ST. MICHAEL'S PLAYHOUSE 2019 SEASON W/ ACCOMPANIST - St. Michael's Playhouse Auditions

Posted: February 4, 2019

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St. Michael's Playhouse 2019 Season - NYC EPA (accompanist provided)
St. Michael's Playhouse

AUDITION DATES
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Fri, Feb 22, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
CORST $701/week

SEEKING
Equity actors and singers for various roles in the 2019 Season. See breakdown

All Stage Management positions have been filled.

PREPARATION
Prepare EITHER 1) a brief monologue; or 2) a brief song; or 3) a one minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. See breakdown for audition piece suggestions under each production. Bring picture and resume. Accompanist provided.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
Waiting Room 17H Audition Room 171

PERSONNEL
The Following Expected in attendance:
Chuck Tobin – Producing Artistic Director
Catherine Doherty – THE 39 STEPS Director, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Director
Keith Andrews - I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Director

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
2019 Season – all dates are in 2019
GODSPELL

Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Dir: Chris Blisset
First Reh: June 3
Opening: June 18
Closing: June 29
Jesus: High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. The sort of person others instinctively follow. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Morgan: Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Sings: "Turn Back, O Man") Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
John The Baptist/Judas: Has attributes of both Biblical figures: Both Jesus' lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Charismatic, in an overt revolutionary way. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Sings: "Prepare Ye", "All for the Best", "On the Willows") (Baritone Eb top solo note, should have an E for harmonies) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Anna Maria: Tough, yet open and sweet. The first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day." Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Alto or Mezzo) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Nick: Very high energy. Impish and playful. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Sings: "We Beseech Thee") (Tenor-falsetto high D above staff) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Celisse: The class clown. A goofy cut-up. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Sings: "Learn Your Lessons Well") (Mezzo) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Telly: Not the brightest in the bunch but has a great sweetness and innocence. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. Sings "All Good Gifts" (Tenor-high A) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Uzo: The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but then commits all the way. Has an earthy warmth. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Sings: "By My Side") (Alto) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
George: The comedian. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Sings: "Light of the World") (Baritone, should have an E for harmonies) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition.
ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Lindsay: A confident show-off. The first to volunteer, sometimes jumping in before really understanding what's going on. Must possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Sings: "Bless the Lord") Soprano -high A in “Bless the Lord” high C (“violin” note) in “We Beseech Thee”) Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
AUDITION PREPARATION for GODSPELL: This is an ensemble cast where all actors must sing, dance/move well, and act - playing a musical instrument is a plus, but not a must. Prepare a short song in the style of the show (folk/rock etc) and if you play a musical instrument please bring it with you. Actors may accompany themselves on their instrument as they sing. However, there will be a piano in the audition room and an accompanist present on Feb 21 and 22 ONLY. There will be NO accompanist present on Feb 20. Bring headshot and resume.
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THE 39 STEPS

By Patrick Barlow
Dir: Catherine Doherty
First Reh: June 17
Opening: July 3
Closing: July 13
Richard Hannay: (male 30-45) upper-class Englishman; handsome, square-jawed leading man, who is quite aware of how attractive he is; back in London after a time abroad with enough money to keep him idle; at loose ends, he’s bored stiff; a chance meeting at a West End show with Annabella Schmidt, a beautiful European woman on the run from spies, leads to Richard being framed for her murder; he goes on the run, one step ahead of the police, to try to clear his name and stop a spy ring from taking government secrets out of the country. English accent. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Pamela, Annabella Schmidt, Margaret: (female 20-35) one actor will play all three roles. Pamela: the classic Hitchcock leading lady; beautiful, stylish, warm, intelligent, and feisty; she meets Richard by accident on a train as he is trying to escape from the police; unwillingly, she becomes caught up in his life and escape, sure he is a homicidal murderer until she eventually realizes he is telling the truth and falls in love with him as well; English accent. Annabella Schmidt: a mysterious Russian beauty, a la Garbo, being pursued by spies; an agent in a life-or-death game of espionage that she unfortunately loses; she is murdered in Richard’s apartment before finishing her mission; Russian accent. Margaret: a fresh and innocent Scottish farmwife, married to an older, cold, and abusive man, living in the middle of nowhere; thrilled when Richard stumbles across their farm; she helps him in any way she can, no matter the consequences; Scottish accent. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Clown 1: (male 25-45) a superb comic character actor who will play many roles, with ages ranging from teens-60’s, male and female. Roles include but not limited to the following--Mr Memory: a West End music hall performer, whose act consists of knowing the answer to any question asked; his involvement in the espionage plot does not become apparent until the end of the show; Cockney accent. Crofter: a Scottish tenant farmer, married to Margaret; cold, suspicious, and a bully, he is abusive to his wife and betrays his promise to help Richard; Scottish accent. Mrs. Jordan: Professor Jordan’s wife, she is an upper-class Brit, seemingly warm and helpful; English accent. Mr. McGarrigle: he runs a country hotel with his wife; sweet if a bit dim; Scottish accent. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition.
ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Clown 2: (male 24-45) same as Clown 1. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition.
ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
AUDITION PREPARATION for THE 39 STEPS: Prepare a brief contemporary comic monologue in the style of the show.
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I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Dir: Keith Andrews
First Reh: July 1
Opening: July 17
Closing: July 27
Woman 1: (female, 20-45) soprano low A to high Bb; exceptional comedic actor/singer who moves well. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Woman 2: (female, 20-45) alto low F# to Db; exceptional comedic actor/singer who moves well. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Man 1: (male, 20-45) tenor to G#; exceptional comedic actor/singer who moves well. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Man 2: (male, 20-45) baritone to F#; exceptional comedic actor/singer who moves well. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
AUDITION PREPARATION for I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE: Prepare a short song in the style of the show. There will an accompanist present on Feb 21 and 22 ONLY. There will be NO accompanist present on Feb 20. Bring headshot and resume.
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LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

By Neil Simon
Dir: Catherine Doherty
First Reh: July 15
Opening: July 31
Closing August 10
Max Prince: (male, 35-59) Bigger-than-life comic actor who is the mega-star of a hugely popular television variety show “The Max Prince Show,” based on Sid Caesar and “Your Show of Shows;” cannot help but dominate a room entirely. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Lucas Brickman: (male, 20-35) The freshman writer; sensible and sincere. Our story guide. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Milt Fields: (male, 30-47) The flamboyant “gag” man; a joke a minute wholesaler who deals in fast paced patter. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Val Slotsky: (male, 30-47) A senior member of the staff; the most politically aware of all the writers; a Russian immigrant, he should still carry a strong accent. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Brian Doyle: (male, 30-45) Irish-American, with a biting sense of humor and bitter outlook on life, smokes, drinks, and coughs a lot. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Kenny Franks: (male, 25-37) Considered the “boy genius” of the group but also the most sophisticated of the writers. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Ira Stone: (male, 35-43) A hypochondriac, comes in late every day with a new ailment. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Carol Wyman: (female, 28-40) The only female staff writer. Strong. Independent. Fiery. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
Helen: (female, 20-30) Max’s secretary, attractive in a quirky way and completely out of her element amongst the writers. Actors of Any Ethnicity strongly encouraged to audition. ETHNICITY: Any Ethnicity
AUDITION PREPARATION for LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR: Prepare a brief contemporary comic monologue in the style of the show.
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As a CORST Theater (Council of Resident Stock Theaters) Saint Michael’s Playhouse MUST hire a minimum of five AEA actors to perform in consecutive productions to establish a resident company. In this season resident company members will perform in either THE MOUSETRAP and SEE HOW THEY RUN, or GODSPELL and I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE.
Saint Michael’s Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The casting of all productions and the hiring of Stage Managers will be conducted in such a manner as to provide full and fair consideration to Actors of Any Ethnicity (including but not limited to African-American, Asian/Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic-American, Native American, multi-cultural), women, seniors, and performers with disabilities. Unless otherwise textually indicated, all parts/roles shall be open to all Actors without prejudice, and further there will be active solicitation of Actors of Any Ethnicity (including but not limited to African-American, Asian/Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic-American, Native American, multi-cultural), women, seniors, and Actors with disabilities.


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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