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Dallas Theater Center 13-14 Houston Chorus Call

Dallas Theater Center|Dallas, TX


Date of Audition:
3/18/2013




Call Type
Non-Required Chorus

Time(s)
Monday. March 18, 2013
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Dancers Call
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Singers Call

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
LORT C - minimum $710/week

Location
Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Medium rehearsal studion (3/18), Neuhaus Theatre (3/19)


Seeking
Male and Female Equity and Non-Equity Actors. Please see Breakdown. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Always bring your Equity Membership Card and H/R to auditions.

Preparation
1. two contrasting monologues (not more than TWO minutes combined) or
2. or one song and one monologue (not more than TWO minutes combined)
3. or two contrasting songs of 16-32 bars each (up-tempo and ballad)

Other Dates
A RAISIN IN THE SUN(dir.Tre Garrett)Reh 8/9-9/6 Perf 9/6-10/20
CLYBOURNE PARK(dir.Joel Ferrell)8/20-9/27, 9/27-10/27
A CHRISTMAS CAROL(dir.Kevin Moriarty)10/22-11/27, 11/27-12/24
OEDIPUS EL REY(dir.Kevin Moriarty)12/17-1/17, 1/17-3/2

Other
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE(dir.Daniel Aukin) Reh 1/28-2/28, Perf 2/28-3/30
SHERLOCK HOLMES(dir.Kevin Moriarty)3/25-4/25, 4/25-5/25
LES MISERABLES(dir.TBD)5/13-6/20, 6/20-8/3

Personnel
Kevin Moriarty- Artistic Director
Joel Ferrell- Associate Artistic Director, Casting Director
Tiffany Hobbs- Casting Associate

  • · A monitor will

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

Appointments
For Monday, 3/18: OPEN CALL (Dancers: 10am, Singers: 2pm)

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


Breakdown

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
RUTH YOUNGER
WALTER LEE YOUNGER (BROTHER)
BENEATHA YOUNGER
LENA YOUNGER (MAMA)
JOSEPH ASAGAI
GEORGE MURCHISON
BOBO
KARL LINDNER

CLYBOURNE PARK
RUSS/ DAN Caucasian, late 40s
BEV/KATHY Caucasian, 40s
FRANCINE/LENA: African-American, 30s
JIM / TOM / KENNETH: Caucasian, late 20s.
ALBERT / KEVIN: African-American, 30s.
KARL / STEVE: Caucasian, 30s.
BETSY / LINDSEY: Late 20s.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
SCROOGE
BOB CRATCHITT
FRED
MARLEY
PAST
PRESENT
MR FEZZIWIG
MRS. FEZZIWIG
YOUNG SCROOGE
BELLE
MRS. CRATCHITT
FRED’S WIFE
Other roles (may be doubled): TOPPER, OLD JOE, CHARITABLE GENTLEMEN,
LAUNDRESS, and DICK WILKINS

OEDIPUS EL REY
OEDIPUS – (18-20s, male, nudity required). A young king; tough, powerful
LAIUS – (40s-50s, male) an old king; ruthless / Coro #4 (chorus, various roles)
JOCASTA – (30s-40s, female, nudity required). Wife of Laius and mother of Oedipus; sexy, unafraid.
CREON – (20-30s, male) brother of Jocasta; runs a shady business / CORO #3 (chorus, various
roels)
CORO #1 (any age, male) chorus, various roles / EL SOBADOR (healer who uses touch)
CORO #2 (any age, male) chorus, various roles
FORTRESS
DYLAN: 20’s – early 30’s. Caucasian. To play pre-teens through adulthood. Shy, bookish,
intelligent. Passionate about music, which is his link to his absent mother. Always a little on the
outside, he never feels quite at home. He strikes up a tight friendship with his neighbor, Mingus
Rude, but as the boys age, their bond is tested by their differing social circumstances. Dylan’s
conflicted feelings about his youth and his friend follow him, affecting his adult life and
relationships long after he has left Brooklyn. Pop voice, high baritone, up to a solid F# or G#.
JUNIOR: 40’s. To play ages 40’s- 60’s. African-American. Mingus’ father. A former lead
singer and a groundbreaking pop sensation in the 60’s. An imposing physical presence. Once
an amazing musician, he has stagnated, but still possesses the same dynamism and vitality from
the old days. One gets the sense he could come roaring back at any second. However, as he
falls deeper and deeper under the influence of drugs and dysfunction, he becomes a shell of his
former self, defeated and angry and unable to move forward. Strong singer, baritone, up to a
solid A. (PROBABLY CAST)
ABRAHAM: 40’s. Caucasian. To play ages 40’s- 60’s. Dylan’s father, a painter. Sad, solitary,
displaced. A bit of a recluse. Abandoned by his wife, and unable to come to terms with her
absence or move forward without her The neighborhood and its influence on his son bewilders
and sometimes frightens him. Struggling to raise his son alone in a world he barely recognizes.
Baritone, to G.
RACHEL: 30’s. Caucasian. Dylan’s mother. A free spirit, filled with warmth and love. Born in
Brooklyn, it is important for her that her son be raised in a diverse neighborhood. She appears
as a memory to her husband and son, having left them when Dylan was very young. She has a
powerful connection to music, which she passes on to Dylan. This role will double with MRS.
LOMB: the mother of Arthur, Dylan’s friend. Polite, timid, meek. She wants the best for her son,
but lets him walk all over her. Pop/folk voice, soulful. Belt to a B or C, float up to a D or E.
ROBERT: 20’s. To play pre-teen through adulthood. African-American. The neighborhood bully,
he rules the block with intimidation and force. Tough , dynamic, intimidating, impatient, and
seemingly fearless, but in truth, his aggressive behavior is employed to disguise the fact that he is
a scared and frightened young kid growing up in difficult circumstances. Pop Baritone, excellent
rapping/spoken word skills.
ARTHUR: 20’s. To play pre-teen through adulthood. Caucasian. Dylan’s childhood friend, and
one of the only other white kids on the block. As a child he is bossy, and a bit of a know-it-all.
Obsessed with chess, he hides behind the game, protecting himself from the threat of violence
that permeates the neighborhood. When he fails to get into Stuyvesant high school, he
undergoes a drastic transformation, becoming a part of Mingus & Robert’s drug running crew.
Willing to do whatever—or become whoever—it takes to end up on top. Comic musical theatre
tenor, up to G.
MARILLA: 20’s. To play pre-teens to adulthood. African-American. One of the neighborhood
girls—bossy, tough, street-smart, and sometimes mean, she knows what’s going on with
everyone on the block and spreads the neighborhood gossip. Inseparable from her friend, LALA.
Pop belt/mix. Up to D.
LALA: 20’s. African American. Sweeter and softer, she takes her lead from MARILLA. This role
will double with ABBY: Adult Dylan’s girlfriend. Smart, strong, independent. Their relationship is
in trouble, as Abby struggles to understand Dylan’s past. Pop belt. Up to D. Same group as
Marilla.
ENSEMBLE MAN: 20’s. African-American. A role for a skilled character actor, to play a variety of
roles including, HENRY: an adult police officer in the neighborhood, who grew up on the block
with Dylan, DESMOND: Junior’s producer from the old days, who is more interested in cocaine
than in making any new music, and RAF: An inmate serving time with Mingus upstate. Tough,
indimidating. Baritone. A role for an actor who sings.
ENSEMBLE WOMAN: 20’s. Caucasian. To play a variety of roles including: HEATHER: A girl
from Vermont. Dylan stays with her family over the summer as a part of the “Fresh Air Fund.”
Polite, pretty, friendly, sheltere, LIZA: Dylan’s high school girlfriend, a singer in a punk band, who
he brings back to the neighborhood. Out of her element, she is nervous and frightened by what
she sees, but tries to play it cool, and SOLVER GIRL: a young white girl growing up on the block.
Pop/Belt Mix. Up to D or Eb.
ENSEMBLE MAN: 20’s – 30’s. Caucasian. To play a variety of roles including, JARED: A music
executive. Confident, quick, with a keen professional eye. All about efficiency and the bottom
line, and STUYVESANT KID: A white high school student at school with Dylan. High Baritone.
Ability to sing to G or higher a plus.
THE SUBTLE DISTINCTIONS/ENSEMBLE: 20’s. Junior’s singing group from the 60’s. Three
African American men, one to sing tenor with strong falsetto and high range, one to sing high
baritone with strong falsetto, and one to sing baritone with strong range. The Distinctions appear
as ghosts to Junior, romanticized versions of their former selves, even more talented, handsome
and better sounding than they were in real life. Exude the glamour and appeal of 1960’s Motown
and TSOP, think The Temptations, The Stylistics, The Pips, The Four Tops. These are roles for
three extremely skilled dancers and musicians.

SHERLOCK HOLMES
Each role has multiple castings throughout the play.
LESTRADE, others, M, 40-50
MORIARTY,others, M, 40-46
YOUNG HOLMES, others, M, 25-35
BECKY HOLMES, others, F, 20-25
TOPPER, others, M, 20-30
LES MISERABLES
JEAN VALJEAN
THENARDIER
MARIUS
ENJOLRAS
FANTINE
COSETTE
EPONINE
MADAME THENARDIER
GAVROCHE
YOUNG COSETTE and YOUNG EPONINE


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