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FANCY WAS MY NAME - Developmental Lab Auditions

Posted: January 23, 2017

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FANCY WAS MY NAME - NYC ECC / Male Singers **Revised**
Producing Org TBD

**This notice was revised on 01/23/2017. The studio numbers have been changed at Pearl 500**

AUDITION DATE

Jan 26, 2017
10:00 am (EST)
Holding Room: Studio 404 Audition Room: 402


CONTRACT

Developmental Lab $1000/week


SEEKING

There is an ensemble of 3 men and 3 women that play various characters throughout the play. See breakdown for details.


PREPARATION

Prepare a brief Country music song that shows voice and range. Bring audition book. Must sing with an accompanist. If you play musical instruments you may bring them as well. Bring picture and resume


LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018-6504
Holding Room: 404, Audition Room: 402


PERSONNEL

Producers: Margot Astrachan, Kevin Kennedy
General Managers: Frankel Green Theatrical Management/ Joe Watson
Book: Dan Wackerman, Susan DiLallo
Music: Various composers & lyricists of existing Country songs
Director/Choreographer: Denis Jones
Musical Director: Brad Simmons
Casting: Binder Casting/Jay Binder



OTHER DATES

1st Rehearsal: February 20, 2017
Presentations: March 16 & 17

BREAKDOWN

NOTE: FANCY WAS MY NAME IS A NEW MUSCIAL CHRONICLING THE RISE OF A BACKWOODS SOUTHERN GIRL INTO A MAJOR COUNTRY STAR. THE PLAY TAKES PLACE IN BOGOSLUSA, LOUISIANA AND IN NASHVILLE. THE ACTION TAKES PLACE FROM 1960 THROUGH 1976.
THE SCORE INCLUDES FAMOUS COUNTRY SONGS SUCH AS “REDNECK WOMEN,” “FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES,” “BEFORE HE CHEATS,” AND “HIT THE ROAD, JACK.”
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SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ENSEMBLE PARTS:
ENSEMBLE:
There is an ensemble of 3 men and 3 women that play various roles throughout the play. There main roles are included and described below.
MALE ENSEMBLE:
DWAYNE:
(mid 30’s) Characterman, A rough southern worker in the glass factory. He is arrogant and out spoken but also must have a sense of fun. He has two featured musical number “Take this job and shove it” and “Mama Tried.” MUST MOVE WELL.
BARTENDER:
(30’s) Pleasant looking characterman. Ned’s best friend. Featured in “Long Neck Bottle,” “Friends in Low Places,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” MUST MOVE WELL.
MAN 3:
(late 20’s) DANCER. MUST SING WELL. Athletic, strong, and masculine. Must have strong ballet and jazz technique.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE:
MAMA:
(40’s) Fancy’s mother. She is a southern redneck. She does not want Fancy to know she is dying and forces Fancy to leave home to fulfill her dream. MUST MOVE WELL.
TIFFANY:
(Early 20’s) DANCER. MUST SING WELL. She is one of Fancy’s backup singers. Must be nubile, sexy and ambitious. Will also play young Fancy.
LYNETTE:
(20’s to 30’s) She is one of Fancy’s backup singers. She is the older of the two backup girls. Attractive and sexy. MUST MOVE WELL.



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.




OTHER


ECC 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.

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