New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 2017 season - EPA Day #2

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New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 2017 season - EPA Day #2

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New York, NY

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New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 2017 season - EPA Day #2

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Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT

NYMF

SALARY FOR ALL SHOWS:

Please note: new in 2017 for ALL shows the New York Musical is now on a contract with Actors’ Equity.

All performers will be compensated at a rate of $11/hr, with no hourly minimum per week, and a maximum of 36 hours/week.

Health/pension will NOT be paid on this contract.

PERSONNEL
Michael Cassara Casting is the resident casting office for the 2017 NYMF, coordinating 3 days of group EPAs (next EPAs are yet TBA).

If unable to attend the EPAs, GENERAL FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY (but NOT for a specific show) may be sent to:
Michael Cassara Casting,
333 W. 39th Street –
Suite #800,
New York, NY 10018,

Attn: NYMF - or to submissions@michaelcassara.net.

OTHER DATES
DATES: All shows in attendance are full productions in the New York Musical Festival (http://www.nymf.org) – with performances taking place between 7/10 and 8/6, 2017.
Exact performance dates and venues are still being finalized.
Rehearsals for most shows are anticipated to begin on/after 6/10, and will be announced at a later date.

OTHER
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 various roles in the following FIVE productions.

- FIREFLY IN THE LIGHT
- FREEDOM RIDERS
- GENERATION ME
- MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! (MATERNAL DISCRETION ADVISED)!
- TEMPLE OF THE SOULS

If unable to attend the EPAs, and you wish to submit to a specific production, please submit to the submission contact name and address listed under each individual show - multiple casting offices are participating in these group days, so be sure to submit accordingly.

BREAKDOWN

FIREFLY IN THE LIGHT
Director: Rachel M. Stevens
Book, Music and Lyrics: Shayna Toh

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a NYMF *reading* - not a full production. The rehearsal commitment is approximately two weeks, starting on/around 7/1.

Three performances. Performance Dates/Times: 7/12 (7.30pm); 7/15 (7.30pm); 7/19 (3.30pm)
Performance Location: South Studio at Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY

Total project stipend for this reading is $100 per actor.

If unable to attend EPA, please submit materials to: contact@fireflyinthelight.com

[WENDY] 17-24. Female. Mezzo-soprano, MUST be able to belt. Talented, ambitious and determined, plays all her cards right in order to be a star.

[JAKE] 17-24. Male. Tenor. Quiet and unassuming with a musical streak. Takes his time to find his voice and place in the world.

[LUISA] 40. Female. Mezzo. Wendy’s mother. Has a steely cool exterior but holds secrets she doesn’t wish to share.

[GUILLARD] 40. Male. Baritenor. Owner of the nightclub Wendy works at, 7 years later. Sleazy, street-savvy, wry. Has questionable motivations regarding Wendy.

[OLIVIA] 17-24. Female. Alto. Wendy’s best friend in high school. Sweet and friendly exterior but knows exactly what she wants and how to get it.

[SIMON/MANAGER (DUAL)] 20s. Male. Tenor. SIMON: The big man of Walton High. Sleek and suave, in tune with the latest fads and fashions, and is perfectly content with where he’s going. MANAGER: The commercialism and chaos of Hollywood in one guy. Cares for Jake but cares more about his career.

[ENSEMBLE] Variety of roles, from high schoolers to showgirls to paparazzi to fans.

Story Line: Drama, Family, Romance. “She ran to the light hoping to find her heart”
Torn between a possessive mother, her childhood sweetheart Jake, and spirited friends, Wendy deserts home in search of city lights, fame, and a long-lost father. 7 years later, Wendy and Jake’s destinies once again intertwine. With rekindled love within grasp, Wendy must first find her own truth – only to confront having her pursuit of stardom cross fatefully with the uncovering of a dark family secret. FIREFLY IN THE LIGHT is a pop/rock musical about ambition, loyalty, and truth of identity.

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FREEDOM RIDERS: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSICAL
Book by Richard Allen
Music and Lyrics by Richard Allen & Taran Gray
Directed by J. Scott Lapp

SYNOPSIS: FREEDOM RIDERS: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSICAL is a new musical
proclaiming the youthful and impatient voice of the American Civil Rights Movement. It
that follows a group of activists as they risk their lives riding interstate buses in the
segregated South. The end goal: to bring attention to the injustice of segregation by an
action that would bring the world the image of a ‘burning bus America’ that most
Americans wanted to ignore existed.

If unable to attend EPA, please send headshot/resume to FreedomRidersCasting@gmail.com
SEEKING:

[DIANE NASH] female, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist and reluctant strategic leader of the Nashville Student Movement. Elegant, feisty, and straight to the point. Mezzo soprano with strong belt.

[JOHN LEWIS] male, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist, has taken a break from school to participate on the freedom rides. Shy, quiet yet eloquent and powerful presence.
Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt.

[JOHN SEIGENTHALER] male, 25-35, Caucasian. Free speech activist, friend of the Kennedy’s and newest advisor in the administration. Tenor; musical theatre pop with soulful licks and strong belt.

[DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.] male, 25-35, African-American. MLK Jr. at the middle of his civil rights career as he is reluctantly thrust to the forefront of the movement. Bari-tenor; musical theatre pop with soulful licks and strong belt.

[ROBERT F. KENNEDY] male, 30-40, Caucasian. The current Attorney General in the Kennedy administration as they try to navigate between domestic and foreign policy. Tenor; musical theatre pop with soulful licks and strong belt.

[BERNARD LAFAYETTE/MALE TRACK 1] male, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist. Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt.

[JIM ZWERG/MALE TRACK 2] male, 18-25, Caucasian. Student civil rights activist. Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt.

[STOKELY CARMICHAEL/MALE TRACK 3] male, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist. Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt.

[FRANCES BERGMAN/FEMALE TRACK 1] female, 18-25, Caucasian. Civil rights activist. Soprano; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt.

[LUCRETIA COLLINS/FEMALE TRACK 2] female, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist. Soprano; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt.

[FREEDOM RIDERS] 3 Males & 2 Females, 18-60, all ethnicities. Will play additional roles that come with solos; legit musical theatre/gospel.

IF UNABLE TO ATTEND EPA PLEASE SUBMIT MATERIALS TO: submissions@michaelcassara.net

SEEKING:

[KYLE PETERSON] Male, 18, any Ethnicities. Athletic build. Zoe’s boyfriend, a popular senior jock, arrogant and charming. A heavy negative influence in Milo’s life. Must play guitar. Strong pop voice.

[EDWARD WEIBER] Male, 15, any Ethnicities. All body types. Exuberant dweeb. Longs to be included in social situations. Strong baritone/tenor. Pop-belt voice.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST:

[MILO REYNOLDS] Male, 15, Caucasian. Handsome with an intense quality. Has withdrawn from his group of friends and struggles with isolation and depression, but can still be playful and upbeat. Strong pop-belt voice. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[CODY BENNETT] Male, 15, Caucasian. Clean cut. Milo’s best friend; has difficulty expressing emotions and struggles with guilt after Milo’s suicide. Strong tenor/pop-belt voice.

THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[HARPER ELLIS] Female, 15, any Ethnicities. Brunette with a harsher look. Sarcastic loner who falls for Milo the week before he dies. Strong pop-belt voice. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[KAYLEE SUMMERS] Female, 15, Caucasian, Blonde. Charmingly naïve. Milo’s ex-girlfriend. Struggles with self-confidence. Strong pop-belt voice and soprano/mix. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[ZOE REYNOLDS] Female, 18, Caucasian. Must be 5’6” or taller. Desirable. Milo’s older sister, has a quiet power about her. Pop mix-belt voice and soprano/mix. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[ADDISON DEVOE] Female, 16, any Ethnicities. Must be 5’5” or taller. Thin. Manipulative/Controlling. Queen Bee of the popular crowd. Witty humor. Strong pop/belt voice. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[MARVIN ELLIS] Male, 14, any Ethnicities. Must be 5’2” and shorter. Upbeat freshman, Harper’s lovable, younger brother, obsessed with Addison. Tenor. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[GINNY GEORGE] Female, 16, Caucasian, Blonde. Thin, but curvy. Spunky. Member of the popular crowd. High Maintenance. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[DYLAN DELFINO] Male, 15, any Ethnicities. Athletic build. Charming, but spacey. Member of the popular crowd. Positive outlook on life. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[LEX HARRIS] Female, 15, any Ethnicities. Harsh look. Leader. Harper’s best friend. Hot headed. Enjoys causing trouble with the popular crowd. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[ELLIOT MCQUEEN] Male, 15, any Ethnicities. Lex’s friend, harsh exterior, teased by Milo and the popular crowd; openly and unapologetically bi-sexual. Tenor. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[DANI EBNER] Female, 16, any Ethnicities. Heavyset. Blunt and fiercely loyal. Kaylee’s ex-best friend, teased by the popular crowd. THIS ROLE IS CAST


GENERATION ME
Director: Ryan Warren
Music: Will Finan
Book & Lyrics: Julie Soto
General Management: Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals
Casting: Michael Cassara, CSA

IF UNABLE TO ATTEND EPA PLEASE SUBMIT MATERIALS TO: submissions@michaelcassara.net
SEEKING:

[KYLE PETERSON] Male, 18, any Ethnicities. Athletic build. Zoe’s boyfriend, a popular senior jock, arrogant and charming. A heavy negative influence in Milo’s life. Must play guitar. Strong pop voice.

[EDWARD WEIBER] Male, 15, any Ethnicities. All body types. Exuberant dweeb. Longs to be included in social situations. Strong baritone/tenor. Pop-belt voice.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST:

[MILO REYNOLDS] Male, 15, Caucasian. Handsome with an intense quality. Has withdrawn from his group of friends and struggles with isolation and depression, but can still be playful and upbeat. Strong pop-belt voice. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[CODY BENNETT] Male, 15, Caucasian. Clean cut. Milo’s best friend; has difficulty expressing emotions and struggles with guilt after Milo’s suicide. Strong tenor/pop-belt voice.

THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[HARPER ELLIS] Female, 15, any Ethnicities. Brunette with a harsher look. Sarcastic loner who falls for Milo the week before he dies. Strong pop-belt voice. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[KAYLEE SUMMERS] Female, 15, Caucasian, Blonde. Charmingly naïve. Milo’s ex-girlfriend. Struggles with self-confidence. Strong pop-belt voice and soprano/mix. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[ZOE REYNOLDS] Female, 18, Caucasian. Must be 5’6” or taller. Desirable. Milo’s older sister, has a quiet power about her. Pop mix-belt voice and soprano/mix. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[ADDISON DEVOE] Female, 16, any Ethnicities. Must be 5’5” or taller. Thin. Manipulative/Controlling. Queen Bee of the popular crowd. Witty humor. Strong pop/belt voice. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[MARVIN ELLIS] Male, 14, any Ethnicities. Must be 5’2” and shorter. Upbeat freshman, Harper’s lovable, younger brother, obsessed with Addison. Tenor. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[GINNY GEORGE] Female, 16, Caucasian, Blonde. Thin, but curvy. Spunky. Member of the popular crowd. High Maintenance. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[DYLAN DELFINO] Male, 15, any Ethnicities. Athletic build. Charming, but spacey. Member of the popular crowd. Positive outlook on life. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[LEX HARRIS] Female, 15, any Ethnicities. Harsh look. Leader. Harper’s best friend. Hot headed. Enjoys causing trouble with the popular crowd. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[ELLIOT MCQUEEN] Male, 15, any Ethnicities. Lex’s friend, harsh exterior, teased by Milo and the popular crowd; openly and unapologetically bi-sexual. Tenor. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[DANI EBNER] Female, 16, any Ethnicities. Heavyset. Blunt and fiercely loyal. Kaylee’s ex-best friend, teased by the popular crowd. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! (MATERNAL DISCRETION ADVISED)!
Producer: Mary Carol Creations, Limited Liability Company
General Manager: Sharon Fallon
Casting Director: Geoff Josselson, CSA
Book, Music, Lyrics: Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts
Director/Choreographer: Terry Berliner
Music Director: Daniel Doss

Synopsis: (musical comedy) RACHAEL, wide-eyed and optimistic, is elated to finally put her party days behind and become a mom... #YAY! ANGIE has pre-enrolled her unborn child in the most exclusive all-girls preschool (definitely a girl, she already has a boy). After three kids, MARCIA thought she was done. Is it bad that she doesn’t want to cancel her wine of the month club or stop having sex on her back? With a soundtrack ranging from rock to pop to funk and more, these three unlikely friends bond in the trenches from pregnancy tests to empty nests, dominating the diapers and tackling the teens with unmotherly charm, one bottle at a time! For more information: www.MotherFreakingHood.com

If unable to attend EPA, please send picture/resume to:

Geoff Josselson Casting
39 W 14th St, Suite 504
NY, NY 10011
or
gjcastingsubmit@gmail.com

SEEKING:

[RACHAEL NIXON] Female, late 20s; one of the three leads. First-time mom, wide-eyed and optimistic, bubbly, confident, enthusiastic without being cheesy. Vocal range mezzo-soprano D3-F5 or higher (up to A6). Excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills. Must be able to carry a ballad, own a country song like a boss and belt a rock song with both confidence and humor. Any ethnicity

[ANGIE MILLER] Female, early 30s; one of three leads. Second-time mom, straight-laced, type-A, CPA, seemingly uptight. Vocal range mezzo-soprano D3-F5 or higher (up to A6), though primarily alto range. Excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills. Must be able to break from straight-laced character to belt a dirty funk song in alto range. Any ethnicity

[MARCIA BURGER] Female, early 40s; one of three leads. A reluctant fourth-time mom, surprised and horrified by her unexpected fourth pregnancy, sarcastic, ballsy, brassy. Vocal range mezzo-soprano D3-F5 (up to A6). Excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills. Must be able to belt rock comedy (like a female Jack Black) Any ethnicity

[MALE SUPPORTING] Male, 19-24 years old. To play a variety of roles, primarily MR. XANAX, a vaudeville-like leading man. Will also play PROM DATE, a senior in high school, as well as a birthing assistant, grocery store clerk, barista, tango dancer. Fit and in good physical shape; excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills for a variety of character personas. Limited speaking roles, primarily chorus but will need to be able to carry a strong leading-man, vaudevillian number; vocal range baritone C3-G4. Any ethnicity

[FEMALE SUPPORTING] Female, late 30s - early 40s. To play a variety of roles, primarily BROECKELMANN (MARCIA's high school archnemesis-turned-driving-instructor), BIRTHING INSTRUCTOR, SEXY MOMMY, grocerystore manager, and a tango dancer. Fit and in good physical shape, confident; excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills for a variety of character personas. Limited speaking roles, vocal range mezzo-soprano G3-F5, primarily chorus but will need to be able to belt a comical, jazzy solo number in the second scene. Any ethnicity

TEMPLE OF THE SOULS
Story: Anita Velez-Mitchell
Book: Anita Velez-Mitchell, Lorca Peress, Anika Paris
Music: Dean Landon and Anika Paris
Director: Lorca Peress
Music Director: Bruce Baumer
Choreographer: Enrique Brown
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA

If unable to attend the EPA, please send pictures/resumes to:
Michael Cassara Casting
333 W. 39th St. - Suite #800
New York, NY 10018

ATTN: TEMPLE

or submissions@michaelcassara.net

TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is an award-winning musical of secrets, lies, and forbidden love. Two worlds collide in the magical rainforest of Puerto Rico, when Amada, the beautiful daughter of a Conquistador, and Guario, a young Taíno, run away to escape the intolerant world below. In this mythical romance, our young lovers find themselves at the Temple of the Souls where nightmares and dreams come true. A Contemporary Pop Musical inspired by the history of Puerto Rico - written in English with Spanish and Taíno text.

SEEKING:

[AMADA] female, 16, Latina. Pop/belt Soprano. She is the sixteen-year old sole daughter of Don Severo. She is courageous, adventurous, and daring. Amada believes that her mother died in childbirth. She is close to her nanny, Nana, and does not know that Nana is her birth mother. Amada dreams of romance, and is a writer. Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: TOURIST.

[DON SEVERO] male, 50, Latino. Baritone. He is a fifty-year old Conquistador born in Spain and raised in Puerto Rico. Severo is an arrogant, daring, self-indulgent Spaniard, who is both respected and feared by the people on the island. Because of shame, he protects his daughter from the knowledge that Nana is her mother. Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: TOURIST.

[NANA] female, 40s, Latina. Mezzo Soprano. She is in her forties, and one of the few Taíno women who survived the Conquistadores’ decimation of the Taínos. She is Don Severo’s mate and nanny to her own daughter, Amada, fathered by Don Severo. Nana is forbidden to mention that she is Amada’s mother. Nana is strong willed, caring, and earthy. She is proud of her heritage and wishes she could tell Amada that she is her mother, but fears Don Severo’s wrath. Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: TOUR GUIDE.

[GUARIO] male, 20s, Latino. Pop Tenor. He is a young Taíno man in his twenties, who was raised as a criado (a servant raised in a Spanish home). Guario is without a home. He returns to the spot where his ancestors lived, anxious to find his roots at the top of El Yunqe. Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: TOURIST.

[NEMESIO] male, 20s, Latino. Tenor. He is an orphan in his twenties who was raised in Don Severo’s home with his cousin Amada. Nemesio thinks Amada is beautiful, but he spends his time wooing and flirting with all the young women in town. He is cultured, conceited, and arrogant, and doesn’t take life seriously because he lives off his uncle’s wealth. Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: TOURIST

[ENSEMBLE MEN] male, 20s – 40s, Latino. To play TAÍNO SOULS (Indigenous people of Puerto Rico), SEVERO’S MEN, NEMESIO’s MAN SERVANT LUIS, TOWNSFOLK, PASTOR. Must have knowledge of Spanish.

[ENSEMBLE WOMEN] female, 20s – 40s, Latina. To play TAÍNO SOULS (Indigenous people of Puerto Rico), YOUNG GIRLS CHORUS (Five teenage girls), TOWNSFOLK. Must have knowledge of Spanish.

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

WHEN
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare ONE brief vocal selection that is appropriate for the role(s) to which you feel you are most suited. An accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music in your key and you MUST bring 5 (FIVE) pictures and resumes stapled together - NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE (at least bring 5 resumes if you don’t have 5 pictures available). Representatives with casting authority from each show will be present, you are free to bring in something specifically appropriate for any of the shows, or perform ONE general selection that shows you off best - but, as in years past, we are NOT permitting more than one vocal selection at this EPA day.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult