ONCE - Pittsburgh CLO Auditions

Posted: January 11, 2019

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ONCE - Pittsburgh PA EPA
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
break tbd

APPOINTMENTS
To schedule an appointment, visit: www.pittsburghclo.org/pages/clo_auditions. (For information and to download application) or call 412-281-3973 Ext: 244.

CONTRACT
RMTA $1,117/Week

SEEKING
Trained actor/musicians for principal roles and the ensemble of Once.

PREPARATION
Please be prepared to accompany yourself on 16 bars of your choice either from or in the style of Once. Multi-instrument playing actors, please bring in the instruments you would like to showcase for the team. Piano accompaniment can be provided if needed. Please note that all actors in Once must be able to play an instrument.

LOCATION
Pittsburgh CLO Academy
130 CLO Academy Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
(aka Cecil Pl.)

PERSONNEL
Executive Producer: Van Kaplan
Producing Director: Mark Fleischer
Casting Director: Geoff Josselson
Company Manager: Abram Best

Director: J. Michael Zygo
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: James Cunningham

OTHER DATES
1st rehearsal: 7/22/19. Runs: 7/30 – 8/4/19

OTHER
Callbacks will be held later that evening (Monday February 18th, 2019).

If called back, you will be given sides to prepare.

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
seeking
Girl: Female 20 - 35
Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Guy: Male 20 - 35
A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of Girl but also has a vulnerability. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Reza: Female 25 - 29
A sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger than life. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Beruska: Female 45+
Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Bank Manager: 30 – 49
Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar & cello well. Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent.
Da: Male 50+
Guy's dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar, ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Svec: Male 20-39
A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Andrej: Male 20 – 29
Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Must play guitar & bass guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Eamon: Male 20- 49
The music studio manager where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

Emcee: Male 20 – 49
The music studio manager where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Ex-Girlfriend: Female 20 – 39
Guy's ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Ivanka: Female 6-8
Will be cast from the students of the CLO Academy of Musical Theatre.


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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