GIGI **Revised** - Fifth Avenue Theatre Auditions

Posted: January 24, 2014

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Gigi (Concert)/Season-Open Call
Fifth Avenue Theatre|Seattle, WA

Date of Audition:
2/5/2014


Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, February 6, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday, February 7, 2014

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contract
WCLO
Agreement Pending

Location
5th Avenue Theatre rehearsal space
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
DAT5 rehearsal space at The 5th Avenue Theatre.


Seeking
Performers will be considered for roles in the 14-15 season, developmental productions, special projects and our 13-14 in concert production of Gigi.

Preparation
Auditionees must bring resume and 8 x 10 recent headshot, sheet music in correct key, one prepared contemporary musical theatre song and one Golden Age musical theatre song

Other Dates
Gigi in concert rehearsal:May 7-15
Gigi in concert opening:May 16
Gigi in concert closing:May 18
14-15 season (to be announced at a later date)

Other
www.5thavenue.org

Personnel
Bill Berry-Producing Director
David Armstrong-Executive Director/Artistic Director

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

Appointments
Telephone206.625.1418 x215between9:30am and 5:30pmto make appointments
calls will be returned beginning 1/20/14.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

GIGI: Requires a clear and fresh lyric soprano, and also a strong mix throughout the mid-range. Does not require high belting. Most important is that the voice sounds fresh and clean, and has a wonderful ease to it. Needs to be 18, spunky and spirited.

GASTON: A classic legit young baritone with a rich and robust timbre. The sound should be warm and lush with a healthy vibrato. The title song should make us melt. 25, handsome and lots of charm.

HONORE: Although there is quite a bit of Rex Harrison style "sprechstimme", the role actually requires an excellent musician. "Paris is Paris Again", and "Im Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" are full-throated classic baritone songs that require a very skilled singer. Should be comfortable to an "F sharp". Very personable and wordly.

MAMITA: A mezzo soprano with the capacity to sing both lyrically and as a character actress. This requires both finesse and tenderness as well as power. The role emcompasses a rather large range. Some finesse and ability to sing tenderly ("I Remember It Well") would be ideal. Grandmother for GiGi, lovable, caring and nurturing - 60’s.

ALICIA: Mezzo soprano with a strong mid-range mix/belt. Should be extremely comfortable musically. Sister to Mamita, strong-willed, determination and bold teacher – 60’s.

LEANNE: Requires a strong mix throughout the range with power and brightness. Late 20’s. Beautiful girl with lots of style. A looker. A courtesan. Knows how to play the game.

DUFRESNE/Ensemble Man: Legit baritone with a large operatic sound. Requires a strong musician. Character actor.

5 Ensemble Men
6 Ensemble Women

The ensemble should consist of all shapes, sizes and ages to represent the city of Paris.


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