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ENCORES! OFF CENTER 2013 SEASON - Encore! Off Center Auditions

Posted: April 16, 2013

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Encores! Off Center - Equity Principal Auditions
Encores! Off-Center|New York, NY

Date of Audition:
4/28/2013



Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Saturday, April 27, 2013and
Sunday, April 28, 2013
10 AM to 6 PM each day
Lunch 1 to 2

Contract
Other
City Center Summer Series Agreement; $1163.40/week

Location
Ripley-Grier 520 (Everyone must show
government photo ID to enter building.
)
520 8th Ave. (36th/37th)
New York, NY
10th floor

Seeking
Equity performers, men and women. See breakdown

Preparation
Please prepare a short traditional or contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring picture/resume stapled together.

Other Dates
1st Rehearsal: June 30th, 2013
Opens: July 10th, 2013
Closes: July 13th, 2013

Other
Music, Lyrics & Book: Mark Blitzstein

Personnel
Jeanine Tesori, Artistic Director
Carrie Gardner, Stephen Kopel, Jillian Cimini, Casting
Director: Sam Gold
Musical Director: Chris Fenwick
Choreographer: Chase Brock

· 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
ENCORES! OFF CENTER 2013 Summer Season:


THE CRADLE WILL ROCK

1st Rehearsal: June 30th, 2013
Opens: July 10th, 2013
Closes: July 13th, 2013

Music, Lyrics & Book: Mark Blitzstein
Director: Sam Gold
Musical Director: Chris Fenwick
Choreographer: Chase Brock

MOLL
(20’s-Early 30’s) A good-hearted amateur prostitute, tender, streetwise. She’s downtrodden but optimistic. She’s arrested for refusing her services to a policeman who helps her out of a fight with a stingy client. Mezzo-Soprano.

HARRY DRUGGIST
(Mid 40’s-Mid 50’s) A former drugstore owner who is now continually arrested for vagrancy. A drunk, old shadow of a man. He is sweet but melancholy, hardened by his rough life and the death of his son. Baritone.

LARRY FOREMAN
(30’s- Early 40’s) Labor union organizer, a voice of the people, idealistic young union organizer out to slay dragons, charismatic, fearless and outspoken. Has a confident and engaging manner. Baritone.

MR. MISTER
(50’s) The Big Boss. A corrupt, greedy steel tycoon who owns the town’s factories. He controls the press and the church. A hypochondriac. He is of a nervous and hostile disposition.. A nemesis to the average worker, dominating magnate and bully. Bass/Baritone

MRS. MISTER
(50’s) Mr. Mister's haughty, artist-sponsoring wife. A society women who has manipulative charm, knows how to get what she wants. Convincing, shrewd, and forthright. Mezzo-soprano.

REVEREND SALVATION
(40-60)– An evangelist, but leaves God behind when politics comes into conflict with religion. A pliable church minister who’ll preach peace or war depending on the industrialist’s financial needs. Bass/Baritone

JUNIOR MISTER
(Early- Mid 20’s)– Son of Mr. Mister. Never done a days work in his life. A privileged and frivolous idiot who enjoys women and cars. Fancies himself a bit of a playboy. Self-obsessed. Baritone.

SISTER MISTER
(Early- Mid 20’s) Daughter of Mr. Mister. A privileged wild child. Dresses like the sex symbol Jean Harlow, the famous blonde bombshell. Determined to be cool and make unconventional (and highly intentional) choices. Mezzo-Soprano.

DAUBER
(30’s-40’s): sycophantic painter, Sister Mister's art instructor. He dotes on Mrs. Mister for her patronage. Smarmy, rude, hypocritical. Likes to perform the artiste. Character singers. Baritone

YASHA
(30’s-40’s) Sycophantic violinist. Pompous, proud, educated. Enjoys luxury. Lewd and rude. Character Singer. Baritone.

EDITOR DAILY
(30-45), Tenor, editor of the local newspaper. Tenor.

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VIOLET - In Concert

1st Rehearsal: July 10th, 2013
Opens/Closes: July 17th, 2013

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by: Brian Crawley
Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts
Director: Leigh Silverman
Musical Director: Michael Rafter

CAST
VIOLET – SUTTON FOSTER

SEEKING

MONTY
(Male. 20’s) A handsome solider traveling with his friend FLICK. A charming, slick, ladies man, prone to teasing/flirting with Violet. Seeking a strong actor/singer. Baritone/tenor.

FLICK
(Male. African-American. 20’s) A soldier traveling with his friend MONTY. Good natured, kind & appealing. He is drawn to Violet and connects with her over their shared feelings of being different. Seeking a strong actor/singer. Baritone/tenor.

FATHER
(Male. 30’s-40’s) Violet’s father. A poor man, raising his daughter in a remote town in North Carolina. When Violet is 13 the handle on his axe blade comes loose, resulting in her scar. A kind, well meaning man, trying to do the best he can for his daughter in a difficult situation. Seeking a strong actor/singer. Baritone/tenor.

YOUNG VIOLET
(Female. 13 years old) A smart & practical girl. Seeking a strong actor with a fantastic voice. Mix/Belt.

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I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD

1st Rehearsal: July 14th, 2013
Opens: July 24th, 2013
Closes: July 27th, 2013

Music: Nancy Ford
Book & Lyrics: Gretchen Cryer
Director& Choreographer: Kathleem Marshall
Musical Director: Chris Fenwick

HEATHER JONES
(39) A singer and performer who has had some commercial success with her hit song “In A Simple Way I Love You”. We find Heather in a nightclub in 1978 on her 39th birthday. She has decided, being almost 40 years old, that the time has come for a change. Her new act will now be about the emancipation and liberation of women. Her longtime manager who has come to take a look at the new act and is desperate for her to return to the old tried and true material. Heather ultimately decides to split with her manager, whom she is also in love with, and go on to perform her own show. Must be a fantastic singer and actress.

JOE EPSTEIN
(40’s) Heather Jones’ big time music manager who has flown in from LA to take a look at her new act. He is very uncomfortable and angry with Heather’s new material and encourages her to cut anything that can be seeing as women’s lib and anything referring to her age. The songs in Heather’s new act are making Joe uncomfortable because they remind him of the way he treats his own wife. Must be a fantastic actor who is comfortable singing.

JAKE
(24) A member of Heather’s band and plays parts in the vignettes Heather has written for her cabaret act depicting stories from her life. He professes his love for Heather describes himself as young, vital and charismatic. Must be a fantastic singer and actor who is adept at switching characters. Must play guitar?

ALICE
(Late 20’s-Early 30’s) Backup singer in Heather’s band and plays parts in the vignettes Heather has written for her cabaret act depicting stories from her life. Must be a great actress who is adept at switching characters. Must be a fantastic singer

CHERYL
(Late 20’s-Early 30’s) Backup singer in Heather’s band and plays parts in the vignettes Heather has written for her cabaret act depicting stories from her life. Must be a great actress who is adept at switching characters. Must be a fantastic singer


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