BRIGHT STAR - The Old Globe Theatre Auditions

Posted: December 2, 2013

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BRIGHT STAR - Equity Principal Auditions
The Old Globe Theatre
San Diego, CA


Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition
12/16/2013

Location
Ripley-Grier 520 (Everyone must show
government photo ID to enter building.
)
520 8th Ave. (36th/37th)
New York, NY
17th floor

Time(s)

Equity Principal Auditions

Monday December 16, 2013
10:00am-6:00pm
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

> EPA Rules are in effect.
> A monitor will be provided.

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

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

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
$788/wk AEA minimum LORT

Seeking
Seeking Equity male and female singing actors for this Workshop set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and takes us between 1945 and 1922.

see breakdown

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

Preparation
Prepare a brief folk, country, pop or bluegrass song. BRIGHT STAR is in the folk & bluegrass style & calls for strong, natural sounding voices. (there is no big Broadway or pop power belting in this show)

Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other
Casting: Howie Cherpakov
Artistic Director: Barry Edelstein
Managing Director: Michael G. Murphy

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

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

ALICE MURPHY:
Caucasian female, mid-late 30s. 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). Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.

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

JIMMY RAY DOBBS:
Caucasian male, 30s. Will play JIMMY RAY in his early 20s-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:
Caucasian female, 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:
Caucasian male late 40s-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:
Caucasian female, 22; a small town grade school teacher. Sweet natured, genuine, wholesome, pretty-a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings.

DADDY MURPHY:
Caucasian male, late 40s-late 50s; Alice’s father. Authoritative and a stern disciplinarian. Devoutly religious, hard working, a poor but proud farmer

MAMA MURPHY:
Caucasian female late 40s-50s; Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman with great inner strength.

DADDY CANE:
Caucasian male, 60-65; Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely.

DARYL AMES:
Caucasian male, 20s to early 30s. An assistant at a literary magazine. officious with a sardonic and dry manner. Idiosyncratic. Some singing required but not a major singing role.

LUCY GRANT:
Caucasian female, 20s. An assistant at a literary magazine, attractive, quirky, eager with an off beat sense of humor

SAMANTHA
Caucasian female, 14; a junior high school student. Intelligent, mature for her age.

CLAIRE:
Caucasian girl, 8-11; an elementary school student; bright personality, unaffected

STANLEY:
Caucasian boy, 8-11; an elementary school student; bright personality; unaffected


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