DRURY LANE THEATRE 2019 SEASON - Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre Auditions

Posted: September 7, 2018

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Drury Lane 2019 -20 SEASON - Chicago EPA
Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

APPOINTMENTS
Equity members can sign up through the member portal beginning at noon September 11th.

CONTRACT
Special Agreement Drury Lane Special Agreement $759/week minimum

SEEKING
Diverse Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Actors/Singers for 2019/2020 season. Unless noted due to script requirements, actors of all ethnicities, gender identity, age, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles.

PREPARATION
For Musicals: Two 16-bar contrasting cuts. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided.
For Play: 2 contrasting 1-minute monologues.
Bring current headshot and resume

LOCATION
Porchlight Music Theatre (Rehearsal Space)
4200 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
Check in at W. Studio 2nd FL. Accessible entrance on West side of building.

PERSONNEL
Matthew Carney - Casting Director
William Osetek - Artistic Director
Larry Baker - Production Stage Manager
Directors/Choreographers - To be announced.

OTHER DATES
Roald Dahl's Matilda - 1st Rehearsal 4/1/19. 1st Performance 4/26/19. Closing 6/23/19.

And Then There Were None - 1st Rehearsal 6/17/19. 1st Performance 7/12/19. Closing 9/1/19.

The Color Purple (2015 Revival) - 1st Rehearsal 8/19/19. 1st Performance 9/13/19. Closing 11/3/19.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins - 1st Rehearsal 10/21/19. 1st Performance 11/15/19. Closing 1/19/20.

An American In Paris 1st Rehearsal 1/6/20. 1st Performance 1/31/20. Closing 3/29/20.

OTHER
Drury Lane Productions is committed to being an equal opportunity employer of Actors of all ethnicities (including, but not limited to, African-American, Asian/Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic-American, Native American, multi-cultural), female identified Actors, seniors, and Actors with disabilities.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
All Principal and Chorus roles will be understudied
MATILDA
ADULT CASTING ONLY. ALL MINORS WILL BE SEEN AT A SEPARATE CALL (DATE/TIME TBD). MINORS SHOULD NOT ATTEND THIS PRINCIPAL AUDITION.
MISS TRUNCHBULL (Male Identified, 30s-40s) – Wicked Head School Mistress. Over 6' a plus. Physical character actor. High baritone. Dialect - Heightened RP.
MISS HONEY (Female Identified, 25-35) – Matilda's timid yet encouraging (almost in a young motherly way) school teacher. Soprano up to Bb, with strong belt up to D. Lyrical, pure-sounding voice. Could have a slight folksy quality. Dialect - RP
MR. WORMWOOD (Male Identified, 30s-early 40s) – Matilda's father. A mean "crook" car dealer. Should be agile. Despises Matilda. Tenor. Dialect - Essex/Estuary/East London
MRS. WORMWOOD (Female Identified, 30s) – Matilda's mother. Obsessed with her looks and her amateur ballroom dancing partner. Thinks very little of Matilda. Strong comedy. Strong belt up to top F/G. Dialect - Essex/Estuary/East London. Must be intermediate mover.
MRS. PHELPS (Female Identified, 30s-50s) – Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda's love of reading. She has an inner peace. Diverse casting preferred.


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

THOMAS ROGERS (Male Identified) – Competent middle-aged manservant. Not a butler, but a house-parlor man. Quick and deft. A trifle specious and shifty.
MRS. ROGERS (Female Identified) – Worried, frightened-looking woman. Cook and wife of Thomas Rogers.
FRED NARRACOTT (Male Identified) – House servant/handy man. VERA CLAYTHORNE (Female Identified) – Attractive, 25. Secretary for Mrs. Owen.
CAPTAIN PHILLIP LOMBARD (Male Identified) – Attractive, 34. Well-tanned, with a touch of adventure about him.
ANTHONY MARSTON (Male Identified) – Good-looking, young (23 or so), rich, spoiled – not very intelligent.
WILLIAM BLORE (Male Identified) – Middle-aged, wearing rather loud clothes and giving his impression of a gold magnate. His eyes dart about, making notes of everything.
GENERAL MACKENZIE (Male Identified) – Upright soldierly old man with a gentle, tired face.
MISS EMILY BRENT (Female Identified) – Spinster with a disagreeable, suspicious face.
JUDGE WARGRAVE (Male Identified) – Middle-aged, retired justice. Deceptively reserved.
DR. ARMSTRONG (Male Identified) – Fussy, good-looking, 44. Looks rather tired.

THE COLOR PURPLE
SEEKING AFRICAN-AMERICAN IDENTIFIED ACTORS ONLY
CELIE (Female Identified) – A Woman from Georgia whose story begins when she is 14.
NETTIE (Female Identified) – Celie's younger sister.
MISTER (Male Identified) – Local farm owner who becomes Celie's husband.
HARPO (Male Identified) – Mister's son from his first marriage.
SOFIA (Female Identified) – Harpo's wife.
SHUG AVERY (Female Identified) – Mister's long-time love, a singer who lives in Memphis.
MARY POPPINS
ADULT CASTING ONLY. ALL MINORS WILL BE SEEN AT A SEPARATE CALL (DATE/TIME TBD). MINORS SHOULD NOT ATTEND THIS PRINCIPAL AUDITION.
MARY POPPINS (Female Identified, 20s-early 30s) – Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. Extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. Mezzo soprano with strong top notes (Gb3-C6). Some movement required.
BERT (Male Identified, 30s) – Narrator and good friend to Mary. An everyman, he is a charming song-and-dance man with a Cockney accent. B2-F#4
GEORGE BANKS (Male Identified, 40s) – Father to Jane and Michael, a banker to the very fiber of his being. Bb2-Eb4
WINIFRED BANKS (Female Identified, 30s-40s) – George's wife and mother of Jane and Michael. Has great warmth while being conflicted with her duty to society (and husband) and her great love for her children. A3-D5
MRS. BRILL (Female Identified, 50s) – Housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. F#3-D#5
ROBERTSON AY (Male Identified, 20s) – Houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy, and grumbling. F3-G#4
ADMIRAL BOOM/BANK CHAIRMAN (Male Identified, 50s) – Character actor doubling in these roles. Boom is a retired Royal Navy man and neighbor to the Banks family. Loud and booming. Baritone
QUEEN VICTORIA/MISS SMYTHE/MISS ANDREW (Female Identified, 40s) – Character actress doubling in these roles. Miss Andrew is George’s overbearing and scary nanny.
BIRD WOMAN (Female Identified, 40s-50s) – Poor woman who tries to sell her crumbs to passersby who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds.” Gb3-C5

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
A SEPARATE DANCE CALL WILL BE HELD LATER IN THE SEASON FOR THIS PRODUCTION.
JERRY MULLIGAN (Male Identified, 20s) – A Midwestern painter studying in Paris on the GI bill. Charming, ambitious, callow. Must be an excellent ballet dancer. Some tap and jazz a plus. Acting and singing experience required.
LISE DASSIN (Female Identified,18-20s) – Originally from Alsace, Lise is very private with a profound inner dignity. Must be an excellent ballet dancer. Acting and singing experience required.
ADAM HOCHBERG (Male Identified, 20s) – New York born and bred, classically trained composer, walks with a cane. Excellent actor and singer. Piano experience a plus but not required. Should be comfortable with some dancing, tap a plus.
MADAME BAUREL (Female Identified, 50s) – Henri’s upper middle class, comically self-righteous mother. Excellent comic timing.
HENRI BAUREL (Male Identified, 20s-30s) – Handsome child of privileged Parisians and heir to a manufacturing fortune. Secretly wants to be a song and dance man. Dance and tap required.
MILO DAVENPORT (Female Identified, 30s) – Attractive American art patron. Wealthy, bold, and tends to leap before she looks. Dance required.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition


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