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A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN - Peccadillo Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: December 17, 2010

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A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

– Equity Principal Auditions

Peccadillo Theater Company Seasonal Showcase $500 project stipend.

Music: Arthur Schwartz

Lyrics: Dorothy Fields

Book: George Abbott and Betty Smith

Dir: Dan Wackerman

Mus Dir: Kristin Blodgett

Choreo: Richard Stafford

GM: Tim Hurley

1st reh: 2/10/11. Runs 3/10-4/3.

Equity Principal Auditions:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011Theatre at St. Clement's

10 AM - 6 PM423 West 46th Street

Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.New York City

Please prepare a brief song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

Seeking (all roles are available (i.e. not yet offered and accepted)):

Johnny Nolan:

25–35. First generation Irish. Darkly handsome. Charming, lovable ne’er-do-well with the soul of a poet. High baritone.

Katie R:

25–35 years. Very beautiful. Intelligent and demure, but with a will of iron. Also quite emotionally vulnerable and sensitive, although she tries hard to disguise it. Soprano w/mix.

Francie Nolan:

Age 12. Very bright, curious and aware. Quite precocious and articulate. Passionate reader, aspiring writer. Strong vocal projection a must.

Cissy:

30–40. Voluptuous, sensual and down-to-earth, there is also something innocent and endearing about her. Actor should have great comic chops.

Oscar:

35–45. Big, lumbering bear of a man. Unpretentious, direct. Not particularly bright, but knows who he is.

Hildy:

25–35. Very pretty. High-spirited and flirtatious, with a quick temper and a sharp tongue.


Aloysius:

30–40. Commanding, authoritative, street-smart and money-hungry. Also has a sentimental side.

Nellie:

40–55. Big, voluptuous madam of the local brothel. Gutsy, tough as nails. Shrewd operator who doesn’t suffer fools.

Harry:

55-65. Bald-headed pipsqueak. Timid, easily intimidated. Actor must be a “chameleon”, adept at playing multiple roles.

Moriarty:

60–70. Morose, humorless insurance collector. Tall, thin; spectral presence. Actor also plays other roles.

Mickey:

15-20. Smart-alecky kid with an aggressive manner. Snub-nosed bully. Cocksure manner. Actor also plays other roles. Should be a strong dancer.

Petey, Willieand

Allie:

20–35. Charming, high-spirited and good-looking, with cocky, street-smart attitudes. Must be strong singers and dancers.

Meg, Gwenand

Jill:

20–35. Seductive, hard-bitten brothel girls. Their apparent charm and sweet dispositions mask a more mercenary, no-nonsense side to their personalities. Must be strong singers and dancers.




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