MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE 2019 SEASON - Mountain Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 25, 2019

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Mountain Playhouse 2019 Season - Pittsburgh, PA EPA
Mountain Playhouse

AUDITION DATE
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
break tbd.

APPOINTMENTS
Please call Teresa Marafino at 814.629.9220 ext.114 for an appointment time. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

CONTRACT
CORST $810/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for the 2019 Season - Actors who can be company members by tracking through as many shows as possible.

Also seeking an ASM for Million Dollar Quartet

PREPARATION
Since the season consists of musicals and comedies, it makes sense to prepare a short song and a short comic monologue. Show us your best work. If you play an instrument that is in our productions, show us if you can. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Pittsburgh CLO Academy
130 CLO Academy Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Penn Avenue Place (formerly the Lazarus /Horne's building), 8th floor

PERSONNEL
In attendance at Pittsburgh auditions:
Teresa Marafino - Producer
Larry Tobias - Director

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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
THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by Frank McCourt
Director/Choreographer: Larry Tobias
Stage Manager: Taylor Elise Keller
1st Rehearsal 06.04.19, Opening 06.18.19 Closing 06.30.19
This is an ensemble piece about the Irish people, their history, their culture, and its influence in America and the world at large. We are looking for actor/musicians to sing and play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, piano, stand-up bass, ukulele, and pennywhistle in this show. Irish and American accents required. 3 Men 3 Women ALL ethnicities and age ranges are encouraged to audition.
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DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER
by Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon - published script
Director: Chan Harris
Stage Manager: Matthew Marafino
1st Rehearsal 06.25.19, Opening 07.09.19, Closing 07.21.19
Bernard: Male, 30-50
Jacqueline's husband, handsome businessman, flirtatious, dapper, self-assured, country gentleman.
Jacqueline: Female, 30-50
Bernard's wife, lovely, assertive, romantic, intelligent, a beautiful modern woman.
Robert: Male, 30-50
Bernard's friend and Jacqueline's lover, handsome, reserved, seems like an all-around nice guy but is a scoundrel.
Suzette: Female, 30-50
The cook, friendly, working class, funny, a swan beneath the duckling exterior.
Suzanne: Female, 30-50
Bernard's mistress, a fashion model, chic, stylish, easily flustered.
Georges: Male, 30-50
Suzette's husband, big, strong, protective of Suzette, not one to indulge in fooling around.
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THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
by Katherine Disavino - published script
Director: Guy Stroman
Stage Manager: Taylor Elise Keller
1st Rehearsal 07.10.19, Opening 07.23.19 , Closing 08.04.19
OLIVIA KEEGAN - ¬ late 20s; energetic; neat; slightly OCD; an architect.
KAREN KEEGAN - late 50s-60s; Olivia's mother.
CARTER KEEGAN ¬ - 60s; Olivia's father.
GABE LAWSON ¬ - late 20s; a writer; good-natured.
LYDIA LAWSON - late 50s-60s; Gabe's mother.
WYATT LAWSON - 60s; Gabe's father.
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MID-LIFE 2 #WHATDIDICOMEINHEREFOR?
by Bob Walton and Jim Walton
Director: Chan Harris Choreographer: Jacob Toth
Stage Manager: Matthew Marafino
1st Rehearsal 07.24.19, Opening 08.06.19, Closing 08.18.19
This is an ensemble musical with characters in their middle years: 3 men and 3 women. Strong character actor/singers of all shapes and sizes.
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5/31/89: THE FLOOD by Rob Barron
Director: Guy Stroman
Stage Manager: Taylor Elise Keller
1st Rehearsal 09.03.19, Opening 09.17.19, Closing 09.29.19
This is an ensemble piece about the Johnstown Flood, the devastating catastrophe that took place 18 miles north of where the Mountain Playhouse was later located. During the 130th anniversay year of the calamity, ten storytellers will present the diasaster and its aftermath. 4 Men 3 Women 1 boy 2 girls
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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Director/Choreographer: Larry Tobias Musical Director: Martin Landry
Stage Manager: Taylor Elise Keller
1st Rehearsal 09.18.19, Opening 10.01.19 Closing 10.13.19
This production is a re-mount of last season’s production. As such, the show is cast and we are looking for possible replacements.
ELVIS – 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”. PRINCIPAL
JERRY LEE LEWIS – 20s; male; actor/singer/pianist; he was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing.” Sexy, Must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus. PRINCIPAL
CARL PERKINS – mid 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; Must be an excellent lead guitarist. PRINCIPAL
JOHNNY CASH – mid 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”. PRINCIPAL
SAM PHILLIPS – mid 30s to mid 40s; male; excellent actor; “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King. A towering and charismatic figure in American music. PRINCIPAL Non -Singing.
DYANNE – mid 20s; female; excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show – sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song). PRINCIPAL


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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