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42nd STREET MOON 2013-14 SEASON GENERALS **Updated** - 42nd Street Moon Auditions

Posted: March 3, 2013

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42nd Street Moon-2013-14 Season General Auditions

42nd Street Moon|San Francisco, CA






Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Date of Audition
3/7/2013
3/8/2013

Location
Moonspace
250 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111
Walking distance from MUNI or BART (Civic Center). Metered parking/lots.

Time(s)
Thursday, March 7, 2013
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • A monitor will

    notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Contact Annette Lai, Office Manager,(415) 255-8205 x105; email:alai@42ndstmoon.org, Mon.-Fri., 10 am - 6 pm; email is preferred.

Contract
Bay Area Theatre
BAT 2.5- minimum $386/week

Seeking
Actors for upcoming Equity principal roles for 42nd Street Moon's 2013-14 Season, where we'll be presenting works by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Charles Strouse and more! All ethnicities encouraged to audition. San Francisco Bay Area actors preferred.

Preparation
Please prepare 2 songs from the Golden Age of B'way: Cole Porter, the Gershwin's, Rodgers & Hart, etc. Sondheim and Jerry Herman are OK. Please no rock musicals or Andrew Lloyd Webber. One classic ballad and one character/comedy song. Please be prepared to sing the entire song.

Other Dates
Equity Audition: 3/8/13
See Breakdown for season dates

Other
www.42ndstmoon.org

Personnel
42nd Street Moon's Artistic Director Greg MacKellan, our Resident Musical Director Dave Dobrusky, and Managing Director Joe Mader will be present at these auditions. Other personnel TBA.


Breakdown
42nd Street Moon – San Francisco
Character Breakdowns for the first three shows of our 2013-14 Season.

IT'S A BIRD…IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN (Charles Strouse & Lee Adams)
The role of Dr. Sedgwick is precast.
Superman/Clark Kent: Baritone. Early to mid 30s, handsome, 6'2", a bit of an innocent in some ways. Very physical role.
Max Mencken: Tenor. Late 30s - late 40s, handsome but narcissistic and devious. Star columnist of the Daily Planet.
Lois Lane: Mezzo. Late 20s to early 30s. Ace reporter with sense of humor who is hopelessly in love with Superman and sings about it a lot.
Sydney: Alto. Late 20s - mid 30s. Max Mencken's secretary, wise-cracking. Sings "You've Got Possibilities."
Jim Morgan: Lyric Baritone. Early to mid 30s. Dr. Sedgwick's assistant, pleasant young man who is interested in Lois Lane for himself.
Mama Grimaldi: Late 40s to late 50s. Evil head of a family of acrobats who are also criminals.
7 or 8 Actors, male and female, to play Flying Grimaldis (must be acrobatic), Perry White (late 40s- 50s), Marnie, Suzie, Annette and others.

I MARRIED AN ANGEL (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)
Note: The play takes place in Budapest and all characters except Anna are Hungarian, but we are not looking for accents.
Count Willy Palaffi: Lyric baritone. Mid 30s to mid 40s. A dashing, debonair banker and member of Budapest high society, ladies' man.
Countess Peggy Palaffi: Soprano. Mid 40s to early 50s. Willy's sister, wise-cracking but still high society, strong sense of humor - comic, elegant.
Brigitta (Angel): Soprano. Early to mid 20s. Beautiful, other-worldly beauty. Air of complete innocence. Doesn't know how to be crafty or wily. Her open angelic ways cause endless embarrassment for her husband.
Harry Mischka Szigetti: Character man with baritone. Late 40s to late 50s. Crafty, a business wheeler-dealer. Had an affair with Peggy many years ago.
Peter Mueller: Tenor or baritone. Late 20s, early 30s. Excellent mover. Willy's assistant - handsome, charming, clever, thinks well on his feet - always has a solution.
Anna Murphy: Alto. Late 20s. Tap dances - an American girl on vacation in Budapest, can be conniving, butter wouldn't melt type.
4 - 5 actors to play multiple roles including:
General Lucash /Anton / Janos: Tenor or baritone. Mid 30s character man.
Olga Madayn: Alto. An actress and Lucash’s mistress.
Duchess of Holstein-Kuhoff: Mezzo. Late 40s to early 60s. Very wealthy, matronly type.
Magda Szabo: Mezzo. 30s to early 40s. A very "close friend" of the Duchess / Modiste - elegant, efficient.
Illona Laszlo/Hannah: Soprano. 20s to 40s. Hannah works for Harry's bank. Illona is a high society type.
Lucinda, Clarinda, Arabella, Rosalina - 4 angels, doubled by Olga, Duchess, Magda, Illona

SNOOPY! ! ! (Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady)
The role of Lucy is precast.
Charlie Brown: Male, 30s, simply Charlie Brown. Lonely yet lovable, simple yet smart, sometimes melancholy yet ever hopeful. Snoopy’s caregiver, wants to be believed in and loved.
Sally Brown: Female, 20s, adorable, perky, creative, spontaneous. Charlie Brown’s sister, the bubbly one in the family.
Linus: Male, 20s, philosopher, down-to-earth, but with insecurity issues as indicated by his almost ever-present blanket. Ever a romantic, believes with his whole heart.
Peppermint Patty: Female, 20s, a tomboy, unaware, frank, doesn’t understand “love,” thinks no one will love her because of her freckles and big nose, must be a strong singer for a deeply felt ballad.
Snoopy: Tenor. 40s or younger. Man’s best friend, enthusiastic, observant, clever, showy, must move well “snappy”.
Woodstock. Female, 20s or 30s, non-speaking role, very small in size, tiny, excellent movement/dancer, a bit “featherbrained".
42nd Street Moon presents intimately produced versions of uncommon musicals, specializing in early to mid-20th Century American Musical Theatre. Since 2008, our shows have been fully staged, with choreography and are performed off-book. The 2013-14 Season will be the company's 21st season.http://www.42ndstmoon.org.


PAINTING THE CLOUDS WITH SUNSHINE (MacKellan/Kaufmann). Rehs. start March 11, 2014; runs Apr. 2 - 20, 2014.

THE NEW YORKERS (Porter/Fields). Rehs. start Apr. 8; runs Apr. 30 - May 18.

Regular performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 6 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. There is one added Saturday Family Matinee at 1 pm in the second week of each run.


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