Sierra Repertory Theatre 2023 Season - Sonora, CA EPA (01.30.23) | Playbill

Sierra Repertory Theatre 2023 Season - Sonora, CA EPA (01.30.23)

CATEGORY: Performer

Sierra Repertory Theatre
Sonora, CA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
EPA

CONTRACT
SPT
$526 weekly minimum (Tier 6)

AUDITION DATE
Monday, January 30, 2023
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (P)
Break: 1:00 - 2:00pm

APPOINTMENTS
To schedule an appointment: Email Artistic Director, Jerry Lee at [email protected] at any time. No phone calls.

LOCATION
East Sonora Theatre
13891 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370

THIS SPACE'S VENTILATION HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED BY ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION.

PERSONNEL
Expected to attend:
Executive Director, Scott Viets (Directing Elvis, Sunday, Misery, and The Graduate)
Artistic Director, Jerry Lee (Directing Clue, Jersey Boys, Cinderella, and ShBoom)

OTHER DATES
CLUE
First rehearsal: March 14, 2023
opening: April 8, 2023
closing: May 7, 2023

THE GRADUATE
First rehearsal: September 5, 2023
opening: September 30, 2023
closing: October 29, 2023.

OTHER
www.SierraRep.org

Playing at the Fallon House Theatre.

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.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in CLUE and THE GRADUATE (see breakdown).

PREPARATION
Please follow this link to download and prepare a speech from Clue or The Graduate: https://bit.ly/3Bnwuf8

BREAKDOWN
Equity encourages everyone participating in the auditions to wear a two-ply cloth face mask, surgical mask, singer’s mask or respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94). Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not recommended. Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask.

Equity encourages members to prepare for their audition prior to arriving at the audition venue, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.

Holding/Audition room information:
The audition room can accommodate no more than 5 individuals at a time.
The holding room can accommodate no more than 4 individuals at a time.

ELVIS THE MUSICAL (West Coast Premiere)
Elvis Presley: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 19-33. The King of Rock and Roll; a good- looking leading man; great singer. Vocal Type: Tenor. Ethnicity: White / European Descent.

Gladys Presley: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 33-46. Elvis’ mother and closest person in his life; strong, Southern woman; overly-doting on Elvis but doesn’t put up with any BS. Ethnicity: White / European Descent.

Sam Phillips: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 21-25. Elvis’ first producer; outspoken, tough but sensitive southern man; had a true ear and passion for authentic music, especially “Rockabilly.” Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Scotty Moore: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 22-35. Elvis’ first lead guitarist; comedic. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Bill Black: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 18-31. Elvis’ first bass player; a real goofball; the yin to Scotty’s yang. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Ensemble Track 1: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 29-39. Vocal Type: Tenor. Multiple roles including Dewey Phillips and Bill Monroe. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Ensemble Track 2: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 40-49. Vocal Type: Baritone. Multiple roles. Strong singer. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent.

Ensemble Track 3: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 35-40. Vocal Type: Tenor. Strong singer. Playing harmonica is a plus. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent.

Ensemble Track 4: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 29-39. Vocal Type: Baritone. Multiple roles including Vernon (Elvis’ father), Frank Sinatra and DJ Fontana (Elvis’ drummer.) Can look older (or younger) at different times. Ethnicity: White / European Descent.

Ensemble Track 5: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 25-30. Vocal Type: Pop Soprano. Multiple roles. Strong singer. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent.

Ensemble Track 6: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 20-25. Vocal Type: Pop Soprano. Multiple roles including Priscilla Presley. Ethnicity: White / European Descent.

Ensemble Track 7: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 30-35. Vocal Type: Pop Soprano. Multiple roles including Gloria. Strong singer. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent.

Ensemble Track 8: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 20-25. Vocal Type: Alto. Multiple roles including Minnie Pearl and Dixie Locke (Elvis’ first serious girlfriend.) Strong singer. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Ensemble Track 9: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 23-27. Vocal Type: Alto. Multiple roles. Strong singer. Good comic. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

CLUE
Wadsworth: Lead, Male, 30-60. A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play. RP and American accent. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Mrs. Peacock: Lead, Female, 50-75. The church-going wife of a senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria. American accent. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Yvette: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 25-40. A sexy, French Maid, with her own secret aspirations. (Also the reporter in the final scene). French accent. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity.

Miss Scarlet: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Female, 25-45. A dry, sardonic Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex. American accent.

Mrs. White: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Female, 40-60. A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands. American accent.

Colonel Mustard: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 40-65. A puffy, pompous, dense, and blow- hard of a military man. American accent.

Professor Plum: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 35-50. An academic Casanova who woos women with his big ... brain. American accent.

Mr. Green: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 30-50. A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious. American accent.

Woman: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 18-60. The cook – a threatening presence. The motorist – a benign individual who rings the wrong doorbell. Auxiliary scarlet – the back of miss scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery. Auxiliary Wadsworth – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery. An agent – an FBI agent who helps to save the day. All characters require American accents.

Man: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 25-60. Mr. Boddy – a mobster type fella. A dark cloud follows this guy wherever he goes. The cop — a “regular joe.” auxiliary mustard – the back of colonel mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery. Auxiliary Wadsworth – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery. An agent – an FBI agent who helps to save the day. All characters require American accents.

Man: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 25-40. Auxiliary Mustard – Mustard during two scenes of theatrical trickery. An agent – an FBI agent who helps to save the day. All characters require American accents.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
George Seurat/George: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 25-40. Act 1: An artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life. Act 2: Seurat’s burnt-out descendant and inventor sculpture searching for his purpose; tenor, Ab4-G#2. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Dot/Marie: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 20-40. Mezzo-soprano, D5-E3. Dot is George’s headstrong, discontent mistress and occasional model. Marie is George’s elderly wheelchair-bound grandmother. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Old Lady/Blair Daniels: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 60-80. Mezzo-soprano, Eb5-F#3. Old Lady is George’s mother, a cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park, finds solace in nostalgia. Blair Daniels is an art critic. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Nurse/Mrs./Harriet Pawling: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 40-60. Mezzo-soprano, F4- G3. Nurse is the Old Lady’s attendant, calming and assertive. Mrs. is part of an American couple, married to Mr. Harriet Pawling is a patron of the arts. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Jules/Bob Greenberg: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 25-45. Baritone, F4-G2. Jules is a rival artist; callous, critical, shallow, pursues his cook, Frieda. Bob Greenberg is a museum director. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Yvonne/Naomi Eisen: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 25-35. Mezzo-soprano, Eb5-E3. Yvonne is Jules' pampered wife, snippy and snooty. Naomi Eisen is a composer. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Boatman/Dennis: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 35-60. Baritone, Eb4-Eb2. Boatman is a surly, blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly. Dennis is a technician. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Franz/Lee Randolph: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 30-50. Baritone, G4-B2. Franz is Jules’ disgruntled coachman and Frieda’s husband, yearns for the Nurse. Lee Randolph is the museum’s publicist. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Frieda/Young Man/Betty: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 35-55. Soprano, F5-G3. Frieda is Jules' and Yvonne’s cook and Franz’s wife, caring, positive surrogate nanny to Louise, pursued by Jules. Young Man and Betty, an artist. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Soldier/Alex: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 20-35. Baritone, F4-A2. Soldier is a French military man, polite and a gentleman. Alex is an artist. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Mr./Charles Redmond: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 18+. Baritone, D#4-Eb2. Mr. is part of an American couple, married to Mrs. Charles Redmond is a visiting curator. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Louis/Man/Billy Webster: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 35-55. Baritone, A4-B2. Louis is a baker, kind, friendly, and very popular, but a bit dull. Man and Billy Webster are Harriet's friend. Ethnicity: AAny ethnicity.

Celeste #1/Elaine: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 18-30. Soprano, G5-A3. Celeste #1 is a young, gossipy, flirtatious shopgirl. Elaine is George’s former wife. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Celeste #2/A Photographer: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 18-30. Soprano, Eb5-G3.

Celeste #2 is another young, gossipy, flirtatious shopgirl. Also a photographer. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

JERSEY BOYS
Frankie: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 20-35. 5’9” or shorter; a strong tenor with sweet and strong falsetto able to sing in the style of Frankie Valli; strong tenor to high A or Bb plus strong falsetto up to treble G; charismatic and charming; comfortable with narrative text and has a gritty side as well as a polished veneer; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Bob: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 20-35. Preferably tall; strong tenor/baritenor voice; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; comfortable with narrative text; an intelligent, sensitive, and introspective musical prodigy. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Tommy: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 30-40. Strong tenor/baritenor voice; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; comfortable with narrative text; ability to play guitar a very strong plus; a natural-born leader with an appealing, bad-boy quality. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Nick: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 30-40. Strong bass/baritone voice; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; comfortable with narrative text; a quiet dreamer who longs for life after The Four Seasons. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Gyp Decarlo: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 45-55. Tough, mafioso type; a strong singer. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Bob Crewe: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 30-40. Intelligent and flamboyant; genius music producer and lyricist; an integral part of creating the magic of The Four Seasons. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Joe Pesci: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 20-35. 5’9” or shorter; young, energetic; a strong singer; will understudy role of Frankie Valli. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Barry Belson: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Male, 20-49. Strong singer to play various roles (friends, producers, etc); strong tenor to high C, with a strong falsetto to G above high C; has the ability to riff in rhythm-and-blues style. Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latino / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander.

Mary: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 20-39. Strong singer, and dancer; Frankie’s wife; tough, "seen it all," Italian, Jersey girl; she’s got a killer sense of humor; a variety of other roles, including member of a 60s style girl group; strong belt useful; high straight tone soprano also useful but not required. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Lorraine & Others: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 20-35. Fabulous singer, and dancer with flexible vocal registers to play a variety of roles (the many girlfriends of The Four Seasons, etc); should fit well together a la 60s band Shangri-las and be believable as "tough-as-nails" Jersey girls; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; has a strong belt. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Francie & Others: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Chorus / Ensemble, Female, 20-37. Fabulous singer, & dancer with flexible vocal register to play a variety of roles (Frankie’s teenage daughter, the many girlfriends of The Four Seasons, etc); should fit well together a la 60s band Shangri-las and be believable as ‘tough-as-nails’ Jersey girls; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies and has a very strong high belt. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

MISERY
Buster: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 50-59. The local sheriff. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Annie: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Female, 40-49. Intense, mercurial, riveting, charming, and frightening. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Paul: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Male, 50-59. To understudy: Paul, a successful novelist; and Buster, the local sheriff; a guys' guy. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

THE GRADUATE
Benjamin Braddock: Lead, Male, 20-30. Once the ideal student and son, and now a recent college graduate, he keeps hearing he has his whole life ahead of him; disillusioned with the idea that everything he’s worked for is without meaning or purpose, he desperately seeks a future that is different from the “American Dream” he grew up in; this is a largely dramatic role with biting, understated, dry humor. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Elaine Robinson: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Female, 19-29. Daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Robinson; her bright, seemingly naive and optimistic charm casts a stark contrast to Benjamin’s somber tone; she wishes to lead a normal and responsible life despite her emotionally fragile disposition caused by the long-past-deteriorated marriage between her parents and destructive nature of her mother. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Mrs. Robinson: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Female, 42-59 Seductive, manipulative, sexy, and destructive; she finds an emotionally vulnerable Benjamin and manipulates and seduces him into an affair; she does not seem to have any other interest or concern for Benjamin until the notion of him dating her daughter reaches her; note: this role has full-frontal nudity written into the plot, and director will choose how to handle this based on casting response. If you wish to be considered for this role, include your comfort level with the following options: full nudity, topless nudity, silhouetted nudity, and implied nudity. You will not be ruled out of casting based on your response. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity. Requires Nudity: No. Must be comfortable appearing partially dressed.

Mr. Robinson: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 41-60. Mrs. Robinson’s husband, Elaine’s father, and long-time business partner of Mr. Braddock; considers Benjamin the son he never had, and is as equally proud of him as Mr. Braddock; wants Benjamin to take a romantic interest in Elaine to solidify the business relationship and friendship between the two families; both comedic and dramatic chops needed. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

Mr. Braddock & Others: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 42-60. Benjamin’s father and long-time business partner of Mr. Robinson; immensely proud of his wealth and family, he has big dreams and aspirations for Ben; he tries to support and understand his son despite his bizarre behavior, only to push Ben further away; has both comedic and dramatic chops. Also Hotel Clerk, Psychiatrist, Strip Club Patron, Priest. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Mrs. Braddock & Others: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 42-59. Benjamin’s mother; almost entirely out-of-the-loop, she desperately tries to understand her son, often by asking the most direct and awkward questions; this is a largely comedic role. Also Stripper: Burlesque experience a huge plus; comfortable performing in pasties and lingerie. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Two Musicians: THESE ROLES ARE PRE-CAST. Supporting, Any Gender, Any Age. The onstage musicians follow Benjamin throughout the play.

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA
Ella: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Female, 20-29. Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny, idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom and helps him discover who he truly is, always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering, we see her blossom into a confident woman, beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano, an elegant dancer with strong partnering skills and great comedic timing. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Topher: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Lead, Male, 20-35. A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life, though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled, charming but not a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent with an unforced goofy streak, moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future, has strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing, soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to G. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Madame: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 45-69. Ella’s selfish stepmother, the epitome of vanity and fashion, a ravenous social climber who values wealth, status, and material possessions above all else, unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder, has incredible comic timing, traditional musical theatre character voice. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Sebastian: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 40-69. The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor, though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish, using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom, rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom, has incredible comic timing, traditional musical theatre character voice. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Marie: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 40-69. A friend to Ella and the town ’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, is actually a fairy godmother in disguise, wise, warm, otherworldly and charming, rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility, glorious and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano to a G. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Gabrielle: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 20-39. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame, encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior, quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel, ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in,has great comic timing, strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Jean-Michel: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 20-39. A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class, impetuous, a firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary, has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes, interested in all physical types–he could be scrawny, chubby, short, tall, etc., has great comic timing, traditional musical theatre voice, understands musical phrasing and has an attractive, compelling sound. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Charlotte: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Female, 30-39. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame, brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy, and bratty, has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself, never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention, has great comic timing, strong and expressive traditional musical theatre character belt to an F. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Lord Pinkelton: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Supporting, Male, 30-59. The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man, announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers, has great comic timing, traditional musical theatre tenor to an A with power, understudies Sebastian. Ethnicity: Any ethnicity.

Chorus / Ensemble: 20-30. ALL ENSEMBLE ROLES FOR THIS PRODUCTION HAVE BEEN PRE-CAST. Fantastic dancers with strong ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts. Strong singers for multiple voice parts. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

H-BOOM! A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (World Premiere)
Denny: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Ensemble.
Eugene: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Ensemble.
Wally: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Ensemble.
Lois: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Ensemble.
Duke: THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST. Ensemble.

SALARY

SPT $526 weekly minimum (Tier 6)

UNION

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