Theatre By The Sea - Equity Principal Auditions
Theatre By The Sea
Date of Audition
NOLA Rehearsal Studios
250 W 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday February 17, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
> EPA Rules are in effect.
> A monitor will be provided.
Bill Hanney- Owner/Producer
Kevin P. Hill-Artistic Director
Tom Senter-General Manager
Thom Warren- Company Manager
Season runs June thru September 2014
NYC EPA: 2/17 at Nola, 10-6.
ECC singers: 2/18 at Nola, 9:30am men, 11:30am women
ECC dancers: 2/18 at Nola, 2pm men, 4pm women
ref. to COST, salary pending
Equity actors who are strong singers and strong dancers for the 2014 Season.
Note: An OPEN children's call for MARY POPPINS will be held at a later date.
A breakdown has been added for this notice. See below.
Prepare 2 brief songs,up tempo and ballad,16 bars each. Bring sheet music in correct key, accompanist is provided but will not transpose.
Please bring THREE (3) pictures and resumes, each stapled back to back.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
All rehearsals are approx 2 weeks before 1st performance
Strong Dance background required for all characters below
Dir/Choreog: Larry Sousa
Runs: 6/25 - 7/19/14
tenor: D4 – B5. Leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and cofident, with an air of easy-going charm
soprano: A3 – F#5. New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, innocent
alto: A3 – C5. Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, outspoken but vulerable
alto: A3 – D5. Dreamer; good-natured but not too smart. Heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. Can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician
alto: C4 – C5. The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty. Looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated.
alto: A3 - C5. Funny, loud, compulsive eater & awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud & pushy with the girls, but shy with boys
tenor: D4 - A5. Youngest of the guys; small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile & a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. Also plays the guitar.
tenor: C4 – F5. Second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly. Avoids any show of softness. Has an offbeat sense of humor.
baritone: G3– A5. Member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American. A braggart & wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer
tenor: D4 -A5. The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up. Full of mischief & is always dreaming up half-baked schemes & ideas
Typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical & fast-talking. Also a veteran 'Greaser.'
Cha-Cha, aka Charlene DiGregorio
alto: C4 – C5. Best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.
tenor: A3 – E5. Class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes & a high-pitched voice. A typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.
tenor: G4 - E5. All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence
No-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher
alto: D4 – A4. Typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. A bit of a pain & unpopular with the Pink Ladies, & can twirl a baton.
tenor: E4 – F5. Frenchy's suave & slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.
The Pink Ladies
(satb). The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.
The Burger Palace Boys
(satb). A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers... or so they think.
tenor: A3 – C5
Dir/Choreog: Kevin P. Hill
Runs: 7/23 - 8/16/14
Banks’ friendly neighbor on Cherry Tree Lane. His house is shaped like a great ship. 50s, Baritone.
A One-Man-Band, a Sidewalk Artist, a Chimney Sweep & a Kite Salesman, but above all, he is friend to Mary Poppins, Jane & Michael. Mid 30s. Baritone to G.
Last in a long line of nannies for the Banks children, Katie Nanna can’t stand any more of Jane & Michael’s pranks & leaves.
Jane & Michael’s new Nanny. A dazzling personality & force to be reckoned with. Full of hope even when things look bleak, she tells them “anything can happen if you let it.” Mid 20s. Mezzo Soprano with a strong top.
MICHAEL & JANE
The Banks children. They misbehave to get attention from their parents. 9-11 years old.
When Mary Poppins disappears, Mrs. Banks calls on Mrs. Andrew, George Banks’ old nanny. She soon finds that Miss Andrew is cruel & demanding. 40s-50s, Soprano with Alto Belt.
Another neighbor on Cherry Tree Lane. A bit snobby & treats her dog, Willoughby, as a child. 30s, Mezzo Soprano.
MR. GEORGE BANKS
Bank manager & father to Jane & Michael. Tries to be a good provider, but often forgets how to be a good father. Early 40s, Baritone.
The Banks’ cook, she rules the kitchen. Mid 50s, Alto.
Mysterious & very old, she runs the Talking Shop where people buy conversations and gingerbread. Knew George Banks when he was just a boy. Soprano.
MRS. WINIFRED BANKS
Former actress, she is very busy trying to live up to her husband’s expectations. A loving, but distracted mother to Jane & Michael. Mid 30s, Mezzo Soprano.
A statue in the Park, Neleus has lost his father, Poseidon, god of the ocean. 20s, Tenor.
Clumsy but good-hearted, the Banks’ bootman has trouble following instructions. Early 20s, Tenor.
THE BIRD WOMAN
She sits in front of St.Paul’s Cathedral every day, selling bags of crumbs for the pigeons. 50s, Alto.
THE PARK KEEPER
A stickler for rules & regulations, the Park Keeper watches over the park. 40s-50s, Tenor.
Dir/Choreog: Billy Sprague Jr.
Runs: 8/20 - 9/7/14 (possible 1 week extension)
Late 30s-60s: King of England. Sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable & find the Holy Grail. Great Humor. Good singer.
30s-40s: A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called 'Sir Robin the Brave,' though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing & dancing. Also plays GUARD 1 & BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.
30s-40: A Knight of the Roundtable. Fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his 'softer side.' This actor MUST be great with character voices & accents, as he also plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman, the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights, and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
30s-40s: King Arthur's horse & servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.
30s: A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class 'mud gatherer' who becomes Knighted & transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT'S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman man at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required.
20s-40s: A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot's horse. No solo singing.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE (20s-30s):A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles & vocal registers. Especially seeking actresses of all ethnicities.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR
(20s-30s): Tenor required. Very good mover.
HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic.
NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite others' beliefs, claims he is "not yet dead."
FRENCH GUARD: The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter.
MINSTREL: In Sir Robin's band.
PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful & frilly prince who loves to sing & pines for his love atop a tower.
SIR NOT APPEARING
may double as THE DANCING MONK
A MALE DANCER
appears as THE DANCING NUN
THE VOICE OF GOD
may be pre-recorded.
TWO FRENCH GUARDS
Two of the MALE ENSEMBLE
Are also ENSEMBLE: 2 MEN, 1 WOMAN.
Is MALE ENSEMBLE
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