Minimum - $914/wk
Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director
1st Rehearsal: August 7, 2018 Performances: September 5 - September 30, 2018
1st Rehearsal: January 9, 2019 Performances: February 6 - March 3 2019
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
1st Rehearsal: February 26, 2019 Performances: March 27 - April 28, 2019
No stage management positions available. 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.
by Karen Zacarias
Directed by Jason Alexander
TANIA DEL VALLE — 30 years old – smart, likeable, positive, passionate, fit and highly energized pregnant PhD candidate and gardener.
PABLO DEL VALLE — 32 years old – smart, likeable, ambitious, savvy young attorney. VIRGINIA BUTLEY — 60-75 years old - smart, likeable, assertive, direct, no- nonsense engineer.
FRANK BUTLEY — 60-75 years old – smart, likeable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented Federal employee and gardener.
Book by Terrance McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Directed by David Lee
PARTS DENOTED BY * WILL PLAY MULTIPLE ROLES AS NEEDED ENTIRE CAST DOUBLES AS ENSEMBLE AS NEEDED
COALHOUSE WALKER JR.- African-American male. 25-35 (very strong baritone with strong top range; range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#). Pianist helpful; dancer preferred; proud, confident, and stubborn. PRINCIPAL
MOTHER- Anglo-American female. 30+ (lyric soprano; range: low G to high Eb on staff) gentle, compassionate, optimistic PRINCIPAL
TATEH- Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant male. 30+, slight accent (strong tenor; range: Db to high F#) intelligent, passionate, creative PRINCIPAL
SARAH- African-American female. Late teens-early 20's (lyric soprano; range: low G# to high F# on staff) PRINCIPAL
FATHER*- Anglo-American male. 40+ (strong baritone; range: B to E on staff) cautious; resistant to change PRINCIPAL
YOUNGER BROTHER*- Anglo-American male. 20-25+ (tenor/baritone with strong top range: B to high F#) passionate anarchist; intense and high-strung PRINCIPAL
LITTLE BOY- Anglo-American male. 8-12 (juvenile voice; range: E to Db on staff) precocious and curious. PRINCIPAL
LITTLE GIRL- Tateh's daughter: Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant female. 8-12 (juvenile voice; range: E to Db on the staff) quiet and shy. PRINCIPAL
EMMA GOLDMAN*- Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant; female/Anarchist. 40+, slight accent. (alto, range: low G# to Db on staff) PRINCIPAL
HARRY HOUDINI*- Hungarian Immigrant; male/Magician/bodybuilder. 30+ (tenor; range: mid. C to high G) Familiarity with magic/escape tricks a plus. PRINCIPAL
EVELYN NESBITT*- Anglo-American female. Vaudevillian performer. 18-25 (belter/soprano, range: middle C to Db on staff) dancer preferred. PRINCIPAL
GRANDFATHER*- Mother's father, Anglo-American male. 55+ (strong baritone) gruff & outspoken. PRINCIPAL
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON*- African-American male, distinguished. 45+ (strong baritone) PRINCIPAL
HENRY FORD*- Anglo-American male. 30-45 Wiry. Resemblance to actual historical figure a plus, (strong tenor/baritone) PRINCIPAL
J.P. MORGAN*- Anglo-American male; banking mogul. 45+ (strong baritone) Stout. Imposing. Resemblance to actual historical figure a plus, PRINCIPAL
WILLIE CONKLIN*- Anglo-American male; should appear to be of Irish descent. Tough, crass, working class. 30-45 (strong baritone D to F) PRINCIPAL
SARAH’S FRIEND*- African-American female, 20-40. Must have a very strong gospel sound capable of “taking us to church.” Helps if she also is a mover. Capable of playing several different roles.
COALHOUSE’S FRIEND*- African-American male, 20-40. Strong singer and actor. Prefer dancer also. Capable of playing several different roles.
ENSEMBLE #1*- Anglo-American female. 20-40. Strong singer and actor. Capable of playing several different roles.
ENSEMBLE #2*- Anglo-American male. 20-40. Strong singer and actor. Capable of playing several different roles.
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS By Nia Vardalos
SUGAR — Age is 37 and up, no limit. Ethnicity is open. She is a writer, a married mom to two children. On a whim, she takes a job of an anonymous online advice columnist, only to discover that she needs the Letter Writers as much as they need her.
MALE LETTER WRITER # 1 — Age, gender and ethnicity are open. This person first appears when he emails Sugar with the offer of the job as an online advice columnist, and later appears as several Letter Writers, including women. Most notably he plays someone who repeatedly trolls Sugar online by signing off as WTF, and a father who has lost his 22-year-old son in a car accident.
FEMALE LETTER WRITER — Age, gender and ethnicity are open. This person plays a variety of Letter Writers of many ages, including an assortment of males. Most notably, she plays a woman dealing with the after effects of a miscarriage, plus Sugar’s mother who appears in flashbacks.
MALE LETTER WRITER # 2 — Age, gender and ethnicity are open. This person plays a variety of roles, including women. Most notably he plays a transgender person in search of an answer about family, plus someone who is unsure about maintaining a relationship with a narcissist father.
EPA rules in effect. In person sign up begins at 9:00AM on 6/20/18.
39 S El Molino Ave Pasadena, CA 91101-5220
The Loft of the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Check-in at the Library.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Lunch: 1:30PM - 2:30PM