MEDIA THEATRE 2014-15 SEASON - Media Theatre Auditions

Posted: April 28, 2014

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Media Theatre 2014-15 Season - PA EPA

Media Theatre|Media, PA

Date of Audition:
5/19/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, May 19, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
LOA
ref. to LORT; $542/week

Location
Media Theatre
104 East State Street
Media, PA 19063


Seeking
Equity actors and singers who move well for various roles and ensemble parts in the upcoming 2014-15 season.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare a song and/or monologue in the style of the show(s) you are auditioning for.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
see breakdown for show dates

Other
www.mediatheatre.org

Personnel
Jesse Cline Artistic Director

Dann Dunn, Director/Choreographer

Scott Anthony, Music Director

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
No advanced appointments.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

2014-15 SEASON

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
music/lyrics Andrew Lippa
book Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman
1st Reh 9/2 runs 9/24 -11/02

Gomez Addams
Male, 40-50, Bari-TenorAll Ethnicities A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams,”

Morticia Addams
Female, 40-59, Soprano,All Ethnicities In shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family, an easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit

Uncle Fester
Male, 40-59, Caucasian, The family member who serves as the musical's narrator, larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence

Wednesday Addams
Female, 18-25, All Ethnicities An attractive, in shape girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother, finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas)

Grandmama
Female, 50+, All Ethnicities A feisty 102-year-old woman, fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her; seeking a comedic actress with strong character vocals

Pugsley Addams
Male, 11-15, Caucasian. Young actor who plays 12 years old, a charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister

Lurch
Male, 30+, All Ethnicities Very tall, the Addams butler who knows and sees all, speaks in moans and groans; seeking a character actor with low bass vocals.

Mal Beineke
Male, 40-50, Caucasian Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice, at one time was a follower of the Grateful Dead

Alice Beineke
Female, 35-45, Caucasian Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires, in shape, quirky, often speaks in rhyme

Lucas Beineke
Male, 18-25, All Ethnicities Caucasian male, attractive, in shape young man. Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her

The Ancestors (Chorus / Ensemble):
Males & Females, 20-64, All Ethnicities,who sing and have a fun and move well, quirky sensibility, knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus;

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LES MISERABLES
music Claude-Michel Schonberg
lyrics Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer
book Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil
1st Reh 10/27 runs: 11/19 - 1/11/15

Jean Valjean
Male, 35-49, All Ethnicities sings to B (high lyric baritone or tenor with strong low notes), a poor peasant who rises to affluence, has great natural nobility

Javert
Male, 35-49, All Ethnicities baritone, sings to G, a policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean, ideally a large man, the ultimate "law and order" figure, obsessed

Thenardier
Male, 35-49, All Ethnicities strong comic character role, a crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief, greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar, baritone

Marius
Male, 20-29, All Ethnicities high baritone (sings to A) with a strong bottom (to A), a member of the revolutionary student movement, attractive and romantic

Enjorlas
Male, 20-35, All Ethnicities high baritone (to G sharp/A), very strong singer, a charismatic political figure, the leader of the revolutionary movement

Fantine
Female, 25-40, All Ethnicities belt up to C, sings to E flat, a poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter, later is a pauper, a prostitute;

Cosette
Lyric soprano. The younger the better, Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child), delicate, elegant, vulnerable, and beautiful

Eponine
Female, 18-25, All Ethnicities an enormous and beautiful belt voice (to C in belt; sings to E flat), the daughter of the Thenardiers, but in no way behaves like them

Madame Thenardier
Female, 30-45, All Ethnicities tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar, strong character comedienne role, belter

Gavroche
Male, 7-11, All Ethnicities a spunky street urchin, lots of personality, sings very well

Young Cosette and Young Eponine
Female, 7-11, All Ethnicities ,sweet, innocent waifs with pretty soprano voices.

Ensemble:
various types, ages and vocal ranges to play various characters

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THE MIRACLE WORKER
by William Gibson
1st Rehearsal 1/12/15 opens 1/28 closes 2/15/15

Annie Sullivan:
Female, 22-28, Caucasian Helen’s teacher, a strong and vibrant woman who is determined to connect Helen to the world, there is a crude vitality to her

Helen Keller
Female, 9-11, Caucasian a deaf blind mute, trapped in her own world, unable to speak, hear, or see, she is almost not human as she has been blind and deaf

Captain Arthur Keller:
Male, 40-50, Caucasian Helen’s father

Kate Keller:
Female, 28-38, Caucasian, Helen’s mother who is tormented by Helen’s perceivably insurmountable disability, she seeks to please Helen in order to avoid the tantrums

James Keller:
Male, 18-25, Caucasian Helen’s half-brother, son of the captain, described as indolent, sees Helen as mentally defective and believes it best she be put in an asylum

Aunt Ev:
Female, 40-60, All Ethnicities Helen’s aunt, a talkative, opinionated woman who serves as the catalyst for the Kellers’ contact with the Perkins School for the Blind

Anagnos:
Male, 40-55, All Ethnicities Annie’s counselor at the Perkins Institution for the Blind, a dear and kind man who is very fond of Annie, serves as a mentor and friend

Viney
Female, 30-50, African Descent, African American servant, cheerful and very loving towards the Keller children.

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GHOST, THE MUSICAL
music David A. Stewart & Glen Ballard
lyrics Bruce Joel Rubin, David A. Stewart & Glen Ballard
book Bruce Joel Rubin
1st Reh 2/9 runs 3/24 - 3/29/15

Sam Wheat
Male, Caucasian mid-20s to early 30s, tall and handsome, excellent pop/rock tenor, master of his own universe with regard to business and commerce

Molly Jensen
Female, Caucasian late 20s, excellent singer, mezzo with high belt, an artist and woman of the world, an optimist, self-made and independent

Carl Bruner
Male, Caucasian early 30s, high baritone/baritone, Sam’s best friend, desperately wants everything Sam has – including Molly

Oda Mae Brown
Female, African Descent, African American 30s-40s, needs strong comic chops and must have a big soulful vocal, a medium, spirit reader and advisor, she is a smart charlatan

Willie Lopez:
Male, Hispanic early 30s, a tough thug, hired to mug Sam and ends up killing him

Louise Brown/Clara Brown
Female, African Descent, African American 30+, must have strong comic chops, vivid characters and have big soulful voices. Oda Mae’s sisters and cohorts in her scams

Subway Ghost
Male, All Ethnicities 20s, vocal and physical dexterity essential, nimble physicality very useful, ability to do any acro tricks an advantage.

Ensemble
Males & Females, 20’s+, Any Ethnicity. To play all ages, who sing and move well, seeking an Ethnic mix to play the wide variety of the residents and characters of New York City.

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HELLO DOLLY
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart
1st Reh: 3/23 runs: 4/15 - 5/17/15

Dolly Gallagher Levi
Female, 35-50, Excellent singer, Any Ethnicity, a charming, vivacious, meddling matchmaker for hire; a widow who has decided to begin her life again

Horace Vandergelder
Male, 45-65, baritone. Any Ethnicity. A client of Dolly Levi; a widower of some means; believes he wants a docile young wife to take care of him

Irene Molloy
Female, 20-35, soprano, Any Ethnicity, a milliner with a hat shop in New York City; she yearns for romance

Cornelius Hackl:
Male, 20-35, Any Ethnicity, yearns for one exciting day in NYC; a romantic at heart; falls in love with Irene

Minnie Fay
Female, character soprano, 18-30, Any Ethnicity. Excitable, fast talking, and naïve

Barnaby:
18-30, sweet, gullible, and follows along with whatever Cornelius suggests

Ermingarde
Female, 18-25, Any Ethnicity, the young niece of Horace Vandergelder; cries often and wants her independence

Ambrose Kemper
Male, 18-25, Any Ethnicity, an explosive young artist seeking to marry Ermingard

Ernestina Money
Female, 25-40, Any Ethnicity, an eccentric looking girl in need of Dolly’s matchmaker services; good comic timing

Rudolf
Male, 40-69, Any Ethnicity, the major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant.

Judge
Male, 50-69, Any Ethnicity, white whiskered night court judge; easily moved to tears by romance.

Ensemble:
types, ages and vocal ranges who sing and move well to play characters in NYC at the turn of the 20th century


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