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ALLIANCE THEATRE 2013 SEASON **Revised** - Alliance Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 22, 2013

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Alliance Theatre 2013 LORT Season - EPA
Alliance Theatre|Atlanta, GA

Date of Audition:
3/29/2013



Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Friday, March 29, 2013
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 - 2.

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
B & D; $765 and $566/week AEA minimums

Location
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Seeking
Equity performers (men/women) for the 2013 LORT Season.

See breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare EITHER
-a brief song OR
- a brief monologue OR
-16 bars of a song and a one-minute monologue

If singing, bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose.

Bring TWO pictures and resumes, stapled together.

Personnel
Associate Producer: Jody Feldman

· EPA 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.
ALLIANCE STAGE (LORT B)

HARMONY
Book and Lyrics by Bruce Sussm
an, Music by Barry Manilow
Directed by Tony Speciale

The eight principle characters are all 21 to 27 years old at the onset of the play.

About:
HARMONY tells the story of the Comedian Harmonists: an internationally famous, all-male German close harmony ensemble that performed between 1928 and 1934 as one of the most successful musical groups in Europe before WWII.

“Rabbi” Josef Roman Cykowski The Narrator. A devout Jew. Polish émigré, speech is colored with Yiddish inflection. Wise, truthful, self-deprecating. A peacemaker. Wide Vocal Range. Baritone to A natural. The vocal sound of Eddie Fisher, Vic Damone

Harry Frommerman A self-taught genius. Rare passion and vision. Founder of the Comedian Harmonists, his prospects in life are not great, so he focuses all of his energy on the group. Talks fast, thinks fast, moves fast. Dark haired. Disheveled. An assimilated German Jew. Baritone.

Bobby Biberti Chooses words carefully. Shrewd, smart, opinionated, sensible. Speaks the truth. Explosions are few but volcanic. Operatic in size (tall & thick in stature) and style – can be an abrasive, yet is likeable. Commanding, competitive. A proud German. Had he not joined the group he would have likely been a young Nazi in training. A true comic on stage. Seeking a true Bass (Opera background a plus)

Erich Collin Well-bred, sophisticated. He wears a monocle. Immense vocabulary and range of knowledge – some might say pretentious. An entitled man of manners, Erich is a rich kid who sees the world differently than the others. Mysterious and full of secrets. Side-splittingly funny when performing on stage. Second Tenor. Vocal sound of Frankie Valli, Andy Williams, Michael Crawford.

Chopin (Erwin “Chopin” Bootz) A virtuoso pianist and singer. Devilishly handsome. Slick. A street kid who made a name for himself. Earthy and direct. Aryan looking (ideally blonde). A self-promoter who is sometimes shallow. Baritone with a large high range. Vocal sound of Josh Grobin, Michael Buble.

Lesh (Ari Leshnikoff) Charmingly innocent. Exuberant, expressive, animated, a near-childlike enthusiasm for life. Without pretense. Somewhat of a womanizer. High Tenor. Must have a strong falsetto. (Opera background a plus) Vocal sound of Mandy Patinkin, Art Garfunkel, Andrea Bocelli.

Mary Hegel Rabbi’s fiancée and eventual wife. Beautiful blond. Sensible, thoughtful. Supportive, but free-thinking and independent. Self-Assured. Soprano. Vocal sound of Barbara Cook.

Ruth Stern A gorgeous, dark-haired woman of great passion for many causes and equally great emotional volatility. A courageous Jew – almost to a fault. Marries Chopin. High belter. Vocal sound of Lainie Kazan, Barbra Streisand (The Way We Were).


BY THE WAY MEET VERA STARK
By Lynn Nottage
Director: Leah Gardiner (t)

VERA STARK – African American beauty, 28

GLORIA MITCHELL –White starlet, 28

LEROY BARKSDALE/HERB FORRESTER – African American Musician, Limo Driver/symposium Facilitator

LOTTIE MCBRIDE/CARMEN LEVY-GREEN –African-American, 20’s, pretty heavy set/stylish, stout academic

ANNA MAE SIMPKINS/AFUA ASSATA EJOBO – Very fair skinned/slightly masculine

MR. SLASVICK/BRAD DONOVAN– 1930s Hollywood Producer/70s Talk show host

MAXILLIAN VON OSTER/PETER RHYS-DAVIES – 1930s immigrant Hollywood Director/English Rock Musician

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A CHRSTMAS CAROL
An ensemble of 17. Multiple ethnicities, gender and age.
This show is being cast with all local Atlanta-area performers.

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THE GELLER GIRLS
World Premier by Janece Shaffer
Directed by Susan Booth

All characters are Jewish.

LOUISA GELLER, 17, almost a woman, beautiful, idealistic, sweet, sheltered. Her mother’s favorite.

ROSALEE GELLER, 23, strong-willed, bright, hard-working, attractive but plays her looks down. Her father’s daughter. Playful with him and devoted.

SARAHANN GELLER, late 40s, Southern matriarch, elegant, formal, attractive, rigid.

ALBERT GELLER, early 50s, loving, playful, protective.

CHARLES HEYMAN, mid-twenties, New York-born, charming.


TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE
90 minute tap memoir review about Maurice Hines life and work as a dancer.
By Maurice Hines
Directed by Jeff Calhoun

This show is fully CAST.

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HERTZ STAGE (LORT D)

CHOIR BOY
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Trip Cullman

HEADMASTER MARROW, late 30’s, early 40’s man of Color, Is the Youngest and latest Headmaster for the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is Paternal Uncle to BOBBY MARROW

PHARUS JONATHAN YOUNG, late teens, an effeminate young man of color. Begins the play a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys and the Lead of the School’s famous choir. He is roommates with AJ JAMES.

MR PENDLETON, late 60’s, 70’s, white male, professor at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys.

BOBBY MARROW, mid to late teens, a young man of color, BOBBY is a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School, and member of the School’s Choir. He is also nephew to HEADMASTER MARROW

JUNIOR DAVIS, a teenage young man of color, and a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir.

ANTHONY JUSTIN ‘AJ’ JAMES, in his late teens, athletic young man of color, a senior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir and the Schools Baseball Team. He is roommates with PHARUS YOUNG

DAVID HEARD, in his late teen, a young man of color, a senior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir.


WARRIOR CLASS
World Premier by Kenneth Lin
Directed by TBD

NATHAN BERKSHIRE (50's) - A many faceted political creature. Caucasian. Easy demeanor.

HOLLY LILLIAN EAMES, formerly HATHAWAY (40's) - Suburban
housewife. Caucasian.

JULIUS WEISHAN LEE (40's) - A square jawed Marine turned politico. Asian.


IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT
World Premier by Madhuri Shekar
Directed by TBD

EVIE – a 22 year old college senior.

KITTY - 22, Evie's best friend.

RAUL - 22, One of Evie's clients.

RYAN - 25, Evie's somewhat boyfriend.

Misc Characters (Ideally played by one male and one female actor)

MALE: BILL and JERRY – clients of Evie's letter writing business. NATHAN - Evie's hairdresser, MAN – a man in a movie theatre. MONSTER – a Warcraft monster

FEMALE: DENISE - Bill's aggrieved girlfriend. PROFESSOR – Evie and Kitty's German professor. CHARLOTTE - Evie's client. WOMAN – a woman in a movie theatre. DOCTOR - Evie's OB/GYN.

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TALL GIRLS
World Premier by Meg Miroshnik
Directed by Susan Booth

JEAN, 15 ½, the strong forward.
Cool-headed and decisive. A natural strategist. New to the sport.

ALMEDA, 14, the shooting guard.
Scrappy, muscular, and temperamental; most likely to intentionally foul.

INEZ, 17, the captain.
Very little natural athletic skill, but a nurturing presence.

LURLENE, 16, the center.
Tall and lazy. Unlikely to practice or rebound. A boy-crazy liar.

PUPPY, 18, the point guard.
Small—very, very small. A little lady in the making, but a fast, nimble ball handler.

HAUNT JOHNNY, handsome and older.


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