John Doyle to Direct ALLEGRO at Classic Stage Company, Beginning Nov 2014?
Classic Stage Company just posted an Equity audition notice hunting for "actor/singer/musicians" to star in ALLEGRO, directed by John Doyle with musical direction by Mary Mitchell Campbell. The production is slated to begin rehearsals in September for a first preview on November 1, 2014.
The listing reads: "Seeking a versatile company of 12 strong actor/singer/musicians to play 39 roles. Specifically interested in actors who play the following instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Cello, Double Bass, Mandolin, Accordion, Flute, Piano and Clarinet."
The story centers on the life of Joseph Taylor, Jr., a man who pursues a career as a doctor and soon becomes entranced by fortune and fame. New York City Center Encores! presented ALLEGRO in 1994 starring Stephen Bogardus with Christopher Reeve as the narrator. A revised version of the show by Joe DiPietro took the Signature Theatre stage in Washington, D.C. in 2004.
Doyle has directed Broadway's Sweeney Todd, for which he won a 2006 Tony Award, Company and A Catered Affair, as well as off-Broadway's Road Show, Wings, Passion and Romeo and Juliet.
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