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BARTER THEATER 2014 SEASON - Barter Theater Auditions

Posted: November 11, 2013

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Barter Theatre 2014 - Acting & Singing Auditions

Barter Theater|Abingdon, VA

Date of Audition:
12/8 and 12/9/2013



Call Type
Equity Principal and Chorus Auditions

Time(s)
Equity Principal/Chorus Auditions - ACTING & SINGING (2 days)

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013

10 AM —¬12:30 PM acting and singing auditions, morning session each day
2 PM —4:30 PM acting and singing auditions, afternoon session each day

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
D, $555/week minimum

Location
Barter Stage II
Main Street
Off Exit 17 on I-81
Abingdon, VA 24212
across the street from the Barter Theatre on Main St.

Seeking
Equity actors and actors who sing for principal roles and chorus parts in the 2014 season musicals.

see breakdown.

Preparation
See breakdown for FULL PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please bring THREE (3) copies of your picture and resume.

Other Dates
AEA Dancing and Movement Auditions will take place on:
Sunday 12/8 and Monday 12/9, 12:15 PM – 2 PM and 4:15 PM – 6:30 PM each day. Auditions at the Barter Production Building – Large Hall, a few blocks from the acting/singing audition.

Personnel
Producing Artistic Director: Richard Rose
Associate Director: Katy Brown
· A monitor will

notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Call 276-619-5404 or go towww.bartertheatre.com(Opportunities). Sign-ups requested, but AEA members without appointments also seen as time permits.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Acting and Singing Audition Preparation Instructions:.

Prepare either 1 or 2 contrasting monologues, no more than 1 ½ minutes each. If you are doing 2, then make sure they contrast in some way.

If you sing, in addition to a monologue, prepare one verse and one chorus of a song (or 16 bars of a song). Have a contrasting piece ready if asked. Bring sheet music in correct key (no lead sheets or vocal only music); accompanist provided but will not transpose. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing.

For those interested in Ring of Fire, please be prepared to play your instrument in the audition.

Please bring THREE (3) copies of your picture and resume.

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We will not be seeking any actors under the age of 18 at this audition.

Theatre Statement: Anyone interested in the Resident Company or any musical, is encouraged to attend the movement/dance auditions, even if you do not consider yourself to be a dancer.

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Seeking: Year-round, Resident Company Members: Most members of our resident company sing and move, at least at a minimal level, but it is not a requirement; For these auditions, we highly encourage you to sing and attend the movement auditions in addition to acting if you are interested in becoming a member of the resident company. Also seeking Local and Non-Local Jobbers for roles for a single show or a single repertory, and actors for six readings and staged productions during the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.
Rehearsals for most plays begin approximately six – eight weeks before they open. Most actors will participate in two productions during the same repertory.


2014 Season includes:

NOTE: Seeking actors for the following productions and roles. For shows/roles that have already been CAST by the theatre’s current resident acting company, actors auditioning will also be considered for possible future replacements if needed.

The dates following each show are the dates of performance. Rehearsals begin 6-8 weeks before performances with the exception of Ring of Fire (see its start of rehearsal below).


DON’T CRY FOR ME, MARGARET MITCHELL
by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger
Dates: January 31st to May 10th
This show has been completely CAST.

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MAN OF LA MANCHA
Book by Dale Wasserman, Lyrics by Joe Darion, Music by Mitch Leigh
Dates: February 13th to May 10th
This show has been completely CAST.

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I DO, I DO, I DO
US Premiere
by Robin Hawdon
Dates: February 27th to May 10th
This show has been completely CAST.

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THE DRYAD
World Premier
By Carol Wright Krause
Dates: March 8th- May 4th
This show has been completely CAST.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ
by L. Frank Baum
music and lyrics by Harold Arnold and E.Y. Harburg
Dates: May 17th to August 9th

SEEKING:

1 male dancer/singer for ensemble
1 female dancer/singer for ensemble

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EDUCATING RITA
by Willy Russell
Dates: May 11th to August 9th
This show has been completely CAST.

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WELCOME BACK TO IVY GAP
World Premiere
by Ron Osborne
Dates: May 29th to August 10th

SEEKING:

VERA- Mid-50’s, flamboyant woman of the Baptist Church, influential, takes no prisoners

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HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL
World Premiere
by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger
Dates: June 5th to July 26th
This show has been completely CAST.

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TBA
June 29th- August 9th
Theatre anticipates casting this production from the resident company.
Full info on the show forthcoming.

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RING OF FIRE
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. with William Meade
Rehearsals start: July 22nd
Dates: August 15th to September 6
SEEKING:

TRENNA
Female vocalist, (ideally Mezzo with a country sound F#3 to F#5) doubling on acoustic guitar if possible

JASON
Male vocalist (must have Low D for Daddy Sang Bass) playing acoustic guitar

DAVE
Male vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo and fiddle

EDDIE
Male vocalist playing acoustic and electric guitar

MARK
Male vocalist playing bass (preferably double bass but electric bass can be used) and various percussion

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MY FAIR LADY
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Lowe
Dates: September 13th to November 15th

SEEKING:

1 male singer/dancer for ensemble

1 female singer/dancer for ensemble

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THE WHIPPING MAN
by Matthew Lopez
Dates: August 29th to October 5th

SEEKING:

SIMON - 50s; former slave in the DeLeon home.

CALEB - 20s; only child of the DeLeon family.

JOHN - 20s; former slave in the DeLeon home.

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THE STARVING
World Premiere
by David L. Williams
Dates: October 10th to November 15th
This show has been completely CAST.

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THE CRUCIBLE
by Arthur Miller
Dates: September 25th to November 15
This show has been completely CAST.

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WASH, RINSE, SPIN DRY
World Premiere
by Rick Whelan
Dates: September 25th to November 15th
This show has been completely CAST.

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A MODERN CHRISTMAS CAROL
adapted by Richard Rose
Dates: November 21tst to December 28th
This show has been completely CAST

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HOLIDAY MEMORIES
adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke
Dates: November 21tst to December 21st
This show has been completely CAST.

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Abingdon is approximately six hours from Washington, D.C. and ten hours from NYC by auto. The nearest airport is Tri-Cities which is a thirty minute drive from Abingdon


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