METROSTAGE 2014-15 SEASON - MetroStage Auditions

Posted: June 18, 2014

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MetroStage 2014-15 Season

- Equity Principal Auditions by Appointment in VA
MetroStage | Alexandria, VA

Date of Audition:
7/1 and 7/2/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Day/Time(s)

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT (2 DAYS)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

(ACCOMPANIST provided this day only)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

(NO accompanist on this day)

10 AM to 6 PM each day
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
SPT
$518 /week AEA minimum (negotiable)

Location
Metro Stage
1201 North Royal St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
in the theatre, free parking in lot on the premises


Seeking
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season.
There are a few roles for EMCs as well.

See breakdown

Preparation
Prepare a 2 minute monologue.

Also prepare 16 bars of jazz, blues or gospel (if also auditioning for musical).

Bring sheet music; accompanist provided on Tue 7/1 ONLY.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
Note: housing may not be available for out of town performers.

Other
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

Personnel
Carolyn Griffin, Producing Artistic Director
Music Director, William Knowles
Associate Artist, Michael Sharp

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

Appointments
Appt HIGHLY recommended. AEA members call 703-548-9044, or email carolyn@metrostage.org (preferred)-indicate preferred time & Eq status

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

MAHALIA by Tom Stolz,
director Thomas W. Jones II, music director Renee Clark
1st reh 8/26/14. Runs 9/13/14-11/2/14

Depicts the life of the “Queen of Gospel Music” from her beginnings in the segregated South to her debut on the stage of Carnegie Hall and the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Seeking:

Male:
Multiple roles and MUST be skilled musician, plays piano and organ

The following roles have been CAST:
Mahalia: (CAST)
Female: Multiple roles and plays piano and organ (CAST)

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A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL
created by Kathy Feininger
directed by Michael Sharp
1st reh: 11/18/14-Runs: 11/26/14-12/28/14

A delicious cross between the classic Dickens’ tale and uproarious song parodies of favorite, familiar Broadway show tunes. 5th season at MetroStage.

Seeking:

Man Who Isn't Scrooge:
Plays Multiple characters, including Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Fred (vocal range G to G and strong falsetto)

The followig roles have been CAST:

Scrooge (CAST)
Woman Who Isn't Scrooge (CAST)

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BESSIE'S BLUES
by Thomas W. Jones II
directed and choreographed by Thomas W. Jones II, music director William Knowles
1st reh: 12/29/14. Runs: 1/22/15-3/15/15

About Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues.

Seeking:

Bessie Smith:
powerful blues singer

Lover:
male, baritone, good looking, has to dance, 20's to early 30's

Blood:
male, contemporary hip hop, tenor, 25-45

Midnight:
male, vaudevillian song and dance man, in tradition of Bert Williams, tenor, 25-45

Rhythm:
female-alto, comic, must move really well, 30-45

Passion:
female-soprano, comic, must move really well, 30-45

Woman dancer: (to be cast as non Equity)

The following role has been CAST:

Bluesman:
male, plays guitar, tenor, dances, 25-35 (CAST)

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THE ISLAND
devised by Athol Fugard and actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona.
directed by Thomas W. Jones II
1st reh: 3/10/15. Runs: 4/2/15-4/26/15

Depicts the psychological and physical abuse suffered by black political prisoners in South Africa, using the prisoners anticipated performance of the Greek drama Antigone as a symbolic means of political protest.

Seeking:

John:
plays South African political prisoner

The following role has been CAST:

Winston: plays South African political prisoner (CAST)

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THE LETTERS
by John W. Lowell
directed by John Vreeke

1st reh: 4/21/15. Runs: 5/7/15-6/7/15

An office in 1930’s Soviet Union. The Director calls a bureaucratic functionary into his office, and a tense verbal and psychological cat and mouse game ensues.

Seeking:

Director:
40-65, strong, manipulative

Anna:
40ish, intelligent, highly sensitive Soviet functionary


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