Date of Audition
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1-2.
? EPA Rules are in effect.
? A monitor will be provided.
$758.00 / week minimum.
Actors (m/f), singing and otherwise for WHITE CHRISTMAS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. See Breakdown for details.
Prepare EITHER two 1-minute contrasting monologues OR a 1-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose.
Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.
See Breakdown for show dates.
Artistic Director - Timothy Bond
WHITE CHRISTMAS--Irving Berlin-- Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Director: Paul Barnes
Choreographer: David Wanstreet
Music Director: Christopher Drobny
First rehearsal 10/23/12
Bob Wallace (late 20’s to mid 30’s) A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader, but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love.*A very good singer with a crooning style who moves well. Baritone
Phil Davis (late 20’s to mid 30’s) The fun-loving, go-getting song-and-dance partner of the team Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm and sex appeal. *Strong jazz and tap-dancing needed; baritone-tenor
Betty Haynes (mid to late 20’s) The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance team, the Haynes Sisters. Destined to be a star in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take the spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell. *A female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest mix sound and a soprano extension. Must move well.
Judy Haynes (early 20’s) The younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty – a winning charmer whom no man can resist. *Strong jazz and tap dancing needed; chest mix. Song: Sisters, I Love a Piano
General Henry Waverly (late 50’s to mid 60’s) A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post World War II America. Once a powerful leader, he now struggles to run a struggling inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principle and dignity. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love. *He sings a portion of one song, but this is a non-dancing role.
Martha Watson (late 40’s to mid 60’s) Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper and receptionist at the inn. Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Bighearted but rather unsentimental, she runs the General’s life in spite of his protestations. She is an irrepressible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. *A winning, appealing character-comedienne with a clarion belt voice
Ralph Sheldrake (mid to late 30’s) Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking New York professional. *Baritone.
Ezekiel Foster (mid 40’s to late 50’s) The ultimate taciturn New Englander who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace; definitely has a wry sense of humor; may be double-cast with the role of Snoring Man.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Shakespeare
Director: Bill Fennelly
First Rehearsal 1/29/13
Nick Bottom (a weaver) A simple, loveable everyman. He can be practical,
exuberant, brave and very confident without ever being arrogant.
Peter Quince (a carpenter and the director) He is precise, formal and concerned with the minutia of the play he wrote of the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. He sometimes gets in over his head or gets overshadowed by larger personalities but he has enough sense to figure things out or to attempt to figure out how to get things back on track. He is a builder and a manager.
Puck/Philostrate: (30’s to 40’s) Puck also known as Robin Goodfellow is a “shrewd and knavish sprite.” Puck is mischievous with an occasional malicious streak; a trickster. Philostrate is the Master of Revels in Theseus’ court, a pompous arbiter and censor.
Theseus/Oberon: (late 40’s early 50’s) Theseus is the Duke of Athens. He is a reasonable and thoughtful leader. His love for Hippolyta is true and while there is a real passion it is tempered by his age and experience. While he must maintain the laws of his land his open heart and Hippolyta are leading him and his people into uncharted territory. Oberon is the Fairy King. He is capable of blazing burst of passion, vicious jealousy and petty stubbornness yet he is also capable of great warmth and loving tenderness. He is masculine and handsome.
Hippolyta/Titania: (late 20’s to mid 30’s) Hippolyta is the Queen of the Amazons. She is a beautiful and powerful woman ahead of the times. She is shrewd and knows when and how to use her power. Titania is the Fairy Queen. She possesses all the same traits as Oberon (she is passionate, vicious , stubborn, warm and loving. )She is also very glamorous. She is strong and sexy.
Egeus – already cast
Frances Flute – already cast
Tom Snout – already cast