Equity Principal Auditions
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th floor
New York, NY
All principal roles have been CAST.
Seeking Equity actor/singers for possible future replacements.
Note: understudies will be cast from the ensemble.
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.
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.
General Manager: Roy Gabay Theatrical Management / Roy Gabay
Casting: Telsey + Company / Justin Huff
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)