Follies - NYC Open Auditions

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Follies - NYC Open Auditions

Astoria Performing Arts Center
Astoria, NY

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TITLE

Follies - NYC Open Auditions

DESCRIPTION

Notice: Submission

CONTRACT
Showcase-NY
$350 total project stipend

PERSONNEL
APAC Executive Director: Jesse Marchese
APAC Artistic Director: Dev Bondarin

Book: James Goldman
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Dev Bondarin
Musical Director: John Bronston Choreographer: Sara Brians
Casting Director: Jason Styres, CSA Casting Associate: Andrea Zee, CSA

OTHER DATES
Rehearse: 3/29 - 5/2 (weekday evenings, Saturday days, Sunday late afternoon/evenings)
Open: 5/3
Close: 5/26
Show Schedule:
Thursday - 8:00PM;
Friday - 8:00PM;
Saturday - 2:00PM & 8:00PM

OTHER
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 submit.

SEEKING
Equity and non-Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

BREAKDOWN

SYNOPSIS: Before their former theater is demolished, the “Weismann Follies” showgirls reunite to reconnect and sing and dance their old numbers. Featuring some of Sondheim’s most well-known songs, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway Baby,” Follies juxtaposes innocence with sophistication, harsh reality with surrealism, and the dreams of what will be with the regrets of what was. Memory and time intermingle as two couples confront the truth about their past in order to face the future.

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DIVERSE CAST. WE ENCOURAGE PERFORMERS OF ALL ETHNICITIES AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS TO ATTEND.

[ SALLY DURANT PLUMMER ] Female, 40s - mid-50s. Range: F3 - G5. Lost in the past with a revisionist memory, bordering on delusional. Much like she was 30 years ago, and now stuck in a loveless marriage.

[ PHYLLIS ROGERS STONE ] Female, 40s - mid-50s. Range: F3 - E5. Stylish and intelligent. Has centered her life on her husband and that is now taking its toll.

[ BUDDY PLUMMER ] Male, 50s. Range: C3 - F4. Charismatic, but aware that the cheer he shows on the surface does not reflect his inner life. Stuck in a broken marriage and has had a number of affairs.

[ BENJAMIN STONE ] Male, 50s. Range: A3 - F5. Distinguished and successful. Realizing that his personal relationships have deteriorated.

[ YOUNG SALLY ]
Female, early 20s. Range: C4 - Gb5. Similar to her adult counterpart but also bubbly and adventurous. Often lacks patience.

[ YOUNG PHYLLIS ]
Female, early 20s. Range: C4 - F#5. Energetic and vulnerable. Determined but lacks the sophistication she develops later.

[ YOUNG BUDDY]
Male, 20s. Range: C3 - Gb5. Lively and a lot of fun. Loves Sally and wants to give her the world.

[ YOUNG BEN ]
Male, 20s. Range: C3 - Fb4. Driven and intelligent but not yet distinguished.

[ CARLOTTA CAMPION ]
Female, mid-40s - mid-50s. Range: Eb3 - C5. A one-time movie star. Youthful, proud, and has has seen everything.

[ HATTIE WALKER ]
Female, 60s+. Range: G3 - B5. Tough and no-nonsense. Has been married several times, always to the bad boy.

[ SOLANGE LaFITTE ]
Female, 60s+. Range: A4 - G5. A French fashionista and perfume creator. Has travelled the world but loves Paris best.

[ STELLA DEEMS ]
Female, mid-50s – mid-60s. Range: E3 - F#5. Half of a former performing duo with her husband. Lively and energetic.

[ MAX DEEMS/ROSCOE ]
Male, mid-50s – mid-60s. Range: D3 - A5. Plays both roles. MAX: Half of a former performing duo with his wife, Stella. Lively and energetic. ROSCOE: Retired Broadway singer, stunning tenor with a strong presence.

[ EMILY WHITMAN ]
Female, mid-60s+. Range: A4 - D5. Married to Theodore and teaches dance with him.

[ THEODORE WHITMAN ] Male, mid-60s+. Range: A3 - D4. Married to Emily and teaches dance with her.

[ HEIDI SCHILLER ]
Female, mid-60s. Range: D4 – A6. Elegant and Viennese. Rich, well known, and if often living in the past.

[ YOUNG HEIDI ]
Female, early 20s. Range: E4 - Ab5. Elegant like her older self.

[ SANDRA CRANE ]
Female, 50s - 60s. Former Follies girl here for the reunion.

[ DEE DEE WEST ]
Female, 50s - 60s. Former Follies girl here for the reunion.

[ DIMITRI WEISSMAN ]
Male, mid-60s. Director of the Follies. Known for making stars. Acerbic and alive.

[ FEMALE ENSEMBLE ] Female, 20s. To play other young women in the past, waitresses, dancers, showgirls, etc. Strong singer/dancers.

[ MALE ENSEMBLE ]
Male, 20s. To play other young men in the past, waiters, dancers, etc. Strong singer/dancers.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
For an appointment, email picture and resume ASAP.

SUBMIT TO
APACsubmissions@gmail.com

APPOINTMENTS
NYC appointment auditions to be held on an upcoming date TBD.

Union

Submission

Audition Information

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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