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ARGYLE THEATRE 2022-2023 SEASON - Argyle Entertainment LLC Auditions

Posted: August 26, 2022

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ARGYLE THEATRE 2022-2023 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (PRINCIPAL)
Argyle Entertainment LLC

CONTRACT
LOA
$462 weekly minimum (LOA ref COST) + health/pension/transportation

SEEKING
Equity actors for principal roles in Argyle Theatre's 2022-2023 Season (see breakdown).
Local actors encouraged to submit.
The theatre is about an hour from midtown Manhattan via LIRR - all performers commute. LIRR transportation provided by theatre. Production rehearses in New York City until moving to Long Island for tech/performances. Once running, it is on a Thursday through Sunday schedule, with very occasional Wednesdays.
The Argyle Theatre is 500-seat regional theatre located in Babylon, New York. Built in 1922 as a vaudeville house, it then became a movie theatre, and underwent a $3 million renovation before its 2018 reopening in a new state-of-the-art facility. Dedicated to bringing live theatre and more to residents of Suffolk County and beyond, theatre is about an hour from Penn Station/midtown manhattan via LIRR.

BREAKDOWN
PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please prepare a brief singing selection or two (ideally each about a minute long) in the style of any show in the season. You may submit multiple selections for consideration for multiple shows.
Equity Required Accompaniment Tracks: In the event that a performer does not have access to audition accompaniment tracks of their own, the theatre has provided audition accompaniment cuts of Irving Berlin's "Always," now in the public domain, which you are welcome to use as a general singing audition. Per Equity rules, it has been provided in 4 separate keys (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) and tracks/sheet music can be obtained from: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1a4ff2936tn2wcf/AAALsljpkIdBCzETdyi6ulVna?dl=0 - please do NOT feel obligated to sing this song, however. You are welcome to use any material of your choosing, but we do strongly prefer that you sing with accompaniment or an accompaniment track.
For all-self tape auditions: feel free to submit supplementary footage (reels, dance footage, etc.) that you think may be of use as we go about casting the season.


DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Dates:
First rehearsal for Equity performers: on/about 10/24 (non-Equity company will start on 10/20)
Opens: 11/10/2022
Closing: 1/1/2023
Personnel:
Book: Linda Woolverton
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Director: Evan Pappas
Choreographer: Debbie Roshe
Music Director: Jonathan Brenner
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA

SEEKING:
[BELLE] female, any ethnicity/race, early 20s. Vibrant and intelligent - she wants more out of life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. Strong singer - vocal range: E3 - F5.

[BEAST] male, any ethnicity/race, 30s. A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior. Strong baritone - vocal range: A2 - F4.

[GASTON] male, any ethnicity/race, 30s. The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. Strong baritone - vocal range: A2 - E4.

[MAURICE] male, any ethnicity/race, 50s-60s. Belle's loving and eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Character singer - vocal range: Db2 - Db4.

[MRS. POTTS] female, any ethnicity/race, 40s-50s. A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Sings the title song. Vocal range: F#3 - G5

[LUMIERE] male, any ethnicity/race, 30s-50s. A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. Vocal range: F#2 - F#4.

[CHIP] male, any ethnicity/race, 7 to 10. An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Vocal range: A3 - F5.

[BABETTE] female, any ethnicity/race, late 20s-early 30s. A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. Vocal range: C4 - F5.

[MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE] female, any ethnicity/race, 40s-50s. A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. Vocal range: A3 - F5.

[LEFOU] male, any ethnicity/race, 20s-early 30s. Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Vocal range: B2 - F#5.


WEST SIDE STORY
Dates:
First rehearsal for AEA performers: on/about 1/30 (non-AEA company will start on 1/26)
Opens: 2/9/2023
Closing: 4/2/2023
Personnel:
Book: Arthur Laurents
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA

SEEKING:
[TONY] male, 20s, white. A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love with Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Strong singer, soaring tenor. Vocal range: Bb2 - Bb4.

[BERNARDO] male, 20s, Puerto Rican/Latino. A proud, strong, handsome man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks. Strong dancer/with limited singing. Vocal range: Bb2 - Eb4.

[RIFF] male, 20s, white. A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend. Vocal range: Bb2 - G4.

[MARIA] female, 18+ to play late teens/early 20s, Puerto Rican/Latina. A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister. Strong singer, soprano. Vocal range: Bb3 - C6.

[ANITA] female, 20s, Puerto Rican/Latina. Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Strong singer/belter. Vocal range: F3 - D5.

[CHINO] male, 20s, Puerto Rican/Latino. An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's. Dancer who sings.

[ANYBODYS] female or non-binary, 18+ to play teens, white. A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart. Dancer who sings.

[A-RAB] male, 20s, white. Slightly less quick tempered than Action. Baby John’s best friend. Baritone. Dancer who sings well.

[ACTION] male, 20s, white. The most quick-tempered of the Jets, always ready for a fight. Tenor. Strong dancer who sings well.

[SNOWBOY] male, 20s, white, member of the Jets. Dancer who sings.

[BABY JOHN] male, 18+ to play late teens/early 20s, white. The youngest member of the gang, awed at everything, including that he is a jet, tries to act like the big man, but is vulnerable. Dancer who sings.

[BIG DEAL] male, 20s, white. A bespectacled self-styled expert. Dancer who sings

[DOC] male, 60s+, any ethnicity/race. The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways. No solo singing.

[SCHRANK] male, 40-55, any ethnicity/race. A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic. No solo singing.

[KRUPKE] male, 30-55, white. The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gang's conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs. No solo singing.


ROCK OF AGES
Dates:
First rehearsal for Equity performers: on/about 4/10 (non-AEA company will start on 4/6)
Opens: 4/27/2023
Closes: 6/18/23
Personnel:
Book: Chris D’Arienzo
Music Arrangements and Orchestrations: Ethan Popp
Director: Evan Pappas
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA
SEEKING:
[DREW] male, 20s, any ethnicity/race. A young, handsome rocker. He has great comedic timing and a strong rock tenor. Drew desperately wants to be a rocker, but works as a bar back at the famous Rock of Ages club on the Sunset Strip until his dreams, however unrealistic, come true.

[SHERRIE] female, 20s, any ethnicity/race. a young, pretty girl who has left her Midwestern family to pursue stardom in Los Angeles. She is innocent, naive with great comedic timing. She has a strong rock vocal, and is a terrific mover.

[LONNY/RECORD COMPANY MAN] male, 30s, any ethnicity/race. very strong comedic timing and a commanding but comically strong rock vocal. Our narrator, he possibly has a slightly unflattering appearance but doesn’t see it.

[DENNIS DUPREE/RECORD COMPANY MAN] male, 40s, any ethnicity/race. Possibly heavyset. Strong comedic timing. Any ethnicity. He runs the famous Rock of Ages club on the Sunset Strip. He is caught between a rock and a hard place when German businessmen pressure him to sell his club.

[STACEE JAXX/FATHER] male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity/race. Sexy, a rock star. He is at the top of his game and just left his very successful metal rock band to venture out on his own. He has very strong comedic timing and a strong rock voice. Arrogant and charming, his life is a merry-go-round of good old sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Doubles as Sherrie’s father.

[JUSTICE CHARLIER/MOTHER] female, 30s to 40s, Black. a commanding woman who runs the strip club where Sherrie ends up when the going gets rough. She is sultry, maternal and a sexy madam with strong vocals and belt. Doubles as Sherrie’s mother.

[HERTZ KLINEMANN] male, 40-60, any ethnicity/race. an uptight, German businessman (has a good German accent) who is looking to take over the Sunset Strip. He is the villain. Has a commanding presence, strong comedic timing, and vocals.

[FRANZ KLINEMANN] male, 20s, any ethnicity/race. a foppish German who is pressured by his father to work for his business. Has a good German accent. He is small, and shy. Good vocals and strong comedic timing.

[REGINA] female, 20s to 30s, any ethnicity/race. a granola girl, who has strong comedic timing. She is a hilarious, tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect the Sunset Strip. Strong singer.

GREASE
Dates:
First rehearsal for AEA performers: on/about 6/26 (non-AEA company will likely start on 6/22)
Opens: 7/6/2023
Closes: 8/27/2023
Personnel:
Producer: Argyle Theatre (Evan Pappas, Artistic Director -- Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing
Directors)
Book, Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Director and Choreographer: Eugenio Contenti
Music Director: TBA
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA

SEEKING:
[DANNY ZUKO] male, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Tenor, D4–B5). The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

[SANDY DUMBROWSKI] female, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Soprano with high belt, A3–F#5). New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

[BETTY RIZZO] female, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Alto A3–C5). Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable.

[FRENCHY] female, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Alto, A3–D5). A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

[MARTY] female, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Alto, C4–C5). The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

[JAN] female, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Alto, A3-C5). Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

[DOODY] male, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Tenor, D4-A5). The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero worshiping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

[KENICKIE] male, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Tenor, C4–F5). The second in command of the T-Birds; tough-looking, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

[SONNY LATIERRI] male, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Baritone, G3–A5). A member of the T-Birds; a funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer.

[ROGER] male, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Tenor, D4-A5). The anything-for-a-laugh type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

[VINCE FONTAINE] male, any ethnicity/race, 30s-40s (should sing well/flexible range). A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'

[CHA-CHA DIGREGORIO] female, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Alto, C4–C5). The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

[EUGENE FLORCZYK] male, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Tenor, A3–E5). The nerdy class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.

[MISS LYNCH] female, any ethnicity/race, 30s to 50s (singing is flexible). A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher.

[PATTY SIMCOX] female, any ethnicity/race, 18+ to play high school teen (Alto, D4-A4). The ultimate cheerleader; confident, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She's a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

[TEEN ANGEL] male, any ethnicity/race, late 20s to early 30s (Tenor, E4–F5). Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school


INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Submit at https://form.jotform.com/222365622941152 . If you encounter any technical difficulties using our form, you may submit via e-mail to submissions@michaelcassara.net – but please only use that if you are unable to use the form or have any questions.
Deadline: Thu, Sep 8, 2022
PERSONNEL
Evan Pappas: Artistic Director
Mark and Dylan Perlman: Managing Partners
Viewing auditions:
Evan Pappas: Artistic Director
Michael Cassara, CSA: Casting Director

OTHER DATES
See production dates in breakdown.

OTHER
Now in its 4th season, Argyle Theatre is located in Babylon, Long Island (about an hour from midtown Manhattan, via Long Island Railroad).
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 submit.

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