HIMSELF AND NORA - Minetta Lane Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 22, 2016

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HIMSELF AND NORA - NYC EPAs

Cherie King | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
3/4 and 3/5/2016




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016
10 AM to 6 PM each day
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
Off Broadway
Cat. C; $803/week min

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
(35th/36th Streets)
New York, NY 10018
12th floor


Seeking
Equity actor/singers for various roles in this new musical that tells the sexy and tumultuous relationship of legendary Irish writer James Joyce and his muse, Nora Barnacle.

Preparation
Please prepare a short contemporary song that tells a story and shows range.
Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Bring picture and resume.

Other Dates
First rehearsal: On/about April 18th, 2016
1st preview: On/about May 14th, 2016
Opening Night: June 6, 2016
Open ended run at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Other
General Manager: DRTM / Kyle Provost

Casting Director: Geoff Josselson

Personnel
Director: Michael Bush
Choreographer: Kelli Barclay
Book, Music & Lyrics: Jonathan Brielle
Executive Producer: R. Erin Craig / La Vie Productions
· 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

HIMSELF AND NORA is a new musical that tells the sexy and tumultuous relationship of legendary Irish writer James Joyce and his muse, Nora Barnacle. The story takes place between the years of 1903 – 1941 in Dublin, Trieste, Paris, Zurich and features a contemporary score with an Irish flare.

All of these characters are real people, not caricatures of themselves.

SEEKING:

NORA BARNACLE JOYCE
Female, mid 30s – early 40s. Irish, earthy, sexy, feisty. Joyce’s great love. Irish Accent (American Irish). Mezzo with a solid and comfortable high C (strong belt and mix)

JOHN JOYCE / EZRA POUND and OTHERS
Male, late 40s – early 60s. One actor who plays the following roles:
JOHN JOYCE: Joyce’s father “Da”; an Irish alcoholic, self-involved, with a slightly mischievous quality. Held power over Joyce. Drank hard, fought hard, loved hard.
EZRA POUND: American expat poet and Joyce supporter; knows how to use his intellect, power and wit to his advantage. Compassionate and fun-loving.
Also plays Joyce’s DOCTOR (Italian) and Joyce’s ITALIAN STUDENT studying English.
Must be able to do Irish (American Irish) and Italian accents. Strong singer - Baritone with a solid E.

PRIEST / GIORGIO JOYCE and OTHERS
Male, early – late 30s. One actor who plays the following roles:
PRIEST: the omnipresent Irish priest who functions as Joyce’s conscience. Judgmental and witty.
GIORGIO JOYCE: James and Nora’s son. Charming; Italian born.
Also plays Joyce’s ITALIAN STUDENT studying English.
Must be able to do Irish (American Irish) and Italian accents. Strong singer - Bari/tenor with solid E; falsetto up to G

HARRIET WEAVER / SYLVIA BEACH / LUCIA JOYCE and OTHERS
Female, mid 30s. One actress to play the following roles:
HARRIET WEAVER: A wealthy English woman, a tad over the top but a great financial supporter of Joyce.
SYLVIA BEACH: An expat from Philadelphia living in Paris; strong, smart, gay, gutsy supporter of all great writers and publisher of Ulysses)
LUCIA JOYCE: James and Nora’s daughter; bright, devoted to her father, a dancer. She began to show signs of schizophrenia at 20 and is institutionalized
Also plays JOYCE’S MOTHER (Irish), an Irish BARMAID and Joyce’s ITALIAN STUDENT studying English.
Must be able to do Irish (American Irish), high British, and Italian accents. Strong singer - Mezzo-soprano; should belt up to E (and have a very strong mix)

MALE UNDERSTUDY
Male, 30s-40s, to cover JAMES JOYCE, JOHN JOYCE (et. al) and PRIEST (et al.)

FEMALE UNDERSTUDY
Female, 30s, to cover both NORA and HARRIET WEAVER (et al).

The following role has been CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacement should it become needed.

JAMES JOYCE
Role CAST. Male, late 30s – early 40s. Irish, tall, lean, comical, narcissistic writer. Mean when drinking. Irish Accent (American Irish). Baritone - Solid G top - and pop up to B natural and a falsetto high B



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