IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S - J&B Theatrical Productions Auditions

Posted: August 2, 2018

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IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S - Los Angeles EPA
J&B Theatrical Productions

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Aug 13, 2018
9:30 am - 1:30 pm (PDT)

APPOINTMENTS

EPA rules in effect. In-person sign up begins at 8:30AM on 8/13/18.

CONTRACT

HAT Minimum $510/wk. Agreement Pending

SEEKING

See breakdown.

PREPARATION

You will be asked to sing a short song from your book. Standards are great. You will also be given a short set of sides to read. Accompanist will be provided. Please have sheet music in the correct key. MUST BRING PICTURE AND RESUME.

LOCATION

Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601-2508

PERSONNEL

Director: Kay Cole
Producers: John Herklotz and American Happenings, in Association with Ron Dante, Ceil and Al Kasha
Supervising Producer: Conwell Worthington II
Music Director: TBA
Music & Lyrics: Al Kasha and Phil Swann
Book: Sam Bennett
Casting Director: Michael Donovan, CSA
Casting Associate: Richie Ferris, CSA

OTHER DATES

Callbacks: 8/15
Rehearsals begin: 10/15
1st Preview: 11/8
Show opens: 11/11
Runs through: 11/25 (with possible extension

OTHER

Venue: El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, (the large theatre)
WORLD PREMIERE

EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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: A nervous 29 year-old starlet (Nancy Davis) went on a dinner date to Chasen’s restaurant with movie star (and then president of SAG) Ronald Reagan. There was an attraction, and this was the beginning of several dates over the next 2 years. They confide in each other, turn up the heat, bicker, rage against the gossipy press, and even battle the threat of Communism. The drama is in how Nancy plays hard to get, and how long it takes Ron to propose.

NANCY – Nancy Davis, at age 29, before she got married and became Nancy Reagan. Trim, petite, and ladylike. Has a warm heart and a lovely, genuine laugh when amused, but is prone to worrying and over-thinking. Likes everything just so. Sincere and pure-hearted, so not very good at Hollywood game-playing. Smarter, sassier and more ambitious than she seems at first glance. Turns ice-cold if hurt or offended. She would very much like to get married. Preferably to Ron. Mezzo G3-E5 (G below middle C to E in the staff). Standard pop songs, in standard pop keys.

RON – Ronald Reagan at age 39, while he was still an actor. Matinee-idol handsome, tall, and solidly built. A true mid-western farm boy, he loves riding horses and working on his ranch. Uncomplicated. Means what he says and says what he means. Genial and quick with a joke, he keeps his feelings to himself. He’s not the world’s deepest thinker, but he’s intelligent, well-read, and good at getting people to do things. Right now, he’s good at keeping Nancy in his life without having to marry her. Lyric Baritone B2 to G4 (2nd B below Middle C, to G above Middle C). Standard pop songs, in standard pop keys.


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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