FUN HOME - Circle in the Square Auditions

Posted: August 7, 2014

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FUN HOME - Equity Principal Auditions
Fox Theatricals, Barbara Whitman | New York, NY
Date of Audition:
8/21/2014



Call Type
Equity Principal
Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Contract
Production (League)
$1807/week
Location
Pearl Studios NYC "519"
519 8th Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY

Seeking
Equity actor/singers for various principal roles.

see breakdown.
Preparation
Please bring sheet music for a short contemporary musical theatre song.

Bring picture and resume.
Other Dates
First Rehearsal, 3/12/15; First Performance, 4/4/15; Opening: 4/22/15
venue: Circle in the Square
Personnel
Jeanine Tesori, Music
Lisa Kron, Book and Lyrics
Sam Gold, Director
Chris Fenwick, Musical Director
Jim Carnahan, Casting Director
· 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
MEDIUM ALISON (Early to mid-20s to play 19) - Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin college, discovering her sexuality. For an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager, her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E.

CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old when we meet him. As the oldest of the three children he strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality. Seeking a singer (pre-pubescent) with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old when we meet him. Like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination. Looks up to his siblings. Seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.


ALSO SEEKING THE FOLLOWING OFFSTAGE UNDERSTUDIES:

ONE MALE 40s TO COVER:
BRUCE - Alison’s father. A high-school English teacher and funeral home director, who spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home. A complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression. He can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Range = B to G.


ONE MALE Early 20s TO COVER THE FOLLOWING TRACK:
ROY / PETE/ MARK / BOBBY JEREMY - Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination. Seeking a singer with a strong clean 70s pop sound - to a B.


ONE FEMALE Late 30s – Early 40s TO COVER:
ALISON – Alison Bechdel in her early 40s. The narrator of this story. Now a self-aware adult, she is able to reflect insightfully on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Range = low E to light belt C sharp.
HELEN: Alison’s mother. Frustrated and exhausted by her tumultuous marriage. She has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to the irreverent activities of her husband. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Range = A flat to strong mixed E.


ONE FEMALE Early 20s TO COVER:
MEDIUM ALISON – See above description.
JOAN – A student at Oberlin. She exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian. Must be comfortable with harmony singing, alto lines.

ONE FEMALE Ages 10 -12 TO COVER:
SMALL ALISON – Alison Bechdel as a child, around 8 years old when we meet her. Precocious and opinionated. On the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress. Seeking an actress who is confident and intelligent. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song, natural sound, B to B.
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – See above description
JOHN BECHDEL – See above description


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