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CAN CAN - Paper Mill Playhouse Auditions

Posted: March 20, 2014

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CAN CAN - Equity Principal Auditions

Paper Mill Playhouse|Millburn, NJ


Date of Audition:
4/17/2014





Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Thursday, April 17, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
COST
Tier 4; $808/week AEA minimum

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "519"
519 8th Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY


Seeking
Equity musical theatre performers, men and women, for various principal roles.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare a brief traditional musical theater or Cole Porter song. No pop songs, please. Those coming in for character roles should prepare a vintage character song. An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

Other Dates
Rehearsals start September 2nd, 2014
First preview October 1st, 2014
Press opening October, 5th 2014
Closing October 26th, 2014

Other
Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Managing Director: Todd Schmidt
Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker

Personnel
Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Abe Burrows
Revised by Joel Fields and David Lee
Director: David Lee
Musical Director: Steven Orich
Choreographer: Patti Colombo
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
· 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.


Breakdown

This is a brand-new production of Cole Porter’s classic musical. Pistache, a Parisian café owner, decides to feature the scandalous dance, the Can-Can. But will her defiance of the law end her business and her love life? This fresh new production features a re-crafted script by the legendary David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and showstopping choreography by Patti Colombo (Peter Pan, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers).

Seeking the following principal roles:

[AEA Statement: AEA considers a role to be CAST only if an offer has been given AND accepted. There are some roles listed below where offers have been given but have not yet been officially accepted. AEA considers deems these roles to still be available as of the posting of this notice]

LA MOME PISTACHE
30-35. G to B (belt)
A big personality; very strong singer. A stunning chanteuse. A country girl who has come to the big city, overcome incredible obstacles, and established herself as a strong businesswoman. Has a vulnerable side just below the surface. Commanding stage presence, great with comedy, able to engage with audience. Good mover. May be a tad exotic. (ROLE IS ON OFFER).

ARISTIDE FORESTIER
30-35. Big legit voice. Lyric Baritone to an F.
Leading man. Comedian. Has an uptight, awkward, but appealing air about him. Experience in stage combat a plus. (ROLE IS ON OFFER).

BORIS ADZINIDZINADZE
22-32. Baritone to an F
Comic second lead. A self-absorbed artist. Character man. Eastern European. Must have excellent comedic skills. Bulgarian accent. Must sing, but can be character voice. Needs to be able to hold harmony. Excellent physical comedian. Stage combat experience a must.

CLAUDINE
20-30.
Gamine like good looks. Really appealing character actress. Minimal singing (but some). Must be a brilliant, highly accomplished, evanescent, quirky dancer. This was the role that made a young Gwen Verdon famous in 1953. (ROLE IS ON OFFER).

HILAIRE JUSSAC
35-45 Bass/Baritone with a low G
Slick, self possessed. Intellectual snob. The villain of the piece. Must have a good baritone singing voice. Must have excellent fencing/stage combat skills and be able to partner a pas de deux. Comedy a plus.

ETIENNE
22-35. High baritone/tenor
Boris’ painter sidekick. Character singer/actor who must move well. Great with comedy. (ROLE IS ON OFFER).

HERCULE
22-35. High baritone/tenor
Boris’ poet sidekick. Character singer/actor who must move well. Great with comedy. (ROLE IS ON OFFER).

JEAN-LOUIS
25-40 High baritone/tenor
The head waiter at the club and Pistache’s best friend/confident. Kind, understanding, but with a biting wit. (ROLE IS ON OFFER).


Performers of all races and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend this call.


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