The Gateway 2019 Season -Bellport, NY (Long Island) EPA (02.26.19) / Updated 02.14.19

The Gateway 2019 Season -Bellport, NY (Long Island) EPA (02.26.19) / Updated 02.14.19

CATEGORY: Performer

The Gateway
Bellport, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

ref to COST; $522/wk, min., housing provided

Executive Artistic Director: Paul Allan
Casting Director: Michael Baker
Casting Assistant: Rachel Colson

All rehearsals take place in Bellort NY. Performances take place at the Gateway in Bellport or the Patchogue Theatre in Patchouge (local to Bellport- transportation from Gateway provided).

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 actor/singers for all roles in the 2019 Season. 2019 Summer productions include: On Your Feet, The Sound of Music, The Bodyguard, and one more production TBA . We are also all roles for our 2019 holiday production, Elf.

SM/ASM positions may be available. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info. No personnel with authority to hire SM/ASMs will be in attendance at the EPA.

BREAKDOWN / Updated 02.14.19

Rehearsal: April 23-May 8
Performance: May 8-25
Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA

Young Emilio/Nayib: Male, age 12; Emilio as a boy and Nayib Gloria’s son, straightforward, determined, strong, must speak fluent Spanish and does not need to sing, principal.

Gloria Estefan: Female, 20-30, Cuban, initially shy, opens up as the story progresses, becomes an icon, sharp sense of humor, good actress, must speak fluent Spanish and sing well, principal

Emilio Estefan: Male, 30-40, Cuban, confident, handsome, sometimes stumbles over his emotions...and his English; loyal, leading man with character, must speak fluent Spanish and sing well, principal.

Gloria Fajardo: Female, 50-60, Cuban, Gloria’s mother, brassy, strong-willed, Latin matriarch, survivor, biting humor, must speak fluent Spanish and sing well, principal.

Consuelo: Female, 65-75, Cuban, Gloria’s grandmother, Cuban stage mother, sometimes an apparition, wise, loving, warm, Gloria’s guardian angel, must speak fluent Spanish and be able to carry a tune, principal.

Young Gloria: Female, 10-12, Cuban, innocent, but smart and self-reliant; slightly sad, but always full of hope, must speak fluent Spanish and sing well, principal.

Forbidden Broadway
Rehearsal: May 21-June 5
Performance: June 5-22
Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA

Principle Actors: Male and Female, 20-50. Seeking performers with strong vocal skills and comedic timing. Open to all ethnicities.


Rehearsal: June 18- July 3
Performance: July 3-20
Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA

Frank Farmer: Male, 40-49 a former C.I.A. agent, physically fit, lithe and athletic; sharp witted and instinctive; handsome and charismatic. He radiates a silent strength, an American alpha man type. Frank sings one song in a karaoke style. He need not be a major singer, just have the confidence to sing in front of a theatre audience. ETHNICITY: Caucasian

Nicki Marron: Female, 18+ Rachel's older sister, late 30s; a very talented singer who has taken a back seat to her sisters rising star. Quiet type but attractive. Must be a very strong singer. Nicki must have a very soulful, gospel-tinged voice. She sings ballads in the show and so should have a warm resonance, excellent pitch and an ability to riff. Range from G below middle C to E at top of staff. ETHNICITY: African American

Bill Devaney: Male, 50-59 Rachel Marron's long-standing Manager/Guardian Angel. He has looked after her from the start and runs her life. A kind and loyal man who always has Rachel’s best interests at heart. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Tony: Male, 30-39 Rachel Marron's security, broad shoulders, narrow hips, classic bouncer physique. He is fiercely protective of Rachel and would do anything for her. A kind man. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Sy Spector: Male, 40-49 Rachel's publicist, deeply ambitious and doesn't suffer fools or indeed anyone who isn't doing exactly what he wants; bullish and quick. His belief is that the whole Oscar nomination for Rachel is because of his hard work and his alone! He believes he is her driving force. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Stalker: Male, 20-39 Rachel Marron's stalker, military type, weird, outcast; should be able to sing comfortably in a tenor range; has one featured solo vocal line. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Ray Court: Male, 30-39

Fletcher: Male, 8-12


Rehearsal: July 16-31
Performance: July 31-August 17

Captain Von Trapp: Male, 30-59 strong actor, commanding presence, retired naval officer and proud Austrian. Highly organized and regimented, efficient and smart; baritone; principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Maria Rainer: Female, 20-29 spirited, passionate and charming, though occasionally filled with self- doubt, caring and committed; chest mix with strong head voice; principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Elsa Schraeder: Female, 30-49 a wealthy widow, she is sophisticated, charming and clever; legit- mezzo range; A-E below high C; principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Max Detweiller: Male, 40-59 witty and clever impresario who can be charmingly pushy when pursuing what he wants; strong character actor with good sense of comedy; baritone; principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Mother Abbess: Female, 40-59 wise, kind and strong; powerful chest and head voice; mezzo or soprano (B-Ab); principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Liesl Von Trapp: Female, 18+ to play 16; a teen on the verge of womanhood; innocent, naïve, and initially infatuated with Rolf. Chest mix with a head voice (low G-F#) and comfortable with dance; principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Rolf Gruber: Male, 18+ to play 17, epitome of clean cut, athletic German youth; self important but pleasant, he can be somewhat aggressive; lyric baritone; must be a comfortable with dance; principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Herr Zeller: Male, 20-49 a staunch Nazi sympathizer and eventually a leader in the Nazi regime. principal. ETHNICITY: Caucasian

Franz: Male, 30-59 distant and efficient butler. ETHNICITY: Caucasian

Admiral Von Schreiber: Male, 40-59 a retired Admiral in the Austrian Navy and neighbor of Captain Von Trapp; principal. ETHNICITY: Caucasian

Friedrich von Trapp (Lead): Male, age 14. Unchanged voice. Trying to be the "man" of the family. Quiet and gentlemanly. Excellent singer. Strong boy soprano voice. Should not be taller than 5’3”. Principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Louisa von Trapp (Lead): Female, age 13. Initially mischievous, she eventually softens to Maria. Excellent singer. Must be under 5’. Principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Kurt von Trapp (Lead): Male, age 11. Unchanged voice. Inquisitive and adorable. He longs for love and attention from his father. Boy soprano with a high G. Principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Brigitta von Trapp (Lead): Female, age 10. intelligent, independent, bookish, and thoughtful; she is always honest and is not afraid to speak her mind. Excellent singer. Principal. ETHNICITY: Any

Marta von Trapp (Lead): Female, age 7. Sweet and gentle. Excellent singer. Principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Gretl von Trapp (Lead): Female, age 5. Must be at least age 6 to audition. Adorable and, at first, somewhat shy, but warms to Maria immediately. Excellent singer. Principal. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Sister Berthe: Mistress of Novices

Sister Margaretta: Mistress of Postulants


Rehearsal: November 26-December 13
Performance: December 13-29
Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA

Buddy: Male, 25-35 born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart, and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble; vocal range top: C5; vocal range bottom: Ab2. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Jovie: Female, 25-30 Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart; vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: G3. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Walter: Male, 55-65 Buddy's workaholic father. He is a children's book writer but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life; vocal range top: G4; vocal range bottom: A2. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Emily: Female, 40-50 Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family; vocal range top: Eb5; vocal range bottom: F3. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Michael: Male, 10-12 Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family; vocal range top: G5; vocal range bottom: F3. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Deb: Female, 25-55 Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated; vocal range top: Eb5; vocal range bottom: C4. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Manager: Male, 35-40 a heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by; vocal range top: F#4; vocal range bottom: B2 ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Greenway: Male, 55-65 Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him; vocal range top: Ab4; vocal range bottom: E3. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Santa: Male, 65-80 Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller; vocal range top: E4; vocal range bottom: A2. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Chadwick: Male, 40-50 One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two; vocal range top: F#4; vocal range bottom: Ab3. ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

Matthews: Male, 35-40 one of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two; vocal range top: F#4; vocal range bottom: Ab3 ETHNICITY: Any ethnicity.

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Audition Information


Gateway Playhouse
215 S Country Rd
Bellport, NY 11713-2532

Check-in in the lobby of the theater (the big red building)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


Please prepare a song in the style of one of our season productions that best shows range and ability. Candidates may be asked to sing a second selection.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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