JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER 2019-20 SEASON - John W. Engeman Theater Auditions

Posted: March 4, 2019

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John W. Engeman Theater 2019-20 Season (First 3 shows) - NYC EPA
Harborside Productions LLC

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LOA Ref. to COST; $448/week

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles in the First Three Shows in the 2019-20 Season:

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
SUNSET BOULEVARD
MATILDA

See breakdown.

Stage Management positions are also available for all shows in the 2019-20 season. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info.

PREPARATION
One short song in the style of the show you wish to be considered for. You may sing from SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, SUNSET BOULEVARD or MATILDA, THE MUSICAL. A Piano will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Richard Dolce, Producing Artistic Director; Vic DiMonda, Associate Producing Director. Personnel with authority to hire SMs will be in attendance.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: Nan Knighton in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood-Book, The Bee Gees-Music and Lyrics; SUNSET BOULEVARD: Dan Black & Christopher Hampton-Book and Lyrics, Andrew Lloyd Webber-Music and Lyrics; MATILDA, THE MUSICAL: Roald Dahl, Adapted by Dennis Kelly-Book, Tim Minchin-Music & Lyrics.

OTHER DATES
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: Reh: 6/24/19, Open: 7/11/19, Close: 8/25/19;
SUNSET BOULEVARD: Reh 8/26/19, Open: 9/12/19, Close: 10/27/19;
MATILDA, THE MUSICAL: Reh: 10/28/19, Opens: 11/14/19, Close: 12/29/19.

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
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Nan Knighton in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood, book
The Bee Gees, music & lyrics
TBD, director
TBD, musical director
Reh: 6/24/19; Open: 7/11/19; Close: 8/25/19

TONY MANERO: A ladies' man living in the 1970s. His passion is dancing on Saturday nights at the local dance club. He finds himself caught up in a love triangle with his ex-girlfriend Annette and a new girl Stephanie Mangano.
STEPHANIE MANGANO: An office worker from Manhattan. Stephanie presents herself as a refined citizen and convinces Tony she is a snotty bitch, however she is the complete opposite. Stephanie meets Tony at the dance club and after agreeing to be his dance partner in the dance contest, falls in love with him.
ANNETTE: A sex-crazed girl. Annette is obsessed with Tony and even though she loves him, only wants to use him for one thing.
BOBBY C: A troubled youth. Bobby's life gets turned upside down when he gets his girlfriend Pauline pregnant. He ends up having a breakdown after his friends ignore his call for help and dies after falling off the Manhattan Bridge.
JOEY: One of Tony Manero’s deadbeat friends.
DOUBLE J: One of Tony Manero’s deadbeat friends.
GUS: A friend of Tony Manero's. After getting beaten up by a gang, he tells his friends it was their rival group, but they later discover he had made it up.
MONTY: DJ at the Odysey 2001 Dance Studio.
MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Denizens of Brooklyn who appear around town and in the Disco.
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SUNSET BOULEVARD

Don Black & Christopher Hampton, book & lyrics
Andrew Lloyd Webber, music
TBD, director
TBD, musical director
Reh: 8/27/19; Open: 9/12/19; Close: 10/25/19

NORMA DESMOND: A faded, eccentric, former silent screen star
JOE GILLIS: A struggling young screenwriter
BETTY SCHAEFER: A budding writer and Joe’s love interest
MAX VON MAYERLING: Norma’s first husband and butler
CECIL B. DEMILLE: The famous director
ARTIRE GREEN: Betty's fiancé
MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Various Hollywood types that work in and around the Hollywood Studio system
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MATILDA, THE MUSICAL

Roald Dahl, book -- adapted by Dennis Kelly
Tim Minchin, music & lyrics
TBD, director
TBD, musical director
Reh: 10/28/19; Open: 10/14/19; Close: 12/29/19
Adults
MISS TRUCNHBULL: 30s-70s, high baritone, Headmistress of Crunchem Hall. Once a famous athlete, now described as a “gigantic Holy terror”.
MISS HONEY: 20s-40s, soprano, adored by every child in her care, secretly Miss Trunchbull’s niece.
MR. WORMWOOD: 20s-60s, vocal range approximately top A to f#, dealer in second hand cars, a crook.
MRS. WORMWOOD: 20s-60s, strong belt voice approximately up to top F/G, mother of Michael and Matilda, obsessed with amateur ballroom dancing.
MRS. PHELPS: 20s-70s, encouraging local librarian who is Matilda’s confidant.
RUDOLPHO: 20s-60s, Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner. Must be a strong social dancer, particularly with tango or other Latin dance experience.
MICHAEL WORMWOOD: teens-20s, Matilda’s older brother, very deadpan.
SERGI: 20s-60s, baritone, Russian mafia boss who is after Mr. Wormwood
DOCTOR: 20s-60s, high tenor with a comfortable top A.
ESCAPOLOGIST: 20s-60s, high lyric baritone
ACROBAT: 20s-60s
Youth
MATILDA: enigmatic, serious, intense.


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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