LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE 2014-15 SEASON - La Jolla Playhouse Auditions

Posted: December 19, 2013

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La Jolla Playhouse 2014-2015 Season - EPA
La Jolla Playhouse|La Jolla, CA

Date of Audition:
1/3/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Friday, January 3, 2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch break1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sign up begins at9:00 AM

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
Minimum $753/week (LORT C) and $812/week (LORT B)

Location
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037


Seeking
Male and female, Equity (AEA)

Preparation
Please prepare either a brief contemporary monologue or a short contemporary musical theater song and a brief monologue. (3 min max for both) Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
See breakdown for details.

Other
www.lajollaplayhouse.org

Personnel
Dana I. Harrel - Producing Director
Teresa Sapien - Artistic Assistant

· EPA Rules are in effect.

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

Appointments
Open call (first come, first served). Sign up begins at9:00 AM

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Show Dates: (All productions, dates, and artists are subject to change)

CHASING THE SONG
Rehearsal starts –March 21, 2014
First Preview –April 22, 2014
Close –May 18, 2014

UNTITLED LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION #1
Rehearsal starts –June 10, 2014
First Preview –July 12, 2014
Close –August 10, 2014

THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO
**This is a Co-production with A.C.T. and will be transferring directly from A.C.T.
A.C.T. Dates
Rehearsal Starts –May 5, 2014
First Preview –June 4, 2014
Close –June 29, 2014
La Jolla Playhouse Dates
First Tech –July 4, 2014
First Preview –July 8, 2014
Close –August 3, 2014

THE BALD SOPRANO
Rehearsal starts –August 19, 2014
First Preview –September 19, 2014
Close –October 19, 2014

UNTITLED LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION #2
Rehearsal starts –September 2, 2014
First Preview –October 14, 2014
Close –November 23, 2014

KINGDOM CITY
Rehearsal starts –January 5, 2015
First Preview –February 9, 2015
Close –March 8, 2015


CHASING THE SONG

Edie (40s to 50s) – Owner of a stuggling music publishing company. She is a force of nature.

Ginny Santini (20s) – Young and enthusiastic and very, very talented.

Jesse (mid-to-late 20’s) – Small guy, big ego. Great songwriter.

Fatman Freddie (mid-to-late 20’s) – Jesse’s writing partner.

Stan (47) – A songwriter from the earlier heyday of Tin Pan Alley.

Cheryl (20’s ) – African-American. A secretary and Fatman Freddie’s girlfriend.

Oliver (50’s to 60’s) – A gray flannel suit of a man.

Doreen and Satin (20’s) – Along with Cheryl, they work as secretaries and back-up demo singers at Edie’s company

Songwriters (20’s) - A collection of four social misfits and unhip hipsters. They are all from Brooklyn or Jersey. And great musicians. 3 of the 4 must play piano very well.

Frances Eden (20’s) – A very pretty (probably blonde) teenage idol.

Frankie Fontana (Early 20's) – An Italian-American teen idol from Philadelphia.

Betty (40’s) – Frankie Fontana’s mom and manager

THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO

Tu’an Gu (35 to 50) - Asian actor; a powerful courtier in the Emperor’s court. He is the manipulative head of the Palace Guard who abuses his office to be the power behind the throne. He should be physically imposing.

Wei Jiang (35 to 50) - Asian actor; a counselor and general. He was exiled from the capital for many years. He is a good and wise man who has remained loyal. He returns so he can save the kingdom from Tu’an Gu. Singing desirable. Actor will also play other roles.

Zhao Dun (late 20’s to early 30’s) - Asian actor; a minister and head of the Zhao clan. He is married to the Emperor’s daughter. He is accused of treason and brought down by Tu’an Gu. Actor will also play other roles. Singing desirable.

Cheng Bo (also known as The Orphan of Zhao) (20’s) - boyish Asian actor; he is the sole survivor of his clan; he was switched with another baby shortly after his birth. In his new identity, he was adopted by Tu’an Gu and raised as his son. Charismatic and open-hearted. Singing desirable.

Emperor/Ballad Singer (35 to 50) - Asian actor; the emperor is a weak leader made weaker by his favorite courtier, Tu’an Gu. The Ballad Singer must have a strong voice.

Chu Ni (25 to 45) - Asian actor; an assassin sent to kill Zhao Dun. Actor will also play other comic roles.

Ti Miming – servant of Zhao Dun. Actor will also play other roles.

Princess’ Maid – Asian Actress who will also play other roles.

THE BALD SOPRANO

The Fire Chief (25 to 35) - Male

Donald Martin (35 to 55) - Male

Elizabeth Martin (25 to 55) - Female

Mary (20 to 30) - Female

Mr. Smith (35 to 55) - Male

Mrs. Smith (30 to 50) - Female

KINGDOM CITY

Miriam Bloom (early 40s) – A theatre director. A native New Yorker. Jewish.

Daniel Bloom (early 40s) - Miriam’s husband. A novelist, Also a Jewish Native New Yorker.

Crystal Mathis (17) - a high school senior

Katie Merkle (16) - a high school junior

Matt Ross (16) - a high school junior

Luke Overbey (20s) - An evangelical youth minister.


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