LIZZIE **Updated** - Portland Center Stage Auditions

Posted: February 19, 2014

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LIZZIE - Submit for NY Appointment

Portland Center Stage|Portland, OR


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Email
brandonw@pcs.org

NYC auditions will be held on an upcoming date TBD, by appointment only

Other
EMAIL SUBMISIONS ONLY: Please email submissions to Brandon Woolley by 3/3/14
Indicate in subject line: LIZZIE / NY APPT/ AEA SUBMISSION

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
Cat. B; $812/wk AEA minimum

Seeking
Submissions from AEA members only for these appointments for 3 female roles.

Note: In order to be considered via this posting, the AEA member must submit him/herself directly.

see breakdown.

Other Dates
First Rehearsal: April 29, 2014
Opening: May 30, 2014
Closing: June 29, 2014

Personnel
Artistic Director: Chris Coleman
Director: Rose Riordan
Musical Director: James Beaton
Writers: Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt
Casting Director: Brandon Woolley


Breakdown

LIZZIE BORDEN
Mid 20s - damaged, twisted. She can turn on a dime from fragile, broken, meek and obedient to conniving, sinister, furious, and terrifying. She is a wounded animal backed into a corner, terrified but enraged. She is transformed through an act of unspeakable transgression, turning her own historical infamy into an ascension to legend.
High belt: F#3-F#5 (belt to A5 if possible)

EMMA BORDEN
Mid 20s - the older sister, eclipsed by the younger. She must content herself by playing a motherly Lady Macbeth to Lizzie, dripping her own hatreds into Lizzie's ears over the years, stoking the fires of Lizzie's rage. Emma is a woman who has come to see that every opportunity for happiness has passed her by. She's furious, but she's also desperately sad.
Alto/mezzo belt: F#3-D5

ALICE RUSSELL
Mid 20s - the Borden's next door neighbor. She is a luscious pear, the sensuous mother-sister-lover which is sorely lacking in Lizzie's life. She appears to Lizzie in her greatest moments of need and attempts to lead her away from a path of destruction to one of love, truth, and affection.
High mezzo lyric/mix/belt: G3 (with F#3 pick-up/ghost notes in one number)- A5 (legit soprano)

Added role now also being sought:

BRIDGET SULLIVAN (Maggie)

Mid 20s – the Borden’s Irish maid. She may be a Banshee, called to wail at the Borden’s door. She always seems to know what is going to happen, does things one step before anyone else. She’s put upon, angry, and as resentful of the Borden sisters as she is of the parents. Bridget is the Sex Pistols rock and roll nihilist: ready to fuck things up because she knows that’s the only way anything is ever going to get better. Contralto/low alto: F3 (with E3 pick-up/ghost notes in one number) - Eb5 (E5 opt. in one ad lib.)


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