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ALICE BY HEART - MCC Theater Auditions

Posted: July 25, 2018

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ALICE BY HEART - NYC EPA
MCC Theater

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Aug 07, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Off Broadway Off-Broadway; $715/week minimum

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles. All must have the ability to do a British accent.

See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Prepare a brief contemporary pop/rock song in the style of Duncan Sheik, showing range. Bring sheet music; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
12th floor

PERSONNEL

Co-Artistic Directors: Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler
Executive Director: Blake West
Artistic Producer: Jessica Chase
Manager of Artistic Development: Kailee Ayyar (WILL BE HOLDING AUDITIONS)

Director: Jessie Nelson
Book: Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson
Lyrics: Steven Sater
Music: Duncan Sheik
Music Supervisor: Jason Hart
Casting: Telsey + Company

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: December 15, 2018 First Preview: January 30, 2019 Maximum Extension: April 7, 2019

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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

NOTE: Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend. All must have the ability to do a British accent.
The following roles have been CAST:
[ALICE]
[DUCHESS]
SEEKING:
[WHITE RABBIT] Male, late teens to early 20s, any ethnicity. Attractive. Obsessive-compulsive. Manic. Running from something he doesn’t understand. Also plays ALFRED HALLAM: Alice’s ailing friend. The boy Alice loves. Had lived on the streets and contracted tuberculosis. A great contemporary pop/rock singing voice. PRINCIPAL

[CHESHIRE CAT] Female, late teens to early 20s, any ethnicity. Smart. Streetwise. Has gravity. Also plays TABATHA. Contemporary pop/rock singing voice. Must be able to do a British accent. PRINCIPAL
[DORMOUSE] Male, late teens to early 20s, any ethnicity. A younger Jack Benny feel. Effete. Nervous. Dry. Acerbic. Bitchy. Snobby. Non-engaged. Puts everyone in their place. Also plays NIGEL and DORMOUSE. Contemporary pop/rock singing voice. PRINCIPAL
[MAD HATTER] Male, late teens to early 20s, any ethnicity. Preening. Demanding. Full of riddles. Also plays HAROLD PUDDING: A soldier who has lost his wits in the war. Manic. Funny. Charming. He’s nuts. Also plays CATERPILLAR: Cool. Seducing. Sexy. Needs real comic chops. A great contemporary pop/rock singing voice. PRINCIPAL
[MAGPIE] Female, late teens to early 20s, any ethnicity. A younger Maggie Smith feel. Also plays MAMIE: Put-upon. Wealthy. Privileged. Posh. Feels too good for the people around her. Underneath, there’s pain. Needs dry wit. Contemporary pop/rock singing voice. Must be able to do a British accent. PRINCIPAL
[CATERPILLAR] Male, late teens to early 20s, any ethnicity. Sexy. Funny. Also plays ANGUS. Great contemporary pop/rock singing voice. Strong dancer. Must be able to do a British accent. PRINCIPAL
[KING OF HEARTS] Male, 50s – 70s, any ethnicity. Falling apart. Anxious to a comic extent, a la Larry David. Nervous. Threatening. Also plays DR. BUTRIDGE and JABBERWOCKY. Character singing voice. Must be able to do a British accent. PRINCIPAL
[QUEEN OF HEARTS] Female, 40s, any ethnicity. A younger Judi Dench feel. Tough. Funny. Take-charge. Dominates her husband. Gets what she wants. Also plays RED CROSS NURSE. Big singing voice. PRINCIPAL



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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