A GENTLEMANíS GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Walter Kerr Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 30, 2014

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

- Equity Chorus Call /Singers
Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson|New York, NY

Date of Audition:
4/7/2014


Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call / Singers
Monday, April 7, 2014
9:30 AM - Equity Female Singers
2 PM - Equity Male Singers

Contract
Production (League)
$1807/week minimum

Location
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
6 Ensemble Singers: Men and women for possible replacements in the currently running Broadway production. There ensemble play various important roles throughout the evening, and solo singing is required by all.

see breakdown for more details

Preparation
The style of the score is completely legit; a hybrid between Candide, A Little Night Music, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Prepare a song of your own in these styles. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
Currently running on Broadway

Other
Casting: Binder Casting/
Jay Binder, CSA & Jason Styres, CSA

Personnel
Director: Darko Tresnjak
Book: Robert L. Freedman
Music: Steven Lutvak
Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman, Steven Lutvak
Musical Director: Paul Staroba
Musical Staging: Peggy Hickey

· Chorus rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

NOTE: This is a high-style, English romantic farce set in the Edwardian era. It requires highly trained actors who sing beautifully with a legit sound and have great comic skills. All roles are similar stylistically to characters in Oscar Wilde plays. English accents are required for all roles.

There is an ensemble of six, all of whom play various important roles throughout the evening, and solo singing is required by all.
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SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

ENSEMBLE
WOMAN #1 (late 40s - mid 50s): Plays TOUR GUIDE, as well as PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Seeking a character woman. Covers MISS SHINGLE (Jane Carr). Mezzo soprano, G to high A.

WOMAN #2 (late 30s – late 40s): Plays LADY EUGENIA, an unhappily married countess. Overbearing and mean spirited. Must be highly adept at the biting quip and the withering glare. Also plays MISS HETHERINGTON, and 4TH NEWSBOY. Low F# to high A.

WOMAN #3 (late 20s - mid 30s): Plays MISS BARLEY, an alluring artist model. Also plays SIBELLA’S MAID, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, PHOEBE’S MAID, HILDA. Covers SIBELLA (Lisa O’Hare) and PHOEBE (Lauren Worsham). G to high C.

MAN #1 (late 20s - late 30s): Appealing and attractive. Plays TOM COPLEY (aka FARMER), as well as 2ND CLERK, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, 2ND NEWSBOY, ACTOR, ANCESTRAL BUST, DR. PETTIBONE, and GUARD. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A. This actor covers MONTY (Bryce Pinkham).

MAN #2 (mid 40s – early 50s): A versatile and appealing character man. Plays DETECTIVE PINCKEY, who has a featured number. Also plays 1ST CLERK, PUB OWNER, MR. CROSS, 1ST NEWSBOY, 1ST ACTOR, PHYSICIAN, and 2ND ANCESTRAL BUST. Bass, low C to high G#. This actor will be a 2nd cover for THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY (Jefferson Mays), so humor is a must.

MAN #3 (late 30s – mid 40s): A character man. Plays THE MAGISTRATE, as well as MR. GOODSALL, ACTOR, and MR. GORBY. THE MAGISTRATE has a featured number with DETECTIVE PINCKEY. True tenor. B flat to high B flat.

NOTE: WE ENCOURAGE ACTORS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS TO ATTEND.


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