Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Call Type: EPA
Book by Stephen Cole
Music & Lyrics by Billy Straus
Directed and Choreographed by Douglas Love (www.DouglasLove.com)
Two weeks of daytime rehearsal begins: March 30, 2020 (Monday through Saturday) Two weeks of daytime performances begin: April 13, 2020
Last Performance: April 22, 2020
Callbacks: January 26, 11am to 4pm
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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.
Equity actors who sing very well and move well – Actors should be able to sing in a contemporary Broadway “Rock” style.
ODYSSEUS – mid to late 30’s - vain and self-centered hero - a powerful, muscular warrior with a big ego. Should have a strong singing voice with a rock and roll edge. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.
ZEUS – 30’s – 50’s - Father of all the Greek gods. Should have good comic timing and a booming bass voice.
TELEMACHUS – 16 – (actor should be over 18) Odysseus’s son. Angst-filled teenager in a hurry to grow up – should have boy band looks and a voice to match. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.
PENELOPE – mid to late 30’s – Odysseus’s wife: strong, smart and beautiful. She should possess a strong soulful voice. Gospel singers are encouraged to audition.
ATHENA – 20’s – the beautiful goddess of war with a strong alto belt. She has empathy for Odysseus and pleads his case to her father Zeus.
CIRCE- 20's - 40's - enchantress, witch goddess with an alto belt. She turns Odysseus's men into pigs and tricks them into staying on her island. She has fun calypso song.
HERMES – 20 – 30’s our narrator, the messenger god who jumps in and out of the action of the play. A skilled comic actor with a great singing voice should have several different comic characters inside of him. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat and falls off a skateboard.
POSEIDON – 20’s – 40’s our villain, the god of the seas. He hates Odysseus’s boldness and uses his powers to keep our hero away from his home and family for 16 years. He also plays the CYCLOPS a boisterous one-eyed monster in a full body puppet. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.
NESTOR, SEYMOUR, MELANTHIUS, AJAX, AGAMEMNON and ANTINOUS: 20’s – 30’s. 3 men to play Odysseus’s men and Penelope’s suitors: NESTOR, SEYMOUR, MELANTHIUS, AJAX, AGAMEMNON and ANTINOUS. These strapping comic actors should be able to play multiple roles convincingly, should have great timing and be able to perform physical comedy and light slapstick. They should move well and sing very well. Although they are an ensemble, they are in most of the musical numbers and scenes and each have the opportunity to shine. These actors engage in choreographed stage combat.
For appointments call: 786-468-2270. Equity walk-ins as time permits
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Peacock Education Center
Sunday, January 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Actors bring sheet music (no tracks) 32 bars each of an up temp and ballad. Accompanist will be provided. Some actors may be asked to read from the script.