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ENCORES! 2017 SEASON - New York City Center Auditions

Posted: July 15, 2016

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ENCORES! 2017 Season - ECC / Singers

New York City Center Encores!|New York, NY


Date of Audition:
8/2/2016





Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call / Singers

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
9:30 AM - Equity Male Singers
2 PM – Equity Female Singers

Contract
Other
Encores Agreement; $1455/week

Location
Actors' Equity Association NYC Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
Equity singers for the ensemble in the upcoming 2017 New York City Center Encores! Season.

See breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare a brief song appropriate to the show you are auditioning for. See breakdown for more specific instructions.

Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring picture and resume.

Other Dates
EPAs: 7/28, 7/29, 9:30am to 5:30 pm at AEA
ECC/Singers: 8/2, 9:30am men, 2pm women, at AEA
ECC/Dancers: 8/1, 10am men, 2pm women, at Chelsea Studios

Other
The Encores Series presents fully staged concert versions of rarely produced American musicals. All performances will be at City Center and include a full orchestra & chorus.

Personnel
Artistic Director: Jack Viertel
Encores! Musical Director: Rob Berman (in attendance at the ECC)
Casting: Binder Casting / Jay Binder (in attendance at the ECC)
· Chorus 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

FULL PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare a brief song in style of one of shows listed below:

BIG RIVER –Bluegrass, Country/Western music as well as Country/Western influenced musical theatre songs that show range.

THE NEW YORKERS –Cole Porter. Gershwin. Rogers and Hart. Sassy music in the style of the period.

THE GOLDEN APPLE –Legit vocal material from Jerome Kern to Gian Carlo Menotti. Also Rogers and Hammerstein. Adam Guettel. Marc Blitzstein. Harold Arlen. Sigmund Romberg.


2016-17 SEASON

Show #1
BIG RIVER The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Music/Lyrics: Roger Miller
Book: William Hauptman
Adapted from novel by Mark Twain
Dir: Lear Debessonet
Choreo: Josh Rhodes
Mus.Dir.: Rob Berman

1st reh: 1/24/17. Open: 2/8. Close: 2/12

MALE ENSEMBLE
Characters are early 20s – mid 40s. The male ensemble plays a variety of roles including Tom Sawyer’s gang and denizens of various southern cities. It is a mix of young people and character men. All physical types. ALL VOCAL RANGES.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Characters are early 20s – mid 40s. The female ensemble plays a variety of roles including Mary Jane Wilkes’ sisters and denizens of various southern cities. It is a mix of young people and character women. All physical types. ALL VOCAL RANGES.

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Show #2
Show 2: THE NEW YORKERS
Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Herbert Fields
Based on story by E. Ray Goetz and Peter Arno
Concert Adaptation: Jack Viertel
Dir: John Rando
Choreo: TBA
Musical Dir: Rob Berman
1st reh: 3/7/17. Open: 3/22. Close: 3/26

NOTE: The musical premiered on Broadway in 1930. The musical satirizes New York types, from high society matrons to con men, bootleggers, thieves and prostitutes during Prohibition. The score includes such Porter standards such as “You Do Something to Me,” “Love for Sale,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Take Me Back to Manhattan,” and “I Happen to Like New York.”

MALE ENSEMBLE
Characters are 20s – Late 30s. They play gangsters, society nightclub patrons, Sing Sing prisoners, waiters at the Club Toro, and the social set of the Wentworth’s. Seeking attractive, excellent singers, all vocal ranges.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Characters are 20s – Late 30s. They play society debutants, showgirls, and the social set of the Wentworth’s. Seeking attractive, excellent singers, all vocal ranges.

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Show 3
THE GOLDEN APPLE
Music: Jerome Moross
Lyrics: John Latouche
Dir: TBA
Musical Dir: Rob Berman
Choreo: TBA
1st reh: 4/25/17. Open: 5/10. Close: 5/14

Theatre, where it opened on March 11, 1954.[1] The musical transferred to Broadway on April 20, 1954, at the Alvin Theater where it played for only 125 performances despite rave reviews.
Homer's mythical tale of Penelope and Ulysses is relocated to the small town of Angel's Roost in Washington State between 1900 and 1910, during the years of the Spanish-American War. The show satirizes cultural attitudes and icons of the time and place, and is entirely sung and danced through.

THE GOLDEN APPLE IS ENTIRELY SUNG THROUGH, THERE IS NO DIALOGUE.
THE STYLE OF SINGING FOR ALL CHARACTERS IS VERY LEGIT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

MALE ENSEMBLE
Characters are Mid 20s – Late 30s. The men play the returning soldiers from the Spanish-American war and denizens of Rhododendron. The returning soldiers have individual character names and must have individual character and virility. There are 3 tenors, 3 basses, in addition to baritones. All must have legit voices.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Characters are Mid 20s – Late 30s. The women play the sweet, innocent townswomen of Angel’s Roost, as well as the sexy, sultry temptresses of Rhododendron. They must be attractive and have individual character. All vocal ranges. All must have legit voices.



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