Savannah Repertory Theatre 2019-20 season - Savannah, GA EPA (with accompanist) (7.24.19)

Savannah Repertory Theatre 2019-20 season - Savannah, GA EPA (with accompanist) (7.24.19)

CATEGORY: Performer

Savannah Repertory Theatre
Savannah, GA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
EPA

CONTRACT
SPT
$354 weekly minimum (Category 3 - pending approval)

PERSONNEL
Season Interim Artistic Directors: Nick Corley and Ryan McCurdy
Artistic Advisor: Sandra Karas (expected to attend)
Managing Director: Jennifer Bishop (expected to attend)
NYC Casting Assistant: Michael Jacinto Savannah
Casting Assistant: Abigail Eller (expected to attend)
Director Daisy & Vanya: Sandra Karas
Director 80 Days: Nick Corley
Assoc Dir 80 Days: Victoria Mark
Director Piazza: TBD
Piazza Musical Director: Ryan McCurdy

OTHER DATES
Audition without accompanist on July 23. Savannah Callbacks: July 26

See breakdown for production dates.

OTHER
Accompanist will be present only on July 24.

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.

Theatre is not EMC eligible.

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.

SEEKING
Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2019/20 Season (see breakdown). Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

BREAKDOWN

DRIVING MISS DAISY

Author: Alfred Uhry
Director: Sandra Karas
Stage Manager: Jennifer Bishop
First Rehearsal: September 10, 2019
Open: September 27, 2019
Close: October 6, 2019

8 performances

Week 1 performances Friday/Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Week 2 performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm

Seeking the following roles:

Daisy Werthan (Lead): Female. Daisy is a southern Jewish widow who ages from 72 to her 90's during the course of the play. She is independent, stubborn, and bossy but with a great sense of humor. Southern Accent required.

Hoke Colburn (Lead): Male. Hoke is a patient and warm African American driver hired by Daisy's son Boolie to chauffeur his mother around. He ages from 60 - 85 during the course of the play. He is extremely patient with Daisy and tolerant of her barely disguised prejudices but is not afraid to respectfully speak up to her. His integrity never waivers. Southern Accent required.

Boolie Werthan (Supporting): Male. Boolie is Daisy’s son and ages from 40 to 65 during the play. He is a successful businessman and takes good care of his mother though he sometimes neglects her feelings. Southern Accent Required.

SYNOPSIS: 1948, Atlanta, Georgia. When Daisy Werthan, age 72, crashes her car, her son Boolie hires Hoke Coleburn, a black man of around 60, to drive his mother around town. Over the next 25 years, as Hoke drives the stubborn and distrusting "Miss Daisy," they grow to understand and respect each other while forming a bond.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Author: Mark Brown
Director: Nick Corley
Associate Director: Victoria Mack
Stage Manager: Jennifer Bishop
First Rehearsal: November 25, 2019
Open: December 13, 2019
Close: December 22, 2019

8 performances

Week 1 performances Friday/Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Week 2 performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm

Seeking the following roles:
Actor 1: (Male. 23-50) plays 15+ characters, requires a brilliantly inventive comic actor who is outstanding with dialects and physical comedy, a man of many faces, bouncing with energy. Any ethnicity.

Actor 2: (Male or Female 23-50) plays several characters, primarily Detective Fix: a comically inept Sherlock Holmes type; a scheming, pompous Scotland Yard detective who outwits himself at every turn; the perfect straight man for Passepartout; several dialects required. Any ethnicity.

Passepartout: (Male or Female 23-50) French dialect, Fogg’s comedic, idealistic, resourceful and enthusiastic manservant/sidekick; has the comic charm of Inspector Clouseau; strong comedic actor with pervasive buoyancy; light tumbling/acrobatics a plus. Also plays John Sullivan. Any ethnicity.

Phileas Fogg: (Male 23-50) a London gentleman circumnavigating the globe in 80 days; a wealthy Englishman; an adventurer, world traveler, and borderline action hero determined to win, no matter the obstacle; charming with a quiet reserve; English; cool, calm, intelligent, and stalwart a true gentleman; unflappable and precise, he rarely cracks a smile or expresses frustration in the face of typhoons, wild Indians, or love; this actor only plays the one character. Any ethnicity.

Auoda: (Female 23-40) an Indian princess; a docile and endearing damsel in distress with a mind and wit of her own; headstrong and resilient; falls in love with Fogg and him with her; Also plays 3 other roles with three different dialects.

Synopsis: Stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, runaway trains, and unabashed slapstick combine for the original Amazing Race. Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock. Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound. Show requires 5 brilliant, inventive comedic actors who can create multiple characters and vast locations.

VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE
Author: Christopher Durang
Director: Sandra Karas
Stage Manager: Jennifer Bishop

First Rehearsal: February 11, 2020
Open: February 28, 2020
Close: March 8, 2020
8 performances

Week 1 performances Friday/Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Week 2 performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm

Seeking the following roles:

Vanya: (Male 50-60) lives with his stepsister Sonia at their family home, basically resigned to the way his life has turned out - which was, with Sonia, taking care of their aged parents until they died, dour but highly intelligent, plays peacemaker between his two sisters Sonia and Masha, dry and sardonic; actor must possess strong comedic and language skills as well as excellent timing.

Sonia: (Female 50-60) Vanya’s discontented stepsister who longs for a life not lived. Volatile and emotional, she is full of regret for never having left their home like Masha, and for never having had a romantic life. Jealous of Masha’s wild and glamorous life. Actress must possess strong comedic and language skills as well as a wide emotional range. Must be able to impersonate Maggie Smith.

Masha: (Female 50-60) Vanya and Sonia’s sister who became a glamorous and successful world- traveling movie star. More than a bit of a diva but also charming and funny. Very competitive and very insecure about aging and losing her allure. She has had five failed marriages and shows up at the house with her latest boyfriend, the much, much younger Spike. She has been paying everyone’s bills and has plans for the house that impact everyone.

Spike: (Male 20-30) Masha’s new boyfriend, he is an aspiring actor. Incredibly sexy with a superb body, he strips down to his underwear at the drop of a hat. A self-absorbed boy-toy, he is also friendly, charming, always seductive (with everyone) and totally aware of the effect he has on women and men alike. Seeking a strong comedic actor who is good at physical comedy.

Nina: (Female 20-30) a lovely, sincere, would-be young actress visiting her aunt and uncle, who live next door to Vanya and Sonia. Tremulous, starstruck and just a bit naïve, she is like a throwback to an earlier age. She delights in being with Vanya and doesn’t quite fit in with Spike, who is of her own generation.

Cassandra: (Female 20-55) Cleaning lady and soothsayer, she frequently bursts into prophecy, sounding like Greek tragedy, but always with a contemporary edge. Smart, biting wit. Her predictions usually come true but not always in the way she thinks. Actress must possess very strong comedic and verbal skills. Actors of color strongly encouraged to audition.

Synopsis: Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Music & Lyrics: Adam Guettel
Book: Craig Lucas
Director: TBD
Music Director: Ryan McCurdy
Stage Manager: Jennifer Bishop
First Rehearsal: April 21, 2020
Open: May 8, 2020
Close: May 17, 2020

8 performances

Week 1 performances Friday/Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Week 2 performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm

Seeking the following roles:
Note: Many of the lyrics are in Italian or broken English as many of the characters are fluent only in Italian. The score breaks from the traditional Broadway sound toward Neoromantic classical music and opera.

Margaret Johnson (Lead): Female late 40s-early 50s; An elegant, self-possessed, practical, and proper Southern woman; contained and controlled yet warm and appealing with a dry, self-deprecating sense of humor and a deeply romantic and secret yearning underneath; keeps her heart in a box; Southern accent; vulnerable actor with a strong legit soprano voice, G below middle C up to G#5.

Clara Johnson (Lead): Female 26; Margaret’s daughter; an impulsive, naïve, romantic, keenly curious, highly sensitive, and easily provoked Southern girl who seems younger than her age due to a developmental disability; classic American beauty; wears her heart on her sleeve; Southern accent; spontaneous actor with a strong legit soprano and belt/mix voice, A3 to A5.

Fabrizio Naccarelli (Lead): Fabrizio Naccarelli – Male, 20; The Naccarelli’s youngest son; dazzlingly handsome, charming, earnest, impulsive, dramatic, deeply emotional, and hopelessly romantic young Italian boy; innocent, pure, and sweet yet wants to seem more sophisticated than he is; wears his heart on his sleeve; knows very little English so must be able to speak fluent Italian with an authentic Italian dialect; engaging actor with a strong lyrical tenor voice to B5.

Giuseppe Naccarelli (Lead): Male, late 20s-30; The Naccarelli’s eldest son; a handsome, charming, impetuous, hen-pecked Italian playboy; not the brightest bulb; desperately trying to hold onto his youth while still being the adult he’s expected to be; must be a strong mover who is able to speak fluent Italian with an authentic Italian dialect; enterprising actor with good comic timing and a strong legit baritone voice to G5. (may also be part of the ensemble)

Franca Naccarelli (Supporting): Franca Naccarelli – Female, late 20s-30; Giuseppe’s wife; a woman scorned; fiery, passionate, strong-willed, sexy, and unabashedly direct Italian woman with a deeply caring and romantic streak; must be able to speak fluent Italian with an authentic Italian dialect; fervent actor with a strong legit soprano voice to F6. (may also be part of the ensemble)

Signor Naccarelli (Supporting): Male, late 40s-early 50s; A warm, free, open, and amiable Italian gentleman with a smooth, affable ease and amused charm which could be perceived as slick; also has a temper and can be strict when he needs to be; speaks English very well and must also be able to speak fluent Italian with an authentic Italian dialect; confident actor with a strong legit baritone voice to G5.(may also be part of the ensemble)

Signora Naccarelli (Supporting): Female, late 40s-early 50s; Signor Naccarelli’s wife; a warm, open, amiable, dutiful yet strong and watchful Italian woman; not unlike Margaret only freer; must be able to speak fluent Italian with an authentic Italian dialect; likeable actor with a strong legit soprano voice to C 6. (may also be part of the ensemble)

Roy Johnson/Priest/Tour Guide/Ensemble: Male, late 40s-early 50s; Margaret’s husband; a contained, controlled, efficient, practical, proper, and impatiently abrupt though not unkind Southern gentleman; emotionally unavailable and cool; has a tight heart and a tight smile; Southern accent; austere actor with a strong legit baritone voice; also doubles as Ensemble.

Ensemble: 1 Female Soprano, 1 Female Alto, 1 Male Tenor; light graceful movement a plus.

Synopsis: an adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer's novella of the same name. "The Light in the Piazza" takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of a well-heeled American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara, a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman, loses her hat in a sudden gust of wind. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As "The Light in the Piazza" unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.

APPOINTMENTS
Email: casting@savannahrep.org for an appointment. Indicate preferred audition day & time, your union status (AEA or Non AEA), along with your phone number and email address.

Union

AEA

Audition Information

Where

Savannah Rep PLAYShop
980 Industry Dr
Savannah, GA 31415

WHEN
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Break 3:30-4:30 pm

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare your choice of either 1. one monologue or two shorter contrasting monologues (comedic monologues are preferred). 2. one monologue and 16 bars of a song. 3. 32 bars of a song. Songs should be in style of show; legit classic musical theatre or operetta. No modern musical theatre or pop/rock. Audition material should not exceed 3 minutes. Please bring sheet music if singing, as well as an 8x10 headshot, resume cut to size and stapled to your headshot.

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