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BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE 2019 SEASON - Bucks County Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 28, 2019

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Bucks County Playhouse 2019 Season - NYC EPA
New Hope Productions LLC

AUDITION DATES

Wed, Feb 06, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Thu, Feb 07, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Fri, Feb 08, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

COST Tier 1 Agreement; $712/week

SEEKING

Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming season. See breakdown.

SM/ASM positions are available. See separate notices on casting call for submission info.

PREPARATION

Please prepare EITHER 1) a short song OR 2) short monologue OR 3) a One Minute Monologue and 16 bars of a song. Prepare material that fits one of the productions for this season. Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key (if singing) and a picture/resume, stapled.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
3rd floor

PERSONNEL

Executive Producer: Robyn Goodman
Producing Director: Alex Fraser
Producer: Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler
Casting Director: Geoff Josselson, CSA

In attendance: Josh Fiedler (Producer), Stephen Kocis (Producer), Geoff Josselson (Casting Director), Jimmy Larkin (Casting Assistant)

OTHER DATES

see breakdown for production dates.

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

DIAL M FOR MURDER

Director: Mike Donahue
Playwright: Frederick Knott
First Rehearsal: April 30, 2019
First Performance: May 17, 2019
Closing Night: June 15, 2019
Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities for all roles.
SEEKING:
[TONY WENDICE] Male, mid 30s to mid 40s. British. A recently retired professional tennis player. Handsome, charming and charismatic. He does not initially seem like a villain, but is self-assured and arrogant; a constant manipulator with a slick, casual demeanor. Likes the finer things in life, but cannot afford them; his solution is to have his wealthy wife murdered. Any ethnicity.

[MARGOT WENDICE] Female, 30s to early 40s. British. Charming, elegant, confident but guileless wife of Tony Wendice. Comes from money and has always lived comfortably. She and Tony's marriage has not always been strong, leading her to have an affair with Max, which she has since ended. She trusts Tony and believes their marriage is back on track. Any ethnicity.

[MAX HALLIDAY] Male, 30s to 40s. An American murder mystery writer from New York. Successful and confident. Grounded, honest and genuine, he is in love with Margot and truly has her best interests at heart. Any ethnicity.

[CAPTAIN LESGATE] Male, mid 30s to mid 40s. Working class British. A con artist, also known as C.A. Swann, Adams, and Wilson. A former Cambridge classmate of Tony’s, who is now a convicted criminal willing to do most anything for money, including murder. An outsider looking in; guarded in manner, but easily one-upped. Dangerous in manner but not intelligence. Any ethnicity.

[INSPECTOR HUBBARD] Male, 50s to 60s. A seasoned British Police Inspector. A bit eccentric but thoughtful and extremely thorough. A strong presence, with gravitas. He has a keen sense of observation and intelligence, but does not show his hand until the time is right. Any ethnicity.
[THOMPSON] Male, 30s. A uniformed British police officer. Efficient and well trained, he has great respect for Inspector Hubbard. Any ethnicity.
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MAMMA MIA

Director: John Tartaglia
Choreographer: Shannon Lewis
First Rehearsal: June 11, 2019
First Performance: June 28, 2019
Closing Night: August 3, 2019
Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities for all roles.
SEEKING
[DONNA] Female, early 40s. The mother of a 20 year old girl. Attractive and free spirited. Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called "Donna and the Dynamos" who now owns and runs a small taverna on a Greek island. A strong, independent woman who can cut loose and have fun, but also has a vulnerable side. Must move well. Strong pop belter - Alto/ Mezzo.
[TANYA] Female, early 40s. Donna’s friend and a former singer in the “Dynamos". Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Alto/ Mezzo.
[ROSIE] Female, early 40s. Also a former singer in the "Dynamos" who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She¹s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Alto/ Mezzo.
[SOPHIE] Female, early 20s. Donna’s daughter. A very special, lovely young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. A dreamer who is more like her mother than she’d like to admidt. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop Soprano or Alto/ Mezzo.
[SAM] Male, early 40s. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Bari tenor.
[HARRY] Male, early 40s. May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must be able to do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High Baritone, Tenor. Proficient acoustic guitar player, a plus.
[BILL] Male, early 40s. May be Sophie’s father. An Australian travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Should be a very good actor who sings. High baritone.
[SKY] Male, 20s. Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna¹s tavern and marry Sophie. Should move/dance well. Pop tenor.
[ALI] Female, early 20s. Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Impulsive and fun. Should sing and dance very well. Featured ensemble role.
[LISA] Female, early 20's. Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic, playful and kooky. Should sing and dance very well. Featured ensemble role.
[PEPPER] Male, 20s. Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Athletic, attractive and toned. Hot and he knows it. Should sing and dance very well. Acro a plus. Featured ensemble role.
[EDDIE] Male, 20s. Another friend of Sky’s and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role.
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ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE

Director: David Galligan
Playwright: Ted Swindley
First Rehearsal: July 30, 2019
First Performance: August 9, 2019
Closing Night: September 1, 2019
SEEKING:
[PATSY CLINE] Female. Late 20 to mid 30. Dynamic and passionate singer/actress who can embody the legendary country singer in voice and spirit. Should have the ability to deliver her unique musical style and essence. Powerful country singing voice.

[LOUISE SEGER] Female. 40s to 60s. A Texas housewife and fan of Patsy Cline. Bossy, determined, gregarious, loves life and people but does not suffer fools, has a no-nonsense attitude and a tremendous heart of gold. Comedic actress and charismatic storyteller with a fantastic sense of humor and a strong personality. Any ethnicity.
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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Associate Director: Greg Santos
Director: Hunter Foster
Choreographer: Lorin Latarro
Music Director: Will Shuler
Book, Music & Lyrics: Richard O’Brien
First Rehearsal:? TBA
First Performance: TBA
Closing: TBA
Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities for all roles.
SEEKING:
[DR. FRANK N FURTER] 20s-40s. A mad scientist transvestite from the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. Larger than life, full of sexual energy. High Rock Baritone.?
[ROCKY] Male 20s, the result of one of the Dr’s experiments: “the perfect man.” Must be in good shape and comfortable with wearing little clothing?. Strong Rock Baritone/Tenor.
[BRAD] Male, 20s. Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times.?Bari-tenor.
[JANET] Female, 20s. Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily.?Mezzo Soprano Belt.
[MAGENTA] Magenta, 20s-30s. A very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Bold and Sexy.?Husky Rock Mezzo/Alto
[RIFF RAFF] Male, 20s-40s. Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.?High Rock Tenor.
[COLUMBIA] Female, 20s-40s. One of Frank’s servants.?Mezzo Soprano Belt.
[EDDIE/DR. SCOTT/NARRATOR] Male, 20s-40s. Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and role of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle. The Narrator follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience. Baritone.
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ONCE

Director: TBA
Book: Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney
First Rehearsal: October 22, 2019
First Performance: November 8, 2019
Closing: November 30, 2019
Seeking talented musicians/actors of ALL ethnicities who proficiently play one or more of the following instruments: Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Violin/Fiddle, Accordion, Cello, Ukulele, Mandolin, Melodica, Cajon, & Drum Kit. Please indicate instrument in submission.
SEEKING:
[GUY] Male, Any Ethnicity, mid 20s – 30s. A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[GIRL] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s – 30s. Czech-born. Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Works hard and doesn’t want sympathy. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock mezzo soprano.
[EAMON] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s – late 40s. Irish. The music studio manager where GUY and GIRL record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents and shows a passion and appreciation for their music. Must sing and play guitar & piano well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[ANDREJ] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s. Czech-born. Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Must play guitar & electric bass guitar extremely well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[REZA] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s – 30s. A vivacious, sexy, funny, smart Czech girl with a larger then life attitude. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock soprano.
[DA] Male, Any Ethnicity, 50s and up. Guy’s dad, runs a vacuum repair shop. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar or ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[BARUSHKA] Female, Any Ethnicity, Late 40s – 50s. Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock alto.
[BANK MANAGER] Male or female, Any Ethniciy, 30s-40s. Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar and cello very well. Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent. Folk/ rock tenor or alto.
[SVEJC] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s, A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[EX-GIRLFRIEND] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s - Early 30s, Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock mezzo-soprano.
[BILLY] Male, Any Ethnicity, Mid 30s – 40s. A large Irish man with a big personality and a heart of gold. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of GIRL but also has a vulnerability. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[EMCEE] Male, 20s-40s, Any Ethnicity, The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone.
[IVANKA] 6-8 year old girl. IVANKA is the sweet natured daughter of Girl. Should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing.
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EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Director: TBA
Written by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
First Rehearsal: TBA
First Performance: TBA
Closing Night: TBA
This is a fast-paced, physical, The 39 Steps-style comedy. Seeking excellent comic transformational actors, comfortable with razor sharp characters, whip fast changes and physical comedy, who are also skilled with a cappella singing.
Ideally seeking actors who are proficient with one or more of the following instruments: fiddle/violin, cello, accordion, flute, clarinet, piano, brass (ie tuba), percussion, or any other instrument from the Victorian era.
Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities for all roles.
SEEKING:

[ACTOR ONE] Male 20s – 30s. Fresh faced and optimistic, this actor plays a number of roles including FREDERICK: Scrooge’s warm-hearted nephew and YOUNG SCROOGE: first at boarding school and later as an apprentice to Fezziwig, fired up with ambition and a passionate devotion to his intended bride, Lavinia. Seeking an actor with excellent transformational comic skill, familiar with sketch comedy and comfortable with hair pin character changes, quick witted invention, and a soulful presence. Should be comfortable with a British dialect and a cappella singing. Should play one of the instruments listed above.

[ACTOR TWO] Female 20s – 30s. Lovely and upbeat, this actor plays a number of roles including LAVINIA: Young Scrooge’s fiancé, whose soulful desire to domesticate him pales in the fiery glow of ambition at business, MILLENNIAL GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: a contemporary 20-something complete with a sense of entitlement and vocal fry , the MALE CRICKET TEAM CAPTAIN at young Scrooge’s school and several other miscellaneous characters. Seeking an actor with excellent transformational comic skill, familiar with sketch comedy and comfortable with hair pin character changes, quick witted invention, and a soulful presence. Should be comfortable with a British dialect and a cappella singing. Should play one of the instruments listed above.

[ACTOR THREE] Female 30’s – 50s. Silly and robust, this actor plays a number of roles including GERTRUDE: the slightly daffy spinster who first asks for charity from Scrooge, The mystical GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST, the clucking and haughty LADY MARMALADE, and a host of other delicious and silly Victorian archetypes. Seeking an actor with excellent transformational comic skill, familiar with sketch comedy and comfortable with hair pin character changes, quick witted invention, and a soulful presence. Should be comfortable with a British dialect and a cappella singing. Should play one of the instruments listed above.

[ACTOR FOUR] Male 30’s – 50’s. A great character type, this actor plays a number of roles including BOB CRATCHIT: the long suffering clerk in Scrooge’s firm, MARLEY: Scrooge’s dead former business partner who haunts him from the grave, the ebullient and daffy MR. FEZZIWIG and many other fun twists on traditional Victorian locals. Seeking an actor with excellent transformational comic skill, familiar with sketch comedy and comfortable with hair pin character changes, quick witted invention, and a soulful presence. Should be comfortable with a British dialect and a cappella singing. Should play one of the instruments listed above.
[ACTOR FIVE] Male, 40s to 60s. To play SCROOGE: British emigre to the U.S. he is a hardened cold hearted miser, whose heart is warmed by a terrifying and ultimately sobering series of visions that take him through his past and present. When he sees the light, he becomes the town’s first impresario, turning his offices into a theatre. Seeking an extraordinary, physically agile comic actor with a sharp point of view on the character and a love for British comedy. Should be comfortable with a British dialect. Ideally he is adept with a cappella singing and can play one of the instruments listed above.


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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