PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Auditions

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PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES- EPAs by Appt in SC
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Hilton Head Island, SC


Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition
2/10/2014

Location
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC
Black Box Theater

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Monday, February 10, 2014
1 PM to 8 PM
no scheduled break

Appointments
Gail Ragland, 843-686-3945 ext. 236, gragland@artshhi.com. M - F 9:00AM - 1:00PM
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.
> A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Personnel
Dir: Robert J. Farley
Musical Dir: Jeffrey Biering
General Mgr: Richard Feldman
Conceived/written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann

Other Dates
1st Reh. - May 27, Opens - June 20, Closes - July 29

Contract
SPT
SPT Level 7; $448/week AEA minimum

Seeking
Seeking strong Equity actors who have impeccable comic timing. All must be highly proficient musicians with an understanding of country music.

see breakdown for more details.


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

Preparation
Please prepare a 32 bars of a song either from the show or in the style of the show. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Accompanist provide. Any and all instruments that actors can play should be brought to first audition. Piano and amp will be provided.

Other

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Seeking strong actors who have impeccable comic timing. All must be highly proficient musicians with an understanding of country music. All must be excellent singers with a wide range that can handle powerful solos and intricate harmonies with rhythmical precision. All should be able to move well and handle choreography with ease. Some tap experience is desired for L.M., Rhetta, and Prudie

Pump Boys & Dinettes tells the story of four men who work at a gas station on Highway 57 in North Carolina, and the two sisters who are waitresses at the Double Cupp Diner next door. It is performed in a comfortable yet musically precise style that emphasizes virtuosity, range, and character. The four Pump Boys play instruments to a high professional level throughout, and the Cupp Sisters join in on percussion plus other instruments as able. All musicians should be able to improvise very well in a country, bluegrass, rock and roll stylings.

Actors who can play multiple instruments are highly desirable. Possible instruments include: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, ukelele, accordion, various percussion (tamb, shakers, also found objects/props onstage), and Dobro.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

JACKSON
(Male, 25 to 35) Traditionally, he is the lead guitarist (country style) of the Pump Boys. Referred to as Lover Boy, the ladies like Jackson. Jackson is a strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies, and mostly sings the top line in the music. Will be asked to prepare the song “Mona” from the show both vocally and on guitar.

JIM
(Male, 25 to 35) The front man of the Pump Boys. Traditionally, he plays rhythm guitar (country style). Must have the ability to chat with the audience in a very easy way. The storyteller of the evening, he introduces us to the other characters. Jim is a strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies, and mostly sings the middle line in the music. Will be asked to prepare the song “Highway 57” from the show both vocally and on guitar.

L.M.
(Male, 25-40) The piano player (country/honky-tonk style) of the Pump Boys. Also could play accordion. They say women gravitate towards L.M., but that only makes him suspicious. Strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies. Tap dancing skills are a plus.

EDDIE
(Male, 30 -45). Bass Player. Preferably Electric and Upright. Eddie knows cars, car repair. That;s about it. Quiet, shy, a bit dense--- but just might be the smartest guy in the room.

RHETTA CUPP
(Female, 20 - 30) A Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner, and the older sister of Prudie. A mother of two, she remains single. Full of life, feisty, a firebrand who can sing, dance, and, of course, make great pie. Prefer ability to play instruments. Strong singer, belt and soul, and sings bottom line.

PRUDIE CUPP
(Female, 20 - 30) A Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner, and the younger sister of Rhetta. Like her sister, she is also full of character and fun, yet quiet and shy compared to her older sister she can sing, dance, and make great pie. Needs to have percussive skills. Prefer ability to play instruments. Strong singer, mix, sings top line.


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