HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS & BRIGHT STAR - The Old Globe Auditions

Posted: May 16, 2014

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HOW THE GRINCH.../BRIGHT STAR-Local ECC Singers
The Old Globe Theatre|San Diego, CA

Date of Audition:
5/28/2014


Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
10:00 AMMale and Female Singers Call

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
LORT B+ Minimum - $883/wk

Location
The Old Globe Rehearsal Hall-House of Charm
Balboa Park, Alcazar Garden
San Diego , CA 92101
Basement level of House of Charm


Seeking
Equity male and female singers for GRINCH and Equity male and female singers for BRIGHT STAR.

PARTICULARLY SEEKING BONAFIDE SAN DIEGO CTY. PERFORMERS for GRINCH.

Preparation
BRIGHT STAR: Prepare a brief song (16-32 bars) of folk, country, pop or bluegrass.

GRINCH: Prepare a brief up tempo song (16-32 bars).

Other Dates
BRIGHT STAR:
1st Reh:August 5, 2014
1st Preview:September 13, 2014
Open:September 28, 2014
Close:November 2, 2014.

GRINCH:
1st Reh:October 28, 2014
1st preview:November 15, 2014
Open:November 20, 2014
Close:December 28, 2014

Other
www.theoldglobe.org

Personnel
Associate Producer Justin Waldman, Associate Producer Eric Louie, Artistic Associate Bernadette Hanson and GRINCH Director James Vasquez

· Chorus rules are in effect.

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

Appointments
Please sign up w/monitor on day of. NON-EQUITY ACTORS WILL BE SEEN IF TIME PERMITS, BUT MUST BE WILLING TO JOIN AEA IF HIRED. No phone calls, please.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

BRIGHT STAR From award-winning screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Roxanne) and chart-topping singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes a world premiere American musical inspired by their Grammy Award-winning collaboration “Love Has Come For You.” Bright Star features 25 new songs and tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award-winning director Walter Bobbie (Broadway’s Chicago) makes his Globe debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.

SEEKING:

EQUITY MALE SINGERS
20s-50s; interesting and varied types to play a variety of small character parts and understudy principal roles, and swings. Characters are Caucasian males.

EQUITY FEMALE SINGERS
20s-early 50s; interesting and varied character types to play a variety of small character parts and understudy principal roles, and swings. Characters are Caucasian females.
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DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Everyone’s favorite green meanie will return for his 17th consecutive year in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the heartwarming musical based on the classic book and animated film. James Vásquez returns to direct this beloved San Diego holiday tradition.
PARTICULARLY SEEKING BONAFIDE SAN DIEGO CTY. PERFORMERS.
Ensemble Adults, Male and Female, 20s – 40s. Seeking different types and vivid personalities. The more physically versatile the better. Need strong singing voices of all types.  
Will also act as understudies for:    

The Grinch. (Male, 30s-50s). A beastly, charming curmudgeon. Scary but with a heart underneath his gruff exterior. Has the size and presence of a Music Hall superstar with deft athleticism. A triple threat. Needs a strong, booming baritone singing voice with falsetto.

Young Max (Male, 20s) The Grinch's dog, a young pup at heart. Endlessly energetic and acrobatic. Extremely loyal, shows great patience and humor in the face of adversity. Needs a strong Tenor singing voice.

Mama Who (Female, 30s – early 40s) Quirky, funny, on the brink of saturation but still maintaining complete control. Until… Needs a strong, warm soprano singing voice with chest range as well.

Grandma Who (Female, mid 40s – 50s)
Loving, has the ear of the children and the patience to calm them. Needs a strong character mezzo singing voice.


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