ENCORES! GREAT AMERICAN MUSICALS IN CONCERT
– EquityPrincipal Auditions
New York City Center (NYC)Encores Special Agreement; $1280/week minimum
Artistic Director: Jack Viertel
Musical Director: Rob Berman
Casting: Binder Casting
Equity Principal Auditions:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012at the Actors' Equity Audition Center
AND165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
Thursday, November 8, 2012New York, NY. Studio C
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM each day
Lunch from 1 - 2.
Please prepare a brief legit musical theatre piece. See notations of style suggestions for each song in the breakdown. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
NOTE: The Encores! Series presents fully staged concert versions of rarely produced American musicals. All performances will be at City Center. They include a full orchestra and chorus.
Men and women singers, all types, ages and vocal ranges for the 2013 season to include:
Rehearsal: January 16, 2013. Runs: January 30, 2013 - February 3, 2013
Music: Jerry Bock
Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
Book: Jerome Weidman & George Abbott
Musical Director: Rob Berman
Suggested material for preparation: Golden Age theatre music. Bock & Harnick, Frank Loesser, Jerry Herman, Jule Styne.
NOTE: Fiorello La Guardiawas Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he was elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through1930. Heis acclaimed as one of the three or four greatest mayors in American history. Only five feet tall, he was called "the Little Flower" (“Fiorello” is Italian for "little flower"). The musical follows his career beginning in 1915 as a lawyer until his election as mayor in 1934.
The original Broadway production opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in 1959, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960.
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA
(mid 30s): Irascible stubborn, energetic, charismatic. He is of Italian and Jewish heritage. He believes in justice at any cost. Underneath his gruff exterior is a caring and sensitive man. Actor should be short. Character baritone.
(mid 40s): Republican district leader; later becomes Fiorello's campaign manager. Droll, ironic. Baritone.
(late 30s): Doleful, resigned, pessimistic, but lovable manager of Fiorello's law office. Comic character man. Baritone.
(mid – late 20s): Fiorello'sbright, energetic law clerk. Very appealing. Tenor.
(late 20s - mid 30s): A “big lug” Irish cop. Not too bright, but smart enough to seize an opportunity to climb the ladder of success.
(50s – early 60s): Elderly Italian immigrant seeking La Guardia's legal help.Ensemble. Tenor.
(mid 50s): Hispanic immigrant seeking LaGuardia's legal help. Ensemble. Bari-tenor.
(mid 30s): Intimidating, tough mobster. Ensemble. Baritone.
(early 30s): Fiorello's secretary. Attractive, wholesome, efficient. She is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Long suffering in that she is in love with LaGuardia who doesn't realize it until she finally threatens to walk out. She becomes his devoted second wife. Mezzo.
(mid – late 20s): Marie'sloyal friend. She is feisty and impetuous. She can’t help falling in love with Floyd. Adorable dancer who sings very well. Alto.
(late 20s -early 30s): LaGuardia's beautiful, but delicate first wife. She dies at an early age. Superb legit soprano.
(late 20s – mid 30s): Flashy,glamorous musical comedy star of the 1920s. Must move well. Tap is a plus. Mezzo.
(50s): Plump, Jewish matron seeking LaGuardia's legal help. Ensemble. Comic character lady. Soprano.
IT’S A BIRD… IT’S A PLANE… IT’S SUPERMAN
Rehearsal: March 6, 2013. Runs: March 20, 2013 - March 24, 2013
Music: Charles Strouse
Lyrics: Lee Adams
Musical Director: Rob Berman
Suggested material for preparation: Uptempo, jazzy musical theatre. Cy Coleman, Kander & Ebb, Strouse & Adams, Jule Styne, Comden & Green.
NOTE: The original production opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on March 29, 1966.
(late 20s – mid 30s): Actor must be handsome,athletic with a muscular build. He isearnest and humorless, but he is "The Man of Steel" with a heart of gold. Baritone.
(late 30s – Mid 40s): Slick,egotistical, vaincolumnist (a la Walter Winchell)of the Daily Planet. Smooth as silk. Resents Lois Lane's attraction to Superman. Great comic actor. Tenor. Must move very well.
(mid – late 40s): A ten-time losing Nobel Prize physicist. He is a mad scientist determined to destroy Superman. Albert Einstein gone absolutely crazy. Great comic actor. Character singer.
(late 20s – mid 30s): Good natured scientist in love with Lois Lane. Appealing and attractive. Bari-tenor.
(50s): Harassededitor of the Daily Planet.
(mid – late 20s): Daily Planet reporter. The classic, appealing, American career girl. In love with Superman. Strong chest mix.
(late 20s – early 30s): Max's secretary.She is sharp, smart, and witty with an appealing, aggressive nature. Comicactress. Strong chest mix.
ON YOUR TOES
Rehearsal: April 24, 2013. Runs: May 8, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Lyrics: Lorenz Hart
Book: Richard Rodgers, George Abbott, & Lorenz Hart
Musical Director: TBA
Suggested material for preparation: Rodgers & Hart, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson, uptempo Cole Porter and uptempo Irving Berlin.
NOTE: On Your Toes marked the first time a Broadway musicalmade dramatic use of classical dance and incorporated jazz into the score. The original Broadway production opened on April 11, 1936, at the Imperial Theatre. The first revival opened on October 11, 1954, at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers). The next revival openedon March 6, 1983, at the Virginia Theatre. The musical takes place in 1936.
(mid 20s - early 30s): AVaudeville hoofer who becomes a university music teacher. Affable and charming with a winning personality. A dancer trained in tap and ballet who sings very well. Bari-tenor.
(late 40s - mid 50s): Impresario of theRussian Ballet Company. He is theatrical and deft at handling temperamental dancers. Attractive character comic. Baritone.
(mid 20s - early 30s): Dashing, handsome, and vain. He is the very temperamental lead dancer of theRussian Ballet Company. He is Vera's partner and lover. World class ballet dancer.
( late 20s - early 30s): Student at the university who has composed the jazz ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue". Sweetandunassuming. Must be an excellent pianist. Baritone.
(mid 30s): Junior's father. A Vaudeville song-and-dance man. Attractive. Dancer/hoofer who sings well.
(mid teens): Junior and Lil’s son. He's becoming a "ladies man" at a young age. Terrific young dancer/hoofer who sings well.
(late 20s - mid 30s): Prima ballerina of the Russian Ballet Company. Temperamental, sexy. Must have comic skills in addition to being a world class ballerina who is also comfortable with jazz.
(mid – late 20s): Student at the university. She is a composer of popular music. She is also very much in love with Junior. Soprano withstrong mix.
(mid 40s -mid 50s): Society patron ofthe Russian Ballet. She ischic, sophisticated, charming, and very determined to have the jazz ballet produced. Mezzo.
(mid 30s): Junior's mother. Her husbands partner in the act. She is strict with Junior and sends him to music school to stop him from leading the "fast life" of show business. Dancer/hoofer who sings well.
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