Phoenix Theatre 2018-2019 Season - Phoenix EPA/ECC Singers Day 3 of 3 (03.25.18)
Call Type: EPA
LOA ref LORT Minimum - $676/wk
Michael Barnard (Producing Artistic Director)
Robbie Harper (Associate Artistic Director)
Alan Ruch (Resident Musical Director)
Pasha Yamotahari (Associate Producing Director/Director of Casting)
Other people may be present I.E. directors/ Assistant Directors for the season
West Side Story: rehearsals begin Aug. 14th 2018, Fun Home: rehearsals begin Sept. 18th 2018, Elf:The Musical: rehearsals begin Oct. 23rd 2018, Jersey Boys : rehearsals begin Jan 2nd 2019, Airness rehearsals begin Feb. 12th 2019, Once: rehearsals begin April 30th 2019. All dates are subject to change.
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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We are seeking actors for Phoenix Theatre's 99th season! The mainstage season at Phoenix Theatre includes the following shows: West Wide Story, Fun Home, Elf: The Musical, Jersey Boys, Airness and Once.
West Side Story
Rehearsals Begin: August 14, 2018.
Opens: September 7, 2018.
Closes: October 14, 2018.
Riff - A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Gender: Male. Age: 25 to 30. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Tony - A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Gender: Male. Age: 25 to 30. Vocal range top: Bb4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Bernardo - A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks.
Gender: Male. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: Eb4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Maria - A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister.
Puerto Rican. Gender: Female. Age: 18 to 21. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: Bb3
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. Puerto Rican. Gender: Female. Age: 25 to 30. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: F3
Chino - An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's. Gender: Male. Age: 20 to 25
Anybodys - A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart. Gender: Female. Age: 15 to 25
Doc - The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways. Gender: Male. Age: 60 to 75
Schrank - A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic. Gender: Male. Age: 40 to 55
Krupke - The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from errupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs. Gender: Male. Age: 30 to 60
Ensemble - Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls (16-35): strong singer/dancers.
Elf: The Musical
Rehearsals Begin: Oct. 23, 2018.
Opens: Nov 17, 2018.
Closes: December 31, 2018.
Santa Claus - Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. He is still the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to him. Character role. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Buddy - Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy all the time. There is only one problem. He is not an elf—he is an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has the energetic earnestness and comedic timing that Buddy needs. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: B3
Elves - The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. These roles are great for younger performers, or for those who can embody a youthful spirit, enjoy singing, and work well together as a group. Gender: Both
Charlie - Charlie is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied. Seeking a young performer with a good speaking voice, someone who is comfortable taking command of the stage and has authority over the rest of the Elves, but always remains friendly. Gender: Male
Shawanda - Shawanda is a dependable and caring elf. She will do whatever she can to help out others, including Buddy, even though she accidentally reveals that he is a human. Seeking a good actress with a clear speaking voice for this very important moment in the story. Gender: Female
Sam - Sam is one of Walter’s Office Staff who is in a bind at the top of the show. Seeking a young performer with a good speaking voice and strong character choices will do the trick. Gender: Male
Walter Hobbs - Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family. Casting a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but be sure they can also show his softer side. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: B3
Deb - Deb, Walter’s secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone. This is a plum role for a young woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor with a good speaking voice. Gender: Female
Emily Hobbs - Emily Hobbs is Walter’s devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Casting an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: G3
Michael Hobbs - Michael Hobbs is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old son of Walter and Emily. He quickly befriends his new adult brother, Buddy, and does everything he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family. Looking for a solid young actor and singer with an unchanged voice. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: G3
Security Guards - Security Guard #1 and Security Guard #2 are a stern duo from Walter’s office, making sure everyone who enters has permission. Cast a duo that works well together and fits the bill for a tough pair. Gender: Both
Saleswoman - The Saleswoman is the first person to greet Buddy as he enters Macy’s. She’s the consummate sales person: smiling, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something. This is a great ensemble role for a young woman with little stage experience. Gender: Female
Manager - The manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the manager of Macy’s, he is doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line. Gender: Male
Jovie - Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but don’t be mistaken—she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She’s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy’s complete adoration. This is a fantastic role for a young woman with a strong singing voice and acting chops. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: Db5. Vocal range bottom: G3
Santa's Helper - Santa's Helper works as a Macy’s employee and announces when each kid gets to visit with Santa. This is a good ensemble role for a performer with a loud voice. Gender: Both
Fake Santa - Fake Santa is a poor replacement for the real Santa. He’s an employee of Macy’s who is a bit rough around the edges. Fake Santa should be played by a performer who is unafraid of being a little over-the-top and has good physical control of his body. Gender: Male
Policemen - Policeman #1 and Policeman #2 are a friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household. These are perfect featured roles for two ensemble members. Gender: Both
Sarah - Sarah is a staff member at Walter’s office. This is a nice role for a less experienced actor with a good singing voice. Gender: Female
Mr. Greenway - Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss, so look for someone with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role. Gender: Male
Chadwick and Matthews - Chadwick and Matthews are staff members at Walter's office who are doing everything they can think of to save the day and make their boss happy. Casting a pair of good character actors who work well with each other and are able to drive the action of scenes. Gender: Male
Charlotte Dennon - Charlotte Dennon is a TV reporter with a big personality. She does her best to keep her professional persona in public and doesn’t like being shown up. This is a great role for a young woman with professional charisma and someone who can make strong acting choices. Gender: Female
Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin - Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin are on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa’s magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts. Look for two young ladies with nice singing voices and some acting experience to take on these small, but featured roles. Gender: Female
Ensemble - The Ensemble, including New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents are all important roles for creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City. These roles can all be double cast from your ensemble, and it’s important to know that the stronger and more specific their character choices, the richer and more vivid the story becomes. Gender: Both
Rehearsals Begin: January 1, 2019.
Opens: January 25, 2019.
Closes: March 10, 2019.
Frankie - 20s-early 30s. Must be 5’9” or shorter. Must have a strong tenor with sweet and strong falsetto and be able to sing in the style of Frankie Valli. Strong tenor to high A or Bb plus strong falsetto up to treble G. Charismatic and charming. Must be a very strong actor (comfortable with narrative text) and have a gritty side as well as a polished veneer. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Principal role.
Bob - 20s-early 30s. Strong tenor/baritenor voice. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Also needs to be comfortable with narrative text. Ability to play piano a plus, but not necessary. An intelligent, sensitive, and introspective musical prodigy. Principal role.
Tommy 30s. Strong tenor/baritenor voice. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Also needs to be comfortable with narrative text. Ability to play guitar a very strong plus. A natural-born leader with an appealing, bad-boy quality. Principal role.
Nicky - 30s. Strong bass/baritone voice. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Also needs to be comfortable with narrative text. Ability to play bass a plus, but not necessary. A quiet dreamer who longs for life after The Four Seasons. Principal role.
Gyp DeCarlo - 45-65. Tough, Mafioso type. Must be a good actor and strong singer. Ability to play guitar a plus, but not required. Principal role.
Bob Crewe - 35-45. Intelligent and flamboyant – genius music producer and lyricist. An integral part of creating the magic of the Four Seasons. Principal role.
Joe Pesci - 20s-early 30s. Must be 5’9” or shorter. Young, energetic. Must be a good actor and a strong singer. Ability to play guitar a plus, but not required. Ensemble role. Featured ensemble role.
Mary - 20s-30s. Frankie’s wife;; Tough, ‘Seen It All’, Italian, Jersey girl. She has a killer sense of humor. Actor also plays a variety of other roles, including member of a 60s style girl group. Strong belt useful. Good Dancer. High straight tone soprano also useful but not required. Featured ensemble role.
Lorraine - 20’s-30s. Frankie’s girlfriend;; Educated, NOT from Jersey, a real career girl – young Diane Sawyer;; Actor also plays a variety of other roles, including member of a 60s style girl group and tough-as-nails Jersey Girl. Strong high belt useful, belt to high F EXTREMELY useful. High, straight tone soprano also useful but not required. Good Dancer. Featured ensemble role.
Francine - 20s-30s. Frankie’s daughter;; Named for, doted on and deeply loved by Frankie. She’s a Jersey girl – vulnerable, lost and acts out to make up for lack of attention from her Dad. Actor also plays a variety of other roles including member of a 60s style girl group and a tough-as-nails Jersey Girl. Strong, high belt useful. Belt to high F EXTREMELY useful, high straight tone soprano also useful but not required. Good Dancer. Featured ensemble role.
Barry & Others - 20s-30s. Strong character actor/singer/dancer (urban, hip-hop, et al.) to play various roles (DJ, cops, music executives, producers, etc) Must have voice of steel, tenor belt up to A, then strong and edgy falsetto up to G-above-high-C. Featured ensemble role.
Three Men - 20s-40s. Strong actor/singers to play various roles (friends, producers, etc). One track requires a baritone or baritenor voice down to a strong low G. A second track includes playing guitar. And a third track includes playing drums or possibly both guitar AND drums. Featured ensemble roles.
Rehearsals Begin: April 30, 2019.
Opens: May 24, 2019.
Closes: June 16, 2019.
Girl - Female, 20-35: Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Guy - Male, 20-35: A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Billy - Male, 30-49: A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of Girl but also has a vulnerability. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Reza - Female, 25-29: A sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger then life. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Baruska - Female, 45+: Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Bank Manager - Males & Females, 30-49: Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar & cello well. Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent.
Da - Male, 50+: Guy's dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar, ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Svec - Male, 20-39: A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Andrej - Male, 20-29: Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Must play guitar & bass guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Eamon - Male, 20-49: The music studio manager where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Emcee - Male, 20-49: The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Ex-Girlfriend - Female, 20-39: Guy's ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Ivanka - Female, 6-8: The sweet-natured daughter of Girl, should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing. Note: Must be between 40 and 45 inches tall.
Phoenix Theatre’s 2018/2019 Hormel Theatre
Rehearsals Begin: September 18, 2018.
Opens: October 12, 2018.
Closes: December 2, 2018.
ALISON – 43 years old, a cartoonist
MEDIUM ALISON – 19 years old, a college freshman
SMALL ALISON – around 9 years old
BRUCE BECHDEL – Alison’s father
HELEN BECHDEL – Alison’s mother
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 10 years old
JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 6 years old
ROY – a young man Bruce hires to do yard work
MARK – a high school junior
JOAN – a college student
PETE – a mourner
Rehearsals Begin: February 2, 2019.
Opens: March 8, 2019.
Closes: March 31, 2019.
Ed “Shreddy Eddy” Leary: Male, 20-40: Artistic Merit.
Gabe “Golden Thunder” Partridge: Male, 20-40: Originality
Mark “Facebender” Lender: Male, 20-40: Feeling
Astrid “Cannibal Queen” Anderson: Female, 20-40: Technical Ability
Nina “The Nina” O’Neal: Female, 20-40: Airness
David “D Vicious” Cooper: Male, 20-40: Charisma/Stage Presence.
Announcer/Sprite Exec/Hooded Figure: Male, 20-40
Please schedule your appointment at:
100 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1648
Auditions: Main Stage Rehearsal Hall , holding room: Green Room
Sunday, March 25, 2018
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
For Musical auditions you should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song; 16 bars of a ballad and 1-1 ½ minute monologue, your second song selection will be sung upon request only. For Non- Musical (straight play) auditions you should prepare 2 contrasting monologues, no more than 1 1/2 minutes each