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CAPE PLAYHOUSE 2016 SEASON **Updated** - Cape Playhouse Auditions

Posted: February 26, 2016

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Cape Playhouse 2016 Musicals EPA - *Updated 2/18

Cape Playhouse | Dennis, MA

Date of Audition:
2/29/2016



Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Monday, February 29, 2016
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
(lunch 1:00 - 2:00 pm)
Note: This EPA is for the Season Musicals only.

Contract
COST
$652/weekly minimum

Location
Nola Studios
250 West 54th Street (enter at 250 W 54 ONLY)
(not 244 W 54)
New York, NY 10019
5th Floor, Studio 4


Seeking
Equity actor/singers for 2016 season MUSICALS only

THE MUSIC MAN
CABARET

See breakdown for info.

Preparation
Actors should prepare one song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

Other Dates
See breakdown for rehearsal, opening, and closing dates.

Other

Update 2/18: This EPA will now be for the Season Musicals ONLY. 2 Additional EPAs will be held on 3/7 and 3/8 for the Season Plays.

Personnel
Interim Artistic Director: Erik Orton (expected to attend)
Casting Office: Elissa Myers Casting
Casting Director: Paul Fouquet (expected to attend)
Casting Assoc.: Karie Koppel (expected to attend)
  • 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

2016 SEASON MUSICALS

THE MUSIC MAN
Book, Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Wilson
Director: James Brennan
Choreographer: Peggy Hickey
1st reh: 6/21/16. Opens: 7/5. Closes: 7/23

HAROLD HILL:
(Baritone, A Flat to High F) A smooth talking con man and traveling salesman with plenty of charm, who tries Iowa after saturating Illinois; convinces townspeople they need a boys’ band to keep them out of trouble. He falls for Marian; does need some movement ability, & sings 'Trouble', 'Seventy-six Trombones,' 'The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl,' 'Marian the Librarian,' 'Shipoopi,' (Dance only) 'Till There Was You,' & 'Goodnight My Someone' reprise.

MARCELLUS WASHBURN:
(Tenor, G to High A) Former con man and friend to Harold Hill who now lives in River City; becomes fast friends with Harold again and helps him learn about the town, tries to help Harold get out of town after the con; his is a comic role. Should have some dance movement ability, and sings 'The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl,' and 'Shipoopi,' also the chorus numbers.

MAYOR GEORGE SHINN:
(Non-Singing or Chorus Only) The Mayor of River City, self-important, blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Gets lots of things wrong! Listens to his wife. Protective of daughter, Zaneeta, whom he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town. Takes himself seriously, but comes across funny.

WINTHROP PAROO:
(Alto, C – E Flat) Marian’s little brother, cute as a button. Does not talk much because of a lisp and missing his dead father. Learns to trust again and is a chatterbox by the end of the show. Sings: 'The Wells Fargo Wagon,' and 'Gary, Indiana,' plus some Chorus Numbers. (MUST HAVE LOCAL HOUSING ON CAPE COD)

BARBERSHOP QUARTET
(Members of the School Board)
OLIN BRITT: (Bass) Editor of the Gazette, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, a bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and learns not only to sing in harmony, but to behave in harmony. Sings: 'Sincere,' 'It’s You,' 'Goodnight Ladies,' 'Lida Rose' and all the Chorus numbers.

OLIVER HIX:
(Baritone) Banker, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united by the others by Harold Hill and begins to sing and act in harmony with them. Married to Alma. Sings 'Sincere,' 'Goodnight Ladies,' 'It’s You,' 'Lida Rose,' and all Chorus numbers.

JACEY SQUIRES:
(High Tenor) Owner of the livery stable, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Mrs. Squires. Sings: 'Sincere,' 'Goodnight Ladies,' 'It’s You,' 'Lida Rose,' and all Chorus Numbers

EWART DUNLOP:
(Second Tenor) Owner of the General Store, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Maud Dunlop. Sings: 'Sincere,' 'Goodnight Ladies,' 'It’s You,' 'Lida Rose' and all Chorus Numbers.

CHARLIE COWELL:
A rival traveling salesman, first seen on the train at the start of the show, he returns to town to warn them about Harold and hopefully make himself a hero and earn sales himself. Kisses Marian onstage. Sings 'Rock Island' and Finale. (We may also use him as a River City Townsperson in disguise.)

TOMMY DJILAS: ROLE IS CAST

MARIAN PAROO:
(Soprano, Low G to High A) Daughter to Mrs. Paroo and sister to Winthrop, she is the stuffy, conceited librarian and piano teacher in town. She is very learned and defends the 'questionable' books that are in the library. She was close to her deceased father’s friend, Mr. Madison, and the town believes that she had an affair with him. After all, he left the library to the town, but all the books to her! There was no affair, and he was like an uncle to her. At first, after meeting Harold Hill, she dislikes him but then gets to know him better, and we see a transformation in her while she falls in love. She comes to realize that he really does want to make a difference, and changes things in the town. They end up together. She has stage kisses with Charlie Cowell and with Harold Hill. Does need some dance movement ability, & Sings: 'Piano Lesson,' 'Goodnight My Someone,' 'My White Knight,' 'Shipoopi,' (Dance only) 'Will I Ever Tell You,' 'Till There Was You,' & 'Seventy-six Trombones' reprise.

MRS. PAROO:
(Mezzo Soprano A Flat to E Flat) Widowed Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop, she speaks with an Irish accent. She is a sweet, cheerful homemaker who wants the best for everyone. She gives Marian a lot of advice about how to find a man., and dotes on Winthrop. She falls for Harold’s con. Always keeps her hands busy. Sings: 'Piano Lesson,' and most of the chorus numbers.

EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN
(Alto, D to D) Mayor Shinn’s wife, she is definitely a society lady, knows everyone in town, struts about like a peacock and is somewhat snooty. A Member of every auxiliary organization in town, she has some strange ideas and doesn’t think she looks as ridiculous as she really is. Keeps her husband in line. Leads the 'Ladies Dance' group in the Grecian Urn. Sings: 'Pickalittle,' 'It’s You,' and all Chorus Numbers.

AMARYLLIS
(Alto, C to E) She is the young piano student of Marian’s, and likes Winthrop, but doesn’t understand why he won’t talk to her. The actress does not necessarily have know how to play the piano. Sings: 'Piano Lesson,' and Chorus Numbers. (MUST HAVE LOCAL HOUSING ON CAPE COD)

ZANEETA SHINN: ROLE IS CAST

The roles of Tommy Djilas and Zaneeta Shin have been cast.

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CABARET
Book by: Joe Masteroff
Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Director: Hunter Foster
Choreographer: Lisa Shriver
Musical Director: Paul Masse
1st reh: 7/25/16. Opens: 8/9. Closes: 8/20

EMCEE
Master of Ceremonies – Vocal Range – middle C to High C sharp – tenor – The host at the Kit Kat Klub – presented as a gender questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women – comedic – loveable – requiring agile stage movement and dance – speaks with a German Accent – Age range of appearance non?specific.

CLIFFORD BRADSHAW
Vocal Range – Low A to High E – Tenor – Description – American Novelist travelling to Berlin – presented as a closeted Gay Man exploring his sexuality –Appearance Age range Late 20’s to Mid 30’s in age. Speaks with an American accent.

FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER
Vocal Range – Low D to A flat above middle C – Alto ? A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. Appearance Age Range 50+. Requiring an ability to deliver lines with a German accent. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance – waltz.

HERR SCHULTZ
Vocal Range – Low G to High F – Tenor – One of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a Fruit Shop. Appearance Age Range 50+. Requiring an ability to deliver lines with a German accent. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance.

FRAULEIN KOST
Vocal Range – Low A flat to High F – Alto/Mezzo – Another of Frl. Schneider’s roomers. She earns money by offering favours to sailors – presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature. Comfortable with stage movement. German accent required. Appearance Age Range – 30’s to 40’s

SALLY BOWLES
Vocal Range – Low A to High C – Soprano – able to belt the song– A British Cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub. A quirky character that comes across as flighty – yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer. Appearance Age Range – 20’s to 30’s. Speaks with a British Accent.

ERNST LUDWIG
Sings in the Chorus – A friendly and Likeable German – Speaks with a German accent. Comfortable with stage movement and light dance – waltz. Appearance Age Range – non specific.



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