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Auditions 2017 Summer Season

Casting in Connecticut and New York City

Singin' in the Rain 
Equity & Non Union actors.  (EMC points available)

Rehearsals begin June 13.
Performances Thur-Sun July 6-July 30

The Dancing Princesses  
(TYA musical) - Non-Equity

Rehearsals begin June 6.
Performances weekends and occasional week days June 25-July 30 

The Adventures of Robin Hood 
(TYA musical) - Non-Equity

Rehearsals begin on or about June 27.
Performances weekends and occasional week days beginning July 15-July 30

 

For appointments: Submit head shots and resumes (with video links if available) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (please do not call for appointment, email all submissions and questions)


Audition Schedules

Auditions In Connecticut - 
Equity Principal/Chorus & Non Equity  

Sunday April 9   10 am - 6 pm (all roles)

10:00-12:00 - All Singers/Non Singers

12:00-1:00 - Dance, Morning Call Backs, Appointments

2:00 - 4:00 – All Singers/Non Singers

4:00 - 6:00 – Dance, Afternoon Call Backs, Appointments

Saturday April 22 

2:30 - 6:00 pm - Call Backs (TBD if needed)   

 

All Equity Actors who attend our Season audition call in CT will be seen with or without appointment. (Appointments are recommended) All other actors should have an appointment to ensure you will be seen. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.

Casting Location CT:

Summer Theatre of New Canaan studios at
 Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan)
70 Pine Street, New Canaan CT  06840
(1 block from New Canaan Train Station)

Auditions In New York City - April 10-14
Equity and Non Union, (appointments recommended)
Actors without appointments will be seen if time allows

Monday, April 11  

10:00-6:00 All Singers

12:30-3:00  Female Dancers

Tuesday, April 12

10:00 - 3:30 –  Singers

10:00 - 1:00 –  Male Dancers

2:00 - 6:00 – Female Dancers 

3:30 - 6:00 – Non Singing Roles

Wednesday, April 13:

10:00-6:00 – Singers

12:30-3:30 -  Male Dancers

3:30 - 6:00 - Female Dancers

Thursday, April 14 

Call Backs:   10:00-6:00

Friday, April 15 

Call Backs: (If necessary, To Be Determined)

Casting Location NYC
Ripley Grier Studios 
520 8th Ave. (10th floor)
New York, NY  10023

 

Cast Breakdowns  


Singin' in the Rain

Screenplay By Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs By Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Directed by Melody Meitrott Libonati
Music Direction by David Hancock Turner
Choreography by Doug Shankman
Rehearsals begin June 13. Performances Thur-Sun July 6-July 30
For Singin in the Rain:  Casting Union and Non Union actors.
Equity LORT D Contract - 4 Performances per week
Singers: Please prepare two contrasting songs in the style of the show, accompanists provided, bring music in correct key. If submitting for a role/ensemble that dances (will require dance audition) For roles and speaking parts sides will be provided.  (Note:  EMC points will be available for non Equity actors cast in this production). 
 

Don Lockwood: 25-30s (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Leading Man. Charming, witty, Hollywood Dancer - strong tap).

Kathy Selden: 19-28 (Actress, Singer, Dancer) Young, upcoming actress. Strong willed, smart. Don Lockwood’s love interest. (Singer - Mezzo with mixed belt to C and legit to E, Dancer - strong tap

Cosmo Brown: 25-30s (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Don’s wacky best friend and film studio’s head musician. (Actor - strong comedic timing, Singer - Tenor to Ab, Dancer – strong tap, pianist a plus).

Lina Lamont: 30-40 (Actress, Singer) Glamorous silent screen film actress with a brash and obnoxious personality and a high-pitched, nasal voice. (Actress with comedic timing, Singer - Character Voice, Mezzo or Soprano, range C4 to Eb).

R.F. Simpson:  40+ (Actor) Louis B. Mayer type. Head of the film studio.

Roscoe Dexter: 40+ (Actor) High strung, frustrated studio director. Comedic timing.

Doubling:

Dora Bailey: 40+Actress Hedda Hopper type (exaggerated, bubbly columnist)

Miss Dinsmore: Lina’s diction coach

The following parts will double in the ensemble: Must be able to tap, dance and most ensemble will need to sing well.

Male Diction Coach/Man on Screen: Over-enunciating diction  

Rod: Excitable film agent/PR guy for the studio 

Production Tenor: Soloist in big musical, (Lyric tenor to Ab).

Dora Bailey: Hedda Hopper type

Zelda Zanders: Flapper socialite actress, Lina’s best pal and informant

Olga Mar: Exotic star

Mary Margaret: Mary Pickford type, dating a sugar daddy

Sid Phillips: Flamboyant Director of musicals

Additional Ensemble roles:

Featured Dancer,
Lady-In-Waiting,
Villain, Policeman, Butler,
1st-2nd-3rd Assistant Directors,
Wardrobe Mistress, Hairdresser,
Sound Engineer, Film Crew,
Actors, Fans, Movie Stars

The Dancing Princesses (TYA)
 
We are creating a new TYA musical. This will be its premier run
Book, Music and Lyrics by Nathan Fosbinder
Story Adapted from Tale of 12 Dancing Princesses and Conceived by Ali Tesluk 
Directed by Ali Tesluk
Choreography by Corinne Curtis Broadbent
Rehearsals begin June 6. Performances June 24  - July 30 
Weekends and an occasional week day performance 
 
For The Dancing Princesses  TYA:  (Non Union)
Actors, please note in your submission if you would like to be considered for this show.
Please prepare a contemporary musical theater song and come prepared to dance.
Appointments for casting will be sent out on a rolling basis.
 
QUEEN ALESSANDRA: Strong and stern, dealing with the loss of her husband, mothering her children, and governing a kingdom. Alto mix/belt
 
MARCO: A foolish prince who fails the shoes test due to his laziness and pompous attitude. (Also plays Antonio)
ANTONIO: A charming if slightly arrogant young man, sees the errors of his ways and the value of family and self expression. Funny, pop and legit Tenor to A (also plays Marco)
 
CAMILA: Eldest of the sisters, the apple that didn’t fall too far from the Alessandra tree. Strong, independent, and fiercely protective of her sisters. STRONG mix to F/G must be able to really separate herself from her disguise as;
THE GYPSY: Whimsical and wise, possesses magic powers and appears at random times to help Antonio on his quest. Comedy chops, STRONG mix to F/G
 
ALONZA: Stubborn, sarcastic, the teenager-iest of the sisters. Antonio’s match in wit, and perhaps romance. Pop mix. 
 
GABRIELLA: The flowery, girly girl of the twins. Totally boy crazy, and 100% in sync with Graziella. Tap a plus. Soprano, must be able to hold harmony. 
GRAZIELLA: Tomboy, complete goofball, 100% in sync with Gabriella; though strays from her model and is her own girl as well. Tap a plus. 2nd Soprano, must be able to hold harmony.
 
SABRINA: The baby of the girls, the scaredy cat, but learns to take care of herself. Comedy chops, Soprano mix, strong dance a plus.
A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
James
A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes resourceful and innovative. A good friend.
Gender: male
Age: 7 to 15
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Spiker
James' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Sponge
James' other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Very corpulent, she often has her mind on food.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Spider
A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. She is warm and friendly to James. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Green Grasshopper
A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Centipede
An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ladybug
A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Earthworm
An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and   -.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Ensemble
- See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/roald-dahls-james-and-the-giant-peach-tya#sthash.WDLZQLGk.dpuf

 
The Adventures of Robin Hood (TYA)
Written by Oliver Emanual
Directed by Christian Libonati
Fight Choreographer Dan Renkin

Rehearsals begin Week of June 26. Performances July 16-July 30 on Weekends with an occasional weekday performance.

For The Adventures of Robin Hood  TYA:(Non Union)
Actors, please note in your submission if you would like to be considered for this show.
2 Actors will perform all 22 parts in this show. Male or female and all ethic type actors will be considered for this production.  Sides will be provided at the auditon. 

Robin Hood plus other roles, (male or female)  20+

Sheriff of Knottingham plus other roles, (male or female) 20+


General Audition Information:.

On Submissions - clearly state which session - CT or NYC - preferred time/date if like to request,  and if you wish to be considered for TYA show. 

Submit head shots and resumes (and video links if available) for appointments to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
No housing is provided (except short turn arounds during technical rehearsals) as we only cast performers who live within 50 miles and within reasonable commuting distance. The theatre provides train transportation (approximately 60-70 minutes from Grand Central) for NYC  area actors.  

ACTING INTERNSHIP Auditioning
Our summer college acting internship program casts only for roles in the TYA Shows and for cover/understudy ensemble roles in Singin in the Rain. (Optional EMC points available). Please apply online prior to attending auditions.  Also, 6 technical, two costume, two stage management and three administration interns positions are to be filled for the seasonclick here for more info about the internship program. Note: at this time no housing is available for acting internships. Must reside within reasonable commuting distance. 


 All performances are at Waveny Park, New Canaan, under a state of the art open air tent theatre featuring a 60 foot stage and 200+ seat audience. Performances for main musical are Thursday - Saturday 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. TYA shows are generally on weekend mornings and early aftenoons.  Actors are expected to ensure they arrive at least 30 minutes prior to curtain or for early calls (fight, dance, warm ups, etc.) as determined.  Theatre is approximately 70 minutes from Midtown NYC by car or train. If driving during rush hour please allow extra time. For this production, Equity actors should reside within 50 miles of our theatre to be cast in our productions as no housing is provided other than short term during tech if the schedule calls for a short turn-aound due to commuting.

 

 

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