HADESTOWN - Walter Kerr Theatre Auditions

Posted: November 29, 2018

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HADESTOWN (Broadway) NYC EPA
Producing Org TBD

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
Production (League) $2095/week min

SEEKING
All roles have offers out to the previous cast of the London Production and are expected to be accepted. Seeking for possible future replacements and/or understudies.

Also seeking an Equity Stage Manager. See separate notice on Casting Call for details on submission.

PREPARATION
All should prepare a short selection (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
Studio 311 (Holding Room)

PERSONNEL
Producers: Dale Franzen, Mara Isaacs, 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

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: On/About February 11th, 2019
First Preview: On/About March 22nd, 2019
Opening Night: On/About April 17th, 2019
Venue/Theater: Walter Kerr Theatre

OTHER
Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement,
the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will
have an opportunity to be seen.

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.
Offers are out for all roles to the cast from the previous production in London. Currently seeking actors for possible future replacements or understudies
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.An offer is out for this role.
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.An offer is out for this role.
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.An offer is out for this role.
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.An offer is out for this role.
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.An offer is out for this role.


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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