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CASA MANANA 2016-17 SEASON - Casa Manana Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 30, 2016

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Casa Manana 2016-2017 Season - Los Angeles EPA

Casa Mañana Theatre|Fort Worth, TX


Date of Audition:
7/7/2016





Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Thursday, July 7, 2016
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Lunch:2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sign-up begins at9:00AM

Contract
COST
Tier I Minimum - $664/wk

Location
Actors' Equity Association LA Audition Center
5636 Tujunga Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


Seeking
Equity singers

Preparation
Singers should prepare a short song in a style from one of the shows from the season; bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring Headshot and resume stapled together.

Other Dates
See breakdown

Other
www.casamanana.org

Personnel
Wally Jones, Executive Producer
Lindsey Atkinson, Associate Producer
See breakdown.
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.

Appointments
EPA rules in effect.
Sign-up begins at9:00AM
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Josh Rhodes, Director/Choreographer
First rehearsal8/29/16, Opens9/10/16, Closes9/18/16

Jesus Christ: Tenor (A2-G5) Title role. Leader of the 12 disciples.

Judas Iscariot: Tenor (D3-D5) One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and the consequences of Jesus's fame.

Mary Magdalene: Mezzo-Soprano (F3-Eflat5) A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him.

Peter: Baritone (A2-G4) One of Jesus's twelve apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus's arrest to save himself

Simon: Tenor (G3-B4) One of Jesus's twelve apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans.

Pontius Pilate: Baritenor (A2-B4) Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus's crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream and finds himself being presented with that very situation

Annas: Countertenor (G2-D5) One of the main antagonists of the show. Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat.

King Herod: Baritone. The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate. Decadent and flamboyant.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: Hunter Foster, Director
First rehearsal10/24/16, Opens11/5/16, Closes11/13/16

Elvis – 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”.

Jerry Lee Lewis – 20s; male; actor/singer/pianist; he was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing.” Must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus.

Carl Perkins– mid 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; Must be an excellent lead guitarist.

Johnny Cash – mid 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”.

Sam Phillips – mid 30s; male; excellent actor; “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King. A towering and charismatic figure in American music.

Dyanne – mid 20s; female; excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show – sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song).

WEST SIDE STORY: Eric Woodall, Director
First rehearsal2/20/17, Opens3/4/17, Closes3/12/17

Tony: Handsome, sandy-haired (Polish), older teen-ager, who has outgrown the Jets; tenor.

Riff: Glowing, driving, intelligent, slightly wacky leader of the Jets; tenor.

Bernardo: Handsome, proud, fluid leader of the Sharks, with a sardonic chip on his shoulder; baritone.

Maria: Lovely young and obedient immigrant Puerto Rican girl, excited and enthusiastic about her new life in America, but with stubborn inner strength that allows her to evolve into a strong woman; soprano.

Anita: Older (20’s) and wiser in the ways of the world, flashy, sharp-tongued, and with a knowing sexuality; alto/mezzo-soprano.

ROCK OF AGES: Director TBA
First rehearsal5/22/17, Opens6/3/17, Closes6/11/17

Drew - An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room, hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams.

Sherrie - female, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good with harmony, good movement ability.

Lonny –The narrator of the piece-charming, funny, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, someone who would be fun to spend one crazy night with. Strong and honest with comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.

Dennis Dupree - Classic stoner type guy, former rocker- who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing needed. A laid back, easy going dude. Baritone rock vocals.

Stacee Jaxx - A charismatic rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident and intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about rock-n-roll and its benefits. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.

Regina - A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Sunset Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals- A crunchy granola type hilarious tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect The Strip.

Hertz Klinemann - An older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Sunset Strip to develop it. The “villain” of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals, German accent.

Franz Klinemann - Hertz’ foppish, flamboyant German son –works for his father, but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Over the course of the show, changes and hilariously stands up to his father. Strong vocals and strong comedic timing, German accent.

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