Actors for SHOWBOAT- Goodspeed Opera House

       WHO:Goodspeed Opera House 

      SEEKING: Actors (Equity only)

Queenie:
Female, 30-40, African American, Warm with great humanity, big powerful mezzo voice.

Joe:
Male, 40s African American 's sings “Old Man River”, husband to Queenie, very paternal with a quiet strength. Strong Bass Baritone singing voice

Parthy:
Female, Caucasian, 50s Matriarch of “Cotton Blossom”; working class, not classy. a force to be reckoned with. Character singing voice

Magnolia:
Female, Caucasian, late 20s (character ages from 18 to 48 within the show). Strikingly beautiful, falls for Ravenal, glorious lyric soprano singing voice

Julie Lavern:
Female (Late 20s – 30s) Fair skinned African American or Mixed Race Ethnic, Worldly and glamorous the leading lady of the “Cotton Blossom” Legit Mezzo Soprano voice

Ellie May Chipley:
Female, 30s Caucasian, Character lady, wants to be serious actress. Strong dancer, part of the vaudeville team.

Frank Schultz:
Male, 30s Caucasian, Strong dancer, plays villain on the show boat, but “meek as a lamb”, part of the vaudeville team

Gaylord Ravenal:
Male, 30s Caucasian, Riverboat Gambler, Charming, handsome, as much a true romantic as he is a player. High baritone or lyric tenor, must have a strong legit singing voice

Captain Andy:
Male, Caucasian, 50s, Captain of the “Cotton Blossom”. True old time showman. Warm, fatherly character. Baritone, but not a legit singing voice needed.

       WHEN:  NYC Auditions last week of January, first week of February, 2011, by appointment only.  Seeking submissions from Actors' Equity Members only for these particular auditions.

       PAY: $750/week minimum

       HOW TO APPLY: For consideration, email picture and resume to: Goodspeedcasting@gmail.com.
Important: You must write your AEA Union Status and role you would like to be considered for in the subject line of your e-mail or submission will not be opened.

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