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

Posted: March 27, 2015

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - ECC/Singers

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

Date of Audition:
4/7/2015




Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call / Singers

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
11:30 AM - Equity Male Singers
3:30 PM - Equity Female Singers

Contract
Production (League)
$1861/week min

Location
Ripley-Grier 520 (

Everyone must show
government photo ID to enter building.)
520 8th Ave. (36th/37th)
New York, NY
17th floor


Seeking
Ensemble singers:
There is an ensemble of six, all of whom play various important roles throughout the evening, and solo singing is required by all. Comedy is essential to every single role.

English accents are required for all.

see breakdown.

Preparation
The style of the score is completely legit; a hybrid between Candide, A Little Night Music, and Gilbert & Sullivan, but always effortlessly comedic. Prepare a song of your own in these styles.

Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring picture and resume.

Other Dates
Currently Running on Broadway.

Seeking for replacements in the Broadway company

Other
Book: Robert L. Freedman
Music: Steven Lutvak
Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman, Steven Lutvak

Personnel
Director: Darko Tresnjak
Musical Director: Paul Staroba
Musical Staging: Peggy Hickey
Casting: Binder Casting/Jay Binder, CSA & Jason Styres, CSA
· Chorus 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

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.

There is an ensemble of six, all of whom play various important roles throughout the evening, and solo singing is required by all. Comedy is essential to every single role.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

ENSEMBLE

WOMAN #1
(mid 40s - mid 50s): Plays TOUR GUIDE, as well as PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Seeking a character woman. Covers MISS SHINGLE. Mezzo soprano, G to high A.

WOMAN #2
(late 30s – late 40s): Plays LADY EUGENIA, an unhappily married countess. Overbearing and mean spirited. Must be highly adept at the biting quip and the withering glare. Also plays MISS HETHERINGTON, and 4TH NEWSBOY. Low F# to high A.

WOMAN #3
(mid 20s - mid 30s): Plays MISS BARLEY, an alluring artist model. Also plays SIBELLA’S MAID, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, PHOEBE’S MAID, HILDA. Covers SIBELLA and PHOEBE. G to high C.

MAN #1
(mid 20s - late 30s): Appealing and attractive. Plays TOM COPLEY (aka FARMER), as well as 2ND CLERK, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, 2ND NEWSBOY, ACTOR, ANCESTRAL BUST, DR. PETTIBONE, and GUARD. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A. This actor covers MONTY.

MAN #2
(early 40s – early 50s): A versatile and appealing character man. Plays DETECTIVE PINCKEY, who has a featured number. Also plays 1ST CLERK, PUB OWNER, MR. CROSS, 1ST NEWSBOY, 1ST ACTOR, PHYSICIAN, and 2ND ANCESTRAL BUST. Bass, low C to high G#. This actor will be a 2nd cover for THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY, so humor is a must.

MAN #3
(mid 30s – mid 40s): A character man. Plays THE MAGISTRATE, as well as MR. GOODSALL, ACTOR, and MR. GORBY. THE MAGISTRATE has a featured number with DETECTIVE PINCKEY. True tenor. B flat to high B flat.

FEMALE SWING
(early 30s – early 40s): Must have a wide vocal range, LOW F# - HIGH A. Covers all three on-stage female ensemble tracks. Must be able to play everything from an English aristocrat who despises her husband all the way to a flighty, young, lower-class girl with higher aspirations. Would also be a 2nd PHOEBE/SIBELLA cover.

MALE SWING
(early 30s – early 40s): Must have wide vocal range, LOW C – HIGH Bb. Covers all three on-stage male ensemble tracks. Must be able to play everything from a not-very-bright, middle-class magistrate all the way to a working-class farmer. Would also be a 2nd cover for MONTY.


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