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A BRONX TALE - Paper Mill Playhouse Auditions

Posted: August 7, 2015

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A BRONX TALE - NYC EPA

Paper Mill Playhouse | Millburn, NJ

Date of Audition:
8/25/2015




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
COST
$824/week

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
(35th/36th Streets)
New York, NY 10018
12th floor


Seeking
Equity actor/singers for various roles.

See breakdown

Preparation
MEN: The show’s music tends toward Doo-Wop - prepare a song in that style (ala The Wanderer, Who Wrote The Book of Love, Alley Oop) and bring your book of music.

WOMEN: Prepare a song in the style of The Ronettes (ex. Mr. Postman)

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

Other Dates
1st Reh.: Dec. 21, 2015
Opens Feb. 4, 2016
Closes Mar. 6, 2016

Other
Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse
Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker

Personnel
Directors: Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks
Music: Alan Menken
Book: Chazz Palminteri
Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
Music Supervisor: Ron Melrose
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Set against the turbulent 1960s, A Bronx Tale follows a young Italian-American teenager finding his path in life as guided by two father figures. A Bronx Tale, the musical is based on the one-man play of the same name by Chazz Palminteri.

For any role listed as CAST, actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become necessary.

Seeking:

CALOGERO:
18+ to play 17 years old. A young likeable Italian-American teenager. He steps in and out of narrating the show. Excellent singer (tenor or very high baritone, with a flair for 60s rock-and-roll) who moves well

SONNY:
Role is CAST.
30s/40s. Italian. The number one man in the neighborhood. He’s the leader of the wise guys. Powerful and charismatic. Strong singer; full voice to G above middle C a plus, should be “at home” with stylings of Frank Sinatra / Tony Bennett / Dean Martin / Bobby Darin.

LORENZO:
30s/40s. Italian. Calogero’s father. Strong and sympathetic. He works as a bus driver. Excellent tenor or high baritone; ability to express honest emotion while singing more important than vocal fireworks.

YOUNG CALOGERO:
Child – must believably play 9 yrs. old. Calogero’s younger self. Excellent singer who moves very well.

ROSENA:
30s/40s. Italian. Calogero’s mother. Sensible and beautiful. Strong singer, warm mezzo or alto voice preferred.

JANE:
18+ to play 17 years old. African-American. Calogero falls in love with her. Striking and smart. Excellent singer who moves well; should be completely “at home” as the lead singer of a girl group.

TYRONE:
Role is CAST.
18+ to play 17 years old. African-American. Jane’s brother. Strong singer; tenor (high C). Strong mover.

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