WHO: Paper Mill Playhouse
SEEKING: (all roles are available)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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