Love Actually Live - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.22.21)

 

Love Actually Live - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.22.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Beverly Hills, CA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
$1,008 weekly minimum (LORT B)

PERSONNEL
Associate Artistic Director, Coy Middlebrook
Programming Manager, Camille Jenkins
Director, Anderson Davis (viewing auditions)
Music Director, Jesse Vargas (viewing auditions)
Producer, Shane Scheel (viewing auditions)
Choreographer/Associate Director, Sumie Maeda (viewing auditions)

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal - November 9, 2021
Opening Night - December 1, 2021
Closing Night - December 31, 2021

OTHER
www.thewallis.org

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 actors for roles in LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE (see breakdown).

This is a virtual EPA for The Wallis’ and For The Record's production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE at The Bram Goldsmith Theater.

BREAKDOWN

LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE
All roles are understudied except the role of PETER which will mostly likely be double cast.

MEN

[DANIEL] 35-55 years old, a recent widower now responsible for his young step-son Sam. A cool dad type with a heavy heart and a soulful pop sound. Imagine Liam Neeson with a soaring pop tenor voice and high vocal range. Sings “Wherever You Will Go” with light Irish Dialect.

[JAMIE] 25-40 years old, a stuttering, fumbling, hopeless romantic. Handsome and endearing, but somehow always manages to get his heart trampled over. Has the effortless comic timing of a great rom-com, with a sweet and sincere pop/folk tenor voice and strong falsetto. Sings a tender ballad version of Maroon 5’s “Sweetest Goodbye” as well as a duet of Eva Cassidy’s “Songbird” with a light British dialect.

[BILLY MACK] 40 plus years old, an aging rock star past his prime, desperate for a late career hit with the “dark horse” of the holiday season, “Christmas is All Around”. Has an authentic, rock ‘n’ roll voice, with the appropriate sound of a life of abuse. Has great comic sensibilities and be comfortable with near nudity. Light British Dialect. Also plays the President of the United States. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

[PETER] 25-40 years old, Black, British, a professional type newly married with his best friend Mark often at his side. Open hearted and caring, deeply in love with his new wife, Juliet. Has a soulful voice powerful enough to match Otis Redding’s when he sings “White Christmas” with a strong British dialect.

[MARK] 25-35 years old, a young professional in arts management with brooding good looks and sad eyes. In love with his best friend’s new wife which weighs heavy on him. Plays guitar; soulful POP TENOR. A buttoned up version of Guy from “Once”. Sings an acoustic rock version of “All You Need is Love” and a soaring “Here With Me”.

[HARRY] 45 plus years old, a higher up at a design firm with a big crush on his very inappropriate secretary. Alan Rickman type, with a sly sense of humor but who can also play the fool. A comic character actor with an interesting voice. Sings Texas’ “I’ll See it Through” and a comic arrangement of “Too Lost in You” with a full British dialect.

WOMEN

*[JUDY] 20-35 years old. A SKILLED VIOLINIST. Bright faced and friendly yet reserved and unfailingly polite. Would probably get looked over at worked if it wasn’t for her job as a nude stand-in on a movie shoot. No nudity required however. This role with be interpreted musically alongside the film, like a silent film actress playing her own melodramatic score. Also sings within the ensemble. Has strong pop vocals and harmonizing skills.

[SARAH] 25-35 years old, a shy, soft spoken, office cubicle darling, hopelessly in love with her co-worker. American, she sings as the voice of Joni Mitchell, singing “River” and part of “Both Sides Now”, and should have the authentic, high folk sound to pull it off.

[JULIET / MIA] 20-30 years old. Juliet is a newly married woman still on a shimmering high from the whirlwind of her wedding. A sincere, easy to laugh, friend to all. Mia is a classic femme fatale at a secretary’s desk. The two are like the angel & devil in pursuit of romance. Has an excellent, versatile, pop/rock/soul vocal quality with a high range. Sings a sultry, Miami heat version of Santana’s “Smooth” and a charming, boy-meets-girl, R&B duet “Take Me As I Am” with a light British dialect.

[KAREN] 45-55 years old, the perfectly English super mom, who juggles the needs of her active family with grace and good humor. Eager to rekindle a spark of romance with her husband, she is heartbroken to discover him fawning over his young secretary. A warm, maternal presence with an equally warm and inviting vocal quality when she sings. Sings “Both Sides Now” & Texas’ “I’ll See It Through” with wisdom and an open heart. Light British dialect.

[NATALIE] 20-35 years old, the newest member of the Prime Minister’s staff, a bubbly spirit of good fun and an easy smile, she combines proper manners with the salty language of a local pub. A down to earth daddy’s girl who can still fit right in with high society. Sings the barnburners of the night, including “Trouble With Love” & “Jump For My Love” with a voice that could rival Kelly Clarkson’s pop/soul belt and range.

[AURELIA] Portuguese, 20-35 years old. A shy, modest housekeeper with a hidden beauty and sharp wit. Comfortable learning lyrics in Portuguese, but does not need to be a native speaker. Has a voice that could bring an authentically Latin sound to songs like Eva Cassidy’s “Songbird” and Norah Jones’ “Turn Me On”.

CHILDREN

[SAM] 12 - 14 years old, a cool kid with a lingering sadness from his mother’s death. Sings “Puppy Love” & “All Alone on Christmas” with a light British dialect. Play drums well, or has the natural musical sensibility to learn in a few months time.

[JOANNA] 12-14 years old. A preternaturally gifted young singer who brings the house down at her school’s Christmas Play with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” - the kind of voice that could win America’s Got Talent. American.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please sing a brief POP SONG, 90’s or later, showcasing range and style. Please no musical theater or standards. You may also use the accompaniment provided at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8jko5vkxc8v0idb/AAAaPAluA_RHpmj-N93G0JuTa?dl=0 .
DEADLINE: Friday October 15th: 6:00pm PT

Deadline: 10/22/2021

SUBMIT TO
casting@fortherecordlive.com

Union

AEA

SALARY

LORT Non-Rep $1,008 weekly minimum (LORT B)