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THE CHER SHOW **Revised** - Staged Reading Auditions

Posted: November 29, 2016

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THE CHER SHOW - NYC EPA **Revised**
Producing Org TBD


11/29/16 - Audition date is Thursday, December
1 (not Wednesday, November 30) Revised production dates

AUDITION DATE
Dec. 1, 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST) Lunch 1:30 - 2:30pm

CONTRACT

Staged Reading ContractSalary TBD


SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief pop/rock song. Must show range and pop/rock sensibility. Please bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.


LOCATION

Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th St, 6th Fl
New York, NY 10001-6810



PERSONNEL

Producer: Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller
Director: Jason Moore
Choreographer: TBD
Librettist: Rick Elice
Composer: Various
Lyricist: Various
Music Supervisor: Daryl Waters
Casting: Telsey + Company, Patrick Goodwin


OTHER DATES
2- week staged reading
Dates: January 3 – 17 in NYC


OTHER


EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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


NOTE: In this production, the characters of BABE, LADY, and STAR represent Cher at different moments of her life- starting as a teenager who falls for Sonny Bono (BABE), a successful music star navigating the challenges of the entertainment industry (LADY) and the lady we know today with a fascinating wealth of life experience, successes, and failures (STAR). Aside from Babe, Lady, Star, Sonny Bono, and Georgia, other roles may be paired together to have the actors double or triple up on the roles.
SEEKING:
[BABE]:
Female, late teens to early 20’s. Any ethnicity. Cher at the early stage of her life. Fiercely independent but insecure about her looks, being “different”, being challenged from dyslexia. Anxious to “get up and get out”, to sing, to dance, to act, to be somebody. Determined to be famous, drawn to Hollywood and the movies. Surrounded by women as a girl; eager for romantic encounters as a teen. Seeing Sonny the first time is her “Romeo and Juliet moment.” Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[LADY]:
Female, 30’s. Any ethnicity. Cher in her 30’s. Delighted by the power and trappings of stardom. Exhausted by the demands of a fully-booked life. She wears her fame and her femininity as naturally as any of the famous Mackie creations; with ease and aplomb. In the spotlight, she thrives. Out of it, she pines for the minutiae of ordinary life – going to the movies, shopping with friends, being a mommy, making music.
Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[STAR]:
Female, 40’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. Cher as we see her now. If she’d know that this is what it’s like to have it all, she might have been willing to settle for less. But she doesn’t settle, she strives. She pushes through the old fears and insecurities to try new things, to be new versions of herself. Brings her talent for being real to her music, and also to her acting. And also, to her search for love, for a good man who can handle a powerful woman. Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[SONNY BONO]:
Male, late 30’s-early 40’s. Any ethnicity. Charming, funny, adorable, ambitious – but capable of being controlling, inconstant and manipulative. He’s the hero and the villain – a romantic and a cad, a lover and a jailer, part Othello and part Iago. That’s what makes him interesting, to Cher and to us. Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[GEORGIA]:
Female, 40’s. Any ethnicity. Cher’s mother. Gorgeous, talented and independent. Could’ve given Marilyn Monroe a run for her money, but lacked the killer instinct. Happy to attach and detach herself from any guy, even the ones she marries. She wants her daughter to be somebody, and she teaches her by example. Not the cliché stage mother, not the cliché stay-at-home mom, but squarely in her kid’s corner, through thick and thin. Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[JOHN SARKISIAN]:
Male, 40’s. Any ethnicity. Cher’s father. Doesn’t recognize her talent in her early years. A drinker. Loves his daughters but decides to leave his wife and kids when Cher is very young. Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[LEE THE STAGE MANAGER]:
Male 30’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. The stage manager for the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and more. Should be a very funny character actor with excellent comedic timing and an excellent pop/rock voice.
[ARTIE THE DIRECTOR]:
Male 30’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. The director for the sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and more. Should be a very funny character actor with excellent comedic timing and a excellent pop/rock voice.
[GEORGE THE PRODUCER]:
Male 30’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. A wisecracking producer of Cher’s shows. Should be a very funny character actor with excellent comedic timing and a excellent pop/rock voice.
[BOB MACKIE]:
Male, 30’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. The somewhat eccentric fashion designer responsible for designing Cher’s outfits for her shows. Must have excellent comedic timing and a fantastic singing voice.
[BILL]:
Male 20’s-30’s. Any ethnicity. A bad boy on a Harley-Davidson that Cher has a fling with immediately after her relationship with Sonny starts to crumble. Gorgeous and sexy.
[DAVID GEFFEN]:
Male, 30’s-40’s. Any ethnicity. The famous film producer. Dates Cher briefly after her split from Sonny Bono, but ill fated as Cher sees that he is clearly gay. Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[GREGG ALLMAN]: Male, 20’s-30’s. Any ethnicity. Known for his success as part of “The Allman Brothers Band”. Starts a romantic relationship with Cher after her split from Sonny Bono and eventually they marry. Young, handsome, sexy, and surprisingly smart. Must have an excellent pop/rock singing voice and guitar playing is a plus.
[ROBERT ALTMAN]:
Male, 50’s. The famous film and theatre director who casts Cher in the Broadway show “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”. Champions Cher’s career as an actress and makes her realize her potential.
[ROB CAMILLETTI]:
Male, 20’s-30’s. Any ethnicity. “The Bagel Boy”. Cher’s very young love interest later in her life. A sweet, charming, Italian young man. Genuinely loves Cher for who she really is. Must have an excellent pop/rock voice.
[SIGMUND FREUD]:
Male, 50’s. Any ethnicity. The famous Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. Serves as Cher’s psychiatrist in a abstract, dream-like scene in which they discuss Cher’s life and career


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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