Musical Theatre West
Long Beach, CA
Call Type: ECC
Minimum - $764/wk
First Non-Equity Rehearsal: Varies by show (3 weeks prior to opening)
First AEA Rehearsal: Varies by Show (2 weeks prior to opening)
Runs Oct 19, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018,
No stage management positions available.
ECC Procedures are in effect for this 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.
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Dancers for BRIGHT STAR
Paul Garman: Executive Director /Producer
Richard Gatter: Director/Choreographer
Dennis Castellano: Musical Director
Alice Murphy - Female, early 30s - 40, to play Alice at age 38: an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional--but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16: rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous--looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Vocal range: Very strong singer with a wide vocal range.
Billy Cane Lead Male 21-24 Male, early 20s, a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve. Seeking strong actor who is also a strong, athletic dancer, able to partner and lead a production number. Vocal range: Bright, natural Bari-Tenor.
Jimmy Ray Dobb Male 30-35 Male, 30 - 35. The same actor will play Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks: Mayor Dobbs' son and young Alice's beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Vocal range: Very strong singer in a pop-folk style. Bari-Tenor.
Mayor Josiah Dobbs Male 54-56 Male, mid 50s – mid 60s. The Mayor of Zebulon; he’s a political and financial powerbroker - distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son's future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. Vocal range: Bass-Baritone.
Margo Crawford Female 21-24 Female, early 20s. A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy's who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Vocal range: A sweet, warm folk voice.
Daryl Ames Male 24-46 Male, mid 20s - 40. Precise, exacting, specific and effete. Dry and witty, with great comic timing. Vocal range: Open.
Lucy Grant Female 21-24 Female, early 20s – 30. Strong actress with great comedic timing, who is a dynamic and sexy dancer. She has to have complete ease with dancing and partnering. Leads a production number. Vocal range: Strong belt.
Daddy Murphy Male 54-56 Male, mid 50s – mid 60s. Alice's father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Vocal range: Open.
Mama Murphy Female 50-50 Female, 50 – mid 60s. Warm and strong, the center of her family. A fierce protector of her daughter, who she knows is deeply gifted, but a handful. Vocal range: Open.
Daddy Cane Male 60-60 Male, 60 – 65. A warm, loving country man. Loves to read. Has kept a secret for many years for all the wrong reasons. Vocal range: Open. Male
Ensemble Male 20-20 Male, a variety of ages 20 – 60, who all move very well. Everyone moves scenery, is quite active throughout the entire show, and needs to be game to "move." Everyone either "moves" or dances. 3 of the men need to dance well, as they have tracks where expressive and athletic movement is needed. 2 of them do extensive partnering. Vocal range: Open.
Female Ensemble Female 20-20 Female, a variety of ages 20 – 60, who all move very well. Everyone moves scenery, is quite active throughout the entire show, and needs to be game to "move." Everyone either "moves" or dances. 2 of the women dance quite a bit, and need to be extremely graceful. 1 does beautiful turns. 2 of them do extensive partnering. Dance technique needed. Vocal range: Open. In a Bluegrass, Folk-Pop Style. Note: the Singing Style is Natural Cast.
ECC rules in effect. In person sign-up begins at 9:30AM on 7/28/18.
Musical Theatre West Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Please bring tap shoes.