A GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER and ELF - NYC EPA|
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
**Revised Gentleman's Guide Breakdown**
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
LORT Non-Rep LORT D; $696.00/WEEK
Seeking strong, experienced musical theatre performers for all roles. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend in the following shows in the 2019 Season:
A GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Please prepare a brief song in the style of or from the shows. Bring a photo and resume and your full music book.
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
Room 1201/ Holding Room 1214
Tuacahn Artistic Direcor: Scott Anderson
CFO: Kevin Warnick
Assistant Artistic Producer/Casting Coordinator: Shari Jordan
Casting: Wojcik Seay Casting
Personnel for the EPA will be Shari Jordan, assistant Artistic Producer/casting Coordinator at Tuacahn and Holly Buczek from Wojcik Seay casting.
Callbacks for Gentleman's Guide will be later this week, but callbacks for Elf will be closer to the time of the production. An ECC Dancer Call for Elf will be held in the fall.
While it is not a requirement for the audition, Actors are welcome to visit: auditions.tuacahn.org prior to auditioning to create an actor profile where you can upload current headshot and resume. If you have a profile from last year, please make sure that it is up to date and choose your 2019 audition
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.
Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder:
Director/Choreographer: Peggy Hickey
Book & Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman
Music & Lyrics: Steven Lutvak
Rehearsals: June 10th, 2019
Opens: July 6th, 2019
Closes: August 10th, 2019
THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY
30s – mid 50s.
Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic “English types”). THIS ROLE IS CAST – WILL SEE PEOPLE FOR BACK UP
Mid 20s – 30s.
Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust.
High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.
20s – mid 30s.
Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Strong mover.
Character mezzo, low F# to high A, belting not required.
Early 20s – early 30s.
Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue, though. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication.
Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Also open to performers from a strong operatic background.
Book: Bob Martin & Thomas Meehan
Music: Matthew Sklar
Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
Rehearsals: November 4th, 2019
Opens: November 30th, 2019
Closes: December 21st, 2019
BUDDY: (Male, 20-30) Tenor to G, Lead. Funny, and warm with an infectious personality; has been raised as one of Santa's elves and has the innocence of a child; has outrageous enthusiasm for everything he sees and does but it is very genuine. Comedian with great subtle timing and must be a very strong mover with a great sense of physical comedy.
JOVIE: (Female, 20-30) Mezzo with strong Belt to D Flat, Lead. Comedic, appealing, and relatable New Yorker that doesn’t have much Christmas spirit until meeting Buddy.
WALTER HOBBS: (Male, 45-55) Bari-tenor, Lead. Upscale successful businessman who has become cold and distant with his family until Buddy enters their life. Workaholic with little time left for enjoying life or appreciating simple things.
EMILY HOBBS: (Female, 40-50) Mezzo with a strong belt up to a C, Supporting. Walter’s wife and Michael’s mother. At first overwhelmed by Buddy, but soon embraces him as part of the family.
DEB: (Female, 30 to 45) a very strong character singer with an excellent belt, Supporting. Funny secretary at Walter’s office, full of character and sharp wit. Must be a strong mover.
MR. GREENWAY: (Male, 50-60) Supporting. Strong singer with great comic timing. Shrewd businessman.
SANTA: (Male, 50 to 60) Strong Singer, Supporting. Jolly, warm, funny; a down to earth blue-collar type. Lovable.
STORE MANAGER: (Male, 30 to 50) Supporting. Strong singer with excellent comedic timing. Funny, physically large, full of character, lots of attitude, sassy and spirited.
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.