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ALLEGIANCE - Old Globe Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 28, 2011

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ALLEGIANCE– A New American Musical

– Equity Principal Auditions

Old Globe Theatre San Diego CA LORT $765/week minimum.

CEO/Exec Prod: Louis G. Spisto

Score: Jay Kuo

Book: Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione

Dir: Stafford Arima

Musical Staging: Christopher Gattelli

Mus Dir: Lynne Shankel

Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns

Developmental “workshop” in NYC. Dates: 6/27/11 – 7/31/11.

Equity Principal Auditions:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011Telsey + Company

10:30 AM – 6:30 PM315 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor

Lunch from 2 – 3.New York City

Please prepare a brief, contemporary musical theatre song showing range. Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but may not transpose.

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

ALLEGIANCE, starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, is a new musical about love, loss and heroism set against the backdrop of the Japanese American internment.


Hannah Campbell:

Seeking actress 18+ to play a Caucasian girl, age 16. Daughter of the administrator of Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Willful, spirited. Struggles with her forbidden love for a young Japanese internee. Mezzo. Belt/strong mix to D.

Tatsuo Omura:

Asian man, 50s–60s. Patriarch of the Omura family, father of two boys. Owner of a store, self-made. Rooted in Japanese tradition, but open to American ideas and ideals. Stubborn and stoic. Needs a slight Japanese accent. Lyric baritone. Low A to F# (above middle C).

Kimiko Omura:

Asian woman, 40s–50s. Mother of two sons. Immigrated to the US from Japan at age 28. Strongly influenced by Japanese customs. Deeply affected by the trauma of the family’s evacuation and internment. Needs an authentic Japanese accent. Alto/mezzo. A (below middle C) to D an octave above.

Lily Campbell / Old Hannah:

Caucasian female roles (played by one actress).

Lily:40s–50s. Loving mother and wife. Initially supportive of her husband’s work as camp administrator, then more doubtful as she comes around to her daughter’s viewpoint.

Old Hannah:70s–80s. Seeking to reconnect with a lost love. Mezzo soprano/soprano to E (10th above middle C).

James Omura:

Asian American man, 20s. Elder of the Omura sons. Baseball star and war hero. Love interest of Gloria (played by Lea Salonga). Responsible, capable and devoted to a fault. American-born. High baritone to A.

Bill Campbell:

Caucasian man, 50s. Administrator of Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Married to Lily Campbell, father to Hannah Campbell. Torn between his admiration for a Japanese boy he thinks of as a son and his duties to the camp and to his country. Classic baritone. Low Bb to F.

Frankie Suzuki:

Asian man, 20s. Best friend to James Omura. Principled, fiery leader of the draft resistance at Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Later marries Gloria (played by Lea Salonga). High baritone to G.

ECC/Singers: 4/5/11. See separate notice.

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