ABYSSINIA - Lyric Stage Non Equity Auditions

Posted: November 22, 2019
Audition Location: Dallas, TX

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COMPANY

  • Lyric Stage: Abyssinia
  • Based on the novel Marked by Fire by Joyce Carol Thomas
  • Music: Ted Kociolek
  • Lyrics: James Racheff
  • Book: Ted Kociolek & James Racheff
  • Director: Akin Babatunde
  • Music Director: Sheilah Vaughn Walker
  • Associate Music Director/Orchestrator: Bruce Greer
  • Founding Producer: Steven Jones
  • Producer:Catherine Carpenter-Cox
  • General Manager: Christopher J. Deaton

AUDITIONS

Saturday, December 14, 2019 (EPA)

12:00pm—4:00pm, 5:00pm—8:00pm

Sunday, December 15, 2019

12:00pm—4:00pm


CALLBACKS

Sunday, December 15, 2019

5:00pm—8:00pm


LOCATION

Karayanis Rehearsal & Production Center (Free Parking)
Rehearsal Room B
4301 S. Fitzhugh Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75210



APPOINTMENTS

To secure an audition appointment, please sign up at: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F45A9AF2DA3F58-abyssinia

Local actors unable to attend auditions, please send video link submissions to: info@lyricstage.org


PREPARATION

  • Prepare two (2) contrasting 16 to 32-bar selections that show off voice, acting, and range.
  • Actors may be asked to sing entire song(s).
  • All are welcome to sing from the show and/or are encouraged to sing gospel or gospel-infused musical theatre.
  • Pianist will be provided, no a cappella singing.

BRING
  • Please bring a current headshot and resume stapled together.
  • Please bring clean, readable copies of your sheet music with accompaniment in your key, pianist will not transpose.

PRODUCTION DATES/LOCATIONS
  • Rehearsal Dates: January 20, 2020 through February 13, 2020. 
  • Rehearsal Times: Weekdays typically from 6:30pm—10:30pm; weekends typically from 1:00pm—7:00pm. 
  • Rehearsal Location: Dallas, Texas.
  • Technical Rehearsal Dates: February 10–13, 2020.
  • Technical Rehearsal Times: Typically from 6:00pm—11:00pm.
  • ALL Actors must be available on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 for a 10-out-of-12 Tech Rehearsal from 11:00am—11:00pm.
  • Performance Dates/Times: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30pm; Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30pm; Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30pm; Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:30pm.
  • Technical Rehearsal & Performance Location: Majestic Theatre, Dallas, Texas.

COMPENSATION
Union: AEA LOA to COST.
Non-Union: Stipend, EMC points available.


LOCAL HIRES ONLY

Seeking talent from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
No housing or transportation available or provided.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

All Roles Currently Available.

  • MOTHER VERA: Female, reads as 40+. Abby’s godmother, a folk-healer; alto with mezzo-soprano extension, G#3—E?4.
  • ABYSSINIA “ABBY” JACKSON: Female, reads about 18. A praise singer; soprano with strong mix, F#3—B?5.
  • PATIENCE JACKSON: Female, reads as 40+. Abby’s mother, a seamstress; mezzo, B3—G5.
  • STRONG JACKSON: Male, reads as 40+, Abby’s father, a farmer; baritone, B?3—F4.
  • TREMBLING SALLY: Female. Abby’s nemesis, lives in the woods like a wild thing; alto, F#3—E5.
  • LILY NOREEN LEWIS: Female. Abby's best friend, also doubles as Mother Samuels; soprano or alto, A3—G5.
  • MINISTER: Male. Pastor of the Stillwater Solid Rock Baptist Church; tenor, G?3—B?4.
  • CORINE: Female. Elder of the church, a laundress; soprano or alto, A3—G5.
  • MAVIS: Female. Elder of the church, Corine's sister, a laundress; soprano or alto, A3—G5.
  • SELMA: Female. Elder of the church, their cousin, a spinster; soprano or alto, A3—G5.
  • MOTHER SAMUELS: Female. A frail, elderly woman, also doubles as Lily Noreen Lewis; soprano or alto, A3—G5.
  • BROTHER SAMUELS: Male. Deacon of the church, field foreman; bari-tenor, C3—A4.
  • MARCUS: Male, 18–25. Young man from Ponca City, doubles as member of the congregation; bari-tenor, C3—A4.
  • JESSE: Male, 18–25. Young man from Ponca City, doubles as member of the congregation; bari-tenor, C3—A4.
  • LEON: Male, 18–25. Young man from Ponca City, doubles as member of the congregation; bari-tenor, C3—A4.


Please note: 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.

 

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