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BARTER THEATRE 2017 SEASON - Barter Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 25, 2017

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Barter Theatre 2017 Season - NYC ECC / Female Dancers who sing
Barter Theatre


AUDITION DATE

Mar 23, 2017
10:00 am (EST)


CONTRACT

LORT Rep LORT D; $637/week AEA min


SEEKING

Dancers who sing for the ensemble in the upcoming season musicals.

All roles are open for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. MDQ will have a sit-down engagement at Barter Theatre’s Gilliam Stage prior to an open-ended national tour.

FOOTLOOSE and THE MUSIC MAN are seeking potential future replacements only as presently these two shows are completely CAST with members of Barter Theatre’s AEA resident company.


PREPARATION

Bring picture & resume stapled together. Be dance ready with jazz or character shoes. Have 16 bars of a song in case asked to stay and sing.


LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
17th floor


PERSONNEL

Artistic Director & Director: Richard Rose. Casting Director & Director: Paul Russell / Paul Russell Casting.

Expected in attendance: Choreographer: Amanda Aldridge


OTHER

Consummate with experience; Barter Theatre often pays above the AEA contract base of $618/wk. Housing & benefits included.
ECC 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

FOOTLOOSE: The Musical
Barter Theatre – Gilliam Stage
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie
Music: Tom Snow
Additional Music: Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins & Jim Steinman
Lyrics: Dean Pitchford
Director Paul Russell
Choreographer: Amanda Aldridge
Reh: O/a March 28, 2017
Open May 27, 2017 (In repertory)
Close: August 12, 2017
Seeking only possible future replacements. This show is completely CAST.
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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Barter Theatre – Gilliam Stage
By: Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
Music: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash
Reh: O/a July 18, 2017
Open: August 18, 2017
Close: September 9, 2017 (With a national tour to follow immediately)
NOTE: NYC EPAs for the Barter production and the national tour that immediately follows will be held at a later date. The producer strongly encourages interested actors to attend the ECC as performers will also be considered for principal roles in this production at the ECC.
SEEKING:
[ELVIS] Male, 20 – 30. actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; prepare an Elvis Presley song (or a song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the guitar; in the production, Elvis sings: “Memories Are Made Of This,” “That’s All Right,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Peace In The Valley,” “Party,” and “Hound Dog.”
[JERRY LEE LEWIS] Male, 20 – 30. actor/singer/pianist; he was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing”; must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus; prepare a Jerry Lee Lewis song (or song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the piano; in the production, Jerry Lee Lewis sings “Real Wild Child,” “Great Balls Of Fire,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
[CARL PERKINS] Male 20 – 35. actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist; prepare a Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar; an amp will be provided; in the production, Carl Perkins sings “Matchbox,” “Who Do You Love?,” “My Babe,” and “See You Later, Alligator.”
[JOHNNY CASH] Male, 20 – 30. Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny cash at the dawn of his epic career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”; prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar; in the production, Johnny Cash sings “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk The Line,” and “Riders In The Sky.”
[SAM PHILLIPS] Male, 25 – 40. excellent actor; “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music.
[DYANNE] Female 20 – 30. excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song); in the production, Dyanne sings “Fever” and “I Hear You Knockin’.”
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THE MUSIC MAN
Barter Theatre – Gilliam Stage
Book, music & lyrics: Meredith Wilson
Director Richard Rose
Choreographer Amanda Aldridge
Reh: O/a July 25, 2017
Open: September 16, 2017 (In repertory)
Close: November 11, 2017
Seeking only possible future replacements. This show is completely CAST.
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IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS
Barter Theatre – Gilliam Stage
Music & lyrics: Irving Berlin
Book: David Ives & Paul Blake
Director Richard Rose
Choreographer Amanda Aldridge
Reh: O/a October 3, 2017
Open: November 18, 2017 (In repertory)
Close: December 17, 2017
Seeking only possible future replacements. This show is completely 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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