White River Junction, VT
New London Barn Playhouse/Northern Stage Co. 2017-18 Seasons – White River Junction VT EPA (04.24.17)
Call Type: EPA
SPT / LORT Non-Rep
New London Barn: SPT – $551 plus room and board
Northern Stage: LORT D; current min $637/wk (until June 2017) plus room and travel
Northern Stage Producing Artistic Director: Carol Dunne, Assistant Artistic Director Eric Love
New London Barn Playhouse Producing Artistic Director: Keith Coughlin
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.
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Equity performers for various roles in the following two theatres’ seasons:
New London Barn, New London, NH Northern Stage, White River Junction, VT
NEW LONDON BARN PLAYHOUSE- 2017 SEASON
note: for any role that has been CAST, actors may be considered for possible replacement if becomes necessary.
Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Dir: Carol Dunne
Chor: Kyle Brand
1st Rehearsal May 30th
Runs June 14th-June 25th
JESUS: Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow. (Tenor or high baritone G# top note) (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
LINDSAY: The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. (Soprano-high A in “Bless the Lord”) (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
THE SECRET GARDEN
Book and Lyrics
by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Dir: Richard Roland
Chor: Jesse Factor
1st Rehearsal June 15th
Runs June 28th-July 9th
ARCHIBALD CRAVEN: Master of Misselthwaite Manor. Archie is a mildly handicapped man who lost his beloved wife Lily in childbirth. He is a deeply unhappy, reclusive man who has been preoccupied with his loss for 10 years. Unable to face his son, who is sickly and bed-ridden. (High baritone/Tenor C-Ab)
NEVILLE CRAVEN- Archie’s younger brother, who is resentful of his position as the younger brother. A humorless, bitter man, who, as a doctor, has responsibility for Colin, Archie’s invalid son. (Baritone C-F#)
Written by Stephen Temperley
1st Rehearsal June 28th
Runs July 12th-July 16th
COSME MCMOON- accompanist to Florence Foster Jenkins. At the time of the play he is a dapper resident pianist at an elegant Greenwich Village supper club. Must play piano proficiently and be exceptional at reading music. (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS- a wealthy society woman in 1930s-40s Manhattan. She believes herself to be a great soprano, though has no voice and is incapable of singing two notes in tune. Her belief in her talent and her dedication to music and the art of singing is absolute. Behaves at all times as if she is a major vocal artist. (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
WEST SIDE STORY
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein,
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Dir: Keith Coughlin
Chor: Michael Jablonski
1st Rehearsal June 29th
Runs July 19th-August 6th
TONY- A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now that doesn’t involve gangs. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love with Maria and meets an unfortunate death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. (Strong tenor voice. Range: Bb2 – Bb4. Limited dancing.)
BERNARDO- A proud, strong, handsome man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria’s brother and Anita’s boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks. (Limited solo singing. Range: Bb2 – Eb4. Strong dance background required.)
ANITA- Feisty and assertive. She dispenses “older sister” advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo’s girlfriend and Maria’s friend. (Strong Alto (belt).Range: F3 – D5. Strong dance background required.)
ALL SHOOK UP
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley
Book by Joe DiPietro
Dir/Chor: DJ Salisbury
1st Rehearsal July 20th
Runs August 9th-August 20th
CHAD- a great-lookin’, motorcycling, guitar-playing, leather-jacketed roustabout. (Baritone/Tenor A-A)
SYLVIA- the no-nonsense, African-American owner of Sylvia’s Honky-Tonk. (Belt- Alto II to Sop II. Low F-High G)
MAYOR MATILDA HYDE- the town’s conservative mayor. (Alto-Sop I. Mid. Bb—High C)
(THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
ON GOLDEN POND
Written by Ernest Thompson
Dir: Chad Larabee
1st Rehearsal August 9th
Runs August 23rd-September 3rd
NORMAN THAYER, JR.- Nearing his eightieth birthday, Norman is flirting with senility and is aware of it enough to use it to his advantage, usually in a humorous way. He is a curmudgeon, as he feels his age entitles him to be. He is very much in love with Ethel, his wife, but doesn’t quite know what to do about their daughter, Chelsea. (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
ETHEL THAYER- Ten years younger than Norman, Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.
(THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
CHELSEA THAYER WAYNE Attractive, divorced, and in her forties, Chelsea is still dealing with the lack of closeness between her and Norman. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.
(THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)
BILL RAY Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father, Bill is definitely not the outdoors type. He is trying his best to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel.
NORTHERN STAGE 2017-18 SEASON
note: For any role that has been CAST, actors may be considered for possible replacement if becomes necessary.
A DOLL’S HOUSE
by Henrik Ibsen
Dir: Eric Bunge
1st Rehearsal: September 5
Runs: September 20 – October 29
TORVALD HELMER: Nora’s’ adoring husband. A lawyer, promoted to bank manager, Torvald is handsome, moral, authoritative and hardworking. Though he seems to dominate the relationship, he cannot match his wife’s conviction for truth. Mid-late 20’s
NORA HELMER: Playful, tenacious, naive and beautiful, Nora grows from a young dependent, into a woman who shows the courage and strength few can match. Wife of Torvald Helmer, mid-late 20’s
DOCTOR RANK: Early-mid 30’s. The Helmer’s best friend. Secretly in love with Nora, he is depressive and solemn about his fate. Dr. Rank stands out as the one character in the play who is by and large unconcerned with what others think of him. THIS ROLES HAS BEEN CAST.
MRS. LINDE: A childhood friend of Nora’s, Christine is the sensible, down-to-earth voice of reason. Mid-late 20’s.
NILS KROGSTAD: A lawyer who went to school with Torvald, mid-late 20’s. The antagonist, who has fallen from grace. He is intelligent and compassionate, yet left a victim, desperate to change his circumstance, whatever the cost.
THIS VERSE BUSINESS
by A.M. Dolan
Dir: Gus Kaikkonen
1st Rehearsal: September 22
Runs: October 5 – October 29
Robert Frost: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, & Glenn Slater
Dir: Chad Larabee
1st Rehearsal: October 27
Runs: November 15 – January 7
PRINCE ERIC: Tenor. Prince Eric is the adventurous human monarch who captures Ariel’s heart. Charming and sensitive in nature, he has a warm voice and demeanor that evoke his flair for romance. There is also a stubborn side to the Prince, who is determined to do whatever it takes to get what he wants – including the girl with the mysterious voice.
URSULA: Alto. Ursula is the tentacled and manipulative Sea Witch who is sister to King Triton. Cunning and calculating, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants – and what she wants is Triton’s throne. To gain the upper-hand, she utilizes her slick sense of humor, a flash of glamour, and larger-than-life confidence.
SEBASTIAN: Tenor. Sebastian is the choirmaster of King Triton’s court who has a flair for the dramatic. A meticulous and uptight crab, Sebastian is ever-anxious, whether he’s conducting a concert premiere or protecting Ariel from Ursula. When he’s performing – which is almost always – he’s undeniably charismatic. His movement should be more fidgety than fluid, and he should be able to perform a broad send-up of a Caribbean accent (rather than an authentic Jamaican one).
ARIEL: Mezzo-Soprano. Ariel is a strong-willed teenaged mermaid who longs to be human. She possesses a keen curiosity for the world both under and above the sea – much to the chagrin of her father, King Triton. Big-hearted, she’s more accepting of and delighted by others’ differences than most of her fellow merfolk, but she also has a rebellious streak that can get her into trouble. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, must be able move well in order to clearly convey meaning once Ariel loses her voice.
KING TRITON: Baritone. King Triton, King of the Sea and a harried single father to seven girls, struggles to balance his political and paternal powers. A widower, Triton is as fond of his daughters as he is frustrated with their teenage angst. Even when unsure of his parenting technique, he is a tender patriarch who becomes a royal force to be reckoned with when Ariel’s safety and happiness is threatened by his sister, the Sea Witch Ursula.
GRIMSBY: Baritone. Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. Rigid in bearing and personality, he is constantly trying to guide Prince Eric toward the throne and a suitable bride fit for a royal marriage. Under his stern demeanor, Grimsby truly is fond of Eric, whom he worries about and attends to as though his own son.
FLOUNDER: Tenor. Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who rarely leaves her side. A spunky fish with a sweet sense of humor, he can be awkward and anxious around his unrequited crush.
SCUTTLE: Tenor. Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on all things human. Garrulous and off-beat, Scuttle’s eccentricities are more endearing than aggravating. Even as he makes up ridiculous names and functions for common human objects, his intentions are friendly and his enthusiasm is infectious.
by Dir: Carol Dunne
1st Rehearsal: January 16
Runs: January 31 – February 18
JOHN LENNON: Early 20s. THIS PART HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST.
PAUL MCCARTNEY: Early 20s. THIS PART HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST.
by Ayad Akhtar
Dir: Carol Dunne
1st Rehearsal: February 8
Runs: February 18 – March 18
AMIR: Male, Pakistani – American, late 30s to early 40s. A corporate lawyer at odds with his Muslim heritage.
EMILY: Female, Caucasian, early to mid 30s. A painter whose work focuses on the spiritual roots of the Muslim faith. THIS ROLE HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST.
ABE: Male, Pakistani American, late teens to early 20s. AMIR’s nephew.
ISAAC: Male, Caucasian, late 30s to mid 40s. A successful Jewish art curator married to JORY.
JORY: Female, African American, mid to late 30s. Recently made partner in AMIR’s firm. Married to ISAAC.
By Michael Frayn
Dir: Peter Hackett
1st Rehearsal: March 23
Runs: April 11-May 20
DOTTY OTLEY: A late-middle-aged American actress. Forgetful. Dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy.
LLOYD DALLAS: The director of the play, Nothing On. Temperamental. One third of a Lloyd–Poppy– Brooke love triangle.
GARRY LEJEUNE: An American actor who never finishes a sentence. Always is completing sentences with, “you know…” Easily fired up, repeatedly tries to attack Freddy after believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever present offstage. Dating Dotty.
BROOKE ASHTON: A young inexperienced American actress. Pays no attention to other performers, either in performance or backstage. She seems as though she is not really present – like she is somewhere else inside her head. Is always losing her contact lenses. One-third of a Lloyd–Poppy– Brooke love triangle.
POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR: American Stage Manager. Emotional and over-sensitive, and envious of Brooke, whom she understudies. Carrying Lloyd’s child. One-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.
FREDERICK FELLOWES: An American actor with a serious fear of violence and blood. Gets nosebleeds easily. Often questions the meaning of his lines and moves. Blames himself often for things going wrong.
BELINDA BLAIR: Cheerful and sensible, a reliable American actress. She may have feelings for Freddy.
TIM ALLGOOD: An over-worked American Assistant Stage Manager. Understudies Selsdon and Freddy.
SELSDON MOWBRAY: An elderly alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles onstage. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out. Is hard of hearing when he wants to be.
AEA members contact Eric Love: email@example.com. AEA members without appointments may be seen as time permits.
Barrette Center for the Arts
74 Gates Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Mpnday, April 24, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lunch 12:30 to 1:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare one monologue and one 32- measure vocal selection for musical performers. Non-musical performers may present two contrasting monologues. Please bring a picture and resume. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Audition slots will be 5 minutes long.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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