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COWGIRLS - Horizon Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: March 28, 2014

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COWGIRLS - OPEN Auditions and By Appointment in GA
Horizon Theatre Company | Atlanta, GA

Date of Audition:
3/30/2014


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Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
OPEN Auditions by Appointment (Equity and Non-Equity)
Sunday, March 30, 2014
5:30 PM - 8 PM
**appointment auditions also held up until 3/30 - email for appt if
unable to attend open call or want to request earlier appt. Contract
SPT
Tier 6; $417/week approval pending
Location
Horizon Theatre Company
1083 Austin Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Seeking
Actress/singer/pianist and actress/singer/violinist/fiddle for roles still open. Seeking a range of ethnic diversity. Those with Atlanta housing preferred, but will consider out of town artists. Video submissions considered.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Sides will be available after appointments made and at audition. Demonstrate skill on any/all instruments you play. Prepare an upbeat, country song to sing and another of your choice. Prepare a comedic monologue if you have not been seen by the director before.

Other Dates
1st Rehearsal April 14, opens May 16, runs through June 29

Other
www.horizontheatre.com

Personnel
Co-Artistic/Producing Director Lisa Adler
Cowgirls, music and lyrics by Mary Murfitt, book by Betsy Howie
Directed by Heidi Cline-McKerley
Music directed by S. Renee Clark

• A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Appointments

Email kelly@horizontheatre.com to request appointment or video audition; If no email access, call 404-523-1477 x113 **

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
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Breakdown
Actress/singer/pianist and actress/singer/violinist/fiddle for 2014 season production of Cowgirls - some roles still open. Seeking a range of ethnic diversity. Atlanta housing preferred, but will consider out of town artists. Video submissions considered.

Beethoven meets Blue Grass in this hilarious musical. A trio of classical musicians wind up accidentally booked as the featured act for the grand re-opening of a once Opry-esque roadhouse. The Coghill Trio has been mistaken for the Cowgirl Trio! Can they abandon Handel for Hank Williams and become country music heroines in just 24 hours?

SYNPOSIS: Jo is in a pickle: she has 24 hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's country/western saloon in Rexford, Kansas, from foreclosure. Although the Hall has seen better days, she's determined to keep it open, but how? What will pack in the crowds? Mickey, Jo's hard-livin' wise-crackin' waitress has just been dyin' to get up on that stage and prove that she's got what it takes to make it as a singer, and Mo, Jo's cook/cashier, is right behind her. That's all well and good, but Jo has other plans: she wants cowgirls and she's booked the Cowgirl Trio, sure it will save the saloon.

But there is no Cowgirl Trio; a misunderstanding on the phone brings to Rexford the Coghill Trio: Rita, Lee and Mary Lou, classical musicians, currently on a reunion tour. Jo isn't looking for classical music but the Coghill Trio are looking for a legitimate booking (as Mary Lou says, "where are we playing next ... Monty Hall?"). These six women surely mix like oil and water: Jo could have had a brilliant career as a country singer herself, but she gave up her dream to run her daddy's business; Mickey needs one more chance to sing or all her dreams will slip away; Mo can't bear to think that Jo might lose the place and will do anything to help her keep it; Rita planned the current tour because she and her husband are about to have their first child and she's not sure she'll ever perform again; Lee, always searching, has begun to feel like she's never going to find what she's looking for, and feels they should give Hiram Hall a chance; Mary Lou, just about to bust from following rules all her life, can't stand the fact that this isn't a real booking, and feels her career is doomed. Fate must have brought these six women together and they side out - it's classical versus country. Can they meet in the middle?

SEEKING COWGIRLS:

All races and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

MARY LOU:
Late 20s-Mid 30’s. Actor/Singer/Violinist/Mandolin. She is the most repressed, inflexible member of the trio. She is a musical snob who looks down on all things country and pop. She’s been following rules for so long that she no longer knows the difference between what she wants to do and what she should do. Although she doesn’t realize it, her subconscious is trying to tell her it’s time to do what she wants. She manages to break out and become the best cowgirl singer of all. Requires an actor/singer with wide vocal range and acting chops who can be proficient on the violin/fiddle score within the 4 weeks of rehearsal.

RITA:
late 20s-Mid 30’s. Actor/Singer/Pianist. The well-meaning, if somewhat confused, organizer of the summer tour of the Coghill Trio. Her role as wife and mother-to-be has a great deal to do with her confusion. She is seven months into a nine month deadline to figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life. Sweet, somewhat sheltered, but longing to break out of her life - walks on the wild side and applies to become a pizza parlor/saloon girl piano player, but doesn't get the job. Must be able to sing both classical and country and be able to carry the show as the piano accompaniest within the 4 weeks of rehearsal.


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