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VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE 2014-15 SEASON **Updated** - Virginia Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 12, 2014

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Virginia Repertory Theatre 14-15

- EPA by Appointment in VA
Virginia Repertory Theatre | Richmond, VA

Date of Audition:
5/27 and 5/28/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Performer Auditions (principal and chorus) by APPOINTMENT

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

(NO accompanist on this day)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (Accompanist Provided)

Contract
SPT
Tier 6; $417/week AEA minimum

Location
November Theatre (formerly the Empire)
114 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220


Seeking
Equity actors and musical theatre performers, men and women, for various principals and chorus parts in the upcoming season.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare either:

1) a brief song (please bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided on WEDNESDAY ONLY), OR

2) a brief monologue, OR

3) 16 bars of a song and a brief monologue.

Bring picture/resume, stapled together

Other

Theatre mailing address: 114 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA

Personnel
Managing Director/Producer: Phil Whiteway
Artistic Director: Bruce Miller
Associate Artistic Director: Chase Kniffen

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Appointments may be made by e-mailing casting@va-rep.org. Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

EQUIVOCATION (PLAY)
By Bill Cain
Producer: Virginia Repertory Theatre (co-produced with Richmond Shakespeare/ Henley Street Theatre)
Director: Jan Powell
Venue: The November Theatre
First Rehearsal: Sept 1, 2014
Runs: Sept 25 – Oct 19, 2014

Character Breakdown:

SHAG
male; 30s-40s, William Shakespeare; witty, successful, highly energized
RICHARD
male; 50s, lead actor of the acting troupe; has a natural authority

SHARPE
male; 20s, youngest actor in the troupe; handsome, gifted, utterly committed to his art

NATE
male; 40s; the most grounded and sensible of the acting troupe

ARMIN
male; 30s; highly comedic and enormously versatile

JUDITH
female; 20s; Shag’s daughter and caretaker; sensible and clear-headed
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MAME (MUSICAL)
Producer: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Director: Patti D’Beck
Venue: The November Theatre
First Rehearsal: Oct 20, 2014
Runs: Nov 20, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015

Character Breakdown:

YOUNG PATRICK
male; 8-12, boy belt

MAME
female; 35-55, mezzo
*The role is cast; seeking COVER only

AGNES GOOCH
female; 30-45, soprano; mix

MR. BABCOCK
male; 45-65

VERA CHARLES
female; 30-55; alto belt
*The role is cast; seeking COVER only

ITO
male; 20-35; baritone

BEAU
male; 35-55; baritone

LINDSAY
male; 35-55

ENSEMBLE
male and female singer/ dancers of all ages
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THE WHIPPING MAN (PLAY)
By Matthew Lopez
Producer: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Director: Debra Clinton
Venue: The November Theatre
First Rehearsal: Jan 19, 2015
Runs: Feb 12 – Mar 8, 2015

Character Breakdown:

SIMON
male; 50s; African American; former slave in the DeLeon home

CALEB
male; 20s; Caucasian; only child of the DeLeon family

JOHN
male; 20s; African American; former slave in the DeLeon home
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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (PLAY)
By Christopher Durang
Producer: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Director: Bruce Miller
Venue: The November Theatre
First Rehearsal: March 30, 2015
Runs: Apr 23 – May 17, 2015

Character Breakdown:

VANYA
male; 50s-60s; lives with his step-sister Sonia; strong actor, great with language and timing; excellent comedic skills

SONIA
female; 50s; Vanya’s step-sister; strong comedic actress with great language skills and wide emotional range

MASHA
female; 50-60; Vanya’s other sister; glamorous and successful actress; grandiose and charming

SPIKE
male; 20s; an aspiring actor; friendly, charming, seductive, attractive, and very well built

NINA
female; 20s; lovely and sincere would-be actress; star struck and energetic in her enthusiasm

CASSANDRA
female; 30-55; African American; cleaning lady and soothsayer, often bursting into prophecy; verbal dexterity and great comedic skills a must
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SOUTH PACIFIC (MUSICAL)
Producer: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Director: Chase Kniffen
Venue: The November Theatre
First Rehearsal: May 25, 2015
Runs: Jun 25 – Aug 9, 2015

Character Breakdown:

NELLIE FORBUSH
Female; Caucasian; mid 20s-40; an optimistic and simple Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas who falls in love with Emile; must have subtle comic timing, strong mezzo
*The role is cast; seeking COVER only

EMILE DE BECQUE
Male; Caucasian; leading man; 40-55; a wealthy, cultured and dignified French plantation owner with grit and glamour who falls in love with Nellie; Strong baritone; actors with operatic background strongly encouraged

JOSEPH CABLE
Male; Caucasian; 18-30; a young, formal and good-looking officer who falls in love with Liat; must be masculine with a good physique and believable as a member of the Army; soaring Tenor (E3 to G4);

BLOODY MARY
Female; Tonkinese; 35-55; a shrewd souvenir dealer who is also trying to find her daughter a rich husband; brassy, sexy, charactery; must have great subtle comic timing; strong mezzo

LUTHER BILLIS
Male; Caucasian; 30-45; a shlubby, mediocre entrepreneur; friend to all and a man with a lust for the ladies; must be funny, masculine and believable as a member of the army; strong baritone

GEORGE BRACKETT
Male; Caucasian; 40-60; a pompous yet competent officer who hides a heart of gold; strong actor; baritone; actor must sing as he understudies Emile de Becque;

HARBISON
Male; Caucasian; 35-50; Officious Navy man; Brackett's second-in-command and right hand man; strong actor; actor must sing as he understudies Luther Billis;

LIAT:
Female; Tonkinese; 18-25; heartbreakingly delicate, beautiful and the picture of purity; must move well;

STEWPOT:
Male; Caucasian; 25-35; a funny, shlubby character man with a strong tenor singing voice (up to high A); one of the sailors and Luther Billis' cohorts;

PROFESSOR:
Male; Caucasian; 25-35; a funny character man of the studious type; strong singer; one of the Sailors and Luther Billis' cohorts.

ENSEMBLE
male and female singer/ dancers of all ages and ethnicities


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