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ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY 2016-17 SEASON - Arizona Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: April 27, 2016

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2016/17 Season - Tucson EPA

Arizona Theatre Company|Tucson AND Phoenix, AZ


Date of Audition:
5/12/2016





Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday, May 13, 2016
1:00PM - 4:00PM
AND
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
LORT B Minimum - $861/wk

Location
Temple of Music and Art
330 South Scott Avenue
rehearsal hall
Tucson, AZ 85701
See signs at location for directions.


Seeking
Equity actors for consideration for the 2016 - 2017 season and future shows.

Preparation
Two contrasting monologues lasting no longer than four minutes total. Please also bring 1 set of current photo and resume. A piano accompanist will be present. A CD player will also be available.

Other Dates
See breakdown.

Other
If unable to attend, resumes and photos may be submitted and mailed to Tim Toothman; Casting; Arizona Theatre Company; 343 South Scott Avenue; Tucson, Arizona 85701

Personnel
David Ira Goldstein, Artistic Director
Tim Toothman, Artistic Associate
Katherine Monberg, Literary Manager
Matthew Wiener, Casting Consultant
· A monitor will

notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
To schedule an appointment time in either city: please call Katherine Monberg at520-884-8210-- ext. 7508 -- Monday -Friday,9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Arizona Theatre Company: 2016 -2017 Season: "King Charles III"; "Act of God"; "Fiddler on the Roof"; "The River Bride", "Ring of Fire" and a newly commissioned play still untitled. First rehearsal of season is August 16, 2016. Closing date of season isMay 28, 2017. Six productions are in the season and each production is presented in both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. Normal is a ten week contract for each show: 4 weeks rehearsal and 3 weeks of performance in Tucson and 3 weeks of performance in Phoenix. The 2016 - 2017 season will include contemporary comedy, contemporary drama, two new plays and two musicals.

Seeing males and females in age from their teens through their full range of adult ages and all ethnicities.

All roles in "The River Bride" and "Ring of Fire" have been cast. Roles for the uncompleted new play have not yet been finalized.. The role of God in "Act of God" is not available.

Arizona Theatre Company 2016 - 2017 Season (and contract dates):

"King Charles III" by Mike Bartlett --August 16 - October 23, 2016

"Act of God" by David Javerbaum -September 27 - December 4, 2016

"Fiddler on the Roof" by Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Joseph Stein (book) --November 8, 2016 - January 29, 2017

"The River Bride" by Marisela Trevino Orta--- January 10, -February 26, 2017

"Ring of Fire" created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by W. Meade--February 28 - April 23, 2017

A new play --- still untitled by Jeffrey Hatcher---March 21 -May 28, 2017

KING CHARLES III

King Charles III
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
William, Duke of Cambridge
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Prince Harry
James Reiss, Press Secretary to King Charles III
Tristan Evens, Prime Minister
Mark Stevens, Leader of the Opposition
Ghost
Spencer
Sarah
Nick
Clive
Terry, Royal Security
Free Newspaper Woman
Sir Gordon, Chief of Defence
Sir Michael, Head of the Metropolitan Police
Butler
Paul, kebab vendor
TV Producer
Archbishop of Canterbury

ACT OF GOD

Gabriel and Michael -- two angels and servants of God

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Tevye, the dairyman. Tevye is a likeable, hard-working, pious man who sees the positive side of life. Strong patriarch but gentle father of 5 daughters he has raised according to the Scriptures. He is humorous and relaxed, but when pushed, can show stubbornness and rage. Strong actor who must carry the show and have a good connection with the audience.

Golde, Tevye’s wife Golde is the real strength behind Tevye, the one who keeps the household going. She is very concerned that her daughters make good matches and have easier lives than she & Tevye have had. Good comic timing for very funny lines.

Yente, the matchmaker. Yente is the middle-aged widow who matches up the young people of the village in the hopes that they will marry. She is the village busybody and knows all the news of the town. She is the comedienne of the show.

Lazar Wolf, the butcher. Lazar is the town’s wealthiest citizen & is the same age, if not older, than Tevye. He wants to marry, by traditional parental agreement, Tevye’s daughter, Tzeitel. Promising to give her a good & secure life. A feisty, comic role.

Tzeitel, the eldest daughter. Tzeitel is the first daughter to marry and the first to challenge the traditions. She has a desperate crying scene with Tevye when faced with marrying Lazar Wolf instead of Motel, who she really loves. A strong dramatic actress.

Motel, the tailor. Motel is a rather meek & poor tailor who seeks the hand of Tzeitel, and comes into his own in the process! This is a terrific character role needing a sensitive, nervous but loveable portrayal.

Hodel, the 2nd eldest daughter. Hodel becomes intrigued with the radical, young student, Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join him in Siberia where he is imprisoned for his reform activities. Hodel sings a haunting solo as she says goodbye to her father at the train station.

Perchik, the student. Perchik is a visitor to Anatevka, and therefore, an outsider. He brings with him radical new ideas that challenge the traditions. He falls for Hodel. This role requires an actor capable of showing intensity and an unfailing commitment to his beliefs.

Chava, the 3rd eldest daughter. Chava is the scholarly daughter who loves to read. She falls in love and runs off with Fyedka, a Russian soldier, and breaks her father’s heart. This role requires a capable dramatic actress who can perform an emotional dance.

Fyedka, a Russian soldier. Fyedka, a strong young soldier, sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye’s imposed silence towards him. Fyedka has a solo in “To Life” and dances a Russian dance with his fellow soldiers.

Shprintze & Bielke. The two youngest daughters of Tevye & Golde. They take lessons at home from Perchik & appear in several scenes with some speaking lines.
The Constable. This Russian military official stationed near Anatevka, knows the villagers well, and even likes some of them, particularly Tevye. But these superficial relationships don’t prevent him from carrying out violence against the people. This is a non-singing role requiring a strong actor.

The Rabbi. Anatevka’s Jewish spiritual leader.

Mendel, the Rabbi’s son. The Rabbi’s son. He is uncertain of the presence of Perchik in the village.

Mordchai, the innkeeper. Runs the bar in town and is a friend of Tevye.

Avram, the bookseller. Runs the bookshop in town and keeps the town advised of all of the news in the area.

Grandma Tzeitel. Grandma Tzeitel is a ghost figure who appears in the Dream Scene and has a wonderful solo, endorsing the marriage of Tzeitel to Motel. It is a very entertaining & memorable role. This actress will also appear as a villager.

Fruma-Sarah. Fruma-Sarah is also a ghost figure who appears in the Dream Scene. She portrays Lazar Wolf’s departed wife & becomes enraged that her husband plans on marrying Tzeitel. It is a show-stopping scene requiring a strong singer to carry a challenging solo. This actress will also appear as a villager

Nachum. The town beggar.

Yussel. The town Hatter.

Shandel. The mother of Motel

Sasha & Boris. Fyedka’s Russian friends & fellow soldiers.

Priest. Christian spiritual leader. Will also play a villager.

Villagers, Russians & Dancers. These chorus members will portray the people of the village as either Papas, Mamas, Sons or Daughters. Also, Russian soldiers and featured dancers. There will be double casting in these areas as needed. Some smaller speaking roles & solos will be determined during rehearsals.

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