END OF THE RAINBOW - Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities Auditions

Posted: December 4, 2013

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End of the Rainbow - EPA
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities|Arvada, CO

Date of Audition:
1/8/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch break1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, January 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch break1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
Minimum $788/wk

Location
Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada, CO 80003


Seeking
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Good movement abilities and physicality are required for the role of Judy Garland. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles.

Preparation
Please see breakdown for specific preparation for each character. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.

Other Dates
REHEARSALS: Begin on:Tuesday, March 4, 2014
OPENING:Tuesday, March 25, 2014
CLOSING:Sunday, April 13, 2014

Other
www.arvadacenter.org/auditions

Personnel
Rod A. Lansberry - Artistic Producer
Rod A. Lansberry - Director
Alan Bennett - Choreographer
David Nehls - Musical Director

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling Arvada Center Box Office(720) 898-7200. Do not contact the production staff.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Preparation:
Actors auditioning for the role of Judy Garland should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the character. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. Audio and video submissions will not be considered.

Actors auditioning for the role of Anthony should be prepared to play up to 32 bars on the piano.

Actors auditioning for Mickey Deans or BBC man should prepare a 2 minute monologue appropriate to the play (BBC Man, etc. should be able to speak with a British dialect).

A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.


Character Descriptions:
Judy Garland (mid 40s to early 50s) Seeking a strong actress-singer/singer-actress who can credibly play Judy Garland and accurately portray Judy Garland through her songs, and the emotional highs and lows of her life. Physically thin and looks older. This is not to be an impersonation but should be able to sing in the Garland style. Must be able to portray the calm as well as manic periods of Garland’s life physically and vocally. For the auditions, actress must sing a Judy Garland song.

Mickey Deans (early 30’s) Judy Garland’s newest husband. Tall and physically imposing. Handsome with an appearance of a “caring” side but is domineering and controlling. Charming, but can be argumentative and physical. Definitely has a selfish dark side with the underlying quality of possible violence.

Anthony (late 40’s to early 50’s) - English or Scottish. Judy’s accompanist and musical advisor as well as sometimes spiritual guide. Gay and soft spoken with a clever edge. Gentle and caring with an inner strength. Ethical and honest. Skilled pianist. Must be able to accompany Garland in scenes. Is capable of support and understanding, and yet is aware of the inevitable outcome ahead. For the audition the actor will be asked to play the piano in a style of the show.

BBC Man / Hotel Porter / ASM (30’s – early 40’s) Strong character actor able to play various types and characters. Must be able to speak various British dialects. Will also understudy Mickey Deans.


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