ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 2014-15 SEASON - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Auditions

Posted: March 13, 2014

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2014/15 SEASON - ECC's for Dancers

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | St. Paul, MN

Date of Audition:

4/1/2014

Call Type

Equity Chorus

Time(s)

Male ONLY Tuesday, April 1st - Sign-Up:

10:30a; Call: 11a

Female ONLY Wednesday, April 2nd - Sign-Up: 10:30a; Call: 11a

Contract

COST

$914/wk actor minimum

Location

Ordway Center For the Performing Arts

345 Washington St

St. Paul, MN 55102

Please enter through the Stage Door on 5th Street.

Seeking

Male and Female Musical Theatre Performers who are triple threats. Please see Breakdown.

Preparation

Please be warmed up and ready to dance. Bring Tap Shoes. There will be two combinations. You MAY be asked to sing up to 32 bars of a musical comedy song.

Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume.

Other Dates

A CHRISTMAS STORY

1st Rehearsal: on or about November 2, 2014

Run: November 29th through December 28, 2014

DAMN YANKEES

1st Rehearsal: on or about May 22, 2015

Run: June 16th through June 21, 2015; with a possible 1 week extension.

Other

Please see Breakdown for additional audition dates.

Personnel

Director/Choreographer James Rocco will attend with casting authority.

Chorus rules are in effect.

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

Appointments

No appointment necessary. This is an Equity Chorus Call for Dancers. Equity Members Will be seen first.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Equity Principle Auditions: Thrusday, March 27th from 11a-6p and Friday, March 28th from 9a-

4p

Equity Chorus Call for Singers who dance: Thursday, April 3rd

Male ONLY Call Call: 3p

Female ONLY Call Call: 6:30p

A CHRISTMAS STORY Book by Joseph Robinette Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Director/Choreographer: James A Rocco

Musical Director: Jeff Rizzo

Associate Musical Director: Raymond Berg

JEAN SHEPHERD: Radio Personality/Narrator Also plays: Red Ryder, Mailman, Delivery Man

RALPHIE PARKER: JEAN at age 10-12

MOTHER: his mother THE OLD MAN: is father RANDY: is younger brother

MISS SHIELDS: .A teacher (frightening except when she tap dances)

Ensemble roles: SANTA CLAUS, ELVES, NEIGHBORS, DELIVERY MEN, and OTHERS

DAMN YANKEES

Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Based on the novel The Year The Yankees Lost The Pennant by Douglass Wallop

GLORIA THORPE: A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for her paper. Fearless and biting. Female, 25-35 yrs old - Range: B3 - G5

JOE BOYD: A middle-aged, overweight married man who is in love with baseball, especially the

Senators. Male, 40-50 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5

JOE HARDY: The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind. Male, 20-30 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5

LOLA: The Devil's seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don’t work on him. Though she’s done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. A great dancer and physical comedienne. Female, 25-35 yrs old - Range: F3 - G5

MEG BOYD: Joe's long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides

a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person. Female, 35-45 yrs old - Range: G3 - G5

MR. APPLEGATE: The Devil in disguise as a slick salesman. A controlling, greedy smooth talker. Male, 40-50 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5

MR. WELCH: The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in his team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys. Male, 50-60 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5

ROCKY: A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. He’s a guy’s guy. Male, 25-35 yrs old - Range: D4 - B5

SISTER: A friend of Meg's and Doris’s sister. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities. Female, 35-45 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5

SMOKEY: A catcher for the Washington Senators. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries to be a tough guy like Rocky, but truly is not. Male, 25-35 yrs old - Range: C3 -G5

SOHOVIK: A baseball player for the Washington Senators. The smartest and most level-headed of the players. Enjoys his side job of selling insurance. The unofficial leader of the team. Male,

25-35 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5

VAN BUREN: The luckless team manager. A sort of father-figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon. Male, 50-60 yrs old - Range: D4 - A5


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