MUSICALS IN MUFTI 2019 **Revised** - York Theatre Company Auditions

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Musicals in Mufti 2019 - Celebrating Cole Porter - NYC EPA

York Theatre Company

**Revised Contract**
AUDITION DATE
Tue, Sep 03, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Wed, Sep 04, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Thu, Sep 05, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
Off Broadway
Contract and salary pending.

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

All SM positions are currently filled.

PREPARATION
Please sing a short classic musical theatre song/Cole Porter in the style of the show(s) that demonstrates range and personality. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
York Theatre Company at Theatre at Saint Peter's
619 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022-4613
Entrance on 54th St, East of Lexington Ave, Take the elevator down to LL2

PERSONNEL
PERSONNEL EXPECTING TO BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE EPAs:
Evans Haile - Executive Director/Music Director
Seth Christenfeld - Literary Manager
Mickey Lee Nelson - Company Manager
(All have casting authority)
+Additional Production Team/Directors

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates.

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
CELEBRATING COLE PORTER
The York Theatre Company's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series (and a 2018 recent recipient of an Obie Awards Grant) returns to The York for a special Fall series celebrating the legendary COLE PORTER (Anything Goes; Kiss Me, Kate; Can-Can; Silk Stockings). The series will include:


FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Herbert Fields
Adaptation By: Evans Haile & Tommy Krasker
Director: Hans Friedrichs

Rehearsals begin on/about: September 23, 2019
Performances begin: September 28, 2019
Closing Performance: October 6, 2019
(11 performances total)
The year is 1929, the month is June. It's the season when all the Americans invade Paris--and all the Parisians leave town. This classic boy-meets-girl musical set in the city of love introduced the world to such memorable Cole Porter favorites as “You Do Something to Me,” “You’ve Got That Thing,” and “The Tale of the Oyster.”
All Actors 18+, All ethnicities
[PETER FORBES] Male. Age 25-35. Romantic, fun, quick-witted, with a good heart.
Handsome, wealthy but worked for it. Knows how to live by his wits and does so as everything from a tour guide to a taxi dancer. (High Baritone/Tenor)
Songs: “You Don’t Know Paree”, “You Do Something to Me”
[BILLY BAXTER] Male. Age 25-35. Slightly spoiled, slightly cynical, rich. Always loves a good bet—inherited his money and is happy to spend it, especially in Paris. (Baritone)
Song: “I Worship You”
[MICHAEL CUMMINS] ROLE CAST. Male. Age 25-30. All-American song-and-dance man with an impish personality. Nothing gets him down and always has a way with snappy conversation. (High Baritone/Tenor)
Song: “You’ve Got That Thing”
[LOOLOO CARROLL] Female. Age 25. Quintessentially perky and sparkling American ingenue, brought to Paris to be paired with a rich Aristocrat. (Soprano)
Song: “I’m in Love”
[GLADYS CARROLL] & [EMMITT CARROLL] Female/Male (respectively). Age 50-60s. Looloo’s parents. From Terre Haute, Indiana, and they want everyone to know it. Self-made wealth. Emmitt will buy whatever is put in front of him, but would be just as happy in Indiana. Gladys is the “Queen of Terre Haute”…but without the class. Both are character actors/singers.
[JOYCE WHEELER] Female. Age 25. Looloo’s best friend from back home, with natural sophistication, the grace of a dancer, and an innate understanding of the world. (Mid-Soprano)
Song: “Please Don’t Make Me Be Good”
[VIOLET HILDEGARDE] Female. Age 30-40. Well to do, sophisticated, independent and looks at the world with a raised eyebrow and a bemused smile. Wants to see Paris and be shocked! (Mid-Soprano)
Song: “The Tale of the Oyster”
[MAY De VERE] Female. Age 25-30. Cabaret artist, chanteuse dramatique…singing waitress! Has come to conquer Paris to be a star. (Powerful Belter)
Song: “Find Me a Primitive Man”
[LOUIS PERNASSE] Male. Age 40-60s, Manager of the Hotel Claridge, the quintessential “Maitre d’Hotel”. His expectations are high, but with slight acid dripping from his lips he will tolerate the annual invasion of the American hordes. (Character Actor/Singer)
[ENSEMBLE MALE] Male. Age 25-40. Plays a waiter, chasseur, ticket agent, etc. Should be a versatile actor and singer.
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THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF COLE PORTER

Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter
Based on the New York Production Assembled and Originally Directed by: Ben Bagley
Director: Pamela Hunt
Rehearsals begin on/about: October 7, 2019
Performances begin: October 12, 2019
Closing Performance: October 20, 2019
(11 performances total)
An irreverent musical journey, originally conceived by Ben Bagley in 1965, travels the globe through an array of gems from the vast Porter canon, both familiar and forgotten. The "world" under scrutiny is that between 1919 and 1945 when, indeed, some considerable declining and falling went on. This will mark the first New York Revival!
All Actors 18+, All ethnicities

All actors should be adept at comedy and be able to move well. Eccentricities welcome. Please sing classic show tune or something by Cole Porter, Gershwin, etc.
[WOMAN #1] Female. Age 30-45. Comedienne. (Mezzo/Mix)
[WOMAN #2] Female. Age 25-35. Soubrette/ingenue, some dance ability. (Soprano/Mix)
[MAN #1] Male. Age 25-40. Character man. (Baritone)
[MAN #2] Male. Age 25-35. Song and dance man. (Tenor/High Baritone)
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PANAMA HATTIE
Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Herbert Fields & B. G. DeSylva
Director: Michael Montel
Rehearsals begin on/about: October 21, 2019
Performances begin: October 26, 2019
Closing Performance: November 3, 2019
(11 performances total)
Cole Porter and Ethel Merman teamed up for their fourth hit with this 1940's musical, in which a brassy nightclub owner must bid for the approval of her fiancé’s family – a task only made more complicated when she discovers a plan to blow up the Panama Canal. With a raucous book about sailors and singers in the Panama Canal Zone and a snappy Porter score that includes “Let’s Be Buddies,” “I've Still Got My Health” and “Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please,” PANAMA HATTIE was a smash in its day, but is now mostly known for its distinctly unfaithful film adaptation.
All Actors 18+, All ethnicities
[HATTIE MALONEY] ROLE CAST. Female. A brassy dame and the owner of a nightclub in the Panama Canal Zone. Big heart, bigger voice. Originally Ethel Merman.

[NICK BULLETT] Male. 40s. Hattie’s fiancé. A football player turned Navy officer. A strapping fellow and a widower. Originally James Dunn. Baritone.

[GERALDINE BULLETT] Female. 18+ to play 8. Nick’s daughter. A very sophisticated eight-year-old girl from Philadelphia.

[FLORRIE] Female. 20s-30s. A singer in Hattie’s nightclub. Develops a big crush on Vivian Budd. Originally Betty Hutton. Belter with strong comic chops.

[VIVIAN BUDD] Male. 40s-60s. Nick’s family servant—a very proper English valet. Originally Arthur Treacher. Character voice.

[LEILA TREE] Female. Early 20s. The daughter of a local Army officer and the leader of the younger set in the PCZ. Originally Phyllis Brooks. Jazz mezzo.

[SKAT BRIGGS] Male, 20s-40s. A sailor and part of the comic trio.

[WINDY DEEGAN] Male, 20s-40s. A sailor and part of the comic trio.

[WOOZY HOGAN] Male, 20s-40s. A sailor and part of the comic trio.

[ENSEMBLE] Male and Female. To play various roles, including sailors, Panamanians, spies, debutantes, and others. Well-rounded actors/singers.
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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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