KRIS KRINGLE **Revised** - Angel Polar Bear Auditions

Posted: July 2, 2019

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KRIS KRINGLE - NYC EPA

Angel Polar Bear LLC

REVISED SM info added. Personnel expected in attendance updated.
AUDITION DATE
Wed, Aug 07, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
LOA Above AEA scale: $570/wk + travel & housing

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles in this musical.
Accepting resumes for SM & ASM positions: both currently open.
Director and Producer have hiring authority and will be at this EPA
See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info

PREPARATION
Please prepare a song from a golden age musical of the 50s and 60s that is appropriate for the character in which you are interested.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

LOCATION
Sunlight Studios
321 W 44th St
Ste #202
New York, NY 10036


PERSONNEL
Original Story, Book & Additional Lyrics: Maria Ciampi (expected in attendance)
Music & Lyrics: Tim Janis & Angelo Natalie
Director: Frank Galgano (expected in attendance)
Choreographer: Jaimie Selke
Musical Director: Matt Castle (expected in attendance)
Producer: Angel Polar Bear LLC
Casting Director: Dale Brown Casting (expected in attendance)

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal in NYC: November 25th, 2019 (Thanksgiving OFF)
Tech in Schenectady: December 12th & 13th, 2019
Performances: December 14th & 15th, 2019

OTHER
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
Synopsis:
Kris Kringle is a dreamer, a young genius toy maker with no place to call home. When he gets an opportunity to apprentice at the North Pole, it seems that all his dreams may finally come true. But on his adventures, he’ll have to navigate jealous schemers, an ancient curse, first love, and Santa’s formidable Rule Book. This funny, captivating show for all ages tells the story of how young Kris Kringle reunited his family and saved the Spirit of Christmas!
Seeking ALL ETHNICITIES for:
KRIS KRINGLE – Male, early 20s, pop baritenor (low B-flat up to high A).
Our hero: Head in the clouds, clumsy and naïve, but honest, warm and open-hearted. He sees toys hidden amongst the stars like most of us see constellations. He dreams of making those toys at the North Pole one day, surrounded by people who appreciate and understand him.
EVELYN NOEL – Female, 20s, pop belt with strong mix (low A up to mixed E-flat; preferably soprano up to B-flat).
Head of the Apprentices’ Boot Camp – it’s her job to get the Apprentices ready to become Elves. A stickler for the Rules, she hides behind a tough and militant exterior…but deep down she’s loving and kind.
NICHOLAS “SANTA” CLAUS – Male, 55+, baritone or bass (low B-flat up to E).
Being “Jolly Old St. Nick” isn’t the dream job it once was. It used to be easy to smile and Ho-Ho-Ho, bringing cheer to young and old. But that all changed when he had to kick his only brother out of the North Pole. He’s lost the joy and wonder he used to feel, but he’s too busy and stubborn to forgive and forget.
MARTHA CLAUS – Female, 50+, lovely mezzo soprano (low G up to E-flat).
There’s way more to being Mrs. Claus than baking gingerbread and keeping Santa as round as a bowl full of jelly. She’s witty, sassy and most definitely wearing the pants in this relationship…but she’s also the heart of the North Pole. She notices how special Kris is and takes him under her wing in a motherly way.
ROY G. REEDY – Male, 50+, character baritone (low B-flat up to F-sharp).
Santa’s estranged younger brother. Once the North Pole’s most brilliant and creative toy maker, he was eventually kicked out for trying to monetize Christmas. Now the mogul of a soulless corporate toy empire, he hides his anger and sadness behind wicked schemes and lots of money.
ERMA HORN – Female, 30s-40s, character belt (low F up to D-flat).
Reedy’s wry and careworn lawyer. She’ll do whatever it takes for her client to succeed, even when his ethics are questionable—all in hopes of finally earning a Christmas bonus. She’s observant, crafty, and often couches her witty remarks in law-inspired puns.
ELMER ELF – Male, 20s-40s, rockabilly bari-tenor (E up to high A).
Head of the Elves’ Workshop. Takes his job, and his carefully crafted Elvis persona, very seriously. A little too full of himself and way too interested in Evelyn. Think Gaston in elf shoes.
ANGELICA KRINGLE – Female, 50+, mezzo (low B-flat up to E-flat).
Kris Kringle’s adoring grandmother. She raised him to embrace his creativity and whimsy. She died never having told him that his grandfather was Santa’s brother.
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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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