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BIG FISH - Oriental Theatre Auditions

Posted: September 14, 2012

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BIG FISH– Equity Principal Auditions
Chicago (pre-Broadway) Production / Production Contract$1,754/week minimum.
Producers:Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen
Score:Andrew Lippa
Book:JohnAugust
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film
Dir/Choreo:Susan Stroman
Mus Dir:Mary Mitchell Campbell
GM: 101 Productions, Ltd.
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

Auditions are for the pre-Broadway production in Chicago. 1st reh: 2/18/13 (rehearsesin NYC). Chicago run: 4/2-5/5.

Equity Principal Auditions:
Friday, September 28, 2012Pearl Studios NYC "500"
Monday, October 1, 2012500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
10 AM – 6 PM both days.New York City
Lunch from 1 - 2.

and

Tuesday, October 2, 2012Pearl Studios NYC "519"
10 AM - 6 PM519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
Lunch from 1 - 2.New York City

Please prepare abriefmusical theater song, traditional or contemporary, that shows range and sustained singing. NO rock/pop.Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

Full title: “BIG FISH - A Musical of Epic Proportions”. Rollicking fantasy set in the American South. Centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his life’s epic adventures frustrate his son Will.Now, with Edward on his deathbed, Will must embark on his own journey to find out who his father really is, unraveling the man from the myth, the truth from the tall tales.

Seeking, for the Chicago (pre-Broadway) production:

Will:
AVAILABLE ROLE. Mid-late 20s.Reporter for the AP in Paris;Will’s job is to report the facts. His frustration with his father’s wild tales -- lies, as Will sees them -- leads to an argument that keeps father and son from talking to each other for three years. But with Edward facing terminal illness, and Will expecting his first child, the two men must come to terms.PerformerMUST be an EXCELLENT singer. Must be comfortable with contemporary rhythms and styles. Modern Broadwaysensibility. Tenor with sustained G.

Young Will:
AVAILABLE ROLE. Age 8-10. The young version of Will isintrigued by his father’s stories, but already starts to doubt their truth. With his father always on the road, he feels he is the man of thehouse. Performer should be a good singer.Range:B below middle C to Can octave above middle C.

Edward Bloom:
CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary, and as understudies. 30s-40s (but also playshimself as teenager, and early60s).Charismatic Southern storyteller. Leaves small-town Ashton in search of adventure.Indentured with a traveling circus, he eventually meets the love of his life, Sandra, and begins family life with their son, Will.But Edward’s heart is on the road, where he works as a traveling salesman. Edward maintains his tall tales are true -- which in a way, they are, asareflection of the way he sees the world and wants his son to live. Comedy and charisma are essential. Edward is a storyteller.PerformerMUST be an EXCELLENT singer. Must be comfortable with contemporary rhythms and styles. Not exclusively a “Broadway” sound.

Sandra:
CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary, and as understudies. 30s-40s (but also plays herself as teenager, and early60s). Edward’s wife -- the love of his life -- whomwe first meet auditioning for a traveling circus.She’s the only person who loves and understands both Edward and Will, and must try to help them repair the bridges they’ve burned.She tries to stay strong knowing she’ll soon lose her husband.PerformerMUST be an EXCELLENT singer. Must be comfortable with contemporary rhythms and styles. Leaning towardscountry.Mezzo or soprano with strong mix to Eb/F.


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