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FIDLER AFN DAKH / FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 20, 2018

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FIDLER AFN DAKH / FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (In Yiddish) - NYC ECC / Male Dancers
Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre

AUDITION DATE

Thu, Apr 05, 2018
2:00 pm (EDT) Male Dancers

CONTRACT

Other $445/week for AEA Members

SEEKING

We are seeking performers with excellent acting skills, strong vocal skills, dance training and a working acquaintance with Yiddish or a great ear for language. Fidler Afn Dakh (Fiddler On The Roof) is performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles).

All should have the ability to sing and act in foreign languages (experience with Yiddish and Hebrew a plus) and be able to move well.

See breakdown.


PREPARATION

Male dancers should bring character/Jazz shoes and knee pads, Female Dancers should bring character or jazz shoes. All should be in appropriate dance attire. All should be warmed up and ready to dance at the start of the call. Also, prepare traditional musical comedy material to sing, in case asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

Chris Massimine, CEO/Executive Producer
Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director

Book: Joseph Stein
Music: Jerry Bock
Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
Yiddish Translation: Shraga Friedman
Director: Joel Grey
Musical Director: Zalmen Mlotek
Choreographer: TBA
Casting: Jamibeth Margolis, CSA

OTHER DATES

Rehearsals begin June 4, 2018
First Preview: July 4, 2018
Press Opening: July 15, 2018
Closing: August 26, 2018
Venue: Off Broadway’s Safra Hall at the Museum Of Jewish Heritage, NYC

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.

BREAKDOWN

Synopsis: Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! The rich Yiddish translation (with English and Russian supertitles) adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mame-loshn in the U.S. premiere of Fiddler in Yiddish from July 4 through August 26, 2018, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
All roles are open to performers of all ethnicities.
We are seeking performers with excellent acting skills, strong vocal skills, dance training and a working acquaintance with Yiddish or a great ear for language. Fidler Afn Dakh (Fiddler On The Roof) is performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles).
All should have the ability to sing and act in foreign languages (experience with Yiddish and Hebrew a plus) and be able to move well.
Singers:
The cast requires excellent singers who are versatile actors and dancers or strong movers to play characters ages 20’s – 60’s and to possibly fill principal understudy assignments.
Dancers:
Seeking excellent dancers who sing well to play characters ages 20’s – 60’s and to possibly fill principal understudy assignments.
Seeking:
Grandma Tzeitel: Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel. Female. Age: 60’s
Vocal range top: D5/ Vocal range bottom: C#4
Fruma-Sarah: Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. Female. Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: C4
Shandel: Motel’s mother. Age: 45-60. Female. Belter.
Ensemble: Villagers and Russian Soldiers


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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