The Curious Contents of Christie's Wastebasket

The Curious Contents of Christie's Wastebasket

CATEGORY: Performer

RandRmusicals
New York, NY 11355
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Production Description:
Casting "The Curious Contents of Christie's Wastebasket", a new musical to be presented as part of the Emerging Artist Theatre New Works Series in NYC. Performance held at the Tada Theatre on October 2 @ 9pm (15 W 28th Street, New York, NY 10001)

In this quirky musical comedy, Christie can’t seem to decide on anything...what to eat, who to date, where to live, or how to finish her short stories. Things are about to change when certain discarded characters emerge from her wastebasket in the middle of the night and demand that she give them proper endings. When faced with the many mirrors her characters reflect to her, she’s faced with the choice: to finish what she started, risking failure to reach success, or to give up and never know who or what she might become.

Compensation & Union Contract Details:

Pays $300 rehearsals/performance stipend for Equity and non-equity. Production will be under AEA Showcase code. Please note rehearsal schedule. Actors must be available for all/most rehearsals to be considered for casting.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations:

All rehearsals (except 9/24 & 9/28) @ Shetler Studios
Sunday: Sept 8 (5pm-9:30pm) Table read & music rehearsal
Tuesday, Sept 10 (7pm-10pm) music rehearsal
Thursday, Sept12 (7pm-10pm) music rehearsal
Saturday, Sept 14 (4hr reh. Exact time TBD based on availability) staging / music
Sunday, Sept 15 (4pm-8pm) staging
Monday, Sept 16 (7pm-10pm) staging - new date, used to be Tuesday
Wednesday, Sept 18 (7pm-10pm) staging
Thursday, Sept 19 (7pm-10pm) staging
Saturday, Sept 21 (4hr reh. Exact time TBD based on availability) stumble & work day
Sunday, Sept 22 (4pm-8pm) continue staging
Monday, Sept 23 (7pm-10pm) work thru
Tuesday, Sept 24 (7pm-10pm) stumble thru - need to find rehearsal space
Saturday, Sept 28 (4hr reh. Exact time TBD based on availability) TBD if needed
Monday, Sept 30 (3pm-10pm) 6-7pm dinner break - run thru & notes / work sesh
Tuesday, Oct 1 (3pm-10pm) 6-7pm dinner break - run thru & notes / dress reh eve.
Wednesday, Oct 2: Tech & Perf (tech time TBA - Performance 9pm)

Auditions:

Shetler Studios - PH 5 (Wednesday) PH 4 (Thursday), 244 West 54th Street (Elevator to 12th floor, then take stairs up one floor to Penthouse), New York City, NY 10019
By Appointment Only

  • Aug 28, 2019: 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Penthouse 5 These auditions are by appointment only. Each actor will be given a time slot (i.e. 6:15pm-6:30pm) in which 4 other actors will be scheduled. You will each be seen during the 15 minute appointment window in the order in which you've signed in. By Appointment
  • Aug 29, 2019: 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Penthouse 4 These auditions are by appointment only. Each actor will be given a time slot (i.e. 6:15pm-6:30pm) in which 4 other actors will be scheduled. You will each be seen during the 15 minute appointment window in the order in which you've signed in.
Seeking talent from: New York City, NY

Additional Instructions:

Please prepare TWO contrasting 16-bar cuts or ONE 32-bard cut in the contemporary/rock musical style appropriate to character/type. Please bring book and be prepared to sing alternate selections from it. You may be asked to cold read from the script in your audition. No call backs will be scheduled. All casting will be completed from this audition, so you may be asked to come back later in the evening to read with other actors.

UNFINISHED MAN (Lead): Male late 20’s to early 30’s - open to all ethnicities.
Quirky, handsome, romantic, polite, open hearted, philosophical old soul who sees the world through the eyes of a child.
Baritone/Tenor (B2 - E4)
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Requires Nudity: *Nudity will not be full frontal and will be suitable for a family friendly audience. Most likely will be covered by dance belt or equivalent.

ZONAR/CARL/YELLOW PILL (Supporting): Age "unknown" (mid 30s to late 40s) / Male, late 20’s to early 30’s - open to all ethnicities .

Zonar: A green alien, leader, scientific, new age anthropologist granola type in flip flops from Berkley. / Carl: Christie’s relentlessly unaware boyfriend who only hears what he wants to hear. / Yellow Pill: A humanized singing antidepressant. Persuasive, outgoing.
Baritone (B2 - E4)
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

GINGER (Supporting): Female, early to mid 30’s - open to all ethnicities.
Attractive 1950s Marilyn Monroe type movie star, simple & sweet, soft spoken and caring. Not a vixen. Mezzo-Soprano (B3 - E5)
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

JANE (Supporting): Female, early 20’s. - open to all ethnicities.
An edgy and rebellious artist, outspoken and blunt, no filter, discontented by her life circumstances, who later becomes a punk rock singer.
Belt, Mezzo-Soprano (C3 - F5)
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

DON JULIO (Supporting):
Male, 20’s to 30’s - open to all ethnicities.
Swashbuckling Spaniard from late 1800s - Don Juan, Zorro, Inigo Montoya rolled into one. Hot tempered, passionate, suave, loyal, and determined.
Baritone (C3 - Ab4)
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

HANK/DR.CURTAINS (Supporting): Male, mid 30s to 40s - open to all ethnicities.
Hank: Classic cowboy type from the wild west. Law-abiding, morally conscious, sentimental, a bit of a loner who loves his dog. / Dr. Curtains: Christie’s big brother, a successful psychiatrist, intellectual, buttoned up, Type-A problem solver. The mirror opposite of Christie in every way, but genuinely loves her and wants to help her.
Country western / Baritone (G#2 - G4)
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

DURATION

September 8, 2019 - October 2, 2019

Union

AEA and Non Union.

SALARY

$300

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