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SIDE SHOW - La Jolla Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 17, 2013

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SIDE SHOW -Equity Chorus Call / Singers
La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA)LORT B; $765/week minimum
Music: Henry Krieger
Lyrics: Bill Russell
Book: Bill Russell
Director: Bill Condon

Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast

Music Director: Andy Einhorn
Casting Director: Laura Stanczyk Casting

1stRehearsal: 9/27/13. First Preview: 11/5/13. Runs: 11/15 – 12/17/13 (possible extension to 12/27)

Equity Chorus Call / Singers:
Monday, February 18, 2013Pearl Studios 519
10 AM – Equity male singers who move very well519 8thAvenue (btwn 35th& 36thSt), 12th Floor
2 PM – Equity female singers who move very wellNew York City


Please prepare two 16-bar selections from contemporary musical theatre (ballad & up-tempo) that show off range and reflect the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Seeking:

MALE AND FEMALE ENSEMBLE:

Seeking six men and six women (as well as two swings) 20s – 50s. The parts below will be cast from this group of performers. They populate the world of The Side Show but function as much, much more than an ensemble in the traditional sense. All must be great singers with range and musicianship as well as terrific actors who are unique, odd, eccentric, dark and filled with heart.Four of the men need to be vaudevillian dancers, proficient in tap and period movement. The rest of the movement in the show will be character driven. Principal covers will also come from this group.

AUNTIE/LORETTA:

40s Female. Auntie was the first to exploit the twins. The woman who saved them from abandonment but began to display them as curiosities for money. She first professionally, then personally partnered with Sir to monetize the twins. Loretta is a gossip columnist in Hollywood (a la Hedda Hopper).

MARTIN ARNOLD:

Caucasian male. Quintessential Texas lawyer. Smooth. Able to make any deal as long as he has access to the right liquor to with which to ply the powers that be.

HARRY HOUDINI:

Caucasian male. The famous magician.

FORTUNE TELLER:

Female, any size, race, and age. A member of the Side Show. Must have an exotic look. Must have a strong belter/gospel voice.

REPTILE MAN:

Male. Considered half man/half reptile. Tall and lean. A member of the Side Show. Race and age open. Eccentric movement a plus.

SNAKE LADY:

Female, snake charmer. Race and age open. A member of the Side Show. Eccentric movement a plus.

SHEIK:

Male (Middle-Eastern character). A member of the Side Show. Physicality, race and age open.

BEARDED LADY:

Male. A member of the Side Show. Physicality, race and age open. Terrific range - falsetto/counter tenor.

FAKIR:

Far East/Indian character). Athletic build. A member of the Side Show. Physicality, race, and age open.

GEEK:

Male. “Refined but deadly.” A member of the Side Show. Physicality, race and age open.

THE HOTTENTOT MATRON:

Female. 40s -50s. A member of the Side Show. Inspired by the Hottentot Venus but we are open to any race. A woman of substantial proportions.

RAY:

Male. 20s -30s. A song and dance man. Works with Buddy, Daisy and Violet in their Vaudeville act.

ALL ETHNICITIES ARE URGED TO ATTEND.

ECC/Dancers: February 11, 2013. See separate notice.


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