MAGDALENE (A Musical Play)– Equity Chorus Call / Singers
Producer:Emerald Green ProductionsOff Broadway A; $539/week minimum
General Manager:AF Productions
Book and Lyrics:Shad Olsen and James Olm
Creative Consultant:Richard Maltby
Musical Director:James Olm
Casting:Lewis & Fox Casting
1strehearsal: 5/23/11 Runs: 6/14/11 – 9/4/11, at the Theatre at St. Clements,NYC
Equity Chorus Call / Singers:
Thursday, April 21, 2011at the Actors' Equity Audition Center
10 AM – Equity male singers165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
2 PM – Equity female singersNew York, NY
Prepare 16 bars of a song. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided buy may not transpose.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
Inspired by the Gnostic Gospels, MAGDALENE sheds a light on Mary Magdalene, giving her the recognition she has not received historically. Instead of being the prostitute, she is an outspoken, and enlightened disciple of Yeshua (Jesus), Mary embarks on a journey to fight patriarchy, prejudice and violence before finding her own truth through her relationship with Yeshua.
Male and female for the following ensemble parts:
(The 3 Demons):
They exude the ultimate, ultra-conservative, awful, alter-egos of the main male character that the actors play. Demon 1 representing male social culture, Demon 2 males in religion, Demon 3 the patriarchy. They are men who torment Mary.They are the darkness within her that keeps her from achieving her full potential.Grimacing, menacing, terrifying beings that will stop at nothing to keep Mary from becoming too powerful.As they live in her mind, they are a constant presence in her life.
Roman Soldier-(Emperor Constantine):
Bass/Baritone: early 20s-early 40s.A threatening-looking man.Wherever he shows up, Pilatus is sure to be close by.A dutiful soldier whose powerful arm is often inclined to violence.Cold, sharp features.
Young Woman-Rivkah’s apprentice:
Soprano: 20’s-30’s. Vivacious, energetic. She shines through the crowd in search of great hope and faith. Willing to learn through observing.
Alto: 30s-early 50s.Along with all other ensemble scenes, in one poignant scene, she will play a gentle and harmless old woman (the skeletal woman).
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