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BONNIE & CLYDE and JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA - New Line Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: May 6, 2014
Audition Location: St. Louis, MO

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NEW LINE SEEKS MULTI-RACIAL CASTS
FOR BONNIE & CLYDE AND 
JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA,
AUDITIONS ON JUNE 9 and 16
 
Open auditions for two shows, the regional premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE and JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, will be held on two Mondays nights, June 9 and 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at the Washington University South Campus building (formerly CBC High School), 6501 Clayton Road, just east of Big Bend, in the second floor theatre. This is NOT on the Washington University main campus. Performers need to come to only one of the dates.
 
Both shows will run twelve performances over four weeks -- Bonnie & Clyde runs October 2-25, 2014, and Jerry Springer the Opera runs March 5-28, 2015.
 
For Bonnie & Clyde, New Line is looking for a multi-racial cast of 16 adult men and women. We will not cast anyone under 17. We need intelligent singing actors who are willing to take risks onstage. Performers are asked to bring a prepared contemporary theatre song, preferably in rock or pop style, with printed piano music for our pianist (no tapes and no a cappella). Performers may also be asked to sing from the score and/or read from the script.
 
For character breakdowns and vocal ranges, visit http://www.newlinetheatre.com/auditions.html
 
For Jerry Springer the Opera, New Line is looking for a multi-racial cast of 19 adult men and women -- we are very eager to cast actors of color. Some of the roles will require classical training. This is a very R-rated show, and we will not cast anyone under 17. We need intelligent singing actors who are willing to take risks onstage. Performers are asked to bring a prepared contemporary theatre song, preferably in rock or pop style, with printed piano music for our pianist (no tapes and no a cappella). Performers may also be asked to sing from the score. The role of Jerry Springer has been cast.
 
Rehearsals for Bonnie & Clyde will begin in early August and rehearsals for Jerry Springer will begin the first week of January. Both shows will rehearse on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. for the first part of our process, and then on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings the last couple weeks, plus every night the week the show opens. Rehearsals are at First Congregational Church of St. Louis, 6501 Wydown, in Clayton. Performances are at the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road. Performers will share a guaranteed 10% of box office receipts, with a minimum $150 per actor for the run.
 
No appointments are necessary. All performers should arrive for the audition before 7:00 p.m. New Line is a non-union professional theatre company and is always very eager to find multi-racial casts. 
 
Call 314-773-6526 or email info@NewLineTheatre.com for more information.
 
New Line's 18-Month Rule: If you have performed with New Line Theatre during the last eighteen months, you don't have to audition for us to be considered. As playwright James Kirkwood has said, "The audition system, especially for musicals, is the closest thing to the Romans throwing the Christians to the lions. It really is brutal." So instead of being thrown to the lions, New Line actors just have to contact artistic director Scott Miller before the last night of auditions to tell him that you want to be considered. On the other hand, if you want to be considered for a role that's very different from what you've done for New Line before, then you are more than welcome to audition and show us how perfect you are for that role.
 
To read New Line's Diversity Statement, go to http://www.newlinetheatre.com/diversity.html
 
ABOUT NEW LINE THEATRE
 
New Line Theatre is a professional company dedicated to involving the people of the St. Louis region in the exploration and creation of daring, provocative, socially and politically relevant works of musical theatre. New Line was created back in 1991 at the vanguard of a new wave of nonprofit musical theatre just starting to take hold across the country. New Line has given birth to several world premiere musicals over the years and has brought back to life several shows that did not do well in their original New York productions. Altogether, New Line has produced 69 musicals since 1991, and the company was recently given its own entry in the latest edition of the Cambridge Guide to American Theatre. New Line receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission, the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, and the Missouri Arts Council.
 
New Line’s next show is the regional premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, running May 29-June 21. Visit our website at www.NewLineTheatre.com for details.

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