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OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE 2021 SEASON - Ogunquit Playhouse Auditions

Posted: April 15, 2021

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OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE 2021 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (CHORUS)

Ogunquit Playhouse

Signups end Apr 21, 2:00 pm (EDT)

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Apr 28, 2021
8:00 am (EDT)Video submissions only - Sign up to receive preparation and submission information via e-mail. Sign-ups will end at 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday, April 21 (one week after the notice posting date).
The deadline to submit video auditions is April 28.

CONTRACT
COST Salary pending.

SEEKING
Equity actors for chorus parts in 2021 season (see breakdown).

PERSONNEL
Executive Artistic Director: Bradford T. Kenney
Producing Director: Brian J. Swasey
Casting: Binder Casting/Chad Eric Murnane, CSA & Mark Brandon, CSA

See breakdown for production-specific staff.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates.

OTHER
Rehearsals will be a combination of inside and outside with all performances outside.

Note on Covid-19 vaccinations: Ogunquit Playhouse strongly encourages all hired performers to get fully vaccinated prior to the start date of their first rehearsal.

**The EEOC takes the position that employers can ask employees about vaccination status and to seek proof that they have been vaccinated, such as the vaccination card.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Director: BT McNicholl
Choreographer: Jennifer Rias
Music Director: TBA
1st Rehearsal: 5/31/21
Open: 6/18/21
Close: 7/10/21
ABOUT:
From the comedic brilliance of the mighty Pythons and their hysterically inaccurate retelling of King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Eric Idle adapts his original Broadway script to streamline the music and laughter for a COVID-friendly environment.
DIRECTOR’S NOTE ON CASTING:
Comedy, particularly this unique brand of serious silliness, is universal yet personal, so -- in the spirit of Monty Python -- we look forward to everyone bringing their honesty and truth to this timeless material.
SEEKING:
[MALE ENSEMBLE] Male Identifying, 20s-30s, Any ethnicity. Seeking true triple threats (with tap skills) to play many featured roles and ensemble tracks in the show. Great Dancer. Great Singer. Great Humor.
[FEMALE ENSEMBLE] Female Identifying, 20s-30s, Any ethnicity. Seeking true triple threats (with tap skills) to play many featured roles and ensemble tracks in the show. Great Dancer. Great Singer. Great Humor.


ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
Director: Ricky Hinds
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: TBA
1st Rehearsal: 6/28/21
Open: 7/16/21
Close: 8/28/21
ABOUT:
Co-created by TV’s Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley. we’re dining on cheeseburgers in paradise and wasting away with this journey through the music of the incomparable Jimmy Buffett. Kick off your flip flops as our beloved Seacoast is transformed into a Caribbean paradise where love and laughter are the keys to growing older without growing up. Take it all in, count your blessings, remember your dreams, and you too will be a Parrothead for life.
DIRECTOR’S NOTE ON CASTING:
It is an honor to work on the regional premiere of Escape to Margaritaville. The show is filled with amazing music and great humor. I look forward to creating a fresh new version of the show specifically for Ogunquit Playhouse. The ability to do this outdoors in a tent sets the perfect environment for the show that will leave our audiences feeling good. I am enthusiastic about finding a diverse and energetic cast who will breathe new life into the show.
SEEKING:
[MALE ENSEMBLE] Male Identifying, 20s-40s, Any ethnicity. To play tourists, island locals, wedding guests, and other ensemble characters. Ensemble will understudy principal/featured roles. Must be fantastic dancers with excellent singing voices.

[FEMALE ENSEMBLE] Female Identifying, 20s-40s, Any ethnicity. To play tourists, island locals, wedding guests, and other ensemble characters. Ensemble will understudy principal/featured roles. Must be fantastic dancers with excellent singing voices.



MYSTIC PIZZA
Director: Casey Hushion
Choreographer: Jen Werner
Music Director: Julie McBride
1st Rehearsal: 8/16/21
Open: 9/3/21
Close: 10/2/21
ABOUT:
The World Premiere of MYSTIC PIZZA is based on the beloved 1980s MGM film. Three girlfriends navigating life and love in a working-class pizza joint serving a wealthy country club clientele. They’re the kids in America cooking up a hot and fresh, fully loaded musical supreme, topped with well-known pop and rock hits of the 80’s and 90’s.
DIRECTOR’S NOTE ON CASTING:
We are committed to equity in casting. Many of the characters in Mystic Pizza are of Portuguese descent. We recognize that Portugal is a diverse European nation, home to people of many racial backgrounds. As a result, the characters who are of Portuguese descent may be played by actors of any racial background.
SEEKING:
[WOMAN 1] Female Identifying, 20s, Any ethnicity. To play various roles including a LORNA, a snobby college girl; BONNIE, Portuguese oyster shucker; SERENA, a vapid country-club “WASP”; and others. Strong Pop/Rock vocals.
[WOMAN 2] Female Identifying, 20s, Any ethnicity. To play various roles including DEBBIE, a snobby college girl; MARIANNA, a Portuguese oyster shucker; TERESA, a Portuguese housekeeper; NIKKI, a Manhattan graduate student; and others. Strong Pop/Rock vocals.
[WOMAN 3] Female Identifying, 40s, Any ethnicity. To play various roles including MRS. ARUJO, Daisy and Kat’s old-world Portuguese mother; MRS. BARBOZ, Jo’s Portuguese mother; MRS. WINDSOR, Charlie’s “WASP” mother; and others. Strong Pop/Rock vocals.
[MAN 1] Male Identifying, 30s, Any ethnicity. To play various roles including a Portuguese PRIEST; GEORGE, a snobby graduate student; LIONEL, a cheerful real estate agent; ALFIE, a townie doofus; and others. Strong Pop/Rock vocals.
[MAN 2] Male Identifying, 20s, Any ethnicity. To play various roles including FRANK, a guitarist in the local band; SILVIO, an oyster shucker; and others. Acoustic or electric guitar playing a plus. Strong Pop/Rock vocals.
[MAN 3] Male Identifying, 40s, Any ethnicity. To play various roles including THE FIRESIDE GOURMET; MR. BARBOZA, Jo’s Portuguese father; MR. WINDSOR, Charlie’s WASP” father; and others. Strong Pop/Rock vocals.


YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Director: Jeff Whiting
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: Jeffrey Campos
1st Rehearsal: 9/20/21
Open: 10/8/21
Close: 10/31/21
ABOUT:
The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation.
DIRECTOR’S NOTE ON CASTING:
Seeking a diverse and inclusive company for all roles in this production. The only requirement is the possession of a “funny bone” in order to deliver this fast-paced Mel Brooks comedy.
SEEKING:
[MALE ENSEMBLE] Male Identifying, 20s-30s, Any ethnicity. Looking for excellent tap dancers with big, healthy singing voices, impeccable diction and wide ranges of emotions.
[FEMALE ENSEMBLE] Female Identifying, 20s-30s, Any ethnicity. Looking for excellent tap dancers with big, healthy singing voices, impeccable diction and wide ranges of emotions.


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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