Sunday, May 22, 2016

audition notice - LIZZIE - A/C Theatre Company - June 13

A/C THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR:
LIZZIE

WHEN:
June 13, 6-10PM
Callbacks will be June 14, 6-10PM

WHERE:
The Sonya Rehearsal Hall at the Childsplay Campus
900 S Mitchell Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

CAST BREAKDOWN:
Lizzie Borden (high belt: F#3-F#5, belt to A5 if possible) is damaged, twisted. She can turn on a dime from fragile, broken, meek and obedient to conniving, sinister, furious and terrifying. We find her at the moment she realizes she has nothing to lose.

Emma Borden (alto/mezzo belt: F#3-D5) is the older sister, eclipsed by the younger. She must content herself by playing a motherly Lady Macbeth to Lizzie, dripping her own hatreds into Lizzie’s ears over the years, stoking the fires of Lizzie’s rage, disappearing when the deeds must be done, and suffering with guilt afterwards.

Bridget Sullivan/Maggie (contralto/low alto: E3- Eb5) is the Borden’s Irish maid. She may be a Banshee, called to wail at the Borden’s door. Bridget is the Sex Pistols rock and roll nihilist; ready to fuck things up because she knows that’s the only way anything is ever going to get better.

Alice Russell (high mezzo lyric/mix/belt: F#3- A5 legit soprano) is the Borden’s next door neighbor. She is a luscious pear, the sensuous mothersister-lover which is sorely lacking in Lizzie’s life. She appears to Lizzie in her greatest moments of need and attempts to lead her away from a path of destruction.

All roles available. Must be at least 18 years old to audition. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds encouraged to attend.

PAY:
There is a small stipend for all actors cast.

PLEASE PREPARE:
2 cuttings (1 ballad, 1 uptempo) totaling no more than three minutes in the ROCK genre
An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. A CD player will also be provided. Please provide 2 copies of a current headshot and resume. Digital copies will be accepted.

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Send an email with the following information:
1. Name
2. General time you would like to audition (first come, first serve!)
3. A phone number you can be reached at
4. If you are using a digital copy of your headshot/resume, please send these with your audition request

EMAIL REQUEST TO:
info@actheatrecompany.org

ABOUT THE SHOW:
A rock-show retelling of the bloody legend of America’s favorite axe-wielding double-murderess and Victorian hometown girl, Lizzie Borden, by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt
“A gothic rock ritual with a ‘riotgirl’ attitude... an eerie hybrid of rock club and a turn-of-the-century New England parlor.”
“Presented with wall-rattling glee…deliciously watchable”
-The New York Times

DIRECTED BY: Tim Shawver and Kim Richard
MUSIC DIRECTED BY: Alan Ruch
RUN DATES: August 12-27, 2016
REHEARSALS BEGIN: July 11, 2016

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