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AUGUST RUSH - Developmental Lab Auditions

Posted: October 6, 2014

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AUGUST RUSH– Equity Principal Auditions

Southpaw Entertainment and CJ E&M | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
10/17/2014




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Friday, October 17, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
Other
Developmental Lab Agreement; $1000/week

Location
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Studio B


Seeking
Equity male and female actor/singers and actor/singer/musicians for various principal roles.

See breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare a brief cut of a pop or contemporary musical theater song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

If auditioning for a character that plays an instrument, prepare a short selection to demonstrate skill level. Bring your own instrument (piano will be provided).

Bring picture & resume

Other Dates
NYC Lab Dates: 11/13/14-12/10/14 (Monday Day-Off)

ECC/Singer/Musicians 10/15 at Ripley Grier, 10am women, 2pm men
EPA 10/17 at AEA, 9:30 to 5:30

There will be no ECC/dancer call held.

Other
Based on the Warner Bros. motion picture by Paul Castro and Nick Castle
General Management: Foresight Theatrical

Casting Director: Duncan Stewart CSA/Benton Whitley CSA

Personnel
Music: Mark Mancina
Lyrics: Glen Berger & Mark Mancina
Book: Glen Berger
Director: John Doyle
Choreographer: Sam Pinkleton
Music Director: Kimberly Grigsby
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

EVAN TAYLOR /AUGUST RUSH
Eleven year old boy. An Orphan who runs away to New York to unravel the mystery of who he is and who his parents are. Musical prodigy. Savant-like ability to hear music wherever he is. Boy soprano. Must sing well. IDEALLY PLAY GUITAR AND BASIC PIANO.

LYLA NOVACEK
Early/Mid-20s, woman. Professional Cellist. Beautiful. Long-lost mother to Evan Taylor. Longing for more independence from the strict lifestyle her father has planned for her, she sometimes exhibits a bold and determined demeanor. Pop Rock Soprano. Must sing well. MUST PLAY CELLO.

THOMAS NOVACEK
Man, 60s. Lyla’s strict father and a man of undying principal - often to a fault. While at times harsh towards Lyla, he ultimately loves and cares for her deeply. Sings.

LOUIS CONNELLY
Early/Mid-20s, Man. Free-spirited. Lead indie rock singer of The Connelly Brothers Band. Handsome/Sexy. Falls in love with Lyla Novacek and is the long-lost father to Evan Taylor. MUST PLAY GUITAR WELL. TERRIFIC HIGH POP ROCK TENOR VOICE.

RICHARD JEFFERIES
30s-40s, Man. Social Worker. Well-meaning, but highly disorganized and overwhelmed. Empathetic. Must sing well and have strong comedic skills.

WIZARD
40s-60s, Man. The Villain. Confident man. Supernatural, timeless, homeless, Glam-Rock Tin Pan Alley Impresario. Leader of a troop of orphan buskers. (A modern day Fagin.) Charming, alluring, and deceptive. Must sing well. MUST PLAY HARMONICA (basic level).


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