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ANASTASIA - National Tour Auditions

Posted: March 4, 2018

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ANASTASIA (SETA) - NYC EPA
Producing Org TBD

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Mar 19, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Short Engagement TouringCategory 1 Contract; $1012/week min

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming SETA Tour.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre song in the style of Ahrens and Flaherty. Must show range and legit voice. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor

PERSONNEL

Producers: Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor, Tom Kirdahy Productions
Director: Darko Tresnjak
Choreographer: Peggy Hickey
Book: Terrence McNally
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Music Supervisor: Tom Murray
General Manager: Richards/Climan, Inc.
Casting: Telsey + Company

OTHER DATES

1st Rehearsal: September 4, 2018
1st Performance in Schenectady: October 10, 2018

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

[ANYA]
Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s. When we first meet Anya, she is a lost soul but with great strength, pride, determination, and dignity. As the story progresses, she begins to discover her sense of self and the possibility that she may be the missing daughter of Tsar Nicholas. We’re not looking for a fairy-tale princess; she’s a tough survivor. When Anya is transformed into the beautiful Anastasia, it should have the same effect and surprise as Eliza Doolittle entering the ball. Must possess wit, sense of humor, and spirit. Exciting mix/belt. PRINCIPAL

[DMITRY]
Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s. An opportunist trying to make it on the streets of Russia by selling stolen objects from the Tsarist past. He’s the prince of St. Petersburg’s black market. He creates the scheme to find an Anastasia impersonator in order to gain the reward for her safe return. He’s smooth, persuasive, daring, and a real operator. Must have a sense of danger, edginess, and sex appeal. Must possess wit, charm, sense of humor, grit, and spirit. Not a typical romantic leading man, although he and Anya eventually fall in love. Thrilling, clear tenor with a flexible top of range. PRINCIPAL

[DOWAGER EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA]
Female, any ethnicity, 60s – early 70s. The formidable and imperious grandmother of Anastasia. Anastasia is her favorite grandchild, and she loves her with all her heart. She never truly gives up the belief that her granddaughter might be alive, but finally after years of enduring Anastasia pretenders, she becomes hardened and bitter. It’s only when she meets Anya that her old spirit begins the return. Even when she knows that Anya may not be Anastasia, she realizes that we all “need our dreams and we need the truth.” Must have elegance, beauty, and a regal bearing. Alto or actor who’s very comfortable with singing. PRINCIPAL

[VLAD]
Male, any ethnicity, late 40s – late 50s. Before the revolution, Vlad was a minor functionary at the empirical court. He’s Dmitry’s right hand man, and because of his romantic relationship with Lily, he arranges a meeting between Anya and the Dowager Empress. Must have wit, style, be a character comedian with panache, and have generosity of spirit. Character baritone, with strong singing voice, color, finesse, and musical theatre musicianship in general. PRINCIPAL

[GLEB]
Male, any ethnicity, mid – late 30s. A member of the Chekist secret police. A zealot with tremendous intensity and a dangerous sexuality. As the play progresses, we see him rise in power and position within the political party. He’s in love with Anya but would not be above killing her if necessary. We’re not looking for a typical villain; he must be likable. Strong, dramatic baritenor with thrilling middle and top of range. PRINCIPAL

[COUNTESS LILY] Female, any ethnicity, early 50s. The voluptuous confidante/lady-in-waiting to the Dowager Empress. She’s delightful when she’s not with the Dowager but also compassionate, respectful, and good at her job. She doesn’t take her romantic relationship with Vlad too seriously. Must be a juicy character comedienne with strong dancing ability. Comic belt. PRINCIPAL

[YOUNG ANYA]
Female, Caucasian, to play 8 – 11. The daughter of the Tsar of Russia. A sweet and impressionable young princess. Beautiful soprano voice. PRINCIPAL—JUVENILE ACTOR


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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