MY FAIR LADY - Fireside Theatre Auditions

Posted: August 27, 2018

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MY FAIR LADY - Chicago EPA
Fireside Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
10:00 am - 5:30 pm (CDT)
Lunch: 1-2pm

APPOINTMENTS
Equity Members may sign up for an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Monday, September 10th at noon.

CONTRACT
Dinner Theatre Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement; $665/week minimum.

SEEKING
Actors for the upcoming production of MY FAIR LADY. See breakdown for details.

PREPARATION
Prepare a short song in the style of the show. You may sing from the show.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity Association - Chicago
557 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
Dial 011 at front door.

PERSONNEL
Ed Flesch - Director
Mary Ehlinger - Musical Director
Shanna Vanderwerker - Choreographer

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal February 4, 2019; Opens February 21, 2019; Closes April 7, 2019

OTHER
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
Eliza Doolittle (20 - 35) Cockney flower girl from Lison Grove working outside Covent Garden. High spirited, gutsy and proud. Very strong actress as well as singer. Excellent legit Soprano. Comfortable with cockney dialect and proper British accent.
Henry Higgins (30 - 50) British, upper class professional bachelor and world class phonetics expert, teacher and author. Conceited, refined and out of touch with his feelings. Very strong actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone.
Alfred P. Doolittle (40 - 60) Comic character man. Eliza’s father who is fun loving, wise cracking and proud. He is quite a drinker and loves the ladies. Strong actor who sings and moves very well. Baritone
Colonel Hugh Pickering (40 - 60) Retired British officer with colonial experience. Amiable linguist and friend of Higgins who is a real gentleman. Strong character actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone
Freddy Eynsford Hill (20-30) Spineless upper class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Excellent legit Tenor.
Mrs. Higgins (50+) Professor Higgins’s mother. She is self-assured, wealthy, classy and elegant. She loves her son but also recognizes that he needs someone to put him down a bit. Comfortable with British dialect. Non- Singing role.
Mrs. Pearce (40 - 60) Professor Higgins’s housekeeper. She is proper, no-nonsense yet motherly. She has affection for Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Mezzo-soprano.
Harry (25 - 50) Drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Baritone
Jamie (25 - 50) Drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Tenor


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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