ZORBA and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - Palm Beach Dramaworks Auditions

Posted: March 13, 2014

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ZORBA and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - EPA by Appt

Palm Beach Dramaworks|West Palm Beach, FL

Date of Audition:
3/24/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Monday, March 24, 2014
1 PM to 8 PM
no scheduled break

Contract
SPT
Cat. 10; $645/week

Location
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL
Parking available behind the theatre in City Garage for $1 per hour


Seeking
Equity actors who sing, 11 men and 7 women for these two shows in concert version

ZORBA
THE MOST HAPPY FELLA

see breakdown.

Preparation
Bring 2 headshots & resumes.

Please prepare 16 bars of a classic musical theatre up-tempo selection and 16 bars of a classic musical theatre ballad, in a similar style to the shows (total audition time should be 2 minutes). Please bring sheet music ready and marked for accompanist

Other Dates

www.PalmBeachDramaworks.org

Other

Parking available behind the theatre in City Garage located at the corner of Banyan Blvd & Narcissus Ave for $1 per hour. Off street metered parking is also available.

Personnel
Nanique Gheridian, Company Manager

Expected to be attending the EPA:
Willlliam Hayes, Producing Artistic Director
Clive Cholerton, Director
Caryl Fantel, Musical Director

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

Appointments
Email to NGheridian@palmbeachdramaworks.org. No phone calls please.
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

ZORBA (concert version)
Dir. Clive Cholerton
Rehearsal dates are: 6/9/14-6/19/14
Performances are 6/20/14-6/29/14 (with a possible 2 week extension)
Seeking: 5 men, 3 women for concert presentation

Zorba:
Baritone-late 50’s to mid-60’s. Physically strong, charismatic man. Commanding presence that everyone is drawn to.

Anagnosti/Multiple Roles:
Tenor-50’s. Member of the community

Mavrodani/Multiple Roles:
Bass/Baritone-50’s. Pavli’s Father. Member of the community.

Mimiko:
Tenor-early 20’s. Mentally challenged. Slight stutter. Befriends the Widow.

Pavli/Priest:
High Baritone: early 20’s. Idealistic, passionately in love with the Widow.

Athena/Multiple Roles:
Soprano-40’s. Member of the community

Sophia/Belly Dancer/Multiple Roles:
Soprano-early 20’s. Must be a trained dancer.

Alexis/Multiple Roles:
Alto-early 20’s. Member of the community.

The following roles have been cast. Auditioners will be considered as a possible replacements for:

Niko:
Role CAST. High Baritone-mid to late 20’s. Introspective and philosophical. A kind and sensitive man searching for his place in the world.

Leader:
Role CAST. Alto, Big Belt-mid 30’s. The narrator of the show.

Dame Hortense:
Role CAST. Alto-late 50’s to early 60’s. Tremendous actress. Faded chanteuse . Must have both tremendous comic timing as well as dramatic chops.

Widow:
Role CAST. Alto-Mid 20’s. Very attractive but an outcast in the community. Emotionally scarred from her loss.

Manolakas:
Role CAST. High Baritone: late 30’s. Mavrodani’s brother. Large powerful man. Dangerous.

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THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (concert version)
Dir. Clive Cholerton
Rehearsal dates are: 7/7/14-7/17/14
Performances are 7/18/14-7/27/14 (with a possible 2 week extension)
Seeking: 6 men, 4 women for concert presentation

Marie:
Contralto-mid 50’s. Italian. Tony’s sister. Takes care of her brother but is threatened by Rosabella. Domineering.

Herman:
Tenor-30’s. Good natured Texas farm hand.

Postman/Multiple Roles:
Baritone-mid to late 50’s. Member of community

Pasquale/Multiple Roles:
Tenor-30’s. Very strong operatic voice. Ranch chef

Giuseppe/Multiple Roles:
Tenor-30’s. Very strong operatic voice. Ranch chef

Ciccio/Multiple Roles:
Tenor-20’s. Very strong operatic voice. Ranch chef

Doc/Cashier:
Tenor-50’s. Soft lilting voice.

Female Chorus:
Soprano-40’s. Very strong operatic voice.

Female Chorus:
Alto-40’s. Very strong operatic voice.

Female Chorus:
Soprano-20’s. Very strong operatic voice.


The following roles have been cast. Auditioners will be considered as a possible replacements for:

Tony:
Role CAST. Baritone-late 50’s, early 60’s. Italian grape farm owner. Hopeless romantic. CAST

Rosabella:
Role CAST. Soprano-30’s. Waitress. Lived a tough life, seeking a new life. CAST

Cleo:
Role CAST. Alto, Big Belt-30’s. Waitress. Originally from Dallas. CAST

Joe:
Role CAST. High Baritone/Tenor-late 20’s to early 30’s. Ranch foreman. Free spirit. Very handsome. CAST


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