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AUSTEN'S PRIDE - 5th Avenue Theatre Auditions

Posted: April 30, 2019

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AUSTEN'S PRIDE - NYC Appointments
5th Avenue Theatre

APPOINTMENTS

NYC Appointment Only Auditions/Callbacks May 15 and May 16

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep LORT A ($1,118.00 wk min + pension and health)

SEEKING

Submissions from AEA members only for various roles. See breakdown.

INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, please mail photos and resumes with a cover letter stating which role you are interested in by Monday, May 6th

SUBMIT TO

Wojcik/ Seay Casting
247 West 38th Street, 10th Floor
Attn: AUSTENS PRIDE – LORT SUBMISSION FOR (ROLE)
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL

The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle) in association with Fitzwilliam Limited Liability Company

Producing Artistic Director: Bill Berry
Managing Director: Bernadine C Griffin
Associate Artistic Director: Kelsey Thorgalson
Book, Music & Lyrics: Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs
Director: Igor Goldin
Music Supervisor: Kevin Stites
Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting

OTHER DATES

1st Rehearsal: on or about Sept 3rd
First Preview: October 4
Opening: October 18
Closing: October 27

OTHER

If given an appointment be prepared with a brief legit ballad from a classic Broadway musical (Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, etc). Please no contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock. Bring your book and a headshot and resume.
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.

BREAKDOWN

Austen’s Pride is the story of Jane Austen as she writes her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. As she shapes the course of her novel, its characters spring to life around her. With a classical Broadway score and clever, contemporary lyrics, this is a musical of beauty, wit, and wisdom, wrapped up in a journey of self-discovery. Austen’s Pride has been a part of The 5th’s New Musical Development Program since 2017 when the Theatre co-produced a developmental production in New York, followed by a 29 hour reading as a part of the final NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals. It is the 21st new musical to be produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre.

All candidates must act and sing well in a legit style and should be strong movers. Standard British dialect required.
Please note: ACTIVELY SEEKING A DIVERSE CAST!

SEEKING:
JANE AUSTEN: mid 30’s to mid 40’s, strong actress with strong voice. Witty, clever and thoughtful with a touch of snarkiness. As a recently published female author in Regency- era England, she is ahead of her time. Over the course of the story telling, Austen also assumes the role of MRS. REYNOLDS (Darcy’s housekeeper). Mezzo-belter. (G3 to F5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role.

ELIZABETH BENNET: mid 20’s to early 30’s, The Bennet’s second oldest daughter. A non-traditional beauty. Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters. She has a lively, playful disposition, which delights in anything ridiculous. She is good-humored and has a quick-wit. Soprano with belt. (A3 to G5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role.
LYDIA BENNET: Early 20’s with strong dance skills. The Bennet’s youngest daughter. Beautiful and well-endowed at an early age. She loves to laugh and loves to gossip. Also self-willed and careless. Soprano with belt. (A3 to G5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role.
FITZWILLIAM DARCY: late 20’s to mid 30’s. Tall, dark, handsome, and extremely wealthy. At first he appears to be aloof and above it all but is also kind and generous to those he is responsible for. Baritone. (A2-G#4) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role.
MR. BENNET: late 40’s to early 50’s. Elizabeth’s father, a country gentleman with an odd mixture of quick wit, sarcastic humor, reserve, and caprice. Baritone. (A2-E3). Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role.
GEORGE WICKHAM: mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Extremely attractive and sexy soldier (grew up with Darcy); Seeking a strong mover. Bari-tenor. (C3-G4) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role.
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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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