PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2014 SEASON - Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Auditions

Posted: December 26, 2013

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival 2014 - EPA in PA
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Center Valley, PA


Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition
1/6/2014

Location
Labuda Center for the Performing Arts
DeSales University Campus
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA
(Directions at www.pashakespeare.org)

Time(s)

Equity Performers (Principal and Chorus) Auditions
Monday, January 6, 2014
9 AM – 12:30PM: Auditions with accompanist
1:30-5:00PM: Auditions without accompanist
Lunch from 12:30 – 1:30

> A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Personnel
Producing Artistic Director: Patrick Mulcahy
Associate Artistic Director: Dennis Razze

Other Dates
Equity Performer Auditions in Center Valley, PA: 1/6/14, 9am-5pm at the Labuda Center

EPA in NYC: 1/9/14, 9:30-5:30 at AEA

Equity Performer Auditions in Philly: 1/10/14, 10-6, at the Walnut Street Theatre

see separate notices for more info

Contract
LOA
and SPT (SPT: $610; LOA: $670 min. per week)

Seeking
Equity Performers, principal and chorus, for the 2014 Main Stage and Shubert Theatre seasons.

SEE THIS BREAKDOWN FOR MAIN STAGE SEASON (under LOA)
(see sep notice under “Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival SPT Breakdown” for Shubert Theatre Season)

Breakdown
A breakdown has been added for this notice. See below.

Preparation
See breakdown for specific preparation instructions for each part of the auditions.

Other
http://www.pashakespeare.org

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Preparation
Prepare either:

A) a brief monologue from one of the plays, or that will illuminate your ability to play one of the roles. Actors auditioning for MACBETH or THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA should prepare a brief Shakespearean monologue; OR

B) 16 bars of a song and a 1 minute monologue that will illuminate your ability to play a role in FIDDLER ON THE ROOM and/or LEND ME A TENOR, MACBETH, or THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided, but only from 9AM-12:30PM.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

2014 Summer Season. All dates are in 2014

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SEE THIS BREAKDOWN BELOW FOR THE MAIN STAGE SEASON (under LOA)
(see separate notice under “Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival SPT Breakdown” for the Shubert Theatre Season)


FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Music: Jerry Bock. Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick. Book: Joseph Stein
Dir: Dennis Razze
Choreo: Stephen Casey
Mus Dir: Nathan Diehl
1st reh: 5/20. Runs 6/11-6/29

Golde
40-50, alto. Tevye’s seemingly domineering wife, who underneath her tough exterior is concerned for her daughters’ welfare as she works hard to run the household.

Yente
40-60, alto. Widow. The village matchmaker, and the town busy body and gossip who also arranges marriages for a fee. Strong comic actor.

Lazar Wolf
40-60, bass-baritone. Wealthy butcher of the village. A large man, physically strong, but somewhat shy with a strong sense of honor.

Motel
25-35, baritone-tenor. Rather poor and meek tailor who seeks the hand of Tevye’s oldest, Tzeitel. Comes into his own in the process and ends up growing to be a mature man. Dances or at least moves well and is a strong singer.

Perchik
25-35, baritone, handsome wandering student who falls in love with Tevye’s daughter, Hodel. An outsider to Anatevka and they consider him a “liberal.” Intelligent and committed young man with what seem to be radical views to the villagers.

The Constable
40-60. A non-singing role. A Russian officer stationed near to Anatevka. Accepts the villagers and considers himself a friend to Tevye who he likes, however this does not stop him from setting fire and destroying parts of the village when he is ordered to so by his superiors. A strong actor with subtlety is required for this role. Russian accent is required.

Russian Dancers/Bottle Dancers
20-35, three athletic strong dancers with strong singing ability. One is a high tenor who can easily hit a high A.

The following role is CAST. Performers considered as possible replacements, if needed.

Tevye - Age 40-60, baritone. A likable, hard-working, pious man who sees the positive side of life. Strong patriarch of five daughters who has been raised according to the Scriptures. Humorous and gentle but when pushed he can be stubborn or angry. Strong actor who must have good voice and strong rapport with audience.
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MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
Dir: Patrick Mulcahy.
1st reh: 6/6. Runs 7/19-8/3. In rep with LEND ME A TENOR.

Most will also play a role in Lend Me a Tenor.

Macbeth
40-late 50s. Starts as a thane and an accomplished and respected warrior general, a decent if ambitious man with an unyielding conscience, and an imagination so sparked by the power of suggestion and so vivid and active that it borders at times on the hallucinatory. Suffers irreversible psychic distress and changes as a result of his murderous actions.

Lady Macbeth
35–50. Macbeth’s wife. Bloodthirsty & fiercely & ruthlessly ambitious, though we understand that there is more to her which she seeks to suppress. Welcomes evil in as she tries to overcome her compassionate self. The effect is temporary and her psyche cannot withstand the horrors she directs, witnesses, and unleashes. (likely to play Maria or Diana in Tenor)

Macduff
35-50. Thane of Fife. Dutiful and honorable warrior general who avenges the slaughter of his family by killing Macbeth in battle. Capable of the deepest and fullest expression of grief.

Duncan
50s-60s. King of Scotland, murdered by Macbeth. Solid & trusting King, who graciously bestows honor as deserved.

Banquo
35-55. Fellow honorable warrior general to Macbeth and caring father, who then grows suspicious of Macbeth.

Lady Macduff
20s-30s. Macduff’s wife. Strong & loving mother to her children. Cannot understand her husband’s absence in dangerous times. Uses irony as a tool to process the hurt and fear.

Malcolm
20s-early 30s. Son of Duncan and heir-designate to the throne until he departs for England after his father’s murder. Honorable, strategic in thought, shrewd, intuitive, an emerging leader.

Ross/Porter
30-55. Ross - a nobleman of Scotland who joins Macbeth’s adversaries. Porter –a dark, baudy comic who rhapsodizes on drunkenness and the notion of portering at hell-gate.

Witches
Likely to be disguised/undercover as service or care providers – e.g. cooks. Not hags on a heath or outwardly weird. Figures with access to future outcomes, a certain inward rapture for the process of prophecy and a penetrating inward intensity. Woven into the world. Likely to be all female or 2 female/1 male.

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LEND ME A TENOR
by Ken Ludwig
Dir: Jim Helsinger.
1st reh: 6/6. Runs 7/11-8/3. In rep with MACBETH.

NOTE: Most or all actors will also play a role in MACBETH.

Max
20-30. Comic lead. Assistant to Saunders. Earnest and hard-working, and in love with Maggie. This character sings "opera." The actor need only be able to sing loudly and with pitch/note accuracy; operatic training is not required.

Maggie
20-30. Comic ingénue. Max's girlfriend & Saunders' daughter. Smart & practical, but yearns for something wonderful and romantic before she settles down with Max.

Saunders
45-65. Comic blowhard. General Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Brusque & authoritarian with a short fuse.

Tito Merelli
40-60. Comic Older Lead. Italian Accent. World-famous tenor, also known to his fans as "Il Stupendo.". Larger than life; full of grand gestures and grand appetites. This character sings "opera." The actor need only be able to sing loudly and with pitch/note accuracy; operatic training is not required.

Maria
35-50. Fiery Comic. Italian Accent. Tito's wife. Proud, excitable, and emotional.

Bellhop
20-40. Comic character. Shrewd, opportunistic, and determined to audition for Tito.

Diana
30s-40s. Sexy Comic. The Cleveland Grand Opera's lead soprano. Sexy & forceful; knows what she wants and how to get it.

Julia
50-65. Comic Character. Chairperson of the Opera Guild. Vivacious, charming, & passionate about opera.

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SEE THIS BREAKDOWN ABOVE FOR THE MAIN STAGE SEASON (under LOA)
(see separate notice under “Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival SPT Breakdown” for the Shubert Theatre Season)


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