Matunuck Live Theatre, Inc.
Theatre by the Sea 2018 Season - NY EPA
Call Type: EPA
LOA in Reference to COST; $500.00/week
Kevin P. Hill-Producing Artistic Director
Thom Warren-Associate Producer
Tom Senter-General Manager
Matthew Chappell-Casting Director
Season runs May-September 2018
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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 performers who are strong actors, dancers and singers. All ethnicities and backgrounds. For various roles in the upcoming season. See breakdown.
NO VIDEO SUBMISSIONS PLEASE
Performance Dates- May 30, 2018-June 17, 2018
-First rehearsal May 15, 2018
An unrepentant party hound. A flirt and a bit of a womanizer. Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: G2
A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts. Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: G3
A sweet, young lady. Very innocent. Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Jovial, cheerful, and loud. Larger than life. Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: D3
Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world. Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Director/Choreographer-Kevin P. Hill
Performance Dates- June 20, 2018-July 21, 2018-
First rehearsal June 5, 2018
DONNA (early 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl) Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role.
SOPHIE (20) Born and Raised on the island. A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano. Principal role.
TANYA (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role.
ROSIE (late 30s-early 40s) Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress wh sings. Supporting Principal role.
LISA (21) Sophie’s friend. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.
ALI (20) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Featured Ensemble role.
SAM (40s) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another
woman. Charming. Actor who sings. Baritone. Supporting Principal role.
HARRY (40s) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, weathy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Supporting Principal role.
BILL (40s) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role.
SKY (20s) Sophie’s fiance. Athletic, attractive. Featured Ensemble role.
PEPPER (20s) Sky’s friend. Barman at Taverna. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a
good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.
EDDIE (20s) Another friend of Sky and helps with water sports at the Taverna. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.
Father Alexandrios – The local priest – Ensemble role
Men and woman of the island, who work at Donna’s Taverna and appear as wedding guests.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Performance Dates- July 25, 2018- August 12, 2018-
First rehearsal July 10, 2018
Narrator: A woman, not of the time or place of the action, the Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers.
Jacob: The father of the twelve sons, Jacob definitely favors Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognizes the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel.
Joseph: Obviously his father’s favorite, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. However, it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh’s dreams. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there.
Four Ladies: These multi-talented women appear in the play as many characters: Jacob’s wives, saloon girls, dancing girls, and so on.
The Eleven Sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Isaacher, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah—although acting usually as a group—have their own different personalities, talents, and flaw. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places, and also double as Egyptians in many cases.
Ishmaelites: Men of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to
Potiphar. Played by the Eleven sons
Potiphar: A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realizes that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help. When he grows suspicious of his wife and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison
Mrs. Potiphar: Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph (unsuccessfully). However, she does manage to rip off much of his clothing just as her husband comes into the room, thus condemning him to prison.
Baker: One of Pharaoh servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death.
Butler: Another of Pharaoh servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh household. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams.
Pharaoh: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government.
Performance Dates-August 15, 2018-September 9, 2018-
First rehearsal July 31, 2018
VELMA KELLY: Female, 25-40 (Range: Alto, E3-D5)
Vaudville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder. Strong actress and dancer.
ROXIE HART: Female, 20-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4)
Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it. Strong actress, singer and dancer.
FRED CASELY: Male, 30-50 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
AMOS HART: Male, 30-50 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4)
Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail. Character actor who sings well.
LIZ: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.
ANNIE: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.”
JUNE: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
HUNYAK: Female, 25-45 (Range: Non-Singing Role)
Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave.
MONA: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and
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an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences.” MARTIN HARRISON: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Ensemble member. The District Attorney who is prosecuting Roxie.
MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female, 30-50 (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4)
Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Mama, Mama’s good to you.”
BILLY FLYNN: Male, 35-50 (Range: Baritone Bb2-G4)
Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee. Sexy, persuasive, manipulative and masculine.
MARY SUNSHINE: Male, 25-55 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5)
Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs. Male soprano or counter tenor who can sing to a high B flat.
GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: Female, 21-40 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”
HARRY: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.
AARON: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.
JUDGE: Male, 40-65 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.
COURT CLERK: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.”
Ensemble Men and Woman will need to be excellent singers and dancers.
250 W. 54th Street New York, NY 10019
Monday, February 12, 2018
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
Please prepare a brief song ( s) that best show off your voice, you can sing from the shows. Bring music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Please bring head shots and resumes stapled together back to back.