Bristol Riverside Theatre 2019-20 Season - Bristol, PA EPA|
Bristol Riverside Theatre
Mon, May 20, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2. Accompanist provided
Tue, May 21, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2. Accompanist NOT provided on this day
No appointments required. actors seen on first come first seen basis.
LOA Contract/salary pending
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season.
The SM and ASM positions are filled for the entire season. See separate notice on casting call for future consideration submission info.
Prepare EITHER a) two contrasting 1-minute monologues OR b) a brief song (standard Broadway) OR c) a brief song and a 1-minute monologue. If singing, 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. Accompanist provided on 5/20 only
Bristol Riverside Theatre Rehearsal Studio
201 Cedar Street
Bristol, PA 19007
Producers: Susan Atkinson, Kevin Maroney
Artistic Director/Stage Director: Keith Baker
General Manager: David J. Abers, in attendance (has authority to hire SMs)
Season Runs: September 17, 2019 to May 31, 2020
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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.
2019-2020 BRT Show casting descriptions:
An Act Of God
By David Javerbau
Director: Susan D. Atkinson
First Rehearsal: August 27, 2019
Opening: September 17, 2019
Closing: October 6, 2019 (possible extension to October 13, 2019)
GOD - 20’s – 80’s, all genders and/or ethnicities. congenial, intelligent, energetic, outgoing, a winning, likable personality and offbeat charm. The almighty one. The King of Kings. The Lord of Lords. The Alpha and the Omega. Kinda full of Themselves in many ways and with a personality that is charming yet abrasive.
GABRIEL – 30’s – 80’s, all genders and/or ethnicities. An Angel of God's. By the books; no-nonsense, a depth of self-importance. The most senior angel on staff - in charge of the massive Guttenberg Bible and reads directly from the text. Is “in” on all of God’s jokes and opinions.
MICHAEL -20’s – 50’s, all genders and/or ethnicities. An Angel of God. Funny, impulsive, as irreverent an angel of God's can be. Feisty impertinence. God’s greatest advocate for humanity. Interacts with the audience directly and must have the interpersonal skills to deal with whatever unexpected thing may come.
NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Director: Keith Baker
Musical Director: TBD
First Rehearsal: October 8, 2019
Opening: October 29, 2019
Closing: November 24, 2019
Diana: Late 30s to early 40s – bipolar – delusional – manic depressive. Still attractive, appealing, quick witted. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to a D.
Natalie: Must read 16 – Diana’s daughter. Bright and attractive she craves her mother’s affection and attention and gets none. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to E flat.
Dan: Early to mid 40s. Diana’s husband. Good looking, patient and kind, but exhausted by family circumstances. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto.
Gabe: Diana’s son, must read 18. Charming, fun, energetic, carefree. BTW he’s a ghost or actually part of Dina’s delusion. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto.
Henry: Must read 17. Natalie’s boyfriend. Romantic, a musician, solid but last. A “stoner”. Vocal range low A below written middle C to high G full voice and high A falsetto.
Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine: played by the same actor. Age range 35 to 50. Dr. Fine is a psychopharmacologist. Practical, maybe a bit cold. Dr. Madden – Diana’s psychiatrist, described in the script as a “rock star” in that way that doctors can be perceived as saviors. Confident and unflappable. Vocal ranges low A below written middle C to high A flat full voice.
By William Shakespeare
Director: Eric Tucker
First Rehearsal: December 30, 2019
Opening: January 28, 2020
Closing: February 16, 2020
Man #1 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Man #2 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Man #3 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Woman #1 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Woman #2 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Woman #3 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
By John Kander and Fred Ebb
Director: Keith Baker
Musical Director: TBA
Choreographer: Stephen Casey
First Rehearsal: February 11, 2020
Opening: March 10, 2020
Closing: April 5, 2020 (possible extension to April 12, 2020)
Sally Bowles – the headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Meets Cliff Bradshaw, and is in the stages of building a relationship (Mezzo-Soprano)
The Emcee – The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure (Tenor)
Clifford “Cliff” Bradshaw – An American writer traveling through Berlin (Baritone)
Fraulein Schneider – An older German woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in (Alto)
Herr Schultz – An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fraulein Schneider (Baritone)
Ernst Ludwig – A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi
Fraulein Kost – A German prostitute who rents in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house (Mezzo-Soprano)
Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie and Helga – Girls who perform at the Kit Kat Klub
Bobby, Victor, Hans and Herman – The Cabaret Boys of the Kit Kat Klub
Boy – a young boy involved in the Nazi party (Soprano)
Sailor – A client of Fraulein Kost
Max – owner of the Kit Kat Klub
A LEG UP
By Ken Kaissar
Director: Amy Kaissar
First Rehearsal: April 14, 2020
Opening: May 5, 2020
Closing: May 31, 2020
Charles Griffin, III: 40-55 years old, any ethnicity. An upper class British man who is living off of Barbara's (his American wife) money. He's desperate (really desperate) for his investment to pay off and he'll do just about anything to succeed. A broad comedian with impeccable timing.
Barbara: 35-50 years old, any ethnicity. Barbara, an extraordinarily wealthy heiress, who has just come home from a spa vacation has long been questioning her marriage to Charles and for the first time is starting to question her sexuality. A broad comedian with impeccable timing. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Laurie: 20-30 years old, any ethnicity. Don't underestimate this woman. She's a bombshell who may play coy, but she'll do anything to get what she needs. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Svyatoslava Ilyinichna Kyrychenko: 20-35 years old, Caucasian, Female. Ukranian. She is proud, deeply religious, somewhat self-righteous, and speaks with a thick accent. A former professional ballerina in the Ukraine, Slavik (as she is known) is now an overworked live-in maid who tries to be pleasant despite always feeling a bit put out. Must be able to do a series of fouettés and pirouettes and have great comedic timing. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST
Stephanie Wolcott: 30-45 years old, any ethnicity, transgender. Stephanie, the CEO of the Ottobock Prosthetic Company is a tough as nails businesswoman who needs (really needs) Charles' money. She's very lonely and, unfortunately, falling in love with Barbara, Charles' wife.
Rufus: 30-45 years old, African American. Male. Rufus is the chief designer and robotic engineer at Ottobock. Rufus can be catty but deep down he really does care about his colleagues, unbeknownst to whom, he is secretly having an affair with Senator Wannamead.
Edward: 30-45 years old, any ethnicity. Edward was a priest who, although he has left the clergy, is still a deeply devoted Catholic. He is a single below the knee amputee and is part of a team developing a breakthrough intelligent prosthetic leg. Strong physical comedian. Significant movement training a plus
Senator Sam Wannamead: 50-75 years old. Wannamead is the presumptive GOP candidate for US President. He is a single below the knee amputee and the first customer of Ottobock. He is secretly having an affair with Rufus.
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.