Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2014 - EPAs
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse / Finger Lakes Musical
Theatre Festival | Auburn, NY
Date of Audition:
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, February 10, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30
ref. to COST *
NOLA Rehearsal Studios
250 W 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Equity actors who sing, men and women, for the 2014 season.
Shows presented at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and at the Kodak Theatre.
Prepare a full song or two 16 bars that show range and vocal abilities.
Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
$587/week while performing at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Auburn, NY
$710/week while performing at the Kodak Theatre, Rochester, NY
Producing Director - Ed Sayles
General Manager / Associate Artistic Director -- Brett Smock
• 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.
Book by Julian Fellowes, Original Music & Lyrics by Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, New Songs and Additional Music/Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
Dir: Ed Sayles
Choreographer: Brian Collier
Musical Dir: Jeff Theiss
1st rehearsal: May 22 / MGR perfs: June 4 - July 2 / KODAK perfs: July 8 - 13
Leading Lady; excellent singer who moves very well; crisp and proper on the outside, warm and loving on the inside; possesses a magical, whimsical flair to her personality;
Good natured, fun-loving character man, excellent dancer/singer with strong physical comedy skills;
Male; 40 - 60; strict, stern, tries to provide but forgets to father;
Female, 40-60; Mr. Banks' old nanny; cruel, demanding;
Female; 40-60s; character woman, housekeeper/cook;
Female; 30-50s; Former actress; struggles to find herself as a woman as well as wife and mother;
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, Music/Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Dir: David Lowenstein
Musical Dir: Corinne Aquilina
1st rehearsal: June 26 / MGR perfs: July 9 - 30 / KODAK perfs: Aug 5 - 10
Male; 20s; athletic, attractive; strong and very charismatic with tender side;
Female; 20s-30s; devious, sexy, magnetic, star presence with flair for comedy;
Male; 30-60s; charming, sexy, intelligent and suave.
Female; 50-60s; lovely housewife, smart and empathetic and loving;
ON THE TOWN
Book / Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Music by Leonard Bernstein
Dir/Choreographer: Brett Smock
Musical Dir: Jeff Theiss
1st rehearsal: July 24 / MGR perfs: Aug 6 - 27 / KODAK perfs: Sept 2 - 8
Male; 20-30s; Enthusiastic, earnest, down to earth, very likeable, romantic and charming. Excellent triple threat. Lyric bari-tenor;
Male; 20s – 30s; Smart, wise-cracker, energetic and determined. Excellent triple threat. Character high baritone.
Male 20 – 30s; Energetic, naïve, young, earnest. Excellent triple threat. Baritone.
CLAIRE DE LOON
Female; 30s; buttoned up, cool and collected at first but unravels into a wild girl; Excellent triple threat; Soprano belt.
Female; 30-40s; tough, aggressive, funny, character girl; doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer; bold, brassy and sexy; comedic actress with great voice who moves extremely well. Mezzo belt.
Female; 20s; beautiful, naïve, elegant and spirited girl. Excellent triple threat. Mezzo belt.
Female 40-60s; Excellent physical comedic actress with command and presence. Diva. Character mezzo.
Male 50s; Uptight, befuddled comedic character man; Bass-Baritone.
THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
Book by Peter Stone, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Dir/ Choreographer: TBD
Musical Dir: Corinne Aquilina
1st rehearsal: Aug 21 / MGR perfs: Sept 3 - 24 / KODAK perfs: Sept 29 - Oct 5
Male; 40-50s; star of the Ziegfeld Follies; warm, engaging and very charismatic performer; natural ease and confidence with audience; facility with rope and guitar; Baritone;
Female; 30-40s; warm, engaging actress with terrific vocal prowess; magnetic, powerful and loving; Mezzo w/ strong belt;
Female; 20-30s; beautiful, leggy, statuesque show girl with great voice and knack for comedy; Strong belt;
Male; 60-70s; mature actor; gruff, stern, sharp and witty; Will’s father ; must move well; character baritone;
WILEY POST / U/S WILL ROGERS
CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES (The Final Potluck Supper)
Book by Greta Grosch, Music/Lyrics by Drew Jansen
Dir: Lisa Myers
Musical Dir: Mark Goodman
1st rehearsal: Sept 18 / MGR perfs: Oct 1 - 18
Male; 60s; Norwegian Minnesotan, loveably awkward; lives a life of dedication to the church. Plays multiple roles.
Female; 20’s-50’s; Norwegian Minnesotan; mother of Beverley; the most “modern” of the Church Basement Ladies.
BEVERLY SIGNE ENGELSON HAUGE
Female; 13-35, Norwegian Minnesotan, frazzled mother of four. Strong willed.
Female; 45-75; Norwegian Minnesotan, matriarch of the Church Basement Ladies. Holds steadfast in the traditional ways of the church. Unwitting comedienne.
Female, plays 30’s-60’s; Norwegian Minnesotan; good natured and able bodied farm wife. Her commanding physical stature is impossible to ignore. Quick with a joke or a helping hand.
MENOPAUSE, The Musical (Merry-Go-Round Downtown)
Dir: Seth Greenleaf
Book/Lyrics by Jeannie Linders
1st rehearsal: May 22 / Performances @ MGR Downtown: May 29 - Aug 9
All roles available. Breakdown forthcoming. Check back frequently.
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