ARTISTRY 2020-21 SEASON - Artistry Auditions

Posted: November 5, 2019

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Artistry 2020/21 Season Bloomington EPA Days

Artistry

AUDITION DATES

Mon, Nov 18, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (CST)

Tue, Nov 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm (CST)

APPOINTMENTS

Email audition@artistrymn.org with name, email, phone, headshot, resume, and preferred audition time.

CONTRACT

SPT SPT 5 $500 Per week

SEEKING

AEA Actor/Singers for the five Musicals in our season, currently planned to include: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, COMPANY, SWEET CHARITY, and two other musicals TBA.

PREPARATION

2 cuts of music 30-60 seconds in length each. One from the classic musical theater canon and one contemporary or pop music cut.

LOCATION

Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431-3071

PERSONNEL

Artistic & Resident Director - Benjamin McGovern
Resident Music Director - Anita Ruth
Associate Producer - Devon Cox

OTHER DATES

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - 1st Reh June 2020, runs July - August 2020
SHOW 2 - 1st Reh late August 2020, runs Sept 2020
SHOW 3 - 1st Reh Sept 2020, runs Nov 2020
COMPANY - 1st Reh Dec 2020, runs Jan-Feb 20201
SWEET CHARITY - 1st Reh Feb 2021, runs April-May 2021

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
FRANK ABAGNALE, JR. - 18+ to play 16-19. A slick conman. Strong actor, dancer with an elastic tenor voice up to a full voice C5. This role is cast but we are looking for an alternate/standby.
CARL HANRATTY - 35+, he is the FBI Agent after Frank. Versatile comedic actor with a strong tenor jazz voice.
PAULA ABAGNALE - 35+, Frank’s mother, a sophisticated frenchwoman. Jazz alto with strong dance skills.
BRENDA STRONG - Early 20’s, the girl Frank falls for and tries to change his life to marry. Sweet, innocent, and earnest. Pop belt up to A5. This role has been cast, but we are looking for an understudy. Understudy will double in ensemble.
BRANTON, DOLLAR, COD - 22+, Hanratty’s Associate FBI agents. Fumbling, but well-intended. Must move convincingly.
CAROL ANN - 25+, a “lady of the night” Frank picks up on a con. Sexy and savvy.
ENSEMBLE - casting between 8-15 dancers who sing, many ensemble tracks in Catch Me If You Can are featured.
The role of Frank Abagnale, Sr. has been cast.

COMPANY
HARRY - 35+, Harry has recently stopped drinking. Sings the lead in Sorry/Grateful. Married to Sarah. Baritone.
SARAH - 35+, Sarah enjoys karate and Sarah Lee chocolate cake. She is married to Harry and can 100% kick his ass. Alto.
PETER - 30+, the perfect husband to Susan, loves spending time on his balcony, one foot out of the closet. Baritone.
SUSAN - 30+ a southern lady whom Bobby thinks is the “perfect wife.” She is married, and subsequently divorced from Peter. Soprano.
JOANNE - 45+, a martini-drinking boss of a woman who has been married three times (including to her current husband, Larry). Sings Ladies Who Lunch. Alto/Belt.
LARRY - 45+, a dear, dear man. Married to Joanne, he is the only one who truly understands her. Baritone/Tenor.
PAUL - 25-35, a nice Jewish boy if there ever was one. Can not wait to be married to Amy. Tenor. AMY - 25-35, an intensely neurotic woman with cold feet. It could be argued that she’s Bobby’s best friend. Mezzo with extremely good diction.
DAVID - 30+, an easygoing stoner, married to Jenny. Baritone.
JENNY - 30+, deeply in love with David, she is a bit of a square but a sweet one. Soprano.
APRIL - 22+, a sweet, ditzy flight attendant that Bobby dates but...not seriously. She might secretly be a genius but the jury is out. Mezzo.
MARTA - 22+, Robert’s most unusual girlfriend, who loves New York City far more than she could ever love a man. Sings Another Hundred People. Mezzo w/strong belt.
KATHY - 30-40, the girlfriend Bobby should have married and has now missed his shot with. Kathy is kind, smart, and an excellent friend to him. Mezzo.
The role of Bobby has been cast.

SWEET CHARITY
NICKIE - 25+, once of Charity’s best friends and a dancer at the Fandango ballroom. Looking for a strong comedic actress with a strong belt and very clean, A+ dance skills.
HELENE - 25+, once of Charity’s best friends and a dancer at the Fandango ballroom. Looking for a strong comedic actress with a strong belt and very clean, A+ dance skills.
OSCAR LINDQUIST - 30+ does not like being stuck in an elevator. Charity’s final love interest, he is sweet and gentle until he is not. Perhaps a bit neurotic. Baritone.
VITTORIO VIDAL - 30+ a suave Italian movie star with a soaring operatic baritone.
HERMAN - 40+ the jaded owner of the fandango ballroom with a surprisingly squishy center. Must be a very funny actor with a strong tenor voice.
URSULA MARCH - 25+, Vittorio Vidal’s drop-dead-gorgeous girlfriend who won’t take his BS anymore. Will double as several other smaller roles.
DADDY BRUBECK - 25+, the founder of the “rhythm of life” church, he’s hip to the core. An extremely strong singer and dancer.
CARMEN - 25+ A funny, brassy dancer at the Fandango ballroom. Extremely strong dance skills.
ROSIE - 18+ The new girl at the Fandango ballroom. Extremely strong dance skills.
SUZANNE, FRENCHY, BESTY, ALICE, ELAINE - the featured dance hall hostesses at the Fandango ballroom, all must be strong singers and dances with good comedic chops.
CHARLIE - 25+, Charity’s deadbeat boyfriend who dumps her in the first five minutes of the show. This actor must be a strong dancer and will double in the ensemble.
ENSEMBLE - Seeking an ensemble of 5-10 extremely strong dancers who have experience in the style of Bob Fosse. Some will have featured dance roles, including the lead in “Rich Man’s Frug”
The role of Charity Hope Valentine has been cast.


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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