Summer Theatre of New Canaan
New Canaan, CT 06840
Seeking Non-Equity actors for Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s 2021 season. Strong performers needed for Honky Tonk Angels and the World Premiere of a Theatre for A Young Audience musical, Stoopkids Stories Live! All actors must live within 50 miles of the theatre, and be willing to commute to New Canaan, CT for performances and/or rehearsals.
Following Equity Covid Safety guidelines.
Performances are under an open-air state of the art tent theatre in New Canaan, CT.
HONKY TONK ANGELS
A Musical Comedy by Ted Swindley
Rehearsals begin June 29- July 14
Previews are July 15 & 16
Show runs July 17- August 1, Thursday- Sunday
Artistic Director: Melody Libonati
Director: Melody Libonati
Choreographer: Doug Shankman
Musical Director: Nick Wilders
Production Manager: Michael Blagys
ANGELA: A Texas housewife in her mid thirties. She has a great sense of humor and a fiercely independent streak. She identifies with “Roseanne,” an earth-mother comedienne. Powerful leading mezzo. Sings “Stand By Your Man” and “Harper Valley PTA.” (Women of color encouraged to audition)
DARLENE: A young woman from the deep South in her late teens to early twenties. She is pretty, sweet and simple. A young woman who grew up in a coal mining town in West Virginia and the Mississippi Delta. She plays simple guitar. She also clogs (the mountain version of “tap dancing.”) Country soprano with belt. Sings “I Will Always Love You” and “Fancy.” (Women of color encouraged to audition)
SUE ELLEN: A Los Angeles career woman in her thirties. She is a “citified” country girl in her mid-thirties. Smart, very attractive, sexy and frustrated she dances, roller skates and twirls baton (if possible). She also clogs. She should be a great dancer. Alto belter. Sings “9 to 5” and “Rocky Top.” (Women of color encouraged to audition)
-----STOOPKIDS STORIES LIVE!
Rehearsals run June 26- July 16 (either in New Canaan or in NYC)
Show runs July 17- August 1 on Saturdays & Sundays
Written by Melissa Victor (Based on her successful podcast Stoopkids Stories)
Musical Director: David Rowen
Choreographer: Melissa Victor
Production Manager: Michael Blagys
Actors 18+ to play elementary/middle school age children full of Black Girl Magic and Black Boy Joy.
PEACH: Black/African American. Very intelligent. Knows that she is capable of succeeding but has doubts. Athletic. Extremely hard worker. Strong Dancer. Soprano.
NATHANIEL: Black/African American. Peach's best friend and hype man. Has Peach's back no matter what. High energy. Strong Dancer. Tenor. In Act 2, doubles as James.
MCKINLEY: Black/African American. The oldest of the crew. SGA President. Giving Michelle Obama vibes if Michelle Obama was in middle school. Doubles as the teacher Ms. Blaze and as the bully, Big J. Dancer
TIA: Black/African American. The newest friend to the crew. The stylish one. Hair is always “laid”. Doubles as Peach's mom.
BREA: Black/African American. Loves to dance. Byron's twin sister. The more level headed twin. Became IG famous from a viral dance video her and her twin created. Popular. Strong dancer. Doubles as Cookie.
BYRON: Black/African American. Brea's twin brother. Loves to dance. Could care less about school work, he is always making up an 8-count in his head. Cool, calm and laid back. Strong dancer. Tumbling is a plus. Doubles as Keenan.
KARR: Black/African American. Friends with Peach. The “tech”-y one of the group. Always taking apart things and putting them back together. Also doubles as Trey and Marquise. Dancer.
All auditions will be through video submissions.
For Honky Tonk Angels, please prepare 32 bars in the style of the show or sing along with one of the tracks provided at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z4zz85c14969rfs/AACn6HElBHnd0zPnmVfRrSAla?dl=0
For Stoopkids Stories Live! please prepare 32 bars of a song of your choice, one that best reflects your singing ability and shows your vocal range.
Please email headshot, resume, and audition material to email@example.com on April 21 or April 22. Please note that we will only be accepting video submissions during that time frame.
Please put the title of the show and role you are auditioning for in the subject line.
June 26, 2021 - August 1, 2021
Honky Tonk Angels: $500/week, Stoopkids: TYA Paid Role