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BACK TO THE FIFTIES and CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Fireside Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 27, 2017

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BACK TO THE FIFTIES and CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Chicago EPA
Fireside Theatre


AUDITION DATE

Mar 27, 2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm (CST)
Lunch from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


APPOINTMENTS

AEA Members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Monday, March 20 at 12:00 PM.


CONTRACT

Dinner Theatre
Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement; $650/wk Minimum


SEEKING

Actors for the upcoming productions of BACK TO THE FIFTIES - A Revue and CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES. Please see breakdown for more information.


PREPARATION

BACK TO THE FIFTIES Prepare a short rock or pop song from the 1950's. CHURCH BASEMENT LADDIES Sing a short song in a classic Broadway style of the show. Bring headshot and resume.


LOCATION

Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661
Dial 011 at front door.


PERSONNEL

Ed Flesch - Director - BACK TO THE FIFTIES / Curt Wollan - Director - CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES / Mary Ehlinger - Musical Director - BACK TO THE FIFTIES / Dennis Curley - Musical Director - CHURCHBASEMENT LADIES


OTHER DATES

BACK TO THE FIFTIES 1st rehearsal: May 22, 2017 in Wisconsin. Runs June 8 - July 23, 2017. CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 1st rehearsal: July 10, 2017 in Wisconsin. Runs July 27 – September 10, 2017


OTHER


EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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

BACK TO THE FIFTIES- Attractive, energetic men and women who can sing in various styles of 1950’s rock and pop, move well, can handle comedy, and can work well with audiences. All races and ethnic groups are welcome.

CHURCH BASMENT LADIES

MRS SNUSTAD (VIVIAN),50’-60’s She is the most conservative of the ladies and the matriarch of the kitchen. Her word is not to be tested and her decisions are final. She is a mix of Shirley McClain as “Weeser”, Bea Arthur as “Maude” “Doris” in Everybody Loves Raymond and the Mom in Golden Girls.
Vocally hers is the highest voice of the ladies. Low – A flat below middle C, no lower than a B flat below middle C. High - E, a major 10th above middle C.

MRS ELROY ENGELSON (KARIN),40’s She is second in line to take over the kitchen. She is neat and tidy in appearance and quite pretty in a very conservative way, almost looking like Jackie Kennedy with everything perfectly in it’s place.
The middle voice. Low – A flat below middle C, and High – D
a major 9th above middle C. Should have a comfortable belt.

MRS GILMER GILMERSON (MAVIS)late 40’s - late 50’s and is a farmer’s wife and a grandmother. She is the most physical comedienne of the three ladies because of her “jump in and work” attitude. She appears rather disheveled even when dressed up for a wedding. She is somewhat butch, but not gay. Everyone loves her.
The lowest of the voices – Low – A flat below middle C. High - D, a major 9th above middle C.

SIGNE (Beverly) ENGELSON20’s She is the daughter of Karin, and has just started college at the University of Minnesota. She is pretty like her mother, and very sweet, but not afraid to challenge Mrs. Snustad and speak her mind in a respectful way.
Low – A below middle C. High – G flat above middle C.

PASTOR E. L. GUNDERSON40’s – 50’s The ladies all seem to have crushes on him in a respectful “pastorly” way. He is goaded by the fact that he comes from a family of Pastors, and his brother, not he, inherited his father’s church down the road. He is a bit competitive, and finds that he can truly relax when in the kitchen. He has a very friendly and intimate relationship with God, almost like “Tevye” and he knows that the church runs best when the kitchen is happy.
Low – B flat, a major 9th below middle C. High – G flat above middle C


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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