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THE NIGHTINGALE - La Jolla Playhouse Auditions

Posted: April 6, 2012

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THE NIGHTINGALE– Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments

La Jolla Playhouse: Page to Stage Program(La Jolla, CA)LORT B; $765/week minimum

By Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik
A contemporary musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale

Directed byMoises Kaufman

Casting:Tara Rubin Casting

1st RehearsalJune 12, 2012

1st Preview July 10th, 2012

Closing August 5th, 2012

NYC auditions will be held on an upcoming date TBD, by appointment only.

Seeking submissions fromActors' Equity Members onlyfor these auditions.

For consideration, email picture and resume to:

Subject Line: The Nightingale Self Submit



(40s-50s) The Emporer of all China. Bowed with regret for being Emporer. Numbed from the years of ruling with a broken heart.

Young Emperor:

(Early 20s) The same man, twenty five years earlier in his life. A free and restless spirit, ever at odds with Imperial responsibilities. A keen sense of irony and wit.


(Early 20s) A beautiful young serving girl, with a proud, rebellious heart. Her nobility of spirit remarkable in an unschooled fisherwoman’s daighter.


(40s-50s) Still beautiful but no longer so trusting. Has been hardened by the blows of fortune.

Minister Of State

(40s-50s) The duplicitous second-in-command. Guardian of Imperial tradition. Beneath his suave exterior, a dangerous man.

Empress Dowager

The EMPORER’s mother. The seemingly ageless, ruthless Protectress of the status quo. Can wither entire villages with a single glance.

Princess Ssu-Mig

(Early 20s) To the manner born and wears it. The spoiled, exquisite princess of the province of Ssu-Mig.

Chief Eunuch

(30s-50s) A tireless functionary. The ever-dishing Constable to the Forbidden City. Great camp sense of humor.

Lieutenant Eunuch

(20s-40s) Ever ready at the CHIEF EUNUCH’s side. Equally great camp sense of humor.


(8-10) A young girl in enormous gray wings, with a remarkably pure and beautiful voice.

Female Ensemble

An additional female vocalist and ensemble member.

Male Ensemble

An additional male vocalist and ensemble member.

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