SMART BLONDE **Revised** - MBL Productions Auditions

Posted: January 8, 2019

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SMART BLONDE - NYC EPA
MBL Productions

**Revised Preparations**
AUDITION DATE
Fri, Jan 11, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
Mini $580/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for 2 principal roles and 2 understudies.

PREPARATION
Update: Actors will now read from sides, provided at the audition (no monologues). In
addition, actors coming in for BERNIE/MALE ACTOR 2 and for MALE UNDERSTUDY
should also be prepared to play 32 bars of an American standard on the piano. Actors
coming in for FEMALE UNDERSTUDY should also prepare 32 bars from a song in the
American songbook — an accompanist will be provided. Total audition times should be no more than 2 minutes.
LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL
Written by Willy Holtzman
Directed by Peter Flynn
Casting: Stephanie Yankwitt & Margaret Dunn, TBD Casting
Audition Peronnel: Stephanie Yankwitt, Casting Assistant, and Mary J. Davis, Producer, will be present at audition

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: February 18, 2019
1st Preview: March 16, 2019
Opening: March 26, 2019
Closing: April 13, 2019
venue: 59E59 Theater B

OTHER
General Manager: Dailey-Monda Management

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
SEEKING AS DIVERSE A CAST AS POSSIBLE.
JUDY HOLLIDAY - CAST
RUTHIE/FEMALE ACTOR 1 - CAST
Seeking

ELLIOTT/MALE ACTOR 1
Male, 40’s to late 50’s, any ethnicity. Urban and sophisticated, well-spoken and charming. Able to play a variety of ages and social classes. He plays the men with whom Judy has significant relationships, both familial and romantic. Primary roles are ELLIOTT, Judy’s sound engineer in the recording session featured in the play, and GERRY MULLIGAN, her last lover.
Other probable roles:
DAVID OPPENHEIM - Judy’s husband, a composer
ADOLPH GREEN - lyricist and Revuer company member, big brother to Judy
MAX GORDON - owner of the Village Vanguard, mentor to Judy
UNCLE JOE GOLLUMB - Judy’s socialist uncle
RICHARD ARENS - H.U.A.C. counsel, prosecutes Judy for Communism
GARSON KAININ - director and writer
GEORGE CUKOR - film director

BERNIE/MALE ACTOR 2
Male, 40’s to 50’s, any ethnicity. Character actor, funny & very affable, capable of being both bombastic & gregarious.Actor must be able to play the piano well enough to accompany actor playing Judy on approximately 8 songs. Primary roles are BERNIE, the musical director of the album Judy is recording and Columbia Pictures President HARRY COHN.
Other probable roles:
ABE TUVIM - Judy’s carousing father
HARRY BROCK - lead character in Born Yesterday
LEONARD BERNSTEIN - composer and one of Judy’s oldest friends
DARYL ZANUCK - Fox director, a misogynist
KENNETH BIERLY - American Business Consultant, author of Red Channels
SEN. ARTHUR WATKINS - H.U.A.C. counsel, indicts Judy of Communism
JACK LEMMON - actor and Judy’s co-star

MALE UNDERSTUDY
Male, 40’s to 50’s, any ethnicity. Will understudy both male tracks,so actor must be able to play the piano well enough to accompany actor playing Judy on approximately 8 songs. Should be a charming, funny character actor who is comfortable embodying a wide variety of roles.
FEMALE UNDERSTUDY
Female mid/late 30’s to late 40’s, any ethnicity. Will understudy both JUDY HOLLIDAY and RUTHIE/FEMALE ACTOR 1, so we are seeking and actor who is a strong singer. Looking for someone who is very versatile and is able to play both vulnerability and broad comedy. Major roles include in the RUTHIE track include Judy’s mother, her roommate and sometime lover, her best friend, and a handful of Hollywood actresses.



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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