Fifth Avenue Theatre
Austen’s Pride – NYC EPA
Call Type: EPA
WCLO Developmental Production; 559/week
Book, Music, Lyrics: Lindsay Warren Baker
and Amanda Jacobs
Director: Igor Goldin
Choreographer: Andrew Palermo
Music Director: Kevin Stites
Casting: Binder Casting
May 31-June 20, 2017
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Strong singer/actors for all roles in AUSTEN’S PRIDE for a developmental production in NYC. All candidates must act and sing well and
should be strong movers. Standard British dialect required.
NOTE: AUSTEN’S PRIDE, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice springs to life when the author reimagines
the world of her novel. As the love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy unfolds,
Jane Austen learns to see both the story and herself in a new light.
JANE AUSTEN: mid 30’s to mid 40’s, strong actress with strong voice. Witty, clever and thoughtful
with a touch of snarkiness. As a recently published female author in Regency- era England, she is
ahead of her time. Over the course of the story telling, Austen also assumes the role of MRS.
REYNOLDS (Darcy’s housekeeper). Mezzo-belter. (G3 to F5)
ELIZABETH BENNET: mid 20’s to early 30’s, The Bennet’s second oldest daughter. A non-traditional
beauty. Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters. She has a lively, playful disposition,
which delights in anything ridiculous. She is good-humored and has a quick-wit. Soprano with belt. (A3
CASSANDRA AUSTEN/ CHARLOTTE LUCAS: mid 30’s to mid 40’s, Jane Austen’s sister. Protective
and practical. Austen’s most trusted confidante. Over the course of the story telling, she assumes the
roles of CHARLOTTE LUCAS. CHARLOTTE: Elizabeth’s best friend, of average beauty, modest,
sensible and intelligent. Mezzo-belter. (A3 to E5)
MRS. BENNET/LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH: late 40’s to early 50’s. MRS. BENNET: a highstrung
mother of the five Bennet daughters. Once a young woman of youth, beauty and good humor;
now a wife and mother of mean understanding, little information and uncertain temper. The business
of her life is to get her daughters married; its solace is visiting and news. Actress must have strong
sense of comedy. LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH: authoritative and self-important with striking
features, Darcy’s aunt. Soprano with belt. (C4 to A5)
JANE BENNET: mid 20’s to early 30’s, the Bennet’s eldest daughter, extremely beautiful and lovely
with a fair complexion. A kind and gentle soul. She never sees a fault in any body. All the world is
good and agreeable in her eyes. She has never spoken ill of a human being in her life. Soprano. (Aflat3
MARY BENNET/GEORGIANA DARCY: MARY: early 20’s, the only plain one in the family, she has
worked hard for knowledge and accomplishments. She enjoys singing and playing the piano but is
delightfully unaware of her lack of skill. Puritanical in nature. NOTE: Actress is NOT required to play
piano. GEORGIANA DARCY: 16, Mr. Darcy’s sister. She is gentle and graceful. There is sense and
good humor in her face and her manners are perfectly unassuming and kind. She is a girl not a
woman. Mezzo belter. (A3 to E5)
LYDIA BENNET: Early 20’s with strong dance skills. The Bennet’s youngest daughter. Beautiful and
well-endowed at an early age. She loves to laugh and loves to gossip. Also self-willed and careless.
Soprano with belt. (A3 to G5)
KITTY BENNET/ANNE DE BOURGH early to mid 20’s. KITTY: 17 with strong dance skills. She is the
typical middle child that is always fighting for attention to be noticed. Somewhat silly and fretful, though
is less temperamental than Lydia. ANNE: 25, Catherine De Bourgh’s daughter. She is pale and sickly.
Soprano with belt. (G3 to E5)
CAROLINE BINGLEY/ MRS. GARDINER: CAROLINE: mid 20’s to early 30’s. Bingley’s sister.
Fashionable, conceited and proud. MRS. GARDNER: Elizabeth’s elegant, amiable, warm and
gracious aunt. Actress must have a strong sense of comedy. Soprano. (B3-G5)
FITZWILLIAM DARCY: late 20’s to mid 30’s. Tall, dark, handsome, and extremely wealthy. At first he
appears to be aloof and above it all but is also kind and generous to those he is responsible for.
MR. BENNET: late 40’s to early 50’s. Elizabeth’s father, a country gentleman with an odd mixture of
quick wit, sarcastic humor, reserve, and caprice. Baritone. (A2-E3).
CHARLES BINGLEY/DREAM SOLDIER: mid 20’s to early 30’s. BINGLEY: a good-looking wealthy
AUSTEN’S PRIDE – NYC EPA
bachelor; easy going and friendly. Darcy’s best friend. He has a quirky sense of humor. DREAM
SOLDIER: One of Lydia’s fantasy singing and dancing soldiers. Seeking a strong mover. Tenor. (E#3-
GEORGE WICKHAM: mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Extremely attractive and sexy soldier (grew up with
Darcy); Seeking a strong mover. Bari-tenor. (C3-G4)
MR. COLLINS: late 20’s to early 30’s. A clergyman; He is falsely entitled and will not take no for an
answer. Strong comic skills and physical comedy talent is a plus. Tenor. (D3-A4)..
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
The show requires good, solid singing with a strong legit background, as well as being able to have a more Contemporary Broadway (not
pop) sound. All actors must be excellent singers, learn quickly, and be able to sing convincingly in an upper RP accent. Bring
picture and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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