PARADE - Front Porch Theatricals Auditions

Posted: March 10, 2014

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PARADE - OPEN Auditions in PA (dancers call)
Front Porch Theatricals LLC|Sewickley, PA

Date of Audition:
4/1 – 4/3/2014


Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
OPEN Auditions (AEA and non-AEA) - [3 days]
Monday, April 1, 2014 (singers call)
Tuesday, April 2, 2014 (singers call)
Wednesday, April 3, 2014 (dance call)
6 PM to 10 PM each day

Contract
Guest Artist
$400/week AEA

Location
Pittsburgh CLO Academy
130 CLO Academy Way
Pittsburgh, PA
8th floor


Seeking
AEA and Non-AEA actors for both male and female roles. All ethnicities and racial backgrounds. Females who can play 13-16 years old are also needed.
All actors must move well.


see breakdown.

Preparation
Wear standard dance arrire.

For the Singers calls: Prepare 32 bars each of standard up-tempo musical theater piece & a ballad (if a 2nd song is requested). Do not sing any songs from Parade. Accompanist provided.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
Reh: 7/21 - 8/20, Pittsburgh Musical Theater Studios, 327 S. Main Street, West End

Runs: 8/21 - 8/31, at The New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts on the North Side

Other
www.frontporchpgh.com

Sides will be available for preview at the audition.

Personnel
Director: Benjamin Shaw
Music Director and Conductor: Deana Muro
Producers: Bruce E. G. Smith, Leon S. Zionts and Nancy D. Zionts

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

Appointments
No appointments necessary.
Preference to Equity actors at the audition.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

BRITT CRAIG
A washed up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his 'big break. White Georgian.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: Eb3 - G4

ENSEMBLE CHAIN GANG; FACTORY GIRLS (ESSIE, IOLA STOVER, MONTEEN); GUARDS/POLICEMEN (OFFICER IVEY, DETECTIVE STARNES, MR. PEAVY); RESIDENTS OF GEORGIA (ANGELA, JUDGE ROAN, JURORS, LUTHER ROSSER, MINOLA MCKNIGHT, MRS. PHAGAN, OLD SOLDIER, REPORTERS, RILEY, SALLY SLATON, YOUNG SOLDIER)

FRANKIE EPPS
A charming and simple young man, he is Mary Phagan's devoted friend. Playful and flirtatious. White Georgian.
Male, 14-17 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Bb4

GOV. JOHN SLATON
The Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. White Southerner.
Male, 35-45 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - F4

JIM CONLEY
A cleaning supervisor at Leo Frank’s National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Black Georgian.
Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: D3 - Bb4

JUDGE ROAN
Serves as the Judge in the infamous trial of Leo. Motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy. White Georgian.
Male, 60-70 yrs old
Range: B2 - D4

LEO FRANK
Our story's tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucille, he is physically and emotionally displaced. A White Jew transplant from the North.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: Gb2 - F4

LUCILLE FRANK
Leo’s wife. Gentle and mousy, but resourceful, committed and resilient. Despite her husband's feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. A White Jew from Georgia.
Female, 21-28 yrs old
Range: E5 - G3

MARY PHAGAN
A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. White Georgian.
Female, 13 yrs old
Range: Eb4 - D5

NEWT LEE
He is the night watchman at National Pencil Factory. A bit too old to possess the job. Physically intimidating, but a gentle giant. Black Georgian.
Male, 50-60 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Db4

MINNIE McKNIGHT
African American servant sings "Rumblin’ and Rollin’," must have a strong presence, is employed by the Franks in their home, and is the prosecutor's pawn. Range: mezzo, belt with strong mix.


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