PARADISE SQUARE - NYC EPAParadise Square Broadway LP
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Development Agreement Tier 3; $1,250/week
Equity actor/singers for various roles.
All SINGERS SHOULD COME WITH FULL BOOK AND BE PREPARED TO SING BEST SONG. ALL DANCERS SHOULD COME PREPARED TO DANCE WITH ALL SHOES (TAPS, ETC.)
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
check lobby upon arrival for studio assignment.
Casting - Duncan Stewart, CSA & Benton Whitley, CSA of Stewart/Whitley
Director: Moises Kaufman; Choreographer: Bill T. Jones; Book: Craig Lucas, Larry Kirwan, Marcus Gardley; Music: Jason Howland, Larry Kirwan; Lyricist: Nathan Tysen
First Rehearsal: On or about August 8
End Date: On or about August 29
EPA 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.
NOTE FROM CREATIVE: PARADISE SQUARE takes place in New York City primarily in July of 1863. Seeking a multi-ethnic, multi-racial cast with strong emphasis on the African American, and Irish culture, which is reflected in the historical dance styles required for the show. The choreography is inspired by the spirit and rhythms of each culture and requires the highest standard of technique and athleticism. African, Hip-Hop, African American social dance style proficiency a plus. Tap and Irish Step dancing skills also an asset.
The following roles have already been CAST
[MILTON MOORE (STEPHEN FOSTER)]
White male, 37. The Character is based on the famed American Composer of the same name. A bit of a dandy and a drunk but a true genius if ever there lived one. Music is the love of his life. Naturally charming, witty yet can be a push over in the face of strong personalities. He also exploits others’ stories for his own gain. Actor must have solid comic timing and be able to drive elevated speech. Principal Role. VOCAL RANGE - HIGH POP BARITONE - Tops at a G
[ANABELLE “NELLY” FREEMAN]
African American female, mid 30s. Nelly is the first African American woman to own a saloon in the Five Points and is fiercely determined to hold on to it.
She is beautiful, tenacious, charming, witty and is a force of nature, but life has also taught her to have a tough skin. Nelly does not have prejudice as she provides a sanctuary welcoming all races to be together. She with the Reverend and Annie run the Underground Railroad in the Five Points. Actor must have an extraordinary stage presence. VOCAL RANGE - RnB Belt, with strong mix. Belts to a D.
Caucasian Woman, early 30's. No nonsense, hard nose but her weakness is romance and selflessness. Hilarious, savvy and brave as any man if not more so. A conductor on The Underground Railroad with her husband, Reverend Samuel E. Cornish. She carries her gun like most women carry a purse and she’s not afraid to use. She does not suffer fools. Actor must have great comic timing and skill with Irish brogue. VOCAL RANGE - MEZZO - BELTS TO A D, High strong Pop Mix. ALREADY CAST
[REVEREND SAMUEL E. CORNISH]
African American Man, early 40s. A Presbyterian Pastor who can be self-righteous but is also self-assured and well educated. A refined, great orator who is inherently a true leader. He with his white Irish wife Annie, run the underground Railroad in the Five Points. Actor must have a lot of stage presence and great stature. VOCAL RANGE – HIGH. BARITONE – SINGS TO AN F.
TO BE CAST
[WILLIAM HENRY LANCE]
African American Man, early 20's. An exceptional dancer. A hot head, fearless and strong-willed to a fault. He was born and bred on a Tennessee plantation. Born a slave, who was free via The Underground Railroad. Principal Role. VOCAL RANGE - HIGH RnB TENOR - NEEDS A STRONG Bb.
Caucasian Man, early 20's. An optimist, funny and silly at times. Even though he lost a lot of his family in the famine, he remains hopeful that he will find a new life for himself in the United States. A sweet talker with ambition and drive. A great dancer! He is also Annie O’Brien’s nephew. Principal Role. VOCAL RANGE - CLASSIC IRISH TENOR - MUST HAVE A STRONG A.
Caucasian, male early 40s. Friend and fellow soldier of Willie O’Brien. Becomes embittered by the war. Ensemble Role. BARITONE.
Caucasian, male Early 40s, White Male. Fancies himself a ladies man but is far from it. A bit studious and not charming at all. Solid businessman. Ensemble Role. TENOR.
African American female Early 20s. Beautiful, courageous and a fighter. The love of Will Henry’s. She doesn’t say a lot but she is not shy, just reserved. Ensemble Role. ALTO.
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.