KISS ME KATE - SoCal Symphony Society Auditions

Posted: May 31, 2019

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Kiss Me Kate - Los Angeles ECC Male Dancers

SoCal Symphony Society

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
1:30 pm (PDT)

APPOINTMENTS
ECC rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 1:00PM on 6/18/19.

CONTRACT
LOA LOA/COST - Minimum - $600/wk

SEEKING
See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Dance appropriate attire. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity Association LA Audition Center
5636 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601

PERSONNEL
Producer: SoCal Symphony Society DBA: Marina del Rey Summer Symphony @ Burton Chace Park
Artistic Director/Musical Director: Frank Fetta
Producing Director: Zeffin Quinn Hollis
Stage Director: Karen Culliver
Associate Musical Director: Cassie Nickols
Choreographer: Sylvie Gosse
Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Sam and Bella Spewack
Critical Edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking

OTHER DATES
1st rehearsal: Monday, August 5, 2019
Tech/Production Week @ Burton Chace Park: August 19-24, 2019
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!!!
1st performance / Opening: Thursday, August 22, 2019
2nd performance / Closing: Saturday, August 24, 2019

OTHER
culvercitysymphony.org
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
Fred Graham— [CAST] 30-50, strong baritone, commanding presence. He is actor, director and producer of the play within the play The Shrew and plays Petruchio—he has the lion’s share of Shakespearean dialogue. He is also Lilli’s ex-husband.
Lilli Vanessi—30-50, strong mezzo soprano. She is an actress of stage and screen, proud, haughty, much like her character Katherine in The Shrew, but also vulnerable. Ex- wife of Fred and engaged to Harrison Howell.
Lois Lane— [CAST] 20-30, strong mezzo belter. She is an actress, the quintessential airhead inge?nue but with lots of charisma and charm. She also plays Bianca in The Shrew.
Bill Calhoun— [CAST] 20-30, strong tenor or baritenor. He is a ne’er-do-well actor who has a bit of a gambling problem. Is a Broadway hoofer, so he should move well. He also plays Lucentio in The Shrew.
Harrison Howell—40-50, Dignified gentleman from Georgia, very political, sometimes played as a general or retired general.
First Man (Gangster) Second Man (Gangster) 30-50+ comic baritone or tenor. They are the archetypical gangsters complete with accent. Does some soft shoe in “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” so should move well. Also appears in The Shrew (unexpectedly)
Harry Trevor—50+, sings in the ensemble. He is an actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katherine and Bianca’s father, Baptista. He has mainly Shakespearean dialogue.
Hattie—Any age, good voice. She is Lilli’s dresser and sings ”Another Op’nin’, Another Show" and sings in “Too Darn Hot”. Opens the show, so should have a good voice and charisma.
Paul—Any age, tenor or baritenor. He is Fred’s dresser and is the featured singer/dancer in “Too Darn Hot” so he should sing and move well.
Ralph—Any age, Is the stage manager of The Shrew sings in the ensemble in “Too Darn Hot” and “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”.
Ensemble— Strong Singers, Dancers & Actors. To play stage crew, actors, wardrobe, etc, who sing in the ensemble throughout, both in modern day and in The Shrew. Other roles will be chosen from the ensemble including but not limited to: Gremio and Hortensio—Any age, tenor or baritenor. Strong dancers, who appear in The Shrew. They will also sing in the ensemble of both The Shrew and in “Too Darn Hot”.



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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