BROADWAY CENTER STAGE 2019-20 SEASON - The Kennedy Center Auditions

Posted: August 9, 2019

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Broadway Center Stage 2019-20 Season - NYC EPA

Kennedy Center, The

AUDITION DATES
Wed, Aug 21, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1pm to 2pm

Thu, Aug 22, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

Fri, Aug 23, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1pm to 2pm

CONTRACT
Production (League) $1350/wk +$78/day per diem in DC

SEEKING
Actors for various roles in FOOTLOOSE, NEXT TO NORMAL, and BYE BYE BIRDIE as part of the upcoming 2019 - 2020 BROADWAY CENTER STAGE Season at The Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center’s BROADWAY CENTER STAGE series presents fully staged concert versions of beloved musicals, including a full orchestra & chorus.
The productions rehearse in NYC, then move to DC for tech and performances.
SM positions are currently available. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info.

PREPARATION
Prepare a brief song appropriate to the season. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume, stapled together.

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

PERSONNEL
BROADWAY CENTER STAGE series
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Washington, DC
Vice President: Jeffrey Finn
Casting: Laura Stanczyk, Brick Wall Theatrical LLC

OTHER
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
ALL ETHNICITIES AND GENDER IDENTIFICATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

BREAKDOWN:

FOOTLOOSE
Director: Walter Bobbie
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: TBA
First Rehearsal: September 23rd, 2019
Tech in DC: October 6th, 2019
Performances begin: October 9th, 2019
Closing: October 13th, 2019
Possible Extension: October 14th
[REN McCORMACK] Male, Any Ethnicity. 18+ to play teens. Witty and scrappy, wildly charismatic. Hurt by his father’s desertion though and seeking a place where he belongs Ren’s emotional journey starts with his being feisty and flippant in Act I, continues through his thoughtful argument to the Town Council and ends with his emotional final confrontation with Rev. Moore. It’s a journey from boyhood to maturity. Great singer and spectacular dancer. (D3-C5)
[ARIEL MOORE] Female, Any Ethnicity. 18+ to play teens. Ariel is smart; she understands the rules of the different worlds she moves between and, in each situation, she plays her part brilliantly. When she’s in her father’s presence she is buttoned-up and demure; with her pals she burns off all her unexpressed, energy with raucous, thrill-seeking behavior. Her high spirits are, quite often, an attempt to keep a lid on the grief she feels about her brother’s death and the loss of her once loving relationship with her father. Appealing, attractive, charismatic, spectacular singer. (G3-G5)
[REV. SHAW MOORE] Male, Any Ethnicity, mid 40’s - 50’s. Charismatic and charming. Shaw has a quick mind, a loving heart, and a sense of humor, all of which endear him to his congregation. He continues to mourn the death of his son – the one person he could not save and has become unyielding in his need to protect his surviving child. Only Ariel and Vi (and eventually Ren) get a glimpse of this private anguish and the flashes of frustration and temper that arise from that. (G2-F4)

[VI MOORE] Female, Any Ethnicity, early 40’s - 50’s. Ariel’s mother. Vi fully understands what kind of unflagging good humor she must display in order to keep her household – and her husband’s congregation – running smoothly. Direct, intelligent, perceptive and compassionate. She gives us a glimpse of what life with Shaw was like before the tragedy, when theirs was a marriage both passionate and playful. (G3-D5)

[WILLARD HEWITT] Male, Any Ethnicity. 18+ to play teens. Willard is not dumb; he is a gentle soul with quick fists - his defense against a world that he often has trouble comprehending. Willard just hasn’t had anyone come along to puncture that macho belligerence – until Ren arrives. After that, the humor in the character of Willard derives from his gradual, innocent and giddy discovery of the new worlds that Ren opens up to him. Awkward and adorable. Great singer who must finally be able to dance. (B2-A4)

[RUSTY] Female, Any Ethnicity. 18+ to play teens. Rusty may come off as sassy and self-assured, but, in many ways, she is the most deeply romantic character in FOOTLOOSE. Believes that she and Willard were meant to be together, but they’re both so inept about expressing themselves that it takes Ren – and a little time on the dance floor – to ultimately bring that about. ASTONISHING SINGER who sings LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY. (A3-F6)
[URLEEN] Female, Any Ethnicity. 18+ to play teens. A flirt on the verge of becoming a woman, she enjoys a bit of a rebel. Ultimately she too knows her place in the community though - a follower, not a leader. (A3-F5)
[WENDY JO] Female, Any Ethnicity. 18+ to play teens. Agreeable, she doesn’t have a lot of original thoughts, she’s not the smartest of the bunch. Protective of her friend, and ready to jump to her defense if needed. (F3-B4)
[CHUCK CRANSTON] Male, Any Ethnicity. 18+ to play teens. Rough, demanding, sexual, and jealous. The local “bad boy”, a braggart, not a fan of Ren’s, he has a violent streak. He doesn’t appreciate being made a fool of, or being told what to do. Athletic and a jock. (F3-B4)
[LULU WARNICKER] Female, Any Ethnicity, early 40’s. Ren’s Aunt, and Ethel’s sister. Law abiding, not one to rock the boat, she knows her place. Uptight, a gossip, of the old guard, she loves her sister, but doesn’t appreciate her world being shaken. A dutiful wife and city council secretary.
[WES WARNICKER] Male, Any Ethnicity, 40’s. Lulu’s husband, Ethel’s brother in law. Tough, authoritative, small town, easily frustrated with Ren’s inability to fit into his community.

[ETHEL McCORMACK] Female, Any Ethnicity, early 40’s. Where does Ren get his intelligence, his resilience and his sense of humor? From his mother, of course! It’s hard for Ethel to be living in her sister’s home and abiding by her brother-in-law’s rules, but she never succumbs to the pathos of her situation; after all, she has to be strong for Ren. Their mutual loss has brought them closer together, and they share a teasing, good-natured relationship. (G3-D5)
[COACH DUNBAR] Male, Any Ethnicity, 30’s-40’s. Small town wrestling coach and high school gym teacher, he doesn’t mince words, and is unwilling to accept lip or sass. Quick to judge, he likes things the way they are.
[COP/COUNTRY FIDDLER] Male, Any Ethnicity, 30’s-50’s. Deadpan, law abiding, no nonsense. Doubles as a Country Fiddler.
[BETTY BLAST] Female, Any Ethnicity, 40+. The owner of The Burger Blast. She’s too old to skate but too ornery to admit it. Not afraid to say what’s on her mind. A champion of Ren’s, one of the good ones.
[PRINCIPAL CLARK] Male, Any Ethnicity, 40+. The high school Principal, he takes his job very seriously. He’s used to people jumping when he speaks. An authoritarian.
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NEXT TO NORMAL
Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: TBA
First Rehearsal: January 13th, 2020
Tech in DC: January 26th, 2020
Performances begin: January 29th, 2020
Closing: February 2nd, 2020
Possible Extension: February 3rd, 2020
[DIANA] -ROLE CASTFemale, Late 30’s - 40’s, Any Ethnicity. The mother - a sexy, sharp, intelligent, put-together suburban soccer mom with an urban sensibility. Bipolar, and depressive. Constantly on the edge of a breakdown. Mezzo w/belt (G3-F#5).
[DAN] Male, late 30s- 40s, Any Ethnicity. The father - devoted, dependable husband and father, coping with too much.
[GABE] Male. 18+ to play 18, Any Ethnicity. The son - athletic, handsome, bright - the perfect teenager. Playful yet dangerous. Tenor (B2 - D5)
[NATALIE] Female. 18+ to play 16, Any Ethnicity. The daughter - very intelligent, hard-working, and overly-stressed. Whip smart, tightly wound, her world could shatter at any moment. Piano skills are a plus. Mezzo Soprano (G3 - G5)
[HENRY] Male. 18+ to play 17, Any Ethnicity. The boyfriend - a musician, a philosopher, a hipster, and a stoner; optimist, he is loving, charming, and adorable. Tenor (G#2-B4)
[DOCTOR MADDEN] Male, 30’s - 40’s, Any Ethnicity. The doctor - “On the young side of ageless" The doctor, confident and successful with a powerful presence, calm and steady, glimmers of a rock star from his youth. Tenor (A2-A4)
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BYE BYE BIRDIE
Director: Marc Bruni
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Rehearsals begin: April 6th, 2020
Tech in DC: April 19th, 2020
Performances begin: April 23rd, 2020
Closing: April 27th, 2020
[ALBERT PETERSON] Male, 35-40, Any Ethnicity. The nervous type, charming, kind, his work is his life. A businessman, a mama’s boy, a people pleaser. President of the Almaelou Music Corp, the mastermind behind Conrad’s career. (A#2 - F#4)
[ROSE ALVAREZ] Female, 25-40, Hispanic. Albert’s secretary. Fiery, vivacious, sexy, passionate, and funny. Always supportive of Albert, madly in love with him, and frustrated at his constant distractions. Smart, spicy, a dreamer with aspirations of romance and a “normal life”. (F#3-C5)
[URSULA MERKLE] Female. 18+ to play teens, Any Ethnicity. Kim’s best friend, a loud, hyper-enthusiastic fan of Conrad Birdie. Passionate and devoted to extremes. Militant in her direction of the Birdie fan club, and in her love of Conrad. (D4-F5)
[KIM MACAFEE] Female. 18+ to play teens, Any Ethnicity. Self-possessed, mature beyond her years, pretty, and All-American. The president of the Conrad Birdie Fan Club. At a crossroads of development, becoming a woman, and unure exactly what that means. (G3 - Ab5)
[MR. HARRY MACAFEE] Male, 40’s-50’s, Any Ethnicity. Old fashioned, grumpy, he doesn’t appreciate the change he sees in todays youth. He likes things the way they always were, why the need for change? He demands respect, and has tried to run his house on a democratic basis. (C3-E4)
[MRS. DORIS MACAFEE] Female, 40’s-50’s, Any Ethnicity. Kim and Randolph’s mother, a steady, kind, knowing “50’s mom”. Doting, loving, always the peacemaker between Harry and the children of the house. (A#3 - F5)
[MRS. MAE PETERSON] Female, 60’s, Any Ethnicity. Albert’s nagging and controlling mother. Worships her son, and is highly killed at relentlessly guilt tripping him. Funny, biting, witty, a widow - and unashamed to use that fact her advantage. Manipulative but loving.
[CONRAD BIRDIE] Male, 20-30, Any Ethnicity. An over the top rock star a la Elvis. Masculine, oozing sexuality, he’s the man every woman wants and every man wants to be. Self absorbed with tons of personality and charm, the ultimate teen heartthrob. (G#2-F#4)
[HUGO PEABODY] Male. 18+ to play teens, Any Ethnicity. Kim’s understandably frustrated boyfriend. Deeply devoted, All-American, and jealous. Anxious, controlling, uptight, a good kid pushed too far.
[RANDOLPH MACAFEE] Male, 10 years old, Any Ethnicity. Kim’s younger brother. Idolizes his father, even when overlooked. Excitable, desperate to be recognized, unfazed by rejection, a pleaser. (D3-D4)
[GLORIA RASPUTIN] Female, 25-35, Any Ethnicity. Ambitious, a bombshell, Mae’s choice to replace Rosie. Not the most ideal administrator, but forceful, and full of gusto. A flirt, and a spectacular tap dancer.
[VOICE OF ED SULLIVAN] Male, off stage role. The voice of the beloved TV show, comforting, nostalgic, reminiscent of a bygone era.
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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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