ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE SEASON - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 20, 2014

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Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Season

- Equity Principal Auditions in Florida

Orlando Shakespeare Theater|Orlando, FL

Date of Audition:
4/7 and 4/9/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT

(2 days)
Monday, April 7, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

10 AM to 6 PM each day
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
SPT
and LOA (see OTHER section)

Location
Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32802


Seeking
Equity actors for the 2014-15 season.

see breakdown.

Preparation
See breakdown for full preparation instructions.

Bring TWO pictures and resumes, each stapled together

Other Dates
Callbacks planned for 4/11, 10 to 6, in Orlando.


If you are having problems scheduling online please email auditions@orlandoshakes.org

AEA members without appointments seen as time permits on any day.

Other
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.
weekly salaries: shows under SPT 7: $462? SPT 9: $586? LOA: $618

Personnel
Artistic Director: Jim Helsinger
Managing Director: PJ Albert

note: Non-AEA auditions on 4/8 and 4/10 and Children auditions on 4/9 (see breakdown for more info)

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

Appointments
For adult AEA actors: go to http://www.meetme.so/OSTAuditions
For children: go: to http://www.meetme.so/OSTChildAuditions

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Preparation Instructions:
Prepare 1 monologue only, not to exceed 2 minutes total, (or prepare a side from one of the season productions).

To audition for LES MISERABLES, prepare 16 bars in the style of the show (legit, contemporary 'Broadway opera'). It is acceptable to sing a selection from the show. The show requires legit voices, so please avoid pop/rock material.

Sides and sheet music available at http://orlandoshakes.org/auditions after March 19th. Reader provided.

Bring TWO copies of your picture and resume, each stapled together.

All roles available unless otherwise specified.

2014-15 SEASON

(For FULL Character Breakdown for each show, visit: http://orlandoshakes.org/about/auditions.html)


LES MISERABLES
Written by Alain Boublil, ClaudeMichel
Schönberg. Director: DJ Salisbury
1st Reh 8/19, Runs: 10/17 - 10/12.

Seeking:

Jean Valjean
Javert
Thenardier
Marius
Enjolras
Fantine
Eponine
Madame Thenardier
Gavroche
Young Cosette
Young Eponine
Male and Female Ensemble

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THE BEST OF ENEMIES
Salaries: AEA (Union) SPT 7: $462
by Mark St. Germain. Director: Mark Routhier.
1st Reh 9/23/14. Runs: 10/17 - 11/22
Seeking:

Bill Riddick
Black Male, 30s.

C.P. Ellis
White Male, Mid 30s to 50ish.

Mary Ellis
White Female, Mid 30s to 50ish.

Ann Atwater
Black Female, Middle 40s to late 50s.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Jim Helsinger. Director:TBA.
1st Reh 11/11/14, Runs: 12/5 - 12/28.

A retelling of the classic Dickens’ tale. Please prepare appropriate British accents for each role.

Ebenezer Scrooge
Male 60- 70.

Fezziwig/Ensemble
Male 45- 60.

Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble
Female 40-50.

Bob Cratchit/Ensemble
Male 40’s.

Fred/Ensemble
Male 20s- 30s.

Belle / Ensemble
Female 20s.

Fan / Belinda
Female, 13-15

Tiny Tim / Ensemble
Male 8 - 11.

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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR / TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
(performed on alternating nights, actors will be in both shows (except children’s roles)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
By Christopher Sergel, from the novel by Harper Lee. Director: TBA
1st Reh 12/9/14. Runs: 2/6 - 3/8/15

The play takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama in 1935, at the height of the Depression. Please prepare appropriately for the era, the movement, language and southern accents for the play.

Heck Tate
White Male, 50s. Town sheriff.

Atticus Finch
White Male, 50. Father to Scout and Jem. A country lawyer.

Mr. Gilmer
White Male, 40. The public prosecutor.

Maudie Atkinson
White Female, 40's. Narrator of the play.

Bob Ewell
White Male, 50.

Reverend Sykes
Black Male. 50s – 60s.

Mrs. Dubose
White Female 60s - 70s.

Stephanie Crawford
White Female, 40s. Town gossip

Walter Cunningham
White Male, 40s. Hard up farmer

Judge Taylor
White Male, 50s- 60s. Judge.

Mayella
White Female. 19. Oldest daughter of Bob Ewell

Calpurnia
Black Female, 50. The cook

Tom Robinson
Black Male, 25-40. Handsome and honest.

Boo Radley
White. Male. 30s. Large and strong.

Dill
White Boy, 10- 12. Small, blond

Jem
White Boy, 10 - 12. Scout’s older brother.

Scout (Jean Louise Finch)
White girl, 9 or 10. Self assured, inquisitive. Can be older but reads younger.

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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR By
William Shakespeare. Director: TBA.
1st Reh 12/9/14. Runs: 2/6 - Closes 3/8/15

Mistress Ford
Mistress Page
Falstaff
Master Ford
Master Page
Dr. Caius
Sir Hugh Evans
Host
Justice Shallow
Mistress Quickly
Anne Page
Fenton
Slender
Bardolph
Nym
Pistol
Simple
Rugby
Robin
Falstaff’s page.

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HENRY
by William Shakespeare. Director: Jim Helsinger.
1st Reh: 1/27/15. Runs: 2/20 - 3/15/15

7 actors perform Shakespeare’s Henry V, playing multiple roles. Please prepare British characters with
lower or upper class British accents as appropriate, and French characters with slight French accents.

Actor 1: Henry/Dauphin/Ensemble - Male, 25-35
Actor 2: Canterbury/Bardolph/Ensemble - Male 50s - 60s
Actor 3: Pistol/Orleans/Ensemble - Male 40s- 50s
Actor 4: Exeter/Williams/Ensemble - Male 30- 40
Actor 5: Bedford/Nym/Ensemble - Male 45-60s
Actor 6: Fluellen/Constable of France/Ensemble - Male 30-50
Actor 7: Katherine/Montjoy/Ensemble - Female 25-35
Actor 8: Quickly/ French King / Ensemble - Female 50s- 60s

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BAD DOG
Written by Jennifer HoppeHouse. Director: TBA
1st Reh 3/17/15. Runs: 4/10 - 5/3/15

Molly Drexler - 40 years old. Bright but tough, she has only grown up by force.

Walter Drexler - Molly’s father, 72 years old. Trim, neat and elegant.

Lois Drexler - Molly’s mother, 70 years old.

Becky Davis - Molly’s oldest sister, 50 years old, twenty pounds overweight.

Linda Drexler - Molly’s middle sister, 47 years old. Successful but insecure.

Sondra Drexler - Walter’s second wife, 65 years old. Slightly Latino.

Abby Cory - Molly’s wife, 37 years old. A grownup. Strong, warm. Selfassured

Larry/Cop/Contractor (One male actor who plays 3 roles) -30s - 40s

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Auditions by Appointment for NON-Equity ADULT Performers:
Tuesday 4/8 11am to 5pm (No Lunch Break)
and
Thursday 4/10 11amto 6pm (No Lunch Break)

To schedule an appointment: go to: http://www.meetme.so/OSTAuditions


Auditions by Appointment for CHILDREN:
Wednesday 4/9 4pm to 6pm

To schedule an appointment: go to: http://www.meetme.so/OSTChildAuditions.

If you are having problems scheduling online please email auditions@orlandoshakes.org.

Preparation instructions are the same as for the AEA Auditions.


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