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5TH AVENUE THEATRE 2015-16 SEASON - Fifth Avenue Theatre Auditions

Posted: December 15, 2015

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5th Avenue Theatre 15-16 Season - Los Angeles EPA

Fifth Avenue Theatre | Seattle, WA

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Lunch:1:00PM - 2:00PM
Sign-up begins at 9:00AM

WCLO Minimum - $1057/wk

Actors' Equity Association LA Audition Center
5636 Tujunga Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Strong singers, actors, and dancers for ADULT ROLES in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN & PAINT YOUR WAGON. Performers will also be considered for New Works projects, special events and future productions

Must bring resume and 8 x 10 recent headshot,
2 contrasting selections 32 bars in length that show range. Please also bring your book.

Other Dates
A Night With Janis Joplin: Tentative first rehearsal:Feb 27th, 2016opening:March 31st, 2016, closing:April 17th, 2016
Paint Your Wagon: Tentative first rehearsal:April 30, 2016, opening:June 9th, 2016, closing:June 26th, 2016


Kelsey Thorgalsen-New Works Coordinator & Casting Associate
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.

EPA rules in effect
Sign-up begins at9:00AM
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.



Janis/Janis Alternate - a force of nature, a genuine spirit, ''a white chick singin’ the blues,'' an original. The rock and roll legend. An old soul. Great, authentic rock & roll/blues voice with incredible range and chords of steel. Must be a natural actress, highly charismatic with a superb sense of humor and irony and something else – genuine star quality. This actress should be able to channel the spirit of this rock legend, without impersonation.

Joplinaires - Females, age 25-29, African American. Portray Janis’ musical icons over the years including: Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Odetta, Big Mama Thornton, and Aretha Franklin. Not looking for impersonators. One of these actresses will sing Summertime in the original George Gershwin key. Strong Blues, Rock, and Legit vocal skills required.


Ben-Male. Bitter after his wife's death, Tennessee State senator retreats from the world and travels out west, determined to keep to himself. Marries Cayla. Gruff, country Baritone.

H. Ford-Male. African-American. A fast-talking, extremely entrepreneurial free black man from New York City heads out west, determined to make his fortune. He is a wanderer by nature, suspicious of all others since most people have let him down. Baritone.

Female ensemble - seeking strong dancers with an alto belt

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