CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ - Staged Reading Auditions

Posted: August 7, 2014

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CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ - EPA
ProBo & Chasing Rainbows Productions LLC | New York, NY
Date of Audition:
8/18/2014



Call Type
Equity Principal
Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, August 18, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Contract
Other
AEA 2-WEEK STAGED READING ($500/WEEK)
Location
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
(35th/36th Streets)
New York, NY
12th floor

Seeking
Equity actor/singers for various roles.

see breakdown.

NOTE: The musical uses the songs of Judy Garland.
Preparation
Prepare a brief traditional musical theatre song or a song in the MGM style. Bring sheet music; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.
Other Dates
2-Week Staged Reading: September 8 – 18 in NYC
Other
Arrangements: David Libby Songs from the Sony Feist/Robbins Catalog
General Manager: 321 Theatrical Management
Personnel
Director: Matt Lenz
Choreographer: Parker Esse
Book: Marc Acito
Conceived by: Tina Marie Casamento

Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns
· 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
NOTE: The musical uses the songs of Judy Garland.

SEEKING:

JUDY GARLAND
Female, Caucasian, to play ages 13 – 16, height of 5’1” or shorter. Born Frances Gumm. Physically, Judy is going through an awkward stage, her body thick and soft with the onset of puberty, without any of the curvaceous benefits yet to come. But what she lacks in glamour she more than makes up for in effervescence. She has the energy of a pep squad and a never-say-die commitment to succeed, combined with a ready wit and a wicked sense of the absurd. More than anything, Judy just wants to be loved and accepted for who she is. Her vulnerability is as fragile as her self-esteem. She believes if she can just become a movie star, she can heal her broken family and quell her intense insecurities. Glorious singing voice a la the real Judy. PRINCIPAL

FRANK GUMM/ROGER EDENS
Male, Caucasian, to play ages 41 – 50 / 30 – 33. Like his daughter, Judy, Frank's charismatic, audience-pleasing showmanship does not conceal the delicate poetry of his soul. Watching him perform, one can see the origins of the adult Judy. / Roger has an open, easy manner in keeping with his Texas roots and the comfort in his own skin, a quality he longs to impart to young Judy. Strong singing voice and movement ability. PRINCIPAL

ETHEL GUMM
Female, Caucasian, to play ages 33 – 44. Judy’s mother. A plain, squat woman who compensates with a relentless, aggressive drive to succeed. Ethel’s need to be loved as a woman overshadows the tough love she practices with her children. Strong singing voice. PRINCIPAL

MICKEY ROONEY
Male, Caucasian, to play ages 14 – 17, height of 5’5” or shorter. Born Joe Yule. A pint-sized dynamo with an irrepressible energy and streetwise savvy. A self-absorbed optimist and hedonist, he’s an unrepentant skirt-chaser. Still, he’ll do anything for Judy—except consider her as a girlfriend. Strong singing voice and dance ability. Drum-playing ability a bonus. PRINCIPAL

KAY KOVERMAN/MA LAWLOR
Female, Caucasian, to play ages 60 – 63 / age 55. Kay is a matronly monument of American womanhood. Her loyal service to America’s richest man was the only logical step up from having served a Republican president. Despite her patrician WASP behavior, her actions demonstrate a compassionate maternal side. / Only in the dodgy world of child performers could the crass and morally dubious Ma Lawlor be considered an educator. Strong singing voice. PRINCIPAL

L.B. MAYER
Male, Caucasian, to play 51 – 54. A bespectacled owl of a man, though Napoleonic in his sense of value and mission as the head of the biggest movie studio in Hollywood and the richest man in America. He clings to respectability and class in response to his roots as a penniless, Yiddish-speaking junk man. Strong singing voice. PRINCIPAL


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