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
$518 /week AEA minimum (negotiable)
1201 North Royal St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
in the theatre, free parking in lot on the premises
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season.
There are a few roles for EMCs as well.
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
Note: housing may not be available for out of town performers.
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.
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.
Appt HIGHLY recommended. AEA members call 703-548-9044, or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Multiple roles and MUST be skilled musician, plays piano and organ
The following roles have been CAST:
Female: Multiple roles and plays piano and organ (CAST)
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.
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:
Woman Who Isn't Scrooge (CAST)
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.
powerful blues singer
male, baritone, good looking, has to dance, 20's to early 30's
male, contemporary hip hop, tenor, 25-45
male, vaudevillian song and dance man, in tradition of Bert Williams, tenor, 25-45
female-alto, comic, must move really well, 30-45
female-soprano, comic, must move really well, 30-45
Woman dancer: (to be cast as non Equity)
The following role has been CAST:
male, plays guitar, tenor, dances, 25-35 (CAST)
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.
plays South African political prisoner
The following role has been CAST:
Winston: plays South African political prisoner (CAST)
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.
40-65, strong, manipulative
40ish, intelligent, highly sensitive Soviet functionary