MUTT HOUSE - Mutt House The Musical, LLC Auditions

Posted: May 1, 2018

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MUTT HOUSE - Los Angeles EPA
Mutt House The Musical, LLC

AUDITION DATE
Mon, May 14, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (PDT)
Lunch: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

APPOINTMENTS
EPA rules in effect. In-person sign up begins at 9:00AM on 5/14/18.

CONTRACT
SPT Minimum - $601/wk

SEEKING
See breakdown.

PREPARATION
You will sing one short version of something you sing well. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Accompanist will be provided. Bring books in case they want to hear something else. If director wants to read you, sides will be provided. MUST BRING PICTURE AND RESUME.

LOCATION
Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601-2508

PERSONNEL
Director: Ryan Bergmann
Producer: Christopher Sepulveda
Music Director: Anthony Lucca
Choreographer: Janet Roston
Casting Director: Michael Donovan, CSA
Casting Associate: Richie Ferris, CSA
Creator/Book: Tony Cookson
Music & Lyrics: John Daniel, Tony Cookson, Robb Curtis Brown, David O

OTHER DATES
Callbacks: 5/18
Rehearsals begin: 6/11
Show opens: 7/15
Runs through: 8/5 with possible extension

OTHER
Performance Schedule: 7 shows per week.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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
HUMANS:
EDDIE – Male, any ethnicity, early 20’s. Lead of show, works at run-down Animal Shelter. Unusual, likable, sincere, positive energy, big heart, attractive but not movie star good looks, a young man on the verge of manhood, a little “off-center”, struggling to forget the past and cover his “scars” from being teased and ridiculed all his life because he talks to animals. DANCE: Strong mover/dancer. VOCAL RANGE: Very strong lead contemporary musical theatre Bari-Tenor, good rock/pop instincts, vocal range: low A (ideally) to comfortable & easy high Ab.
HANNAH - Female, any ethnicity, early 20’s. Eddie’s love interest, works for the Mayor but barely holding on to her job. Pretty but not gorgeous. Struggling to reconcile what her widowed sad father wants and finding herself. Has a hard time standing up for her self. DANCE: Strong mover/dancer. VOCAL RANGE: Strong lead contemporary wide range musical theatre singer – vocal range: strong low A to high E (belt or very strong mix). Good rock/pop instincts.
ROGER/GERRY/ JIMMY- Male, 40’s-50’s, African American, or possibly other ethnicities. Triple role. Role #1- ROGER- 40’s-50’s, educated, bit inscrutable, keeping the pain inside, colder than his emotional wife (Alice) but turns out to be a caring guy. Role #2- GERRY - A working class manager of the Animal Shelter for 25 years. His crusty exterior doesn’t completely hide his good heart and affection for Eddie. Role #3, JIMMY- sweet assistant to Mayor. DANCE: Good mover. VOCAL RANGE: Strong “character” soloist - must show strong musicianship - bluesy Baritone - high G.
ALICE/ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER/ MAYOR JENKINS - Female, 30’s-50’s, any ethnicity. Triple role. Role #1- ALICE- plays as 40’s, emotionally distraught, drinking to cover her pain at feeling guilty for her dog disappearing- likeable, benevolent. Role #2- ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER JACKIE- cocky, funny, talks about her feats in the third person. Role #3- MAYOR JENKINS- plays as late 40’s- mid 50’s, authoritative, seasoned politician struggling to keep a small city afloat despite budget problems as well as getting re-elected. Has gotten used to saying “no” to every request she gets for preferential consideration. Smart, funny. DANCE: Good mover. VOCAL RANGE: Strong “character” soloist - vocal range: flexible - performs one very fast patter/rap section - excellent musicianship and fast diction a must.

DOGS
DIGGER - Male, 20’s-30’s, any ethnicity. Labrador mix. (a surfer-dude dog). A very attractive, cool, super-relaxed friend to all. Must have the humor and cadence to pull off the ‘Southern California surfer vocal sound. DANCE: strong mover/dancer. VOCAL RANGE: Strong soloist and good with harmonies - vocal range: flexible, probably Baritone or Bari-Tenor, high G.
PEPE - Male, 20-30’s, Chihuahua, fun loving, frisky, class clown, but has a deeper side as well. DANCE: strong mover/dancer. VOCAL RANGE: Strong soloist and good with harmonies – vocal range: flexible, probably tenor.
DONNA - Female, 20’s-30’s, any ethnicity. A mutt. Street-wise, funny, Jersey-type. Tough but with a heart of gold, would lay down her life to save those she loves and is very much in love with Digger, the Labrador. DANCE: strong mover/dancer. VOCAL RANGE: Strong soloist and good with harmonies - vocal range: flexible, probably Soprano, high Gb (sings with strong New Jersey accent).
BRADLEY - male, 20’s-30’s. Strong and masculine. A discontented, caustic, cynical but funny Pit bull. Stolen out of his loving family’s backyard and forced into a dog fighting ring. Now, like a battle- scarred soldier returning with PTSD, he needs to be re-socialized and learn to trust and love again. DANCE: strong mover/dancer. VOCAL RANGE: Strong soloist and good with harmonies - vocal range: flexible, probably Baritone.
JOANIE/SOPHIE - Female, 20’s-30’s, any ethnicity. Double role. Role #1, JOANIE, very, old sick but sweet Bloodhound with a sneeze who believes in reincarnation. Role #2 (primary) SOPHIE, purebred poodle- upscale, sexy show dog with a sense of entitlement, covering a secret with an imperious attitude. DANCE: strong mover/dancer. VOCAL RANGE: Strong soloist and good with harmonies – vocal range: flexible, probably Soprano.
MAX- Cast.



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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