LIFE COULD BE A DREAM - International City Theatre Auditions

Posted: December 4, 2018

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LIFE COULD BE A DREAM - Los Angeles EPA
International City Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm (PST)

APPOINTMENTS
EPA rules in effect. In person sign up begins at 8:00AM on 12/10/18.

CONTRACT
SPT Agreement pending. Minimum TBD

SEEKING
See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Please be prepared to sing a short version of a 1960s pop song. You may sing from the show. Please have sheet music in the key in which you intend to sing. Accompanist will be provided. Must bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038-1703

PERSONNEL
Director: Jamie Torcellini
Producer/Artistic Director: caryn desai
Casting Director: Michael Donovan, CSA
Casting Associate: Richie Ferris, CSA

OTHER DATES
Auditions: 12/10
Callbacks: 1/9
Rehearsals begin: 1/29
Show opens: 2/20
Runs through: 3/10

OTHER
Performance Schedule: 4 shows per week(Thurs., Fri., Sat. eves & Sun. matinee)

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
About the show:
It’s 1960. Come meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering—let’s hear it for the boys!

SEEKING:
Denny Varney – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. (Vocal Range: Tenor C3–Ab 4; Falsetto to D5). Five years after high school graduation, Denny still lives with his mother, goofing off in the family basement instead of working for a living. Denny’s lack of ambition and discipline have always been his downfall, but the new WOPR Radio “Dream Of A Lifetime Talent Search” has put new wind in his sails. He uses his talents as a former Crooning Crabcake (the Glee Club at Springfield High) to first create a duo, then a trio, and finally a quartet to help find the unique doo-wop sound (and backer’s money) he needs to bring his dream to reality. Jealousy rears its head when the final member of the group unintentionally steals Denny’s spotlight. Can Denny still lead the group to a win? Will he still be able to attract the ladies in the spotlight? Stay tuned…

Eugene Johnson – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. (Vocal Range: Tenor C3–A4; Falsetto to A5). Denny’s best friend and co-conspirator, Eugene is your basic nerd who works hard just to stay in step with Denny’s fast-moving schemes. During most days, Eugene works for his Dad down at the Springfield Sweet Shop, but at night he cuts loose with his fellow Crooning Crabcakes during singing and dancing practice in Denny’s basement. The entrance of an old grade-school crush, Lois, threatens to derail all attempts at winning the radio contest, and Eugene has to work twice as hard as the others to keep his mind in the game. Does he have a shot at winning the girl back? Can he possibly become a functioning member of the all singing, all-dancing Dream group? Stay tuned…

Wally Patton – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. (Vocal Range: Bass/Baritone F2–G4; Falsetto to D5). A checker at the Piggly-Wiggly, Wally is the son of a preacher who truly becomes the heart and soul of the group. He’s desperate to be a part of the group, because inclusion seems better than exclusion. Still a youngster himself, often childish, he does have an uncanny knack for seeing what’s important in life when the going gets tough. But that doesn’t mean he’s not immune to a full-on crush when Eugene’s grade-school sweetheart comes into the picture. Does Wally have a shot at the girl? Will the fight over Lois create a rift too wide to repair? Stay tuned…

Skip Henderson – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. (Vocal Range: Bari-Tenor Ab 2–G4; Falsetto to Eb 5). The last add-on to our singing group, Skip is the new guy from the wrong side of the tracks, the sexy bad-boy stud, and a natural singing whiz. He works for Big Stuff Auto, the new sponsor of the group, and Skip is added to Denny’s fledgling group to turn it into a proper quartet. Skip is definitely the new alpha male, and Denny feels pushed aside and ignored for the seemingly brighter talents Skip brings to the table. Skip is also conflicted about falling in love with the boss’s daughter, Lois, the girl that Eugene and Wally are already fighting over. Could he ever possibly fit into her family? Will Skip’s bad-boy attitude break up the group’s chance to win the big contest? Stay tuned…

Lois Franklin – Female, 20s, all ethnicities. (Vocal Range: G3–F5, Strong pop sound). Daughter of “Big Eddie” Franklin, owner of Big Stuff Auto, and herself a former song leader at Springfield High, Lois arrives on the scene to help shape the boys into a real singing and dancing group. Going against her father’s advice, she decides to give his sponsorship money to the fledgling singing group, and in doing so falls head-over-heels in love with bad-boy Skip. Lois’ parents refuse to allow their daughter to date the grease monkey from their auto shop, and the fireworks that ensue threaten to destroy the whole enterprise. Will Lois get the guy? Which guy? Can she be the super-glue that holds the whole group together? Stay tuned…
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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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