$900/wk AEA minimum LORT B+
Submissions from AEA members only for these auditions.
AEA member must submit him/herself in order to be considered via this posting
NYC auditions held on upcoming date TBD by appointment.
1st rehearsal: 8/5/14
1st preview: 9/13/14
Artistic Director: Barry Edelstein
Managing Director: Michael G. Murphy
Directed by Walter Bobbie
Casting: Howie Cherpakov
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
Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Email picture/resume by 5/28
Indicate in subject line: BRIGHT STAR/NY APPT/AEA SUBMISSION/ROLE
From award-winning screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Roxanne) and chart-topping singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes a world premiere American musical inspired by their Grammy Award-winning collaboration “Love Has Come For You.” Bright Star features 25 new songs and tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award-winning director Walter Bobbie (Broadway’s Chicago) makes his Globe debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.
BRIGHT STAR is in the folk and bluegrass style and calls for strong, natural sounding voices. (there is no “big Broadway” or pop “power belting” in this show)
JIMMY RAY DOBBS:
MALE; Caucasian. Seeking an actor early-mid 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)
FEMALE; Caucasian-22; runs a small town bookstore-a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings. Sweet natured, genuine, wholesome, pretty. An intelligent, but vulnerable, girl next door
FEMALE; Caucasian-late 40’s-60; Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.
MALE; Caucasian-20’s to late 30’s. An assistant at a literary magazine. officious with a sardonic and dry manner. (Some character singing required but not a major singing role.)
FEMALE; Caucasian-20’s-to early 30's An assistant at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young "modern" career woman of the 1940's. Sexy, sharp, forthright and provocative.