CAPE PLAYHOUSE 2014 SEASON MUSICALS - Cape Playhouse Auditions

Posted: February 3, 2014

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Cape Playhouse 2014 Season Musicals - EPA

Cape Playhouse|Dennis, MA

Date of Audition:
2/18/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
COST
Tier 2; $652/week AEA minimum

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


Seeking
Equity actors who sing, men and women, for the 2014 Season Musicals:

1776 (all roles available)
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES (previously cast, seeking replacements only)

see breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare a brief song in the style of 1776.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

If also interested in PUMP BOYS replacements, make sure to highlight on your resume any instruments you play.

Other Dates
Season Plays EPA: 2/12, 9:30 - 5:30, at AEA
Season Musicals EPA: 2/18, 9:30 - 5:30, at AEA
(see separate notices)

Personnel
Artistic Director: Mark Cuddy
Casting Office: Elissa Myers Casting
Casting Director: Paul Fouquet
Casting Associate: Karie Koppel

· EPA 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

1776
Book by: Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by: Sherman Edwards
Director and Choreographer: James Brennan
Opens: July 7, 2014
Closes: July 19, 2014

Seeking the following roles:

JOHN ADAMS
(Male 40-ish, Caucasian, Baritone, C to F#) A not tall, fiery, very articulate, proud, passionate man. He has a New England Puritan coupled with a passion for ideas and an incredibly strong love for his wife, Abigail. Charismatic in a hard working way; he’s always there. An opposition’s nightmare. Good sense of humor.

THOMAS JEFFERSON
(Male 30-ish, Caucasian, Baritone, C to G) Tall- must be at least 6’2”. The “American Sphinx” transformed into the quiet but intellectually forceful romantic lead. Sexy in a languid way. Good sense of humor.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
(Male 60-70, Caucasian, Ab to Eb) Intelligent, incorrigible, and pleasantly cunning. A jolly and admirable fellow with whom anyone would desire friendship.

RICHARD HENRY LEE
(Male 30-45, Caucasian, High Baritone, Bb to G (or Ab)) Tall, masculine and full of himself. Most move well and have plenty of energy. Has big comic character number.

JOHN DICKINSON
(Male mid-40’s, Caucasian, A to E) Leader of the conservative opposition to Adams. Sharp-tongued and formidable.

EDWARD RUTLEDGE
(Male late 20s, Caucasian, C to A) South Carolina aristocracy. Oozes confidence and cynicism, almost serpentine.

ABIGAIL ADAMS
(Female 35-40, Caucasian, Mezzo-Soprano, Db to F) Sensible, loving, smart mate to JOHN ADAMS and who is his equal in all things. Has tremendous devotion to John while also being his alter-ego to balance out his fiery nature.

MARTHA JEFFERSON
(Female 20-30, Caucasian, High Belt in mix, Bb to D) Like air she floats into the play and dazzles JEFFERSON, ADAMS, and FRANKLIN with her beauty and joy. Must dance well.

ROGER SHERMAN
(Male 45-55, Caucasian, Tenor, C to Bb) A simple cobbler from Eastern Connecticut.

COL. THOMAS MCKEAN
(Male 40-60, Caucasian, Bass Baritone, low C to Eb) A rough-hewned Scott (with brogue) who’s seen many battles. Loud and Funny.

SAMUEL CHASE
(Male 35-50, Caucasian, Tenor, up to Ab) Large, rotund gentlemen with an insatiable appetite. Has a lot of both grace and sweat.

ROBERT LIVINGSTON
(Male 30-45, Caucasian, Tenor, Bb to F) A gracious diplomat. Droll. Is on the Declaration writing committee.

STEPHEN HOPKINS
(Male 60-70, Caucasian, C to Eb) Second oldest member of Congress, starts the day with a strong drink.

ANDREW MCNAIR
(Male 40-60, Caucasian, Light Baritone, low Bb to Db (just above middle C)) The Congressional custodian. Earthy, plain-speaking with a wry sense of humor.

COURIER
(Male 18-22, C to Db) The bedraggled message runner between General George Washington and the Continental Congress. Has seen a lot of war for his young age.

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PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
Book, Lyrics and Music by: John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimel, and Jim Wann
Director: Mark Cuddy
Choreographer: Peggy Hickey
Musical Director: Nathan Dame
Opens: August 4, 2014
Closes: August 16, 2014

All roles have been previously CAST with performers in previous productions. Seeking possible replacements only.

Pump Boys & Dinettes tells the story of four men who work at a gas station on Highway 57 in North Carolina, and the two sisters who are waitresses at the Double Cupp Diner next door. It is performed in a comfortable yet musically precise style that emphasizes virtuosity, range, and character. The four Pump Boys play instruments to a high professional level throughout, and the Cupp Sisters join in on percussion plus other instruments as able. All musicians should be able to improvise very well in a country/blues style.

Actors who can play multiple instruments are highly desirable. Possible instruments include: Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, ukelele, accordion, various percussion (tamb, shakers, also found objects/props onstage), and cello.

JACKSON
Role CAST. Seeking possible replacement only. (Male, 25 to 40, any ethnicity) Traditionally, he is the lead guitarist (country style) of the Pump Boys. Referred to as Lover Boy, the ladies like Jackson. Jackson is a strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies, and mostly sings the top line in the music. Will be asked to prepare the song “Mona” from the show both vocally and on guitar.

JIM
Role CAST. Seeking possible replacement only. (Male, 30 to 45, any ethnicity) The front man of the Pump Boys. Traditionally, he plays rhythm guitar (country style). Must have the ability to chat with the audience in a very easy way. The storyteller of the evening, he introduces us to the other characters. Jim is a strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies, and mostly sings the middle line in the music. Will be asked to prepare the song “Highway 57” from the show both vocally and on guitar.

L.M.
Role CAST. Seeking possible replacement only. Male, 30 to 40, any ethnicity) The piano player (country/honky-tonk style) of the Pump Boys. Also could play accordion. They say women gravitate towards L.M., but that only makes him suspicious. Strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies. Tap dancing skills are a plus.

RHETTA CUPP
Role CAST. Seeking possible replacement only. (Female, 25 to 40, any ethnicity) A Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner, and the older sister of Prudie. A mother of two, she remains single. Full of life, she can sing, dance, and, of course, make great pie. Prefer ability to play instruments. Strong singer, belt and soul, and sings bottom line.

PRUDIE CUPP
Role CAST. Seeking possible replacement only. (Female, 25 to 35, any ethnicity) A Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner, and the younger sister of Rhetta. Like her sister, she is also full of character and fun, can sing, dance, and make great pie. Needs to have percussive skills. Prefer ability to play instruments. Strong singer, mix, sings top line.

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An EPA will also be held for the following Season Play on 2/12, 9:30 to 5:30 at AEA.
See separate notice for info).

THE ODD COUPLE
Playwright: Neil Simon
Director: John Miller-Stephany
Opens: June 9, 2014
Closes: June 21, 2014

All roles have been CAST with actors from previous productions. Actors will be considered for possible replacements.

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FREUD'S LAST SESSION
Playwright: Mark St. Germain
Director: Skip Greer
Opens: June 23, 2014
Closes: July 5, 2014

Seeking the roles of Freud and Lewis

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PERFECT WEDDING
Playwright: Robin Hawdon
Director: Bruce Jordan
Opens: July 21, 2014
Closes: August 2, 2014

All roles have been CAST with actors from previous productions. Actors will be considered for possible replacements.


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