Lyric Stage Inc
Quanah – Irving EPA (Two Days)
LOA/COST Minimum – $475/wk
Producer – Steven Jones, Associate Producer – Shane Peterman, Music, Lyrics and Book – Larry Gatlin, Director-John De Los Santos, Music Director/Conductor-Galen Butler
Rehearsals are April 3rd-April 27th, 2017; Monday – Fridays 7pm-11pm and Saturday’s 11am-6pm. Some principals might also rehearse weekday afternoons 3-6 pm. Performances are April 28th, 29th, May 4th, 5th and 6th at 7:30 and matinee performances at 2:30 on April 30th and May 7th, 2017.
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.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
See breakdown. Local hires preferred.
Peta Nocona – Male, Native American. Peta (The Whirlwind) is a Warrior chief of the Comanches. He appears in Act I as a young warrior and grows into a strong man that leads his tribe through many battles. Bass/Baritenor – E2 -> G4
Lucinda Parker – Female. Lucinda is an English settler, the wife of Silas Parker (who is killed in the first battle scene,) mother of Cynthia Ann Parker and sister-in-law to James Parker. She mourns her husband and the fact that her daughter was abducted by the Comanches. Legit/Broadway Belt G3 -> D5
Quanah – Male, Native American. Quanah is Peta’s son and does not appear as a grown man until Act II. He struggles with watching the white man takeover land and kill his people. He loses his Father and his Mother in the process. *There have been discussions that Peta and Quanah will be played by the same actor. Baritone/Tenor – G2 -> G4 *Higher than G4 will work also.
Nauda / Cynthia Ann Parker – Female. Cynthia Ann Parker appears in early scenes as a little girl (portrayed by another actor.) She is abducted by the Comanches and first appears as a young woman, Nauda, in the Comanche camp many years after her abduction, when she has already assimilated to her new culture. She is the wife of Peta Nocona. We watch her struggle with her growing love for Peta, and her confidence as a young Comanche wife and mother, who teaches her children the things she remembers from her childhood about God and Jesus. She suffers through her “rescue” and return to the Parker family and mourns the loss of her life as she knew it as well as one of her children. Broadway Belt – G2 -> C5
Ranald MacKenzie – Male. He plays a Colonel in the United States Cavalry. Must be very commanding. Bass/Baritenor – E2 -> G4
James Parker – Male. James Parker is the brother of Silas, who is killed in the first battle scene. James runs away from the battle and relives this guilt throughout the duration of the musical. He constantly searches for Cynthia Ann to try to find peace for himself. Tenor – G2 -> G4 *Looking for a tenor with a nice, soft falsetto.
Young Cynthia Ann – Young, Female. Young Cynthia Ann is abducted in the first battle scene. We see her carried away, brought to the Comanche camp, where she is frightened by the others. She has one vocal performance, “Wishes,” Vocally – Girl Soprano (pop/belt/legit)
Young Quanah – Young, Male, Native American. Young Quanah is seen growing in the Comanche camp, learning from his mother and father. He has one vocal performance, “Repeat After Me” Vocally – Boy Tenor (pop/belt
Ensemble – Looking for Male/Female strong dance skills to play various roles
If you have additional questions, please email Sally Soldo, Lyric Stage Company Manager at email@example.com.
Irving Arts Center
3333 N Macarthur Blvd
The Irving Art Center
Irving, TX 75062-8026
WHEN (Two Days)
Monday, January 16, 2017
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
2:00 PM-9:00 PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
Prepare 2 contrasting TRADITIONAL musical theatre songs. Please audition with a 16 bar cutting, but be prepared to sing entire number if asked. AEA members are not limited to 16 bars. NO CONTEMPORARY MATERIAL. Bring sheet music in the correct key, and bring 2 headshots/resumes.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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