OLIVER! - National Asian Artists Project Auditions

Posted: March 28, 2014

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OLIVER! - OPEN Auditions by Appointment

National Asian Artists Project|New York, NY

Date of Audition:
4/1/2014


Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
OPEN Auditions by Appointment
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
10 AM to 4 PM
.
.For those without appointments, an alternate sign-up sheet will be posted

Contract
Other
Theatre Authority Benefit Agreement; $225 stipend

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
(35th/36th Streets)
New York, NY
4th floor studio 410


Seeking
Musical theatre performers, men and women, for this Theater Authority Benefit production in which all characters are Asian.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a brief, traditional musical theatre selection in the style of the show and bring sheet music and a picture/resume.

Other Dates
1st reh: 5/19. 40 hours of rehearsal

4 performances: 6/5-6/7 (Saturday has a 2:00p & 7:30p performance) at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (W. 42nd Street)

Other
If unable to attend open call, email/mail pic/res to:
submissions@michaelcassara.net

Michael Cassara Casting
333 W. 39th St. - Suite #800
New York, NY 10018
ATTN: NAAP

Personnel
Book/Music/Lyrics: Lionel Bart
Director: Steven Eng
Choreographer: Baayork Lee
Music Director: Kevin Farrell
Artistic Director: Baayork Lee
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA

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

Appointments
sign-up instructions can be found at http://michaelcassara.net/casting/oliver.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

SEEKING:

OLIVER TWIST
Asian. 9 to 13. A remarkably sincere and naive workhouse boy. Small for his age, strong singer boy soprano. Unchanged voice.

THE ARTFUL DODGER
Asian, 15. The cleverest and most charming of Fagin’s pickpockets. Talks and dresses like a grown man although he is undersized, cockney accent. (Seeking submissions of both child actors and 18+ to play 15.) Bari-tenor.

MR. BUMBLE
Asian, 40 – 50s. The pompous, self-important beadle. More concerned about his status than the paupers under his care. Bari-tenor.

MR. SOWERBERRY
Asian, 40-50. The mild-mannered undertaker who is bossed around by his wife. Will also play ensemble. Baritone.

DR. GRIMWIG
Asian, 40s-50s. A doctor not good at making diagnoses. Will also play ensemble.

NOAH CLAYPOLE
Asian, 18+ to play 16. The Undertaker’s know-it-all apprentice. Will also play ensemble.

MR. BROWNLOW
Asian, 50+. A well-off, compassionate, sensible, gentleman who turns out to be Oliver’s grandfather. Will also play ensemble.

NANCY
Asian, 30. An abused career thief, whore and former child pickpocket, tough but maternal. Excellent singer, Alto.

WIDOW CORNEY
Asian, 40 – 50s. The matron of the workhouse. Callous and domineering, but will cry when desperate. Soprano/Alto.

BET
Asian, 18+ to play 16. Formerly one of Fagin’s child pickpockets, idolizes Nancy. Will also play ensemble. Alto.

MRS. SOWERBERRY
Asian, 40 – 50. Mean, judgmental, henpecks her husband. Will also play ensemble. Soprano/Alto.

CHARLOTTE SOWERBERRY
Asian, 18+ to play 16. The Sowerberry’s flirtatious sluttish daughter. Will also play ensemble.

ADULT MALE ENSEMBLE
Asian men – characters include Policeman, Knife Grinder, Chairman, etc. Seeking strong singers with excellent dance skills.

ADULT FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Asian women – characters include Strawberry Seller, townsperson, etc. Seeking strong singers with excellent dance skills.


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