OLNEY THEATRE CENTER 2019-20 SEASON MUSICALS - Olney Theatre Corporation Auditions

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Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season MUSICALS - NYC ECC / Male Singers
Olney Theatre Corporation

Thu, Jan 03, 2019
9:30 am (EST)
Male Singers

COST Tier 1; 712/wk

Equity singers for the ensemble. See breakdown.

Singers: Please prepare 8 bars of a song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Please bring headshot and resume

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

In attendance at EPA: Jenna Duncan - Associate Artistic Director, Rachel Grandizio - Casting Associate
Olney Artistic Staff:
Artistic Director: Jason Loewith
Sr. Associate Artistic Director: Jason King Jones
Associate Artistic Director/Director of Musical Theatre: Christopher Youstra
Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director: Jenna Duncan

ECC 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.

Located ten miles north of Washington, DC in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is a $6M/year professional regional theater offering nine member productions annually in four spaces on its fourteen-acre campus. Founded in 1938 as a summer stock company on the Straw Hat circuit like Westport Playhouse and Williamstown, the company turned professional and year-round in the 90s, but not before hosting some of the theater's most extraordinary performers: Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Sir Ian McKellen, Tandy & Cronyn, Olivia de Havilland, and many more stars of stage and screen have trod the boards. With a more recent turn towards new work, creatives with Tony Awards, OBIEs, and MacArthur Genius Grants have premiered their work here, like Moises Kaufman and Sergio Trujillo, among others. Along with Baltimore's Centerstage, Olney Theatre Center is one of Maryland's two state-designated theaters.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jason Loewith since 2013, the theater's artistic reinvigoration has been noted by The Washington Post, Washingtonian and many others; his first production at the theater, A Chorus Line, garnered the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical in 2014; in the world of new plays, his production of Andrew Hinderaker’s COLOSSAL won Best New Play in 2015, and the theater was nominated for twelve nominations for 2016. Loewith is best known as the Lucille Lortel Award-winning librettist of Adding Machine: A Musical.

2019-2020 Olney Theater Center - MUSICALS

Olney Theatre Center is committed to hiring actors who reflect the diversity our world; actors of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to audition.

Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Book: Joe Masteroff
Performance Space: Mainstage
Rehearsals Begin: July 30, 2019
Tech Begins: August 24, 2019
Previews Begin: August 28, 2019
Opening: August 31, 2019
Closing: October 6, 2019
Possible Extension Through: October 13, 2019

Cabaret is a based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it revolves around the relationship between Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer who is coming to Berlin to search for inspiration for his next novel, and Sally Bowles, a British cabaret performer who performs at the Kit Kat Klub where much of the musical is set. As their relationship develops, so does a romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and one of her boarders, a Jewish fruit vendor named Herr Schultz. The club and story are overseen by The Emcee, who presides as the club and the country are slowly destroyed as they move toward the full reign of the Nazi Party.
ROSIE, LULU, FRENCHIE, TEXAS, FRITZIE, and HELGA: Kit Kat Klub dancers, ensemble.

BOBBY, VICTOR, HANS, and HERMAN: Kit Kat Klub dancers, ensemble.

Music: Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics: Arthur Freed
Book: Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Performance Space: Mainstage
Director: TBA
Rehearsals Begin: October 8, 2019
Tech Begins: November 2, 2019
Previews Begin: November 8, 2019
Opening: November 14, 2019
Closing: January 5, 2020

At the height of their careers, silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have just opened their newest picture, The Dueling Cavalier. However, once the first talking picture is released and is a hit, the producer of The Dueling Cavalier decides to adapt the film into a talkie. One problem, Lina's voice is unbearable. Cosmo, Don's best friend, convinces the producer to dub over Lina's voice. Aspiring actress, Kathy Selden, who Don has fallen in love with, agrees to provide the voice of Lina in The Dueling Cavalier, which has been renamed The Dancing Cavalier. When Lina finds out that Don is in love with Kathy, she is livid and demands that Kathy remain uncredited for her work. While at the premiere, Lina is forced to lip-synch while Kathy is singing behind the curtain. Then Don raises the curtain to reveal that Kathy is the real star of the show.

ENSEMBLE : Broadway host, dancers, chorus girls, stagehands, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Assistant Directors, Rod, Lady in Waiting, Villain, Butler, Policeman, Mary Margret, young Don, young Cosmo, Wardrobe Mistress, Hairdresser, Production Singer, Sid Phillips, Male Diction Teacher

Music and Lyrics: Erin McKeown
Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes
Performance Space: Mainstage
Director/Choreographer: TBD
Rehearsals Begin: March 3, 2020
Tech Begins: March 27, 2020
Previews Begin: April 1, 2020
Opening: April 4, 2020
Closing: May 3, 2020
Possible Extension Through: May 10, 2020

A regional premiere of the musical by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes and singer/songwriter Erin McKeown. The story follows Beatriz, the mother of Olivia and an undocumented immigrant from Mexico at risk of being deported. After living apart for many years, Beatriz and Olivia take a cross-country road trip together.
ENSEMBLE: backup singers who also play a lawyer, an officer, a legal clerk, a guy at a motel desk, an ICE official

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Book: Roger O. Hirson and Bob Fosse
Performance Space: Mainstage
Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: May 12, 2020
Tech Begins: June 5, 2020
Previews Begin: June 10, 2020
Opening: June 13, 2020
Closing: July 19, 2020
Possible Extension Through: July, 26 or August 2, 2020

With the help of the Leading Player and a traveling troupe of actors, Pippin returns home from university in search of his true purpose in life. The young prince tries to prove his devotion to his father and the throne by going to war. However, the Leading Player convinces Pippin to usurp the throne from his father and kill him. After begging the Leading Player to bring his father back to life and falling in love, Pippin must decide where his true happiness lies.

ENSEMBLE: Monks, Nobility, The Players, Peasants, Monks, and Charlemagne’s Army

THE MUSIC MAN (Workshop)
Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Willson
Book: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Co-Directed by: Alexandria Wales and Michael Baron
Performance Space: N/A
Rehearsals: April 2-7, 2019

During a 6-day workshop we will explore songs and scenes from The Music Man to look at the musical with a cast made up of both deaf actors and hearing actors. This workshop will not have a public performance. Some roles are cast and therefore not listed in this breakdown.

ENSEMBLE (Multiple Characters) - must be played by a deaf actor
ENSEMBLE (Multiple Characters) - must be played by a deaf actor

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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