Follies @ Astoria Performing Arts Center- 2/20 Open Call w/ Online Sign Up

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Follies @ Astoria Performing Arts Center- 2/20 Open Call w/ Online Sign Up

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC)
New York, NY 10019
US

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TITLE

Follies @ Astoria Performing Arts Center- 2/20 Open Call w/ Online Sign Up

DESCRIPTION

FOLLIES

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC)

AEA Showcase Code

$350 total project stipend

 

Producer: Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC)

APAC Executive Director: Jesse Marchese

APAC Artistic Director: Dev Bondarin


Book: James Goldman
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Director: Dev Bondarin
Musical Director: John Bronston
Choreographer: Sara Brians
Casting Director: Jason Styres, CSA

Casting Associate: Andrea Zee, CSA

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION:

Rehearse: 3/29 - 5/2 (weekday evenings, Saturday days, Sunday late afternoon/evenings)
Open: 5/3 

Close: 5/26

Show Schedule: Thursday - 8:00PM; Friday - 8:00PM; Saturday - 2:00PM & 8:00PM 

 

ONLINE SIGN-UP:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094fa8ae2ca1f58-follies

 

AUDITIONS:

OPEN CALL: Tuesday, 2/20/2018 1:00pm to 9:00pm – Please sign up for a time slot via the link above.

 

POTENTIAL FURTHER AUDITIONS: TBA.  Should you need to come back for the team with material from the show, you will be contacted with detailed information.  Those auditions are currently set for early March.

WALK-INS/STANDBY LISTS: We will also be seeing people on a "first come, first serve" basis pending there are open slots.  Please check in with the monitor at the audition location the day of the open call should you want to be seen in this fashion.  We cannot guarantee a timeframe for any walk-ins/standbys, but we will give best efforts to make it as expedient as possible.

DURATION

March 29, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Union

AEA

SALARY

$350 total project stipend

Audition Information

WHEN

2018-02-20 13:12 :

Where

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd) Astoria, NY 11102

WHAT TO PREPARE



Please bring a hardcopy picture/resume, stapled together.  Prepare a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show.  Bring your book, just in case the team would like to hear something else.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS




Directions: Take the N/W to Broadway. Walk west on Broadway (toward 30th Street). Turn right on Crescent Street, then left on 30th Road. Eintrance is the second set of beige doors on the left.

Street parking only.



SYNOPSIS: Before their former theater is demolished, the “Weismann Follies” showgirls reunite to reconnect and sing and dance their old numbers. Featuring some of Sondheim’s most well-known songs, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway Baby,” Follies juxtaposes innocence with sophistication, harsh reality with surrealism, and the dreams of what will be with the regrets of what was. Memory and time intermingle as two couples confront the truth about their past in order to face the future.

 

 

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

 

[ SALLY DURANT PLUMMER ] Female, 40s - mid-50s. Range: F3 - G5. Lost in the past with a revisionist memory, bordering on delusional. Much like she was 30 years ago, and now stuck in a loveless marriage.


[ PHYLLIS ROGERS STONE ] Female, 40s - mid-50s. Range: F3 - E5. Stylish and intelligent. Has centered her life on her husband and that is now taking its toll. 

[ BUDDY PLUMMER ] Male, 50s. Range: C3 - F4. Charismatic, but aware that the cheer he shows on the surface does not reflect his inner life. Stuck in a broken marriage and has had a number of affairs.

[ BENJAMIN STONE ] Male, 50s. Range: A3 - F5. Distinguished and successful. Realizing that his personal relationships have deteriorated.

[ YOUNG SALLY ] Female, early 20s. Range: C4 - Gb5. Similar to her adult counterpart but also bubbly and adventurous. Often lacks patience.

[ YOUNG PHYLLIS ] Female, early 20s. Range: C4 - F#5. Energetic and vulnerable. Determined but lacks the sophistication she develops later.

[ YOUNG BUDDY] Male, 20s. Range: C3 - Gb5. Lively and a lot of fun. Loves Sally and wants to give her the world.

[ YOUNG BEN ] Male, 20s. Range: C3 - Fb4. Driven and intelligent but not yet distinguished.

[ CARLOTTA CAMPION ] Female, mid-40s - mid-50s. Range: Eb3 - C5. A one-time movie star. Youthful, proud, and has has seen everything.

[ HATTIE WALKER ] Female, 60s+. Range: G3 - B5. Tough and no-nonsense. Has been married several times, always to the bad boy.

[ SOLANGE LaFITTE ] Female, 60s+. Range: A4 - G5. A French fashionista and perfume creator. Has travelled the world but loves Paris best.

[ STELLA DEEMS ] Female, mid-50s – mid-60s. Range: E3 - F#5. Half of a former performing duo with her husband. Lively and energetic.

[ MAX DEEMS/ROSCOE ] Male, mid-50s – mid-60s. Range: D3 - A5. Plays both roles.  MAX: Half of a former performing duo with his wife, Stella. Lively and energetic. ROSCOE: Retired Broadway singer, stunning tenor with a strong presence.

[ EMILY WHITMAN ] Female, mid-60s+. Range: A4 - D5. Married to Theodore and teaches dance with him.

[ THEODORE WHITMAN ] Male, mid-60s+. Range: A3 - D4. Married to Emily and teaches dance with her.

[ HEIDI SCHILLER ] Female, mid-60s. Range: D4 – A6. Elegant and Viennese. Rich, well known, and is often living in the past.

[ YOUNG HEIDI ] Female, early 20s. Range: E4 - Ab5. Elegant like her older self.


[ SANDRA CRANE ] Female, 50s - 60s. Former Follies girl here for the reunion.

 

[ DEE DEE WEST ] Female, 50s - 60s. Former Follies girl here for the reunion.

[ DIMITRI WEISSMAN ] Male, mid-60s. Director of the Follies. Known for making stars. Acerbic and alive.

[ FEMALE ENSEMBLE ] Female, 20s. To play other young women in the past, waitresses, dancers, showgirls, etc. Strong singer/dancers.

[ MALE ENSEMBLE ] Male, 20s. To play other young men in the past, waiters, dancers, etc. Strong singer/dancers.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DIVERSE CAST. WE ENCOURAGE PERFORMERS OF ALL ETHNICITIES AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS TO ATTEND.
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