RAGTIME - Music Theatre of Connectitut Auditions

Posted: May 23, 2019

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RAGTIME - Norwalk, CT EPA
Music Theatre of Connecticut

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS
PLEASE CONTACT ALEX AT 203-454-3883 OR EMAIL ADMIN@MUSICTHEATREOFCT.COM FOR APPOINTMENT

CONTRACT
SPT $437 pending

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles for the opening production of the 2019-20 season - RAGTIME. Actors of color are STRONGLY encouraged to attend. Connecticut and Westchester talent a plus.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a song from the contemporary musical theatre canon that is shows a strong legit sound while also acting driven. Please bring a picture & resume, stapled together. A monitor will be provided. Total audition time should not exceed 2 minutes.

LOCATION
Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
Free parking on site OR Metro-North New Haven Line to East Norwalk stop

PERSONNEL
RAGTIME: McNally/Ahrens/Flaherty; Kevin Connors, Director; Musical Director TBA

Present in the auditions will be Kevin Connors (director), Jim Schilling (MTC Managing Director) and Alex Mongillo (Administrative Manager)

OTHER DATES
RAGTIME rehearses September 12 - 26; Opens September 27, 2019 and runs Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm through October 13, 2019. All rehearsals and performances are at the theatre in Norwalk, CT. NYC actors' (who are cast) train travel via Metro North is paid by the theatre. Commute time is approx. 1hr 10 minutes one way.

OTHER
Music Theatre of Connecticut, begnning its 33rd season in September, is located in a beautiful theatre center in Norwalk, CT. The company has won numerous "Best" awards and Connecticut Crtitics' Circle Award Nominations, including the prestigious Killen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Theatre, joining Long Wharf, Hartford Stage and the Westport Playhouse.
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
Sarah: African-American female. Late teens-early 20’s (lyric soprano; range: low G# to high F# on staff); requires high belting

Mother: Anglo-American female. 30+ (lyric soprano; range: low G to high Eb on staff) gentle, compassionate, optimistic; requires high belting

Sarah’s Friend: African-American female. 25-30. (Gospel lyric-soprano or alto range: low G to stratosphere scat top note

Emma Goldman: Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant female/Anarchist. 40+, slight accent. (alto, range: low G# to Db on staff)

Evelyn Nesbit: Anglo-American female. Vaudevillian performer. 18-25 (belter/soprano, range: middle C to Db on staff) dancer preferred.

Coalhouse Walker, Jr: African-American male. 25-35 (baritone with strong top range; range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#). Intense dance; pianist; proud, confident, and stubborn.

Father: Anglo-American male. 40+ (baritone; range: B to E on staff) cautious; resistant to change

Tateh: Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant male. 40+, slight accent (tenor; range: Db to high F#) intelligent, passionate, creative

Mother’s Younger Brother: Anglo-American male. 20-25+ (tenor/baritone with strong top range: B to high F#) passionate anarchist; intense and high-strung

Grandfather (Mother’s father)/Henry Ford/JP Morgan: Anglo-American male. 55+ (some “speak-sung” lyrics, baritone) gruff & outspoken.

Harry Houdini: Hungarian Immigrant male/Magician/body-builder. 30+ (tenor; range: mid. C to high G), doubles as Willie Conklin: Fireman, racist, an antagonist who leads vandalism on Coalhouse’s car. Anglo-American male

Booker T. Washington: African-American male, distinguished. 45+ (some “speak-sung” lyrics, baritone)
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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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