JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER 2019-20 SEASON (Last 3 Shows) - John W. Engeman Theater Auditions

Posted: September 5, 2019

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John W. Engeman Theater 2019-20 Season (Last 3 shows) - NYC EPA

Harborside Productions LLC

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LOA Ref. to COST; $457/week

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles in the last 3 shows of the 2019-20 season.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
SISTER ACT
ANYTHING GOES

SM positions may still be available. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info.

PREPARATION
Prepare one short song in the style of the show for which you wish to be considered. You may sing from any of the 3 shows. An accompanist will be provided. For MDQ: A piano will be provided; actors should bring their own instrument(s) applicable to the role for which you are auditioning.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director; Vic DiMonda, Associate Producing Director.

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
John W. Engeman 2019-20 - Last Three Shows of the season
Million Dollar Quartet
Floyd Mutrux, book
Various, music
TBD, director
TBD, musical director
Reh: 12/30/19; Open: 1/16/20; Close: 3/1/20

ELVIS PRESLEY: Baritone or Tenor. Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and be able to play basic guitar. Should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; songs include “Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Peace In The Valley”, “Party”, “Hound Dog”. Please bring your own acoustic guitar and be prepared to accompany yourself to “That's Alright Mama”, “Peace In The Valley” or any other Elvis song of your choosing.
JERRY LEE LEWIS: Tenor. Actor/singer/pianist. He was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing"; must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus. Songs include “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. Be prepared to accompany yourself on piano to “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin”, or another song of your choosing; a piano will be provided.
CARL PERKINS: Tenor. Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and be able to play guitar. Tall and should sound and look somewhat like Johnny Cash without being an “impersonator”. Songs include “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Sixteen Tons”, “I Walk The Line”, “Riders In The Sky”. Please bring your own acoustic guitar and be prepared to accompany yourself to Folsom Prison Blues (the show’s version of 16 Tons) or any other Johnny Cash song of your choosing.
JOHNNY CASH: Bass or Baritone. Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and be able to play guitar. Tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”. Songs include “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Sixteen Tons”, “I Walk The Line”, “Riders In The Sky”. Please bring your own acoustic guitar and be prepared to accompany yourself to Folsom Prison Blues (the show’s version of 16 Tons) or any other Cash song of your choosing.
SAM PHILLIPS: Tenor or Baritone. Father of Rock’n’Roll and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King. A charismatic figure in American music; must have a strong stage presence and ability to command an audience.
DYANNE: An aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend. A great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-ups through the show. She sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part (3 “Gs” above middle “C”) of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song); also sings “I Hear You Knockin.”
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Sister Act, The Musical
Bill & Cheri Steinkellner with additional materials by Douglas Carter Beane, book
Alan Menken, music
Glenn Slater, lyrics
TBD, director
TBD, musical director
Reh: 2/24/20; Open: 3/12/20; Close: 4/26/20
DELORIS VAN CARTIER: 25-45. An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially rejects her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. She is loud-mouthed and sassy, but ultimately caring. Vocal range: F#5 - E3.
MOTHER SUPERIOR: 45-65. The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. She is extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. Vocal range: E5 - D3.
SISTER MARY ROBERTS: 18-25. A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life. Vocal range: A5 - F#3.
SISTER MARY PATRICK: 35-50. A nun of the convent. She is consistently perky, enthusiastic and easily excitable. Vocal Range: Soprano - G3 to E6.
SISTER MARY LAZARUS: 45-65. A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris's soul music. Vocal range: B4 - F3.
MONSIGNOR O’HARA: 45-60. One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. Vocal range: G4 - E3.
CURTIS: 30-40. A club owner, a notorious gangster, and Deloris's boyfriend. He is cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Vocal range: Ab4 - A2.
EDDIE SOUTHER: 25-45. The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero. Vocal range: B4 - Ab2.
TJ: 18-30. Curtis' nephew and one of his thugs who is deft and cognizant of the fact. He is constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Vocal range: Eb5 - Db3.
JOEY: 25-45. One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man. Vocal range: Eb5 - Bb2.
PABLO: One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower and constantly speaks in Spanish. Vocal range: F5 - C4.
SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: 45-65. A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but she has moments of surprising clarity.
SISTER MARY THERESA: 45-65. A nun of the convent. She’s the oldest of the group, decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
MICHELLE: 20-35. One of Deloris's back-up singers. She is lippy and always quick with a retort. Vocal range: F5 - Bb3.
TINA: 20-35. One of Deloris's back-up singers. A bit little thick and naive. Vocal range: F5 - Ab3.
ERNIE: 30-50. One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man but he turns out to be an undercover police informant.
MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 18-65. Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers.
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Anything Goes
Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse, book
Cole Porter, music & lyrics
TBD, director
TBD, musical director
Reh: 4/20/20; Open: 5/7/20; Close: 6/21/20

RENO SWEENY: Mezzo G3-Eb5. A sexy and charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist. Reno is confident, clever, philosophical, funny, persuasive and makes a good show of keeping it all together while romantic and tenderhearted underneath all her bravado. Reno is a consummate performer and a real showstopper. Must have comedic timing and be able to command the stage.
BILLY J. CROCKER: Tenor B3-G4. Elisha Whitney's kind but inefficient general manager who is in love with Hope. Must be charismatic and must have comedic timing: both verbal and physical. Very charming, confident physically, and willing to be put in silly situations. Great mover. Idealistic.
HOPE HARCOURT: Soprano A4-Bb5. A wealthy and beautiful heiress. Sweet with a strong sense of morals and duty. Willing to marry to satisfy mother’s wishes, instead of love. Good sense of humor and can be mischievous. She is sparkling with ladylike individualism.
SIR EVELYN OAKLEY: Baritone C3-G4. Hope's aristocratic English fiancé. An English accent is a MUST. An earnest, energetic, good-natured, gullible and charming man that loves the Americans. Born knowing who he is, therefore has the gift of being clueless to anybody’s opinion of him. Must be a strong comedic actor.
MOONFACE MARTIN: Tenor Bb3-Gb. Public Enemy #13, traveling in disguise as a reverend; wanted by the police. He’s an uncomplicated and loveable gangster who is very interested in climbing up the most wanted ladder. Wily and quick-witted, yet somehow just this side of gullible. Moonface is loyal and willing to go the distance for a friend. He carries a machine gun in a violin case, ready for action but it’s pretty obvious he’s untried in anything desperate. Must be a strong comedic actor and able to move nimbly.
ERMA: Mezzo A4-C#5. A traffic-stopping dame who is independent, modern, impulsive, courageous, boundless, immoderate, and driven by whatever gratifies her at the moment. She has the kind of physical presence that immediately causes every man within eyesight to notice her. She must be fresh and enjoyable in spite of her brazen ways, and be willing to play broad physical comedy with a clueless, Jersey accent.
MRS. EVANGELINE HARCOURT: Hope's widowed mother who is mainly concerned with social status and money. Although born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and accustomed to the good life of the social elite, because of the crash, she has learned to flow with the tide. She has one course in mind: She wants Hope to marry well. Must be a strong comedic actor moving between refined lady to panic-stricken comedienne to breathless receiver of renewed hope.
ELISHA J. WHITNEY: Baritone C3-D4. He’s a successful Ivy league Wall Street banker/business tycoon who is an extremely near-sighted and a gloriously functional drunk. Huge personality. Used to snapping his fingers and having the world stop to listen. Thinks he’s right, but also capable of listening to reason and changing his mind. Down-to- earth in some ways and outlandish in others.
MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Sailors and Show Girls; Passengers and Staff of the ship; FBI Agents. All these features will be cast from the Ensemble.
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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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