Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)
Monday, March 10, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day
lunch 1 to 2
Tier 1; $638/week
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Equity actors and actors who sing for roles in the 2014 season musicals and plays.
See breakdown for detailed preparation instructions.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together
ROWAN JOSEPH - Producing Artistic Director
CHRIS RUSSO - Associate Producer
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
1) A brief monologue appropriate to the role desired for STEEL MAGNOLIAS and/or THE FOREIGNER under two minutes; OR
2) Prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song appropriate to GODSPELL or RING OF FIRE. (for RING OF FIRE: Men should prepare a rock-a-billy or country or folk song and accompany yourself on guitar. Women should prepare an uptempo rock n roll song or a country ballad. All should express genuine Southern charm.) OR
3) If only interested in auditioning for the musicals then prepare TWO 16-bar selections as described above.
If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided.
Total audition time for either of the above should be no more than 2 minutes.
SEEKING for the 2014 SEASON:
1st reh. 05/16/14 Opens 05/30/14 Closes 06/15/14
40s ? Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
19 ? Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
55 to late 60’s ? Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a brassy beauty.
25 ? Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
50’s ? Shelby's mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, practical.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux
to play late 60’s ? Wealthy curmudgeon, tough, eccentric character.
RING OF FIRE
1st reh. 06/06/14 Opens 06/20/14 Closes 07/13/14
Man # 1
(40's - 50's): Mature Johnny Cash type leading man. Strong country, folk voice. Acoustic guitar.
Man # 2
(30's - 40's): Younger Johnny Cash type leading man. Strong rock-a-billy, folk voice. Acoustic guitar.
(40's - 50's): Mature June Carter type leading lady. Striking looks. Strong rock, folk, country voice.
(30's - 40's): Younger June Carter type leading lady. Striking looks. Strong rock, folk, country voice.
1st reh. 07/04/14 Opens 07/18/14 Closes 08/03/14
50's - A British military demolitions expert.
mid 40's - British, pathologically shy little man who has a need for peace and quiet.
late 60's - a widow, good-hearted, generous, “down-home” Southerner.
Reverend David Marshall Lee
late 30's - appears to be a regular guy; however, he is not what he seems.
30's - soon to be rich, fiancée of Reverend Lee, has a ready wit and a sharp tongue.
late 40's - county property inspector and sterotype of an ill-bred southern Klansman.
early 20's - Catherine's slow-witted brother who is due to inherit a share of the Simms family fortune.
1st reh. 07/25/14 Opens 08/08/14 Closes 08/31/14
All actors must possess a good sense of physical comedy, improv, imagination and timing; the more special skills the better, ages range from early to late 20's. MUST BE STRONG VOCALLY.
early to mid 20's - high energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength, the sort of person that others follow.
JOHN THE BAPTIST / JUDAS
mid to late 20's - attributes of both Biblical figures: Jesus' most ardent disciple and the rebel; charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way with an undertone of sexuality.
He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who betrays him.
MALE DISCIPLE #1
Very high energy, impish, playful.
MALE DISCIPLE #2
a little slow with a sweetness and innocence about him. Sings “All Good Gifts.”
MALE DISCIPLE #3
class clown, should be able to do a hundred voices and imitations.
FEMALE DISCIPLE #1
a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Sings “Day by Day.”
FEMALE DISCIPLE #2
confident, bit of a show-off, jumps in before she really understands what’s going on.
FEMALE DISCIPLE #3
shy and little slow to get things, but once she does, she commits all the way. Has an “earth mother” warmth about her.
sassy, somewhat cynical, the most mature of the group. Sexy, but with an element of put-on.
FEMALE # 5
class clown, goofy and a cute. Must be a strong comedian.