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CYGNET THEATRE 2016-17 SEASON - Cygnet Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 29, 2016

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Cygnet Theatre 2016/17 Season - Local EPA 3 Days

Cygnet Theatre|San Diego, CA

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday, March 31, 2016
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday, April 1, 2016
10:00AM - 4:00PM

SPT 8 Minimum - $550/wk

Cygnet Theatre Old Town
4040 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Equity Actors

Please prepare either A) 2 short contrasting monologues or B) 1 short monologue and 1 vocal selection.

Other Dates
See breakdown.

Please note that auditions for these projects will only be held in San Diego, CA

Director: Sean Murray, Rob Lutfy
Casting Director: Jacob Caltrider
· A monitor will

notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Seven Guitars
by August Wilson
Directed by TBD

First Rehearsal Aug 9
First PreviewSep 28
ClosingNov 6

Floyd Barton: plays 35, blues singer/guitarist with big aspirations and big flaws, passionate, hopeful, knows how to do the right thing for a little while, but then that little while runs out. In love with his ambition and with Vera.

Hedley: plays 59, keeps, butchers, and sells chickens, suffers from tuberculosis and possible dementia, desirous and disturbed. No one really knows his story, but we know he’s been through a lot. Lives mentally in a past and future fantasy; lives physically with Louise. Needs Ruby.

Louise: plays 48, the matriarch, doesn’t rock the boat, but issues wise warnings, knows what it is to be used up and left, a realist, uninterested in love, fed up with life and death.

Vera: plays 27, faithful, described as a true woman in character and physicality, has been given the run-around by Floyd, but continues to fall for him.

Red Carter: Floyd’s friend and drummer, superstitious, simpler, steadier, from Alabama, likes to have a good time, but is in the middle of 7 years bad luck because he broke a mirror.

Ruby: plays 25, Louise’s niece, stubborn, young, and fatally attractive, won’t belong to anyone, but needs someone to take care of her unborn child.

Canewell: Floyd’s friend and harmonica player, tired of playing second fiddle to Floyd, edgy, wary, and dissatisfied, thinks he knows best, in love with Vera.

King Hedley II
by August Wilson
Directed by TBD

First RehearsalAug 9
First PreviewSep 28
ClosingNov 6

KING HEDLEY II: thirty-six years old, he is the spiritual son of King Hedley from Seven Guitars. He is engaged in life and death struggles with a scar to prove it. The slash down the left side of his face has left him with a glass eye. He looks like a bogeyman at the crossroads. He spent seven years in prison and strives to live by his own moral code.

RUBY: King’s mother and blues singer, sixty-one.

TONYA: King’s girlfriend who is pregnant and wants to have an abortion because she does not want to bring a baby into this corrupt, crazy world, thirty-five.

ELMORE: Sixty-six years old and an old hustler who has been carrying a torch for Ruby for more than 30 years. He exudes an air of elegance and confidence born of his many years wrestling with life. He knows the secret of King's true patrimony.

STOOL PIGEON: A sixty-five year old harmonica player also seen in Seven Guitars. He is now a newspaper-collecting history carrier.

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adaptation and Lyrics by Sean Murray
Score by Billy Thompson
Directed by Sean Murray

First RehearsalNov 8
First PreviewNov 22
ClosingDec 24

6 actors to play various roles in the ensemble.

3 men
3 women

Bad Jews
By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Rob Lutfy

First RehearsalDec 13
First PreviewJan 12
ClosingFeb 12

DAPHNA FEYGENBAUM: 20s, female, Jewish. Liam & Jonah’s first cousin. 2/3 body, 1/3 hair. Daphna is very connected to her Jewish heritage. She is highly opinionated and easily lets her defensiveness turn into aggression towards her opponents. Subtlety is not in her nature.

LIAM HABER: 20s, male, Jewish. Daphna’s cousin. Attractive, put-together young professional on a trajectory for success. Former Fulbright scholar. Absolutely no sense of humor. Clearly lost his tolerance for Daphna a long time ago and isn’t discreet about the way he feels.

JONAH HABER: 20s, male, Jewish. Liam’s younger brother. Sometime-college sophomore. Just a regular guy. Less brainy. More heart. Sensitive. Doesn’t always speak up but when he does, it makes a strong impact. Caught in the middle.

MELODY: 20s, female, very clearly not Jewish. Liam’s girlfriend. Quite pretty and blonde. Dreams of being an opera singer but is unaware that she has a terrible voice. A peacemaker with a positive outlook on life.

On the Twentieth Century
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Cy Coleman
Directed by Sean Murray

First RehearsalJan 24
First Preview Mar 9
ClosingApr 30

Oscar Jaffee: strong baritone – A brilliant theater impresario, flamboyant and indomitable.

Lily Garland: strong soprano – Movie star, spoiled, pampered, megalomaniacal, and intelligent. This is a major role requiring very strong singing and strong comedic skills.

Bruce Granit: tenor – Lily’s boy-toy, handsome, vain, clueless

Oliver Webb: baritone – Oscar’s company manager, worried, fed-up

Owen O’Malley baritone – Oscar’s press agent, sardonic, likes to drink

Letitia Primrose mezzo – wealthy, deeply religious, revealed to be crazy.

**A small ensemble will also be cast. Specific breakdown TBD

Shockheaded Peter
Music by Adrian Huge, Martyn Jacques, Adrian Stout
Lyrics by Martyn Jacques
Book by Julian Bleach, Anthony Cairns, Graeme Gilmour, Tamzin Griffin
Based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman
Directed by Rob Lutfy

First RehearsalApr 18
First PreviewMay 18
ClosingJun 18

Cygnet is seeking 7-9 multitalented performers with movement background and proficiency in one or more musical instruments. Puppetry and pantomime experience is a plus.

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