BRIGHT STAR - Florida Studio Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 18, 2019

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BRIGHT STAR - NYC EPA

Florida Studio Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT D; $696/week. Great artistic environment, Equity Contract with competitive, negotiable salaries.

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers and actor/singer/musicians.

PLEASE NOTE – it is our intention to have a number of the cast members also plays an instrument (guitar, mandolin, banjo violin, cello, upright bass, etc.), however we will be seeing people who play and people who do not.

We will also be considering people from this audition for our Musical Revue series.

SM positions are currently filled.

PREPARATION
Auditionees should prepare a brief song in the style of the show and bring sheet music with the cuts clearly marked and a photo and resume. An accompanist will be provided. If you play a stringed instrument, please accompany yourself.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th AveNew York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

PERSONNEL
Richard Hopkins Producing Artistic Director (in attendance)

Director: TBA
Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin. Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell.

OTHER DATES
Begins rehearsal: October 14, 2019
Show opens: November 8, 2019
Show closes: January 18, 2020

OTHER
Florida Studio Theatre recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the work place. People who share this belief or reflect a diverse background are encouraged to apply.
EPA Procedures are in effect for 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
With book and story by comedian Steve Martin, this musical tells the story of literary editor Alice Murphy who meets a young soldier just home from WWII who awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
PLEASE NOTE – it is our intention to have a number of the cast members also plays an instrument (guitar, mandolin, banjo violin, cello, upright bass, etc.), however we will be seeing people who play and people who do not.

Alice Murphy – female, 30-40, plays both 16-17 and 36-37. Alice at age 36-37 is an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional – but with an air of melancholy. Young Alice at age 16-17 is rebellious, high-spirited, adventurous – looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. She must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.
Billy Cane – male, mid-20’s, a young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.
Jimmy Ray Dobbs – male, 30-40, plays both age 18-20 and 38-40. Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks is Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 38-40.
Mayor Josiah Dobbs – male, 50-60, the Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.
Margo Crawford – female, mid-20’s, a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Also plays Well-Dressed Woman – A woman (38-40) living in Raleigh.
Mama Murphy – female, 50-60, Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion. Also plays Florence – an employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo, and Government Clerk – A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh.
Daddy Murphy – male, 50-60, Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.
Daddy Cane – male, 50-60, Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely, also plays Stanford – Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs.
Lucy Grant – female, mid-20’s, A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor. Also plays Edna – an employee at Margo’s bookstore, Government Clerk – A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh and Mayor Dobbs’ assistant.
Daryl Ames – male, 25-40, An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable. Also plays Max – a customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau, and Dr. Norquist – The local family doctor in Zebulon, and Stationmaster.
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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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