ARTISTREE MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL 2019 - ArtisTree Community Arts Center Auditions

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ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival 2019 - NYC EPA
ArtisTree Community Arts Center

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 2 to 3

CONTRACT
SPT SPT $425/week

SEEKING
Equity actors/singers for various roles in the upcoming season to include TINTYPES and FOREVER PLAID. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Prepare a song in the style of the show(s). Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (305)
305 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018-2902
#205 & #206

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Josh D. Smith (expected at EPA)
TINTYPES Director: Gary John La Rosa (expected at EPA)
FOREVER PLAID Director: Morgan Sills (expected at EPA)

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates.

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for 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
TINTYPES
By Mel Marvin, Gary Pearle
Director/Choreographer: Gary John LaRosa
First Rehearsal: September 3, 2019
Preview September 19 7:30pm
Open September 20 Open
Close October 5th
Performances: Wednesday thru Sunday, 5 shows a week.

SYNOPSIS
‘Tintypes’ chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders like J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.

ROLES

Charlie Chaplin
A talented Yiddish immigrant who struggles through his various jobs. An optimistically talented and imaginative physical comedian.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

TR (teddy Roosevelt)
A naval commander who becomes the youngest man ever elected President of the United States. Spunky and likable with plenty of bravado and military flair.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Anna Held
Florenz Ziegfield’s enigmatic and gorgeous first wife and the star of the Follies. An intimate and coyly sexual French woman with definite stage presence.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G#5
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Susannah
A black domestic based on Ziegfeld’s pioneering male star, Bert Williams. She dreams of being an actress but constantly finds herself alone in the world.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Emma Goldman
An immigrant, feminist, and socialist who revolts against government and the rich. Passionate and powerful with the natural ability of public speaking.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
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FORVER PLAID
by Stuart Ross
Director/Choreographer: Morgan Sills
First rehearsal: September 24; First performance: October 10th;
Close: October 26, 2018.
Performances: Wednesday thru Sunday, 5 shows a week.
SYNOPSIS
High school pals Sparky, Jinx, Smudge, and Francis -- the “Plaids” -- are talented “guy group” -- just four nice young men who love singing harmony. They practice in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, play proms and department stores, and dream about success. When the Plaids are killed in a car accident on the way to their first big gig -- at the Airport Hilton Cocktail Bar, on February 9, 1964 -- the young men linger in limbo, as unresolved as their final chord, until the conjunction of various “astro-technical” phenomena allows them to return to Earth, perform their final concert, and hopefully win a place in Heaven -- and the deluxe plaid dinner jackets of their dreams. Will they overcome asthma, ulcers, nerves, and forgotten lyrics? Will they find the perfect chord? With a warm and clever book by Stuart Ross, Forever Plaid is a delightful, mischievous, and unashamedly heartwarming homage to the sweet and innocent sounds of the ‘50s and the ‘60s, and features harmonically spectacular orchestrations of popular hits such as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “16 Tons,” and “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”.

ROLES

Francis
The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident. Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Sparky
The clown of the group, who is shown to have a heart. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Jinx
The shy one. He lives his life terrified and doesn't always remember what song comes next. Sparky's step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: F3

Smudge
The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him. Has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hides his good looks and sex appeal.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3


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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