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FREEFALL THEATRE 2013-14 SEASON - freeFall Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: May 13, 2013

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freeFall Theatre 13-14 Season -E.Perf.Asby Appt
freeFall Theatre Company|St. Petersburg, FL

Date of Audition:
6/25/2013

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Performer Auditions (Principal & Chorus) by APPOINTMENT (2 days)
Monday, June 24th, 2013
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
10am-6pm each day
(lunch 2-3) each day

Contract
SPT
$360/week AEA minimum

Location
freeFall Theatre
6099 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Seeking
Equity performers, men and women, principal and chorus, for the 2013-14 season.

See breakdown

Preparation
SEE breakdown for full preparation instructions

Other Dates
Additional auditions will be scheduled for the young actors in A Christmas Carol: A New Musical in the early part of October.

Please note that freeFall Theatre is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. We will not be holding auditions in NYC.

Other
AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.

Personnel
Artistic Director, Eric Davis
Managing Director, Jim Sorensen

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

Appointments
e-mail Jim Sorensen at:auditions@freefalltheatre.com(preferred)

or call only if NO email access: (727) 498-5205 x3

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Preparation:

Prepare 2 contrasting selections - monologues, songs, or one of each - not to exceed 3 minutes. We'd like you to do well - please show pieces that show your range & ability as an actor, & more importantly, are tailored to what fits you best in our season.

Bring picture & resume, stapled together.

Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist provided, but may not transpose.


Roles noted ** ROLE IS CAST ** have been offered/accepted. We will see actors for possible replacement for those roles. All other roles are available (ie, not offered/accepted).

2013-14 SEASON

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
book: Joseph Stein, music: Jerry Bock, lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
DIR - Eric Davis
MD - Michael Raabe
CHOR - TBA
Rehearses 9/2/13 - 9/19/13, Runs 9/19/13 - 11/3/13

**Actors may play multiple roles**
Particularly seeking actors who play instruments for Fiddler/Burnt Part Boys, and also actors with puppetry skills for Fiddler.

AVRAM
Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area. Male, 40-60 yrs old, Range: D3 - Eb4

BIELKE
Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik. Female, 8-12 yrs old, Range: B3 - D5

CHAVA
Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier. Female, 15-20 yrs old, Range: B3 - D5

CONSTABLE
Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers. Male, 35-45 yrs old

FRUMA-SARAH
Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. Female, 35-45 yrs old, Range: C4 - Eb5

FYEDKA
A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence. Male, 20-25 yrs old

GOLDE
Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye. Female, 40-50 yrs old, Range: A3 - Eb5

GRANDMA TZEITEL
Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel. Female, 60-75 yrs old, Range: C#4 - D5

HODEL
Tevye's 2nd eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia. Female, 18-23 yrs old, Range: B3 - E5

LAZAR WOLF
The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel. Male, 40-50 yrs old, Range: C3 - F#4

MOTEL
The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly. Male, 18-25 yrs old, Range: E3 - F#4

PERCHIK
The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel. Male, 20-30 yrs old, Range: B2 - E4

SHPRINTZE
Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik. Female, 9-13 yrs old, Range: B3 - D5

TEVYE (ROLE IS CAST)
The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures. Male, 45-60 yrs old, Range: Ab2 - F5

TZEITEL
Tevye's eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town's traditions. Female, 18-25 yrs old, Range: B3 - D5

YENTE
The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip. Female, 50-60 yrs old, Range: F3 - F5

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A NEW MUSICAL
book and lyrics: Keith Ferguson, music: Bruce Greer
DIR/CHOR - Eric Davis
MD - Emi P Stefanov
Rehearses 11/11/13 - 11/28/13, Runs 11/28/13 - 12/24/13

Seeking:

SCROOGE (ROLE IS CAST)
Old man whose great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Deaf to the needs of his fellow men, Scrooge must journey through his past to regain the spirit of charity and kindness he had as a young man.

MAN 1
plays BOB CRATCHIT, OLD JOE - Baritone
- BOB CRATCHIT - a hardworking clerk in Scrooge's employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge's mean-spiritedness.
- OLD JOE - a ragpicker who scavenges off the dead

MAN 2
plays JACOB MARLEY, FEZZIWIG, TOPPER, THOMAS - Bass/Baritone
- JACOB MARLEY - returned from the grave to warn SCROOGE of the consequences of living the life of a miser.
- FEZZIWIG - A kind-hearted bank-owner who helps Ebenezer Scrooge get his start
- TOPPER - A guest at Fred's party
- THOMAS - Married to Caroline, indebted to Scrooge

MAN 3
plays FRED, YOUNG EBENEEZER - Tenor
- FRED - warm and compassionate, Scrooge's nephew, feels sorry for the old man, yet still obligated to him, being family
- YOUNG EBENEEZER - saving his money and running from a life of poverty, Young Ebenezer is still happy and sociable and deeply in love with Belle

MAN 4
plays GENTLEMAN 1, SCHOOLMASTER, GHOST OF PRESENT, GRAVEDIGGER - Baritone
- GENTLEMAN 1 - looking for a donation from Scrooge
- SCHOOLMASTER - Young Ebeneezer's schoolmaster
- GHOST OF PRESENT - a large jovial man who wears a long cape and has a wreath on his head
- GRAVEDIGGER - loots Scrooge's corpse/bedchambers

MAN 5
plays GENTLEMAN 2, DICK WILKINS, GHOST OF FUTURE - Tenor
- GENTLEMAN 2 - looking for a donation from Scrooge
- DICK WILKINS - Scrooge's friend, fellow employee at Fezziwig's
- GHOST OF FUTURE - frightful apparition of Scrooge's future. Walks on stilts.

WOMAN 1
plays MRS. CRATCHIT - Mezzo/Soprano
- MRS. CRATCHIT - a wonderful wife and mother, hopeful and generous

WOMAN 2
plays GHOST OF PAST, VIRGINIA, CAROLINE - Mezzo/Soprano
- GHOST OF PAST - a young, twinkly, spritely apparition, full of the Christmas spirit.
- VIRGINIA - a guest at Fred's party
- CAROLINE - Married to Thomas, indebted to Scrooge

WOMAN 3
plays MRS. FEZZIWIG, CHARWOMAN - Mezzo
- MRS. FEZZIWIG - the cheerful wife of MR. FEZZIWIG the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man
- CHARWOMAN - loots Scrooge's corpse/bedchambers

WOMAN 4
plays BELLE, TOPPER'S WIFE, LAUNDRESS - Soprano
- BELLE - young, lovely, and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer, but saddened when it comes time to return his ring.
- TOPPER'S WIFE - A guest at Fred's party
- LAUNDRESS - loots Scrooge's corpse/bedchambers

TINY TIM
the young son of Bob Cratchit. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope.

3 GIRLS
(ages 8-16) to play Cratchit children & various schoolchildren

3 BOYS
(ages 8-16) to play Cratchit children & various schoolchildren


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THE NORMAL HEART
by Larry Kramer
DIR - Larry Silverberg
Rehearses 1/6/14 - 1/23/14, Runs 1/23/14 - 2/16/14

Seeking:

CRAIG DONNER
(male - 20s-30s) early victim of AIDS

MICKEY MARCUS
(male - 30s-40s) editor of New York Post

NED WEEKS ***ROLE IS CAST***
(male - 20s-30s) Jewish-American write and gay activist. Vociferous, confrontational and incendiary

DR. EMMA BROOKNER
(female, 30s-40s) physician, wheel-chair bound survivor of polio

BRUCE NILES ***ROLE IS CAST***
(male 20s-30s) charming and popular, up & coming executive

FELIX TURNER
(male 20s-30s) social column editor for New York Times

BEN WEEKS
(male 30s-40s) Ned's older brother, a lawyer

TOMMY BOATWRIGHT
(male 20s-30s) volunteers at the call center

GRADY
(male 20s-30s) volunteers at the call center

HIRAM KEEBLER
(male 20s-30s) Mayor's assistant

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SHOW TBA

DIR - Eric Davis

Rehearses 2/24/14 - 3/13/14, Runs 3/13/14 - 3/30/14

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THE MIKADO

book & lyrics by W.S. Gilbert, music by Arthur Sullivan

DIR - Eric Davis

MD - Emi P Stefanov

Rehearses 4/7/14 - 4/24/14, Runs 4/24-14 - 5/18/14

Seeking

**Actors may play multiple roles**

THE MIKADO

of Japan (bass or bass-baritone)

NANKI-POO

His son, disguised as a wandering minstrel, in love with Yum-Yum (tenor)

KO-KO

The Lord High Executioner of Titipu (comic baritone)

POOH-BAH

Lord High Everything Else (baritone)

PISH-TUSH

A Noble Lord (baritone[n 2])

GO-TO

A Noble Lord (bass)[n 2]

YUM-YUM

A Ward of Ko-Ko, also engaged to Ko-Ko (soprano)

PITTI-SING

A Ward of Ko-Ko (mezzo-soprano)

PEEP-BO

A Ward of Ko-Ko (soprano or mezzo-soprano)

KATISHA

An Elderly lady, in love with Nanki-Poo (contralto)

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The Burnt Part Boys

book by Mariana Elder, music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen

DIR - Eric Davis

MD - Michael Raabe

Rehearses 5/26/14 - 6/12/14, Runs 6/12/14 - 7/6/14

Seeking:

CHET

Jake's best friend and co-worker in the mines. An outgoing guy, but a bit of a wise-ass. Stubborn, loyal. Male, 18-21 yrs old, Range: D4 - D6

DAD / PETE'S FANTASY MEN

Appears as Pete's "Alamo" fantasies (Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie), and as his father in the mines. Male, 30-45 yrs old, Range: B2 - A5

DEAD MINERS

A group of four men, ranging in age, who appear as ghosts in the coal mines. Male, 20-60 yrs old, Range: E2 - A5

DUSTY

Pete's best friend. A simple-minded teen who is weary of Pete's adventures. Generally amiable, loves to talk. Religious. Male, 13-16 yrs old, Range: D4 - A6

FRANCES

A feistyrunaway living in the hills. She has a dry wit and short temper. Brave, confident, controlling. Female, 13-16 yrs old, Range: G3 - C6

JAKE

Pete's older brother who dropped out of school to work in the mines. He is constantly suppressing his anger. Cynical, conflicted, jaded, determined. Male, 18-21 yrs old, Range: C4 - G#5

PETE

Jake's younger brother. Intense and very imaginative. He is skeptical of the coal mining industry. Curious and adventurous. Male, 13-16 yrs old, Range: B2 - A5

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey

DIR - Eric Davis

Rehearses 7/14/14 - 7/31/14, Runs 7/31/14 - 8/31/14

Seeking:

Versatile and transformational actors/singers to play a variety of roles

CHIEF BROMDEN

(male) a patient - son of the chief of the Columbia Indians and a white woman

AIDE WARREN

(male) hospital aide

AIDE WILLIAMS

(male) hospital aide

NURSE RATCHED

(female) middle-aged former army nurse, head of the hospital ward

NURSE FLINN

(female)hospital aide

DALE HARDING

(male) acerbic, college-educated patient, president of the Patient's Council. Homosexual, hiding in the hospital voluntarily

ELLIS

(male) recipient of electroshock treatment

BILLY BIBBIT

(male) 31 years old, but appears much younger. Stutters. Voluntarily in the hospital, afraid of the outside world.

SCANLON

(male) a patient - has fantasies of blowing things up

CHESWICK

(male) a patient - a man of much talk and little action until events in the play change him.

MARTINI

(male) a patient - lives in a world of delusional hallucinations

RUCKLY

(male) a patient - the result of a botched lobotomy

FREDERICKS

(male) epileptic patient - takes Sefelts medication in addition to his own

SEFELT

(male) epileptic patient whorefuses to take his medication

COL. MATTERSON

(male) a world war veteran who can now only utter incoherent phrases

RANDLE P. MCMURPHY ***ROLE IS CAST***

- (male) Gambler, con-man, backroom boxer.

DR. SPIVEY

(male) Mild-mannered doctor who may be addicted to opiates. Easily cowed.

AIDE TURKLE

(male) elderly hospital aide

CANDY STARR

A beautiful, carefree prostitute from Portland

NURSE NAKAMURA

hospital aide

TECHNICIAN

hospital aide

SANDRA

prostitute & friend of McMurphy


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