HARMONY: A NEW MUSICAL - Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre Auditions

Posted: August 27, 2019

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HARMONY - ECC / Male Dancers

Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
2:00 pm (EDT) Male Dancers

CONTRACT
Special Agreement Salary: $525.00/week for AEA Members

SEEKING
Dancers: Seeking excellent dancers who sing well to play characters ages 20’s – 40 as listed above and to fill principal understudy assignments. See breakdown for full ensemble info.

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

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
Studio 414 (Audition room) Studio 412 (Holding room) Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

PERSONNEL
Producer: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene In Association With Ken Davenport
Music By: Barry Manilow
Book And Lyrics By: Bruce Sussman
Director/Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Musical Supervisor: Patrick Vaccariello
Artistic Director, National Yiddish Theatre: Zalmen Mlotek
Casting: Jamibeth Margolis, CSA

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals begin on January 6, 2020

Show opens on February 11, 2020 and closes on March 29, 2020

Venue: Off Broadway’s Safra Hall at the Museum Of Jewish Heritage, NYC

OTHER
ECC 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

Synopsis: Harmony tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, a group of six talented young men, Jewish and gentile, who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics. Together they sold millions of records, starred in a dozen films and packed the houses of the most prestigious concert halls around the globe, until the world they knew changed forever. Their incredible story inspired music industry legends Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman to create a spectacular new musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends and ensures their quest for true harmony in the most discordant chapter of human history will never be forgotten.
Seeking:
Ensemble: To play a variety of characters including:
FRITZ – Fritz Kruger, a nightclub owner. No-nonsense. A real businessman. Practical. Not easily swayed.
EZRA – Ezra Kaplan, the owner of Berlin’s swankiest nightclub. A show-biz veteran who has seen everything. Amusing. Something of an impresario.
EINSTEIN – Albert Einstein, the one and only.
STANDARTENFUHRER-- A colonel in the SS and a fan of the group's. Sophisticated, well-educated, almost courtly.
OBERSTURMFUHRER-- A lieutenant in the SS. Matter-of-fact. A loyal, unquestioning follower.
STRAUSS – Richard Strauss, the composer. Gaunt, severe, but distinguished and worldly.
FRANKENHAUSER – Sandor Frankenhauser, a stressed-out film director.
DIETRICH – Marlene Dietrich at the dawn of her career.
ALSO: Bolsheviks at a rally, A Cantor, A Rabbi, Wedding Guests, Cabaret Patrons, The Cast and Crew Of The Motion Picture—“Wuf DIese Welt,” Berliners, A Border Guard, A Radio Announcer, SS Officers, Nazi Youths, A Stage Manager, Young Women On A Train, Train Porters. Also, will fill principal understudy assignments.
Singers: The cast requires excellent singers who are versatile actors and dancers or strong movers to play characters ages 20’s – 40 as listed above and to fill principal understudy assignments.
Dancers: Seeking excellent dancers who sing well to play characters ages 20’s – 40 as listed above and to fill principal understudy assignments.


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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