GLORIOUS - International City Theatre Auditions

Posted: August 17, 2014

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International City Theatre | Long Beach, CA
Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sign up begins at9:00 AM
SPT 3 Minimum $300/wk
Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Actors for Glorious.
Sides will be provided at the theatre. Those auditioning for the role of Florence will also be asked to sing something very brief in the way Florence would sing (a cappella). Bring picture and resume.
Other Dates
Auditions start: 8/27
Callbacks: 9/8
Rehearsals begin: 9/16
Previews start: 10/8
Show opens: 10/10
Runs through: 11/12
4 shows per week (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eves & Sun. matinees)
Richard Israel (Director)
caryn desai (Artistic Director/Producer)
Michael Donovan, CSA (Casting Director)
Playwright: Peter Quilter
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
EPA rules will be in effect. Sign up begins at9:00 AM.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS – Female, Caucasian, 60s, American. (NOTE: Florence was an American amateur operatic soprano who was known—and ridiculed—for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone; her aberrant pronunciation; and her generally poor singing ability. Often considered the worst singer ever, she was blissfully unaware of her limitations, and sang with great joy and abandon. She had rabid fans, and even gave a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.) An oversized personality who only sees the joy in life, she is boisterous, vibrant, relentlessly positive and over-the-top. Behind the theatricality is a strong woman who believes in herself and in the power of faith. Actress must be able to re-create Florence’s singing.

COSME - Male, Caucasian, early 30s, Florence's piano player. Actor should be able to play piano well. Attractive, charming and witty, he is a wonderful foil for Florence and takes tremendous pride in his ability to function in her world.

ST. CLAIR - Male, Caucasian, 60s, British, Florence's longtime boyfriend. A theatre actor in the English tradition, he is another oversized personality. Theatrical, grandiose and a bit flamboyant, he is Florence's greatest fan and would literally lay down his life for her. British accent required.

DOROTHY - 40s-50s, American, Florence's best friend. Warmhearted, loyal, funny and maternal, she is Florence's greatest fan and confidante. Loyal to Florence through thick and thin. She too would lay down her life for Florence.

MARIA/MRS. VERRINGER-GEDGE – Actress will play both roles, so she physically could be Latina, or Latina-Caucasian mix, or Caucasian. Maria is 30s – 40s, Latina, Florence's cook and housemaid. High-strung, feisty, excitable, irritable and frequently angry, she has her own sort of sassy charm. Must be able to speak Spanish convincingly. Also plays Mrs. Verrinder-Gedge: 30s - 40s, Caucasian, American. A wealthy and uptight New York socialite, she is the opposite of Florence, in that she only sees the negative in everything, especially Florence’s singing. She is bullish, abrasive and cold - everything that Florence is not.

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