ROMEO AND BERNADETTE - Amas Music Theatre Inc. Auditions

Posted: September 5, 2019

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ROMEO AND BERNADETTE - NYC EPA

Amas Musical Theatre Inc.

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
LOA-NYC $500 a week (7 show week)

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

All SM and ASM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION
Prepare a brief song in the style referred to in the character description in the role you are most interested in. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

PERSONNEL
Producer: Amas Musical Theatre, Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer
in association with Eric Krebs Theatrical Management
Book and Lyrics: Mark Saltzman
Director/Choreographer: Justin Ross Cohen
Music Director: Aaron Gandy
Lighting Designer: Ken Billington
Set Designer: Walt Spangler
Orchestrations: Steve Orich
Casting: Carol Hanzel

Expected at EPA:
Carol Hanzel, Casting Director
Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer
Justin Ross Cohen, Director

OTHER DATES
Venue: A.R.T./NY, 502 West 53rd Street
Rehearsals begin: Dec. 23rd, with Christmas and New Year’s Day off
First preview: Jan. 14th, 2020
Closes: Feb. 16th, 2020

OTHER
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.

BREAKDOWN
The music in Romeo and Bernadette is taken from classic Italian opera melodies, some turned into Pop music. We are actively seeking an ethnically diverse cast.
ROMEO:
21-30 years old, male. The Shakespearean character himself. Dashing, passionate, courtly, irresistibly handsome, swashbuckling, innocent, in pursuit of Bernadette. Legit tenor or light baritone to sing in Broadway-operatic style. (West Side Story, Oklahoma). Strong high A. (falsetto okay)
BERNADETTE PENZA:
21-25 years old, female. Mafia Princess. Sexy, tough, vulgar, funny, spoiled, temperamental, with more tenderness in her heart than she realizes. Strong singer. New York street accent, good comic skills. Broadway Pop style with high belt and strong mix. Strong belt to E.
TITO TITONE:
21-30 years old, male. A studly thug, and Bernadette’s cold, domineering fiancé. Good singer, good comedian. New York street accent. Power Les Miz-style tenor. Strong high B flat.
DINO DEL CANTO/BROOKLYN GUY:
21-30 years old, male. Slick, smug, charming young mob upstart, streety and sexy. Romeo’s friend in New York. Baritone, pop, Bobby Darin/Sinatra Vegas style singing. F with a couple of growled jazz high A flats.
DONNA DUBACEK/BROOKLY GIRL:
21-25 years old, female. Bernadette’s friend and maid of honor. Tough talking, blunt, pretty, earthy, with a a superior attitude. Broadway belt and mix. Belt to C above middle C.
SAL PENZA:
40-55 years old, male. Bernadette’s father. Funny, lovable, a down-to-earth, up-from-the streets Tony Soprano style mob chief. Broadway legit baritone to F (with optional high A)
CAMILLE PENZA:
40-50 years old, female. Bernadette’s mother. A stylish Brooklyn mob wife with high class aspirations and affectations. Good singer, good comedienne. Mezzo. To C above middle C but with a head voice note to high G.
MULTI-CHARACTER:
30-45 years old, male. An exceptional character comedian and strong singer to play both male and female characters. Baritone or tenor, able to perform mock-opera, Sixties pop, Gospel chops. He plays the following roles:
Enzo Aliria- a self-loving Pavarotti-style opera singer, sings to high F.
Arden the florist- living out loud and warm hearted. Sings to a G.
Father Keneely- well-meaning Irish Priest. Sings to F #
Viola Duke-a cruel tyrant of a dance instructor. Non-singing
Roz- a gravelly-voiced dressmaker. Non-singing
LIPS:
35-50 years old, male or female. Gruff, all-business (but surprisingly heartfelt) tough-guy bodyguard. New York accent. Mezzo or Baritone to F#. Legit with jazz chops.
DON DEL CANTO:
45-44 years old, male. Don Del Canto is Dino’s elegant, aristocratic, old country, mob father. Refined Italian accent. Legit baritone to high G for operatic style singing.
STORYLINE: ROMEO (YES THAT ROMEO) awakens in 1960 Verona and mistakes a visiting mafia princess for his beloved Juliet. He follows her back to Brooklyn, where true to form Romeo finds himself again in the middle of a war between two families-this time, mob families. He finds Bernadette is engaged to a heartless thug, Tito.
And when Romeo saves the life of a mafia upstart, Dino del Canto, he falls in with the enemy mob family. Obstacles emerge far too dangerous than fencing and feuding families, and Romeo finds his new journey to true love tougher than ever. But unlike the tragedy of the original, Romeo and Bernadette ends happily in love, romance and with some of the most famous Italian melodies, affixed with new lyrics. It’s Mel
Brooks meets the Sopranos on the streets of Bensonhurst.


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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