New Line Theatre to Hold Auditions for ANYTHING GOES and YEAST NATION
Open auditions for two shows, Cole Porter's classic satire ANYTHING GOES and the newest wild adventure from the Urinetown writers, YEAST NATION, will be held on twoMonday nights, June 12 and 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at the Marcelle Theater in Grand Center, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive (63103), just three blocks east of Grand. Performers need to come to only one of the dates. No appointment is necessary.
Both shows will run twelve performances over four weeks at the Marcelle. Anything Goes will run March 1-24, 2018, and Yeast Nation will run May 31-June 23, 2018. The role of Moonface Martin in Anything Goes has been cast; all other roles are available. The season's opening show, Lizzie, has already been cast.
For both Anything Goes and Yeast Nation, New Line is looking for a multi-racial cast of 16 intelligent, fearless, singing actors who are willing to take risks onstage. We do not cast anyone under 17. We are very eager to cast actors of color. New Line continues its long-standing policy of considering people of all backgrounds for all roles that are not ethnically specified. We are proud to be part of a diverse community, and our stage will represent that inclusivity.
ABOUT THE SHOWS
New Line finally takes on the rowdy, subversive, iconic masterpiece of musical comedy, Cole Porter's Anything Goes, a stinging satire of Americans' quirky habit of turning religion into show business and criminals into celebrities, along the way skewering Wall Street, Prohibition, Old Money Brits, and a few other ripe targets. The New Liners will reignite this classic show's original, razor-sharp, satiric bite. New Line will produce the 1962 off Broadway version of the show.
And what exactly is Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' freaky, hilarious Yeast Nation about? Exactly what it sounds like. It's the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth's surface is a molten mass of Volcanic Islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating yeasts - yes, yeasts! - the world's very first life form! These single-cell salt-eaters are the only living creatures on earth, and they're up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called Love, and the oppression of a tyrannical yeast king. But when the king's son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts' story - and ours - is changed forever.
Roles and ranges for both shows, and all other details can be found on the Auditions pageof New Line's website. For more information, call us at 314-773-6526 or email us.