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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS - Brooks Atkinson Auditions

Posted: July 8, 2014

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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS - Equity Principal Auditions

Dena Hammerstein, Roy Gabay, Rich Entertainment Group, et al. | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
7/22/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
Production (League)
$1807/week minimum

Location
Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th floor
New York, NY


Seeking
All principal roles have been CAST.

Seeking Equity actor/singers for possible future replacements.

see breakdown.

Note: understudies will be cast from the ensemble.

Preparation
Prepare a brief contemporary musical theater song showing range. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

Other Dates
1st Reh: 10/7/14.
1st Preview: 11/18.
Opens: 1/15/15 in the Brooks Atkinson Theatre

EPA: 7/22, 10am - 6pm at Telsey + Co.
ECC/Singers: 7/31, 10am women, 2pm men, at Telsey + Co.
ECC/Dancers: 8/4, 10am women, 2pm men, at Pearl 500 8th Ave.

Other
General Manager: Roy Gabay Theatrical Management / Roy Gabay
Casting: Telsey + Company / Justin Huff

Personnel
Director: Gary Griffin
Choreographer: Denis Jones
Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
Book: Andrew Bergman
Music Director: Tom Murray

· 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.


Breakdown

All roles have been CAST.

Seeking actor/singers for possible replacements.
While understudies will be cast from the ensemble, actors auditioning here may also be considered for understudies.

JACK SINGER
Male, 30s, Caucasian. He has serious commitment issues, due to a pledge extorted from him by his dying mother. He’s funny and high strung, and he’s about to get in way over his head. Strong, high baritone or second tenor to high A, with great pop sensibilities and yet can really deliver a lyric (very Jason Robert Brown himself). Besides big moments, also needs to deliver the major, tender, heart-breaking ballad. This is a heavy singing track. Should also move well and have great physicality. PRINCIPAL (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

BETSY
Female, 30s, Caucasian. She’s been Jack’s fiancé for five years. Betsy’s a teacher, with great patience and understanding—up to a point. She passes that point in the course of the show. She sings and dances very, very well. Extremely strong, thrilling Soprano/Belt. Frankly, should be a first-class voice (typical of Jason Robert Brown writing for women) - low F# to belted E. This is a heavy singing track. PRINCIPAL (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

TOMMY KORMAN
Male, late 50s, Caucasian. He’s a professional gambler with no discernible scruples. A widow with grown children, he is also a hopeless romantic who sees in Betsy his opportunity for a new start in life. Big, authoritative baritone with strong two-octave range and yet suave, seductive, jazzy sensibilities. Low F#/G to high G. Big vocal track. PRINCIPAL (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

JOHNY SANDWICH
Male, 40s, Caucasian. Tommy’s aide-de-camp. He is intensely loyal, prone to overeating and saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. He is not highly intelligent, but that fact doesn’t bother him in the slightest. Character singer. Very little singing, but needs to be comfortable carrying a tune nevertheless. PRINCIPAL (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

BEA SINGER
Female, 50s, Caucasian. Jack’s mother. The fact that she’s dead doesn’t keep her from continuing to play a central role in Jack’s life. Her ability to provoke massive guilt is breathtaking. Very strong, impressive, dominating belt. Low G# to belted E. PRINCIPAL (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

[BUDDY ROCKY/ROY BACON] Male, late 30s – 40s, Caucasian. Two sides of a very shiny coin. Buddy Rocky is the echt Vegas lounge singer; beneath his slick veneer is yet another slick veneer. Roy Bacon is the shit-kicking head of the Flying Elvis skydivers. His second act “Higher Love” is “Honeymoon’s” “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.” Big baritone with fantastic top notes. Low G to high G. Should be a riveting voice, top to bottom. This is primarily a singing track. Needs to do amazing Las Vegas crooner (ala Steve Lawrence) in Act 1, and the embodiment of Elvis in Act 2. Major singing track! PRINCIPAL (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)


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