BRIGHT STAR - Old Globe Theatre Auditions

Posted: December 21, 2013

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BRIGHT STAR - Submit for NY Appointment
Old Globe Theatre
San Diego, CA


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Personnel
Music: Edie Brickell and Steve Martin
Lyrics: Edie Brickell
Book: Steve Martin
Based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Musical Director: Rob Berman
Director: Walter Bobbie

Other
Indicate in subject line: BRIGHT STAR / NY APPT / AEA SUBMISSION/ ROLE

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
$788/wk AEA minimum LORT B (non-rep)

Seeking
Submissions from AEA M/F singing actors only for these appointments.

Note: In order to be considered via this posting, the AEA member must submit him/herself directly.

NYC appointments will be held on an upcoming date TBD by appointment.

Breakdown
A breakdown has been added for this notice. See below.

Other Dates
Workshop Dates: February 10, 2014-March 8, 2014 (NYC)
Presentations: March 6th & March 7th (NYC)

Artistic Director: Barry Edelstein
Managing Director: Michael G. Murphy

Casting: Howie Cherpakov

Breakdown

BRIGHT STAR is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and takes us between 1945 and 1922, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past. Features a bluegrass score including songs from Edie Brickell and Steve Martin’s new album “Love Has Come for You.”

Seeking male and female singing actors

BILLY CANE:
MALE; Caucasian-22; a soldier returning home from WWII. An aspiring young writer. Fresh, open, optimistic and charming and a little naïve.

JIMMY RAY DOBBS:
MALE; Caucasian. Seeking an actor 30’s. Will play JIMMY RAY in his early 20’s-Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; Handsome, boyishly charming, well built; is being positioned by his father into a position of wealth and power. Unlike his father, he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality. (The same actor will also play an adult JIMMY RAY at age 40)

DORA MURPHY:
FEMALE; Caucasian-23; Alice’s older married sister, Sensitive and good hearted, if irresponsible. Endeavors to do the right thing for the well being of her family.

MAYOR JOSIAH DOBBS:
MALE; Caucasian-late 40’s-60. the Mayor of Zebulon. A corrupt and powerful man looking to protect his family and their name by any means necessary-controlling, greedy and capable of great cruelty

MARGO CRAWFORD:
FEMALE; Caucasian-22; a small town grade school teacher. Sweet natured, genuine, wholesome, pretty-a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings.

LUCY GRANT:
FEMALE; Caucasian-20’s An assistant at a literary magazine, attractive, quirky, eager with an off beat sense of humor

SAMUEL:
BOY-5-8 years old; Caucasian or African American (actor could be slightly older if small and/or reads younger): A small town boy from rural North Carolina. Smart, natural and unaffected with a bright personality, good sense of humor and a solid clear singing voice. Should be able to play (or learn to play) basic xylophone. ability to play other instruments a plus.


ALICE MURPHY:
FEMALE; Caucasian. Seeking an actress mid-late 30’s. Will play ALICE at age 38-an editor of a southern literary magazine. Intelligent, attractive, professional-but with an air of melancholy
(The same actress will also play YOUNG ALICE at age 16- Rebellious, high spirited, sexually forward, adventurous-looking to break out of small town life and experience the world) [THIS ROLE IS CAST]

DADDY MURPHY:
MALE; Caucasian-late 40’s-late 50’s; Alice’s father. Authoritative and a stern disciplinarian. Devoutly religious, hard working, a poor but proud farmer [THIS ROLE IS CAST]

MAMA MURPHY:
FEMALE; Caucasian-late 40’s-50’s; Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman with great inner strength. [THIS ROLE IS CAST]

DADDY CANE: MALE;
Caucasian-60-65; Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely. [THIS ROLE IS CAST]

DARYL AMES:
MALE; Caucasian-20’s to early 30’s. An assistant at a literary magazine. officious with a sardonic and dry manner. Idiosyncratic. Some singing required but not a major singing role. [THIS ROLE IS CAST]


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