GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE 2014 SEASON - Gateway Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 16, 2014

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Gateway Playhouse 2014 Season - EPAs
Gateway Playhouse (Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County)
Bellport , NY

Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition

Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day
lunch 1 to 2

> EPA Rules are in effect.
> A monitor will be provided.

Managing Producer: Paul Allan
Gerneral Manager: Dom Ruggiero
Casting: Michael Baker
Casting Assistant: Rachel Colson

Other Dates
2014 Season begin May13th and runs through Septmeber 13th. See breakdown for specific dates.

EPAs: 2/6, 2/7, 9:30-5:30, at AEA
ECC/Singers: 2/12, 9:30am men, 2pm women, at Ripley Grier
ECC/Dancers: 2/13, 9:30am men, 2pm women, at Ripley Grier

ref. to COST; $473/week minimum

Seeking versatile performers, men and women, for the 2014 Season.

See THIS breakdown for1st Half of Season Shows
See separate notice entitled ''Gateway Playhouse 2014 Season - 2nd Half Breakdown'' for remainder of shows and info.

A breakdown has been added for this notice. See below.

Prepare a section (32 bars) of music appropriate to the season. Selection from a particular the show from the season is fine. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring picture and resume stapled together.


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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


The Gateway- Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County
2014 Season
1st Half of Season Breakdown
See separate notice entitled ''Gateway Playhouse 2014 Season - 2nd Half Breakdown'' for remainder of show info.

Book By: Michael Stewart/Mark Bramble
Lyrics By: Al Dubin
Music By: Harry Warren
Reh: 5/6 – 5/21/14
Runs: 5/21 – 6/7
Director/Choreographer: TBD

Julian Marsh:
Male. 40s-50s, Broadway director, powerful presence, when he enters a room you can cut the tension in the air with a knife, the words "can't" and "no" do not exist in his language of "show business," he eats, drinks, and lives the show, powerful, commanding, sexy, handsome, intelligent, and knowing, can handle any situation with wit, strength, and charm, he is ruthless, but deep down he has a caring heart. Baritone.

Peggy Sawyer:
Female. early 20s, fresh off the bus from Allentown, PA, full of hope, dreams, innocence, spirit, and most important, genuine talent, appealing, "fresh as paint," adorable, the "all-American" ideal, must be a superb tapper and sing well. Soprano.

Dorothy Brock:
Female. 40s to mid-50s, about to age any minute, a Broadway star, "Pretty Lady" is her return to Broadway after a 10-year absence, there's a touch of well-masked desperation in her demeanor, grand, imperious, selfish, must have glamour, sing well, and move with grace. Alto

Maggie Jones:
Female. 40s-60s, co-author of "Pretty Lady," witty, no-nonsense dame, , a character comedienne, strong Broadway belt and must move well.

Anytime Annie:
Female. mid 20s- to late 30s, experienced chorus girl, she knows the ropes, nobody's fool, quick-witted and smart-mouthed, tall, strapping girl, superb tapper and strong Broadway belt.

Abner Dillon:
Male late 50s- 60s, bankrolling "Pretty Lady," only because of his infatuation with Dorothy Brock, he is her current "sugar daddy," heavy-set, ridiculous, pompous, and not very bright .

Andy Lee:
Male. late 20s to late 30s, hard-working dance director of "Pretty Lady," has worked with Julian many times, a genuine pro, major tap dancer.

Billy Lawlor:
Male. mid-20s to early 30s, classic juvenile, clean-cut, good looks, warm, charming, personable, everybody's best friend, "an okay guy," "someone you can take home to mother," protects Peggy and looks out for her but would love to date her as well, superb tapper and first rate legit Broadway. Tenor

Bert Barry:
45-60, co-author of "Pretty Lady." A funny witty guy who loves his work, superb comic, must move well. Character singer,

Pat Denning:
Mid- to late 40s, actor down on his luck, once very handsome, just beginning to go to sod, a good guy in a bad situation, trying desperately to keep his love affair with Dorothy Brock alive, was once Dorothy's vaudeville partner and lover. Baritone


Words/Music: Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Reh: 5/27 – 6/11/14
Runs: 6/11- 6/28
Director/Choreographer: Chet Walker

Theatre’s casting note: We are looking for a multi-talented performers who sing, act, and dance with equal ability. This breakdown follows the basic description as was presented on Broadway with some of the songs on which they sing lead- songs subject to change based on concept and director choice. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Male 1:
African American, 20s-40s. Solid and implacable. Bass. “You’re The Boss”, “Little Egypt”.

Male 2:
African American, 20s-40s. A smoothie. Baritone. “Spanish Harlem”, “Loving You”, “Poison Ivy”.

Male 3:
African American, 20s-40s. Second tenor. “Stand By Me”, “Youngblood”, “Love Potion #9”.

Male 4:
African American, 20s-40s. Comic bad boy. First tenor. “I (Who Have Nothing)”, “Searchin’”, “Treat Me Nice”.

Male 5:
Caucasian, 20s-40s. Sexy and suave. Second tenor. “Jailhouse Rock”, “Kansas City”, “Ruby Baby”.

Woman 1:
Caucasian, 20s – early 30s. Innocent, but with a wild streak. The Shimmy Girl. (Big) belt, and mix. “Falling”, “Trouble”, “I’m A Woman”.

Woman 2:
African American, 20s-40s. Savvy, sexy and smart. (Big) belt, and mix. “Don Juan”, “Some Cats Know”, “I’m A Woman”.

Woman 3:
Caucasian, 20s-40s. Grounded. The Voice of Experience. (Big) belt, and mix. “Pearl’s A Singer”, “I Keep Forgettin’”, “Don’t”.

Woman 4:
African American, 20s-50. Large in stature. Sexy, funny and heartbreaking. Huge Gospel voice, belt and mix. “Fools Fall In Love”, “Hound Dog”, “Saved”.

Male Swing:
Must be a multi faceted performer with string song and dance skills to cover all male roles.

Female Swing:
Must be a multi faceted performer with string song and dance skills to cover all male roles.


Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Book: Julian Fellowes
Reh: 6/17 – 7/2/14
Runs: 7/2 – 7/19
Director/Choreographer: TBD

Mary Poppins:
Female, 20-30. Jane & Michael’s new Nanny, Mary Poppins is a dazzling personality. A force to be reckoned with. Mezzo Soprano with a strong top.

Male, 30s. Is a One-Man-Band, a Sidewalk Artist, a Chimney Sweep and a Kite Salesman, but above all, is a friend to Mary Poppins, Jane & Michael. Baritone to G.

Mr. George Banks
Male, 40s. A bank manager, Mr. Banks is father to Jane and Michael. Tries to be a good provider, but often forgets how to be a good father. Baritone.

Admiral Boom:
Male, 50s. The Banks’ friendly neighbor on Cherry Tree Lane, Admiral Boom’s house is shaped like a great ship. Baritone.

Mrs. Winifred Banks:
Female, 30-40s. Former actress. She is very busy trying to live up to her husband’s expectations. Is a loving, but distracted mother to Jane and Michael. Mezzo Soprano.

Katie Nanna:
Female, 30s. Last in a long line of nannies for the Banks children, Katie Nanna can’t stand any more of Jane & Michael’s pranks and leaves.

Miss Andrew:
Female, 40s-50s cruel & demanding., Soprano with Alto Belt.

Miss Lark
Female, 30s. Another neighbor on Cherry Tree Lane. A bit snobby and treats her dog, Willoughby, as a child. Mezzo Soprano.

Mrs. Brill:
Female, 40-50s. The Banks’ cook, she rules the kitchen at No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Alto.

Mrs. Corry
Female, Mysterious & very old, Mrs. Corry runs the “Talking Shop” where people buy conversations & gingerbread. Soprano.

Robertson Ay:
Male, 20s. Clumsy but good-hearted, the Banks’ footman has trouble following instructions. Tenor.

The Bird Woman:
She sits in front of St.Paul’s Cathedral every day, selling bags of crumbs for the pigeons. 50s, Alto.

Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Director: Dominic Ruggiero
Reh: 7/8 – 7/23/14
Runs: 7/23 – 8/9

Emile de Becque:
Caucasian male to play between 40 and 55. A wealthy, cultured and dignified French plantation owner with grit and glamour who falls in love with Nellie. Baritone

Nellie Forbush:
Caucasian female to play between mid 20s and 40. An optimistic and simple Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas who falls in love with Emile. Must have great subtle comic timing. Mezzo

Bloody Mary:
Female, Tonkinese, between 35 and 55. A shrewd souvenir dealer who is also trying to find her daughter a rich husband. Must have great subtle comic timing. Mezzo.

Female, age 15 to 22, Tonkinese. Bloody Mary’s young and innocent daughter. Non-singing role. Must be heartbreakingly delicate, beautiful and the picture of purity. SUPPORTING LEAD

Lieutenant Joe Cable:
Male, Caucasian, age 22 to 35. A young, formal and handsome officer who falls in love with Liat. Tenor (E3 to G4). SUPPORTING LEAD

Luther Billis:
Male, Caucasian, age 22 to 35. A mediocre entrepreneur, friend to all and a man with a lust for ladies. A very loveable character. Baritone SUPPORTING LEAD

Female to play 11. Emile's daughter of mixed race: Maori mother. Must sing, act and have a comfortable stage presence. A smart, young girl who adores her father. Must be able to learn French phrases. SUPPORTING.

Male, to play 9. Emile's son of mixed race: Maori mother. Must sing, act and have a comfortable stage presence. A precocious young boy who adores his father. Must be able to learn French phrases. SUPPORTING.

Captain George Bracket:
Caucasian male between 40-55. A pompous, yet competent, officer who hides a heart of gold. Does not sing. SUPPORTING.

Commander William Harbison: Caucasian male between 40-50. Officious Navy man. Bracket's second in command and right hand man. Baritone. SUPPORTING.

Caucasian male between 25-35. Character man. One of the Seabees and Billis' cohort. Must sing, baritone. SUPPORTING.

Caucasian male, between 25-40. A shy character man of the studious type. Must sing. SUPPORTING.


Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
Book: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Reh: 8/12 – 8/27
Runs: 8/27 – 9/13
Director/Choreographer: TBD

Gomez Addams:
Male 50s. A man in his prime, of Spanish descent and a wild Iberian passion. Must have great comedic timing & strong tenor voice. LEAD

Morticia Addams:
Female 40-50s. Holds the balance of power in the family; often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Must be a great dancer who is funny and sings well, alto/mezzo soprano. LEAD

Uncle Fester:
Male, 40s–50s. Narrator of the piece, Fester is child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor voice.

Wednesday Addams:
Female, reads late teens. Romantic lead, a sexy, young version of Morticia. Needs a great pop/rock style singing voice (Think Avril Lavigne) and a witty, DRY sense of humor.

Female appears 50s–70s. Ancient. Good-natured, easily led. Very active for her age. Character singer with strong humor

Pugsley Addams
Male, must appear 12 years old. Plump, adorable and FUNNY....a smaller version of Gomez. Strong belt voice

Male, ageless. A man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed. Most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. Must have a TRUE low bass voice.

Colonel Mal Beinecke:
Male, 45–50. Military man, a man who must be obeyed, with little patience for his wife and son. Musical theater baritenor voice.

Alice Beinecke:
Female, early 40s. She’s the happy little homemaker with a drinking problem. Must be very funny and sing well.

Lucas Beinecke:
Male, must appear 19. A writer, A classic co-dependent, Lucas feels good when everybody's happy. Needs to be a great pop/rock singer

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