ACT II PLAYHOUSE 2019-20 SEASON - Act II Playhouse Ltd. Auditions

Posted: May 3, 2019

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ACT II Playhouse 2019-20 Season - Ambler, PA EPA
Act II Playhouse Ltd.

AUDITION DATE
Mon, May 27, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 2 to 3

APPOINTMENTS
For an appointment, AEA member may Email Eric Baker, production@act2.org. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

CONTRACT
SPT Tier 8; $619/week

SEEKING
Equity actors and singers for various roles in the 2019-20 season. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Prepare either 1) a monologue in the style of the show you are auditioning for; or 2) a son in the style of the show; or 3) a monologue and song (16/32 bars) in the style of the show(s).

Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Act II Playhouse
56 E Butler Ave
Ambler, PA 19002-4526

PERSONNEL
Expected in attendance:
Artistic Director: Tony Braithwaite
Company Manager: Eric Baker
Accompanist: Dan Matarazzo

OTHER DATES
Performances are Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Friday 8pm, Saturday 2p & 8p, Sunday 2p
First rehearsal dates are still TBD

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
Act II Playhouse2019-2020 Season
Kalamazoo

by Michelle Kholos Brooks & Kelly Younger
directed by Mary Carpenter
July 9th-August 4th, 2019
Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating. But when these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award, KALAMAZOO is a romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old to be young.
Peg: Female, 70s, Irish-American. Strong willed and kind. *
Irving: Male, 70s, East-Coast Jewish: A self-made man, and a funny guy, but not a borscht-belt comedian.*
*The roles of Peg and Irv has been cast. Actors will be considered for replacements and understudies.
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Greater Tuna

by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
directed by Tony Braithwaite
August 27th-September 29th, 2019
What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, and Rev. Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third-smallest town.
Man 1: Male, 25-45; Plays many of the citizens of Tuna, TX
Man 2: Male, 25-45; Plays many of the citizens of Tuna, TX
The Roles of Man 1 and Man 2 have been cast. Actors will be considered for replacements and understudies.
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Looking Over the President’s Shoulder

By James Still
Director TBD
October 22rd-November 17th, 2019
When Alonzo Fields accepted a job as a butler at the White House in 1931, his plan was to work there for the winter. That winter lasted 21 years. Based on the real-life story of the grandson of a freed slave who grew up in an all-black town in southern Indiana, Fields is forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer and accept the job at the White House where he quickly was appointed Chief Butler. Looking Over the President's Shoulder is told from the unique perspective of the Chief Butler who served four U.S. presidents and their families.
Alonzo Fields: male, 50s, African-American*
*The Role of Alonzo Fields has already been cast. Actors will be considered for replacements and understudies.
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Souvenir

By Stephen Temperley
Director Tony Braithwaite
December 10, 2019– January 5, 2020
For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours. SOUVENIR, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. A talented musician, he regards her at first as little more than an easy way to pay the rent, but, as he gets to know her, his initial contempt gives way to reluctant admiration, then friendship and affection. A musical odd-couple for the ages.
Florence Foster Jenkins: Female, 50s*

Cosme McMoon, Male, 50s
*The roles of Florence Foster Jenkins and Cosme McMoon are already cast. Actors will be considered for replacements and understudies.
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Together Again for the First Time

By Tony Braithwaite & Jen Childs
January 14nd-February 2nd, 2020
An all-new comedy cabaret that showcases Jen and Tony doing original material as well as vintage sketches from Burns and Allen, Nichols and May, as well as our lounge lizard characters, "TB and Jenny."
Tony Braithwaite: Tony Braithwaite*

Jen Childs: Jen Childs*
*The roles of Tony Braithwaite and Jen Childs have already been cast.
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Chapter Two

By Neil Simon
Director Tom Teti
March 24– April 26, 2020
Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she's a keeper. Still, it's a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie's neurotic married friend.
LEO: Male, 30s-40s
GEORGE: Male, 40s*
JENNIE: Female, 30s
FAYE: Female, 30s
*The role of George has been cast. Actors will be considered for replacements and understudies.
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Pippin

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson
Director and Choreographer: Dann Dunn
May 19th – June 28, 2020
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
PIPPIN* - Male, 20s *

LEADING PLAYER - Flexible, flexible age

FASTRADA - female, 30s-50s
CHARLEMAGNE - male, 40s-60s

BERTHE - female, 50s+
CATHERINE - female, 20s
LEWIS - male, 20s-30s
THEO - male, must convincingly play age 8 - 12
Ensemble 1 - male/female, flexible age
Ensemble 2 - male/female, flexible age

Ensemble 3 - male/female, flexible age
*The role of Pippin has already been cast. Actors will be considered for replacements or understudies.
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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