. Hates her red hair and freckles. Beautiful in her own way, extremely empathetic and a bit of a tomboy, Based on Julianne Moore at a young age. Seeking a strong singer with an excellent contemporary musical theatre voice. Strong mover. Very strong actress. LEAD.
Mother / Teacher- Caucasian female characters, late 20s – early 40s. Mother: Strawberry’s mother, based on Julianne Moore as she is today. Beautiful, maternal and tender. Teacher: Fun, funny, creative. Free spirit. Very cheerful, a bit odd. For Mother, good singer w/warm soprano voice needed; actress should also be able to perform a hilarious faux-rap number as the Teacher. Strong singer. Very strong actress.
Ballet Girl- Seeking actress 18+ to play a girl, any ethnicity, age 7-10. Character is a driven ballet dancer. Self-involved, innocently conceited loner who secretly longs for a friend. Comes off as a bit of a snob, but is actually quite insecure. True comedienne. Should be a very strong singer skilled in ballet technique. Pointe work a plus.
Danny- Seeking actor 18+ to play a boy, any ethnicity, age 7-10. Danny is a popular jock. Goofy, but also extremely charming and good-looking. Loves to be the center of attention. Strong singer.
Jake- Seeking actor 18+ to play a boy, any ethnicity, age 7-10. Jake is Strawberry’s best friend. Very smart, very sensitive. Strong pop tenor singer.
Harry / Strawberry’s Baby Brother- Seeking actor 18+ to play Caucasian boys, age 7-10. Harry: Cute, childish (baby-face) and stocky, but not unfit. Full of life. Great comic timing needed. Actor also plays Strawberry’s Baby Brother. Strong singer/dancer.
Emily- Seeking actress 18+ to play a girl, any ethnicity, age 7-10. Emily is endearingly ditzy. Beautiful, popular, confident. A magnet. Has a big crush on Danny. Strong singer/dancer.
Jane- Seeking actress 18+ to play a girl, any ethnicity, age 7-10. Jane is a friendly, intelligent bookworm. Takes herself very seriously. Intense for a girl of her age. Marches to the beat of her own drum. Strong singer.
WHEN: 1st reh. (tentative): August 9, 2010. Opens in September at New World Stages (Stage 4).
PAY: TYA Contract (pending AEA approval) / Off-Broadway Category D salaries ($853/week minimum + health/pension)
HOW TO AUDITION:
When: Equity Principal Auditions:
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.
Where: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC)
248 West 60th Street (between Amsterdam and West End)
New York City
Notes/What to bring: Please prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre or pop song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Please bring a current picture & resume, stapled together