"Tropical Angels" English Premiere Virtual Musical Production

"Tropical Angels" English Premiere Virtual Musical Production

CATEGORY: Performer

Tropical Angels
New York, NY 10017
US

CONTACT NAME

DAVID THOMAS CRONIN

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Music & Lyrics: Sheng Lei
Book & Lyrics: Meng-Huan Lin
Director: David Thomas Cronin
Music Director: Yi-Hsuan Sobina Chi
Producer: Yu-Chien Liu

In collaboration with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York City.

20 “60-90 MINUTE” VIRTUAL REHEARSALS OVER THE SPAN OF 5 WEEKS2 POTENTIAL PRIVATE “IN PERSON” SOCIALLY DISTANT COACHINGS AT A REHEARSAL STUDIO IN NYC, WEEKDAY EVENINGS.REHEARSALS BEGIN OCTOBER 2nd.

NOT ALL ACTORS WILL BE CALLED TO EACH REHEARSAL.ACTORS WILL BE ASKED TO RECORD THEIR PERFORMANCE MATERIALS PREVIOUS TO THE LIVE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE WHICH WILL OCCUR ON THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 11th at 6:30pm EST.

VIRTUAL MEETINGS WILL REQUIRE A DEVICE WITH WI-FI ACCESS AND THE ABILITY TO SHARE VIDEO.

SYNOPSIS:SET IN 1942 DURING THE PACIFIC WAR, “TROPICAL ANGELS” FOLLOWS THE NARRATIVE OF A YOUNG JAPANESE IMPERIAL SOLDIER, LIN/HAYASHI WHO STRUGGLES WITH HIS OWN IDENTITY AND THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT SHAPE HIS JOURNEY.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
SEEKING 8 NON - UNION ASIAN IDENTIFYING ACTORS. ROLES ARE OPEN TO ACTORS IDENTIFYING AS ANY GENDER; HOWEVER, THE CHARACTERS ARE LISTED BY THE GENDER IN WHICH THEY IDENTIFY AS.

LIN/HAYASHI (male, 20-22), A TAIWANESE CITIZEN UNDER THE RULING OF IMPERIAL JAPAN WHO GETS RECRUITED TO FIGHT IN THE PACIFIC WAR. YOUNG HANDSOME, “COMING OF AGE” INGENUE WITH A YOUTHFUL “STRAIGHT TONE” CONTEMPORARY BELT. (vocal range: B2 - A4)

SALIN (female, 16-18), A CHRISTIAN TEEN WHO IS CAPTURED DURING THE WAR TO BECOME A COMFORT WOMAN. YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL INGENUE WITH A LEGIT MIX AND COLORATURA EXTENSION. (vocal range: B3 - E5)

YASUKO (female, 40-45), JAPANESE WOMAN WHO HAS BECOME THE HOSTESS OF A COMFORT STATION DURING THE WAR. A RIGID OLDER WOMAN WITH THE TASK OF CARING FOR HER GIRLS, RARELY SHOWS AFFECTION, BUT SECRETLY CARES FOR THE OFFICER MATSUNAGA. HEAVIER VOICE TO REFLECT HER DIFFICULT LIFE, CHEST BELT TO E NATURAL AND COLORATURA EXTENSION. (vocal range: F#3 - E5)

MATSUNAGA (male, 35-40) HIGHER RANKING JAPANESE OFFICER, VERY PATRIOTIC HAVING SPENT LAST TEN YEARS SERVING HIS COUNTRY. A LONELY MAN WHO STRUGGLES WITH HIS RELATIONSHIP TO HIS COUNTRY VS HIS RELATIONSHIP TO HIMSELF AND THOSE AROUND HIM. EARLIER IN HIS LIFE HE FELL IN LOVE WITH A YOUNG SOLDIER WHO DIED AT WAR AND IS REMINDED OF HIM IN HIS INTERACTIONS WITH LIN. LEGIT BARITONE, HEAVIER VOICE. (vocal range: C#3 - F#4)

KURU (male, 12-15) / ANGELA (female, 17-18)KURU, AN ADOLESCENT BOY, A NATIVE OF TIMOR WHO CREATES AN AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIP WITH LIN. (vocal range: G3 - Eb5)

THE WRITER, “OLDER LIN” (male, 50-55) THE NARRATOR OF THE PLAY; BARITONE. (vocal range: F3 - F4)

ENSEMBLE: 1 MALE & 1 FEMALE (16-22) TRACKS WILL INCLUDE SINGING SOPRANO AND TENOR LINES IN ENSEMBLE NUMBERS, SELECT SOLOS AND UNDERSTUDY "LIN" AND "SALIN" IN VIRTUAL READING OF "TROPICAL ANGELS" ON NOVEMBER 11th.

PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:E-MAIL SUBJECT LINE CONTAINS YOUR NAME + ROLE WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

A HEADSHOT AND RESUME.

VIDEO RECORDING OF A 32-BAR CUT DEMONSTRATING RANGE OF DRAMATIC EMOTION AND VOCAL TECHNIQUE IN THE STYLE OF GERSHWIN, PORTER OR SONDHEIM. NO “POP / ROCK” SELECTIONS; PREFERRED THAT THE VIDEO IS SENT AS A YOUTUBE LINK.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE E-MAILED TO MUSICALTROPICALANGELS@GMAIL.COM BY 11PM EST, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CALLBACKS.

CALLBACK MATERIALS WILL BE SENT OUT BY SEPTEMBER 18TH AND OFFERS RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 28TH.

DURATION

October 2, 2020 - November 11, 2020

SALARY

$250.00

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