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A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Walter Kerr Theatre Auditions

Posted: September 22, 2014

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - EPA

Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
10/8/2014




Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
Production (League)
$1861/week minimum

Location
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Studio A


Seeking
Equity actor/singers for possible principal replacements in the currently running Broadway production.

See breakdown.

note: English accents are required for all roles.

Preparation
Prepare a brief song in the style of the show:
The style of the score is completely legit; a hybrid between Candide, A Little Night Music, and Gilbert & Sullivan.

Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
ECC/Singers: 10/7 at AEA. 9:30 FS, 2 MS
EPA: 10/8 at AEA. 9:30-5:30

Other
Casting: Binder Casting/Jay Binder, CSA & Jason Styres, CSA

Personnel
Director: Darko Tresnjak
Book: Robert L. Freedman
Music: Steven Lutvak
Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman, Steven Lutvak
Musical Director: Paul Staroba
Musical Staging: Peggy Hickey
· 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

NOTE: This is a high-style, English romantic farce set in the Edwardian era. It requires highly trained actors who sing beautifully with a legit sound and have great comic skills. All roles are similar stylistically to characters in Oscar Wilde plays. English accents are required for all roles.
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SEEKING THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPAL ROLES:

PRINCIPALS

THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY
(late 30s – mid 50s): Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic English types).

MONTY NAVARRO
(early 30s – mid 40s): Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.

SIBELLA
(late 20s to mid 30s): Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Character mezzo, low F# to high A - belting not required.

PHOEBE
(early 20s – early 30s): Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Also open to performers from a strong operatic background.

MISS SHINGLE
(late 40s - mid 60s): A Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’ysquith. Confident character voice with a superb ability to draw in the audience through storytelling. While she is forthright, there is a touch of mystery and cunning about her. Excellent vocal technique is not necessary. Should be comfortable with music hall style singing.

THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY STANDBY
(late 30s – early 50s): Standby. Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic English types).


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