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CABARET AT THE MERC SUMMER SERIES - Old Town Temecula Theater Non Equity Auditions

Posted: May 22, 2014
Audition Location: Temecula, CA

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CABARET AT THE MERC is casting their first Annual Summer Series of Fully Staged Immersive Projects! The season kicks off with the Pulitzer Prize winning show Next to Normal in July, followed by the Tony Award Winning Musical Spring Awakening in August. In September, the season wraps up with a World Premiere Musical The Untitled John Mayer Project.

GENERAL AUDITIONS FOR NEXT TO NORMAL & SPRING AWAKENING
Saturday, June 7, 12-4 pm by appointment
Sunday, June 8, 12-2 pm by appointment

CALLBACKS FOR NEXT TO NORMAL
Sunday, June 8 from 2-5 pm at Director’s Request

CALLBACKS FOR SPRING AWAKENING
Sunday, June 15 from 12-5 pm at Director’s Request
General Movement callback at 12 pm for ALL

GENERAL AUDITIONS FOR THE UNTITLED JOHN MAYER PROJECT
Monday, June 16, 6-10 pm by appointment

CALLBACKS FOR THE UNTITLED JOHN MAYER PROJECT
Monday, June 23 from 6-10 pm at Director’s Request
General Movement callback at 6 pm for ALL

AUDITIONS & CALLBACKS FOR ALL SUMMER SHOWS
The Old Town Temecula Theatre
42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590
(Upstairs in the Rehearsal Rooms by the Parking Lot)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (NEXT TO NORMAL & SPRING AWAKENING)

Please prepare 32 bars of a rock, folk or contemporary musical theatre song that shows off vocal range and technical ability. Please bring your book in case you are asked to sing another selection. Bring a headshot & resume and sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Auditions will be run by Producers. No Equity Monitor Provided.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (JOHN MAYER)

Please prepare 32 bars of a rock, folk or contemporary musical theater song. We are looking to cast solid musicians who also sing very well. If you play an instrument, please feel free to accompany yourself. Please bring your book in case you are asked to sing another selection. Bring a headshot & resume and sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided if you need one. Auditions will be run by Producers. No Equity Monitor Provided.

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
For more information or to schedule an audition appointment please email Casting@CabaretatTheMerc.com.

In your email please attach
1) a digital version of your Headshot & Resume
2) Which roles you would like to be considered for.
3) Which day you prefer to be seen (Saturday or Sunday) We will do our best to accommodate all.

You will receive an email with your confirmation time.
There is no guarantee that you will be seen.

NEXT TO NORMAL

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt

Directed by Susan Jordan Deleon & Steve Schmitz
Musically Directed by Korrie Palliotto
Musical Staging by Susan Jordan DeLeon

All Rehearsals at the Old Town Temecula Theater
Rehearsals begin Monday June 30.
Weeknights from 6-10p. Weekends from 12-6p.
Tech is Friday July 11 from 1-5p
Performances July 11, 12, 13 & 14 at The Merc.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Please note that the roles of Diana and Natalie have already been cast.
Seeking both Equity and Non-Equity.

DIANA This Role has Already Been Cast.

GABE Diana and Dan’s son, he is dashing, gentle, bright and playful. He can be both an angel and a demon to his mother, who idolizes him as a superhero (Rock Tenor to a B with a falsetto and comfortable mix) At least 18 to read 18.

DAN Diana’s husband and father to Gabe and Natalie, an architect, he is handsome and genuine and constantly tired. He provides a constant support for his family as he fights to keep his wife’s mind and illness stable. A belabored, dedicated father (High Baritone/Tenor to A) late 30s to mid 40s

NATALIE This Role Has Already Been Cast.

HENRY He is a jazz musician, romantic, stoner, slacker philosopher king. A classmate of Natalie and eventually her boyfriend, he supports her during on of the roughest times in her life (High Baritone/Tenor to an A) At least 18 to read 17

DOCTOR MADDEN/DOCTOR FINE Diana’s doctor, assured, a rock star of psychiatry - ‘on the young side’ of ageless (High Baritone/Tenor to an A with a Rock Sound) Late 20s to late 30’s

SPRING AWAKENING

Music by Duncan Sheik
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater

Directed by J. Scott Lapp
Musically Directed by TBA
Choreographed by Evan D’Angeles

All Rehearsals at the Old Town Temecula Theater
Rehearsals begin Monday July 28.
Weeknights from 6-10p. Weekends from 12-6p.
Tech is Friday August 8 from 1-5p
Performances August 8, 9, 10 & 11 at The Merc.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Seeking Non-Equity. Stipend Pay.

MELCHIOR (Lead) schoolboy, fiercely intellectual, handsome, headstrong and charismatic, an avid reader and philosopher, chooses to follow his own mind rather than the authority of adults or religion, tenor with good lows (A2-A4, falsetto to B4) Note: No Nudity. Male; ages 15-25; All Ethnicities.

MORITZ (Lead) schoolboy, troubled, intense, nervous, Melchior’s awkward best friend, feels intense pressure from his parents and teachers to succeed, tenor with good lows (A2-A4) Male; ages 15-25; All Ethnicities.

WENDLA (Lead) curious, innocent, a naive young girl who has limited knowledge about adult relationships, a childhood friend of Melchior and Moritz, has a romantic and sexual connection with Melchior, mezzo (G3-E5) Note: No Nudity. Female; ages 15-23; All Ethnicities.

HANSCHEN (Supporting) schoolboy, attractive, cunning, arrogant, a classmate of Melchior's, is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to manipulate others, tenor with good lows (A2-A4, falsetto to D5) Male; ages 15-25; All Ethnicities.

ILSE (Supporting) Bohemian, spirited, playful, a childhood friend of Melchior, Moritz and Wendla who has run away from an abusive home to become a Bohemian, mezzo (G3-E5) Female; ages 15-23; All Ethnicities.

ERNST (Supporting) Schoolboy, naïve, innocent, a sweet and adoring classmate of Melchior’s, falls madly in love with Hanschen, tenor with good lows (A2-A4) Male; ages 15-25; All Ethnicities.

MARTHA (Supporting) sad, dutiful, abused, one of Wendla’s friends, always wears a braid and has a secret crush on Moritz Stiefel, it is revealed she is being sexually abused by her father, alto (G3-C5) Female; ages 15-23; All Ethnicities.

GEORG (Supporting) schoolboy, hormonal, a classmate of Melchior's who is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher, tenor with good lows (A2-A4, falsetto to D5), piano skills a plus. Male; ages 15-25; All Ethnicities.
THEA (Supporting) Schoolgirl, impressionable, Wendla’s best friend, Thea adores Melchior’s revolutionary attitudes, mezzo (G3-A5) Female; ages 15-23; All Ethnicities.

OTTO (Supporting) Schoolboy, reclusive, a classmate of Melchior’s who dreams about his own mother, tenor with good lows (A2-A4, falsetto to D5). Male; ages 18-25; All Ethnicities.

ANNA (Supporting) Schoolgirl, impressionable, Wendla’s best friend, Thea adores Melchior’s revolutionary attitudes, mezzo (G3-A5). Female; ages 15-23; All Ethnicities.

ADULT MAN (Supporting) to play several important roles including Herr Sonnenstitch (the boy's strict teacher) and Herr Stiefl (Mortiz's domineering father) Male; ages 30-60; All Ethnicities.

ADULT WOMAN (Supporting) to play several important roles including Fanny (Melchior's mother), Frau Bergman (Wendla's mother) and Fraulein Grossebustenhalter (Georg’s piano teacher). Female; ages 30-60; All Ethnicities.

THE UNTITLED JOHN MAYER PROJECT

Music & Lyrics by John Mayer
Book by Jordan Beck
Arrangements by Leonard Patton

Directed by J. Scott Lapp
Musically Directed by Leonard Patton
Choreographed by TBA

All Rehearsals at the Old Town Temecula Theater
Rehearsals begin Monday September 1st.
Weeknights from 6-10p. Weekends from 10-6p.
Tech is Friday September 12 from 1-5p
Performances Sep 12, 13, 14 & 15 at The Merc.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

JOHN Early to Mid Twenties. Artistic. Musician. Handsome. (Ideally can play
both Guitar and Piano)

SARA Early to Mid Twenties. A Free Spirit. Sexy. Spontaneous. Unaware of
her beauty and youthful passion for life. (Ideally can play guitar)

CHAD Early to Mid Twenties. John’s Best Friend. The Valedictorian.
Smart, Sophisticated. Everything John is not.

OLIVIA: Early Twenties. Total opposite of Sara. Good Girl. Safe. Unassuming.

WILL Mid Twenties. Best friends with John & Patrick. A party guy.
Funny and likeable.

PATRICK Early Twenties. Best friends with John & Will.

CHLOE Early Twenties. Best friends with Olivia.

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