HADESTOWN - National Tour Auditions

Posted: December 20, 2019

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HADESTOWN (SETA) - NYC EPA

Producing Org TBD

AUDITION DATES

Wed, Jan 15, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

Thu, Jan 16, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

Fri, Jan 17, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2


CONTRACT

Short Engagement Touring Cat. 1, $1073/week (approval pending)

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming SETA Tour.
See breakdown.

All SM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION

All should prepare a short song (under two minutes) of a NON-MUSICAL THEATER song (folk, rock, jazz, gospel, etc). All should bring music for an accompanist as well as their book of music.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
1202 (Holding Room 1206)


PERSONNEL

Producers: Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, Tom Kirdahy
Book, Music, and Lyrics: Anais Mitchell
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Choreographer: David Neumann
Music Director: Liam Robinson
Casting Director: Duncan Stewart, CSA & Benton Whitley, CSA of Stewart/Whitley
General Manager: RCI Theatricals

Personnel expected in attendance is still TBD.

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: On/About mid-late August 2020
First Performance: On/About 10.13.2020

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for 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

NOTE FROM CREATIVE: We welcome performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and body types.
We are seeking actors with unique, vibrant singing skills. Certain roles will also require strong instrumental abilities. Actors of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. In general, we are not looking for conventional “music-theatre style”/vibrato singers. We are seeking singers capable of pure tones and/or vibrato that feels informed by jazz/rock/gospel.
Currently Seeking:

ORPHEUS: High Tenor with falsetto up to G#5. (A2 – F5). 20s to 30s, male, any ethnicity. Orpheus is an optimist, an idealist, a counter-culturalist. There should be something special about his pipes. Not a conventionally handsome leading man, Orpheus should feel unique and have the sensitive soul of an artist. MUST PLAY GUITAR.

HADES: Bass. G1 – Eb4 (will consider G2 – Eb4). 40s-60s, male, any ethnicity. Lord of the Dead. Powerful, immortal and deeply in love with Persephone. Needs to have a major seductive power and strong authoritative presence. Tyrannical and a bit menacing.

PERSEPHONE: Alto/Mezzo. (E3 – C5). 40s to 60s, female, any ethnicity. Goddess, playful, mercurial, fun and sexy. Persephone is not too feminine and lets her sharp edges show. She is the seasons and is cut from the same cloth as Orpheus. She must have a wryness and intelligence that she uses sharply for both entertainment and as a defense mechanism.

HERMES: Tenor/baritone. (D3 – B4). 30s-80s, male, any ethnicity. Hermes is the narrator/guide/emcee of the story. Charismatic, often mysterious, with a trickster-ish quality.

EURYDICE: Alto/Soprano. (E3 – E5). 20s to early 30s, female, any ethnicity. A practical leading heroine with an extremely vulnerable underbelly, a haunted bird. She takes the leap to the underworld as a step towards something reliable. There is both toughness and delicacy in her being and her singing; she uses a belt for some songs, real subtlety for others.

THE THREE FATES: Powerful and dark. Operate as one of the “voices in the heads” of the other characters. All of the Fates MUST play an instrument of some kind and be skilled with harmonies. Essential for all Fates to be good movers.
FATE 1: Soprano. (F#3 – E5). Any age, female, any ethnicity.
FATE 2: Alto/Mezzo/ Soprano. (G3 – E5). Any age, female, any ethnicity.
FATE 3: Low alto. (F3 – C5). Any age, female, any ethnicity


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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