CAROUSEL - NY Philharmonic Concert Staging Auditions

Posted: January 4, 2013

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CAROUSEL– Equity Principal Auditions
NY Philharmonic Concert Staging (NYC)
Special Agreement Equity Contract ; $1108/week minimum
Producer: Ed Yim
Artistic Planning Associate: Richard Lonsdorf
Music: Richard Rogers
Book & Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein
Musical Director: Rob Fisher
Co-Musical Director: Ben Whiteley
Director: John Rando
Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Casting: Binder Casting

Rehearsal: February 11, 2013
Open: February 27, 2013
Close: March 2, 2013 (matinee and evening performance) at Avery Fisher Hall

Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, January 14, 2013at Chelsea Studios
And151 West 26th Street, Studio 602
Wednesday, January 16, 2013New York, NY

10 AM – 6 PM each day
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.

Prepare a brief song from one of the following composers/styles: Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Victor Herbert, Rudolph Friml, Sigmund Romberg, any American operetta material or American opera material. Absolutely no pop or contemporary music.
Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose.

All non-singing roles prepare a 2-minute, non-contemporary monologue.
All bring picture and resume, stapled together.

NOTE: This will be a minimally-staged concert adaptation. All singers MUST have legit voices


(late 30s): Carrie’s fiancé. Seems humble but ready to better himself to be successful. In the fishery business. The opposite of Billy. Will be a devoted husband and father. Legit lyric tenor.

(50s to 60s): Billy meets Starkeeper in heaven. He has the wisdom of the world and allows Billy to go back to earth for one day to repent for his sins. Dr. Seldon is the speaker at Louise’s graduation. A wise and respected member of the community. Non-singing role.

(late 30s to mid 40s): Friend of Billy’s. A low-life and bad influence on Billy. Has a working-class roughness and should project a sense of danger. Baritone.

(50s): Upstanding New England business man who Billy and Jigger try to rob. Non-singing role.

(mid 20s): Handsome. Has a natural sexuality of youth. Excellent ballet dancer. Non-singing role.

(early 50s): Owner of the Carousel. Having affair with Billy. Should still be sexually vital. Non-singing role.

(should play late teens): Billy and Julie’s daughter. Excellent ballet dancer. Non-singing role.

Also seeking the following chorus parts (which are non-singing parts) at thisaudition:

Enoch Snow, Jr.
to play 11: Enoch’s well-mannered, but stuck-up son. Non-singing role.

Enoch Snow’s Daughter
to play 11: Enoch’s well-mannered, but stuck-up daughter. Non-singing role

The following roles have been CAST. Actors auditioning may be considered for possible replacements.

BILLY: Cast.

JULIE: Cast.



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