EPAs – Surflight Theatre 2011

WHO:
Sinclair Management
Beach Haven NJ LOA (approval/salary level pending; 2010 minimum weekly salary: $370.
Producing Artistic Dir: Roy Miller
Casting: Cindi Rush Casting

SEEKING:
All dates are in 2011. All roles are available unless otherwise specified (auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements for pre-cast roles, should any become necessary).

RENT by Jonathan Larson. Dir/Choreo: Jen Bender. Mus Dir: Jeremy Randall. 1st reh: 5/11. Runs 5/28-6/19.

Casting personnel state, “Looking for star names.”

Roger Davis:
Early – mid 20s. Former front man for a fledgling rock band. Tortured artist. Recovering drug addict. Searches for meaning through his songwriting and guitar. Playing guitar a plus. Rock tenor.

Tom Collins:
Late 20s – 30s. Philosopher, professor, activist. Former roommate of Mark, Roger and Benny. Angel’s lover. The patriarch. Strong-yet-warm presence. Baritone.

Benny:
Mid – late 20s. Went to college with Mark; lived with Roger, Collins, Maureen and Mark. Married into a wealthy family. Hopes to fulfill his dream of building an arts studio for his friends, while making money for his father-in-law. Baritone/second tenor.

Angel:
Man, late teens – mid 20s. Living with AIDS. Warm, lovable, nurturing and honest. The mother he. Actor must be willing to convincingly play in drag; must be able to dance in heels. High tenor with great falsetto.

Mimi Marquez:
Late teens – mid 20s. Fragile drug addict. Sexy and street-smart. Raw voice with high belt.

Maureen Johnson:
Mid – late 20s. Performance artist; not as good as she leads on. Joanne’s lover. Selfish. Has a big range.

Joanne Jefferson:
Late 20s – 30s. Harvard grad. Lawyer. Affluent upbringing. Comfortable with her artistic, liberal way of life and conservative upbringing. Insecure in her relationship with Maureen. Dry wit. Pop belt.

The role of Mark Cohen is cast (Paul Iacono).

GREASE by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Dir: Jen Bender. Mus Dir: Jeremy Randall. Choreo: Shea Sullivan. 1st reh: 6/2. Runs 6/22-7/14.

Casting personnel state, “Looking for star names.”

Sandy:
Woman, late teens – early 20s. Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, natural, cute Sandra Dee of the “Gidget” movies. Mix/belt to D.

Danny:
Man, late teens – early 20s. Leader of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Well-built, nice-looking, with an air of cool easygoing charm. Strong and confident. Range: Eb to B.

Rizzo:
Woman, late teens – early 20s. Leader of the “Pink Ladies”. Tough, sarcastic and outspoken … but vulnerable. Unconventional good looks. Mix/belt to C.

Kenickie:
Man, late teens – early 20s. Second-in-command of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Tough-looking, tattooed, surly. Avoids any show of softness. Offbeat sense of humor. Baritone, A to F#.

Frenchy:
Woman, late teens – early 20s. Dreamer. Good-natured and simple. Heavily made-up, fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair. Can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Mix/belt to B.

Marty:
Woman, late teens – early 20s. The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty. Looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Mix/belt to Db.

Jan:
Woman, late teens – early 20s. Compulsive. Loud, pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys. Mix/belt, F to C#.

Doody:
Man, late teens – early 20s. Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Plays guitar. Strong tenor to A with additional falsetto.

Roger:
Man, late teens – early 20s. The “anything-for-a-laugh” stocky type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. Clown who enjoys putting other people on. Tenor to A.

Sonny:
Man, late teens – early 20s. Shiny black hair and dark, oily skin. Braggart and wheeler-dealer. Thinks he’s a real lady-killer. Baritone, G to C.

Eugene:
Man, late teens – early 20s. Class valedictorian. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and high.jpgtched voice. An apple polisher, smug and pompous but gullible. Dancer.

Patty:
Woman, late teens – early 20s. Typical cheerleader of a middle-class American public school. Attractive and athletic. Aggressive, sure of herself, given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. Catty, but in an all-American sort of way. Twirls a baton. Dancer.

Miss Lynch:
30s-40s. Old maid English teacher. Sings the Alma Mater.

Vince Fontaine:
Man, 30s-40s. Typical “teen audience” radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. Veteran “greaser”. Non-singing.

Teen Angel:
Male, 30s – 40s. Good-looking, falsetto-voiced matinee idol-type. Singer who would have caused girls to scream and riot back in 1958. Tenor, E to high E.

LOVE LETTERS by A. R. Gurney. Dir TBA. Runs 7/14-7/17.

The roles of Andy and Melissa are cast (Peter Marshall and Dawn Wells).

ART by Yasmina Reza. Dir: Judd Hirsch. 1st reh: 6/30. Runs 7/19-7/31.

Serge:
Man, around 40. Muscular and fit beneath a few extra pounds. Comfortable in his success; a little pompous. Filled with unleashed power. Perfectionist. Lets feelings and thoughts build, and holds resentments for a long time. Desperately searching for a sense of truth and perfection that he has lost long ago.

Yvan:
Man, around 40. Thin. High-strung. Holding on to his adolescence. Borderline manic-depressive. A little defeated by life, but always optimistic. Capable of quick bursts of anger and incredible childlike moments of joy. Longs for an idealized true love that he will never achieve.

The role of Marc is cast (Judd Hirsch).

THE FEMALE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon. Dir TBA. 1st reh: 7/19. Runs 8/4-8/21.

Sylvie:
Woman, 40s-50s. Compulsive smoker.

Mickey:
Woman, 40s-50s. Police officer.

Renee:
Woman, 40s-50s. A bit jaded, cynical.

Vera:
40s-50s. High-strung. A bit of a know-it-all. A bit nervous by nature.

Manuelo Costazuela and Jesus Costazuela:
Men, 30s-40s. Brothers. Don’t speak the language. The handsome and flighty next-door neighbors.

The roles of Olive Madison and Florence Unger are cast (Cindy Williams and Jo Anne Worley).

I DO! I DO! Music: Harvey Schmidt. Book/Lyrics: Tom Jones. Dir: Nancy Robillard. Mus Dir TBA. 1st reh: 8/4. Runs 8/24-9/4.

Casting personnel state, “Looking for star names.”

Agnes:
Mid 30s – late 40s. Soft and romantic, yet independent and capable of real anger if necessary. Mezzo.

Michael:
Mid 30s – late 40s. Has an easy charm. Comfortably masculine. Occasionally overbearing and somewhat chauvinistic. Narcissistic writer. Adores his wife Agnes. Baritone.

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Bernard Slade. Dir TBA. 1st reh: 8/18. Runs 9/2-9/18.

George:
50s. Married New Jersey accountant. Meets Doris for a romantic tryst once a year, for two dozen years.

Doris:
50s. Housewife from Oakland, CA. Meets George for a romantic tryst once a year, for two dozen years.

PLAID TIDINGS by Stuart Ross. Score: Various Artists. Dir TBA. 1st reh: 11/10. Runs 11/25-12/23.

All characters are men, mid 20s – mid 30s.

Frankie:
The leader and caretaker of the group. Second tenor/lyric baritone.

Sparky:
The clown, the jokester. In the end, has to show he has a heart. Baritone.

Jinx:
Shy and frightened; in the end, finds confidence. Tenor.

Smudge:
The worrywart. Dyslexic. Reluctant. Late bloomer. Bass.

Statement of casting personnel: “All roles for the season are open ethnicity.”

PAY:
Minimum weekly salary: $370.

HOW TO APPLY:
Equity Principal Auditions:
Friday, April 1, 2011
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.

Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City

Please prepare EITHER a) a brief, contemporary comic monologue OR b) a brief, contemporary musical theatre song OR c) 16 bars of a song and a 1-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but may not transpose.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

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Monday, April 4, 2011
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.

Pearl Studios NYC
500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York City

Please prepare EITHER a) a brief, contemporary comic monologue OR b) a brief, contemporary musical theatre song OR c) 16 bars of a song and a 1-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but may not transpose.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

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