2018 Season - Chicago EPA
Call Type: EPA
Marriott Special Agreement;
Aaron Thielen: Artistic Director
Andy Hite: Artistic Director
Peter Marston Sullivan: Associate Artistic Director
1st Rehearsal - July 2 | 1st Performance - July 14 | Closing - August 12
1st Rehearsal - August 16 | 1st Performance - September 5 | Closing - October 28
1st Rehearsal - October 18 | 1st Performance - November 7 | Closing - January 6, 2019
1st Rehearsal - September 20 | 1st Performance - October 5 | Closing - January 6, 2019
No performers under 18 are being seen at this time. All ethnicities strongly encouraged to attend.
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.
Actors/Singers for the upcoming 2018 Season. See breakdown for details.
PINKALICIOUS: (An energetic little girl who loves the color pink and pink cupcakes.) Learns that more is not always better, learns self-control, and learns the power of pink. Gender: Female-Identifying Vocal range- A#3 to G5 Ethnicity: Any
PETER (her younger brother): Secretly desires to enjoy pink like his sister and to express himself creatively; earns the right to play with pink toys and to enjoy life's silver lining by expressing himself freely. Gender: Male-Identifying Vocal Range- F#2-G#4 Ethnicity: Any
ALISON (Pinkalicious’s best friend who also wants to be pink): Learns not to be jealous, that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Gender: Female-Identifying Vocal range- Ab3-F5 Played by same actor playing Dr Wink Ethnicity: Any
MRS. PINKERTON (Pinkalicious’s organic-minded and busy mother): Learns to be less rigid and less busy; finds her inner girl; learns to enjoy sweets and eats buttercream frosting in the finale and wears a pink dress. Gender: Female-Identifying Vocal Range- F#3-E5 Ethnicity: Any
MR. PINKERTON (Pinkalicious’s pinkaphobic father): Learns to be less close-minded and strict; forbids Peter to play with pink toys; later permits Peter to express himself even if it involves pink, admires Pinkalicious for her love of pink, and even wears pink clothes himself. Gender: Male- Identifying Vocal Range- G2-C4 Ethnicity: Any
DR. WINK: Pinkalicious’s female pediatrician who is very excited about diagnosing pinkititis Gender: Female-Identifying Vocal Range- Ab3-F5 Ethnicity: Any
Charity Hope Valentine (Alto/Mezzo ) 20’s – 35. Leading role. A dancer at the Fandango ballroom. Complex character with a great many emotions and internal conflict. Determined, fun, quirky, funny, despairing, optimistic are just some of the terms for Charity during the show. Very demanding role. The clue to the character is in her name. Any ethnicity.
Oscar Lindquist 25 – 40 (Baritone) An educated, well-spoken young man, shy, repressed and gawky. Works as an actuary (the most boring job in the world). A reluctant romantic, he meets Charity, falls in love with her but then struggles to come to terms with Charity's past as a taxidancer. Any ethnicity.
Vittorio Vidal (Baritone) 30 – 45 Very handsome, international film star. Italian. Knows his place in the world. Charismatic and authoritative. Madly in love with Ursula. Any ethnicity.
Helene (Alto/Mezzo) 25 – 35 Fandango dancer, friend to Charity. Been around the block a bit. Straight talking, feisty, confident and streetwise. Any ethnicity.
Nickie (Alto/Mezzo) 25 – 35 Fandango dancer, friend to Charity. A dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Nickie assumes the maternal role over the girls. She has seen it all and is quick to offer advice to Charity and the other girls. Like Charity though she has aspirations to get out. Any ethnicity.
Herman (Tenor) 35 – 55 Owner of Fandango Ballroom. Works his girls hard but secretly cares for them. A tough task master. Any ethnicity.
Ursula March. 25 – 35 Beautiful, hot-headed and jealous wife of Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal. A flair for the dramatic. Any ethnicity.
Daddy Brubeck (Tenor) 30 – 50 A true hippie, founder and leader of the Rhythm Of Life Church. Primarily a singing role. A spiritual, enigmatic but laid back kind of guy. Any ethnicity.
Ensemble (varied, any ethnicity).
Jim Hardy - a performer and singer-songwriter eager to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a farm in Connecticut, thirties (lyric baritone), any ethnicity
Ted Hanover - Jim’s best friend and performing partner; a charming ladies man looking for his big break, thirties (lyric baritone), any ethnicity, strong dancer
Lila Dixon - a determined performer and Jim’s mismatched fiancée, thirties (high belt), any ethnicity, strong dancer
Danny - Jim, Ted and Lila’s agent, thirties to fifties, any ethnicity
Charlie Winslow - a precocious bank messenger, age 9 to 12, any ethnicity
Linda Mason - a school teacher with the hidden talents of a singer and dancer, thirties (belt/mix), any ethnicity
Louise - the local “fix it” woman; tough, no nonsense and extremely perceptive, forties to fifties (belt), any ethnicity
SHREK Note: All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition for all roles.
SHREK (Male, Adult – High Baritone / Tenor) - A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and comedic actor.
PRINCESS FIONA (Female, Adult – Soprano / High Belter) - The beautiful princess of Far-Far-Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing.
DONKEY (Male Adult – High Baritone / Tenor) - A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad's guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek's looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality.
LORD FARQUAAD (Male, Adult – High Baritone) - The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show.
DRAGON (Female, Adult – Alto with Big Belt) - A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. May double as the Sugar Plum Fairy, who has featured lines and solos in “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag,” as well as Gingy.
PINOCCHIO (Male or Female, Teen or Adult – Tenor with falsetto or Soprano / Alto) - The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.” May double.
YOUNG FIONA (Female, Age 8-12 – Soprano with Strong Belt) - Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. Will double.
FEATURED FAIRYTALE CREATURES (All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action) – Mama & Pap Ogre, Fairy God Mother, Teen Fiona, Gingy, 3 Little Pigs, Wicked Witch, Humpty Dumpty, Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter. All will double double.
Equity Members may sign up for an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Tuesday, February 20th at noon.
1225 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657-3205
Monday, February 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lunch from 1:30-2:30pm.
Please prepare one 16 to 32 bar cut (equivalent of 60 to 90 seconds), and bring a second selection in case the Artistic Team needs to hear more. An accompanist will be provided. Bring music in your key.