Irving Berlin's White Christmas (SETA Tour) - NYC EPA (05.08.19) / Updated 05.03.19

Irving Berlin's White Christmas (SETA Tour) - NYC EPA (05.08.19) / Updated 05.03.19

CATEGORY: Performer

Blue Skies Tour LLC / Updated 05.03.19
Summit, NJ

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Short Engagement Touring
Cat. 1; $1012.00 per week

PERSONNEL
Producer: SISTERS TOUR, LLC
Director/Choreographer: Randy Skinner
Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin
Book: Paul Blake and David Ives
Musical Director: Michael Horsley
Casting: Binder Casting/Jay Binder, CSA and Justin Bohon, CSA (in attendance)

OTHER
Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.

EPA 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.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for 2 roles. All other roles have been cast, but actors may be considered for possible replacements and understudies (as indicated)

NOTE: This is the musical based on the classic movie musical White Christmas, featuring the timeless songs “Blue Skies”, “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me”, “I Love a Piano”, and of course the title song “White Christmas”. THIS IS A NATIONAL TOUR

BREAKDOWN

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

MARTHA WATSON (late 40s to mid 50s): Once a musical comedy star, now the general’s housekeeper at the Inn. She has a VERY dry, wry, honest wisecracking sense of humor. Big-hearted but completely unsentimental. She runs the GENERAL’s life in spite of his protestations. An irrepressible meddler but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. Seeking a winning, appealing character comedienne with a clarion belt voice. SEEKING

MIKE NULTY (late 20s to mid 30s): Strong singer, first or second tenor preferred but not absolutely necessary. Harassed, overworked, frustrated stage manager of Bob & Phil's show. A Jason Alexander/Nathan Lane-type comic actor, but not necessarily short and/or round. Covers RALPH SHELDRAKE. SEEKING

THE FOLLOWING ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST (seeking understudies as listed and/or considered for possible future replacements)

BOB WALLACE (late 20s to mid 30s, no older): Easygoing, charming, decent principled man. A major singing star in post-World War II America. He wears his fame easily, but is seeking something more important: a decent, fulfilling life and true love. While helping his Army unit general regain his dignity, he defines his own life and meets his true love. Seeking a superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Basic tap is a plus. Baritone. ROLE CAST

EZEKIEL FOSTER/MR. SNORING MAN (early 40s to early 50s): Heavy-set comic, character man. Excellent legit baritone. EZEKIEL: Vermont local with dry delivery who is a stagehand for the show and comes to love show business. MR. SNORING MAN: Passenger on the train to Vermont; vocal feature in the song “Snow”. This track also covers GENERAL WAVERLY. ROLE CAST

SUSAN WAVERLY (to play 9 years old): 49”-52” – no taller. The GENERAL’s granddaughter visiting from California for Christmas. A charming, loveable, and outgoing real kid – very intelligent, but knows nothing about show business. Once bitten by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. Excellent belt voice, must move well. Seeking UNDERSTUDY as well. ROLE CAST

PHIL DAVIS (late 20s to mid 30s, no older): The ambitious, go-getting, song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, incorrigible skirt-chaser... and definite ladies man. He saved BOB’s life during the war and became his partner and engine behind their fabulous success. He must have boyish charm and sex appeal. Strong tap and theatre jazz needed. Seeking a major song-and-dance comic performer. Bari-tenor. ROLE CAST

BETTY HAYNES (mid to late 20s): The sensible responsible half of the up-and-coming song-and- dance team the Haynes Sisters. She has a beautiful, rich singing voice that matches her decent, upstanding principles. She is overprotective of her younger sister and – like BOB – she needs something more. Of course they are ultimately the perfect couple. Seeking a major female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest-mix sound & a soprano extension. ROLE CAST

JUDY HAYNES (early 20s): The younger, more ambitious Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty – a winning charmer no man can resist. Strong tap and theatre jazz needed. Seeking a major song-and-dance performer. Chest-mix. ROLE CAST

GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY (late 50s to mid 60s): A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post World War II America. Once a powerful leader now struggles to run an inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principal and dignity. Beneath his hard, curmudgeon, military exterior, lays a warm compassionate man in need of family and love. Still a handsome, vital man. Non-singing role. ROLE CAST

RALPH SHELDRAKE (mid to late 30s): Former Army buddy of BOB and PHIL’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking, New York professional. Covers BOB WALLACE. Baritone. ROLE CAST

NOTE: WE ENCOURAGE ACTORS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS TO ATTEND.

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504

Studio 1212 (Audition) ; Studio 1214 (Holding)

WHEN
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a traditional music theatre song. Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, & Kern only. Bring sheet music. Pianist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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