BECOMING NANCY - Alliance Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 8, 2019

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BECOMING NANCY - NYC EPA
Alliance Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST) Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT B; $941/week min

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Please prepare short contemporary musical theatre song. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
3rd floor

PERSONNEL
Directed/Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Book by Elliot Davis
Music Direction by Ryan Fielding Garrett
NY Casting: Telsey + Company, Rachel Hoffman (at EPA)
ATL Casting: Jody Feldman

OTHER DATES
1st rehearsal 7/23 (First 3 weeks of rehearsals are in NYC: 7/23 - 8/11)
Opening: 9/18
Closing: 10/6


OTHER
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:
MAXIE BOSWELL – age 17, new boy to the school. Physically athletic, confident beyond his years, and with a mesmeric charisma David Starr is instantly attracted to. Whilst being made captain of the football team, Maxie also gets cast as Bill Sykes in the school play. Not afraid to rise to the challenge of a bully. Pop tenor voice.
AUNT VAL – 30s. Kath’s sister. David’s Aunt. Has had a string of unfulfilled relationships with me. Adores David and is the person closest to him that understands him. Grounded and strong in her opinions yet open-minded. Sharp-tongued. Also plays KATE BUSH when David’s bedroom poster comes alive to serve as a mentor to David. Great alto belt voice.

FRANCES BASSEY – Age 16, David’s best friend since childhood. Frances also struggles with a bullying culture and faces racism for being black, something she is determined to change. She is a strong support for David but not afraid to challenge him. Strong-minded and sharp. Great pop-belt voice.
CHRISSIE STARR – Age 17-18, David’s sister. Loves David deep down but struggles to show it. Hangs out with her new boyfriend, Squirrel, which takes up much of her time. Can’t wait to leave home and school and start her real life. Modern pop singer with mezzo soprano voice.
DENNIS GORDON – Age 12 (to be played by a short young adult), cast as Oliver in the school play. Has a slight speech impediment, which gets worse when nervous or bullied.
OFFERS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPAL ROLES - SEEKING COVERS:
DAVID STARR – Age 16, witty, sharp, and strong-minded. Fashion aware and loves his music. In a world of conformity, David is searching for something else. Physically not the natural athlete, he uses his wit to fight against the bullying he faces in school. Gets cast as Nancy in the school play as he has the best singing voice in the school. Great pop tenor voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
KATH STARR – 30s -early 40s, David’s mother. Doesn’t necessarily understand David’s humor but has a deep love for her son. Trapped in a loveless marriage to Eddie. Alto/mezzo belt with a big range. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
HAMISH McCLARNON – mid 30s, Scottish drama teacher at David’s school. Openly gay and confident man who is strict but fair and respected by the pupils. His encouraging teaching style is the opposite of his teaching nemesis, Bob Lord, the school PE teacher. Musical theatre tenor voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
EDDIE STARR – 30s-40s, David’s father. Kath’s husband. Stuck in his ways. His main focus in life is his pigeons, which he keeps in the back yard. Doesn’t understand women. Doesn’t’ really understand his son. A cab driver. Baritone voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
ABIGAIL HENSON – 17-18, Chrissie’s best friend. A larger framed young woman. She is attracted to David and not scared to show it. Modern pop alto/belt voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
JASON LANCASTER – 17, school bully who particularly hates David Starr. Racist, homophobic and general all-around nasty piece of work. On the school football team and a favorite of Bob Lord. Bari-tenor voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
SQUIRREL – male, 17-18. Tall, thin, weasel-like boyfriend to Chrissie. Interested mostly in sex and giving David a hard time. Bari-tenor voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
MARCIA TUBBERT – 17, Female school bully who hangs out with Jason Lancaster and would not-so-secretly love to marry him. She has the frame of an Eastern European weightlifter and uses her physique to intimidate. Gets cast as Mr. Bumble in the school play. Alto/belt voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)
BOB LORD – mid 40s. Physically fit and Greater London’s 48th strongest man. A homophobic bigot, who is the the head coach of the football team. Thinks drama and Hamish’s teaching style are the opposite of what pupils should be taught in school. Musical theatre baritone voice. (OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE)


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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