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BIG, THE MUSICAL - York Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: September 9, 2014

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BIG, THE MUSICAL - Equity Principal Auditions

York Theatre Company | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
9/19/2014




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Friday, September 19th, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
Special Agreement
Ref ANTC, $395/week approval pending

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "519"
519 8th Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY


Seeking
Equity actor/singers for various roles in this musical adaptation of the 1987 Tom Hanks film of the same name, BIG.
Part of the

MUSICALS IN MUFTI Series

see breakdown

Preparation
Please prepare a short, contemporary musical theatre song that shows off range and personality.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
Rehearsal: October 6-10, 2014
Performances: October 11-19, 2014 (no shows on 10/13 + 10/14)

Other
BIG tells the story of a 13 year old boy who makes a wish to be “big”. The production opened on Broadway in 1996 and was subsequently revised for tour.

Personnel
Director: Michael Unger
Book: John Weidman
Music: David Shire
Lyrics: Richard Maltby
Based upon the film Big, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
Casting Director: Geoff Josselson
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

BIG, THE MUSICAL
tells the story of a 13 year old boy who makes a wish to be “big”. The production opened on Broadway in 1996 and was subsequently revised for tour.

SEEKING:

JOSH BASKIN
Male, early 30s. The story's protagonist. He has the mind, spirit, and innocence of a 13 year-old trapped in the body of a 30 year-old. Tenor.

YOUNG JOSH BASKIN
Male, 13 years old. Obscure, seventh grade pre-teen who is frustrated by his parents and his age. Unchanged voice.

BILLY KOPECKI
Male, 13. Josh's best and most supportive friend. He is funny, optimistic, inventive, and encouraging. Unchanged voice.

MRS. BASKIN
Female, 40s. Josh's frustrated, protective, and loving mother who is struggling with parenting a pre-teen. Mezzo soprano with belt.

GEORGE MACMILLAN
Male, 60s. The owner of the MacMillan Toy Company who is fighting to save his company. Distinguished and intimidating with a playful side underneath. Spry and unpredictable. A powerful man who knows how to keep people on edge. Also plays ZOLTAR, the devilish voice in an arcade game. Bari-tenor.

SUSAN LAWRENCE
Female, early-mid 30s. The attractive, business-oriented Vice President of Marketing at MacMillan Toy Company. A smart, driven and manipulative, she discovers her inner secret giddy, school-girl innocence. She eventually falls for Josh. Mezzo soprano with belt.

PAUL SEYMOUR / MR BASKIN / ET AL
Male, 30s-40s. PAUL Is the Vice President for Product Development at MacMillan Toy Company vying for Susan's affection. Handsome, aggressive, self-absorbed. MR BASKIN is Josh’s caring suburban father. This track may also play other various small roles throughout the show. Baritone.

VERSATILE UTILITY MEN
Males, 20s-30s. Two men that play a variety of roles ranging from hormonal teenage boys to uptight, middle-aged business executives. Must be facile character actors who can play a broad range of ages, types and personalities. Strong versatile singers.

VERSATILE UTILITY WOMEN
Females, 20s-30s. Three women that play a variety of roles ranging from fun loving teenage girls to uptight, middle-aged business executives to concerned parents. Must be facile character actresses who can play a broad range of ages, types and personalities. Strong versatile singers.

TEENAGERS
Boys and Girls, 11-14 to play a variety of kids roles, including Josh’s classmates and kids at the toy company Christmas


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