Monday, August 22, 2016

audition notice - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - Theater Works - September 16



from our friends at Theater Works:

Director: Phillip Fazio
Music Director: Steve Hilderbrand

Supplemental Auditions Friday, September 16, 2016
Auditions by Appointment CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW
Call backs Saturday September 17, 2016 6:00PM-10:00PM
Additional Callbacks Sunday September 18, 2016 2:00PM-6:00PM

Performances February 17-March 5, 2017 (A full performance calendar will be posted at the audition)
Stipend: $100 for rehearsals and performances.
No AEA contracts available.

Please prepare: Two contrasting songs, each 32 bars in length.

We are casting the following roles:

GEORGE: In Act 1: George Seurat, a rather cold artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life. Constantly troubled and borderline obsessive. Act 2: Seurat’s burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose. In the end, he is able to use his connection to the past to find the meaning in a blank canvas.
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: G#2

DOT/MARIE: As Dot, George’s headstrong mistress and occasional model so discontent with their relationship that she eventually leaves him. As Marie, George’s elderly wheelchair-bound grandmother who helps him connect to his artistry through her grammar book notes.
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: E3

OLD LADY: George’s mother. A cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park. She is able to find solace in nostalgia, and inspires George to find order in his art.
Age: 60 to 80
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F#3

NURSE: The Old Lady’s attendant. She is calming and assertive.
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G3

JULES: A rival artist. Callous, critical, and ultimately shallow. He forces Frieda to engage in extramarital affairs. Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G2

YVONNE: Jules’ pampered wife. She is as snippy and snooty as her husband.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: E3

BOATMAN: A surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly.
Age: 35 to 60
Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Eb2

CELESTE #1: A young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3

CELESTE #2: Another young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion.
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

LOUISE: Jules and Yvonne’s spoiled little girl. She faces neglect and abuse from her parents, despite being honest.
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: G3

FRANZ: Jules’s German coachman and Freida’s husband. Disgruntled with his job. Has a bit of a temper and secretly yearns for the Nurse.
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2

FRIEDA: Jules and Yvonne’s cook and Franz’s wife. Caring and positive as a surrogate nanny to Louise. Forced by Jules into an affair.
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3

SOLDIER: A French military man, polite and gentlemanly. Close with his companion, though he yearns for a separation.
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2

LOUIS: A baker who Dot starts seeing to make George jealous. Kind, friendly, and very popular, but a bit dull.
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: B2

ENSEMBLE: Billy Webster, Man, Alex, Young Man, Betty, Dennis, Elaine, Naomi Eisen, Bob Greenberg, Blair Daniels, Mrs., Harriet Pawling, Charles Redmond, Waitress, Boy, Others.

Auditions will be held at: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (8355 W Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345)

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