MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and THAT'S WHAT I CALL ROCK AND ROLL - Fireside Theatre Auditions

Posted: December 8, 2018

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MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and THAT'S WHAT I CALL ROCK AND ROLL - Chicago EPA
Fireside Dinner Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Jan 03, 2019
10:00 am - 5:30 pm (CST)
Lunch from 1 to 2 pm.

CONTRACT
Dinner Theatre Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement $685/week minimum

SEEKING
Actors for the upcoming productions of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and THAT'S WHAT I CALL ROCK AND ROLL. Please see breakdown for more information.

PREPARATION
MENOPAUSE -Prepare a short song in the style of the show.

THAT'S WHAT I CALL ROCK AND ROLL - Prepare an uptempo rock hit and a rock ballad from the 70's or the 80's.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661
Please buzz 011 at the door.

PERSONNEL
Ed Flesch - Director
Mary Ehlinger - Musical Director

OTHER DATES
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 1st rehearsal March 25 2019; opens April 11, 2019; closes May 26, 2019

THAT'S WHAT I CALL ROCK AND ROLL 1st rehearsal May 13, 2019; opens May 30, 2019; closes July 14, 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
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
Professional Woman: Female, 45-55 has an attitude; she is in the position of power in her career and has earned every dollar working twice as hard as her male counterparts; great legs under short skirts; a control freak, out of control with the big M and has little patience with the havoc it is reeking on her life; her ride to the top of the heap (i.e. owning her own company) has left her with little relationship to her daughter, her mother; was never about Black Power, just power; it has always been difficult for her to identify if it was fear of failure or fear of success that was her great motivator; frustration of dealing with the raging hormones is not only with the symptoms, but in her inability to control them; this perceived failure allows other parts of being a woman to surface including accepting the knowledge that she is, in fact, not alone on her mountain; big belt voice to E, should be able to sing gospel and improvise. ETHNICITY: African American.
Soap Star: Female, 42-50 attractive, well preserved, and buxom; obviously passed the ingénue character that she has played in a popular soap opera; struggling to come to grips with aging unsuccessfully because it affects her livelihood as well as her life; most shallow of the four but manipulative because of her celebrity; her emotions run from fearful to frustrated; evolution of her friendship with the others is the result of having to look beyond beauty, from what is skin deep to what is real; soprano with a belt, lyric soprano to E, belt to B. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Earth Mother: Female, 48-55 very healthy, vegetarian, survivor of the 60’s drug era; she could wear Birkenstocks and socks; herbalist, astrologist; lives on a community farm in Connecticut with her husband whom she met at Woodstock; roly poly; of the four she has the least baggage she is warmer, and the least judgmental; the Mother Earth character that one would expect the housewife to be as long as she has had sleep; doesn't get angry, only cranky; not self-conscious about who and what she is; most playful; unlike most women at this age that are put in the position of parenting their parents due to aging or ill health, she has been mothering her mother for the last several decades (and marriages); loves and is lovable, both characteristics draw people to her; warm pleasant voice, strong chest voice to C. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
Iowa Housewife: Female, 44-48 not quite in shape, her clothes make her look frumpier than she really is (i.e. no sense of style); in town with her husband who is at a convention and is trying to rekindle their romance on a second honeymoon to no avail; wears bifocals and carries her handbag under her arm constantly; had her children later in life so they are still at home; has naïve wisdom; she prattles oblivious to the fact that no one is paying attention; she is the product of being a housewife and a mother; until her hormones started to surge, she got her power from being a wife and mother; discovering but waffles as she is doing it what her husband and kids have known all along; she has strength and the ability to discern her own destiny; low chest voice, sweet innocent sound, should be able to belt to C. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
THAT'S WHAT I CALL ROCK AND ROLL We are looking for young, energetic men and women of all races and ethnic groups who can sing various styles of rock and roll, can handle comedy, and can work well with audiences.


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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