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BRIGHT STAR - Kennedy Center & Broadway Theatre TBA Auditions

Posted: June 17, 2015

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BRIGHT STAR - NYC EPAs
Joey Parnes Productions | New York, NY
Date of Audition:
7/1, 7/2 and 7/6/2015

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Call Type
Equity Principal
Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions (3 days)
WEDNESDAY JULY 1, 2015
THURSDAY JULY 2, 2015
MONDAY JULY 6, 2015
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day. Lunch 1 to 2
Contract
Production (League)
$1861/week min
Location
Actors' Equity Association NYC Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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Seeking
Equity Actors who sing for various principal roles. All characters are Caucasian.
See breakdown for more info.
Preparation
Prepare a brief folk, country, pop or bluegrass song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
See breakdown for preparation note.
Bring picture and resume
Other Dates
1st reh: (NYC): 10/26/15. 1st reh: (DC - Kennedy Center/Eisenhower Theatre): 11/23/15
1st preview: 12/2/15. Opens: 12/17/15
Closes: 1/10/16
Broadway: Winter/Spring 2016
Other
BRIGHT STAR is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920’s and 1940’s
Producer/GM: Joey Parnes Productions (Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson
Personnel
Music and Book by Steve Martin
Music and Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Musical Director: Rob Berman
Choreographer:Josh Rhodes
Directed by Walter Bobbie
Casting: Howie Cherpakov
• 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.
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Breakdown
BRIGHT STAR is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920’s and 1940’s. The singing in BRIGHT STAR is in the folk and bluegrass style and calls for strong, natural sounding voices. (there is no “big Broadway” or pop “power belting” in this show)
Seeking:
ALICE MURPHY:
Caucasian female Actress to play mid-late 30s to play ALICE at age 38-an editor of a southern literary magazine. Intelligent, attractive, professional-but with an air of melancholy
(The same actress will also play YOUNG ALICE at age 16- Rebellious, high spirited, sexually forward, adventurous-looking to break out of small town life and experience the world). Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.
[THERE IS AN OFFER OUT ON THIS ROLE]
BILLY CANE:
Caucasian male, 22. A soldier returning home from WWII. An aspiring young writer. Fresh, open, optimistic, charming and a little naïve.
JIMMY RAY DOBBS:
Caucasian male. Seeking an actor to play 30-35. Will play JIMMY RAY in his early 20s in flashbacks-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 40)
MAYOR JOSIAH DOBBS:
Caucasian male. Late 50s-mid 60s. the Mayor of Zebulon. A political and financial powerbroker—distinguished, even elegant, 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:
Caucasian female, 22. 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. [THERE IS AN OFFER OUT ON THIS ROLE]
DADDY MURPHY:
Caucasian male, late 50s-mid 60s; Alice’s father. An authoritative and a stern disciplinarian. Devoutly religious, hard working, a poor but proud farmer. [THERE IS AN OFFER OUT ON THIS ROLE]
MAMA MURPHY:
Caucasian female, 50s-early 60s; Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.
DADDY CANE:
Caucasian male, 60-65; Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely. [THERE IS AN OFFER OUT ON THIS ROLE]
DARYL AMES:
Caucasian male, late 20s to late 30s. 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. (Some character singing required but not a major singing role. Should be able to move well.)
LUCY GRANT:
Caucasian female, 20s to 30. An junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young "modern" career woman of the 1940's. Sexy, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor. Must be able to vocally carry a big uptempo "foot stopping" drinking song and dance/move very well.



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