KISS ME KATE and RUMORS - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Auditions

Posted: August 19, 2019

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KISS ME KATE and RUMORS - NYC EPA

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
SPT Level 7; $546/week

SEEKING
Equity actors and singers for various roles in KISS ME KATE and RUMORS

PREPARATION
Prepare EITHER: 1) a brief monologue in the style of the show/role you wish to be considered for; OR 2) a brief cut of a musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided; OR 3) a one minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Please Bring a headshot and resume.

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

PERSONNEL
Expected at the Equity Principal Call:
Richard Feldman, Vice President & General Manager
Mark Martino, Director, Kiss Me, Kate
Russell Treyz, Director, Rumors (Not attending)

OTHER
www.artshhi.com
Non-Traditional Casting The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina does not believe in discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration

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
KISS ME, KATE
1st Rehearsal - November 12, 1st Preview - December 4, Opening - December 6, Closing -December 29.

Performances Tuesday - Saturday 8:00PM & Sunday 2:00PM.
seeking
FRED GRAHAM/PETRUCHIO: MALE 30- 49
the leading man; writer, producer, director, actor, and superman; worked his way up from the chorus and his ego is as large as his resume is long; must have a physically imposing presence, excellent facility with Shakespeare's text, and be handsome, charismatic, and funny; classic baritone; vocal range: Bb-G.
LILLI VANESSI/KATHARINE: FEMALE 30 -44
the leading lady; returning to the stage after a not-so-successful Hollywood turn; a regal diva with a fierce temper and rapier-like wit, but a vulnerability underneath it all; must have the beauty, poise, and elegance of a 1940s Hollywood movie star; glorious soprano who also has a rich mezzo/belt; vocal range: A-B.
BILL CALHOUN/LUCENTIO: MALE, 20 - 39
Broadway song and dance man; his compulsive gambling is always getting him into trouble with Lois Lane, who he loves but can't trust around other men; must be a first-rate entertainer with irresistible charm; excellent actor and singer; bari-tenor; vocal range: G-F.

LOIS LANE/BIANCA: FEMALE, 20 - 29
A night club singer making her theatrical debut. Sexy and charismatic. An expert at employing her feminine wiles. Must be an incredible dancer with strong comedic abilities. Belter. Excellent actor and singer with a knockout Broadway belt/mix; vocal range: G-F.

FIRST MAN & SECOND MAN: MALE 32-62
Character men; two tough gangsters who look completely out of place in this world of bright lights and poetic beauty, but after six years in the prison library, they have developed a unique way with words and a great appreciation for Shakespeare and the theater; must have a great sense of classic vaudevillian comedy; good movers; vocal range: B-D

HATTIE: FEMALE, 26-39
She is part Lilli's dresser and part psychologist. Unflappable and charismatic. She's seen it all. Sings the anthem "Another Op'nin', Another Show." Belt. Must be a stylish and accomplished dancer. Has an ongoing flirtation with Paul; vocal range: A-F. Prefer AFRICAN AMERICAN

PAUL: MALE, 26-39
Fred's dresser; cool under pressure; has an ongoing flirtation with Hattie; featured vocalist with jazz style; Excellent and charismatic dancer. vocal range: C-F#. Prefer AFRICAN AMERICAN
HARRY TREVOR/BAPTISTA: MALE, 50+, sings in the ensemble. He is a comic actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katherine and Bianca’s father, Baptista. He has mainly Shakespearean dialogue. Good mover and excellent singer in classic Broadway style.

POPS/PRIEST/GENERAL HARRISON HOWELL: MALE 40 - 59. plays 3 roles: Pops…the kindly keeper of the stage door, Priest…the character in Taming of the Shrew who marries Kate and Petruchio, and Harrison Howell, a highly distinguished General of the U.S. Army with strong political ties to the White House; a man of rigid discipline determined to uphold military order and patriarchal family values, he clearly does not fit in with the bohemian nature of Broadway or even Baltimore; must have strong comedic skills; baritone; vocal range: B-F
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RUMORS
By Neil Simon:
Rumors: 1st Rehearsal - January 14, 1st Preview - February 4, Opening - February 7, Closing February 23.
Performances Tuesday - Saturday 8:00PM & Sunday 2:00PM.
Chris Gorman:
Female, 30-40 An attractive literary lawyer. Married to Ken. She recently quit smoking but still has the urge. Normally totally in charge, she gradually falls apart during the course of the play.
Claire Ganz
Female, (35-45) Lenny’s wife: she shares his sense of humor and amusement by the world. She is practical and down to earth.
Cookie Cusack
Female, (45-50) Cookie is the flamboyant host of her own TV cooking show. When it comes to cooking, she can do anything. Her handicap is a bad back, and other physical eccentricities. She carries a special pillow everywhere.
Cassie Cooper
Female, (25-35) Glenn’s young wife and flower child. She and Glenn are not seeing eye to eye at the moment, and she threatens divorce. A great believer of power of crystals, Cassie hides in the bathroom to avoid confrontation. But she is also capable of creating a scene to annoy him.
Officer Pudney
Male or Female (Late 20s) Earnest young cop; Welch’s partner.
Ken Gorman
Male, (40–50) Chris’s husband. He is a high power attorney, and a master of law and propriety. He feels he must protect his client at any cost. Ken can be dictatorial and demanding, but he is proud of running a tight ship. Midway through Act I, a gun goes off near his head and leaves him virtually deaf and constantly “mis-hearing” for the central section of the play.
Leonard “Lenny” Ganz
Male, (35-45) Claire’s husband. Although his BMW has just be totaled, Lenny has a great sense of humor and is amused by the world. He is an expert accountant - he can justify anything. Near the end of the play, he has a bizarre “improvised” monologue that brings the bizarre plot to a resolution.
Ernie Cusack
Male, (45–50) Ernie is Cookie’s husband and a psychoanalyst. He is the calming element in the midst of the storm. He helps Cookie prepare the meal and is mistaken for the butler.
Glenn Cooper
Male, (35-50). Glenn is a candidate for the State Senate. Somewhat pompous (and handsome), he is constantly aware of his image and how scandal might impact his candidacy. He and Cassie are going through a “rough patch” in their relationship.
Officer Welch
Male, (40-65) - A good, smart, no nonsense, of the street, law and order, police officer. You would be happy to have him on your case because he is going to catch the culprit.
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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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