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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - Pioneer Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: January 13, 2016

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - NYC Appointments

Pioneer Theatre Company | Salt Lake City, UT



Send To
Rich Cole and Bob Cline
648 Broadway; Suite 912
RE: COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
New York NY 10012

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
B; $861/week AEA min

Seeking
NYC auditions to be held on 1/25-1/28, by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from AEA members only via this posting.
AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered (no agent submissions).

See breakdown.

Other Dates
REH: 4/7
OPEN: 5/6
CLOSE: 5/21

For consideration, mail picture and resume ASAP.
Deadline for submission receipt: 1/26

Personnel
ARTIS. DIR.: KAREN AZENBERG
DIR./CHOR.: MARCIA MILGROM DODGE
MUSIC DIR.: MICHAEL SEBASTIAN
BOOK & LYRICS: JACK MURPHY
MUSIC: FRANK WILDHORN
CASTING : BOB CLINE & RICH COLE

Other
Mark submissions: COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO / NYC APPOINTMENT SUBMISSION.
Make sure to indicate your AEA status on your resume.


Breakdown

SEEKING:

EDMUND DANTES / THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
Born Edmond Dante?s, The Count of Monte Cristo will use this alias in his pursuit of revenge on his enemies. He is nineteen years old and naive at the beginning of the story and will be betrayed by his enemies, Mondego, Danglars & Villefort . He will be forced to spend 14 years of his life in prison. When he finally escapes, Edmond is a new man, set on vengeance, who will systematically punish each one of the people he considers evil. Bari-Tenor A to A.

MERCEDES
Originally a 17-year-old Catalane and Dantès’ fiancée at the beginning of the story, she will be an unwilling dupe in Dantès’ betrayal and will eventually marry Mondego, one of Dantès’ main betrayers whose actions are prompted by his desire to win her love. Belt/Mix from G to E.

MONDEGO
Originally a 20-22 year old Catalan in love with Mercedes, he will conspire with Danglars to denounce Dantès as a traitor to the Crown in order to gain Mercedes’ love for himself. He will eventually marry Mercedes and become a rich Count in Paris and a peer of France but will grow bored and abusive of Mercedes. High Baritone A to G#.

ABBÉ FARIA
Becomes Edmund Dantès’ friend while they are in prison. A comic. He will teach Dantès about God, providence, patience, education and learning, hope and strength. He will serve as Dantès’ major inspiration and will influence the man that Dantès will become. Although he dies in prison, he tells Dantès where to find a magnificent treasure, hidden on the Island of Monte Cristo. Doubles with LOUIS DANTES Dantès’ father, he will die of starvation soon after Dantès is imprisoned. Baritone B to D#
(Could be double cast w/ Abbe Faria)

DANGLARS
Originally the supercargo on the same ship as Dantès and aged about 25-26 years, his jealousy of Dantès’ good fortune and position will prompt him to entice Mondego to join him in denouncing Dantès as a traitor to the Crown. A flat to G

VILLEFORT
Villefort is a staunch royalist, and a public prosecutor with heavy ambitions at the outset of the novel when he is about 27 years of age. He will betray Edmond and have him thrown in jail in order to secure his own ambition: to be a favored prosecutor and judge of the King. B flat to G (optional bflat)

LOUISA VAMPA (ISABELLA)
The leader of the Italian bandits, she is a friend of the Count of Monte Cristo. She helps Monte Cristo win Albert’s favor by capturing him at the Count’s wishes. A sexy pirate queen. A great fighter. Should be African American, Latina, or Ethnic of some sort(Hollywood type: J-Lo) Bflat to F#

JACOPO–
Jacopo is the smuggler who saves Dantes from the sea. He recovers the treasure with Dantes. Jacopo later becomes Dantes/Monte Cristo's manservant and friend. Must be a great fighter. (Hollywood type: Luis Guzman) C# to A

M. MORREL
Dantès’ employer and the owner of the Pharaon. He has a thriving shipping business called "Morrel & Son" at the beginning of the novel, but over the course of the years he will become ruined through his own bad luck. One of the "good" characters in the novel, he will be rewarded for his friendship and goodness by Dantès. B to F

ENSEMBLE MEN:
ALBERT, AGE 18; MONSIEUR MORREL, AGE 50+ and 4 MEN, AGE 25-40:
Must be excellent singers who are virile and versatile actors; will play a variety of characters (prisoners, pirates, party guests, soldiers, guards) and must be skilled fighters and great movers.
- ALBERT, AGE 18 - The son of Mercedes & Edmund, but raised by Mondego.
Through his friendship with the Monte Cristo and his discovery of the betrayals of his father, he and his mother will set out to make a new name for themselves free from the taint of his father’s past.

ENSEMBLE WOMEN: only seeking women capable of covering or being the understudy to Mercedes or Louisa


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